NoWaste: Waste Heat Re-use for Greener Truck

The present paper summarizes the key points of the European NoWaste Project, which aims at developing Rankine cycle systems for integration into long-haul trucks with the aim to convert the waste heat of the exhaust gases into useful energy usable in mechanical or electrical form. The first part of the paper describes the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system architectures defined for two different truck engines: one with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and the other one without EGR. For both engines, different cycle configurations and working fluids are compared in terms of energy performance and technical constraints. For both ORC systems, the paper shows the final technical choices made in terms of main components: boiler, condenser, expander and pump. The second part of the paper presents preliminary tests carried out on demonstrators of the two ORC systems. The objectives of these tests were to check the performance announced by the components’ manufacturers. Finally, the last part of the paper compares the cost of both systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01607929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 8:33AM