What is Thermofluidics?
A pumping device that uses low-temperature heat to generate fluid motion with very few moving parts.
A new range of inexpensive and user-friendly pumping devices that use low temperature heat to generate fluid motion with no or very few moving parts.
The UN counts 550 million small-scale farmers who can’t afford reliable water for crop irrigation, drinking, and sanitation. Low temperature heat from domestic and industrial processes that could be harnessed productively is wasted. In addition, the $50 billion pump market is served by polluting electric and diesel pumps or expensive PV pumps.
Thermofluidics’ technology enables abundantly available low temperature heat to be transformed into a pumping capability in a low-cost and environmentally friendly manner. Thermofluidics’ devices are well suited to pumping water for a variety of applications, including agricultural irrigation, drinking water access projects, and water circulation in domestic heating devices. Analysis indicates the technology can outperform electric, diesel, and PV alternatives.
“Our ability to pump liquids, gases, or semi-solids in a low cost, reliable manner means we can improve life on this planet for many.” – Mark Bryant, CEO of Thermofluidics
With Thermofluidics’ technology, solar pumps can benefit small-scale farmers’ crop productivity globally, while waste heat pumps could displace water circulators in internal combustion engines and domestic HVAC systems, saving up to 10% of energy consumption.
“In solar powered water pumping, our products will be three to four times cheaper than Photovoltaics and 10 times cheaper than electricity for waste heat applications like heating or dirty water aeration.” – Mark Bryant, CEO of Thermofluidics