Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yiji Lu,
Professor Tony Roskilly,
Dr Andrew Smallbone,
Dr Yaodong Wang
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).
This paper reports the design and investigation of a small scale Organic Rankine cycle using a targeted scroll expander to recover both coolant and exhaust energy from a diesel fuelled internal combustion engine. The designed system could potentially be used to recover both the heat source energy into electricity using simple control of the mass flow rate of the working fluid. Results indicated that under the optimal conditions this ORC system can generate 1 kW power under the full load operational condition of a 6.5 kW engine. Moreover, the corresponding rotation speed of the scroll expander is about 4000 rpm, which means the expander could be adapted with conventional generator to produce electricity at relatively reasonable cost.
Author(s): Lu YJ, Roskilly AP, Smallbone A, Yu XL, Wang YD
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Energy Procedia
Print publication date: 01/05/2017
Online publication date: 01/06/2017
Acceptance date: 01/05/2017
ISSN (electronic): 1876-6102
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