Landfill Gas to Energy in Turkey: Current and Future
The municipal solid waste processing, landfilling and utilization of the gas to generate electric power and lower the emissions have been used in developed countries for decades, however it is relatively new in Turkey. The new regulations force municipalities in the country to build landfills to safely store the waste and secure the emission gases. The landfill gas can be utilized to produce energy and heat or if the quality is high it can be transported to a natural gas pipeline. In this paper, an overview of landfill gas to energy plants in the world is presented, and the situation in Turkey is analyzed. Keywords: landfill gas to energy, municipal solid waste, methane, emissions, simulation, landfill.
ISSN 2233 - 0054
International Burch University