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IWONE 2013 - Abstract list (preliminary)

Non-Traditional Alternative Energy Sources

Water usable as Fuel - Feasible or Fiction?
Ralf Schliwa, Germany

Worldwide research activities related to water as main fuel source will be reviewed. The content is based on a comprehensive Internet survey and will tackle the following topics:

Existing concepts - Examples: Isaac de Rivaz, 1805: the worlds first internal combustion vehicle running on water fuel - use of classical electrolysis. C.H. Garrett, USA, 1935: Water Carburetor breaking down water into its component gases. Archie Blue, New Zealand, 70´s: compressed air through electrolyzer plus loopback of hot exhaust gases to heat the system. Dr. Andrija Puharich, USA, 1983: low frequency alternating currents to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Stanley Meyer, USA, 1984: water resonant injector spark plug that creates the fuel from water, injects and then fires it. Herman Anderson, USA, 1984: air, water mist and hydrogen mixed to mimic gasoline burn. High voltage electrolysis for water separation. Daniel Dingel, Phillipines, 70´s: TÜV certified water car modification. Genepax, Japan, 2011: membrane electrode assembly, chemical reaction similar to a reaction of metal hydride and water.

Summary of evidences and public demonstrations. Video extracts related to the examples. Project description of a proof of concept demonstrator.

Efficient Liberation of Stored Hydrogen Bond Energy from Liquid Water – A Novel Renewable Energy Resource
Neal Graneau, United Kingdom
Pulsed high current arcs in liquid water are regularly observed to produce powerful explosions which have several commercial applications from medicine to civil engineering. Experiments that have measured the momentum of the resulting micron-scale droplets have indicated that their net directed kinetic energy can be greater than the supplied electrical energy. Since no gaseous hydrogen or oxygen is generated, it can only be deduced that the source of the gained energy is the ruptured hydrogen bonds. This excess energy is not observed when water is vapourized by heat and thus the mechanism for efficient liberation of the stored energy is hypothesised to be the result of cold directed forces between individual water molecules, which in the case of the water arc explosions are presumably of electrodynamic origin. To test this theory, an experiment was devised in which the power balance of a continuous electrospray system was analysed which subjects water molecules to bond breaking electrostatic forces. Under certain stable conditions, the total downward kinetic power of the droplet flow can be measured and has been found to be greater than all of the power inputs into the system which are dominated by the supplied electric power.

The energetics of generic chemical bonding are discussed to demonstrate that although this discovery has never been publicly anticipated, it is consistent with conventional theory. These experiments suggest possible exploitation of this stored energy for the generation of electricity. It appears possible to produce a renewable energy electricity generator with an enclosed volume of water which produces power by tapping into the thermal heat bath which surrounds us.

Ohmasa gas technology
Christer Evensen, Sweden

A future fuel from water, available today. A personal report from an entrepreneurs viewpoint on how to reach the market with a new water-fuel. To drive cars on water, 50-100 % Ohmasa gas, can be done. What main obstacles needs to be overcome to make it happen on a large scale? Personal and professional experiences will be presented from a year of cooperation with Dr Ohmasa and his fuel from water, Ohmasa gas. What did the scientists say, the professors and the experts, involved investors and the customers, when presented to this new fuel and opportunity? How come we do not see much Ohmasa gas (or other water fuels) in commercial business yet? Basic technical facts about his technology will be explained, along with some vital ingredients leading towards a faster market introduction.

Static electricity from falling water - Viktor Schauberger's Nürnberg experiment (Practical workshop)  
Curt Hallberg & Robert Bärnskog, Sweden
A practical demonstration of Viktor Schauberger's water jet experiment , creating static electricity from falling water jets, and a discussion of its relevance.

A rotor based on Schauberger's principles (Practical workshop) 
Olav Uledal, Norway

A practical demonstration of a rotor based on Viktor Schauberger's principles and a discussion of its construction.

Free energy
Ulf Dahlstrom,  USA

An overview presentation giving a short historical review of my time with Stanley Meyer and some of his technology. There are no results, since he is no longer here and didn't get to finish his devices. However, there are others trying and some might be pretty close. The current situation with transitional HHO technologies using water / electrolyte is also touched upon.

