The scope of this paper is to present and compare the results of (1) an extensive odour, VOC and H2S impact assessment, and (2) a complete odour, VOC and H2S air quality monitoring program at a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWL). This study was conducted over a year, with an unprecedented amount of cross-assessment techniques and data points on a 1.3 million tonnes per year MSWL. All potential landfill emission sources were characterized for odours, VOCs, CH4 and H2S using a set of over 150,000 onsite samplings & measurements. An air quality monitoring program included continuous odour, CH4 and H2S monitoring, a 12-day-frequency VOC sampling campaign, and a 24h/7d odour survey at the nearest receptors. This paper will present the standardized methodologies used and comparative results from each independent assessment program.
Odour and VOC impact assessment and air quality monitoring program at a municipal solid waste landfill
R. Leduc, B. Fécil, C.E. Leconte, Y. Normandin, T. Pagé; Odour and VOC impact assessment and air quality monitoring program at a municipal solid waste landfill. Water Practice and Technology 1 June 2009; 4 (2): wpt2009032. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2009.032
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