Whirlpool Turbines Can Provide 24/7 Renewable Energy For Dozens Of Homes

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This whirlpool turbine can power dozens of homes, providing energy 24 hours a day. Belgian company Turbulent have possibly come up with a solution to generate energy for small-scale rural areas. Using the power of water, the turbine can be installed to most river and canals, using the current to produce energy - which the creators claim is enough to power up to 60 homes.
Could this be the future for all energy production?
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Feb 9, 2018

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Abdullah Raihan Bhuiyan
Can anybody share some technical info like measurement of the turbine, flow rate of inlet and outlet ? Your time is greatly appreciated.
Marc Saunders
Marc Saunders 28 days ago
With 100 liters per second and a height of 1 meter you get a theoretical power of 1 kW, but this thing will have an efficiency of less than 30% so, not even one house, sorry!! Theoretical Power is= specific weight * Q* h= 10000 Nt/m3 * 0,1 m3/s * 1m= 1000 Nt*m/s = 1000 Watt = 1kW
Marc Saunders
Marc Saunders 28 days ago
Again it is a simplified form of the Kaplan turbine with a very low efficiency. Given the size of the turbine compared to the bricks around it I doubt that it can power one home. Estimated power less than 1 kW.
Bet it sounds like a toilet constantly flushing, only x10 louder
Gabriele Mander
Gabriele Mander Month ago
what happened when i fall in the turbine?
Tore Forsgren
Tore Forsgren Month ago
And now a small book on hydro turbine design: The turbine shown has now "flow regime". You can not predict how water transfers energy to the turbine. Each second is different from the next and all water molecules do not share the same flow pattern as it passes the turbine. It is an average of something not so effective. The mystery of guided flow: The free swirl makes the turbine interaction with the flow uncertain. With the wrong angle to the water the turbine blade will, at best, be a "paddle" obstructing the flow. The forces you get is not by the water following the curvature of the blade but how water curves away in front of an obstruction. Draft tube: In the design shown water is droped in open air behind the turbine. So basically the pressure side of the turbine blade is doing all the work and water is wasted with all axial kinetic energy intact. Water even falls some extra distance before crushing vertically into the lower water level! To extract the energy and use the turbine suction side you need a submerged draft tube to widen the flow to get the speed down. With a submerged draft tube both the extra head and kinetic energy will be recovered as reduced pressure after the turbine.
Danial Ashraf Ghazali
How about trash and large debris?
60Alter Month ago
the captions shields the most of the content!
officialPaCk Month ago
you could literally have 10 of these installed close to the ocean, use the tide water to run through it and have a power station close by to collect the energy.
JS Mariani
JS Mariani 21 day ago
Salt water use not desirable.
WNBT TV Month ago
I will buy it for my personal uses now I have an electrcity thats more than average house >:)
Anthony N Hopkins
brilliant.. I can imagine there will need to be ongoing r&d on filtration at water entry..but very cool
Muhammad Darjat
Muhammad Darjat Month ago
Highly relevant to where the area I am based. In this demo it appears that large part of civil structure has been minimized and that will reduce the cost . I am serious about getting in contact with the company to learn more including establishing partnership for scaling up the into large part of mountainous area where I could see great potential
506independent ANIMATION
Just make 3 in a line for free energy. And our up an acrylic panel and a mesh screen at the intake.
Tiknos Sutikno
Tiknos Sutikno Month ago
woderful.. go green and clean
Game Evolve
Game Evolve 2 months ago
"Turbine is the only moving part" Aaaaa, well what about the gate which allows water to come in, Water stops automatically nowdays or what???
Martin Kiel
Martin Kiel 2 months ago
Read somewhere this is over $65,000? I think the cost can realistically come down to 10k for the turbine, no? I want to build a tiny house in the mountains but personally think 65k is steep for my needs, I mean they produce up to 100KW, isn't that like 72,000kwh per month, enough for 70 USA homes?
