The graph at left shows how rapidly SALT's aerobic process mitigates GHG production.
The process started on January 15. Within 2 weeks, methane (CH4) production virtually ceased and carbon dioxide (CO2) production dropped off dramatically. Oxygen (O2) was used as a control element. Spikes in CH4 and CO2 in mid-April resulted from a moisture injection to stabilize the temperature (°C).
Aerobic GHG Mitigation
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The aerobic process resolves more environmental issues, faster and more effectively than any other method.
For comparison purposes, gas flaring resolves only 35 to 50% of landfill methane on a declining scale and becomes economically unviable within 15 years. As well, corrosion wreaks havoc on flaring equipment.
SALT's aerobic process mitigates more than 90% of landfill methane in 2 to 3 years.
Within 2 to 3 weeks of aerobic operation, methane production virtually ceases.
Because SALT's aerobic process is so efficient, the value of the generated carbon credits will more than offset the cost of implementing and operating the aerobic system. In fact, sufficient credits are generated to allow a municipality or landfill owner to share in revenue. A landfill now becomes an asset or profit center rather than a liability.