Jul 25 2012


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A third type of system is a hybrid between open and closed cycles.  For this system, warm water from the surface enters through a vacuum chamber which reduces the pressure and flash-evaporates the water, creating steam.  This steam vaporizes a working fluid, such as ammonia from a closed-cycle loop on the other side of a vaporizer.  The fluid, which has now been vaporized, turns a turbine which generates electricity.  The heat exchanger then condenses the steam which results in desalinated water (Ocean. 123 eng).


Hybrid-cycles mix closed- and open-cycle processes

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