Energy, exergy and economic analysis of combined solar ORC-VCC power plant

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorAryanfar, Yasharen_US
dc.contributor.authorAssad, Mamdouh El Hajen_US
dc.contributor.authorKhosravi, Alien_US
dc.contributor.authorAtiqure, Rahman S.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Shubhamen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlcaraz, Jorge Luis Garcíaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlayi, Rezaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.groupauthorEnergy efficiency and systemsen
dc.contributor.organizationAutonomous University of Ciudad Juarezen_US
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Sharjahen_US
dc.contributor.organizationIKG Punjab Technical Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationIslamic Azad Universityen_US
dc.descriptionPublisher Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press.
dc.description.abstractA renewable energy source, especially solar energy, is one of the best alternatives for power generation in rural areas. Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) can be powered by a low-grade energy source, suitable for small-scale power production in rural areas. This study investigates the combined power generation and cooling system using the combination of ORC and vapor compression cycle (VCC), where ORC is powered by a parabolic trough solar collector. Thermodynamic and economic simulation of the system is conducted for four different working fluids, which are R245fa, R114, R600 and R142b. It can be concluded that the thermal efficiency of the power plant increases by using the combined ORC-VCC system. The effect of thermodynamic parameters such as turbine inlet temperature and pressure on the system performance is also discussed, and the optimal design values are provided. The results show that the power plant uses R245fa as the minimum exergy destruction rate. The study indicates that R114 gives minimum cost function (PCEU) for 137°C turbine inlet temperature while the minimum PCEU for R142b is obtained at a turbine inlet pressure of 2500 kPa. Finally, the study indicates that the inlet pressure of the turbine has a significant impact on the system cost and thermal efficiency.en
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dc.identifier.citationAryanfar, Y, Assad, M E H, Khosravi, A, Atiqure, R S M, Sharma, S, Alcaraz, J L G & Alayi, R 2022, ' Energy, exergy and economic analysis of combined solar ORC-VCC power plant ', International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, vol. 17, pp. 196-205 .
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dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 17en
dc.subject.keywordParabolic trough collectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordOrganic fluidsen_US
dc.subject.keywordThermal efficiencyen_US
dc.titleEnergy, exergy and economic analysis of combined solar ORC-VCC power planten
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