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IWONE 2009 - Focus Areas
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IWONE is a platform for individuals and groups concerned with (alternative) phenomena grouped together under the more general theme “Natural Energies”. This theme covers areas such as non-traditional ways to affect water quality, plants, weather and eco-systems, as well as non-traditional alternative energy sources. Historically we have had a focus on ideas related to the Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger.

The idea is that the participants should hold speeches (around 30 minutes) in order to present new ideas or to inform about their actual work or recent research. We also encourage discussions, and the participants will get feedback through discussions and interaction with the audience

Focus areas

We have some focus areas for the conference and will reserve some of the time for papers within these areas. (We encourage papers on topics within these areas, but will of course accept any interesting paper within the broader range mentioned above.) Presentations dealing with practical results and working prototypes are encouraged.

We will try to maintain a balance between speeches that cover theoretical, experimental and practical results. We will have a half-day with more practical workshops, and at least one of the days is reserved for the focus areas. We also intend to have a minor exhibition for those who want to display a product or to demonstrate an experimental set-up.

Non-traditional alternative energy sources
This focus area covers non-traditional alternative energy sources. Whereas traditional alternative energy sources cover conventional windpower, solar energy etc., this area focuses on potential sources of renewable energy that are little known or not generally recognized as being useful energy sources.

It could involve means to extract latent heat from the atmosphere, unconventional turbine designs (e.g. Schaubergers spiral turbines), heat pumps with anomalous properties, or means to use atmospheric electricity or natural electromagnetic fields as an energy source. It could also involve more exotic topics such as means to extract gravitational energy, low energy nuclear reactions (known as "cold fusion"), and other "free energy" devices.

Alternative propulsion systems
This focus area covers practical means of propulsion that are little explored. It could e.g. involve Coanda saucers, Schauberger's repulsine, lifters, propulsion by suction or by using oscillatory wave motions.

Alternative climate influencing
This focus area could involve non-chemical means to affect the humidity of the air (e.g. Reichs cloudbuster) or climate in general ("biomachines"), or new means to detect environmental changes, e.g. quality measurements using the electric potential of trees. It could also involve large scale effects (such as oxygenization of ponds, small lakes and bays) by alternative water treatment.




Other areas that we typically cover

Alternative water treatment
This focus area covers alternative (non-chemcial) ways of treating water to improve its quality for drinking, for plants and agriculture, and for other uses. It covers e.g. indirect water treatment, the effect of vortexing and water motion on water quality, magnetic water treatment and unconventional methods to measure water quality.

Indirect influences on plants and soil
This area covers alternative means to influence quality and growth on plants. E.g. Schauberger's garden repulsator, paramagnetic towers (Callahan), pyramid greenhouses, and other alternative influcences on vegetation. Also treatment of plants and soil with alternatively treated water.

Alternative water flow
This area could cover guiding and self-organizing water flow (e.g. Schauberger's energy bodies), temperature regualtion of water courses, sloping logs, and other forms of indirect river regulation. It could also cover areas like the effects of interaction between vegetation and river courses on the stability and evolution of the river bed, and alternative means to conduct water, e.g. double spiral pipes, fin pipes, Knossos pipes, Schauberger kudu pipes etc.





 

   
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