District Heating and Electricity Production based on Biogas Produced from Municipal WWTPs in Turkey: A Comprehensive Case Study

Aysegül Abusoglu, Alperen Tozlu, Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam

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Abstract

In this paper, district heating (DH) potentials of the wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) based on their biogas, electricity, and heat productions are considered. Two district heating scenarios are developed: (i) DH Scenario I which is based on both excess biogas storage of the WWTP and exhaust gas of the cogeneration with the actual power output, (ii) DH Scenario II which is based on the exhaust gas of the cogeneration with the increased power output using all the biogas produced. In DH Scenario I, it is found that 458 dwellings can be heated via the DH system proposed considering only the waste heat of the cogeneration. In addition, the natural gas consumption of 1112 dwellings with the same annual heating load can also be met using the purified biogas. In DH Scenario II, the electricity production could be increased to 1643 kWh by burning all the biogas produced in the cogeneration plant. In this scenario, the annual heating load of 755 dwellings in Gaziantep province can be covered using the waste heat in the DH system. The payback period for the DH Scenario I is calculated as 2.5 years, while for the DH Scenario II, it is obtained as 2 years.
Original languageEnglish
Article number119904
JournalEnergy
Volume223
Pages (from-to)1-18
ISSN0360-5442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • District Heating
  • Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)
  • Sewage sludge
  • Biogas
  • Thermoeconomic analysis

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