Faculty Advisor

FitzPatrick, Malcolm

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Project Center

London, England


The London Borough of Merton (LBM) has determined that a pyrolysis combined heat and power (CHP) plant has the potential to supply local sites with inexpensive heating and electricity while eliminating waste and reducing overall CO2 emissions. The objective of this project was to investigate the most effective route for heat and power distribution from the Willow Lane Industrial Estate to the Canons Leisure Centre based on economic, technical, environmental, and social considerations. This route assessment will guide the LBM in their implementation of a CHP distribution network.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering