EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF AN ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE FOR A COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SOLAR BIOMASS SUPPORTED APPLICATION
Joaquín Navarro-Esbrí, Francisco Molés, Bernardo Peris, Roberto Collado, Manuel González, José Pascual Martí
Session: Poster session & Welcome drinks
Session starts: Wednesday 13 September, 17:30
Joaquín Navarro-Esbrí (Universitat Jaume I)
Francisco Molés (Universitat Jaume I)
Bernardo Peris (Universitat Jaume I)
Roberto Collado (Expander Tech (Rank))
Manuel González (Expander Tech (Rank))
José Pascual Martí (Expander Tech (Rank))
Due to environmental constrains, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems and bottoming power cycles for waste and revewable heat valorization have received considerable attention over the past decades. Among the several proposed power cycles, the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) has been attracting increasing attention, having proved as a feasible technology for low temperature and small scale applications.
The aim of this work is to present an experimental analysis of an ORC, suitable for a CHP application for buildings that uses solar biomass supported renewable energy as heat source. Fristly the design data of the ORC module, including working fluid and configuration selection, from the technical requirements of the equipment imposed by the application is exposed, where the operating conditions have been selected in order to maximize the efficiency of the system. Finally, the obtained ORC prototype is experimentally characterized. The experimental results have been used in order to predict the expected behavior of the ORC module in the final application and the performance of the cogeneration system is summarized.