Minimum heat transfer area for Total Site heat recovery

Stanislav Boldyryev, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Andreja Nemet, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Petro Kapustenko

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In this paper a further development of methodology for decreasing the capital cost for Total Site heat recovery by use of different utility levels is proposed. The capital cost of heat recovery system is estimated for certain temperature level of intermediate utility applying Total Site Profiles. Heat transfer area is reduced by selection of appropriate temperature of intermediate utility. Minimum of heat transfer area depends on slopes of Total Site Profiles in each enthalpy interval. This approach allows estimating the minimum of heat transfer area for heat recovery on Total Site level. Case study is performed for fixed film heat transfer coefficients of process streams and intermediate utilities. It indicates that the total heat transfer area of heat recovery can be different up to 49.15% for different utility temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1097
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Heat transfer area
  • Intermediate utility
  • Total Site heat recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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