Heat recovery from Combined Cycle Power Plants for Heat Pumps

Alberto Vannoni, Alessandro Sorce, Sven Bosser, Torsten Buddenberg, A. Sayma, A. Sorce, D. Tucker
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
Fossil fuel power plants, as combined cycle plants (CCGT), will increasingly have to shift their role from providing base-load power to providing fluctuating back-up power to control and stabilize the grid, but they also have to be able to run at the highest possible efficiency. Combined Heat and Power generation could be a smart solution to overcome the flexibility required to a modern power plant, this work investigates different layout possibilities allowing to increase the overall
more » ... e overall efficiency through the heat recover from the hot flue gasses after the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) of a CCGT. The flue gas (FG) cooling aims to recover not only the sensible heat but also the latent heat by condensing the water content. One possible solution couples a heat pump to the flue gas condenser in order to increase the temperature at which the recovered heat is supplied, moreover the evaluated layout has to comply with the requirement of a minimum temperature before entering the stack.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/201911301011 fatcat:vkhrmeyw5vefjiruebqfh4klqi