Pinch Analysis for Sustainable Energy Planning Using Diverse Quality Measures

Tan Raymond R.,     De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Foo Dominic C.Y.,     University of Nottingham, Selangor, Malaysia


This chapter presents the generalised Pinch principles for energy planning involving the optimal matching of sources and sinks (or demands) using diverse measures of energy quality such as Carbon Footprint, Agricultural-Land Footprint, Water Footprint, emergy and inoperability. These indices provide numerical measures of the quality of energy streams allocated between sources and sinks under different contexts. Nevertheless, there are common principles that apply to all such systems, which allow the use of a two-phase ...

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