[extropy-chat] energy from osmosis

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 09:32:39 UTC 2005

On 10/3/05, spike wrote:
> This is a fun puzzle to drop on the desk of
> your tech-minded buddies.

This idea is so good that it has an entry in the  Museum of Unworkable
Devices Annex.

The entry also refers back to an answer given in April, 1972
Scientific American.

This idea was also discussed last year on:

However, although the stand-alone idea doesn't work, similar systems
with the addition of pumping mechanisms are already in use around the
world. Some just using the cold water for cheap air-conditioning, etc.
And some are producing remarkably cheap freshwater. As you might
expect, this is a growth industry world-wide.

Google on - energy deep seawater pipe reverse osmosis


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