On the role of working fluid properties in Organic Rankine Cycle performance

Mirko Z. Stijepovic, Patrick Linke, Athanasios I. Papadopoulos, Aleksandar S. Grujic

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The performance of ORC systems strongly depends on working fluid properties. We explore the relationships between working fluid properties and ORC common economic and thermodynamic performance criteria from a theoretical and an analytical point of view. The mapping of individual properties and performance criteria presented in this paper will provide a basis for the development of efficient and systematic strategies and approaches for ORC working fluid selection in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-413
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012



  • Economic analysis
  • Organic Rankine Cycle
  • Performance assessment
  • Thermodynamic analysis
  • Working fluid selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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