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Title: Energy and economic analysis of biogas heated livestock buildings
Authors: Αξαόπουλος, Πέτρος Ι.
Παναγάκης, Παναγιώτης
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Biogas production;Livestock--Housing;Παραγωγή βιοαερίου;Σταβλισμός
Subjects: Engineering
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 7-Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: The possibility to cover the annual space-heating requirements of a typical swine nursery by the methane produced using a solar-assisted anaerobic digester of innovative design, is studied for two Greek areas. Simulation is used to predict the hourly temperature and relative humidity inside the early-weaned piglet unit, along with the heating energy requirements to keep indoor conditions within pigs’ production space. The methane produced by the solar-assisted anaerobic digester is also calculated using a detailed simulation algorithm. The results showed that the methane produced from the solar-assisted anaerobic digester completely ensures not only full coverage of the annual space-heating requirements of the described piglet unit for both Greek areas, but also large methane surplus which could be used in various other ways. A simple sensitivity analysis concerning the economics of the solar-assisted anaerobic digester indicated that its pro3tability strongly depends on to what extent the produced methane is used
Language: English
Citation: Axaopoulos, P. and Panagakis, P. (March 2003). Energy and economic analysis of biogas heated livestock buildings. Biomass and Bioenergy. 24(3). Elsevier Science Ltd. pp. 239-248. Available from: [Accessed 02/12/2002]
Journal: Biomass and Bioenergy
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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