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Install large turbines above stacks of fossil fuel plants to rotate for power prodution using the velocity of exit gases & heat energy


Description

Summary

Use large hot updraft currents from power plant stacks to turn large turbines for power production purposes. Placed vertically or horizontally above stack. 13% of heat energy is wasted right out the stack of fossil fuel plants. Looking to recover about 7% of the 100% wasted heat right out the stack or 7mw out of every 100mw generated. We could recover enough energy to run plant auxiliaries in this manner thus lowering plant heat rate which will lower GHG emissions from plant. Molar Mass of stack gas is greater than the air we breath so we should get more bang for our buck from it.


Category of the action

Mitigation - What U.S. Federal Agencies can do to mitigate climate change


What actions do you propose?

Same as above in summary.. The governments "Climate Action Plan" would help fund the idea: http://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change


Who will take these actions?

Existing power plant businesses can install such systems mandated by the government to lower fuel costs and GHG emissions. The governments "Climate Action Plan" would help fund the idea: http://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change


Where will these actions be taken?

All industrial or factory stacks nation wide..


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

7% annual GHG reduction from all industrial stacks..


What are other key benefits?

The idea can reduce many of the ill effects of climate change that fossil fuels are bringing us today such as Co2. SOX, NOX, particulate matter, smog, and so on.


What are the proposal’s costs?

A lot less bird strikes than present day windmills due to heat and noise from stack keeping birds away..


Time line

Phased in 5-15 years as demanded by government laws.


Related proposals

None that I see.


References

None that I have found.