1. Oil Drop Stop Quick, eco-friendly, drop-proof oil changes
The prototype to be developed would be an oil industry solution enabling quick, eco-friendly, drop-free oil changes.
The Oil Drop Stop process is expected to generate huge demand in the global market. The Exon Valdez oil tanker’s disaster on 24 March 1989 in Alaska, and the BP’s oil pollution of the Gulf of Mexico, proved that oil and related products are a serious threat to nature. In the US it was also pointed out that our mechanized world, and in particular the car industry, pollute the environment several thousand times more than these disasters.
The amount of lubricating oils used globally is 37 million tonnes a year, but only 7 million tonnes are re-gathered, the remaining 30 million tonnes pollute the environment. One liter of lubricating oil can contaminate one million liters of water, hence we potentially pollute 30,000 billion liters a year.
The problem derives from oil refueling, when, by the oil drops, the environment is significantly contaminated. Oil pollution destroys plants, animals, and all living things in our waters. Our invention might offer a remedy for this problem.
The know-how we purchased
During oil refueling and oil outlets a special, small-sized quick coupling will be applied, and neither people, nor the environment will contact the lubricating oil. On-premises oil change will be supported by devices (containers for new and waste oil, compressors, tubes, quick couplings, etc.) equipped on trailers. Due to the closed system waste oil can fully be collected, and hot oil can be changed as well.
Oil Drop Stop = Clean waters
Current oil outlets don’t operate in closed systems, offering no proper solution for on-premises oil changes (e.g. in wind generators), furthermore, separate or detachable couplings have relatively complex designs. Common practice is to connect the coupling’s two parts by threaded or bayonet components, therefore coupling and decoupling requires twisting. A common fault of threaded couplings is that the binding cannot be dissolved quickly, and it requires a lot of space. Existing oil outlets feature narrow cross-section of flow, and no solution exists to simultaneously remove the oil connection tube, and seal the tube under pressure. Also, smaller oil outlets are necessary, so that they wouldn’t hang out.
This product and technology is an absolute novelty. The prototype would be an oil industry solution enabling quick, eco-friendly, drop-free oil changes.
2. Know-how for complex utilization of red mud (Red mud 1)
Red mud, a toxic by-product of the Bayer process, has been a neuralgic aspect in environmental protection. This material is generated during the production of aluminium oxide. A global amount of 120 million tonnes is created every year, and currently 2.5-3 million tonnes of red mud await utilization in reservoirs.
Summary of general research & development goals
The planned development of this know-how is accordant with EU goals, and is an innovative, environmentally friendly, integrated method for retrieving metal oxides from red mud, and transforming them to nano-grains, while the residue can be utilized as carbon-dioxide-free materials in construction, agriculture and other fields, throughout the entire chain of production and distribution.
During the know-how’s framing we strive to come up with a solution that completely processes red mud, eliminates environmental hazards, and enables production of high added-value, sustainable products made of red mud, and that eases the EU’s critical dependence on raw materials, and provides minerals for construction materials with low carbon dioxide emission.
3. Development of an energy-saving hearth A solution for burning not only biomass, but combusted gases
Household hearths operate with low efficiency, hence an increase is necessary. The concept is based on a new approach in designing hearths’ bodies, and offers a solution to burn not only biomass, but combusted gases as well, hence increasing efficiency. The system features multiple heat exchangers, a ventilating fan, and an air exchanger, which grant control over combustion parameters. Additionally, the hearth and the grate are coated with a nano-tech material, which peels off biomass combustion residue, preventing the contamination of the hearth, and the choking of the grate.
The fireplace prototype is expected to increase household heating installations’ efficiency by 10%, and decreases the use of combustibles to the same proportion, and additionally, decreases exit gas temperature and carbon dioxide emission by 20%.