Promising applications of the liquid metal MHD energy conversion technology

H. Branover, A. El-Boher, E. Greenspan, A. Barak

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Applications of the liquid-metal MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) energy conversion technology that could benefit from its unique features are reviewed with emphasis on applications that might be realized in the relatively near future and on the OMACON (optimized magnetohydrodynamic conversion) concept. Included among the promising applications are cogeneration, energy recovery from industrial processes involving the use of molten metals, energy conversion from fluidized bed combustors, supercritical steam cycles, electricity generation at peak demand hours, solar energy utilization and sea water desalination. The diversity of promising applications identified suggests that the liquid metal MHD technology has a good chance for improving energy utilization. Further studies are required to quantify the attainable improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1058
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 24th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - IECEC-89. Part 1 (of 6): Aerospace Power Systems and Power Conditioning - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 6 Aug 198911 Aug 1989


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