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  • 1.
    Abdi, Amir
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Martin, Viktoria
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Chiu, Justin NingWei
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Numerical investigation of melting in a cavity with vertically oriented fins2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 235, s. 1027-1040Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the effect of vertical fins, as an enhancement technique, on the heat transfer rate and energy density of a latent heat thermal energy storage system. This contributes with knowledge on the interaction of heat transfer surface with the storage material for optimizing storage capacity (energy) and power (heat transfer rate). For the assessment, numerical modeling is employed to study the melting process in a two-dimensional rectangular cavity. The cavity is considered heated isothermally from the bottom with surface temperatures of 55 degrees C, 60 degrees C or 70 degrees C, while the other surfaces are insulated from the surrounding. Aluminum and lauric acid are considered as fin/enclosure material and phase change material, respectively. Vertical fins attached to the bottom surface are employed to enhance the charging rate, and a parametric study is carried out by varying the fin length and number of fins. Thus, a broad range of data is provided to analyze the influence of fin configurations on contributing natural convection patterns, as well as the effects on melting time, enhanced heat transfer rate and accumulated energy. The results show that in addition to increasing the heat transfer surface area, the installation of vertically oriented fins does not suppress the natural convection mechanism. This is as opposed to horizontal fins which in previous studies have shown tendencies to reduce the impact of natural convection. This paper also highlights how using longer fins offers a higher rate of heat transfer and a better overall heat transfer coefficient rather than increasing the number of fins. Also, fins do not only enhance the heat transfer performance in the corresponding melting time, but also maintain similar total amount of stored energy as compared to the no-fin case. This paper discusses how this is the result of the enhanced heat transfer allowing a larger portion of sensible heat to be recovered. For example, in the case with long fins, the relative mean power enhancement is about 200% with merely 6% capacity reduction, even though the amount of PCM in the cavity has been reduced by 12% as compared to the no-fin case. Although the basis for these results stems from the principles of thermodynamics, this paper is bringing it forward with design consideration. This is because despite its importance for making appropriate comparisons among heat transfer enhancement techniques in latent heat thermal energy storage, it has not been previously discussed in the literature. In the end, the aim is to accomplish robust storage systems in terms of power and energy density.

  • 2.
    Acuña, José
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Palm, Björn
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Distributed thermal response tests on pipe-in-pipe borehole heat exchangers2013Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 109, nr SI, s. 312-320Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Borehole Thermal Energy Storage systems typically use U-pipe Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHE) having borehole thermal resistances of at least 0.06 K m/W. Obviously, there is room for improvement in the U-pipe design to decrease these values. Additionally, there is a need for methods of getting more detailed knowledge about the performance of BHEs. Performing Distributed Thermal Response Tests (DTRT) on new proposed designs helps to fill this gap, as the ground thermal conductivity and thermal resistances in a BHE can be determined at many instances in the borehole thanks to distributed temperature measurements along the depth. In this paper, results from three heat injection DTRTs carried out on two coaxial pipe-in-pipe BHEs at different flow rates are presented for the first time. The tested pipe-in-pipe geometry consists of a central tube inserted into a larger external flexible pipe, forming an annular space between them. The external pipe is pressed to the borehole wall by applying a slight overpressure at the inside, resulting in good thermal contact and at the same time opening up for a novel method for measuring the borehole wall temperature in situ, by squeezing a fiber optic cable between the external pipe and the borehole wall. A reflection about how to calculate borehole thermal resistance in pipe-in-pipe BHEs is presented. Detailed fluid and borehole wall temperatures along the depth during the whole duration of the DTRTs allowed to calculate local and effective borehole thermal resistances and ground thermal conductivities. Local thermal resistances were found to be almost negligible as compared to U-pipe BHEs, and the effective borehole resistance equal to about 0.03 K m/W. The injected power was found to be almost evenly distributed along the depth.

  • 3.
    Ahlström, Johan M.
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Dep. of Space, Earth and Environment, Div. of Energy Technology.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology, Dep. of Space, Earth and Environment, Div. of Energy Technology; RISE Research Institute of Sweden.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Harvey, Simon
    Chalmers University of Technology, Dep. of Space, Earth and Environment, Div. of Energy Technology.
    Value chains for integrated production of liquefied bio-SNG at sawmill sites: Techno-economic and carbon footprint evaluation2017Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 206, s. 1590-1608Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Industry’s increasing demand for liquefied natural gas could be met in the future by liquefied methane produced from biomass feedstock (LBG - liquefied biogas). This study presents results from an investigation of value chains for integrated production of LBG at a generic sawmill site, based on gasification of sawmill waste streams and forest residues. The objective was to investigate the cost for, as well as the carbon footprint reduction associated with, production and use of LBG as a fuel. Five different LBG plant sizes were investigated in combination with three different sawmill sizes. The resulting cases differ regarding biomass feedstock composition, biomass transportation distances, LBG plant sizes, how efficiently the excess heat from the LBG plant is used, and LBG distribution distances. Pinch technology was used to quantify the heat integration opportunities and to design the process steam network. The results show that efficient use of energy within the integrated process has the largest impact on the performance of the value chain in terms of carbon footprint. The fuel production cost are mainly determined by the investment cost of the plant, as well as feedstock transportation costs, which mainly affects larger plants. Production costs are shown to range from 68 to 156 EUR/MW hfuel and the carbon footprint ranges from 175 to 250 kg GHG-eq/MW hnet biomass assuming that the product is used to substitute fossil LNG fuel. The results indicate that process integration of an indirect biomass gasifier for LBG production is an effective way for a sawmill to utilize its by-products. Integration of this type of biorefinery can be done in such a way that the plant can still cover its heating needs whilst expanding its product portfolio in a competitive way, both from a carbon footprint and cost perspective. The results also indicate that the gains associated with efficient heat integration are important to achieve an efficient value chain.

  • 4.
    Ahlström, Johan
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Pettersson, Karin
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Samhällsbyggnad, Energi och cirkulär ekonomi. Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    Harvey, Simon
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Value chains for integrated production of liquefied bio-SNG at sawmill sites – Techno-economic and carbon footprint evaluation2017Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 206, s. 1590-1608Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Industry's increasing demand for liquefied natural gas could be met in the future by liquefied methane produced from biomass feedstock (LBG - liquefied biogas). This study presents results from an investigation of value chains for integrated production of LBG at a generic sawmill site, based on gasification of sawmill waste streams and forest residues. The objective was to investigate the cost for, as well as the carbon footprint reduction associated with, production and use of LBG as a fuel. Five different LBG plant sizes were investigated in combination with three different sawmill sizes. The resulting cases differ regarding biomass feedstock composition, biomass transportation distances, LBG plant sizes, how efficiently the excess heat from the LBG plant is used, and LBG distribution distances. Pinch technology was used to quantify the heat integration opportunities and to design the process steam network. The results show that efficient use of energy within the integrated process has the largest impact on the performance of the value chain in terms of carbon footprint. The fuel production cost are mainly determined by the investment cost of the plant, as well as feedstock transportation costs, which mainly affects larger plants. Production costs are shown to range from 68 to 156 EUR/MW hfuel and the carbon footprint ranges from 175 to 250 kg GHG-eq/MW hnet biomass assuming that the product is used to substitute fossil LNG fuel. The results indicate that process integration of an indirect biomass gasifier for LBG production is an effective way for a sawmill to utilize its by-products. Integration of this type of biorefinery can be done in such a way that the plant can still cover its heating needs whilst expanding its product portfolio in a competitive way, both from a carbon footprint and cost perspective. The results also indicate that the gains associated with efficient heat integration are important to achieve an efficient value chain.

