Avoiding Loss of Energy in a Petrochemical Industry; Operation and Design

S. Ávila
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

A. Kiperstok
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

B. Braga
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

R. Kalid
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571552

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:10, s. 1552-1559

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The challenge of economic and environmental sustainability demands a better way to manage production in the industry when treating energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases. The reduction of greenhouse gases promoters are using: renewable energy matrix that can capture the CO2; renewable energy resources and; production activities with better efficiency in thermal systems. The industry segment contributes over 33% for CO2 emissions and it can be reduced through: energy integration in designs; intensifying the process and; better efficiency of utilities in the routine. The objective is demonstrates that; if global industry reduce at least 25% of thermal energy losses; 20% of losses of steam; and if change combustible oil to renewable in 33;8% proportion; the greenhouse effect reduce in 33%. The methodology to achieve reduction of CO2 emission includes: Preliminary assessment; Strategies; Specific Programs; Restrictions analyzes and measurement of results. Between strategies are actions on operation; design and business chain. Between programs there are: evaluations about utility control and management; biomass economic chain viability; and; actions to recover steam losses on design. The restrictions are to implement politic programs in society and industry segment to change patterns becoming possible thermal energy reduction and renewable combustible substitution. The projected results on reduction of CO2 in industry emissions are summed and almost overcome target of 21;6 (20;4) GTY. The segments of society can prepare similar programs and transform exercise in practice giving better quality of life for earth population.


Energy efficiency; Utility management; Industry Sustainability


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