Comparative Analysis of Two Trigeneration Systems for a Rezidential Building

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Tomme: LX (LXIV) | Fascicle: 4 | 2014
Pages: 141-150
Abstract text:
Biomass is a global resource that is still being used in traditional ways almost all around the globe, resulting in a waste of its great potential in the production of energy. Romania is a part of those countries that aren’t improving the way some natural resources are used and this was one of the reasons for conducting the study. The study is proposing a comparative analysis of two trigeneration systems, one using biomass and internal combustion engine, and another system that uses micro-turbine fed with natural gas that are supplying a five floor residential building with power, heat and chilled water. The intent was to compare the two most spread types of fuel that are used in the heat and energy production. For the analysis, the study was conducted by using Retscreen software version 4. It was determined that biomass trigeneration installations are feasible having great payback periods and a good cost-benefit ratio without any need of incentives or grants, but in order to be implemented in Romania, the cost should be supported by the government, because the cost for every family is very high in the economical present.
Key Words:
natural gas; biomass; fossil fuel; absorption; power; CCHP; micro-turbine; engine.

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Author(s) Information

Bogdan-Andrei Tofan
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: tba.tofanbogdanandrei@yahoo.com
Ion Şerbănoiu
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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Alin-Enver Hoblea
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: ahoblea@me.com

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