  • 5.
    Akhtar, Farid
    et al.
    Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Stockholm University.
    Andersson, Linnéa
    Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Stockholm University.
    Keshavarzi, Neda
    Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Stockholm University.
    Bergström, Lennart
    Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Stockholm University.
    Colloidal processing and CO 2 capture performance of sacrificially templated zeolite monoliths2012Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 97, s. 289-296Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Sacrificial templating of suspension cast and subsequently thermally treated zeolite monoliths with glassy carbon spheres and fibers yielded zeolite 13X and silicalite-1 monoliths with macroporosities up to 50 vol%. Homogeneous distribution of the macroporosity in hierarchically porous monoliths was obtained by tailoring the surface chemistry of the carbon particles by polyelectrolyte-assisted adsorption of zeolite particles. The effect of amount of kaolin binder and temperature for the thermal treatment on the monoliths strength, surface area and CO2 uptake was studied by diametral compression tests, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and gas adsorption. Cyclic adsorption and regeneration measurements showed that zeolite 13X monoliths display a high CO2 uptake while the silicalite-1 monoliths could be regenerated with a relatively low energy penalty.

  • 6.
    Akhtar, Farid
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Andersson, Linnéa
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Keshavarzi, Neda
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Colloidal processing and CO2 capture performance of sacrificially templated zeolite monoliths2012Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 97, s. 289-296Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Sacrificial templating of suspension cast and subsequently thermally treated zeolite monoliths with glassy carbon spheres and fibers yielded zeolite 13X and silicalite-1 monoliths with macroporosities up to 50 vol%. Homogeneous distribution of the macroporosity in hierarchically porous monoliths was obtained by tailoring the surface chemistry of the carbon particles by polyelectrolyte-assisted adsorption of zeolite particles. The effect of amount of kaolin binder and temperature for the thermal treatment on the monoliths strength, surface area and CO2 uptake was studied by diametral compression tests, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and gas adsorption. Cyclic adsorption and regeneration measurements showed that zeolite 13X monoliths display a high CO2 uptake while the silicalite-1 monoliths could be regenerated with a relatively low energy penalty.

  • 7.
    Allard, Ingrid
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Olofsson, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Östin, Ronny
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    A methodology to investigate the building energy performance gap2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to evaluate compliance with requirements on building energy performance, it is necessary to find strategies to process discrepancies from the results of forward simulations in the design stage and of measurements in the operated stage. The gap between designed performance and measured performance is referred to as the “performance gap”. It can be divided into a procurement gap (between intended design and verified performance) and an operational gap (between verified performance and non-normalized measurements).  

    In this work we introduced a methodology for performance gap analysis, based on separating the procurement- and operational gap. An important component to do this is calibrations of calculations using measured data. The suggested methodology allows for more detailed verifications of building energy performance and can be used to study how indicators reflect the performance gap. The proposed methodology is tested using data from a well-documented and measured operated single family building, in sub-arctic climate in Sweden.

    The indicators studied in the verification were carefully analyzed. The methodology was found reliable based on the obtained results and a sensitivity analysis. An overall observation is that the applicability of the methodology depends on the accuracy of the hybrid method. The accuracy of the performance gap analysis per definition depends on the available information of the operated building, and consequently to access to extensive measured data.

  • 8.
    Amiri, Shahnaz
    et al.
    University of Gävle.
    Moshfegh, Bahram
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Energisystem. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Possibilities and consequences of deregulation of the European electricity market for connection of heat sparse areas to district heating systems2010Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 87, nr 7, s. 2401-2410Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of the study is to analyse the conditions for connection of residential buildings in heat sparse areas to district heating systems in order to increase electricity production in municipal combined heat and power plants. The European electricity market has been assumed to be fully deregulated. The relation between connection of heat sparse areas, increased electricity and heat production as well as electricity prices, fuel prices and emissions rights is investigated. The results of the study show that there is potential to expand the district heating market to areas with lower heat concentrations in the cities of Gavle, Sandviken and Borlange in Sweden, with both economic and environmental benefits. The expansion provides a substantial heat demand of approximately 181 GWh/year, which results in an electricity power production of approximately 43 GWh/year. Since the detached and stand-alone houses in the studied heat sparse areas have been heated either by oil boiler or by direct electricity, connection to district heating also provides a substantial reduction in emissions of CO2. The largest reductions in CO2 emissions are found to be 211 ktonnes/year assuming coal-fired condensing power as marginal electricity production. Connection of heat sparse areas to district heating decrease the system costs and provide a profitability by approximately 22 million EURO/year for the studied municipalities if the price of electricity is at a European level, i.e. 110 EURO/MWh. Sensitivity analysis shows, among other things, that a strong relation exists between the price of electricity and the profitability of connecting heat sparse areas to district heating systems.

  • 9.
    Amiri, Shahnaz
    et al.
    Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för teknik och miljö, Avdelningen för bygg- energi- och miljöteknik, Energiteknik.
    Moshfegh, Bahram
    Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för teknik och miljö, Avdelningen för bygg- energi- och miljöteknik, Energiteknik.
    Possibilities and consequences of deregulation of the European electricity market for connection of heat sparse areas to district heating systems2010Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 87, nr 7, s. 2401-2410Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of the study is to analyse the conditions for connection of residential buildings in heat sparse areas to district heating systems in order to increase electricity production in municipal combined heat and power plants. The European electricity market has been assumed to be fully deregulated. The relation between connection of heat sparse areas, increased electricity and heat production as well as electricity prices, fuel prices and emissions rights is investigated. The results of the study show that there is potential to expand the district heating market to areas with lower heat concentrations in the cities of Gavle, Sandviken and Borlange in Sweden, with both economic and environmental benefits. The expansion provides a substantial heat demand of approximately 181 GWh/year, which results in an electricity power production of approximately 43 GWh/year. Since the detached and stand-alone houses in the studied heat sparse areas have been heated either by oil boiler or by direct electricity, connection to district heating also provides a substantial reduction in emissions of CO(2). The largest reductions in CO(2) emissions are found to be 211 ktonnes/year assuming coal-fired condensing power as marginal electricity production. Connection of heat sparse areas to district heating decrease the system costs and provide a profitability by approximately 22 million EURO/year for the studied municipalities if the price of electricity is at a European level, i.e. 110 EURO/MWh. Sensitivity analysis shows, among other things, that a strong relation exists between the price of electricity and the profitability of connecting heat sparse areas to district heating systems.

  • 10.
    Andersson, Jan-Olof
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Elfgren, Erik
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Westerlund, Lars
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Improved energy efficiency in juice production through waste heat recycling2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 130, nr S1, s. 757-763Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Berry juice concentrate is produced by pressing berries and heating up the juice. The by-products are berry skins and seeds in a press cake. Traditionally, these by-products have been composted, but due to their valuable nutrients, it could be profitable to sell them instead. The skins and seeds need to be separated and dried to a moisture content of less than 10 %wt (on dry basis) in order to avoid fermentation. A berry juice plant in the north of Sweden has been studied in order to increase the energy and resource efficiency, with special focus on the drying system. This was done by means of process integration with mass and energy balance, theory from thermodynamics and psychrometry along with measurements of the juice plant. Our study indicates that the drying system could be operated at full capacity without any external heat supply using waste heat supplied from the juice plant. This would be achieved by increasing the efficiency of the dryer by recirculation of the drying air and by heat supply from the flue gases of the industrial boiler. The recirculation would decrease the need of heat in the dryer with about 52%. The total heat use for the plant could thereby be decreased from 1262 kW to 1145 kW. The improvements could be done without compromising the production quality.

  • 11.
    Andersson, Jan-Olof
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Toffolo, Andrea
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Improving energy efficiency of sawmill industrial sites by integration with pellet and CHP plants2013Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 111, s. 791-800Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    An essential strategy to lower energy and resources consumption is the development of highly integrated industrial sites including different kind of plants complementing one another. Sawmills are huge biomass suppliers to other industries, such as pulp and paper mills, pellet plants and CHP plants, and part of the biomass is also used for the internal heat requirement. In this paper the integration of a sawmill with a pellet plant and a CHP plant is investigated using advanced process integration techniques, so that the thermal energy and the electricity produced in the CHP plant by burning part of the sawmill biomass output are used for the heat and power requirements of the other two industries. The results show that up to 18% of the biomass by-products from the sawmill can be saved, but from the economic point of view the ratio between prices of the thermal energy sold for district heating and the low quality biomass has to be lower than the present one to make the integrated design solution more attractive than separate plant operation.

