Keywords: exergy, energy use, energy parks, plasma gasification reactor, CHP, efficiency, industrial parks, industrial zones, manufacturing clusters, combined heat and power, cogeneration
Feasibility of a CHP driven industrial park based on exergy analysis
Industrial zones are manufacturing plants clustered in a given part of a city. Such clustering is primarily dictated by zoning regulations that tend to isolate residential, business, and industrial neighbourhoods. A number of properly matched manufacturing plants can be clustered within a given proximity with a primary objective of optimising their energy use. As secondary goals the cluster may target minimising waste, aggregating material purchasing power, reducing transportation costs, etc. This paper presents feasibility of a cluster of manufacturing plants designed for optimum energy use, an energypark, based on plasma gasification reactor as the 'donor' plant.