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Main Title Testing of fuel cells to recover energy from landfill gas Groton Landfill (final report)
Author Preston, J. L. ; Trocciola, J. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Trocciola, J. C.
CORP Author International Fuel Cells Corp., South Windsor, CT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-600/R-98-126; PB99105199
Stock Number PB99-105199
OCLC Number 62557431
Subjects Fuel cells
Additional Subjects Fuel cells ; Gas recovery ; Resource recovery facilities ; Phosphoric acids ; Refuse-derived fuels ; Energy recovery ; Pretreatment ; Energy conversion ; Methane ; Carbon dioxide ; Greenhouse gases ; Sulfur ; Halogens ; Air pollution abatement ; Field tests ; Landfill gases
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=910095HE.PDF
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EJAD  EPA 600/R-98-126 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/14/2005 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB99-105199 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation 170 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The report summarizes the results of follow-on tests, following a four-phase EPA program. The environmental impact of widespread use of this concept would be a significant reduction of global warming gas emissions (methane and carbon dioxide). The folow-on testing, conducted by Northeast Utilities at the Groton, CT, landfill, indicated the suitability of the landfill-gas-to-energy conversion equipment to operate on a wide range of landfill gas compositions. Significant test results include successful transportability of the landfill-gas-to-energy equipment, and operation of the gas pretreatment unit (GPU) for an additional 4168 hours (total of 6413 hours) while continuing to remove halides and sulfur compounds to much less than the specified <3 ppmV. The fuel cell operated for an additional 3313 hours (total of 4020 hours), and reflected 38.1% efficiency at 140 kW with a maximum output of 165 kW. Fuel cell adjusted availability was 96.5%, with one forced outage in the entire 4020 hours of operation on landfill gas.
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Ronald J. Spiegel, EPA project officer. "September, 1998." Summarizes the results of follow-on tests, following a four-phase EPA program. The environmental impact of widespread use of this concept would be a significant reduction of global warming gas emissions (methane and carbon dioxide). The follow-on testing, conducted by Northeast Utilities at the Groton, CT, landfill, indicated the suitability of the landfill-gas-to-energy conversion equipment to operate on a wide range of landfill gas compositions. Significant test results include successful transportability of the landfill-gas-to-energy equipment, and operation of the gas pretreatment unit (GPU) for an additional 4168 hours (total of 6413 hours) while continuing to remove halides and sulfur compounds to much less than the specified<3 ppmV. The fuel cell operated for an additional 3313 hours (total of 4020 hours), and reflected 38.1% efficiency at 140 kW with a maximum output of 165 kW. Fuel cell adjusted availability was 96.5%, with one forced outage in the entire 4020 hours of operation on landfill gas. Includes bibliographical references. Final report. Performed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under EPA contract 68-D1-0008.