Alternative Science & Technology Research Organisation

June 2001   Newsletter

Indirect Evaporative Coolers

The two common forms of building air conditioning used today are the Refrigerated and the Direct Evaporative systems. Another system has also been used to a much lesser degree and that is the Indirect Evaporative cooler. Initially researched by the CSIRO back in the mid to late 1970’s, a commercial unit was developed and sold for a while but the company producing them eventually failed. There are attempts to get the Indirect Evaporative system back up and in the marketplace again. One of the people working on this is Warwick, who gave a brief talk on this subject at a recent ASTRO meeting.

Indirect Evaporative coolers use a heat exchanger so that the exhaust air from the building, which is still cooler than the supply air, is further cooled by a water spray as per the conventional evaporative process. This cooled exhaust air passes through the heat exchanger and cools the incoming air feeding the building. Because the supply and exhaust air flows are kept separate by the heat exchanger, no added moisture is in the supply air and all the moisture in the system is exhausted from the building.

The advantage of keeping the moisture out of the building’s air is that it enables the cooler to reach a lower temperature than the conventional evaporative system which has a higher humidity. The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) produce a chart which shows the relationship between temperature, humidity and the "comfort zone" that cooling systems aim for. For a typical Adelaide summers day of 38 degrees, 24% humidity, an evaporative system will cool a building down to 27 degrees at 68% humidity, just out of the "comfort zone". An indirect evaporative system however will cool the same space down to 25 degrees at a lower 50% humidity, which on the AIRAH graph puts it into the "comfort Zone".

The main advantage of the Indirect Evaporative cooler is the air quality. Refrigerated coolers recirculate most of the cooled air with the amount of fresh air injected into the building being only 10 - 15%. Direct Evaporative coolers have 100% fresh air supply with 25 air changes per hour, but the disadvantage is that it is a total loss system. The Indirect Evaporative coolers also have 100% fresh air supply with 12.5 air changes per hour, with the advantage that the heat exchanger allows use of the exhaust cooled air to pre-cool the incoming air so that the air that has already been cooled is not wasted.

The heat exchanger could also be retrofitted to existing air conditioning systems, increasing their efficiency and I would imagine save operating power costs. Another option is to spray the supply air with dessicant to remove moisture and thus allow even lower building temperatures.

Warwick is installing an Indirect Evaporative cooler in his workshop both as a demonstration of it’s effectiveness and also to stabilise the temperature for his machine he has developed to make the heat exchanger units. This machine uses an automated process to make the units rather than make each unit individually by hand as they used to be done. This should bring the cost of the units down so that they can compete on the open market with the other air conditioning systems. ........................Bruce

Adelaide Electric Motor Invention

Seen on "Today Tonight" on Channel 7 was a story on John Ettridge from Dovar Gardens who claims he has invented an electric motor that uses half the power of conventional electric motors. The motor was demonstrated on a motorised pushbike that John rode down the street. The motor was built into the hub of the front wheel of the bike and is apparently going to be for sale as an electric motor kit for around $300 from Gemini Motors. ...............Bruce.

Electric Bike

A couple of newsletters ago, there was a feature on an electric Morris 1100 built by Vic and modified by Warwick. While I was gathering the information for that story, I was shown one of Warwick’s own electric projects from the past, an electric pushbike.

Although now dismantled, the bike did run some years ago. Power for the bike was supplied by two batteries mounted down low in a frame either side of the back wheel. Originally drive was supplied by two printed circuit board motors, with one mounted on each end of the drive cone but these were found to not be powerful enough and so a remotely mounted larger motor was used via a belt drive with success.

Motive power was achieved through a very clever constantly variable drive consisting of a cone shaped piece of aluminium which transferred power directly to the rear wheel tyre. As shown in the pictures, to change the drive ratio, the aluminium cone is moved across the wheel. Thus if the small diameter end of the cone is in contact with the wheel, then for each revolution of the motor, the bike will not go as far as it will when the large diameter end of the cone is driving the wheel.

This is not the first electric pushbike made, but I think the variable drive aspect of this design is quite ingenious. Well done Warwick. ...................Bruce.

