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Sarabchi N, Khoshbakhti Saray R. Thermodynamic Analysis of a Tri-generation Cycle with HCCI Engine as Prime Mover. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2013; 13 (2) :56-69
URL: http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-1951-en.html
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A tri-generation cycle consisting of a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine and an ammonia-water absorption cogeneration cycle are proposed and analyzed. The energy of engine exhaust gases are utilized to run absorption cogeneration cycle. Also the energy of cooling water can be used in residential applications. A single zone model with capability to consider chemical kinetic talculations is developed for the HCCI engine. The results show that increasing the pump pressure ratio of the cogeneration cycle causes a decrease in the refrigeration output and an increase in first law efficiency. At a particular value of this pressure ratio the second law efficiency is maximized. It is shown that the contribution of engine in the total exergy destruction in the tri-generation system is much higher than those of the other components. With an ammonia concentration of 0.4 in the solution leaving the absorber and with an ambient temperature of 25oC, the maximum exergy efficiency occurs when the pump pressure ratio is 9.486. At this condition, the fuel energy saving ratio and CO2 emission reduction are 27.97% and 4.8%, respectively. It is also shown that the second law efficiency of the tri-generation system is 5.4% higher than the second law efficiency of the HCCI engine.
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Received: 2012/07/2 | Accepted: 2012/10/18 | Published: 2013/02/18

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