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IWONE 2017 - Abstract list (preliminary)
Non-traditional alternative energy sources

Viktor Schauberger’s Visions and Devices
Jan van Toor, Germany & Georg Schröcker, Austria

Comprehensive overview over the on-going activities of the authors in their challenge towards a better understanding of Viktor Schauberger’s visions and devices. Several concepts of "sogwendel and wave discs" combinations (3-D printings) are shown as well as a whorl pipe investigation. Finally an in-river concept for clean energy generation is presented.

The energy of heat and pressure of the calm environment will solve global energy problems
Evgeny Sorodokum, Russia

The purpose of this report is to show the reality of the ideal sources of energy. It is a renewable low-grade heat energy, static pressure and heat energy of the condensation a relaxed ambient atmosphere and the aquatic environment. Numerical calculations, which showed that these sources are able to extract energy from one cubic meter of air or water 10-100 times more than wind and hydroelectric power. These power plants will be Autonomous, environmentally friendly and cheap. These plants can give thermal, mechanical and electrical energy. Examples of this energy are heat pumps, vacuum bomb, tornado and others. Extraction of this energy can allow to radically solve all the energy problems of the Planet.

Atmospheric Electricity and Water Synergy, a Non Traditional Energy Source
Rein André Roos, France

A recent paper assumes that lightning above active volcanoes to be caused by electrical charging of stones and ashes through triboelectricity, piezoelectricity, etc. Lights and lighting are also related to earthquakes. The conclusion is that it is the “D” layer, the boundary between the solid mantle and the liquid core acts as the generator. But between the “D” layer and the Earth surface there is another conductive maze, the ground water system. A system sourced by the solar wind electrons and trapped near the poles by the Earth magnetic field, producing so Atmospheric Electricity. The current sinks are lightning and corona discharges in tropical forests. The capacitance of the maze is modulated by the moon, making the electrical charge propagation similar to a  “bucket” memory. Studies show that when a solar storm increases the source, the discharges occur at higher latitudes, thereby reducing similar activity in tropical regions. Using this “bucket” approach allows us to store and transform the electrical energy tsunami caused by a Sun storm, acting so not only as energy source, but also limiting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Olof Alexandersson (1917-2017) - in memoriam
Lasse Johansson & Curt Hallberg, Sweden

Environmentalist and author Olof Alexandersson passed away earlier this year, shortly after his 100th birthday.  He spent a large part of his life awakening interest in Viktor Schauberger's perspective on water. We take a moment to contemplate his efforts and their impact.

Viktor Schauberger's early energy research
Lasse Johansson, Sweden

This presentation will give an historical overview of how Viktor Schauberger's research on unconventional energy evolved from 1914 and onwards. It traces the development of his ideas about anti-gravitation/levitation, excentric movement,  generation of cold and heat and transmutation of atoms - and examines their relation to modern cold fusion (LENR) research. Quotes from his correspondence, unpublished patent applications and some remaining artifacts and photos help us to reconstruct and understand his efforts.

Alternative and Imposed Water Flow
Anya van Wijk, France

The alternative flow of water means in fact the “natural” way, while a controlled, more or less linear flow, is the imposed way. Almost unknown is that each is related to a scientific system: The 5 movements for the alternative flow and the 4 element system for the linear flow. “Fire” and “Water” are used in both systems, but they are not the same! For light as part of Fire, this is known for centuries. However with water it is less simple, there we must understand why fishes are killed in large quantity and water can turn white during a thunderstorm. Also why Diane Poitiers remained so beautiful all her life. And how Philipp Lenard was unable to prove the Lenard waterfall effect, in his laboratory in Bonn. And last but not least, unravel the secret of the trout, as observed by Victor Schauberger, and the salmon to mount upstream into a waterfall. Understanding the difference between the systems, and taking in account their electrical and biological characteristics in combination with temperature induced density variations is necessary to clarify and improve the performance of flow pipes and the evolution of water beds.

