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  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000137

Energy Recovery from a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Gas: A Tunisian Case Study

Abdelwaheb Aydi*
Moncef Zairi Laboratoire Eau, Energie et Environnement, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, , Tunisia
*Corresponding Author : Abdelwaheb Aydi, Moncef Zairi Laboratoire Eau, Energie et Environnement, Ecole Nationale D’Ingénieurs De Sfax, BP: 1173, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia, Tel: +21674274088, Fax: +21674275595, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 25, 2012 / Accepted Date: Jul 26, 2012 / Published Date: Jul 29, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the amount of landfill gas (LFG) generation from Jebel Chakir landfill which is the first largest landfill in Tunisia. To achieve that LandGEM model was used in predicting the amount of LFG generation. It was found that the LFG generation reaches its peak value of 2.61×107 m3/year by the year 2011, one year after the landfill closure. Furthermore, the power that can be obtained from the landfill in case of LFG recovery was estimated to be 35.5 GWh, providing a significant power generation opportunity at Jebel Chakir landfill. Utilizing the biogas will not only generate a green energy, but also will create a source of revenue through selling the certified emission reduction regulated by Clean Development Mechanism of Kyoto protocol.

Keywords: Landfill gas; Energy recovery; Power energy; Land GEM

Citation: Aydi A(2012) Energy Recovery from a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Gas: A Tunisian Case Study. Hydrol Current Res 3: 137. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000137

Copyright: © 2012 Aydi A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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