Title

Targeted Waste Separation To Improve The Economic Viability Of Methane Harvesting

Author(s)

Jarett Cantey

School Name

The Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Landfill methane harvesting is the process through which methane released through anaerobic digestion is collected and put to use in energy production. The viability of this method is historically unpopular due to the low energy output. In order to improve the economic viability of methane harvesting, this study seeks to improve the energy output of landfill gas harvesting through separation of waste components into common groups. The waste group which is found experimentally to have the greatest potential for methane production which then be further sub-divided to determine which components specifically lead to increased efficiency.

Start Date

4-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:15 AM

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Apr 11th, 9:00 AM Apr 11th, 9:15 AM

Targeted Waste Separation To Improve The Economic Viability Of Methane Harvesting

Landfill methane harvesting is the process through which methane released through anaerobic digestion is collected and put to use in energy production. The viability of this method is historically unpopular due to the low energy output. In order to improve the economic viability of methane harvesting, this study seeks to improve the energy output of landfill gas harvesting through separation of waste components into common groups. The waste group which is found experimentally to have the greatest potential for methane production which then be further sub-divided to determine which components specifically lead to increased efficiency.