Combined cycle power plants are currently one of the most important options for the construction of new generating capacity as well as for the replacement and repowering of existing units. Due to the complexity and the large number of options and parameters available to such plants, finding optimized solutions for system synthesis, design, and operation is very difficult if not impossible with these traditional methods such as case and parametric tradeoff studies. This is especially true when advanced options as well as thermodynamic, economic, and environmental criteria are considered. A thermoeconomic environomic methodology to deal with these difficulties is presented here. Results for the application of this methodology to a 50 MW cogeneration combined cycle power plant are presented and discussed.
The Thermoeconomic and Environomic Modeling and Optimization of the Synthesis, Design, and Operation of Combined Cycles With Advanced Options
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the AES Division, June 2000; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters Dec. 2000. Editor: H. D. Nelson.
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Pelster, S., Favrat, D., and von Spakovsky, M. R. (December 1, 2000). "The Thermoeconomic and Environomic Modeling and Optimization of the Synthesis, Design, and Operation of Combined Cycles With Advanced Options ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2001; 123(4): 717–726. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1366323
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