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Osmo-E can either be for every household or it can be built big enough to be a clean energy supply for a community connected to a grid.


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Summary

OSMO-E
24/7 clean energy power source adaptable design to serve as individual household power source or as community based power source depending on its size.
Mode of Distribution: the way I see it, we have 3 options to decide from:
1. Make every household offgrid with its own clean energy power source.
2. Make each community have its own clean energy power source and distribute electricity to its residents similar to the power-grid we currently have, but divided into multiple individual smaller community clean energy power plants. Thus there will no longer need power-grids between communities thus less loss of energy in transporting energy. Osmo-e could potentially work in any location if equipment is maintained above freezing temperatures, thus work well in places where solar or wind clean energy are not an option. Osmo-e can also be added as an adjunct to solar and wind clean energy power plants if needed.
3. A combination of options 1 and 2, by making offgrid households optional to community based clean energy power plants.

DESIGN:
The main design in osmo-e is to take the concept of a hydroelectrical plant and making it have both a cyclic flow by having the solution in constant motion within osmo-e and an adaptable design capable of making the size adaptable to the need. Thus having a head of at least 3 meters long being adaptable for household needs or much larger heads to fill the needs of a community.
 


Is this proposal for a practice or a project?

Project


What actions do you propose?

Create a prototype to confirm how much energy can be produced by osmo-e.

The idea is based on a hydroelectric plant where the water is cycled within the pipes by means of simple diffusion and gravity.  I got the idea while I was studying osmosis within the human body and started thinking of ideas on how it can be applied in modern technology.   The goal is that the water at point A will be rushed down the head and be filtered at the same time by a semi-permeable membrane via cross-flow reverse osmosis membrane (although other membrane can be used depending on costs and choice of solvent).

Once down the head of at least 3 feet long, the water should hit both turbines at the end of both pipes.  NOTE:  The head should be at least 3 feet long in order for the water to produce enough pressure on the turbines to produce a significant amount of electricity.  Also notice how the cross flow RO membrane will separate the 2 pipes allowing the solution to flow through but not the solvents.  The filtered water that crossed the membrane is now in the pure water compartment “P”.  The water that rushed down the head without being filtered is the unpure compartment “U”.  These two compartments are kept separated until they are united once more by a semipermeable membrane, but this time an osmotic membrane where the solution will flow from high concentration to low concentration.  Thus pure water will dissolve the solvent in the unpure compartment, thus increasing hydraulic pressure while doing so.  It should increase the pressure enough to cause the water to run through the exit pipe and end up in point “E”.  Completing therefore the cycle as the water returns to the compartment it started in so it can fall back down the head over and over again…

NOTE:  The pipes change their radius in the design as a means to increase or decrease the pressure.


Who will take these actions?

It can be built small enough for a household as long as the head is 3 meters long which is the minimal length for a hydroelectric generator.  Or it can be built big enough for a small community, since energy production depends on the length of the head.


Where will these actions be taken?

Worldwide.


In addition, specify the country or countries where these actions will be taken.

Dominican Republic


Country 2

United States


Country 3

China


Country 4

India


Country 5

Mexico


Impact/Benefits


What impact will these actions have on greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

Hopefully it will play a role in the combination of clean energy production worldwide.


What are other key benefits?

Diminish energy costs.


Costs/Challenges


What are the proposal’s projected costs?


Timeline


About the author(s)

Michellie Hernandez, general physician in the Dominican Republic.  


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