Abstract

A one-dimensional design and dynamic model of a microtube heat exchanger is presented for cooling supercritical CO2 to near critical conditions (35°C and ∼90 bar) with water. A control strategy is designed and implemented to achieve a desired hot-side CO2 outlet temperature, while the cooling-water exit temperature is monitored (ideally kept below 50°C). The control responses during drastic process changes at the boundaries such as sCO2 inlet flow/pressure and cooling water inlet temperature are presented.

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