Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power  CHP  Systems Book

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power CHP Systems

  • Author : R Beith
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857092755

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power CHP Systems Excerpt :

Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a form of cogeneration technology suitable for domestic and community buildings, commercial establishments and industrial facilities, as well as local heat networks. One of the benefits of using cogeneration plant is a vastly improved energy efficiency: in some cases achieving up to 80–90% systems efficiency, whereas small-scale electricity production is typically at well below 40% efficiency, using the same amount of fuel. This higher efficiency affords users greater energy security and increased long-term sustainability of energy resources, while lower overall emissions levels also contribute to an improved environmental performance. Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems provides a systematic and comprehensive review of the technological and practical developments of small and micro CHP systems. Part one opens with reviews of small and micro CHP systems and their techno-economic and performance assessment, as well as their integration into distributed energy systems and their increasing utilisation of biomass fuels. Part two focuses on the development of different types of CHP technology, including internal combustion and reciprocating engines, gas turbines and microturbines, Stirling engines, organic Rankine cycle process and fuel cell systems. Heat-activated cooling (i.e. trigeneration) technologies and energy storage systems, of importance to the regional/seasonal viability of this technology round out this section. Finally, part three covers the range of applications of small and micro CHP systems, from residential buildings and district heating, to commercial buildings and industrial applications, as well as reviewing the market deployment of this important technology. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems is an essential reference work for anyone involved or interested in the design, developm

Renewable Energy Systems Book

Renewable Energy Systems

  • Author : Martin Kaltschmitt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1898
  • ISBN 10 : 1461458196

Renewable Energy Systems Excerpt :

Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit. Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources. State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power. This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Natural Gas Engines Book

Natural Gas Engines

  • Author : Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811333071

Natural Gas Engines Excerpt :

This book covers the various advanced reciprocating combustion engine technologies that utilize natural gas and alternative fuels for transportation and power generation applications. It is divided into three major sections consisting of both fundamental and applied technologies to identify (but not limited to) clean, high-efficiency opportunities with natural gas fueling that have been developed through experimental protocols, numerical and high-performance computational simulations, and zero-dimensional, multizone combustion simulations. Particular emphasis is placed on statutes to monitor fine particulate emissions from tailpipe of engines operating on natural gas and alternative fuels.

Power Generation Technologies Book
Score: 5
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Power Generation Technologies

  • Author : Paul Breeze
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-02-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0080480101

Power Generation Technologies Excerpt :

This book makes intelligible the wide range of electricity generating technologies available today, as well as some closely allied technologies such as energy storage. The book opens by setting the many power generation technologies in the context of global energy consumption, the development of the electricity generation industry and the economics involved in this sector. A series of chapters are each devoted to assessing the environmental and economic impact of a single technology, including conventional technologies, nuclear and renewable (such as solar, wind and hydropower). The technologies are presented in an easily digestible form. Different power generation technologies have different greenhouse gas emissions and the link between greenhouse gases and global warming is a highly topical environmental and political issue. With developed nations worldwide looking to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, it is becoming increasingly important to explore the effectiveness of a mix of energy generation technologies. Power Generation Technologies gives a clear, unbiased review and comparison of the different types of power generation technologies available. In the light of the Kyoto protocol and OSPAR updates, Power Generation Technologies will provide an invaluable reference text for power generation planners, facility managers, consultants, policy makers and economists, as well as students and lecturers of related Engineering courses. · Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies - conventional, nuclear and renewable · Describes the workings and environmental impact of each technology · Evaluates the economic viability of each different power generation system

Home Fuel Cell Book

Home Fuel Cell

  • Author : Fouad Sabry
  • Publisher : One Billion Knowledgeable
  • Release Date : 2022-10-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:6610000396375

Home Fuel Cell Excerpt :

