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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Water desalinization and water pipeline, retooled a little

Water desalinization and water pipeline

By no means is water desalinization a cheap or easy way of producing clean drinkable water but it has to be seriously considered and transporting the water in the quantities needed also has to be addressed when it comes to bringing clean drinkable water to people who need it, in an attempt to get around the geographical barriers like mountain ranges such as the Rocky Mountains of North America, and the mountain range that goes down the western side of the African continent that has made much of the African continent that acts like a barrier keeping the clouds from moving into the arid areas which are growing in size at least in Africa, I hope this is a workable idea that could be used but the people that have the capability to get it done.

My suggestions:

Build water desalinization plants at various points along the coast line that utilize a siphon for the intake of salt water and outflow of fresh water with turbines like those for damns but designed to be used with a siphon instead of gravity to supplement the needed power to desalinate the water, and if the climate permits utilize solar and/or wind power to help supplement the needed power. The water desalinization plants should not be restricted to one side of the continent but rather the coast line in general.
Where there is a mountain range that block the rain clouds from moving past a certain point on the west coast of the African continent and a mountain range limiting the amount of rain to certain parts of the Mid Western part of the United States, use tunnel boring machines at the closest points in those mountain ranges to the water desalinization plants to permit water pipelines to go directly from the water desalinization plants to the other side of the mountain ranges.
With regards to the placement of the placement of each desalinization plant and pipeline tunnel look at all of the geographical and weather pattern data to determine where to place both of them to be the most beneficial. After the primary placement of each is determined, go to the locality with what you would like to do and tout the benefits of the building of, the running of and the maintaining of the facilities would provide to that locality such as an influx of jobs, money and possibly more available fresh water for that locality.
Bring on board the municipalities that would be effected by the process beyond where the plants are built and tunnels dug, and bring on board companies that would benefit from putting their resources to work for each project, that would be willing to help the people who live in the effected areas with dealing with a change in their way of life due to the whole process start to finish. This would include areas where it would be able to rain that had not seen rain in many generations.
In areas in the system where there is water loss, design the system so that the water can be used as a primary coolant in areas where the pressure build up can aid in producing the needed energy for desalinization and where the water will be in vapor form it should be directed up through what is traditionally called smoke stacks but have them fitted with turbines, even if they have to be designed to work similarly to tea kettle whistles.
If needed to move the water past a specific mountain range, set up the pipeline first to move the water past the mountain range whether over or through the mountains, then put the desalinization plant on the drier side of the mountain range so that any water loss in the system especially from cooling the parts of the system that can be cooled by water, goes into the environment that the water was intended for while generating energy to aid in the desalinization process.

3 comments:

Caroscom.blogspot said...

Hi Sean,

I am so interested in your article on "Water Desalinization".

I am always thinking along the same lines. There are so many advantages, in fact it is a great solution to the problem of rising sea levels, as the ice caps melt, many inhabited area's are facing flooding.

Here in Australia we a facing high water restriction levels, in some parts of the country. I am on the Sunshine Coast, and we have plenty of water, in fact it's raining now! Yet an hours drive away in Brisbane, they can't even water gardens, or wash their cars. They do get rain but not in the catchment area's.

It's amazing that I was only having this conversation with my brother recently, and he made the same comment you stated about solar power, or wind towers, to solve the expensive cost of power. It's a shame no one is listening, as we are looking at sewrage conversion as a solution, if you can call it that! It's crazy!!

Thanks for the helpful suggestions you left on google group, I will use that link you sent to fix and keep you posted as to outcome.

Cheers
Caro

Sean said...

Caro,

thank you for your comment. I am glad you liked it. if you think it would help then email the post to people you think might be want to read it and possibly get something like desalinization plants with pipelines to bring drinkable water to the interior parts of Australia that are arid.

as for converting sewerage to energy I have heard something about that and I know that one of the countries in the North Atlantic is already doing something along those lines and it is to grab the methane from landfillsby using a network of pipes in the landfill that have holes in them to allow for the methane to seep into them allowing the methae to be sucked out to be used.

cowboytf said...

I'm new to this subject but found your article to be very interesting. I hope to be discovering more about this in the future.

A Cowboy's Wife

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