Environmental technology (envirotech) or green technology (greentech) or clean technology (cleantech) is the utilization of the environmental science to preserve our natural environment and resources, and to reduce the negative effects of human activity. Environmental technology is centered on sustainable development.
Gasification is one example of green technology. It involves a combination of techniques aimed at pulling out energy from various types of organic matter. Gasification is a process that breaks down carbonaceous materials like coal, petroleum, biofuel, or biomass, and turns them into carbon monoxide and hydrogen by using extremely high temperatures and controlled amounts of oxygen and/or steam to make raw material, for instance house waste, or compost. The gas mixture produced through gasification is called synthesis gas. Syngas in itself is a form of fuel. It is composed mainly of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide and has less than half the energy density of natural gas.
The latest form of gasification is the revolutionary Biosphere Technology which was created and developed by the renowned author of various original contributions in scientific literature, Dr. Chris McCormack. Dr. McCormack also serves as the Chairman and CEO of Global Environmental Energy Corporation (GEECF). Biosphere Technology siphons the combustibility of solid wastes and transforms it into a fuel that generates steam of extreme heat which in turn produces green electricity. What makes the Biosphere process unique is the fact that it is performed in a controlled environment of limited oxygen to limit most of the resulting atmospheric emissions. The biosphere chamber is where the biosphere process begins. It is where the solid wastes are placed and subjected to thermal transformation to convert them into syngas. The syngas is then transferred into a combined cycle gas/steam turbine from which electricity is generated.
“Biosphere MK-V” is the materialization of the BioSphere process as a means of generating green energy while at the same time putting into effect the clean disposal of energy wastes.
The By-Products of Biosphere Technology
1. Pozzolanic Ash
Pozzolanic Ash is very rust resistant which makes it the chief component of rustproof materials built for underwater use. The high alkalinity of pozzolana also makes it especially resistant to usual types of sulfate corrosion. Fully hardened Pozzolanic Ash is also highly resistant to water absorption and spalling.
2. High Alloy Steel Wire
HASW is an alloy wire that “remembers” its original, cold-forged shape: returning the pre-deformed shape by heating. This material is a lightweight, solid-state alternative to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and motor-based systems. Shape memory alloys have applications in industries including medical and aerospace.
3. Carbon Black
The most frequent utilization of carbon black is as a tincture and reinforcing phase in automobile tires. Carbon black is also very helpful in absorbing heat away from the tread and belt area of the tire, resulting to reduced thermal damage and increased tire life. Carbon black particles are also being used as components in several radar absorbent materials and in photocopier and laser printer toner.
Electricity is an extremely flexible form of energy, and has been adapted to a huge, and growing, number of uses. Although electrification brought with it its own dangers, replacing the naked flames of gas lighting greatly reduced fire hazards within homes and factories. Public utilities were set up in many cities targeting the burgeoning market for electrical lighting.
Source by D. A. Ocampo