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Landfill Gas (LFG) is the product of microbiological decomposition of land-filled waste.  The bacteria thrive under anaerobic conditions and turn complex organic compounds found in waste matter into primarily Methane and Carbon Dioxide, LFG is approximately 50-55% methane and 40-45% carbon dioxide.  There could be hundreds of compounds that make up the balance gas although the most notable gases would be Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen Sulphide. The remaining compounds in the gas could be just about anything, depending on the climate and the waste profile and are unique to each location.

We have a fantastic diagram which visually takes you through the landfill and biogas monitoring process. Take a look!

Geotech’s landfill products:

We have over 30 years’ experience of monitoring gases and liquids on landfill sites, working closely with businesses to offer reliable and sophisticated gas analysers, gas monitoring systems and data management software.

Our fixed gas analysis systems and portable landfill gas analysers are designed to ensure users comply with stringent legislation and safety standards, as well as helping to optimise the exploitation of energy potential on landfill sites.

LFG engine protection for Viridor

Rapid changes in landfill gas quality can damage the engines it powers.  To keep watch, Viridor has installed static automatic gas analysis and reporting equipment supplied by Geotech at its Whitehead landfill site near Manchester.  Every ten seconds the equipment measures concentrations of CH4, CO2 and O2 and outputs the data in three, 4-20 mA channel... Read more »
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Our fixed gas analysis systems and portable landfill gas analysers are designed to ensure users comply with stringent legislation and safety standards, as well as helping to optimise the exploitation of energy potential on landfill sites.

Other sectors

Biogas

Geotech is the market leading supplier of anaerobic digestion gas monitoring equipment in the UK. We supply portable and fixed gas monitoring solutions for anaerobic digestion operations throughout the world.

CO2 Monitoring

CO2 occur naturally in air at approximately 400ppm, this increases in offices and buildings, especially if poorly ventilated, because of this you cannot zero calibrate the CO2 value on Geotech analysers as this would cause a negative offset and false reading.

Land Remediation

Contamination can arise from a number of circumstances, including fuel spills and plant leaks.  Land remediation is a likely scenario in the development of brownfield sites and is subject to legislative standards.

Medical Gas

Verification of piped medical gases (N2O and O2) within medical, dental and veterinary environments can be achieved with our G210 portable N2O analyser, and our G200 is used for monitoring background levels of anaesthetic gases.

Groundwater

Geotech supplies a wide range of water sampling, water quality and level measurement solutions. We are able to offer you a solution on how to sample, monitor, extract and separate contaminants from within your water.