Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook
Bernard F. Kolanowski
English | PDF | 13.7M
As the technologies for small-scale cogeneration have advanced over the last decade, a greater 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 today's more liberalized and competitive energy markets. The fully updated second edition of 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. Covered in detail are recent 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.