School Seminars and Colloquia

Applications for a New Thermodynamic Cycle

Colloquium

by Dr Noel Barton


Institution: Sunoba -- Renewable Energy Systems, NSW, Australia
Date: Tue 9th August 2011
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry building

Abstract: Take hot dry air, then sequentially expand it, spray cool it and
re-compress it to the inlet pressure whilst allowing further
evaporative cooling. That thermodynamic cycle defines a heat engine
with advantages for certain applications.

The thermodynamic cycle will be analysed and two applications will be
described. For a continuous-flow version, the result is a 20% boost
in gas turbine output with no extra fuel consumption or emissions.
For a piston-in-cylinder version, there is the prospect of
unconventional but cheap solar power, including the possibility of
thermal storage so as to give 24/7 despatchability.

For More Information: contact Guoqi Qian, email: g.qian@ms.unimelb.edu.au

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