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Power Generation from Low-Grade Heat Streams

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_1026-1



The amount of electric power delivered or required from a generator, turbine, or system

Capacity, installed (or nameplate)

The manufacturer-rated capacities of equipment such as turbines, generators, and other system components


Combined heat and power

Bottoming cycle CHP

A CHP where the power is produced from residual heat in a heat-consuming process

Topping cycle CHP

A CHP where power is produced first and exhaust heat is used for heating a process


A machine converting the kinetic energy produced by a turbine into electricity

Gigawatt (GW)

One billion watts

Gigawatt-hour (GWh)

One billion watt-hours

Kilowatt (kW)

One thousand watts

Kilowatt-hour (kWh)

One thousand watt-hours

Energy recycling

Using residual waste heat from a thermal process or using the exhaust heat from a power system in a thermal process

Megawatt (MW)

One thousand kilowatts (1,000 kW)

Megawatt-hour (MWh)

One million watt-hours

Noncondensable gases (NCG)

Gases present in the steam or...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.YavneIsrael