Power Cycles and Energy Efficiency: The Enhancement of Efficiency by Author Unknown

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Power Cycles and Energy Efficiency: The Enhancement of Efficiency
Title:
Power Cycles and Energy Efficiency: The Enhancement of Efficiency
Author:
Author Unknown
ISBN:
0123519403
ISBN13:
978-0123519405
Size PDF:
1301 kb
Size epub:
1411 kb
Publisher:
Academic Press (August 21, 1996)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.6
Votes:
255
This unique book provides a fresh perspective on the thermodynamics of the classic energy cycles. The author considers modifications of various power cycles that have the potential to double the efficiency of electricpower generation. The book offers a detailed discussion of nonadiabatic behavior during compression and expansion, which is a topic of central importance in the enhancement of efficiency. Coverage includes practical ways of recouping waste heat from a modified Joule cycle, latent heat recovery, and power and latent heat cycles utilizing compression and expansion along the vapor-pressure or saturation curve of the working fluid. The methodology discussed can be applied directly to geothermal and solar energy recovery, and is particularly adapted to skid-mounted units, as used for gas-fired turbine/generators. The evidence presented shows that significant increases in efficiency are still possible in spite of the conventional wisdom about the classic powercycles.

Stresses nonadiabatic behavior during compression and expansion
Examines the theoretical contradictions of the Carnot cycle and demonstrates ways to circumvent the theoretical efficiency limitations of this system
Provides concrete examples for markedly increasing the efficiency of power generation cycles
Takes up the subject of latent heat recovery cycles
Shows that compression along the vapor-pressure or saturation curve can be used to enhance the efficiency of energy conversion cycles

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