GB2516612A - Re-cycling generating system - Google Patents

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GB2516612A
GB2516612A GB1309203.6A GB201309203A GB2516612A GB 2516612 A GB2516612 A GB 2516612A GB 201309203 A GB201309203 A GB 201309203A GB 2516612 A GB2516612 A GB 2516612A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03BMACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
    • F03B13/00Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
    • F03B13/06Stations or aggregates of water-storage type, e.g. comprising a turbine and a pump
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03BMACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
    • F03B13/00Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
    • F03B13/08Machine or engine aggregates in dams or the like; Conduits therefor, e.g. diffusors
    • F03B13/086Plants characterised by the use of siphons; their regulation
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03BMACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
    • F03B17/00Other machines or engines
    • F03B17/005Installations wherein the liquid circulates in a closed loop ; Alleged perpetua mobilia of this or similar kind
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03DWIND MOTORS
    • F03D9/00Adaptations of wind motors for special use; Combinations of wind motors with apparatus driven thereby; Wind motors specially adapted for installation in particular locations
    • F03D9/10Combinations of wind motors with apparatus storing energy
    • F03D9/13Combinations of wind motors with apparatus storing energy storing gravitational potential energy
    • F03D9/14Combinations of wind motors with apparatus storing energy storing gravitational potential energy using liquids
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO WIND, SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS, TO MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS COVERED BY SUBCLASSES F03B, F03D AND F03G
    • F05B2220/00Application
    • F05B2220/70Application in combination with
    • F05B2220/709Piezoelectric means
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
    • Y02E10/00Energy generation through renewable energy sources
    • Y02E10/20Hydro energy
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Abstract

A hydroelectric generator comprises a header tank 1, a pipe 2 leading to a turbine 3, and a generator 4 powered by the turbine. Water 20 passes from the header tank 1 to a second tank 5via the turbine 3, thus causing generator 5 to generate electricity. Water is returned to the header tank through pipe 14 via pump 13. Pump 13 is preferably powered via solar panel 16. Alternatively water is returned using a wind powered pump 6, or by capillary action via pipes 15, 17. The header tank may initially be filled by water via mains 8, by rainfall 10, or from a water course or bore hole or other means. A venturi 21 may provided in pipe 2 leading to the turbine to modify fluid flow and/or head. The apparatus may be provided in a housing, and may be located at or in a building, a tower or underground.

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Intellectual Property Office Application No. GB1309203.6 RTTVT Date:28 November 2014 The following terms are registered trade marks and should be read as such wherever they occur in this document: Zylon Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office www.ipo.govuk The Re-cycling Generating System R.G.S.-HltF.9 This invention uses existing knowledge and technology to generate electricity, in a new inventive system by re-cycling water.
The system is based on hydro-electric generation using a re-cycling system of water. This stored in a suitable header tank FIG I it. 1 or container at a height required to achieve the necessary head of water above the generating turbine. The turbine FIG I it.3 connected to a conventional electrical generator FIG 1 it.4 either direct or by gears or pulleys or other means, asshowninFlG 1 drawing.
There may or may not be a clutch FIG I it.7 system to disengage the turbine from the electrical generator FIG 1 it.4.
This system is generally aimed as a main source of electrical power, but can be supplementary if required, or to the National Grid. However its usage can be as required. The electrical power generated can be AC or DC, used direct or stored by batteries, heat or any other means.
It is environmentally friendly. If large enough, may provide a property with all the power required, or supply the National Grid.
The re-cycling of the water achieved by one or all or any of the following methods, or a combination of any of these to transfer water from lower storage tank FIG 1 it. 5 up to top header tank FIG1 it.!: (a) Rainwater P101 it.1O.
(b) Water from mains to top up if required FIG 1 it.8, (c) Wind operated pump FIG I it. 6, (d) Siphoning FIGI it.1 1. Bore hole wind pump, river or other supply.
(e) Solar panel powered pump FIG 1 it.16 -13-14.
(1) Osmosis transpirational pull as in plants FIG 1 it. 15.
