Biogas Matrix Analysis - Centek Labs Syracuse NY
The age old saying of “One mans garbage…Is another’s mans Gold” is becoming true in the reclaiming of Biogas from landfill operations. While we still depend on fossil fuels as our primary energy resource, the use of newer and cheaper energy sources such as landfill gas are increasing throughout the world today. Biogas, and particularly landfill gas, or LFG, is usually heavily contaminated with VOCs (Volatile Organic Contaminants). VOC levels can exceed 1,000 ppmv, and are usually at least 50 ppmv, requiring removal by specialized treatment equipment so LFG can be used as a reliable fuel. Treatment systems for heavily contaminated biogas utilize media that is regenerated on a continuous basis to prevent siloxanes, halogenated VOCs and other harmful VOCs from entering combustion equipment or being released to the atmosphere.