Research area

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation

Develop and implement novel biological methods to control emission of methane (a key GHG) from area sources and point sources, such as sanitary landfills and oil well/battery sites.

Project examples:

  • Evapotranspirative landfill bio-cover (ET-LBC) to control methane emissions and leachate production at landfills accepting biodegradable organic waste
  • High-rate methane biofiltration (HMBF) to control GHG emissions from oil-and-gas industry operations

Researchers: Angus Chu, Jennifer He, Patrick Hettiaratchi