Spinning top joins the generation game

Sell, Christopher
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p10
The article describes that a generator that creates tornadoes and uses them to generate electricity could make use of waste heat from power plants according to its inventor Canadian engineer Louis Michaud . The atmospheric vortex engine uses the principle of convection to create a vortex of spinning air within a large cylindrical walls which acts as a chimney that can be sustained by waste industrial heat or humid air.


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