Method of osmotic energy harvesting using responsive compounds and molecules

Xiao Hu (Inventor), Yufeng Cai (Inventor), Zhiping Lai (Inventor), Yujiang Zhong (Inventor)

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The present invention discloses and claims a more efficient and economical method and system for osmotic energy production and capture using responsive compounds and molecules. The present invention is an energy harvest system enabled by stimuli responsive draw solutions that are competent in terms of energy production, geographic location flexibility, and the affordable, efficient and economical production and delivery of osmotic power. Specifically, the present invention is a novel osmotic power system that uses stimuli responsive draw solutions, economically feasible larger permeable membranes, and low grade heat sources to deliver osmotic power more efficiently and economically with less negative environmental impact, greater power output, and located in more geographically diverse areas of the world than previously thought possible for supporting such a power source.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO 2017125877 A1
StatePublished - Jul 27 2017


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