MultiChill Technologies – Alternative Energy Trade Show

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Here’s a quick video of our product displayed at the Las Vegas Tradeshow. Shown here is our 5 ton air conditioning unit which can be installed in a series for increased cooling demands. Our air conditioning unit is extremely efficient and also has the unique ability to be 100% powered from waste heat. Our company is at the forefront of economically viable heat exchanger technology and atmospheric water generation.

World Water Security: The Water Food Energy Climate Nexus

http://www.weforum.org 20.05.2011
The World Economic Forum’s “Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus” provides a first-ever comprehensive assessment of the global water security problem and collects contributions from leaders of government, business, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, financial experts, journalists and many others to share their perspectives on the common water challenge we face today. The contributing authors, consisting of academics from Columbia University and international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation and industry leaders such as Dow Chemical Company, Nestlé, PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company outline the challenges and how they impact not only business, but also society and the planet as a whole.

MultiChill High Efficiency Refrigeration Sub-Cooling

Click on the link below to read about our innovative energy solutions for cooling, heat, and power (CHP) for supermarkets another similar businesses. The MultiChill unit is a pre-engineered packaged product that integrates the microturbine, chillers, pumps, exhaust ducting and controls into one package that is installed behind or on top of a supermarket.

Refrigeration Subcooling – MultiChill MTI C6520T

Refrigeration Subcooling – MTI C6520

Canton High School Installation Photos

Here are some photos of a installation we did at a high school in Canton. We have removed the side-plate of one of our units to view the interior. Our newer models have been upgraded on the inside.

Queensland’s Worst Drought In A Century

Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/

QUEENSLAND’S worst drought in a century is hiding deeper policy failures in the agricultural sector that have devastated rural communities, an economist warns.

Speaking ahead of next weekend’s Sunday Mail Bush Forum in Longreach, Ben Rees says thousands of farmers are now in crisis, reeling from the cumulative effects of almost 50 years of flawed financial and political thinking. A dogmatic “bigger is better’’ theory, starting with consolidation of dairy farms, has driven property aggregations over decades, funded by high debt-to-equity bank loans. The number of farms in Australia has fallen by 30 per cent since 1973 to 128,917. But Mr Rees says the economies of scale did not translate into increased profitability as assumed. What benefits did flow were enjoyed by consumers in lower grocery costs as a result of retail ­monopolies, rather than by farmers through gate prices.

In 1972, when sector reform began, rural debt was half the gross value of farm production. By 1994, when a debt crisis sparked a Senate inquiry, it had risen to 69 per cent. The lessons were not learned and the ratio continued to rise to three-quarters in 2000, eventually peaking in 2010, when debt was 1½ times the total gross value of farm production. The only reason it levelled off since then, Mr Rees argued, was that rural lending flatlined, cancelled out by foreclosures and bankruptcies.

Ben Rees, who runs a family farm at Miles on the Western Downs, says the 2008 global fina

Ben Rees, who runs a family farm at Miles on the Western Downs, says the 2008 global financial crisis was the tipping point for farmers. Picture: Glenn Barnes

“It was always a question of when would it fail, and under what circumstances,’’ Mr Rees said. “That failure was exposed unceremoniously by the global financial crisis in 2008.’’ Farm land values have plummeted 40 per cent since the GFC, but the debts remain. “As banks moved to restructure rural portfolios, farmers ­financed in pre-GFC valuations found themselves technically insolvent,’’ Mr Rees said. Drought-management costs have added to producers’ woes. “Bank foreclosures have been subjected to confidentiality clauses, which have prevented rural financial stress from becoming public knowledge,’’ he said. The number of people working in farming has fallen 30 per cent in the past 40 years, while the national labour force overall has more than doubled. Young people have left in search of work, undermining rural communities and adding to high youth unemployment in urban areas.

The population reduction in rural areas from 2004 to 2014.

The population reduction in rural areas from 2004 to 2014.

Mr Rees, who runs a family farm at Miles, said many of the worst-hit farmers were not eligible for drought concessional loans under rules on long-term viability. But all major political parties continued to “conveniently hide behind drought’’ rather than address the underlying debt problems. The Federal Senate’s economic committee in March dismissed the establishment of an Australian Reconstruction and Development Board to restructure debt in dislocated industries, including agriculture. That means the onus is now on state governments to set up some sort of framework to help save the bush.

Watch the video: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/video/id-E1aTdsdzpHfheqdLRS2UjT3O2DL81BLN/El-Nino-could-make-drought-worse

 

Off-Grid Cell Towers Work with MultiGen

”This fuel bill is a heavy load to bear for telecoms companies financially and contributes to carbon emissions. In India alone during 2011 telecom tower sites consumed an estimated 3.2 billion liters of diesel fuel. At the current rate of expansion, that could reach 6 billion by 2020.

India is currently leading the way in installation and upgrading of off-grid sites to use alternative and renewable energy sources. The government in India heavily subsidizes diesel fuel and in an effort to reduce carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse emissions it has been mandated that 50% of rural sites be powered by renewable energy by 2015, and by 2020 75% of rural sites and 33% of urban sites should be switched over to green energy.”

