Sustainable Technologies - 2016
The product utilises used polyethylene bags to form a 1cm thick insulating pad that is made in small custom sizes that together can be placed on walls as an add on insulation in the interior wall of rooms.
The aim is to reduce energy usage in households by reducing heat flow into homes through conduction through walls. The product utilises plastic bags as the primary component for insulation. The choice is driven due to pollution and nefarious impact on the environment by use and improper disposal of low and high density polyethylene bags.
There is a significant amount of ...
Legazpi City, Albay
Jun 5, 2016
Sound in the form of noise is generally present everywhere we go. It may range from a library-like conversation to a sound of a jet taking off. However, this “noise” dissipates into our environment and without it being utilized at all. Energy in the form of mechanical vibrations, by which sound is governed, can be converted into electrical energy. The Helmholtz Type Piezoelectric Acoustic Harvesting Device (HRTPAHD) is designed to convert these noises into useful electrical energy to power devices. It works by collecting the sound waves into its sound cone and into the Helmholtz resonator. Sound travels inside ...
Los Angeles, Ca
Mar 25, 2016
The present photovoltaic (PV) cells use only about half of the light spectrum provided by the sun because the infrared part is not utilized to produce electricity. Without storage or backup generation, PV systems are not a continuous and reliable power source. As a result, they have high energy cost of manufacturing, installation and maintenance. In solar thermal systems, the entire incident spectrum is converted to heat. However, they are generally too complex for non-utility users.
The proposed design combines PV and energy storage-integrated thermal field emission (TFE) modules in the same dish engine or thermal micro-concentrator system. ...
May 24, 2016
Access to safe water is problematic for 1.1 billion people in developing countries and challenging everywhere following natural disasters. Increasing temperatures due to climate change will progressively damage water supplies as heavy rainfalls produce sewage overflows and key water sources (mountain glaciers and snow pack) diminish. Furthermore, bio-terrorism threats aimed at municipal water systems call for upgraded disaster preparedness including personal water decontamination devices that are effective, inexpensive, highly portable, and easy to use.
Commercially available technologies for personal water purification are: bags with integrated filters, ceramic filters, straw filters, powdered clarification and disinfectant packets, purification tablets, solar disinfection ...
1070-065, Lisboa E Vale Do Tejo
The next challenge in the globalized world will be to provide populations in developing countries the easy access to fresh water and electricity. However, most of the rural population in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia live in scattered agglomerates that make the building of traditional infra-structure (electricity grids and water systems) not feasible from an economic standpoint. The key to overcome this issue will be the installation of micro-plants that will be able to generate energy and water to fulfill these populations needs.
The proposed system will produce electricity using a Stirling engine with a rated electrical output of ...
Natural Fibers such as Bamboo, Banana Trees, Coconut Husks, Coconut splinter and other such fibrous vegetation systems have the advantages of ready availability, are renewable, and have excellent strength-to-weight ratio. By combining with appropriate Polymers and other ingredients,as well as by hybridizing with glass fiber systems, we could convert almost all such natural fibers into varieties of utilitarian products - starting from garment buttons, housewares, furniture - to Boats, Auto Bodies and many more. The technology, under purview is a patented Product system for Molded Boats, Dinghy, and Fishing Boats (as large as 100 Ft or more)
Stage-1: A Boat ...
The HydroCharge is a portable, self-sustaining charging dock, that is perfect for the environmentally conscious outdoorsman on the go. This compact design with a small and efficient turbine is only 8” x 10” x 2” and weighs approximately 2lbs. This product is perfect for all of those summer camping trips. The turbine charges one of the two stored 5200mAh batteries in five hours, and can fully charge most smartphones. This device comes standard with two batteries so you can use one on the go for your devices while the other battery is topping up in the HydroCharge; making this ...
Transportation is one of the basic needs of human life. Most of our transportation is dependent on automobiles powered by fossil fuels. But the fossil fuels are being depleted and emissions from automobiles are causing environmental issues like greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, acid rain and pollution. There are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCVs) which can only run up to a certain distance and should be refilled with the fuel again. Hydrogen fuel does not occur naturally on Earth and thus it is not an energy source but it is an energy carrier. Here, we use hydrogen as an ...
Jun 19, 2016
The problem we're trying to solve is that currently Tractor-Trailers get 6.5 miles per gallon - and spend (on average) $48,000 per year on fuel (per tractor). The trucking industry spends $150B per year on fuel in the U.S., and 6.2% of all U.S. emissions come from trucks.
We (Hyliion) - hybridize the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination – saving over 30% on fuel. Our system uses regenerative braking to capture power when the trailer is slowing down or going down hill, and reuses that power to help the truck-trailer up hills. Our system installs in ...
Aliso Viejo, California
Dams block fish on their way to spawn.
Fish ladders are ineffective for fish like sturgeon.
The result is costly fisheries that have to raise millions of fish each year.
Upstream ecosystems are severely damaged by the lack of fish that used to breed there.
I thought there must be a solution. I rejected dam bypasses and run of the river hydro for wasting waterpower. To use all available water, I then realized that the fish must go through the dam itself.
How can the fish go through the dam?
I remembered that ...