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Introducing the Infinity Turbine Supercritical CO2 Phase Change Demonstrator
Phase Change Generator • Electrostatics Generator Using Tribo-Tube • Ion Generator • SWET
Now Available for Educational and Inventors
Testing and Development Platform
Available as a prototype testing platform, Infinity has developed a micro-sized Supercritical CO2 Rankine Cycle (phase change flow cycle). The high pressure filter housing (off-the-shelf) used as the expander vessel, can also be used with various catalysts (Lithium), plastics (TriboGen), or a combination of a turbine and static electricity harvesting system. Our hybrid food-grade plastic elements can also be used for electrostatic precipitation (ESP), if you have particulates entrained in the gas flow. This is to demonstrate the potential of the Supercritical CO2 Rankine Cycle as a point-of-use distributed power generation technology using low grade heat via CO2. This includes waste heat from computer server farms, solar thermal, etc.
This unit can use heat as low as 89F to phase change liquid CO2 to vapor, then pressure drop to generate large voltages and ions over a hybrid plastic.
Recent developments in solid state wind generators see:
A solid-state wind-energy transformer
a Solid-state Wind-Energy Transformer (SWET), uses coronal discharge to create negative air ions, which the wind carries away from the SWET. The SWET harnesses the wind-induced currents and voltages to produce electrical power.
The generation of airflows by ionic currents, “electrohydrodynamics,” is well studied and has numerous applications,1 even including airplane flight.2 The reverse process, using airflows to create ionic currents, has received much less attention. Until now, no one has generated net electrical power with wind-driven ionic currents. The barrier for producing electrical power by this process is the high mobility of air ions: the mobility problem. Electric fields pull the ions through the neutral air, creating drift currents that tend to short-out the voltages generated by the wind-driven currents. This mobility problem can be overcome if the apparatus is designed such that the electric fields are sufficiently weak so that the wind largely controls the ion motion.