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Finite Time Thermodynamics of Rankine Cycle Airconditioning and Heat Pump Cycles

  • Shubhash C. Kaushik
  • Sudhir K. Tyagi
  • Pramod Kumar
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Abstract

In most of the Rankine cycle-based power plants, water/steam is used as the working fluid due to its easy availability, low cost, and safety. The ideal Rankine cycle is a practical attempt to approach the Carnot cycle. The Rankine cycle airconditioning/heat pump system is considered as a heat engine driving an airconditioner/heat pump system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shubhash C. Kaushik
    • 1
  • Sudhir K. Tyagi
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Energy StudiesIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL)New DelhiIndia

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