Title: Parametric study of the effect of reference state on energy and exergy efficiencies of a small industrial pasta drying process

Authors: Leyla Ozgener, Onder Ozgener

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celal Bayar University, TR-45140, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey. ' Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, TR-35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract: The paper describes a performance evaluation of the industrial pasta process system in Gaziantep, based in Turkey, on energy and exergy analyses. The case study covers the actual system data taken from the system. General energy and exergy analysis of the system are introduced. This analysis, applied to the system using actual thermodynamic data for its performance evaluation in terms of energy and exergy efficiencies, is presented. In addition a parametric study of the effect of varying reference state properties on the energy and exergy efficiencies of the system has been conducted to find optimum performance and operating conditions, and is explained.

Keywords: pasta drying; energy efficiency; exergy analysis; thermal analysis; performance evaluation; industrial pasta process; Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2009.026673

International Journal of Exergy, 2009 Vol.6 No.4, pp.477 - 490

Published online: 22 Jun 2009 *

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