Experiments with a rotor based on Schauberger's repulsine principle (Practical workshop)
Curt Hallberg, Sweden

A practical demonstration of a rotor based on Viktor Schauberger's principles and a discussion of its construction. We experience water droplet generation and discuss its relation to energy generation from "cold fog explosions".

An educational box of flowing water experiments for schools (Practical workshop)
Nigel Wells, Sweden

A demonstration of an experimental box with 14 experiments to awaken interest
in flowing water phenomena.

Alternative water flow

Drawings of water flow and spiral curves by Viktor Schauberger
Jörg Schauberger, Austria

A presentation of Viktor Schauberger's perception of water flow and spiralling motion from his many sketches and drawings.

The Minoan water palace at Knossos
Curt Hallberg & Lasse Johansson, Sweden

A brief presentation of lessons to be learned from the 3000 year old Minoan water engineering at Knossos, Crete.  We will discuss how water flow in the conical Knossos pipes excavated by Arthur Evans, spiraling forms on vessels and their relation to water treatment devices, and the idea advanced by the Irish scientist Moore that Knossos was built as a kind of water palace.

The fish flowform
Bart Wesseling, The Netherlands

In free nature rhythm and flow are interconnected inseparably. The Dutch foundation Fishflowform aims at developing a new type of fish passage based on that principle. The initiative for the project was inspired by the ideas of the English sculptor and water-researcher John Wilkes who was the inventor of the “flowform”. By choosing the right shape, dimensions and hydraulic properties the functionalities of a fish passage and a flowform are combined in a new hydraulic structure.
   The project has three main objectives: 1. The restoration of the ecological continuity (fish migration) in and between water systems concerned in a way which is at least comparable with other types of fish passages;  2. The improvement of the aquatic ecosystem by enhancing the capacity of the
passing water to be the bearer of life processes;  3. The creation of a landscaping structure with high aesthetic properties: the design of the structure itself and the the prominent dynamic flow pattern.
   After a period of preliminary examination the Dutch conservancy De Dommel has made a valuable contribution to the project by building a full-scale experimental prototype.
   Currently a research programme is being carried out, including o.a fish migration, hydrology, hydrodynamics, chemical and physical properties and aqua-ecology. The promoters have decided to expand the general scientific research programme by including energetic and radiesthetic measurements (such as the determination of the Bovis value of the water and the landscape).
   The first results of the research programme are promising: a great number and variety of fishes use the fishflowform for their migration!

A threefold archetype in flow, phenomenologically and geometrically
Simon Charter, United Kingdom

All the forms we see in the natural world may appear fixed but have been, or still are, in flow. When we study flow, we find what is called laminar, harmonic flow between stillness and turbulence. This has archetypal form gestures, which are also seen in life forms and revealed so beautifully by Theodor Schwenk in his book, Sensitive Chaos. Viktor Schauberger highlighted the importance of the vortex in water flow.
   How should we think the vortex? How does it relate to this archetypal forming, and to us as human beings? How does a Flowform sculpture work
with the vortex?
   Lawence Edwards in his book, The Vortex of Life , shows how the Path Curve construction of projective geometry can give rise to the spiral
vortex. Is this a key to understanding the vortex in a holistic way?
   I will explore these questions with a selection of videos of water in flow. I will introduce the Path Curve construction of the spiral vortex and show how one can play with it. Then we will see if we can develop an archetypal adaptable idea of the vortex working in the life forming of nature.

Stress power on specially curved water flow
David Jonsson, Sweden

Tests of some flow based water treaters. Calculation and computer simulation of stress power in flows (pressure-volume, stress-strain and torque-twist) as a water treatment component. Assessment of Mpemba like effects in flow based water treatment. Comparison of flow stress power effects on water cluster breakup. Chiral flow structures effects on chiral water clusters. Measurements of wetting efficiency of water in different treatment conditions. Qualitative reasoning about increased wetting efficacy as a consequence of water cluster breakup. Practical demonstration of Ranque Hilsch based chiral stress power water flow of both left and right chirality.

