Artículos de revistas
Buoyancy organic Rankine cycle
Renewable Energy. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 36, n. 3, n. 999, n. 1002, 2011.
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)In the scope of renewable energy, we draw attention to a little known technique to harness solar and geothermal energy. The design here proposed and analyzed is a conceptual hybrid of several patents. By means of a modified organic Rankine cycle, energy is obtained utilizing buoyancy force of a working fluid. Based on thermodynamic properties we propose and compare the performance of Pentane and Dichloromethane as working fluids. Theoretical efficiencies up to 0.26 are estimated for a 51 m (Pentane) and 71.5 m (Dichloromethane) high column of water in a regime below 100 degrees C operation temperature. These findings are especially relevant in the scope of distributed energy systems, combined cycle plants, and low-temperature Rankine cycles. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.3639991002UFABCUNICAMPCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)