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phil rimmer's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by phil rimmer

Whilst riffing here.

Piped seawater could be used to cool the PV elements to improve their efficiency (as well as provide the water "feedstock"). The surplus low grade heat could be used for desalination, the fresh water, in turn being used for cultivating the rest of the desert.

Leaky hydrogen (tiny molecules) would be better contained by running the hydrogen back along the centre of the seawater or output freshwater pipe. Potential ignition hazards are reduced. A loss of water pressure in the outer jacket would curtail hydrogen delivery.

There sorted.

Fizhburn. Don't tell me its not possible. *fingers in ears*

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 13:05:00 UTC | #211536