Properties and Application of Supercritical Water
a Research Center, Řež, b Department of Power Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
Supercritical water (SCW) is defined as water at parameters above its critical point (374 °C, 22.1 MPa). Ty-pical application parameters of this medium are 600 °C and 25 MPa. Due to a rapid change in physical and chemical properties while crossing the critical point, SCW is a very interesting medium for innovations in many industrial fields such as fuel production, power engineering, chemical production and waste elimination. High corrosive effects of this medium is currently a big barrier to its wider usage.
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