As Chief Scientist, Wayne is responsible for the scientific and technical management at the Omachron family of companies.
His life journey, heralded as Canada’s most prolific inventor by the National Post, began in 1979 when he patented his first product - an ionic air purifier. He currently holds more than 600 granted and pending patents to his name. These patents are in many varied fields of science and technology. He has worked with high profile clients, such as government agencies, Teledyne, NASA, and SharkNinja to name a few.
Wayne is well known for being very passionate about environmental sustainability and local manufacturing. His work over the past decade has resulted in a matrix of interconnected environmentally and financially sustainable technologies for recycling, lighting, integrated heating, cooling and power generation and storage, food growing and water purification and desalination.
Omachron is therefore at the leading edge of “Sustainable Technologies for a Better Future” ® that will allow current and future generations to enjoy a high quality of life by “using less materials and energy to do more”.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Wayne’s portfolio of 600+ patents includes wide ranging technologies such as :
Plastic, glass and metal recycling
LED lighting which uses 50% less energy than regular LEDs
Power Generation from solar, wind and waste heat and its storage
New heating, air conditioning and refrigeration which use 50% less energy
Air and Water purification including desalination
Low energy low chemical crop production even in northern climates
Sustainable economic, industrial, and residential development
CURRENT TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
Wayne’s team at Omachron has created a low cost, small footprint, low energy use plastic molding system that can take virgin plastics or 100% waste plastics to produce finished goods. The molding process typically operates at 100 to 300 PSI, with packing pressures of 400 to 900 PSI to transform plastics including LDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC, ABS, Nylon, Acetal, UHMW, PEEK and PPS into molded parts up to 120 inches long, 24 inches wide, 6 inches thick, and weighing over 80 pounds.
An entire recycling facility including shredding and plastic molding can convert 400,000 pounds of plastic waste per year into finished products in about 1,000 square feet using 220V at less than 90A (single or three phase) of power, which is about the same amount of power two household dryers use. This process takes 100% mixed plastic waste from any municipal sorting facility and without further sorting or washing, and without creating air or water pollution, produces finished goods. The process can even take foamed polyethylene, foamed polystyrene (Styrofoam) and/or plastics mixed with broken glass to make a wide range of durable finished products, which can themselves be recycled again at least 10 times over. This enables a true circular economy where plastic waste is transformed into a plastic resource!
Wayne has recently reinvented the light bulbs as the LED LightCard® which uses half the energy of conventional LEDs, lasts up to 5 times longer, and is easily fully recycled which could avoid sending millions of bulbs to landfills each year.
Wayne regularly donates his time to educate others on innovative, sustainable technologies that contribute to the circular economy. He has been a guest speaker at venues such as Durham College, the Clarington Board of Trade, local schools and high schools, Ignite and has recently rejoined Rotary.