2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wave Towers Generate Power
Seadog is a simple pump with a piston shaft attached to a floating block in a fixed position chamber. As the waves move the block up and down, the piston pumps through a cylinder. Water is drawn in through an intake valve and expelled through an exhaust valve.
INRI says the pump can also be used to generate hydroelectric power or to pump water to a reservoir for release on demand. The Seadog is also being looked at as a viable way to pump water to a desalination plant and also to power it.
Sandberg told FARM SHOW tests show they can go out two miles and effectively push water to shore, depending on pipe diameter and the size of the waves. More tests are scheduled this year in California (www.inri.us; ph 877 467 872).
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