Water Engine

Private Tier Software

Status

This is a project in development, and a slideshow is on the way.  But for now, here's the plans.

There is two developmental phases to the project.  Well actually three if you consider this preliminary phase of development mathematical engineering practicality and reality construct.

Phase one:

A pump needs to be developed and connected to a vacuum chamber.

The pump is special, and may be on the market already.  It is a simple gaseous pressure pump, not a liquid volume pump because it wouldn't work the same.  It is constructed from two pumps, we'll say piston chambers.  Both pistons are linked together by a lever and when one is in the in position the other is in the out position.  This way they are always in opposite extended positions.  So when one goes in the other goes out, and vice versa.

The chambers of both piston pumps are linked together by the same intake line.  This causes the pressure of the air take line in both pumps to be exactly the same, and because the pistons internal air pressure are equal, back and forth movement of the two pistons will be inhibited only by friction, and its motion in a closed system would only swish the air in the chambers back and forth in and out of the connected chamber.

One piston chamber will have an intake valve on the entrance line and exhaust valve to exit the piston contents from the chamber.  Both valves only allows air or gas to pass in one way but unlike most conventional pumps which position the exhaust valve on the cylinder back, this valve would be placed in the head of the cylinder and vent air only on recompression into the next chamber, or exhaust.  And because there is the counterbalance of the second cylinder, the only work performed is, not like convention pumps where the air is sucked out, but instead compressed to atmospheric pressure of the outside exhaust port then pushed out.  Much more efficient.

Phase 2:

Great, your still with me.  Continuing on you will need to create a few more of these pumps and link them together so they all work at the same time on the same leverage principles.

Like before, you will have the original pump lined up to the first vacuum chamber, but the exhaust of the first pump will be linked to a second vacuum chamber, which will also be consider a pressure chamber, but considering the vacuum in the second chamber will have a low pressure in it compared to standard atmosphere pressure, its idea that it’s a pressure chamber is ironic.

The second low pressure chamber, which will now be dubbed as the second chamber, will need a vacuum pressure low enough to bring the water to a boil at room temperature, and this can be achieved with the other linked pumps attached to this chamber.

The idea works like this.  An intake water line is attached to the second chamber.  When opened the water will enter and because the pressure is so low, the water will turn to room temperature steam.  And because the back pressure on the exhaust pumps are attached to the first vacuum chamber, a pressure will generate inside the second chamber that is greater than that of the first chamber, causing the chambers of the secondary pumps to drive forward and eventually exhaust the steam vapor into the atmosphere.

Because work can be measured in heat exchange, it is mathematically calculated like this.  The exhaust will be colder than atmospheric pressure.  Basically the heat in the atmosphere is translated to work and the result is cold wet air.

Problems:

Of course there are some.  If developed massively it could cause global cooling.  It would work in cold climates, or in space where the system is too isolated.  So that means no reusable source of energy on the way to mars.  And I can't get pass the mathematical computations that would determine if the work required to repressurize the compressed air is more than the work generated by the second vacuum chamber.  I don’t know, maybe they can be chain linked.

If Developed:

If any of these ideas develop anything, and there are two ideas at least, I won't ask for much.  Just send me plenty of money and recognition.

Speculation:

I don't know.  It seems the engine could be much more efficient.   On the other side, injecting liquid into the system may improve the expansion and contraction ratio.

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Original chapter that led to this idea