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Toward a Heat Recovery Chimney

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  • Dan Zhang

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    (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

  • Yuelei Yang

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    (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

  • Min Pan

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    (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

  • Zhen Gao

    ()
    (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

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    Abstract

    The worldwide population increase and subsequent surge in energy demand leads electricity producers to increase supply in an attempt to generate larger profit margins. However, with Global Climate Change becoming a greater focus in engineering, it is critical for energy to be converted in as environmentally benign a way as possible. There are different sustainable methods to meet the energy demand. However, the focus of this research is in the area of Waste Heat Recovery. The waste heat stored in the exiting condenser cooling water is delivered to the air flow through a water-air cross flow heat exchanger. A converging thermal chimney structure is then applied to increase the velocity of the airflow. The accelerated air can be used to turn on the turbine-generator installed on the top the thermal chimney so that electricity can be generated. This system is effective in generating electricity from otherwise wasted heat.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 11 (November)
    Pages: 2115-2128

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:11:p:2115-2128:d:14701

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    Keywords: power plant; waste heat recovery; heat exchanger; air velocity; thermal chimney;

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    1. Dai, Dan & Zhou, Yixin & Liu, Jing, 2011. "Liquid metal based thermoelectric generation system for waste heat recovery," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(12), pages 3530-3536.
    2. Hamdan, Mohammad O., 2011. "Analysis of a solar chimney power plant in the Arabian Gulf region," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(10), pages 2593-2598.
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