In all cases except (b) transferring water from lower storage tank FIG I it.5 up to top header $ tank FRill it.l.
Dependent on local climate conditions, using any one of these methods or any combination of these methods.
(a) Using existing technology suitable for the application.
(b) Using existing technology suitable for the application (c) Using existing technology and know-how suitable for the application.
(d) Develop a suitable arrangement.
(e) Using existing technology suitable for the application. The Solar Panel FIG 1 it. 16 generating electrical power; this to pass down cable FIG! it.l8 to pump in lower storage tank FIG1 it.5. The pump being FIG1 iL13. This pump pumping water up tube FIG1 it.14 to the upper header tank P101 it.!.
(f) The Osmosis system using the transpirational pull froma root equivalent FIGi it.I5/l7 in lower storage tank FIG1 it.5. Water then passed up suitable capillary type tubes which may be Nano in Zylon, to the top header reservoir FIG1 it. 1.
(g) By heating the water in the lower storage tank FIG1 it.5 or more likely an area of it, as hot water rises. This heated water to rise as in heating systems, up to the top header tank FIGI it.1. It could rise up, up a new pipe or up tube FIG1 it.1 1. The water heated by any of the methods in (c) or a separate heating panel FIG1 it.22 down tube FIG1 it.23, to lower storage tank F?IG1 it.5; then back up to header tank F?IG1 it.1, as described above.
The inventiveness of this system is using a combination of existing methods of moving water in any combination to suit local climate conditions. A pressure plate FIG I it. 19 either floating or operated by other means to increase the head of water and therefore pressure down to the turbine FIG1 it.3 may be used if required or a liquid of greater density of than water FIGi it.20.
All of these schemes being environmentally friendly. No fossil fuels burned; no damage to the countryside, fish, animals, the atmosphere, or to the water used. No obnoxious fumes.
The heat caused by the generator being minimal.
There is no dangerous residue as with nuclear power.
The top Header Tank FIG 1 it. 1 can be kept topped up by any of the above or any other natural means, supported on a floor, ledge, parapet, frame, beams or any suitable method.
The top Header Tank FIG 1 it. I can be any shape or size to achieve the required head of water. It can be square, rectangular, cylindrical, conical, or any shape required.
The water drops down a Delivery Tube FIG 1 it.2, pipe or shaft or any other means to the Turbine FIG 1 it.3. The Turbine FIG 1 it.3 rotates driving the generator FIG 1 it.4 as in conventional hydro-electricity units. The water then passes to a lower Storage Tank FIG 1 it.5. The water then passed back to the Header Tank FIG 1 it. 1. As discussed in (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) or any other local source, or stream, river, pond, reservoir or mains.
The water then re-cycled as previously described.
The Header Tank FIG 1 it.l will require a ball valve to control water from the mains. A suitable control valve for rain water supply. The wind pump FIGI it.8 will also require a control valve.
The Header Tank FIG 1 it. 1 having an overflow out by pipe or other means. The lower Storage Tank FIG I it.5 will also require an overflow arrangement and control valves to suit particular arrangements.
This Re-cycling Generating System can be inside a building, or outside on a suitable frame FIG 1 it.9 or structure.
The Header tank, pipes, turbine and lower storage tank may well require to be lagged against frost damage and to reduce sound.
The system to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if required, thus building up power or heat stored at or during off peak times, as well as peak times by batteries or other means.
The Wind Pump FIG 1 it.6 can be mounted on a structure, wall or ledge.
Or it can be on a suitable tower, tube or any other support arrangement as FIG 1 it. 9.
Suitable electrical controls will be required to govern the electrical power produced; to direct the electrical power as required; to transform the power to suit particular applications.
This system could be useful where no mains or grid electrical supply is available, or where conventional generators would be too noisy.
The system can be filled initially from a bore hole or mains by wind pump as FIG 1 it.6 and FIG 1 it.12 in FIGS 1 and 2.
In all cases, reference to drawings FIG 1 and FIG 2 for clarification.
