Broad Impacts


The engineering tailored behind the heating and air-conditioning industry has progressed slowly since the inception of HVAC in the early 1900s. There have been many attempts to replace traditional HVAC with new concepts, but all have proved elusive to provide sufficient means for utility heating and cooling purposes. Currently, there are scientific undertakings to create a real-world impact on the environment directed towards changing the current HVAC technology.

The novelty of the outlined proposal details an innovation that produces hot and cold air for residential and commercial utility applications. While studying and researching novel vortex technology, the team will ignore traditional HVAC techniques and practices. Spinning a vortex via a self-contained chamber, hot and cold separate states of air can be harnessed to provide sufficient leisure for the consumer(s) involved. Our research observations suggest scalability to practically any size with efficiency ratings that are comparable or even surpass traditional heating and air conditioning units.

The proposed innovation, weighing 2/3 less conventional HVAC systems, will be an economically more intelligent solution for consumers leading into the future. A fully operating standard heating and cooling system, such as the window air-conditioner described in this proposal, will be entirely adequate, only functioning on approximately 100 watts. By accomplishing this, it would allow the innovation to be one of the most eco-friendly systems available on the market. These efficient low wattage capabilities will eventually lead to research that extends into powering the system with alternative methods such as solar panels.

This project outlines concepts for a novel system with a near frictionless spin chamber that spins a self-contained interior vortex in one direction. In contrast, the spin chamber itself rotates mechanically in the opposite direction. By building on R&D with case studies beginning with heuristic techniques, tests will be conducted with performance results to produce eye-opening data. Once energy efficiency has detailed effects on the system’s power consumption, a market appeal will become more realistic.

The Value Proposition of the Ducted Vortex Heating and Cooling System spans across all social and economic statuses. Inexpensive indoor quality heating and cooling will become possible due to the cost-effective nature of the presented engineering feat’s creative design and structured layout. Consumers’ critical benefits would be cost-effectiveness, energy-saving probabilities, efficiency, practical use, and reasonable maintenance with sustainability.

An eco-friendly solution in combination with optimal heating and cooling will create new trains of thought for contributing to and pursuing the goal of net-zero. The Key Differentiators that this proposal claims are distinct novel approaches and design techniques that could provide USA Societal Value by pivoting away from traditional non-economic HVAC systems. American Ingenuity brought forth with the proposed innovation will also coincide with American Manufacturing and Job Creation.

The Ducted Vortex system will venture science into an exciting arena of creative development and design with research pointing towards energy-efficient utility applications that could change the way we live. Due to the high-value impact, NSF funding could provide unique discoveries to advance the proposed innovation further. A firm understanding of the literature in this proposal with valuable insights provided by the PI allows vital concepts with informed R&D choices driven by critical thinking.

This innovation is truly a unique project design concept in and of itself with forethought that is the cornerstone into another chapter of energy conservation. Not only is it an alternative source for heating and cooling, but it is also a potential market disruptor that will possibly challenge the HVAC industry and showcase technology concepts that are fifty years ahead of time. With proper funding obtained for R&D, a novel innovation will begin to take pronounced form in an organized fashion.

Broad Impacts

The necessity of utility heating and ventilation with air-conditioning HVAC Broad impacts are so far-reaching in the scope of this innovation that the ozone layer itself will begin to heal more rapidly due to the environmental impact of the proposed system. The Ducted Vortex System creates the ability to accelerate the goal of reaching net-zero carbon, focusing on reducing CO2 emissions and refrigerant pollutants into the atmosphere. Remaining mindful of environmental responsibility, the Broad Impacts of the proposed innovation will bring new meaning to the metaphor ‘The Sky is the Limit.’

The Broad impacts of the presented novel innovation are truly inconceivable until a firm understanding concerning the fascinating effects that utility application could offer for USA society at large. Creating an entirely new industry based on Ducted Vortex technology will be exciting and provide an exceptional HVAC industry standard for heating and ventilation with air-conditioning consumer applications. American job growth opportunities will be part of Ducted Vortex, Inc.’s business model, focusing on environmental protection and economic solutions.

The systematic R&D during Phase 1 R&D will increase lost focus on a scientifically stagnant HVAC industry to address environmental challenges while remaining conscious of fiscal questions that a potential consumer may pose. There is great demand for applying new knowledge, and novel technology needs to meet the recognized environmental standards of today. Specifically encompassing the HVAC industry sector, further novel innovation will only move society towards the future concerning the benefits of net-zero carbon and phasing out refrigerants altogether.

Market ready version will create a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants into the environment.

The technology uses renewable energy and has minimal use of natural resources.

The ducted fans use a low consumption of energy and have a low impact on the environment.