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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 285-290
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.285.290
 
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Techno-economic Evaluation on Enhancing Cogeneration Plant Capacity: Case Study of Palm Oil Mill Cogeneration Plant

Mohd Amin Abd Majid, Zulkipli Ghazali and Nazri Talib Shin Min

Abstract:
The aim of the study is to apply techno-economic evaluation for selecting a feasible alternative to enhance a co-generation power generation capacity of a palm oil mill. The co-generation plant is using Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) as fuel. The basis of the technical evaluation is to compare three alternatives on increasing the co-generation power generation capacity. Alternative 1 is to consider installing a new high capacity boiler to the current cogeneration system and maintaining the current turbine. Alternative 2 is to install a new high efficiency back pressure steam turbine and maintain the current boiler. While Alternative 3, is to install high capacity an extraction steam turbine and maintain the current boiler. Present worth analysis is used for economic evaluation. Both the capital and operational expenditures are taken into account in assessing the present worth of the alternatives. Results from the technical and economic analysis have identified Alternative 2 as the most feasible alternative. Since substantial quantity EFB are available in Malaysia and being used as fuel for power generation at the palm oil mills, the approach could be useful for enhancement of co-generation capacity of the mills.
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How to cite this article:

Mohd Amin Abd Majid, Zulkipli Ghazali and Nazri Talib Shin Min, 2014. Techno-economic Evaluation on Enhancing Cogeneration Plant Capacity: Case Study of Palm Oil Mill Cogeneration Plant. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 285-290.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.285.290

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.285.290

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