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From Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th edition problem 3.3DOP

Problem Statement:

The pressure at about 400 m of depth in an ocean or lake is approximately 40 atm. A Canadian company is studying a system that will submerge large, empty concrete tanks into which water will flow through turbines to fill the tanks. The turbines will generate electricity which will be used to run compressors at the surface to store compressed air for later use to produce power on land. The turbines will then be reversed and used as pumps to empty the tanks so the cycle can be repeated. Write a technical paper that summarizes the technical concepts underlying this technology and its potential in a form suitable for briefing a member of congress.

I am not looking for the entire paper, just some pointers and advice on where to start researching and how to go about answering this open ended question. Thanks.

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