Systematic Methods for Working Fluid Selection and the Design, Integration and Control of Organic Rankine Cycles—A Review Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Efficient power generation from low to medium grade heat is an important challenge to be addressed to ensure a sustainable energy future. Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs) constitute an important enabling technology and their research and development has emerged as a very active research field over the past decade. Particular focus areas include working fluid selection and cycle design to achieve efficient heat to power conversions for diverse hot fluid streams associated with geothermal, solar or waste heat sources. Recently, a number of approaches have been developed that address the systematic selection of efficient working fluids as well as the design, integration and control of ORCs. This paper presents a review of emerging approaches with a particular emphasis on computer-aided design methods.

published proceedings

  • Energies

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Linke, P., Papadopoulos, A., & Seferlis, P

citation count

  • 100

complete list of authors

  • Linke, Patrick||Papadopoulos, Athanasios||Seferlis, Panos

publication date

  • May 2015