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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2011, Article ID 890378, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/890378
Research Article

World Energy Saving from Cars: An Innovative and Feasible Proposal

Department of Advanced Designs, Bariloche Atomic Center, P.O. Box 8400, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina

Received 30 June 2011; Accepted 15 August 2011

Academic Editors: W. He, F. E. Little, and V. Makareviciene

Copyright © 2011 Luis Eduardo Juanicó. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Many devices have been proposed for energy saving (by heating water) from the waste heat of car engines, some dating as far back as the early 1900's. However, so what this heated water could be used for remains an open question. In this paper, a new proposal is presented to answer this question. This is an onboard car and on-ground systems, for heating water to be used for the benefit of the community, as this hot water would be applied to meet the heating demand in buildings. Concerns about the added mass on the car, costs, and benefits and the user interface were discussed, and a universal system that could satisfy all of these criteria was developed.