Ozarks Farmer Hansen
Depends on where you leave in this fully overly regulated Country you would need a Federal. State, County, City permit, if you live in NY, NJ, FL, CA, IL. WA. OR. forget about it and even if one is approved where you are then you got the Federal, State EPAs on your a** and if that ain't enough I'm sure there are a couple dozen of Liberal environmental groups out there that will sue you for stopping the migration of flies, ants, lightning bugs or something else as stupid.
Emily Lynn
Emily Lynn 2 months ago
I like the idea. Im no inventor but it lacks a debree filter screen. Potential clogging issues and turbine damage.
IRON60 BITCH 2 months ago
The only flaw I possibly see is debris and fish cannot swim up against it
Allen Johnson
Allen Johnson 2 months ago
If this was on a quite fast steep part of the river you could add one below the other all the way, the same amount of water flowing into the 1st down to the next all the way in the same channel just picking up speed as it goes, You could run a village on a 100mts of the stream.
Nur Hamid
Nur Hamid 2 months ago
MetropoloBot 2 months ago
as usual, a clever Belgian invention
alan degracia
alan degracia 2 months ago
No hablo ingles pero quisiera hacer una pregunta como van a transformar la energia mecanica que genera el agua a energia electrica ?????
Rick Parker
Rick Parker 2 months ago
Without knowing what the installed cost is we're in the dark about whether it works as claimed. How many Kwh does it produce? What kind of maintenance does it need? Where have they been installed by a real, unsubsidized customer?
Scribe Line
Scribe Line 2 months ago
So we just reinvented the water wheel?
le paw
le paw 2 months ago
What is with living things in the water? Free Energy XD it cost money to build,it needs water that is higher altiude to power the turbine and what is the effeciency?
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Francois Dupont
Francois Dupont 3 months ago
for people wondering: its about 15kW with about 1.7m head and 1.8m3/s flow. its not much, but considering it is relatively small and doesn't require a retaining basin (dam) it is a good idea. i live in the country of water, we have hundreds of lake and thousands of rivers, and my gouverment made it illegal to build dams and hydro electricity plants. in the past they destroyed thousands of hydro plants in order to force people into using theirs. it is a very sad story. and this is why we are still living in shit condition in 2019. people must be free to better their condition and bring society to new high. we must stop having corporate greed as leaders.
Gustavo Marques
Gustavo Marques 20 days ago
Which is the country of water?
Alban Sadiki
Alban Sadiki 3 months ago
In Macedonia or Balkans, this Would be Ilegal because of fckin corporates
Benjamin Jacobo
Benjamin Jacobo 3 months ago
so i have a project to do and i would love to use this design on it does anybody know how i could build a small non working replica of this??
Ravi Raj
Ravi Raj 3 months ago
Darlei2011lucas 3 months ago
Teria mais informações a respeito?
Дастан Кызайбаев
Здраствуйте как и где можно заказать ? В казахстан
Rondogardener 3 months ago
What I really find interesting is that you have utilized the kinetic energy of the water to create spin before it ever reaches the turbine. From the video, I can see that this also virtually eliminates turbulence and air pockets that would make the conversion less efficient. I really am impressed.
Iktan Corona Ham
Iktan Corona Ham 3 months ago
Like that you like the video
Anshu singh
Anshu singh 3 months ago
If we use this technology properly than we can create energy more than we expected
Solar Tricks
Solar Tricks 3 months ago
Abdulai Bah
Abdulai Bah 3 months ago
How noisy is this?
texasabbott 3 months ago
Abdulai Bah sounds like jet airplane taking off... all the time!
Ed Crowe
Ed Crowe 4 months ago
We need a couple of these turbines in Huigra, Chimborazo, Ecuador. Great solution.
ZETEN 4 months ago
please send me a drawing circuit of the vortex turbine to my mail: zur888@mail.ru bes tregards
Daniel St Andrew
Daniel St Andrew 4 months ago
I have the perfect property for this
Prime Minister
Prime Minister 4 months ago
This can be use in the remote or rural place.
