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DropWise Coating Technology Will Increase the Efficiency of Power Plants

Coating technology promises to increase energy efficiency at power plants Beta Boston, September 28, 2015. Image credit: www.gipom.com DropWise, the brainchild of two Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors, Kripa Varanasi and Karen Gleason, and two of their students, is a coating technology for heat exchangers in power plants and chemical refineries. In a power plant, fuel […]

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Boiling Research Could Improve Power Plant Efficiency

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, September 17, 2015. Image credit: kadufernandiz Kripa Varanasa, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working to improve industrial boiling to avoid or postpone the onset of critical heat flux conditions. Critical heat flux occurs when the bubbles and vapor generated […]