A Preliminary Feasibility Study of a Fuel Cell Based Combined Cooling Heating and Power System
2011 (English)In: Gazi University Journal of Polytechnic, Vol. 14, no 3, 199-202 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems, provide an alternative for the world to meet and solve energy – related problems, such as energy shortages, supply security, emissions, the economy, and conservation of energy, etc. CCHP systems do not just provide electricity and heating but also cooling for space air conditioning or processes. Recent studies points out that the overall efficiencies of CCHP systems that exploit an advanced thermally activated technology are superior to conventional systems. This study is a preliminary feasibility of a fuel cell based combined heat and power (CHP) system coupled with an open cycle desiccant cooling. The technology is based on the principle of outside air dehumidification by an adsorbent. The study shows that the payback time is around 13 years. With governmental and European Union incentives, possible increases in power prices and decreases in costs by mass production the payback time is expected to decrease in the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 14, no 3, 199-202 p.
CCHP, Desiccant cooling, Sustainability, Fuel cell, Feasibility
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