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Preliminary heat transfer experiments at TU Wien

One of the major goals of the SCARABEUS project is to show the feasibility of the innovative air cooled condenser (ACC) through experiments in Vienna. This heat exchanger is a crucial component in the proposed technology by enabling dry cooling in warm areas where one would typically find Concentrated Solar Power plants. For down-sizing and […]

SolarPACES 2020: SCARABEUS listed as one of the flagship R&D projects in Europe by Prof. Julián Blanco, Managing Director of the Solar Platform in Almería (PSA-CIEMAT)

    This year, most conferences have made the decision to go virtual in order to circumvent the limitations on mobility brought about by COVID-19. SolarPACES has been no different in this regard but the   Wednesday’s plenary session, chaired by Ana María Ruiz Frías (Solar Committee Chile), focused on CSP Technology Innovation. All continents […]

Quantis just completed the first phase of Life Cycle Assessment. Know a little bit about this crucial aspect of power plant assessment

Quantis is leading the environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) assessment to evaluate the innovative SCARABEUS technology for CSP application with the objectives to (i) inform the key environmental performance indicator of the SCARABEUS technology development; (ii) to guide the development of the technology towards a more sustainable solution; (iii) to benchmark the SCARABEUS technology against […]

The Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics at TU Wien getting ready for the testing campaign

During the last months, IET concentrated on design tasks according to work package 4, where pre-tests for the design of the air-cooled condenser (ACC) and the recuperator (printed circuit heat exchanger) are planned. Therefor several modifications of the test rig are necessary, see Figure 1:     Figure 1: Modifications of test rig at IET. Grey: […]

The SCARABEUS team keeps growing at University of Seville

  The SCARABEUS team at University of Seville keeps growing. USE is very happy to welcome Pablo Rodríguez to support the optimization and integration tasks. Find some more information about him below and follow his activities through LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-enrique-rodr%C3%ADguez-de-arriba-9088b91b7/       Pablo Rodríguez standing in front of a Ljungström turbine at the lab […]

Recuperator Model with design process using pure CO2

The SCARABEUS concept relies on a recuperative cycle using supercritical carbon dioxide as working fluid. Being supercritical and in order to achieve high efficiency, very high pressures and temperatures are involved and a recuperator becomes mandatory. This is a device which can improve the thermodynamic cycle efficiency by cooling the sCO2 after its expansion and […]

Researchers from City pass milestone on the route to PhD

Researchers from City pass milestone on the route to PhD   This week two researchers from the SCARABEUS research team at City, University of London, successfully completed their transfer from MPhil to PhD. This milestone, which has been completed just over a year since beginning at City, marks the successful transition from registration as a […]

New Open Access publication by University o Brescia and Politecnico di Milano provides information about characterisation of supercritical CO 2 blends

In the last Open Access paper published by UNIBS and POLIMI, a new methodology for the thermal stability test of CO2 blends have been developed and tested. The method proposed relies on the study of the thermodynamic behaviour of the working fluid from the variation of the van der Waals coefficients. The comparison of the […]

Two Open Access publications by partners of the SCARABEUS consortium just published in Applied Sciences’ special issue on Recent Advancement of Thermal Fluid Engineering in the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle

This Special Issue is comprised of a selection of technical papers dealing with various aspects of supercritical Carbon Dioxide technology for power generation. The publication is published by MDPI, with Prof. Jeong Ik Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea) and Prof. David Sánchez (University of Seville, Spain) serving as Guest Editors. University […]

Hydraulic testing of heat exchangers tube completed at Kelvion

With a few weeks of delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the tubes used to determine the heat transfer coefficient to design the Air-Cooled Condenser have successfully undergone hydrostatic testing at KELVION. They will soon be installed in the test rig at TUW.