Energy and Exergy Analysis of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Coupled with Bottoming Cycles
AbstractSupercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton cycles (BC) are soon to be a competitive and environment friendly power generation technology. Progressive technological developments in turbo-machineries and heat exchangers have boosted the idea of using S-CO2 in a closed-loop BC. This paper describes and discusses energy and exergy analysis of S-CO2 BC in cascade arrangement with a secondary cycle using CO2, R134a, ammonia, or argon as working fluids. Pressure drop in the cycle is considered, and its effect on the overall performance is investigated. No specific heat source is considered, thus any heat source capable of providing temperature in the range from 500 °C to 850 °C can be utilized, such as solar energy, gas turbine exhaust, nuclear waste heat, etc. The commercial software ‘Aspen HYSYS version 9’ (Aspen Technology, Inc., Bedford, MA, USA) is used for simulations. Comparisons with the literature and simulation results are discussed first for the standalone S-CO2 BC. Energy analysis is done for the combined cycle to inspect the parameters affecting the cycle performance. The second law efficiency is calculated, and exergy losses incurred in different components of the cycle are discussed. View Full-Text
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Siddiqui, M.E.; Taimoor, A.A.; Almitani, K.H. Energy and Exergy Analysis of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Coupled with Bottoming Cycles. Processes 2018, 6, 153.
Siddiqui ME, Taimoor AA, Almitani KH. Energy and Exergy Analysis of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Coupled with Bottoming Cycles. Processes. 2018; 6(9):153.Chicago/Turabian Style
Siddiqui, Muhammad E.; Taimoor, Aqeel A.; Almitani, Khalid H. 2018. "Energy and Exergy Analysis of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Coupled with Bottoming Cycles." Processes 6, no. 9: 153.
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