Your Well Wisher Program – March 2013

The tag line for ‘Your Well Wisher Program’ is ‘Attempt to solve the commonly known problems’.  Let’s find what commonly known problems addressed and what we have achieved so far.

My first blog post speaks on the solution for Global water crisis// Part 1, and received appreciation by the US based NGO working on water awareness: The Santa Fe Water Awareness Group. I credit my sincere thanks to Raphael Weisman, the great man heading The Santa Fe Water Awareness Group for recognizing my work.

It is really tremendous start for my work that it gets republished at The Santa Fe Water Awareness Group’sofficial blog:

http://waterawarenessgroup.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/global-water-crisis-part-1/

Note: The proposed solution requires some expertise from mechanical engineering discipline and it is still in theory.

My blog post titled ‘Risk of Pedestrian Road Accident with Silent car engines’ proposes on what car designers should do to reduce pedestrian road accident.

Apart from blogging, I discussed it with few car manufacturers worldwide. Do you know what? The proposal is accepted and well appreciated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

This is the mail content received from Toyota customer care:

Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.

Your feedback regarding your desire to see a pedestrian alert system on our vehicles is appreciated as it is through communications such as yours that we become aware of our customers’ expectations and reactions. It also provides us with valuable insight when planning and developing future products and services to increase our customers’ satisfaction.

My blog post titled ‘Wasting 30% of the pencil length is a problem’ asks children to find the solution using their creativity.

Apart from blogging, I asked the solution with STAEDTLER known for the largest European manufacturer for wood cased pencils.

STAEDTLER confirmed the solution is the pencil holder and one of its subsidiaries in Japan has such product available. Further, STAEDTLER has forwarded suggestion to their marketing department. I liked it.

I looked at the product that was available in Japan at the following link (provided by STAEDTLER):

http://www.staedtler.jp/products/01_writing/02-pencil-hoder/index.html

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I felt if I can design it or make it. I failed on first few and then come up with the success.

I hold the nut in the plier and rotate at the end of the pencil to give spiral shape.  I found upper part of Reynolds Metallica pen matches with the spiral shape design on pencil end. I rotated the pencil end to the upper part of Metallica pen and it fitted and locked with it very fine.

The below items are required to make this happen, I already did and want you to discover.

You need four things: Nut, Plier, Metallica pen and pencil.

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When successful, send it’s pic and your experience to yourwellwisherprogram@gmail.com. I will share it on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yourwellwisherprogram. If you will not do it, I will have to do it, but I am making it easy for you. Isn’t it?

I believe this method will make better usage of the pencil and further reduce the cost. It may be easily adapted and using such method will fill the seeds of creativity and conservation importance in the child.

It is good time to make claims: this product methodology will make it the most economical pencil in the world.

So friends, it is the journey that begins. Thanks.

Water dispenser in centralized air conditioned office: Does it needs electricity?

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Lets talk for the region of the world where the climate is moderately hot.

In most of the centralized AC offices, a water dispenser is switched with power supply and there are two outlets – one for hot water and one for cold water.
Let’s understand how it is used.

Option 1. Few workers bring their glass or bottle. Take cold water and drink it.

Question 1: How does human body works to the chilled water when outside climate is cold?
Curious!, mention your responses in the comments based on your understanding. Don’t refer any document.

Option 2: Few workers bring their glass or bottle. Take cold water and adds some quantity of hot water. So, they drink water at normal temperature.

Question 2: How does human body works to the water with normal temperature when outside climate is cold?
Curious!, mention your responses in the comments based on your understanding. Don’t refer any document.

Option 3: Few workers bring their glass or bottle. Take hot water, and wait for some time, and drink it.

Question 3: How does human body works to warm water when outside climate is cold?
Curious!, mention your responses in the comments based on your understanding. Don’t refer any document.

Let me give my understanding:
Our body has a digestive system and it has to break the food. Taking little warm water will be good for breaking the food and aid in digestion. So, a water dispenser in centralized air
conditioned office do require electricity. Options 2 and Options 3 are fine. Option 1 should be avoided, so what can be done?

Based on the above facts, the products needs a change. The present product provides two outlets (hot and cold) and so it is a complex product for the user.

It should have one water outlet. There is a need for a temperature controlling mechanism that can be set to little warm water. It will make the product beneficial to everyone.
What do you suggest? Any contradictions most welcome.

