Mehdi Aliehyaei

Mehdi Aliehyaei
Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch · Mechanical Engineering energy

PhD
Associate professor of mechanical engineering

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Introduction
Mehdi Aliehyaei is an associate professor of Pardis Branch, Islamic Azad University. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2007 (First rank: GPA 19.13/20) and his postdoc from Ontario university in 2010. FOR 92% OF HIS PUBLICATIONS HE DID A MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND COMPUTER SIMULATION. Research interest: Renewable energy Exergy analysis; Dispersed power generation Advanced and extended exergy analyses; Fuel cell; Thermal cycle
Additional affiliations
April 2008 - December 2016
Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2003 - September 2007
Sharif University of Technology
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2003 - September 2007
Sharif University of Technology
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering Energy Conversion

Publications

Publications (144)
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The performance of a solar air heater (SAH) is computationally investigated in this study using COMSOL multiphysics software. The present study aims to enhance the performance of smooth SAH with the help of artificial roughness. To achieve the goal, trapezoidal ribs above (Model 1) and below (Model 2) the absorber were fixed. The thermo-hydraulic c...
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Concerns about greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels have made the use of renewable sources the world's most important energy challenge. Among renewable energies, geothermal energy has a special place due to its sustainable resources and shallow environmental impacts. These energy sources are classified as low-grade thermal energy sources, so...
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Energy, exergy, economic, exergoenvironmental, and environmental analyses are reported for a novel polygeneration system consisting of a geothermal cycle, a CO 2 cycle, a reverse osmosis unit, an electrodialysis unit, a lithium bromide absorption chiller, and a liquefaction unit for natural gas. The proposed system is able to produce electricity, c...
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Aiming to net-zero emissions, hybrid power generation through renewable means has gained substantial attention across the globe. Considering the stochastic nature of renewable energy resources, a comprehensive performance assessment is a must prior to project development. Present work is a novel multidimensional 6E analysis (energy, exergy, economi...
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Because non-renewable is energy resource depletion and environmental pollution, researchers and governmental policymakers considered two options: (1) replacing the non-renewable energy resource with renewable ones and (2) improving the performance of non-renewable fueled systems by considering techniques such as combined heat and power by recoverin...
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The emission of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels is the main environmental impact of energy resources. Moving toward the use of renewable energy resources is the only solution to tackle these problems. In this paper, a configuration of the hybrid biomass and geothermal energy resource is examined for cooling and electricity generation. In this st...
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In this study, a novel multigeneration system is considered from energy, exergy, and economic points of view. The combined system composed of biomass gasifier, CO 2 cycle, cooling system, multi-effect distillation (MED), and electrodialysis was assessed. This integrated system produces electricity, cooling, distilled water, sodium hy-droxide (NaOH)...
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The development of smart energy systems is a crucial enabler of the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy (RE)-based society with universal energy access as it provides flexibility to integrate variable RE sources. This paper analyzes the development of new RE-based smart energy systems while introducing energy technologies and effecti...
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Background and Objective: Today in the world we are facing a shortage of fresh water and to overcome this important issue all countries in the world are looking to desalinate water in different ways to meet the needs of their country. The use of renewable energy is a good way to supply the energy needed in these units. Material and Methodology: In...
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A significant portion of world energy consumption belongs to building sector, And HVAC systems have an important share in building energy usage. In this research, a novel HVAC system has been proposed which is based on three technologies of combined heating and power, ice thermal energy storage, and solar heating. The system is named CCHP-ITESS as...
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The development of smart energy systems is a crucial enabler of the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy (RE)-based society with universal energy access as it provides the flexibility to integrate variable RE sources. This paper analyzes the development of new RE-based smart energy systems while introducing energy technologies and eff...
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High-energy demand with rapid industrialization and mechanization combined with environmental pollution due to the burning of fossil fuels has driven a shift toward renewable energy. Biogas derived from biomass is a potential renewable energy source that can be used in different sectors such as transportation sector, electricity generation, heat pr...
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The new integration of a cogeneration system consists of an ammonia-water solution cycle powered by biomass energy resources is applied to produce power and cooling load. In this system, the biomass is converted into syngas in a gasifier, then this syngas in a boiler generates heat to run an ammonia-water solution cycle to achieve these purposes. A...
