HOW IT WAS INVENTED?
Mr. Robert Wajda has always enjoyed researching everything new and interesting that he could find in his spare time. At the turn of the century in 2000, an article from the 1960s was brought to his attention accidentally. This story described two meteorologists that sought shelter from an extremely bad storm that produced a tornado. They luckily found protection in a basement next to a sturdy fireplace. As the tornado passed over them, an extreme temperature difference resulting in coolness was noted by both scientists. The center of the tornado then passed over them. A noticeable air temperature change in the direction of warmer air was also confirmed by both meteorologists as the tornado thankfully spun away. Drastic temperature change(s) must have been correlated with the differing high and low pressure(s) that a tornado produces.
The discovery of this article shifted Mr. Wadja’s entrepreneurial goals. Instantly, he began thinking how fast or slow a typical tornado spun. He concluded that if a tornado in the environment can produce such hot and cold air differences so quickly, why not be able to replicate this natural vortex phenomenon. This would include separating hot and cold air through ingenious innovation by pushing the boundaries of engineering and self-contain the vortex itself. Accidental discoveries like these by an already accomplished innovator could only prove fruitful. A spin chamber was the ultimate solution for what Mr. Wajda had in mind. How would one take a mini-tornado that tornado and control it and somehow control it by securing a vortex in a tube? The design and then discussion led to the advanced spin chamber that you see in the opening explainer video.
Material relating to vortex phenomena working in various natural environments intrigued the mind, and research-led Mr. Wadja towards a unique invention founded in the 1930’s known as the vortex tube. This contraption was unique and simple, but its size was very limited to being small in scale. This vortex tube used a compressor to create two separate hot and cold airstreams by spinning air at a very high rate resting at over 1,000,000 revolutions per minute. This already proven concept only interested further research and founded the cornerstone of a vision that began to develop in the direction of industrial creativity. A breakthrough of this type and caliber could bear substantial benefits for humankind.
Time and time again history shows that inventions start heading in the right direction and suddenly take a wrong turn that ends their progression. Some of the greatest innovations of all time were even considered ‘ahead of their time’ and kept from developing due to the uncertainty of industry disruption. It could take decades or even centuries to correct the initial mistake(s) or early on misdirection that led societies astray from knowing any difference. What if no harmful refrigerants were ever used or fossil fuels were needed to initially create the hot and cold air from the beginning?
The key to furthering the progress of this great idea was to remove all heavy air compressors that were used to first generate the air and create an efficient way to generate the initially generated airflow. This would also enable the ability to harness the vortex needed to replicate the vortex phenomena that are produced naturally in the environment. Think hurricanes and tornados with the replication of that type of energy being contained, but on a much smaller scale. Massive amounts of energy are produced by these types of forces in nature. This type of vortex energy usage with scalability is unfounded. Innovations, such as the one presented, will be the future of harnessing the potential energy that a self-contained vortex can provide. Sustainable solutions will eventually be put on full display that will lead industry standards into a new era of green HVAC technology. It also protects the environment, while also considering the positive impact(s) of the customer’s economical concerns.