This paper is a guideline to selecting the most appropriate technology for the power plant heat sink based on water availability, site location, and wastewater disposal requirements. The paper discusses wet as well as dry cooling systems and evaluates the impact of the heat sink technology on the performance and cost of combined cycle power plants. Cogeneration applications and cycling plant operations are also considered. For each proposed option, the performance, relative costs, and noise issues will be presented.
Economic and Performance Evaluation of Heat Sink Options in Combined Cycle Applications
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, June 16–19, 2003, Paper No. 2003-GT-38834. Manuscript received by IGTI, October 2002, final revision, March 2003. Associate Editor: H. R. Simmons.
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Tawney , R., Khan , Z., and Zachary, J. (April 15, 2005). "Economic and Performance Evaluation of Heat Sink Options in Combined Cycle Applications ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2005; 127(2): 397–403. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1839924
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