Pat Vavra
Pat Vavra 4 months ago
Nope. Bad idea. We need more carbon taxes. That's how you fix global warming. Just ask Justin Trudeau.
Chester Manifold
Is this sarcasm?
Shanker Medishetty
Shanker Medishetty 4 months ago
can u give me full details and cost and how much elecity prodeced per day
Shanker Medishetty
Shanker Medishetty 4 months ago
is it works on wase water in cities
Pojchara Punnaket
Pojchara Punnaket 4 months ago
What if a kid gets stuck then his ego is gone and fishes die to his piss
A J 4 months ago
Can I get the dimensions of the whole structure especially blades and basin ?..
Jhonny Un poco loco Bravo
Free Energy?!!! Careful america might invade, bomb your water turbines and say you where hiding weapons of mass destruction underneath them
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 4 months ago
Isn't there a free electric system.🤔
Mairtin O Mhuirgeasa
Question @ 2mins 50sec's? ......Answer........"ABSOLUTELY YES THE WAY FORWARD" Ingenious Invention! Full Marks to those Guys in Belgium, I Salute U.
Hantu Manusia
Hantu Manusia 4 months ago
Mladen Manjić
Mladen Manjić 4 months ago
This could be the future of producing cheep electricity if the governments around the world would let you do that.
martin craggs
martin craggs 4 months ago
What about the bull heads, Minnows and baby trout?
texasabbott 3 months ago
martin craggs What about jellyfish, sea horse and baby shark? 🦈
plumtube01 4 months ago
Here in Australia we a modifying an old hydro power station on a dam built in the 1950s, so that solar power will pump water back to the top during the day, so it can flow back down at night! Quite simple but effective for generating power 24/7.
Shobha Muffu
Shobha Muffu 4 months ago
Aquatic life does it get effecting where, aquatic fishes will go
Shobha Muffu
Shobha Muffu 4 months ago
Where fishes die when it enter to blades
Zee Roo
Zee Roo 5 months ago
Not make in China
Augh Bable
Augh Bable 5 months ago
While it does not looking like something new, basically it took the commercializing and production of it hopefully to a whole new level. Like the solar panel, now you can get a mat type and simply bring it when you camp or hike 👍👍
DatAviation 340
DatAviation 340 5 months ago
It doesn’t have a headphone jack so....
Dalen Woods
Dalen Woods 5 months ago
Turns out their was a drought
Alexander Ritthaler
Alexander Ritthaler 5 months ago
Is this invention designed for both northern and southern hemispheres?
Neo Dintchly
Neo Dintchly 5 months ago
That's what dams use
Akshay Jaiswal
Akshay Jaiswal 5 months ago
how much electricity does it produce in a day
texasabbott 3 months ago
Akshay Jaiswal ⚡️ 1.21 gigawatts !
gouru gopinath
gouru gopinath 5 months ago
Very good Worthing
Othman Hussain
Othman Hussain 5 months ago
Very boring, keep on repeating.
1113 Cntrl
1113 Cntrl 5 months ago
Try installing one of these. I bet all forms of government, from federal, to state, to even local will do everything they can to prevent you from doing this. Just like collecting rain water.
JASON'S WORLD 5 months ago
I installed one in my toilet, now I generate power every time I urinate.
Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow 5 months ago
Вас по русски говорить не учили?
wireless one
wireless one 5 months ago
This is a great idea..but I think if you install one on a river in the USA the EPA or DNR will make you remove it
Scott Magill
Scott Magill 5 months ago
Now the star forts all of the earth make sense
KatyCat 5 months ago
I want that turbo in my GT86
Kiril Dimitrov
Kiril Dimitrov 5 months ago
How much the turbine?
Anthony Steele
Anthony Steele 5 months ago
Im curious how much it draws on coriolis effect. From what Ive read barely anything at all
Anthony Steele
Anthony Steele 5 months ago
why is it better than a regular water turbine?
