Using Biomass Energy Production to Decrease Regional Power Demand and Resolve Water Supply Shortages
- Jan 22, 2021 4:03 am GMT
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Courtesy, https:// (RO System) www.weearthling.com/2016/05/scientists-make-sea-water-drinkable.html & Coal Energy Plant (Alamy)
Many regions like Southern California are widely known for being in a Water-Energy Nexus. This particular region is a very resource-challenged locale in the US that is a magnet for attracting a variety of approaches and schemes that profess to be high tech, silver bullet solutions for addressing nexus issues. This comment particularly applies to water and energy resources in this geography. One of the bullets-du-jour, the Poseidon Project is (some would argue, "was") the answer to this locale's water supply shortages. The technical concept is to extract ocean water and use reverse osmosis (RO) technology (RO system is shown in header) to make drinking water. This approach is technically sound from an engineering perspective and should be an executable project.
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