The production of effective power from a vehicle engine waste heat
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Publication date: 2011-11-01
Combustion Engines 2011,146(3)
The paper presents an overview of selected items of literature related to the possible use of the heat from a vehicle engine exhaust that is normally released to the environment. Systems of new standards, still on the testing stage not currently in use have been analyzed. The disadvantages such as large mass and high costs of the steam systems have been indicated. Thermo-generators, in turn, are characterized by low electric power per unit weight. In the last chapter the authors discuss the accumulation of heat in order to reduce the engine warm-up time.