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What do you call Generation of electricity using waste heat

  1. Mar 15, 2015 #1
    What do you call Generation of electricity using waste heat from processes to make steam and drive generators
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2015 #3

    russ_watters

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    No, that's garbage, not waste heat. I would just call it heat recovery.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2015 #4
    They call it Combined cycle. For natural gas they call it a http://www.eon.com/en/business-areas/power-generation/natural-gas-and-oil/combined-cycle-gas-turbine-how-it-works.html [Broken].
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2015 #5

    russ_watters

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    That's true for when the waste heat comes from another heat engine, which isn't always the case.
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2015 #7

    NascentOxygen

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    "co-generation" might fit
     
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