MHK Technologies/Open Cycle OTEC

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Ocean Engineering and Energy Systems

Technology Description Closed Cycle OTEC In the closed cycle OTEC system warm seawater vaporizes a working fluid such as ammonia flowing through a heat exchanger evaporator The vapor expands at moderate pressures and turns a turbine coupled to a generator that produces electricity The vapor is then condensed in another heat exchanger condenser using cold seawater pumped from the ocean s depths through a cold water pipe The condensed working fluid is pumped back to the evaporator to repeat the cycle The working fluid remains in a

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 52:15.0

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