Reverse Osmosis versus OTEC

OTECDominic Michaelis the co-designer of the Energy Island OTEC platform concept, together with Jerome Tomasi have written a paper which compares the costs of using reverse osmosis to make fresh water from seawater with the cost of doing the same with an open cycle OTEC plant.

This comes as the Perth opens the reverse osmosis plant described in the paper. Perth is to “stop the total sprinkler bans in Perth and south west W-A”. They will water their lawns suffering from climate change, with water produced by electricity, from a coal power plant most likely, which will cause more climate change…

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