Energy systems management and greenhouse gas reduction

Stephen J. Treado, David Holmberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The efficient use of energy provides the double benefits of controlling energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The industrial sector comprises about one third of US GHG emissions, thus, is an attractive opportunity for using advanced design, operation and control strategies to minimize energy consumption while optimizing overall systems performance through the implementation of cogeneration, heat recovery, adaptive controls and other advanced techniques. A discussion on energy systems management and GHG reduction covers barriers to the utilization of such techniques; rate of onsite CO2 production from combustion of fuel, e.g., natural gas, to produce heat; approaches for taking advantage of the carbon characteristics of the energy sources to minimize the GHG emissions associated with a particular energy requirement; algorithms for comparing alternatives under dynamic conditions; a tool for evaluating the GHG impact of different methods for providing facility electrical power and process heat; and finding that cogeneration can result in a significant reduction in GHG emissions. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 42nd Loss Prevention Symposium (New Orleans, LA 4/6-10/2008).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2008Apr 10 2008


Other2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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