A Review on the Performance of Organic Rankine Cycle with Different Heat Sources and Absorption Chillers

  • Saurabh Pathak Center for energy and resources development (CERD) Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi- 221005
  • S.K. Shukla Center for energy and resources development (CERD) Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi- 221005
Keywords: Organic Rankine Cycle, Diffusion Absorption Chiller, Condenser, Thermal efficiency, Waste Heat Recovery

Abstract

This article reviews the performance of organic Rankine cycle with different heat sources. Plenty of waste heat is widely available in low to medium temperature range from various sources such as engines, machines and processes. The conversion of these low-grade waste heat into electricity is a feasible solution to provide clean energy. The Organic Rankine Cycle (OR C) is a suitable thermal cycle for the waste heat recovery application. The thermodynamic performance of ORC with different operational parameters and several working fluids is discussed. Further, the feasibility of integration of various absorption chillers in ORC, which is run by low-grade waste heat available at the outlet of the evaporator of ORC is evaluated.

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Author Biographies

Saurabh Pathak, Center for energy and resources development (CERD) Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi- 221005

Saurabh Pathak is pursuing Ph.D. in the field of Organic Rankine Cycle System form liT (BHU) Varanasi, India. He obtained his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and Masters Degree from NIT Patna in 2015. His areas of research include Modeling and Experimental Analysis of ORC Systems, Power Plant and Life Cycle Cost Analysis etc. He may be contacted at sp06.2008@gmail.com

S.K. Shukla, Center for energy and resources development (CERD) Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi- 221005

S.K. Shukla, corresponding author, is presently Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and Founder Coordinator, Centre for Energy Resources and Development, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. He has been post graduated and completed his Ph.D. from liT Delhi. His areas of research are Thermal Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis in Solar Thermal Systems and Design of Renewable Energy Systems, Modeling etc. He may be contacted at shuskla@gmail.com

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