A Novel SOFC Tri-generation System for Building Applications

  • Theo Elmer

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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The thesis has critically examined, both theoretically and experimentally, a novel tri-generation system concept - with encouraging system performance demonstrated. The thesis establishes the significant potential of the novel tri-generation system in providing effective built environment decarbonisation through decentralised generation; strengthening the case for a future hydrogen economy.

In response to the critical need to decarbonise the built environment, alternative methods for more effective energy utilisation need to be explored including tri-generation systems. The thesis presents the design, development and testing of a novel proof-of-concept tri-generation system based on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and liquid desiccant air conditioning technology to provide electricity, heating and cooling to building applications. No previous work has been reported on such a system. The theme of the work sits within the topics of low-carbon and sustainable energy technologies, building services and low carbon building applications.


Low-carbon and Sustainable Energy Technologies Fuel Cell Tri-generation Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning Building Application Hydrogen Economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Theo Elmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of EngineeringThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46965-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46966-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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