Numerical Simulation of a Micro Combined Heating and Power (CHP) for Residential Application

M. Togadiya, P. Togadiya, A. Rupapara, Mohammadhamzah Patel, R. Patel, A. Patel, S. Patel

Abstract


In the current times of energy crises, there has been a need to use renewable energy resources to meet the energy demands. The available renewable energy resources are required to be used in a manner that newer technologies can overcome the older ones in terms of performance. In the present study, numerical simulation of a micro combined heating and power (CHP) for different power generation capacities has been done. The CHP system chosen has internal combustion engine as a prime mover which uses biogas or natural gas as a fuel. The results are compared with conventional electric generation system which is coal fired. It has been shown in the present study that there is a minimum capacity (power generation) of CHP system required to surpass the performance (in terms of energy savings, efficiency and thermal load calculations) of a conventional coal fired electric system.

Cite this Article
Togadiya M, Togadiya P, Patel S et al. Numerical Simulation of a Micro
Combined Heating and Power (CHP) for Residential Application. Journal of
Automobile Engineering and Applications. 2017; 4(3): 24–30p.


Keywords


Combined heat and power (CHP), biogas, internal combustion engine, electric demand, thermal demand

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