MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 245, 2018International Scientific Conference on Energy, Environmental and Construction Engineering (EECE-2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Engineering Nets and Equipment|
|Published online||05 December 2018|
Thermodynamic analysis of a condensing evaporator in an evaporative gas turbine cycle
Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20 FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland
2 Institute of Power and Transport Systems, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Low efficiency is the main stumbling block preventing the widespread adoption of small-scale gas turbines in distributed energy production. The evaporative gas turbine cycle has been proposed as a way to improve efficiency, but the large number of components required make the configuration complex and expensive. The condensing evaporator is a component that simplifies the evaporative gas turbine cycle. The heat and mass exchanger device is designed for an externally fired application, which means that the flue gas stream is replaced by moist air. The air-water mixture condenses inside a tube bank, releasing heat to the evaporating water film on the other side of the tubes. Similar inventions include the tubular humidifier and the Maisotsenko compressed air saturator, which also aim to make the evaporative gas turbine cycle more economically feasible. Available theory focuses on either humidification towers or evaporative condensers in HVAC applications. The tubular humidifier has been analyzed in a similar manner as humidification tower since the flow configurations of the two components are similar. However, the theory of humidification towers is not directly applicaple to the condensing evaporator. This study proposes a method of analysis of the condensing evaporator in power generation.
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