|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||Love Building, 210|
|TITLE:||Air-Cooled Condensers for Thermoelectric Power Generation|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Srinivas Garimella, Chair (ME)
Dr. S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan (ME)
Dr. Sheldon M. Jeter (ME)
Thermoelectric power generation accounts for a significant portion of the fresh water demand, with the majority of the water being used for steam condensation. Currently, many thermoelectric power plants use wet-cooled condenser technology, which tends to lose water to evaporation or thermally pollute the water such that it is unfit to return to its source. An alternate method for the steam condensation process is to use dry-cooled technologies where air is the cooling fluid. These air-cooled systems are beneficial where water is unavailable or uneconomical. However, dry-cooled systems do not perform as well and are not as economical as wet-cooled systems.