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Converting thermo energy into mechanical motion, how?

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Old 03-02-2006, 08:04 AM
Frank
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What are the easiest means of converting the heat in a live vacano
into mechanical motion and generate electricity? Assume there are
infinite amount of 2000 degree melted rocks pour from vacano, and
removing hardened rock isn't an issue.



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Old 03-02-2006, 10:29 AM
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Frank wrote:

Do you mean Jost Vacano the cinematographer?
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or Guido Vacano the self-described molecular biologist?
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or do you mean "volcano"?


I think you mean "volcano".


Easy. Any mechanism that converts heat into a fprce or pressure can be
applied to moving something a short distance and doing work. The rest
is just mechanical engineering.

Steam engines have been around a couple hundred years. They *still*
use them to convert the heat of a nuclear reactor into electricity.

Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA

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Old 03-02-2006, 12:59 PM
N:dlzc D:aol T:com \(dlzc\)
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Dear Frank:

"Frank" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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When dealing with a live volcano, permanent structures are not
going to survive. Geothermal energy is common, where "hot rocks"
are close to the Earth's surface. You might want to do a search
for "geothermal".

David A. Smith


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Old 03-02-2006, 02:00 PM
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Frank wrote:

Take exactly the same heat-exchange mechanism and steam-powered turbos
that are used in a nuclear power plant and put them in thermal contact
with the lava. (Assuming removing hardened rock isn't an issue, of
course.)

PD

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Old 03-03-2006, 11:27 PM
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Steam engine using heat from the lava, drill a hole and put a steam pipe in,
use a steam turbine to power an alternator to generate electricity.

Done.

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