Exergy, exergoeconomic and exergy-based emission cost analyses of a coconut husk-fired power and desalination plant
by Atilio Barbosa Lourenço; Monica Carvalho
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 32, No. 3, 2020

Abstract: A renewable-based energy system is proposed herein, which employs coconut husk briquettes and produces electricity and fresh water for a small municipality. The system is constituted by a Rankine-based steam power plant and a set of mechanical vapour compression desalination modules. Exergy-based cost allocation methodology is applied to the system, where exergy, economic, and emission costs are allocated to both electricity and fresh water. The energy system satisfied more than 70% of the water demand of the municipality - however, despite technically and socially viable, there are still margins for improvement.

Online publication date: Mon, 20-Jul-2020

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