화학공학소재연구정보센터
Renewable Energy, Vol.159, 1099-1116, 2020
Effect of regenerator on the direct steam generation solar power system characterized by prolonged thermal storage and stable power conversion
The direct steam generation (DSG) solar power system using two stage accumulators and cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle (RC-ORC) has remarkably enlarged storage capacity. It can facilitate stable power generation and address the challenges of conventional DSG systems. Regenerator is generally an issue worthy of discussion in organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems. However, its influence on the newly proposed DSG system has not been investigated yet and is expected to be appreciable. Introducing a regenerator affects not only the ORC efficiency, RC-ORC efficiency, heat exchanger area, but also heat storage capacity, discharge duration, discharge efficiency, aperture area of collectors and the net profit (DP). Detailed performance comparison between the DSG systems without/with regenerator is carried out in this paper. The results indicate that at a given power output, aperture area is reduced by the regenerator especially for MM, R365mfc and pentane due to the increment in ORC, RC-ORC and discharge efficiencies, as well as the decrement in heat input. Discharge duration is shortened by 0.01-1.78 h depending on ORC fluids. R365mfc exhibits the maximum Delta P (4.19 similar to 6.48 million USD), followed by MM and pentane. On the contrary, Delta P is negative for benzene (-5.61 similar to 4.31 million USD). (c) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.