Greg Payton wrote:I was hoping to get some ideas of what one might use these for?
Greg Payton wrote:Hey Mark Cunningham, wood gasifiers have always been interesting to me, but I haven't been sure how to maximize them. One thing I have always wanted to see is a wood gasifier setup that does THREE things in a unified setup - is this possible???
2. Boiling water to turn a turbine and produce electricity
3. Collect the water back out for use in a home and and farm (and even use it for defrosting solar panels and passive blacktop roof water heaters and other things during the winter)
(BONUS: 4. Recycle unused water back into the system to reduce waste & probably need a way to clean out hardwater deposits)
This wood gasifier usage might be the best use for this wood if there's some effective ways to use this as such!
Greg Payton wrote:I have been enchanted by steam or boiler systems and have a lot of old books about these systems from the 1800s and early 1900s. It appears that they are REMARKABLY efficient, but yes, no one uses them today out of it appears, partly, a fear of "explosions" and varied dangers. It appears that most of these fears are not well founded (some of the problem appears to be propaganda from oil and gas-auto industry), but they are there nonetheless.