Maximum output from a tri-generation cycle

Agnew, Brian, Walker, Sara, Ng, Bobo and Tam, Ivan (2015) Maximum output from a tri-generation cycle. Applied Thermal Engineering, 90. pp. 1015-1020. ISSN 1359-4311

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.04...

Abstract

A review of the literature indicates that current Trigeneration cycles show a low thermal performance even when optimised for maximum useful output. This paper presents an analysis of a tri-generation cycle that is based upon coupled Stirling cycles. It is shown that it is possible to obtain a significantly higher Energy Utilisation Factor with this type of cycle by considering the energy transferred during the isothermal compression and expansion processes as useful products thus making the energy utilisation larger than the enthalpy drop of the working fluid. The cycle is shown to work best with a low temperature heat source and has the highest Energy Utilisation Factor when the three outputs are approximately equal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trigeneration; Finite time; Stirling cycle
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 08:26
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 15:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23703

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