Never in the history of our planet have we been more in need of an alternative, renewable fuel source. Our current global economy is faltering, and for the first time in history we are fast approaching a future where we may exhaust our planets natural resources. According to NASA, Co2 levels continue to increase the global climate, and we continue to produce nuclear waste that our future generations will be forced to inherit. In response to this planetary predicament, GreenFix Energy, Inc. introduces OASIIS. OASIIS is a new “green” resource that will help to heal our natural and economic environment into the new millennium.
We believe that OASIIS is the best solution to the greatest environmental, water and energy challenges’ today. OASIIS is a resolution that is environmentally sound and economically feasible. OASIIS could provide 100% green electrical power in tremendous quantities sufficient to replace all current industrial carbon and nuclear based power systems today at cost-effectively practical rates. In addition, the byproducts of the OASIIS system of large quantities of clean drinking water and hydrogen have enormous worldwide benefits starting with supplying fresh water where water shortages plaque the world. OASIIS would now allow inhabitable land masses to become fully livable with electricity and distilled water. Countries struggling from lack of water or electrical needs will now have access never before known. The implication for world change is staggering. And obviously the enormous possibility for GreenFix company growth is also astounding.
The system we have is made from all existing technology we know world today. The patent for OASIIS combines proven working principles and existing technology today such as OTEC, Rankine Heat Engine and Solar, combined together to make a process that eliminates many of the current problems associated with these technologies when standing alone. We have studied and concluded that OASIIS technology will quickly create tremendous opportunities worldwide for explosive company growth. I urge you to watch the video presentations made carefully to fully explain the inner workings of the system and it’s potential. I strongly believe that once you understand how OASIIS works and its capabilities; you will also be one of many excited people to join us in doing everything possible to drive this much needed technology into the world today. It’s time for the change that OASIIS can bring our planet!
GreenFix Energy, Inc.
OASIIS is a five square kilometer floating island made with recycled steel and rubber. It floats offshore and uses cables to deliver the electricity and water that it produces. It is engineered to be environmentally friendly and withstand extreme weather conditions.
OASIIS patented system covers proven technologies such as a Rankine Heat Engine, and, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) which combine to outperform most of today’s green technologies.
OASIIS could produce sufficient electricity and distilled water to be cost efficient as well as a highly-profitable, billion-dollar operation within a short time period.
The Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) method of producing electricity from a temperature difference is well known and has been demonstrated in selected parts of the world.
The efficiency of OASIIS or any solar thermal energy system is a result of the temperature difference squared. So an ordinary OTEC system has a maximum temperature difference of 40º F. 40º squared is 1600. OASIIS accumulates a temperature difference of 100º or more. 100º squared is 10,000; therefore, the efficiency of OASIIS could be up to 6.25 times greater than ordinary OTEC systems.
Two- hundred million dollars ($200,000,000 or the cost of a Super Tanker) is a reasonable estimate of the associated cost to manufacture and install one full-sized system, as discussed previously. However, a smaller and less costly system can be built for as little as twenty-million dollars ($20,000,000). The size and needs required for building will obviously greatly influence the costs of the system. Once built, the ongoing costs of OASIIS are minimized because there is no need to purchase any fuel after initial startup. The material costs vary due to availability and monetary fluctuation. Manufacturing and labor costs will vary in different global locations. Other instillation expenses include moorings (used to secure the platform), and any specially designed construction vessels.
OASIIS is designed to be scaled to accommodate projected needs. In areas where large amounts of desalinated water are required, the system is configured accordingly. When electricity is more desirable, it is configured for efficiency of heat storage rather than vapor production.
We calculate that it will be efficient between 40º north and 40º south of the equator in many, but not all, locations. For example, Western Oregon, Washington, and Northern California have cloud cover much of the time while east of the Cascade Mountains has more than 300 days of sunshine. So in the Northwest, the system would be more efficient east of the Cascade Mountains than the west. Places like the Sea of Cortez, the Gulf of Mexico, many bays, coves and islands are ideal locations for this system. Around the world, there are many suitable locations: the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, in fact, all around the world both north and south of the equator.