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Energy, exergy, and exergoeconomic evaluations of various geothermal configurations are reported. The main operational and economic parameters of the cycles are evaluated and compared. Multi-objective optimization of the cycles is conducted using the artificial bee colony algorithm. A sensitivity assessment is carried out on the effect of productio...
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Due to continuous growth in population and sharp increases in energy and food demand, research into alternative energy sources independent of fossil fuels has increased over the last decade. Moreover, limitations on greenhouse gas emissions by developed and developing countries are placing much pressure on the energy sector worldwide to use renewab...
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Due to continuous growth in population and sharp increase in energy and food demand, research on alternative energy sources independent of fossil fuels has increased over the last decade. Moreover, limitations on greenhouse gas emissions by developed and developing countries are imposing much pressure on the energy sector worldwide to use renewable...
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Energy, exergy, exergoenvironmental, and exergoeconomic analyses of a natural gas boosting station are presented using a real-gas model and actual operational data. The effect of varies performance parameters on the thermodynamic efficiencies, specific fuel consumption (SFC), gas-phase emissions, and cost rates are assessed. The results show that,...
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A novel hybrid combination of the copper-chlorine (Cu-Cl) thermochemical cycle and the Goswami cycle is planned for electrical, cooling, and hydrogen production. In this cycle, geothermal (renewable energy) and natural gas (nonrenewable energy) are used to provide the energy requirements of this multigeneration system. The natural gas in this cycle...
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The use of renewable energy systems including wind, geothermal, and solar is increasing on a daily basis at industrial and domestic applications scale. The restrictions and regulations imposed by developed and developing countries on the industrial sector to reduce greenhouse gases emission have a significant effect on the progress and development...
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The use of renewable energy systems including wind, geothermal, and solar is increasing on a daily basis at industrial and domestic applications scale. The restrictions and regulations imposed by developed and developing countries on the industrial sector to reduce greenhouse gases emission have a significant effect on the progress and development...
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A novel hybrid combination of the copper-chlorine (Cu-Cl) thermochemical cycle and the Goswami cycle is planned for electrical, cooling, and hydrogen production. In this cycle, geothermal (renewable energy) and natural gas (nonrenewable energy) are used to provide the energy requirements of this multigeneration system. The natural gas in this cycle...
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This research presents the energy, exergy, economic, and environmental assessment, and multi-objective optimization of a flash-binary geothermal CCHP cycle. A sensitivity analysis of production well inlet temperature and cooling to power flow ratio on exergetic, economic, and environmental parameters was conducted. Furthermore, the effects of the i...
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Global warming and population growth have been contributing factors to the decline of freshwater resources around the globe. More than 45% of the desalination plants are in the Middle East. Due to the severe scarcity of freshwater resources, Iran also needs to construct several desalination plants, since by 2021 the ratio of freshwater per capita i...
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With a goal of achieving net-zero emissions by developing Smart Cities (SCs) and industrial decarbonization, there is a growing desire to decarbonize the renewable energy sector by accelerating green buildings (GBs) construction, electric vehicles (EVs), and ensuring long-term stability , with the expectation that emissions will need to be reduced...
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Global warming and population growth have been contributing factors to the decline of freshwater resources around 16 the globe. More than 45% of the desalination plants are in the Middle East. Due to the severe scarcity of freshwater 17 resources, Iran also needs to construct several desalination plants, since by 2021 the ratio of freshwater per ca...
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In this article, a new geothermal powered multigeneration system is proposed and analyzed via energy, ex-ergy, economic, and exergoenvironmental points of view as well as parametric study to see the effects of main parameter variations. This multigeneration system includes a new configuration of the organic Rankine cycle with two evaporators and ex...
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Technology developments have increased the more efficient use of solar energy, which has led to the emergence of novel technologies to absorb, convert and store solar irradiations. Solar ponds are one of the large-scale systems that have the proper potentials to achieve these objectives. The obtained thermal energy from the solar ponds is classifie...
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Technology developments have increased the more efficient use of solar energy, which has led to the emergence of novel technologies to absorb, convert and store solar irradiations. Solar ponds are one of the large-scaled equipments that have the proper potentials to achieve these objectives. The obtained thermal energy from the solar ponds is class...
