Special Issue "Combined Heat and Power – Strategy and Practice"

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A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Joshua Swithenbank
Energy and Environment Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/cbe/research/eeerg/SUWIC
E-Mail: j.swithenbank@sheffield.ac.uk
Interests: city-wide CHP, waste management, energy-from-waste, recycling, pollution management and control, combustion, energy from biomass, gasification and pyrolysis, diagnostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue addresses the topic of Combined Heat and Power, which is an important contributor to energy efficiency and hence to mitigating global warming. For most European countries there is a close energy match between the low grade heat discharged to atmosphere by their thermal electricity power industry and that required for heating their buildings. Thus whilst building insulation and design can help close the gap, the fact remains that most of these countries use CHP and district heating from power stations and incinerators fuelled by non-recyclable waste to achieve efficient use of energy and reduce their total carbon dioxide emissions. For example, Vienna is an ancient city that heats 300,000 flats in a system fed by 5 local power stations and 4 incinerators; whilst two thirds of all buildings in Denmark are connected to a district heating system and one pipe main extends 100 km westwards from Copenhagen to connect several power stations. Similarly, 92% of all buildings in Helsinki are connected to a district heating system and more than 92% of this heat is derived from CHP units. A current priority for low grade heat technology in many developing countries is to dramatically increase the installation of CHP into their towns and cities. However, work is often required to overcome the technical, social and economic barriers that have evolved from their historic energy situation. Case studies, reviews and research papers on these and related topics are invited.

Prof. Dr. Joshua Swithenbank
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • district heating and cooling
  • process efficiency
  • carbon footprint
  • heat distribution networks
  • mapping heat sources and sinks
  • energy from waste
  • overcoming barriers
  • case studies
  • strategic issues of thermal energy technology
  • socio-economic issues

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Energies 2013, 6(6), 2874-2891; doi:10.3390/en6062874
Received: 21 September 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 14 June 2013
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by ,  and
Energies 2013, 6(3), 1198-1216; doi:10.3390/en6031198
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 7 December 2012 / Accepted: 24 January 2013 / Published: 25 February 2013
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by  and
Energies 2013, 6(2), 839-870; doi:10.3390/en6020839
Received: 8 December 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2013 / Accepted: 1 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(2), 717-732; doi:10.3390/en6020717
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 557-565; doi:10.3390/en6010557
Received: 2 October 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 10 January 2013 / Published: 22 January 2013
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by  and
Energies 2013, 6(1), 45-57; doi:10.3390/en6010045
Received: 26 October 2012; in revised form: 24 November 2012 / Accepted: 24 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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