A Linear Programming Model to Optimize ‎the Decision-Making to Managing ‎Cogeneration System

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 235-240
Year of Publication: 
Husam Arman
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Naser A. Tibi
United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 93330, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

A mathematical linear programming (LP) model was developed to optimize the decision-making for managing a cogeneration facility as a potential clean-development mechanism project in a hospital in Palestine. The model was developed to optimize the cost of energy and the cost of installation of a small cogeneration plant under constraints on electricity-and-heat supply and demand balances. In the model, the sources of electricity are either from cogeneration or public utilities and it was calculated the least cost to supply electricity and heat to the hospital. The hospital is using heat for their operation and that made the application for the cogeneration to be attractive and feasible. In this study, we will develop the LP model and will show the results and the time schedule for the cogeneration. This developed LP model can be used and run to any cogeneration application with little modification.

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