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yeah 13% :)

What's most interesting about the ethanol cycle is what happens if your heat sink is *not* a pumped coolant, and your heat source is *not* an A/T -

Like, say, an AETN condensing a cool steam vent. Or a room full of worts cooling the output of your natgas condenser.

It can basically amplify the amount of work from within those heat parameters (cold is < condensation temp for ethanol, heat is > boiling point for ethanol) by about 25%..

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6 minutes ago, avc15 said:

It can basically amplify the amount of work from within those heat parameters (cold is < condensation temp for ethanol, heat is > boiling point for ethanol) by about 25%..

Yeah I get it... for example, you can play the same game atop a cool steam vent, with the vent heating the liquid, and the AETN cooling the eth. steam. Not sure if worth it though, practically, in this case. It's not complex, but the time, space and effort...

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