International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Exergoeconomic Analysis of a Power Plant in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
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Following a previous exergy analysis of a power plant in Abu Dhabi (UAE), a detailed exergoeconomic analysis of the plant based on Specific Exergy Costing (SPECO) method is presented in this investigation. The objective of this applied research is to compare the values of the different exergoeconomic variables of the Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) calculated during summer atmospheric conditions to the values obtained from the simulation of the plant using design conditions. The results show that summer conditions have increased the total exergy destruction of the power plant and its cost rate respectively by 1.95% and 10%. The negative effects of summer atmospheric conditions on the cost of exergy destruction in the combustion chamber and the compressor are compensated by their positive effects on the turbine. In order to minimize the effects of the summer atmospheric conditions on the performance of the power plant, it is recommended to add a cooling system before the compression of air and a process control system based on the analysis of carbon monoxide, and oxygen of the exhaust gas leaving the combustion chamber.
Keywords:Open Cycle Gas Turbine; Exergoeconomic Analysis; Cost of Exergy Destruction; Specific Exergy Costing (SPECO) Method
Author: Ahmed Nabil Al Ansi1, Mubarak Salem Ballaith1, Hassan Ali Al Kaabi1, Zin Eddine Dadach1
1.Chemical Engineering Department, Abu Dhabi Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Shakhbout Bin Sultan Street, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi), UAE
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