Posted by: miktechnology | March 13, 2011

The Great Salt Lake Osmotic Power Potential


The Great Salt Lake Osmotic Power Potential

-Abstract and excerpt taken from full white paper

By Maher Kelada, MIK Technology
Maher.Kelada@miktechnology.com

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 Abstract: This is a proposal to develop a new source of renewable energy relying on hypersaline osmotic power generation technology that has been developed by MIK Technology, potentially for generating up to 400 megawatts of sustainable power from the Great Salt Lake, Utah, operating isothermally without generating any emissions. The proposed technology would reduce Utah State’s demand for coal by 10% or natural gas by 50%, using a clean and safe renewable source of energy.

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Osmosis is nature’s gift to life. It is the vehicle that transports fluids in all living cells and without it, all biological functions and all forms of life cease to exist! Osmosis is the spontaneous movement of water, through a semi-permeable membrane that is permeable to water but impermeable to solute. Water moves from a solution in which solute is less concentrated to a solution in which solute is more concentrated.

The osmosis process for salinity power generation is rather simple and requires few basic units of operation; semi-permeable membrane modules, solution pumping means, turbine generators to recover osmotically generated energy and means of flow control.

MIK Technology ISO (1) osmotic salinity power is unlike any other technology (2, 3), a patent pending technology that promotes the concept of Large Scale Renewable Energy (LSRE) from hyper saline waters. Scientifically, MIK Technology invention introduces a unique process concept employing a series of hydraulic cycles, operating in symbiotic mode within a concentration potential field to exploit the chemical potential dissimilarity of solutions. The proposed isothermal osmotic energy cycle approaches reversibility and is analogous, in its thermodynamic concept, to the Carnot Cycle. We named it the “ISO Cycle”, also the “Reversible Liquid Power Cycle”.

Salinity power generation is an emerging field in the quest for renewable energy. The science behind this field of technology is based on exploiting the osmotic pressure difference between waters of dissimilar salt concentration to drive a hydroelectric generator. As indicated, our technology promotes the concept of Large Scale Renewable Energy (LSRE) from natural and manmade hyper saline water domains.

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