FEASIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) POWER PLANT IN NIGERIA
Publication Date : 31/01/2017
This paper examines the feasible development of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) power plant in Nigeria. It proffers the possibility of harnessing magneto-hydrodynamic technology as dependable energy mix forameliorating epileptic and incessant electric power failures due to inadequate power supply, and minimizes the excessive depletion of fossil fuel in the country. The methodology used in this study entails application of basic conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy, and induction equation. Findings reveal that in spite of abundant conductive fluids in the third world countries like Nigeria, India, etc., the benefits derivable from the MHD power plant were ignored due to dearth of technological know-how required tocarry out the installation and operation of the MHD plant. Implementation of this study will eliminate gasflaring in Nigeria, enhance adequate supply of electricity to the rural communities in the countrydrastically reduce depletion of fossil oil that causes global warming, environmental pollution anddegradation, as well as increasing the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
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