2011
Sustainable Technologies

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 after a few hours, Guilspare creates an invisible film by coating soil particles, which will prevent:
- water from evaporation, reducing the water ...

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 from the occupants’ needs and abilities. This is the reason why the idea came to view a building as a ...

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 range of travel than does conventional gasoline fuels. In order to introduce hydrogen as a motor vehicle fuel source, it is ...

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 gas toward the DFA. The flame induced pressure front is always in the same direction as the impinging flame travel. ...

Background
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:

1. Concrete
2. Masonry
3. Steel
4. Wood

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 materials used either individually or in combination is that they require multiple protective assemblies to shield them from the effects of exposure ...

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 target with the concentrated radiation from all the focus-tilted reflectors of one “facing sector”.

There are 66 “seen-as-square” reflectors in each sector ...

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 surface of the unit. Internal to the unit is a completely sealed rechargeable battery and associated charging and conditioning circuitry along with a ...

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 effect of widely spaced panes. High quality windows use spacing of about .5” between panes. The common ways to improve ...

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 energy that has been unexplored but now tested is rain, or falling water.

Before this device was designed, there was ...

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 fosters high permitting and installation-costs.
2.Solar/light energy is only available during the day. With battery storage, it becomes a 24/7 electrical energy ...

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