energy conversion Articles

  • Ocean exergy and energy conversion systems

    Oceans store energy in the form of currents, waves, tides, heat and salinity that can help to alleviate worldwide demand for power and the global climate change threat. They also store a considerable amount of an isotope of hydrogen (deuterium) which takes part in the most promising fusion reactions. Exergy analysis can be applied to evaluate the work potential (extractable) of a resource. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of neural network to wind energy conversion systems

    In the previous study, the energy generation of two WECS deployed at Darling site were estimated using the statistical–based technique. A total energy generation of 178.43 MWh at 50 m and 196.17 MWh at 70 m height were estimated from both WECS for the month of January 2010. In this study, the energy generations of both WECS for the same month were estimated using a developed wind power predictor. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The resurgence of waste-to-energy and conversion technologies: Where’s the risk?

    Waste processing technologies have come a long way in the last century. The technology to extract energy from the combustion of solid waste has been in use since 1898, when the first waste-toenergy (WTE) facility was built in New York. Since that time, WTE technologies have evolved from incinerators that were simply destruction units to large-scale mass-burn combustion and refuse-derived fuel ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Emerging Waste Conversion Technologies

    Today, people and companies are more aware and concerned about the environment than ever before. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce waste or convert organic waste into something more useful. The Federal Government has introduced a renewable energy policy and is continuing to fund for new waste conversion technology. It is now important for local governments to portray their cities and towns ...

  • In Conversation with Martha Delgado Peralta

    Martha Delgado is a leading figure in the environmental movement involved in political society in Mexico. Her leadership results from over twenty years of experience in various civil society organizations dedicated to sustainable development and fifteen years of experience in public administration at the federal and local levels. GLOBE spoke with Martha about her work with the Global Cities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Issues related to wind energy conversion systems

    There is growing interest in the development of more sustainable electricity systems employing renewable, low-emission resources. In this context, the number of wind power generators installed in the world is increasing, and there are strong indicators that such growth should continue in the next decades. The intensity of wind power expansion depends on different factors related to technical, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Synergistic energy conversion processes using nuclear energy and fossil fuels

    This paper reviews the methods of producing energy carriers, such as electricity, hydrocarbons and hydrogen, by utilising both nuclear energy and fossil fuels synergistically. There are many possibilities for new, innovative, synergistic processes, which combine chemical and nuclear systems for efficient, clean and economical production of energy carriers. Besides the individual processes by each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic and exergy efficiencies of magnetocaloric energy conversion utilising industrial waste heat

    An investigation under which conditions industrial waste heat utilised with magnetic energy conversion machines can be a possible alternative to conventional energy conversion technologies is presented. The application of a numerical model leads to the thermodynamic efficiency, the exergy efficiency, and approximate values of the total mass and the total volume of a magnetic energy conversion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

    Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, which generates clean energy and potable water. ...

  • Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: peace for our children

    Two centuries ago, U.S. President John Adams advised us of the importance of observing our world with clear eyes, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes and passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Though there are some facts we all would rather not face, one of those unpleasant truths is that there are places in the world where the need for ...

  • Solar Water Distillation System, Solar Thermal Energy Conversion System

    Innovation in Water and Energy Access to Water and Energy is a Human Right and Fundamental Freedom to share the “gift of life”. The US. Patent and Trademark Office have awarded two Patents US 6,494,995 B1 for Solar Water Distillation System and US 7,127,894 B2 for Solar Thermal Energy Conversion System to the Inventor Mr.Hammam Battah, P.E, having 45+ years of Professional Engineering ...


    By FutureNet Group, Inc.

  • Understanding and improving energy conversion systems with the aid of exergy–based methods

    Exergy–based methods are powerful tools for developing, evaluating and improving an energy conversion system. Conventional exergy–based analyses have limitations, which are significantly reduced by the so–called advanced analyses. The latter evaluate: (a) the interactions among components of the overall system, and (b) the real potential for improving a system component. The main objective of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste - waste to energy conversion in India: an overview

    Municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in enormous quantities, in India, causing environmental problems. It is collected primarily by sweeping in India and dumped on the outskirts of urban areas, which pollute the environment. Such MSWs also release methane and carbon dioxide, which are important greenhouse gases. MSW comprises biodegradable material. The MSW disposal methods in India mainly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utility functions for the multi criteria assessment of energy conversion systems

    In recent times, decisions concerning energy systems were mainly based on economic analyses, paying minor attention to the Laws of Thermodynamics. The uncertainties related to the growth of energy prices and the attention to pollutant emission control has given new emphasis to the considerations of the links among energy, economy and natural environment. It requires the reconsideration of energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conversion Facility Chosen for Palm Desert, California

    Untitled Document Committee rates responses to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why measuring the ambient NO2 without conversion?

    Nitrogen oxides NOx are pollutants that may have particular impact in terms of greenhouse gases, acidifying air etc ... issuance increased significantly since 1950 with the massive development of transport and industries. It therefore becomes necessary to provide measures always safer these pollutant gases, and to know the reliability of results. Currently, 60% of emissions of NO and NO2 are ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • In Conversation with Jules Kortenhorst – CEO Rocky Mountain Institute

    Jules Kortenhorst is the Chief Executive Officer at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He is a recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change. His background spans business, government, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership. GLOBE spoke with Jules about his work at RMI and inline with his participation at the upcoming GLOBE 2014 Conference, taking place in Vancouver, Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Workshop Proceedings: QUOVADIS Waste-to-Fuel Conversion? A Thinkshop

    Waste incineration practices are currently being diversified and optimised in terms of the efficiency of the recovery of the energy embedded in the waste. One of these tendencies is the conversion of non-hazardous waste into an adequate form for utilisation in an efficient combustion process. The fact that Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste (WID) now covers both incineration and ...


  • Four tips for having conflict-busting conversations in the workplace

    A long-time consultant is offended by something a new employee said on a conference call and is threatening to leave. An employee in marketing is furious about being passed over for a promotion in favor of her coworker and is trying to discredit her. These are just a couple of examples of the workplace conflicts that take up 42 percent of the typical manager’s time. The trick to moving past ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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