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James L. Griggs_ Hydrosonic Pump _ ShockWave Power _ Hydrodynamics, Inc.

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James L. Griggs: Hydrosonic Pump // ShockWave Power // Hydrodynamics, Inc.
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James L. Griggs: Hydrosonic Pump
 
 Telephone 706-234-4111Fax 706-234-0702
ShockWave Power
 During the past several years of intensive research, Hydro Dynamics has studied theproduction of shock waves for the purpose of transforming fluids. Early prototypes,consisting of a rotor spinning inside a housing, were able to significantly increase thetemperature of water flowing through the device. This result indicated that it was possibleto harness the power of cavitation. This controlled cavitation generates shock waves,which convert mechanical energy into heat energy.The first patent was issued to the Company for the ShockWave Power generator in 1993(U.S. Patent No. 5,188,090). The Hydro Dynamics, Inc --- The Solutions Company is nowpatented in the US, Canada, Japan and 11 European countries. The Company has alsofiled process patent applications for gas/liquid mixing using its technology.Continuous research has led Hydro Dynamics to develop commercial applications thatprovide significant economic improvements in large industrial processes based upon thepresence of the following attributes:I. Employs multiple large-scale, high-volume processes involving heating, evaporation,separation, or mixing;II. No significant changes or technological advancements in processing equipment inrecent history;III. Requires significant capacity utilization to lower production coststhrough economies of scale;IV. Cannot increase capacity without large capital expenditures (the "Cliff Effect"), andV. Challenged by ever-tightening environmental regulations.ShockWave Power (SP) technology represents a new and innovative way to apply energy
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James L. Griggs: Hydrosonic Pump // ShockWave Power // Hydrodynamics, Inc.
to liquids. The technology has two distinct capabilities:1. SP can apply direct
heat or evaporate liquids
without scale buildup.2. SP also provides a more efficient process for
mixing dissimilar fluids,
such as gasesand liquids-a process used widely in heavy industry for oxidation of chemicals orseparation of oil and water.While varying by application, one or more of these significant benefits will be realizedthrough the use of SP over conventional technologies:>> reduced energy requirements,>> improved process efficiencies (in time, operating costs, and/or capital costs),>> elimination of process downtime from the maintenance requirements of conventionaltechnologies.>> more effective and efficient mixing and increase transfer rate.The ShockWave Power (SP) generator works by taking a fluid, pure or impure, into themachine housing, where it is passed over the generator's spinning cylinder. The specificgeometry of the holes in the cylinder, clearance between the cylinder, and the housing androtational speed create pressure differences within the liquid where tiny bubbles form andcollapse. These collapsing bubbles generate shock waves that are used to heat, concentrateand mix. The result is the conversion of mechanical energy into heat energy. In the case of mixing, the shock waves increase the surface area of the gas and liquid being mixed sothat a higher mass transfer rate occurs.ShockWave Power technology provides a unique method of heating and evaporatingliquids that provides industries with "scale-free" processing.The SP generator heats liquids in a totally different way and creates the heat in a totallydifferent place - inside the liquid. The heat is created where it is needed. In the SPgenerator, there are no heat transfer surfaces - the metal surfaces are actually cooler thanthe liquid. Impurities will not migrate from a hotter liquid and build up on cooler metal.Therefore, there is no reason for the SP Generator to scale. The T between the liquid andthe metal is negative.In addition, there is an ultrasonic cleaning effect that occurs on the metal surfaces insidethe SP generator as the shock waves are generated within narrow tolerances. This cleaningeffect, in conjunction with a negative T between metal and liquid, ensure scale-freeheating.
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Shock Waves and Steam Heat
 
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Richard Milton
 For more than two years debate has raged on the Internet about an ordinary-looking metaldrum sitting on the concrete floor of a factory building in Rome, Georgia, 50 miles fromAtlanta. Its inventor, the man about whom the Internet debate is raging, is James Griggs,an industrial heating engineer.The invention that has brought Griggs such notoriety is a device that he began developingin 1987, that he calls the 'Hydrosonic Pump' and that many of his supporters believe isover-unity, in that it generates around 30 per cent more energy as heat than is put in aselectricity.To the skeptics, the Griggs Gadget is, at best, a case of self-delusion on a grand scale, and,at worst, a case of scientific fraud. To his supporters, the pump is the first unequivocalpublic demonstration of undoubted over-unity.Jim Griggs told me, 'the pump is based on a theory of what takes place when a shock waveis created in a fluid. We know that when you create a shock wave in a liquid there is aminute amount of energy released into the fluid in the form of heat.''Most of the previous studies had been done in how to eliminate that shock wave, insteadof putting the heat to a useful purpose. We've designed a system to take the shock-waveheat energy, capture it, and produce hot water or steam.'Griggs believes that his device works on perfectly normal principles and violates no lawsof physics. Just what happens when the Hydrosonic pump is filled up with water andswitched on is described by over-unity investigator Jed Rothwell who conducted adetailed engineering investigation of the device in January 1994.'During one of the demonstrations we watched,' he says, 'over a 20 minute period, 4.80Kilowatt Hours of electricity was input, and 19,050 BTUs of heat evolved, which equals5.58 Kilowatt Hours, or 117 per cent of input. The actual input to output ratio was evenbetter than this, when you take into account the inefficiencies of the electric motor.'
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