De-Aeration and Re-Injection of Noncondensable Gases in Open-Cycle OTEC

by Manfred J. Zapka, OCEES Int Inc, United States,
Hans-Jurgen Krock, OCEES Int Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ocean Energy Recovery

Abstract:

Non-condensable gas exchange characteristics in seawater and fresh water are compared and contrasted. The higher rate of exchange observed for these gases in seawater is incorporated in suggested Open-Cycle OTEC changes that will reduce overall costs, increase condenser efficiency and prevent CO2 discharges to the atmosphere as well as de-oxygenated water discharges to the ocean.



Subject Headings: Dissolved gases | Sea water | Water discharge | Thermal power | Fresh water | Seas and oceans | Energy conversion | Steam power | Colorado | United States

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