Design and Performance Analysis of an Industrial Triethylene Glycol Recovery Regenerator of a Dehydration Process

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Volume-10 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Okwe Gerald, Okafor Ephraim, Uzoechi Lazarus, Akwukwaegbu Isdore, Okafor Izuchukwu, Offiah Solomon, Opara Raymond, Nosiri Onyebuchi
DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V10I5P106

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Okwe Gerald, Okafor Ephraim, Uzoechi Lazarus, Akwukwaegbu Isdore, Okafor Izuchukwu, Offiah Solomon, Opara Raymond, Nosiri Onyebuchi, "Analysis of Electrical Energy Consumption Pattern and Audit for Improved Electricity in Owerri Urban “A Stepwise Approach”," International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 49-63, 2023. Crossref,

Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural resources to reform its power sector, but despite this enormous wealth, the sector is confronted with chronic power outages. Currently, the installed capacity is 12,522MW, but the availability is less than 5,000 MW. This capacity is grossly insufficient and unhealthy for the socio-economic growth of the nation, which requires about 180,000 MW. The energy consumption survey conducted in Owerri Urban revealed that 11.3 MW is required, but the power allocated by the utility is 6.3 MW. Load shedding has become a norm rather than an exception to balance demand and supply of electricity. Most frustratingly, consumers are issued with outrageous estimated bills, not considering the fact that they experience power outages for over 16 hours daily. An energy audit investigation was conducted using a stepwise approach to mitigate energy consumption and realize energy savings opportunities to assuage exorbitant electricity bills. The results obtained showed satisfactory performance with the drastic reduction in value energy consumption from 11.3MW to 5.1MW while the annual electricity bill dropped significantly from N156, 925,532.30 to N 57,409,115.00 and total cost savings was N 99,516,417.30. It was deduced that the survey actualized the objective of the research in line with the sustainable development target.

Energy audit, Energy demand, Fossils fuel, Load shedding, Load survey.

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