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If we are to use steam to generate energy?

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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Then why not use it while not letting it become steam at all? Good night as I leave you with that one.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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Have you discovered how to efficiently break water down to its constituent elements? If not then most power/energy generation will still rely on steam.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 03:52 AM
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You really need to read up on some science. Steam is a phase change for water and the latent energy is released in the steam that is not available in the water. Steam expands greatly while water does not. Water is an excellent latent heat capture material and it is the pressure from the phase change expansion that allows the energy to be extracted in driving turbines. Hot water doesn't drive turbines without a pump, steam does. This is very elementary science, something a person might learn in a decent elementary school as a science fair project.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 04:12 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...

The use of steam and wind power was in use and well known even in ancient times, one wonders why not continue this course as better machining and principles are uncovered....oh wait we do!

www.greensteamengine.com...

www.internationalsteam.co.uk...

www.5at.co.uk...

www1.eere.energy.gov...

www.allsmallwindturbines.com...

www.alternative-energy-news.info...

There you have it....seems like there is progress just not one that is fiscally outstanding to the book holders!



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by jaxnmarko
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You really need to read up on some science. Steam is a phase change for water and the latent energy is released in the steam that is not available in the water. Steam expands greatly while water does not. Water is an excellent latent heat capture material and it is the pressure from the phase change expansion that allows the energy to be extracted in driving turbines. Hot water doesn't drive turbines without a pump, steam does. This is very elementary science, something a person might learn in a decent elementary school as a science fair project.
You explained enthalpy very well. I still remember learning about it in a thermodynamics class.

OP, while it is good to think outside the box, a little research can stop you from trying to reinvent the wheel.



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