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THE COMPACT STEAM TURBINE –A NOVEL APPROACH TO SMALL SCALE COMBINED HEAT AND POWER GENERATION

Markus Kley, Rüdiger Kretschmer, Yorck Leschber, Ralf Rieger
Frontiers in Heat Pipes (FHP) 4 - 023004 (2013)


Abstract


Current power plant technology needs to be simplified in order to be useful for small-scale systems. The small-scale turbine which represents an integrated small power plant originally invented at the Hochschule Darmstadt addresses this demand. Essentially, it is a very special application of  a rotating heat pipe. It consists of rotating parts, thus reversing the traditional arrangement in a turbine. The device is divided by a plate into an evaporation and condensation chamber. This construction allows higher pressure differences so that a RHP can operate as a central part of a small power plant.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5098/fhp.v4.2.3004

ISSN: 2155-658X