Hiestand, James; Alp, Neslihan
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
Cogeneration of electric power and heat
xiv, 118 leaves
Reinert, Nadine, "Combined heat and power: technology review and analysis for a residential building" (2012). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.