Targeting and Design of Organic Rankine Cycle Systems for Multiple Heat Sources with Simultaneous Working Fluid Selection

Mirko Z. Stijepovic, Athanasios I. Papadopoulos, Patrick Linke, Vladimir Stijepovic, Aleksandar S. Grujic, Mirjana Kijevčanin, Panos Seferlis

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Abstract

We propose a systematic model for the optimum design of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC) used for power generation from multiple heat sources available at different temperatures. The model enables the automated generation of inclusive and flexible ORC cascades and is optimized using a global optimization algorithm. Design parameters include the number of ORC cascades, the shared structure of the heat exchanger network, the operating conditions and the working fluid used in each cascade in order to identify an overall ORC structure that maximizes the power output. Results indicate significant operating improvements from using a double ORC cascade with different working fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages769-774
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume40
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

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Keywords

  • multiple heat sources
  • optimization
  • Organic Rankine Cycle
  • working fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Stijepovic, M. Z., Papadopoulos, A. I., Linke, P., Stijepovic, V., Grujic, A. S., Kijevčanin, M., & Seferlis, P. (2017). Targeting and Design of Organic Rankine Cycle Systems for Multiple Heat Sources with Simultaneous Working Fluid Selection. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 769-774). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 40). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50130-6