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An assessment of advanced technology for industrial cogenerationThe potential of advanced fuel utilization and energy conversion technologies to enhance the outlook for the increased use of industrial cogeneration was assessed. The attributes of advanced cogeneration systems that served as the basis for the assessment included their fuel flexibility and potential for low emissions, efficiency of fuel or energy utilization, capital equipment and operating costs, and state of technological development. Over thirty advanced cogeneration systems were evaluated. These cogeneration system options were based on Rankine cycle, gas turbine engine, reciprocating engine, Stirling engine, and fuel cell energy conversion systems. The alternatives for fuel utilization included atmospheric and pressurized fluidized bed combustors, gasifiers, conventional combustion systems, alternative energy sources, and waste heat recovery. Two advanced cogeneration systems with mid-term (3 to 5 year) potential were found to offer low emissions, multi-fuel capability, and a low cost of producing electricity. Both advanced cogeneration systems are based on conventional gas turbine engine/exhaust heat recovery technology; however, they incorporate advanced fuel utilization systems.
Document ID
19840013933
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Moore, N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1983
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:173456
NASA-CR-173456
JPL-PUB-83-66
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-918
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER C-2742911
PROJECT: RTOP 779-00-00
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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