Neutrinopower, a new source of natural energy, explained by the expanding earth as an example
Konstantin Meyl, Germany

When adjusting the energy production of the fluctuating energy demand no more costly energy storage would be required. The 98% non-visible radiation field of the sun would be available as a natural source of energy, in addition available all day and night time. The main component is composed of neutrino radiation, introduced by Pauli as mass less but energy carrying particles to be able to fulfil the balance sheet of energy for the beta decay. Nothing would be more obvious than to technically use the neutrino radiation as an energy source.

But for a technical application a useful model description of the particles and their interaction is imperative. For the sake of simplicity we imagine the neutrino to be an oscillating particle, which permanently oscillates back and forth between the state of an electron and that of a positron. With that the polarity changes from positive to negative and back again and the charge averaged over time is zero. Because of the change from a state of matter to the state of an antiparticle also next to no mass can be measured anymore.

A technical oscillator operated in resonance, which oscillates with the same frequency but opposite charge, will interact with the particle and build up an oscillating electromagnetic interaction, with which we already are familiar as the weak interaction in the proximity of a neutrino.

The propagation of particle radiation as a longitudinal shock wave however can’t be described with the normally used field theory and the Maxwell equations, so that the field theory at this point must be extended. The required extension has been done by the Helmholtz-Society in 2009 with the discovery of magnetic monopoles, involved with the generalization of the 3rd Maxwell equation. Since this the way is free for all to use natural energy from the sun, Viktor Schauberger may have found first. According to the prophecy of Nikola Tesla: humanity will have finally connected their energy technology to the machinery of nature.

Some reflections on Viktor Schauberger's early energy research
Lasse Johansson, Sweden  

A brief discussion on the origin of Viktor Schauberger's energy research and similarities to effects found in research on cold fusion (NERL), particularly research by Les Case and the Rossi reactor. An patent application from the 1930s sheds new light on Schauberger's catalysts and his reported transmutation product of pure copper in the 1930s, which is described in his memoirs.

Research on Viktor Schauberger's repulsine
Jörg Schauberger, Austria

Did  the Repulsine (also known as Viktor Schauberger's Flying Disc) ever fly? Could it be used as a propulsion system for airplanes or submarines (as Viktor suggested)? Or could it work as a power generator? For many years the German Verein für Implosionsforschung (Klaus Rauber & Co.) tried to solve some mysteries around the Repulsine, testing replicas in their workshop. Recently the future-lab of EADS (Airbus Company) took over the investigations and built up a new high-tech test-stand in their headquaters near Munich. One of the goals: generating power for a fuel-less, zero-emission airplane, scheduled for 2025, with a little help from Viktor.

Tapping Into a New Source of Solar Energy
Bernice Kadatz & Juan Segura, Canada  

Viktor Schauberger saw forests as power centers for the surrounding landscape and trees as energy laden bodies which radiate energy into the immediate environment. A system of commonly available components was used to collect and concentrate this tree energy. Once collected a standard solar photovoltaic grid tie system was used to convert the energy into a usable form. To clearly demonstrate the capability of the system, experimental data was collected during non-daylight hours thus eliminating any contribution from the sun.

This presentation will: present information on how the tree energy is possible, describe the experimental system used to collect the tree energy and present the preliminary findings from two types of collections systems tested.

Vortex Physics as a phenomenon of electric and magnetic fields (Poster presentation)
Konstantin Meyl, Germany

Field-physics is 25 times older than quantum-physics and can be traced back all the way to the early Greek natural philosophers. Vortex-physics is another offspring of field-physics, however it has been system-atically rejected by quantum-physics . Which in turn often times has a lot to do with politics and not always with science. It could in fact be the case that vortex-physics has been suppressed by its own “sister”, ever since it too has produced distinguished representatives. A mathematical deriva-tion shows that the currently known formulas and laws of electrodynam-ics are incomplete and insufficient in describing all its associated phenom-ena. Via a new formulation and extension of Maxwell´s equation it be-comes possible to calculate a potential-vortex, its effect on the dielectric medium can be measured and its existence made evident through observ-able natural phenomena.

