Thermal efficiency analysis of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) System from low-grade heat resources using various working fluids based on simulation

E. Hartulistiyoso, L. Sucahyo, M. Yulianto, M. Sipahutar

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Abstract

Thermal Efficiency of Organic Rankin Cycle (ORC) Power Plant System from low-grade heat resources using various working fluids has been analyzed based on the simulation. Four working fluids, namely R-134a, R-32, R-407A, and R-422C were selected on the simulated ORC system to determine its thermal efficiency in some temperature set up of evaporator and condenser. The working fluids are simulated with mass flow rate of 0.15 kg/s at evaporator exit temperature of 75°C, 80°C, and 85°C and at condenser exit temperature of 20°C to 50°C at each 5°C temperature difference. Fluid properties in these conditions are analyzed with REFPROP software then become data input for Cycle Tempo simulation. The thermal efficiency values of each temperature and refrigerant variation are then analyzed to obtain optimum value and variation for the simulated ORC system. The efficiency was obtained at the evaporator exit temperature of 75°C and condenser exit temperature of 45°C. ORC simulation revealed that the optimum and realistic working fluid was R-32 with thermal efficiency of 7.03 %.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012047
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume542
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture Production, AESAP 2019 - Bogor, Indonesia
Duration: 2019 Oct 142019 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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