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[AGE05-P03] Methane transport in landfill final cover soils during precipitation
Keywords:landfill final cover soils, methane gas, eruption
In this study, one-dimensional column transport experiments were conducted to examine the effects of intensity of precipitation, different dry bulk density of the cover soils, and methane production rate on the methane eruption. The disturbed soil sample (sandy loam) used as landfill final cover soils was collected. A 5% of methane was injected with different gas fluxes to the soil column (dia. 10 cm, height 30.5 cm) packed with different dry bulk densities (1.4, 1.5, 1.6 g / cm3) from the bottom. The precipitation with different intensities was applied from the top of the column. Gas concentrations inside the column and outlet chamber placed at the top of the column were measured. Soil gas pressure, water content, and temperature inside the column were also monitored during the experiments. It is noted that batch experiments performed for the same soil sample showed methane oxidation has a little effect on eruption of methane in this study.
Main results are: (1) under higher intensity of precipitation, increase and decrease in soil-gas pressure repeated intermittently, showing the occurrences of soil-gas compression and methane eruption. (2) Higher pressure was required for the eruption events at the soil repacked with higher bulk density. (3) When the applied methane gas flux was higher, which denoted much production of methane in the waste material layer, fluctuation in the soil-gas pressure was small and occurred frequently, suggesting that eruption occurred continuously at short intervals.