Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118412931
ISBN 13: 978-1-11841-293-0

Chapter 8 - Checking Understanding: 22

Answer

d. Supercritical vapor power plant

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Improved materials and fabrication methods have gradually permitted significant increases in maximum allowed cycle temperature and steam generator pressure with corresponding increases in thermal efficiency that save fuel and reduce environmental impact. This progress now allows vapor power plants to operate with steam generator pressures exceeding the critical pressure of water. These plants are known as supercritical vapor power plants.
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