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Q & A: using waste heat

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
is it possible to use the heat generated by the condenser of a refrigeration system to evaporate say water?
- kwesi Adu (age 25)
Accra Ghana
A:
Sure, if you have some reason to want to evaporate water, the heat dumped out by a refrigerator will work just as well as any other heat. The refrigerator coils donít get very hot, so you wonít be able to boil the water, just speed up its evaporation.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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