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This review showcases a comprehensive analysis of studies that highlight the different conversion procedures attempted across the globe. The resources of biogas production along with treatment methods are presented. The effect of different governing parameters like feedstock types, pretreatment approaches, process development, and yield to enhance...
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This review showcases a comprehensive analysis of studies that highlight the different conversion procedures attempted across the globe. The resources of biogas production along with treatment methods are presented. The effect of different governing parameters like feedstock types, pretreatment approaches, process development, and yield to enhance...
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The thermal energy conversion of natural gas (NG) using appropriate configuration cycles represents one of the best nonrenewable energy resources because of its high heating value and low environmental effects. The natural gas can be converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG), via the liq-uefaction process, which is used as a heat source and sink in...
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A mu lti-generation system has be en considered to me et different pu rposes in recent years. Two ma in pu r-poses of this system are produ cing various produc ts, as well as the improved performa nc e of this system, si-mu ltaneously. In this paper, a new cogeneration hybrid cycle is introdu ced to provide electricity and urea produ ction. This sy...
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This paper investigated optimization of two objectives function include the total amount of heat transfer between two mediums and the total cost of shell and tube heat exchanger. The study was carried out for k-type heat exchanger of the cryogenic unit of gas condensates by multiple objective particle swarm optimization. Six decision variables incl...
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A multi-generation system has been considered to meet different purposes in recent years. Two main purposes of this system are producing various products, as well as the improved performance of this system, simultaneously. In this paper, a new cogeneration hybrid cycle is introduced to provide electricity and urea production. This system includes g...
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The proposed cogeneration system consists of a gas cycle, an absorption chiller, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) thermochemical cycle that is applied for power, cooling, and hydrogen production. The configuration of these cycles is somehow that the exhaust hot gas from the gas cycle operates a heat recovery steam...
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The proposed cogeneration system consists of a gas cycle, an absorption chiller, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) thermochemical cycle that is applied for power, cooling, and hydrogen production. The configuration of these cycles is somehow that the exhaust hot gas from the gas cycle operates a heat recovery steam...
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This study aims to recover the waste heat from a previously introduced regenerative gas turbine cycle (GTC) when it is driven by a hybrid heat source composed of solar power tower (SPT) and biomass gasification. The system consists of electricity, cooling, heating, and hydrogen production subsystems. Therefore, the system is converted into a novel...
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Objectives The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a one-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Arak-Iran, according to IEC-61724 standard, using data recorded over a year. The photovoltaic plant of Arak is located at coordinates 34.0954° N and 49.7013° E. This power plant is the first-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Iran whic...
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The use of renewable energy systems for domestic and industrial sectors is growing at a rapid rate due to the increase in population and due to the restrictions set by governments worldwide in decreasing the green gas emissions. Among one of the most popular renewable energy resources is solar energy which can be applied easily for domestic use suc...
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In this paper, the energy, exergy, and economic analysis of a novel integrated power plant is investigated. The novel power plant is integrated by using the heliostat solar receiver, the heliostat solr reciever is integrated with many types of traditional power plants such as the gas turbine cycle, air-bottoming cycle, and absorption refrigeration...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a one-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Arak-Iran, according to IEC-61724 standard, using data recorded over a year. The photovoltaic plant of Arak is located at coordinates 34.0954° N and 49.7013° E. This power plant is the first-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Iran whi...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a one-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Arak-Iran, according to IEC-61724 standard, using data recorded over a year. The photovoltaic plant of Arak is located at coordinates 34.0954° N and 49.7013° E. This power plant is the first-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Iran whi...
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High-energy demand with rapid industrialization and mechanization combined with environmental pollution due to the burning of fossil fuels has driven a shift toward renewable energy. Biogas derived from biomass is a potential renewable energy source that can be used in different sectors such as transportation sector, electricity generation, heat pr...
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One of the necessities of human beings in this century is the potable water supply. This supply has more environmental benefits if the potable water is supplied by renewable energy resources. In this paper, a combination of combined cooling and power system (Goswami cycle), with the reverse osmosis and sodium hypochlorite plant powered by geotherma...
