Results of a one year study on the feasibility of producing energy intensive products at ocean sites using electricity generated from Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants are presented. Analysis of production methods and other data on 62 major products lead to selecting 23 of these for further study. Production is grouped into five separate, possible complexes. Further market and transportation studies showed that production of products in a sea chemicals complex and an organic chemicals and plastics complex have the highest economic potential. Detailed designs of these two complexes are presented. The three potential sites are selected for these OEICs. An environmental assessment reveals that these complexes have no adverse environmental impact. The selected products can be produced at ocean sites competitively with production at similar land-based complexes. Return on investment will be between 13% and 18% depending on actual power costs and Details of the final designs.

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  • Pagination: p. 412-435
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00168294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM