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Analysis of a Dedicated Outdoor Air System and Low Temperature Supply Air Conditioning System  

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This paper presents the principles and the characteristics of a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) and low temperature supply air system. DOAS is offered based on the demands of indoor air quality and the low temperature supply air system...

Guang, L.; Li, R.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault tolerant control of outdoor air and AHU supply air temperature in VAV air conditioning systems using PCA method  

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This paper presents a fault tolerant control method to control the outdoor air ventilation and AHU supply air temperature, which concerned indoor air quality and humidity, respectively to satisfy ASHRAE Standard in VAV systems. The principal component analysis method, joint angle method, and compensatory reconstruction are used to detect, isolate, and reconstruct the fault, respectively for fault tolerant control. They are tested and evaluated in a simulation environment under the condition of temperature and flow sensors with fix bias faults.

Xinqiao Jin; Zhimin Du

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive clothing insulation model based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures  

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2012) Predictive clothing insulation model based on outdoorPredictive clothing insulation model based on outdoor airpredictive models of clothing insulation have been developed

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures  

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predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor airrange of the clothing insulation calculated for eachbuilding). Figure 8 Clothing insulation versus dress code [

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Outdoor CPV Cell Temperature: Preprint  

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An accurate method is needed for determining cell temperature when measuring CPV modules outdoors. It has been suggested that cell temperature can be calculated though a procedure that shutters sunlight to the cells while measuring the transients in open-circuit voltage (Voc) and heat sink temperature. This paper documents application of this shutter procedure to multiple CPV modules at NREL. The challenges and limitations are presented along with an alternate approach to measuring CPV cell operating temperature.

Muller, M.; Deline, C.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S.; Bosco, N.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring relationships between outdoor air particulate-associated  

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Exploring relationships between outdoor air particulate-associated Exploring relationships between outdoor air particulate-associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and PM2.5: A case study of benzo(a)pyrene in California metropolitan regions Title Exploring relationships between outdoor air particulate-associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and PM2.5: A case study of benzo(a)pyrene in California metropolitan regions Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-514E Year of Publication 2008 Authors Lobscheid, Agnes B., Thomas E. McKone, and D. A. Valleroc Journal Atmospheric Environment Volume 41 Start Page Chapter Pagination 5659-5672 Abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and particulate matter (PM) are co-pollutants emitted as by-products of combustion processes. Convincing evidence exists for PAHs as a primary toxic component of fine PM (PM2.5). Because PM2.5 is listed by the US EPA as a "Criteria Pollutant," it is monitored regularly at sites nationwide. In contrast, very limited data is available on measured ambient air concentrations of PAHs. However, between 1999-2001, ambient air concentrations of PM2.5 and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) are available for California locations. We use multivariate linear regression models (MLRMs) to predict ambient air levels of BaP in four air basins based on reported PM2.5 concentrations and spatial, temporal and meteorological variables as variates. We obtain an R2 ranging from 0.57-0.72 among these basins. Significant variables (p<0.05) include the average daily PM2.5 concentration, wind speed, temperature and relative humidity, and the coastal distance as well as season, and holiday or weekend. Combining the data from all sites and using only these variables to estimate ambient BaP levels, we obtain an R2 of 0.55. These R2-values, combined with analysis of the residual error and cross validation using the PRESS-statistic, demonstrate the potential of our method to estimate reported outdoor air PAH exposure levels in metropolitan regions. These MLRMs provide a first step towards relating outdoor ambient PM2.5 and PAH concentrations for epidemiological studies when PAH measurements are unavailable, or limited in spatial coverage, based on publicly available meteorological and PM2.5 data

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asthma outdoor air Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: asthma outdoor air Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 About the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program The Air Pollution and Respiratory Health...

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Optimal supply air temperature with respect to energy use in a variable air volume system  

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In a variable air volume (VAV) system with 100% outdoor air, the cooling need in the building is satisfied with a certain air flow at a certain supply air temperature. To minimize the system energy use, an optimal supply air temperature can be set dependent on the load, specific fan power (SFP), chiller coefficient of performance, outdoor temperature and the outdoor relative humidity. The theory for an optimal supply air temperature is presented and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) energy use is calculated depending on supply air temperature control strategy, average U-value of the building envelope and two outdoor climates. The analyses show that controlling the supply air temperature optimally results in a significantly lower HVAC energy use than with a constant supply air temperature. The optimal average U-value of the building envelope is in practise mostly zero.

Fredrik Engdahl; Dennis Johansson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor-outdoor air leakage of apartments and commercial buildings.  

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Indoor-outdoor air leakage of apartments and commercial buildings. Indoor-outdoor air leakage of apartments and commercial buildings. Title Indoor-outdoor air leakage of apartments and commercial buildings. Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2006 Authors Price, Phillip N., Arman Shehabi, Wanyu R. Chan, and Ashok J. Gadgil Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract We compiled and analyzed available data concerning indoor-outdoor air leakage rates and building leakiness parameters for commercial buildings and apartments. We analyzed the data, and reviewed the related literature, to determine the current state of knowledge of the statistical distribution of air exchange rates and related parameters for California buildings, and to identify significant gaps in the current knowledge and data. Very few data were found from California buildings, so we compiled data from other states and some other countries. Even when data from other developed countries were included, data were sparse and few conclusive statements were possible. Little systematic variation in building leakage with construction type, building activity type, height, size, or location within the u.s. was observed. Commercial buildings and apartments seem to be about twice as leaky as single-family houses, per unit of building envelope area. Although further work collecting and analyzing leakage data might be useful, we suggest that a more important issue may be the transport of pollutants between units in apartments and mixed-use buildings, an under-studied phenomenon that may expose occupants to high levels of pollutants such as tobacco smoke or dry cleaning fumes.

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Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes  

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Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes Speaker(s): Jan Sundell Date: February 6, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 The Damp Building and Health (DBH) study started as a cross-sectional questionnaire study of all 14000 children, 1-6 years of age in Värmland, Sweden. The response rate on the questionnaire (year 2001) was 79%, meaning that basic data exists on almost 12,000 children and their homes. In a second step a case-control study on 200 sick (wheezing, asthma, excema), and 200 healthy children, extensive measurements in the home, as well as clinical examinations of the children has been conducted during 2002. Ventilation has been measured with a passive tracer gas method during one week. The results will be presented in this seminar-- seemingly sick

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That  

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers Title Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4951E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Coles, Henry C., Tae Won Han, Phillip N. Price, Ashok J. Gadgil, and William F. Tschudi Date Published 03/2011 Abstract There is a concern that environmental-contamination caused corrosion may negatively affect Information Technology (IT) equipment reliability. Nineteen data centers in the United States and two in India were evaluated using Corrosion Classification Coupons (CCC) to assess environmental air quality as it may relate IT equipment reliability. The data centers were of two basic types: "closed" and outside-air cooled. A closed data center provides cool air to the IT equipment using air conditioning in which only a small percentage of the recirculation air is "make-up" air continuously supplied from outside to meet human health requirements. An outside-air cooled data center uses outside air directly as the primary source for IT equipment cooling. Corrosion measuring coupons containing copper and silver metal strips were placed in both "closed" and outside-air cooled data centers. The coupons were placed at each data center (closed and outside-air cooled types) with the location categorized into three groups:

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Economizer control assembly for regulating the volume flow of outdoor ambient air  

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An economizer assembly is disclosed wherein a sliding door is utilized for covering an outdoor ambient air opening allowing outdoor ambient air flow into a space to be conditioned. A motor shaft arrangement connected via a rotating drive rod is utilized to slidably displace the door to any position necessary to effectively regulate air flow. The utilization of this economizer control arrangement with a rooftop type air conditioning unit is further disclosed.

Michaels, D.D. Jr.

1984-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings  

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We compiled and analyzed available data concerning indoor-outdoor air leakage rates and building leakiness parameters for commercial buildings and apartments. We analyzed the data, and reviewed the related literature, to determine the current state of knowledge of the statistical distribution of air exchange rates and related parameters for California buildings, and to identify significant gaps in the current knowledge and data. Very few data were found from California buildings, so we compiled data from other states and some other countries. Even when data from other developed countries were included, data were sparse and few conclusive statements were possible. Little systematic variation in building leakage with construction type, building activity type, height, size, or location within the u.s. was observed. Commercial buildings and apartments seem to be about twice as leaky as single-family houses, per unit of building envelope area. Although further work collecting and analyzing leakage data might be useful, we suggest that a more important issue may be the transport of pollutants between units in apartments and mixed-use buildings, an under-studied phenomenon that may expose occupants to high levels of pollutants such as tobacco smoke or dry cleaning fumes.

Price, P.N.; Shehabi, A.; Chan, R.W.; Gadgil, A.J.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STUDY OF FROST GROWTH ON HEAT EXCHANGERS USED AS OUTDOOR COILS IN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS  

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STUDY OF FROST GROWTH ON HEAT EXCHANGERS USED AS OUTDOOR COILS IN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS OF FROST GROWTH ON HEAT EXCHANGERS USED AS OUTDOOR COILS IN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS Dissertation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 3.5.3 Air Side Heat Transfer Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 3.5.4 Fluid Side Heat

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The effects of outdoor heat exchanger hydrophobic treatment on the performance of an air source heat pump.  

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??The effects of outdoor heat exchanger hydrophobic treatment on the performance of an air source heat pump were investigated. The base case tests used a… (more)

Parker, Brandon DeWayne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The energy saving potential of precooling incoming outdoor air by indirect evaporative cooling  

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This paper investigates the energy saving potentials of using indirect evaporative coolers to precool incoming outdoor air as the first stage of a standard cooling system. For dry and moderately humid locations, either exhaust room air or outdoor air can be used as the secondary air to the indirect evaporative precooler with similar energy savings. Under these conditions, the use of outdoor air is recommended due to the simplicity in installing the duct system. For humid locations, the use of exhaust room air is recommended because the precooling capacity and energy savings will be greatly increased. For locations with short cooling seasons, the use of indirect evaporative coolers for precooling may not be worthwhile. The paper also gives some simplified indices for easily predicting the precooling capacity, energy savings and water consumption of an indirect evaporative precooler. These indices can be used for cooling systems with continuous operation, but further work is needed to determine whether the same indices are also suitable for cooling systems with intermittent operations.

Chen, P.; Qin, H.; Huang, Y.J.; Wu, H.; Blumstein, C.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor air pollution and term low birth weight in Japan  

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AbstractIntroduction Evidence has accumulated on the association between ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes. However, most of the previous studies were conducted in geographically distinct areas and suffer from lack of important potential covariates. We examined the effect of ambient air pollution on term low birth weight (LBW) using data from a nationwide population-based longitudinal survey in Japan that began in 2001. Methods We restricted participants to term singletons (n = 44,109). Air pollution concentrations during the 9 months before birth were obtained at the municipality level and were assigned to the participants who were born in the corresponding municipality. We conducted multilevel logistic regression analyses adjusting for individual and municipality-level variables. Results We found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy was positively associated with the risk of term LBW. In the fully adjusted models, odds ratios following one interquartile range increase in each pollutant were 1.09 (95% confidence interval: 1.00, 1.19) for suspended particulate matter (SPM), 1.11 (0.99, 1.26) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 1.71 (1.18, 2.46) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). Specifically, effect estimates for SPM and NO2 exposure at the first trimester were higher than those at other trimesters, while SO2 was associated with the risk at all trimesters. Nonsmoking mothers were more susceptible to SPM and NO2 exposure compared with smoking mothers. Conclusions Ambient air pollution increases the risk of term LBW in a nationally representative sample in Japan.

Takashi Yorifuji; Saori Kashima; Hiroyuki Doi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of outdoor heat exchanger hydrophobic treatment on the performance of an air source heat pump  

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THE EFFECTS OF OUTDOOR HEAT EXCHANGER HYDROPHOBIC TREATMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP A Thesis by BRANDON DEWAYNE PARKER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1995 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE EFFECTS OF OUTDOOR HEAT EXCHANGER HYDROPHOBIC TREATMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP A Thesis by BRANDON DEWAYNE PARKER Submitted...

Parker, Brandon DeWayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Results from Application of the Outdoor-Air/Economizer Diagnostician for Commissioning and O&M  

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This paper presents results of field testing an automated diagnostician for outdoor-air-supply and economizer systems that can be used for commissioning purposes. The fundamental capabilities of the tool are described and key results of its application on six air handlers in a large hotel building are discussed. Ancillary issues pertinent to the development and application of such tools are also presented.

Pratt, Robert G.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Brambley, Michael R.; Blanc, Steven L.

2000-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Handling Unit Supply Air Temperature Optimization During Economizer Cycles  

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Air Handling Unit Supply Air Temperature Optimization during Economizer Cycles Gang Wang, Zhan Wang, Ke Xu and Mingsheng Liu University of Nebraska – Lincoln Omaha, Nebraska, USA ABSTRACT Most air handling units (AHUs) in commercial...

Xu, K.; Liu, M.; Wang, G.; Wang, Z.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers  

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Should Data Center Owners be Afraid of Air-side Economizerdata center contamination, gaseous contamination, air-side economizer,

Coles, Henry C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative strategies for supply air temperature control in office buildings  

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Abstract A key element for a reduced energy usage in the building sector is to improve the systems for indoor climate control. But, it is important that such measures are fairly simple and easy to implement in order to facilitate a widespread utilization. In this work, four alternative strategies for supply air temperature control in offices were investigated through simulations. Their level of complexity stretches from linear SISO (single-input, single-output) structures with standard inputs to an optimal algorithm with information about the entire set of disturbances acting on the building. The study was conducted with a conventional outdoor-air-temperature based method as benchmark, and two different heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems as well as two types of building structures were taken into account. Compared to the benchmark, all alternative strategies resulted in lower energy usages while thermal comfort and indoor air quality were satisfied, and simple strategies could perform almost equally well as more complex. But, it was also shown that the benefits were highly dependent on the considered HVAC system and somewhat dependent on the considered building structures.

Mattias Gruber; Anders Trüschel; Jan-Olof Dalenbäck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Responses to Air Quality Alerts: Do Americans Spend Less Time Outdoors?  

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alternative approaches to reduce the health risks from air pollution. Air pollution levels can vary, 2011 Abstract Air pollution levels can vary dramatically from day to day based on predictable weather considerable improvements in air quality over the past few decades, there is still concern that the health

Levinson, David M.

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average air temperature | OpenEI  

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average air temperature average air temperature Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Air Temperature at 10 m Above The Surface Of The Earth (deg C)NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Release 6.0 Data Set (Nov 2007)22-year Monthly & Annual Average (July 1983 - June 2005)Parameter: Air Temperature at 10 m Above The Surface Of The Earth (deg C)Internet: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/Note 1: SSE Methodology & Accuracy sections onlineNote 2: Lat/Lon values indicate the lower left corner of a 1x1 degree region. Negative values are south and west; Source U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated April 01st, 2009 (5 years ago) Keywords average air temperature

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Crowdsourcing urban air temperatures from smartphone battery?temperatures  

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Accurate air temperature observations in urban areas are important for meteorology and energy demand planning. They are indispensable to study the urban heat island effect and the adverse effects of high temperatures on ...

Overeem, A.

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Air separation with temperature and pressure swing  

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A chemical absorbent air separation process is set forth which uses a temperature swing absorption-desorption cycle in combination with a pressure swing wherein the pressure is elevated in the desorption stage of the process.

Cassano, Anthony A. (Allentown, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers  

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There is a concern that environmental-contamination caused corrosion may negatively affect Information Technology (IT) equipment reliability. Nineteen data centers in the United States and two in India were evaluated using Corrosion Classification Coupons (CCC) to assess environmental air quality as it may relate IT equipment reliability. The data centers were of two basic types: closed and outside-air cooled. A closed data center provides cool air to the IT equipment using air conditioning in which only a small percent age of the recirculation air is make-up air continuously supplied from outside to meet human health requirements. An outside-air cooled data center uses outside air directly as the primary source for IT equipment cooling. Corrosion measuring coupons containing copper and silver metal strips were placed in both closed and outside-air cooled data centers. The coupons were placed at each data center (closed and outside-air cooled types) with the location categorized into three groups: (1) Outside - coupons sheltered, located near or at the supply air inlet, but located before any filtering, (2) Supply - starting just after initial air filtering continuing inside the plenums and ducts feeding the data center rooms, and (3) Inside located inside the data center rooms near the IT equipment. Each coupon was exposed for thirty days and then sent to a laboratory for a corrosion rate measurement analysis. The goal of this research was to investigate whether gaseous contamination is a concern for U.S. data center operators as it relates to the reliability of IT equipment. More specifically, should there be an increased concern if outside air for IT equipment cooling is used To begin to answer this question limited exploratory measurements of corrosion rates in operating data centers in various locations were undertaken. This study sought to answer the following questions: (1) What is the precision of the measurements (2) What are the approximate statistical distributions of copper and silver corrosion rates in the sampled data centers(3) To what extent are copper and silver corrosion measurements related (4) What is the relationship of corrosion rate measurements between outside-air cooled data centers compared to closed data centers (5) How do corrosivity measurements relate to IT equipment failure rates The data from our limited sample size suggests that most United States data center operators should not be concerned with environmental gaseous contamination causing high IT equipment failure rates even when using outside-air cooling. The research team recommends additional basic research on how environmental conditions, specifically gaseous contamination, affect electronic equipment reliability.

