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Main Title Comparative assessment of residential energy supply systems that use fuel cells : (executive summary) /
Author Steele, R. V. ; Bomberger, D. C. ; Clark, K. M. ; Goldstein, R. F. ; Hays, R. L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Steele, R. V.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher The Office ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-105a; EPA-68-02-2180
Stock Number PB-299 207
OCLC Number 08173282
Subjects Dwellings--Power supply ; Fuel cells
Additional Subjects Electric power generation ; Fuel cells ; Residential buildings ; Assessments ; Systems engineering ; Electric power plants ; Space heating ; Coal gasification ; Heat pumps ; Comparison ; Thermal efficiency ; Environmental impacts ; Fixed investment ; Operating costs ; Electric power demand ; Economic analysis ; Systems analysis ; Coal ; Naphthas ; Fuel oil ; Heating load ; Cooling systems ; Fuel cell power plants ; Energy supplies ; Fossil fuel power plants ; Modular integrated utility systems ; High btu gas ; Combined cycle power plants
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-105a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-105a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-105A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 207 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi p. ; 27 cm.
The report gives results of a comparison of residential energy supply systems using fuel cells. Twelve energy systems, able to provide residential heating and cooling using technologies projected to be available toward the end of this century, were designed conceptually. Only a few systems used fuel cells. All systems used Western coal as the primary energy source, and all residences were assumed to have identical heating and cooling demands typical of the mid-continent U.S. After screening, five systems were analyzed in detail. The entire energy cycle, from coal mine to end use, was examined for costs, efficiency, environmental impact, and applicability. The five energy systems are: (1) a coal-fired power plant supplying electricity and a coal gasification plant supplying SNG; (2) a 26-MW fuel-cell power plant fueled by coal-derived SNG supplying electricity; (3) a 26-MW fuel-cell power plant fueled by coal-derived naphtha supplying electricity; (4) a combined-cycle power plant fueled by coal-derived fuel oil supplying electricity; and (5) a 100-kW fuel-cell power plant fueled by coal-derived SNG, sited in a housing complex, supplying electricity to heat pumps, with heat recovered from the fuel cell supplying supplemental space heating and hot water. Results indicate that the fuel cell systems are most costly, most efficient, and have least environmental impact.
"SRI International." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry." "April 1979." "Contract no. 68-02-2180, program element no. EHB534."