Fuel Cells Convert Waste Gas To Energy

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other city leaders unveiled a pollution abatement program at the city's wastewater treatment plants that uses fuel cells to convert waste gas into energy that can power the facilities. The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP's) 26th Ward wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn has been equipped with two 200-kW fuel cells that provide a significant portion of the facility's electricity needs. The two fuel cells are among eight that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with DEP to install at wastewater treatment plants in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The fuel cells are designed to operate an anaerobic digester gas (ADG), a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process, primarily made up of methane and carbon dioxide. The fuel cells harness the ADG to produce electricity and thermal energy through a chemical reaction rather than combustion.

- compiled by J.J. Siegel

Publication date: 03/22/2004

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Andy Patron
Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 03-30-15 cover

2015 March 30

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

HVAC Trends

The NEWS regularly reports on HVAC industry trends in our weekly issues. What trends do you see?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con