Thermodynamic Kalina Cycle® Flow Diagram
The Kalina Cycle® is recognised as one of the most thermodynamically efficient power cycle technologies in the world. This system uses a mixture of ammonia and water as a working fluid, rather than a pure substance such as water, which is commonly used in the Rankine Cycle.
The five steps in the thermodynamic cycle include:
- Compression in the pump
- Heat addition in the boiler
- Expansion in the turbine
- Recuperation in the recuperators
- Heat rejection in a condenser
The added degree of freedom of a variable mixture working fluid, which can be heated at one composition and condensed at a different composition, leads to the DCSS which serves the functions of distillation, recuperation and heat rejection in the condenser.
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