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Energy recovery from diesel engine exhaust gases for performance enhancement and air conditioning

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian Agnew, Dr Mosbah Talbi


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The utilisation of exhaust waste heat is now well known and the forms the basis of many combined cooling and power installations. The exhaustgases from such installations represent a significant amount of thermal energy that traditionally has been used for combined heat and power applications. This paper explores the theoretical performance of four different configurations of a turbocharger dieselengine and absorption refrigeration unit combination when operating in a high ambient day temperature of 35 °C. The simulation is performed using “SPICE”, a well known programme commonly used for engineperformance predictions. The paper examines the interfacing of the turbocharged dieselengine with an absorption refrigeration unit and estimates the performanceenhancement. The influence of the cycle configuration and performance parameters on the performance of the engine operating as a power supply with an auxiliary airconditioning plant is examined. It is demonstrated that a pre- and inter-cooled turbocharger engine configuration cycle offers considerable benefits in terms of SFC, efficiency and output for the diesel cycle performance.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Agnew B, Talbi M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Heat Powered Cycles conference (HPC01)

Year of Conference: 2001

Pages: 693-702

ISSN: 1359-4311

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/S1359-4311(01)00120-X

Notes: Special edition of Applied Thermal Engineering brings together a selection of papers which were presented at the Heat Powered Cycles conference (HPC01), held in Paris, 5-7 September 2001. The journal itself was published in 2002.

Series Title: Applied Thermal Engineering

Series Editor(s): I. Eames, F. Meunier and P. Neveu.