Coles, Henry C.; Han, Taewon; Price, Phillip N.; Gadgil, Ashok J.; Tschudi, William F.

2011-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Air Conditioning Effectiveness vs. Outdoor Conditions: Traditional Bins or Joint Frequency Bins?  

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There are a number of methods used to estimate the effectiveness of air conditioning equipment in handling loads. Full hourly computer simulations are probably the most accurate, but lack flexibility and are more cumbersome to use than more compact...

Cohen, B. M.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging...  

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Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging High-Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual...

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Indoor Air Is a Significant Source of Tri-decabrominated Diphenyl Ethers to Outdoor Air via Ventilation Systems  

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Four apartments in each building were selected randomly for air sampling and these contained household goods, electronic equipment, and furniture typical of Swedish households. ... The PBDE levels in Japan are comparable to those found in European countries. ...

Justina Awasum Björklund; Kaj Thuresson; Anna Palm Cousins; Ulla Sellström; Gunnel Emenius; Cynthia A. de Wit

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of relative exposure of minority and low-income groups to outdoor air pollution  

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A diverse research effort, conducted by both federal agencies and scholars in academia, has addressed the issue of environmental justice. Recent environmental justice studies have generally focused on the demographics of areas close to hazardous waste facilities; landfills; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) sites; and Superfund sites. Recent efforts at the federal and state levels to determine risk-related priorities in allocating resources for research and remediation have found that hazardous wastes present much lower health effect risks than air pollution does. Past research findings, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), showed disproportionately high levels of substandard air quality exposure for minority and low-income populations. This study is a continuation of that earlier research.

Nieves, L.A.; Wernette, D.R.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of refrigerant charge, duct leakage, and evaporator air flow on the high temerature performance of air conditioners and heat pumps.  

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??An experimental study was conducted to quantify the effect of several installation items on the high outdoor ambient temperature performance of air conditioners. These installation… (more)

Rodriguez, Angel Gerardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal-air low temperature ionic liquid cell  

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The present application relates to an electrochemical metal-air cell in which a low temperature ionic liquid is used.

Friesen, Cody A; Buttry, Daniel A

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Indoor Residential Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants  

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Reducing Indoor Residential Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants Reducing Indoor Residential Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants Title Reducing Indoor Residential Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-51758 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Sherman, Max H., and Nance Matson Start Page Chapter Abstract Basic strategy for providing indoor air quality in residences is to dilute indoor sources with outdoor air. This strategy assumes that the outdoor air does not have pollutants at harmful levels or that the outdoor air is, at least, less polluted than the indoor air. When this is not the case, different strategies need to be employed to ensure adequate air quality in the indoor environment. These strategies include ventilation systems, filtration and other measures. These strategies can be used for several types of outdoor pollution, including smog, particulates and toxic air pollutants. This report reviews the impacts that typical outdoor air pollutants can have on the indoor environment and provides design and operational guidance for mitigating them. Poor quality air cannot be used for diluting indoor contaminants, but more generally it can become an indoor contaminant itself. This paper discusses strategies that use the building as protection against potentially hazardous outdoor pollutants, including widespread pollutants, accidental events, and potential attacks

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Using ductwork to improve supply plenum temperature distribution in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system  

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loss of control of the supply air temperature from theloss of control of the supply air temperature entering theloss of control of the supply air temperature from the

Pasut, Wilmer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS 1 The Impact of Temperature on Outdoor  

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of a wireless sensor network in an oil refinery. We investigate the influence of temperature variations, most WSN protocols and mechanisms are designed to preserve energy and not to meet performance targets. Hence, it is necessary to develop new protocols and mechanisms for WSNs that are able to give

Roedig, Utz

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Air handling unit supply air temperature optimal control during economizer cycles  

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Most air handling units (AHUs) in commercial buildings have an air economizer cycle for free cooling under certain outside air conditions. During the economizer cycle, the outside air and return air dampers are modulated to seek supply air temperature at its setpoint. The supply air temperature is typically set at 55 F (13 °C) to control humidity in the space. However, dehumidification is not necessary when the outside air is dry. Meanwhile, the space may have less cooling load due to envelope heat loss and/or occupant schedule changes. These facts provide an opportunity to use higher supply air temperature to reduce or eliminate mechanical cooling and terminal box reheat. On the contrary, a higher supply air temperature requires increased air flow as well as fan power. Therefore, an optimization question is formed, through which an optimal supply air temperature is identified to minimize total energy consumption. In this paper a steady-state energy consumption model is established for AHU systems under the economizer, and then an analytical optimization method is used to seek an optimal supply air temperature setpoint to minimize the energy cost. This paper presents AHU system energy modeling, supply air temperature optimization, simulated energy savings, and control sequence development.

Gang Wang; Li Song

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor Manners  

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Outdoor Manners Outdoor Manners Nature Bulletin No. 683-A June 10, 1978 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation OUTDOOR MANNERS I AM AN OLD TIME COUNTRY LANE -- just a plain dirt road with a lot of ups and downs, built by the pioneers who settled this region. I was abandoned, thank goodness, after those tin Lizzies began to honk and rattle through the country. They didn't like me and I didn't like them. For more than a century, people went this way on foot, on horseback, and in vehicles drawn by horses or mules. I became well acquainted with many of them and some of their great-grandchildren. They became acquainted with my trees, my wildflowers, the birds and all of my wild creatures. In those days most folks were friendly, neighborly people. They had time to stop, visit, look and listen.

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Influence of air conditioning management on heat island in Paris air street temperatures  

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Influence of air conditioning management on heat island in Paris air street temperatures Brice 2012 Available online 13 March 2012 Keywords: Air conditioning Heat island mitigation Urban heat island killer'', is exacerbated in urban areas owing to the heat island effect. Air conditioning (A/C) is a key

Ribes, Aurélien

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Outdoor Cooking.  

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................................ ALUMINUM FOIL COOKERY 11 ..................................... OTHER OUTDOOR FOODS 12 Appetizers ................................................................. 1: Breads ....................................................................... 13... for coals ialt md pepw ,s&kers and special seasonings 1 board : slicing knives i sprinkler wndled skillets and saucman MAKING THE FIRE Line the bottom of the fire box with heavy duty aluminum foil. Then make a fire base of gravel or similar...

Douglas, Jenoyce; Reasonover, Frances

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of air density variations on greenhouse temperature model  

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Basically, a greenhouse temperature model is determined based on the balances of mass and energy. In most of the available models, the air density is considered constant. This fact limits the model because of the natural existing relationship between ... Keywords: Air density, Greenhouse, Humidity, Nonlinear systems, Temperature

Javier Leal Iga; Jorge Leal Iga; Carlos Leal Iga; Ramiro Ayala Flores

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economizer Control Using Mixed Air Enthalpy  

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Enthalpy economizer can theoretically save more energy than temperature based economizer. However, the requirement of outdoor air humidity measurement in the traditional enthalpy economizer control made it impossible. A novel control sequence using...

Feng, J.; Liu, M.; Pang, W.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of long-term outdoor air pollution and noise on cognitive and psychological functions in adults  

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Abstract It has been hypothesized that air pollution and ambient noise might impact neurocognitive function. Early studies mostly investigated the associations of air pollution and ambient noise exposure with cognitive development in children. More recently, several studies investigating associations with neurocognitive function, mood disorders, and neurodegenerative disease in adult populations were published, yielding inconsistent results. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current evidence on air pollution and noise effects on mental health in adults. We included studies in adult populations (?18 years old) published in English language in peer-reviewed journals. Fifteen articles related to long-term effects of air pollution and eight articles on long-term effects of ambient noise were extracted. Both exposures were separately shown to be associated with one or several measures of global cognitive function, verbal and nonverbal learning and memory, activities of daily living, depressive symptoms, elevated anxiety, and nuisance. No study considered both exposures simultaneously and few studies investigated progression of neurocognitive decline or psychological factors. The existing evidence generally supports associations of environmental factors with mental health, but does not suffice for an overall conclusion about the independent effect of air pollution and noise. There is a need for studies investigating simultaneously air pollution and noise exposures in association mental health, for longitudinal studies to corroborate findings from cross-sectional analyses, and for parallel toxicological and epidemiological studies to elucidate mechanisms and pathways of action.

Lilian Tzivian; Angela Winkler; Martha Dlugaj; Tamara Schikowski; Mohammad Vossoughi; Kateryna Fuks; Gudrun Weinmayr; Barbara Hoffmann

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Daily Air Temperature and Electricity Load in Spain  

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Weather has a significant impact on different sectors of the economy. One of the most sensitive is the electricity market, because power demand is linked to several weather variables, mainly the air temperature. This work analyzes the ...

Enric Valor; Vicente Meneu; Vicente Caselles

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply Air Temperature Control Using a VFD Pump  

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Supply Air Temperature Control Using a VFD Pump Bin Zheng and Mingsheng Liu Ph.D., P.E. Energy Systems Laboratory University of Nebraska-Lincoln Abstract Traditionally, chilled water pump speed is modulated to maintain the water loop... speed to maintain the supply air temperature set point can: 1. save pump electricity energy; 2. improve control valve control performance; 3. reduce control valve initial cost; 4. save maintenance cost. References [1] Zheng B., Liu M. (2004...

Zheng, B.; Liu, M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Eclipse Effect on Shelter Air Temperature  

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Decreases in shelter temperature during eclipse events were quantified on the basis of observations, numerical model simulations, and complements conceptual evaluations. Observations for the annular eclipse on 10 May 1994 over the United States ...

M. Segal; R. W. Turner; J. Prusa; R. J. Bitzer; S. V. Finley

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning  

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Speaker(s): Eric Peterson Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves Edward A. Arens The presentation will describe and compare the methods of determining cooling design conditions used by ASHRAE and the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heating. A case study based on weather data for Brisbane will be used to illustrate the issues that arise. One issue is the usefulness of the 3-hourly temperature observations archived in International Weather Office records compared to the hourly observations required by the ASHRAE method. Another issue is the use of daily maxima, which have been archived for over 100 years at many Australian locations. Daily data can easily be used to find trends

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Title Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Campra, Pablo, and Dev Millstein Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 47 Issue 21 Pagination 12284 - 12290 Date Published 11/2013 ISSN 0013-936X Keywords buildings, Heat Island Group Abstract A long-term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world, at the Province of Almeria, SE Spain, associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area. The availability of reliable long-term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate. Using the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) mesoscale model, we have run a sensitivity experiment to simulate the impact of the observed surface albedo change on monthly and annual surface air temperatures. The model output showed a mean annual cooling of 0.25 °C associated with a 0.09 albedo increase, and a reduction of 22.8 W m-2 of net incoming solar radiation at surface. Mean reduction of summer daily maximum temperatures was 0.49 °C, with the largest single-day decrease equal to 1.3 °C. WRF output was evaluated and compared with observations. A mean annual warm bias (MBE) of 0.42 °C was estimated. High correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.9) were found between modeled and observed values. This study has particular interest in the assessment of the potential for urban temperature cooling by cool roofs deployment projects, as well as in the evaluation of mesoscale climatic models performance.

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Recent Progress in Retrieving Air Temperature Profiles and Air-Sea Temperature Differences from Infrared and Microwave Scan...  

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Recent Progress in Retrieving Air Temperature Profiles Recent Progress in Retrieving Air Temperature Profiles and Air-Sea Temperature Differences from Infrared and Microwave Scanning Radiometer Data D. Cimini University of L'Aquila L'Aquila, Italy J. A. Shaw Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Montana State University Bozeman, Montana E. R. Westwater Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences University of Colorado National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado Introduction A system of two scanning radiometers has been developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) and deployed on the NOAA Ron H. Brown (RHB) Research Vessel (RV) during the Nauru99 cruise in the Tropical Western Pacific,

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Effects of air flow directions on composting process temperature profile  

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In this study, chicken manure mixed with carnation wastes was composted by using three different air flow directions: R1-sucking (downward), R2-blowing (upward) and R3-mixed. The aim was to find out the most appropriate air flow direction type for composting to provide more homogenous temperature distribution in the reactors. The efficiency of each aeration method was evaluated by monitoring the evolution of parameters such as temperature, moisture content, CO{sub 2} and O{sub 2} ratio in the material and dry material losses. Aeration of the reactors was managed by radial fans. The results showed that R3 resulted in a more homogenous temperature distribution and high dry material loss throughout the composting process. The most heterogeneous temperature distribution and the lowest dry material loss were obtained in R2.

Kulcu, Recep [Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Farm Machinery, Antalya (Turkey); Yaldiz, Osman [Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Farm Machinery, Antalya (Turkey)], E-mail: yaldiz@akdeniz.edu.tr

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of refrigerant charge, duct leakage, and evaporator air flow on the high temerature performance of air conditioners and heat pumps  

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An experimental study was conducted to quantify the effect of several installation items on the high outdoor ambient temperature performance of air conditioners. These installation items were: improper amount of refrigerant charge, reduced...

Rodriguez, Angel Gerardo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Cooling for High Temperature Power Electronics (Presentation)  

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Current emphasis on developing high-temperature power electronics, including wide-bandgap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride, increases the opportunity for a completely air-cooled inverter at higher powers. This removes the liquid cooling system for the inverter, saving weight and volume on the liquid-to-air heat exchanger, coolant lines, pumps, and coolant, replacing them with just a fan and air supply ducting. We investigate the potential for an air-cooled heat exchanger from a component and systems-level approach to meet specific power and power density targets. A proposed baseline air-cooled heat exchanger design that does not meet those targets was optimized using a parametric computational fluid dynamics analysis, examining the effects of heat exchanger geometry and device location, fixing the device heat dissipation and maximum junction temperature. The CFD results were extrapolated to a full inverter, including casing, capacitor, bus bar, gate driver, and control board component weights and volumes. Surrogate ducting was tested to understand the pressure drop and subsequent system parasitic load. Geometries that met targets with acceptable loads on the system were down-selected for experimentation. Nine baseline configuration modules dissipated the target heat dissipation, but fell below specific power and power density targets. Six optimized configuration modules dissipated the target heat load, exceeding the specific power and power density targets. By maintaining the same 175 degrees C maximum junction temperature, an optimized heat exchanger design and higher device heat fluxes allowed a reduction in the number of modules required, increasing specific power and power density while still maintaining the inverter power.

Waye, S.; Musselman, M.; King, C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the effects of Refrigerant Charging on Air Conditioner Performance Characteristics For Three Expansion Devices  

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pump and air conditioner commonly used in residential applications. The simulated results were compared with laboratory tests at two outdoor temperatures. It was found that the ORNL model estimates were within an average of 3% of the experimental...

Farzad, Mohsen

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Performance of Supply Airflow Entrainment for Particles in an Underfloor Air Distribution System  

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air measurement campaign in Helsinki, Finland 1999?the effect of outdoor air pollution on indoor air. Atmospheric Environment [J].2001;35: 1465?77. [6] C.Y.H. Chao, M.P. Wan. Airflow and air temperature distribution in the occupied region...

Li, C.; Li, N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy analysis of a personalized ventilation system in a cold climate: influence of the supplied air temperature  

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Figure 2). The supply temperature and its control strategyAir supply Control strategy of temper. a temperature the aircontrol over the temperature of the supplied personalized air, the building manager has to define the air supply temperature (

Schiavon, Stefano; Melikov, Arsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Measured Energy Impact of Infiltration in an Outdoor Test Cell  

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of these studies quantified energy loss reduction under a variety of outdoor weather conditions. The energy performance was investigated in an outdoor test cell with different leakage configurations and air flow rates under both infiltration and exfiltration...

Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

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High-Temperature Air-Cooled Power Electronics Thermal Design (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the status of research at NREL on high temperature air-cooled power electronics thermal design.

Waye, S.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimize the Supply Air Temperature Reset Schedule for a Single-Duct VAV System  

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Optimize the Supply Air Temperature Reset Schedule for a Single-Duct VAV System Guanghua Wei Mingsheng Liu, Ph.D., P.E. David E. Claridge, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Research Associate Associate Professor Professor Energy Systems Lab Architectural... will occur once the alrflow reaches the minimum and the heating load increases. To minimize this simultaneous cooling and heating, the supply air temperature is often reset based on either return air temperature or outside air temperature. Liu et al...

Wei, G.; Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Furnace Controls Using High Temperature Preheated Combustion Air  

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on accuracy in variable leakage of recuperators ESL-IE-81-04-85 Proceedings from the Third Industrial Energy Technology Conference Houston, TX, April 26-29, 1981 balancing orifice, butterfly, etc.) upstream of the burner. This is especially necessary... the recuperator and preheat temperature result in little or no effect on the accuracy of this system. The orifice plates utilized in the air line must be located in a laminar flow position (straight run of pipe) to insure accuracy. Figure 4C shows a simple flow...

Gonzales, J. M.; Rebello, W. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evaluation of cell temperature effects on miniature, air-breathing PEM fuel cells  

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Experimental evaluation of cell temperature effects on miniature, air-breathing PEM fuel cells Z June 2011 Available online 14 June 2011 Keywords: Air-breathing PEM fuel cell Temperature effects Air) fuel cells is investi- gated using polarization and impedance spectroscopy. Three active area sizes

Lee, Tonghun

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Outdoor Recreation welcomes new director  

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Outdoor Recreation welcomes new director Outdoor Recreation welcomed the program's new director Liz, Outdoor Recreation hosted its 5th annual Carolina Crush Climbing Competition at the Strom Thurmond with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Outdoor Recreation collaborated with the Make-A- Wish Club at USC to fundraise

Almor, Amit

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air temperature air Sample Search Results  

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State University Collection: Mathematics 12 Connectable solar air collectors Solar Energy Centre Denmark Summary: ......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air temperature anomalies Sample Search...  

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temperature anomalies are expected to reduce the sea-air temperature difference and the heat loss of the ocean... -latitudes and 12;14 thus ... Source: Institute of Global...

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Air temperature effect on thermal models for ventilated dry-type transformers  

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The temperature of the air surrounding the windings of ventilated dry-type transformers is an important factor in the cooling of the windings since they are cooled only by the air. In particular, inner windings are sensitive to the air temperature in vertical cooling ducts. This study presents air temperature effect on the temperatures in foil-type inner winding for the dry-type transformers. A transformer rated at 2000 kVA was selected for the research and temperature distribution was calculated under constant and varying air temperatures inside vertical ducts at three different loads. The 2-D transient heat diffusion equation was solved using the finite element method by coupling it with the vector potential equation due to non-uniformly generated heat caused by eddy currents in the foil winding. The calculated temperatures at constant and varying air temperatures are presented together with experimental values. The numerical and experimental results of this study showed that the air temperature affects the accuracy of temperatures in foil-type inner winding greatly.

Moonhee Lee; Hussein A. Abdullah; Jan C. Jofriet; Dhiru Patel; Murat Fahrioglu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor PV Degradation Comparison  

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As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output; may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined; accurately. At the Performance and Energy Rating Testbed (PERT) at the Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) at the; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) more than 40 modules from more than 10 different manufacturers; were compared for their long-term outdoor stability. Because it can accommodate a large variety of modules in a; limited footprint the PERT system is ideally suited to compare modules side-by-side under the same conditions.

Jordan, D. C.; Smith, R. M.; Osterwald, C. R.; Gelak, E.; Kurtz, S. R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrically Heated High Temperature Incineration of Air Toxics  

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In-Process Technology has placed a prototype of its patented, electrically heated, packed-bed air toxics oxidizer at a northern California chemical plant. This thermal oxidizer is capable of handling a wide range of chlorinated and non...

Agardy, F. J.; Wilcox, J. B.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient air quality-a Sample Search Results  

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EHHE; January 2006 7 Topics Air, Ambient (Outdoor) Air, Indoor Disasters Lead... pollutants in ambient air Hazardous or toxic substances released in ambient air Residence in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient air monitoring Sample Search Results  

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EHHE; January 2006 7 Topics Air, Ambient (Outdoor) Air, Indoor Disasters Lead... pollutants in ambient air Hazardous or toxic substances released in ambient air Residence in...

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Optimal Indoor Air Temperature Considering Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort in the Shanghai Area  

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as possible in winter. Meanwhile, indoor thermal comfort should be considered. This paper will establish the optimal indoor air temperature for an air-conditioning system aiming at both energy savings and thermal comfort in the Shanghai area, based on the PMV...

Yao, Y.; Lian, Z.; Hou, Z.; Liu, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel air temperature measurements at the KNMI observatory in De Bilt (the  

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in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 - June 2005 | March 14, 2011 Page 6 of 56 #12;nal | Parallel air at the KNMI observatory in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 - June 2005 | March 14, 2011 Page 8 of 56 #12Parallel air temperature measurements at the KNMI observatory in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003

Brandsma, Theo

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An Investigation into the Impact of using Various Techniques to Estimate Arctic Surface Air Temperature Anomalies  

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Time series of global and regional mean Surface Air Temperature (SAT) anomalies are a common metric used to estimate recent climate change. Various techniques can be used to create these time series from meteorological station data. The degree of ...

Emma M. A. Dodd; Christopher J. Merchant; Nick A. Rayner; Colin P. Morice

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Dynamical Adjustment of the Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Field: Methodology and Application to Observations  

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The influence of atmospheric circulation changes reflected in spontaneously-occurring sea-level pressure (SLP) anomalies upon surface air temperature (SAT) variability and trends is investigated using partial least squares (PLS) regression, a ...

Brian V. Smoliak; John M. Wallace; Pu Lin; Qiang Fu

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Research on Solar High-Temperature Absorption Air-Conditioning Systems  

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This paper studies the characteristics and performance of solar higher-temperature absorption air conditioning systems which employed linear concentrating collectors and double-effect absorption chillers. A solar...

Guoqing Yu; Jinhua Tang; Zhijun Zou

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Seasonal Forecast Skill of North American Surface Air Temperature in Fall Using a Postprocessing Method  

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A statistical postprocessing approach is applied to seasonal forecasts of surface air temperatures (SAT) over North America in fall, when the original uncalibrated predictions have little skill. The data used are ensemble-mean seasonal forecasts ...

XiaoJing Jia; Hai Lin; Jacques Derome

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Room location (design) in accordance with the sol-air temperature and solar heat gain  

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ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis GARY LYNN PORTER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in parital fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis by GARY LYNN PORTER Approved as to style and content by: hairman of Committee) (Head of Department) ( (Q...

Porter, Gary Lynn

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the Influence of Air Supply Temperature on Air Distribution in the Run-through Large Space Architecture  

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ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Control Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. V-4-5 Study of the Influence of Air Supply Temperature on Air Distribution in the Run-through Large Space Architecture Zhaodong Tian Jie Zhang Mengsheng Zhu.... East 2 hall covers 564 m2 with height of 9.5m. East 3 hall covers Fig. 1 Vertical traffic row ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Control Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. V-4-5 Tab. 1 dimension and position of openings in model 76 m2...

Tian, Z.; Zhang, J.; Zhu, M.; He, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic temperature measurements of air breakdown plasma using a 110 GHz megawatt gyrotron beam  

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Temperature measurements are presented of a non-equilibrium air breakdown plasma using optical emission spectroscopy. A plasma is created with a focused 110 GHz 3 {mu}s pulse gyrotron beam in air that produces power fluxes exceeding 1 MW/cm{sup 2}. Rotational and vibrational temperatures are spectroscopically measured over a pressure range of 1-100 Torr as the gyrotron power is varied above threshold. The temperature dependence on microwave field as well as pressure is examined. Rotational temperature measurements of the plasma reveal gas temperatures in the range of 300-500 K and vibrational temperatures in the range of 4200-6200 K. The vibrational and rotational temperatures increase slowly with increasing applied microwave field over the range of microwave fields investigated.

Hummelt, J. S.; Shapiro, M. A.; Temkin, R. J. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Pollution and Health Effects  

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The quality of the air we breathe is still a major concern to human health. Notwithstanding the air pollution mitigation efforts that have been pursued since ... be attributed to the effects of urban outdoor air

Ana Isabel Miranda; Joana Valente…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The relationship between air pollution and asthma in Malaysian schoolchildren  

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Rapid increases in traffic volumes in countries such as Malaysia may lead to exposure to poor air quality both outdoors and indoors. This study ... Malaysian schoolchildren in relation to indoor and outdoor air pollution

Emilia Zainal Abidin; Sean Semple; Irniza Rasdi…

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of air preheat temperature on the MILD combustion of syngas  

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Abstract The effect of air preheat temperature on MILD (Moderate or Intense Low-oxygen Dilution) combustion of coal-derived syngas was examined in parallel jet forward flow combustor. The results were presented on flow field using numerical simulations and on global flame signatures, OH? radicals distribution and exhaust emissions using experiments. The discrete and high speed air/fuel injections into the combustor is necessary for the establishment of MILD conditions, because they cause strong gas recirculation and form large mixing region between the air and fuel jets. The critical equivalence ratio above which MILD combustion occurred was identified. The MILD regime was established for syngas fuel under air preheating conditions with lean operational limit and suppressed \\{NOx\\} and CO emissions. In the MILD combustion regime, the air preheating resulted in higher \\{NOx\\} but lower CO emissions, while the increase of equivalence ratio led to the increase of \\{NOx\\} and the decrease of CO emissions.

Mingming Huang; Zhedian Zhang; Weiwei Shao; Yan Xiong; Yan Liu; Fulin Lei; Yunhan Xiao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain JF Environmental Science Technology A1 Campra Pablo A1 Dev Millstein KW buildings KW Heat Island Group AB p span A long term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world at the Province of Almeria SE Spain associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area The availability of reliable long term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate Using the Weather Research and Forecast WRF mesoscale model we have run a

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Airborne Particles in Outdoor Air: Atmospheric Dust  

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For industrial products, in addition to the harmful effect like usual particles, the particular harmful effect of atmospheric dust especially metal particles is very large. For example, the light metal element...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arnold Schwarzenegger INDOOR-OUTDOOR AIR LEAKAGE  

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) Program supports public interest energy research and development that will help improve the quality Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program PIERFINALPROJECTREPORT: Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program California Energy Commission Gina Barkalow Project Manager

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Comparing Accelerated Testing and Outdoor Exposure | Department...  

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Comparing Accelerated Testing and Outdoor Exposure Comparing Accelerated Testing and Outdoor Exposure Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013,...

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Decadal variations of the relationship between the summer North Atlantic Oscillation and middle East Asian air temperature  

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East Asian air temperature Jianqi Sun,1 Huijun Wang,1 and Wei Yuan2 Received 20 November 2007; revised., 1998]. In turn, it affects upper ocean currents, distribution of sea surface temperature, and strength the summer (July­September) North Atlantic Oscillation (SNAO) and simultaneous East Asian air temperature

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Estimating the impact of temperature and air pollution on cardiopulmonary and diabetic health during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games  

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Exposure data (temperature, humidity and air pollution) were obtained from Environment Canada for years...

Laura Feldman; Jingqin Zhu; Jacqueline Simatovic…

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stereo-Vision-Based Obstacle Avoidance in Rough Outdoor Terrain  

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on chemical or nuclear plants are only a few possible scenarios. Unmanned vehicles could patrol frontiers and powerful robot navigation system for rough and vegetated outdoor terrain. Vegetation in that context of natural disasters, large-scale accidents and terrorism. Fire infernos, hurricanes, air crashes and attacks

Berns, Karsten

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CO2 CH4 flux Air temperature Soil temperature and Soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska 2013 ver. 1  

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This dataset consists of field measurements of CO2 and CH4 flux, as well as soil properties made during 2013 in Areas A-D of Intensive Site 1 at the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Arctic site near Barrow, Alaska. Included are i) measurements of CO2 and CH4 flux made from June to September (ii) Calculation of corresponding Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) and CH4 exchange (transparent minus opaque) between atmosphere and the ecosystem (ii) Measurements of Los Gatos Research (LGR) chamber air temperature made from June to September (ii) measurements of surface layer depth, type of surface layer, soil temperature and soil moisture from June to September.

Margaret Torn

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S. Wasterlain, D. Candusso, D. Hissel, F. Harel, P. Bergman, P. Menard, M. Anwar (fvrier 2010). Study of temperature, air dew point temperature and reactant flow effects on PEMFC  

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). Study of temperature, air dew point temperature and reactant flow effects on PEMFC performances using. Elsevier. Study of temperature, air dew point temperature and reactant flow effects on PEMFC performances A single PEMFC has been operated by varying the assembly temperature, the air dew point temperature

Boyer, Edmond

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GSOD Based Daily Global Mean Surface Temperature and Mean Sea Level Air Pressure (1982-2011)  

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This data product contains all the gridded data set at 1/4 degree resolution in ASCII format. Both mean temperature and mean sea level air pressure data are available. It also contains the GSOD data (1982-2011) from NOAA site, contains station number, location, temperature and pressures (sea level and station level). The data package also contains information related to the data processing methods

Xuan Shi, Dali Wang

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GSOD Based Daily Global Mean Surface Temperature and Mean Sea Level Air Pressure (1982-2011)  

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This data product contains all the gridded data set at 1/4 degree resolution in ASCII format. Both mean temperature and mean sea level air pressure data are available. It also contains the GSOD data (1982-2011) from NOAA site, contains station number, location, temperature and pressures (sea level and station level). The data package also contains information related to the data processing methods

Xuan Shi, Dali Wang

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate: monthly and annual average air temperature at 10 m GIS data at  

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air temperature at 10 m GIS data at air temperature at 10 m GIS data at one-degree resolution of the World from NASA/SSE Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Air Temperature at 10 m Above The Surface Of The Earth (deg C)NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Release 6.0 Data Set (Nov 2007)22-year Monthly & Annual Average (July 1983 - June 2005)Parameter: Air Temperature at 10 m Above The Surface Of The Earth (deg C)Internet: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/Note 1: SSE Methodology & Accuracy sections onlineNote 2: Lat/Lon values indicate the lower left corner of a 1x1 degree region. Negative values are south and west; positive values are north and east. Boundaries of the -90/-180 region are -90 to -89 (south) and -180 to -179 (west). The last region, 89/180, is bounded by 89 to 90 (north) and 179 to 180 (east). The mid-point of

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Assessing Biases in Recent in situ SST and Marine Air Temperature  

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Effect of spatial variability plot the mean square difference between pairs of ships as a function of biases - errors and correlations Analysis of VOS Air Temperature Variations by country Effect of solar measurement methods and sensor heights Analysis of pairs of night-time data (one ship using bucket, one ERI

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Room Temperature Control During Season Switchover with Single Duct Variable Air Volume System Without Reheat  

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of VAV boxes to maintain room temperature at their setpoints. The thermostat action is switched from direct acting (DA) to reverse acting (RA) when the season changes from fall to winter and vice versa from winter to spring, based on the out side air...

