Url https://www.cimne.com/sgp/rtd/Project.aspx?id=836
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Acronym COOSW
Project title Transnational cooperation in Lab validation for SWAC, WEC and COOL STEAM devices harnessing the ocean energy .
Reference ERANet17/ERY0168
Principal investigator Pedro Antonio ARNAU DEL AMO - parnau@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/06/2019 End date 31/05/2022
Coordinator CIMNE
Consortium members
  • FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FÜR GIEBEREI-COMPOSITE- UND VERARBEITUNGSTECHNIK IGCV
  • UAB
  • PLOCAN
  • UNAM
  • PUCMM
Program ERA-NETS Call 3RD MULTI-THEMATIC JOINT CALL 2017/2018
Subprogram ERANET-LAC Category Europeo
Funding body(ies) EC Grant 1,11 €
Abstract The proposal consists in the utilization of temperature and waves of seawater for desalination and refrigeration use of small facilities near coast. For this, we combine the use the three technologies: (i) the use of WEC (Wave Energy Converters) that obtain energy of waves and that we use for pumping colder seawater of deeper layers, (ii) the use of this cold water from the sea for refrigeration with SWAC (Seawater Air Conditioning) technology and; (iii) the use of gradient of temperature between colder pumping water and the heated water by means SWAC for their use in a desalination technology (COOL STEAM, a Lowtemperature thermal desalination method). Another possibility that we explore in the project is the use of WEC technologies to provide energy for deaireation and warmer shallow waters pumping in the process of seawater evaporation of COOLSTEAM using a floating pipeline collector facility arranged on the marine surface.