Feasibility of developing heat exchange network between incineration facilities and industries in cities : Case of Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Yi Dou
  • Satoshi Ohnishi
  • Minoru Fujii
  • Takuya Togawa
  • Tsuyoshi Fujita
  • Hiroki Tanikawa

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-558
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume170
Online published17 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Energy conservation is critical for promoting urban low-carbon and sustainable development. Because a large amount of heat energy is wasted during energy conversion and transportation, the recovery of waste heat and its cascading use would substantially save resources and reduce CO2 emissions. As a typical case of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, direct extracting steam from incinerators for industrial use is considered more efficient than power generation, but hard to be popularized because of long distance heat transport. On the basis of the heat atlas, this study develops an integrated model to assess the feasibility of developing heat exchange network between incineration facilities and industries in city scale, and evaluates the impacts from land use on economic and environmental indices. The result reveals that maximum 45.2% of the incineration waste heat can be utilized to cover 13.8% of the heat consumption in industries, where annual net benefit and CO2 emission reduction could achieve 63 billion JPY (≈0.6 billion USD) and 2200 kt CO2/year, respectively. However, current geographic separation between incineration facilities and industries brings a dilemma between economic and environmental benefits which will obstruct the popularization of waste heat exchange. Given this result, a cluster map to classify involved incineration facilities is provided which helps in establishing a renewal strategy considering positive land use adjustment. These results are also referable in urban planning integrated with distributed energy system as well as provide a case for promoting Urban Symbiosis.

Research Area(s)

  • Energy efficiency, Land use, Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Waste heat recovery, Waste management

Citation Format(s)

Feasibility of developing heat exchange network between incineration facilities and industries in cities : Case of Tokyo Metropolitan Area. / Dou, Yi; Ohnishi, Satoshi; Fujii, Minoru; Togawa, Takuya; Fujita, Tsuyoshi; Tanikawa, Hiroki; Dong, Liang.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 170, 01.01.2018, p. 548-558.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal