The Cogeneration Systems Laboratory

Pavilion C-5, premises 005

Subject of research: 

The main subject of the research laboratory LUK will be a determination the optimal configuration for small local cogeneration systems that can be used to supply electricity, heat, and other necessary utilities (cold, hot water, air for ventilation).for individual buildings. The concept of this type of laboratory research and education is an important element to meet future criteria for energy security and environmental requirements relating to the limitation of CO2 emissions and other harmful substances. So far, there is no laboratory dealing with complex issues of small cogeneration based on different types of energy sources and technologies of its processing in the country. The scope of the research concerns not only the diagnosis of conditions and parameters of individual thermal devices, but also determination the optimal conditions for the reception of electric and thermal energy generated by an internal network (in the building) and external (SmartGrid, energy network). So far, there are no reliable data about the dynamic state evaluation, energy quality, inertia and reliability of small CHP systems and their interaction with the network. It is planned to conduct research efficiency cogeneration system for different profiles for electricity and heat demand. Electricity produced by the generator can be supplied to customers, stored in batteries or transmitted to the network. Similarly, a heat received from exhaust gas or by cooling the engine can be collected in a buffer or delivered to consumers (heat exchangers). The strategy of loading individual elements of the CHP system with different configurations will be optimal from the efficiency point of view. During the periods of lower electricity demand the characteristics of total efficiency of the CHP will be analysed in terms of its loading by the battery charger. It is also planned to examine the possibility of using liquid biofuels in energy turbine generator and the environmental impact of turbine set, with regard to emissions of pollutant and noise. The measurement results will also allow the verification of mathematical models of both micro-turbines and internal combustion engines, as well as the whole micro-cogeneration systems working individually or cooperating with the network.

Laboratory users:

prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Górski

tel. 12-617-41-75;
tel. 668-466-568

WEiP, Department of Thermal Machinery and Fluid Flow. D-4, 1st floor. room.111