Alex Siemers
Alex Siemers 5 months ago
I don’t think it’s entirely better. It’s just better for small scale power since it won’t block an entire river, and doesn’t need a big one either.
Manoo42 5 months ago
If only I had a river with a 6 foot drop on my property...but I dont...and who does...?
skattergraph 5 months ago
You have to be dependent on the government. If your not dependent you can't be a slave. Human energy makes the stockmarkets of the world makes the rich richer so you have to work harder.
Kieth_Singleton2011 Singleton
Damn what would the noise be from that thing but a great idea
anth benit
anth benit 5 months ago
Works great next to the ocean too.
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 5 months ago
So basically water turbine
Aaron E
Aaron E 5 months ago
That is F%#@&ng brillent! Just brillent!
Aaron E
Aaron E 5 months ago
That's awsume what a hell of an idda!!!!
Alex A.
Alex A. 5 months ago
Hey Trump... get the coal workers to build this
texasabbott 3 months ago
Coal is cleaner, obviously🤦🏼‍♂️
The Immortal
The Immortal 4 months ago
They said it'll provide power for a dozen homes. I guess the other tens of millions would be tucked
Robin Elliot
Robin Elliot 5 months ago
Until a stick floats in there
Yaratoma 5 months ago
How is it affected by flood and landfall residue?
thatoneguy youmightknow
I wonder how corrosion resistant it is. A lot of road salt gets into our water systems here
Francesco Satta
Francesco Satta 5 months ago
Geniale! !!
joe 5D
joe 5D 5 months ago
2019 and now people are just thinking of this shit? Thats not a serious question i know fossil fuel has been obsolete for decades.
ncsam 000000
ncsam 000000 5 months ago
"Can provide power to dozens of homes" lmfao wow this will save the world. Lol
Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez 5 months ago
Wilson Wilson
Wilson Wilson 5 months ago
This is worse than the solar panels my Republican neighbors installed. His Bills increased 1000% and demons came out of a hole in the ground in his back yard then his family died all because he installed solar panels, you should hear what happened to my other neighbors that installed a turbine just like this one in the video. Their whole town was sucked in to a demonic vortex and Hillary Clinton was down there too.
Chris Watson
Chris Watson 5 months ago
Fury was robbed!!
Faux Shizle
Faux Shizle 5 months ago
That is, unless like most places, the water is SEASONAL...and this FAILED idea helps no one.
Nikolai Korsov
Nikolai Korsov 5 months ago
Theres no such thing as free energy. Not yet at least. Free requires permanently sustainable, unsupervised, self maintaining systems. But even then someone has to build and install those systems
Pulkit Jawal
Pulkit Jawal 5 months ago
Cost of this project.???
chris sparshott
chris sparshott 5 months ago
Brilliant Idea.Could they not put a removable/lockable Grill by the Sluice Gate to stop larger Debris and Fish from entering the system.They could shape it like a cube so they could drop the sluice gate reducing the waterflow,unlock,spin it so the filter was now horizontal and easy to remove/clean while a fresh side was now in place+if it reduced water flow then increase the drop before it enters the Turbine.
Francisco Rosero
Francisco Rosero 5 months ago
It works just as a watermill
NAL DAWSON 5 months ago
nothing new
Funny Videos - Funny Out Loud
The only new thing I can see is the less efficient design of it. The conventional water turbines are much better designed.
MrNuwis1975 5 months ago
Those wood chips, garbage, etc. Can fall into Propeller motor Therefore, it must be done somthings that prevents the debris from flowing into the propeller motor.
HIS Footprints OnWater
These whirlpools should have covers over them ..they present a very high risk to animals and children....let's use common sense
Stupid Storm
Stupid Storm 5 months ago
Absolutely fantastic. Huge demand in US for this.
Ike the ranter
Ike the ranter 5 months ago
It's a thrill ride for fish too
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