AIRDISCAircraft Discrepancies Product (WCCS)
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The 19-year-old has earned plaudits from international groups for inventing her AirDisc air-conditioner, which works on low power -- and without a refrigerant.
Palma (left) explains her AirDisc invention Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System Executive Director Lilia T.
IFIA learnt about Palma after 10 foreign organisations, including Asean awards bodies, recognised her for the AirDisc Air Conditioning Technology.
The AirDisc technology discovery came as an "accident", she told local media.
Palma admitted she was excited with the potential of her AirDisc technology to become the preferred airconditioning option for homes and offices, not just in the Philippines but in other countries.
'One of the advantages of AirDisc is that it only uses 350 watts of power consumption, compared to 1,200 watt power consumption of the traditional airconditioners,' she said.
Palma stressed the AirDisc also does not use freon for cooling, meaning it dispenses with harmful emission of HFCs into the atmosphere.
The AirDisc may still be currently quite expensive because it is still new and the production is still limited, but with expected increasing demand and more production its price could go down soon, Palma explained.
She added that in the long-run the consumers could save with the use of AirDisc because its electric consumption is low at 150 watts compared to commercial air conditioners which consume 1,200 watts, Palma explained.
Since AirDisc does not use a chemical refrigerant, she said it will not contribute to greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
The reason why they applied with the US patent agency, she said, is that they ultimately plan to bring the AirDisc to the US and the rest of the world.
Because it does not need freon for cooling, AirDisc aC dispenses with harmful emissions into the atmosphere.