Posts Tagged ‘waste’

Detecting and Monitoring Hazardous Gases in Landfills

Landfill gases are produced when bacteria break down organic waste, producing objectionable odors and toxic gases that move through soil and collect in nearby buildings. The gases produced include ammonia, sulfides, methane, carbon dioxide, and other various gases.  The number of gases present in the environment depends on the type of waste decomposing in the…

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Gas Detection Solutions for Wastewater Applications

In the wastewater industry, operators are constantly seeking ways to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel.  The primary gases of concern throughout wastewater plants include hydrogen sulfide, methane and oxygen. Hydrogen sulfide and methane are byproducts of the decomposition of organic materials that are present in waste flows feeding through the plant. The…

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