Energy, Vol.172, 1243-1253, 2019
Exergy and cost analyses of waste heat recovery from furnace cement slag for clean hydrogen production
This paper examines the performance and viability of a cement slag waste heat recovery system combined with a thermochemical copper-chlorine cycle for hydrogen production combined with hydrogen compression and a reheat Rankine cycle. The waste heat from the cement slag is recovered as a heat source for high-temperature reactions in the copper-chlorine cycle. The clean hydrogen production from waste heat recovery is examined with respect to both energy and exergy efficiencies. The integrated system is simulated and modeled in Aspen Plus. The multigeneration system utilizes the industrial waste heat and significantly reduces operating costs from the waste heat recovery. The overall energy efficiency of the integrated system is obtained as 32.5% while the corresponding exergy efficiency becomes 31.8%. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.