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    Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue’ memb

    Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue’ membrane | Science | AAAS

    BOSTON—Green energy advocates may soon be turning blue. A new membrane could unlock the potential of “blue energy,” which uses chemical differences between fresh- and saltwater to generate electricity. If researchers can scale up the postage stamp–size membrane in an affordable fashion, it could provide carbon-free power to millions of people in coastal nations where freshwater rivers meet the sea.

    “It’s impressive,” says Hyung Gyu Park, a mechanical engineer at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea who wasn’t involved with the work. “Our field has waited for this success for many years.”
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    'Rivers dump some 37,000 cubic kilometers of freshwater into the oceans every year. This intersection between fresh- and saltwater creates the potential to generate lots of electricity—2.6 terawatts, according to one recent estimate, roughly the amount that can be generated by 2000 nuclear power plants.' The most promising technology involves generating a voltage potential across a membrane where the salt & fresh water mixes.
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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Don't be holding your breath....
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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue’ membrane | Science | AAAS

    BOSTON—Green energy advocates may soon be turning blue. A new membrane could unlock the potential of “blue energy,” which uses chemical differences between fresh- and saltwater to generate electricity. If researchers can scale up the postage stamp–size membrane in an affordable fashion, it could provide carbon-free power to millions of people in coastal nations where freshwater rivers meet the sea.

    “It’s impressive,” says Hyung Gyu Park, a mechanical engineer at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea who wasn’t involved with the work. “Our field has waited for this success for many years.”
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    'Rivers dump some 37,000 cubic kilometers of freshwater into the oceans every year. This intersection between fresh- and saltwater creates the potential to generate lots of electricity—2.6 terawatts, according to one recent estimate, roughly the amount that can be generated by 2000 nuclear power plants.' The most promising technology involves generating a voltage potential across a membrane where the salt & fresh water mixes.
    I would more than hold your breath, I would truly hope it all happens.

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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinfremont View Post
    I would more than hold your breath, I would truly hope it all happens.
    HOPE is not a factor....real engineering is. Got any engineering skills? I not, you should stop believing the wizard of OZ. He is a phony.
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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Hummmmmm how many fish are going to die because of the big blue salt water membrane they ate?

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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Hummmmmm how many fish are going to die because of the big blue salt water membrane they ate?
    Fish Fry!
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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    HOPE is not a factor....real engineering is. Got any engineering skills? I not, you should stop believing the wizard of OZ. He is a phony.
    I have several machine designs to my credit.
    1. Automatic nailing machine that nails hardwood floors
    2. Sanding machine to sand water skis
    3. racing engine for drag racing redesign

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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinfremont View Post
    I have several machine designs to my credit.
    1. Automatic nailing machine that nails hardwood floors
    2. Sanding machine to sand water skis
    3. racing engine for drag racing redesign
    Chemistry? gots to have billions of the blue membranes, betcha a dollar...
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    Re: Rivers could generate thousands of nuclear power plants worth of energy, thanks to a new ‘blue

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Chemistry? gots to have billions of the blue membranes, betcha a dollar...
    I find nothing to argue with.

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