Maisotsenko cycle for heat recovery in gas turbines: a fundamental thermodynamic assessment
Sheikh, Nadeem Ahmed
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This paper reports the Maisotsenko's cycle-based waste heat recovery system with enhanced humidification to exploit the maximum waste heat recovery potential of the gas turbine. This research uses an integrated methodology coupling thermodynamic balances with heat transfer model of air saturator. The performance of the system is deduced which are assisted with sensitivity analysis indicating the optimal mass flow rate ratio (0.7–0.8) and pressure ratio (4.5–5.0) between the topping and bottoming cycles, and the air saturator split (extraction) ratio (0.5). The net-work output, energy, and exergy efficiencies of the system are found to be ≈58.39 MW, ≈55.85%, and ≈52.79%, respectively. The maximum exergy destruction ratios are found as 68.2% for the combustion chamber, 16.0% for the topping turbine, 5.7% for topping compressor, 4.9% air saturator. The integration of Maisotsenko's cycle-based waste heat recovery system with a comprehensive thermodynamic model, as demonstrated in this research, offers valuable insights into enhancing the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact of gas turbines. By presenting fundamental equations related to thermodynamic balances, this work serves as an invaluable educational resource, equipping future researchers and students with the knowledge and skills needed to advance the study of thermodynamics and sustainable energy solutions.
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