TECHNOLOGY

Radial Counterflow

Vorsana’s radial counterflow technology is a flexible and scalable solution for separating a variety of pollutants and materials. It harnesses the power of vortex separation between co-axial counter-rotating disks creating special vortex patterns. The resulting centrifugal forces cause heavier fractions to separate from lighter fractions, resulting in a powerful mechanical separation mechanism for solid, liquid, and gas material. Radial counterflow can be applied to a variety of applications to reduce GHG emissions, restore compromised environments, and create sustainable products for the future.

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Radial Counterflow & Solid Waste

Harnessing the use of pyrolysis, friction, and heat Vorsana’s radial counterflow mechanically separates a variety of solid material such as biomass, oil shale, agriculture and municipal waste.

Radial counterflow separates the products of pyrolysis created by heat and friction, for processing solid materials such as biomass, oil shale, and agricultural and municipal waste.

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Radial Counterflow & Liquid Waste

Radial counterflow is combined with induction, filtration, and cavitation to deliver a number of innovative solutions for wastewater management, tailing ponds reclamation, desalination, and water purification.

The Bicone filter is a non-clogging crossflow filter for dewatering sludge.  The spinning filter surface rejects the solids while allowing the liquids to easily pass through.

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A floating, spinning crossflow filter is designed to dewater tailings ponds, drawing off the liquids while leaving sediments behind.

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Cavitation is generated with electrical arcs and special vanes  on the disk surfaces, for killing microbes and breaking down chemicals.

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In a filtering mechanism which does not relay on a membrane, RF energy is injected in the brine to change the viscosity of the conductive salts so radial counterflow can better filter them while drawing out fresh water.

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Radial Counterflow & Gases

Radial counterflow can be applied to emissions capture and utilization, by capturing pollutants based on molecular weight, and transforming them with electrolysis.

Electrolytically cracking gas molecules produces atoms with different atomic weights, which are separated in high-g vortex channels.  Cracking methane produces hydrogen and carbon including nanotubes, and cracking carbon dioxide and steam produces syngas.

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High-g vortex channels generated by shear between the disks are used to separate flue gases by weight, drawing nitrogen, oxygen and water vapor to the axis, while carbon dioxide, NOx, SOx, and soot are captured at the edge.

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Recovering energy and reducing water loss with turbine exhaust steam. For turbine exhaust steam, recovering power while separating the cooler and more easily condensable fraction of the steam, which reduces water loss from cooling towers.

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For internal combustion engine exhaust, a stack of rotating charged disks reduces noise while increasing throughput, increasing engine performance, while capturing soot and neutralizing NOx emissions.

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Patents

1. The Shear Retort

| Continuous pyrolysis of biomass or oil sand without using any water, extruding char for soil improvement while safely extracting steam and hydrocarbons. (Testing at Portland State University).

2. The TriPhase Filter

| Separation of gases, liquids and solids with a high shear crossflow filter for continuous clarifying, degassing, and sludge thickening.

3. The Flue Gas Scrubber

| Fly ash, mercury, and CO2 capture by mechanical vortex gas separation, without added heat or chemicals. (Testing at the University of Idaho).

4. The Desalinator

| Electromechanical desalination in a continuous process using an RF inductor and high shear for crystallizing scale and salt and concentrating trace metals. (Testing at the University of Idaho).

5. The Cavitation Water Purifier

| Disinfection of water and precipitation of metals and scale using mechanical energy, not chemicals; also suitable for field water purification in disaster areas.

6. The Steam Stripper

| Power harvesting from turbine exhaust steam while reducing water loss from cooling towers at power plants.

7. The Muffler

| Noise suppression, soot collection, and NOx cracking for cleaning internal combustion exhaust while increasing engine performance.

8. Shear Electrolysis

| High shear between oppositely-charged electrodes cracks CO2 or methane and continuously extrudes elemental carbon as nanotubes. Cracking CO2 with steam creates syngas, thereby storing surplus wind or solar power, and in effect turning CO2 into a battery.

9. Hyperplastic

| Carbon nanotubes in a polymer foam matrix are welded into a conductive mesh under microhammering from a radio frequency inductor.  Combines many of the best features of metal and plastics, suitable for next-generation batteries.

10. Nanotube Spinneret

| A method of spinning a long nanotube cable, suitable for power transmission or structural engineering.

11. Bioreactor

| An algae churn for continuous extraction of oxygen and feed of CO2 while extruding dewatered biomass.

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