Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

Important research has been under the works for years at UConn, conducted by Maurice Gell, MSE Professor-in-Residence, and Eric Jordan, United Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing. Sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the researchers have been exploring ways to improve the electricity-generating capability of gas turbines. Just recently, their breakthrough efforts have been set apart in recognition by the United States Department of Energy. Reflecting on this acknowledgement, Dr. Gell says, “Eric Jordan and I have been developing the Solution Precursor Plasma Spray Technology at UConn for more than 10 years. It is gratifying to see the recognition by the Department of Energy for the technology ‘s dramatic impact on gas turbine performance, reduction of carbon emissions, and fuel savings.”

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