Liu, C.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Bruner, H.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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De Bilt, 2011 | Scientific report; WR 2011-01 Parallel air temperature measurements  

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at the KNMI observatory in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 - June 2005 | March 14, 2011 Page 6 of 56 #12 observatory in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 - June 2005 Theo Brandsma #12;#12;Parallel air temperature measurements at the KNMI observatory in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 - June 2005 Version 1.0 Date March

Haak, Hein

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Eos, Vol. 93, No. 15, 10 April 2012 Land surface air temperature is one of the  

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as "the temperature indicated by a thermometer exposed to the air in a place sheltered from direct solar developed by the late seventeenth century, and D. G. Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer in 1714, the liquid-in-glass thermometer (such as the mercury thermometer) was widely used. In particular, maximum

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Occupant Response to Window Control Signaling Systems  

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1 Concurrent air supply, outdoor temperature control 1. 654air supply, outdoor temperature control 8. Lincoln Hall,Concurrent air supply; outdoor temperature control.    In 

Ackerly, Katherine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupant Response to Window Control Signaling Systems; Appendix C: Mixed-mode Signal Case Study Summary  

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1 Concurrent air supply, outdoor temperature control 1. 654air supply, outdoor temperature control 8. Lincoln Hall,1 Concurrent air supply, outdoor temperature control Project

Ackerly, Katie; Brager, Gail

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial distribution of the air temperature in mountainous areas using satellite thermal infra-red data  

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Understanding the spatial distribution of air temperature in mountainous areas is essential in hydrological modelling. In the Moroccan High-Atlas range, the meteorological stations network is sparse. In order to get additional information, we investigated the thermal infrared data supplied by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM + ) sensor onboard the Landsat 7 satellite. The brightness temperature derived from ETM+ images is used as a proxy for air temperature to set up a model that describes its spatial distribution. This model accounts for sun location and topographic characteristics derived from the SRTM digital elevation model. It was evaluated on the Rheraya watershed, a 225-km2 region located within the semi-arid High-Atlas mountain range, using two different sources of data. The first data set consists in in-situ air temperature collected by meteorological stations installed during the experiment at various altitudes from 1400 to 3200 m. The second data set is satellite estimates of snow-covered areas (SCA) derived from MODIS images over the whole catchment at 500 m spatial resolution.

Abdelghani Boudhar; Benoît Duchemin; Lahoucine Hanich; Gilles Boulet; Abdelghani Chehbouni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SiC performance of coated fuel particles under high-temperature atmosphere of air  

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Abstract To better understand whether the SiC layer can withstand the corrosion given by the chemical reaction between SiC and O2, our experiments focused mainly on the effect of oxygen on SiC-coated fuel particles at high temperature. Tests were conducted on non-irradiated coated fuel particles in an atmosphere of air over a range of temperatures between 800 and 1600 °C. This paper summarizes the failure fractions, surface morphology and microstructure of the SiC coating, etc. The morphology of SiC-coated particles surfaces, optical and scanning electron micrographs and the oxygen distribution of polished SiC layers at 800, 1000 and 1200 °C for 200 h under air atmosphere showed that the features of SiC layers did not change in these cases. In contrast with the aforementioned cases, the behavior of SiC layers was deteriorated when the oxidation temperature was beyond 1400 °C. More serious the deterioration, higher the oxidation temperature is. The thickness of SiO2 layer from outside to inside SiC layers reached 6 ?8 ?m, and a large number of SiC-coated particles were broken into fragment at 1600 °C. The experiment results show that the oxidation of the SiC layer proceeds slowly at temperatures around 1400 °C and more rapidly as the temperature approaches 1600 °C.

Chunhe Tang; Bing Liu; Ziqiang Li; Ying Quan; Hongsheng Zhao; Youlin Shao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost stable air electrode material for high temperature solid oxide electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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A low cost, lanthanide-substituted, dimensionally and thermally stable, gas permeable, electrically conductive, porous ceramic air electrode composition of lanthanide-substituted doped lanthanum manganite is provided which is used as the cathode in high temperature, solid oxide electrolyte fuel cells and generators. The air electrode composition of this invention has a much lower fabrication cost as a result of using a lower cost lanthanide mixture, either a natural mixture or an unfinished lanthanide concentrate obtained from a natural mixture subjected to incomplete purification, as the raw material in place of part or all of the higher cost individual lanthanum. The mixed lanthanide primarily contains a mixture of at least La, Ce, Pr, and Nd, or at least La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm in its lanthanide content, but can also include minor amounts of other lanthanides and trace impurities. The use of lanthanides in place of some or all of the lanthanum also increases the dimensional stability of the air electrode. This low cost air electrode can be fabricated as a cathode for use in high temperature, solid oxide fuel cells and generators.

Kuo, Lewis J. H. (Monroeville, PA); Singh, Prabhakar (Export, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA); Vasilow, Theodore R. (Penn Township, PA); Bratton, Raymond J. (Delmont, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost stable air electrode material for high temperature solid oxide electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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A low cost, lanthanide-substituted, dimensionally and thermally stable, gas permeable, electrically conductive, porous ceramic air electrode composition of lanthanide-substituted doped lanthanum manganite is provided which is used as the cathode in high temperature, solid oxide electrolyte fuel cells and generators. The air electrode composition of this invention has a much lower fabrication cost as a result of using a lower cost lanthanide mixture, either a natural mixture or an unfinished lanthanide concentrate obtained from a natural mixture subjected to incomplete purification, as the raw material in place of part or all of the higher cost individual lanthanum. The mixed lanthanide primarily contains a mixture of at least La, Ce, Pr, and Nd, or at least La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm in its lanthanide content, but can also include minor amounts of other lanthanides and trace impurities. The use of lanthanides in place of some or all of the lanthanum also increases the dimensional stability of the air electrode. This low cost air electrode can be fabricated as a cathode for use in high temperature, solid oxide fuel cells and generators. 4 figs.

Kuo, L.J.H.; Singh, P.; Ruka, R.J.; Vasilow, T.R.; Bratton, R.J.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Self-Correcting Algorithms for Complete Failure of Supply Air Temperature Sensors  

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? Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has initiated research (Fernandez et al., 2009a) ? Passive and proactive tests ? Rule-based algorithms ? Tested using virtual sensors ? Self-correction approach for the total failure of supply air... temperature sensors 7 ESL-IC-13-10-47 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 Self-correction of HVAC controls ? proposed approach 8 1. Fault Diagnostic ? Constant sensor...

Monfet, D.; Choiniere, D.; Padilla, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling a rabbet load and air/oil seal temperatures in a turbine  

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During a standard fired shutdown of a turbine, a loaded rabbet joint between the fourth stage wheel and the aft shaft of the machine can become unloaded causing a gap to occur due to a thermal mismatch at the rabbet joint with the bearing blower turned on. An open or unloaded rabbet could cause the parts to move relative to each other and therefore cause the rotor to lose balance. If the bearing blower is turned off during a shutdown, the forward air/oil seal temperature may exceed maximum design practice criterion due to "soak-back." An air/oil seal temperature above the established maximum design limits could cause a bearing fire to occur, with catastrophic consequences to the machine. By controlling the bearing blower according to an optimized blower profile, the rabbet load can be maintained, and the air/oil seal temperature can be maintained below the established limits. A blower profile is determined according to a thermodynamic model of the system.

Schmidt, Mark Christopher (Niskayuna, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and analysis of evaporation from an inactive outdoor swimming pool  

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Evaporation rates and total energy loads from an unoccupied, heated, outdoor pool in Fort Collins, Colorado were investigated. Pool and air temperatures, humidity, thermal radiation, wind speed, and water loss due to evaporation were measured over 21 test periods ranging from 1.1 to 16.2 hours during August and September, 1992. Data were analyzed and compared to commonly used evaporation rate equations, most notably that used in the ASHRAE Applications Handbook. Measured evaporation was 72% of the ASHRAE calculated value with near-zero wind velocity, and 82% of the ASHRAE value at 2.2 m/s wind velocity. A modified version of the ASHRAE equation was developed. Two overnight tests showed energy loss of 56% by evaporation, 26% by radiation, and 18% by convection. A correlation between radiation loss and temperatures was also found for the range of test conditions.

Smith, C.C.; Loef, G. (Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)); Jones, R. (Department of Energy, Golden (United States))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Assessing Sheltering-In-Place Responses to Outdoor Toxic Releases  

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Assessing Sheltering-In-Place Responses to Outdoor Toxic Releases Assessing Sheltering-In-Place Responses to Outdoor Toxic Releases Title Assessing Sheltering-In-Place Responses to Outdoor Toxic Releases Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2005 Authors Sohn, Michael D., Richard G. Sextro, and David M. Lorenzetti Conference Name 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air 2005 Volume 2(6) Pagination 1792-1796 Date Published Sept. 4-9, 2005 Publisher Tsinghua University Press Conference Location Beijing, China Keywords airflow and pollutant transport group, airflow modeling, comis, countermeasures to chemical and biological threats, emergency response, exposure, indoor environment department, shelter-in-place Abstract An accidental or intentional outdoor release of pollutants can produce a hazardous plume, potentially contaminating large portions of a metropolitan area as it disperses downwind. To minimize health consequences on the populace, government and research organizations often recommend sheltering in place when evacuation is impractical. Some reports also recommend "hardening" an indoor shelter, for example by applying duct tape to prevent leakage into a bathroom. However, few studies have quantified the perceived beneficial effects of sheltering and hardening, or examined the limits of their applicability. In this paper, we examine how sheltering and hardening might reduce exposure levels under different building and meteorological conditions (e.g., wind direction). We predict concentrations and exposure levels for several conditions, and discuss the net benefits from several sheltering and hardening options

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Development of high temperature air combustion technology in pulverized fossil fuel fired boilers  

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High temperature air combustion (HTAC) is a promising technology for energy saving, flame stability enhancement and NOx emission reduction. In a conventional HTAC system, the combustion air is highly preheated by using the recuperative or regenerative heat exchangers. However, such a preheating process is difficult to implement for pulverized fossil fuel fired boilers. In this paper, an alternative approach is proposed. In the proposed HTAC system, a special burner, named PRP burner is introduced to fulfill the preheating process. The PRP burner has a preheating chamber with one end connected with the primary air and the other end opened to the furnace. Inside the chamber, gas recirculation is effectively established such that hot flue gases in the furnace can be introduced. Combustible mixture instead of combustion air is highly preheated by the PRP burner. A series of experiments have been conducted in an industrial scale test facility, burning low volatile petroleum coke and an anthracite coal. Stable combustion was established for burning pure petroleum coke and anthracite coal, respectively. Inside the preheating chamber, the combustible mixture was rapidly heated up to a high temperature level close to that of the hot secondary air used in the conventional HTAC system. The rapid heating of the combustible mixture in the chamber facilitates pyrolysis, volatile matter release processes for the fuel particles, suppressing ignition delay and enhancing combustion stability. Moreover, compared with the results measured in the same facility but with a conventional low NOx burner, NOx concentration at the furnace exit was at the same level when petroleum coke was burnt and 50% less when anthracite was burnt. Practicability of the HTAC technology using the proposed approach was confirmed for efficiently and cleanly burning fossil fuels. 16 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Hai Zhang; Guangxi Yue; Junfu Lu; Zhen Jia; Jiangxiong Mao; Toshiro Fujimori; Toshiyuki Suko; Takashi Kiga [Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Department of Thermal Engineering

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban Air Quality Management: Detecting and Improving Indoor Ambient Air Quality  

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Current air pollution management and air quality control are primarily focused on outdoor and ... which act as public spaces, contaminated indoor air could be public health hazards. In Singapore ... spend a subst...

T. L. Tan; Gissella B. Lebron

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS Vol.49, No.3, 2006, pp: 588598 REGIONAL DIFFERENCE OF SUMMER AIR TEMPERATURE  

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SURFACE TEMPERATURE SUN Jian-Qi1,2 WANG Hui-Jun1 1 State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling, the temporal- spatial distributions of summer air temperature (SAT) are investigated. It is found TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES IN NORTHEAST CHINA AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ATMOSPHERIC GENERAL CIRCULATION AND SEA

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Usability of Outdoor Spaces in Children's Hospitals  

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Researchers have studied the positive effect of healing outdoor environments on hospitalized children, their family members and staff's health and mood. Consequently many modern hospitals dedicate portions of their space to healing outdoor...

Pasha, Samira

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Steady-State Dehumidification Characteristics of Residential Central Air Conditioners, Final Report  

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of 1973, and the passsage oflegislation requiring development of mandatory minimum efficiency standards for new central air conditioners (and other appliances),manufacturers have been improving the efficiency of central air conditioners dramatically... is for the standard ARI rating conditions (95 F outdoor, 80 F indoor dry bulb, and 67 F indoorwet bulb temperatures). There is not a strong correlation between efficiency (as measured in SEER) and SHR. Both linear and quadraticcorrelations were attempted for the data...

O'Neal, D. L.; Chan, N.; Somasundaram, S.; Katipamula, S.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Source Heat Pumps for Cold Climate Applications: Recent U. S. R&D Results from IEA HPP Annex 41  

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Air source heat pumps are easily applied to buildings almost anywhere. They are widespread in milder climate regions but their use in cold regions is hampered due to low efficiency and heating capacity at cold outdoor temperatures. This article describes selected R&D activities aimed at improving their cold weather performance.

Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Groll, Dr. Eckhard A. [Purdue University, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories; Shen, Bo [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO), this webinar covered the expansion of the Better Buildings platform to include the newest initiative for the public sector: the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (HPOLA).

114

Mobile Phones and Outdoor Advertising: Measurable Advertising  

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Television and newspapers sit at the top of many agency marketing plans, while outdoor advertising stays at the

Quercia, Daniele

115

The Influence of Operating Modes, Room Temperature Set Point and Curtain Styles on Energy Consumption of Room Air Conditioner  

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A field investigation was carried out in an office building of Changsha city in winter and summer, the influence of different running modes, curtain styles and room temperature set point on energy consumption of room air conditioner (RAC...

Yu, J.; Yang, C.; Guo, R.; Wu, D.; Chen, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of indoor-outdoor carbonyls at four residential homes in Mexico City metropolitan area  

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Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetone, propionaldehyde and butyraldehyde were measured in indoor and outdoor air at three houses and one apartment in the Mexico city metropolitan area (MCMA). Formaldehyde presented the highest concentration in indoor and outdoor air, followed by acetone and acetaldehyde. Indoor carbonyl concentrations were higher than outdoor concentrations at all sampling sites. Indoor exposure factors were estimated for formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, ranging from 202 µg dayâ??1 to 554 µg dayâ??1 for formaldehyde and from 82 µg dayâ??1 to 202 µg dayâ??1 for acetaldehyde. Indoor-outdoor correlations were significant at all sites. However, these correlations were the highest in the Miguel Hidalgo house, which was naturally well ventilated, and where very few activities like cooking, were done. Concerning the Tlalnepantla house, although it was also well ventilated, the correlations were not as high as those observed at the Miguel Hidalgo house, possibly because its inhabitants cook a lot more and throughout the whole day.

Armando P. Baez; Hugo Padilla; Rocio Garcia; Raul Belmont; Ma. Del Carmen Torres

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature hydrogen-air-steam detonation experiments in the BNL small-scale development apparatus  

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The Small-Scale Development Apparatus (SSDA) was constructed to provide a preliminary set of experimental data to characterize the effect of temperature on the ability of hydrogen-air-steam mixtures to undergo detonations and, equally important, to support design of the larger scale High-Temperature Combustion Facility (HTCF) by providing a test bed for solution of a number of high-temperature design and operational problems. The SSDA, the central element of which is a 10-cm inside diameter, 6.1-m long tubular test vessel designed to permit detonation experiments at temperatures up to 700K, was employed to study self-sustained detonations in gaseous mixtures of hydrogen, air, and steam at temperatures between 300K and 650K at a fixed initial pressure of 0.1 MPa. Hydrogen-air mixtures with hydrogen composition from 9 to 60 percent by volume and steam fractions up to 35 percent by volume were studied for stoichiometric hydrogen-air-steam mixtures. Detonation cell size measurements provide clear evidence that the effect of hydrogen-air gas mixture temperature, in the range 300K-650K, is to decrease cell size and, hence, to increase the sensitivity of the mixture to undergo detonations. The effect of steam content, at any given temperature, is to increase the cell size and, thereby, to decrease the sensitivity of stoichiometric hydrogen-air mixtures. The hydrogen-air detonability limits for the 10-cm inside diameter SSDA test vessel, based upon the onset of single-head spin, decreased from 15 percent hydrogen at 300K down to between 9 and 10 percent hydrogen at 650K. The one-dimensional ZND model does a very good job at predicting the overall trends in the cell size data over the range of hydrogen-air-steam mixture compositions and temperature studied in the experiments.

Ciccarelli, G.; Ginsburg, T.; Boccio, J.; Economos, C.; Finfrock, C.; Gerlach, L. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Sato, K.; Kinoshita, M. [Nuclear Power Engineering Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Low Temperature Air Distribution with Ice Storage System: A Case Study  

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weekdays). The second part of the incentive is a "time of day" rate structure that bases the demand charge in June, July, August, and September on the electrical demand registered during the "on peak" time (12:OO noon to 8:00 pm). This allows... will be paid back in approximately two and one-half years at the current utility rate structure. The payback was possible because of the cash incentive offered by T.U. . Electric for the off peak storage system. The low temperature air distribution...

