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1st Edition

Flexible Kalina Cycle Systems

ISBN 9781774634080
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
386 Pages 13 Color & 143 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides a good understanding of the binary fluid system, highlighting new dimensions of the existing Kalina cycle system, a thermodynamic process for converting thermal energy into usable mechanical power. The book illustrates that providing new flexibility leads to new research outcomes and possible new projects in this field.

The information provided in the book simplifies the application of the Kalina cycle system with an easy-to-understand and thorough explanation of properties development, processes solutions, sub-system work, and total system work. There are currently no books available in the area of binary fluid system in the field of KCS with added fallibility in the operation and process design. Currently decentralized power systems are gaining more attention due to shortages in power, and cooling demands are competing with other electrical loads. This book fills a valuable information gap, providing insight into a new dimension for designers, practicing engineers, and academicians in this area.

Table of Contents

History of Developments.

Basic Thermodynamics.

Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonia-Water Mixture.

Binary Mixture Thermodynamic Processes.

Kalina Cycle System with Low Temperature Heat Recovery.

Kalina Cycle System with Intermediate Temperature Heat Recovery.

Kalina Cycle System with High Temperature Heat Recovery.

Cooling Cogeneration.

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Tangellapalli Srinivas, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He previously worked as a Professor at the CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India, and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Srinivas has published many research papers in various international and national journals as well as conference proceedings. He has also published a patent on a combined power and cooling system and has filed two patents on trigeneration and single axis self-tracker. He has completed two funded projects on vapor power and trigeneration systems, respectively with SERB and CSIR, India. His research area includes power-free solar trackers, hybrid solarbiomass systems, poly-generation, conducting exergy scrutinizing, heat recovery options in cement factories, desalination, solar cooling, advanced combined cycle systems, and ORC and KCS plants.

N. Shankar Ganesh, PhD, is a Professor at Kingston Engineering College, Vellore, India. He received his MTech degree in Energy Systems Engineering and a PhD in Power Generation Cycles from Vellore Institute of Technology.

Mr. R. Shankar is working as senior research fellow on various funded projects.