Committee Chair

Dhamshala, Prakash

Committee Member

Hiestand, James; Alp, Neslihan

Department

Dept. of Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This thesis intends to show the current state of Combined Heat and Power Systems and highlights the different aspects of the technologies. A manufacturer directory was developed and the theoretical principals for planning and analysis of a CHP system are described. In the second part, a case study is analyzed for residential application in the USA. Three Micro-CHP systems are chosen: Otto engine, Stirling engine, and fuel cell. Also two locations, Chicago and Atlanta, are selected to represent the northern and southern region. The calculations are based on models in TRNSYS and BHKW Plan. The results show, that the fuel cells, represents the heat demand in the best way. Environmentally, each system shows improvements of over 50% CO2 reduction. From the economic perspective none of the systems can offer a return of the more investment compared to the conventional heat and power generation.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

11-2012

Subject

Cogeneration of electric power and heat

Keyword

Combined heat and power systems

Discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xiv, 118 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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