21 Aug '11, 5pm

Organic Rankine Cycle: The Evolution of Water

Organic Rankine Cycle: The Evolution of Water

The water-free technology I’m referring to is the organic Rankine cycle (or “ORC”), which traces its roots to the geothermal power generation sector, where it was first popularized in the late 1960s. These systems operate on the same basic principle as the traditional steam cycle, with two important differences: ORCs use a contained environmental refrigerant instead of water and ORCs are closed-loop, meaning they don’t need anything coming in or going out to run.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/21/organic-rankine-cycle...

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