Letters to ASTRO South Australia.
Note: No email addresses or full names will be published in the "Letters to ASTRO" unless requested............Ken

Subject: Fifth Dimensional Technology
Date: Wed 16 May 2001
Greetings , I am sending this communication as I have visited an Astro meeting before and have read some of the expressions of the participants, I read that the original purpose of astro in Sydney was\is to "Create a vehicle that runs on water" , If I may be so bold as to offer my insights I would say that we the I am have already accomplished this in the design of the earth and the bodies that we utilise as spirit beings , which are self replicating perfection , the awesome unfolding experiment of combining the light and energy of stars with matter is what we as god beings are living through Now. In my picture of reality the coming technologies are fifth dimensional and are entirely conciousness based and I have said before to Andrew S that I would love to offer a talk on these alternative technologies at any time , I also would like to say thank you for your expressions.

Subject: Need some copper
Date: Friday, 18 May 2001 6:22 PM
Do you or your members know of a source where I can get some copper sheeting thin or otherwise at a reasonable price , I would prefer it come from a second hand metal dealer if possible ,I don't have a great deal of cash to spend on this.
I estimated I need about 9 square feet flat max I was going to try to get some from an old hot water service ,but the ones up here seem to be made of anodised steel or stainless steel
I am trying to make a free energy cell as described at the energy website.
Geoff.................................(see Ken if you can help with copper sheeting, it will be put to good use)

Subject: Joe Cell
Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2001 8:10 PM
Hello Bruce
I read your J Cell articles in the posted newsletters and found you were interested in hearing from other researchers. I have been working part time on the JC for about two years. I have three cells and a Rover SD1 engine on a frame (no car). I can get reasonably good stage three and have noticed improvements in the engine rpm and vacuum but not running 100% JC yet. Lately I have been getting starting problems where the engine stops after about 10 sec from starting. Upon examining the spark plugs I found they were heavily coated in soot and sometimes oily. Reading one of your later articles you talk of your engine smoking, ie burning oil and was wondering if this is what is happening to mine. I cannot see my exhaust because it is piped out to my garage roof. My cells have plastic bases and I suspect things went wrong when I tried one of my newer cells which had a different type of plastic to the earlier cells. I tried flushing the radiator and sparking the engine but the charge builds up again very quickly (no cell on) and the engine dies in a matter of seconds. The interesting thing was when I remove a small plug on the manifold (used to go on the vacuum advance ) which lets in air to four cylinders, those cylinders actually run much better and there is hardly any soot on the plugs. This makes me suspect that the problem may be that the petrol is running too rich and its not necessarily an orgone polarity problem. I was wondering if you may have any ideas as to what the actual problem may be.

From: Lucio
Subject: Water Auto
Date: Monday, 4 June 2001 10:20 AM

I'm no degree holder; just a small engine mechanic. I've been working on hydrogen fuel for three years. A gallon of water mixed with a handful of salt, pour it to my electrolyser, energized with 24 volts dc at 10 amps, fire a 5 horse power engine, and there I had a roar until the water was sucked in inside the carburator and the engine stopped running. I conclude then that ocean water is the future fuel of the world. But it consumes time and money which I can't afford, so for the time being I'm just working on it part time. I hope somebody out there can help me.

I would like to thank all the letter writers for taking the time to write, it is much appreciated, if any person wants to contact any of the letter writers please talk to me, or send an email to
......Ken Kranz


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ASTRO MEETING Friday May the 11
th 2001

The meeting started at 8.00 pm and was opened with a welcome to all by Rodger.
There were apologies from Percy and Brian.
Devashoen asked that video # 109 be returned. He also announced that there were 10 new videos in the library.
Athol read out the previous month's minutes. They were moved by Robert N and seconded by Andrew S.
Video donated to ASTRO from Geoff Egel " ", who runs an excellent Webb site on "Energy" subjects and links, called "BRIGHTSPARKS" . A big Thank You to Geoff.
Vic handed over a donated book titled " Your Body's Many Cries for Water" plus he mentioned an article on "LBA Vortex Water Separator" at the Email address " "
The meeting closed at 8.15pm and General Business was opened as a free night with no guest speaker as such.

