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dc.contributor.authorPeris Pérez, Bernardo
dc.contributor.authorNavarro Esbrí, Joaquín
dc.contributor.authorMolés Ribera, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorMota-Babiloni, Adrián
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T15:06:44Z
dc.date.available2016-05-11T15:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/159564
dc.description.abstractThis paper deals about an experimental application of an ORC (organic Rankine cycle) in a ceramic industry for low grade waste heat recovery. The ORC module used in this application was initially designed and constructed to satisfy the main specifications for an efficient power system, highlighting a volumetric expander with large built-in volume ratio. Furthermore, the performance of the ORC was experimentally characterized in a test bench in a previous work, achieving a maximum gross electrical efficiency of 12.32%. Taking this as a starting point, the aim of this work is to verify the performance of this ORC operating in actual industrial conditions, besides to profiting the information extracted from the application to assess its profitability. For this, the system performance is experimentally characterized in the industry, discussing and comparing the results obtained to laboratory data. From these experimental results a model of the system is developed, which allows predicting the net electrical production of the system along a typical year of operation and quantifying the energy and environmental benefits of the project. Moreover, from the electrical generation, investment costs required and industrial electricity price, a feasibility study is conducted to address the profitability of the application.ca_CA
dc.description.sponsorShipThe authors are indebted to the Minister of industry of ‘Generalitat Valenciana’ (Spain) for its financial assistance under project INIDIV2010022 and Rank®, the ORC manufacturer, for its support in this project. Also to thank greatly the Jaume I University for its financial support under the PhD grant PREDOC/2013/28 of ‘Convocatòria d'ajudes predoctorals per a la formació de personal investigador del Pla de promoció de la investigació de la Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain)’.ca_CA
dc.format.extent9 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherElsevierca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfEnergy, 2015, vol. 85ca_CA
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.ca_CA
dc.subjectORC (organic Rankine cycle)ca_CA
dc.subjectWaste heat recoveryca_CA
dc.subjectPower applicationsca_CA
dc.subjectCeramic industryca_CA
dc.subjectEnergy efficiencyca_CA
dc.titleExperimental study of an ORC (organic Rankine cycle) for low grade waste heat recovery in a ceramic industryca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.03.065
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544215003746ca_CA


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