Sustainable Technologies - 2011
Most countries face a very severe water supply problem, which has already become a food supply problem (which could unfortunately lead to wars and conflicts).
We acquired the original application patent from Nestlé R&D and further patented the first auto degradable liquid mulch for the agriculture in areas suffering from water scarcity.
Guilspare is a liquid organic polymer that you mix at 1 to 2% concentration to water for its first application on soil with a drip-line irrigation process, after sowing (treatment lasts 3 years, if land is not ploughed).
Like GoreTex but upside down, and ...
An intelligent building is a building that is able to monitor and control its own functionalities, according to the building structure, indoor and outdoor environment. The functionalities and their characteristics are directly related to building scope (the activities accomplished by the occupants), but usually are the same. Most of the necessary functionalities have been already determined, and they are mainly for ensuring the minimum energy consumption and the occupants' comfort. Not to forget that the occupants’ productivity is dependent on their comfort. Since a building is related to its occupants, all the functionalities of the building could be determined ...
Changing the fuel source for motor vehicles requires a comprehensive approach because of the already established infrastructure and supply of petroleum based fuels. In addition to the lack of infrastructure, it is recognized that hydrogen fuel will not be commercially viable unless competing against gasoline of well over $4.00 US per US Gallon. Hydrogen fuel is ideal from a pollution control perspective, but not from a BTU content perspective. This proposal seeks to solve these several problems simultaneously.
1. Hydrogen is less energy-dense, and therefore requires that a greater volume of fuel be carried to give the same ...
Jun 22, 2011
With recent explosions of hydrogen in Japanese nuclear plants there is a need for a device that will stop an explosion of hydrogen/oxygen in an enclosed system regardless of the magnitude of the explosion. A Detonation Flame Arrestor (DFA) is designed to extinguish a flame front resulting from an explosion or detonation of a gas in a piping system. However, in addition to extinguishing the flame, the DFA must be capable of dissipating (attenuating) the pressure front that precedes the flame front. The pressure front (shock wave) is associated with the propagation of the flame front through the unburnt ...
Jun 15, 2011
Today most all traditional structural floor, wall, and roof assembly materials are present in various forms that have been used individually or in combination with each other being categorized into the following basic categories:
Each of these main traditional building materials because of their properties has served a valuable function in the building process. However, used individually or in combination they carry with their use disadvantages in that each requires specific measures of protection in order to satisfy their structural benefit. A main disadvantage to these main building ...
France (Includes Monaco)
May 13, 2011
A RADIATION-DOUBLER SUNSHINE CONCENTRATOR.
Units of “solar radiation concentrators” of this design are maintained in an orthogonal attitude vis-a-vis incident sunshine - by conventional technical means.
The plane-wave solar radiation that enters a unit's capture-window sees (due to optical for-shortening), a pattern of squares and trapezoids, disposed as a “hex-rosette” as per illustration H#1. Instead of a 360-degree circle, the proposed design of concentrator consists of two equal and opposite sectors of the rosette, each of 105 degrees. It then becomes feasible to design a two-sided rectangular “target of concentration” and to illuminate each side of that ...
Jun 29, 2011
Described herein is a design for a self-sustaining electro-mechanical mosquito larvae killer.
As is well known mosquito infestation is one of the leading killers of the indigenous population in many countries. Many chemical solutions are available for treating the local area but for various reasons are not used.
This device is designed to kill mosquito larvae at the source; in the water where they live. Mosquito larvae float at the surface of the water where they extend their abdomens above the surface to breathe in air.
The unit contains a solar cell array arranged around the ...
Rockaway, New Jersey
There are three principal methods of heat loss through a window. These are radiation, conduction and convection. Radiation losses may be greatly reduced by means of an IR blocking (low E) coating applied to the warmer side of the window. Conduction losses can decreased by the choice of filling gas between the panes (we assume 2 or more panes) or by increasing the spacing between the panes. Increasing the spacing between panes to more than about .5-.75 inches (reference 1) results in increased bulk convection that more than compensates for a decrease in conduction loss. Figure 1 shows the ...
May 2, 2011
The problem that exists today that prompted the idea for this device is that there is a declining availability of fossil fuels and other “non-clean” energy sources. Scientists and engineers around the world have developed means of harvesting “clean energy.” Clean energy could be defined as energy that is produced in a way that is both not harmful to the environment and is sourced from something other than the fossil fuels which are of a finite supply that could someday be gone. Clean energy could include using elements such as wind, rivers, and the sun. The other source of ...
Jun 23, 2011
SunPax– The Mass-producible, IT-integrated, Solar-Energy Appliance
Solar energy systems need to move from custom-engineered installations to a mass-produced modularized energy appliance containing all related electronics, storage and monitoring functions within a single, UL approved, energy appliance. The SunPax system will do just that.
The rapid deployment of solar energy is inhibited by several issues.
