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stirling condenser

using the heat from the engin to run stirling engine as a condenser
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How about using the heat of the car combustion engine to operate Stirling engine as a condenser to run the air conditioner?
izikalvo, Aug 27 2008

Stirling Hybrid Stirling_20Hybrid
[marklar, Aug 28 2008]

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       That might work, but I'm not sure how much power you'll get out of it. Alternatively you could cool the air on the intake, and increase the efficiency of the engine. [+]
swimr, Aug 28 2008
  

       I think this has been done here before.
4whom, Aug 28 2008
  

       It has [link] and has been mentioned in other ideas too.
marklar, Aug 28 2008
  
      
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