  • 12.
    Andersson, Jan-Olof
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Westerlund, Lars
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Improved energy efficiency in sawmill drying system2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 113, s. 891-901Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The worldwide use of biomass has increased drastically during the last decade. At Swedish sawmills about half of the entering timber becomes lumber, with the remainder considered as by-product (biomass). A significant part of this biomass is used for internal heat production, mainly for forced drying of lumber in drying kilns. Large heat losses in kilns arise due to difficulties in recovering evaporative heat in moist air at low temperatures. This paper addresses the impact of available state-of-the-art technologies of heat recycling on the most common drying schemes used in Swedish sawmills. Simulations of different technologies were performed on an hourly basis to compare the heat and electricity demand with the different technologies. This was executed for a total sawmill and finally to the national level to assess the potential effects upon energy efficiency and biomass consumption. Since some techniques produce a surplus of heat the comparison has to include the whole sawmill. The impact on a national level shows the potential of the different investigated techniques. The results show that if air heat exchangers were introduced across all sawmills in Sweden, the heat demand would decrease by 0.3 TWh/year. The mechanical heat pump technology would decrease the heat demand by 5.6 TWh/year and would also produce a surplus for external heat sinks, though electricity demand would increase by 1 TWh/year. The open absorption system decreases the heat demand by 3.4 TWh/year on a national level, though at the same time there is a moderate increase in electricity demand of 0.05 TWh/year. Introducing actual energy prices in Sweden gives an annual profit (investment cost excluded) on national level for the open absorption system of almost 580 million SEK. For the mechanical heat pump technology the profit is 204 million SEK and for the traditional heat exchanger the profit is significant lower. It has been found that a widespread implementation of available energy recovery technologies across Swedish sawmills would result in substantial savings of biomass for other purposes in the society

  • 13.
    Andersson, Jan-Olof
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Westerlund, Lars
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Surplus biomass through energy efficient kilns2011Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 88, nr 12, s. 4848-4853Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of biomass in the European Union has increased since the middle of the 1990s, mostly because of high subsidies and CO2 emission regulation through the Kyoto protocol. The sawmills are huge biomass suppliers to the market; out of the Swedish annual lumber production of 16.4 Mm3, 95% is produced by medium to large-volume sawmills with a lumber quotient of 47%. The remaining part is produced as biomass. An essential part (12%) of the entering timber is used for supply of heat in their production processes, mostly in the substantial drying process. The drying process is the most time and heat consuming process in the sawmill. This study was undertaken to determine the sawmills’ national use of energy and potential magnitude of improvements. If the drying process can be made more effective, sawmills’ own use of biomass can be decreased and allow a considerably larger supply to the biomass market through processed or unprocessed biomass, heat or electricity production. The national electricity and heat usage when drying the lumber have been analysed by theoretical evaluation and experimental validation at a batch kiln. The main conclusion is that the heat consumption for drying lumber among the Swedish sawmills is 4.9 TW h/year, and with available state-of-the-art techniques it is possible to decrease the national heat consumption by approximately 2.9 TW h. This additional amount of energy corresponds to the market’s desire for larger energy supply.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Jim
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Techno-economic analysis of ammonia production via integrated biomass gasification2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 130, nr S1, s. 484-490Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Ammonia (NH3) can be produced by synthesis of nitrogen and hydrogen in the Haber–Bosch process, where the economic challenge is the hydrogen production. Currently, substantial amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted from the ammonia industry since the hydrogen production is almost exclusively based on fossil feedstocks. Hydrogen produced via gasification of lignocellulosic biomass is a more environmentally friendly alternative, but the economic performance is critical. The main objective of this work was to perform a techno-economic evaluation of ammonia production via integrated biomass gasification in an existing pulp and paper mill. The results were compared with a stand-alone production case to find potential technical and economic benefits deriving from the integration. The biomass gasifier and the subsequent NH3 production were modelled using the commercial software Aspen Plus. A process integration model based on Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) was used to analyze the effects on the overall energy system of the pulp mill. Important modelling constraints were to maintain the pulp production and the steam balance of the mill. The results showed that the process economics and energy performance are favourable for the integrated case compared to stand-alone production. The main conclusion was however that a rather high NH3 selling price is required to make both production cases economically feasible.

  • 15.
    Araoz Ramos, Joseph A.
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi. Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnología (FCyT), Universidad Mayor de San Simon (UMSS), Cochabamba, Bolivia.
    Salomon, Marianne
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Alejo, Lucio
    Fransson, Torsten H.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Numerical simulation for the design analysis of kinematic Stirling engines2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 159, s. 633-650Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The Stirling engine is a closed-cycle regenerative system that presents good theoretical properties. These include a high thermodynamic efficiency, low emissions levels thanks to a controlled external heat source, and multi-fuel capability among others. However, the performance of actual prototypes largely differs from the mentioned theoretical potential. Actual engine prototypes present low electrical power outputs and high energy losses. These are mainly attributed to the complex interaction between the different components of the engine, and the challenging heat transfer and fluid dynamics requirements. Furthermore, the integration of the engine into decentralized energy systems such as the Combined Heat and Power systems (CHP) entails additional complications. These has increased the need for engineering tools that could assess design improvements, considering a broader range of parameters that would influence the engine performance when integrated within overall systems. Following this trend, the current work aimed to implement an analysis that could integrate the thermodynamics, and the thermal and mechanical interactions that influence the performance of kinematic Stirling engines. In particular for their use in Combined Heat and Power systems. The mentioned analysis was applied for the study of an engine prototype that presented very low experimental performance. The numerical methodology was selected for the identification of possible causes that limited the performance. This analysis is based on a second order Stirling engine model that was previously developed and validated. The simulation allowed to evaluate the effect that different design and operational parameters have on the engine performance, and consequently different performance curves were obtained. These curves allowed to identify ranges for the charged pressure, temperature ratio, heat exchangers dimensions, crank phase angle and crank mechanical effectiveness, where the engine performance was improved. In addition, the curves also permitted to recognise ranges were the design parameters could drastically reduce the brake power and efficiency. The results also showed that the design of the engine is affected by the conditions imposed by the CHP interactions, and that the engine could reach a brake power closer to 832 W with a corresponding brake efficiency of 26% when the adequate design parameters were considered. On the other hand, the performance could also be very low; as the reported in experimental tests, with brake power measurements ranging 52-120W.

  • 16.
    Armendariz, Mikel
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för elektro- och systemteknik (EES), Elkraftteknik.
    Heleno, Miguel
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
    Cardoso, Gonçalo
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
    Mashayekh, Salman
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
    Stadler, Michael
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
    Nordström, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för elektro- och systemteknik (EES), Elkraftteknik.
    Coordinated Microgrid Investment and Planning Process Considering the System Operator2017Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 200, s. 132-140Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays, a significant number of distribution systems are facing problems to accommodate more photovoltaic (PV) capacity, namely due to the overvoltages during the daylight periods. This has an impact on the private investments in distributed energy resources (DER), since it occurs exactly when the PV prices are becoming attractive, and the opportunity to an energy transition based on solar technologies is being wasted. In particular, this limitation of the networks is a barrier for larger consumers, such as commercial and public buildings, aiming at investing in PV capacity and start operating as microgrids connected to the MV network. To address this challenge, this paper presents a coordinated approach to the microgrid investment and planning problem, where the system operator and the microgrid owner collaborate to improve the voltage control capabilities of the distribution network, increasing the PV potential. The results prove that this collaboration has the benefit of increasing the value of the microgrid investments while improving the quality of service of the system and it should be considered in the future regulatory framework.

