Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system

Hideyuki Uechi, Shinji Kimijima, Nobuhide Kasagi

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Abstract

Small distributed generation systems are currently attracting much attention because of their high energy utilization efficiency. Among them, a hybrid system based on micro gas turbine (μGT) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is expected to achieve much higher efficiency than a traditional μGT. In this paper, we investigate the effects of cycle design parameters on the performance and feasibility of a μGT-SOFC hybrid system for small apartments and businesses. As a result, a general design strategy is found that less direct fuel input to combustor as well as higher recuperator effectiveness leads to higher generation efficiency, while higher steam-carbon ratio moderates requirements for the material strength. It is also confirmed that the hybrid system is much superior to the recuperated gas turbine in terms of its power efficiency and aptitude for small distributed generation. A conceptual design of a 30kW μGT-SOFC hybrid system, of which diameter and height are 750mm and 1500mm, respectively, is shown to give power efficiency over 65% (LHV) in the best possible case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference
Pages521-530
Number of pages10
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 International Joint Power Generation Conference - New Orleans, LA
Duration: 2001 Jun 42001 Jun 7

Other

Other2001 International Joint Power Generation Conference
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period01/6/401/6/7

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Gas turbines
Fuel cells
Hybrid systems
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Distributed power generation
Recuperators
Conceptual design
Combustors
Steam
Energy utilization
Carbon
Industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Uechi, H., Kimijima, S., & Kasagi, N. (2001). Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system. In Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 521-530)

Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system. / Uechi, Hideyuki; Kimijima, Shinji; Kasagi, Nobuhide.

Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference. Vol. 2 2001. p. 521-530.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Uechi, H, Kimijima, S & Kasagi, N 2001, Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system. in Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference. vol. 2, pp. 521-530, 2001 International Joint Power Generation Conference, New Orleans, LA, 01/6/4.
Uechi H, Kimijima S, Kasagi N. Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system. In Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference. Vol. 2. 2001. p. 521-530
Uechi, Hideyuki ; Kimijima, Shinji ; Kasagi, Nobuhide. / Cycle analysis of gas turbine-fuel cell hybrid micro generation system. Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference. Vol. 2 2001. pp. 521-530
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