Combined Heat and Power Partnership
City of St. Petersburg, FL
|Contact Name||Steven Leavitt|
|Title||Director Water Resources Department|
1650 Third Avenue South|
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
The City of St. Petersburg, FL is initiating the design phase of a new Biosolids and Waste to Energy Project at its Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF). This combined heat and power (CHP) project includes the following major design elements: Temperature Phased Anaerobic Digestion (TPAD); digester gas cleaning and compression; a Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) receiving station; and a gas powered engine generator. The digester gas produces by the TPAD process will be captured and cleaned to remove carbon dioxide, water vapor, sulfur dioxide, siloxanes, and other pollutants. A portion of the methane rich gas will be used in the gas engine generator to produce electricity for use at the SWWRF. The remaining gas will be compressed and used in the City's fleet of gas powered sanitation trucks. The waste heat from the engine generator will be captured and used to heat the anaerobic digesters and to provide heat for the new FOG receiving station.