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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Waste

IPCC: 4A1 - Solid Waste Disposal - Managed Waste Disposal Sites
Sector: Industrial : Landfills

♦ Activity: Landfill emissions - Landfill gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide from biogenic sources ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 1,763,887 tonnes of CO2 From biogenic materials (1,763,887 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Landfill Emissions] * [Landfill gas CO2 emission]
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 5. Published: IGES, Japan. (IPCC FOD Mathematically Exact Model used with Landfill Survey Inputs.) http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Landfill emissions = 41,773,477,201 scf of Landfill gas
Basis: Model
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 5. Published: IGES, Japan. (IPCC FOD Mathematically Exact Model used with Landfill Survey Inputs.) http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Landfill gas CO2 emission = 42.2 g / scf
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 5. Published: IGES, Japan. (IPCC FOD Mathematically Exact Model used with Landfill Survey Inputs.) http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Greenhouse gas from biogenic materials per unit activity —

Amount: 42.2 g of CO2 per scf of Landfill gas
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