from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent that produces cooling, especially a fluid that draws off heat by circulating through an engine or by bathing a mechanical part.
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- n. A medium, usually fluid, used to draw heat from an object.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a fluid (gas or liquid) used to cool a device by transferring heat away from one part to another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another
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ALSO … many large facilities use adsorption air conditioners already (and duh the array can be used for heating as well), they could be taking the coolant from the concentrated PV array and using it to provide MOST of the input energy for their HVAC systems.
Only the breathable air and supply of water as coolant is back charged against their hourly and daily production work quotas.
Draining the coolant is done by removing the lower radiator hose from the motor followed by removing the drain bolts from the side of both cylinders.
A mix of 50/50 water to coolant is best in my opinion.
In warmer climates, Richard always makes sure the coolant is topped off before we take a long drive.
If there’s a coolant leak or emergency shutdown highly radioactive steam can be vented to the atmosphere and, since the coolant is then gone, a meltdown can occur.
I think the idea of using a liquid coolant is “brilliant” (excuse the pun) but I’d spend a bit more time in R&D looking into different liquids.
Unfortunately the coolant is paraffin oil - highly flammable and I don’t know exactly how the bulbs are rated as non-toxic as paraffin is a petroleum distilate.
I would bet that there must be a sort of creative composite in coolant.
A car's cooling system uses a blend of water and antifreeze; properly called coolant, at concentrations typically 50/50 designed to keep it from freezing on a cold day and boiling on a hot one.