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1. Wartman, Stephen Trevor. Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data.

Degree: MASc (Master of Applied Science/Maîtrise ès sciences appliquées), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Chimie et génie chimique, 2014, Royal Military College of Canada

Biogas is a renewable-energy by-product produced at many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) by anaerobic digestion. Unfortunately, biogas is currently underutilized at smaller facilities because of the capital and maintenance capital costs associated with combined heat and power (CHP) technologies and biogas purification. Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems are a CHP technology currently entering commercial markets that could lead to a rise in biogas utilization at WWTPs because they are the CHP technology with the highest electrical efficiencies and most environmentally-friendly emissions profiles.

A 2kWe biogas-fed SOFC pilot plant has been proposed for construction at the Ravensview wastewater treatment plant in Kingston, ON, that is to be directly integrated with one of the on-site digesters. Importantly, the pilot plant will include a biogas purification system comprised of inexpensive adsorbents that selectively targets the two most detrimental contaminant species, hydrogen sulphide and siloxanes.

This work began with an experimental component in which a prospective SOFC stack for the pilot plant was operated on processed biogas. Subsequently, a process model of the pilot plant was developed using the UniSim Design simulation software. The process model is enhanced by the inclusion of a tunable empirical cell model that was calibrated to the prospective stack performance. A series of sensitivity analyses were performed on the pilot plant model which revealed that the system could be operated on the expected range of biogas compositions generated at WWTPs. The maximum feasible gross electrical and CHP efficiencies were estimated to be 62 and 77 % for operation on Ravensview biogas.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Royal Military College of Canada / Collège militaire royal du Canada, Thurgood, Chris, Peppley, Brant A..

Subjects/Keywords: biogas; solid-oxide fuel cell; anaerobic digestion; integrated system; pilot plant; combined heat and power; biogas purification; siloxane; hydrogen sulphide; activated carbon; activated alumina; wastewater treatment; sensitivity analysis

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APA (6th Edition):

Wartman, S. T. (2014). Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data. (Masters Thesis). Royal Military College of Canada. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11264/301

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wartman, Stephen Trevor. “Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data.” 2014. Masters Thesis, Royal Military College of Canada. Accessed June 24, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11264/301.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wartman, Stephen Trevor. “Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data.” 2014. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Wartman ST. Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Royal Military College of Canada; 2014. [cited 2019 Jun 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11264/301.

Council of Science Editors:

Wartman ST. Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion-Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data. [Masters Thesis]. Royal Military College of Canada; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11264/301

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