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Exergy Analysis of Overspray Process in Gas Turbine Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, 61 Daehak-ro, Gumi, Gyeongbuk 730-701, Korea
Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, 61 Daehak-ro, Gumi, Gyeongbuk 730-701, Korea
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Received: 2 May 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 30 July 2012
Abstract: Gas turbine power can be augmented by overspray process which consists of inlet fogging and wet compression. In this study exergy analysis of the overspray process in gas turbine system is carried out with a non-equilibrium analytical modeling based on droplet evaporation and the second law of thermodynamics. This work focuses on the effects of system parameters such as pressure ratio, water injection ratio, and initial droplet diameter on exergetical performances including irreversibility and exergy efficiency of the process. The process performances are also estimated under the condition of saturated water injection ratio above which complete evaporation of injected water droplets within a compressor is not possible. The results show that the irreversibility increases but the saturated irreversibility decreases with increasing initial droplet diameter for a specified pressure ratio.
Keywords: water injection; droplet evaporation; overspray; gas turbine; exergy
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Kim, K.H.; Kim, K. Exergy Analysis of Overspray Process in Gas Turbine Systems. Energies 2012, 5, 2745-2758.
Kim KH, Kim K. Exergy Analysis of Overspray Process in Gas Turbine Systems. Energies. 2012; 5(8):2745-2758.
Kim, Kyoung Hoon; Kim, Kyoungjin. 2012. "Exergy Analysis of Overspray Process in Gas Turbine Systems." Energies 5, no. 8: 2745-2758.