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Main Title Conversion of cattle feedlot manure to ethylene and ammonia synthesis gas /
Author Huffman, William J., ; Halligan, James E. ; Peterson., Roger L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Halligan, James E.,
Peterson, Roger L.,
CORP Author Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/2-78-026; EPA-S-802934; PB280189
Stock Number PB-280 189
OCLC Number 03926698
Subjects Feedlots--Waste disposal ; Farm manure ; Ammonia ; ammonia (anhydrous ammonia)
Additional Subjects Ethylene ; Ammonia ; Manufactured gas ; Agricultural wastes ; Technology ; Fluidized bed processors ; Chemical reactors ; Design criteria ; Oxidation ; Manure ; Feedlot wastes ; Solid waste disposal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-026 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-026 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA-600/2-78-026 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 07/23/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-026 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 189 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 63 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
An investigation was undertaken to scale-up a partial oxidation reactor to evaluate the potential for producing an ammonia synthesis gas from cattle feedlot residue. The synthesis gas from the reactor can be further processed to produce ammonia using existing, commercial technology. During this phase of the study, a 2.5 meter long, falling-bed reactor was designed, constructed, and operated along with supporting feed and recovery equipment; manure feed rates to the reactor ranged from 7.7 to 23.6 kilograms per hour. The results show that significant yields of an ammonia synthesis gas and ethylene can be produced in the same reactor when the system is fed with a mixture of air, steam, and manure. This study and earlier bench-scale experiments show that the product gases are compatible with both ethylene and ammonia synthesis gas production.
"February 1978." EPA Grant No. Contract Number: S-802934. Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-50).