going green home puzzle?
so my bf and i are thinking about buying some land in florida outside of the suburbs, so there are roads but no homes, and if we could buy and build a home how could we make it work without having to send electricity out there and with the water? i think we could get no grid tie electricity ( like solar) but i cant find anything on it, and im not sure about how to get running water and what to do about sewage. its kinda like a puzzle if you could help. im trying to learn as much possible.
Windmill Farms answers:
Is there anything in the natural terrain that you can take advantage of? If you had elevation changes, you could have two ponds and have mechanical windmills that pump water from the lower pond to the upper pond when wind is available. When you need power, you open a valve and run a micro hydro turbine, you don’t need much of an elevation change but it does take a lot of land to do this.
If one of the ponds is a shallow pond, say the upper pond, you could plant various water and bog plants to biofilter the water either as part of your freshwater supply or as your sewage treatment facility. Although, using an ecosystem to clean water can make cleaner water than municipal tap water, I wouldn’t want to rely on an artificial ecosystem to recycle waste water due to the possibility of short cycling pathogens but maybe if you have two such sets of ponds, one for potable water and the other for sewage treatment, both could be used for power storage and generation. You can find out about the plants to use in such regeneration ponds by researching natural swimming pools, the lower pond could be your swimming area (just not the lower pond of the sewage treatment pair). Considering what’s involved with sewage treatment it’s probably best to just use a traditional septic tank and just use the ponds for power, potable water and recreation.
Look up gasifiers, almost anything that burns including garbage and dried sewage can be gasified to make syngas, a mixture of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide which can be used as if it was natural gas. It’s also possible to synthesize gasoline and diesel from syngas in what’s called a Fischer Tropsch reactor, a simple pressure vessel packed with rusty steel wool would work as an FT reactor if you can limit the temperature to 300 C and keep the pressure at 15 bar, you’ll synthesize gasoline and methane (this is known as high temperature Fischer Tropsch, low temperature is at 180 C and produces diesel and heavier waxes and oils that can be hydrocracked back into diesel). A side product of gasification is charcoal which when used as a soil amendment effectively sequesters the carbon as well as dramatically improving the soil, this is known as biochar.
The key will be to somehow have a career where you don’t have to commute in to work. You may want to focus on developing some form of web based business first, after that it’s a matter of your tolerance to the isolation.
Why do so many people believe the Globalist Climate Change nonsense?
Scientists who question the common wisdom are marginalized and silenced. It is considered beyond the pale to suggest, for example, that the sun — that big ball of gas that supports the life of the planet, constituting more than 99% of the solar system’s mass — has much more effect on idiosyncratic temperature changes than human-emitted greenhouse gasses. And the fact that the carbon emissions theory was first seriously advanced by the Margaret Thatcher regime to bolster the case for nuclear power, back when the environmentalists had been worried about a “new ice age”?
But then,…that’s ancient history, and only a loon would bring it up.
Windmill Farms answers:
An excellent question.
I have been banging on for a while now asking the question ‘Just how much climate change is natural?’ No one seems to want to give an answer – and, indeed I find I get ignored too. The climate is always changing, only a fool would think it stays the same. Good grief, the North Sea is only 14 000 years old, after all, and the Romans grew vines right across the UK.
I think the reason so many believe in this is simply good marketing. It is like the faulty ‘Speed Kills’ mantra. Make a wrong decision to raise a few taxes and then persuade everyone you were right all along. No one wants to admit they are wrong, particularly as there are too many self-interests tied up in it.
A question that exposes the whole debacle is power, as you mentioned. The previously derided nuclear power stations are suddenly the country’s great hope. Less CO2 emissions, don’t you know? As a matter of interest, one of the ministers at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (good grief) is Joan Ruddock – didn’t she used to be the chair of CND? In any case, Greenpeace have asked why we are ignoring other solutions that are cheaper, faster to implement and more environmentally sound all round. These include micro-generation and community Combined Heat and Power stations. I do not include wind generation as that has flaws and is inefficient. No one in government seems to be willing to consider these or any alternatives. But surely if they are better for the environment and are cheaper….
No, beware the man talking into your ear – especially if he has a pin striped suit.
(As a footnote, by the way, a scientist friend told me that the best way to get funding for your project is to link it somehow to global warming – even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with it.)
Help with my eee project?
I’m a first year(in fact 1st semester) engineering student in ECE branch.
I was supposed to do a mini project for eee workshop(Lab) in my college.
I searched for ideas or topics in google,but didn’t find anything useful.
Please help me in finding a good and simple project.