  • 17.
    Aydin, Murat
    et al.
    Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute.
    Sisman, Altug
    Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute.
    Experimental and computational investigation of multi U-tube boreholes2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 145, s. 163-171Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In ground source heat pump (GSHP) applications, borehole drilling cost constitutes an important part ofthe investment cost and it can be reduced by improving borehole performance. In vertical GSHP applications,usually double-U tube configurations are used to improve the heat transfer rate per unit length of aborehole, (unit HTR value). To determine the optimal number of U-tubes which maximizes the commercialand engineering benefits of multi U-tube applications, cost and performance analyses of multi U-tubeboreholes are crucial. In this study, a triple U-tube is used in a borehole of 50 m depth. Time variation ofunit HTR value of the borehole is experimentally measured when single, double and triple U-tubes are inoperation separately. Furthermore a computational model is calibrated by fitting the computationalresults to the experimental ones, and effects of using four and five U-tubes in a borehole are computationallyinvestigated. The relations between number of U tubes and time variation of unit HTR value ofa borehole as well as investment cost are analyzed. Long term borehole performance predictions aremade and compared for multi U-tube applications. Both experimental and computational results showedthat performance improvements are remarkable for 2U-tube and 3U-tube configurations while it isnearly insignificant for 4U and 5U ones. If the investment cost per thermal power is considered, 2U-tubeconfiguration is the optimal one if the prices of polyethylene pipes are relatively high, like in Turkey.When the cost of pipes decreases, then 3U-tube or even 4U–tube configuration can be the cheapestsolution.

  • 18.
    Azimoh, Chukwuma Leonard
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Klintenberg, Patrik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Wallin, Fredrik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Karlsson, Björn
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Illuminated but not electrified: An assessment of the impact of Solar Home System on rural households in South Africa2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 155, s. 354-364Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The introduction of the off-grid electrification program in South Africa using the Solar Home System (SHS) was a central component of the government policy aimed at bringing development to un-electrified households. An assessment of the performance of SHS in many countries provided little evidence to support the development impact of the system. The general perception is that the SHS program is wasting government funds and has no hope of achieving the set objectives. Previous scientific reports have concluded that SHS is the most viable technology for bringing about socio-economic development to rural households. Most of these conclusions have been based on one sided arguments and largely on anecdotal evidence. This study provides a pluralistic view of the subject from the perspective of the energy service companies (ESCOs) and the households using the equipment. The development impact of SHS is subjected to scientific analysis by investigating the economic and social dimensions of the program. Additionally, the sustainability of the South African SHS program is assessed by investigating the challenges facing the ESCOs and the households. The study reveals that illumination provided by SHS electricity has profound impact on the livelihoods of rural households. Due to the limited capacity of SHS for productive and thermal use, there are limited direct economic benefits to the households. The associated economic impact is peripheral to the secondary usage of SHS electricity. SHS has improved the productivity of small scale business owners who utilize the light from SHS to do business at night. Irregularities in payment of subsidy funds and energy bills, high operation cost, non-optimal use of SHS, grid encroachment, and lack of customer satisfaction contribute to make the business unsustainable for the ESCOs.

  • 19.
    Azimoh, Chukwuma Leonard
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Wallin, Fredrik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Klintenberg, Patrik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Karlsson, Björn
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    An assessment of unforeseen losses resulting from inappropriate use of solar home systems in South Africa2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 136, s. 336-346Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the challenges to the sustainability of the Solar Home System (SHS) electrification program in South Africa is equipment theft. In response to this, communities susceptible to solar panel theft resort to mounting their panels flat on the ground so they can be looked after during the day and taken indoors at night for safe keeping. Other households use their security lights to illuminate their environment and provide security for pole and roof mounted solar panels at night. These actions have consequential effects on the performance of the SHS. Several studies have detected resentment from households regarding the low power quality from these systems. Most scientific contributions on the issue of low power from SHS have focused on the challenges based on the technical designs of the systems. The power losses due to the usage pattern of the system has not received much attention. This study therefore reports on the technical losses as a result of the deviation from the designed and installed specification of the system by the users in order to protect their systems. It also investigates the linkage between the technical and economic losses which affects the sustainability of SHS program. A case study was performed in Thlatlaganya village within Limpopo province in South Africa. Technical analysis using PVSYST solar software revealed that the energy output and performance of the battery is compromised as a result of these practices. Economic analysis indicates that the battery life and the economics of owning and operating SHS are affected negatively. The study recommends solutions to mitigate these losses, and proposes a cost effective way of optimizing the operation of SHS using a Bench-Rack system for mounting solar panels.

  • 20.
    Babler, Matthaus U.
    et al.
    Department Chemical Engineering and Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Phounglamcheik, Aekjuthon
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Amovic, Marko
    Cortus Energy AB.
    Ljunggren, Rolf
    Cortus Energy AB.
    Engvall, Klas
    Department Chemical Engineering and Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Modeling and pilot plant runs of slow biomass pyrolysis in a rotary kiln2017Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 207, s. 123-133Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Pyrolysis of biomass in a rotary kiln finds application both as an intermediate step in multistage gasification as well as a process on its own for the production of biochar. In this work, a numerical model for pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass in a rotary kiln is developed. The model is based on a set of conservation equations for mass and energy, combined with independent submodels for the pyrolysis reaction, heat transfer, and granular flow inside the kiln. The pyrolysis reaction is described by a two-step mechanism where biomass decays into gas, char, and tar that subsequently undergo further reactions; the heat transfer model accounts for conduction, convection and radiation inside the kiln; and the granular flow model is described by the well known Saeman model. The model is compared to experimental data obtained from a pilot scale rotary kiln pyrolyzer. In total 9 pilot plant trials at different feed flow rate and different heat supply were run. For moderate heat supplies we found good agreement between the model and the experiments while deviations were seen at high heat supply. Using the model to simulate various operation conditions reveals a strong interplay between heat transfer and granular flow which both are controlled by the kiln rotation speed. Also, the model indicates the importance of heat losses and lays the foundation for scale up calculations and process optimization.

  • 21.
    Bach-Oller, Albert
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    Furusjö, Erik
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioekonomi, Bioraffinaderi och energi. Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    Umeki, Kentaro
    Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    On the role of potassium as a tar and soot inhibitor in biomass gasification2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 254, artikkel-id 113488Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The work investigates in a drop tube furnace the effect of potassium on carbon conversion for three different types of fuels: an ash lean stemwood, a calcium-rich bark and a silicon-rich straw. The study focuses on an optimal method for impregnating the biomass with potassium. The experiments are conducted for 3 different impregnation methods; wet impregnation, spray impregnation, and dry mixing to investigate different levels of contact between the fuel and the potassium. Potassium is found to catalyse both homogenous and heterogeneous reactions. All the impregnation methods showed a significant effect of potassium on heterogeneous reactions (char conversion). The fact that dry mixing of potassium in the biomass shows an effect reveals the existence of a gas-induced mechanism that supply and distributes potassium on the char particles. Concerning the effect of potassium on homogenous reactions, it is found that potassium in the gas phase leads to much lower yields of C2 hydrocarbons, heavy tars and soot. The results indicate that potassium reduces the likelihood of light aromatic to progress toward heavier polyaromatic hydrocarbons clusters, thereby inhibiting the formation of soot-like material. A moderate interaction between the added potassium and the inherent ash forming elements is also observed: Potassium has a smaller effect when the fuel is naturally rich in silicon. The combined results are of interest for the design of a gasification process that incorporates recirculation of naturally occurring potassium to improve entrained flow gasification of biomass. 

  • 22.
    Bach-Oller, Albert
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Furusjö, Erik
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap. RISE Bioeconomy, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Umeki, Kentaro
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    On the role of potassium as a tar and soot inhibitor in biomass gasification2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 254, artikkel-id 113488Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The work investigates in a drop tube furnace the effect of potassium on carbon conversion for three different types of fuels: an ash lean stemwood, a calcium-rich bark and a silicon-rich straw. The study focuses on an optimal method for impregnating the biomass with potassium. The experiments are conducted for 3 different impregnation methods; wet impregnation, spray impregnation, and dry mixing to investigate different levels of contact between the fuel and the potassium. Potassium is found to catalyse both homogenous and heterogeneous reactions. All the impregnation methods showed a significant effect of potassium on heterogeneous reactions (char conversion). The fact that dry mixing of potassium in the biomass shows an effect reveals the existence of a gas-induced mechanism that supply and distributes potassium on the char particles. Concerning the effect of potassium on homogenous reactions, it is found that potassium in the gas phase leads to much lower yields of C2 hydrocarbons, heavy tars and soot. The results indicate that potassium reduces the likelihood of light aromatic to progress toward heavier polyaromatic hydrocarbons clusters, thereby inhibiting the formation of soot-like material. A moderate interaction between the added potassium and the inherent ash forming elements is also observed: Potassium has a smaller effect when the fuel is naturally rich in silicon. The combined results are of interest for the design of a gasification process that incorporates recirculation of naturally occurring potassium to improve entrained flow gasification of biomass.

