Quantification of Methane Emission for Tanjaro Dumping Site in Sulaymaniyah-Iraq and Implementing Compatible Methane Abatement Strategies for the City

Authors: Peshang Hama Karim1 & Piotr Manczarski 2 & Saban Kara 3
1Division of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Building, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
2Division of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Building, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
3Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq

Abstract: This research indicates another source of income from waste, which is called “Power Generation from Landfill Gas.” It is known that while the waste is dumped into a dumping site or a landfill, because of the chemical reactions between the wastes, some gases (i.e., greenhouse gases) are generated. The most well-known one is methane gas (CH4). Methane gas can be used for heat consumption or as a source of electricity. Implementing the 2006 IPCC method to find the amount of methane gas that will be generated from the Tanjaro dumping site, the amount of electricity will be calculated. The main objective of this project is to quantify methane emissions that may be generated from landfill in Sulaymaniyah between the period of 2005 and 2030 and to recommend possible methane abatement strategies. IPCC Model is used to estimate the methane potential of the landfill in Sulaymaniyah. Implementing this project, the electricity problem of neighboring industries will be shortened, and methane gas emission will be solved properly. Also, this project can be a scientific proposal for local authorities to encourage them invest on the project and decrease methane contribution risks on local environment.

Keywords: Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), Methane Gas (CH4), Methane Correction Factor (MCF), Greenhouse Gases (GHG), Landfill Gas (LFG), Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Degradable Organic Carbon (DOC), Solid Waste Disposal Site (SWDS), Mega Gram (Mg), Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG)

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doi: 10.23918/eajse.v6i1p1


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