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Super Critical CO2 Compressor Design

Super Critical CO2 Compressor Design

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Aug 14, 2020

Super critical carbon dioxide power (sCO2) cycles are attracting a lot of interest these days all over the world. Many initiatives using various levels of private and public funding are in progress...

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Supercritical CO2, CFD, Alligators & Gladiators – Thoughts & Trends from Turbo Expo 2019

Supercritical CO2, CFD, Alligators & Gladiators – Thoughts & Trends from Turbo Expo 2019

By Mark R. Anderson
Jul 5, 2019

I recently got back from my favorite annual conference: ASME’s Turbo Expo. This year, someone thought it would be a good idea to hold it in Phoenix, Arizona…in the summertime.  While that’s not the...

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Is the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Market Reaching Critical Mass?

Is the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Market Reaching Critical Mass?

By Dr. David Schowalter
May 11, 2018

There is obviously a huge amount of interest in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) within the energy industry. One reason is because sCO2 Brayton power cycles operate in the same way as other...

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Getting your Bearings – Challenges of Selecting the Right Bearing for the Job

Getting your Bearings – Challenges of Selecting the Right Bearing for the Job

By Kevin Fairman
Sep 15, 2017

Bearing selection is an interesting concept. Can you really select the bearing – or does the bearing select you? It seems that we have come to understand where to use bearings by where they have been...

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Improving the Efficiency of Supercritical CO2 Power Systems

Improving the Efficiency of Supercritical CO2 Power Systems

By Francis A. Di Bella, P.E.
Apr 27, 2017

The contemporary gas turbine engine, developed in the 1940’s by Sir Frank Whittle (pictured), is still considered to be among the most efficient, external combustion engines. Today, there is a...

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The Need for Computational Tools for Predicting Compressor Performance in Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

The Need for Computational Tools for Predicting Compressor Performance in Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

By Mark R. Anderson
Feb 7, 2017

Supercritical CO2 cycles have the potential to significantly improve efficiency and reduce emissions in power generation. However, the unique fluid dynamic properties of supercritical CO2 that enable...

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