Title: Thermodynamic performance assessment of solar-based combined power and absorption refrigeration cycle

Authors: Mohd Parvez; Faizan Khalid; Osama Khan

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Al-Falah University, Faridabad (Haryana), India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Abstract: Concentrated solar power technology has gained rapid pace in the area of sustainable energy. In recent years concentrated solar power is being appreciated worldwide as they effectively convert available solar energy to its true potential resultant energy. In this context, the principal objective of this research is to develop a model driven on solar thermal integrated with a cogeneration cycle. The effect on power generation was noted by varying parameters such as DNI, turbine inlet pressure, mass flow rate of molten salt and turbine entrance temperature was ascertained on energy and exergy efficiencies of cogenerated driven cycle. From the results it was observed, a gradual growth at turbine entry pressure ranging between 180 bar to 220 bar causes an eventual rise in first law related efficiency and exergy related efficiency of Rankine and cogeneration cycle from (31.115% to 31.44%; 42.05% to 42.56%) and (42.03% to 42.14%; 56.04% to 56.55%).

Keywords: cogeneration; combustion cycle; exergy analysis; vapour absorption; solar energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2020.106453

International Journal of Exergy, 2020 Vol.31 No.3, pp.232 - 248

Received: 29 May 2019
Accepted: 02 Sep 2019

Published online: 06 Apr 2020 *

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