Thermo–economic optimization of air bottoming cycles

Andreas Poullikkas, Mohammad Saghafifar


In this work a thermo–economic optimization analysis is performed on two air bottoming cycle (ABC) configurations
with and without intercooler in the bottoming cycle. Thermo–economic optimization modeling is developed and the
eect of the mass flow rate ratio of bottoming cycle air mass flow rate with respect to the topping cycle air mass flow
rate is examined in terms of both ABC plant eciency and total operation cost.


gas turbine; air bottoming cycle; thermo-economic optimization

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