Enhanced energy recovery from municipal solid wastes in sanitary landfills by two-phase digestion of biomass

Onu, C.; Gidley, J.; Sack, W.

Journal of Resource Management and Technology 20(2): 57-69


Gas recovery from sanitary landfills is increasingly being viewed as a valuable resource for its potential as a source of fuel gas. The operation and performance of a 2-phase lab.-scale anaerobic digestion system for improved gas production was studied for a period of 2 yr. The system consisted of a simulated landfill loaded with representative municipal solid waste (MSW) and a separate upflow anaerobic methane reactor.