GLOBAL OCEAN GROUP
During the past 30 years, ecoTECH has developed and refined its proprietary thermal sublimation technology to create clean-burning waste-to-energy cogeneration power stations which would provide optimal revenue performance, correct volumetric fuel flow systems and minimum environmental impact. This combined heat and power (CHP) technology produces electricity, which can be channelled to utilities and end-users via the grid, heat can be used to fuel a variety
of manufacturing facilities allowing for additional revenue streams. Additionally, ecoTECH has acquired the licensing rights to adjunct technologies (eg. hydroponic production, aquaculture, cold storage, etc...) which can be combined with the power production to provide cost-effective, sustainable self-sufficiency solutions for community needs.
The company’s technology has been developed and fine-tuned via initial prototypes created through private funding, tested in the company’s lab facilities in Langley, BC. Third party technology applications identified for use by ecoTECH have been tested and currently exist in commercial and government environments.
Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics(cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
In the aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals.
The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic. Species-specific, optimum spectrum lighting, pumps, filters, and flash freezing are powered by the electrical system, but the cold store is refrigerated by a modern derivative of the Einstein-Szilard system patented by Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard in 1930.
There are no moving parts in the circuit of the heat exchanger that is energized by the hot oil circuit loop.
To heat the aquaponics areas, radiators plumbed into the hot oil circuit are deployed for air mover assistance and water temperature control. The mass of the water in the recirculating aquaculture, filtration and hydroponics pools and raceways (5,000 cubic metres plus), acts as a giant heat sink to stabilize the temperature zones in the complex, with thermal air curtains deployed at air control portals to allow movement with insulation and no personnel restriction.
CO2 enhancement in the horticultural sections is via Whitefox membrane separation from the ecoPHASER flue gases and the strategic oxygen enhancement for fish and roots is via hospital specification high purity air separators.