KCS34 evaluation for WHR in cement industry

Mayra Diniz Ponce Arrieta • Felipe Raul Ponce Arrieta

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The simple Kalina cycle system 34 (KCS34)- has been studied to perform energy cogeneration from the waste heat recovery (WHR) in preheater cement industries. The preheater available energy was considered from a 5000 tc/day cement production capacity. Thermodynamic and simplified exergoeconomic models were developed in the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) software. Several cycle thermodynamic parameters as ammonia-water mixture concentration and turbine operating pressure were wide-ranging in order to maximize the cycle thermal efficiency aiming to minimize the electricity generation cost. The temperature-entropy KCS34schematics were shown for different best results aiming to understand which set of parameters targets the maximum KCS34performance. The produced power, the thermal cycle efficiency, the exergetic efficiency and the exergoeconomic electricity specific cost were plotted for the different ranges of the independent parameters. The optimum results for a range specific investment price were presented. The main conclusions indicate that in the range of the studied parameters the turbine operating pressure caused a generated power variation greater than the ammonia-water mixture concentration in the KCS34performance. It was also possible to conclude that the KCS34is competitive with the existing electricity prices. In this case the KC proved to be applicable for WHR in the cement industry.




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