Every time you switch on a light you are tapping into electrical energy. Where did that energy come from? From Power Plants! Learn all about how Power Plants work at Bright Hub’s Mechanical Engineering Channel. Is nuclear power dangerous? Is solar power possible? What are tidal power plants? Find the answers to all your questions about how electrical energy is generated, alternative energy sources and more!
Biomass has low bulk density, high moisture, and low energy density. Converting it to pellets makes it more portable and easily usable. Pelletization has advantages for both wood producers and power plant operations.
Science and science-fiction often refer to terms such as antiparticles, positrons, antimatter spaceships, etc. All this matter-antimatter thing may be a little confusing to the non-expert. This article will make an attempt to clarify what is real and what is not.
Combustion of fossil fuels produces water, which is expelled as waste along with the flue gas. This article tells you how much water forms during combustion and how we can capture this water for utility purposes.
Natural gas contains about 80% methane and 20% or so of other hydrocarbons. It is found in on/off-shore oil and gas fields as well as shale oil deposits. The main source of NG is presently from the reservoirs in oil and gas fields where it is piped to the surface for processing to pure methane.
Maintaining water quality is high on the agenda of all boiler operators. What makes it so important? Why is it all the more important in a Supercritical unit?
Natural gas has become pretty common in our everyday lives, but it is not completely safe. What are the hazards and how likely is a gas leak to occur? The article describes precaution measures that can be taken by using proper natural gas leak detection systems.
The burning of coal results in the emission of polluting gases, mostly carbon dioxide. Clean coal technologies promise the reduction of this dangerous pollutant and a cleaner environment despite the burning of coal. Is this promise solid enough to justify this ambitious energy goal?
Fossil fuels are indeed the top fuels used all over the world for generating power and electricity. Among the fossil fuels, coal is the most widely used fuel in power plants. Coal fired plants use different kinds of machinery that convert heat energy produced from combustion into mechanical energy.
It is hard not to have come across about what happened in Japan on March 11th. The earthquake of magnitude 9.0 triggered another incident that may have been as disastrous as the damage caused by the earthquake- the Fukushima I nuclear accident- raising questions about the future nuclear energy.
Natural gas has become very popular during the last few years due to its daily use in our homes. Read this article to discover how extensive the use of gas is and the respective advantages and disadvantages of its use.