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Efficiency Optimization Tools in Combined Heat and Power Plants
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHP) need to be efficient and cost-effective.

The purpose of optimization processes is to increase the efficiency and reduce the costs of the operation in a CHP.

A CHP needs often to adapt to changes. Modifications in the boiler, the fuel or even the integration to other processes (e.g. control of soot deposition) could affect the efficiency. It is a hard task to predict the effects of a certain modification and optimization tools that even can simulate and model the process are used to help.

The project will consider some of the Combined Heat and Power plants located in Sweden, Finland, Poland and the Baltic.

The study will focus on the optimization of plant efficiency. The optimization processes from fuel feeding to the delivery of energy to the distribution network will be looked at.

An analysis of which model and simulation tools used for design of new facilities could be reuse afterwards during operation of the plant. 

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Keyword [en]
CHP, optimization tools, process optimization, simulation.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133206OAI: diva2:659892
Educational program
Master of Science - Sustainable Energy Engineering
Available from: 2013-10-29 Created: 2013-10-28 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved

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