Open brayton bottoming cycle and method of using the same
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According to one embodiment, an open brayton bottoming cycle includes a heat exchanger configured between a compressor and an expander. The heat exchanger is configured to receive heat from a heat source and supply at least a portion of the exhaust heat to an expander using a fluid. The compressor configured to supply compressed fluid to the heat exchanger. The expander has a shaft connected to the compressor and configured to supply energy to the compressor. At least one of the compressor or the expander has an efficiency greater than 80 percent.
Price, Dan; Holtzapple, Mark T. (2016). Open brayton bottoming cycle and method of using the same. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from