It is important to note that FIG 1 and FIG 2 show the system in a very simplistic form. The fmal system design would probably appear totally different; however the principle as shown would remain; size would be to suit the application..
For example an outer casting (circular or rectangular) may have the facility to incorporate the system shown. This could incorporate suitable storage facilities for tanks 1 and 5.
Also the pipe-work and generating arrangement FIG1 its. 3 -7 -4 could be incorporated in the casing.
To achieve the necessary head of water it may be that the system is sunk below ground or above in the form of a tower.
Alternatively, it may be necessary to add a venturi' arrangement in tube FIG1 it.2, as shown dotted in FIG1 it.21 to increase the pressure (head of water or liquid) Fl@G! it.3. This could be in conjunction with any of the schemes (a) to (g). The venture design to suit the situation.

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  1. The Re-cycling Generating System R.G.S.-HR.K9CLAIMS1. The Re-cycling Generating System is environmentally friendly, as shown in drawings FIG I and FIG 2. This is achieved by using either rain, water from mains, wind pump, siphon or existing water storage such as rivers or bore holes, ponds, streams, springs or reservoir, this water then re-cycled.
  2. 2. The Re-cycling Generating System uses no fossil fuels or any kind of fuel as ref Claim 1.
  3. 3. The Re-cycling Generating System is silent only a gentle hum from the generator, which could be lagged for complete silence as Claim I.
  4. 4. The Re-cycling Generating System draws on no resources other than an initial fill of the top Header Tank (1) with water as Claim 1, or from any local source or supply as Claim 1. It gives flexibility of choice.
  5. 5. The Re-cycling Generating System Header Tank (1) can be filled initially with rainwater, thereby completely fulfilling Claim 1, or any other source.
  6. 6. The Re-cycling Generating System causes no damage to fish or water creatures as Claim 1.
  7. 7. The Re-cycling Generating System gives off no fumes as Claim 1.
  8. 8. The Re-cycling Generating System causes no damage to birds, or animals, or humans, as Claim 1.
  9. 9. The Re-cycling Generating System causes no vibration as Claim 1.
  10. 10. The Re-cycling Generating System operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week if required. Thus building up power or heat stored at or during off peak times, as well as peak times by batteries or other means, or direct into the mains.
  11. 11. The Re-cycling Generating System could charge the batteries in battery operated vehicles in particular at off peak times, or any other suitable application.
  12. 12. The Re-cycling Generating System electrical power can be transfonned from AC to DC or whatever, to the type required for any useful application to suit a situation.
  13. 13. The Re-cycling Generating System could be used to charge batteries in any application.
  14. 14. The Re-cycling Generating System could be used where no mains or grid fed electrical supply is available, as ref Claim 1.
  15. 15. The Re-cycling Generating System could be used in locations where a conventional generator would be noisy, as ref Claim 1. In M.O.D. use, not easy to locate.
  16. 16. The Re-cycling Generating System can be filled from a bore hole FIG1 it.12, the supply can be from a stream, pond, reservoir, river or any other source in areas where no constant rainfall or mains water supply exists, once sourced the water is then re-cycled, as ref Claim 1.
  17. 17. The Re-cycling Generating System's inventiveness is based on using any of the methods to fill the head tank or reservoir, or in combination with each other.
  18. 18. This Re-cycling Generating System used to suit local weather conditions.
  19. 19. Example (a) In dry windy conditions, the Wind pump would pump the water from the lower storage facility to the upper, possibly assisted by any of the other methods.Example (b) In wet conditions, rain water would fill the header tank or reservoir, assisted by any of the other methods.
  20. 20. Example (c) In dry non windy conditions, water taken from a bore hole, spring mains could fill the header tank or reservoir. Solar Panel power pump or in any conditions, the Osmosis principle as previously described using transpirational pull, as described in(t
  21. 21. The Re-cycling Generating System gives flexibility of choice of methods to fill the header tank or reservoir FIG1 it.1, that other inventions do not give. It is therefore unique and inventive. Also a combination of (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g).
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