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Efficient solar and wind energy to electricity conversion technologies are the best alternatives to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to evolve towards a green and decarbonized world. As the conventional photovoltaic systems use only the 600-1100 nm wavelength range of the solar radiation spectrum for electricity production, hybrid systems taking...
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Due to the harmful effects and depletion of non-renewable energy resources, the major concerns are focused on using renewable energy resources. Among them, the geothermal energy has a high potential in volcano regions such as the Middle East. The optimization of an organic Rankine cycle with a geothermal heat source is investigated based on a genet...
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Some energy technologies are applicable for heating and cooling. The heat pump is one such device, and it typically provides highly efficient cooling and heating. The heat pump can also be used in conjunction with renewable energy systems. In this chapter, basic principles of heat pumps are presented and explained. Since geothermal heat pumps are c...
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In this chapter a brief summary about on- and offshore wind turbines is presented. Energy and exergy analyses of wind turbines are presented, for which a numerical example of a wind turbine located in Tehran, Iran is demonstrated. The results show that the energy and exergy efficiency may reach 35.7% in May and 13.5% in December, respectively.
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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a one-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Arak-Iran, according to IEC-61724 standard, using data recorded over a year. The photovoltaic plant of Arak is located at coordinates 34.0954° N and 49.7013° E. This power plant is the first-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Iran whi...
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In this paper, the energy, exergy, and economic analysis of a novel integrated power plant is investigated. The novel power plant is integrated by using the heliostat solar receiver, the heliostat solr receiver is integrated with many types of traditional power plants such as the gas turbine cycle, air-bottoming cycle, and absorption refrigeration...
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In this paper, the energy, exergy, and economic analysis of a novel integrated power plant is investigated. The novel power plant is integrated by using the heliostat solar receiver, the heliostat solr reciever is integrated with many types of traditional power plants such as the gas turbine cycle, air-bottoming cycle, and absorption refrigeration...
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The use of renewable energy systems for domestic and industrial sectors is growing at a rapid rate due to the increase in population and due to the restrictions set by governments worldwide in decreasing the green gas emissions. Among one of the most popular renewable energy resources is solar energy which can be applied easily for domestic use suc...
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Due to the high amount of natural gas resources in Iran, the gas cycle as one of the main important power production system is used to produce electricity. The gas cycle has some disadvantages such as power consumption of air compressors, which is a major part of gas turbine electrical production and a considerable reduction in electrical power pro...
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This paper brings together the benefits of a membrane-thermal desalination plant with an integrated system containing parabolic trough collectors and wind turbines in collaboration with the electrical network to produce power and freshwater. This proposed cogeneration system was employed for providing power and freshwater in Chabahar in Iran by thr...
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Waste heat recovery from industrial processes has attracted much attention in the energy field in the past few decades. This paper introduces a new configuration of the triple cycle including gas and steam cycles as well as an organic Rankine cycle (ORC), for energy recovery from the hot exhaust gas. Also, the amine carbon capture system (CCS) is u...
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This review deals with organic Rankine cycle powered by geothermal resource which is one favorable substitute for conventional fossil energy. Organic Rankine cycle power plants are suitable for utilization of low-temperature energy sources (low grade energy) such as geothermal resource having low temperature (below 150 ᵒC). The applications of orga...
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This review deals with organic Rankine cycle powered by geothermal resource which is one favorable substitute for conventional fossil energy. Organic Rankine cycle power plants are suitable for utilization of low-temperature energy sources (low grade energy) such as geothermal resource having low temperature (below 150 ᵒC). The applications of orga...
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This paper brings together the benefits of a membrane-thermal desalination plant with an integrated system containing parabolic trough collectors and wind turbines in collaboration with the electrical network to produce power and freshwater. This proposed cogeneration system was employed for providing power and freshwater in Chabahar in Iran by thr...
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The effects are investigated of using absorption chiller, heat pump, and inlet fogging systems for cooling the inlet air of a gas turbine power plant for four cities in Iran representative of different climatic conditions, namely Yazd (hot-arid), Bandar Abbas (hot-humid), Ardabil (cold-humid) and Sari (humid subtropical). Gas turbine functional par...
