WATER PRODUCTION IN A POLAR ICE GAP BY UTILIZATION OF WASTE ENGINE HEAT.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The results are discussed of the useful reclamation of heat from engine exhaust gas and coolant, which is normally rejected into the atmosphere and wasted, for the production of domestic water and for space and water heating. During the period of occupancy of the Tuto ice tunnel and under-ice camp Greenland, domestic water was produced and stored in a subterranean reservoir beneath the floor of a cross-drift in the ice 40 ft from the no1theast wall of the power-plant building. Energy to produce water by melting the reservoir perimeter was supplied by rejected heat from one of two D 13,000 Caterpillar diesel engines driving a 75-kw 120240-v generator which supplied camp electrical requirements. The power supply and heat exchange system are described. Author
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Civil Engineering