Determination of the gaseous emission of toxic substances in the “Curva de Rodas” sanitary landfill in Medellín


  • Francisco Fernando García Rentería Universidad del Magdalena
  • Rubén Alberto Agudelo García Universidad de Antioquia


landfill gas, NMOC, VOC, sanitary landfill, emision, simulates


Results of the investigation conducted at the sanitary landfill Curva de Rodas, aimed to determine the emission and migration of toxic substances are presented. Traces of bencene, toluene, hexane, vinyl chloride and xilene were found. Concentrations of these substances were, however, below threshold limits at the landfill and below detectable limits in the air of populated areas adjacent to the sanitary landfill.

= 63 veces | PDF (ESPAÑOL (ESPAÑA))
= 98 veces|


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...

Author Biographies

Francisco Fernando García Rentería, Universidad del Magdalena

Profesor del programa de Ingeniería Ambiental y Sanitaria

Rubén Alberto Agudelo García, Universidad de Antioquia

Profesor del Departamento de Ingeniería Sanitaria


Jeuaseelan, S. “A simple Mathematical model for anaerobic digestion process”. Wat. Sci. Tech. Vol. 35. N.º 8. 1997.pp. 185-191.

Cicerone, R. J. et al. “Seasonal variation of methane flux from a Califronian rice paddy”. J. Geophys. Res. N.º 88. 1983.pp. 11022-11024.

Eliassen, R. “Decomposition of Landfills”. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 32. N.º 3. 1942.

Craner, J. “Toxic gases emitted from landfills”. Rachel’s hazardous waste news. No . 226. 1991.

Agudelo R. y F. García. “Producción de biogás en rellenos sanitarios de residuos sólidos urbanos”. Cuaderno Ambiental. N.º 1. 2000. pp. 64-73.

EPA. “Regulatory package for new source performance standards and III(d) Guidelines for municipal solid waste air emissions”. Public docket No. A-88-09 (proposed May 1991). Research triangle park, NC. U.S. Environmental protection agency. 1991.

Bingermer, H. G. et al. “The production of methane from solid wastes”. J. Geophys. Rs. N.º 92. 1987. pp. 2181-2187.

EPA. Compilation of air pollutant emission factors. AP-42, 5th ed., Supplement C. office of air quality planning and standards. Research triangle park, NC. U.S. Environmental protection agency. 1997.

Landg, R. J. T. A. Herrera, D. P. Chang, y G. Tchobanoglous, Trace organic constituents in landfill gas, preparado para California wasted management boar. Departament of civil engineering, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA. Noviembre de 1987.

Roy Albert, et al. Review and evaluation of the monument street (baltimore) landfill [pu/cees report #154]. (Princeton, NJ: Center for energy and environmental studies, school of engineering/applied science, Princeton University, 1983.

CRANER, J. A. Monitoring air emissions of volatile organic pollutants from landfills: A technical and policy analysis and the design, construction, and operation of a landfill air sampling system. (Princeton, NJ: Chemistry Department, Princeton University. 1984.

California Air Resources Board. “Evaluation Test on a Landfill Gas-Fired Flare at the BKK Landfill Facility”. West Covina, CA, ARB-SS-87-09, July 1986.

Bruce Kunkel. “Manual del Usuario Air Force Toxic” Chemical Dispersion Model (AFTOX). 1993.

Barlaz, M A. “Mass-balance analysis of anaerobically decomposd refuse”. J. Envir. Enger. Asce, Vol. 115. N.º 6. 1989. pp. 1088-1102.

“Criteria for municipal solid waste landfills”. 40 CFR Part 258, Vol. 56. N.º 196, October 9, 1991.



How to Cite

García Rentería, F. F. ., & Agudelo García, R. A. . (2005). Determination of the gaseous emission of toxic substances in the “Curva de Rodas” sanitary landfill in Medellín. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (33), 70–83. Retrieved from

Similar Articles

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > >> 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.