The potential of methane production using aged landfill waste in developing countries: A case of study in Colombia

  • Diana M. Caicedo-Concha, John J. Sandoval-Cobo, Colmenares-Quintero Ramón Fernando, Luis F. Marmolejo-Rebellón, Patricia Torres-Lozada, Heaven Sonia
  • Cogent Engineering, September 2019, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2019.1664862

The potential to utilize biogas extracted from landfills in tropical developing countries

What is it about?

Experiments to determine the methane potential from wastes excavated from a tropical landfill in a developing country using biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests

Why is it important?

The development of sustainable methods for the management of municipal solid wastes (MSW) is a priority within the current global initiatives to achieve sustainable development goals. In this work, the energy utilization potential of wastes sent to landfills, and its relation to the compositional characteristics of MSW generated in low- and middle-income economies are investigated. This is of great interest worldwide but is particularly relevant for developing countries where enhancing the environmental performance of final disposal sites and the sustainability of their operations is a priority in terms of establishing integrated solid waste management systems for emerging and developing economies.

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