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#76 2018-12-06 19:35:50

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
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Re: Steam powered rovers

I got thinking about the co2 collection and here is what I was thinking.
A repost:
I got thinking about how to concentrate the intake of the co2 inlet for the compressor to be able to move it to a storage tank but under higher pressures. The through put was to be created on a circular track or road for a solar power rover to just drive at velocity with a funnel shaped opening to use as a ram intake to boost the incoming pressure to allow for a compressor to work more easily.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity_stack

396px-Velocity_stack_principle.svg.png

Basically using a rocket engine nozzle in reverse to create a greater pressure via motion.
Storing on the vehicle to be released to a much larger tank when its its stopped.

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