Landfills: An Overview of Latest in Air Regulations, Sustainable Operations, and Energy Recovery

"It’s complicated—to understand, you have to get beneath the surface." 
Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

This webinar will cover what effective, sustainable operation of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills means in today's changing environment. The latest updates to EPA regulations in over two decades limiting air emissions from landfills will be reviewed in detail. 

Participants will learn the available models for quantifying landfill gas generation/emissions and which model to use in different situations as well as energy recovery from landfill gas, its emissions, and how control requirements can affect feasibility.

$99.00 Member; $149.00 Nonmember

Dr. Melanie L. Sattler,
P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Melanie Sattler serves as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include renewable energy from waste, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and life-cycle assessment of environmental impacts. In 14 years at UTA, she has served as Principal or Co-Investigator for over 20 projects, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, National Science Foundation, and other entities. Dr. Sattler received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

Lisa Damiano, P.E., Project Manager, Sanborn Head and Associates, Inc.
Lisa Damiano is a project manager who serves primarily in Sanborn Head and Associates, Inc.’s solid waste client service area in Concord, New Hampshire.  Lisa began working for Sanborn Head in 2010.  Prior to that time, Lisa was earning her Master’s degree in civil/environmental engineering from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  Her research focused on the treatment of landfill leachate with the benefit of electricity production using Microbial Fuel Cell technology.  Lisa has experience in landfill related air emissions compliance, air quality engineering and permitting, air dispersion modeling, Best Available Control Technology (BACT) analyses, greenhouse gas emissions estimates, and solid waste engineering and permitting.

Stephen Zemba, Ph.D., P.E., Project Director, Sanborn Head and Associates, Inc.
Stephen Zemba has over three decades experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of health risk assessment.  Dr. Zemba’s expertise includes assessing the transport and risks of environmental chemicals.  His work in the solid waste industry includes assessing exposure and risk to contaminants in fugitive releases of landfill gas, as well as combustion-related effluents from energy recovery engines, flares, and waste-to-energy plants. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Zemba also teaches university level courses on air quality management and air pollution control.

MODERATOR:  David Greene, P.E., Project Manager, SCS Engineers

David Greene is a project manager with SCS Engineers and serves in a variety of solid waste related and environmental engineering roles, including permitting, financial analysis, landfill due diligence efforts, regulatory analysis, greenhouse gas monitoring, emission inventories, and emission factor development.  David has also consulted internationally for landfill due diligence and in the areas of training and LFG energy projects feasibility. David earned a M.S. in Environmental engineering and an MBA from the University of Tennessee and is registered as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina.  David also serves the Air and Waste Management Association as Chair, Waste Resource Recovery, Processing, and Bioenergy Technical Coordinating Committee and as a Vice Chair for Waste Management Division.