American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.1, No.1, May 2015, Pub. Date: May 28, 2015
Calcium Oxide (Cao) as an Energy Source
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[01] Muneeb Saadi, Fazaia Degree College, Risalpur Cantonment, KPK, Pakistan.
[02] Bilal Isa Khan, Fazaia Degree College, Risalpur Cantonment, KPK, Pakistan.
[03] Ghazala Nosheen, HoD Chemistry, Fazaia Degree College, Risalpur Cantonment, KPK, Pakistan.
A non-conventional source of energy is needed to minimize pollution and make it eco-friendly. Efforts are being done in the discipline of eco-friendly energy sources. The current project is a part of that hunt. In the current project heat is gained by the exothermic reaction of CaO (quick lime) with water. The project uses a thermoelectric generator made of copper and cupric oxide junction known as thermocouple. The heat produced by the above reaction will produce a temperature gradient and will produce current. The product formed is calcium hydroxide (Ca (OH)2) which can be used in many industries. So no harmful waste products are formed during the reaction. The reaction occurs in a thermally insulated tube. The efficiency of above reaction is about 90%. Although the efficiency of thermocouple ranges from 6-8% but the price of CaO is extremely low as compared to other fuels and there is no mechanical loss as heat is directly converted into electricity.
Pollution, Energy, Cao, Low-Cost
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