URBAN WOOD/COAL CO-FIRING IN THE BELLEFIELD BOILERPLANT

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During the third quarter, important preparatory work was continued so that the experimental activities can begin early in the fourth quarter. Authorization was awaited in response to the letter that was submitted to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) seeking an R&D variance for the air permit at the Bellefield Boiler Plant (BBP). Verbal authorizations were received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) for R&D variances for solid waste permits at the J. A. Rutter Company (JARC), and Emery Tree Service (ETS). Construction wood was acquired from Thompson Properties and Seven D Corporation. Forty tons of pallet and ... continued below

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James T. Cobb, Jr.; Geiger, Gene E.; III, William W. Elder; Barry, William P.; Wang, Jun & Li, Hongming August 21, 2001.

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During the third quarter, important preparatory work was continued so that the experimental activities can begin early in the fourth quarter. Authorization was awaited in response to the letter that was submitted to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) seeking an R&D variance for the air permit at the Bellefield Boiler Plant (BBP). Verbal authorizations were received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) for R&D variances for solid waste permits at the J. A. Rutter Company (JARC), and Emery Tree Service (ETS). Construction wood was acquired from Thompson Properties and Seven D Corporation. Forty tons of pallet and construction wood were ground to produce BioGrind Wood Chips at JARC and delivered to Mon Valley Transportation Company (MVTC). Five tons of construction wood were milled at ETS and half of the product delivered to MVTC. Discussions were held with BBP and Energy Systems Associates (ESA) about the test program. Material and energy balances on Boiler No.1 and a plan for data collection were prepared. Presentations describing the University of Pittsburgh Wood/Coal Co-Firing Program were provided to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and the Upgraded Coal Interest Group and the Biomass Interest Group (BIG) of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). An article describing the program appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. An application was submitted for authorization for a Pennsylvania Switchgrass Energy and Conservation Program.

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  • Report No.: FG26-00NT40808--03
  • Grant Number: FG26-00NT40808
  • DOI: 10.2172/786850 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 786850
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc721721

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James T. Cobb, Jr.; Geiger, Gene E.; III, William W. Elder; Barry, William P.; Wang, Jun & Li, Hongming. URBAN WOOD/COAL CO-FIRING IN THE BELLEFIELD BOILERPLANT, report, August 21, 2001; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc721721/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.