How a Swimming Pool Can Cool a Power Plant18 May, 2014 / News
Fernando Fischmann is a Chilean biochemist turned real estate mogul. And, if his new idea works out, he could make another career turn—creator of a way to make power plants more ocean-friendly. Inspired by the giant lagoons he’s built for resorts, Fischmann came up with the idea of using closed lagoons to provide the water to cool large power plants, reducing their environmental impact.
It all started with Fischmann‘s filtration system. Any pool owner knows the pain of keeping one clean, but Fischmann was working on a different scale. The largest pool made by his company, Crystal Lagoons, was built for the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile: It contains enough water to fill 6000 ordinary swimming pools, Fischmann says. Cleaning it the way you would your backyard pool would require 6000 standard filters and another 6000 doses of chlorine. Fischmann put his biochemistry skills to work figuring out a more practical solution.
Crystal Lagoons Corp. is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition.