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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC)

Environmental Engineering Dictionary
Electricity generation by making use of the temperature difference (as much as 20°C, or 68°F, in the tropics) between the top and bottom layers of the ocean to convert a fluid to vapor, which in turn powers a turbine generator. Low efficiency and saltwater corrosion are two current technical problems with the implementation of OTEC.
See also: C-CELSIUS , FALLS , WASTE PIPE , CAA , GAC

 

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