Ash, A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Importance of moisture transport, snow cover and soil freezing to ground temperature predictions  

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foundation may also be explicitly calculated. For buildings utilizing ground source heat pump systems of the annual outdoor and indoor air temperatures. Then periodic heat transfer coefficients and phase lags with significant earth contact. A numerical model for heat and moisture transfer in partially frozen soils has been

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RIS-M-2234 A NOTE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OUTDOOR AND INDOOR  

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POLLUTION OP OUTDOOR ORIGIN H.L. Gjørup and Jørn Roed Health Physics Department Abstract. Beryllium-7-descriotors; AIR POLLUTION, BERYLLIUM 7, BUILDINGS, INHALATION, IODINE 131, MEASURING METHODS, RADIATION DOSES from its counterpart in Danish dated Hay 1979. 2. GENERAL INFORMATION Any pollution of inhaled air

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Evaluation of the Indoor Air Quality Procedure for Use in Retail Buildings  

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indoor pollutant source control measures and air cleaningof indoor pollutant source control measures or gas phase aircontrol indoor pollutants, by allowing lower energy costs from reduced outdoor air

Dutton, Spencer M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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inAir: Sharing Indoor Air Quality Measurements and Visualizations  

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evidence has indicated that indoor air pollution within homes and other buildings can be worse than the outdoor air pollution in even the largest and most industrialized cities. For example, the California Air Resources Board estimates that indoor air pollutant levels are 25-62% greater than outside levels [4

Mankoff, Jennifer

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Outdoor Solar Lighting | Department of Energy  

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Outdoor Solar Lighting Outdoor Solar Lighting Outdoor Solar Lighting July 29, 2012 - 6:34pm Addthis Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan What does this mean for me? Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free They work in most areas of the United States Find out if replacement bulbs or batteries are available before you buy them Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Best of all, using them won't increase your electric bill. Popular home

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Outdoor Solar Lighting | Department of Energy  

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Outdoor Solar Lighting Outdoor Solar Lighting Outdoor Solar Lighting July 29, 2012 - 6:34pm Addthis Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan What does this mean for me? Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free They work in most areas of the United States Find out if replacement bulbs or batteries are available before you buy them Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Best of all, using them won't increase your electric bill. Popular home

125

Self Contained Temperature Actuated Control Valves  

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Ogontz Controls Company, P.O. Box 479, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 19090. FREEZ AND SCALD PROTECTION OUTDOOR EMERGENCY SHOWER = t' ",. 362 ESL-IE-79-04-39 Proceedings from the First Industrial Energy Technology Conference Houston, TX, April 22... control valves and surface temperature control valves (to provide setqp and freeze protection), fluid sensing control valves, air fluid sensing control valves, safety shower val~es (to provide both freeze and scald protection) and condensate freeze...

Pirkle, F.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Using ductwork to improve supply plenum temperature distribution in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system  

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overhead air distribution design(1). 1.3 Thermal comfortS. Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. s.l. :load design tool for underfloor air distribution systems.

Pasut, Wilmer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air temperature inversions Sample Search...  

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Laboratory Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology ; Engineering 4 Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry EASCEE 6790 Home Work Assignment No. 1, Air Pollution...

128

Refractory oxides for high?temperature coal?fired MHD air heaters  

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In a coal?burning MHD (Magnetohydrodynamic) power plant the use of a regenerative air heater is one option for producing the required high plasma temperatures. However thermal mechanical and chemical stresses which the MHD environment places on materials are enormous and candidate materials must be carefully tested. We report on the results of such testing for a variety of materials studied in heater test facilities at both FluiDyne Engineering Corporation and at Montana State University. We describe the experimental program and test facilities for MHD heater development the rationale for the choice of materials and their performance (success or failure) under various envirnoments (slagging and nonslagging). Future materials needs are discussed in light of the observed effects.

Richard J. Pollina; Ronald R. Smyth

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

WearAir: Expressive T-shirts for Air Quality Sensing Sunyoung Kim and Eric Paulos  

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are less proactively concerned with air quality. AIR POLLUTANT: VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Different types of air pollutants contribute to air quality in different locations: Ozone, CO, NOx and VOCs are major contributors to outdoor air pollution; and particulate matters, VOCs, carbon monoxide and lead are common air

Mankoff, Jennifer

130

TAP Webinar: High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator  

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Hosted by the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), this webinar will cover the recently announced expansion of the Better Buildings platform —the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (HPOLA).

131

Environment - Giant outdoor lab ... | ornl.gov  

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Environment - Giant outdoor lab ... With the recent completion of a 40-meter observation tower in the nearby Walker Branch Watershed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are...

132

Applying a Domestic Water-cooled Air-conditioner in Subtropical Cities  

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Water-cooled air-conditioning systems (WACS) are in general more energy efficient than air-cooled air-conditioning systems (AACS), especially in subtropical climates where the outdoor air is hot and humid. Related studies focused on evaluating...

Lee, W.; Chen, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Outdoor Recreation Participation Trends in Texas  

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Outdoor recreation is a popular pastime in Texas. This publication reports on the participation and trends in outdoor recreation in the U.S. and Texas revealed in the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment conducted by the U.S. Forest...

Schuett, Michael A.; Shafer, Carl Scott; Lu, Jiaying

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

134

Princeton University Outdoor Action Sustainability Guide  

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Princeton University Outdoor Action Sustainability Guide #12;Over the past thirty-five years students in the outdoors and how to facilitate team building and positive group interaction. In addition Itinerary ·Defining sustainability ·Princeton's Sustainability Plan ·Focus: fresh water and climate change

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Warm Humid Climate: Methodology to Study Air Temperature Distribution: Mobile Phones Base Stations as Viable Alternative for Fixed Points  

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WARM-HUMID CLIMATE: METHODOLOGY TO STUDY AIR TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION: MOBILE PHONES BASE STATIONS AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR FIXED POINTS Angelina Dias Leão Costa (1); Lucila Labaki (2); Virgínia Araújo (3) (1) and (2) School of Civil... of occupation with the results of measurements. In fact, in some dense areas the highest temperatures and the lowest humidity levels were found. The proposed methodology of measurements in fixed points using mobile phone base stations is original, provides...

Araujo, V.; Costa, A.; Labaki, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of alternate defrost strategies on the reverse-cycle defrost of an air-source heat pump  

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with and understanding of my questions and ideas. Thanks also to my family and friends for their support and help svhile I svorked on this project. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the American Society oi' Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers... . . 21 Psychrometric Room Temperature Control Characteristics during a Frosting, 'Defrosting Test 3. 3 4. 3 4. 10 4. 11 Refrigerant Circuit Arrangement of the Outdoor Coil Heat Pump System Schematic Refrigerant Line Temperature Probe . Indoor...

Schliesing, John Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel air temperature measurements at the KNMI-terrain in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003 April 2005  

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measurements at the KNMI-terrain in De Bilt (the Netherlands) Page 2 #12;Interim report Page 3 Table measurements at the KNMI-terrain in De Bilt (the Netherlands) Page 4 Foreword From May 2003 through April 2005Parallel air temperature measurements at the KNMI-terrain in De Bilt (the Netherlands) May 2003

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Outdoor unit construction for an electric heat pump  

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The outdoor unit for an electric heat pump is provided with an upper portion containing propeller fan means for drawing air through the lower portion containing refrigerant coil means in the form of four discrete coils connected together in a subassembly forming a W shape, the unit being provided with four adjustable legs which are retracted in shipment, and are adjusted on site to elevate the unit to a particular height suitable for the particular location in which the unit is installed. 4 figs.

Draper, R.; Lackey, R.S.

1984-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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OUTDOOR RECREATION DEMAND AND EXPENDITURES: LOWER SNAKE RIVER RESERVOIRS  

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i OUTDOOR RECREATION DEMAND AND EXPENDITURES: LOWER SNAKE RIVER RESERVOIRS John R. Mc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v SECTION ONE - OUTDOOR RECREATION DEMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Recreation Demand Methods

O'Laughlin, Jay

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Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Technology Deployment | Department...  

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Parking Lot Lighting FEMP Acquisition Guidance for Lighting Products (Powered by LED Lighting Facts) FEMP Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Initiative: Resources for Outdoor SSL...

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141

The use of ducts to improve the control of supply air temperature rise in UFAD systems: CFD and lab study  

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Abstract Cool supply air flowing through the underfloor plenum is exposed to heat gain from both the concrete slab (conducted from the warm return air on the adjacent floor below the slab) and the raised floor panels (conducted from the warmer room above). The magnitude of this heat gain can be quite high, resulting in undesirable loss of control of the supply air temperature from the plenum into the occupied space. These warmer supply air temperatures can make it more difficult to maintain comfort in the occupied space (without increasing airflow rates), particularly in perimeter zones where cooling loads reach their highest levels. How to predict plenum thermal performance is one of the key design issues facing practicing engineers – evidence from completed projects indicates that excessive temperature rise in the plenum can be a problem. One of the recommended strategies for addressing temperature rise in UFAD systems is the use of ductwork (flexible or rigid) within the underfloor plenum to deliver cool air preferentially to perimeter zones or other critical areas of high cooling demand. Several experiments were carried out in a full-scale underfloor plenum test facility, in order to characterize all the phenomena that take place in an underfloor plenum equipped with a fabric or metal duct. Experimental data were collected for validation of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the plenum. This paper describes the first part of a more comprehensive work, whose aim is to use the validated CFD plenum model to conduct simulations of a broader range of plenum design and operational parameters. This work proves that using ductwork within the underfloor plenum reduce the temperature rise in the plenum.

Wilmer Pasut; Fred Bauman; Michele De Carli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Outdoor airflow into HVAC systems: An evaluation of measurement  

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Outdoor airflow into HVAC systems: An evaluation of measurement Outdoor airflow into HVAC systems: An evaluation of measurement technologies Title Outdoor airflow into HVAC systems: An evaluation of measurement technologies Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-53834 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Fisk, William J., David Faulkner, Douglas P. Sullivan, and William W. Delp Abstract During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for measuring the flow rates of outdoor air (OA) into HVAC systems; however, an evaluation of these measurement technologies has not previously been published. This document describes a test system and protocols developed for controlled evaluation of these measurement technologies. The results of tests of three measurement technologies are also summarized. The test system and protocol were judged practical and very useful. The test results indicate that one measurement technology can measure OA flow rates with errors of 20% or less without a field-based calibration, as long as the OA velocities are sufficient to provide an accurately measurable pressure signal. The test results for a second measurement technology are similar; however, a difficult field-based calibration relating the OA flow rate with the pressure signal would be required to reduce errors below approximately 30%. The errors in OA flow rates measured with the third measurement technology, that uses six electronic airspeed sensors downstream of the OA inlet louver, exceeded 100%; however, these errors could be substantially reduced through a difficult field based calibration. The effects of wind on the accuracy of these measurement technologies still needs to be evaluated

143

Improving Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling  

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Improving Air-Conditioner Improving Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling Building America Stakeholders Meeting Jon Winkler March 2, 2012 2 * How do you recommend the most cost-effective A/C? Simple Question 3 Solution Whole-House Simulation Tool A/C Information * SEER 13 * SEER 14 * SEER 15 * SEER 16 * SEER 17 * SEER 18 * SEER 21 Annualized Cooling Cost (Energy + Equipment) 4 Background * Power, capacity and SHR vary with: o Outdoor temperature o Entering wetbulb o Air mass flow rate o Part load ratio Power Sensible Capacity Latent Capacity * How to accurately and easily model A/C performance? 5 Background: Model Development * A/C modeling utilizes two types of input o Rated values (capacity, efficiency, etc.) o Performance curves Capacity 1 / Efficiency 6 Background: Manufacturer's Data

144

Development of High-Temperature Air Braze Filler Metals for Use in Two-Step Joining and Sealing Processes  

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Reactive air brazing (RAB) creates metallic braze joints between oxide surfaces. RAB can be performed in air and can undergo subsequent operation at temperatures up to 900ºC in oxidizing environments. This makes RAB an attractive joining method for creating seals in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) which operate at temperatures between 700 and 850ºC and comprise cathode materials which are intolerant of reducing environments. Many planar SOFC designs require a two-step sealing process. Thus the seal formed during the first step must not melt or soften at the firing temperature of the second step, otherwise its integrity could be compromised. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of adding Pd to a Ag-CuO RAB to produce a braze composition with a melting temperature high enough that it might be used in the first step of a two-step sealing process with unmodified Ag-CuO RAB used in the second step, thereby making possible a two step reactive air brazing process. Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is the substrate of choice in this study in order to simulate the initial sealing step in planar SOFCs which often involves sealing a yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte to a metallic support frame. RAB compositions containing a 15 mol% Pd : 85 mol% Ag alloy with 8 mol% Cu added were found to provide the best combination of wettability, mechanical strength, and melting characteristics for brazing YSZ.

Hardy, John S.; Weil, K. Scott

2006-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

145

Temperature Compensated Air/Fuel Ratio Control on a Recuperated Furnace  

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When recuperation is added to a furnace, air/ fuel ratio control seemingly becomes more complicated. Two methods normally used are mass flow control where the fuel pressure or flow is proportional to the mass flow of air or cross-connected control...

Ferri, J. L.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bull Outdoor Products: Order (2015-CE-14014)  

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DOE ordered Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Bull had failed to certify that refrigerator basic model BC-130 complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

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temperature (SST), and outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) in the northeastern tropical Pacific Ocean during... temperature Figure 5 shows LMCA analysis applied to the relation...

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Initial proof-of-principle for near room temperature Xe and Kr separation from air with MOFs  

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Materials were developed and tested in support of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Fuel Cycle Technology Separations and Waste Forms Campaign. Specifically, materials are being developed for the removal of Xenon and krypton from gaseous products of nuclear fuel reprocessing unit operations. During FY 2012, Three Metal organic framework (MOF) structures were investigated in greater detail for the removal and storage of Xe and Kr from air at room temperature. Our breakthrough measurements on Nickel based MOF could capture and separate parts per million levels of Xe from Air (40 ppm Kr, 78% N2, 21% O2, 0.9% Ar, 0.03% CO2). Similarly, the selectivity can be changed from Xe > Kr to Xe < Kr simply by changing the temperature in another MOF. Also for the first time we estimated the cost of the metal organic frameworks in bulk.

Thallapally, Praveen K.; Strachan, Denis M.

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

149

The effects of galvanic corrosion on air conditioner performance  

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Corrosion of air conditioner outdoor heat exchangers (condensers) poses a significant problem for consumers living in coastal regions. This research sought to experimentally determine effects of galvanic corrosion on air conditioner condenser coils...

Grisham, Phillip Ryan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

150

Preconditioning Outside Air: Cooling Loads from Building Ventilation  

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of the standard. To mitigate or nullify these additional weather loads, outdoor air preconditioning technologies are being promoted in combination with conventional HVAC operations downstream as a means to deliver the required fresh air and control humidity...

Kosar, D.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marr, Morrison, Nazaroff, and Harley Volume 48 October 1998 Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 899  

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to control CO emissions from motor vehicles with the goal of reducing CO concentra- tions in outdoor air pollutant." States and local air districts monitor concen- trations of criteria pollutants in outdoor airMarr, Morrison, Nazaroff, and Harley Volume 48 October 1998 Journal of the Air & Waste Management

Harley, Robert

152

Temperature inversion breakup with impacts on air quality in urban valleys influenced by topographic shading  

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Urban valleys can experience serious air pollution problems as a combined result of their limited ventilation and the high emission of pollutants from the urban areas. Idealized simulations were analysed in order to elucidate the breakup of an ...

Angela M. Rendón; Juan F. Salazar; Carlos A. Palacio; Volkmar Wirth

153

Influence of Shelves on Air Temperature and Velocity in a Supermarket  

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will be great. According to the analysis of measurement results of a supermarket in Harbin, factors such as relative position of supply and return air inlets, height of shelves and objects with heat generating capabilities influence the velocity fields...

Song, C.; Fang, X.; Tan, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic oxidation of propylene with air at temperatures near 500° FCatalytic oxidation of propylene with air at temperatures near 500°F?  

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(9 ), propane was relatively difficult to oxidise. Using an arbitrary scale where the ease of oxidation of pentane equals 1 , the following values were reported} ethane, 0 .0 0 1 1; propane, 0 .1 ; butane, 0 .5 ; hexane, 7 .5 * *hs numbers refer.... They reported a 15 percent conversion to acrolein and a U peroent conversion to carbon dioxide. This was the lowest temperature at which the oxidation was reported to have been accomplished, and it appeared that the work of the present thesis in the region...

