[extropy-chat] energy from osmosis
spike66 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 3 04:23:46 UTC 2005
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> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Mike Lorrey
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 5:14 PM
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> Subject: RE: [extropy-chat] energy from osmosis
> --- spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Then by that reasoning, if the pipe end is deeper
> > than 9600 meters, then fresh water would be raised
> > higher than sea level. Free fresh water, or free
> > energy.
> ... One issue, though: the depth of the ocean.
> The average depth is only 3,720 meters...
So using this scheme will get us fresh water that
needs to be pumped about 160 meters, on average.
> The Marianas Trench, though, is
> 11,033 meters in depth...
Which would get us to the surface plus about 35
> ... The deepest point in the
> Atlantic, the Puerto Rico Trench, is only 8648 meters or so.
> Mike Lorrey
Which would get us to about 25 meters below the
surface. It's easy to pump water that far.
This is a fun puzzle to drop on the desk of
your tech-minded buddies.
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