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Primary energy demand of renewable energy carriers
This paper is the first part of a two paper series commissioned by the European Copper Institute.It addresses the different primary energy definitions, accounting methods, and their applications with a focus on electricity and heat generation from renewable energy.In addition to renewable energy sources, primary energy factors for electricity from waste, nuclear, and imported electricity are also discussed as these can be calculated in different ways. Please, click here to download the White Paper.
Automated Tie Down Device - Military - Case Study
Problem: The Office of Naval Research asked PCDworks to create a self-powered, remote-controlled tension system that would reduce damage to cargo, decrease load and unload times, and minimize crew involvement. .Process: PCDworks created a system of individual units which, when networked together, provide the ability to simultaneously secure and release loads. In this effort, PCDworks designed customized multi-hop wireless communications, advanced sensing capabilities, and a proprietary self-releasing hook....
Assessment of uncertainty in discrete fracture network modeling using probabilistic distribution ...
There have been widespread concerns about solute transport problems in fractured media, e.g. the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geological fractured rocks. Numerical simulation of particle tracking is gradually being employed to address these issues. Traditional predictions of radioactive waste transport using discrete fracture network (DFN) models often consider one particular realization of the fracture distribution based on fracture statistic features. This significantly underestimates the uncertain...
Case study - Nuclear Waste Incineration (France)
Nuclear waste incineration trials 1996 Glosfume successfully provided a pilot filter to carry out various trials on nuclear waste incineration. The filter was designed to operate under vacuum and passed all of the stringent requirements of French Nuclear Fuels. Similar filters have subsequently been used on several sites throughout France, contributing to reduced waste disposal costs and environmental quality. Installation date: 1996 Location: France Filter unit: Information withheld The emission levels...
Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance
On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production facilities and on nuclear/chemical waste clean-up sites. Site sizes varied from a few acres and plants with hundreds of...