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Heat generation by cow dung incineration in the north of Iran
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this thesis was to design an incinerator which was fuelled by cow dung. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the designed incinerator can provide the heat needs of a medium size farm in the north of Iran. This project was conducted to study local energy sources accessible in a farm to cut the costs of fossil fuels in one hand and reduction of environmental impacts caused by use of those fuels in the other hand. The whole system was composed of heating elements inside the farm building and an incineration system to heat generation by combusting dry cow dung outside the farm building. The wet manure contained 40% moisture that should be dried by passing through two dryers in series before entering the incinerator. An appropriate water-tube boiler has been designed to boil water which condensed in a condenser so that the latent heat of steam has used for heating the building. A shell and tube heat exchanger has been designed for condensing the steam in the shell side and warming up water flow circulated through heating elements in the tube side. Therefore there are two water cycles one within the heat generation system and the other cycle through heating elements which are designed to exchange heat inside a condenser. About the dryers it is attempted to use recoverable heat of flue gas so that the heat required for the drying section is supplied by the stack of incinerator. As the result of the project, proposed system is evaluated in terms of heat balance and thermal efficiency. Calculation shows that the system is quite sufficient to supply heat needs of the farm and the theoretical thermal efficiency of the system is about 78%.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Heat production, Incineration, Local bio-fuel source
National Category
Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20013OAI: diva2:656891
Subject / course
Environmental Engineering MM1
Educational program
International Master's Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development NEKAA 120 higher education credits
2012-10-30, Mid Sweden University, Ă–stersund, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-11-06 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2013-11-06Bibliographically approved

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