Energy, economic and environmental (3E) aspects of internal heat exchanger for ORC geothermal power plants

Saeid Mohammadzadeh Bina, Saeid Jalilinasrabady, Hikari Fujii

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

61 被引用数 (Scopus)


Installing Internal Heat Exchanger (IHE) after the turbine, can increase the effectiveness of heat exchange process and consequently plant efficiency in the Organic Rankin Cycles (ORCs). The main objective of this study is to investigate and also compare the energy, economic and environmental issues for two different configurations of geothermal binary cycles including conventional ORC and ORC with Internal Heat Exchanger (IHE-ORC). Energy-Economic-Environment (3E) models for both cycles were developed and a parametric study was conducted with respect to the maximum thermodynamic efficiencies and minimum cost rate. Evaporator pressure, superheating degree of the steam, the minimum pinch difference temperature in the evaporator and also condenser temperature were analyzed to obtain the optimal performance of the system. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of IHE in binary cycles on the exergy destruction rates for all components and finding the most sensitive equipment to IHE. The results indicated that under optimized economic conditions, IHE-ORC had higher net power output (5245 vs. 5063 kW) with lower production cost. Furthermore, IHE-ORC, had superior energy and exergy efficiencies (16.82%, 59.71% vs. 14.13%, 52.2%). Additionally, IHE system was more environmental friendly and in comparison with conventional ORC, it can save the fuel consumption by 3.6% higher value and consequently about 3.6% reduces the CO2 emission more than conventional ORC.

出版ステータス出版済み - 2017

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 機械工学
  • エネルギー一般
  • 汚染
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • マネジメント、モニタリング、政策と法律
  • 産業および生産工学
  • 建築および建設
  • 燃料技術
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 土木構造工学
  • モデリングとシミュレーション


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