A system including a vessel including a heat source and a flue; a
turbine; a condenser; a fluid conduit circuit disposed between the
vessel, the turbine and the condenser; and a diverter coupled to the flue
to direct a portion of an exhaust from the flue to contact with a cooling
medium for the condenser water. A method including diverting a portion of
exhaust from a flue of a vessel; modifying the pH of a cooling medium for
a condenser with the portion of exhaust; and condensing heated fluid from
the vessel with the pH modified cooling medium.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between
Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government
has certain rights in this invention.