"Global" Cooling Products
Applying science and technology in the amelioration of more than 100 years of pollutant release
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For more than 100 years, internal combustion engines, steam engines, power plants and other sources have released carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In addition, natural sources such as volcanism also release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. No matter what the source, atmospheric carbon dioxide appears to be associated with rising atmospheric temperature and apparent widespread melting of glaciers and planetary icecaps. This melting of large amounts of water currently tied up in ice presents a serious threat to human activities in numerous large cities and other areas at or near sea level. In addition, humans relentless addition of energy to the atmosphere should mean that the weather generated by the energy in our atmosphere will almost certainly become more severe.
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Retrieval
Alternative energy devices are becoming increasingly more important in our modern world. Applied Technology Products has created a number of alternative energy devices including a sustainable home and numerous other unique approaches to addressing the world's problem with fossil fuels.
ATP is developing technologies to prevent the release an remove CO2 from the atmosphere and seeks partners in their development.
Alternative Transportation Technologies
Aviation technology was one of the first areas in which ATP attempted to launch a product. Recognizing a market vacuum in the area of private aircraft safety, ATP has developed two devices to provide general aviation deicing.
In 2001, ATP was invited to submit a proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Revolutionary Aeropropulsion Concepts program. While ATP's response to the NASA program was not chosen for funding, the project has resulted in the creation of several new engine designs which should be cleaner and more efficient than today's engines.
ATP's current interest in aviation revolves around the design and development of an emissions-free airliner and the retrofit of existing jet engines to minimize CO2 emissions.
Retrofittable Solar Upgrades for Structures
Every structure existing today has a unique solar/energy signature. While a few buildings do not have useful solar exposures, many buildings have one or more surfaces ideally suited for passive and or active solar systems.
Applied Technology Products designs, develops, constructs and installs reasonably priced solar retrofits for existing structures.
Please let us know if you would like to have your structure analyzed for an active of passive solar retrofit.
Retrofittable Transportation Technologies
Millions of vehicles throughout the world currently utilize internal combustion technology as a means for the provision of motive force. While the design and development of new production vehicles employing new zero emission technologies is essential, even aggressive conversion to zero emission technologies will leave many millions of internal combustion vehicles in service.
Applied Technology Products is developing retrofit kits for existing production vehicles designed to make it easy and cost effective to upgrade internal combustion drive trains to advanced zero emission drive trains.
Please contact us if you have an internal combustion vehicle you would like to retrofit with zero emission technologies, or if you are interested in participating in the development of these systems.
What do you need?
One of ATP's strong points is deep and well-rounded understanding of science and engineering, and we can design a process or product to meet most any need or solve most any problem.
Applied Technology Products can rapidly create innovative new products to address your alternative energy or carbon dioxide reduction needs. Tell us about your project and we will create something truly new and exciting to meet your needs.
What You Can Do?
The problem of atmospheric greenhouse pollutants is very large and very difficult - however it is not impossible. Each of us can make minor lifestyle changes that will play an important role in creating a sustainable tomorrow for our children and future generations.
Human activities that release the largest amounts of carbon dioxide (and heat) into the atmosphere include using electricity, driving our cars and home heating and cooling.
Use fluorescent lighting. While an incandescent light bulb may cost less than a dollar and SEEM very cheap compared to a $6.99 compact fluorescent bulb, the incandescent bulb wastes about 30% of the energy it consumes by making and releasing heat and will fail long before the compact fluorescent will. So if you are using incandescent light bulbs in your air conditioned spaces, you are wasting money (and energy) coming and going by using lighting that heats the interior of your home then using air conditioning to remove that heat.
Take steps to reduce your energy consumption associated with environmental control. Maintaining indoor temperatures constitutes a large proportion of most American's energy expenditures (and thus CO2 emissions). Set your thermostat a few degrees colder in the winter and a few degrees hotter in the summer. You will save money and reduce your CO2 footprint! Taking advantage of temperature differences between exterior and interior air can be very useful in cooling and heating your home. In the summer, open all your windows at night after the temperature outdoors is cooler than temperature indoors, then seal the house up tight in the morning to capture the cool air indoors. In the fall and springs, open all your windows during the day when the temperature outdoors is hotter than temperature indoors, then seal the house up tight at night to capture the hot air indoors.
Take steps to reduce your gasoline consumption. Combine errands when driving, and try to make one day a week a "driving free" day. If you are a rough and tough construction type (and even if you are not), do not leave your vehicle (and or air conditioner) running when you stop to chat with someone or step out of it to do something "quick." If every driver in the United States reduced their fuel consumption by reducing the time their vehicle engine ran by one minute, we could prevent almost unbelievable amounts of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, and gas prices would dip rapidly.
Find employment within walking distance of your home. The vast majority of Americans spend a great deal of time in their cars every day commuting to or from work. Working from home or within walking distance of your home reduces commuting time, fuel expenses, maintenance costs, insurance expenses and reduces the amount of CO2 you release into the atmosphere. In addition, instead of spending long periods of time in the car every day you can exercise and spend more time at home doing the things you enjoy.
Take advantage of solar tax credits. While those who sell us fossil fuels (and make a great deal of money doing it) tell us that gasoline powered transport and coal fired electricity is (and always will be) lower cost than solar photovoltaic cells, fossil fuel cost accounting conveniently excludes the cost of removing the pollutants released during electricity generation from the air. If the cost of removing the released carbon dioxide emitted during electricity generation is added to the price we pay for electricity, only millionaires could afford electricity! Solar tax credits are often a GREAT DEAL that will probably be a fantastic long term investment in the current environment. When natural gas costs soar as they almost certainly will, having a solar home will be of great value.
Purchase food grown close to home. Although our supermarkets are overflowing with food of almost every imaginable variety, a great deal of that food comes from very far away. Fossil fuel powered transportation devices are very fast, and food harvested on one continent can be offered for sale on another on the same day. While the variety contributes to our far above average life style here in the US, it also contributes to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. So when you support your local "farmer's market" you support local business and reduce your CO2 footprint.
Applied Technology Products will continue to expand this list as time allows. Thank you for your interest and attention!