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How would I calculate the theoretical maximum compression ratios and tank volume requirements?

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How would I calculate the theoretical maximum compression ratios and tank volume requirements?

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How would I calculate the theoretical maximum compression ratios and tank volume requirements?

There's no way you could store that kind of volume in a single tank, and doing so would be a losing proposition anyway. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=70000+cfm+*+24+hours".

I'm getting the feeling you're actually interested in capturing/utilizing/storing the energy in the exhaust from the dryer, which could possibly be done with some sort of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brayton_cycle" [Broken], which assuming atmospheric temperature is 75 F will be 17.5% (but if it's "free" energy, who cares? Run a generator and pipe that energy back into the dryer...)

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In any case, the pollutants have presumably already contaminated whatever you are drying before you would filter them from the exhaust.

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