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Methane emission estimation from landfills in Korea(1978 –2004) : Quantitative assessment of a new approach

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  • Methane emission estimation from landfills in Korea(1978 –2004)
  • Kim, Hyun-Sun; Yi, Seung-Muk
  • Air & Waste Management Association


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Title Methane emission estimation from landfills in Korea(1978 –2004)
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Quantitative assessment of a new approach

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kim, Hyun-Sun; Yi, Seung-Muk

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[London]:Air & Waste Management Association

Date 2009-01
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of the Air & Waste Management:vol. 59(no. 1)
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Territorial Development < Environment
Holding Taylor & Francis Group

Abstract

Quantifying methane emission from landfills is important to evaluating measures for reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To quantify GHG emissions and identify sensitive parameters for their measurement, a new assessment approach consisting of six different scenarios was developed using Tier 1 (mass balance method) and Tier 2 (the first-order decay method) methodologies for GHG estimation from landfills, suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Methane emissions using Tier 1 correspond to trends in disposed waste amount, whereas emissions from Tier 2 gradually increase as disposed waste decomposes over time. The results indicate that the amount of disposed waste and the decay rate for anaerobic decomposition were decisive parameters for emission estimation using Tier 1 and Tier 2. As for the different scenarios, methane emissions were highest under Scope 1 (scenarios I and II), in which all landfills in Korea were regarded as one landfill. (The rest omitted)