Special Issue on Clean Energy Technologies
Thermodynamic modelling of an integrated solid oxide fuel cell and micro gas turbine system for desalination purposes
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Energy Research
Special Issue: Clean Energy Technologies
Volume 37, Issue 5, pages 426–434, April 2013
How to Cite
Hosseini, M., Dincer, I., Ahmadi, P., Avval, H. B. and Ziaasharhagh, M. (2013), Thermodynamic modelling of an integrated solid oxide fuel cell and micro gas turbine system for desalination purposes. Int. J. Energy Res., 37: 426–434. doi: 10.1002/er.1945
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 23 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 5 JAN 2011
- exergy destruction;
In this article, an integrated solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and micro gas turbine (MGT) with a multi-effect desalination (MED) system is proposed, and its comprehensive thermodynamic modelling, through energy and exergy analyses, is conducted. In addition, the effects of some design parameters on the hybrid system are investigated. The results show that fuel cell stack pressure has a significant effect on the combined system power and distilled water capacity. It also increases the SOFC-MGT energy efficiency. Moreover, the pressure of the inlet heating steam to the multieffect desalination system affects the pure water production in a positive way. An increase in the steam pressure results in a lower steam mass flow rate generated in the heat recovery steam generator. However, it increases desalination product capacity. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.