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No fuel, no emissions

Rick DeMeis
1/14/2008 06:00 PM EST

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re: No fuel, no emissions
bullardrr   1/16/2008 4:01:40 PM
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Entropy, my dear, entropy. Too much heat of compression, cold of expansion losses that devour efficiency. Figure out a way to reduce the losses, e.g., design a useful work subsystem that recovers a substantial amount of the compression/expansion losses and the world with beat a path to your doorstep.

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devassocx   1/15/2008 8:29:36 AM
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This is not new technology. compressed air vehicles have long been used in mining operations(as in mine shafts) where an IC engine cannot be used because of toxic emissions. Whether or not it is practical remains to be seen but I would think its a lot simpler than an electric vehicle and may be great for city use.

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