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Main Title A case study of the Los Angeles County Palos Verdes landfill gas development project /
Author Bowerman, Frank R. ; Rohatgi, Naresh K. ; Chen, Kenneth Y. ; Lockwood., R. A. ;
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Bowerman, Frank R.
CORP Author CDM, Inc., Pasadena, Calif.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-047; EPA-68-03-2143
Stock Number PB-272 241
OCLC Number 19062490
Subjects Methane ; Sanitary landfills--California--Los Angeles County ; Methane ; Sanitary landfills ; California--Los Angeles County
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Sanitary landfills ; Methane ; Reclamation ; Gases ; Refuse disposal ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Anaerobic processes ; Gas flow ; Purification ; Extraction ; Economic analysis ; Safety ; California ; Refuse derived fuels ; Palos Verdes(California) ; Los Angeles(California)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-047 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-047 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/16/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-047 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/29/2011
ERAD  EPA 600/3-77-047 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/04/2001
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-047 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 241 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 102 p. ; 28 cm.
This report documents the first-ever-attempt to capture sanitary landfill gases and beneficiate them to natural gas pipeline quality--or very nearly so. For this reason the authors must credit the entrepreneurs for a successful first full-scale demonstration of a technology that produces very nearly pure methane and wish to compliment the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts for the willingness, cooperation, and technical assistance that made the demonstration possible. That this demonstration failed to show an economic viability during the twelve-month study period only suggests that further consideration should be given to improving the dependability of the molecular sieve process for landfill gas beneficiation, to the study of alternative beneficiation processes, and/or alternative uses for less modified landfill gases. Perhaps more serious consideration should be given to the use of landfill gas with little or no modification, except perhaps moisture removal. Reciprocating piston engines, rotary turbines, steam generators, air heaters, and a host of other devices can be fueled successfully with mixtures of methane, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases, provided the heat content is not below certain critical levels.
"July 1977."