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


Design and exergy based optimization of a clean energy system with fuel Cell/MED and hydrogen storage option
Type Article
Desalination Exergy Multi-effect desalination Exergo-economic SOFC
Researchers Farayi Musharavati، Shoaib Khanmohammadi


The principal aim of the current research is the design and optimization of a multigeneration unit capable of generating electricity and potable water and hydrogen. The system comprises a gas turbine unit, a high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), a combustion chamber, and a multi-effect desalination (MED) system. The pressurized steam and fuel enter the anode side of high-temperature SOFC and the air goes to the cathode side. Due to reactions inside the SOFC, a high amount of electricity produces, and excess H2 enters the combustion chamber. Hot flue gases can run a gas turbine and a MED unit to generate more electrical power and desalinated water. The study illustrated the impact of current density on voltage losses and output power and output voltage of SOFC. A parametric examination is also conducted to demonstrate the influence of primary design variables on the system performance. Exergo-economic multi-criteria optimization is used to determine the optimized parameters to obtain the higher efficiency and lower cost of fuel and equipment. Calculations represented that the suggested arrangement is able to generate 53.46 kg/s desalinated water, and 54.8 MW electricity and 7.43 kg/h hydrogen energy. The system exergy efficiency under this condition is about 36.45% but the results of optimization showed that this value could rise up between 50.8% and 61.17% with the lowest system cost