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Power plant design?

  1. Feb 15, 2012 #1
    Hello Friends,

    I have to design 1MW biomass power plant for my thesis. I am a electrical engineering student, not strong in thermodynamics. I have some issues in designing my power plant.


    i have assumed efficiency

    eff overall(35%) = boiler eff(85%)*cycle eff(56%)*turbine(mech)eff(90%)*generator eff(90%)*aux eff(90%)

    output of the power plant = 1MWele

    calorific value of biomass = 3000Kcal/kg.

    with the help of eff and calorific value of biomass i have found out 740.66kg/hr of fuel have to be feed in.

    How to calculate enthalpy in and out of the turbine?

    what would be the temperature and the pressure of the turbine and the condenser?

    The way i am designing the power plant, is it right or am i missing something?

    If i am doing it wrong please help me to design a 1MW biomass power plant.

    Please help me friends, it would be more helpful for my thesis.

    Thanks in advance.
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