The Roles of Geomembranes in Algae Production at Landfills

This article describes how waste streams from municipal solid waste landfills may potentially be used as feedstocks to cultivate algae for the production of biodiesel. A feasibility study is presented that is designed to test the potential for using landfill leachate (and eventually landfill gas) as a growth media for algae, which is a critical first step required to convert landfill byproducts to biofuel. The article explores three concepts for algae farm production, all using geomembranes as part of the containment systems: (1) geomembrane tubes; (2) floating geomembrane bags; and (3) geomembrane covers in open systems.

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  • Authors:
    • Hsuan, Y G
    • Olson, M S
    • Spatari, S
    • Cairncross, R
    • Kilham, S
  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 34-38, 40
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  • Accession Number: 01376365
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2012 9:35AM