Dunlop, Donald Dunwody

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Air pollution and respiratory health of school children in industrial, commercial and residential areas of Delhi  

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Air pollutants may cause severe respiratory problems in ... survey and lung function test. The outdoor air pollution data from the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (NAAQM) stations was used ... distance fr...

Jincy Mathew; Radha Goyal; K K Taneja; Naveen Arora

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the feedback effects of aerosols on ozone and temperatures in Los Angeles with an Eulerian air pollution model  

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An Eulerian air pollution model (GATOR/MMTD) was used to study the effects of aerosols on surface solar radiation, surface air temperatures, and ozone mixing ratios. Model results were also compared to data from the Southern California Air Quality Study (SCAQS) period of August 27-29, 1987. Gross errors for sulfate, sodium, light absorption, temperature, surface solar radiation, sulfur dioxide gas, formaldehyde gas, and ozone were lowest among parameters compared (1-40%). Gross errors for elemental carbon, organic carbon, total particulate mass, ammonium, ammonia gas, nitric acid gas, and light scattering, were larger (40-61%). Gross errors for particulate nitrate were largest (65-70%). Doubling of the land-based particulate emissions inventory caused gross errors of total particulate mass and elemental carbon to increase by factors of more than two. Also, setting lateral boundary inflow concentrations of particles to zero caused slight (< 1%) erosion of results for most species, large erosion (10%) for sodium and chloride, but slight improvement (< 1%) for a few species. Spinning up the meteorological model 24 hours in advance caused most gross errors to increase. Finally, model predictions for several parameters, with and without the inclusion of aerosols, were compared to data. The presence of aerosols reduced peak daytime surface solar radiation by approximately 6.4% (55 W m-2), increased night-time temperatures by about 0.77 K, decreased daytime temperatures by about 0.08 K, and increased overall temperatures (day plus night during the two day simulation period) by 0.43 K. The relatively small cooling during the day was due to heat trapping by elemental carbon-containing aerosols. The presence of aerosols also caused ozone mixing ratios to decrease by 2%.

Jacobson, M. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

157

Indoor and Outdoor in Situ High-Resolution Gamma Radiation Measurements in Urban Areas of Cyprus  

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In situ, high-resolution, gamma-ray spectrometry of a total number of 70 outdoor and 20 indoor representative measurements were performed in preselected, common locations of the main urban areas of Cyprus. Specific activities and gamma absorbed dose rates in air due to the naturally occurring radionuclides of Th-232 and U-238 series, and K-40 are determined and discussed. Effective dose rate to the Cyprus population due to terrestrial gamma radiation is derived directly from this work. The results obtained outdoors match very well with those derived previously by high-resolution gamma spectrometry of soil samples, which were collected from the main island bedrock surface. This implies that the construction and building materials in urban areas do not affect the external gamma dose rate; thus they are mostly of local origin. Finally, the indoor/outdoor gamma dose ratio was found to be 1.4 +- 0.5.

E. Svoukis; H. Tsertos

2006-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings: Indoor Air 2005 A PRELIMINARY FIELD STUDY OF INDOOR CHEMISTRY  

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is to assess the impact of outdoor ozone on indoor air quality (IAQ) during photochemical pollution episodes). Based on the Paris area outdoor air pollution monitoring network (AIRPARIF) daily forecast, specificProceedings: Indoor Air 2005 1739 A PRELIMINARY FIELD STUDY OF INDOOR CHEMISTRY M Nicolas, O

Boyer, Edmond

159

Outdoor Performance of a Thin-Film Gallium-Arsenide Photovoltaic Module  

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We deployed a 855 cm2 thin-film, single-junction gallium arsenide (GaAs) photovoltaic (PV) module outdoors. Due to its fundamentally different cell technology compared to silicon (Si), the module responds differently to outdoor conditions. On average during the test, the GaAs module produced more power when its temperature was higher. We show that its maximum-power temperature coefficient, while actually negative, is several times smaller in magnitude than that of a Si module used for comparison. The positive correlation of power with temperature in GaAs is due to temperature-correlated changes in the incident spectrum. We show that a simple correction based on precipitable water vapor (PWV) brings the photocurrent temperature coefficient into agreement with that measured by other methods and predicted by theory. The low operating temperature and small temperature coefficient of GaAs give it an energy production advantage in warm weather.

Silverman, T. J.; Deceglie, M. G.; Marion, B.; Cowley, S.; Kayes, B.; Kurtz, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetry of winter European surface air temperature extremes and the North Atlantic Oscillation  

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Inter-annual variations of winter warm and cold extremes in Europe are investigated. It is found that the variations are closely connected to the phase of the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO). The leading EOF of the winter cold (warm) surface air ...

Yina Diao; Shang-Ping Xie; Dehai Luo

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161

Metal-air cell comprising an electrolyte with a room temperature ionic liquid and hygroscopic additive  

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An electrochemical cell comprising an electrolyte comprising water and a hydrophobic ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. A hydrophilic or hygroscopic additive modulates the hydrophobicity of the ionic liquid to maintain a concentration of the water in the electrolyte is between 0.001 mol % and 25 mol %.

Friesen, Cody A.; Krishnan, Ramkumar; Tang, Toni; Wolfe, Derek

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

162

Pressure &Pressure & TemperatureTemperature  

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to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer to measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature

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An Evaluation of Improper Refrigerant Charge on the Performance of a Split System Air Conditioner with a Thermal Expansion Valve  

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State Tests(wet coil). . . .26 2. Steady State & Cyclic (dry coil) TESTS 26 CAPACITY 32 1. Steady State Tests(wet coil)... .32 1.1 Subcooling and Superheat Temperatures 34 1.2 Refrigerant Flow Rate. . . .37 1.3 Sensible Heat Ratio 39 2. Steady State... Typical Refrigerant Temperature Probe . . . .14 2.6 The Fully Charged Subcooling Temperature as a Function of Outdoor Temperature 18 3.1 Refrigerant-Side/Air-Side Capacity Comparison 24 3.2 Total Capacity of the Fully Charged Unit. . . .27 3.3 Energy...

Farzad, M.; O'Neal, D. L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Effect of flow velocity and temperature on ignition characteristics in laser ignition of natural gas and air mixtures  

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Abstract Laser induced spark ignition offers the potential for greater reliability and consistency in ignition of lean air/fuel mixtures. This increased reliability is essential for the application of gas turbines as primary or secondary reserve energy sources in smart grid systems, enabling the integration of renewable energy sources whose output is prone to fluctuation over time. This work details a study into the effect of flow velocity and temperature on minimum ignition energies in laser-induced spark ignition in an atmospheric combustion test rig, representative of a sub 15 MW industrial gas turbine (Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., Lincoln, UK). Determination of minimum ignition energies required for a range of temperatures and flow velocities is essential for establishing an operating window in which laser-induced spark ignition can operate under realistic, engine-like start conditions. Ignition of a natural gas and air mixture at atmospheric pressure was conducted using a laser ignition system utilizing a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser source operating at 532 nm wavelength and 4 ns pulse length. Analysis of the influence of flow velocity and temperature on ignition characteristics is presented in terms of required photon flux density, a useful parameter to consider during the development laser ignition systems.

J. Griffiths; M.J.W. Riley; A. Borman; C. Dowding; A. Kirk; R. Bickerton

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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O{sub 2} rotational temperature measurements in an atmospheric air microdischarge by radar resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization  

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Nonintrusive spatially resolved rotational temperature measurements in an atmospheric air microdischarge are presented. The measurements were based on coherent microwave Rayleigh scattering (Radar) from resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization of molecular oxygen. The open air DC microdischarge source operated in a stable 'normal-glow' mode and pin-to-pin electrodes spaced 1.3 mm apart. The second harmonic of a tunable dye laser beam was focused between the two electrodes and scanned between 286 and 288 nm. Coherent microwave Rayleigh scattering was used to collect the two-photon rotational spectra of O{sub 2} at C{sup 3}{Pi}(v = 2) Leftwards-Arrow X{sup 3}{Sigma}(v Prime = 0) transitions. The Boltzmann plots from analyses of the O{sub 2} rotational lines determined local rotational temperatures at various axial locations between the electrodes. The molecular oxygen rotational temperature varied from {approx}1150 K to {approx}1350 K within the discharge area. The measurements had an accuracy of {approx}{+-}50 K.

Sawyer, Jordan; Wu, Yue; Zhang, Zhili [Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennessee 37996 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennessee 37996 (United States); Adams, Steven F. [Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQQE), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7919 (United States)] [Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQQE), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7919 (United States)

2013-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of air temperature inversions on snowmelt and glacier mass-balance simulations, Ammassalik island, SE Greenland  

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In many applications, a realistic description of air temperature inversions is essential for accurate snow and glacier ice melt, and glacier mass-balance simulations. A physically based snow-evolution modeling system (SnowModel) was used to simulate eight years (1998/99 to 2005/06) of snow accumulation and snow and glacier ice ablation from numerous small coastal marginal glaciers on the SW-part of Ammassalik Island in SE Greenland. These glaciers are regularly influenced by inversions and sea breezes associated with the adjacent relatively low temperature and frequently ice-choked fjords and ocean. To account for the influence of these inversions on the spatiotemporal variation of air temperature and snow and glacier melt rates, temperature inversion routines were added to MircoMet, the meteorological distribution sub-model used in SnowModel. The inversions were observed and modeled to occur during 84% of the simulation period. Modeled inversions were defined not to occur during days with strong winds and high precipitation rates due to the potential of inversion break-up. Field observations showed inversions to extend from sea level to approximately 300 m a.s.l., and this inversion level was prescribed in the model simulations. Simulations with and without the inversion routines were compared. The inversion model produced air temperature distributions with warmer lower elevation areas and cooler higher elevation areas than without inversion routines due to the use of cold sea-breeze base temperature data from underneath the inversion. This yielded an up to 2 weeks earlier snowmelt in the lower areas and up to 1 to 3 weeks later snowmelt in the higher elevation areas of the simulation domain. Averaged mean annual modeled surface mass-balance for all glaciers (mainly located above the inversion layer) was -720 {+-} 620 mm w.eq. y{sup -1} for inversion simulations, and -880 {+-} 620 mm w.eq. y{sup -1} without the inversion routines, a difference of 160 mm w.eq. y{sup -1}. The annual glacier loss for the two simulations was 50.7 x 10{sup 6} m{sup 3} y{sup -1} and 64.4 x 10{sup 6} m{sup 3} y{sup -1} for all glaciers - a difference of {approx}21%. The average equilibrium line altitude (ELA) for all glaciers in the simulation domain was located at 875 m a.s.l. and at 900 m a.s.l. for simulations with or without inversion routines, respectively.

Mernild, Sebastian Haugard [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Liston, Glen [COLORADO STATE UNIV.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings  

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the existing multi-family building stock in California, inand (2) multi-family residences. Commercial buildings (as we

Price, P.N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings  

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Measured Airflows in a Multifamily Building," AirflowPerformance of Building Envelopes, Components, and Systems,APARTMENTS AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Price, P.N. ; Shehabi,

Price, P.N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building a predictive model of indoor concentrations of outdoor PM-2.5 for  

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Building a predictive model of indoor concentrations of outdoor PM-2.5 for Building a predictive model of indoor concentrations of outdoor PM-2.5 for a residential research house in Clovis, California Title Building a predictive model of indoor concentrations of outdoor PM-2.5 for a residential research house in Clovis, California Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2002 Authors Fischer, Marc L., Melissa M. Lunden, Tracy L. Thatcher, David Littlejohn, Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Susanne V. Hering, Richard G. Sextro, and Nancy J. Brown Abstract The prevalence of relocatable classrooms (RCs) at schools is rising due to federal and state initiatives to reduce K-3 class size, and limited capital resources. Concerns regarding inadequate ventilation and indoor air and environmental quality (IEQ) in RCs have been raised. Adequate ventilation is an important link between improved IEQ and energy efficiency for schools. Since students and teachers spend the majority of a 7-8 hour school day inside classrooms, indoor contaminant concentrations are assumed to drive personal school-day exposures. We conducted a demonstration project in new relocatable classrooms (RCs) during the 2001-02 school year to address these issues. Four new 24' x 40' (960 ft2) RCs were constructed and sited in pairs at an elementary school campus in each of two participant school districts (SD) in Northern California. Each RC was equipped with two heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, one per module. The two HVAC systems were a standard heat pump with intermittent 25-50% outdoor air ventilation and an energy-efficient advanced system, based on indirect-direct evaporative cooling with an integrated natural gas-fired hydronic heating loop and improved particle filtration, providing continuous 100% outdoor air ventilation at = 15 ft3 min-1 occupant-1. Alternate carpets, wall panels, and ceiling panels were installed in two classrooms -- one in each pair -- based on the results of a laboratory study of VOC emissions from standard and alternate materials. Numerous IEQ and outdoor air quality and meteorological parameters were measured either continuously over the school year or as integrated school day samples during the fall cooling and winter heating seasons. Details of the RC designs, the field monitoring methodology including handling, storage, transport and management of chemical samples and data, and analyses to be conducted are presented

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Characterization of Coal Combustion and Steam Temperature with Respect to Staged-Air Angle in a 600 MWe Down-Fired Boiler  

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Characterization of Coal Combustion and Steam Temperature with Respect to Staged-Air Angle in a 600 MWe Down-Fired Boiler ... The explanation behind this phenomenon is the combined effects of (i) the drop in the overall gas temperatures and (ii) the enhancement in the mixing of staged air with the ignited coal/air mixture in the primary combustion zone after the angle reduction. ... In order to reduce the oil consumption during the start up and low load operation of the W-shaped flame pulverized coal-fired utility boiler, tiny-oil technol. is introduced to the cyclone burner based on the design concept of staged ignition. ...

Min Kuang; Zhengqi Li; Zhongqian Ling; Zhuofu Chen; Danyan Yuan

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - airs volumetric temperature Sample Search...  

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OF MINERAL Summary: .02 cp Formation temperature 230 F Volumetric concentration of shale 0.00 Wellbore radius 14.54 cm... VOLUMETRIC CONCENTRATIONS IN THINLY-BEDDED AND...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - airs temperature soundings Sample Search...  

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-validation of MIPASENVISAT and GPS-ROCHAMP temperature profiles D. Y. Wang, G. P. Stiller, T. von Clarmann, H... -505-454-3364 Summary This paper presents results from a...

173

Energy Savings in Buildings Using Air Movement and Allowing Floating Temperature in Rooms  

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on and off at the proper times, the intelligent controller calculated temperature limits using a mathematical procedure that determined the percentage of people who would be comfortable in rooms of the building. Simulations showed the annual cost savings...

Spain, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Investigation on multi-variable decoupled temperature control system for enamelling machine with heated air circulation  

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A lots of problems may occur frequently when controlling the temperature of the enamelling machine oven in the real industrial process, such as multi-variable coupled problem. an experimental rig with triple inputs and triple outputs was devised and a simulation modeling was established accordingly in this study,. the temperature control system based on the feedforward compensation algorithm was proposed. Experimental results have shown that the system is of high efficiency, good stability and promising application.

Li, Yang; Qin, Le; Zou, Shipeng; Long, Shijun [School of Information Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510006 (China)

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

175

Outdoor Scene Synthesis in the Infrared Range for Remote Sensing Applications  

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Outdoor Scene Synthesis in the Infrared Range for Remote Sensing Applications Thierry Poglio Eric under remote sensing applications, like meteorology, farming, or military information are concerned. Yet. The solar forcing leads to an increase in temperature, while heat transfer due to strong cold wind decreases

Boyer, Edmond

176

Terrain sensing and estimation for dynamic outdoor mobile robots  

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In many applications, mobile robots are required to travel on outdoor terrain at high speed. Compared to traditional low-speed, laboratory-based robots, outdoor scenarios pose increased perception and mobility challenges ...

Ward, Christopher Charles

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast  

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In this October 8, 2009 webcast, ENERGY STAR Program Manager Richard Karney gave an overview of ENERGY STAR criteria covering SSL-based outdoor area and roadway lighting, outdoor wall packs,...

178

Big Savings on Outdoor Lighting | Department of Energy  

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take the time to upgrade outdoor lighting to save even more energy and money. Outdoor solar lighting is an energy saving and aesthetically pleasing way to light around your...

