Accession Number:

ADA148214

Title:

An Economic Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Utilizing Available Landfill Gas to Cogenerate Power at NAS Miramar.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Aug 81-Mar 82,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The Naval Air Station at Miramar, CA, contains the largest active sanitary landfill in San Diego County. It is estimated that the anaerobic decomposition of the organic refuse in this fill is producing sufficient methane to completely satisfy the energy requirements of the base if some means can be found to efficiently utilize this gas as a fuel. An economic evaluation of alternative methods of employing the landfill gas is presented. Among the alternatives examined is the use of the methane as a gas turbine fuel to cogenerate both electricity and steam. Originator-supplied keywords include Cogeneration, Waste heat recovery, landfill gas, energy conservation, and alternate energy sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE