cogeneration potential Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sustainable energy solution for cogeneration plant in a modern rice mill using paddy husk

    As various technological and operational constraints exist in electricity distribution, many rural areas in India are deprived of power from the national electrical grid. In this situation sustainable energy solutions are the most viable and accessible sources for power production. Among the available sustainable resources, paddy husk is popular and has become a better and cheaper alternative for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energetic, environmental and economic potentialities of the anaerobic treatment of rice straw for the case of the Cuban enterprise 'Sur del Jíbaro'

    Rice harvesting and production generates a residual biomass that does not possess an environmentally sustainable disposition route; however, it could be an important carbon source for energetic processes. In this paper the energetic potential via cogeneration that can be obtained from the biogas resulting from the anaerobic treatment of the rice–harvesting wastes (rice straw), for the case of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Get More Juice Out of that Lemon: EBMUD’s Search for Energy in Wastewater

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants are increasingly interested in waste-to-energy technologies as a way to reduce operating costs. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) identified and evaluated a number of waste-to-energy technologies that had potential for application at its Main Wastewater Treatment Plant (MWWTP) in Oakland, California. These technologies included conventional ...

  • An optimal energy allocation model using fuzzy linear programming for energy planning in India for the year 2020

    Development of an energy allocation model will help in the proper allocation of the energy sources in meeting the future energy demand in India. In this paper, an attempt has been made to develop a fuzzy-based linear programming optimal energy model that minimises the cost and determines the optimum allocation of different energy sources for the centralised and decentralised power generation in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Queensland Urban Utilities Upgrades Flood Damaged Site - Case Study

    Adelaide, Australia: Clarke Energy has been commissioned by Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) to supply two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with new sewage gascogeneration units in Brisbane. Clarke Energy assisting Queensland ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Who uses innovative energy technologies, when and why? The case of fuel cell MicroCHP in households

    Users can play an important role in the diffusion of sustainable energy technologies. Using a postal survey and focus group discussions, the paper explores the characteristics, motives and expectations of household users in the case of fuel cell?driven small combined heat and power plants. (Potential) users are highly educated and well off, almost exclusively male and relatively old. Their main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clarke Energy applauded for its ongoing adaptation to the biogas market

    French magazine Energie Plus has put Clarke Energy forward as a good example of a traditional key player adjusting to the constant developing biogas sector. The article shows that today’s companies have to adapt to the markets to survive. It demonstrates Clarke Energy being an inspiring case of a company that has looked at innovative possibilities to handle that new and constantly changing ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Membrane Distillation and Applications for Water

    SummaryWater treatment is an important auxiliary process in all thermal cogeneration plants. In this context membrane distillation (MD) is a novel technology that is potentially advantageous to technologies like reverse osmosis in the following ways: ability to utilize low-grade heat, reduced sensitivity to fluctuations in pH or salt concentrations, and lower capital and O&M costs. This ...


    By Xzero AB

  • Grid integration of renewables in Egypt

    Integration of large Amounts of Renewable Electricity in the Egyptian Energy Grid - Capacity Building for Management and Engineer-Technical Level (Egypt-RE-Grid). The electricity sector of the Arab Republic of Egypt produces large amounts of electricity through thermal and hydroelectric power stations. Egypt has diminishing proven oil reserves and declining production. Natural gas production is ...

  • Specific contents of the SAR for a nuclear desalination plant

    Although it is widely accepted that coupling a Desalination Plant (DP) to a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) does not pose any significant additional hazard, it must clearly be considered as a major modification of the design and, therefore, requires issuing an ad hoc version of the Facility Safety Analysis Report (SAR). Documentation is already available covering general safety aspects of nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cogen plant produces distilled water

    The Facility Tenaska IV Texas Partners cogeneration facility in Cleburne, Texas is a producer of electricity at a combined cycle plant. The Problem Tenaska wanted their Cleburne plant to be a Qualified Facility (QF). To achieve this, they elected to produce distilled water using the steam from the power generating equipment. A distilling plant using ...

  • Why Size Really Does Matter when specifying CHP

    Discover the key points that CHP consultants need to consider in order to correctly size CHP units for optimum energy savings. For CHP consultants and others involved in specifying cogeneration, it is essential that the CHP unit is correctly sized – in fact, it is ...


    By ENER-G

  • Step by Step CHP: the Pitfalls to Avoid Between Planning and Design

    There are many pitfalls in between planning and designing a cogeneration project. Find out how to avoid them. Cogeneration can save money, conserve energy, and reduce emissions - but specifying the right combined heat and power (CHP) unit for ...


    By ENER-G

  • Towards an European Fuel Cell Strategy

     Head of Unit 'Energy Consumption Technology' At the onset of the Fourth Framework Programme for Community research and technological development including demonstration, a ten year fuel cell strategy for Europe was published in 1995 jointly by DG XII (Directorate General for Science, Research and Development) and DG XVII (Directorate General for Energy). The interest of the European ...

  • Cogen plant produces distilled water for resale

    The Facility Panda Energy’s power plant located in Brandywine, Maryland is a cogeneration facility that produces electricity by using gas and steam turbines. The Problem The objective of Panda Energy was to achieve Qualified Facilities (QF) status at their Maryland location. To achieve this, they had to produce distilled water using the steam from ...

  • Avoiding the Power Grid with Renewable Energy

    For approximately one hundred years, thriving countries have been dependent on only one form of distributing power; electricity sent over large transmission grids from plants generating electricity, to customers in businesses, homes, and factories.  Generators extract energy from rooftop solar panels, garbage, and sewage, which replace or assist coal, nuclear, and natural gas plants. A ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Wood Recycling Firms Shift Markets

    In 1995, Apollo Wood & Metal was one of the many wood processors in southern California struggling to survive the downturn in the cogeneration business. Today, Apollo, located in Fontana (about 40 miles east of Los Angeles), is an entirely different company. It has a new name, Apollo Wood Recovery, and a different market: medium density fiberboard (MDF). In fact, the only thing that hasn’t ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfills types of technologies for converting LFG into Energy

    A number of factors, including the availability of an energy market, project costs, potential revenue sources, and other technical considerations, can determine which technologies are most appropriate for a particular landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) project. Technologies for converting LFG into energy include the following. Electricity Generation Approximately 70 percent of the LFGE ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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