In this study, a complete economic analysis of integrating different types of fuel cells in Gas Turbine power plants is conducted. The paper investigates the performance of a hybrid system that comprises of a SOFC (Solid-Oxide-Fuel-Cell), a PEMFC (polymer electrolyte membrane fuel Cell), and SOFC-PEMFC which is/are integrated into a Gas Turbine power plant. Detailed modeling, thermodynamic, kinetic, geometric models are developed, implemented and validated for the synthesis/design and operational analysis of the combined hybrid system. The economic analysis is considered to be the basic concepts for thermo-economic optimization of the power plant under investigation, with the aim of finding the optimum set of design/operating parameters. Moreover, one of the aims of this paper is to present a detailed economic analysis of a highly coupled PEMFC-SOFC–GT hybrid plant, paying special attention to the sources of inefficiency and analyzing their variations with respect to changes in their operational parameters.
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Analysis of a Hybrid PEMFC-SOFC Gas Turbine Power Plant
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Gadalla, M, & Al Aid, N. "Analysis of a Hybrid PEMFC-SOFC Gas Turbine Power Plant." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Power Conference. Volume 2: Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM); Plant Systems, Structures, Components and Materials Issues; Simple and Combined Cycles; Advanced Energy Systems and Renewables (Wind, Solar and Geothermal); Energy Water Nexus; Thermal Hydraulics and CFD; Nuclear Plant Design, Licensing and Construction; Performance Testing and Performance Test Codes. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. July 29–August 1, 2013. V002T07A006. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/POWER2013-98242
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