Landfill gas, predominantly composed of methane and carbon dioxide, is generated by the decomposition of organic waste in a landfill. At low concentrations, methane in the air does not affect human health. However, high concentrations of methane can displace oxygen and increase the risk of asphyxiation. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, confusion and disorientation.
To ensure worker safety at landfill sites, PIDs/portable gas detectors are vital to manage exposure to methane. Landfill gas analysers and ground gas monitors are also used to assess the stages of a landfill's life cycle and determine when it is ready for remediation.
Air-Met offers a wide range of PIDs, portable gas detectors, and landfill gas analysers from leading suppliers including Ion Science and Industrial Scientific.