Characteristics of vegetation and its relationship with landfill gas in closed landfill

Chai Xiaoli, Zhao Xin, Lou Ziyang, Takayuki Shimaoka, Hirofumi Nakayama, Cao Xianyan, Zhao Youcai

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An investigation was carried out to elucidate landfill gas (LFG) and the vegetation characteristics in closed landfill. The results indicate that the stabilization process of the landfill is an important factor influencing the components of landfill gases. The coverage, height and species of vegetation increase with the closed time of landfill. Fourteen species were observed in the investigated cells, dominated by Phragmites australis, an invasive perennial plant. The concentrations of methane and carbon dioxide from vegetated cover soil were lower than those from non-vegetated cover soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1301
Number of pages7
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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