ESSA is an international environmental consulting firm with over 37 years of experience in resolving complex natural resource and environmental management problems.
Heat wave plans and emergency response
Heat wave plans and emergency response
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:CanadaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Stanford researchers at the Harris Lab have designed single-crystal 3D nanostructured III-V solar cells based on the epitaxial growth of III-V compound materials on 3D nanostructures pre-patterned on low cost substrates to achieve cost-effective large-scale deployment. This method is based on the recent discovery that the surface kinetics and epitaxial growth by chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) are dramatically altered when growing III-V compound semiconducting materials on nanostructures instead of planar surfaces.
EZPack Water Ltd. develops manufactures and markets unique proprietary solutions for water storage preservation and mobility. The company products are aimed to the emergency disaster relief military and outdoor markets. For emergency and disaster relief the company has developed the Emergency Water Storage and Distribution System (EWSDS) - the most advanced system for emergency water supply. The EWSDS is the ultimate solution for local state and federal authorities and organizations for supplying the population with water in emergency and disaster situations.
Background: Hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells require an electrolyte that allows positively charged ions to pass from the anode to the cathode. Phosphoric acid is used in either liquid or membrane forms as an electrolyte and is stable to temperatures of 160°C. Above that temperature the compound breaks down causing loss of conductivity. Higher operating temperatures allow fuel cells to operate more efficiently. power density increases with efficiency which allows more electricity to be generated by smaller fuel cells.
A trailer-mounted self-powered water disinfection system was constructed to provide drinking water under emergency conditions which have resulted in the damage or disablement of the normal drinking water supply. The primary components of the system include an array of photovoltaic panels to generate electrical energy anultracapacitor to provide robust energy storage and a certified ultraviolet light system to provide disinfection. Additionally pretreatment is included to address aesthetic water quality issues and to improve the clarity of theraw water prior to disinfection. supplies.
For the Internet of Things this invention reduces resource energy consumption and resource utilization in distributed data collecting or data processing networks. The invention includes algorithms that optimize spatial compression of data obtained from numerous sensors in a wireless sensor network while having awareness and control over the energy consumption and radio ranges of individual sensor nodes in the wireless sensor networks. Applications: 1) Measurement of temperature humidity or other climate affecting factors for environmental monitoring or precision agricultural applications.
Background: The University of Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing a novel ultra-light device to efficiently harvest energy from motional sources. Although methods for harvesting motional energy exist the devices used are large and supply extremely limited quantities of energy. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a solution to the problems associated with such devices by creating an AA-battery sized device that passively harvests significantly larger quantities of energy under normal human activities.
Illuminated emergency exit sign for a building has a multi-colored display panel and LEDs for the lighting with a smoke detector and control circuit and flashing light control with a battery power supplyType:ProductTechnology:
The illuminated emergency exit sign (1) within a building has a display panel (10) of different colors (17-19) to indicate the escape route to the emergency exit with white light from at least two LEDs (21-2631-36) along at least one edge of the panel. The exit sign is operated by a control circuit (40) with a smoke detector (43) and a control (50) to give a flashing light effect. -
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:PakistanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
LEAD Pakistan is a premier and an internationally recognized non‐profit organization, working to create and sustain a global network of leaders committed to promote change towards patterns of economic development that are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. LEAD Pakistan’s mission is to create, strengthen and support networks of people and institutions.
Nirosoft develops tailormade systems which reliably deliver high quality water to densely populated areas remote communities and complex industrial sites. Nirosoft supplies water wherever it is needed -- such as deploying emergency mobile water treatment units in disaster areas treating and reusing wastewater using desalination to reliably supply potable water and producing demineralized water for industry. The company offers a complete turnkey solution -- from design and manufacture to commissioning and aftersales service.