1.Today, all solar energy systems are one-of-a-kind, custom designed systems with engineering being a substantial recurring cost. Systems with widely variable selection of components have variable quality and highly variable failure modalities. This creates uncertain maintenance-cost profiles. This customized style of assembly also ...
My idea is restructuring liquid crystals to have controllable photovoltaic properties. This can cause desirable effects, and could also make photovoltaics much more practical for household use. The panels are designed to exhibit photovoltaic properties when a small voltage is applied from a separate power source, darkening the glass, while also causing the structure to exhibit photovoltaics. When the voltage is removed, the panel resumes transparency. I wish this to be variable. The device functions as a window, shade, and electrical panel at once. Tint would not be necessary on the panels, as the panels can be adjusted for ...
A new concept in the use of integrated Aeolian energy–even for light winds under the speed of 2.5 m/s,-with the assistance of a turbine that has double synchronized rotors with multiple folding palettes of the new type, with auto-regulating in wind and self protection on wind gust (flurry), for the eolian turbines with horizontal ax and also vertical. Thinking a turbine with double rotors provided with semi-rigid pallets made of natural fiber material or recycled, utilizing more ingenious solution with increasing the dynamic effect due to the adaptability to the force and in the direction of the wind through ...
Water drips from standard Air Conditioner (A/C) units because of condensation, but what if the water was to be collected using an automatic device?
My idea looks at recovering waste condensed water from A/C units that run for several months over the year. In order to do so a device fills a tank with water automatically.
The preliminary tests with a home made A/C water recovery system showed that, an average of 27 liters (7 gallons) of water were produced by a standard home A/C in 1 day. If the A/C runs for 10 months in a ...
This gas turbine engine design offers an ingenious solution to the pending energy crisis. It offers an alternative energy solution that emits no greenhouse gas, while balancing the greenhouse effect itself, as the by-product of this engine is very cold air.
The concept is a gas turbine engine that is fueled by air. The system produces energy by allowing the ambient surrounding to do work on it, as oppose to the contrary, as in conventional gas turbine engines. Hence the idealised thermodynamic cycle of the concept is the mirror of the conventional Gas Turbine Cycle (figure 1).
Wind energy harvesting technology has established its market due to the excellent advantages it possesses. At the same time, severe limitations of this technology has emerged. This is a step forward from the combustion based energy generation techniques used before; in a way that the ill-effects of green house gases were realized much later in time. The intermittency of power generation is the largest pitfall of current wind energy source. Therefore, an integrated system that can harvest more than one energy source, while operational, is proposed.
Along with wind, rain and snow are also highly energetic resources, if ...
Mar 20, 2011
Energy conservation is a key issue faced by all the countries these days. It has been estimated that 20 to 50 % of the energy consumed is due to lighting. When vehicles stop for signals the kinetic energy gets wasted as heat. We can trap some part of this energy and utilize it for lighting streets as wells as signal lights. Piezo electric crystals convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. However the voltage generated using piezo electric crystals is proportional to the applied force which in turn is a function of time.
In this work we place the ...
Of a city’s total electricity consumption, more than 25% of the power is just consumed by the very basic need for air conditioning – to keep the temperature inside offices, homes, malls, shopping complexes, hypermarkets, cinema halls, factory complexes – at an ambient temperature for comfortable working, living and leisure.
MY INVENTION makes it possible to generate a self-perpetuating source of electrical power from an everyday appliance – the AIR CONDITIONER – a power-guzzler found in almost every household and every office and factory, in 80% of the parts of the world – and turn it into a ...
The scarcity of water in many countries is very clear and some wars actually started for water. The most water-poor areas in the world have long hours of sunshine and good solar energy resource. A good example is the MENA area (Medial East and North Africa) which have desert map and most cities are very near to the sea beaches where the humidity is very high.
If we campaign the foregoing information in our mind we will get two sources and one need, we have sun and humidity, and we need water to live.
Aqua-Solar cells may ...
Jun 29, 2011
HOT parking lots, pavement and cars are very uncomfortable; and as this heat is reabsorbed, it radiates into warming the surroundings even more. Actually, there are very many parking lots, especially in the southern states, where heat is augmented because of this pavement radiation. Providing shade to these parking lots would make these unattractive spaces more humane.
Shaded areas would permit a considerably more comfortable use of these parking lots, plus it would mean:
1. Less HEAT would be RELEASED into the environment.
2. Less USE OF FUEL in air conditioning HOT cars.
3. Provide an ideal ...
SFINTU GHEORGHE, COVASNA
Mar 14, 2011
The invention can be used in designing complete autonomous power installations for stationary applications(up to 5MW) and for mobile applications (up to 1MW).
According to the proposed principle and methods for performing self-sustained power installations (fig.1), the working fluid (water,water-based fluids, bio-hydraulic oils, etc.) is delivered from a liquid reservoir (14) by a liquid feed pump station with overflow hydraulic valve under low pressure through a filter ,and through flow control hydraulic valves assembly into working chambers (fig.2) of the pressure amplifier block (30) provided with various applicators which are forming various energy fields. High pressure (up to ...