cogeneration Articles

  • What is Cogeneration?

    Cogeneration is the process of generating both electrical and heat energy from a single fuel source.  Also known as Combined Heat & Power (CHP), cogeneration makes use of the commonly discarded thermal energy which is generated from the combustion of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, bi-fuel, and even  ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Thermodynamic and thermoeconomic comparison of combined cycle cogeneration systems

    In this paper, several configurations of combined cycle cogeneration systems are investigated by energy, exergy and thermoeconomic analyses. In each of these configurations, varying steam demand is considered rather than fixed steam demand. Among the different approaches for thermoeconomic analysis in the literature, the specific exergy costing method is applied. Since the systems have more than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal exergy optimisation for an irreversible cogeneration power plant

    The optimal design model, based on exergy analysis, of an irreversible cogeneration cycle has been presented using finite-time thermodynamics. The external irreversibility is due to the thermal resistance between the system and the heat reservoirs while the internal irreversibility is due to the non-isentropic compression and expansion process within the system. The internal irreversibility of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy optimisation of a Brayton cycle-based cogeneration plant

    An endoreversible Brayton cycle-based cogeneration plant has been optimised based on the dimensionless total exergy output rate criterion with a constraint on power-to-heat ratio. An optimal pressure ratio parameter and the maximum dimensionless total exergy output rate have been numerically determined. The optimisation results have been compared with those based on the total useful energy rate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of micro-cogeneration potential for domestic trigeneration

    Cogeneration is worldwide considered as the major option to achieve considerable energy saving with respect to traditional systems. This paper deals with the application of micro-cogeneration, Micro-Combined Heat and Power (MCHP) (electrical power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic evaluation of gas turbines for cogeneration applications

    In this paper, the first and second laws of thermodynamics have been utilised to evaluate the performance of intercooled reheat regenerative gas turbine cogeneration plant. The effects of overall pressure ratio, cycle temperature ratio, pressure losses, and process steam pressure on energetic and exergetic efficiencies have been investigated. The results indicate that most of the exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renovation of Dalkia’s Cogeneration Plant at Bron - Case Study

    In 2009 Dalkia France informed Clarke Energy that it was going to replace their cogeneration plant at the Bron Parilly site, of which they are the operator. This was the first time Clarke Energy renovated a cogeneration plant on site. Three GE’s Jenbacher JMS616 GS-NL gas fuelled power plants were renovated at site for this ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • TAIM WESER, at the forefront in biomass cogeneration solutions

    The state-of-the-art biomass gasification plant, developed by TAIM WESER utilizing proprietary technology, is now up and running successfully, joining the range of technological products offered by the company. This solution offers clients high energy efficiency, streamlined processes and a design that, owing to its compact dimensions, allows the equipment to be installed at the location where ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • An exergy-based method for allocating carbon dioxide emissions from cogeneration systems

    Many companies, government agencies and researchers have sought means to allocate emissions for cogeneration systems. Some work has been carried out in this area, but the results obtained thus far are not universally accepted, and often are inconsistent, overly complex and difficult to use, and not based on sound reasoning. In this paper, an exergy-based method for allocating emissions for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensitivity analysis of component efficiencies on performance of a gas turbine cogeneration system

    The performance of a 1000 kW gas-turbine cogeneration system was evaluated in terms of performance measures, such as net power, exergy efficiency of the system, and the unit costs of electricity and steam. The efficiencies of some components that have a significant affect on the performance were taken as physical variables. Sensitivity was evaluated by introducing parameters, defined as the ratio ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Making Cogeneration Pencil Out: Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Trap Waste

    At the end of 2006 the City of Millbrae, California completed a $5.5 million wastewater treatment plant improvement project at no additional cost to the City’s ratepayers. The project improved cogeneration facilities, provided an automated grease trap waste receiving station, improved digester heating, replaced the aging main electrical switchgear, and enhanced digester mixing. Costs for the ...

  • Environmentally friendly cogeneration plant saves time and money with Oil Skimmer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Track Program is a prestigious program that recognizes the accomplishments of manufacturing facilities that lead the way for improving their facilities’ environmental performance (i.e. reduce air emissions and consumption of water). Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners L.P. is an elite member of this program. They have been recognized for ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Performance assessment of a 5 kW SOFC cogeneration fuel cell

    The performance of a 5 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) will be studied and described in this paper. This will help to significantly reduce residential Green House Gas (GHG) emission to about 20%, when compared with the actual emissions, based on the high-performance boiler and electricity produced by high-efficiency combined cycle. The particular benefit of SOFC, when compared with other ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • Thermodynamic assessment of an integrated system for cogeneration and district heating and cooling

    A thermodynamic assessment is reported of a proposed system, for which advanced engineering designs have been developed for integrating cogeneration with district heating and cooling. The system was developed by Edmonton Power for the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Energy and exergy analyses are used to attain a more complete thermodynamic understanding. The results provide a better ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment risk and cogeneration in China: the case of Zibo Huantai district

    With the economic development, the environment protection problems become more and more serious and the environment protection deterioration risk has been exacerbated in Zibo City, China. Many small heating boilers are used to supply heat in Huantai district of Zibo, which have low efficiency of energy consumption and cause serious pollution. With the analysis of the thermal power demand and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Challenges of Fuel Gas Purification for Cogeneration Under Stringent Regulatory Requirements

    ABSRTRACTInland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), a municipal water district based in Chino, CA is currently executing a cogeneration power project, titled Renewable Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) at the Regional Plant No.5 (RP-5), which showcases a variety of innovative technologies for the power production. The project involved many innovative technologies, most of which are still in the ...

  • Cogeneration Helps Reduce Malting Costs: Adelaide Malting Pty Ltd

    Adelaide Malting is using natural-gas cogeneration as an energy-efficient alternative to electricity-powered malt drying technology. As well as replacing electricity as the power source, cogeneration has boosted plant capacity by 20 percent. Background Adelaide Malting, part of the Coopers Brewery Group of Companies, produces barley malt for the local, interstate and ...


  • Desalinated water production optimisation using a high temperature reactor in a cogeneration mode

    Production of desalinated water requires energy whether it is heat in evaporating processes or electricity for pumping at high pressure in reserve osmosis processes. In any of these processes, energy represents a substantial share of the final soft water cost, in the range of 50% for the MED process, the remaining part being the amortisation of the desalination unit and its maintenance and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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