Is steam or air really viable?

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proppastie

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I do not understand why the steam does not go backwards into the water bottle too.
Is the engine basically runing on the 100 PSI pressure of the water tank?
 

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That's going to be difficult with a high specific energy.
Hydrogen peroxide will evolve oxyygen at coolish temps. Unless you use the strong stuff...
 

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I do not understand why the steam does not go backwards into the water bottle too.
Is the engine basically runing on the 100 PSI pressure of the water tank?
Good point.

I would like to see him open the valve with the torches turned off!
 

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I do not understand why the steam does not go backwards into the water bottle too.
Is the engine basically runing on the 100 PSI pressure of the water tank?
There is greater pressure in the water bottle than at the exhaust of the engine. That pressure differential causes the water to flow from the bottle through the system to the exhaust. The water gains energy in the heat exchanger, transports that heat to the engine where it gives up the heat by turning it into work (turning the propeller).


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I like the B&W Steam much better than Combustion Engineering but I have used both extensively.


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I went to B&W's welding school to weld their boiler tubes and welded their Boiliers for several years and also worked for Combustion Engineering on many, many jobs.
All of this is above my pay scale.
 
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