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Steam from the Sun, and a Possible Use for Carbon Monoxide?

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
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    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,578
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    Let's hope it is not eight!!!--NBC
    ChrisJTim Potter
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
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    Let's hope it is not eight!!!--NBC

    I didn't even consider that.................
    Ugh.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,650
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    If they can make the process work, it does suggest another avenue for solar power. Whether or not it would be more cost-effective and energy efficient that using solar generated electricity to perform hydrolysis remains to be seen.

    For those with longer memories -- or more reading -- I might venture to point out that coal gas (which had a lot of environmental problems and is, thankfully, long gone!) was a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced by heating coal in a reducing atmosphere. The Fischer-Tropsch process can be used to convert that mixture into liquid hydrocarbons, and is currently in commercial use in several countries.

    I see that a couple of the comments appear to have political overtones, which is unfortunate. It might be preferable to have the economics and real environmental impacts speak for themselves?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,331
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    Sounds more difficult than harvesting algae.