Cogeneration and Waste Heat Recovery

Cogeneration or combined heat and power  (CHP) is the use of the heat from an engine to simultaneously generate electricity and useful heat.

In the past it has been typical to expel heat generated by an engine  to the atmosphere or environment as a waste product. If we can find a useful purpose for the heat and capture it ,then we can increase the efficiency of the engine substantially. By using the waste heat as a product instead of waste we generate an extra usable source of energy so we are generating two energy products  instead of one. This process is referred to as cogeneration.
The prefix "co" is Latin with a basic meaning of "together". 

Most cogeneration schemes are based on steam turbines, gas turbines, internal combustion engines  and 
prepackaged cogeneration  units.


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