A typical OASIIS system has approximately 3,500,000 square meters of energy-absorbing surface area, built into a 5 square kilometer platform. The energy absorbing chamber is approximately 3 meters deep (10 feet). OASIIS is designed to be scalable to accommodate local needs. In a location where a large amount of fresh water is most essential, the system is configured accordingly. When electricity is most desirable, OASIIS is configured for efficiency of power production, rather than vapor production.
OASIIS’ electricity to water output ratio is scalable, allowing it to conform to the specific demands of its particular location. The example shown once fully engineered could out-perform the current green production methods, and can directly augment existing coal-fired or nuclear power plants. Additionally, the system could produce 3-5 gallons of high-quality distilled water per square meter per day or as much as 2,800,000 gallons per day on average.
One would think so, but actually glass is ideal for this application. As you can see, there are tens of thousands of heat exchangers in even a relatively small system (one-quarter of a square kilometer). Glass is abundant, inexpensive, will not corrode in seawater, and can be shaped in order to cause turbulation of the circulating fluid enhancing heat transfer. It does not conduct electricity, though its thermal conductivity is relatively good. Glass can be shaped and does not require fittings which decrease flow. The truth is, for these systems to significantly impact our current fossil fuel consumption, there is not enough non-corrosive metal on the planet to build the number of heat exchangers that will be required, but there is plenty of silicon. The glass heat exchangers will be secured or suspended in such a way that they do not encounter sufficient torque or impact to break them.
Yes. Then the vapor is condensed in the sealed condensation chamber which is sufficiently large to accommodate the high volume of vapor. The actual engineering is yet to be done. The required volume and surface area of heat exchangers and other variables must be calculated.
The system is designed to withstand such storms. As you may have noticed, the domes are igloo-shaped, therefore wind resistant. Walkways, roadways and docks can be raised or lowered when necessary in order to allow for changing conditions. Precipitation and sea water quickly drain through storm gutters and precipitation drains located throughout the system. As for tsunamis, the system is located in water sufficiently deep that a tsunami would have no effect upon it, and the mooring cables would have sufficient strength to hold the system in place.
Not likely. The water that is being distilled comes from about 300 feet below the surface,oftentimes deeper. At that depth, anything with a specific gravity greater than seawater would not go upwards 300 feet. Anything lighter than seawater is not likely to be at a depth of 300 feet. So the incoming water should be relatively free of pollution.
From what we know about artificial structures in seawater, the effects of OASIIS could actually be beneficial on local sea life and sports fisheries. In effect, these systems will be like atolls or coral reefs. Concerning the effects on the shore line, whenever possible, the systems will be located in the existing wave shadow, or they may be located far enough away from the shore that they create no wave shadow.
The system that produces distilled water is at and below sea level so no matter how far away the reservoir is, as long as it is below sea level, it will naturally fill with distilled water. The reservoir need not be large because it is drained by pumps which deliver the water onto shore.
Electricity to run the pumps would come from shore or a generating boat to power the heat transfer pumps until the TEC system can be energized.
The amount of electricity required is small due to the heat exchangers being in a closed loop. So there is no “head” on the pump, only the friction of flowing water resists the pump. In other words, you can run a large pump with a small motor.
This would be considered a deep salt-gradient solar pond. The water enclosed by the Energy Conversion Chamber has three distinct zones: the Lower Convective Zone, where the heat exchangers are located, contains concentrated brine, hence low heat capacity. Salinity decreases progressively with elevation through the Non-Convective Zone. The Uppermost Zone is water of very low salinity, thus greater heat capacity.
For both lightening rods and the electricity produced by evaporation of seawater.
The system is designed to be maintained and repaired from above, at atmospheric pressure. Only the mooring cables and the external heat exchangers would require replacement under water. The submerged ambient water pumps are located at the lower end of a flexible tube equipped with a winch cable. If repair or replacement is required for that pump, it is winched up and through the system’s precipitation drain where repair would be conducted.
