The present paper applies the thermodynamic analysis with the determining the efficiency of a combined cycle power plant with a chemically recuperated gas turbine. Thermochemical recuperation of exhaust heat after a gas turbine is realized via the steam methane reforming process. The main concept of combined cycle power plant (CCPP) with chemically recuperated gas turbine (CRGT) is based on the use of exhaust heat for endothermic reforming of the original hydrocarbon fuel in a reformer and for steam generation for a steam cycle. To understand the effect of operating variables such as temperature, pressure, and steam-to-methane ratio on the overall efficiency, the energy and mass balances were compiled. The energy flows were represented by a Sankey diagram. The results of the thermodynamic analysis show that efficiency of CCPP with CRGT is significantly higher (4–7%) than efficiency of CCPP with a conventional gas turbine without TCR. Maximum efficiency of CCPP with CRGT of 0.6412 is observed at inlet temperature of working gas of 1600 °C, pressure of 23 bar for a steam-to-methane ratio of 3.0. In the temperature of inlet working gas below 1200 °C the increase in the efficiency of CCPP with TCR is less than 2%.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||International Journal of Hydrogen Energy|
|State||Published - 19 Feb 2023|
- Gas turbine
- Hydrogen-rich fuel
- Thermochemical recuperation
- Thermodynamic analysis