Profiting from Low-Grade Heat : Thermodynamic Cycles for Low-Temperature Heat Sources : The Watt Committe on Energy Report No. 26 available in Hardcover
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- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
This volume represents the findings of a Working Group of the Watt Committee on Energy. Its contributors argue that technology already exists for the greater use of waste (low-grade) heat during power generation and energy conversion. The topics covered range from the engineering process, through the theoretical background, through many of the engineering problems encountered and their potential solutions, to the economic aspects of low-grade heat. Examples are provided of commercially-viable operations already in existence.
Table of ContentsThe engineering challenges - fundamental constraints on power-generation systems
the engineering challenges - fluorine containing working fluids
power plant cycles and processes
the Kalina cycle
working fluid selection for power generation
heat transfer and enhancement
sources of heat
a note on the Carnot cycle.