thermal energy Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • CO2 mitigation with thermal energy storage

    Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provides us with a flexible heating and/or cooling tool to combat global warming through conserving energy while utilising natural renewable energy resources. This paper aims to show how CO2 emissions can be decreased by utilising different TES concepts in Turkey. The first project is for the heating and cooling of a supermarket using Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Thermal Energy and Water Production

    Introduction The scarcity of potable water is a growing problem worldwide, particularly in arid regions and among developing countries. Compounding this problem is the increasing contamination of freshwater sources, which comprise only about 2.5% of all water on Earth. Of this small portion, only 0.5% of the total fresh water available is found in easily accessible sources such as ...

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  • Thermal Oxidizer

    THERMAL OXIDIZER   PRINCIPLE OF COMBUSTION The primary function of the Thermal Oxidizer is to destroy the contaminants in the exhaust coming out of a process.  The operation of the Thermal Oxidizer is based on the principle of combustion.  The process of combustion is the most commonly used method to control emissions of organic compounds. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Thermal energy flow modelling in a typical university classroom

    In order to develop solutions for reducing energy consumption, an evaluation was made of the Civil Engineering Department building in the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). As a part of this analysis, governing equations of mass, momentum and energy transport were used to model the heat flow in a typical classroom. The model was developed using finite element numerical method. The results of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Radiation exergy: the case of thermal and nuclear energy

    This study presents several methods to evaluate the exergy of thermal and nuclear radiation. First, a general treatment is developed for the thermal radiation exergy flux. Second, the exergy of thermal radiation is derived from a simple, general, original thermodynamic argument. Third, the state of the art concerning the accurate upper bounds for the conversion efficiency of thermal radiation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demands on thermal power plants in the liberalised energy market

    In the liberalised energy market, a diversified set ("mix") of power plants will be needed. By investigating present and anticipated future criteria in detail, available technologies and outlines of further development are identified and discussed. Among them, concepts for efficiency-optimised base load plants as well as units with an improved cycling operation capability are both attributed to a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hardware Solutions to Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy

    Why Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy? Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys! ...


    By DEXMA

  • Thermal Energy Utilization in Waste Tire Recycling

    Thermal energy utilization is one of waste tire recycling methods. Thermal energy utilization is used waste tires as alternative fuel. Is a high calorific value waste tire material, per kg higher calorific value than the wood of 69%, higher than that of bituminous coal 10%, 4% higher than Coke. But  the pollution is seriously direct ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Thermal Energy International Raises The Bar On Thermal Efficiency At Stand H41 At Energy Solutions Expo

    Thermal Energy International Inc. (TEI) will be exhibiting its range of awarding winning energy efficiency products at stand H41 at the Energy Solutions Expo at Olympia, London on the 11th and 12th October.  TEI’s products include its GEM venturi orifice steam traps and its flue gas condensing heat recovery ...

  • Durisol Transformer Thermal barriers

    Armtec is proud to have built the first Durisol transformer thermal barrier in Western Canada and continue the tradition of offering innovative solutions at the best value to our customers. In 2011, Yukon Energy built a new172km long, 138kV transmission line from Carmacks to Stewart Crossing in the central Yukon Territory with the goal of connecting their northern and southern grids. Having one ...


    By Armtec

  • The Drumbeat on infrared thermal imaging

    Drumbeat Energy regards infrared (thermal) imaging as an amazingly useful tool in the quest for greater energy efficiency. It has the ability to define non-invasively and with uncanny speed and accuracy where heat is leaking from a building. Never was the expression “A picture paints a thousand words” ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Exergy analysis of thermal comfort

    Traditional methods of human thermal comfort are based on the first law of thermodynamics. These methods use an energy balance of the human body to determine heat transfer between the body and its environment. By contrast, the second law of thermodynamics introduces the concept of exergy. It enables the determination of exergy consumption within the human body dependent on personal and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Energy and exergy analyses in a thermal process of a production line for a cement factory and applications

    The objective of this study is to determine the actual energy losses by performing energy and exergy analyses and to evaluate energy and exergy efficiency in each process for the cement factory. In these analyses, for each process energy and exergy diagrams have been constituted on the production line. Efficiencies (energy/exergetic) of the processes for the raw mill, the rotary kiln, the trass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CSP Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

    The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest. However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with a combined total of 1312MW. The five plants in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Thermal energy from drinking water and cost benefit analysis for an entire city

    The municipality of Almere is planning to develop a new carbon neutral neighbourhood. The area is located close to a treated water storage facility. By extracting enough thermal energy to provide 900 homes with energy for space heating and heating tap water, the temperature of the treated water is lowered by 1.16 °C. This could lead to an increase in the energy required to heat water for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential for thermal energy recovery from wastewater treatment works in southern England

    This paper asks how much heat could be recovered from wastewater treatment plants under UK climatic conditions, and can this heat be used effectively to reduce their carbon footprint? Four wastewater treatment sites in southern England have been investigated and the available heat quantified. Issues relating to the environmental, economic and practical constraints on how this energy can be ...


    By IWA Publishing

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