Ok I know what the article states; however I will not go on in this into about my claims to have found a way to turn desert sand into farmland and
forests. What my theory is for is as a starting point to alleviating severe droughts in parts of the Southwest US, as well as many Coastal Desert or
any desert regions across the globe.
We shall use the Sun, the oceans (gulfs, bays, seas, oceans etc..), and a pipeline. Now we know for a fact we can already route pipelines across vast
expanses of land, with many international pipelines running through several countries.
Desert regions typically go through much less cloudiness during the year than the more gifted temperate and tropical zones. This much higher exposure
to the sun, combined with the vast emptiness of the wasteland gives us the opportunity to harvest the energy of the sun using colonies of massive
solar collectors. The energy of these generators will be used to fuel the pumping stations which will allow for the water to flow continuously from
source to destination.
We will have a modern or further advanced desalination plant close to our source to begin the process. Now as the water is fed into the pipeline the
pumping stations, which are being fueled by our solar collectors, it may also be run through several additional treatment for the removal of
pollutants and/or bacteria. Finally it ends at any number of desert cities utilizing the service, alleviating the need for any water restrictions and
droughts in effect.
Here is an illustration:
- Saltwater is collected from oceanic source and processed into the desal plant. The plant will remove the salt most likely by distillation. The
water will then go through additional Treatment in order to remove other impurities, such as minerals, bacteria, and/or pollution.
- Water is rushed through the pipeline with the help of pumping stations. In an effort to make the system as simple as possible large solar collector
fields will harness the power of the sun and convert it into energy to operate the pumping stations.
- Water reaches its source, a once dry and barren community. Gardens, parks, and a plentiful variety of vegetation grow naturally through the
participating community. Droughts will be of little worry, and water restrictions may be silly ordnances of the past.
This is about as crude and simple as I can get for the time being. Personally I believe if we spend at least 2-5 years going over the theory in the
scientific community with variables and computer simulations and corss refercing it with known research, it will be very possible to research,
develop, and begin prelimenary testing on an operating system within a decades time.
Facts needing to be established
How much energy can a certain perimeter of photovoltaic produce when being exposed to a given amount of time? I presume a mathematic equation would
look something like this: E(megawatts)=P(1inch²)+T(hours a day exposed to unblocked sun)
How do current oil pipelines work and is the same process can be applied to shipping water?
Can we gather energy at the output line using the water pressure to charge turbines? The purpose of this would be to simply get an extra boost of
energy to be dispursed by utilities.
I do not get upset from people questioning my theory or simply opposing the whole idea in general, however:
Please do not Post following replies or similar
You are going to screw up the ecosystem man lets just kill the idea while we have a chance
I am not some anti-environmentalist, but making a broad statement without even citing any examples is a waste of time. Not to mention you could use
that processing power to theorize ways to alleviate any possible disadvantages to our environment.
The amount of energy invested into powering pumping stations will make the theory invalid and useless.
(the purpose of spitting ideas
out is to figure how to come up with ways to make it work using new theories and scientific laws instead of relying soley on the dictates of old and
known science. However there is nothing against using modern and past methods to proove and justify our new theories)
You right wing ultra neo-con liberal athiest conservative evangelist your kidn of people are the reason for so and so problem which is why we
always have to foot the bill yada yadda
This is a scientific analysis of a revolutionary theory. Please refrain from brining politics in at
all, this is not even the proper forum.
I understand that seems like the requests of a hardass/smartass but with the way threads are hijacked and the frequency of bringing off-topic issues
into the discussion so rampant on ATS these days because of the high volume of user traffic I simply felt it should be noted.
Thank you for your interest in my theories and I hope to engage in a wonderful fact-finding mission.