Micro-generation for 2050: life-cycle carbon footprint of micro-generation sources

Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Cipcigan, Liana M and Jenkins, Nickolas (2009) Micro-generation for 2050: life-cycle carbon footprint of micro-generation sources. In: Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2009 Proceedings of the 44th International, 1-4 September 2009, Glasgow.

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This paper investigates the CO2 emissions of a micro-generation system during its whole life-cycle, including manufacturing, operation and decommissioning. Component and material breakdown is performed. The embodied carbon from the manufacturing process is assessed. Results suggest that approximately two thirds of the CO2 emissions would be avoided with the studied configuration. Still, the emissions are found to be comparable with conventional generation. Part-loading of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine would increase the system emissions by more than 20%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: air pollution;combined cycle power stations;distributed power generation;gas turbine power stations;combined cycle gas turbine;life-cycle carbon footprint;material breakdown;microgeneration sources;Cogeneration;Heat recovery;Ice;Load flow;Load flow analysis;Power generation;Power system modeling;Resistance heating;Steady-state;Temperature;Carbon dioxide;Carbon footprint;Emissions;Life-cycle;Micro-CHP;Micro-generation;Microgrid;Part-loading;Renewable energy
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
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Depositing User: Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 13:01
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 13:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56296
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