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Thermodynamic analysis of a novel pumped hydro compressed air (PHCA) energy storage system


Mozayeni, H and Wang, X and Negnevitsky, M, Thermodynamic analysis of a novel pumped hydro compressed air (PHCA) energy storage system, Proceeding from the 8th International Conference on Compressors and Refrigerations, 20-22 July 2017, Xi'an, China, pp. 1-10. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Energy storage systems have a wide range of applications one of the most important of which is to facilitate the uncertain renewable energy sources. In this research, a new energy storage system is proposed named Pumped Hydro Compressed Air (PHCA) system. A comprehensive thermodynamic model is developed to assess its efficiency and reliability under different physical situations. The effect of key parameters including storage pressure, water-to-air volume ratio and pump/hydroturbine efficiencies on the system performance is studied. The results show that the storage pressure has a significant effect on the amount of energy consumed by the pump and power generated by the hydroturbine. The results also reveal that the overall energy conversion efficiency of the PHCA is dominated by the efficiency of the pump and hydroturbine. As efficiencies of both components increase from 65% to 95%, efficiency of the PHCA system is improved from 42% to 90%.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:efficiency, pumped hydro compressed air, storage pressure, thermodynamic analysis
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
UTAS Author:Mozayeni, H (Mr Hamidreza Mozayeni)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:122169
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-11-03
Last Modified:2018-06-18

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