E3S Web Conf.
Volume 312, 202176th Italian National Congress ATI (ATI 2021)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Systems for Sustainable Energy Generation|
|Published online||22 October 2021|
Investigation of CO2 mixtures to overcome the limits of sCO2 cycles
1 Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Energia, Via Lambruschini 4, 20156 Milano, Italy
2 Università degli Studi di Brescia, via Branze 38, Brescia, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supercritical CO2 cycles are a promising technology, but their performance drops for hot cold source, in hot and arid environments, typical of a CSP field. The adoption of CO2-based mixtures as working fluid can turn supercritical CO2 cycles into transcritical cycles even at high temperatures, with performance improvement and significant power block cost reduction. The concept is addressed within the SCARABEUS project, an EU funded Horizon 2020 project dedicated to the use of CO2-based mixtures for CSP plants. In this work, the use of the CO2+C6F6 mixture as working fluid for a power cycle coupled with a solar tower is analysed. The potentiality of the mixture is presented, given its very low toxicity and its good thermal stability limits. Comparisons with the sCO2 cycle is performed for some typical configurations, in order to underline the advantages of the mixture, and a preliminary design of the turbine is presented, developed in a 1D tool.
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