College of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering
Thermal Power Engineering
Development and Utilization of Clean Energy
Thermal Process Optimization and System Energy Saving
Research Group Introduction
My research is mainly focused on thermal energy and power technologies and their fundamental thermodynamic, thermophysical properties and heat transfer. I am particularly interested in developing novel energy systems using fossil fuel and technologies to utilize low-grade heat sources such as geothermal energy, solar thermal energy, industrial waste heat, and ocean thermal energy, including but not limited to the topics as follows:
Ultra-supercritical power plant (system design and parametric optimization)
Renewable energy utilization (geothermal, solar, and ocean thermal energy)
Organic Rankine Cycle and Kalina Cycle power generation systems
Thermophysical properties for new refrigerants
Combined cooling, heat and power systems (cogeneration or trigeneration)
Integrated energy systems
Liu Q*, Shang LL, Duan YY. Performance analyses of a hybrid geothermal-fossil power generation system using low-enthalpy geothermal resources. Applied Energy, 2016, 162: 149-162.
Sun J, Liu Q*, Duan YY. Effects of evaporator pinch point temperature difference on thermo-economic performance of geothermal organic Rankine cycle systems. Geothermics, 2018, 75: 249-258.
Liu Q*, Shen AJ, Duan YY. Parametric optimization and performance analyses of geothermal organic Rankine cycles using R600a/R601a mixtures as working fluids. Applied Energy, 2015, 148: 410-420.
Liu Q, Duan YY, Yang Z. Effect of condensation temperature glide on the performance of organic Rankine cycles with zeotropic mixture working fluids. Applied Energy, 2014, 115: 394-404.
Liu Q, Feng XJ, Zhang K, An BL, Duan YY. Vapor pressure and gaseous speed of sound measurements for isobutane (R600a). Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2014, 382: 260-269.
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