Keywords

Electric power production, Saline water conversion

Abstract

This research report discusses a binary power generation and salt water distillation cycle that was the subject of a feasibility study at Florida Technological University. The thermodynamic equations are derived and the results of a parametric study to determine optimum fluid properties is presented. This cycle produces power at efficiencies significantly higher than that of conventional cycles and at the same time produces a significant amount of fresh water. The efficiency is maintained even at the high turbine outlet temperature necessary to produce fresh water. The important quantities in considering they cycle efficiency and the fresh water production are the heat of reaction and the absorption capacity. Changes in these quantities will have the greatest effect on the efficiency and the fresh water production. The results of the calculations and the parametric study are presented which compare the turbine outlet temperature with the efficiency and fresh water production for a conventional cycle and the binary cycle discussed here. Conclusions are presented that this cycle should be afforded more study by means of a model plant and experimentation to validate the results calculated.

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Graduation Date

1974

Advisor

Evans, Ronald D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Pages

xii, 140 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012653

Subjects

Electric power production, Saline water conversion

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Engineering Commons

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