With the sudden arrival of autumn cold Many users are beginning to dust off their heating equipment to warm up the atmosphere at home. Stoves and radiators They are the most traditional elements, which have evolved little in recent years.
However still there is room for improvement thanks to the application of the latest technology, as demonstrated by the invention that we bring today and which is basically a supervitamined radiator with graphene to improve its physical properties.
A radiator with graphene sheets
This is an invention developed by the South Korean company Graphene Square that was announced last year and managed to obtain the Best Innovation Award at CES 2023 under the name ‘Graphene Radiator’
Apparently it looks like some kind of tablet or laptop folding new generation, but in reality it’s a radiator which in turn aims to behave as a kind of virtual fireplace that uses graphene to improve heat treatment.
Graphene is a material that is extracted from graphite and is basically pure carbonbeing one of the most important elements in nature and standing out for its great hardness, flexibility, lightness and conductivity.
According to the company, using this material in its heating equipment it is possible to achieve energy savings close to 30% with respect to radiators made with classic materials, since its conductivity is better than that of copper and it has a speed of electron movement up to 100 times greater than that of silicon.
This capacity is precisely what is used to improve heat emission through a kind of holographic virtual fireplace inserted in a transparent LCD screen where different types of images are shown simulating the flames of a classic stove.
What temperature does the invention reach? Well, the upper part with the image of moving flames is capable of producing heat from up to 75 ºCenough so that we can use it in small rooms, spending an electrical power of 200 watts.
Additionally, the base of the equipment can reach maximum temperatures close to 200ºC spending, yes, around 1 kW of electricity. It is, therefore, an alternative to the small classic electric air radiators that are usually used in bathrooms or the living room.
Price and availability
The company behind the invention plans to manufacture about 40,000 units each year that will begin to be sold from 2024 for a still unknown price.
Via | The Spanish
Cover image | Graphenesq
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