Siberian scientists have created an alternative source of heat for the Northerners
«There are three thermostats in the apparatus — they simulate the cold outside, the non-freezing water, and „a consumer“. Since we get -20 degrees Celsius and below outside naturally, i.e. for free, and over 20 degrees of difference between air temperature and an ice-free water, overall we get 40 degrees of heat for free — the lower is the temperature outside, the more heat we get,» Tokarev explained. He added that the technology is designed for users who live in regions with a cold climate and also have a water body nearby.
Scientists used methanol and an adsorbent (a material that absorbs vapours) for the apparatus. Methanol is cooled to a low temperature, — one that equals the temperature outside, — then it is condensed in a closed container, and then finally it is heated again with the heat from the reservoir, settles on the adsorbent and releases the heat.