E3S Web Conf.
Volume 207, 202025th Scientific Conference on Power Engineering and Power Machines (PEPM’2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Thermal Equipment, Heat and Mass Transfer Processes|
|Published online||18 November 2020|
Energy Performance of a Kalina Cycle based CHP plant driven by low-enthalpy geothermal sources
„Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, 47 Domneasca St, 800008 Galati, Romania
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The low-enthalpy geothermal sources can be efficiently exploited for heat and power cogeneration by using the KCS-34 Kalina cycle systems. The maximum power for given heat source temperature and cooling temperature is obtained for a certain value of the ammonia-water solution concentration and turbine exit pressure. The Cycle-Tempo simulation software is a very useful tool to investigate variation of some cycle parameters in order to obtain the maximum energy efficiency. In this paper the performance of a KCS-34 Kalina cycle based CHP plant is investigated to exploit a geothermal source with 120°C temperature present in North-West of Romania. It was found that by using the heat and power cogeneration the energy efficiency can be increased from 16.76% to 57.86% in winter and to 33.44% in summer.
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