An Assessment of Thermal Energy Storage and Waste Heat Dissipation with Total Energy Systems for MIT.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Total energy systems have been proposed for installation at M.I.T. Competing power plant configurations based on three different prime movers steam turbine, gas turbine, and internal combustion engine are analyzed to determine their coincident electrical and thermal power generation capacities. Power generation and demand profiles are compared and methods to match these profiles are formulated. Thermal energy storage is considered as a means of decoupling the thermal power production and demand. The waste heat rejected from each plant configuration is determined. Systems for dissipation of this waste heat are addressed and evaluated to determine their applicability at the M.I.T. site. Configurations incorporating each of the prime movers with an optimal waste heat dissipation system are proposed for detailed simulation of operation and cost comparison. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Energy Storage