Methane emission from Solid Waste Disposal Site

How to Quantify GHG Emission from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites?

We explained in our last post about the emission of methane from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites (SWDS). In this post, we will understand the quantification methodology for the methane emission from SWDS. India is a signatory to the  International Climate Change treaties such as UNFCCC, hence  methane emissions from the solid waste disposal sites…

Methane emission from SWDS

How do Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites Emit Methane?

Municipal Solid Waste is the waste material typically discarded by households comprisingdry & wet waste materials. Solid waste is a significant contributor to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through decomposition /anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the process by which organic materials in the waste are broken down by micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen….

Methane emission from waste water treatment plants can earn carbon revenue

Methane (CH4) is emitted from both anthropogenic and natural sources.  Fossil fuel production, rice cultivation, biomass burning, and waste management are some of the activities that release methane.  In case of organic waste, it is produced from microbial decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen (Anaerobic decomposition). Wastewater from domestic (municipal sewage) and…