International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology 2009 (ICMET 2009)
33 Integration of Genetic Algorithm Thermoeconomic and Environmental Optimization Procedure with a Power Plant Computer Simulator
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In this paper, exergetic, thermoeconomic and improved combined pinch and exergy analyses have been performed for a 160-MW a 160-MW combined cycle power plant. The simulation of this plant has been performed in GT PRO simulator. An Excel Add-in called GT PRO Link has been developed to calculate the exergy of each stream from a GT PRO simulation results. Meanwhile, computer code has been developed for thermoeconomic and improved combined pinch-exergy analysis in Matlab environment. Thermoeconmic optimization through Genetic Algorithm has been applied for a 160-MW combined cycle power plant to minimization of electricity cost. Also, it is vital to...