What is Supercritical Steam. Supercritical steam is actually supercritical water, because at supercritical pressures fluid is considered as a single-phase substance. Thermal Engineering
What is Supercritical Steam
Supercritical “steam” is actually supercritical water, because at supercritical pressures fluid is considered as a single-phase substance. However, this term is widely (and incorrectly) used in the literature in relation to supercritical “steam” generators and turbines.
At pressure, that is higher than the critical pressure, water is in special state, that is known as supercritical fluid state. A supercritical fluid is a fluid that is at pressures higher than its thermodynamic critical values. At the critical and supercritical pressures a fluid is considered as a single-phase substance in spite of the fact that all thermophysical properties undergo significant changes within the critical and pseudocritical regions.
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