Complex Plasma as Working Fluid in MHD Power Generators

  • Mahendra Singh Sodha
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 81)


The efficiency of mechanical (and hence electrical) power generation in a steam turbine system is limited by the temperature of the superheated steam and not by the high temperature of the gases obtained from combustion or flow of a carrier gas through a nuclear reactor; some loss of efficiency is also suffered in the conversion of mechanical into electrical power. Hence, it is desirable to have a system that can utilize the high temperature gases, corresponding to combustion or flow through nuclear reactor, for direct conversion of thermal into electrical power. This chapter discusses the role of a BaO-Argon complex plasma as the working gas in such a system.


Electrical Power Steam Turbine Superheated Steam Power Generation System Complex Plasma 
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  1. 1.Department of Education BuildingUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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