Small-scale Cogeneration Handbook

Small-scale Cogeneration Handbook

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As the technologies for small-scale cogeneration have advanced over the last two decades, an increasing number of commercial, institutional, governmental and industrial energy users are seeing the advantages offered by these highly efficient systems. Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy — compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in the local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system. Now fully updated, this comprehensive, best selling reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. The third edition includes a new chapter on the advent of the fuel cell in cogeneration plus the all the latest cogeneration technologies. Covered in detail are regulatory developments and their impact, permitting requirements, operation and maintenance, financing, technology basics, micro turbines, absorption chillers, distributed generation, and case histories.

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A mechanical engineer who runs a business developing small-scale cogeneration projects in southern California, Kalanowski explains how any company that buys electricity and natural gas or propane from outside suppliers can increase fuel efficiency, lower fuel usage, and increase savings. He considers such aspects as the history of cogeneration, uses and applications, regulatory actions, installation, permits required, operation and maintenance, financing, case histories, manufacturers, do-it-yourself systems, environmental issues, micro-turbines, absorber chillers, distributed generation, and cogeneration in Europe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Lilburn, GA : Fairmont Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780585335445
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 167 pages)


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