2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Clean Technology 2008

Health based sustainable energy engineering application to indoor air quality

R.K. Obeyesekera, K. Obeyesekera
K-HART International, AU

Asthma,dustmites,air circulation,forced water flow evaporation,indoor air quality

ABSTRACT Ranjith K Obeyesekera PhD K-HART International P.O.Box 6872, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 Australia Health based sustainable energy engineering application to indoor air quality Over 300 hundred million people worldwide are affected with Asthma related problems due to bad circulation of air inside houses.Astma allergies are triggered by house dust, moulds, house dust mites and their fecal palettes. There are various cleaning systems to circulate the air inside the houses such as air conditioners, humidfiers, vaccum cleaners, evaporaters etc. These air cleaning systems are all powered by electrical energy. Due to the escalating cost of electricity, appliances, their maintenance costs, it is costly to use them continuously in houses. Therefore interrupted air circulation leads to stagnation of air and increase the temperature, thereby the humidity and stuffiness. Trapped air contains house dust with dust mites, their fecal pallets and water vapor which will trigger the Asthma and related problems. We have made an attempt to introduce continuous air circulation inside a room through forced water flow evaporation. This method does not consume any electrical energy. We analyze hot spots of stuffy areas in rooms and place the water evaporation products to force-out the contaminated air with dust. This product is designed in such away that room temperature will be controlled by evaporation effect of cold water inside the product. The new design was analyzed in various air flow characteristics in rooms and shown better air flow performance which helps to minimize allergens. This product automatically stops forced water flow evaporation when the room temperature coincide with the cold water temperature. Once the room temperature is increased, it automatically increases the forced water flow evaporation.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract