Modeling a Finned Tube Evaporator for Engine Exhaust Heat Recovery
The evaporator is a critical component when using organic Rankine cycle (ORC) to recover waste heat from an internal combustion engine. Evaluating the amount of heat quantity that can be transferred in a designed evaporator is very important for a successful ORC system. In this paper, a finned tube evaporator used for recovering the exhaust waste heat of a diesel engine was presented. The mathematical model for the evaporator was set up according to the dimensions of the designed evaporator along with the specified working conditions of ORC. The evaporator performance was analyzed as the matched diesel engine operating at the rated power point. The results indicate that the heat transfer quantity of the designed evaporator can be reached at 76 kW, and the exhaust temperature at the evaporator exit can be reduced to 115°C.
E. H. Wang et al., "Modeling a Finned Tube Evaporator for Engine Exhaust Heat Recovery", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 576-581, 2012