  • 23.
    Bacsik, Zoltan
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Cheung, Ocean
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Vasiliev, Petr
    Hedin, Niklas
    Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för material- och miljökemi (MMK).
    Selective separation of CO2 and CH4 for biogas upgrading on zeolite NaKA and SAPO-562016Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 162, s. 613-621Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Several commercial and potential adsorbents were investigated for the separation of CO2 from CH4, which is relevant for the upgrading of raw biogas. The main focus of the paper was on the working capacities and selectivities of the adsorbents for a generic vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) process. Zeolites 4A and 13X had good estimated CO2-over-CH4 selectivities and reasonably high working capacities for the removal of CO2. A variant of zeolite A - vertical bar Na12-Kx vertical bar-LTA (with 1.8 <= x <= 3.2), had at least the same working capacity as zeolite 4A but with a significantly improved selectivity. Hence, the environmentally important CH4 slip can be minimized with this vertical bar Na12-Kx vertical bar-LTA sorbent. If a high working capacity for CO2 removal is the most important characteristic for a VSA process, then silicoaluminum phosphate, specifically SAPO-56, appeared to be the best candidate among the studied sorbents. In addition, SAPO-56 had a substantially high estimated CO2-over-CH4 selectivity with a value between similar to 20 and 30.

  • 24. Bartusch, C.
    et al.
    Alvehag, Karin
    KTH, Skolan för elektro- och systemteknik (EES), Elektriska energisystem.
    Further exploring the potential of residential demand response programs in electricity distribution2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 125, s. 39-59Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Smart grids play a key role in realizing climate ambitions. Boosting consumption flexibility is an essential measure in bringing the potential gains of smart grids to fruition. The collective scientific understanding of demand response programs argues that time-of-use tariffs have proven its merits. The findings upon which this conclusion rests are, however, primarily derived from studies covering energy-based time-of-use rates over fairly short periods of time. Hence, this empirical study set out with the intention of estimating the extent of response to a demand-based time-of-use electricity distribution tariff among Swedish single-family homes in the long term. The results show that six years after the implementation households still respond to the price signals of the tariff by cutting demand in peak hours and shifting electricity consumption from peak to off-peak hours. Studies conducted in the Nordic countries commonly include only homeowners and so another aim of the study was to explore the potential of demand response programs among households living in apartment buildings. The demand-based tariff proved to bring about similar, but not as marked, effects in rental apartments, whereas there are virtually no corresponding evidences of demand response in condominium apartments.

  • 25.
    Bartusch, Cajsa
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Tekniska sektionen, Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper, Industriell teknik.
    Alvehag, Karin
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Further exploring the potential of residential demand response programs in electricity distribution2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 125, s. 39-59Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Smart grids play a key role in realizing climate ambitions. Boosting consumption flexibility is an essential measure in bringing the potential gains of smart grids to fruition. The collective scientific understanding of demand response programs argues that time-of-use tariffs have proven its merits. The findings upon which this conclusion rests are, however, primarily derived from studies covering energy-based time-of-use rates over fairly short periods of time. Hence, this empirical study set out with the intention of estimating the extent of response to a demand-based time-of-use electricity distribution tariff among Swedish single-family homes in the long term. The results show that six years after the implementation households still respond to the price signals of the tariff by cutting demand in peak hours and shifting electricity consumption from peak to off-peak hours. Studies conducted in the Nordic countries commonly include only homeowners and so another aim of the study was to explore the potential of demand response programs among households living in apartment buildings. The demand-based tariff proved to bring about similar, but not as marked, effects in rental apartments, whereas there are virtually no corresponding evidences of demand response in condominium apartments.

  • 26.
    Bartusch, Cajsa
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hållbar samhälls- och teknikutveckling.
    Odlare, Monica
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hållbar samhälls- och teknikutveckling.
    Wallin, Fredrik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hållbar samhälls- och teknikutveckling.
    Wester, Lars
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hållbar samhälls- och teknikutveckling.
    Exploring variance in residential electricity consumption: Household features and building properties2012Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 92, s. 637-643Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Improved means of controlling electricity consumption plays an important part in boosting energy efficiency in the Swedish power market. Developing policy instruments to that end requires more in-depth statistics on electricity use in the residential sector, among other things. The aim of the study has accordingly been to assess the extent of variance in annual electricity consumption in single-family homes as well as to estimate the impact of household features and building properties in this respect using independent samples t-tests and one-way as well as univariate independent samples analyses of variance. Statistically significant variances associated with geographic area, heating system, number of family members, family composition, year of construction, electric water heater and electric underfloor heating have been established. The overall result of the analyses is nevertheless that variance in residential electricity consumption cannot be fully explained by independent variables related to household and building characteristics alone. As for the methodological approach, the results further suggest that methods for statistical analysis of variance are of considerable value in indentifying key indicators for policy update and development.

  • 27. Beckinghausen, A.
    et al.
    Odlare, Monica
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Thorin, Eva
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Schwede, Sebastian
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    From removal to recovery: An evaluation of nitrogen recovery techniques from wastewater2020Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 263, artikkel-id 114616Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Nitrogen recovery is the next step in the improvement of the wastewater treatment process, utilizing this important nutrient for fertilizers to decrease use of energy, petrochemicals, and impact on the environment. The majority of wastewater treatment plants currently employ methods to remove nitrogen which are energy intensive and have no additional benefits besides complying with effluent concentration limits. Instead, recovering nitrogen allows simultaneous treatment of wastewater while collecting a concentrated ammonia product, creating a circular economy solution. This review acts to compile current research regarding nitrogen recovery and compare different techniques' recovery efficiencies and energy requirements. One outcome of this review is that more than one third of the techniques reviewed had little comments around the energy question, and thus more research needs to take place as these recovery systems continue to evolve towards full scale implementation. Additionally, a basic economic analysis was completed to demonstrate potential investment opportunities to implement these technologies. From this investigation, gas permeable membrane technology has the potential to recover ammonia from wastewater using little energy and may provide a small income with the sale of the product. Other techniques such as vacuum membrane distillation with acid absorption need further validation to determine the energy costs, as the amount of heat recycling has a great impact on the overall energy and economic balances. Finally, a discussion of the misalignment of products from recovery techniques and fertilizers in use today highlights the lack of communication and information sharing between the research community and the end users. 

  • 28. Beier, R. A.
    et al.
    Acuña, José
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Mogensen, P.
    Palm, Björn
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Borehole resistance and vertical temperature profiles in coaxial borehole heat exchangers2013Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 102, s. 665-675Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Ground source heat pump systems are often coupled to the ground by circulating a fluid through vertical Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHEs). The design of a system requires estimates of the ground thermal conductivity and the borehole thermal resistance, which are usually determined by an in situ thermal response test on a completed borehole. The usual test interpretation methods average the inlet and outlet fluid temperatures and use this mean temperature as the average temperature along the borehole length. This assumption is convenient but does not strictly apply. For a coaxial heat exchanger this paper develops an analytical model for the vertical temperature profiles, which can be used instead of the mean temperature approximation to estimate borehole resistance. The model is verified with measured temperatures on a BHE, where an optical technique allows continuous measurements along a coaxial borehole during a distributed thermal response test. A sensitivity study shows that the proposed method corrects errors in the mean temperature approximation, which overestimates the borehole resistance in a coaxial borehole.

