Are you certain that is how a turbo charger works??Tommy Cookers wrote:Regarding recovery via exhaust turbines, how can the turbine only recover genuine waste energy ?
Essentially a turbocharger doesn't run on (genuine) waste energy, it runs by creating a back pressure (that it puts to very good use).
A turbine is a fluid-mechanical device driven by pressure difference (like a piston), not a magic device that turns heat as such into work/power
Additionally there's many ways in which the turbine can be deliberately fed either temporarily or not , and ultimarely it would come down to philosophical debate.
The practicalities of policing drive the rules (sooner or later)
Are you sure it does not recover genuine waste energy in the form of heat from the exhaust??
Are you saying that there is no device that can turn heat (thermal energy) into kinetic energy (work) outside of magical devices??
Are you certain that a turbo is primarily or only driven by the "back pressure" or pressure difference it creates across the turbine??
If so would resolutely and absolutely disagree with these presumptions/assumptions and further submit that a turbocharger operates primarily on recovery of waste heat energy which is not a magical act but simple physics...