Imperial College London

DrAdamHawkes

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Energy Systems
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 9300a.hawkes

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Quasirat Hasnat +44 (0)20 7594 7250

 
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Location

 

C502Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Sechi:2017,
author = {Sechi, S and Giarola, S and Lanzini, A and Gandiglio, M and Oluleye, O and Santarelli, M and Hawkes, A},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {Techno-economic assessment of the effects of biogas rate fluctuations on industrial applications of solid-oxide fuel cells},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50459},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - Wastewater treatment is an energy and greenhouse gas intensive process. An important opportunity to reduce both of these quantities is via the use of biogas in co-generation systems. Solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are the generator types studied in this work.The feasibility of the retrofitting of a wastewater treatment facility fitted with a SOFC combined heat and power energy provision system is assessed including effects of uncertainties in biogas availability on cost and energy performance. A two-stage stochastic optimization framework is proposed to provide feedback on the energy co-generation system design.Results quantify standard deviations in the biogas rate beyond which the SOFC capacity factor might drop below 80 % and change the optimal size of the modules to install.Keywords: solid-oxide fuel cells, stochastic optimization, wastewater treatment, biogas.
AU - Sechi,S
AU - Giarola,S
AU - Lanzini,A
AU - Gandiglio,M
AU - Oluleye,O
AU - Santarelli,M
AU - Hawkes,A
PB - Elsevier
PY - 2017///
SN - 1570-7946
TI - Techno-economic assessment of the effects of biogas rate fluctuations on industrial applications of solid-oxide fuel cells
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50459
ER -