ENERGY AND FRESH WATER PRODUCTION FROM ICEBERGS
Two developing technologies--ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) for electric power production, and iceberg utilization for fresh-water production--have potential for reducing the world's growing energy and water shortages. When combined, in the form of a dual-purpose "ICETEC" facility, they offer synergistic possibilities resulting in significant technical and cost benefits for each technology. The paper discusses the state-of-the-art of OTECs and iceberg systems, and considers a combined system which may produce more electric power than could be produced by the fuel consumed in towing an iceberg.
- Proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 2-6, 1977.
Maxwell Scientific InternationalMaxwell House, Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY United States 10523
- Heizer, R T
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 657
- TRT Terms: Energy conversion; Energy resources; Icebergs; Oceans; State of the art; Thermal power generation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy sources
- Old TRIS Terms: Fresh water export
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00325819
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM