Generate power from Outdoor Wood Furnace

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Generate power from Outdoor Wood Furnace

Postby poorpat » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:00 am

Is it possible to incorporate a Stirling Engine to produce power
utilizing an Outdoor Wood Furnace, water temperature approximately
170 degrees F at 11 gallons per minute?? Any information or help
would be much appreciated, Thank you,
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Generate power from Outdoor Wood Furnace

Postby stan.hornbaker » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:12 am

The output energy level of the hot water output would not be sufficent to run a Stirling engine to generate any significant electrical power output.

Such a Stirling engine would have to be designed for the energy supply conditions and again the small electrical output would not justify the expense.
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Postby bptdude___2569 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:06 pm

You only listed the temperature of the water, the intended product of the outdoor furnace.

Can you measure the temperatur of the firebox and ask again?

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