WIT Press


Enhanced Efficiency, Sustainable Power Generation, And CO2 Emission Reduction In Energy-intensive Industries Through Organic Rankine Cycle Technology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ160081

Volume

205

Pages

12

Page Range

83 - 94

Published

2016

Size

783 kb

Author(s)

A. Berezin, F. Campana, N. Rossetti

Abstract

Energy efficient solutions in energy-intensive sectors such as oil and gas, cement, glass and iron and steel production are required in order to tackle CO2 emissions and meet the growing energy demand. Using energy more responsibly is a good way to counter these issues. There are several ways to improve energy efficiency for energy-intensive industries, most notably Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology, which allows to convert residual low grade heat into electricity. This speech highlights the ORC heat recovery projects in the energy-intensive industries. Furthermore, an overview of other potential applications of the ORC technology coupled with renewable sources, for CO2 reduction projects, are also examined.

Keywords

Organic Rankine Cycle, waste heat recovery, waste heat to power, cement, glass, iron and steel, oil and gas