adressing two issues (fresh water and energy)

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Offline Emilio Romero

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adressing two issues (fresh water and energy)
« on: 22/09/2008 19:35:40 »
Would it be possible to generate (some) energy (electricity) in the process of desalinization of sea water?

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« Reply #1 on: 22/09/2008 19:37:58 »
You couldn't generate any net energy, since it takes a significant amount of energy to do this.

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« Reply #2 on: 04/09/2009 08:19:39 »
Well, it depends on how much energy and how much water. Inasmuch as power plants have large quantities of waste heat that must be dissipated, it would be possible to distill at least some water using it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/09/2009 08:26:52 »
It also depends upon how efficient the desalinization process is. There are crude ways to distill water that consume large amounts of heat; then there are more sophisticated ways that consume much less heat.