15May / 2013
The overarching goal of the ACUMEN project is to demonstrate approaches to reducing methane emissions from closed landfills. The project has now identified several sites in which to demonstrate techniques to assess, capture and utilise the methane. Part of the project involves walkover surveys using hand held equipment to provide a picture of methane emissions emanating from each site. The methane emission surveys are based around Flame Ionization Detection and Laser Diode technology More information here.
GGS have now started the on-site monitoring work with the first walkover and emission survey almost complete. The first day on site went well with the only downside being the weather! Although the weather being quite critical for undertaking surface emission surveys, choosing a calm sunny day can be quite a challenge in the north of England. The blustery conditions are perhaps not uncommon to these parts with rain, hail, sleet and wind (sometimes altogether!) occurring for most of the day! GGS are looking forward to the other site visits and of course some spring like weather too!