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Air Conditioning Without Coolant: This Filipina, 19, can revolutionize your AC

Dubai: An air conditioner without refrigerant.

This is what a 19-year-old Philippine student has developed, and with patent applications that may revolutionize housing and buildings being cooled – without using hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) as refrigerants.

Maria Yzabell Angel Palma (also known as Yza), from Bicol, Philippines, was recently recognized by the International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA) to invent her "AirDisc".

Palma, whose invention had also been recognized as Asian (Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese) entities, claims that she had filed a patent application for AirDisc in both the Philippines and the United States.

Maria Yzabell Angel Palma (also known as Yza) with his family. The 19-year-old has received impressions from international groups to invent the AirDisc climate system, which works with low power – and without refrigerants. Facebook

Parallel with his father, Bernardo, a mechanic engineer, Palma has reportedly completed a commercial prototype and is open to the creation of partnership. She has been recognized by Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese groups.

The University's Invention

Philippine media reports indicate that 19-year-old from Naga City, 408km south of Manila, was a student in the 10th century at the Bicol campus at the Philippine Science High School in 2016 when she "accidentally" came until its revolutionary AC invention uses a disc-shaped compressor.

PSHS has 14 other campuses around the country.

Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma (left) explains his AirDisc Philosophical Scientific College (PSHS) System Executive Director Lilia T. Habacon (right) and PSHS System Deputy Managing Director Dr Rod Allan A. de Lara. Facebook

Instead of using as a refrigerant, Palma AC uses a low compression and a high volume of air molecules to replace refrigerant.

The first modern electrical air conditioner was invented by Willis Haviland Carrier in Buffalo in 1902.

Current air conditioning systems use piston or rotary compressors to pump with the harmful fluorocarbons.

Now Palma has been recognized for her performance by the International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA), who invited her to Switzerland in February – but failed to attend, because she graduated.

The IFIA learned about Palma after 10 foreign organizations, including Asian award agencies, acknowledged her for AirDisc Air Conditioning Technology.

Palma said she and her dad had already completed the application with the Virginia-based US patent and trademark offices.

Palma is an incoming machine technician beginner at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila.


The AirDisc technology discovery came as an accident, she told local media. [19659002] She then worked on an environmentally friendly oven for her research subject when she was in grade 10. The energy-efficient oven technology was called "AirWave Oven".

Yza Palma AirDisc's heart is a centrifugal compressor that uses rotary concentric air containers with air inlets that continuously absorb enough air molecules from a compression chamber. The heat generated from air compression is separated while compressed air molecules with less heat may expand. This process lowers the room temperature efficiently and continuously. Philippine Star

When the AirWave oven developed in which she used copper pipes, Palma said that it resulted in sending cold air at the end of the tubes.

"So I thought why not just develop something of this," she recalled.

The heart of the green gear is the centrifugal compressor, Palma explained.

The compressor uses rotary concentric air bins with air inlets that continuously absorb enough air molecules from a compression chamber.

As the air compressed air separates, compressed air molecules with less heat expand: This process lowers room temperature efficiently and continuously.

Palma said she and her dad are now looking for partners who will commercially manufacture the AirDisc air conditioner.

The father and daughter team recently filed patent applications in the Philippines as well as the USPTO Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), local media reports said.

The reason they applied for with the U.S. Patent Office, she declared, is that they are ultimately planning to bring AirDisc to the US – and r

the Patent Agreement

She explained that the US and the Philippines are among 152 contracting states in patent agreement, which came into force in 1978, which helps the world's inventors and innovators seeking international patent protection for their inventions.

Front view of Palma's AirDisc AC prototype. By 2016, about 100 million units of air conditioners were produced globally. But not everyone could afford one. "AirDisc will be very affordable to everyone. And it's important for the Philippines. We know it's very hot here, there's global warming and it's getting worse every year." Facebook

Asked about the potential of its invention, the young inventor said she was excited about her AirDisc technology to become the future of air conditioning for homes and offices – not only in the Philippines but in others Countries

An advantage of AirDisc is that it uses only 350 watts power, about a quarter of the 1200 watts needed by traditional air conditioners with the same cooling.

Low Power

Palma said the prototype they will manufacture commercially improved further needed only 150 watts for a 0.5 hp power device.

"The prototype I, examined at 350 watts, but the commercial prototype that will be available on the market will only be 150 watts," she told Philippine Star .

Since AirDisc AC does not need fronts for cooling, removes harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

HFC is often used in air conditioning as a refrigerant in place of older chrolofococarbons such as R-12 and hydrofluorocarbons as R-21.

But experts point to HFC, an organic compound consisting of hydrogen, flour and coal, as a potent greenhouse gas. As a result, their manufacturing and usage became increasingly regulated in recent years.

AirDisc is seen as a current response to the United Nations Kigali mandate to phase out HFC as chemical refrigerants.

Researchers claim that one kilo of HFC is

Palma, the youngest of six daughters, said she had received much help from her father, Naga City-based food company Bernardo who is also a mechanical engineer from DLSU-Manila.

Maria Yzabell Angel Palma (right) is the youngest in a litter of six. She has applied for both Philippine and American patents for her "AirDisc" AC-without refrigerant invention. Facebook

AirDisc has won gold medals from World Inventors Contest 2017 in South Korea, International Innovation Innovation Competition 2017 in Canada and International Intellectual Property Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition Thailand 2018. [19659002] Young inventor Yza Palma, 19, said that the US and the Philippines are among 152 contracting states in patent cooperation. The Treaty came into force in 1978 and aims at helping the world's innovators to seek international patent protection for their inventions. Facebook

Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said they are ready to provide Palma with technology and financial support to further develop AirDisc.

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