2014
Sustainable Technologies

Abstract:
SAKALA in Sanskrit means total, entire or complete and RAVA in Sanskrit means any sound, noise or vibration.

In the view of intense demand for power in this densely populated world, there is a need for sustainable and alternate energy sources. The consumption will further be increased by the expected 2.4 billion increase in population from now onwards till the year 2050. Can we use vibrational energy that is available in abundance as a source of energy? so that this demand can be met. Vibrations and sound generated by vibrations have a great potential to form energy sources. They are seldom used as energy sources.

SAKALARAVA is a device which converts the energy generated from mechanical vibrations ...

Salter’s Duck is a wave energy conversion device invented by Dr. Stephen Salter in 1974 at the University of Edinburgh. The device is unique among wave energy conversion systems in that it uses both the vertical and horizontal motion of the wave. It has a pear shaped cross section that “nods,” rotates around its center, in response to wave forces. The nodding motion can then be transformed into power via hydraulics, air pressure or direct electrical generation for electrical utilities or various other uses such as desalination, oxygen injection into “dead” zones in littoral water or for fluid reinjection into offshore oil formations.

Like most wave energy collection devices, the Duck needs a fixed point that doesn't follow ...

There is high demand for food on the Planet.

We need to produce a lot of grains and meat for the developing countries. Usually the ground in such countries is poor or there are deep forests everywhere.

To solve the task we can use the SkyChickenHouse, SkyPiggyHouse or SkyFishHouse. The idea is simple enough: if we can live in skyscrapers why won't our pets do the same

Today one of the biggest problems is the place for the chicken farms and the grains that the chickens eat while growing. We can build the SkyChickenHouse that will use the Sun Collectors on all of its height. The main thing is we can place as many chickens as we need in such houses ...

Biogas digester technology can provide energy needs of local government operations by producing methane. About 1.7 cubic meters of biogas equals one liter of gasoline; the manure produced by ONE cow in one year can be converted to the methane equivalent of over 200 liters of gasoline. Cattle, pigs and chickens in the US produce over two billion tons of manure annually. Many high methane output plants exist in the US and Europe. Why not scale the technology from large operations into uses that anyone see benefit?

System solution: Provide from one-quarter to one-third of the energy needs of a small town, from 5 – 10,000 persons, initially in three locations, Northern, Southern, and Midwest US by producing high ...

I have a design that uses a solar panel to convert sunlight into electricity that is stored in a sealed lead-acid (SLA) battery. The power from the battery is then used in the evenings to power LED lighting. LEDs and solar power go well together.

I am using this system to illuminate my home in the evenings (and early morning), and am able to save from 10% to 15% on the electric bill each month. The system is maintenance-free, and works daily without need for attention.

The LEDs are controlled using a micro-controller on a PCB. The LEDs are turned ON/OFF using an InfraRed (IR) controller. I also have various settings that can be set using the IR ...

Our mission at CFS is to provide a sustainable agricultural production system, using Systems Engineering and Integration practices (as used by NASA and other technologically sound entities) to develop highly automated Smart Aquaponic Greenhouse facilities that are Off-Grid and infrastructure independent. Our design will be clean energy powered and largely computer controlled, such that the facility is as self sufficient as possible and requires minimal technical support or human intervention.

CFS will use technology and science to accomplish the goal of creating decentralized (local) high yield, small footprint buildings that are ecologically sound, environmentally conscious and robust in performance and sustainability.

But we do not stop with just food production. Sustainability Plus is a philosophy developed by our CEO ...

‘Smart You’

"There is a water crisis today. But the crisis is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs. It is a crisis of managing water so badly that billions of people - and the environment - suffer badly."
--- World Water Vision Report

Urban dwellers don’t pay much attention to their everyday water usage in the bathroom activities such as brushing, face wash, hand wash and shaving. ‘SMART YOU,’ a product comprised of a tap and activity dial, is a persuasive behavioral design to make the user aware of his water consumption for the various activities. The awareness may lead to positive behavior in the user causing less ...

The Problem:

When people get down to the last stub of soap it is discarded. This can result in wasted matierials and in turn a loss of money for the person throwing it away. Imagine if you stacked up all of the unused soap stubs from just one year! The energy put in to making them has all gone to waste becasue they are now floating down to waste water treatment plants or getting shipped to a landfill.

The Solution:

Our product is a device that will melt down soap at a temperature of 255 degrees Celcius because most soaps will melt at that tempature. The Soap Salvager has a solar panel that collects energy from the sun and ...

INTRODUCTION There is an urgent need to curtail the use of crude oil in any form as India is completely dependent on imported crude for all forms of transportation energy. This results is our country and our people being very poor due to the import of all energy sources like crude oil and coal. There is only one way ahead ie to replace the import of energy sources by substituting solar energy in all forms of transport etc. At present the petrol and diesel powered vehicle use crude oil and produce pollution and heat. It produces greenhouse gases which will result in the world going towards the tipping point of heating cycle from where there may not be any return. ...

The Solar Dome is the ideal in Regenerative Architecture as its an atmospheric generator with an otherwise useless interior, its interior however can be used as any other dome would be - and it's scalable.

Designed to work in arid regions, the solar dome combines updraft, vortex, and downdraft dynamics to create, capture and convert hot air into electricity.

Construction:

The top of the Solar Dome is designed to create a greenhouse effect, a clear exterior over a thicker, black dome of a material chosen for its thermal mass. The solar dome must have a basement. Between the two a system is provided which transitions the convection currents or updraft into vortex and then downdraft current. The dome traps ...

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