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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A Boiling Innovation for Steam Turbine Plants

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, April 6, 2015 Researchers at Drexel University have achieved exciting progress with their innovation of an age-old process: boiling. We rely on boiling in conventional steam-turbine plants, whether they are heated by coal, gas, nuclear materials, or concentrated solar – which means that this innovation has massive retrofit applications for almost […]