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Economic Assessment of Rural District Heating by Bio-Steam Supplied by a Paper Mill in Canada

Mariya Marinova, Catherine Beaudry, Abdelaziz Taoussi, Martin Trépanier and Jean Paris

Article (2008)

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The article investigates the feasibility of district heating in a small town adjacent to a Kraft pulp mill in eastern Canada. A detailed heat demand analysis is performed for all buildings using a geographical information system and archived data provided by the municipality. The study shows that the entire space heating requirement of the town can be supplied by steam from the mill, even during exceptional peak demands. A screening test based on load density indicators, however, reveals that a district heating serving the entire town would probably not be economically viable. An economic analysis of partial districts show that a district covering about half of the town can be economically viable with a proper balance between the price of the steam sold by the mill to the district operator and the cost of the energy sold to customers.

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district heating, economic assessment, industry-based district heating, demand analysis, ecoindustrial cluster, sustainable development, bio-steam

Subjects: 1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
2300 Fuel and energy technology > 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)
7000 Other studies in natural sciences and engineering > 7003 Renewable and non-renewable resources management
Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Funders: CRSNG
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2297/
Journal Title: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (vol. 28, no. 2)
Publisher: SAGE
DOI: 10.1177/0270467607313953
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0270467607313953
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 14:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 13:19
Cite in APA 7: Marinova, M., Beaudry, C., Taoussi, A., Trépanier, M., & Paris, J. (2008). Economic Assessment of Rural District Heating by Bio-Steam Supplied by a Paper Mill in Canada. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 28(2), 159-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/0270467607313953

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