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There are ways of re-capturing the heat losses... mainly things like thermo-electric materials (which convert a temperature differential between the two sides into a voltage differential... or viseversa, a voltage differential into a temperature differential, a lot of low end compact refrigerators and wine coolers/chillers use this).
A couple of years ago I remember hearing a report GM was experimenting with a heat re-capture devise on the exhaust of large trucks/suvs to create electricity... taking some of the load off the alternator, and hence off the engine.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Vapor Engine can get 100MPG+ thoughts?, TSR, Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:31:31
- More 100MPG+ thoughts, Paul'sAero, Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:00:51
- Re: Vapor Engine can get 100MPG+ thoughts?, Dean, Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:13:39
- Generalized energy losses info, Paul'sAero, Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:22:36
- Re: Vapor Engine can get 100MPG+ thoughts?, TML, Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:22:27
- Re: Vapor Engine can get 100MPG+ thoughts?, Simon S, Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:40:22
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