Prof. David Sánchez (USE) invited to serve as Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Recent Advancement of Thermal Fluid Engineering in the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle of MDPI’s Applied Sciences journal

This Special Issue is a compilation of the recent advancements in thermal fluid engineering related to supercritical CO2 power cycle development. The supercritical CO2 power cycle is considered to be one of the promising power cycles for distributed power generation; waste heat recovery; and a topping cycle of coal, nuclear, and solar thermal heat sources. While the cycle benefits from dramatic changes in CO2thermodynamic properties near the critical point, the design and analysis of the power cycle and its major components also face certain challenges due to the strong real gas effect. This Special Issue will present a series of recent research results in heat transfer and fluid flow analyses and experimentation so that the accumulated knowledge can accelerate the development of this exciting future power cycle technology. (click here to visit the website).