Turbine FAQs
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TURBINES - BASICS

  • Q: What is a turbine?
  • Q: What are the major components of a gas (combustion) turbine?
  • Q: How does a combustion turbine work?
  • Q: What fuels can turbines use?
  • Q: What are simple cycles and combined cycles?
  • Q: How are steam turbines different from combustion turbines?
  • Q: What is a hydrogen turbine?
  • Q: What is an oxyfuel turbine?

TURBINES - ENVIRONMENT

  • Q: How will advanced turbine research help the environment?
  • Q: Why is reducing NOx emissions for turbines important?
  • Q: Can turbines help with carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

TURBINES - INDUSTRY

  • Q: How much power is generated by combustion turbines?
  • Q: What industries use combustion turbines?
  • Q: What does the future of turbines look like?

TURBINES - NETL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

  • Q: How is turbine performance being improved?
  • Q: What is turbine cooling and how are turbines cooled?
  • Q: What are thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and why are they important?
  • Q: What is the U.S. Department of Energy doing to make turbine technology less expensive and clean?