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Title: Liquid air energy storage : process optimization and performance enhancement
Author: Peng, Xiaodong
ISNI:       0000 0004 7432 4702
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) aims to large scale operations a~d-:_has caught the attention due to the advantages of high energy density, a highly competitive capital cost, no geographical constraints and environmental friendliness. However, the situation is getting more challenging due to its disappointed performance in the current configuration. This thesis focuses increase the system performance of the LAES technology, particularly through developing novel thermodynamic cycles for an increased use of the thermal energy and system optimization strategies. The improvements to the LAES mainly aim at two points: increasing power output by using compression heat and rising the liquification rate through external cold sources. To effectively use the heat, three integrated LAES systems with the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) are proposed, termed LAES-ORC-VCRC system, LAES-ORC-ARC system and LAES-ORC system respectively according to different cooling methods. External cold sources, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), can be used to enhance air liquefication, and hence two integrated LAES systems, termed the LAES-LNG and the LAES-LNG-CS, are investigated and optimized.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry ; TP Chemical technology