Hydrogen utilization by steam turbine cycles

Abstract

Based on thermodynamic analysis, the paper presents the utilization of hydrogen in steam turbine cycles. Variousconfigurations (GRAZ, TOSHIBA, WESTINGHOUSE and MNRC) proposed in literature are recalculated usingthe same software and the same thermodynamic functions, thus comparisons can be made. It is possible toachieve efficiency levels of 60% (HHV based) which is at least 10 percent points higher than the efficiency ofthe most efficient current power units. The investigated systems are characterized by very high specific power(2,200..4,700 kJ/kg), which is much higher (in extreme cases, by an order of magnitude) than the performance ofcurrent gas or steam turbines or combined cycles.

Author Biography

Jaroslaw Milewski, Warsaw University of Technology
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Published
2015-12-30
How to Cite
MILEWSKI, Jaroslaw. Hydrogen utilization by steam turbine cycles. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 95, n. 4, p. 258--264, dec. 2015. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/618>. Date accessed: 05 aug. 2021.
Section
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

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