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A remark could be given about all three exergy efficiency equations parameters in the following: This relation is valid for the open Brayton cycle, as it is assumed that the reference temperature is that of the atmospheric air. If the initial conditions are 27 °C and 1.0 bar, and the energy added is 2000 kJ/kg, calculate the thermal efficiency of the cycle. Fig. The Brayton cycle network with respect to Fig. 24 it could be observed that the specific network output wnet is obtained when the pressure ratio is roughly 14. The Brayton engine consists of three main components: a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine. A. This kind of result is also valid for interstage compression processes and is applied to reduce the amount of work consumed by the compression process. The countries that have developed experimental solar tower systems are Spain, the USA, Japan, Israel, Russia, and Italy. Specific entropy of the working fluid at State 4 is slightly higher than the ideal state s4s at P2=3.169 kPa and h2=2311 kJ/kg→s2=7.765 (kJ/kg K). The fuel must be transportable to the combustion chamber, and that the fuel releases sufficient heat of combustion to produce necessary power. Figure 7.24 provides a description of the ammonia-based chemical energy storage subsystem integrated into the overall system. configuration has higher thermal efficiency, when considering the effects of isentropic compressor and turbine efficiency. After the second stage, the compression and the heat addition are at constant pressure while the temperature of the working fluid reaches the highest value: After the expansion of the working fluid at the first stage of the gas turbine: The overall energy efficiency of the cycle. This cycle is known as the combined cycle. Taking specific heat ratio 1.4 and a compression ratio of 20 the efficiency of the standard air Brayton cycle is ηB = 1 − 20− 0.4/1.4 = 57%. The system is designed such that it allows for a continuous operation of the Rankine plant. Application 5 The pressure ratio of an open-cycle gas turbine power plant is 5.6. The no internal irreversibility assumption comes from the implication that the regenerator is well suited to match the cold and hot stream profiles. In fact, this approach is similar to multistaging in turbines of Brayton and Rankine cycles with intercooling and interheating. 25). (4.7). They can be noted by assuming that the surrounding atmosphere is at standard conditions, T0 and P0, which define the reference states for the exergy analyses. Pressurization and expansion processes are not isentropic, and pressure and friction losses are unavoidable. Table 4. Large gas turbines operations are based on the Brayton thermodynamic cycle. However, the heat addition and rejection processes occur isobarically, meaning the process is externally irreversible, which means that the boundary at the heat source is set to T3 (the highest temperature within the cycle) and the heat sink temperature is set to T1 (the lowest temperature within the cycle). If the initial conditions at bdc are 1 bar and 27 °C, and the energy addition is 2000 kJ/kg of air, calculate the salient points around the cycle and the thermal efficiency. Fig. During the daytime the Rankine cycle will require basically the same amount of natural gas as in the nighttime as the Brayton cycle will reject a similar amount of heat for the nighttime. These kinds of systems present excellent economic potential because of the following advantages: Power is produced continuously even when the solar radiation is low or absent. P4=P4s condensation pressure of the water at 25°C. As the air is at high temperature, the fuel requirement at the gas turbine combustion chamber will be minimal. Recalculate P3.18 by assuming that the energy addition results from the combustion of fuel in the cylinder – this increases the mass of gas after ignition. Intercooling is performed by performing the air compression process in stages with interstage cooling. An example is code DELSOL3 (Kistler, 1986) of Sandia National Laboratory, which is included in the System Advisor Modeling (SAM) program package provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the US Department of Energy. Figure 7.30 illustrates the solar splitter concept for central receiver CSP. An example is to pair a mercury Rankine cycle as a topping cycle with a steam Rankine cycle as the bottom cycle to form a so-called binary cycle as shown in Fig. There are more problems relating to reciprocating engines in Chapter 16, and gas turbines in Chapter 17. Fig. If the compression ratio of the Diesel cycle was increased to reach 118.1 bar at the end of compression, what would be the cycle efficiency? We set the polytropic efficiency to 85% since the HTR turbine is smaller than conventional large turbines, and the working fluid is helium. In the 1930s combustion turbine power plants started to be commercially developed, based on an open type simple