Heat is a dense, expensive form of energy. Think about it; all the moving parts that go into boiling that water. It doesn’t matter whether it is on a wood fire or the kitchen stove burning gas or electricity. All forms of energy to make heat forces us to move around a lot of stuff. Even in our own bodies, we must eat a lot of food daily to keep our own furnace going.
When we make heat, most of us just turn up the thermostat and the furnace comes on. It doesn’t much matter whether where the heat comes from; it can be coal, alcohol, fuel oil, natural gas/propane, or just plain old electricity. Some of us use wood, but that is a lot of stockpiling of stacked, seasoned wood. Making heat is expensive.
The most efficient method of making heat is called Nuclear Power. It requires large facilities to heat water into steam to make electricity using steam-turbine generators. It has many moving parts from mining the uranium to making and enriching the fuel rods to storing and disposing of the spent fuel rods. Everything is somewhat dangerous from exposure to radioactive elements. Lots of security issues and costs.
The least expensive method of making heat is to use the Sun; solar energy, but the amount produced is not sufficient for our needs (at least not yet).
What if there was a way to make all the steam needed for a giant Nuclear Power plant for the cost of running a simple air pump? I am talking about the cost of running the aerator for your fish tank, or maybe two.
Woah, how is such a thing possible?
We all use salt or sodium-chloride on a daily basis; it is actually essential for our health. Many of us use Chlorine Bleach frequently for washing and cleaning. Where does that Chlorine come from? Simple, they take the Sodium (Na)out of the salt leaving the Chlorine (Cl)as a gas that is used to make bleach. Interesting, what do they do with all that Sodium? Not a lot; it gets turned into a solid, gray metal that must be stored in either water or oil. It is featured in Chemistry labs as an oddity that throws off sparks when it is exposed to air. Wow, that is a form of heat. Why hasn’t someone looked at this before?
We looked at it. By mixing pure Sodium metal with some other elements, but mostly Vanadium (V), we were able to enhance the Sodium response to the air. If you think about the sparks being produced by Sodium’s interaction with air (oxygen), it is quite amazing. A chemical reaction between two of the most available elements that we have has gone unnoticed for all of our histories.
So….we now have a new alloy made from Sodium (around 80%) and Vanadium (around 20%) with trace amounts of other elements. What we have done is to boost/enhance the Sodium response to the air/oxygen. When we suspend this new alloy in a water tank to be heated and bubble up air from an air pump, the air becomes superheated on contact with this new alloy. The air turns instantly to a temperature of 230° F or 110° C. Live steam is only at 221° F. What this superheated air does is rapidly turn the water into steam. That is the main objective of every Nuclear Power plant in existence.
What is going on?
Water is a very complex substance that all life depends on. We all know about the state changes it goes through; freezes at 32° F, boils at 212° F, live steam at 221° F. We know and understand how to use these changes of State in water and have for 1000s of years.
Air, like water, is fluid (think fluid dynamics). We take components of air like oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, argon, and others and turn them into very cold liquids. So, air, like water, changes State from gas to liquid. Hmm, that is similar to steam turning back to water. What if Air, also has a “steam” state?
That is exactly what appears to be happening. We have discovered new science. The air that is instantly becoming superheated (230° F) is undergoing a change in State to something much hotter like steam.
So, we bubble up air through and around the Sodium-Vanadium alloy. It superheats and turns the water into steam very rapidly. It surfaces from the water and changes the state back to “normal” air. It can be reused over and over again to interact with the NaV alloy. Same for the steam, it goes to the turbine generator, cools, and can be returned to the water tank for endless re-use.
This is an incredibly low-cost method of making enough heat to run a Nuclear Power plant; electricity bills could be cut by 90% or more.
I think I have made my point, but there is more. This NaV alloy can be used to make all the steam needed to heat (and make the electricity for) apartment, office, and retail buildings everywhere. It can be used to provide all the steam needed to heat or operate equipment in manufacturing plants. It can even be used to make steam for trains, ships (submarines) and could be miniaturized to power cars and trucks either using steam directly or to generate electricity. Do you want electric cars and trucks? With no carbon footprint?
THIS IS A GIGANTIC STEP FORWARD AS AN INCREDIBLY LOW-COST CREATION OF HEAT!!!
A new friend to this site has asked for a link back to a related article. It covers what to do when you don’t have any hot water (https://sensibledigs.com/no-hot-water-in-house/). With the coming cold, many will find this useful.