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Energy efficiency improvement through technology optimisation and low grade heat recovery

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dc.contributor.advisor Adley, Catherine C.
dc.contributor.advisor Semkov, Krum
dc.contributor.author Connolly, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-25T11:21:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-25T11:21:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4321
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The undertaken project is a case study, focusing primarily on the energy efficiency improvement of an industrial partner in the food processing industry through the recovery of low grade waste heat. An analysis of the energy efficiency (enthalpy and exergy) of the plant was carried out and consequently the installation of standard heat recovery devices have been recommended (plate heat exchangers, reboiler etc.) for the improvement of energy efficiency. Additionally, a novel heat recovery technology is discussed which allows for the recovery of low grade waste heat from boiler flue gases with a complementary reduction in NOx gas emissions through combustion air prehumidification. As part of this project, experiments have been carried out to investigate the impact of boiler combustion air prehumidification on the NOx gas emissions of a liquid fuel burning boiler. Previously, no such experiments had been carried out on liquid fuel burning boilers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject food processing industry en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency en_US
dc.subject heat en_US
dc.title Energy efficiency improvement through technology optimisation and low grade heat recovery en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor EI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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