Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
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Construction of OTEC Potential Model Based on Cycle Analysis
Yoshitaka MatsudaDaiki UrayoshiTakenao SugiSatoru GotoTakafumi MorisakiTakeshi YasunagaYasuyuki Ikegami
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2017 Volume 30 Issue 8 Pages 297-304

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In ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant, electricity is generated by heat energy came from temperature difference between warm seawater at surface and cold seawater in depth. OTEC power potential has been calculated to introduce OTEC plant by considering the seawater condition. In this paper, an OTEC potential model is constructed by taking into account the cycle analysis. First, state quantities and evaluation indexes of an OTEC plant using Rankine cycle are calculated. Secondly, parameters about power potential, purchase cost and environmental burden are calculated. Finally, simulation results are shown to verify the behavior of the constructed model.

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