Accepted Papers

Estimating the Yield of Methane Gas and the Produced Electricity for Controlled Landfills in Egypt using the Land-GEM Model of us EPA

Amira Muhammed Mohye Eldeen and Kareem Abdulrazek Emara, Department of Mechanical Power Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at El-Mataria, Helwan University, Egypt


Despite adverse impacts on the environment, Landfill Gas (LFG) is a renewable energy resource, and an inexpensive alternative for the final disposal of solid waste, Landfill gas has great potential to generate power since it contains methane 40 to 60%. which is still in use globally, especially in developing countries like Egypt. This paper estimates the amount of methane gas yield from the municipal solid waste landfills in Egypt for four Governorates (Luxor, Aswan, Minya, Suhag) using Land GEM software. LFG quality and production rate determine the most appropriate technology for electricity production. The present study examines the applicability of the process for electric energy production from LFG by three different technologies (ICE, gas turbine, and microturbine). The ICE requires approximately 40% minimum methane concentration. While microturbine requires approximately 35% minimum methane concentration. The results indicated that the most profitable scenario estimated power and compared between power (ICE, gas turbine, and microturbine) to choose what technology is used.


Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Controlled Landfill, Electricity Production, Land-GEM Model, Methane Production.