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Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook, 3rd Edition

  • ID: 575908
  • Book
  • 205 Pages
  • The Fairmont Press
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As the technologies for small-scale cogeneration have advanced over the last two decades, an increasing number of commercial, institutional, governmental and industrial energy users are seeing the advantages offered by these highly efficient systems. Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy — compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in the local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system. In addition, because cogeneration uses less fuel, overall fewer pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere. Cogenerators are also well positioned to benefit from todays more liberalized and competitive energy markets.

Now fully updated, this comprehensive, best selling reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. The third edition includes a new chapter on the advent of the fuel cell in cogeneration plus the all the latest cogeneration technologies. Covered in detail are regulatory developments and their impact, system selection and sizing, permitting requirements, operation and maintenance, financing, technology basics, micro turbines, absorption chillers, distributed generation, and case histories.
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1 - Introduction
2 - History of Cogeneration
3 - Regulatory Actions
4 - Uses of Cogeneration
5 - Applying Cogeneration
6 - Sizing the Cogenerator
7 - Logistics of Installation
8 - Permitting Requirements
9 - Operation & Maintenance
10 - Pitfalls of Cogeneration
11 - Financing Cogeneration Projects
12 - Case Histories
13 - Small-Scale Cogeneration Manufacturers
14 - Do-It-Yourself Cogeneration
15 - Green Energy vs. Cogeneration
16 - Micro-Turbines and Cogeneration
17 - Absorber Chillers in Cogeneration
18 - Desiccant Drying and Cogeneration
19 - Fuel Cells
20 - Distributed Generation
21 - National Combined Heat & Power Association
22 - Cogeneration in Europe

Appendix I - Typical Shared Savings Agreement
Appendix II - Energy Conversion Table
Appendix III - Heat Loss in Swimming Pools: Graphs
Appendix IV - Typical Small-Scale Cogeneration Energy Production
Appendix V - Typical Utility Rate Schedules: Gas & Electric
Appendix VI - Working a Cogeneration Project: A Model

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