Commercial Realization of MHD—A Challenge for Superconducting Magnets

  • V. A. Ovcharenko
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 23)

Abstract

Energy conservation and ecological concerns are vital considerations in any energy development program. The magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) approach to electric power generation offers a unique combination of high-efficiency large-scale power generation and the capability of meeting air quality standards even when high-sulfur coal is used as fuel. The role of MHD power generation as an important area for scientific and engineering investigations with potential global significance in the field of energy is underlined by a large-scale cooperative program between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Keywords

Combustion Total Heat Steam Helium International Atomic Energy Agency 

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© Plenum Press · New York and London 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Ovcharenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Natural Resources, Energy and TransportUnited NationsNew YorkUSA

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