Sustainable Technologies - 2013
Jun 29, 2013
The United States of America has been using energy for the betterment of the lives of the people since the very founding of this nation. One of the ways that we have been generating the energy we all need is through nuclear power plants. All of which produce waste products that must be stored for thousands of years in areas that we all hope will be safe to leave such deadly materials until the radio-activity of the waste products has gone away. This idea is for a device that will decrease the time for how long the radioactive ...
Jun 7, 2013
Recycled Concrete Sound Barriers
Road traffic is the biggest source of noise pollution in the UK . The noise generated by traffic on urban motorways can be disturbing for the occupants of dwellings along the boundaries of the road reserve. Currently, in urban areas, reflective solid noise barriers or special absorptive barriers are used to reduce the problem.
The reflective barriers, which are the cheaper approach to the problem, are typically made of concrete or timber. These constitute the major proportion of the installed barriers. The disadvantage of such barriers is that sound waves can be reflected ...
Renewable Phenolic Compounds - Another Product of EnerSysNet's Mobile Energy Conversion Systems
The wood products industry always manages waste and cost with an eye towards expanded profitability. For example, residual sawdust and chips in sawmill operations are bonded with wood adhesives containing phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin to produce engineered wood products such as particle board and Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
However, there is still waste – crowns and limbs at the harvest site and bark at the processing mill – that are usually burnt or buried in a landfill. Instead of burning, what if the waste could be ...
A system for generating electricity in the offshore oil and gas industry comprises a wind turbine that can easily be moved along with a drilling rig or marine platform. The system provides a renewable and alternative to generating electricity, in the form of wind, and addresses portability demands by industry without using petroleum product to operate offshore. A platform supports the turbine and is held in safe proximity to the offshore platform by an anchoring element in the form of a buoy or seafloor tether. An electrical communication element interfaces between the turbine and the offshore platform.
While operating offshore, ...
Those who have ever experienced a power outage understand the major headaches associated with losing electricity; figuring out how to keep food from spoiling, how to get water, plumbing, lighting, and heating & cooling to name a few. Some of us may have sworn to never have to experience that again, and have investigated a backup generator or battery system only to find them extremely expensive. What if there was a way to own an energy system that serves as a battery backup, reduces utility bills when electricity is available, and has the option to take your home completely ...
Studies at UC-Davis in 2007 have demonstrated that parasitic infestation(s) are a contributing factor in the onset of ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ in honeybee populations, natiowide. According to the USDA, domestic honey production is off by 16% for the year 2012. CCD and recalcitrant infestations by the varroa mite (V.destructor) have contributed to this decreased production and has negatively impacted crop pollination/production, in general.
Our team has developed a new delivery system comprising 100% natural low-toxicity components, called, “L-Tip,” that has been shown to be effective in treatment of colonies where V. destructor is present. Preliminary field studies indicate effectiveness ...
Clean water is becoming a scarcer commodity, even near large bodies of water. Desalinization processes are expense to implement and very expensive to maintain. Scaling current designs is difficult.
Using hydrogen fuel cell technology, we can develop and implement a very efficient design providing ease of deployment, ease of maintenance, and great scalability.
The source water could be the ocean. By using a process such as electrolysis the overall quality of the water is not of importance, as contrasted with PEM or many other process. By flowing much more water ...
It is an innovative sea wave energy converter.
Although there are many systems for converting motion of the waves, this device is innovative because the particular mechanism adopted allows the conversion into electrical energy of the waves in any direction. The machine is comparable to a buoy immersion is environmentally friendly and easy to build. Can be modulated by merging multiple buoys in a row.
It has no need to be anchored to the seabed and can therefore be used in any situation in depth. It can be used either in seas and lakes.
The overall dimensions are reduced ...
Self Irrigation container ( SIC-A)
Water is life. As we all know, all ancient cultures rose near water resources. They started agriculture, building dams and water reservoirs. Big reservoirs and dams built on rivers, not where there was little rainfall and flat zones. As civilizations develop and upgrade, that means more water consumption, for domestic and agricultural use. The world population is now over seven billion. All studies nowadays show that there are shortages in fresh water. The problem will be more clear in the next two decades. And some expect wars because of water shortages.
The fresh water main ...
Jun 28, 2013
Wave energy extraction is complex and many device designs have been proposed. All types of sea waves electricity stations are expensive.
This device is simple and can be made by every handy man. The device is suitable for yachts or ocean research vessels. Main part is permanent magnet alternator (Fig. 1), pendulum is attached to rotor shaft, so the rotor (1) is not spinning, only moving right and left in sea wave rhythm. Movement is relatively slow, so number of poles of the alternator must be high. Magnetic flux in stator (2) is changing and in its coils electromotive ...