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Study on mechanical vapor recompression system with wet compression single screw compressor

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) is a highly energy-efficient process, in which the compressor is the core unit. In order to improve the compressor efficiency the distilled water is atomized and injected into the compressor to cool down the overheated vapor during compression. The performances of the system with water injection compressor were tested and compared with a common compressor without water injection. Four groups of tests with different water spray rate were analyzed experimentally. The tests show that without water injection, the temperature difference increases sharply with frequency rising. It also shows that the values of compression ratio and evaporation capacity increase with the frequency increasing, and the values vary with the spray flow rate: the higher the flow rate, the larger the values. The values for the situations with water injection are closer to each other with the increas of the water spray rate while the situation without water injection is much lower. Specific moisture extraction rate, abbreviated as SMER is a parameter which reflects the removal water from the feed per kilowatt hour. With spray flow rate of 300 kg/h the SMER is 34 kg/kW h at frequency of 20 Hz while the value is 25 kg/kW h without water injection.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Yang, J., Zhang, C., Zhang, Z., Yang, L., & Lin, W. (2016). Study on mechanical vapor recompression system with wet compression single screw compressor. Applied Thermal Engineering, 103, 205-211. doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.053

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964462333

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 211

Volume


  • 103

Abstract


  • The mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) is a highly energy-efficient process, in which the compressor is the core unit. In order to improve the compressor efficiency the distilled water is atomized and injected into the compressor to cool down the overheated vapor during compression. The performances of the system with water injection compressor were tested and compared with a common compressor without water injection. Four groups of tests with different water spray rate were analyzed experimentally. The tests show that without water injection, the temperature difference increases sharply with frequency rising. It also shows that the values of compression ratio and evaporation capacity increase with the frequency increasing, and the values vary with the spray flow rate: the higher the flow rate, the larger the values. The values for the situations with water injection are closer to each other with the increas of the water spray rate while the situation without water injection is much lower. Specific moisture extraction rate, abbreviated as SMER is a parameter which reflects the removal water from the feed per kilowatt hour. With spray flow rate of 300 kg/h the SMER is 34 kg/kW h at frequency of 20 Hz while the value is 25 kg/kW h without water injection.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Yang, J., Zhang, C., Zhang, Z., Yang, L., & Lin, W. (2016). Study on mechanical vapor recompression system with wet compression single screw compressor. Applied Thermal Engineering, 103, 205-211. doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.053

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964462333

Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 211

Volume


  • 103