  • 29.
    Bekele, Getachew
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Palm, Björn
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Feasibility study for a standalone solar–wind-based hybrid energy system for application in Ethiopia2010Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 87, nr 2, s. 487-495Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of supplying electricity from a solar-wind hybrid system to a remotely located model community detached from the main electricity grid in Ethiopia. The wind energy potential of four typical locations has been assessed in a previous article. The solar potential has also been investigated and the results are presented in detail in an accompanying article awaiting publication. For one of the sites, Addis Ababa, the results of the investigation are given here in detail. For the other sites, the results are given as sensitivity diagrams only. Based on the findings of the studies into energy potential, a feasibility study has been carried out on how to supply electricity to a model community of 200 families, which comprises 1000 people in total. The community is equipped with a community school and a health post. The electric load consists of both primary and deferrable types and comprises lighting, water pumps, radio receivers, and some clinical equipment. A software tool, Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) is used for the analysis. The result of the analysis is a list of feasible power supply systems, sorted according to their net present cost. Furthermore, sensitivity diagrams, showing the influence of wind speeds, PV costs, and diesel prices on the optimum solutions are also provided.

  • 30.
    Bekele, Getachew
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Palm, Björn
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Wind energy potential assessment at four typical locations in Ethiopia2009Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 86, nr 3, s. 388-396Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The wind energy potential at four different sites in Ethiopia - Addis Ababa (09:02N, 38:42E), Mekele (13:33N, 39:30E), Nazret (08:32N, 39:22E), and Debrezeit (8:44N, 39:02E) - has been investigated by compiling data from different sources and analyzing it using a software tool. The results relating to wind energy potential are given in terms of the monthly average wind speed, wind speed probability density function (PDF), wind speed cumulative density function (CDF), and wind speed duration curve (DC) for all four selected sites. in brief, for measurements taken at a height of 10 m, the results show that for three of the four locations the wind energy potential is reasonable, with average wind speeds of approximately 4 m/s. For the fourth site. the mean wind speed is less than 3 m/s. This study is the first stage in a longer project and will be followed by an analysis of solar energy potential and finally the design of a hybrid standalone electric energy supply system that includes a wind turbine, PV, diesel generator and battery.

  • 31.
    Benavente Araoz, Fabian Andres
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemiteknik, Tillämpad elektrokemi.
    Lundblad, Anders
    Res Inst Sweden, RISE, Div Safety & Transport Elect, SE-50462 Boras, Sweden..
    Campana, Pietro Elia
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Zhang, Yang
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Cabrera, Saul
    UMSA Univ Mayor San Andres, Carrera Ciencias Quim, Inst Invest Quim, La Paz, Bolivia..
    Lindbergh, Göran
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemiteknik, Tillämpad elektrokemi.
    Photovoltaic/battery system sizing for rural electrification in Bolivia: Considering the suppressed demand effect2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 235, s. 519-528Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Rural electrification programs usually do not consider the impact that the increment of demand has on the reliability of off-grid photovoltaic (PV)/battery systems. Based on meteorological data and electricity consumption profiles from the highlands of Bolivian Altiplano, this paper presents a modelling and simulation framework for analysing the performance and reliability of such systems. Reliability, as loss of power supply probability (LPSP), and cost were calculated using simulated PV power output and battery state of charge profiles. The effect of increasing the suppressed demand (SD) by 20% and 50% was studied to determine how reliable and resilient the system designs are. Simulations were performed for three rural application scenarios: a household, a school, and a health centre. Results for the household and school scenarios indicate that, to overcome the SD effect, it is more cost-effective to increase the PV power rather than to increase the battery capacity. However, with an increased PV-size, the battery ageing rate would be higher since the cycles are performed at high state of charge (SOC). For the health centre application, on the other hand, an increase in battery capacity prevents the risk of electricity blackouts while increasing the energy reliability of the system. These results provide important insights for the application design of off-grid PV-battery systems in rural electrification projects, enabling a more efficient and reliable source of electricity.

  • 32.
    Benavente, F.
    et al.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Applied Electrochemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lundblad, A.
    Division of Safety and Transport/Electronics, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden, Borås, Sweden.
    Campana, Pietro Elia
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi. Department of Chemical Engineering, Applied Electrochemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Zhang, Y.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Applied Electrochemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Cabrera, S.
    Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas, Carrera de Ciencias Químicas, UMSA Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia.
    Lindbergh, G.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Applied Electrochemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Photovoltaic/battery system sizing for rural electrification in Bolivia: Considering the suppressed demand effect2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 235, s. 519-528Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Rural electrification programs usually do not consider the impact that the increment of demand has on the reliability of off-grid photovoltaic (PV)/battery systems. Based on meteorological data and electricity consumption profiles from the highlands of Bolivian Altiplano, this paper presents a modelling and simulation framework for analysing the performance and reliability of such systems. Reliability, as loss of power supply probability (LPSP), and cost were calculated using simulated PV power output and battery state of charge profiles. The effect of increasing the suppressed demand (SD) by 20% and 50% was studied to determine how reliable and resilient the system designs are. Simulations were performed for three rural application scenarios: a household, a school, and a health centre. Results for the household and school scenarios indicate that, to overcome the SD effect, it is more cost-effective to increase the PV power rather than to increase the battery capacity. However, with an increased PV-size, the battery ageing rate would be higher since the cycles are performed at high state of charge (SOC). For the health centre application, on the other hand, an increase in battery capacity prevents the risk of electricity blackouts while increasing the energy reliability of the system. These results provide important insights for the application design of off-grid PV-battery systems in rural electrification projects, enabling a more efficient and reliable source of electricity.

  • 33.
    Benavente, Fabian
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Lundblad, Anders Olof
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Säkerhet och transport, Elektronik.
    Campana, Pietro
    Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Zhang, Yang
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Cabrera, Saul
    UMSA Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia.
    Lindbergh, Göran
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Photovoltaic/battery system sizing for rural electrification in Bolivia: Considering the suppressed demand effect2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 235, s. 519-528Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Rural electrification programs usually do not consider the impact that the increment of demand has on the reliability of off-grid photovoltaic (PV)/battery systems. Based on meteorological data and electricity consumption profiles from the highlands of Bolivian Altiplano, this paper presents a modelling and simulation framework for analysing the performance and reliability of such systems. Reliability, as loss of power supply probability (LPSP), and cost were calculated using simulated PV power output and battery state of charge profiles. The effect of increasing the suppressed demand (SD) by 20% and 50% was studied to determine how reliable and resilient the system designs are. Simulations were performed for three rural application scenarios: a household, a school, and a health centre. Results for the household and school scenarios indicate that, to overcome the SD effect, it is more cost-effective to increase the PV power rather than to increase the battery capacity. However, with an increased PV-size, the battery ageing rate would be higher since the cycles are performed at high state of charge (SOC). For the health centre application, on the other hand, an increase in battery capacity prevents the risk of electricity blackouts while increasing the energy reliability of the system. These results provide important insights for the application design of off-grid PV-battery systems in rural electrification projects, enabling a more efficient and reliable source of electricity.

  • 34.
    Binti Munajat, Nur Farizan
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Erlich, Catharina
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Fransson, Torsten H.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Temperature, emission and lean blowoff limit of simulated gasified biomass in a premixed combustorInngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Biomass can be converted to a gaseous fuel through gasification in order to be used in higher efficiency conversion. Combustion of gasified biomass gas (GBG) in gas turbines, for example, potentially reduces the CO2 emission compared to natural gas and diminishes the dependence of fossil fuels. However, the wide variety in the gas composition and its lower heating value will affect the subsequent combustion process with respect to emission levels and flame stability. In this study, premixed combustion of simulated GBG is investigated experimentally at atmospheric pressure and compared with pure CH4 (simulated natural gas). Combustion performance in terms of emission levels and blowoff is observed. The GBG fuel with noncombustible to combustible components ratio of 1.5 is tested in comparison with pure CH4 at fixed input thermal load. The GBG fuel consists of a mixture of CO/H2/CH4/CO2/N2and its proportion reassembles the mixture from air‐blown gasification. The high diluent content decreases the lower heating value (LHV) and increases the volumetric flow compared to CH4. As a result, lower combustion temperature and different flame region than CH4were found in the combustor. However, the GBG combustion still can be stabilized at lower temperature and leaner condition compared to CH4 while maintaining low CO and NOx emissions. As low as ~15 ppm and ~5ppm of CO and NOxemissions, respectively, could be achieved at an equivalence ratio equal to 0.5. It was found that at a combustion temperature below ~800oC, both CO and UHC start to rise from their stable and low concentration. At different input thermal loads, a shift in the optimum operating condition for the GBG combustion was found. No auto‐ignition or flashback events were found during the combustion of GBG in all experiment conditions tested. The results show the possibility to use both GBG and natural gas in one and the same combustor without compromising low emission levels.

