Simultaneous Production of Desalinated Water and Power Using a Hybrid-Cycle OTEC Plant

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C. B. Panchal, K. J. Bell

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

J. Sol. Energy Eng 109(2), 156-160 (May 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268193 History: Received April 01, 1986; Online November 11, 2009


A systems study for simultaneous production of desalinated water and electric power using the hybrid-cycle OTEC system was carried out. The hybrid cycle is a combination of open and closed-cycle OTEC systems. A 10 MWe shore-based hybrid-cycle OTEC plant was discussed and corresponding operating parameters were presented. Design and plant operating criteria for adjusting the ratio of water production to power generation was described and their effects on the total system were evaluated. The systems study showed technical advantages of the hybrid-cycle power system as compared to other leading OTEC systems for simultaneous production of desalinated water and electric power generation.

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