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A Heat Recovery Study: Application of Intercooler as a Feed-Water Heater of Heat Recovery Steam Generator

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P. Shukla, M. Izadi, P. Marzocca, D. K. Aidun

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Paper No. IMECE2010-38917, pp. 611-617; 7 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 5: Energy Systems Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability; NanoEngineering for Energy; Engineering to Address Climate Change, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4429-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


This paper evaluates the possibility of combining an intercooled gas turbine power cycle with a steam turbine cycle and the application of the intercooler as a feed-water heater for the heat recovery steam generator. In advance gas turbines the intercooler is used to improve the overall efficiency of the simple cycle but a noticeable amount of heat is wasted to the atmosphere. However, this energy can be recovered by using the proposed method in the current study. Accordingly, a thermodynamic study is done to investigate the improvement in efficiency achieved by feed-water heating. First the effect of intercooler parameters on the outlet condition of the water is studied. The bottoming cycle is then studied in details for the effect of feed-water temperature. An estimate of the energy saving by using the proposed method will be reported. The results show that less heat input will be required for the same amount of steam generation. The current study provides a theoretical support for waste heat recovery from the intercooler.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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