Testing of a low-temperature liquid-metal MHD power system

H. Branover, A. El-Boher, A. Yakhot

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A complete small-scale power conversion facility with a two-phase liquid-metal MHD generator has been built and tested. The working fluids were mercury and Refrigerant-113, and the working temperature was 80°C. The flow characteristics and the electrical current output have been measured and the efficiencies calculated. Because a complete system of this type has never before been built, it is significant that the facility has performed properly and produced net power for about 1000 h to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982


  • Energy conversion
  • Liquid-metal MHD generator
  • Solar energy
  • Two-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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