Alternative water flow - Viktor Schauberger's river engineering principles

The Oulanka expeditions - an overview
Lasse Johansson, Sweden

The Oulanka expeditions, by the Institute of Ecological Technology in Sweden, were planned as a series of expeditions in the early 1980s to verify or correct Viktor Schauberger's theories on water transport, water quality and hydrological processes – in untouched wilderness areas. Two expeditions, in 1980 and 1981, were carried out at Oulanka National Park (a remote wilderness area in northern Finland) although more expeditions were planned.

This presentation gives an overview of the research programme, its origin and some of the main results from the expeditons. Key principles of Viktor Schauberger's perspective on natural waters, such as positive and negative temperature gradients, plant/riverbed/flow interaction, flow axis rotation etc., are covered. Ways ahead to continue the research programme is discussed.

Research by Otmar Grober and others in Austria on river regulation with Schauberger's principles
Jörg Schauberger, Austria

A presentation of the main results by river regulation with Schauberger's principles ina Austria and Switzerland.

Instream river training - Nature based stream regulation, overview and results (Poster presentation)
Niels Werdenberg, Switzerland (presented by Jörg Schauberger)

Most hydraulic engineering methods in rivers focus on bank enhancement for protecting the banks from erosion. By contrast, a variety of modern installations like “micro groins” (dt. = Lenkbuhnen) and “meandering ramps” (dt. = Pendelrampe) are effectively guiding eroding currents away from the banks and hence lowering sheer stress in the bank area. These relatively small installations (i.e. built of natural boulders) operate from within the river bed, not from the banks. Accordingly these designs have been combined under the term instream river training. A further key feature is the generation of a spiral flow which has an effect on both the sediment transport as well as on the velocity distribution. As opposed to conventional groins, Instream river training (IRT) structures protrude only marginally from the river bed (i.e. 0.15m), yet they operate efficiently during floods. IRT has effectively been used to adjust the current and diminish sheer stress in order to reduce or omit bank enhancement structures. Micro groins also contribute substantially to the formation of aquatic habitat by deflecting flow energy into the river bed and forming scour pools. The resulting diverse bed morphology also benefits microbial decomposition processes, and in combination with aerating vortices enhances water quality.

Water, plants, planets and projective geometry
Florin Secosan, Romania   
The paper encloses an overview of a few researches on water and plants. It mainly concerns with the discoveries of Viktor Schauberger and Lawrence Edwards and compares the essentials of these researches. All the shapes used by Schauberger are related to a family of shapes and curves known to projective geometry as the invariants of projective transformations of the space into itself.
Whereas Schauberger arrived to these shapes via a fenomenological approach of water behaviour and its flowing tendencies, Edwards discovered them in the plant and animal world and proposed a mathematical model that suggests, on one hand, a possible unified theory and on the other hand a deeper understanding of these water flows. The paper not only underline the theoretical implications
of such an unification on how we understand Nature but also talks about possible practical implications that might be useful to the development of eco-technology, for instance with regard to alternative water flows. These ideas may also contribute to the development of bionics and biomimetics.

Keywords: water, plants, buds, eggs, vortex, heart, projective geometry, planets, flowing shapes, morphic fields, biodynamic agriculture, biodynamic beekeeping.

Self-organization in flowing water (Practical workshop)
Lasse Johansson & Curt Hallberg, Sweden   

A practical workshop demonstration self-organization processes in water flow with the aid of pulsation in a drop channel, egg-tube swirling flow and different kinds of spiral and hyperbolic slow configurations. 

Experiences with meandering water and flowforms (Practical workshop)
Nigel Wells, Sweden

In the workshop we will experience how a river shapes from a straight canal into a meandering water way. We will be able to shape different flow forms ourselves in a clay stream.

Alternative water flow - General questions & Other topics
A new vortexing device and a search for supportive research
Jan Capjon, Norway  
The development of a new water vortexing device, inspired by Schauberger, will be presented.As basis for its possible marketing, a quest aimed at identifying supportive research was undertaken. A White paper with objective to raise research funding for standardisation of water quality measurement methods resulted from IWONE 2011. Reasons for its unsuccessful fate will be suggested.
Diverse international research projects are presently trying to reach some shared, unorthodox understanding of how water quality can be characterised and described (other than measurement of contaminants). Radical research and understanding, mostly with basis in quantum physics, will be introduced.

