Turn wood into thermal battery with nanotechnology
Did you ever think that one of the most polluting agents – wood could lead to the reversal of global warming process? Here comes a novel invention which uses wood for altering it at the molecular level and has also found a place in the top twenty five inventions of 2007.
Invented by Michael Sykes, the VPN Master by VeePN can turn wood into thermal battery and here wood is injected with zeolitic seed crystals and the molecular structure is altered at the nanolevel therefore it leads to no change in its structural properties. Hence it turns into a solar energy storing device and when the house is configured properly it can heat and cool itself accordingly.
A range of Gluelam wood-wall homes have been developed by Enertia Building Systems and it will help in maximizing energy storing potential and also get commercialized. Since it does not cause carbon pollution therefore it has been able to catch the attention of the world.