Brayton cycle. The intercooling decreases the work consumed by the compressor, therefore decreasing the BWR, which increases the overall cycle efficiency. The combustion takes place at constant pressure. Both cycles in P3.2 and P3.9 resulted in extremely ‘wet’ steam (low quality) at the exit to the turbine. Furthermore, one can use the efficiency improvement factor (EIF) specifically for the regenerative Brayton cycle in comparison to the simple Brayton cycle, meaning it is an efficiency ratio. How does this compare with the efficiency of a Carnot cycle between the two temperature limits? In this case a combined gas–turbine and steam Rankine cycle is selected. This system is based on four steps: compression, heat addition, expansion, and heat rejection, and each cycle consists of two isobaric processes and two adiabatic processes. Fig. The mass flowrate of the staan Answer (a) quality = 90.53% (b) thermal = 0.3520% (C) 20.839 kyls Problem3 # *# insolved If the exhaust gas of the gas cycle in problem is used to exchanger, find The gas to steam mass ration and the totall Thermal officiency of The Combined Cycle. 29. The heat sink temperature is assumed to be that of the atmosphere’s: T0=T1=298.15K for the open cycle type Brayton cycle. The minimum SSP that is the most compact system is defined as the “knee” of the efficiency curves of the system. Using the standard-air assumptions, determine the thermal efficiency of the cycle. In the isentropic process, the following equation is true. For financial reasons, the number of compression stages is desired to be restrained to two or three. Consequently, an alternate solution to this is the staging of fuel cell stacks as shown in Fig. 4.5. The ideal air standard Brayton cycle’s T–s diagram is shown in Fig. In this, a combustible mixture was contained in a cylinder: it was ignited and the pressure increased isochorically to the maximum level. 15.63. Regardless of the type of central receiver system, an advanced—highly efficient—power cycle is required. Maximum temperature is limited by materials because turbine blades cannot withstand high temperatures and minimum temperature is defined by the temperature of inlet air to the engine. Fresh air can be additionally supplied as well. The isentropic efficiency for compressor and turbine in the range of 85-90% is expressed as: (2) where T1and T2are compressor inlet and outlet air temperature respectively, and T2s compressor isentropic out let temperature. 3.27. Considering P3.15 and P3.16, which is the most effective method for increasing the thermal efficiency of the plant – raising the boiler pressure or decreasing the condenser pressure? Modern gas turbines that operate using a simple cycle can achieve pressure ratios of the order of about 40:1 and maximum cycle temperatures about 1800 K. At such design conditions, the thermal efficiency of such gas turbines can exceed 42%, which make them a formidable competitor compared with other types of power plants. Combined gas turbine—steam Rankine with solar preheating of air. Gas turbines are internal combustion engines in which the burning of an air-fuel mixture produces hot gases that spin a turbine to generate power. Figure 7.25. 21. 26). The determination of energy losses and exergy destruction for a solar field allows for subsequent calculation of efficiencies according to the equations. What is the specific work output of the cycle? In fact, it is a way of decreasing the, Desmond E. Winterbone FREng, BA, BSc, PhD, DSc, Ali Turan, in, Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers (Second Edition), bar. The back-work ratio rbw shows the part of the produced energy is diverted to the compressor. State point 1 is identical for both cases in Example 1 and Example 2. The actual steam turbine cycles do not take place as idealized in the Rankine cycle. In an actual combustion turbine, typically a high and low pressure turbine are installed on the same shaft, with a secondary combustion chamber installed in between the turbines to supply heat to the working gas. Do some calculations to see if this proposition is true. The efficiency of the Brayton cycle can be increased with some modification that can be applied to the basic cycle, where the external irreversibilities experiences due to the finite temperature differences at the heat sink and source are reduced. Isentropic efficiencies of both the HP and LP turbines, Thermal efficiency of the steam circuit; B) The compression ratio in the gas turbine cycle is 7.21 and the outlet gas temperature is 553 o C; assuming no pressure losses, calculate: isentropic efficiency of the compressor and turbine, the thermal efficiency of the gas turbine cycle. Moreover, energy and exergy efficiencies are declined from 39.9% and 64.9% to 33.9% and 55.1%, respectively. [32.36%; 51.40%; 1101 kW/(kg/s); 0.970; 745 kW; 358 kW]. Evaluate α and β, defined in the text, and calculate the efficiency using Eqn (3.21)? It is noted that an upsurge in the number of stages causes extra