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Energies 2018, 11(2), 403;

Power Generation Targets from Hot Composite Curves

Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874, Education City, 77874 Doha, Qatar
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Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 30 January 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 9 February 2018
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The paper proposes a simple systematic procedure to target thermodynamic power generation limits from a set of heat source streams. The procedure takes the form of an algebraic targeting approach commonly applied in process heat integration. It allows the designer to quickly determine the maximum amount of power that can theoretically be generated from the available heat in thermodynamic cycles. The paper describes the procedure and is applicability in the context of common data availability for heat source streams in the form of a Composite Curve or Total Site Profile (hot composite curves) commonly developed in heat integration. The application of the procedure is illustrated with examples. View Full-Text
Keywords: process integration; targeting; power generation; multiple heat source streams; energy efficiency process integration; targeting; power generation; multiple heat source streams; energy efficiency

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Al-Ani, O.; Linke, P. Power Generation Targets from Hot Composite Curves. Energies 2018, 11, 403.

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