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[en] In this report a graphical method to analyze the direct suspension-cyclon heat exchangers, in multi-stage configuration is presented. Each tube-cyclon stage is regarded as an equilibrium unit. The modification of the graphical method is considered in the case of solid entrained by the current of gas leaving the cyclon, and of gas by-passed in solid feed. The graphical method of analysis is useful to evaluate the operating conditions of the heat exchanger. (Author) 6 ref
[en] Heat transfer is a living science and technical advances are constantly being made. However, in many cases, progress is limited by the equipment that is available on the market, rather than by knowledge of the heat transfer process. A case in point is the design of economizers: in such equipment a small quantity of water (with a relatively good heat transfer coefficient) is heated by a large quantity of low-pressure gas (with an inherently low heat transfer coefficient). As a first step in design finned tubing is used to lessen the discrepancy in coefficients. From this point, it becomes apparent that the equipment consists of a small number of tubes (to maintain good velocity on the water side) of considerable length (to provide sufficient area). In the process industries the base pressure, though low, may be in the region of 0.5 bar, and there is no convenient flue in which to place the heat recovery coil. It is therefore contained in a flat-sided enclosure, which is ill-fitted to pressure containment and is therefore reinforced with a plethora of structural sections. Such inelegant construction is quite common in North America; in Europe, cylindrical containments of vast size have been supplied for the same purposes. The real shortcoming is a successful marriage of different disciplines to produce reliable and efficient heat transfer equipment suitably contained
[en] The purpose of this study is to predict the performance of an indirect evaporative cooling system, and to evaluate its energy saving effect when applied to the exhaust heat recovery system of an air-handling unit. We derive the performance correlation of the indirect evaporative cooling system using a plastic heat exchanger based on experimental data obtained in various conditions. We predict the variations in the performance of the system for various return and outdoor air conditioning systems using the obtained correlation. We also analyze the energy saving of the system realized by the exhaust heat recovery using the typical meteorological data for several cities in Korea. The average utilization rate of the sensible cooling system for the exhaust heat recovery is 44.3% during summer, while that of the evaporative cooling system is 96.7%. The energy saving of the evaporative cooling system is much higher compared to the sensible cooling system, and was about 3.89 times the value obtained in Seoul
[en] This paper gives a special focus on the role of outlet temperature of flue gas (T_g_o) in organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system for low temperature flue gas waste heat recovery. The variations of performance indicators: net work (W_n_e_t), exergy efficiency (η_e_x) and levelized energy cost (LEC) versus T_g_o are discussed. Considering the corrosion of low temperature flue gas, the necessity and reasonability of limiting T_g_o at its minimum allowed discharge temperature (355.15 K) are analyzed. Results show that there exist optimal T_g_o (T_g_o_,_o_p_t) for W_n_e_t and LEC, while T_g_o_,_o_p_t for η_e_x does not appear under the investigated range of T_g_o. Moreover, the T_g_o_,_o_p_t for W_n_e_t is always lower than 355.15 K, the T_g_o_,_o_p_t for LEC, despite being greater than the one for W_n_e_t, is just slightly higher than 355.15 K when the inlet temperature of flue gas varies from 408.15 K to 463.15 K. For the waste heat recovery of low temperature flue gas, it is reasonable to fix T_g_o at 355.15K if W_n_e_t or LEC is selected as primary performance indicator under the pinch point temperature difference of evaporator (ΔT_e) below 20K.
[en] In this research, a vortex generator heat exchanger is used to recover exergy from the exhaust of an OM314 diesel engine. Twenty vortex generators with 30° angle of attack are used to increase the heat recovery as well as the low back pressure in the exhaust. The experiments are prepared for five engine loads (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80% of full load), two exhaust gases amount (50 and 100%) and four water mass flow rates (50, 40, 30 and 20 g/s). After a thermodynamical analysis on the obtained data, an optimization study based on Central Composite Design (CCD) is performed due to complex effect of engine loads and water mass flow rates on exergy recovery and irreversibility to reach the best operating condition. - Highlights: • A vortex generator heat exchanger is used for diesel exhaust heat recovery. • A thermodynamic analysis is performed for experimental data. • Exergy recovery, irreversibility are calculated in different exhaust gases amount. • Optimization study is performed using response surface method
[en] Radiation recuperator is a class of indirect contact heat exchanger widely used for waste heat recovery in high temperature industrial applications. At higher temperatures heat loss is higher and as the cost of energy continues to rise, it becomes imperative to save energy and improve overall energy efficiency. In this light, a radiation recuperator becomes a key component in an energy recovery system with great potential for energy saving. Improving recuperator performance, durability, and its design and material considerations has been an ongoing concern. Recent progress in furnace design and micro turbine applications together with use of recuperators has resulted in reduced fuel consumption, increased cost effectiveness and short pay-back time periods. Due to its high commercial value and confidential nature of the industry, little information is available in the open literature as compared to convection recuperators where results are well documented. This review paper intends to bridge the gap in literature and provides valuable information on experimental and theoretical investigations in radiation recuperator development along with identification of some unresolved issues.
[en] Highlights: • Methodology development for Total Site heat recovery with of intermediate utility. • Selection of temperature for intermediate utilities of Total Site. • Capital cost reduction for heat exchangers network design on Total Site level. • Recommendation for selection of heat exchangers design of Total Site. - Abstract: In this paper a further development of methodology for decreasing the capital cost for Total Site heat recovery by use of different utility levels is proposed. The capital cost of heat recovery system is estimated for certain temperature level of intermediate utility applying Total Site Profiles. Heat transfer area is reduced by selection of appropriate temperature of intermediate utility. Minimum of heat transfer area depends on slopes of Total Site Profiles in each enthalpy interval. This approach allows estimating the minimum of heat transfer area for heat recovery on Total Site level. Case study is performed for fixed film heat transfer coefficients of process streams and intermediate utilities. It indicates that the total heat transfer area of heat recovery can be different up to 49.15% for different utility temperatures
[en] Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are responsible for more and more of the steam generating capacity of many utilities. Unfortunately, they are also increasingly responsible for the number of tube failures in the system. Corrosion that leads to failures often begins before commissioning and is exacerbated by cycling operation. This article reviews common waterside failure mechanisms in HRSGs, where they occur, and what can be done to prevent failures in the future. (orig.)
[en] Small gas turbines in power range of several MWs are quite suitable for application in distributed generation as well as Community Energy Systems (CES). Humidification is an effective way to improve gas turbine performance, and steam injection is the most general and practically feasible method. This study intended to examine the effect of steam injection on the performance of several MW class gas turbines. A primary concern is given to the regenerative cycle gas turbine. The steam injection effect on the performance of a system without the regenerator (i.e. a simple cycle) is also examined. In addition, the influence of bypass of some of the exhaust gas on the performance of the gas turbine, especially the regenerative cycle gas turbine, is evaluated.
[en] In this study, mean streamline and Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses were performed to investigate the performance of a small centrifugal steam compressor using a latent heat recovery technology. The results from both analysis methods showed good agreement. The compression ratio and efficiency of steam were found to be related with those of air by comparing the compression performances of both gases. Thus, the compression performance of steam could be predicted by the compression performance of air using the developed dimensionless parameters