What Is Home Fuel Cell An electrochemical cell may be used for either main or backup power production, and a house fuel cell or residential fuel cell is one such cell. They are comparable to the bigger industrial stationary fuel cells, however they are constructed on a more modest size for usage in domestic settings. In most cases, the technology behind these fuel cells is known as combined heat and power (CHP) or micro combined heat and power (Micro-CHP), and it allows them to produce not just electricity but also warm water or air. How You Will Benefit (I) Insights, and validations about the following topics: Chapter 1: Home fuel cell Chapter 2: Electricity generation Chapter 3: Distributed generation Chapter 4: Photovoltaics Chapter 5: Cogeneration Chapter 6: Micro combined heat and power Chapter 7: Thermophotovoltaic Chapter 8: Microgeneration Chapter 9: Renewable heat Chapter 10: Ground source heat pump Chapter 11: Financial incentives for photovoltaics Chapter 12: Feed-in tariff Chapter 13: Solar power Chapter 14: Solar power in the United States Chapter 15: Energy recycling Chapter 16: Photovoltaic system Chapter 17: Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms Chapter 18: Energy in Malta Chapter 19: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit Chapter 20: Renewable energy in Denmark Chapter 21: Net metering in New Mexico (II) Answering the public top questions about home fuel cell. (III) Real world examples for the usage of home fuel cell in many fields. (IV) 17 appendices to explain, briefly, 266 emerging technologies in each industry to have 360-degree full understanding of home fuel cell' technologies. Who This Book Is For Professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and those who want to go beyond basic knowledge or information for any kind of home fuel cell.

Cogeneration Book


  • Author : Christos A. Frangopoulos
  • Publisher : IET
  • Release Date : 2017-03-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785610554

Cogeneration Excerpt :

Cogeneration refers to the use of a power station to deliver two or more useful forms of energy, for example, to generate electricity and heat at the same time. This book provides an integrated treatment of cogeneration, including a tour of the available technologies and their features, and how these systems can be analysed and optimised.

Embedded Generation Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Embedded Generation

  • Author : Nicholas Jenkins
  • Publisher : IET
  • Release Date : 2000-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780852967744

Embedded Generation Excerpt :

Demand for on-site and alternative power generation is growing, fueled by government and public pressure to increase generation from renewable sources and energy efficient plant, and by the potential economic benefits resulting from privatization and deregulation of the supply sector. This book is a practical, course-derived guide that covers all aspects of embedded (or dispersed) generation, from prime mover characteristics to network reliability modelling. Topics include power quality, protection, reliability and economics. It is essential reading for practicing engineers responsible for planning, designing or specifying embedded generation solutions.

Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment Book
Score: 5
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Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment

  • Author : Ke-fa Cen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1420
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540766940

Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment Excerpt :

This book is the proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering-2007. The fields of this book include power engineering and relevant environmental issues. The recent technological advances in power engineering and related areas are introduced. This book is valuable for researchers, engineers and students majoring in power engineering.

Distributed Generation in Liberalised Electricity Markets Book

Distributed Generation in Liberalised Electricity Markets

  • Author : Agence internationale de l'énergie
  • Publisher : Paris, France : OECD/IEA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Distributed generation of electric power
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055919982

Distributed Generation in Liberalised Electricity Markets Excerpt :

Surveys the current situation and market status of distributed generation in selected OECD countries, including the impact of current energy policies.

Fuel Cell Systems Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Fuel Cell Systems

  • Author : L.J.M.J. Blomen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1994-01-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0306441586

Fuel Cell Systems Excerpt :

In light of recent alarming environmental trends combined with increasing commercial viability of fuel cells, the time is propitious for a book focusing on the systematic aspects of cell plant technology. This multidisciplinary text covers the main types of fuel cells, R&D issues, plant design and construction, and economic factors to provide industrial and academic researchers working in electrical systems design, electrochemistry, and engineering with a unique and comprehensive resource.

