E3S Web Conf.
Volume 44, 201810th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2018
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||03 July 2018|
Ultra-low-temperature district heating systems – a way to maximise the ecological and economical effect of an investment?
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Department of Fossil Fuels, 30 Mickiewicza Av., 30-059 Kraków, Poland
2 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Management, Department of Engineering Management, 30 Mickiewicza Av., 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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One of the most challenging aspects of a new district heating (DH) design is its general performance, which will determine the ecological and economic impacts of the investment. Choosing the lowest applicable temperatures which are distributed via ultra-low-temperature district heating (ULTDH) systems may yield the desired results. The article elaborates the economic and ecological aspects of the application of ULTDH. The results of the analysis indicate that the capacity factor may be significantly improved, while the overall ecological effects of the investment are strongly dependent on the previously used heat source and the source of electric power.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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