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Potential energy source to power our future
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Potential energy source to power our future

Potential energy source to power our future

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Geothermal energy potential

There is one place we haven’t taped yet that could power our electrical needs for all time to come. Below are the facts and now all we must do is find a way to tap this limitless source of energy. I hope some here find the time to explore this and add new ideas on it’s potential to power our never ending need for more and more energy.

The cold seawater is heated by hot magma and reemerges to form the vents. Seawater in hydrothermal vents may reach temperatures of over 700° Fahrenheit.
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/vents.html

The deep ocean is made up of horizontal layers of equal density. Much of this deep ocean water is between 0-3 degrees Celsius (32-37.5 degrees Fahrenheit)! It's really, really cold down there! There is a neat program that is measuring the temperature and salinity of ocean surface waters around the world
https://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Water/temp....

A hydrothermal vent 2,500 meters deep experiences 250 atmospheres, or 3,672.5 pounds per square inch.
https://divediscover.whoi.edu/hydrothermal-vents/v...

There is seawater at temperatures over 700° Fahrenheit right next to seawater at 32-37.5 degrees Fahrenheit under a pressure of 3,672 pounds per square inch.

Clearly there is potential energy here to be tapped as well as mineral deposits that are rich in iron, copper, zinc, and other metals.
What are we waiting for, let’s tap this energy source which will power our energy needs for all time to come?

RE: Potential energy source to power our future

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I don’t believe it would cost that much especially when you consider the alternatives.
Fossil fuels are finite and the ones in the know are saying that at the current rate of depletion reliable fossil fuel sources will be sucked up and gone within the next 10-15 years. Do we wait until the real dilemma is at our doorstep or do we look ahead and act now-?

RE: Potential energy source to power our future

Well quite apart from the fact that manganese nodules were to become the next best thing since sliced bread back in the early
1970s....say 50 years ago..and we have not been able to develop economic methods of mining them, the average volcano
or hydrothermal vent is known to emit rather large quantities of sulphur dioxide. According to the tree huggers, we havent yet developed techniques for economically sequestering CO2...... imagine their fury at the release of what is essentially sulphuric acid at the ocean floor. The size of the cheque wouldnt be in the billions , it would be in the hundreds of billions!!!

RE: Potential energy source to power our future

Can the natural radiation carried by geothermal fluids (coming from deep inside the earth) be a cause for concern?
I mean radiation exposure from hot streams used in power turbines and potential impacts on population living in the vicinity.

RE: Potential energy source to power our future

As a general rule, no; most radioactive materials require massive effort to refine it to the point of human toxicity, but radon could be a concern. Most natural sources of radiation can be effectively blocked by relatively minor amounts of shielding and/or distance.

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Thar is the ideal site for your project.
You will find a great many similar "Great Minds" that will probably give you much more support than you can expect on this forum.

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