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Jp Deyst

Mar 31, 2016
09:07

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This is a neat idea.

It occurred to me that high pressure stored compressed air could  be used to pressurize directly the input seawater for reverse osmosis. Perhaps also the heat and (inter)cooling of the air compression and expansion could be used for either heating input seawater, or cooling condensing fresh water vapor, to further improve efficiency 


Jeffrey Pickett

Apr 1, 2016
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Thanks. Absolutely on both. Long term applications for our number one diminishing natural resource, using the latest purification processes, eliminating fossil fuel turbines, resulting in a negligible carbon footprint. Providing unlimited amounts of water for municipalities, irrigation and recharging aquifers with electricity as a bi-product.

http://www.oilscoutresearch.com/desalination-gulf-of-mexico-.html


Vishal Bhavsar

Apr 3, 2016
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This is really interesting proposition.

Will look forward for the build up on this proposal. Can you share more on technical, actions, cost and timeframe?

Regards,

Vishal


Jeffrey Pickett

Apr 4, 2016
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Vishal, please see our engineering and cost study on like piercement type salt dome project: http://www.slideshare.net/JeffreyPickett2/oil-and-gas-undergrond-storage-keystone-project   Pipe and electrical transmission lines would be built concurrently with desalination plant, estimated five years and one to three billion dollars depending on inclusion of Austin with San Antonio.

Note: San Antonio Water System retained right of refusal for Vista Ridge Project. 


Mariac Pou

May 1, 2016
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    An innovative proposal that can be not only considered for GOM but also for scaling-up to other areas, thank you for sharing Jeffrey. 

   As you have provided the link to the engineering and cost study in a comment above, I will go into it and review it in more detail. 

  Regards, 

 

Mia Pou

(Maria C Pou )