does anyone knows what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a superheated steam cycle (i.e. effect of turbine blade)?
Thermodynamically, it would be great! BUT, there are numerous technical challenges. We already have significant technical problems with the current technology, particularly in corrosion and aging. Pushing up the operating temperature (and pressures) pushes materials and systems closer to technical/physical limits.The Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR) system is a high-temperature, high-pressure water-cooled reactor that operates above the thermodynamic critical point of water (374 degrees Celsius, 22.1 MPa, or 705 degrees Fahrenheit, 3208 psia).
That WAS a short answer considering the concepts you were covering.Astronuc said:I gave a short answer too! :rofl: