Cogeneration and District Energy Systems
Modelling, analysis and optimization
District energy (DE) systems use central heating and/or cooling facilities to provide heating and/or cooling services for communities and can be particularly beneficial when integrated with cogeneration plants for electricity and heat. This book provides information on district energy and cogeneration technologies, and the systems that combine them, with a focus on their modelling, analysis and optimization.
Topics covered include a brief introduction to district heating and cogeneration; background material on thermodynamics and exergy analyses; models for cogeneration, heating and district heating, and chilling and district cooling; descriptions and analyses of configurations for integrating cogeneration and DE technologies; economics of cogeneration and DE; environmental impact of cogeneration systems, including wastes and carbon dioxide emissions and their allocations; modelling and optimization of cogeneration-based district energy systems accounting for economics and environmental impact; developments and advances in technologies and systems for cogeneration and DE; and future directions.
Examples and case studies are included throughout the book to illustrate the material covered, and to demonstrate the importance, benefits and value of cogeneration and district energy technologies in achieving sustainable and efficient energy systems.
About the Author
Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. He is former President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and has served in many professional capacities, including Editor-in-Chief of several journals and a member of the Board of Directors of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. Dr Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in energy, sustainability, cogeneration and environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry, and he has written numerous books. He was a member of an International Energy Agency Experts Group on cogeneration/district cooling, and the Canadian Experts Group on the same topic.
Seama Koohi-Fayegh is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada. Her PhD research was supported by Ontario Ministry of Environment and was focused on the thermal sustainability of geothermal energy systems, and their system interactions and environmental impacts. Her master's thesis was on entropy generation analysis of condensation and won multiple awards at the school level and from the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. Dr. Koohi-Fayegh's research interests include heat transfer, sustainable energy systems and energy technology assessment.