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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Industrial and Cogeneration

Economic and Performance Evaluation of Heat Sink Options in Combined Cycle Applications

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Rattan Tawney, Zahid Khan, Justin Zachary

Bechtel Power Corporation, 5275 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 127(2), 397-403 (Apr 15, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1839924 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online April 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Net electrical power output comparison relative to a wet cooling tower
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Condenser pressure comparison relative to a wet cooling tower
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Cost of wastewater disposal for heat sink options relative to an impoundment system
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Cost of makeup water sources for heat sink options relative to low TDS water
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Heat sink selection process based on water availability
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Typical WSAC flow diagram
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Typical flow diagram for a Heller system
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Typical ACC flow diagram
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Typical flow diagram for a once-through cooling system
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Typical flow diagram for a wet evaporative cooling tower
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Net plant heat rate comparison relative to a wet cooling tower
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Makeup water usage comparison relative to a wet cooling tower
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Total installed costs comparison relative to a wet cooling tower

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