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Mauritania Osmotic Potentials

The Viguple Power Option


The North Africa desert, known as the Sahara, is the largest tropical desert in the world, occupying roughly one-quarter of the African continent. It occupies southern Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, most of Algeria, Libya, Egypt, northern Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. It stretches about 5,700 kilometer (km), from the Nile Valley on the east to the Atlantic Ocean on the west and bounded by the Mediterranean on the north. The estimated area of the Sahara is about 8 million square kilometer (km). The terrain is dominated by plains with elevations of less than 500 meter (m) and with mountains, exceeding 3000 m in the central Sahara, such as the Ahaggar and Tibesti. The terrain comprises also few major endorheic depressions, several salts pans (Sabkhets) and miscellaneous seawater lagoons.

The largest is the Qattara Depression of Egypt, Chott Melrhir of Algeria, Chott El Jerid and Chott al Gharsah of Tunisia and the Libyan chain of Al Sabkhet al Kabirah, Bir al Akhriyah and Sabkhet Ghuzayyil. On the Atlantic Ocean side, there are Sabkhet Paki Tah of Morocco and Sabkhet Te-nDghamcha of Mauritania. As an example of lagoons, are the Bardawil Lake of Egypt and DakhlaBay of Western Sahara.

MIK Technology is proposing plans for using its Hypersalinity Osmotic Power Generation Technology, technically known as “ISO” to generate electrical power in Gigawatts range on a global scale. In North Africa, MIK Technology has proposed plans for Egypt’s Qattara Depression and Tunisia’s Chotts, as well as Egypt’s Bardawil Lake of Sinai. For reference, readers may view posted articles on MIK Technology’s website “”. Other developments will be published in due time.

This article proposes a conceptual scheme for exploiting the power potential from the lowland at the western boundary of Mauritania, comprising Mauritania’s Sabkhet Te-n-Dghâmcha (?????? ????). This development will create a new large shallow brine lake, named “Mauritania Power Lake”, for osmotic and wind electric power generation, which will potentially increase Mauritania’s electric power resources by twentyfold (viguple).


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