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Is It Possible to Harness Ocean Wave Energy Without Killing Fish to Run Desalination Pumps?

June 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance about harnessing ocean wave energy, perhaps you've seen some of the various concepts, there are many - a few that don't kill sea life such as the long snake like system which just floats and moves on the water and the energy is collected by cable and brought to shore. Are there other completely safe ways to do this - of course, but let me explain still another because, my acquaintance believes ocean wave generation might be a nice way to power up a desalination plant, and I would concur.

You see, desalination uses lots of energy, as it needs pumps for the salt water. Now then, for lifting sea water as a pump I was discussing this with another inventor out of Atlanta. Picture a pyramid or similar shaped object with the piston in the top, but the bottom of the pyramid would look similar to an outdoor event tent. The Water would come in on the wave or tide, fill up the space inside and blow lots of pressure out the top like a humpback whale or a blow-hole which are sometimes seen near the coast. Instead of the blow hole there would be a piston in it, depending on the frequency of the wave, depends on how many of these devices you need.

Fish could swim in or out, and around, hell even barnacles could attach to the posts supporting the system, no matter. If in a row, all the piston movements combined would be varied so constant pump pressure, plus, the pumps would be out of the water, little corrosion if coated with properly used water based ceramic paint coatings? Another way would be to use a combination of suction, plus a pump in case the pipes become un-primed. Is all this feasible you ask? Why sure it is, and testing a prototype wouldn't hardly cost much at all.

We are going to have to find ways to supply our population with fresh water, and since 50% of our population lives within 30-miles of the ocean, well you can bet that it makes sense to use desalinated ocean water for that purpose, wouldn't you say? Imagine, abundant fresh water and reliable wave energy all coming from the oceans, where life began, or at least scientists suspect. Okay so, I ask that you please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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