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Tri-generation in the Food Industry (AFM 196) - FT1504

Description
the main objective of this project is to design and develop and investigate a proof of concept tri-generation system for food engineering applications based on a microturbine and off-the shelf absorption systems which will be re-engineered to be driven by the exhaust gases of the gas turbine
Objective

· Design a tri-generation system using off-the shelf equipment where possible, a Bowman microturbine and Robur absorption units to provide simultaneously electrical power, heating and refrigeration.
· Investigate and develop `generators’ for the absorption units, so that they are driven from the exhaust gases of the microturbine rather than from the direct combustion of natural gas.
· Investigate and develop heat recovery strategies that will allow maximum recovery of waste heat for the supply of hot water.
· Investigate characteristics of individual components in the system
· Develop models for the optimum design and sizing of tri-generation systems for retail food applications.
Project Documents
• Abstract : Tri-generation in the Food Industry (AFM 196)   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2006

Cost: £209,799
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Apex Air Conditioning Ltd, Bowman Power, Bond Retail Services Ltd, Somerfield Property Company Ltd, University - Brunel, Doug Marriott Associates
Keywords
Energy Efficiency              
Engineering              
Environmental Performance              
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food manufacturing industry              
Refridgeration              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain