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5th Edition

Small-scale Cogeneration Handbook

ISBN 9788770226530
Published February 17, 2022 by River Publishers
262 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy – compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in a local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system. The fifth edition of this comprehensive reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. Covered 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 numerous case histories.

This new edition is updated with new material and comes with access to a useful program that can help determine the economic value of applying cogeneration for your clients’ benefit.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. History of Cogeneration

3. Regulatory Actions

4. Uses of Cogeneration

5. Applying Cogeneration to a Facility

6. Sizing the Cogenerator

7. Logistics of Installation

8. Permitting Requirements

9. Operation & Maintenance

10. Pitfalls of Cogeneration

11. Financing Cogeneration Projects

12. Case Histories

13. Small-scale Cogeneration Manufacturers

14. Do-it-yourself Cogeneration

15. Green Energy vs. Cogeneration

16. Microturbines and Cogenration

17. Absorber-Chillers in Cogeneration

18. Desiccant Drying and Cogeneration

19. Fuel Cells

20. Distributed Generation

21. National Combined Heat & Power Association

22. Cogeneration in Europe

23. The Organic Rankine Cycle

24. Pyrolysis

25. Available Technologies


I. Typical Shared-Savings Agreement

II. Energy Conversion Tables

III. Heat Loss in Swimming Pools—Graphs

IV. Typical Small-scale Cogeneration Energy Production

V. Typical Utility Rate Schedules—Gas and Electricity

VI. Working a Cogeneration Project—A Model

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Bernard Kolanowski is a mechanical engineer having received his BSc degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His career spans the application of engineered products to various industries seeking solutions. Cogeneration is his current focus, applying systems both large and small to various commercial and industrial establishments, utilizing engines, microturbines, and gas turbines. He currently resides in Carlsbad, California.