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Coal-Fired Open-Cycle MHD Plants

  • George R. Seikel

Abstract

Magnetohydrodynamics, MHD, offers an environmentally attractive approach for using the abundant U.S. cogresources to produce electric power at low cost and very high efficiency. MHD) generators produce electric power by expanding a high-velocity conducting fluid through a strong magnetic field. The conducting fluid may be either a conducting gas, a plasma, or a liquid metal. The simplest of the plasma MHD systemt concepts is the open-cycle MHD system. In it an alkali metal compound is added directly to very-high-temperature combustion products and used as the MHD generator fluid.

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Steam Turbine Oxygen Enrichment Power Train NASA Lewis Research Steam Power Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George R. Seikel
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  1. 1.SeiTee, Inc.ClevelandUSA
  2. 2.MHD Systems and MHD Project Office, National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationLewis Research CenterClevelandUSA

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