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Exergetic comparison of two different cooling technologies for the power cycle of a thermal power plant

Publication year: 2010brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 3 November 2010brAna M., Blanco-Marigorta , M., Victoria Sanchez-Henríquez , Juan A., Peña-QuintanabrExergetic analysis is without any doubt a powerful tool for developing, evaluating and improving an energy conversion system. In the present paper, two different cooling technologies for the power cycle of a 50MWe solar thermal power plant are compared from the exergetic viewpoint. The Rankine cycle design is a conventional, single reheat design with five closed and one open extraction feedwater heaters. The software package GateCycle is used for the thermodynamic simulation of the Rankine cycle model. The first design configuration uses a cooling tower while the second configuration uses an air cooled condenser. With this exergy analysis we identify…


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