For water dispenser manufacturers:
1) The new product is much simpler engineering than the existing product.
2) Cost of the new product will be lesser.
3) Electricity consumption will be lesser.
4) Maintainance will be cheaper.
5) Reduces health risks posed with cold water intake.
6) Warm water is more hygienic.

For all options, I asked for your responses in the comments based on your understanding. Please leave it. Curious!

Action: Like it, share it with your friends and contacts.
Also, contacts from water dispenser manufacturer are most welcome.
Avoid option 1 and be healthy.
Thanks

Global Water Crisis //Part 3 (Solution: Four Marble Theory for saving water)

Water is life. Let’s give another attempt to solve a commonly known problem: Global Water Crisis //Part 3 (Solution: Four Marble Theory for saving water)

Generally, a tap at wash basin is turned high for the hand wash. It is hard for anyone to tell, please slow down the water flow. There are knobs at the bottom of all the wash basin which
can be rotated to slow down the flow of the water. It may be a good way to save water, however, some people won’t like it. Some people may argue for not adapting to it.

I see an observation. While hand wash if there is something struck on the outlet of the wash basin, water starts collecting in the wash basin. Seeing the level of water going up in the
wash basin, the person moves the tap to slow down the water flow. This action is a reflex action. It means the person is doing it involuntarily and there is no thought on saving water. But
it saves water. How about utilizing this reflex for saving the water.

Lets keep four marbles in the wash basin outlet. These four marbles will level up the water in the wash basin. The person will slow down the water and that’s where it will save the water. I call this solution as Four Marbles Theory for saving water. Instead of marbles, non soluble stones can be used, but I used here marbles as it good looks.

It may reduce water wastage by near to half at the wash basin.

Let me tell you a real story that may support the practicality of this theory.

Once upon a time, few senior executives of a company sat together to find how they can increase the sale of their product – Toothpaste.

A peon came to serve the tea to all the executives and understood on what they are talking. He made his thought, and said, “How about widening of nozzle/cap of the toothpaste tube?”.
This idea was disregarded by the executives. They then keep on brainstorming to find the solution. Do you know what was concluded? The idea given by the peon. It was implemented by the company and sales was up for the product. This happened in the commercial market of India.

Action: If you like this reading and wish to read Part 4, you may like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/yourwellwisherprogram. Everyone who likes the page becomes the
promoter of my program. Also, I have an open proposal to the people in authority who can make this theory a reality.

In case, you share it on facebook and let me know the concluded response in the comments section. You can also enter your thoughts in the comments. In case you see this theory don’t work, you have to find what change will make it a success. thanks.

Global Water Crisis //Part 2 (solution: No more leaky pipes)

Water is life. Let’s give another attempt to solve a commonly known problem: Global Water Crisis //Part 2

Leaky pipes or damaged pipes wastes water unnecessarily. Corrosion is one big reason for the damaging of the water pipes and painting the water pipes is the best practice to avoid or delay the corrosion.

Painting the water pipe is the poorly thought world wide practice in operations. The corrosion happens when the water comes in contact with the iron metal of water pipe. This water contact happen from the inside of the water pipe. But painting is made on the outer part of the water pipe. So, there is no benefit on stopping or delaying corrosion that happens inside of water pipe and it’s mere wastage of the painting solution.

So, what is the best practice to be followed or recommended?
Before installation of the water pipe.
Get the water pipes ready with the cut out dimensions. Pick pipe one by one. Close the one end of pipe with some tape etc. Dilute the paint solution in a container. Now fill it from the another end of pipe. Once it is filled, now take out the paint solution back into the container. This method will do a coating of paint inside the water pipe. Keep the water pipe in sun light for a day or two and then use it for installation.

Using this method of painting water pipe will extend the life of water pipe significantly and will save the water from damaged water pipes.

Do you know?

In 2009-2010 alone, the water industry in England and Wales leaked approximately 3.28 billion liters per day. Refer “Eight radical solutions for the water shortage” at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17600062

Action: If you like this reading and wish to read Part 3, you may like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/yourwellwisherprogram. Everyone who likes the page becomes the promoter of my program. Also, I have an open proposal to the people in authority who can make this methodology a reality.

In case, you share it on facebook/twitter, let me know the concluded response in the comments section. You can also enter your thoughts in the comments. thanks.