Cycle optimization for a solar turbopack (turbine water pump utilizing Rankine cycle)

Isaac, JJ and Paranjpe, PA (1978) Cycle optimization for a solar turbopack (turbine water pump utilizing Rankine cycle). In: Proceedings of the International Solar Energy Congress on Sun: Mankind's future source of energy, 16-21 Jan 1978, New Delhi, India.

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A method of using an organic Rankine cycle solar power plant system employing flat-plate collectors and a turbine to drive an irrigation pump has been proposed. Optimization of the collector-heat engine combination has been carried out and the best thermodynamic operating region and corresponding collector area determined. Acetone and Freon 113 have been shown to be suitable working fluids for this application. The complete Rankine plant, except for the collector array, has been constructed and preliminary tests with acetone have been successfully carried out with the collector heat supply being simulated by a hot air source.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Powerplants;Rankine cycle;Solar energy conversion;Solar generators;Turbine pumps;Acetone energy technology;Freon; Irrigation;Optimization;Performance tests;Solar collectors; Thermodynamic efficiency
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:23

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