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dc.contributor.authorOjijiagwo, Emeka Nnanna
dc.contributor.authorOduoza, Chike F
dc.contributor.authorEmekwuru, Nwabueze
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-09T08:22:36Z
dc.date.available2018-08-09T08:22:36Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-11
dc.identifier.issn2351-9789
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.promfg.2018.10.068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621583
dc.description28th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2018), June 11-14, 2018, Columbus, OH, USA
dc.description.abstractGlobally, over 100 billion cubic metres (BCM) of gas is flared annually and linked to an annual emission of 400 million tons of carbon dioxide. In Nigeria the annual gas production is valued at 33.21 BCM, out of which more than 50% of this volume is wasted through flaring, thereby emitting about 35 million tons of carbon dioxide. About 14.94 BCM of gas produced in Nigeria is used for a variety of activities including electricity generation. Despite this scenario, Nigeria is still unable to generate and distribute enough electricity for the citizenry. This paper therefore proposes the option to divert gas which is normally flared to generate electricity in Nigeria while minimising the associated environmental impacts. The research methodology was based on interviewing top level managers in an electricity generation company, and gas Production Company, as well as the researchers’ site observations within the two case companies. Results from this study showed that electricity generation could be improved from its current daily production rate of 4358 MW to about 12000 MW. This improvement comes from the use of 18.27 BCM of gas currently flared annually in Nigeria, which could potentially be diverted as fuel for 50 units of gas turbine with power output of 150 MW each, with an increase in daily electricity generation of 7500 MW. The study also incorporates an economic analysis for the option to generate electricity as aforementioned.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978918311843
dc.subjectGas to Electricity
dc.subjectGas Turbines
dc.subjectGas Flare Reduction
dc.subjectNigeria
dc.titleTechnological and economic evaluation of conversion of potential flare gas to electricity in Nigeria
dc.typeConference contribution
dc.identifier.journalProcedia Manufacturing
dc.conference.name28th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2018)
pubs.finish-date2018-06-14
pubs.place-of-publicationColumbus, Ohio, USA
pubs.start-date2018-06-11
dc.date.accepted2018-04-15
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW090818CO
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-15
dc.source.volume17
dc.source.beginpage444
dc.source.endpage451
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-09T08:22:36Z


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