The unique nature of landfill decomposition and the demands of safety, environmental compliance, and energy recovery create a dynamic environment under which Landfill Gas (LFG) management systems perform. These conditions place long term stresses on system components and increasingly challenge the ability of operators to effectively and efficiently manage the collection and control of LFG in a cost effective manner.
This case study concerns an aging LFG system located in northern Virginia nicknamed the I-95 Landfill. Operation and maintenance had become onerous and expensive as the system aged. Plans to evaluate, redesign, and rebuild the system with the intention to simplify operation and optimize performance while reducing lifecycle operation and maintenance costs were implemented. This paper presents the site history of the I-95 Landfill along with the approach from system evaluation findings, the design recommendations, construction, and the lessons learned.