irreversibilities inside the power cycle. The most used storage medium consists of 40% potassium salt and 60% sodium nitrate. The major cost item of concentrated solar tower systems is represented by heliostat field which, according to Vogel and Kalb (2010), takes ~ 40% of the investment. With this equation we can determine the change in pressure for a given compression ratio. Sometimes, more than one-half of the turbine work may be used by the compressor. (2011) show several systems for solar reforming of fuel with a view to upgrading their heating value for steady harvesting of fluctuating solar energy. The energy of incident radiation on the central receiver is smaller than the radiation energy incident on the solar field due to a multitude of types of optical losses that vary depending on the heliostat position in the field and on the sun angle. Assume this time pressurization and expansion processes in the pump and turbine occur irreversible adiabatically and their inlet conditions for both steam turbine and pump are the same as in Example 1. The reaction temperature is around 773–873 K. For better kinetics the conversion is maintained at 75% of equilibrium. Examples P3.2 and P3.9–P3.13 follow the development of a basic Rankine cycle to demonstrate how the efficiency of such cycles can be improved. The thermal efficiency of 0.465 is close to the value obtained by accounting the temperature effect on the heat capacities. Fig. The compression ratio for the Brayton cycle is 20; we will neglect the irreversibilities in the cycle. The turbine has an isentropic efficiency of 80%. The maximum irradiation on the receiver aperture is Imax = 2.5 C Ffield = 750 MW; thus the surface of the absorber aperture must be 750/1 = 750 m2. 4.9 diagrams the open cycle that discharges air flow to the atmosphere and occurs in each cycle. The heat addition process can be achieved from external combustion by means of heat transfer to the heater process 2-3. The turbine inlet temperature is 1380ºC and the mass flow rate of air through the engine is … (4.60) shows that the Brayton cycle depends on the pressure ratio of the gas turbine and the ratio of specific heats of the working fluid. The relation also defines the net power generated by the Rankine cycle. In order to run efficiently thermal storage is required. Improved Brayton cycle that includes a reheater along with a regenerator. Another solution is the use of a cavity receiver. This ratio is known as the Isentropic Turbine/Compressor/Nozzle Efficiency. Potassium (for high-temperature applications). [1.5 bar; 32.69%; 51.40%; 1180 kW/(kg/s); 0.983; 590 kW; 592 kW]. 4.10. 24. One main problem with this setup is the very large volume of thermal storage which may lead to an expensive construction. The back work ratio of the cycle is excellent, with values being between those obtained with conventional steam Rankine cycles and those using a gas turbine (Brayton) cycle. This way, the cycle’s working fluid exits from the compressor at relatively lower temperature and by the help of reheating, it exits from the turbine at higher temperature. For the external receiver, the solar field is placed all around the tower while the receiver surface extends for 360° at the top of the tower. The recovered heat during nighttime is 343(1 − 0.57)/2 = 92 MW. Conceptual diagram of a molten salt/steam Rankine central receiver solar plant. In fact, it is a way of decreasing the back work ratio in Brayton cycles. This is in fact a regenerative Rankine cycle where the working fluid is carbon dioxide. Using water as the working medium has the following pros and cons: Water is plentiful, low cost, nontoxic, chemically stable, and relatively noncorrosive. The final air-standard cycle associated with reciprocating engines is the dual-combustion cycle. It is noticed that the overall thermal efficiency increases with compression ratio as well as isentropic compressor and turbine efficiency. Air is the working fluid of the Brayton cycle. Figure 7.30. Comment on the effect on the thermal efficiency of the plant, and also the back work ratio. The isentropic efficiency of the compressor is 80%. (All compression and expansion processes are reversible and adiabatic; pressure losses at the heat additions and rejections are neglected. Explain your answer. The specific heats are estimated at 298.15K using the following relation Δh=cpΔT and the energy balance equation, the energy efficiency becomes: Another general relation that could be derived from a perfect gas that describes the relationship between temperature and pressure during an isentropic process (1-2) in accordance with T1P2K=T2P1K is, where γ is the specific heat ratio. Compare this value to the Carnot efficiency based on the temperatures of energy addition and rejection. Isentropic efficiencies of the turbine and pump are 80% and 85%, respectively. An isobaric process is a thermodynamic process in which pressure stays constant and an adiabatic process is a thermodynamic process without heat transferring between two systems. The thermal efficiency of the cycle is the ratio of the net power output to the total heat input: Fig. The previous examples, P3.9–P3.13, have all been based on a boiler pressure of 20 bar. The two main applications of gas turbine engines are jet engines and electric power production. After the heat transfer, there is a gas at atmospheric pressure as well as appropriate volume and temperature, which is ready to enter the compressor again. 