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Nanofluids as working fluids for organic Rankine cycles

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Project "NanoORC" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Total cost 200˙194 €
 EC max contribution 200˙194 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2020-02-28


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 Project objective

Organic Rankine cycles have gained great interest over the last decade as an efficient technology to convert low-temperature heat, from renewable energy or industrial waste, to electrical power. For this reason, they are expected to play a substantial role in the future European energy system, as they will contribute to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and the CO2 emissions associated to power generation. However, recent regulations that limit the use of ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases will phase out most of the working fluids currently used in organic Rankine cycles. As a result, there is an urgent necessity to search for alternative fluids that meet the thermodynamic requirements of the replaced ones, and offer better environmental and safety features. The addition of nanoparticles to fluids (nanofluids) can enhanced their thermal properties, thus making them an optimal solution for their use in organic Rankine cycles. The main barrier for the introduction of these innovative fluids comes from the lack of an accurate knowledge of their behavior. NanoORC aims at developing a general model for the estimation of the thermophysical and transport properties of nanofluids, to evaluate their potential for organic Rankine cycles. The novelty of the project lies on the use of group contribution methods to develop a generalized model that will be integrated as a property library into simulation software. The host will provide the fellow established knowledge on organic Rankine cycles, and train her on state-of-the-art simulation and optimization tools. The fellow will bring expertise on thermophysical properties of fluids, not currently available at the host institution, to introduce the research on innovative working fluids. The fellow will complete her training through a collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a secondment at Turboden, which will be essential for the transfer of the knowledge derived from NanoORC.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 I.H. Bell, J. Welliquet, M.E. Mondejar, A. Bazyleva, S. Quoilin, F. Haglind
Application of the group contribution volume translated Peng–Robinson equation of state to new commercial refrigerant mixtures
published pages: 316-328, ISSN: 0140-7007, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2019.04.014
International Journal of Refrigeration 103 2020-03-24
2019 Maria E. Mondejar, Jérôme Frutiger, Stefano Cignitti, Jens Abildskov, Gürkan Sin, John M. Woodley, Fredrik Haglind
Uncertainty in the prediction of the thermophysical behavior of new halogenated working fluids
published pages: 220-233, ISSN: 0378-3812, DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2018.12.020
Fluid Phase Equilibria 485 2020-03-24
2019 Ji Zhang, Maria E. Mondejar, Fredrik Haglind
General heat transfer correlations for flow boiling of zeotropic mixtures in horizontal plain tubes
published pages: 824-839, ISSN: 1359-4311, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.01.036
Applied Thermal Engineering 150 2020-03-24
2018 M.E. Mondejar, J.G. Andreasen, L. Pierobon, U. Larsen, M. Thern, F. Haglind
A review of the use of organic Rankine cycle power systems for maritime applications
published pages: 126-151, ISSN: 1364-0321, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.074
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 91 2019-06-13
2017 Maria E. Mondejar, Jesper G. Andreasen, Maria Regidor, Stefano Riva, Georgios Kontogeorgis, Giacomo Persico, Fredrik Haglind
Prospects of the use of nanofluids as working fluids for organic Rankine cycle power systems
published pages: 160-167, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.098
Energy Procedia 129 2019-06-13

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