Energy, Vol.163, 290-337, 2018
Simulation of polygeneration systems
This work aims at presenting the current works concerning the polygeneration systems simulation, by specially focusing on the potential integration of different technologies into a single system. Poly generation allows one to produce energy vectors (power, heating and cooling) as wells as other useful products (hydrogen, syngas, biodiesel, fertilizers, drinking water etc.) by converting one or multiple energy sources. Polygeneration system can be fuelled by renewable sources (geothermal, solar, biomass, wind, hydro), as well as fossil fuels (natural gas, coal, hydrogen, etc.). In this paper innovative energy technologies, such as fuel cells and conventional ones are taken into account, by also focusing on the control strategies implemented for the proper management of polygeneration systems in general. Works regarding energy, economic and exergy analyses and system optimizations are also illustrated. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.