WP1 – Cycle architecture of innovative ORC design

Research partner: Ghent University – Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer


In this work package a profound understanding and reference evaluation of all possible (new) architectures and underexplored ORC cycle architectures is obtained. Design criteria and methodologies related to the architectural choice of ORC systems are derived and a profound insight in the selection of the optimal working conditions given a certain cycle architecture are obtained. The objective is understanding the impact of boundary conditions influencing the optimal choices. Parametric functions for a correct technical assessment model in the financial/economical analysis are delivered.