  • 35.
    Birgersson, K. E.
    et al.
    Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Chem & Biomol Engn, Singapore 117576, Singapore..
    Balaya, P.
    Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Mech Engn, Singapore 117576, Singapore..
    Chou, S. K.
    Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Mech Engn, Singapore 117576, Singapore..
    Yan, Jinyue
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World2012Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 90, nr 1, s. 1-2Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 36. Birgersson, K. E.
    et al.
    Balaya, P.
    Chou, S. K.
    Yan, Jinyue
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World2012Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 90, nr 1, s. 1-2Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 37.
    Biswas, Amit
    et al.
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
    Rudolfsson, Magnus
    Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet.
    Broström, Markus
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Umeki, Kentaro
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
    Effect of pelletizing conditions on combustion behaviour of single wood pellet2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 119, nr 15, s. 79-84Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents how pelletizing die temperature and moisture content affect combustion behaviour of single wood pellet. Pine wood particles with two different moisture contents (i.e. 1 wt.% and 12 wt.%) were pelletized in a laboratory-scale single pelletizer (single die pellets) at die temperature of 20, 100, 150 and 200 °C. The pellets were combusted in a laboratory scale furnace at 800 °C. Time required for single pellet combustion generally increased with both increase of pelletizing temperature and moisture content of biomass. In addition, combustion behaviour of single die pellets was significantly different than those produced in a pilot scale pelletizing plant (semi-industrial scale pellet). That difference was due to variation in physical properties of pellets (e.g. density, and morphology).

  • 38.
    Biswas, Amit
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Rudolfsson, Magnus
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit of Biomass Technology and Chemistry, Umeå.
    Broström, Markus
    Umeå University. Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
    Umeki, Kentaro
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap.
    Effect of pelletizing conditions on combustion behaviour of single wood pellet2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 119, s. 79-84Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents how pelletizing die temperature and moisture content affect combustion behaviour of single wood pellet. Pine wood particles with two different moisture contents (i.e. 1 wt.% and 12 wt.%) were pelletized in a laboratory-scale single pelletizer (single die pellets) at die temperature of 20, 100, 150 and 200 °C. The pellets were combusted in a laboratory scale furnace at 800 °C. Time required for single pellet combustion generally increased with both increase of pelletizing temperature and moisture content of biomass. In addition, combustion behaviour of single die pellets was significantly different than those produced in a pilot scale pelletizing plant (semi-industrial scale pellet). That difference was due to variation in physical properties of pellets (e.g. density, and morphology).

  • 39.
    Bozaghian, Marjan
    et al.
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology.
    Rebbling, Anders
    Umeå University, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory.
    Larsson, Sylvia H.
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Biomass Technology Centre.
    Thyrel, Mikael
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology.
    Xiong, Shaojun
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology.
    Skoglund, Nils
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik, Energivetenskap. Umeå University, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory.
    Combustion characteristics of straw stored with CaCO3 in bubbling fluidized bed using quartz and olivine as bed materials2018Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 212, s. 1400-1408Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The addition of Ca-containing compounds can reduce mass loss from agricultural biomass during storage. The resulting alkaline environment is detrimental to microorganisms present in the material. Theoretical analysis of Ca-containing biomass suggests that combustion properties are improved with respect to slagging. To validate the theoretical calculations, barley straw was utilized as a typical model agricultural biomass and combustion characteristics of straw pre-treated with 2 and 4 w/w% CaCO3 for combined improvement of storage and combustion properties were determined through combustion at 700 °C in a bench-scale bubbling fluidized-bed reactor (5 kW) using quartz and olivine sand as bed materials. The combustion characteristics were determined in terms of elemental composition and compound identification in bed ash and bed material including agglomerates, fly ash, particulate matter as well as flue gas measurements. The addition of CaCO3 to straw had both positive and negative effects on its combustion characteristics. Both additive levels raised the total defluidization temperature for both quartz and olivine, and olivine proved to be less susceptible than quartz to reactions with alkali. With Ca-additives, the composition of deposits and fine particulate matter changed to include higher amounts of KCl potentially leading to higher risk for alkali chloride-induced corrosion. Flue gas composition was heavily influenced by CaCO3 additives by significantly elevated CO concentrations likely related to increased levels of gaseous alkali compounds. The results suggest that it is necessary to reduce gaseous alkali compounds, e.g. through kaolin or sulphur addition, if alkali-rich straw is to be co-combusted with Ca-rich biomass or large amounts of Ca-additives

  • 40. Bozaghian, Marjan
    et al.
    Rebbling, Anders
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Larsson, Sylvia H.
    Thyrel, Mikael
    Xiong, Shaojun
    Skoglund, Nils
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik. Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Engineering, S-971 87 Luleå, Sweden.
    Combustion characteristics of straw stored with CaCO3 in bubbling fluidized bed using quartz and olivine as bed materials2018Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 212, s. 1400-1408Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The addition of Ca-containing compounds can reduce mass loss from agricultural biomass during storage. The resulting alkaline environment is detrimental to microorganisms present in the material. Theoretical analysis of Ca-containing biomass suggests that combustion properties are improved with respect to slagging. To validate the theoretical calculations, barley straw was utilized as a typical model agricultural biomass and combustion characteristics of straw pre-treated with 2 and 4 w/w% CaCO3 for combined improvement of storage and combustion properties were determined through combustion at 700 degrees C in a bench-scale bubbling fluidized-bed reactor (5 kW) using quartz and olivine sand as bed materials. The combustion characteristics were determined in terms of elemental composition and compound identification in bed ash and bed material including agglomerates, fly ash, particulate matter as well as flue gas measurements. The addition of CaCO3 to straw had both positive and negative effects on its combustion characteristics. Both additive levels raised the total de fluidization temperature for both quartz and olivine, and olivine proved to be less susceptible than quartz to reactions with alkali. With Ca-additives, the composition of deposits and fine particulate matter changed to include higher amounts of KCl potentially leading to higher risk for alkali chloride-induced corrosion. Flue gas composition was heavily influenced by CaCO3 additives by significantly elevated CO concentrations likely related to increased levels of gaseous alkali compounds. The results suggest that it is necessary to reduce gaseous alkali compounds, e.g. through kaolin or sulphur addition, if alkali-rich straw is to be co-combusted with Ca-rich biomass or large amounts of Ca-additives.

