[KwartzLab] Atmospheric Vortex Engine to be built in Sarnia
ben at kwartzlab.ca
Fri Dec 14 14:10:01 EST 2012
They need a better name, something that doesn't sound like 'we're
flushing out the atmosphere into space'.
On 12/14/2012 1:45 PM, doug moen wrote:
> I'd like to have an Atmospheric Vortex Engine on the roof of
> Kwartzlab. The 3D printed meat project referenced in the article is
> also interesting, especially if it can be adapted to do bacon.
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> From: Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com>
> Date: 14 December 2012 13:29
> Subject: [hacklab-discussion] atmospheric vortex engine
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> Christopher has been talking about the Thiel Breakout Labs, turns out
> they have just funded a project here in Ontario, specifically in
> Sarnia. And it's the awesomest/craziest thing I've seen in the clean
> energy space. Basically, waste heat drives a captive cyclone, and
> once it's up to speed, you use turbines on in the incoming hot air
> stream to generate power. One reason to think that it works
> thermodynamically is that they are actually increasing the thermal
> delta by reaching much higher in the atmosphere than cooling towers
> usually do. It's a clever hack, though I'm not convinced either that
> it would work at scale, or that it could be safely controlled.
> Imagine one of these at Pickering. We'd see the tornado as a
> permanent presence in the Toronto skyline! Gives a whole new lease on
> life to that scene in The Day After Tomorrow where five tornadoes are
> ravaging L.A...
> Que evil genius laughter :-)
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