We provide general overview of several optional configurations depending upon where the system is located and what products are desired. In latitudes 40-50º north or south of the equator, stored heat is more important and the volume of storage medium must be greater in order to last from season to season. In areas closer to the equator and primarily in salt water, large quantities of distilled water may be needed, in which case the evaporative process requires the heat from condensation to be dissipated. OASIIS has a small surface area compared to the large volume of its heat storage capacity so the surface area is squared while the volume is cubed--the deeper the system, the greater the volume and energy storage capacity.
If you look at a population density map of the world, you will see that almost all people live near fresh water, rivers, lakes, and wells. Areas where there is very little fresh water, there are also large expanses of land with almost no people. Typically, that land is arid, potentially very productive and near salt water. Providing water to these areas would allow people could “spread out” away from densely populated areas where there are problems of sanitation, unemployment and malnutrition, and migrate into currently unoccupied regions. Food and bio-fuel crops would be the basis of the new economy and by planting trees, current CO2 would be sequestered for decades to come.
The hydrogen and oxygen produced can be used in the same way we currently use those gasses, e.g. medical and industrial oxygen. The hydrogen would reduce the fertilizer industry’s dependence upon natural gas (NH4). We need the natural gas for home heating, cooking and vehicle fuel.
Most current power plants are located near a body of water for cooling purposes. In many situations the system can be connected to the existing grid and augment current facilities. In other situations, a transmission line would be installed from the system to the nearest transfer point of the existing grid.
In the non-convecting subsystem it is possible. The depth of the heat exchangers is eight to ten feet or about four pounds of pressure. At four PSI, the boiling point of water is 250º F. By pressurizing the heat exchange fluid circulating between the energy conversion chamber and the Heat Storage Chamber, temperatures higher than 212º F could be attained.
Most OTEC systems only work in unique locations where you have very warm surface water (80º F) and very cold, deep water (40º F). This system will work in water as shallow as 300 feet because the temperature difference is so much greater between the water contained in the system and that at 300 feet (approximately 50º F). There is no maximum depth of water, though mooring it in very deep water would not be feasible.
Yes. The irregular hexagon sections that make up the horizontal barriers are the optimum shape because after it is filled with water the pressure is greater on the inside than on the outside of the system. Each hexagon connects at every 45º. Square or rectangular sections could be made to pull in all directions at once but would be have only right angles, and therefore would be less stable than irregular hexagons.
The system is equipped with strobe lights, foghorns, and radar reflectors to alert shipping to its location. Ideally, the system would be located away from shipping lanes, fishing grounds, and recreational areas. If a large ship did hit the system, the damage would cause the enclosed water to pass into the surrounding sea. By using ammonia as the working fluid, no toxic chemicals would leak into the ambient water.
Yes it can. Traditional coal fired power plants provide a constant “base” demand, which is supplemented by auxiliary power plants which can be brought on line very rapidly prior to peak periods. Because OASIIS is built to accommodate the highest projected demand during peak periods, it could operate at approximately 60% of capacity during base periods. Additional generators within the system can be engaged and disengaged immediately, since the power source is stored heat.
We can demonstrate that it is in the best interest of current energy and utility companies,governments and organizations to invest in these systems, converting their way of providing energy and water to this technology. If they do, then their profits could be greater than they are now, the impact on future generations will be positive rather than negative, and the existing resources will be available for other purposes. We have identified multiple clients, governments and organizations that we are prepared to “pre-sale” the system, through licensing, while we build the prototypes. We anticipate sales that could be into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Richard Henderson is a member of the Board of Directors. His areas of expertise are in the engineering and technology of GreenFix Energy’s primary project, the Oceanic Atmospheric Solar Insulated Incapsulation System (OASIIS). He came to us at the time of the founding of the company from Solar Co-Fusion Systems, Inc., where he was the Chief Technology Officer, and Director of the Research and Development Division. He was responsible for the original design, early prototypes, and subsequent representation of OASIIS.
His career began at Boeing Aerospace’s Commercial Aircraft Division (CAD), where he was an Assemblies Expediter. There, he learned to bring complex assemblies together in one place and on time to form the finished aircraft. He worked on the 707 and 727 assembly lines. He also had some involvement with the 747, at that time in its early stages, a pre-production, and worked on a mockup of the SST (Super Sonic Transport), a contract which Boeing lost to the Concorde SST.
