[ExI] Deep ocean osmotic membranes
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 04:20:08 UTC 2013
On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:00 AM, "spike" <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> Therefore, my reasoning tells me that kelp
> somehow osmosises or osmosizes, or osmizes fresh water, or otherwise
> extracts (since I know how to spell that verb) fresh or freshish water using
> sunlight somehow. So if dumb old plants can do it, blind, brainless members
> of that lowly kingdom, we smart guys up at the pinnacle of technological
> intelligence scale on the ranking taxonomic division should be able to
> figure out how to do it, even if we need to employ the chlorophyll-meisters.
No exceptions to the second law. Plants use energy from sunlight to
pump out excess ions.
Even the trick of going deep and using the difference in density for
part (or even all) of the energy needed to make fresh water comes from
lowering salt into the depth of the ocean.
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