Volume 24: Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Post-COVID Recovery towards a Better Future: Part VII

Thermo-economic analysis and multi-objective optimization of a novel CCHP system driven by geothermal energy Junrong Tang, Yi Que*



Both effective utilization of renewable energy and multi-generation system are promising ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper proposed a combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system, which is based on a basic system and consists of a transcritical CO2 cycle, an ejector refrigeration cycle, a domestic water heater and a thermoelectric generator. The parametric and comparative analyses are performed to show the system performance enhancement of the modification system. The multi-objective optimization is also conducted for the involved CCHP systems. Results show that compared to basic system, the novel system owns a higher exergy efficiency (30.75 VS 27.42%) and a lower total product unit cost (27.39 VS 32.28 $/GJ), confirming the obvious performance improvement.

Keywords CCHP system; Transcritical CO2 cycle; Ejector refrigeration cycle; Thermoelectric generator; Multiobjective optimization.

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