Category Archives: Methane Gas Detector

Diamond Scientific provides Portable methane gas detector and Natural Gas Detectors with Alarm indicators, Measurement modes.

Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Sludge: A Primer

Anaerobic digesters at Black River wastewater treatment plant

Anaerobic digestion is the most commonly used method of wastewater sludge treatment, where the primary aim is to break down the sludge in order to minimize the volume that is left for disposal. During this process the organic matter is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria in an oxygen-free environment, producing carbon dioxide and methane gases and […]

Atmospheric Methane Levels at All-time High

Monitoring atmospheric methane emissions with a drone

Rapid rise in atmospheric methane levels threaten efforts to curb climate change According to the newly released global methane budget, global levels of atmospheric methane — a potent greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to climate change — are rising faster now than ever before over the last 20 years. The study, which was […]

Methane Exposure Risks in the Workplace

Methane exposure risk is higher at sites where methane is emitted..

Methane exposure gas (CH4) is odorless, colorless, extremely flammable, and when it mixes with air, can be highly explosive. Methane exposure thus poses a substantial health and safety risk. It is also a potent greenhouse gas, a key component of natural gas, and is used to manufacture chemicals such as ammonia, hydrogen, formaldehyde and methanol. […]

Guidelines for In Situ Remediation Following a Methane Gas Leak

Combustible gas detector for monitoring a methane gas leak

Early this year the State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality published a new set of guidelines for environmental practitioners responsible for in situ remediation of spilled contaminants, which also apply to a methane gas leak. The guide provides recommendations for monitoring hazardous contaminants, including methane levels in various environments to minimize any potential impacts […]

Controlling Landfill Emissions Guidelines (Part 2)

Controlling landfill emissions

Summary of Proposed Updates to the Landfill Emission Guidelines for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Amendments to Landfill Emissions Thresholds The EPA is proposing to amend the emissions threshold that would require a landfill to install a landfill gas (LFG) collection and control system. For both active and new landfills, this would effectively reduce the […]