Development of a small-scale trigeneration plant based on a CI engine fuelled by neat non-edible plant oil


This study presents design and construction of a tri-generation system (thermal efficiency, 63%), powered by neat nonedible plant oils (jatropha, pongamia and jojoba oil or standard diesel fuel), besides studies on plant performance and economics. Proposed plant consumes fuel (3 l/h) and produce ice (40 kg/h) by means of an adsorption refrigerator powered from the engine waste jacket water heat. Potential savings in green house gas (GHG) emissions of trigeneration system in comparison to cogeneration (or single generation) has also been discussed.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mechanical Engineering & Design
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adsorption cooling,biofuels,CI engine,GHG emission,performance,trigeneration
Full Text Link: http://nopr.nis ... 123456789/12501
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-08
Authors: Hossain, A.K. ( 0000-0002-8713-8058)
Thorpe, R.
Critoph, R.E.
Davies, P.A. ( 0000-0003-4783-1234)

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