IHYA Improve Hydraulic Yields in Agriculture

IHYA is a green , human size , modular desalination plant. IHYA team needs you now to build their first industrialized prototype PIE III.

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IHYA Improve Hydraulic Yields in Agriculture

<p> <strong>Water scarcity overview :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>   Maybe you heard <strong>4 billions people</strong> face at least one month blue <strong>water scarcity</strong> per year and <strong>500 millions</strong> are facing severe water scarcity <strong>during all the year</strong>.</p> <p> Today two kind of solution exist : </p> <p>  </p> <p> -  Retention basin or 1bn $ desalination plant : efficient but <strong>highly capital intensive </strong><strong> not affordable for developed countries or individuals. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-52-30-1464407677" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/322309/Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-52-30-1464407677.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> -  Low cost, low tech solution (such as simple solar still) but <strong>not efficient enough to be sustainable</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-52-51-1464407703" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/322310/Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-52-51-1464407703.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> In front of this challenge we are proud to introduce you <strong>IHYA :</strong></p> <p> <strong>the mainstream, open source, fresh water technology :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>IHYA</strong> is a multi effect distillation unit with <strong>two </strong>majors <strong>innovations </strong>:  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - Use of solar energy to power the unit</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-59-29-1464408845" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/322311/Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-59-29-1464408845.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - A smart thermal exchanger optimizing solar energy transfer throughout the day.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-59-55-1464408876" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/322312/Capture_du_2016-05-28_05-59-55-1464408876.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - A vacuum room to allow low temperature evaporation.</p> <p>  </p> <p> And <strong>that's why </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- IHYA</strong> is as big as a Vespa.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- IHYA</strong> uses only solar energy.</p> <p> <strong>- IHYA </strong>is modular.   </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- IHYA </strong>is innovative. We like to repeat it ^^.</p> <p> <strong>- IHYA</strong> is afordable for developping countries</p> <p>  </p> <p> Those innovations will allow farmer and individual of developping countries to rely on themselves for water production. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Our goal is to develop the technology and, when it is going to be mature, to release it for free  We belive that this solution has the potential to help a lot of people and could be further optimized by the help of specialist from all over the world.</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Today the following steps has been completed :</p> <p> - design of the solar collector, exchanger and pumping system (on paper everything is fine)</p> <p> - validation of technical solution for low cost prototyping (and production ?)</p> <p>  </p> <p> We need now to investigate the following points :</p> <p> - validation of design by performance testing</p> <p> - industrialization of the final solution</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img src="http://events.roundtable.com/Cooper/BI13/earthbulb.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>IHYA team :</strong></p> <p> <img alt="20160303_192606-1461861957" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/309747/20160303_192606-1461861957.jpg"></p> <p> -Karim is a O&amp;G Process and Safety Engineer.</p> <p> -Wajih is an operational research  engineer </p> <p> - PIE (Prototype Initial d'essai) which leaked quite a lot :D.</p> <p>  </p>

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<p> You already had the chance to meet PIE :). </p> <p> Here is another picture.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>PIE profile picture :</strong></p> <p> The first prototype was made of wood and steel plate hand crafted using classical tools. Not enough precise to avoid the multiple leakage. We abandon it to a more precise solution.</p> <p> <img alt="05df6a7f-943c-4724-b8d3-a9beb5c1b36a-1461854219" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/309644/05df6a7f-943c-4724-b8d3-a9beb5c1b36a-1461854219.jpg"><strong> </strong></p> <p> Look how PIE is cute with his green boxes from the famous Swedish company ^^.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>PIE II PROFILE PICTURE :</strong></p> <p> Good looking , isn't it !!!</p> <p> The second prototype has been manufactured with a laser cutting machine using plexiglass plate, rubber seal and copper connector. We managed to avoid leakage, we can now start to test the physical behaviour.</p> <p> <img alt="20160427_191242-1461857021" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/309675/20160427_191242-1461857021.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Next step PIE III :</strong></p> <p> Building PIE and PIE II improved our know how. It also opened our eyes on improvements.</p> <p> We can now have a better estimate of prototyping cost for the next phase :</p> <p> - vacuum pump 100-300 €</p> <p> - gasket and plexiglas 0-200 €</p> <p> - electronic control unit 200-400 €</p> <p> - solar collector 200 - 400 €</p> <p> This has a cost and we budgeted 500 € as a minimal requirement for PIE III.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>After PIE III :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Guys please cross your fingers and hope PIE III will rock.</p> <p> It will be an important step in the IHYA project and open new horizons.</p> <p> Why not introducing IHYA to potential first users if we collect <strong>&gt;500 €.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="13cc6c-1461966701" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/310158/13cc6c-1461966701.jpg"></p>



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