DVM & Earth’s Carbon Cleansing Migration

C+E=DOW is not only about using ocean pressure to save energy in forcing saltwater through reverse osmosis filters.

To understand the importance of merging deep ocean water technology with reverse osmosis (RO), we can start with a discussion about the oceans, and the most basic creatures that live there:

Plankton

Every day plankton migrates to the ocean surface where it releases oxygen and scrubs carbon from the atmosphere. You might call it the lungs of the Earth. Plankton produces more than half the oxygen in our atmosphere. The plankton then drops down to around 900’ where it naturally sequesters CO2. 90% of documented marine life lives within this 900′ range of depth, much of it following the Plankton as the basis of the global food chain. The process is described as “diel vertical migration” or “diurnal vertical migration.” We just call it by its acronym:

DVM

As our friend Jean Michel Cousteau told us, when we introduced C+E=DOW Desalination to him, “It’s the largest migration on Earth. It happens every day.”

Plankton’s health is key to stabilizing ocean acidification and global climate change.

Everything depends upon it.

Existing desalination systems operate in surface waters, sucking plankton, and other marine life at intake and discharging brine (which includes not only salt, but also the detritus of entrained marine life) into environmentally sensitive coastal waters.

C+E=DOW Desalination is designed to operate below DVM – below 900,’ where there exist 90% less biomass, plankton and other marine life, to entrap or entrain. Current design is optimized for operation at an ocean depth of around 1700’, where deep ocean pressure exceeds that required to force saltwater through  reverse osmosis filters. The process occurs naturally, which contributes to energy savings.


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