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Waste water generator- Possible game changer?

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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Researchers in the US have built a prototype device which they say can generate electricity from waste water.


www.bbc.co.uk...

If they can make it work on an industrial scale I think this could be a serious game changer. Weather it will generate enough power we can effectively use I do not know. But for the water purification alone this could help so many people all over the world.




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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GE will buy the patent and it will NEVER see the light of day. That's how these things normally work. Nobody wants clean, low cost, highly available energy. At least not the big energy companies.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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How strange i was thinking to myself only yesterday almost exactly this, though specificly rain water run off from house roofs - it thunders down those gutters somtimes!!!!

Any water flowing anywhere could be tapped to a little generator, really nice to see its a serious idea!

Adding the chemical process to generate even more, not just flow, is insanly good!

Lights getting dim? Go to the toilet!


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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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You so beat me to it.
If it's not GE, it's an associate of theirs. The shelves are over loaded with clean technologies that are game changers. I don't see any end in sight to this suppression.




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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Considering they own most of Tesla's patent, including the EVER important Geostatic Energy patents, it would not surprise me in the least bit.

~Renth



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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I see your point.

Here is a company's developing a product close to this:

www.statkraft.com...

There also a large company and definitely have the resources to make a technology like this work.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
reply to post by tothetenthpower
 


You so beat me to it.
If it's not GE, it's an associate of theirs. The shelves are over loaded with clean technologies that are game changers. I don't see any end in sight to this suppression.




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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by CR4V3N
 


GE will buy the patent and it will NEVER see the light of day. That's how these things normally work. Nobody wants clean, low cost, highly available energy. At least not the big energy companies.

~Tenth


Yeah, good thing there is mom and pop shops fighting the good fight:


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Oh wait, those are small companies?



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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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I watch that show Shark Tank, and they show how big business tries to buy up new game changing inventions just to sell them to the giants to be shelved.

This guy was on that show about these nasal screens...


The sharks asked him why he didn't sell to the giant corporations, and he said that they wanted to buy him out and shelf his invention with the reasoning - why prevent illnesses for $2 when you can treat them ongoing for $14? He refused to sell out, then 1 of the sharks offered him $4 million for 100% equity in the product, the largest offer in the show's history.

He turned it down, because he wanted to "help people" and knew it would get shelved if he sold out. Greed is not in this man's blood, we need 1 million more guys like him in this world.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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I don't understand what that information is supposed to mean regarding this topic? Are you saying that there isn't a systematic purchase of free/low cost/renewable energy patents by major energy corps?

Cause there certainly is.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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Nobody wants clean, low cost, highly available energy. At least not the big energy companies.

 


Sorry. Is it profitable, is it commercially viable? Yes, they want it.

While some patents do get bought out to be shelved, it is usually a product or process that is equal to current technologies. The majority of purchased technologies and patents are meant to be developed into something else though.

Something commercially viable, marketable, and profitable.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Such a sad state of affairs on this planet at the moment.
Corporate greed knows no limits,even if it means killing the entire biosphere,well that's just fine it seems.

We could have had water powered cars are free electricity some 50 years ago if the fascists hadn't got their way.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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You are correct.

But..Did you review my last two links? That's a rather large company championing this type of technology, with the resources to make it happen. Surely some will slip the big corps. shelving net and become mainstream? We know there's a lot of people trying this sort of thing so it makes sense that some will eventually succeed....I hope!



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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I build wastewater systems and have worked in renewable energy.

We already use membranes in water and wastewater treatment systems

You could easily add more equipment to produce electricity that the plant could use..

Now..

whats the equipment cost to manufacture, install, maintain, replace...
how much output over time will determine if its cost effective.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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If its as easy as you think then surely it wouldn't be much more on top of current operational costs? Plus the power generated would be routed to power the plant, this must seriously take chunk out of normal operational costs.

But as you say they don't currently do it and there must be a reason behind it. If the general opinion on company's is to be believed then saving them money/potential to make more money is the driving force behind there actions and there not using this tech so it must be useless?

Then why would so many other persist in trying to make it sustainable and mainstream?




