Overview of ECS Technology
All innovation passes through three stages:
First it is ridiculed
Second it is violently opposed
Third it is accepted as being self-evident
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788 -1860
ECS-DM utilises Ferro-Silicon Dense Media to create a differential head of water as explained in the ‘How does it work.’ This enables relatively large water pressures to be developed, which, combined with large water flow rates enables a single ECS unit to generate up to circa 16MW.
Each unit can be manifolded together, feeding a single large water turbine generator to produce any desired quantity of electricity and reducing capital expenditure.
A major advantage of ECS is its ability to generate 24/7 at full design capacity, irrespective of time or weather.
ECS-DM is, in effect, a closed-circuit hydropower station, which, with correct design standards, will have the same longevity as conventional hydro stations.
ECS-DM units can be located on Brownfield sites close to power demand centres, e.g., towns and heavy industry, saving on transmission costs, both electrical and capital.
ECS-DM units are well suited for large scale electrical generation and could form a new base load source of power, to replace conventional fossil fuel currently used.
The 24/7 generating capability can be seamlessly switched to the production of green hydrogen by water electrolysis in periods of reduced power demand.
For more technical details about ECS-DM go to ECS-DM How it Works.
Hydraulic Air Compressor Variant ECS-HAC
ECS-HAC uses a 125-year-old technology to isothermally compress air by entraining air in a downflowing column of water as bubbles.
The compressed air can be used conventionally to power tools, or it can be used to power an air turbine generator, producing electricity.
This ECS-HAC variant is simpler and less expensive to construct than an ECS-DM unit, but because water/air mixtures produce a reduced differential head, its economical output will be limited to circa 1MW per unit.
However, ECS-HAC units can be manifolded together to increase output in the same way as with ECS-DM units.
Most of the other advantages are relevant also, but because of the intensive air/water mixing action involved with HAC units, it opens up the possibility for continually stripping CO2 from the atmosphere, by adding appropriate chemicals to the water.
UK Emissions Trading Authority has set a price of GBP 83.03 per tonne of CO2 for 2023. A very useful secondary revenue stream in addition to power or green hydrogen production.
ECS technology presents a new source of sustainable power, available constantly and consistently 24/7. It gives mankind a realistic chance of limiting the damaging effects of climate change, if the technology is rolled out at speed.
ECS technology is patented and presents an unprecedented business opportunity to first movers, as a unique vehicle for generating long term profits in the energy world.
For technical details of ECS-HAC go to ECS-HAC How it Works.