Rodger…started off with an article on a million dollar Swiss sports car that ran on rotting organic matter. This led to quite a few good-humoured quips. He also mentioned about a Scottish woman who had uncovered some new information on the Australian nuclear tests at Maralinga in the 1950's.
Bruce…spoke about radioactive ash blowing over the town of Ceduna.
Peter…related a story told to him by a previous employee, of an experience with his boss, the CEO of a CSIRO division situated within the University of Adelaide campus. The professor thought that he had spilled some of the cobalt 60 that he was using to test trace element deficiencies in sheep with. His Geiger counter was going off scale. He then went outside, up onto the roof, tested external window ledges and then walked through the City of Adelaide (South Australia) with his geiger counter still reading maximum. He then tried to report this acute health risk to the authorities but was silenced. Peter related this strange tale to another professor (a short time later) at an O'Halloran Hill research centre (south of Adelaide). This professor said that he already knew about this as he was employed as a young scientist at this very site when these nuclear tests were carried out. His job was to test the levels of radioactive isotopes being absorbed and subsequently passed along the food chain into meat and dairy products. The professor said that this information was in print and that it had been used as evidence in the British royal commission into the Maralinga cleanup. Peter said that in 1956 he was in primary school, where every student was compelled to drink a bottle of free milk every school day. He speculated on the possibility of everyone in Adelaide (and outlying towns) being knowingly used as guinea pigs in radiation tests on the population of South Australia
Dino…said that green vegetables would clear up colon cancer.
Robert…said that he was working on a Joe Cell, but had nothing to report.
Devarshoen…mentioned a fuel cell that converted gas directly into electricity.
Andrew…explained, with diagrams (on the white-board), the workings of a permanent magnet motor that Colin had down-loaded from the Internet. The Mueller Corporation had apparently signed a two billion dollar contract to develop it. Andrew then demonstrated his model magnet motor, utilising a bike frame pedal assembly as the rotor. It had five magnets in the centre and four magnets on the outer stator section.
Yanis…said that there were six people in Poland with six different magnet motor methods. The first patented motor had a one and a half-inch air-gap. He also commented that brass is a magnetic insulator.
Uli…said that there was a little known rule in physics called the "magnetic anomaly" rule, which stated that " the attracting force is greater than the force required to separate them". He also said that he been to New Zealand about three weeks ago, where he had seen a rotor that operated in three planes simultaneously, was bearingless, operated (powered) by fluid, was 40% efficient and was constructed with a very specific geometric plan. This is described on the Webb site " Inertialess ". This device is also used as a catalytic fuel enhancer by means of subjecting the hydrocarbon fuel molecules to a high exposure of magnetism. This is claimed to give a 20 - 30% increase in efficiency. Uli is going to road test it on a 2000 Km trip.
Bruce…mentioned a Lakoskvy Multi Wave Oscillator, which cured diseases in only three twenty minute sessions, using frequencies from 0 - 3.6 Giga Hertz.
Ken…mentioned a therapeutic ozone generator and Peter added that, as described in the Ozone Therapy video that was added to the library tonight, the Germans have scientifically and medically proven beyond the faintest doubt that ozone therapy works. The video covered the fifty years of research and development in Germany and scorned American and British medical authorities that claimed those 20 million fully documented successful cures did not prove anything.
Uli…added that he knew of a doctor who injected hydrogen peroxide into tumours, claiming an 80% cure rate.
Rodger…commented on Oxygen Hyperbaric treatment, where the patient's blood was grey - brown before and bright red after treatment, vividly attesting to the effectiveness of the process.
James…said that Bi-oxidated medicine had been accepted with Nobel Prise awards. He also said that the maximum concentration of hydrogen peroxide that was safe to put into the human body was 0.03%. He also said that the 0.03% concentration also applied if taken orally, and warned not to take any anti-oxidants or food, as even after four hours free radicals could be generated.
Dino…said that there was an Oxygen Clinic on Unley Road. He also gave advice on some of the intricacies of importing things. He often imported interesting devices that he discovered on the net.
Ian…briefly spoke of an interesting 20 minute video on SBS on " Micro Robot Nano Technology".
Victor…said that he had not done much more on his fuel cell. He also mentioned an article on crystals, where a sapphire inserted into the top of a crystal caused a power increase of 1000 times. Victor also tried to raise interest in forming groups of more experienced inventors to combine with those less experienced and mentor them.
Devashoen…said that July's Guest speaker was George Capp, who was to give an insight into Scalar Energy.
Owen…mentioned the launching of the world's first Edward DeBono fan club. Edward's brother, Gerald, lives in Adelaide, and has invited him to come to Adelaide for a visit.
Rodger…asked members to sign Kieth's condolence card, stating that we will miss him. Ken and three other members went to his funeral at Murray Bridge, and were amazed at his eulogy. He had led a full and prolific life. Farewell Kieth, your good nature, abundant humour and prolific inventions will be missed.

Rodger then closed the meeting and invited everyone to supper.

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