Comparative energy and exergy analysis and optimisation study on the supercritical CO2 recompression power cycle

Gumus E., Başhan V.

International Journal Of Exergy, vol.32, no.2, pp.130-149, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijex.2020.10030257
  • Title of Journal : International Journal Of Exergy
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-149


The current study aims at optimisation and comparing the recuperative s-CO2 cycle with the re-compression s-CO2 cycle in case of changes in turbine and compressor isentropic efficiency and TITs. Below 317°C the TIT recuperated Brayton cycle (RBC) has a higher cycle efficiency than RCBC for the case where compressor efficiency is 75% and turbine efficiency is 80%. RBCs with having higher turbomachinery efficiencies (ηc = 85%, ηt = 90%) have higher cycle thermal efficiency than RCBCs with lower turbomachinery efficiencies (ηc = 75%, ηt = 80%). These results will remedy the gap in the literature on information for selecting the appropriate cycle for various purposes under certain thermodynamic inlet conditions.