Waste heat recovery using an organic Rankine cycle

01 January 2010 → 31 December 2012
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Thermodynamics
organische Rankine cyclys ORC thermodynamics waste heat
Project description

An organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is a Rankine cycle in which an organic refrigerant is used instead of water. This allows lower working temperatures. In this research project different possibilities are investigated to convert waste heat into electricity using an ORC. The heat exchangers are optimized and some industrial cases are studied.