In this model Solar Organic Rankine Cycle (SORC) by the use of Toluene and Therminol-VP1 heat transfer oil is used for electric power generation and desalination purposes. The desalination part is represented by membrane distillation. Biogas fired boiler is used for sunoff periods. User will calculate all design aspects, energy streams, exergy, cost and thermo-economics. The cycle contains the following:
1-PTC Therminol-VP1. 2-Boiler heat exchanger unit with storage and pump. 3-Turbine unit for power generation.
4-Recuperator for energy recovery. 5-Condenser/cooling heat exchanger unit.
6-Membrane distillation plant (Air Gap configuration). 7-ORC pump. 8-Biogas boiler for sun off periods. 8-Cost analysis block. 9-Performance block.
Note that: For PTC collector the design operating temperature shouldn't exceed above 400oC.
**MatLab-SimuLink should be used to run the model.
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