Intelligent Glass

Right here is a tumbler called the Green Smart Glass, and it’s meant for the cuppa addicts to put their piping hot beverage to good use. Most often people wait for their hot drinks to cool down a bit before consuming it. Now if they were to use this smart glass, then the heat loss process would be harnessed into an energy form, to be used later. While the technical details are very aptly described in the images, for you to ponder on, my only concern is the cleaning process. Will the glass withstand the dishwasher…or do we have to come up with a solution!

Designer: Ruan Chengzhu

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  • gadgets says:

    You catch the big trend!

  • gadgets says:

    You catch the big trend!

  • Faixan says:

    Great idea heat recovery. A sort of heat pump in a single glass. Super! Let efficiency be less than 50%, but energy is not wasted. Another question is the cost of the finished product. Naturally, that buying is not energy efficiency, and functionality. Super idea.

  • Faixan says:

    Great idea heat recovery. A sort of heat pump in a single glass. Super! Let efficiency be less than 50%, but energy is not wasted. Another question is the cost of the finished product. Naturally, that buying is not energy efficiency, and functionality. Super idea.

  • Dr. Kirschenbaum says:

    It would be really great if these "designers" took some basic physics classes and learned something about THERMODYNAMICS. For thermoelectric generation to function a temperature difference is requires: the vacuum barrier effectively eliminates that. Moreover the conversion efficiency of thermoelectric materials is quite low, the thermoelectric voltage will likely not match the storage battery, the efficiency of storing electricity in the battery and then using stored energy to run the thermoelectric materials in reverse (for heating or cooling) will also be low.
    All in all the energy "recovered" will likely be dwarfed by the energy requirements for mining, refining, processing, and fabricating the materials required for the battery, circuits, and thermoelectric metals.

  • Dr. Kirschenbaum says:

    It would be really great if these “designers” took some basic physics classes and learned something about THERMODYNAMICS. For thermoelectric generation to function a temperature difference is requires: the vacuum barrier effectively eliminates that. Moreover the conversion efficiency of thermoelectric materials is quite low, the thermoelectric voltage will likely not match the storage battery, the efficiency of storing electricity in the battery and then using stored energy to run the thermoelectric materials in reverse (for heating or cooling) will also be low.
    All in all the energy “recovered” will likely be dwarfed by the energy requirements for mining, refining, processing, and fabricating the materials required for the battery, circuits, and thermoelectric metals.

  • ringo says:

    impossible!!! too much function, too much component, but no space…..

  • ringo says:

    impossible!!! too much function, too much component, but no space…..

  • ringo says:

    also, only the water prove parts for buttons and electronics also need a lot of space

  • ringo says:

    also, only the water prove parts for buttons and electronics also need a lot of space

  • YeJin says:

    Useful!

  • YeJin says:

    Useful!

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