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Originally posted by roguetechie
reply to post by ziplock9000
That's not entirely true... by taking exhaust waste heat out of a tailpipe and doing it in a way that doesn't increase backpressure you would be able to extract energy without any "cost". The energy is already there it's just a matter of finding a way to extract it.
If thermodynamics actually worked that way the entire cogeneration industry would not exist. Actually if thermodynamics worked that way about half the stuff you use on a weekly basis wouldn't work.
This is about utilizing waste heat.
Originally posted by Idonthaveabeard
If you were thinking of attaching this to some kind of engine, realistically what could it do that an alternator cant already do probably more efficiantly? I may have the wrong end opf the stick, but just throwing it out there.