Gekko Systems is proud to announce it will further its environmental credentials by tackling global warming head on using novel adaptations of its two most successful technologies.
In the first major breakthrough, Gekko has adapted its highly successful gravity separation device, the InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ), to recover the heavy greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which has a density of 1.52 relative to air. This was enabled by the marrying of air pulsed jig technology to the IPJ’s proven flow path and control system.
World expert in air pulse technology, Mr Gideon van Wyk, has been recruited to Gekko’s stable of technical expertise to implement the final concept. The initial application of carbon capture by specific gravity difference (CCBSGD) is to capture and concentrate the carbon dioxide from existing coal fired power stations. This is an important first step in providing a concentrated gas feed to the Australian developed carbon capture and storage technology (CCAST).
In a second major breakthrough, the absorption of the highly active greenhouse gas methane will be pursued by long-serving Gekko engineer, Nick Katsikaros, who brings with him 48 years of experience in gas production. The methane absorption by absorbent liquid system (MABALS) will utilize Gekko Systems’ InLine leach reactor (ILR) with its proven gas liquid contacting design.
A proprietary methane-absorbing liquid known as PU13 has been specially developed for the application. This technology is targeted at treating off gases from piggeries, milking sheds, shearing sheds and stockyards. The recovered gas will be suitable for power generation in gas-fired power stations.
The most daring implementation of these twin concepts will be undertaken by technical director Sandy Gray who brings with him over 30 years of aviation experience. A series of IPJs and ILRs will be mounted in the new Python Mk2 above ground mining plant (PM2AGMP). These specially lightened and streamlined units will patrol the skies of the world using US Air Force HALL technology (high altitude, long loiter).
In addition to the continuous background recovery of both target greenhouse gases at high altitude, the units will have a fast response capability allowing immediate deployment to trouble spots. They will be known as the Greenhouse Gas Flying Squad (GGFS), immediately dealing with emergencies caused by large leaks, spills or eruptions of gas.
To provide a focused effort on this important new advance, Gekko Systems will form a subsidiary company with sole responsibility for the new well above ground (WAG) mining activity. A capital raising will shortly be announced to establish the new Gekko subsidiary to be known as “Blue Sky Mining NL” or, more concisely, “BS Mining NL”.