Sustainable Technologies - 2017
The idea of this project initiated from reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in SI engines. We studied various types of additives in gasoline for the SI engine. Out of them we found Hydroxy or HHO gas is a very convenient additive for SI engine. We generated HHO from dry cell. For required flow rate we tried various iterations and configurations. The dry cell is nothing but an HHO generator which generates HHO gas from an electrolysis process. In the electrolysis process the water is split into oxygen and hydrogen and the mixture of these two gases is ...
Overheard medical marijuana growers discussing high electric bills and that their air conditioners run even when it is freezing outside. They do enriched CO2 growing which boosts yields but precludes exchanging air with the outdoors.
The obvious solution was to switch to LED grow lights. But that still dumps a lot of heat into the grow space. Unlike the traditional grow lights (HPS) which emit heat radiant in all directions, LEDs emit most of their heat off of the back side via conduction and with COB LEDs this heat is emitted in a concentrated area. Capturing this heat while ...
The Hyper4 (a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder engine) improves the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines by up to 75% (as reflected by Simulink Matlab and Converge CFD modelling software), approaching 50% brake thermal efficiency in a unique, compact axial design that is both straightforward and inexpensive to manufacture. Unlike a standard inline engine, the incorporation of Constant Volume Combustion, Variable Compression ratios and Over expansion is virtually effortless. These fuel saving strategies are well known, researched and documented but are extremely difficult to implement in a crankshaft controlled engine. The configuration allows for the inclusion of rotary valves ...
El Paso, Texas
Jun 28, 2017
This innovation relates to the modification of the surface of solar panels to increase the efficiency. In essence, this technology will make use of flexible solar cells that can be made to conform to other than a planar surface. In this way, even if no optimal orientation at 90 degrees from the solar radiation angle, still higher efficiency can be obtained. This concept shares some similarities with a technique used in materials characterization called x-ray diffraction. In this technique, a powdered material is subjected to x-ray radiation and as the x-rays diffract they permit the identification of phases due ...
Over 1.2 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion are without clean cooking facilities; more than 95% of these people are in sub-Saharan Africa and 84% are in rural areas.
The Inexhaustible Power Source (IPS) is a technology that has the potential to meet all of man’s energy needs. The IPS has a power-to-weight ratio of 122 Horsepower per Kilogram, an efficiency of about 99%, a lifespan of 75yrs, and a coefficient of performance that tends to infinity. The IPS does not depend on the weather; it does not pollute the ecosystem; it does ...
Jun 7, 2017
The advancement of analytical water characterization methods has revealed the presence of a new class of water contaminations known as emerging contaminants. One of the main groups of this class of contaminants is pharmaceutical compounds, including the medicines used by individuals everyday. These contaminants have a widespread presence in the effluent of wastewater treatment plants and hospitals with proven negative impacts on aquatic species. The inefficiency of current standard treatment strategies in elimination of pharmaceutical compounds has initiated efforts to create innovative and more effective treatment technologies.
At Roshan Water Solutions, we have developed a new water treatment technology ...
Our concept lies within the realm of green energy and by our intent we seek a better world where we wouldn’t have to compromise the integrity of our little place in this solar system.
We seek to merge Nano-crystalline solar cells (thin film) with wind turbines, so that we can obtain more energy from a single structure. The rotor blades of the wind turbines are coated with Nano crystal solar cells and the tower is covered with curved solar panels. When photovoltaic cells overheat, they become less efficient. The constant spinning of the rotor blades cools the cells.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan
May 3, 2017
The laws of physics restrict the rotational speeds of traditional large generators due to the increased centrifugal forces. Hoover Dam generators run at around 1.5 - 2.0 Hz.; their substantial centrifugal forces require these and similar generators to run at relatively low frequencies which results in very low specific outputs (kW/lb. and kW/ft3).
DET has patented a generator that is based on Faraday's Law, NASA developed ultra-high speed flywheel technology and Formula 1 engine principles. The result is a compact, high speed generator that has the potential to operate at up to 1,000 Hz. and produce extremely high specific ...
Jul 1, 2017
The most common contaminants of water are organic compounds, bacteria and protozoa that pose a great risk to human health. However, the existence of recalcitrant pollutants prevents effective treatment by conventional methods. A novel environmentally friendly alternative for the elimination of recalcitrant pollutants is the advanced oxidation processes, such as photocatalysis (TiO2).
LimpiAgua is a device that is used to treat water, based on TiO2 photocatalysis. This device is very useful in developing countries where many people do not have access to drinking water and therefore children and the elderly tend to be constantly sick and in rural areas. ...
Liter of Light is a global open source movement that aims to provide ecologically-sustainable lighting solutions using photovoltaic technology and simple materials for those who don’t have adequate access to electricity or who cannot afford it.
In 2015, Liter of Light won the Zayed Energy Prize, the Nobel Prize for the Environment and UN’s World Habitat Awards.
In Brazil, Liter of Light is named as Litro de Luz Brasil and was created in 2014. Litro de Luz Brasil innovates from a social perspective, since all the technology and knowledge is taught to the communities, so they can use basic ...