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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The sharks asked him why he didn't sell to the giant corporations, and he said that they wanted to buy him out and shelf his invention with the reasoning - why prevent illnesses for $2 when you can treat them ongoing for $14? He refused to sell out, then 1 of the sharks offered him $4 million for 100% equity in the product, the largest offer in the show's history.

 


I wasn't able to find the episode, I did find this though:


And so right as the investors were losing interest, he revealed he had a multi-million dollar order from Saudi Arabia to which Kevin O’Leary emphatically said “Why didn’t you tell us that earlier?!”.
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And then this:


First Defense Nasal Screens (FDNS) a United States Company and an undisclosed U.A.E company filed final U.S. State Department authenticated contracts to the U.A. E Embassy in Washington D.C Thursday morning July 1st for legalization and final registration. The contract provides and grants exclusive distributorship rights in the Arab world. Countries included in the contract are United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Jordon, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, and Morocco.
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Where is there signs of suppression or this being shelved?



In fact what happened, is he had an offer from the Arab world, and when he turned it down and brought the product to market, he then signed a distributorship deal over a dozen Arab countries.

(I suppose for all the sand in the nose?)

Where is there evidence of someone trying to shelve it?
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Then why would so many other persist in trying to make it sustainable and mainstream?

 


New technology has always been revolutionary to the business market. And why wouldn't it be?

It doesn't mean that all of them will work, or that all of them are worth studying, but people can't predict the future. A lot of time and money gets spent on projects that are just useless by the end of their course. And also, people get money looking for sustainable technologies, interest groups lobby governments and pull on people's heartstrings to throw cash at "green" tech. Just look at the wasted money in the Obama administration and the results, or lack thereof.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Where is there evidence of someone trying to shelve it?

The evidence is what he said on that episode, it's from the middle of season 2.
He did say he had huge orders overseas in the Arab countries, but when asked why he didn't get funding from big pharma companies, he told them those companies wanted to buy him out and shelf it so can could maximize profits by treating vs preventing.

When the sharks heard that, plus the large pending orders to Saudi Arabia, they made him huge offers for 100% equity. The looks on their faces told me that they wanted to sell it to big pharma for a profit because this guy wasn't caving to the large offers from them. He needed financing from the sharks to afford the costs to fill those large orders, and he settled for a great deal that still left him controlling equity.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
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Where is there evidence of someone trying to shelve it?

The evidence is what he said on that episode, it's from the middle of season 2.
He did say he had huge orders overseas in the Arab countries, but when asked why he didn't get funding from big pharma companies, he told them those companies wanted to buy him out and shelf it so can could maximize profits by treating vs preventing.

When the sharks heard that, plus the large pending orders to Saudi Arabia, they made him huge offers for 100% equity. The looks on their faces told me that they wanted to sell it to big pharma for a profit because this guy wasn't caving to the large offers from them. He needed financing from the sharks to afford the costs to fill those large orders, and he settled for a great deal that still left him controlling equity.


I don't understand where the suppression is supposed to be.

Hmm.

Don't sell your product to your competitor.

It's about the same sense you need not to step in dog poo.

He had offers from the Saudi's originally, obviously the product had demand. They weren't going to suppress it, they wanted to use it.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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He had offers from the Saudi's originally, obviously the product had demand. They weren't going to suppress it, they wanted to use it.

He had orders from the Saudis, and there was great demand for them.
He told the sharks that the giants wanted to shelf it, because of the logic of treating illness for $14 vs prevent for $2 were the exact words said.

He said over 90% of allergies and common illnesses are contracted through the nose not the mouth, and those screens would greatly reduce illnesses by that kind of margin. Bet your ass big pharma would want that patent to shelf, no doubt about it. They don't last forever, so theoretically the product orders could be filled, profits made, then it could be taken off the market soon after.

Game changers that could reduce profits are bought up and shelved, it's not a conspiracy theory it's business as usual.



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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Game changers that could reduce profits are bought up and shelved, it's not a conspiracy theory it's business as usual.

 



Actually no. What actually happened is business as usual. It's rare that a good idea is shelved. In this case it wasn't.

But first off, we don't even know if he is telling the truth or if he made the whole story up. I'm not even convinced this is the greatest product in the world (hard to tell without personally testing-as it is something that sticks on your skin)

And it wasn't suppressed.



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