ABSTRACT A thermoeconomic optimization analysis is presented yielding simple algebraic formulae for estimating the optimum number of feed water heater and optimal area distribution among the feed water heaters for thermal power plants. The P1-P2 method is used in the present study, together with the thermoeconomic analyses of feed water heaters.
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