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Published by Energy Research and Development Administration, Division of Solar Energy : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Ocean thermal power plants -- Design and construction

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SeriesERDA ; 76-142
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Paginationv, 97 p. :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14894639M

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D.E. Lennard, in Energy: Money, Materials and Engineering, OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS. Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) has become a serious contender for development as an economic power generation system for the last decade of this century, since the cost of conventional fuels - particularly oil - rose during and from Between now and the 's . These are primarily ocean currents (specifically western boundary currents), ocean thermal energy conversion, and salinity gradient energy. These forms of ocean energy are introduced and discussed in limited detail in this chapter, in which we outline the main principles, technology types, commercial progress, potential environmental impacts. Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), form of energy conversion that makes use of the temperature differential between the warm surface waters of the oceans, heated by solar radiation, and the deeper cold waters to generate power in a conventional heat engine. The difference in temperature between the surface and the lower water layer can be as large as 50 °C (90 °F) over vertical. One source, ocean thermal energy conversion, has virtually unlimited potential. It is based on techniques that exploit heat produced by solar energy that may, in turn, be used to produce fuel and electricity. This book reviews the status and background of this promising by:

Get this from a library! Ocean thermal energy conversion. [United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment.]. Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a way of getting useful energy from the world's sun shines on the oceans of the world and in the hot parts near]] the water at the sea's surface can be quite warm, sometimes as high as 30°C.. Many oceans are very deep and the water at depths of 1, meters can be around 5 °C. If a pipe is put down into the ocean we can bring the cold.   Renewable Energy From the Deep Ocean: A basic 4-minute introduction from Offshore Infrastructure Associates, Inc, with good animations, based on Puerto Rico as an example location. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Lockheed Martin: A longer, minute introduction that includes details of Lockheed's OTEC plant in Hawaii and how it was tested. Energy Test. STUDY. PLAY. Solar energy or energy from the sun is contained in. fossil fuels. a fuels stability is dependent on all factors except. which of the following is a disadvantage of ocean thermal energy conversion. inefficient plants. a heat exchanger is used in. active solar heating. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE 43 terms. environmental.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Karen Anne Finney University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a process that employs the natural temperature difference between the surface and the depths of the ocean. First introduced in , OTEC has been described as an effective and renewable energy Size: KB. @article{osti_, title = {Thermoelectric Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion}, author = {Jayadev, T. S. and Benson, D. K. and Bohn, M. S.}, abstractNote = {A novel thermoelectric OTEC concept is proposed and compared with the ammonia closed-cycle designs. The thermoelectric OTEC is a much simpler system which uses no working fluid and therefore requires no pressure vessel, working fluid Cited by: 5. The organizer’s of the 8th International OTEC Symposium, scheduled for October , in Cancun, have released a website for this year’s event. It contains details on submission, logistics, and registration for the largest annual Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion event. Get this from a library! Ocean thermal energy conversion.. [United States. Department of Energy.].