Academic Partner Added
The University of Houston has been added as an academic partner, providing approximately ten graduate students for three years to:
- Thoroughly assess the implications for a waste heat application of the sCO2 power cycle in the petrochemical industry including potential integration opportunities, implementation issues, and environmental consequences (especially in Texas);
- Develop a system-wide engineering assessment of the best opportunities to integrate the sCO2 cycle in the industry; and
- Study the consequences of potential sCO2 power cycles deployment in the electric utility sector, focusing on emissions, water usage, and optimum scale of plants to match grid requirements.
UH Faculty and students will become familiar with the design criteria, operational constraints and specifications, and performance of the indirect-fired sCO2 power cycle, opening up opportunities for students to connect to the industry and serve as a catalyst for providing the industry with the brainpower to operate and further develop these cutting-edge technologies.