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dc.contributor.authorArias Montenegro, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Mecànica de Fluids
dc.identifier.citationArias, F.J. Ocean thermal energy conversion by deliberate seawater salinization. "International journal of energy research", 27 Juliol 2017.
dc.identifier.citationArias, Francisco J. Ocean thermal energy conversion by deliberate seawater salinization. "International journal of energy research", 2018, vol. 42, núm. 2, p. 499-507
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dc.description.abstractConsideration is given to the possibility of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) by the deliberate salinization of surface seawater. The proposed technique is similar to traditional OTEC, with one important exception: rather than cold water being brought from the bottom to the surface, the warm surface water is circulated to the bottom, cooled there, and lifted back to the surface. The entire process is driven by the induced salinity gradient at the surface. As a result, there is no need for a pumping system to bring the cold bottom water to the surface. Two methods are explored for surface salinity enhancement, namely solar evaporation and the direct addition of salt to the seawater.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria mecànica::Mecànica de fluids
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subject.lcshFluid dynamics
dc.subject.lcshOcean energy resources
dc.subject.otherSalinity gradient
dc.subject.otherThermal gradient
dc.subject.otherOsmotic pressure
dc.titleOcean thermal energy conversion by deliberate seawater salinization
dc.subject.lemacDinàmica de fluids
dc.subject.lemacFonts d'energia
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorArias, F.J.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of energy research

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