Jacques D’Arsonval, an engineer in french, invented Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in 1881. However, as of this writing, the Bioenergy Lab of Hawaii is residence to the world’s only operational innovative OTEC plant. Ocean thermal energy is just a promising renewable source that requires much more funding and exploration than it currently receives.

Ocean Energy As An Alternative

The cost of implementing OTEC on a large and realistic scale is a significant barrier to overcome. Because of the current methods used to push OTEC, it is challenging to get down costs to a fair level. Thermal Ocean thermal energy will be cleaner – a burning source of energy that would not pollute the air. Even so, since OTEC plants will have to be established using current technology, they have the potential to disturb and possibly damage the surrounding ecology.

Otec Comes In These Varieties

As just an extracting solvent, “Reciprocating Engine OTEC” utilizes a liquid with a low vapor pressure, including such propane. The OTEC system boils the intermediary fluid by pumping warm ocean thermal energy water into another reaction chamber. As a consequence, the vapour from the extracting solvent pushes the compressor of the generator, which produces electricity. After that, the vapour is absorbed by immersing it in cool sea water.

Open Cycle Otec And Closed Cycle Otec

The difference between “Open Cycle OTEC” and “Closed Cycle OTEC” is there is no intermediary fluid throughout the Open Cycle. Throughout this OTEC layout, the turbine is driven by the ocean thermal energy water itself. Under the influence of a storm, hot sea water upon on sea surface is transformed into a decreased vapour. The turbine is powered by a reduced vapour that is emitted in a concentrated field. After the vapour has provided enough energy, the deeper sea’s cold waters were applied to it just to cool things down and produce potable water for consumption.

Hybrid Cycle OTEC

For the present being, “Hybrid Cycle OTEC” is just a hypothesis. It aims to explain how we can make the most out of the thermal energy contained in the sea’s waters. The concept of Hybrid Cycling is divided into three different. The first method involves generating electricity by closed cycling. Such electricity is then used to generate the vacuum that allows open spinning to take place. The second part is the combination of two opened cyclings, which produces twice as much desalinated, drinking water as a single open cycle.

Ocean Energy

Final Thoughts

In order to gain additional electricity, a reciprocating engine OTEC plant may also be used to process chemicals. All open cycling & closed cycling OTEC plantations could be used to boost up cold shallow ocean water, and then use that for air conditioning systems and refrigeration system. Besides that, the enclosed area is used for fish hatcheries and aquaculture ventures such as farmed fish mostly during moderation time when ocean water surrounds the plant. We can clearly derive a wide variety of goods and services from in this energy source.


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