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Results from study of potential early commercial MHD power plants and from recent ETF design workThe study deals with different 'moderate technology' entry-level commercial MHD power plants. Two of the reference plants are based on combustion of coal with air preheated in a high-temperature regenerative air heater separately fired with a low-BTU gas produced in a gasifier integrated with the power plant. The third reference plant design is based on the use of oxygen enriched combustion air. Performance calculations show that an overall power plant efficiency of the order of 44% can be reached with the use of oxygen enrichment.
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Conference Paper
Hals, F.
(Avco-Everett Research Lab. MA, United States)
Kessler, R.
(Avco-Everett Research Lab. MA, United States)
Swallom, D.
(Avco-Everett Research Lab. MA, United States)
Westra, L.
(Avco-Everett Research Lab. MA, United States)
Zar, J.
(Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Inc. Everett, Mass., United States)
Morgan, W.
(Charles T. Main, Inc. Boston, Mass., United States)
Bozzuto, C.
(Combustion Engineering, Inc. Windsor, Conn., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1980
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Magnetohydrodynamic Electrical Power Generation
Location: Cambridge, MA
Start Date: June 16, 1980
End Date: June 20, 1980
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