Multiple approach to analysis of H2O injection into a gas turbine

Paweł Ziółkowski, Janusz Badur, Krzysztof Jesionek, Andrzej Chrzczonowski


This paper presents a thermodynamic analysis of the Brayton cycle and an upgrade to it involving the injection of H2O into
the gas turbine cycle. Upgrades are generally considered to be environmentally-friendly solutions and lead to an increase in
efficiency, but in the literature there is no clear answer as to what type of upgrade is the best. Computational Flow Mechanics
codes have been used for numerical analysis of: the Brayton simple cycle, the Brayton cycle with water injection into the
compressor and with regeneration prior to the combustion chamber, the STIG (steam injection gas turbine), and the CSTIG
(combined steam injection gas turbine) system. Different ways of analyzing H2O injection into the gas turbine cycle are


gas turbine, steam injection, regeneration, water injection, water recovery

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