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Memorias de investigación
Other publications:
Determination of methane oxidation in landfill fugitive emissions by 13 Isotope measurements.
Research Areas
  • Analytic chemistry,
  • Waste management
Still today, the final destiny of a large part of the waste dumped is landfilling, which is an important source of methane. Quantifying the amount of methane that is oxidized when the landfill gas passes through the seal, it can provide valuable information when determining the total GHG potential emission of a landfill. In this work, methane oxidation has been determined for landfill gas samples taken on the surface of three Spanish landfills. For this, it has been determined the 13C isotopic signal in methane by cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS-WS). Previously, the preference of methanotrophic bacteria for 12C isotope versus 13C has been quantified using soil samples from the three landfills. The results obtained show a great variability, ranging from 0 to 70% of methane oxidized. This variability can be explained with the specific characteristics of each sample, suggesting a consistent methodology.
Sardinia 2017: Sixteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium.
S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari, Italy)
Publication type
  • Autor: Carlos Sanchez Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Adolfo Narros Sierra (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Isabel del Peso Diaz (UPM)
  • Autor: M.del Mar de la Fuente Garcia-Soto (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Encarnacion Rodriguez Hurtado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)