stack analysis Articles

  • Exergy analysis of a wood-stack during dehumidifier drying

    We present a first order model of airflow within the wood stack of a timber dryer during the constant-rate drying period, allowing the exergy destruction and entropy generation rates to be determined for heat, mass and momentum transfer. The effects of varying timber stack and airflow variables on the entropy generation rate are determined. We find that heat transfer is the dominant contribution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stack gas VOC monitoring

    POLLUTION S.r.l. manufactures POLARIS FID analyzer, a cutting-edge technology for the measurement of total hydrocarbons in ambient air and stack emission monitoring in accordance with EN 13526 and EN 12619. This analyser is based on Flame Ionization Detection (FID), a reference method technique to measure total hydrocarbons (THC, VOC, TOC). Polaris FID is a very handy instrument because it allows ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Entropy-energy analysis of porous stack: steady state conjugate problem

    We have performed analytical and limited numerical analyses for fully developed forced convection and entropy generation in a fluid-saturated porous medium channel bounded by two parallel plates of finite thickness. The full problem is treated as a conjugate heat transfer problem. The Darcy-Brinkman momentum equation is used to model the flow through the porous media. The outer surfaces of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Engineers Benefit from Geotube Stacking Technology & Analysis - Case Study

    Stacking Geobag units makes projects previously thought impossible, possible. Since 1962, Geotube  technology has protected countless shorelines and provided low cost, high volume dewatering solutions to companies all overthe world. Starting off as a single layer unit designed for shoreline erosion protection, Geotube structures have been developed and improved for more than 40 ...

  • Engineers Benefit from Geotube Stacking Technology & Analysis - Case Study

    Stacking Geobag units makes projects previously thought impossible, possible. Since 1962, Geotube  technology has protected countless shorelines and provided low cost, high volume dewatering solutions to companies all over the world. Starting off as a single layer unit designed for shoreline erosion protection, Geotube structures have been developed and improved for more than 40 ...

  • Analysis of Stack Emissions Using VOST Air Sampling Tubes and Capillary GC

    United States EPA SW-846, Method 0030, Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST), describes the sampling of emissions for volatile compounds from hazardous waste incinerator stacks. Supelco's VOST air sampling tubes are designed to fulfill the method requirements and provide low background levels.               ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Benchmarking: How does your building stack up?

    Energy benchmarking can help you better understand your commercial property’s energy use and monitor performance over time. It allows for comparisons among similar building types and helps identify which ones could operate more efficiently. The Environmental Protection Agency and its ENERGY STAR® Program offers a free online tool called Portfolio Manager that allows users to track and ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Improving steam power plant efficiency through exergy analysis: effects of altering excess combustion air and stack-gas temperature

    Modifications are examined to increase coal-fired steam power plant efficiency by reducing irreversibilities in the steam generator, including decreasing the fraction of excess combustion air, and/or the stack-gas temperature. Overall-plant energy and exergy efficiencies both increase by 1.4% when the fraction of excess combustion air decreases from 0.4 to 0.15, and by 3.5% when the stack-gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An analysis of extinction coefficients of particles and water moisture in the stack after flue gas desulfurization at a coal-fired power plant

    Two important factors that affect in-stack opacity—light extinction by emitted particles and that by water moisture after a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit—are investigated. The mass light extinction coefficients for particles and water moisture, kp and kw, respectively, were determined using the Lambert-Beer law of opacity with a nonlinear least-squares regression method. The ...

  • Nano-characterisation of dielectric breakdown in the various advanced gate stack MOSFETs

    Nano-scale physical analysis of breakdown in nano-scale high-κ gate stacks consisting of either polycrystalline-silicon or metal as gate electrode shows that the microstructural defects and damages induced by breakdown in the high-κ gate dielectric are different from that of conventional SiOxNy/poly-Si and Si3N4/poly-Si gate stacks. Chemical analysis using transmission electron microscopy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Portable FID for Stack Emissions: lightweight, compact, ergonomic, safe

    POLLUTION S.r.l. manufactures POLARIS FID analyser, a cutting-edge technology for the measurement of total hydrocarbons in ambient air and stack emission monitoring in accordance with EN 13526 and EN 12619. This analyser is based on Flame Ionization Detection (FID), a reference method technique to measure total hydrocarbons (THC, VOC, TOC). Polaris FID is a very handy instrument because it allows ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • White Paper: ANSI N13.1-2011 Stack Sampling Considerations

    Background Nuclear facilities are required to follow industry standards for sampling stack effluents. Exposure of the general public to released radionuclides must be monitored as specified in US governmental regulations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) have the authority over the monitoring of these ...

  • How does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios?

    Climate isn’t the only catastrophe threatening the planet, but it may be the one most in need of attention and resources. The following is excerpted from Climate Shock (2015) by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Published here with permission from Princeton ...


    By Ensia

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Exergy analysis of process heaters

    A thermodynamic analysis is proposed to investigate the entropy generation in process heaters. It is found that the major portion of the exergy losses occur in the stack. It is also found that the excess air decreases the first law efficiency while the second law efficiency remains nearly constant. Although the first law efficiency is found to be of the order of 70-90%, the second law efficiency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oxidative decomposition properties of cationic exchange resins producing SO42− in power plants

    The sulphate content of a system increases when strong-acid cationic exchange resins leak into a system or when sulphonic acid groups on the resin organic chain detach. To solve this problem, a dynamic cycle method was used in dissolution experiments of several resins under H2O2 or residual chlorine conditions. Results show that after performing dynamic cycle experiments for 120 hours ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterisation of two-phase flow and its impact on the performance of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cell stack

    Water management is one of the most critical issues for high-performance Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. A flow network model was developed to study the possibility of two-phase flow inception along the gas flow channels in the cathode side of a PEM fuel cell stack. The conventional Darcy-Weisbach equation and homogeneous flow model are used to estimate the pressure distributions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Externalities

    ' Economic analysis of pollution prevention and abatement measures requires estimating the potential benefits from controlling pollution as well as the better-known costs of new equipment or processes. This note discusses the economic analysis of environmental externalities, using a wide range of valuation techniques.' Industrial activities often produce various pollutants; these include air and ...


    By The World Bank

  • How Does Your Organization Stack Up To The "Best Practices" In Refrigerant Regulations Compliance Management?

    Our "Best Practices" checklist was created from working with organizations throughout the country to develop and implement EPA Refrigerant Regulations compliance programs. The checklist contains what the EPA considers "must do" ...


    By IHS

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