Desalination of Sea Water

Scan_20160511This is a sketch of a plant drawing water from the Thames to produce water for potable purposes and as can be seen there are a number of points where a water turbine could be installed in-line.  Point 1 would be start before the chemical addition process/filtration and the power produced could run the plant with zero carbon emissions. Between 2 and 3 is another area where water turbines could be used and the power could go to the grid. Of course there are a lot of steps before this kind of project could be approved and the cost of in-line insertion is another cost factor, however the actual building costs could be minimal and the water is being pumped from the River Thames at pressure anyway so why not use that flow to produce clean energy, small enough for the plant only or large enough to be a contributor to the power grid.