There’s a major opportunity that exists to partner with cell phone tower manufacturers, installers, and off-grid facilities that use diesel power.  The addition of a MultiGen system  with utilized waste heat absorption to produce water from the air and cooling for the facility. Since to be used waste heat to power our unit both the water and air conditioning would be virtually free. The savings to both the company and country are substantial.

Read more here: http://www.akcp.com/2013/11/solar-powered-remote-cell-tower-sites/

Atmospheric Water Generation in the Outback of Queensland, Australia

A former Central West resident and Ambassador for the Bush Administration, Mr. John Anderson, recently introduced his business associate Mr. Wallie Ivison, CEO and Founder of World Environment Solutions to the drought ravaged communities of Longreach, Blackall, Tambo and his hometown Barcaldine. “Fresh on the back of Queensland Premier Cambell Newman’s visit to Longreach, I felt it was important for a company like World Environment Solutions to see first hand the extent of the dry circumstances that the Central West is in,” said Mr. Anderson. The cycles of rain and drought very much influence daily life and business choices of regional Queenslanders and World Environment Solutions products have an ability to enhance those choices Mr. Anderson said.

“The  water-making from the air technology developed and championed by World Environment Solutions is as simple as the principle our old kerosene fridges operated on when I was a kid in fencing camps and railway sidings in the 1960’s.” “Exchanging heat for cooling and chilling back then has given way to making water and cool air today,” Mr. Anderson said. World Environment Solutions has developed and patented the MultiGen system, which has the capacity to make water and cool air from the heat exhaust of existing diesel generators or gas turbines. The amount of cool air conditioned and water made is proportional to the amount of the exhaust heat and the relative humidity in the air making it of particular benefit to mining and resource company accommodation facilities.

“MultiGen has the capacity to make water in Alice Springs, Dubai or here in the Central West,” said Mr. Ivison. “We’ve recently installed a system at an educational facility in Wagga Wagga and are about to commission another in Albury.” “Both of those were new installations however the MultiGen approach can also build on existing diesel generators like we have running small communities here in Outback Queensland.” Mr. Ivison said that a smaller electric version of MultiGen are available for domestic use and would be sufficient to air-condition say a 200 m2 house as well as making sufficient water annually for a family of four. “If someone was looking to install a new ducted air-conditioning system in a house or commercial facility in say Longreach, then the opportunity to create and harvest water as a byproduct would be wise investment at this time and into the future,” said Mr Ivison.

World Environmental Solutions could supply a domestic drinking water-making product that could produce up to 25 liters per day of filtered drinking water sitting on the verandah or patio. “I’ve had one sitting on my deck for about eight years and my family of three have never had to drink or make tea from tap water,” Mr. Ivison said. “If 1200 residences in Longreach had one of these,” said Mr. Ivison,” residents could generate around 11 million liters of their own drinking water annually creating a significant saving in water treatment for Longreach Regional Council.”

A NOTE FROM THE COMPANY

“We are not suggesting people tear out existing AC systems and install these but we are simply pointing out that if you lived in the bush why not put in an AC system that makes water as well. We can’t fill the river but we can make enough for toilets and showers etc along with a small drinking fountain, and you would have the living aspect covered at least.

Most water is made in the evening when its cooler and water more dense.  I found in Barky that the yearly average Relative Humidity at 9 am was 52% meaning it was certainly more through the night. So a drinking fountain would make about 18 liters at 52 % RH…… still allot of water to drink and certainly would eliminate the need to have an evacuation plan as suggested by some councils…… beside where would they go and who would pay the bill etc.”

Wallie Ivison

 

 

13 Water Facts You Should Know

As we continue to pollute our waters, less fresh water is becoming available for us to drink. More rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers are drying up as the years pass. As bodies of water around the world continue to dry up, we’re seeing more drought conditions spread. There are dust storms in places which have never experienced them until now. As time flows, the amount of agricultural land shrinks, and deserts are growing.

Here are some of the signs of an upcoming global water crisis and some links you may be interested in reading.

 

#1 It is being projected that by the year 2030, global demand for water will be 40 percent higher than it is today.

#2 Worldwide demand for fresh water tripled during the last century, and is now doubling every 21 years.

#3 According to USAID, one-third of the population of the earth will be facing severe or chronic water shortages by the year 2025.

#4 Of the 60 million people added to the world’s cities every year, the vast majority of them live in impoverished areas that have no sanitation facilities whatsoever.

#5 It is estimated that 75 percent of the surface water in India is now contaminated by human and agricultural waste.

#6 If you can believe it, according to a UN study on sanitation, far more people in India have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.

#7 In the developing world, 90 percent of all wastewater is discharged completely untreated into local rivers, streams or lakes.

#8 Every 8 seconds, somewhere in the world a child dies from drinking dirty water.

#9 Due to a lack of water, Saudi Arabia has given up on trying to grow wheat and will be 100 percent dependent on wheat imports by the year 2016.

#10 In northern China, the water table is dropping one meter every single year because of drought and over-pumping.

#11 Incredibly, a new desert the size of Rhode Island is created in China every single year because of drought and over-pumping.

#12 In China, 80 percent of all major rivers have become so horribly polluted that they do not support any aquatic life at all at this point.

#13 Collectively, the women of South Africa walk the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back 16 times a day just to get water.