PNEUMATIC/HYDRAULIC CYCLE (P/H CYCLE)
The other thing I thought you’d be interested in is my FREE ENERGY air over water calculations. It turns out (on paper; I haven’t built one yet) that if you compress air in a container that contains water, and you force the water out to drive a turbine; that (under certain conditions) it takes less energy to compress the air than you get from the water. The main thing you must do is “recycle” the pressurized air, you double the efficiency and the system becomes self operating with (a small) net power output.
I thought of this while driving back from the 1996 International Tesla Symposium. I had been doing much research on Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems and had a lot of stuff floating around in my head. Suddenly there was a connection-question; “Does it take less energy to compress air to a given pressure than to pump water to the same pressure?” Preliminary calculations in my head were positive. Later at home I confirmed them but also confirmed that the system would be nearly unity; no good for what I needed. Later, as I was playing around with the idea, I suddenly realized the possibility of a “closed loop” in which we recycle the compressed air (much like my Energy Conserver experiments); and that idea made the P/H cycle practical……Maybe :))))
Best scenario I’ve figured out uses three tanks that operate in a “closed loop” cycle. This allows the compressed air to be “recycled”, reducing the power needed by the machine (compressor).
Ordinarily if you compress a gas, it will get hot because the heat contained in the volume of gas is compressed in a smaller space. Compressing this hot gas takes a lot more compressor power. If we could keep the gas from getting hot as we compressed it, it would take a lot less compressor power to get the same gas pressure. The compressor power is less because we figure out ways to bypass the ‘heating’. This is the most important key of this design.
This technology is also used in our new thermodynamic cycle, the ‘Wise Cycle’.