May 24, 2024
Shoaib Khanmohammadi

Shoaib Khanmohammadi

Academic rank: Associate professor
Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kermanshah University of Technology, Kermanshah, Iran
Education: Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 0833-8305001
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Research

Title
Exergetic evaluation and optimisation of a novel integrated energy conversion system including thermoelectric generators
Type Article
Keywords
electrolysis; exergetic efficiency; heat recovery; thermoelectric generator
Researchers Muhammad Zeeshan Malik، Farayi Musharavati، Morteza Saadat، Shoaib Khanmohammadi، Hadi GEnceli

Abstract

A comprehensive thermodynamic study of a solar integrated energy system consisted of a solar flat plate collector, an organic Rankine cycle, a thermoelectric generator, and a proton exchange membrane electrolyser is undertaken to generate power and hydrogen. The Matlab and Engineering Equation Solver software are linked, and various optimisation scenarios are investigated. The results of computational analysis indicate that with adding a thermoelectric generator unit in the system about 14 kW of energy in the form of electricity can be obtained from the waste heat of condenser. Various optimisation schemes with exergy efficiency, exergy destruction rate, as well as hourly hydrogen generation as optimisation targets are considered. The optimisation results comparison between base case and optimum design shows that exergetic efficiency improves by about 2.3% and rate of exergy destruction decrease by about 0.791 MW.