Thursday, March 8, 2007

$MONEY$ pt 2

just how much money? well, that there is 86,000 pounds of steam per hour, so, figure 960 btu's to convert one pound of water at the boiling point into one pound of steam (82,560,000 btu's)(this is an underestimation, the steam is actually super heated, and has more energy available, and that is offset by inefficiencies in the production of electricity). Now there are approximately 3412 btu's per kilowatt hour, so that leaves us 24196 kilowatt hours, lets say 24k just for a round number, therefore, the steam you see blowing out of that muffler represents enough energy to run 24,000 homes, how much is your electric bill each month?

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