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Analysis of energy utilization and waste in China's processing industry based on a case study

Lookup NU author(s): Zhongyi Su, Dr Yaodong WangORCiD, Professor Tony Roskilly



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Due to the rapid increase in price of resources, the role of energy management and utilisation has become significant in processing industry. Industries can be more competitive by increasing the energy efficiency and eliminating waste. In this research, an old-style paper plant situated in China has been selected for the case study. The purpose of the study is to test whether the energy usage is reasonable and to exploit the potential of waste as a resource for its production process. To do so, a huge data of the paper plant are obtained, and then based on these figures, a model has been established to find out the potential wastes and thermal energy loss of the process. The simulation results revealed that the mill's energy use is quite reasonable, however, findings found that there are still further possibility for organic waste to be reused. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Author(s): Su ZY, Wang YD, Roskilly T, Huang Y

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2015)

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 572-577

Online publication date: 28/08/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 08/09/2016

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.458

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Series Title: Energy Procedia

ISBN: 18766102