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Entropy 2014, 16(4), 2056-2070; doi:10.3390/e16042056

Entropy and Exergy Analysis of a Heat Recovery Vapor Generator for Ammonia-Water Mixtures

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, 61 Daehak-ro, Gumi, Gyeongbuk 730-701, Korea
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Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, 61 Daehak-ro, Gumi, Gyeongbuk 730-701, Korea
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Received: 6 January 2014 / Revised: 7 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 11 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Recently power generation systems using ammonia-water binary mixtures as a working fluid have been attracting much attention for their efficient conversion of low-grade heat sources into useful energy forms. This paper presents the First and Second Law thermodynamic analysis for a heat recovery vapor generator (HRVG) of ammonia-water mixtures when the heat source is low-temperature energy in the form of sensible heat. In the analysis, key parameters such as ammonia mass concentration and pressure of the binary mixture are studied to investigate their effects on the system performance, including the effectiveness of heat transfer, entropy generation, and exergy efficiency. The results show that the ammonia concentration and the pressure of the mixture have significant effects on the system performance of the HRVG. View Full-Text
Keywords: entropy; exergy; ammonia-water mixture; heat recovery vapor generator entropy; exergy; ammonia-water mixture; heat recovery vapor generator
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Kim, K.H.; Kim, K.; Ko, H.J. Entropy and Exergy Analysis of a Heat Recovery Vapor Generator for Ammonia-Water Mixtures. Entropy 2014, 16, 2056-2070.

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