Re: [AMBIENTENERGY] Re: Liquid air
- In a message dated 4/20/01 10:27:45 PM !!!First Boot!!!, bmc@...
Good to hear from you.
Yes these methods are covered in my physics books. But I believe you
misunderstood the question. Let me try it in different words. Let's say
that we are trying to run a steam engine (which uses the Nitrogen as its
working fluid) off of the output of a Heat pump (which also uses Nitrogen
for its working fluid.
Now the Engine is between a high temperature reservoir which comes from the
Heat pump and a low temperature reservoir which is the ambient temperature
Now let's make a little change. Let's use the intake side of that Heat
pump to create a cold reservoir for the Engine that is colder than the
ambient temperature atmosphere which it was using before.
Now to do this I suggest incorporating yet another heat exchanger just
before the Heat pump compressor to absorb ambient temperature heat from the
atmosphere. This way the work of compression begins at ambient temperature.
Anyway, that was my question.
Wasn't this the same thing we discussed a year or so ago? Didn't we come to
the conclusion that this type of device could only produce enough energy to
run itself and then only if it was friction-free? For it to produce any
useable energy we would have to add energy to it. Or maybe I haven't been
keeping up on things enough- maybe someone repealed the 2nd law of
BTW in the May issue of Popular Science there is an article called "Warp
Speed Gets Real". It tells about how NASA is experimenting with wormholes,
negative energy, and Star Trek-like space drives.