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Energies 2015, 8(6), 4755-4801; doi:10.3390/en8064755

Systematic Methods for Working Fluid Selection and the Design, Integration and Control of Organic Rankine Cycles—A Review

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874, Education City, 77874 Doha, Qatar
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Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas, Thermi, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, P.O. Box 484, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Roberto Capata
Received: 1 March 2015 / Accepted: 15 May 2015 / Published: 26 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC))
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Abstract

Efficient power generation from low to medium grade heat is an important challenge to be addressed to ensure a sustainable energy future. Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs) constitute an important enabling technology and their research and development has emerged as a very active research field over the past decade. Particular focus areas include working fluid selection and cycle design to achieve efficient heat to power conversions for diverse hot fluid streams associated with geothermal, solar or waste heat sources. Recently, a number of approaches have been developed that address the systematic selection of efficient working fluids as well as the design, integration and control of ORCs. This paper presents a review of emerging approaches with a particular emphasis on computer-aided design methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic Rankine cycle; systematic approaches; design; optimisation; working fluid selection organic Rankine cycle; systematic approaches; design; optimisation; working fluid selection
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Linke, P.; Papadopoulos, A.I.; Seferlis, P. Systematic Methods for Working Fluid Selection and the Design, Integration and Control of Organic Rankine Cycles—A Review. Energies 2015, 8, 4755-4801.

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