Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Mago, Pedro J.

Committee Member

Knizley, Alta

Committee Member

Cho, Heejin

Date of Degree

1-1-2017

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This research proposes the use of electric energy storage (EES) in conjunction with a power generation unit organic Rankine cycle system (PGU-ORC). The EES is used when available so that continuous operation of the PGU is not required. The potential of the PGU-ORC-EES system’s performance is evaluated in terms of operational cost, primary energy consumption (PEC), and carbon dioxide emissions (CDE) from simulations of a restaurant building in twelve U.S. locations with different climate conditions. The performance of the proposed system is compared to a conventional system. Results indicate that the EES addition to the PGU-ORC system is beneficial for most locations. Ratios between electricity and fuel cost, CDE conversion factors, and PEC conversion factors are used to estimate potential performance benefits. The effect of the EES size and the capital cost available are also analyzed.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17583

Comments

primary energy reduction||emissions reduction||cost reduction||battery||CHP

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