[LINK] Five Technologies That Could Change Everything
tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Oct 22 16:35:36 EST 2009
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> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009, Glen Turner wrote:
> > On 19/10/09 17:34, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> >> Five Technologies That Could Change Everything
> > But won't. Because they are technologies based in wishful thinking
> > rather than engineering reality.
> Why wasn't hot rock geothermal there? Wasn't some research done
> just recently that said good portions of Australia have
> enough potential
> to drive enough stations for our peak load?
> CCS I think is pure fantasy unless "they" can figure a cheap
> way to lock up the carbon from toxic gas to inert solids etc.
> And I read an article
> the other week (it was on slashdot but I cannot find it) regarding
> some spin about the positive effects of carbon monoxide ;)
On that topic (CO2) I rmember reading a paer somewhere that suggested
the introduciton of CO2 in a forced oxygen/Hydrogen environment (i.e.:
industrial furnace) actually increased the temperature and didn't add to
the CO2 output.
This is not the paper I was reading, however a good summary of
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY IMPROVED
HOUSEHOLD GAS APPLIANCES
Of course the writer assumes the prior conversion of CO2 to CO and H2O
as in Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 and H2O to CO and CH4 by
Nope. It's been happening for sometime in ICE development in some of our
Also, the Japanese have a working prototype - Coal Gas flue emitted CO2
caputred, cracked and burnt.
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