Trigeneration in food retail: An energetic, economic and environmental evaluation for a supermarket application; Applied Thermal Engineering
Sugiartha, N, Tassou, SA, Chaer, I and Marriott, D (2007). Trigeneration in food retail: An energetic, economic and environmental evaluation for a supermarket application; Applied Thermal Engineering. Applied Thermal Engineering. 29 (13), pp. 2624-2632.
|Authors||Sugiartha, N, Tassou, SA, Chaer, I and Marriott, D|
This paper presents results on the evaluation of energy utilisation efficiency and economic and environmental performance of a micro-gas turbine (MGT) based trigeneration system for supermarket applications. A spreadsheet energy model has been developed for the analysis of trigeneration systems and a 2800 m2 sales area supermarket was selected for the feasibility study. Historical energy demand data were used for the analysis, which considered factors such as the fraction of the heat output used to drive the absorption chillers, the chiller COP and the difference between electricity and gas prices. The results showed that energy and environmental benefits can be obtained from the application of trigeneration systems to supermarkets compared to conventional systems. The payback period of natural gas driven trigeneration systems and greenhouse gas emissions savings will depend on the relative gas and electricity prices and the COP of the vapour compression and absorption systems. It was also shown that operation at full electrical output gives a better performance than a heat load-following strategy due to the reduction of the electrical generation efficiency of the MGT unit at part load conditions.
|Journal||Applied Thermal Engineering|
|Journal citation||29 (13), pp. 2624-2632|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2008.11.018|
|Online||06 Dec 2008|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||24 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||15 Nov 2008|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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