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  •  Or Evaporate (0+ / 0-)

    It doesn't have to boil, just vaporize. Or freeze - 55F ocean water is much closer to 31F ice than to 212F steam.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 08:38:29 PM PDT

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    •  If I were to design such a system (1+ / 0-)
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      I would pump the ocean water into the condenser first to cool the vapor into liquid water before it went into the solar boiler. That way the energy required to evaporate the water will be reduced because the water would first gain some heat in the condenser.

      Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

      by RMForbes on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 08:52:43 PM PDT

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