Effect of Steam Injection in Gas Turbine Combustion Chamber on the Performance of a Natural Gas Fired Combined Cycle Power Generation Unit
Combined cycle power generation plants are becoming popular to generate power at higher efficiencies with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In the present work the effect of steam injection in the gas turbine combustion chamber on the performance of a natural gas fired combined cycle power plant is investigated. For a particular combined cycle power generation configuration, the effect of steam injection on the performance is conducted based on first law of thermodynamics. The steam injection influences the work output and efficiencies of gas turbine, steam turbine and combined cycle power generation unit.
I. Alaefour and B. V. Reddy, "Effect of Steam Injection in Gas Turbine Combustion Chamber on the Performance of a Natural Gas Fired Combined Cycle Power Generation Unit", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4574-4577, 2012