Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy
This aquaculture ecosystem utilizes low RPM paddle wheels to control water flow rate and feed fish waste to algae to reduce eutrophication effects. For every ton of fish produced as much as 66 kilograms of nitrogen waste and 10.5 kilograms of phosphorus waste are produced.
Inventor: David Brune, John Collier, Arnold Eversole, Thomas Schwedler
Situational awareness is critical and important to control room operators for secure and efficient smart grid/power system operation. Continuous data sense-making is critical for ensuring the stability of the power system. This Clemson technology relates to an electrical grid control system and, more particularly, to an improved system and method for grid control using an n-dimensional cellular computational network to provide a situational awareness (SA) framework.
Inventor: Kumar Venayagamoorthy
The Clemson HIL Grid Simulator allows wind turbine generator manufacturers to test both mechanical and electrical characteristics of their machines in a well-controlled and calibrated environment. This electrical grid simulation system and method combines components to better mimic and control expected and unexpected parameters in an electrical grid.
Inventor: John Fox, Nicholas Rigas, and Randy Collins
Agriculture, Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy
These composites chemically combine abundant agricultural and petrochemical wastes, allowing for practical reduction of inert wastes that can be used to either supplement or replace traditional construction materials.
Inventor: Dr. Rhett C. Smith, Dr. Andrew G. Tennyson
Agriculture, Sustainable Energy
This spatial image digitizer (SID) provides not only normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data with true color imagery but can also indicate soil texture variability. From 2017 to 2018 there is a forecasted nearly twelve percent drop in farming net income in the U.S., making 2018 forecasted to have the lowest net income in over eight years.
Inventor: Kendall Kirk