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Comment: Re:kW or kWh? (Score 1) 245

by flippet (#48753573) Attached to: Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

From BG blog one can conclude that the author belongs to the category of people unclear about the difference between a quantity of energy and a rate of energy production.

If you're reading the same bit I am, are you sure?

...will handle waste from 100,000 people, producing up to 86,000 liters of potable water a day and a net 250 kw of electricity.

The "waste from 100,000 people" is a rate of input, and "86,000 liters a day" and "250kw of electricity" are rates of output. This is entirely consistent and correct.

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