8-1-12 [turbine-88pct] Air enters the compressor of a simple gas turbine at 100 kPa, 25 o C, with a volumetric flow rate of 6 m 3 /s. Heat capacity of air is temperature dependent, and the air is an ideal gas. Note that with the superficial receiver the heat flux limitation is 200 kW/m2 while with volumetric receivers the limit is on the order of 1 MW/m2. A transcritical carbondioxide plant configuration is presented in Figure 7.31. According to Eq. At the pump intake, carbon dioxide is a pressurized liquid (subcritical state). Light is transmitted to the glass and interacts with a porous structure material inside through which the heat transfer flows. However, with the staged system, there is an option of regulating the load individually for each of the stages. where γ is heat capacity ratio, C is heat capacity, and c is specific heat capacity that index p and v are related to constant pressure and constant volume, respectively. The energy balance for the regenerator unit includes the following relation: The assumption of no internal irreversibilities derives the implication that the cycle experiences isentropic expansion and compression processes. P2=P2s boiling pressure of the water at 250°C, Temperature and specific entropy of the working fluid at State 2 is slightly higher than the ideal state T2s. Therefore, in both scenarios (low and high pressure ratios) the network output from the power cycle that is defined by the difference of wt and wc is small. Nevertheless, for most cases, the overall irreversibility related to a single-stage process is higher than for multistage processes. The heat losses from the receiver are estimated with Q˙loss=ɛσT4=10 MW. (2004). Figure 7.21. When cavity or volumetric receivers are used the heliostat field extends at the equatorial side of the solar tower. Considering the pros and cons of water, there is much room for using different working fluids for applications at different temperatures and pressures. (12)ηc=(h2s−h1)/(h2−h1) where h2srepresents the specific enthalpy of the water at the exit of the pump under isentropic conditions and h2is the specific enthalpy of it for the actual case. Carbon dioxide is very stable at high temperature and inert with respect to interaction with materials (e.g., with the receiver’s components). And using the previous equation we know the change in temperature as well. Multistaging in fuel cells for better fuel utilization ratio. A heliostat is a large reflective surface able to concentrate the image of the solar disc onto the central reflector surface. The working fluid for an actual combustion turbine is represented by the pressurized combustion gases that are compressed, expanded, and generate power. This cycle was proposed by George Brayton (1830–92), who was an American engineer, in 1872. Air is taken at 30 0 C and 1bar. The efficiency of the cycle approaches Carnot limit since all the heat is supplied at the highest temperature and all the heat rejection occurs at the lowest temperature.Example 4Consider a reheat-intercooling Brayton cycle, which has two stages for both expansion and compression and is operated at ideal conditions. Fig. The system does not require thermal storage, except to minimize the start-up period in the morning when the solar reformer must be preheated before sunrise. Other methods of hybridization of central receiver plants include the use of photovoltaic and heat engines with the help of a spectral splitter. Figure 7.22 illustrates the configuration of the two types of solar fields. Approximate values from Table D1 at the exit of turbine. How does this compare with the efficiency of a Carnot cycle between the two temperature limits, and what is the value of β? Reproduced from Dinçer I, Zamfirescu, C. Advanced power generation systems (n.d.). 