A New Methodology for Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Industry through Improved Heat Exchanging and/or Integration of Combined Heat and Power
Journal article, 1999

This paper presents a method that identi®es economically optimal combinations of enhanced heat recovery, integration of combined heat and power (CHP), and fuel switching, in an existing industrial energy system at various emission levels. Novel types of composite curves based on pinch technology, representing the existing temperature levels for supplying heat and the possible ones that may be attained after retro®tting, are used as tools for estimating the opportunities for CHP and the trade-off between improved heat exchangin

Process Integration

Pinch analysis


Fuel switching

Heat exchanging

Greenhouse gas


Helén Axelsson

Department of Heat and Power Technology

Anders Åsblad

Department of Heat and Power Technology

Thore Berntsson

Department of Heat and Power Technology

Applied Thermal Engineering

Vol. 19/1999, Issue 7 707-731

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Chemical Engineering

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