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RECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 46
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Efficiencies in power generation /|
|Author||Blackwood, T. R. ; Hedley., W. H.|
|CORP Author||Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.|
|Publisher||Monsanto Research Corp. ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,|
|Report Number||EPA-650/2-74-021; MRC-DA-404; EPA-68-02-1320; EPA-ROAP-21ADE-29|
|Stock Number||PB-234 160|
|Subjects||Power resources. ; Power (Mechanics) ; Air--Pollution.|
|Additional Subjects||Electric power generation ; Energy conversion ; Thermodynamic properties ; Boilers ; Flue gases ; Air pollution ; Thermal efficiency ; Fluidized bed processing ; Nuclear power plants ; Gas generators ; Desulfurization ; Air pollution abatement|
|Collation||v, 43 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The report introduces 23 different ways of using or converting energy. It provides a tabular comparison of the thermodynamic limiting present and future (1990) efficiencies. It includes a brief discussion of efficiency limiting factors, possible general routes for process improvement, and relevant on-going research and development. The report concludes that more study is required in several of the following areas: atmospheric fluid-bed combustion, automotive, bottoming cycle, chemical coal cleaning systems, chemically active fluid-bed combustion, coal cleaning plants, coal liquefaction, combined cycle (gas and steam), conventional boilers, conventional boilers plus flue gas cleaning, conversion of coal to methanol, diesel, Feher cycle, fuel cells, gas turbines, high-Btu gas generation, low-Btu gas generation, magnetohydrodynamics, nuclear power plants, potassium topping cycle, pressurized fluid-bed combustion, residual oil desulfurization, and steam turbines.
"Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Report No. EPA-650/2-74-021. Includes bibliographical references (p. 41-43).