179

Dynamic thermal simulation of a glass-covered semi-outdoor space with roof evaporative cooling  

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In the hot season solar radiation impinging on a glass roofing may overheat the underneath space to temperature values which may generate a high stress environment. To moderate the extreme microclimate which may occur in a glass covered semi-outdoor space, evaporative cooling to be applied to the glass roof is suggested. The analysis is performed under both the thermal and the energetic point of view, by accounting for the actual climate of the considered location. The results point out that roof evaporative cooling coupled with glass sheet high solar radiation absorptivity may offer an attractive way for the control of a semi-outdoor environment.

G. Pagliarini; S. Rainieri

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of gas species, temperatures, coal burnout, and wall heat fluxes in a 200 MWe lignite-fired boiler with different overfire air damper openings  

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Measurements were performed on a 200 MWe, wall-fired, lignite utility boiler. For different overfire air (OFA) damper openings, the gas temperature, gas species concentration, coal burnout, release rates of components (C, H, and N), furnace temperature, and heat flux and boiler efficiency were measured. Cold air experiments for a single burner were conducted in the laboratory. The double-swirl flow pulverized-coal burner has two ring recirculation zones starting in the secondary air region in the burner. As the secondary air flow increases, the axial velocity of air flow increases, the maxima of radial velocity, tangential velocity and turbulence intensity all increase, and the swirl intensity of air flow and the size of recirculation zones increase slightly. In the central region of the burner, as the OFA damper opening widens, the gas temperature and CO concentration increase, while the O{sub 2} concentration, NOx concentration, coal burnout, and release rates of components (C, H, and N) decrease, and coal particles ignite earlier. In the secondary air region of the burner, the O{sub 2} concentration, NOx concentration, coal burnout, and release rates of components (C, H, and N) decrease, and the gas temperature and CO concentration vary slightly. In the sidewall region, the gas temperature, O{sub 2} concentration, and NOx concentration decrease, while the CO concentration increases and the gas temperature varies slightly. The furnace temperature and heat flux in the main burning region decrease appreciably, but increase slightly in the burnout region. The NOx emission decreases from 1203.6 mg/m{sup 3} (6% O{sub 2}) for a damper opening of 0% to 511.7 mg/m{sup 3} (6% O{sub 2}) for a damper opening of 80% and the boiler efficiency decreases from 92.59 to 91.9%. 15 refs., 17 figs., 3 tabs.

Jianping Jing; Zhengqi Li; Guangkui Liu; Zhichao Chen; Chunlong Liu [Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China). School of Energy Science and Engineering

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of ultraviolet laser induced plasma density and temperature evolution in air  

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and collisional cascade processes for pressures ranging from 40 Torr to 5 atm. A laser shadowgraphy diagnosticExperimental investigation of ultraviolet laser induced plasma density and temperature evolution July 2008 We present measurements and analysis of laser induced plasma neutral densities

Scharer, John E.

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REFRIGERATED BEVERAGE VENDING MACHINE OUTDOOR LOCATION AND ELEVATED (90 F) OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE ANALYSIS  

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Total BVM ACE PEPSI ACE LSIC ACE PEPSI ACE PEPSI ACE COKEAHG COKE AHG PEPSI ARCFLOOR BASEMENT-REAR ART COKE UTX ART 2 FL PEPSI ART 2 FL

Wei, Max

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Technology Deployment | Department of Energy  

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Technologies » Technology Deployment » Outdoor Solid-State Technologies » Technology Deployment » Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Technology Deployment Outdoor Solid-State Lighting Technology Deployment October 7, 2013 - 9:10am Addthis Outdoor solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation's climate change solutions. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Buildings Technologies Office offers a wealth of information on its Solid-State Lighting website. Visit the site to find: SSL Basics Studies and Reports CALiPER Summary Reports Tools SSL Webcasts. Also see: FEMP Outdoor SSL Initiative: Resources for Outdoor SSL Applications outlines resources available for outdoor solid-state lighting projects. Better Buildings Alliance: This DOE initiative is driven and managed

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Effects of fuel octane number and inlet air temperature on knock characteristics of a single cylinder engine  

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A dual sample rate technique has been developed and applied to measuring in-cylinder pressure and its oscillations due to autoignition. The harmonics of in-cylinder oscillations were found in good agreement with those obtained from the solutions of wave equation in a cylindrical container. The time of knock relative to spark timing was almost independent of the knock intensity, fuel octane number, and inlet air temperature. The knock intensity was almost constant up to the spark advance when about 100% of the cycles were knocking, further spark advance resulted in higher knock intensity. The mass fraction of unburned fuel at the time of knock was about 10% and was independent of the frequency of the cycles knocking. These observations indicated that the phenomenon of knock is a single-site autoignition for intermittent knock and multi-site autoignition for severe knocking.

Haghgooie, M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical characterization of metallic materials for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors in air and in helium environments  

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In the French R and D program for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs), three metallic alloys were studied: steel Chromesco-3 with 2.25% chromium, alloy 800H, and Hastelloy-X. The Chromesco-3 and alloy 800H creep behavior is the same in air and in HTGR atmosphere (helium). The tensile tests of Hastelloy-X specimens reveal that aging has embrittlement and hardening effects up to 700/sup 0/C, but the creep tests at 800/sup 0/C show opposite effects. This particular behavior could be due to induced precipitation by aging and the depletion of hardening elements from the matrix. Tests show a low influence of cobalt content on mechanical properties of Hastelloy-X.

Sainfort, G.; Cappelaere, M.; Gregoire, J.; Sannier, J.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The TAMU Outdoors Program: a case study  

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for weekend outings. The ORC became a catalyst for bringing students with different skills and experiences together and letting them cooperatively initiate, plan, and implement trips of their choice. By the fiscal year 1979-80, thirty-two trips were taken... with 26 receiving an outdoor leadership certification. A number of these students began leading trips for the ORC. With the arrival of a restrictive financial outlook in all university programs receiving student service fees in fiscal year 1984...

Kott, Patsy L

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of HVAC filtration efficiency for fine and ultrafine particles of outdoor origin  

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Abstract This work uses 194 outdoor particle size distributions (PSDs) from the literature to estimate single-pass heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) filter removal efficiencies for PM2.5 and ultrafine particles (UFPs: HVAC filters identified in the literature. Filters included those with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16, as well as HEPA filters. We demonstrate that although the MERV metric defined in ASHRAE Standard 52.2 does not explicitly account for UFP or PM2.5 removal efficiency, estimates of filtration efficiency for both size fractions increased with increasing MERV. Our results also indicate that outdoor PSD characteristics and assumptions for particle density and typical size-resolved infiltration factors (in the absence of HVAC filtration) do not drastically impact estimates of HVAC filter removal efficiencies for PM2.5. The impact of these factors is greater for UFPs; however, they are also somewhat predictable. Despite these findings, our results also suggest that MERV alone cannot always be used to predict UFP or PM2.5 removal efficiency given the various size-resolved removal efficiencies of different makes and models, particularly for MERV 7 and MERV 12 filters. This information improves knowledge of how the MERV designation relates to PM2.5 and UFP removal efficiency for indoor particles of outdoor origin. Results can be used to simplify indoor air quality modeling efforts and inform standards and guidelines.

Parham Azimi; Dan Zhao; Brent Stephens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Personal-Indoor-Outdoor Sulfur Concentrations to Estimate the Infiltration Factor and Outdoor Exposure Factor for Individual Homes and Persons  

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Use of Personal-Indoor-Outdoor Sulfur Concentrations to Estimate the Infiltration Factor and Outdoor Exposure Factor for Individual Homes and Persons ...

Lance Wallace; Ron Williams:?

2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A Prototype Roof Deck Designed to Self-Regulate Deck Temperature and Reduce Heat Transfer  

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A prototype roof and attic assembly exploits the use of radiation, convection and insulation controls to reduce the heat transfer penetrating its roof deck by almost 85% of the heat transfer crossing a conventional roof and attic assembly. The assembly exhibited attic air temperatures that did not exceed the peak day outdoor ambient temperature. The design includes a passive ventilation scheme that pulls air from the soffit and attic into an inclined air space above the deck. The design complies with fire protection codes because the air intake is internal and closed to the elements. Field data were benchmarked against an attic computer tool and simulations made for new and retrofit home constructions in hot, moderate and cold climates to access economics for the assembly.

Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Prototype Roof Deck Designed to Self-Regulate Deck Temperature and Reduce Heat Transfer  

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A prototype roof and attic assembly exploits the use of radiation, convection and insulation controls to reduce its peak day heat transfer by almost 85 percent of the heat transfer crossing a conventional roof and attic assembly. The assembly exhibits attic air temperatures that do not exceed the maximum daily outdoor ambient temperature. The design includes a passive ventilation scheme that pulls air from the soffit and attic into an inclined air space above the roof deck. The design complies with fire protection codes because the air intake is internal and closed to the elements. Field data were benchmarked against an attic computer tool and simulations made for new and retrofit constructions in hot, moderate and cold climates to gauge the cost of energy savings and potential payback.

Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summer Loving-Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting! | Department of Energy  

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Summer Loving-Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting! Summer Loving-Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting! Summer Loving-Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting! June 20, 2013 - 9:47am Addthis Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan Erin Connealy Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Check to see if energy-efficient or solar lighting can fit your outdoor lighting needs this summer. One of the best things about summer to me is all the time I get to spend

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The Coordinated Control of a Central Air Conditioning System Based on Variable Chilled Water Temperature and Variable Chilled Water Flow  

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At present, regulation of water flow by means of pump frequency conversion is one of the major methods for power-saving in central air conditioning systems. In this article, optimization regulation for central air conditioning system on the basis...

Liu, J.; Mai, Y.; Liu, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The option of phase change materials as temperature regulation for building integrated photovoltaics.  

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??The performance of photovoltaic modules outdoors suffers from attained high temperatures due to irradiation as a result of the negative temperature coefficient of their efficiency.… (more)

Hendricks, J.H.C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration abstract: airfeed: indoor real time interactive air quality monitoring system  

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Solutions to outdoor air pollution require societal changes; however, we focus on indoor home air quality to allow for individual control over the breathing environment. We present AirFeed: a real time air quality monitoring system that provides measurements ... Keywords: air quality, human activity, monitoring, real time

Kyeong T. Min, Andrzej Forys, Thomas Schmid

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and simulation of the thermal performance of solar heated outdoor swimming pools  

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Based on detailed measurements of two outdoor swimming pools (at Leonberg and Moehringen) a computer model has been developed and validated for the simulation of the thermal behaviour of such pools. The subroutine is compatible to TRNSYS 13.1. Correlations for the heat losses due to evaporation, convection, and radiation were taken from literature and tested in the model. It was not possible to select one optimal correlation for the description of the evaporative heat losses of both swimming pools due to the different exposure to wind. Using the most suitable correlation for the evaporative heat losses of each pool allowed for the simulation of the pool temperature with less than 0.5 K standard deviation between measured and simulated temperature. the major problem was the measurement of the relevant wind speed to be used in the correlations describing the evaporative heat losses under real outdoor conditions. A method is described detailing how to calibrate the model using the heating energy requirement and the measured pool temperature during actual operation periods. The analysis of the measured data of two different outdoor swimming pools under the same climatic conditions showed differences of a factor 2 and more in the heat demand per unit pool area. This was mainly caused by the difference in local wind speed which differed by more than a factor 4. The two pools investigated were heated by solar energy with a fraction of 28% and 14%, respectively, and the seasonal efficiency of the solar systems was 37.7% and 33.4%. Simulations show that a reduction of the water temperature from 24[degrees]C to 22[degrees]C during periods with low outdoor temperatures and few visitors, reduces the fuel consumption to less than half and increases the solar fraction from 28% to 50% in one pool.

Hahne, E.; Kuebler, R. (Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James...  

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balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life enviable Nuclear engineer graduate research assistant gets valueable experience while taking advantage of local...

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Heat Transfer -2 A pure platinum wire with diameter D = 3 mm and length L = 20 mm is placed outside on a day when air temperature  

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Heat Transfer - 2 A pure platinum wire with diameter D = 3 mm and length L = 20 mm is placed outside on a day when air temperature T = 10o C. The heat transfer coefficient at the wire's surface h equation that includes all heat transfer mechanisms involved in this problem. Write this energy balance

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Influences of ambient air speed and internal heat load on the performance of solar chimney in the tropics  

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Abstract Solar chimney is a combination of solar assisted stack and wind driven ventilation where air in the solar chimney expands under heating from solar irradiance and being relatively lighter, rises out from the chimney outlets, drawing the cooler air into the building through the fenestrations. This pull effect is complemented further by the push effect from the outdoor ambient wind. The study of solar chimney system within the zero energy building in tropical Singapore aims to determine the effects of ambient air speed and internal heat load on the thermal environment of the solar chimney ducts and classroom’s interior. Experimental and computational results show that high ambient air speed greater than 2.00 m/s improves the air speed within the solar chimney ducts; both low and high ambient air speeds are found to improve the classroom’s interior air speed. However, the significance of ambient air speed drops when solar irradiance is greater than 700 W/m2. Furthermore, under the tropical weather conditions of high solar irradiance and low ambient air speed, cross ventilation performs better compared to solar chimney; hence, solar chimney is recommended to be employed under zero ambient air speed. Lastly, results show that the influences of internal heat load on the air temperature and speed within solar chimney ducts as well as classroom’s interior are limited.

Alex Yong Kwang Tan; Nyuk Hien Wong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A plug and play framework for an HVAC air handling unit and temperature sensor auto recognition technique.  

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??A plug and play framework for an HVAC air handling unit control system is proposed in this study. This is the foundation and the first… (more)

Zhou, Xiaohui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The acoustics of the outdoor Shakespeare theater—Rutland, UK  

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The outdoor Shakespeare Amphitheatre at Tolethorpe (Rutland UK) is an unusual form of theater in that the actors perform in the open air while the audience is enclosed in a lightweight Teflon fabric auditorium. This unique format produces some unusual acoustic properties and problems. The early reflection patterns from and around the stage are quite different from a normal enclosed proscenium theater. The Teflon walls and roof while effectively acoustically transparent at low and lower midfrequencies become highly reflective at high frequencies. This not only impacts the transmission of sound through the structure but also speech transmission and intelligibility within the auditorium. The hyperbolic curved?roof surfaces and flat parallel walls were found to cause undesirable sound focusing and reflections detrimental to speech intelligibility. The acoustics of the space was investigated by means of both directional and binaural time?domain spectrometry techniques as well as more traditional acoustic measures. The paper presents the results of these measurements and outlines the remedial treatments adopted.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor airflow into HVAC systems: An evaluation of measurement technologies  

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During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for measuring the flow rates of outdoor air (OA) into HVAC systems; however, an evaluation of these measurement technologies has not previously been published. This document describes a test system and protocols developed for controlled evaluation of these measurement technologies. The results of tests of three measurement technologies are also summarized. The test system and protocol were judged practical and very useful. The test results indicate that one measurement technology can measure OA flow rates with errors of 20% or less without a field-based calibration, as long as the OA velocities are sufficient to provide an accurately measurable pressure signal. The test results for a second measurement technology are similar; however, a difficult field-based calibration relating the OA flow rate with the pressure signal would be required to reduce errors below approximately 30%. The errors in OA flow rates measured with the third measurement technology, that uses six electronic airspeed sensors downstream of the OA inlet louver, exceeded 100%; however, these errors could be substantially reduced through a difficult field based calibration. The effects of wind on the accuracy of these measurement technologies still needs to be evaluated.

Fisk, William J.; Faulkner, David; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Delp, Woody

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACCESS America's Great Outdoors: Public Lands Are for Everyone!1  

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Universal Access to Outdoor Recreation: A Design Guide. This state-of-the-art design guide is breaking new ground in the area of accessibility by focusing on integrating universal design into all outdoor experience are limited. Historically, recreation facilities and programs were created by traditional design

Standiford, Richard B.

