(586e) A Thermodynamic-Based Modeling and Analysis Approach for Mechanical Energy Recovery
In this work, the concept and fundamentals of mechanical energy recovery using direct type of work exchangers will be briefly discussed. A thermodynamic analysis method that can be used to quantitatively identify the maximum amount of recoverable mechanical energy of process systems will be investigated, and its feasibility will be shown through isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. A comprehensive methodology for work exchange network synthesis will be introduced and the feasibility of the combined work and heat exchanger network synthesis design will be discussed. The integration methodology will be tested through deriving solutions for a case study with consideration of the economic feasibility of the system.
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