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Impact Evaluation of Landfills on Air Quality: Odours and Toxic Compounds

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Emissions from municipal solid waste landfills (MSWL) have the potential to cause olfactive annoyance and health impacts among the surrounding populations. The objective of this study was to examine the impacts on the air quality of MSWL in terms of odours and potentially toxics compounds related to biogas emissions. The project was performed on six MSWL through an assessment of odours and potentially toxic emissions and a dispersion modeling at each landfill site to estimate the human exposure to potentially toxic compounds and odours. The emissions of selected pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), terpens and sulfur compounds, were estimated by a methodology using the landfill gas emission LandGEM 2.01 software and by a methodology based on field measurements.

Landfill odor impact air toxics assessment