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Title: Combined rankine and vapor compression cycles

Abstract

An organic rankine cycle system is combined with a vapor compression cycle system with the turbine generator of the organic rankine cycle generating the power necessary to operate the motor of the refrigerant compressor. The vapor compression cycle is applied with its evaporator cooling the inlet air into a gas turbine, and the organic rankine cycle is applied to receive heat from a gas turbine exhaust to heat its boiler within one embodiment, a common condenser is used for the organic rankine cycle and the vapor compression cycle, with a common refrigerant, R-245a being circulated within both systems. In another embodiment, the turbine driven generator has a common shaft connected to the compressor to thereby eliminate the need for a separate motor to drive the compressor. In another embodiment, an organic rankine cycle system is applied to an internal combustion engine to cool the fluids thereof, and the turbo charged air is cooled first by the organic rankine cycle system and then by an air conditioner prior to passing into the intake of the engine.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UTC Power Corporation, South Windsor, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175320
Patent Number(s):
6,880,344
Application Number:
10/463,457
Assignee:
UTC Power Corporation OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-00CH11060
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Radcliff, Thomas D., Biederman, Bruce P., and Brasz, Joost J. Combined rankine and vapor compression cycles. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Radcliff, Thomas D., Biederman, Bruce P., & Brasz, Joost J. Combined rankine and vapor compression cycles. United States.
Radcliff, Thomas D., Biederman, Bruce P., and Brasz, Joost J. Tue . "Combined rankine and vapor compression cycles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175320.
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title = {Combined rankine and vapor compression cycles},
author = {Radcliff, Thomas D. and Biederman, Bruce P. and Brasz, Joost J.},
abstractNote = {An organic rankine cycle system is combined with a vapor compression cycle system with the turbine generator of the organic rankine cycle generating the power necessary to operate the motor of the refrigerant compressor. The vapor compression cycle is applied with its evaporator cooling the inlet air into a gas turbine, and the organic rankine cycle is applied to receive heat from a gas turbine exhaust to heat its boiler within one embodiment, a common condenser is used for the organic rankine cycle and the vapor compression cycle, with a common refrigerant, R-245a being circulated within both systems. In another embodiment, the turbine driven generator has a common shaft connected to the compressor to thereby eliminate the need for a separate motor to drive the compressor. In another embodiment, an organic rankine cycle system is applied to an internal combustion engine to cool the fluids thereof, and the turbo charged air is cooled first by the organic rankine cycle system and then by an air conditioner prior to passing into the intake of the engine.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {4}
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