RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Industrial and Cogeneration

Optimal Planning of a Super Waste Incineration Cogeneration Plant

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K. Ito, R. Yokoyama

Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1, Gakuen-cho, Sakai, Osaka, 593 Japan

M. Shimoda

Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., 832-2, Horiguchi, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, 312 Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(4), 903-909 (Oct 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2817072 History: Received February 01, 1996; Online November 19, 2007


This paper is concerned with the evaluation of economic and energy-saving characteristics of a super waste incineration cogeneration plant, which is equipped with gas turbines as topping cycle to overcome the drawback of low power generating efficiency of conventional waste incineration cogeneration plants only with steam turbines. Economic and energy-saving characteristics are evaluated using an optimal planning method, which determines capacities and operational strategies of constituent equipment from their many alternatives so as to minimize the annual total cost. Through a case study, advantages of a super waste incineration cogeneration plant are shown in comparison with a conventional one. A parametric study is also carried out with respect to the amounts of waste collected and energy distributed.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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