Water Battery?

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Wendy, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Wendy

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  3. Nanophotonics

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    Quite interesting. I think I really need to read more Physics, slowly losing it :(
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    Here is a quick guess between football games. It is very much like an inverted Van der Graaf generator. Instead of a belt carrying the charge to a sphere, the water carries it to the containers. Each increment in charge is due to the potential change with altitude, which is about 150V/meter at sea level (Wikipedia). I will have to think more about why the cross-over is used, or is it simply a red herring.

    John
     
  5. Wendy

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    I don't think it is a red herring. It is an old device, I love the way the professor made it seem new! I'd never heard of it.
     
  6. Markd77

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    When you are tired of guessing just click the link in post #2 :)
     
  7. retched

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    Thats all i did. ;)
     
  8. loosewire

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    Logic says that the water Is acting as a hydo-dam that creates
    electricty.Water In motion. Not a red herring,a salmon swimming
    up hill. go to post #9
     
  9. retched

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    Logic spoke to you? Nooo.. I dont believe it. ;)
     
  10. loosewire

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    Did It Take a wet fish to smoke you out,Hi where you been,I've been studying logic.
     
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