Hydroelectric Power Plant | Working, Advantages, Disadvantages

By | April 22, 2019

A hydroelectric power plant is a plant which converts energy of water (Kinetic and potential energy) into electricity (or electrical energy). These power plants operate on renewable and green energy. Which means they are not depleting any limited energy resource and at the same time not causing any harm (pollution) to our environment. Working of… Read More »

Rankine Cycle

By | April 5, 2019

Rankine cycle is a vapor power cycle (a type of thermodynamic cycle) on which a steam based thermal power plant works. It consists of four processes Isobaric heat addition at boiler Isentropic expansion at turbine Isobaric heat rejection at condenser Isentropic compression at pump Now let’s understand Rankine cycle by relating it to steam based… Read More »

Thermal Power Plant | Types, Advantages, Disadvantages [Full Guide]

By | April 22, 2019

A thermal power plant is a power station which converts thermal energy to electrical energy. A thermal power plant is different from hydro power plant, where energy (kinetic and potential) of water is converted into electrical energy. For operating a thermal power plant, thermal energy can be obtained by burning fossil fuel, nuclear fuel, solar… Read More »

Steam Engine and its Types

By | April 4, 2019

A steam engine is a type of heat engine in which working fluid is steam. It converts thermal energy of steam into mechanical work. Mechanical work can be used in generating electricity or propelling a locomotive. Steam is obtained from a boiler, where some fuel is burned to generate heat. Alternatively, we can say chemical… Read More »

Joule Thomson Effect | Joule Thomson Coefficient

By | March 18, 2019

Joule Thomson effect Before moving to the topic we should first know that Joule Thomson effect, Joule Thompson effect, Joule kelvin effect, Joule Thomson expansion, Joule kelvin expansion are the different names of the same thing. To understand the Joule Thomson effect, it is very important to first understand Throttling process. Throttling process: Throttling is… Read More »