Wave Powered Desalination
One of the wave energy devices studied in the 1970s and 80s was the Edinburgh duck. Figure 1, taken by Jamie Taylor in 1976, shows a duck under test in a narrow tank.
KeywordsHeat Exchanger Reverse Osmosis Wave Force Heat Transfer Surface Universal Joint
This research project has been carried out within the WAVETRAIN Marie Curie Research Training Network of the European Community’s Sixth Framework contract MRTN-CT-2003-7505166.
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