Sustainable Technologies - 2016
California is suffering from its largest drought in recent history. It also happens to be the most populous state and a major agricultural producer in the United States. This is going to have increasingly detrimental impacts to our traditional farming and food production industries.
My proposed solution is to assemble and sell a turnkey version of MIT’s OpenAG Food Computer. This product is a blend of software and hardware that allows everyday people to farm their own crops indoors (Source #1 below). Benefits include vertical space for growing, a controlled climate, lower water consumption, computer controlled monitoring, sensor analytics, ...
Forced Neutral Regenerative Carbon Cycle
The main purpose of this system is diminish carbon dioxide content both in the seawater and in the air by reducing and balancing its composition in order to mitigate world global warming. Mass transfer gas phase from the air to the liquid phase (seawater) is slow and it is taking about eight months for reaching a chemical equilibrium, but with the method described out in this paper It would take a few minutes in a closed loop cycle where the seawater is returned at the same location and in the same chemical composition ...
FRESH is a simple clay refrigeration and water filtration system for impoverished families in Gujarat, India. FRESH is made from local materials and builds upon existing skills sets of Gujarati potters. ClayNation is the organisation behind FRESH, providing training and equipment for low income potter families and sales/distribution networks.
FRESH not only provides a new source of income for potter households but also the opportunity for surrounding communities to provide their families with fresh produce and clean water.
Pottery is a common profession for families in rural Gujarati communities. However the recent adoption of plastic pots has reduced the ...
Fuel-Air Injection (FAI) Engine is:
1. A two-stroke engine with fuel and air injections.
2. A hybrid engine with an air motor built in the cylinder.
3. A high thermal efficiency pulsating rocket engine with piston and crankshaft as its output.
4. A clean combustion machine with gas expansion precisely controlled by digital fuel and air injections.
Conventional piston engines are subject to energy inefficiency and oxygen deficient combustion. Hence their fundamentals are being challenged:
1. Thermal Inefficiency - Thermal efficiency is compromised mainly due to time sharing of the cylinder. Air compression and gas ...
May 18, 2016
The proposed system is a number of buoys placed along the coast lines of USA to harvest the energy in water waves reaching the USA coast every day.
The suggested solution consist of several buoys, released next to each other in the ocean. Each buoy has a center located, vertical pipe, open in each end. The oscillation of the buoy will make water inside the pipe move up and down. A propeller turbine, located inside the pipe, will rotate with the water motion. The rotation is making a PM generator generate an AC voltage for each movement of the ...
Vermont South, Victoria
Jun 28, 2016
The Grain Dome was designed in response to the earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015. Significant issues emerging from this disaster were food security and malnutrition; the earthquakes destroyed major roads, markets and most significantly, household grain stocks. A huge number of homes became reliant on food assistance following the disaster, yet the food assistance was insufficient to keep up with demand. Many communities became inaccessible due to the destruction caused by the earthquakes, and these homes did not receive the assistance they needed.
The Grain Dome is an earthquake-proof grain storage system for farms and small communities in ...
Mankind grasps more and more surfaces of the ground as roads, the airports, etc.
But we can return these areas to plants vertically.
For this purpose it is necessary to build walls with special building blocks. These blocks are filled by a ground and established on a diagonal in such a manner that between them there is a space for plants.
Blocks have apertures in the bottoms in such a manner that all ground of all wall is one mass.. It is very convenient for root system of plants and for watering.
Such way of stacking of blocks is ...
Green parking lots work by converting the carbon dioxide to oxygen using the chlorophyll in plants. It's innovative because it uses ready-made products manufactured in North America to eliminate asphalt lots, that absorb solar rays and shed water to our sclerotic sewers.
In my humble opinion all asphalt parking lots ought to be replaced with green parking lots. These asphalt lots do us a great dis-service; they heat up in the summer and shed water. Green lots are a perfect replacement for black parking lots.
We already manufacture the product, so nothing more is needed to enable it to get into ...
Significant turbulence is created by airflow from moving vehicles. This turbulent air is an untapped, kinetic-energy resource. This turbulence is difficult to harness due to the chaotic intensity and irregular vectors of the energy. A system—HEAT—is proposed to convert this turbulence into useful electric current. This turbulence is predictable and sustainable, in that it is a product of movement of cars, trucks, trains, and the movement of air through tunnels.
The HEAT system consists of multitudes of “swirlers” which flex, bend, and sway, as they are affected by the turbulence. These movements can generate electric current as ...
Jul 1, 2016
The invention refers to a generator for thermal power and electricity with the electrical co-generator function, which, through the regeneration of a part of the energy consumed and by conjugation of the physical conversion phenomena developed during operation, converts the reclaimed energy in order to replenish the cogenerator.
The invention is composed of a pulse motor hammer (A) with the function to accumulate the energy of movement produced by an engine with variable reluctance (M). The engine hammer with pulse (A), regenerating the electrical energy from the cycle of the generator of the engine with the variable ...