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Analysis and simulation of smart energy clusters and energy value chain for fish processing industries

Alzahrani, Ateyah, Petri, Ioan and Rezgui, Yacine 2019. Analysis and simulation of smart energy clusters and energy value chain for fish processing industries. Energy Reports 10.1016/j.egyr.2019.09.022

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The Irish Seafood agency reports that 15% of global energy is consumed by operations related to refrigeration and air conditioning in the fish industry which stresses the importance of integration with clean renewables and adoption of smart energy management solutions. While fish processing industries have high energy costs with continuous refrigeration, air conditioning and ice making processes, there is a real need to analyse and model energy use in fish ports to understand environmental impacts in terms of CO2 emissions while exploring the potential for integrating renewable energy sources. In this paper, we conduct energy modelling and optimization for the Milford Haven fish processing port in South Wales. We explain how a simulation capability can be developed at the fish industry port level and propose a simulation-based optimization strategy to determine optimized schedules for appliances. The results show that energy consumption can be reduced with the use of optimized appliance schedules developed in relation to the total energy demand as well as a wide range of optimization constraints.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2352-4847
Date of Acceptance: 12 September 2019
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 11:30

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