The key difference between Thermofluidics’ technology and relevant prior work is our ability to operate competitively and reliably outside a laboratory environment. Our DAHR pumps can lift water efficiently and reliably in hostile and variable environments without sliding seals or mechanical complexity and our NIFTE pumping engine can exploit small temperature differences to pump fluids cost effectively, over large pressure differentials without mechanical moving parts.
Thermofluidics owns 100% of its IP, and has a clear paper record clarifying our IP ownership with collaborator organisations.
Our core DAHR and NIFTE technology patents have been granted in most key regions around the world. Where appropriate we continue to update these and link to families of application-specific patents and trademarks centred on the interaction between the technology and the end-user.
In addition to patentable material, Thermofluidics has built up an extensive expertise in many aspects of hydro-acoustic and low temperature difference thermodynamic machines, particularly in the following areas:
- Valve and gas-spring design
- Thermal properties and visco-elastic deformation properties of materials
- Thermodynamic properties of working fluids
- Heat exchanger design
- Low cost production methods
- Interfaces with existing infrastructure and standards
We also have an extensive network of partners and collaborators across the globe, to help us to achieve volume production and distribution once our field trials are complete.