The Analysis of Main Factors Which Impact on Operation Rate and Power Production of Landfill Gas Power Plant

매립가스 발전시설의 가동률 및 발전량에 미치는 주요 영향요소 분석

Chun, Seung-Kyu

  • Received : 2016.02.10
  • Accepted : 2016.03.07
  • Published : 2016.03.31


An analysis of the main factors and its degree of impact on power production is performed against the landfill gas power plant in S landfill site. The number of normal operation (50 MWh & 24 hr) days was 70.9% to the total number of operation days from 2007 to 2014, and the percentage of the actual power production was 79.3% of 3,428,400 MW which is the theoretical maximum estimation. The ratio of factors that accounted for the efficiency of power production are: 44.0% of repairing of the defect and regular servicing, 37.4% of cut-down operation due to hydrogen sulfide, and 18.6% of air pre-heater washing, respectively. Yet, considering that the cut-down operation due to hydrogen sulfide was carried out for only two years, the high concentration of hydrogen sulfide was the most influential factors on landfill gas power production. The long-term power production was analyzed as 35.9 MWh in 2018, and the constant drop is anticipated, resulting in 16.6 MWh by 2028, and under 8.4 MWh in 2038.


Landfill Gas;Power Plant;Power Production;Hydrogen Sulfide;First Order Decay Model


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