Thermo Economic Modeling and Parametric Analysis of a PSOFC/GT Hybrid Cycle

Document Type : Research Note


1 Department of Energy Engineering, College of Energy and Environment, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Energy, Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), P.O. Box 14155-4777 Tehran, I.R. IRAN


In this research, the thermo economic analysis of a PSOFC/GT hybrid cycle was taking place regarding a sustainable approach. Initially, the proposed cycle was accurately introduced and then the modeling methodology was presented. Furthermore, the cycle simulation was presented with the development of a thermodynamic model in EES software based on the mass, energy and economic equations, those were solved simultaneously. With introducing electrical and overall efficiencies, a comprehensive analysis of thermodynamics was done, which was contributed to a dynamic economic model, which was proposed and analyzed in after-steps. In order to determine effects of change in main parameters, a parametric study was prepared. By these means, the results show that the electrical efficiency of 61.3 % and overall efficiency of 77.65 % are achievable within 1962 kW net output power, where, HRSG heat recovery capacity is equal to 436.8 kW and HPR was calculated 22.27 %. This cycle with producing 310.9 g/kWh CO2, reduces the CO2 emissions by 30.3 % comparing with the conventional gas fired combined cycles.


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