Windmill Farms answers:
Here’s some ideas to search:-
Obstacle Detection Robot with Ultrasonic Sensors
Voice Operated Intelligent Fire Extinguisher Vehicle
Touch Screen GLCD based Digital Devices Control System
Fire Fighting Robot
Green House Monitoring And Control
Prepaid Energy Meter
Low Cost Anti-Lock Braking and Traction Control
Generation of Electricity from Wind Power
Cell Phone Operated Robot
Voice Operated Intelligent Fire Extinguisher Vehicle
Ultrasonic Based Distance Measurement System
Hiding Of Host Image Using Cover Image
Automated Step Climber
Remote Vehicle With Unlimited Range
Robot Navigation Using Optical Odometry
Reverse Power Protection of An Alternator
Tongue Motion Controlled Wheel Chair
Tracking And Positioning System
Wireless Load Controller By GSM
Wireless Motor Control System
Conversion Of Audio CD Player To Video CD Player
High Bandwidth Low Noise Amplifier with improved stability over Radio Frequency range
Home Automation Using DTMF Decoder
Infrared Remote Control
On/Off Control And Data Communication Through Power Line
Remote Controlled Robotic Arm
Wireless Advanced Flight Systems Aircraft Monitoring System
Vehicle Speed Sensing and Smoke Detecting System
Vehicle Over Speed Control System
Two ways Wireless Anti Theft Alarm system for Two Wheeler
Temperature Monitoring System
Tanker Robo For Vision Based Surveillance System
Sensor Based Motion Control Of Mobile Car Robot
Remote Airfield Lighting System
Remote Access Control And Automation System For Electronic Appliances Using Telephone Line
Path Finding And Mapping System
Over Speed Indication And Automatic Accident Avoiding System For Four Wheeler
Intelligent Fire Sprinkler System
Intelligent Alcohol Detection System for CAR
Monitor and Control of Greenhouse Environment
MOBI E-COPS With Multiprocessor Systems
Microcontroller-Based Two-Axis Solar Tracking System
Involuntary Train Collision Prevention System
GSM Digital Security Systems for Printer
GSM Autonomous CAR Parking
GSM Advanced Wireless Earthquake Alarm System For Early Warning
Intelligent Wireless Talking Bus Stop
Intelligent GSM Care For Bus Finding System
Human Area Networking
GSM Unmanned Arial Photography Using Remote Flying Robot
GSM Prepaid EB, Phone Bill System
Wireless Unmanned Tanker Robot
Electronic Vehicle Identification In The Intelligent City
Electronic Passport Using RF-ID
Dynamic Car Parking Negotiation And Guidance Using An Agent-Based Platform
Dumb Signs system using Speech Communication
GSM Real Time Street Light Control Systems
Design Of A Color Sensing System For Textile Industries
GSM Petrol Reader Systems
GSM Path Planning For Blind Person Using Ultrasonic
GSM Path finding System
GSM Energy Meter Debugger Systems
Component Pick-And-Place Scheduling Robot
Nav Multi Processor System
Bomb Detection Robotics Using Embedded Controller
Blind navigation system using RFID for indoor environments
Automation Of Ration Products Distribution System
Automatic Energy Management Systems
Automatic Conveyor for Industrial Automation
GSM Automated And Unmanned Control System Of Railway Crossing
Attendance Monitoring Intelligent Classroom
An Automatic Mobile Recharger Station
Zigbee Based Wireless Sensor Network for Sewerage Monitoring
VHDL Modelling of Glue Logic of 1553b Interface Board
Variable Power Supply
Traffic Light Control System
Towers of Hanoi
The Nove DA
Telephone Triggered Switches
Telephone Answering Machiner
Service Channel Terminating Unit for Digital Microwave System
RTOS (VX Works) Based Control And Safety Monitoring
Radar Data Acquisition System
Online Device Controller
Network Monitoring System Communication
Multi-Channel Infra Red Remote Control
Microcontroller Based Cellular Voting Machine
Microcontroller – based electronic Locking system module
Micro Controller based Security System using Sonar
Micro Controller based Power Theft Identifier
Micro Controller based Dissolving Process Controller
Micro Controller based Burner Automation
Manual EPROM Programmer cum Verifier
Integrated Circuit Tester
Highway Alert lamp
Function Generator With Frequency Counter
Float cum Boost Charger
Energy Consumption Indicators
Electronic Number Lock
Electricity Theft Monitoring System
Efficient Coding Technique for Aerospace Telecommand system
Cordless Power Controller
Centrally Controlled Multichannel Token Display
Card Based Security System
Automatic Over Speed Detector
Appliances Security Controller Using Power Line
Analog To Digital Converter
Access Control System
A Bi-directional Visitors Counter
Virtual Class Rooms
Microcontroller Based Barcode Decoder
Railway Switches And Signals
What is in store for the American farmer under Obama?
