How is waste heat created?



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    Heat is a byproduct of all mechanical processes. And once the heat of a mechanical process raises above a certain point it starts to rapidly degrade operating efficiency. Thus there are methods put into place to deal with this – for example, vehicle engines are liquid cooled, where the heat of the engine is transferred to water, and the water is then cooled by passing through a densely foiled radiator. This process is possible because of the movement of the car. Other, static mechanical processes, require a continuous flow of water to keep their temperatures from reaching too high of a level. This is a large negative for a few reasons, the main two of which have to do with the now warm water, as it is released back into a reservoir and effect local environmental conditions by raising temperatures, additionally, it may now be contaminated with industrial compounds.

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