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Title: A decision support system for waste heat recovery in manufacturing
Authors: Simeone, Alessandro
Luo, Yang
Woolley, Elliot
Rahimifard, Shahin
Boer, Claudio
Keywords: Enerdy efficiency
Sustainable Development
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier / © The Authors
Citation: SIMEONE, A. ... et al, 2016. A decision support system for waste heat recovery in manufacturing. CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, 65 (1), pp. 21-24.
Abstract: One third of energy consumption is attributable to the industrial sector, with as much as half ultimately wasted as heat. Consequently, research has focused on technologies for harvesting this waste heat energy, however, the adoption of such technologies can be costly with long payback time. A decision support tool is presented which computes the compatibility of waste heat source(s) and sink(s), namely the exergy balance and temporal availability, along with economic and environmental benefits of available heat exchanger technologies to propose a streamlined and optimised heat recovery strategy. Substantial improvement in plant energy efficiency together with reduction in the payback time for heat recovery has been demonstrated in the included case study.
Description: This is an open access article published by Elsevier and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0), http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2016.04.034
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20992
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2016.04.034
ISSN: 0007-8506
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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