Reducing C02 Emissions in the Domestic and Small Business Sectors

Durkin, Timothy (2007). Reducing C02 Emissions in the Domestic and Small Business Sectors Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Durkin, Timothy
Thesis Title Reducing C02 Emissions in the Domestic and Small Business Sectors
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2007
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Hal Gurgenci
Total pages 79
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
This thesis is an investigation of available greenhouse emission reducing technologies that can cost effectively implemented in the residential and small business sectors. It is being  completed because, while significant reductions to greenhouse gas emissions may be possible for  large enterprises, it is much harder for smaller scale sites to handle the costs of acquiring these  improvements.

The direct outcomes of the thesis include,

1. Quantify the energy usage of a representative selection of residential and small  businesses.
2. Identify emission reducing technologies suitable for these sectors.
3. Use the representative cases from point 1 to investigate the cost/benefit of  implementing these technologies.

To quantity the energy usage for each of the representative sites, the requirements of an energy  audit were first researched and the learnt processes applied to each case. The data from these  audits gave insight into what emission reducing technologies available would be suitable for these  sectors.

Investigating suitable emission reducing technologies involved an initial broad area research into  the technology available and then and in depth look at each item to make sure that the technology’s  size and cost was not excessive for application in these relatively small scale areas of operation.

Finally the effectiveness of these items will be substantiated by investigating  the implementation of them in each of the representative cases.

Keyword Reducing CO2 Emissions

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