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

A.K. Hossain, R. Thorpe, R.E. Critoph, P.A. Davies

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Abstract

This study presents design and construction of a tri-generation system (thermal efficiency, 63%), powered by neat nonedible plant oils (jatropha, pongamia and jojoba oil or standard diesel fuel), besides studies on plant performance and economics. Proposed plant consumes fuel (3 l/h) and produce ice (40 kg/h) by means of an adsorption refrigerator powered from the engine waste jacket water heat. Potential savings in green house gas (GHG) emissions of trigeneration system in comparison to cogeneration (or single generation) has also been discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-693
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Volume70
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Bibliographical note

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India.

Keywords

  • adsorption cooling
  • biofuels
  • CI engine
  • GHG emission
  • performance
  • trigeneration

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