Research and Markets: Analyzing Osmotic Power - 2012 Report Profiles Players Energy Recovery, Inc., Statkraft As and Flowserve Corporation
by Business Wire
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fp8ftz/analyzing_osmotic) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Osmotic Power" report to their offering.
With the threat of the global climate change looming large over our heads, more and more research has been ongoing into renewable energy. One such upcoming renewable energy is that of osmotic power. There are many unknown facts about this particular source of renewable energy. The mixing of freshwater and saltwater releases a large amount of energy. Harnessing this energy is the entire concept behind osmotic power.
While the technology is relatively new in the energy industry, Statkraft AS is emerging as a leader in this field, having already established its prototype plant in Norway. Using the pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) process, Statkraft has successfully begun the process of taking the technology of osmotic power towards commercialization.
However, the high cost of this technology and the entire setup of the power plant are impediments to the wide-scale use of osmotic power at the moment.
The negative impact osmotic power has on the environment is analyzed in section D of the report, followed by a comprehensive analysis of the stages of salt permeability, concentration polarization, reverse osmosis, hybrid OP-RO process, and an energy analysis of the osmotic power process.
A cost analysis of osmotic power is carried out in section I in Financial Aspects of Osmotic Power.
Moving on, section J to L looks upon the overall potential of osmotic power in terms of business potential, commercialization value, as well as the technological potential of the entire process.
Case studies of Statkraft's osmotic power technology and its prototype plant in Norway serve to complete the overall understanding of this technology, along with giving the reader a comprehensive idea about how Statkraft has commercialized this technology.
The role of osmotic power at Ijmuiden, Netherlands is also analyzed in another case study.
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