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Description - Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles by J.H. Horlock

Primarily this book describes the thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many variations on the simple "open circuit" plant, involving the use of heat exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration and combined cycle plants. These are described fully in the text. A review of recent proposals for a number of novel gas turbine cycles is also included. In the past few years work has been directed towards developing gas turbines which produce less carbon dioxide, or plants from which the CO2 can be disposed of; the implications of a carbon tax on electricity pricing are considered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780080442730
ISBN-10: 0080442730
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Imprint: Pergamon Press
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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