Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 130, Issue 3, pp 769–797 | Cite as

Landfill Gas Flow: Collection by Horizontal Wells

  • Yana NecEmail author
  • Greg Huculak


Collection of landfill gas by horizontal perforated wells is studied. The problem combines flow through porous media in the landfill and unobstructed pipe flow in the well. Respective analytical solutions to flow equations are used in an iterative numerical procedure to solve the coupled system. Realistic landfill input parameters confirm the feasibility of estimates obtained with the model. The study identifies flow control parameters and furnishes tools to evaluate surface flux and radius of influence for this type of well.


Landfill gas flow Horizontal well Multi-layer porous media Surface flux Radius of influence 

Mathematics Subject Classification




Field data furnished by GNH Consulting Ltd., Delta, British Columbia, Canada, are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsCanada
  2. 2.GNH Consulting Ltd.DeltaCanada

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