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Main Title Electric power generation using a phosphoric acid fuel on a municipal solid waste landfill gas stream : technology verification report /
Author Masemore, Sushma. ; Piccot, S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kirchgessner, David A.
Piccot, Stephen D.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Greenhouse Gas Technology Verification Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-600/R-98/105; PB99118333
Stock Number PB99-118333
OCLC Number 62556682
Subjects Fuel cells.
Additional Subjects Phosphoric acid ; Fuel cells ; Waste gas recovery ; Electric power generation ; Methane ; Landfills ; Refuse-derived fuels ; Pretreatment ; Verification ; Performance evaluation ; Landfill gases ; Heating value
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/R-98-105 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/14/2005 DISPERSAL
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-98-105 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/02/2021
NTIS  PB99-118333 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 70 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of tests to verify the performance of a landfill gas pretreatment unit (GPU) and a phosphoric acid fuel cell system. The complete system removes contaminants from landfill gas and produces electricity for on-site use or connection to an electric grid. Performance data were collected at two sites determined to be representative of the U.S. landfill market. The Penrose facility, in Los Angeles, CA, was the first test site. The landfill gas at this site represented waste gas recovery from four nearby landfills, consisting primarily of industrial waste material. It produced approximately 3000 scf of gas/minute, and had a higher heating value of 446 Btu/scf at about 44% methane concentration. The second test site, in Groton, CT, was a relatively small landfill, but with greater heat content gas (methane levels were about 57% and the average heating value was 585 Btu/scf). The verification test addressed contaminant removal efficiency, flare destruction efficiency, and the operational capability of the cleanup system, and the power production capability of the fuel cell system.
"David Kirchgessner, EPA project officer." "EPA-600/R-98-105." "Technology verification report." "August 1998." "EPA cooperative agreement CR 826311-01-0." Includes bibliographical references.