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THIS NEW MATERIAL CAN HELP WATER VEHICLES OVERCOME ICE BLOCK FORMATION

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The issue of ice buildup against the water vehicles such as ship, boats and water bikes, etc. can now be handled with the new material. The new material has been discovered to have the ability of converting lights into heat.

The ideology concerning the use of the material for water vehicles will help reduce the level of ice buildup against the walls of the vehicles while in stationary position. There are other aspects of vehicles that could benefit from the invention.

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Expert in the field of production believes the material can be laminated on the external surfaces the vehicles, helping to keep the surface temperature warm. Thereby, reducing ice block around its walls.

The photo thermal trap material, is the first of its kind to convert little radiation of light from various source including the sun into heat. The heat generated from the material helps to make its surface hotter than one could imagine. Professionals believe that the new material could be just another discovery that could add to a great advantage in the making of modern vehicles in the areas exposed to extreme low temperature leading to ice buildup and resistance on the vehicles.

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Besides, the walls, the internal parts of the vehicle that need heat can be improved using the material. In other words, the material has been referred to as a deicer. Laminating or embedding it on the vehicles that need it at the proper location could bring a big relief to the difficulties and limitations imposed by ice blocks to the water vehicles.

According to design analyst, the Photo thermal trap can be powered by sunlight or LED. It can be arranged in three-layers. The top will be a coating of ceramic –metal mix that turns incoming light into thermal energy. The second layer will be an aluminum that spreads the across the entire sheet making them to warmup even the areas not exposed to the light. The third layer will be a foam insulation base.

An engineering team that experimented this, laid a 6.3cm wide sheet of the deicing material out in the sun on a day averaging about -3.5 degree Celsius, alongside a sheet of aluminum. The material was able to attain up to 30 degree Celsius rise of temperature within four minutes, thereby converting the sun radiation into heat in its surrounding.

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The aluminum sheet attached to the component was able to attain the temperature increase up to 6.3 degree Celsius only after five minutes. The experiment showed the snows on the material surface falling off while that on the aluminum surface remained.

The experiment revealed how the surfaces of materials can be made to be ice-free. The intense heat generated from a little radiation of sunlight revealed the potentiality of the discovery in impacting positively to the modern technologies.

Besides being used for water vehicles, airplanes, turbines, and industrial machines can be equipped with the material to help the components that need no presence of ice especially in the low temperature areas.

 

 

Originally posted 2018-09-03 09:43:02.

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