People can use a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres to produce 2.4MW of heat. We start off using the electronics from a fluorescent light – then it self sustains.
Taking only 5.3x10-13cc of regular water a year – calculated – as we could never measure it. When we fired up the first kit at Sheffield University 2002 – and my PhD got ended – for no reason.
So we use a 150kW steam turbine – and get off 144kW of power. That is 4200 thousand pounds from the national grid in the UK. For all that lovely carbon 0 power. Without any Fossil Fuels burn.
No fracking – just regular tap water. Or distilled, if you are feely rich – and want simpler equations. The plasma has a slight green tint, if we use tap water.
Here in the UK, the grid HAS to buy the power. Though this will change, once steam plasmas are generating more than 44GW.