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Advanced Cogeneration for Specialists Section 2.4: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0. Introduction

1.1. Reciprocating Engine Characteristics

2.0. Applications

2.1. Cogeneration - Combined Heat and Power

2.2. Emergency/Standby Generators

2.3. Peak Shaving

3.0. Technology Description

3.1. Basic Processes

3.2. Components

4.0. Performance Characteristics

4.1. Part Load Performance

4.2. Effects of Ambient Conditions on Performance

4.3. Engine Speed Classifications

4.4. Performance and Efficiency Enhancements

4.5. Capital Costs

4.6. Maintenance

4.7. Fuels

4.8. System Availability

5.0. Emissions and Emissions Control Options

5.1. Emissions Characteristics

5.2 Emissions Control Options

6.0. Case Studies

6.1. Cogeneration Biogas Generator at Simbi Roses

7.0. Quiz

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