Sustainable Technologies - 2013
Jun 14, 2013
The Problem: Common residential exterior light fixtures that allow light pollution, light trespass and energy waste. Replacement of such fixtures (especially multiple exterior fixtures) can be prohibitively expensive.
The Solution: A light bulb with louvers designed into the sealed bulb envelope to keep light directed below the horizontal plane to meet modern full cut-off light fixture standards. When this louvered full cut-off bulb is placed in an older, exterior light fixture, light is directed towards the ground where it is needed rather than the sky where it is wasted.
19 U.S. states(1) have or are in the process of addressing light ...
Jun 11, 2013
This is a technology for generating hydro power by extending an enclosed pipeline in to the head waters from a hydro power turbine. This hydro power development is based on the fact that the flow through a closed conduit (pipe) will be greater than the free flow through an open channel. Water flowing though a closed conduit is a laminar flow while water flow in a river is a turbulent flow.
Furthermore a pipe line extension will help to generate stream line. Usually water in a reservoir starts from zero velocity and enters into pen stock and it ...
A concept of a Macrowave Controller
The whole integration of this composes with the followings: 20 to 30 self-constructed civilian-crawler-type-heavy-autonomous-vehicle (CCTHAV), each weighted about 3 to 5 tons with elevating-poles to assemble the huge platform in figure. This reconfigurable platform has a cone or cornucopia shape metal structure, its boundaries is to constrain flow-direction of air eddy current according to fluid dynamics.
The length of the wind turbine blade could be 50-200 meters. The gyration lugs the motor, causing the relative movement between stator and rotor to generate e-power. The suitable condition for its usage is at terrace or ...
Bacolod City, Western Visayas
Apr 27, 2013
What if we arrange a set of permanent magnets in a manner that it would work like an electric motor so that we can generate a circular motion without the intervention of any external inputs, then use this motion to drive a shaft and unto an electric generator so that we can produce electricity for a very long time without ever being shut down for a very long period of time, perhaps for a thousand years or more or even a million if the machine is provided with a very sufficient amount of lubrication. This way we can send ...
Jun 10, 2013
A thermal plasma technology capable of instantaneously dissociating large carbon containing molecules directly into a mixture of ionized particles can generate energy from gases attributed to the greenhouse effect.
About 95% of the hydrogen produced today from natural gas using steam-methane reforming, an endothermic process in which high-temperature steam (700°C–1000°C) reacts with methane under 3–25 bar pressure in the presence of catalysts. Hydrogen may also be formed by utilizing the dry-reforming process. A major advantage of the dry-reforming process is that it consumes abundant volumes of environmentally detrimental gases (methane and CO2) and transforms them into clean fuel: hydrogen ...
Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
May 20, 2013
The futuristic technology for the colonies on Mars.
The Planet Mars has been an issue of scientific curiosity for centuries, not least because Mars is the only terrestrial planet whose surface can be directly observed in detail from the Earth. Although Mars is smaller at 11% of Earth's mass and 50% farther from the Sun than the Earth, its climate has important similarities, such as the polar ice caps, seasonal changes and the observable presence of weather patterns.
Wind turbines designed to make electricity at the South Pole and in remote regions of Alaska may lead to similar ...
Technologies based on microbially-catalyzed reactions are cost-effective for managing waste at a large scale. 125 million dry tons of pig waste is produced globally every year. Pig waste has high concentrations of organic carbon and nutrients like nitrogen that, when discharged to the environment, can lead to surface water eutrophication, contamination of drinking water sources and resulting health problems like blue-baby syndromes, noxious odors, and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, protection of public health and the ecosystem demands removal of organic compounds and nutrients from pig waste prior to discharge. Here, we present microbial fuel cells (MFCs) as a viable ...
Who says the sun can't shine at midnight? What if solar panels charged up a battery during the day, which then went on to power a street light at night?
The EIA reports that up to 12% of all electricity goes into lighting. Needless to say, it's a big part of our energy footprint. What are some other features a smart lighting solution should have to maximize environmental friendliness and cost effectiveness? After a lot of research and brainstorming, I think I have my answer:
1. LED bulbs are used instead of less efficient fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.
2. No expensive chips ...
This system would comprise of several diversion facilities to store the flood waters. Each facility would include an open pit (4 to 5 miles square and 100 feet deep), an electrical generator (driven by the entering flood waters) and a system for emptying the pit. These facilities would be placed at strategic locations along the Mississippi river upstream of known flood prone areas. This would make a great government stimulus program with the following benefits:
1. Provide work for thousands (possibly 10s of thousands) of people (think of all those soldiers returning home that need jobs) over many many ...
Jun 19, 2013
Mississippi to Colorado River Waterway
Provide a waterway from the Mississippi River basin to the Colorado River basin. This preliminary plan shows the waterway starting at Greenville, Mississippi and ending at Navajo Reservoir in New Mexico. The goal was to minimize rise of the waterway to reduce pumping costs. A secondary goal was to route the water through arid areas where potential taps could be made to supplement water supplies in those areas.
The Mississippi floods regularly and this excess water is desperately needed in the west. This is an immense undertaking and reflects the need to move resources ...