Using alcohol as a working fluid in boilers

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  1. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    1: ice is a compound. Not an element.

    2: engines define the amount of energy that can be transformed into motion.

    3: we do combust. That is what drives muscles to move, but not what makes our consciousness to continue?

    4: nothing is to be parsed I speak plain English
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    You said "Any liquid turning into a gas can considered combustion." Water is a liquid. It is also a compound.
    You said " . . .doesn’t mean we have an engine to help define it apart from an explosion." You do not need an engine to define it as anything. And engines do not define the amount of energy that they either use, transform or produce. Engines have efficiencies whch quantify how well they do that.
    No, respiration is not combustion. They are two very different oxidative processes.[/quote]
     
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  5. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    How so? Is that like fusion is not like fission because they both create heat.?!

    rust creates heat yet we haven’t made a molecule that transforms rust heat into electronic energy. We have on the other hand created molecules that function an an engine.
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Good example. Both can create heat. That does not mean that fusion is fission, just like respiration is not combustion.
     
  8. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    But it generates heat therefore?
     
  9. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Are you saying the size and strength of the magnet is irrelevant to the amount of power it can produce?
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    What's "it?" Combustion? Yes, combustion generates heat.
     
  11. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Magnets do not produce power. Motors made of magnets can convert electrical to mechanical energy.

    If you have two BLDC motors with exactly the same construction but different strength magnets, the one with stronger magnets will have more torque but a lower top speed, and the one with weaker magnets will have less torque but a higher top speed. Both will produce the same power.
     
  12. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    I bet if you took the pressure of a glass of alcohol, let it vaporize for an hour, it would remain cold and could be used for cooling systems mainly an indoor AC unit, currently the one's they have pump the hot air from the condenser out into the outdoors.
     
  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Take your meds.
     
  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. A closed glass will reach equilibrium in pressure and temperature, and then will warm up to the ambient temperature. How long that takes will depend on its thermal mass and its thermal conductivity.
    Every heat pump must exhaust heat somewhere. No exceptions. That is a consequnce of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
     
  15. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    I think therefore!

    I generate heat… but you can’t turn me into energy.
     
  16. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And lets hope no one does!
     
  17. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Do you have lettersnumbers puzzle to go with your conjecture? Everyone uses lettersnumbers puzzles who thinks the smartest. Mine's Gravity G + Weight Wg is equal to Energy Engnyg
     
  18. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. Should I? if you can decipher my puzzle? I abstain from latex… it makes everyone else’s head fuzzy
     
  19. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    If you are trying to talk about potential energy it's pretty simple: E=MGH.
     
  20. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Beak sometimes I just read from my subconscious answers and say enter like my brain is a computer this way. like 17 times 48 is 1376. and to me that's somehow the answer to your riddle.
     
  21. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Nope.

    Give the math.
     
  22. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    Math only defines things. It does not create yes but it is imperfect when placed under the scrutinies of reality.

    for example: in order for hydrogen to exist or be created( the first step in the universe existing at all) it must go from a completely null void to a point that could have a defined mass and angular momentum based on our current models.



    btw… alloys can be heterogenous and still have slight chemical bonds. And no you should not have known that.

    I don’t think anything in our technology can make the leap from quantum to chemical.
     
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  23. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Energy does in fact equal Ms. McGilahuddy
     

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