MARITIME AND CONSTRUCTION ASPECTS OF OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PLANT SHIPS - DETAILED REPORT

A very promising way to alleviate the Nation's energy problems, one that would greatly affect United States maritime activities, would be the rapid development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant-ships to produce energy-intensive products at sea. Such OTEC plant-ships would use the temperature difference between the warm surface layer and the cold deep layers of a tropical ocean to drive a heat engine to produce electric power that, in turn, would be used to produce ammonia, aluminum, liquid hydrogen, and/or other products. The construction, deployment, operation, and shipping support of these plant-ships are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Avery, W H
    • Blevins, R W
    • Dugger, G L
    • Francis, E J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 232 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL/JHU-SR-76-1B, MA-RD-940-T76074
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38054
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM