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Industrial waste heat recovery: A systematic approach

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posted on 19.07.2018, 09:56 by Elliot WoolleyElliot Woolley, Yang Luo, Alessandro Simeone
Globally one third of energy consumption is attributable to the industrial sector, with up to fifty percent ultimately wasted as heat. Unlike material waste that is clearly visible, waste heat (WHE) can be difficult to identify and evaluate both in terms of quantity and quality. Hence by being able to understand the availability of waste heat energy, and the ability to recover, there is an opportunity to reduce industrial energy costs and associated environmental impacts. A waste heat energy recovery framework is developed to provide manufacturers with a four step methodology in assessing production activities in facilities, analysing the compatibility of waste heat source(s) and sink(s) in terms of exergy balance and temporal availability, selecting appropriate heat recovery technologies and decision support based on economic benefits. The economic opportunity for industrial energy recovery is demonstrated in an industrial case study. The applicability of the framework for wider industrial application is discussed.

Funding

This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK [grant number EP/I033351/1].

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

Volume

29

Pages

50 - 59

Citation

WOOLLEY, E., LUO, Y. and SIMEONE, A., 2018. Industrial waste heat recovery: A systematic approach. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 29, pp. 50-59.

Publisher

© the Authors. Published by Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Acceptance date

05/07/2018

Publication date

2018-07-07

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ISSN

2213-1388

Language

en