Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118412931
ISBN 13: 978-1-11841-293-0

Chapter 8 - Checking Understanding: 18

Answer

Organic Rankine cycles

Work Step by Step

Organic Rankine cycles employ organic substances as working fluids, including pentane, mixtures of hydrocarbons, commonly used refrigerants, ammonia, and silicon oil. The organic working fluid is typically selected to meet the requirements of the particular application. For instance, the relatively low boiling point of these substances allows the Rankine cycle to produce power from low-temperature sources, including industrial waste heat, geothermal hot water, and fluids heated by concentrating-solar collectors.
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