A novel 2kWe biomass-organic rankine cycle micro cogeneration system
Daminabo, Ferdinand Frank Oko (2009) A novel 2kWe biomass-organic rankine cycle micro cogeneration system. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Energy is potentially at the hub of modern civilization and right from Industrial Revolution, technology has refined and redefined the way we use energy; but technological advancement in all spheres will continue to depend and use energy to progress. However, fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil) have remained the dominant energy resource accounting for a larger proportion of world energy consumption when compared to nuclear energy and renewable energy resources. There are mounting fears of both the climate and our environment reaching a characteristic tipping point due to global warming. This is associated with the relentless use of fossil fuels and uncontrolled emissions of greenhouse gases. The persistent trend has triggered the need for alternative and renewable energy options which are now being considered and pursued globally to avert the possibility of climate change attaining a state of irreversibility. This research describes the development of a novel 2kWe biomass fired Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system intended for remote off-grid locations, employing a multi-vane expander as the prime mover.
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