The American farmer feeds and clothes this country. Will he get higher prices for his crops at a lower cost to produce them?
If you don’t like farmers don’t talk with your mouth full.
Windmill Farms answers:
Ensure Economic Opportunity For Family Farmers
Strong Safety Net for Family Farmers: Obama and Biden will fight for farm programs that provide family farmers with stability and predictability. They will implement a $250,000 payment limitation so that we help family farmers — not large corporate agribusiness. They will close the loopholes that allow mega farms to get around the limits by subdividing their operations into multiple paper corporations.
Prevent Anticompetitive Behavior Against Family Farms: Obama is a strong supporter of a packer ban. When meatpackers own livestock they can manipulate prices and discriminate against independent farmers. Obama and Biden will strengthen anti-monopoly laws and strengthen producer protections to ensure independent farmers have fair access to markets, control over their production decisions, and transparency in prices.
Regulate CAFOs: Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency will strictly regulate pollution from large CAFOs, with fines for those that violate tough standards. Obama also supports meaningful local control.
Establish Country of Origin Labeling: Obama supports immediate implementation of the Country of Origin Labeling law so that American producers can distinguish their products from imported ones.
Encourage Organic and Local Agriculture: Obama and Biden will help organic farmers afford to certify their crops and reform crop insurance to not penalize organic farmers. He also will promote regional food systems.
Encourage Young People to Become Farmers: Obama and Biden will establish a new program to identify and train the next generation of farmers. They will also provide tax incentives to make it easier for new farmers to afford their first farm.
Partner with Landowners to Conserve Private Lands: Obama and Biden will increase incentives for farmers and private landowners to conduct sustainable agriculture and protect wetlands, grasslands, and forests.
Support Rural Economic Development
Support Small Business Development: Obama and Biden will provide capital for farmers to create value-added enterprises, like cooperative marketing initiatives and farmer-owned processing plants. They also will establish a small business and micro-enterprise initiative for rural America.
Connect Rural America: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will ensure that rural Americans have access to a modern communications infrastructure. They will modernize an FCC program that supports rural phone service so that it promotes affordable broadband coverage across rural America as well.
Promote Leadership in Renewable Energy: Obama and Biden will ensure that our rural areas continue their leadership in the renewable fuels movement. This will transform the economy, especially in rural America, which is poised to produce and refine more American biofuels and provide more wind power than ever before, and create millions of new jobs across the country.
Which is the best laptop?
i want to buy a laptop but i am confused which company should be preferred …del,vaio ,hp,acer,compact etc
Windmill Farms answers:
According to me
When it comes to laptops, each model packs in diverse sets of functionalities.
Cutting across the bewildering number of options in the market, here are some latest value-for-money laptop options that compliment user’s computing needs.
MSI WIND U270; price: Rs 22,999
Who should buy it?
If you want a small and light portable computer, check out the Wind U270.
It’s ideal for those looking for a second PC unit that can be packed for out-of-office days.
What to expect?
Micro-Star International is a Taiwan-based computer hardware that has a reputation for making some decent gaming notebooks.
But the MSI Wind U270 is an entry-level netbook, sports a 12.1-inch LED backlit display, runs on AMD’s 1.6 GHz E350 dual-core processor, with a 1.3 megapixel webcam for those interested in video applications and a 4GB RAM alongside a 320 GB drive.
The netbook comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium.
There’s no compromise on connectivity since U270 packs in 2 USB 2.0 ports, an USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, Ethernet and weighs just about 1.3 kg.
While the integrated Radeon HD 6310 Discrete Class graphics card is nothing to boast about, it will allow playing games.
However, you will have to live with low details and a mediocre resolution.
Since long battery runtimes is what a netbook is expected to deliver, the integrated video card helps in maximising U270′s battery to about six hours (normal web browsing and light video usage).
The Wind U270 also comes with MSI’s i-Charger technology that promises to drive more power through USB slots that in turn charge devices up to three times faster.
HP Pavillion DV6; price: Rs 46,000
Who should buy it
The device is perfect for those who don’t want to compromise on a notebook’s processing speeds, graphics and sound output.
Road warriors may have to look elsewhere.
What to expect
When you buy this 15.6-inch display with a brushed aluminum look and feel laptop, get ready to be wowed by what the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor does to the notebook.
You will love how HP dv6 breezes through basic computing tasks like email and web surfing.
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