—Landfill gas (LFG) emissions were measured in a landfill in tropical conditions in Malaysia to investigate seasonal variations in methane (CH4
) and carbon dioxide (CO2
) emissions. The study results showed that CH4
emissions were ranged from 0 to 1,602 g m-2
and 5 to 2,753 g m-2
during wet and dry seasons, respectively, and higher CH4
emissions were found during the wet season than in the dry season. It is concluded that special consideration must be given to landfill cover soil in order to enhance CH4
oxidation and, thereby, reduce CH4
—LFG emission, landfill, methane emission,
Mohammed F. M. Abushammala is with the Department of Civil
Engineering, Middle East College, knowledge Oasis Muscat, P.B. No 79, Al
Rusayl 124, Sultanate of Oman (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Noor Ezlin A. Basri and Mohammad K. Younes are with the Department
of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built
Environment, The National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor,
Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Mohammed F. M. Abushammala, Noor Ezlin A. Basri, and Mohammad K. Younes, "Seasonal Variation of Landfill Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Tropical Climate," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 586-590, 2016.