UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Stand-alone system for the purification of brackish water directly powered by photovoltaic solar energyThe Applied Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis Research Group at the University of Alicante has developed an Stand-alone system for the desalination and disinfection of water by Electrodialysis (ED) and the necessary water pre- and post-conditioning steps. The developed system is sustainable and environmentally-friendly being directly powered by a photovoltaic solar plant without using battery racks. This new system substantially decreases both the investment and maintenance costs by eliminating the batteries. Also, it can be adjusted to be used in water from very different sources like seawater, brackish water wells, wastewater treatment plants, industrial processes water, etc. being of particular interest for remote areas isolated from the electric grid. The Research Group has a demonstration Pilot Plant with the capacity to produce up to 1m3 of drinking water per day. The Group is looking for companies interested in the commercial exploitation of this technology through licensing agreements and/or technical cooperation.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent regulation system of pedestrian crossings by monitoring the waiting areas and adaptive traffic light controlThe research group Intelligent Vehicles and Traffic Technologies of the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá has developed a system that allows the intelligent control of the opening and closing times of a traffic light that governs a pedestrian crossing, especially in urban areas. It is a road safety system that ensures that pedestrian traffic at pedestrian crossings is carried out safely, while optimizing the opening and closing times of traffic lights, achieving an improvement in traffic flow in urban areas. For this purpose, the monitoring of waiting areas for pedestrian crossings is carried out by means of a stereoscopic vision system with infrared illumination. The images provided by the stereoscopic vision system are processed by a computer, obtaining information regarding the presence of pedestrians in the waiting areas. This information is used to act on a traffic light that controls the pedestrian crossing. The group is looking for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements, manufacturing agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies in the sector of transport infrastructure and traffic safety as well as public institutions, such as municipalities and councils.
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NDI Foundation posted this:NEW FLUORINATED CARBON MATERIALS FOR FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIESOur project is the solution for sorting out rechargeable batteries enchanted anode and fuel cells Proton Exchange Membranes (PEM) efficiency issues. We propose to start mass production and sales of the products based on the new technology of Soft Fluorination for Carbon Materials and products derived by this technology. Our product is globally prospective and ready for industrial use. The product is targeted to the following segments of clients: - fuel cells producers - proton exchange membranes (PEM); - energy storage systems - batteries and super-capacitors electrodes; - Super-acid Catalysts for numerous uses; - Fillers for fluorinated resins; - Biologically indifferent sorbents (e.g. for blood purification); - Hydro-isolation of resins adhesion of construction composite materials and pigments. As so far in the fuel still not realized their potential as a cost efficient, environmentally friendly and productive in converting available chemical energy into electric energy.
Fundació URV posted this:Development of Electronic Systems for Smart Energy ManagementWe develop electronic power systems with several power sources and loads, which allows the programming of various energy management strategies, based on algorithms and databases obtained by an integrated instrumentation. Therefore, it offers the coordination and optimization of the different power sources, with the result of a high energy saving and life extension of the systems.
DIT Hothouse posted this:Wind Urchin: A 3D Spherical AnemometerThe Wind Urchin is a novel instrument for the simultaneous measurement of wind speed, direction and turbulence. It is effectively a multidirectional anemometer which uses multiple Pitot tubes incorporated into a unique spherical design to provide simultaneous real-time data on all elements of wind and uniquely turbulence.
DIT Hothouse posted this:UPQC: A Device for Power Quality EnhancementUPQC (Universal Power Quality Conditioner) allows optimal control of a power electronics-based conditioner. Comprising both shunt and series elements (inverters), UPQC compensates for sags and swells, unbalance and distortion (harmonics)in the supply current and supply voltage respectively. UPQC delivers cost savings, increased reliability and enhanced electrical power network functionality. It also employs modular control software and novel techniques for load side short circuit protection of series inverters.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Intelligent power distribution system• Use distributed artificial intelligence techniques to streamline the supply. • Allows to set profiles of distribution according to the characteristics and temporal needs of users. • Can use external information to anticipate demand and establish preventive actions. It could use for example, information about the upcoming weather forecasts and establish the possible energy contributions from sources of generation based on renewable energies. • The behavior is dynamic and progressive, since it is capable of learning from the corrective actions that the user can set. • The system takes into account the storing of energy or batteries available, taking advantage of the surplus to minimize the events of power shortages. • Controls the behavior of devices that require power, optimizing its consumption and prioritizing those most needed according to the requirements of the users. • The system is scalable and distributed, which can be later expanded and in case of any failure, the rest of the system would still be operating.