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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1997
ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS --
"Kinetics of Methane Oxidation in a Landfill Cover Soil: Temporal
Variations, a Whole-Landfill Oxidation Experiment, and Modeling of Net CH4
Emissions," J.E. Bogner (Environ. Res. Div., Argonne Natl. Lab., 9700
S. Cass Ave., Argonne IL 60439; e-mail: email@example.com), Environ.
Sci. & Technol., 31(9), 2504-2514, Sep. 1997.
Although landfills are one of the largest sources of methane emissions
in the U.S., methanotrophic bacteria in aerated landfill cover soils can,
under some conditions, consume some or all of the methane generated. This
study used field measurements to develop a practical computer model for
order-of-magnitude prediction of net methane fluxes at field sites.
"Trace Organic Compounds in Landfill Gas at Seven U.K. Waste Disposal
Sites," M.R. Allen, A. Braithwaite, (Dept. Chem. & Phys.,
Nottingham Trent Univ., Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK.; e-mail:
CHP3BRAITA@NTU.ac.uk), C.C. Hills,Environ. Sci. & Technol.,
31(4), 1054-1061, Apr. 1997.
CFCs and HCFCs, presumably from discarded refrigeration equipment, were
among the more than 140 compounds measured in emissions. Extrapolation to
all landfills in the U.K. suggests an upper limit to emissions of CFCs and
HCFCs of 1,000 metric tons annually; the actual amount is somewhat less
because of thermal destruction by landfill gas engines and flare stacks.
"Biodegradability of Municipal Solid Waste Components in
Laboratory-Scale Landfills," W.E. Eleazer,..M.A. Barlaz (Dept. Civil
Eng., Box 7908, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh NC 27695; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org),Environ. Sci. & Technol., 31(3),
Reports on laboratory tests designed to relate methane production in
landfills to specific materials (grass, food waste, and various types of
paper). Many confounding factors precluded establishing a quantitative
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