[Beowulf] Ahoy shipmates

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Oct 13 04:42:28 EDT 2009


On 12 Oct 2009, at 9:33 pm, Marian Marinov wrote:

> I don't know about the wave power but the cooling power of the ocean  
> or sea
> water is pretty good idea to look at.

Isn't sea water fairly corrosive?  You get severe electrolytic  
corrosion problems on boats, hence the big lump of zinc on a yacht's  
propshaft...

> And add to that the Container based DC designs, you can have a very  
> efficient
> Underwater DC. The only problem will be physically accessing the DC.  
> Or you
> can simply build your DC near the shore and have pipes directly to the
> ocean/sea(however this approach will not be as effective as an  
> underwater DC.

You can combine this with what they used to do at Fawley oil-fired  
power station on the side of the Solent - the warmed seawater  
encouraged oyster growth, so there were commercial oyster beds around  
the outlet.

Tim


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