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Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation by A Rao

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Combined cycle power plants

M.P. Boyce,     The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC, USA

Abstract:

This chapter deals with the theory behind power plants with particular reference to cogeneration and combined cycle power plants (CCPPs). The two key cycles are the Brayton (gas turbine) and Rankine (steam turbine) cycles, within each of which there are further subdivisions. A combination of the Brayton and Rankine cycles, often known as the combined cycle, has been found to obtain efficiencies as high as 60% and consequently is now used extensively worldwide as the main source of power. It is also more commonly being used in combined heat and power (CHP) plants that provide power and other sources of energy such as heat and air conditioning for ...

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