4.9. At stage 2, high pressure and high temperature air is discharged from the compressor. Recently, refrigerants (R-series) have been popularly selected as working fluids for so-called “organic Rankine cycles” (ORC) to recover waste heat at low-temperature ranges. Moreover, actual pump work is higher than the ideal pump work where ideal steam turbine work is lesser than the actual turbine work (see Fig. (2004). Therefore, the specific work generated by both turbines is shown by: r1opt=r0.5. (4.8) (4.4), efficiency is as follows: Pressure ratio is called rp and Eq. The stream of the hot low pressure gas exhausted by the turbine Eq. Helium enters the compressor of the gas turbine at 1.4 MPa, 350 K and is compressed to 5.5 MPa. Likewise, the isentropic efficiency of the pump is the ratio of the isentropic work required by the pump and the real work needed by the pump [1,6,8]. The fresh air temperature is 300 K at the compressor inlet and 1200 K at the end of the compressor and at the inlet of the turbine. The regenerator will preheat the working gas coming out of the compressor Eq. Air is used as the heat transfer fluid and a volumetric receiver is placed atop the tower. Why have the parameters improved so much? As the energy efficiency is the ratio between network produced by the system to the heat addition from the heat source, heat addition to the system at constant pressure should be calculated. However, the closed Brayton cycle must operate with an inert working fluid that could include air, helium, etc. Note that the components involved in the Brayton cycle are steady flow devices. Calculate the same para-meters for this cycle as in the previous example. Fig. Efficiency is as follows: The isentropic process is an idealized thermodynamic process in which there is no heat transfer from the system to its surrounding. Solution for A gas turbine power plant working on Brayton cycle as per the following specifications. The heliostat is made of many of these flat silver-on-glass mirrors, fixed on a metallic structure for a quasi-paraboloid surface with a focal point at the solar tower. Equator side and circular configurations of heliostat fields for central tower power stations with concentrated radiation. The performance criteria of the pump and steam turbine can be calculated as follows: where h2s represents the specific enthalpy of the water at the exit of the pump under isentropic conditions and h2 is the specific enthalpy of it for the actual case. The efficiency of a combustion turbine power plant is known to reach values over 40% when the expelled gases have elevated temperatures of over 625K. This can be designed in the form of a register of tubes with its surface exposed to the concentrated radiation. Heat rejection from turbine is as follows: Brayton cycle efficiency is equal to the ratio of net work to added heat. The energy and exergy fluxes reflected by the heliostat field depend on the optical properties of the mirrors. T–s improved Brayton cycle that includes a reheater along with a regenerator with intercooler. The standard reference state in the Brayton cycle is assumed to be right in the inlet of the compressor. Some of the power produced in the turbine of a gas turbine power plant is used to drive the compressor. Computer codes have been developed for performing optical system design of heliostat fields. The following are examples of some other common working fluids: Ammonia (for low-temperature) or other low-molecular-weight hydrocarbons (e.g., isobutene). These processes can be modeled based on the ideal gas equation of state, similar to the simple configuration indicated above. that relates the work done by the turbine to the turbine pressure ratio, the incoming total temperature, some properties of the gas, and an efficiency factor nt. The conditions at the inlet to the turbine are 5.5 MPa and 760 o C. Helium expands through the turbine to a pressure of 1.4 MPa. Fig. Desmond E. Winterbone FREng, BA, BSc, PhD, DSc, Ali Turan, in Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers (Second Edition), 2015. In a Brayton cycle-based power plant, the air at the inlet is at 27°C, 0.1 MPa. With the use of interstage cooling in the compression process, the energy and exergy efficiency of the overall Brayton cycle increases for two main reasons: the compressor power work consumption is reduced and more heat can be recovered from regeneration. All the internal processes are considered reversible. As an initial route of staging, both the anodes and cathodes are linked in series. Figure 7.32 illustrates the transcritical carbon dioxide cycle for some meaningful assumptions. Hybrid, natural-gas-assisted concentrated solar power station with central receiver. If the initial conditions at bdc are 1 bar and 27 °C, and the energy addition is 2000 kJ/kg of air, calculate the salient points around the cycle, and the thermal efficiency. Figure 4.5. In other extreme scenarios, if the pressure ratio has a high value, the compressor network input is higher than turbine network output. Irreversibilities of the turbine and pump due to friction and pressure drops are considered as the internal irreversibilities and experienced by the working fluid flowing through the cycle. The resulting syngas is combusted in a combined cycle power plant. Basis: 1 kg air. Reheating in this case is performed by the means of installing an interstage reheated in between two or more turbines. 