Friday, 27 March 2015

Improving oil and gas burning

27 March 2015
                The price of oil and gas, is directly related to the amount being burned.  This idea will improve the efficiency of the steam cycle by over 80%.  Using technology developed in the 1950s and sought to every engineering university student.
                After the steam turbine, we have to call the steam down into water.  To provide the low pressure end for the steam cycle to work.  The inlet site is at four atmospheres!  A cooling tower produces a low pressure end at one atmosphere.
                We use 2% of the generated power today, to drive a Carnot heat pump.  We condense the steam using a double helical heat from.  The steam is condensed to locate water a 1/10th of an atmosphere.  Making a steam cycle more efficient.
                We lose the heat via five tubes in most in the boiler water.  Where we have doubled the pressure of the gas!  So it takes in heat at 120° C, and condenses the water down to 25° C.
                Well we double the pressure the gas reaches 360° C.  And cycles around 85% of the system heat.  So we boil off the water big time!  And then pass it through to the super heat chamber, which raises the temperature to 700° C (temperatures for titanium turbines).
                So we don’t throw away 90% of the heat to the air!  Because today the steam heats up by 20° C as he passes through the turbine hall.  Where we extract 10° C as useful work-the power generated.
                As the water does molecular nuclear fusion as it boils.  He is the emission of nuclear radiation in the boiler room.  As the steam passes a turbine in a turbulent fashion, he is also does molecular nuclear fusion.  Hence the emission of nuclear radiation in the turbine hall.
                So using a Carnot heat pump we return home at 90% of the system heat to the boiler.  Reducing the fuel burn by a factor of 10.  He is the technology 65 years old.
                And familiar to every high school physics teacher.  So we reduce the oil and gas demand by a factor of 10.  Reducing the oil price by a factor of 15.  I gave this idea to the NI H in 2000.
                Apparently they chemical engineers could not understand it!  As the ideal was never used.  I also do it at Sheffield University.  They he did understand it.  But did not disseminate the idea.
                Choosing instead to shut down by the department of Engineering Materials.  And suck the eight professors.  Including my Ph.D supervisor.  Clever guy.  He totally got the idea.  Hmm.  But never used it.

Jonathan Thomason

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