E3S Web Conf.
Volume 113, 2019SUPEHR19 SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting Volume 1
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Sustainable Power Plants|
|Published online||21 August 2019|
Heat recovery from Combined Cycle Power Plants for Heat Pumps
Thermochemical Power Group, University of Genoa, Viale Cambiaso 4, 16145 Genova, Italy
2 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Schifferstr. 80, 47059 Duisburg, Germany
Fossil fuel power plants, as combined cycle plants (CCGT), will increasingly have to shift their role from providing base-load power to providing fluctuating back-up power to control and stabilize the grid, but they also have to be able to run at the highest possible efficiency. Combined Heat and Power generation could be a smart solution to overcome the flexibility required to a modern power plant, this work investigates different layout possibilities allowing to increase the overall efficiency through the heat recover from the hot flue gasses after the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) of a CCGT. The flue gas (FG) cooling aims to recover not only the sensible heat but also the latent heat by condensing the water content. One possible solution couples a heat pump to the flue gas condenser in order to increase the temperature at which the recovered heat is supplied, moreover the evaluated layout has to comply with the requirement of a minimum temperature before entering the stack.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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