3E Analysis of a Trigeneration System for Heat, Water, and Power Production

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Energy Engineering and Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr, I.R. IRAN


With climatic conditions and close to flooding areas for the system under construction, an energy production system using two types of renewable energy, estuary, and wind, has favorable wind speed conditions. The Steam cycle is designed with a parabolic-linear collector to maximize the use of the heat generated by the system, which is then transferred by an evaporator and a steam turbine to produce energy. The evaporator must generate a single-effect absorption refrigeration system to generate a cooling load. Its main components are a steam-Rankine cycle, organic Rankine cycle, thermoelectric, absorption refrigeration, reverse osmosis, and a parabolic-linear manifold. The system was modeled using EES software to obtain thermodynamic results. Based on the results, solar systems with a central receiver have the highest energy losses. The exergy analysis revealed that the solar system has 60%, and the wind turbines have 17% of the system’s exergy losses.


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