Experiences with water vortices
Curt Hallberg, Sweden

Institute of Ecological Technology (IET) and Watreco have investigated and developed water treaters based on Viktor Schaubergers work since 1994. In this technology we utilize the effects of the vortex for various purposes. By treat the water with Vortex Process Technology (VPT), ice for ice skating, as an example, can be improved. Energy can also be saved as the ice laying process demands lesser energy if vortex treated water is used.
   Another application is algae problems in ponds can be reduced or solved as the VPT imitates the natural cleaning process found in rivers. As a side effect, an economical aeration of the water is achieved.
   The idea behind VPT - Vortex Process Technology is to allow a fluid to self-organize into an ordered vortex movement. Vortex movement is fundamental in nature. It occurs in galaxies, tornados, mountain streams and human blood flow. The unique biomimetic design of VPT applications allows the harnessing of the extreme power of a tornado for industrial applications.
   The vortex generator is inspired by Viktor Schauberger, an Austrian forester who spent his entire life studying natural water flow. During the first half of the 20th century, Schauberger came up with eco-friendly alternatives to some of the non-sustainable technology still in use today.

Controlled experiments with vortexed water in agriculture
Steen Hvass Ingwersen, Henrik Mondrup Kristensen, Rune Bak Jensen, Anders Heerfordt & Nikolaj Sorgenfrei Blom, Denmark

Many observational studies have indicated that plant growth may be stimulated by irrigation with vortexed water or water which has been treated by other physical means. Only a few studies have been designed as controlled experiments in which effects of treated water is compared with that of untreated water, all other growth conditions being similar.
   We have conducted several controlled experiments in commercial greenhouses operated at optimized growth conditions. The growth - in terms of quantitative crop yields - of tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, herbs and berries was compared between those treated with vortexed water and untreated water
   Furthermore, we compared the milk production in an organic herd of cows divided into actively treated and control animals.
   None of the completed and preliminary experiments showed any significant difference between active treatment and controls.
   The paper will highlight the importance of using controlled experiments and discuss the possible reasons for the lack of effects.

Workshop observing water movement and forming water in clay channels (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.

How to structure alternative research on water

Efforts to structure alternative
research on water
Lasse Johansson, Sweden  
This presentation focuses on the need for adequate "maps" to navigate through and get an overview of data on alternative research on water. We discuss the need for keywords, standardization of terminology, and of classification of information and papers in terms relevant for alternative research on water. Problems with existing databases - how their organization of data and how their review and inclusion policies lead to problems when applied to unconventional research, particularly to status-quo-bias and exclusion - are discussed. Steps taken to create alternative research databases to help assessing and reviewing alternative research on water are discussed, as well as the most needed next steps.

Structuring alternative research on water - a framework for creative discussion
Jürgen Sass, Sweden  

In our creative conversations, we often noticed that we lack a language for what we want to describe. What I want to convey here is a broader mindset that I use in my daily creative work. The aim is to discover new connections and thereby open for new opportunities to create balance and harmony of our daily life.

Using New Media to Communicate Water Research and Quantum Biology
Nikolaj Sorgenfrei Blom, Denmark

The acclaimed Danish film director, Phie Ambo, set out to make a documentary film about consciousness called “ ..when you look away”. She used the principles from the double slit experiment and ended up with a film dealing mainly with water research and quantum biology.
   This talk will describe the involvement of the presenter in the film, his journey in the water research area, his experiments on water and antibiotic-resistant microbes and how it all led to the award of a prestigious research grant for studying new properties of quantum biology and water.
Before its official premiere, the full-length (80 min) documentary will be shown at the IWONE conference.

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

In this workshop we will study the process of self-organization in water flow with the aid of an egg-tube with swirling flow and a subpressure sink, and how just changing the conditions spontaneously creates  macrocopic structures in the water flow.

We will also study the flow in "Knossos pipes" - pipes modelled on 3000 year old terra cotta pipes excavated at Knossos (Crete) -  and visualize the macroscopic toroidal structures that appear in the flow.

See a list of the presentations...


Coffee cycloid in swirling flow