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Analysis of odorous compounds at municipal landfill sites

Abstract : The aim of this investigation was to determine odorous compounds in the air over the landfill sites in France and Poland. Air samples were collected by passive and dynamic methods of preconcentration analytes and analysed by GC-MS and GC-FID. The coupling µTD-µGC-MS was also used for on-site analysis of odorous compounds. The achieved results indicated that the concentrations of odorants in the air varied and strongly depended on the sampling site. The highest concentrations were observed at the points situated near biogas wells and above the fresh waste layer. The concentrations were influenced by landfill activities such as failures of the landfill gas collection system, heavy truck traffic, machinery operations and compacting fresh waste.
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Anna Sadowska-Rociek, Magdalena Kurdziel, Elzbieta Szczepaniec-Cieciak, Caroline Riesenmey, Hervé Vaillant, et al.. Analysis of odorous compounds at municipal landfill sites. Waste Management and Research, SAGE Publications, 2009, 27 (10), ⟨10.1177/0734242X09334616⟩. ⟨emse-00673516⟩



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