Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is a novel process for generating energy utilizing forward osmosis. Forward osmosis is achieved through the salinity differences between fresh (river) water and seawater. Pilot test data is presented on a PRO system. Efficiency and footprint of PRO is compared to other renewable energy sources. Challenegs for commercialization of the technology are also discussed.
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- Amy E. Childress
- University of Nevada, Reno
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Pressure retarded osmosis, renewable energy, forward osmosis