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Posted by: Sigma - Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:49 am
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Post Energy system   Posted on: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:49 am
Step 1 photobioreactor fed on wastewater makes algae biostock.
Step 2 collect algae via filter belt,
Step 3 focus very large parabolic mirror or mirror array on small chamber that reaches 500 degrees F. a screw pushes dried algae through at an adjustable rate bases on temp.
Step 4 offgassing in chamber is carbon monoxide and hydrogen, called syngas, this is burned in a turbine after sodium is added, the turbine makes power and turns Co into Co2 and its exaust travels through an M.H.D and makes more power, a cathode removes sodium, and a catalitic converter changes Co into Co2 Exaust is cooled by either heating household water or maintaining optimal photobioreactor temp, gas is then bubbled into bioreactor to feed Co2.


System takes sunlight and captures carbon, then releases it, and catches it, so on and so forth...

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Post Re: Energy system   Posted on: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:41 pm
Hypothetically you could make it completely closed loop except for the solar. The "waste" of the syngas process get sent back to the bioreactor with the CO2 from the co-gen process as feedstock for the algae without needing any other inputs except to top off for leakage.

Of course the devil is in the details, and if you can avoid energy losses that make it less efficient than photo-voltaic or other more direct solar processes.


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Post Re: Energy system   Posted on: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:16 pm
One advantage here is most of these systems can be built in a garage, or scavenged from other purposes,

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Post Re: Energy system   Posted on: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:37 am
Sigma wrote:
One advantage here is most of these systems can be built in a garage, or scavenged from other purposes,


Here is something I just watched yesterday. :)

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_trent_energy_from_floating_algae_pods.html

This system is waste water ---> algae ---> usable energy stored in a liquid fuel.

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