EPA Science Inventory

SMALL SCALE BIOMASS FUELED GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Citation:

Craig, J. AND C R. Purvis*. SMALL SCALE BIOMASS FUELED GAS TURBINE ENGINE. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER 121(1):64-67, (1999).

Description:

A new generation of small scale (less than 20 MWe) biomass fueled, power plants are being developed based on a gas turbine (Brayton cycle) prime mover. These power plants are expected to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of generating power from fuels such as wood. The new power plants are also expected to economically utilize annual plant growth materials (such as rice hulls, cotton gin trash, nut shells, and various straws, grasses, and animal manures) that are not normally considered as fuel for power plants. This paper summarizes the new power generation concept with emphasis on the engineering challenges presented by the gas turbine component.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/01/1999
Completion Date: 01/01/1999
Record Last Revised: 09/24/2009
Record Created: 12/07/2004
Record Released: 12/07/2004
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 90505

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