Anteneh's Ventilation Against COVID-19

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Problem
Ventilators are very important equipment in an indoor environment. They help us stay cool, warm and breathe filtered air. But the very devices we rely up on to keep us safe from the airborne pandemic have become a major liability because indoor air filtration system before filtering the air will help the virus move from one place to another on the process of air circulation. In an indoor café, restaurant, school or office, people sit in rows and columns separated by desks or tables. If one person sitting on the last bench has the COVID-19 virus and the air filtration inlet is on the other side of the person infected with COVID19, the ventilation system will make the COVID-19 virus found on the exhaled air of the infected person travel all over the room because of the inevitable circulation characteristics of the system. This problem has been found and reported in many indoor settings in many countries of the world during this short period of time.

Solution
I have built a new kind of ventilation system for indoors that prevents transmission of COVID through air circulation due to ventilation equipment that help us stay cool. This is done by separating the circulation process of air filtration by taking out exhaled air through a different path from the path it originally came after it is filtered by using multiple small suction hoses or pipes installed at different positions which will prevent the exhaled air from traveling from one side of the room to another spreading the COVID virus before it is filtered in the ventilation system. We install one suction pipe in each desk or table in gathering indoor places like café, restaurant, school and office. The suction pipes are connected to each other to be directed into a header. The header will be connected to an exhaust fan which will be connected to the room air filtration system. When a person sitting at a specific table breathes out, the exhaled air will be sucked into the suction pipe on that specific table preventing any chance of infection to the person sitting on the next table who is in the way of the air circulation path to the ventilation equipment.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anteneh Gashaw
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    3
  • Anteneh's favorite design and analysis tools:
    Catia and autocad
  • Anteneh belongs to these online communities:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anteneh-gashaw-777276b
  • Anteneh is inspired by:
    I have dedicated my life for invention and research because not only I have big dreams but also it is my only way out of poverty. We all have a talent we know or did not find out yet. Mine happens to be inventing. I discovered this talent of mine when I was in second year student during my university life. Starting from that point everything seemed not important except creating new ideas. So, until now I have invented more than 50 inventions which are new to the world and the rest are intended for Ethiopia that will change the life of many people including mine. But because of poverty, theft and many reasons I could not manage to make it. But all that matter is I will never give up. I will invent until and after I become successful. That makes me a strong entrepreneur. My skills are aided with a mechanical engineering degree on design, production and sales expertise. You can find some of my inventions via https://www.herox.com/crowdsourcing-community/antenehgashaw-123126
  • Software used for this entry:
    Catia V5
  • Patent status:
    pending