The Draeger x-am 7000 device was used to measure concentration of three gases i.e. CH4, CO2 and O2 in the 21 sampling points fixed using a grid of 25 x 25m. Apart from the LFG survey, a waste characterisation survey was also conducted to distinguish the types of waste in the landfill.
The results of the assessment of landfill gas potential and waste characterisation of samples indicated very low present and future LFG production due to the age and composition of the waste. It was therefore recommended to close the landfill in accordance with the stipulation of the MSW (Management & Handling) Rules 2017 and as per design recommendations given in the CPHEEO MSW manual 2016, with particular attention to be given to the impacts of ground water quality downstream.
The report prepared by Mr. Rahul Singh, ICLEI South Asia, Ms. Soumya Chaturvedula, ICLEI South Asia and Mr. Stephan Textor, Textor Engineering Ltd., was submitted to the Udaipur Municipal Corporation .