Energy & Renewables Articles

  • New Paper: Atomic layer etching using advanced plasma etch technology

    Scientists at Plasma Technology demonstrate Atomic Layer Etching (ALEt) of Silicon, using advanced technology  and plasma process knowledge. Read the article in JVST by Andy Goodyear and Dr Mike Cooke, Oxford Instruments Atomic layer etching using plasma is a cyclical etching process of gas dosing and surface bombardment that removes material layer ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Why Are CHP Closing All Over The World?

    Burning of coal nowadays has become a big problem. The main reason for this is a rapid increase of mankind. So, China burns half of coal in the world. Since 2000 the share of coal in world energy production has increased from 25 to 30%, and the Chinese economy is responsible for 82% of this growth. In Beijing, it is customary to use ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy management for smart community

    Under the project title “Smartes Yspertal” an energy management concept for municipal administration buildings was created in the 1,900 inhabitant community in Lower Austria. Savings potential and inefficiencies in public buildings are thus to be shown. Microtronics has equipped the buildings with data loggers of the type ...

  • Ammonium, nitrate, and total nitrogen determination in fly ash

    Fly ash is a by-product of the combustion of pulverized coal and is composed of small particles. The composition of the fly ash may vary considerably, however, all fly ashes contain substantial amounts of silicon dioxide (SiO2), aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and calcium oxide (CaO). Nowadays, air pollution control standards require a separation of flue gas before being released to the atmosphere. Fly ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting Recycling

  • Thermal Oxidiser - Scottish Leather Group - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Scottish Leather Group The Brief:  Scottish Leather were sending 30, 000 tonnes of waste to landfill each year. Turn that waste into heat and steam for processing leather and heating water Location of Installation: Bridge of Weir, ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • A Faster and Better FluidScan with Version 5

    Measure water contamination in turbine oils down to 300 ppm The latest version of FluidScan software can detect total water presence as low as 300 ppm in turbine oils.  The method provides an alternative to laboratory tests such as Karl Fischer titration when fast, simple, and reagent-free analysis is needed. In addition to measuring water contamination, the FluidScan ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK

    The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste materials are an underused resource the construction of Europe`s roads

    Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe's roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Waste Framework Directive, there is a ...


    By European Commission

  • Case Study: Monitoring Fuel Treatment with On-Site Fuel Analysis

    Version 8 of our industry leading SpectrOil Optical Emission Spectrometers offers significant performance improvements and enhanced productivity. In particular the sensitivity of the instrument has been improved markedly to allow detection of trace metals down to the part per billion (ppb) level. This capability is particularly important to power generators using liquid fuel, as high levels ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • City Of North Bay Uses Condition Assessment On Critical Force Main To Implement Asset Management Plan

    On one hand, it may seem like a waste of capital dollars if you perform a pipeline condition assessment and the final analysis turns up no leaks. Alternatively, you can also look at the no-leak report as a good news validation story, especially when using the information to help establish an asset management ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Modeling BMP’s in Sensitive Areas with xpswmm - King’s Beach Watershed Improvement Project - Case Study

    Introduction Located on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe (the Lake) is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is known for its scenic beauty and outstanding lake clarity. However, the clarity of the Lake has been declining since the mid-1960s because of the deposition of fine particles and nutrients from urban runoff and the growth of aquatic organisms that feed off the ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Hydrodynamic Modeling of SuDS (BMPs or LIDs) schemes - Case Study

    La Marina is an urban area within the Municipality of Elche (South of Alicante, on the Mediterranean Spanish coast), that is rapidly growing. This growth leads to an increase of impervious surfaces, which generate greater run-off volumes with deteriorated water quality. ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Collection system aeration and the microbial benefits

    In late 2015 Reliant Water Technologies introduced the Wet Well Wizard, an aeration tool for the wet wells in collection systems. During 14 months of field testing the patent pending Wizard System, the primary objectives were to eliminate FOG (fat, oil and grease) caps and to reduce H2S, eliminating it if possible. All trials were proven excellent with very few changes to the product that ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Water mixing in waste lagoons

    Man-made lagoons have been used worldwide for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, it seems, forever. All waste lagoons were first designed and thoughtfully planned considering their locations, soil makeup, and waste reduction processes prior to being implemented. The biological process of organic waste reduction is always a consideration of waste lagoon designs. There are three ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Studies of a microbial mixture with useful properties for the treatment of organic sewage

    Background: The importance of bacteria in the treatment of raw sewage and water purification is well known. Here, we report on Sewper Rx, a unique mix of bacteria with powerful properties for treating sewage and other water cleaning applications, and we describe properties of the bacterial components of the treatment mixture which likely account for its enhanced organic solids ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone

    Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from ...


    By Ensia

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