According to scientists, areas where ocean and fresh waters mingle can produce a huge amount of energy for mankind. It can be used for the operation of wastewater purification systems.
Scientists at Stanford University have found that the interaction of fresh and sea waters represents a chemical reaction generating electricity. Since such interaction often occurs at coastal water treatment facilities, the resulting energy can be used to power such systems.
Researchers estimate that the mixing of one cubic meter of fresh water and saline liquid (which is a minute amount in terms of a treatment plant) produces about 0.65 kilowatt-hours of energy, enough to power the average American house for half an hour.
Thus, we have a new renewable electric power source, which is also fully safe for the environment. Scientists have already created the prototype of a new battery type, which was successfully tested at a water treatment facility in Palo Alto, USA
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