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Paddle Wheel Electrical Generation

A Tract Book Essay

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

I am arguing that a new form of electrical generation be used, that is,

electrical generation which utilizes a turbine which is turned by a water

paddle wheel. Just as colonial and medeival flour mills where powered by

paddle wheels, so the same could be done with electrical generation. In fact,

it may be that most of electricity generated in the United States, for example,

could be from paddle wheel generation.

For paddle wheel generation to work there only needs to be a consistent,

but large volume of moving water. For example, oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

could be converted to water power generated electricity. All that would be needed would

be to attach large paddle wheels to the rig. It would seem that the

Gulf Stream, in the Gulf of Mexico would provide more that enough water paddle

generated electricity to power the southern states of the United States.

In the midwest, paddle wheel generated electrical plants could be built on the

Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Ohio River. On the East and West Coasts,

a “reverse direction” paddle wheel could be constructed to use the power of both the

incoming and outgoing tides. Water paddle wheel generated electricity has the

potential to be a leading source of electrical generation in the future.