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EPA GROUP VERIFIES PERFORMANCE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS-MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES
Piccot, S. AND D A. Kirchgessner*. EPA GROUP VERIFIES PERFORMANCE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS-MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES. OIL AND GAS JOURNAL. PennWell Corp., Tulsa, OK, 98(35):64-74, (2000).
The Greenhouse Gas Technology Verification Center (the Center) is one of 12 independently operated environmental technology verification organizations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Center provides third-party performance data to industry and other stakeholders that need reliable data on technologies that reduce or monitor greenhouse gases (GHGs). To ensure that broadly acceptable verification is conducted on technologies of the greatest interest, an advisory panel consisting of technology purchasers, facility operators, technology developers, technology vendors, financiers, and others routinely advise the Center on which technologies to test and how to test them. Since 1998, the Center has verified devices that mitigate and recover leaking natural gas at gas transmission facilities and devices applicable to volatile organic liquid storage systems. The Center is also preparing to verify the technical and economic performance of a microturbine generator placed into electricity-production service at a natural gas compressor station. Verification of a new air-to-fuel ratio controller for lean-burn internal combustion engines is also underway. This paper presents a synopsis of four recent verifications conducted by the Center: two on devices that capture and recover leaking gas from gas compressors, one on a new software-based continuous emission monitor for natural-gas-fired engines, and one on a device that reduces emissions from volatile organic liquid storage tanks. Plans for the microturbine and air-to-fuel ratio controller verification are described.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION
ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH