Brodersen, Katie; Lanter, Alec; Sheth, Maulee; Kiefer, Nathaniel; Bywater, Emily; Furia, Kumansh; Cafferty, Brittany; Schennum, Hayden; Xie, Yi; Werner, Abigail; Ramchandani, Deepika; Cordoba, Sandra; Rao, Akshay; Chen, Jun; Das, Abhimanyu; and Warsinger, David M., "Osmocean" (2021). School of Mechanical Engineering Working Papers. Paper 4.
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The objective of this Build & Test was to prove that the Osmocean wave-powered batch reverse osmosis (BRO) system is physically realizable. Through a comprehensive and systematic engineering process, the optimal components for the WEC-side Osmocean coupling were procured, assembled, and tested. The results indicate that a control effort developed for the main loop throttle valve successfully tracks input signals meant to simulate interaction with the BRO system to within 6% error. Future work will include developing a controller for the kidney loop throttle valve to assist in keeping the main loop flow rate constant as well as the direct coupling and synchronous testing of the WEC-side to BRO.