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(Gizmag)   Worried that climate change will cause more tornadoes? No problem, we'll just use them to generate electricity   (gizmag.com) divider line 14
    More: Cool, tornadoes, electricity, climate change, Sarnia, power storage, AVEtec Energy Corporation  
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1818 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Dec 2012 at 5:54 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-22 04:15:20 AM  

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

NO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO


Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no
 
2012-12-22 06:38:08 AM  
The bigger problem will be finding a reliable source of double-wide trailers to feed them continuously
 
2012-12-22 07:26:08 AM  

namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no


What is wrong with getting 200MW from the excess heat of a 500MW power plant? (provided the design can live up to that)
 
2012-12-22 07:40:43 AM  

namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no


Not all heat can be harvested with a steam turbine. Harnessing waste heat is something else entirely from what you're thinking. This particular example may not pan out but the concept is interesting. something like this could be used to further improve the efficiency of a steam turbine in theory by using the hot exhaust steam. Ie, combined cycle.
 
2012-12-22 07:43:55 AM  

namatad: Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.


My guess is you can't figure out why this is stupid.
=Smidge=
 
2012-12-22 08:53:54 AM  

jaggspb: namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no

What is wrong with getting 200MW from the excess heat of a 500MW power plant? (provided the design can live up to that)


Because the combined cycle uses that 'waste heat' to pump the efficiency up as high as it manages to get (which, uh, isn't anywhere near 90% to the other poster. So uh, ya, good maths), and the combined cycle is the most efficient energy reharvesting technique we have discovered. There is t a significant amount if actual waste heat in a modern power plant, because its all directed back into the firing process. If there's enough heat going out to power a 200Kw engine it's not using the combined cycle, and our energy and cost would be better directed there.
 
2012-12-22 09:13:38 AM  

Cucullen: namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no

Not all heat can be harvested with a steam turbine. Harnessing waste heat is something else entirely from what you're thinking. This particular example may not pan out but the concept is interesting. something like this could be used to further improve the efficiency of a steam turbine in theory by using the hot exhaust steam. Ie, combined cycle.


This could be totally rad if it used the excess heat from the cooling water at a nuclear power plant. It would all look the same, except that the cooling towers would have giant tornadoes coming out of them. Who wouldn't want to live near that?

/maybe someone could photoshop this?
 
2012-12-22 09:29:32 AM  

Civil Discourse: Cucullen: namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no

Not all heat can be harvested with a steam turbine. Harnessing waste heat is something else entirely from what you're thinking. This particular example may not pan out but the concept is interesting. something like this could be used to further improve the efficiency of a steam turbine in theory by using the hot exhaust steam. Ie, combined cycle.

This could be totally rad if it used the excess heat from the cooling water at a nuclear power plant. It would all look the same, except that the cooling towers would have giant tornadoes coming out of them. Who wouldn't want to live near that?

/maybe someone could photoshop this?


I would totally live near that, my relatives would never visit, plus cheap land.
 
2012-12-22 11:23:51 AM  
QUIT HITTING THE TORNADO BUTTON YOU CHUCKLEF**K!!!
 
2012-12-22 12:01:16 PM  

Civil Discourse: Cucullen: namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no

Not all heat can be harvested with a steam turbine. Harnessing waste heat is something else entirely from what you're thinking. This particular example may not pan out but the concept is interesting. something like this could be used to further improve the efficiency of a steam turbine in theory by using the hot exhaust steam. Ie, combined cycle.

This could be totally rad if it used the excess heat from the cooling water at a nuclear power plant. It would all look the same, except that the cooling towers would have giant tornadoes coming out of them. Who wouldn't want to live near that?

/maybe someone could photoshop this?


A syfy original movie in the making.
 
2012-12-22 12:20:44 PM  

jaggspb: A syfy original movie in the making.


Throw in some killer fungus and you've got a deal.
 
2012-12-22 02:02:01 PM  

jaggspb: Civil Discourse: Cucullen: namatad: GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNO NO NO fark NO AND SHUT THE fark UP NO
Steam turbines are among the most efficient machines humans make.

Multistage (moderate to high-pressure ratio) steam turbines have thermodynamic efficiencies that vary from 65% for small (under 1,000 kW) units to over 90% for large industrial and utility sized units.

You trash burner vortex would be less efficient and pollute more. period.

so no no no

Not all heat can be harvested with a steam turbine. Harnessing waste heat is something else entirely from what you're thinking. This particular example may not pan out but the concept is interesting. something like this could be used to further improve the efficiency of a steam turbine in theory by using the hot exhaust steam. Ie, combined cycle.

This could be totally rad if it used the excess heat from the cooling water at a nuclear power plant. It would all look the same, except that the cooling towers would have giant tornadoes coming out of them. Who wouldn't want to live near that?

/maybe someone could photoshop this?

A syfy original movie in the making already made.


Atomic Twister
 
2012-12-22 05:15:16 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks this is just a convoluted reinvention of the stirling engine?

Also it has been done before (scroll down a bit)
 
2012-12-22 05:31:41 PM  

Civil Discourse: ....
This could be totally rad if it used the excess heat from the cooling water at a nuclear power plant
...


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Radioactive Cat sees what you did there.
 
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