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Numerical modeling of gas and heat generation and transport: II. model application

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A mathematical model for the generation and transport of gas and heat in a sanitary landfill was developed based on earlier work on the Mountain View Controlled Landfill Project (MVCLP) in California, U.S.A. The present model incorporates biokinetic model equations describing the dynamics of the microbial landfill ecosystem into multi-layer, time-dependent transport and generation of gas and heat 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. The present work is pressented in a series of three papers: (I) model formulation; (II) model application; and (III) sensitivity analysis*.

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El-Fadel, M., Findikakis, A.N. and Leckie, J.O. (1996) Numerical modeling of gas and heat generation and transport: II. model application Waste Management & Research, 14, (6), pp. 537-551. (doi:10.1177/0734242X9601400603).

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Published date: November 1996
Keywords: municipal refuse, solid waste, sanitary landfill, generation and transport of gas and heat, methane and methanogenesis, temperature effects, mathematical model

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Local EPrints ID: 74366
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74366
ISSN: 0734-242X
PURE UUID: f46d75f2-bb34-4756-9418-2fe47583a925

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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.N. Findikakis
Author: J.O. Leckie

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