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Many studies have attempted to optimize integrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine (SOFC-GT), although different and somehow conflicting results are reported employing various algorithms. In this study, Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO) is employed to approach the optimal design of SOFC-GT considering all prevailing factors. The emphasis is plac...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a one-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Arak-Iran, according to IEC-61724 standard, using data recorded over a year. The photovoltaic plant of Arak is located at coordinates 34.0954° N and 49.7013° E. This power plant is the first-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in Iran whi...
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A novel configuration of a coal-fired cogeneration plant is proposed in this paper. This novel system is composed of combustion chamber, Rankine cycle, absorption chiller, alkaline electrolyzer, and methanation plant. In the proposed configuration, the heat of exhaust gas from the combustion chamber can be used in a Rankine cycle to produce electri...
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The current study aimed at investigation of the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF). Energy, exergy, and economic model for R11, R22, and R134a refrigerants. The genetic algorithm was used for optimization of the cycle. The objective functions in the current study were the second law efficiency and cooling cost. The cooling cost was a new economic func...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate an intergration of three cycles consisting of gas, air bottom and steam cycles for electrical power generation and hydrogen production. The configuration of the three cycles is powered by the natural gas that is used by the gas cycle on the top. Then, the exhaust gas of the gas cycle is used by an air cyc...
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The pupose of this study is to investigate an intergartion of three cycles consisting of gas, air bottom and steam cycles for electrical power generation and hydrogen production. The configuration of three cycles are such that the natural gas can used by the gas cycle on the top. Then, the exhaust gas of the gas cycle can be used by a air cycle at...
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In the current study, a new configuration of power tri-generation cycle was suggested. In this cycle, the energy of hot gases output from the gas cycle in the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and the waste energy of the condenser in the steam cycle were recovered in the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). After the energy, exergy, and economic modeli...
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In this paper the exergy, economic and environmental analysis of Aliabad Katoul power plant as well as its multiobjective optimization have been done by NSGA-II algorithm. Two objective functions have been considered. The first objective function is the total cost rate and the second objective function is environmental impact cost. Optimization of...
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This study aims to investigate a novel hybrid system for combined cooling and power (CCP) driven by geothermal energy. This study is performed using energy, exergy, and economic analyses. The results of this study show that application of LiBr absorption chiller downstream of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) cycle increases the energy efficiency of...
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Many studies have attempted to optimize integrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine (SOFC/GT), different and somehow conflicting results are reported employing various algorithms. In this paper, Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO) is employed to approach the optimal design of SOFC/GT. The emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the Particle Swarm O...
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In this paper it was dealt with optimization of micro gas turbine with natural gas fuel in four configurations of simple, with regenerator, combined heat and power (CHP) and CHP with regenerator. Target function included energy and exergy efficiencies and electricity cost by considering effects of environmental pollution. Optimization procedures we...
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Due to the fast growth of population in India, consumption of energy is growing at a rapid rate. Today’s energy consumption and its utilization at an optimum level is a big challenge in the nation. There are various factors like a demand to mitigate global energy, availability, accessibility, cost, environmental change and storage facility of energ...
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Without a doubt, many remote areas have a hidden potential of energy, which can be considered for electricity production. Indeed, energy supply for remote areas is one of the most critical targets of SDGs BY the 2030 year. Based on this explanation, this paper presents a techno-economic analysis of hybrid energy systems installable for two capital...
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Entropy generation can be caused by the energy transfer from a high-temperature recourse to a low-temperature resource; this is defined by the second law of thermodynamics. This phenomenon can occur for the Earth by transferring the solar energy from the sun to the earth. The process of entropy generation of the Earth is an important concept for th...
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The energy, exergy, and economic aspects are analyzed of a cycle consisting of a polymer fuel cell, a burner, a reformer, and a heat exchanger. Water is used for cooling the fuel cell, and the heated water is used for domestic consumption. The exergy and energy efficiencies of the cycle are calculated, and the effects of various cycle parameters on...
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The energy, exergy and economic aspects are analyzed of a cycle consisting of a polymer fuel cell, a burner, a reformer and a heat exchanger. Water is used for cooling the fuel cell, and the heated water is used for domestic consumption. The exergy and energy efficiencies of the cycle are calculated and the effects of various cycle parameters on th...