Methane is the major component of natural gas. It is highly flammable and can form explosive mixtures with air if it concentrates in an enclosed space with poor ventilation. The range of air concentrations at which methane levels are considered to be an explosion hazard is 5 to 15% of the total air volume. Dump yard/Landfill gas explosions are not common occurrences.

Landfill/dump yard Gas: Options in reducing the movement of dump yard GHG

  • Flare
  • Internal Combustion Engine (electricity)
  • Turbine (electricity)
  • Boiler (heat/steam)
  • Piping into natural gas lines
  • Hydrogen production
  • Reuse of chemicals (methane and CO2) for industrial feed-stocks