Title: An exergy-based method for allocating carbon dioxide emissions from cogeneration systems

Authors: Marc A. Rosen

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract: Many companies, government agencies and researchers have sought means to allocate emissions for cogeneration systems. Some work has been carried out in this area, but the results obtained thus far are not universally accepted, and often are inconsistent, overly complex and difficult to use, and not based on sound reasoning. In this paper, an exergy-based method for allocating emissions for cogeneration systems is described and compared with other methods (e.g., energy- and market-based approaches). The results should be of most benefit to designers of energy systems, and to decision and policy makers in companies and government.

Keywords: carbon dioxide emissions; emissions allocation; exergy; cogeneration systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2009.023341

International Journal of Exergy, 2009 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 14

Published online: 19 Feb 2009 *

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