Patent Number: 8,795,525

Title: Utility scale osmotic grid storage

Abstract: Systems and methods for the storage of potential energy that may be readily converted to electrical power delivered to a customer or grid distribution are disclosed. This method may involve the use of salinity gradients, or as they may be also described, osmotic pressure gradients or differences between two solutions, to produce hydraulic pressure in a concentrated solution, allowing for the generation of power.

Inventors: McGinnis; Robert (Coventry, CT), Mandell; Aaron (Boston, MA)

Assignee: Oasys Water, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 61/06 (20060101); B01D 61/08 (20060101); B01D 61/10 (20060101); C02F 1/44 (20060101); C02F 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018