thermal energy Articles

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Desorption

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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Thermal characteristics in latent heat energy storage system using paraffin wax

    An energy storage system has been designed to study the heat transfer characteristics of paraffin wax during melting and solidification processes in a vertical annulus energy storage system. In the experimental study, three important issues are focussed. The first one is temperature distribution in the phase change material (PCM) during the phase change processes. The second one is the thermal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste to energy – processing waste with a high thermal value to substitute combustibles

    With the taking effect of the TASi (Technical Regulations on Estate Waste) in 2005, non-treated waste must no longer be disposed of and deposited. Commercial and industrial residues with a high thermal value such as rejects from paper industry, punchings from rubber and plastics, and other mono-fractions which are characterized by homogeneity and constant combustible properties through mechanical ...


  • Thermal energy receives purchase orders from a major food manufacturer

    Thermal Energy International has announced that it has received purchase orders totally £374,167  from a major food manufacturer based in the UK, to provide GEM condensate return systems for use at 5 of its manufacturing sites. The GEM steam traps should be shipped and the revenue recognised over the next 3 months. The customer manufactures a full range of branded and private label ...

  • 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. ...

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