Study on highly efficient high-temperature steam harvesting using waste energy

Sunhee Oh, Seonggon Kim, Chong Pyo Cho, Seong Ryong Park, Yong Tae Kang

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In this study, a high-temperature steam generator (HTSG) of cyclone cylindrical type has been developed for energy harvesting applications. Solid refuse fuel (SRF) is considered the thermal energy source. The operating conditions are steam temperature of 773 K, steam pressure of 0.3 to 0.6 MPa, and mass flow rate of 10 to 35 kg/h. The pressure drop of steam in the HTSG is analyzed through numerical methods, which can control the outlet pressure of steam for hydrogen stack application based on the experimental results. The maximum heat transfer efficiency of the HTSG system is 66% at 0.3 MP and 35 kg/h, which can generate 306 tons per year of high-temperature steam. Moreover, the produced steam can be converted to 15.3 tons of hydrogen. The HTSG system can harvest 767 MWh of energy per year, and it is expected to significantly reduce energy consumption while minimizing the environmental impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15409-15423
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug


  • LCC analysis
  • energy harvesting
  • high-temperature steam generation
  • pressure drop
  • waste-to-energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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