%0 Journal Article
	%A Musthafah b. Mohd.Tahir and  Noboru Yamada and  Tetsuya Hoshino
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 37, 2010
	%T Efficiency of Compact Organic Rankine Cycle System with Rotary-Vane-Type Expander for Low-Temperature Waste Heat Recovery
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6420
	%V 37
	%X This paper describes the experimental efficiency of a
compact organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system with a compact
rotary-vane-type expander. The compact ORC system can be used for
power generation from low-temperature heat sources such as waste
heat from various small-scale heat engines, fuel cells, electric devices,
and solar thermal energy. The purpose of this study is to develop an
ORC system with a low power output of less than 1 kW with a hot
temperature source ranging from 60°C to 100°C and a cold
temperature source ranging from 10°C to 30°C. The power output of
the system is rather less due to limited heat efficiency. Therefore, the
system should have an economically optimal efficiency. In order to
realize such a system, an efficient and low-cost expander is
indispensable. An experimental ORC system was developed using the
rotary-vane-type expander which is one of possible candidates of the
expander. The experimental results revealed the expander
performance for various rotation speeds, expander efficiencies, and
thermal efficiencies. Approximately 30 W of expander power output
with 48% expander efficiency and 4% thermal efficiency with a
temperature difference between the hot and cold sources of 80°C was
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