Integration of the environmental management aspect in the optimization of the design and planning of energy systems

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/560408
Title:
Integration of the environmental management aspect in the optimization of the design and planning of energy systems
Authors:
Theodosiou, Giorgos; Stylos, Nikolaos; Koroneos, Christopher
Abstract:
The increasing concerns regarding the environmental pollution derived from anthropogenic activities, such as the use of fossil fuels for power generation, has driven many interested parties to seek different alternatives, e.g. use of renewable energy sources, use of “cleaner” fuels and use of more effective technologies, in order to minimize and control the quantity of emissions that are produced during the life cycle of conventional energy sources. The work presented in this paper focuses on the examination of the possibilities of integrating the environmental aspects in the preliminary phase of the conventional design and planning of energy systems in conjunction with other parameters, such as financial cost, availability, capacity, location, etc. The integration of the environmental parameter to the design is carried out within a context where Eco-design concepts are applied. Due to the multi-parameter nature of the design procedure, the tools that are used are Life Cycle Analysis and Multi-criteria Analysis. The proposed optimization model examines and identifiesoptimum available options of the use of different energy sources and technologies for the production of electricity and/or heat by minimizing both the financial cost and the environmental impacts, with regard to a multiple objective optimization subject to a set of specific constraints. Implementation of the proposed model in the form of a case study for the island of Rhodes in Greece revealed that an optimized solution both cost and environmental-wise, would be an almost balanced participation of renewables and non-renewable energy sources in the energy mix.
Citation:
Integration of the environmental management aspect in the optimization of the design and planning of energy systems 2014 Journal of Cleaner Production
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/560408
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.05.096
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652614005757
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
09596526
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dc.contributor.authorTheodosiou, Giorgosen
dc.contributor.authorStylos, Nikolaosen
dc.contributor.authorKoroneos, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T14:54:13Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-14T14:54:13Zen
dc.date.issued2014-06en
dc.identifier.citationIntegration of the environmental management aspect in the optimization of the design and planning of energy systems 2014 Journal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.identifier.issn09596526en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.05.096en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/560408en
dc.description.abstractThe increasing concerns regarding the environmental pollution derived from anthropogenic activities, such as the use of fossil fuels for power generation, has driven many interested parties to seek different alternatives, e.g. use of renewable energy sources, use of “cleaner” fuels and use of more effective technologies, in order to minimize and control the quantity of emissions that are produced during the life cycle of conventional energy sources. The work presented in this paper focuses on the examination of the possibilities of integrating the environmental aspects in the preliminary phase of the conventional design and planning of energy systems in conjunction with other parameters, such as financial cost, availability, capacity, location, etc. The integration of the environmental parameter to the design is carried out within a context where Eco-design concepts are applied. Due to the multi-parameter nature of the design procedure, the tools that are used are Life Cycle Analysis and Multi-criteria Analysis. The proposed optimization model examines and identifiesoptimum available options of the use of different energy sources and technologies for the production of electricity and/or heat by minimizing both the financial cost and the environmental impacts, with regard to a multiple objective optimization subject to a set of specific constraints. Implementation of the proposed model in the form of a case study for the island of Rhodes in Greece revealed that an optimized solution both cost and environmental-wise, would be an almost balanced participation of renewables and non-renewable energy sources in the energy mix.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652614005757en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.subjectEco-designen
dc.subjectEnergy systems designen
dc.subjectLife cycle analysisen
dc.subjectMulti-objective optimizationen
dc.titleIntegration of the environmental management aspect in the optimization of the design and planning of energy systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen
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