Landfill Gas

  • What is landfill gas
    What is Landfill Gas?
    Breakdown
    Breakdown
    Collected
    Collected
    Processed
    Processed
    Fuel
    Fuel
  • What is landfill gas

    What is Landfill Gas?

    In a landfill gas application, gases produced during waste or refuse breakdown are collected and compressed for use as a power source.



    Breakdown

    Breakdown

    During the breakdown of landfill waste, a natural gas composed primarily of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced.



    Collected

    Collected

    The landfill gas is collected and transported through a network of wells and pipelines within the landfill body.



    Processed

    Processed

    The gas is then drawn off the landfill, compressed and processed.



    Fuel

    Fuel

    The gas is often used as fuel for power turbines driving electrical generators, and as a fuel source for compatible vehicles.




  • Special Needs for Landfill Gas Applications

    Ariel offers application specific components, engineered to ensure the performance, safety and reliability of your landfill gas application.

    Landfill gas requires filtration prior to compression to remove the many particulates that are damaging to the compression equipment.


  • Case Studies

  • Rumpke Colerain Township Landfill

    Learn how one midwest company is taking its trash and turning it into fuel – all thanks to an Ariel compressor.

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    To view more Ariel Case Studies, please visit our Ariel In The Field page.