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Download An Assessment of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Integrated with Generic Heat Sources (Report)
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Date: 9/10/2014
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Walter Shelton
Technology Focus Area(s): Advanced Turbines
Analysis Focus Area(s):
Author(s): Charles White (Noblis); Walter Shelton (NETL); Richard Dennis

Product Description
Paper for the 4th sCO2 Symposium. (2014). This paper documents a detailed analysis of the supercritical CO2 (sCO2) recompression Brayton cycle to better understand at a fundamental level the dependence of the cycle performance on operating conditions. The focus of this study is on cycle performance, particularly efficiency. No cost estimates were performed. However, a number of indirect measures of cycle cost were examined to provide an indication of whether the operating conditions were in a region of great cost sensitivity. In this study, a sCO2 recompression cycle is described and a set of baseline operating conditions proposed. The heat source for the study was considered generic or agnostic. No temperature value, temperature range, or heat flux was assumed to limit cycle design.