how is the temperature difference between the surface and the deeper section of the ocean helps in operating OTE.explain

Asked by siddharth sehrawat | 12th Sep, 2010, 06:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC or OTE) uses the temperature difference that exists between deep and shallow waters to run a heat engine. As with any heat engine, the greatest efficiency and power is produced with the largest temperature difference.

Heat engine is defined as a device that converts heat energy into mechanical energy or more exactly a system which operates continuously and only heat and work may pass across its boundaries.




Answered by  | 12th Sep, 2010, 09:53: PM

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