Thermodynamics, performance analysis and computational modelling of small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems

T.T. Al-Shemmeri,     Staffordshire University, UK


Combined heat and power (CHP) production compared with single generation of power has two advantages: it helps to improve the utilisation of energy production and to reduce pollution. Cost-efficient operation of a CHP system can be planned using an optimisation model based on the thermodynamic principles involved in the behaviour of the system’s working fluid and operating conditions of the system’s components. However, the calculations are complex, lengthy and prone to errors. Hence a computerised model was written with the aim of helping the designer to examine ...

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