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Title:
HYDROTHERMAL POWER PLANT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/129298
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A super critical water oxidation reactor (SCWOR) serves as an extremely efficient power source in a power plant by coupling the various output streams in thermal communication with multiply staged or cascaded compressor- expanders that are themselves mechanically coupled to a motor or generator. In one embodiment heat from a re-circulating liquid brine loop either directly or indirectly preheats the exhaust gases of the SCWOR prior to expansion. In another embodiment the heat of compression is used to preheat the effluent of an expander prior to a subsequent expansion stage. The re-circulating brine loop also preferably preheats expander effluent prior to a subsequent expansion stage.

Inventors:
MCGUINNESS, Thomas G. (96 Forbes Avenue, San Rafael, California, 94901, US)
CARR, Gary (590 La Corso Drive, Walnut Creek, California, 94598, US)
Application Number:
US2010/032608
Publication Date:
March 03, 2011
Filing Date:
April 27, 2010
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Assignee:
MCGUINNESS, Thomas G. (96 Forbes Avenue, San Rafael, California, 94901, US)
CARR, Gary (590 La Corso Drive, Walnut Creek, California, 94598, US)
International Classes:
F02C6/18; B01J3/00; C02F1/72; F01K25/00; F02C6/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2008089082A12008-07-24
Foreign References:
US5690898A1997-11-25
US6103129A2000-08-15
US6051145A2000-04-18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHERMAN, Edward S. (Suite 303, 3554 Round Barn Blvd.Santa Rosa, California, 95403, US)
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