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Effects of Pipe Network Composition and Length on Power Plant Waste Heat Utilization System Performance for Large-scale Horticulture Facilities
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Effects of Pipe Network Composition and Length on Power Plant Waste Heat Utilization System Performance for Large-scale Horticulture Facilities
Lee, Keum ho; Lee, Jae Ho; Lee, Kwang Ho;
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Korean government plans to establish large-scale horticulture facility complexes using reclaimed land in order to improve the national competitiveness of agriculture at the government level. One of the most significant problems arising from the establishment of those large-scale horticulture facilities is that these facilities still largely depend on a fossil fuel and they require 24 h a day heating during the winter season in order to provide the necessary breeding conditions for greenhouse crops. These facilities show large energy consumption due to the use of coverings with large heat transmission coefficients such as vinyl and glass during heating in the winter season. This study investigated the applicability of waste heat from power plant for large-scale horticulture facilities by evaluating the waste heat water temperature, heat loss and energy saving performance as a function of distance between power plant and greenhouse. As a result, utilizing power plant waste heat can reduce the energy consumption by around 85% compared to the conventional gas boiler, regardless of the distance between power plant and greenhouse.
Power plant waste heat;Pipe material;Large-scale horticulture Facility;Distance from heat source;EnergyPlus;
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