Finite Time Thermodynamics of Rankine Cycle Airconditioning and Heat Pump Cycles
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In most of the Rankine cycle-based power plants, water/steam is used as the working fluid due to its easy availability, low cost, and safety. The ideal Rankine cycle is a practical attempt to approach the Carnot cycle. The Rankine cycle airconditioning/heat pump system is considered as a heat engine driving an airconditioner/heat pump system.
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