fuel efficiency optimization Articles

  • How to Optimize Oxidation Systems for Efficient Operation

    Emphasis on air management within converting-process dryers and ovens is critical to the design of pollution-control systems for treating exhausts containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Efficient air management allows the pollution-control system to be optimally sized to meet the needs of the process. Good process control further defines the emission stream by avoiding the need for large ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC

  • Every kilowatt utilised optimally

    Heat recovery with AERZEN blowers As a part of an extensive renovation project, the city of Filderstadt modernised the Bombach wastewater treatment plant, located in the district of Bonlanden. Now, Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN provide optimal oxygen supply, and, thanks to heat recovery measures, the energy balance has improved further. Although ...

  • Optimal maximum continuous operating load of fuel fired steam–based generating units

    This paper establishes the optimal maximum continuous operating load of fuel fired steam based thermal units without endangering the operation, asset life or carbon footprint. The interconnectivity between unit loadability and energy efficiency (represented by heat rate) enables the unit to be loaded to as high as 10% over and above the 100% maximum continuous rating (MCR) provided the energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Oxidizer system optimization

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 4 As promised, this is the fourth installment of Anguil's Oxidizer Service Series. If you have read through the first three parts, this can be seen as a capstone of those efforts. Having a strong oxidizer service plan, backed up with recommended spare parts and all of the proper documentation will not only improve your system performance but also allow you to focus ...

  • Modeling Analysis of Fuel Sprays

    Current engine development processes in which computations play an important role have sought for numerical models which can accurately represent phenomena in spray combustion. The authors have developed original sub-models taking into account the effects of extensive spray combustion phenomena including nozzle cavitation, droplet breakup behavior, multi-component evaporation process, spray-wall ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems

    Earlier this year, Algae-X International came out with a totally new line of Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems designed and built there in Fort Myers, Florida facilities. By listening to its customers, boat builders and yacht owners alike, Algae-X found out what they wanted to have as an on board fuel optimization package. The design is modular, so the right system can be chosen for each ...


    By AXI International

  • FUEL-WASH Mercaptan Removal

    Summary Finding the right treating solution to remove impurities from hydrocarbon streams is a challenging task for any refiner and one of the chief research scientists from the Merichem Company found the FreshAWL chemistry as an interesting and plausible solution to assist in their processing systems for the removal of Mercaptans from RSH (Mercaptan Laden) Kerosene. FreshAWL ...


    By FreshAWL, LLC

  • Is `Dark Fuel` the same as `Bad Fuel` and can I still use it?

    Algae-X FAQ’sIs 'Dark Fuel' the same as 'Bad Fuel' and can I still use it?This is a question many of us have asked more than once. And what we really want to know is: 'Will the stuff damage my engines?' Engines are expensive, ruining an engine is costly and operating an engine on 'bad fuel' is not wise. We all know that most engine failures start in the fuel tank. When all mechanical parts ...


    By AXI International

  • Efficient steam production in paper mills

    The paper and pulp industry is an energy and emission intensive industry. Steam is an essential part of the paper making process with steam boilers, steam distribution systems and other processes accounting for a large percentage of a paper mill’s energy costs. Useful energy is often lost from boilers and process equipment such as heat exchangers, dryers, evaporators etc, as well as from ...

  • Magnetic Fuel Treatment Bottom Line Analysis

    BOTTOM LINE ANALYSIS This cost savings analysis was prepared in cooperation with Master Chief Hill of the US Coast Guard Maintenance & Logistics Command using data from the 82’ Cutter Pt. Chico, and 110’ Cutters Anacapa and Long Island over a period of two years when ALGAE-X® performance was monitored and evaluated. Installation of ALGAE-X® units in Diesel Engine applications results in ...


    By AXI International

  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Using your EMS to improve energy efficiency

    Why an EMS Approach? With increased pressure to address energy and climate change issues, many organizations are leveraging their environmental management system (EMS) as an important mechanism for implementing energy efficiency initiatives. This phenomenon is not entirely new. The EMS approach has frequently been used across a broad array of sectors to facilitate energy improvements. But ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • How Many Cells do I Need in my Fuel Cell? (Simple Fuel Cell Design Guide)

    As with Electrolyzers on my previous post, there are many nuances in the optimal design of a Fuel Cell.  The proper selection depends on the application, type of fuel cell, component selection and design (MEAs, flow fields, etc.) and a host of other factors.   However, I will start with a simple tool that will help determine some ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Particle swarm optimisation technique using Gaussian and Cauchy probability distribution function for optimal power flow problem

    This paper presents a modified particle swarm optimisation (PSO) algorithm for solving optimal power flow (OPF) problem through the application of Gaussian and Cauchy probability distributions. The modified PSO approach introduces diversification into the particle thus preventing PSO algorithm from premature convergence. The controllable system quantities are optimised to minimise fuel cost of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An optimal energy allocation model using fuzzy linear programming for energy planning in India for the year 2020

    Development of an energy allocation model will help in the proper allocation of the energy sources in meeting the future energy demand in India. In this paper, an attempt has been made to develop a fuzzy-based linear programming optimal energy model that minimises the cost and determines the optimum allocation of different energy sources for the centralised and decentralised power generation in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tuning Your Boiler for Fuel Savings – Out with the Old in with the New Technology

    The USA has about 811,000 MW of installed generation and over 52% of our Electric power is produced by aging coal fired power plants. The average utility boiler furnace was designed about 30-40 years ago. According to DOE records, the average boiler in 1974 was fired with 80% bituminous coal. Now, western PRB coal is much more prevalent and represents about 50% of total coal ...

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 3E Company Fuels Shell`s EH&S Compliance Management

    Background Shell Oil is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with around 102,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories.  Shell continually places a strong emphasis on environmental regulatory compliance, and the Company is committed to managing its environmental impact as it strives to meet the world’s growing energy needs.  ...


    By 3E Company

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