The research of Lawrence Edwards, on basic formative metamorphoses and geometries in nature, through projective geometry, could represent a meaningful interaction between form and water quality.

Quantum oscillations in natural waters
Benny Johansson, Sweden

The Vincent profile is an estimate of loss or storage of energy calculated from the level of entropy in water. The bioelectro-coordinates, i.e. the redox potential and pH are a recognized method to quantify the Vincent factor. A-low entropy state equals a structural ordered state of water. Recently, the clustering model of liquid water has highlighted that formation of ordered structures in water depends on the process of dissipative structures and quantum field coupling. Far from equilibrium molecular chaos is turned into a coherent state with fractal ordering due to spontaneous self-organization driven by a decrease in entropy. Studies have been performed to evaluate the correlation between the Vincent factor and a value of fractal irregularity in tap, spring and bottled drinking water. An example will be given how consumption in healthy humans of coherent ordered mineral water induces and improves a coherent fractal state measured in body fluids and as physiological restoration of the heart rate.

Vortex water treatment in Giubiasco town
Giorgio Iacuzzo & Estelle Balesdent   

Giubiasco is a city in Switzerland with vortex powered water net and is probably the only town in the world with such a system. The 9.000 citizens in Giubiasco town near the the state capital Bellinzona from 2004 can enjoy an advanced water supply distribution. Drinking water are supplied from a mountain source spring and partially from a ground reservoir at level ground.
Architect Tiziano Paolini, also the city water manager, made a project to restore the water distribution system installing in the water collecting room some flowform devices. From then water quality improved and citizens are now proud to drink the best swiss water. Also from 2005 sales of water bottles in supermarket of the area drop dramatically, a clear sign that citizens prefer tap water 
Water high quality was confirmed by Pfeiffer crystallization and by microscope
ice analysis.

Interceptors in theory and practice
Jürgen Sass, Sweden

For many years I have studied and practiced the use of interceptors in different
boats. In doing so, I have been fascinated by its simplicity, efficiency and great
opportunities. Properly designed and positioned can an interceptor generate double lift or halved resistance in comparison with conventional solutions.

Much new information has been added by recent years experiments in model and full scale. Today I can be reliably calculate the interceptor lift and drag, and thereby optimise all properties over the whole speed range.

The presentation will include the history and different applications. Interceptors can be used in many contexts.

Interceptors are most effective when they operate within the boundary layer.
We know that something is happening within the boundary layer. However ...... What is actually happening? When does it happen? How does that happen? Where is it happening? What limits are in addition to the boundary layer thickness, velocity, viscosity, temperature ........?

I hope that the participants may be able to contribute knowledge about what happens in the boundary layer. 

Lossless shear flows
David Jonsson, Sweden
Accelerated flows like flows in gravity do show some peculiarities in regard to energy flow and differ from non accelerated flow. Accelerated flows can have a non conducting heat gradient, the so called adiabatic heat gradient, which also means that constant temperature in accelerated flows leads to heat flow. There is also another behavior in regard to viscosity. Viscous losses in the form of heat production is usually associated with shear flow or velocity gradients in non accelerated flows. In accelerated flows there can be shear flow without viscosity, without drag and without heat production. The opposite should be true, that stationary non floating flow would show viscous loss, drag and viscosity, but is hard to imagine and show. The effects should also be present in solid matter to a much lower extent.

Ecological economy - a need for new business models that embrace disruptive and exotic technologies
Christer Evensen, Sweden

In challenging times of environmental and economic downfall there is great need for new innovations, more effective technologies and different economic models. One can wonder why there is little or no interest from mainstream market, the media and the scientific community, to take a serious look at the so called "exotic" energy solutions and concepts. Are the old systems and structures of society finished or what can come to support them? The presentation will highlight the importance of bold goals and shared intentions and explain the beauty of "functional sales" and "crowdfunding". From where will the new truly disruptive technologies come? What can be done today and who should do it? One business model will be presented of a "Sharing economy", focusing on freedom and friendship. It will open up for further group discussions on the subject.

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Coffee cycloid in swirling flow