Glass brick, also known as glass block, is an architectural element made from glass. Glass bricks provide visual obscuration while admitting light.
The glass block was originally developed in the early 1900s to provide natural light in manufacturing plants. Solid glass bricks are a revolutionary building material and will enable future cityscapes and urban experiences that were previously unimaginable. Not only is it totally aesthetically innovative, but a brick made of glass also radically reduces the amount of waste materials. All of the glass is completely recyclable and any imperfect bricks can be melted and remoulded. The entire building could be melted down, resurrected and given a new life. A glass brick is also – interestingly – stronger than a concrete one.
Collection of waste glass discarded in the reion surrounding the Power Station, this glass usually destined for disposal in a landfill tip, is an environmental hazard. By sending it to the Power Station for recycling into somethin useful and re-usable, massively benefits the environment. Using the excess heat from the Suxé burner, which would normally be discarded to the atmosphere. This heat can be used by sending it to a glass smelter. Recycled glass can be fed into the smelter and melted, all colours of glass when melted go clear as the colours are burnt from the glass. the molten glass can be set in moulds to make the glass bricks.
A cheap and environmentally friendly building block, stronger than concrete.
Stronger than using concrete.
Construction is exactly the same as using conventional cLay brick. During the moulding process one side of the brick is given a rough surface, which is built into the mould. The bricks are layed by a brick layer using the same mortar as clay bricks or a special glass glue can be substituted in those instances wher the mortar is required to be invisible. For standard houses, once the walls are buillt, normal plaster is applied to the rough surfaces of the glass blocks which were created during the moulding process. For see through walls blocks remain unplastered, for applications requiring visibility a special brick is used where the mould does not imprint a rough surface but leaves the moulded brick smooth and see through. For applications that require light but the wall is not required to be see through, a standard brick with it rough sides (unplastered) is used.
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Lanfill pits are environmental disasters and by recycling the glass which makes up 30% of a landfill we are taking useless material and turning it into something useful
The Suxé Energy Centre has been purposely designed especially to suit the environment in Africa. The Energy Centre doesn't use steam to generate electricity it uses an air turbine, it has no need to be sited by water, or have a large dam constructed by the side of the power station, like other conventional power stations must do. Therefore it can operate anywhere so long as fuel is available.
Efficient combustion relies heavily on controlling the excess air going into the combustion chamber. Too much and you have free oxygen that can combine with nitrogen or sulphur, making nasty gases. Getting the oxygen content right is the job of Suxé's patented computer system. 97% combustion efficiency means NO harmful gases.
The revolutionary air turbine operates like a jet engine in reverse. Hot gas is compressed before the turbine and ambient temperature air is added. This expands rapidly creating a huge pressure in frot of the turbine. As the hot gas passes through the turbine it rotates and drives the rotation of the generator, which produces the electricity.
Due to the revolutionary air turbine and the fact that the Energy Centre needs no water to operate, it can be sited in the most unlikely and harsh environments. So long as there is an available fuel source locally, the Enery Centre will produce electricity. Which means the Suxé Energy Centre can be located at the end of a transmission line, where power is needed.
The Suxé Energy centre has been designed to plug together in 50MWe modules. Therefore the sizing of the power station is easy as for 200MWe you need 4 modules. These are delivered to site in containers that are simply plugged together. Everything is pre-tested before it leaves our factory, we deliver a power station to site that produce electricity immediately.
Suxé have been providing combustion equipment and burner solutions across the World since 1951. The basic principles have remained the same whilst the designs have been modernised to deal with 21st Century fuel source requirements. Modern solutions to modern problems.
Growing Bamboo around each power station can provide hundreds of new employment opportunities in each area.