Inventor Puts Pressure On Energy Conversion
Posted by keelynet on September 9, 2010
Elvin Knollman, president of Transmark Logistics LLC, a Decatur County business and inventor of the encapsulated upper coupler, says his pressure grid method will use pressurized gas as an energy source and medium.
“It’s all-natural, 100-percent green energy,” Knollman explained. According to Knollman, conventional practice of harnessing ‘green’ energy sources like wind, thermal and hydro uses the sources to generate electrical energy, which is transmitted via an electric grid to various locations where the energy is converted to another form.
Knollman’s concept provides a pressure grid system and method that can generate, store and distribute the pressurized gas. It takes natural energy and turns it into air pressure to run power plants or directly into factories.
The system can obtain and generate pressurized gas using green natural energy resources and store the pressurized air in subterranean locations with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.
The pressurized air can then be used directly as a pneumatic energy source or by converting the stored energy to another form, like electrical, mechanical or thermal. Knollman’s idea can be an energy source in residential, commercial and industry, he explained.
The invention can use natural resources to generate a compressed gas, preferably air, for delivery, though other gases could be used. According to Knollman, a wind turbine can be coupled to a compressor that pressurizes the air. Hydro power sources like river currents would utilize an apparatus floating on or suspended above the surface of the river, which can be equipped with paddle wheels, causing a shaft to rotate which would be coupled to a compressor to pressurize the atmospheric air.
Another potential source of energy is known as vortex hydro energy. It converts hydro-kinetic energy to electricity, which can be used to operate a compressor. – Full Article Source
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