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  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • More Power. More Control.

    Cuyahoga County pumps value to its community through greater control, standardization and technological advancements. Cuyahoga County is the most populous county in Ohio, with nearly 1.4 million residents. Part of Greater Cleveland, the county is named after a Native American word meaning "crooked river." With more than 63% of its total area made up of water, the county strives to foster strong ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Security, trust, and QoS in next-generation control and communication for large power systems

    The present communication architecture supporting control of the electric power grid makes it difficult to use the wealth of data collected at high rates in substations, retarding their use in new applications for controlling the grid. A flexible, real-time data network would make it possible to use these data for many more control and protection applications, potentially increasing the grid's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power control strategy for grid connected permanent magnet synchronous generator of a distributed generation unit

    This paper describes the studies on the operation and control of a variable speed wave energy conversion system. The wave energy conversion system considered is oscillating–water–column (OWC) based Wells turbine driven permanent magnet synchronous generator connected to the grid by means of fully controlled frequency converter. In such systems primary aim is to achieve a low distortion, high ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling the power balance in an 'empty network'

    This paper presents the concept of an 'empty network' and shows how the power balance can be controlled in such a system. In this study, an 'empty network' is defined as a transmission system in which no rotating mass is present. All generators are connected to distributed systems and 'hidden' behind power electronic interfaces. One generator creates a neat 50 Hz voltage that serves as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell–based distributed generation system with power flow and power quality control

    This paper presents the modelling and control of fuel cell–based distributed generation system with embedded active filter functioning. It includes the modelling of proton electrolyte membrane fuel cell and the power conditioning unit interfacing the fuel cell to the utility grid with proper power flow control. The output of the fuel cell stack is given to the DC–DC boost converter ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agents controlling the electric power infrastructure

    The electric power grid is evolving from a centrally controlled grid with only a handful of regulated monopolies to an open, liberalised electricity market. In addition, more and more small-scale dispersed generators are deployed in distribution nets. This puts extra stress on the power grid, in an era when electricity is one of the most important commodities for economic, industrial and everyday ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Permit Compliance Monitoring for the Power Generation Industry

    The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 authorized EPA to develop regulations requiring facilities to monitor the adequacy of emission control equipment and plant operations. This paper discusses the various methods available for coal-fired power plants and gas turbine installations to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of facility compliance with emission limitations, and ensure that control ...


    By Mostardi Platt Environmental

  • First commissioned LFG power generation unit in Iran

    The first landfill gas (LFG) power generation station in Iran was officially commissioned in July 2009. This plant is located in old landfill site of Mashhad, the second largest city in Iran. This landfill has been receiving municipal solid wastes (MSW) since 1975 but the first activity for biogas extraction in this site was started in 2000. The LFG extraction system in this site is based on ...


  • Spin Ice Revolutionizing Power Source Generation

    A recent discovery has enticed physicists to begin to reorder their understanding how energy particles behave after a thrilling find where a magnetic equivalent has been found to actually be able to create a particle charge much along the same lines as electricity. Spin ice, as its known, creates single controlled bursts of charges much the same as electricity, with similar behaviors and ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Control and protection of distribution systems with distributed generators

    Unquestionably, in the last years, the number of generators connected directly to electric power distribution systems has increased. In addition, the main statistics and signals show that such tendency could become even more intense in the coming years. As a consequence of this policy, many technical factors related to control, protection, operation and analysis of distribution systems should be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation systems in the microgrid

    This paper investigates the operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation (DG) systems interconnected to the utility in the form of microgrid. The developed model of the microgrid consists of microturbine generation system, converter-based DG system with stiff DC source, synchronous-generator-based DG system and wind power system with induction generator. The Simulation model of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Introducing externalities in the power-generation sector of China

    This paper presents results from the application of the China Regional Energy Trade Model (CRETM, developed at PSI) to analyse the impact of externalities in the power-generation sector of China. The model applies state-of-the-art optimisation methods and incorporates partial equilibrium, endogenous technological change and external costs related to regional pollution and the climate change. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sophisticated control system - effective ozone generator

    At the Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (USA) they are convinced that ozone water treatment is essential to optimize production in water recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Scientists at the Freshwater Institute have been studying ozonation for years but have never before used such a sophisticated ozone generator as the Primozone® Ozone Generator. The Freshwater ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of wind power generators

    This paper investigates the main impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of induction machine-based wind power generators. The dynamic reactive power compensation devices analysed are the SVC (Static Var Compensator) and the DSTATCOM (Distributed Static Synchronous Compensator). The usage of these devices as a power factor regulator or a voltage regulator is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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