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Name: Combined Heat and Power
ID: m41740
Language: English (en)
Summary: In this module, the following topics are covered: 1) combined heat and power (CHP) as an alternative energy source, 2) CHP component characteristics and operational benefits, 3) the characteristics of good CHP applications.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Absorption Chiller, Avoided Cost of Power, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Conventional CHP (Topping Cycle CHP), Desiccant Dehumidification, Fuel Cell, Gas Turbine, Induction Generator, Inverter, Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), Prime Mover, Reciprocating Engine, Steam Turbine, Synchronous Generator, Waste Heat to Power (Bottoming Cycle CHP)
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: John Cuttica (
Copyright Holders: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (
Maintainers: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Dec 6, 2011 6:47 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jan 18, 2012 10:25 am +0000


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Version: 1.2 Jan 18, 2012 10:25 am +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Added Google Analytics tracking code

Version: 1.1 Dec 14, 2011 5:10 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Created module (mwl)

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