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force of rising air bebbles

Thomas Dixon

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Attached is a diagram that details a new energy generating power source using the expanding rise of air underwater as a lifting force.

This is the same principal that keeps a boat afloat.

In the diagram, there is a linear row of balloons. The lower balloon or inverted umbrella; is injected with 300 cubic feet of air compressed to 18 ATM resulting in a volume of 16.66 cubic feet of air.

When the first balloon rises 99 feet (3 ATM) a second balloon attached to the first one is injected with 300 cubic feet of air compressed to 16.66 cubic feet of air.

In the diagram provided this process is repeated having five (5) balloons rising. The upper balloon at 3 ATM has a lifting force of 6.400 pounds

The next balloon at 6 ATM has a lifting force of 3,200 pounds

The next balloon at 9 ATM has a rising force of 2,133 pounds

The next balloon at 12 ATM has a lifting force of 1,600 pounds

The next balloon at 15 ATM has a lifting force of 1,080 pounds


Total pulling force is a continuous lifting force of 14,413 pounds

Principles to run the machine

 [1] an enclosed container (X) of air submerged in water has a lifting force (Y) equal to the volume of the water displaced minus the weight of the container; [yes] [no]

[2] connection multiple containers one on top of the other creates a combined lifting force of (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)+ (Y)

Which is a greater lifting force than (Y); [yes] [no]

[3] the energy needed to fill one container is equal to the energy needed to sustain the combined lifting force of the 10 (ten) containers referenced above minus the energy needed to keep it running.

; [yes] [NO]


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In order to operate the machine, you need a steady input of compressed air correct? You need to power a machine to compress the air. So, it is, to my mind, a way to use a compressed air tank as a type of electrical battery, which is cool. People have built these types of devices (check youtube ), and are selling or trying to, for several thousands of dollars. If you input the machines output back into the system, you could create some continuous motion, but you still would require input to keep it going over time. I am currently using common hardware to try to build a prototype which would capture the kinetic energy of ocean wave amplitudes, in a different way than current production designs. It could possibly be used in conjunction with a compressed air tank as a power output leveler. Are you familiar with the 1970's invention for ocean power called a 'salter's duck'? They are also pretty neat, but never used on a massive power scale for sure. https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/salters-duck1.htm


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