European Law on Combined Heat and Power Book

European Law on Combined Heat and Power

  • Author : Maciej M. Sokołowski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000043198

European Law on Combined Heat and Power Excerpt :

This book provides an analysis of the European policy approach to combined heat and power (CHP), a highly efficient technology used by all EU Member States for the needs of generating electricity and heat. European Law on Combined Heat and Power carries out an assessment of the European legal and policy measures on CHP, evaluating how it has changed over the years through progress and decline in specific member states. Over the course of the book, Sokołowski explores all aspects of CHP, examining the types of measures used to steer the growth of cogeneration in the EU and the policies and regulatory tools that have influenced its development. He also assesses the specific role of CHP in the liberalisation of the internal energy market and EU action on climate and sustainability. Finally, by delivering his notions of "cogenatives", "cogenmunities", or "Micro-Collective-Flexible-Smart-High-Efficiency cogeneration", Sokołowski considers how the new EU energy package – "Clean energy for all Europeans" – will shape future developments. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy law and regulation, combined heat and power and energy efficiency, as well as policy makers and energy experts working in the CHP sector.

Organic Rankine Cycle  ORC  Power Systems Book

Organic Rankine Cycle ORC Power Systems

  • Author : Ennio Macchi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005118

Organic Rankine Cycle ORC Power Systems Excerpt :

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems: Technologies and Applications provides a systematic and detailed description of organic Rankine cycle technologies and the way they are increasingly of interest for cost-effective sustainable energy generation. Popular applications include cogeneration from biomass and electricity generation from geothermal reservoirs and concentrating solar power installations, as well as waste heat recovery from gas turbines, internal combustion engines and medium- and low-temperature industrial processes. With hundreds of ORC power systems already in operation and the market growing at a fast pace, this is an active and engaging area of scientific research and technical development. The book is structured in three main parts: (i) Introduction to ORC Power Systems, Design and Optimization, (ii) ORC Plant Components, and (iii) Fields of Application. Provides a thorough introduction to ORC power systems Contains detailed chapters on ORC plant components Includes a section focusing on ORC design and optimization Reviews key applications of ORC technologies, including cogeneration from biomass, electricity generation from geothermal reservoirs and concentrating solar power installations, waste heat recovery from gas turbines, internal combustion engines and medium- and low-temperature industrial processes Various chapters are authored by well-known specialists from Academia and ORC manufacturers

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet Book

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet

  • Author : Yu Luo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191859

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet Excerpt :

Hybrid Systems and Multi-energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet provides the general concepts of hybrid systems and multi-energy networks, focusing on the integration of energy systems and the application of information technology for energy internet. The book gives a comprehensive presentation on the optimization of hybrid multi-energy systems, integrating renewable energy and fossil fuels. It presents case studies to support theoretical background, giving interdisciplinary prospects for the energy internet concept in power and energy. Covered topics make this book relevant to researchers and engineers in the energy field, engineers and researchers of renewable hybrid energy solutions, and upper level students. Focuses on the emerging technologies and current challenges of integrating multiple technologies for distributed energy internet Addresses current challenges of multi-energy networks and case studies supporting theoretical background Includes a transformative understanding of future concepts and R&D directions on the concept of the energy internet

Polygeneration Systems Book

Polygeneration Systems

  • Author : Francesco Calise
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128206263

Polygeneration Systems Excerpt :

The support for polygeneration lies in the possibility of integrating different technologies into a single energy system, to maximize the utilization of both fossil and renewable fuels. A system that delivers multiple forms of energy to users, maximizing the overall efficiency makes polygeneration an emerging and viable option for energy consuming industries. Polygeneration Systems: Design, Processes and Technologies provides simple and advanced calculation techniques to evaluate energy, environmental and economic performance of polygeneration systems under analysis. With specific design guidelines for each type of polygeneration system and experimental performance data, referred both to single components and overall systems, this title covers all aspects of polygeneration from design to operation, optimization and practical implementation. Giving different aspects of both fossil and non-fossil fuel based polygeneration and the wider area of polygeneration processes, this book helps readers learn general principles to specific system design and development through analysis of case studies, examples, simulation characteristics and thermodynamic and economic data. Detailed economic data for technology to assist developing feasibility studies regarding the possible application of polygeneration technologies Offers a comprehensive list of all current numerical and experimental results of polygeneration available Includes simulation models, cost figures, demonstration projects and test standards for designers and researchers to validate their own models and/or to test the reliability of their results