Estimation of methane emission from landfills in Malaysia using the IPCC 2006 FOD model

M. F M Abushammala, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, H. Basn, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum, A. H. El-Shafie

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Decomposition of municipal solid waste in landfills under anaerobic conditions produces gas containing approximately 50-60% methane (CH4) and 30-40% carbon dioxide (CO2) by volume. CFL, is one of the most important greenhouse gases because its global warming potential is more than 21 times CO2, which has adverse effects on the environment and human life. The CH4 emission from landfills is continually increasing due to increasing population growth and per capita waste generation. This study attempted to assess, in quantitative terms, the amount of CFL, that would be emitted from landfills in Malaysia over the years 1981-2024 using the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change 2006 First Order Decay Model. Furthermore, it tends to assess the effects of landfill gas collection system and waste recycling on CH4 emission. In order to attain accurate CFL, emission estimation, waste generation estimation over the years 1981 -2024 were performed in two scenarios. Each scenario was used by the model to estimate CFL, emission either taken into account CH4 capturing amounts and increasing waste recycling over the study period or not, to evaluate their effect on CH4 emission reductions. Based on this, global CFL, emission in 2024, included 1,078 and 1,365 Gg CFL, emission reduction from the emission estimated using the first and the second waste generation scenarios, respectively, which indicated that increasing landfill gas collection system projects and amount of waste recycling provide greatest potential for controlling CH4 emission from landfills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1609
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences
Volume10
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

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  • Emission
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  • Landfill gas
  • Malaysia emission
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Estimation of methane emission from landfills in Malaysia using the IPCC 2006 FOD model. / Abushammala, M. F M; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin; Basn, H.; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H.; El-Shafie, A. H.

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