Early in 1968, he was drafted into the US Army. Though he was opposed to the conflict in Vietnam, seeing it as an unwise, unprovoked, unjust, illegal incursion, he decided not to avoid the draft, but rather to enlist in order to choose his occupational specialty and ensure a non-combat role. During those years, he became familiar with all types of equipment used by the combat engineers: generators from 5 KW- 5 MgW, air compressors, pumps both high and low-pressure, water treatment facilities, welding machines, and other similar equipment. He also became familiar with cargo vessels, loading and unloading containers in the old winch-operated boom method.
After returning to the states, he was blinded in an accidental explosion. In the course of his adjustment to the loss of sight, he became interested in the study of earth sciences, physics, and chemistry. His professors found that he had a strong spatial imagination and remarkable grasp of mechanics. Over the years, he has devised several methods and apparatuses of various types, from microwave insect extermination devices intended to kill whole colonies of fire ants and killer bees, to a device that would separate precious metals from ore without the use of water, cyanide, or mercury.
Long before global warming and fuel shortages were apparent to most professionals in these fields, he realized that our dependence on fossil resources, such as subterranean water, petroleum, coal, and uranium were doing irreversible harm to the environment. The increases in population far beyond the carrying capacity of the earth were causing desertification of land and the oceans, with resources being exploited with scant regard for the adverse environmental consequences. He began to visualize a system that could produce extremely large quantities of distilled water from salty or other non-potable water sources, using only solar energy. As he researched the most efficient methods of distilling water, he encountered and began to experiment with methods of producing electricity from the difference in temperature within a body of water. After investigating several, including thermal piles, solar ponds, solar tracking mechanisms, and the like, he began to design and develop a novel system that could mitigate much of the destruction to the environment and eventually reclaim large areas that have been destroyed over the last few thousand years, and at a greatly accelerated rate over the last two centuries.
The result of his efforts we call OASIIS, and are pleased that Mr. Henderson has chosen to unite with GreenFix Energy to bring his vision to fruition.
Brad Listermann attended University of Cincinnati after serving in the US Navy. After many years of successfully managing health clubs and raising money for projects, Brad founded and built one of the world's first online investment banking firm, NetStreet Financial, Inc. (featured in Economic Times, The Red Herring Magazine & Newsweek). After seven years of success and raising tens of millions, he managed a profitable exit strategy by selling NetStreet and was introduced to international filmmaking and financing.
Brad has filed several patents in the field of software and technology. He has also worked with numerous business owners consulting on software, Apps and start-up financial solutions. This lead in 2010 to being introduced to inventor/engineer, Richard Henderson, whom partnered with Brad to form, GreenFix Energy, for developing and exploiting the patented technology called, OASIIS; A Floating island that produces abundant water and electricity. This also led to the creation of Social Life Media, for patent pending software such as Moozik, LifeDig and other ground-breaking software solutions to today's modern challenges.
Specialties: Creative financial solutions, technology innovation, start-up management, media and entertainment.
President at Project Navigator, Ltd. Dr. Websters experience focuses on: Impacted site remediation, Negotiations with States and US EPA, Big project management, Project logistics and strategy development, Cost forecasting and computations, Entrepreneurship and the introduction of new systems into site remediation work and management.
Started his legal career as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. There, Mr. Mills assumed leadership roles on a variety of legislative and oversight initiatives including telecommunications and cable broadcasting matters and the Immigration Reform Act. Upon his return to Southern California, Mr. Mills practiced as a trial and appellate attorney until entering entertainment law. Mr. Mills has held senior business affairs positions with several studios, including Republic Pictures Corporation, Independent Artists Company, Hal Roach Studios and what is now Hallmark Entertainment. While at Republic Pictures, Mr. Mills was instrumental in recapturing the copyright to the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which previously had been widely distributed as a work in the public domain. Over the past 12 years Mr. Mills’ practice has encompassed all aspects of talent representation and also the financing, production and distribution of entertainment product in the areas of both television and feature films. He has extensive experience in international television and film distribution and has studied international business transactions in London, England. Mr. Mills is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He also has served on the Copyright Protection Committee of the Independent Film & Television Association, the trade association for independent producers and distributors.