The use of biomass for electric power generation in the South African and Zimbabwean saw-milling industry

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dutkiewicz, Ryszard Karol en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cochrane, Edward Denzil Dundonald en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-14T12:55:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-14T12:55:39Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cochrane, E. 1998. The use of biomass for electric power generation in the South African and Zimbabwean saw-milling industry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21758
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the opportunities for the South African and Zimbabwean Saw-milling Industry to be self-sufficient in the generation of power for its own industrial electrical energy requirements. The analysis of the wood residue arising from saw-milling operations in the southern African context confirms that there is a substantial amount of fuel available for the main heating requirement of a wet saw-mill. This heat is generally supplied in the form of steam to the timber drying and conditioning kilns that form part of the timber production process. One of the principal arguments put forward for cogeneration is that by passing steam through a condensing or back pressure turbine the entire power demand of a saw-mill can be met as well as the heat for the kilning process. Due to the situation of unbalanced load that persists at nearly all the saw-mills, there is a surplus of power that is often difficult to dispose of economically. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Energy Research en_ZA
dc.title The use of biomass for electric power generation in the South African and Zimbabwean saw-milling industry en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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