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Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems
ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • David J. Muth, Jr., Idaho National Laboratory
  • Douglas S. McCorkle, Ames Laboratory
  • Jared M. Abodeely, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Joshua Koch, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Richard Nelson, Kansas State University
  • Kenneth M. Bryden, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2011
DOI
10.1115/DETC2011-48889
Conference Title
ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Conference Date
August 28–31, 2011
Geolocation
(38.9071923, -77.03687070000001)
Abstract

Agricultural residues have significant potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production, but removing these residues from the land can have negative impacts on soil health. Because of this computational tools are needed that can help guide decisions on the amount of agricultural residue that can be sustainably removed. Models and datasets that can support decisions about sustainable agricultural residue removal are available; however, no tools currently exist that are capable of simultaneously addressing all of the environmental factors that can limit the availability of residue for bioenergy production. This paper presents an integrated framework of models and data that provide a coupled a set of environmental process models and databases that can support agricultural residue removal decisions. Specifically the RUSLE2, WEPS, and Soil Conditioning Index models have been integrated together with the disparate set of databases providing the soils, climate, and management practice data required. The integrated system has been demonstrated for two example cases. In the first case the potential impact of agricultural residue removal is explored. In the second case an aggregate assessment of the agricultural residues available bioenergy production in the state of Iowa is performed.

Comments

This proceeding is from ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. 259-268). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
ASME
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
David J. Muth, Douglas S. McCorkle, Jared M. Abodeely, Joshua Koch, et al.. "Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems" Washington, DC, United StatesASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Vol. Volume 2: 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B (2011) p. 259 - 268
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_muth/31/