Interview with Ken Rauen about his Superclassical Heat Engine
Ken Rauen's Superclassical heat engine concept
is designed to be able to tap the heat of the environment as its heat source. It
is based upon the experimental evidence of the Proell effect, a macroscopic
PowerPoint presentation to accompany interview.
CALIFORNIA, USA -- On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, from 3:00 to 3:55 pm, Pacific
time, Sterling Allan of PESN will be doing a live
interview with guest, Ken Rauen, regarding his patented technology whereby
ambient heat can be tapped for usable energy.
Rauen recently presented a proof of concept demonstration of a key element of
his design at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in
the "Symposium on the Second Law" at the University of San Diego. (Ref.,
p. 6) It was well received by the university professors in attendance.
In that demonstration, he showed that there is a net collection of ambient heat,
contrary to the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Rauen says that the Second Law of Thermodynamics has never been proven to be
universal -- that heat transformations must always go "downhill" or
create entropy. The presumed universality of the Second Law is based upon a
statistical truth, a description of particle collisions based upon the kinetic
theory of heat.
Not all particle collisions need be random. When a series of particle collisions
has a net motion in any direction, it is called work, such as when a gas moves a
piston. Piston motion need not be present for work to occur.
Heat is transferred from a low temperature via particle collisions to a higher
temperature without energy input, relying just upon elastic collisions according
to the kinetic theory of heat, with work as the transfer medium, when a gas is
displaced through a regenerator under constant volume conditions. This is
the Proell effect.
engine cycles apply this phenomenon. In constant volume displacement cooling,
part of the engine is refrigerated without work input, and this internal heat
sink is used to advantage. The waste heat flows of the engine fall into this
sink and are recycled to the high temperature of the engine in the next cycle.
Depending on how the displacement and regeneration are done, either partial or
complete recycling is accomplished.
Carnot's Theorem, the mathematical equation of theoretical maximum engine
efficiency determined by a ratio of the highest and lowest absolute temperatures
of an engine, and based upon the statistical mechanics of the second law of
thermodynamics, is sidestepped, allowing higher engine efficiencies, and even
the use of ambient heat as the heat input.
Rauen's patent shows practical application in definitive cycles with some
mechanical embodiment, and the mathematical proofs show the full thermodynamic
analysis with state variables, enough to satisfy the most rigorous academic
All that is holding this development back is the lack of adequate funding to
finance the necessary prototyping.
Kenneth M. Rauen has served as PES Network Inc.'s Science Advisor since
its founding in 2003, and more recently stepped into the role of Director of
Research and Development. He is also a founding member of the New Energy
Congress, in which he is one of the most active participants. He has
hands-on experience with cold fusion, aether energy, and advanced
thermodynamics, the latter being his primary area of investigation. Ken
worked closely with the late Gene
Mallove in Mallove's laboratory, and
has written several articles for Infinite Energy.
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