A nonconventional thermodynamic converter, called thermogravimetric system, capable of generating mechanical-electric energy is described in the present work. Such plant is basically an interesting application of a liquid-vapor two-phase flow, evolving in elevated vertical ducts of a large diameter. The most significant plants—those working with liquid lead/steam and liquid lead/PP 50 —have been analyzed in more detail. Plant height power (0.5–4 MW), and overall efficiency have been evaluated through an appropriate calculus code, particularly regarding the two-phase flow behavior.
Characteristics of Thermogravimetric Plants
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the AES Division, November 14, 2001; revised manuscript received April 9, 2002. Associate Editor: D. L. O’Neal.
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Arosio, S., and Carlevaro, R. (November 20, 2002). "Characteristics of Thermogravimetric Plants ." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 2002; 124(4): 276–282. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1488670
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