Thermodynamic analysis of a parabolic trough solar power plant integrated with a biomass-based hydrogen production system

Burulday M. E., Mert M. S., JAVANI N.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol.47, pp.19481-19501, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.02.163
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Artic & Antarctic Regions, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.19481-19501
  • Keywords: Hydrogen production, Concentrated solar power, Biomass, Exergy analysis, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, STEAM GASIFICATION, FLUIDIZED-BED, GAS, GENERATION, EFFICIENCY
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLCIn the current study, a solar energy power plant integrated with a biomass-based hydrogen production system is investigated. The proposed plant is designed to supply the required energy for the hydrogen production process along with the electrical energy generation. Thermochemical processes are used to obtain high-purity hydrogen from biomass-based syngas. For this purpose, the simulation of the plant is performed using Aspen HYSYS software. Thermodynamic performance evaluation of the hybrid system is conducted with exergy analysis. Based on the obtained results, the exergy efficiencies of the hydrogen production process and power generation systems are 55.8% and 39.6%, respectively. The net power output of the system is obtained to be 38.89 MWe. Furthermore, the amount of produced hydrogen in the integrated system is 7912.5 tons/year with a flow rate of 10.8 tons/h synthesis gas for 7500 h/year operation. Results show that designing and operating a hybrid high-performance energy system using two different renewable sources is an encouraging approach to reduce the environmental impact of energy conversion processes and the effective use of energy resources.