  • 41.
    Broberg Viklund, Sarah
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Energisystem. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Energisystem. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Industrial excess heat use: Systems analysis and CO2 emissions reduction2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 152, s. 189-197Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The adopted energy efficiency directive stresses the use of excess heat as a way to reach the EU target of primary energy use. Use of industrial excess heat may result in decreased energy demand, CO2 emissions reduction, and economic gains. In this study, an energy systems analysis is performed with the aim of investigating how excess heat should be used, and the impact on CO2 emissions. The manner in which the heat is recovered will affect the system. The influence of excess heat recovery and the trade-off between heat recovery for heating or cooling applications and electricity production has been investigated using the energy systems modeling tool reMIND. The model has been optimized by minimizing the system cost. The results show that it is favorable to recover the available excess heat in all the investigated energy market scenarios, and that heat driven electricity production is not a part of the optimal solution. The trade-off between use of recovered excess heat in the heating or cooling system depends on the energy market prices and the type of heat production. The introduction of excess heat reduces the CO2 emissions in the system for all the studied energy market scenarios. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 42. Budt, M.
    et al.
    Wolf, D.
    Span, R.
    Yan, Jinyue
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser. Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    A review on compressed air energy storage: Basic principles, past milestones and recent developments2016Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 170, s. 250-268Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past decades a variety of different approaches to realize Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) have been undertaken. This article gives an overview of present and past approaches by classifying and comparing CAES processes. This classification and comparison is substantiated by a broad historical background on how CAES has evolved over time from its very beginning until its most recent advancements. A broad review on the variety of CAES concepts and compressed air storage (CAS) options is given, evaluating their individual strengths and weaknesses. The concept of exergy is applied to CAES in order to enhance the fundamental understanding of CAES. Furthermore, the importance of accurate fluid property data for the calculation and design of CAES processes is discussed. In a final outlook upcoming R&D challenges are addressed.

  • 43.
    Budt, M.
    et al.
    Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety, Germany.
    Wolf, D.
    Heliocentris Industry GmbH, Germany.
    Span, R.
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
    Yan, Jinyue
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi.
    A review on compressed air energy storage: Basic principles, past milestones and recent developments2016Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 170, s. 250-268Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past decades a variety of different approaches to realize Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) have been undertaken. This article gives an overview of present and past approaches by classifying and comparing CAES processes. This classification and comparison is substantiated by a broad historical background on how CAES has evolved over time from its very beginning until its most recent advancements. A broad review on the variety of CAES concepts and compressed air storage (CAS) options is given, evaluating their individual strengths and weaknesses. The concept of exergy is applied to CAES in order to enhance the fundamental understanding of CAES. Furthermore, the importance of accurate fluid property data for the calculation and design of CAES processes is discussed. In a final outlook upcoming R&D challenges are addressed. 

  • 44.
    Bundschuh, Jochen
    et al.
    Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld 4350, Australia; Royal Inst Technol KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Chen, Guangnan
    Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld 4350, Australia.
    Yusaf, Talal
    Univ So Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld 4350, Australia.
    Chen, Shulin
    Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA 99164 USA.
    Yan, Jinyue
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik. Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik, Framtidens energi. Royal Inst Technol KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sustainable energy and climate protection solutions in agriculture2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 114, s. 735-736Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 45.
    Bundschuh, Jochen
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik, Mark- och vattenteknik.
    Chen, Guangnan
    Yusaf, Talal
    Chen, Shulin
    Yan, Jinyue
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Sustainable energy and climate protection solutions in agriculture2014Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 114, nr SI, s. 735-736Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 46.
    Bäbler, Matthäus Ulrich
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Phounglamcheik, Aekjuthon
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik. Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    Amovic, Marko
    Ljunggren, Rolf
    Engvall, Klas
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Kemisk teknologi.
    Modeling and pilot plant runs of slow biomass pyrolysis in a rotary kiln2017Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 207, s. 123-133Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Pyrolysis of biomass in a rotary kiln finds application both as an intermediate step in multistage gasification as well as a process on its own for the production of biochar. In this work, a numerical model for pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass in a rotary kiln is developed. The model is based on a set of conservation equations for mass and energy, combined with independent submodels for the pyrolysis reaction, heat transfer, and granular flow inside the kiln. The pyrolysis reaction is described by a two-step mechanism where biomass decays into gas, char, and tar that subsequently undergo further reactions; the heat transfer model accounts for conduction, convection and radiation inside the kiln; and the granular flow model is described by the well known Saeman model. The model is compared to experimental data obtained from a pilot scale rotary kiln pyrolyzer. In total 9 pilot plant trials at different feed flow rate and different heat supply were run. For moderate heat supplies we found good agreement between the model and the experiments while deviations were seen at high heat supply. Using the model to simulate various operation conditions reveals a strong interplay between heat transfer and granular flow which both are controlled by the kiln rotation speed. Also, the model indicates the importance of heat losses and lays the foundation for scale up calculations and process optimization.

  • 47.
    Cabeza, Luisa F.
    et al.
    GREA Innovació Concurrent, Universitat de Lleida, Edifici CREA, Pere de Cabrera s/n, 25001 Lleida, Spain.
    Martin, Viktoria
    Royal Institute of Technology,.
    Yan, Jinyue
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik.
    Advances in energy storage research and development: The 12th International Conference on Energy Storage Innostock 20122013Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 109, s. 291-292Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 48. Cabeza, Luisa F.
    et al.
    Martin, Viktoria
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi.
    Yan, Jinyue
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser. Mälardalen University, School of Business, Västerås, Sweden .
    Advances in energy storage research and development: The 12th International Conference on Energy Storage Innostock 20122013Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 109, s. 291-292Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 49. Cabeza, Luisa F.
    et al.
    Miro, Laia
    Oro, Eduard
    de Gracia, Alvaro
    Martin, Viktoria
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Kroenauer, Andreas
    Rathgeber, Christoph
    Farid, Mohammed M.
    Paksoy, Halime O.
    Martinez, Monica
    Ines Fernandez, A.
    CO2 mitigation accounting for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) case studies2015Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 155, s. 365-377Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    According to the IPCC, societies can respond to climate changes by adapting to its impacts and by mitigation, that is, by reducing GHG emissions. No single technology can provide all of the mitigation potential in any sector, but many technologies have been acknowledged in being able to contribute to such potential. Among the technologies that can contribute in such potential, Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is not included explicitly, but implicitly as part of technologies such as energy supply, buildings, and industry. To enable a more detailed assessment of the CO2 mitigation potential of TES across many sectors, the group Annex 25 "Surplus heat management using advanced TES for CO2 mitigation" of the Energy Conservation through Energy Storage Implementing Agreement (ECES IA) of the International Energy Agency (AEI) present in this article the CO2 mitigation potential of different case studies with integrated TES. This potential is shown using operational and embodied CO2 parameters. Results are difficult to compare since TES is always designed in relation to its application, and each technology impacts the energy system as a whole to different extents. The applications analyzed for operational CO2 are refrigeration, solar power plants, mobile heat storage in industrial waste heat recovery, passive systems in buildings, ATES for a supermarket, greenhouse applications, and dishwasher with zeolite in Germany. The paper shows that the reason for mitigation is different in each application, from energy savings to larger solar share or lowering energy consumption from appliances. The mitigation potential dues to integrated TES is quantified in kg/MW h energy produced or heat delivered. Embodied CO2 in two TES case studies is presented, buildings and solar power plants.

  • 50.
    Calikus, Ece
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för informationsteknologi, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR Centrum för tillämpade intelligenta system (IS-lab).
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för informationsteknologi, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR Centrum för tillämpade intelligenta system (IS-lab).
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för informationsteknologi, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR Centrum för tillämpade intelligenta system (IS-lab).
    Gadd, Henrik
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap. Öresundskraft, Helsingborg, Sweden.
    Werner, Sven
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap, Rydberglaboratoriet för tillämpad naturvetenskap (RLAS).
    A data-driven approach for discovering heat load patterns in district heating2019Inngår i: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 252, artikkel-id 113409Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the heat usage of customers is crucial for effective district heating operations and management. Unfortunately, existing knowledge about customers and their heat load behaviors is quite scarce. Most previous studies are limited to small-scale analyses that are not representative enough to understand the behavior of the overall network. In this work, we propose a data-driven approach that enables large-scale automatic analysis of heat load patterns in district heating networks without requiring prior knowledge. Our method clusters the customer profiles into different groups, extracts their representative patterns, and detects unusual customers whose profiles deviate significantly from the rest of their group. Using our approach, we present the first large-scale, comprehensive analysis of the heat load patterns by conducting a case study on many buildings in six different customer categories connected to two district heating networks in the south of Sweden. The 1222 buildings had a total floor space of 3.4 million square meters and used 1540 TJ heat during 2016. The results show that the proposed method has a high potential to be deployed and used in practice to analyze and understand customers’ heat-use habits. © 2019 Calikus et al. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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