Cotton gin trash in the western United States [electronic resource] : Resource inventory and energy conversion characterization
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
- Physical Description:
- pages 126-142 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The disposal of wastes associated with the processing of cotton is posing increasing problems for cotton gin operators in the western United States. Traditional disposal methods, such as open-air incineration and landfilling are no longer adequate due to increasing environmental concerns. This paper evaluates the technical, economic and environmental feasibility for cotton gin trash to serve as an energy resource. Cotton gin trash has been quantified, by county, in the five cotton-growing states of the western United States. The energy conversion technology that appears to offer the most promise is gasification. An economic evaluation model has been developed that will allow gin operators to analyze their own situation to determine the profitability of converting gin trash to energy.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1993., "nrel/cp--200-5768-vol.1", " conf-9308106--vol.1", "DE93010050", 1. biomass conference of the Americas: energy, environment, agriculture, and industry, Burlington, VT (United States), 30 Aug - 2 Sep 1993., Haase, S.G.; Quinn, M.W.; Whittier, J.P. [NEOS Corp., Lakewood, CO (United States)]; Cohen, T.M.; Lansford, R.R. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States)]; Craig, J.D. [Cratech Inc., Tahoka, TX (United States)]; Swanson, D.S.; Morgan, G. [Western Regional Biomass Energy Program, Golden, CO (United States)]., and National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
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