27 displays the diagram for the improved Brayton cycle, which includes a reheater along with a regenerator. After the regenerator the stream is either exhausted to the environment Eq. [31.02%; 51.40%; 937 kW/(kg/s); 0.878; 474 K; 326.9 K]. Classification of central tower solar power stations. Application of the Rankine cycle in IGCC systems is similar to that in a typical natural gas–fired combined cycle with the boiler being replaced by an HRSG. There are three general methods for improving Brayton cycle efficiency: regeneration, reheat. As for the heat source temperature, T3, it is inversely proportional with the exergy efficiency, meaning as T3 increases the exergy efficiency decreases. Stage 2 to 3: Air combustion through isobaric processes—in this stage, compressed air enters the combustion chamber. The short startup times allowed the combustion turbines to be recommended for use in regional grids to compensate for peak loads. Privacy He applied this cycle for his patent that was for a reciprocating oil-burning engine. T-S and P-V diagrams for improved Brayton cycle are given in Fig. The gas is then compressed isothermally back to the initial pressure. Note that not all the concentrated radiation is transferred to the heat transfer fluid; rather, a part is lost by radiation and convection in the ambient air. A classification of central tower power stations is shown in Figure 7.21. T1 = 300 K, H1 = 300.2 kJ/kg; Pr1 = 1.386; Pr shows the relative pressure. A Lenoir engine (described in P3.5) operates with inlet conditions of p1 = 1 bar and T1 = 27 °C. The cycle is called transcritical because the working fluid passes from a subcritical to a supercritical state and back. Regardless of the type of the power cycle (Brayton, Rankine, or other), the power plant must run relatively steadily for better effectiveness, despite sunlight fluctuation and intermittence. The longer shortwaves are concentrated with a CPC placed on the ground to provide heat to an advance cycle heat engine which generates additional power. The air-standard cycle returned the gas to state 1 through an isochoric expansion to p1 and an isobaric compression to V1. They consist of a glass sheet back coated with a 700 Å silver layer, a 300 Å copper layer, and 25 μm black paint. The relation also defines the net power generated by the Rankine cycle. This parameter reduces the overall efficiency and work output. Suppose that air enters the compressor at atmospheric conditions (25°C, 101.325 kPa), compressed by an overall pressure ratio r=10 and reaches its maximum temperature after isobaric heat addition (temperature ratio, τ=0.2) Find:a.The back work ratio of the cycle.b.The thermal efficiency of the cycle. The T–s diagram of the regenerative Brayton cycle is shown in Fig. Polytropic efficiency of the gas turbomachinery: For optimized gas turbines and compressors, the polytropic efficiency is in the order of 85% to 89%. The Otto cycle in P3.18 achieved a peak pressure of 118.1 bar, whilst the Diesel cycle in P3.20 only reached 25.12 bar. Romero et al. The majority of combustion turbine power plants operate based on the open Brayton cycle shown in Fig. These constraints represent a limitation regarding working conditions. Ibrahim Dincer, Yusuf Bicer, in Integrated Energy Systems for Multigeneration, 2020. A close cycle consists of four main stages, as follows: Stage 1 to 2: Air compression through adiabatic process—fresh air enters the compressor in stage 1. The US Department of Energy has recently launched research programs in this direction, including cycle design and CO2 turbine development. Air is heated up to 1000 K. The efficiency of the cascaded Rankine cycle is constant to 30% and the installed power generation is 250 MW. [(a) 34.16%; 1020 kW/(kg/s); (b) 37.0%; 1077 kW/(kg/s)]. Problem P3.12 seems to demonstrate that the efficiency of the reheated Rankine cycle gets better as the work distribution between the high pressure (HP) and low pressure (LP) turbines becomes more equal. Namely, it is assumed that: isentropic efficiencies are 0.9 and 0.8 for the pump and turbine, respectively, the pressure ratio is 4, the maximum temperature in the cycle is 1100 K, and the condensation is at 282.15 K. In these conditions the energy efficiency of the cycle is 46%. Assuming the isentropic efficiency of eac compressor stage as 85% and that of turbine as 90%, determine the power developed and efficiency … Assume the air behaves as an ideal gas. From Eqs. Therefore, performing it in multiple steps rather than single stage offers benefits. A power plant is operating on an ideal Brayton cycle with a pressure ratio of rp = 9. Stage 3 to 4: Air expansion through adiabatic process—at stage 3, working fluid enters the turbine to drive it. 4.13. Figure 2. Two main points highlight this idea: firstly, the work inlet for the compressor reduces. Therefore its intake and exhaust pressure are equal to the atmospheric pressure. However, in between these two extremes pressure ratios lie pressure ratios that generate high network. (6) or recycled by the means of a cooler, which is dependent on the cycle type (closed or open). Another alternative allows for the use of thermal storage in molten salt without the need for pumping it to the top of the tower. 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