Improvements in industrial gas turbine performance have been made in last decade. Advances in the gas turbine technologies such as higher turbine inlet temperature, materials, and manufacturing techniques justify the development of new combined or cogeneration cycle schemes, with more advance heat recovery capabilities. This paper describes the performance analysis of an Inverted Brayton Heat Recovery (IBHR) cycle, which is combined with conventional gas turbine and worked as a bottoming cycle. The optimum characteristics have been calculated and it is shown that this cycle is superior to the conventional combined cycle and cogeneration systems in terms of thermal efficiency and specific output. The main feature of this new concept is that the inverted Brayton cycle with inter-cooling is introduced. Further, a new estimating function, “the emission coefficient of carbon-dioxide” has been successfully introduced to assess the environmental compatibility.

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