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Reciprocating Joule-cycle engine for domestic CHP systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Roger William Moss, Professor Tony Roskilly, Sangram Nanda

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Abstract

The reciprocating Joule-cycle engine operates on a recuperated gas-turbine cycle and is intended to provide high thermal efficiency in small sizes (1-10 kW). It is designed to achieve a higher efficiency than a comparable gas-turbine by using a reciprocating compressor and expander to provide very high compression and expansion efficiencies. Possible power plants for small combined heat-and-power systems currently include Stirling engines, internal-combustion engines, gas-turbines and fuel cells. The reciprocating Joule-cycle engine appears to have considerable advantages compared with other prime movers in terms of efficiency, emissions and multi-fuel capability. The present study estimates the performance of such an engine and is the first stage in a larger project that will in due course produce a demonstration engine. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Moss RW, Roskilly AP, Nanda SK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Energy

Year: 2005

Volume: 80

Issue: 2

Pages: 169-185

ISSN (print): 0306-2619

ISSN (electronic): 1872-9118

Publisher: Pergamon

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2004.03.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2004.03.007


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