A steam plasma tube! A 1m x 2cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres generates 16.4MW of heat – that a steam cycle will generate 1.6MW of power from.
A 1m oil or gas burner generate s45kW of heat Work out the cost at http://www.stovax.com/faqs/gas/much-cost-run-gas-stove-fire/
Say $25k per burner per year. In contrast a steam plasma tube will use 7x10-15 cc or regular after a year – costs 0.000000000000000000001 cents. Welcome to the fusion age.
We use a Carnot system, via a helical turbulence heat exchanger. Read about them at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009250906000893
Basically, maximum heat exchange, minimal pressure drop. As steam cools to liquid water, it drops. So we feed in steam at the top, and get out low pressure water at 85oC. At ¼ of an atmosphere. So 4 times the power – and we recover 85% of the system heat.
So we pressurise the Carnot gas – and get back our system heat. We top up the steam heat using 9 1m x 2cm steam plasma tubes. So get out 100MW of power – with no Fossil Fuels burn. And no hyper toxic uranium fission. We do clean, safe, non polluting and toxic hydrogen fission.
1 H++e- ->n0 H ions and free electrons form neutrons
2 16O2++8n0->8H++E the oxygen ions end up as hydrogens
3 H++r n0 ->Er3+L+X-ray the hydrogens end up as massive, clean and free heat
With no toxic radioactive waste.
A working steam turbine does Molecular Nuclear Fusion today: hopefully I will work on this at Parson's next year.
So a minuscule volume of regular water, into clean, free, non toxic power: without any life enhancing CO2. This gas makes plants grow – which limits free CO2 to only 2 parts per million today -its pre-industrial level.
So replacing a cooling tower will take 2 weeks. Which reduces Fossil Fuels burn to only 5% of the present level.
Installing steam plasma tubes can be done in the annual shut down, and will replace oil and gas burning totally.
Which leave nuclear power as a massively over priced and toxic energy system: that requires plant insurance of 100 billion per reactor. This level of insurance is not commercially available – all nuclear power illegal. Since Chernobyl, 1984.