Non-renewable energy sources are unsustainable leading into the future with an ever growing population and increased energy demands. Alternative methods of creating renewable energy is paramount to a livable future.
Working in the water industry, I have always been intrigued in the underutilised energy source in below ground sewer networks.
My idea to solve, in part, the problems raised, is harnessing the energy in flowing sewer networks and converting the mechanical energy through a proprietary generator. Some design issues to overcome include uncompromising sewer main capacity, ragging and clogging of sewers with inefficient generator design, easy to install and maintain.