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Numerical modeling of gas and heat generation and transport: III. sensitivity analysis

El-Fadel, M., Findikakis, A and Leckie, J (1997) Numerical modeling of gas and heat generation and transport: III. sensitivity analysis Waste Management & Research, 15, (1), pp. 87-102. (doi:10.1177/0734242X9701500107).

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A mathematical model for the generation and transport of gas and heat in a sanitary landfill is developed based on earlier work on the Mountain View Controlled Landfill Project (MVCLP) in California. The present model incorporates biokinetic model equations describing the dynamics of the microbial landfill ecosystem into a multilayer, time-dependent gas and heat transport and generation models. It is based on the fundamental principles governing the physical, chemical, and microbiological processes in a porous media context such as a sanitary landfill. The model includes biochemical and temperature feedback loops to simulate the effects of their corresponding parameters on microbiological processes. The resulting integrated biokinetic, gas, and heat generation and transport model was used to simulate field data from the MVCLP and to assess the sensitivity of model results to biological parameters. The model can be used to predict the rate and total production of methane in a landfill.

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Published date: January 1997


Local EPrints ID: 74365
ISSN: 0734-242X
PURE UUID: b1564a26-f1a0-4432-8255-481d3836c093

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: M. El-Fadel
Author: A Findikakis
Author: J Leckie

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