Through partnership with IDAEA-CSIC two AQMesh pods were co-located with a reference station and scaled locally in Barcelona (ref. Advanced user mode), providing R2 of 0.97 for NO and 0.89 for NO2. One pod was then moved to a second reference point within the city to establish repeatability of results using the scaling factors derived from the first reference. This resulted in a correlation of 0.98 for NO, and 0.86 for NO2. This trial shows that a high degree of air quality monitoring accuracy can be achieved through local scaling and this accuracy is maintained when AQMesh is then used to monitor independently in new locations.
UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff
Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in the rates available, payback periods and the return on investment remain positive, particularly for those in high wind...
OSI Technology Selected for Large-scale Transmission Management System Replacement
November 9, 2016 --Open Systems International, Inc.(OSI) has been selected by a major U.S. transmission company to supply a state-of-the-art SCADA/Transmission Management System (SCADA/TMS). The company has preferred to remain anonymous until the project is completed. The new SCADA system is based on OSI's monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform, will replace the company's legacy transmission management system. The new technology provided by OSI is designed to enhance overall system performance...
OECD Publishes a Number of New Reports in Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Including Nanosilver Case Study and Gold Nanoparticle Occupational Exposure Assessment in Pilot Scale Facility
In November 2016, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published the following new reports in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Toxicokinetics of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Report from the OECD Expert Meeting: As part of its Program on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, OECD initiated a series of expert meetings to discuss the applicability of the OECD Test Guidelines to nanomaterials. The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) agreed to...
Energy Department Analysis: Loan Guarantee Program Launched Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Market in the United States
October 17, 2016 --The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) today (10/14) releasednew numberson how the Obama Administration's early support for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects led to a massive expansion of large-scale solar farms. According to today's update to a2015 report, the loans provided by DOE to the first five utility-scale solar PV projects larger than 100 megawatts in the United States helped demonstrate the technology's success to the market and led to the private financing of...
Download our papers from the scale and corrosion inhibitors session at Eurocorr
The annual EUROCORR conference on corrosion phenomena took place in Montpellier, France from September 11 –15. More than 1,000 participants from Science and Industry attended to this event.The following submitted papers can be downloadedhere: Corrosion protection of mild steel in cooling water systems with green polymeric inhibitor, tannic acid; paper 54647 The film formation and corrosion inhibition of oleylamines on aluminium; paper 52327 Effect of sulfonate ratio of acrylic acid co-polymer on...