This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of processes affecting the transport of landfill gas through solid waste, to introduce existing models for describing these processes, and to illustrate how these models can be used to design gas collection wells and gas collection well systems. Participants will acquire a fundamental understanding of landfill gas flow and collection and an appreciation for the modeling tools that can guide the design and operation of landfill gas collection systems.
Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe the processes, problems and opportunities of landfill gas transport through solid waste
- Discuss the components of landfill gas generation including the influence of moisture, waste composition, waste age
- Demonstrate the application of analytical and numerical models to the design of vertical and horizontal gas collection wells, gas collection well systems, and operation of existing gas collection system.