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.

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  • Pagination: p. 657

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  • Accession Number: 00325819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM