Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Production of Synthetic Natural Gas from Refuse-Derived Fuel Gasification for Use in a Polygeneration District Heating and Cooling System
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology. Univ Lisbon, Portugal.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1837-5439
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3661-7016
2016 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 9, no 12, 1080Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nowadays conventional district heating and cooling (DHC) systems face the challenge of reducing fossil fuel dependency while maintaining profitability. To address these issues, this study examines the possibility of retrofitting DHC systems with refuse-derived fuel (RDF) gasifiers and gas upgrading equipment. A novel system is proposed based on the modification of an existing DHC system. Thermodynamic and economic models were established to allow for a parametric analysis of key parameters. The study revealed that such an upgrade is both feasible and economically viable. In the basic scenario, the retrofitted DHC system can simultaneously produce 60.3 GWh/year of heat, 65.1 GWh/year of cold, 33.2 GWh/year of electricity and 789.5 tons/year of synthetic natural gas. A significant part of the heat load can be generated from the waste heat of the upgrading equipment. The investment in retrofitting the polygeneration DHC system presents a payback period of 3 years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI AG , 2016. Vol. 9, no 12, 1080
Keyword [en]
polygeneration, synthetic natural gas, district heating and cooling systems, refuse derived fuels, gasification
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202451DOI: 10.3390/en9121080ISI: 000392402700081Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020529091OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202451DiVA: diva2:1078395
Note

QC 20170303

Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2017-06-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kabalina, NataliaCosta, MarioWeihong, YangMartin, Andrew R.
By organisation
Energy TechnologyMaterials Science and Engineering
In the same journal
Energies
Energy Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 12 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf