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Browsing the "waste heat" Tag

Cogeneration Goes Global

January 20th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

by Chadwick Wasilenkoff  Sometimes what’s old becomes new again and “cogeneration,” which is over 130 years old, is gathering momentum [&hellip


FlameStower Lets You Charge Your Gadgets with Fire (w/ video)

August 12th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Recent advances in technology have made waste almost optional, creating commodities and energy sources where we used to see garbage. Right now, it possible to run cars on poop, charge your cell phone with pee, and light your home with rotting leftovers and yard clippings. All of that’s really gross – but the FlameStower is here to turn a different kind of waste into usable energy. We’re talking, of course, about wasted heat


Organic Rankine Cycle: The Evolution of Water

August 21st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Industry can’t exist without water. Producing anything involves heat. When you’re a manufacturing facility, you’re lucky to be pushing out exhaust heat at less than 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It costs water to make steel, water to make cement, even water to make solar PV panels and wind turbines. And then it costs water to continue to run things. For example, your average solar parabolic plant sucks up between 760 and 920 gallons for every megawatt hour produced. (Editor's Note: wind and solar PV use a ton less than other power generation options, though.)


Waste Heat From Data Center to Warm a Conservatory

December 17th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Just as data farms need to have that warmth removed, day in/day out, greenhouses, by contrast, need a supply of consistent warmth, summer and winter. Put the two together and you have a marriage made in heaven. For example; between the Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories and Potawatomi Greenhouse and Indiana's University of Notre Dame



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