Efficient Energy Systems Models for Sustainable Food Processing
Keywords:Energy efficiency, food production facilities, green buildings, hybrid renewable energy systems, Energy systems
AbstractThe improvement and use of sustainable energy technologies are developing by the reason of increasing energy demand. Due to the fossil fuels negative effects on the environment, energy efficient building and their industrial applications have become an important research topic. To increase energy efficiency in the food industry, the reduction of specific energy consumption is needed. Food production facilities using energy for heating, cooling, drying, and specific processes which requires high temperature. In this study, six energy system models have been suggested, and presented for the use in food processing applications. These models are based on renewable energy, waste heat management, solar energy, and efficient heat pump, ice storage heat pump, thermal energy storage heat pump, drying with heat recovery and dehumidification. In addition to carbon footprint reductant, the latest trend technologies are presented and the advantages are also discussed. Especially hybrid systems that are combined with phase change materials and biomass are investigated.
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