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NIST Technical Note 1666 Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline  

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NIST Technical Note 1666 Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline Powered Generator Use on Indoor Technical Note 1666 Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline Powered Generator Use on Indoor Carbon Monoxide and Technology (NIST) conducted a study for CDC to examine the impact of distance of gasoline-powered portable

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About the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program The Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for  

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About the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program The Air Pollution and Respiratory Health public health agencies. For example, CDC staff are currently studying the effect of outdoor air pollution for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program supports

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Outdoor Outfitter Gets Greener With Solar Water Heater | Department of  

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Outdoor Outfitter Gets Greener With Solar Water Heater Outdoor Outfitter Gets Greener With Solar Water Heater Outdoor Outfitter Gets Greener With Solar Water Heater October 8, 2010 - 12:51pm Addthis L.L. Bean’s flagship store sees nearly 3 million visitors each year. The store now uses solar-heated water for showers, restrooms and two cafes. | Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean | L.L. Bean's flagship store sees nearly 3 million visitors each year. The store now uses solar-heated water for showers, restrooms and two cafes. | Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean | Lindsay Gsell L.L. Bean is known for its outdoor apparel- jackets, backpacks and cozy winter sweaters. However, the company does more than just dress for the outdoors, it also works to protect and preserve it. For nearly 100 years, L.L. Bean has been committed to environmental conservation and

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Conservation and Outdoor Education in the Schools  

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Education in the Schools Education in the Schools Nature Bulletin No. 374-A March 21, 1970 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation CONSERVATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOLS Given a favorable climate, two things make and keep a nation great: its people and its natural resources. The well-being of our nation depends upon the wise use of those resources. They provide our basic requirements -- food, clothing and shelter. There is ample evidence that a very large portion of all teachers recognize the need for conservation and the importance of environmental education. Leading educators say that teachers realize the why of conservation but need help with the what, when, where and how -- how to teach the topic so that it hooks onto the personal lives of their students and is translated into behavior -- how to bring conservation home to all pupils in terms of day-to-day living.

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Real-Time Measurement of Rates of Outdoor Airflow into HVACSystems: A Field Study of Three Technologies  

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Technologies for real-time continuous measurement of the flow rates of outdoor air (OA) into HVAC systems are now available commercially. Our prior papers reported on laboratory-based evaluations of these measurement technologies and this document describes the methods and results of a field study of the accuracy of three of these technologies. From the field study data, we determined that neither wind speed nor wind direction have an important adverse impact on measurement accuracy. The field study confirmed that these three measurement technologies can provide reasonably accurate measurements of outdoor air intake rates in field settings, if the pressure signals are measured with high accuracy. Some of the pressure transducers marketed for use with commercial HVAC systems were determined to be sufficiently accurate for this application. Given the significant impact of OA flow rates on both energy use and occupant health, more widespread use of technologies that provide for real time measurements of OA flow rates seems warranted.

Fisk, William J.; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Faulkner, David

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature Thermal Storage System for Solar Tower Power Plants with Open-volumetric Air Receiver Simulation and Energy Balancing of a Discretized Model  

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Abstract This paper describes the modeling of a high-temperature storage system for an existing solar tower power plant with open volumetric receiver technology, which uses air as heat transfer medium (HTF). The storage system model has been developed in the simulation environment Matlab/Simulink®. The storage type under investigation is a packed bed thermal energy storage system which has the characteristics of a regenerator. Thermal energy can be stored and discharged as required via the HTF air. The air mass flow distribution is controlled by valves, and the mass flow by two blowers. The thermal storage operation strategy has a direct and significant impact on the energetic and economic efficiency of the solar tower power plants.

Valentina Kronhardt; Spiros Alexopoulos; Martin Reißel; Johannes Sattler; Bernhard Hoffschmidt; Matthias Hänel; Till Doerbeck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Control of Computer Room Air Conditioning using IT Equipment Sensors  

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8 Figure 5 Server rack Inlet Air Temperature (8 Figure 6 Server-rack Leaving Air Temperature (Rack .

Bell, Geoffrey C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer pathways in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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improving control of supply air temperature. This benefitloss of control of the supply air temperature from thecontrols to a constant plenum inlet temperature, thereby producing a supply temperature

Bauman, F.; Jin, H.; Webster, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of air charge temperature on performance, ignition delay and exhaust emissions of diesel engines using w/o emulsions as fuel  

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Most of the work performed on the use of water/oil emulsions in diesel engines showed that increasing the water content in the emulsified fuel was effective in reducing NO/sub x/ and soot emissions. Unfortunately, the increase in water content in the emulsified fuel also increases the ignition delay and may cause diesel knock. One way to reduce the ignition delay is to increase the air charge temperature. In this study, the effect of increasing the air charge temperature on ignition delay, performance and exhaust emissions was investigated. The experiments were conducted on a CLR diesel engine using base-line diesel fuel number2 and stabilized macro-emulsions containing 15 percent, 30 percent and 45 percent water by volume.

Afify, E.M.; Korah, N.S.; Dickey, D.W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature low-cycle fatigue and tensile properties of Hastelloy X and alloy 617 in air and HTGR-helium  

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Results of strain controlled fatigue and tensile tests are presented for two nickel base solution hardened alloys which are reference structural alloys for use in several high temperature gas cooled reactor concepts. These alloys, Hastelloy X Inconel 617, were tested at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 871/sup 0/C in air and impure helium. Materials were tested in the solution annealed as well as in the pre-aged condition where aging consisted of isothermal exposure at one of several temperatures for periods of up to 20,000 h. Comparisons are also given between the strain controlled fatigue lives of these alloys and several other commonly used alloys all tested at 538/sup 0/C.

Strizak, J.P.; Brinkman, C.R.; Rittenhouse, P.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on the control method of single duct VAV terminal unit through the determination of proper minimum air flow  

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Abstract The objective of this study was proposed a control method for the minimum air flow rate of a VAV terminal unit at an office building. The minimum air flow rate of the VAV terminal unit is the key factor affecting the thermal comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), stratification and energy consumption, depending on the operating mode of the VAV system. Therefore, selecting the proper minimum air flow is very important. In this study, an algorithm was proposed considering the IAQ and stratification. The vertical air temperature was analyzed to find the supply air temperature that did not cause stratification. The integrated control algorithm with an air flow increase model in the VAV terminal unit and outdoor air intake rate increase model in the AHU was developed by comparing the energy consumption. Finally, the existing and proposed control algorithms were compared through a simulation. The proposed method was found to be more effective than the existing control method. The proposed VAV terminal unit control method satisfies all the conditions of indoor thermal comfort, IAQ and stratification issue. As a result of the energy comparison with the existing control method, the method satisfies not only the indoor thermal comfort, IAQ and stratification issue, but also reduces the energy consumption.

Su-Hyun Kang; Hyo-Jun Kim; Young-Hum Cho

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Keep Food Safe when Cooking Outdoors (Spanish)  

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C?mo preparar alimentos al aire libre de manera segura E-144S 11/08 Jenna Anding Lider de Programa de Extensi?n y Profesora Asociada de Nutrici?n y Ciencia Alimentaria, El Sistema Texas A&M A sar alimentos a la parrilla al aire libre es una... manera divertida de cocinar para la familia y los amigos. Aunque muchas veces pensamos que las parrilladas son una actividad del verano, muchas personas cocinan al aire libre todo el a?o. Para hacer que las parrilladas sean seguras, siga estos pasos...

Anding, Jenna

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY California Outdoor Lighting Baseline  

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design, construction, and operation of building systems. The Integrated Energy Systems: Productivity Design of Commercial Building Ceiling Systems Integrated Design of Residential Ducting & Air Flow Systems of a larger research effort called Integrated Energy Systems: Productivity and Building Science Program

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Model Specification for Networked Outdoor Lighting Control Systems  

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The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for Networked Outdoor Lighting Control Systems is a tool designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies...

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Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2013 Outdoor Winners  

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The 2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA.

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Energy performance of underfloor air distribution systems  

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loss of control of the supply air temperature from the loss of control of the  supply air temperature from the 

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Linden, Paul; Buhl, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety of Hydrogen Systems Installed in Outdoor Enclosures  

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The Hydrogen Safety Panel brings a broad cross-section of expertise from the industrial, government, and academic sectors to help advise the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office through its work in hydrogen safety, codes, and standards. The Panel’s initiatives in reviewing safety plans, conducting safety evaluations, identifying safety-related technical data gaps, and supporting safety knowledge tools and databases cover the gamut from research and development to demonstration and deployment. The Panel’s recent work has focused on the safe deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell systems in support of DOE efforts to accelerate fuel cell commercialization in early market applications: vehicle refueling, material handling equipment, backup power for warehouses and telecommunication sites, and portable power devices. This paper resulted from observations and considerations stemming from the Panel’s work on early market applications. This paper focuses on hydrogen system components that are installed in outdoor enclosures. These enclosures might alternatively be called “cabinets,” but for simplicity, they are all referred to as “enclosures” in this paper. These enclosures can provide a space where a flammable mixture of hydrogen and air might accumulate, creating the potential for a fire or explosion should an ignition occur. If the enclosure is large enough for a person to enter, and ventilation is inadequate, the hydrogen concentration could be high enough to asphyxiate a person who entered the space. Manufacturers, users, and government authorities rely on requirements described in codes to guide safe design and installation of such systems. Except for small enclosures used for hydrogen gas cylinders (gas cabinets), fuel cell power systems, and the enclosures that most people would describe as buildings, there are no hydrogen safety requirements for these enclosures, leaving gaps that must be addressed. This paper proposes that a technical basis be developed to enable code bodies to write requirements for the range of enclosures from the smallest to the largest.

Barilo, Nick F.

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of indoor air quality and thermal comfort in Portuguese secondary classrooms: Methodology and results  

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Abstract This work shows the results of a field study about indoor thermal comfort, based on investigations in Portuguese secondary schools' classrooms. The surveys herein presented were carried out in a school in Beja, in the South-East of Portugal. The field study was conducted by physical parameters monitoring and survey questionnaires. Both field monitoring and subjective surveys were performed at the same time during the regular class period (either at the end or at the beginning of the class). The measurement campaign consisted in measuring the environmental parameters – air temperature (Ta), air relative humidity (RH), CO2 concentrations. Outdoor air temperature values were registered hourly at the nearest climatological station. Through these data, along with the actual people clothing and metabolic rate being know, both Fanger's comfort indices were calculated (predicted mean vote and predicted percentage of dissatisfied people). The subjective survey investigated the thermal acceptability, the thermal sensation and the thermal preference. The judgments about the thermal environment were compared with the results of the field measurements. Draught preference votes, air stiffness and global air quality votes were also collected. The results show that the students found temperature range beyond the comfort zone acceptable, and revealed the occupants' accommodation to CO2 exposure, confirming the results obtained in other studies. Moreover, it was verified that running on naturally ventilation mode, CO2 concentration limits were highly exceeded.

Luísa Dias Pereira; Daniela Raimondo; Stefano Paolo Corgnati; Manuel Gameiro da Silva

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Refrigerant Charge, Air Flow and Expansion Devices on the Measured Performance of an Air-Source Heat Pump Part I  

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This paper describes extensive tests performed on a 3-ton R-22 split heat pump in heating mode. The tests contain 150 steady-state performance tests, 18 cyclic tests and 18 defrost tests. During the testing work, the refrigerant charge level was varied from 70 % to 130% relative to the nominal value; the outdoor temperature was altered by three levels at 17 F (-8.3 C), 35 F (1.7 C) and 47 F (8.3 C); indoor air flow rates ranged from 60% to 150% of the rated air flow rate; and the expansion device was switched from a fixed-orifice to a thermal expansion value. Detailed performance data from the extensive steady state cyclic and defrost testing performed were presented and compared.

Shen, Bo [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Consumption Estimation for Room Air-conditioners Using Room Temperature Simulation with One-Minute Intervals  

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time can be known so that its energy consumption can be estimated accurately. In order to verify the simulation accuracy, an actual room equipped with a gas-engine heat pump (GHP) air-conditioning system is studied by both simulation and measurement...

Wang, F.; Yoshida, H.; Matsumoto, K.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mold: An Indoor Air Pollutant  

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threat. Molds are fungi that produce microscopic cells called spores. Mold spores are present everywhere both outdoors and indoors and spread easily through the air. The most common ?problem? mold in indoor environments is Stachybotrys atra (also called S... is kept dry and clean, and efforts are made to reduce the level of mold spores entering the home. Controlling moisture. To control mold for good, you must solve any moisture problems in your home. Because there are mold spores everywhere, and mold grows...

Harris, Janie

2002-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy control model and simulation of supply air system in a test rig of low-temperature hot-water radiator system  

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This paper proposes a typical multi-variable, large time delay and nonlinear system, self-extracting rules fuzzy control (SERFC) method to maintain a stable temperature value in a built environment chamber with supply air system and hot-water system. The parameters of the transfer functions in every control loop were identified by experimental data in a format of time sequences obtained from the experiment of dynamical responding performance. Fuzzy control simulations were implemented based on adjustment of the supply air system and hot-water system by SERFC. The simulation results show that SERFC for environment chamber has satisfied performance. There is no higher overshoot and stable error. The work presented in here can be used to deal with those complex thermal processes with difficulties in modeling of fuzzy control rules and provide a foundation for further application of fuzzy control in HVAC system.

Zhen Lu; Jili Zhang; Yongpan Chen; Tianyi Zhao; Hui Liu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of palladium additions on the solidus/liquidus temperatures and wetting properties of Ag-CuO based air brazes  

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A new ceramic brazing technique referred to as reactive air brazing (RAB) has recently been developed for potential applications in high temperature devices such as gas concentrators, solid oxide fuel cells, gas turbines, and combustion engines. At present, the technique utilizing a silver-copper oxide system is of great interest. The maximum operating temperature of this system is limited by its eutectic temperature of ~945°C, although in practice the operating temperature will need to be lower. An obvious strategy that can be employed to increase the maximum operating temperature of the braze material is to add a higher melting noble alloying element. In this paper, we report the effects of palladium addition on the melting characteristics of the Ag-CuO system and on the wetting properties of the resulting braze with respect to alumina. It was found that the addition of Pd will cause an increase in the melting temperature of the Ag-CuO braze but possibly at a sacrifice of wetting properties depending on composition.

Darsell, Jens T.; Weil, K. Scott

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of air annealing on CdS quantum dots thin film grown at room temperature by CBD technique intended for photosensor applications  

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Graphical abstract: The effect of different intensities (40, 60 100 and 200 W) of light on CdS quantum dots thin film annealed at 350 °C indicating enhancement in (a) photo-current and (b) photosensitivity. Highlights: ? The preparation of CdS nanodot thin film at room temperature by M-CBD technique. ? Study of air annealing on prepared CdS nanodots thin film. ? The optimized annealing temperature for CdS nanodot thin film is 350 °C. ? Modified CdS thin films can be used in photosensor application. -- Abstract: CdS quantum dots thin-films have been deposited onto the glass substrate at room temperature using modified chemical bath deposition technique. The prepared thin films were further annealed in air atmosphere at 150, 250 and 350 °C for 1 h and subsequently characterized by scanning electron microscopy, ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, electrical resistivity and I–V system. The modifications observed in morphology and opto-electrical properties of the thin films are presented.

Shaikh, Shaheed U.; Desale, Dipalee J.; Siddiqui, Farha Y.; Ghosh, Arindam; Birajadar, Ravikiran B. [Thin film and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India)] [Thin film and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India); Ghule, Anil V. [Department of Nanotechnology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India)] [Department of Nanotechnology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India); Sharma, Ramphal, E-mail: ramphalsharma@yahoo.com [Thin film and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India)] [Thin film and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, M.S. (India)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of ambient humidity on the energy use of air conditioning equipment  

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economizer control with constant supply air temperature seteconomizer control with constant supply air temperature setcontrol under the constraint of constant supply air temperature

White, Justin George

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Air Cleaning Strategies for Reduced Commercial Building Ventilation Energy ? FY11 Final Report  

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The research carried out in this project focuses on developing novel volatile organic compounds (VOCs) air cleaning technologies needed to enable energy-saving reductions in ventilation rates. we targeted a VOC air cleaning system that could enable a 50% reduction in ventilation rates. In a typical commercial HVAC system that provides a mixture of recirculated and outdoor air, a VOC air cleaner in the supply airstream must have a 15% to 20% VOC removal efficiency to counteract a 50% reduction in outdoor air supply.

Sidheswaran, Meera; Destaillats, Hugo; Cohn, Sebastian; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Fisk, William J.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Personal-Indoor-Outdoor Sulfur Concentrations to Estimate the Infiltration Factor and Outdoor Exposure Factor for Individual Homes and Persons  

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Use of Personal-Indoor-Outdoor Sulfur Concentrations to Estimate the Infiltration Factor and Outdoor Exposure Factor for Individual Homes and Persons ... Indoor?outdoor comparisons of sulfur concentrations thus provide a direct way to estimate Finf for each individual home. ... Of 36 homes, 22 had intercepts not significantly different from zero, indicating no apparent source of sulfur in the home. ...

Lance Wallace; Ron Williams

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-Source Heat Pump Basics | Department of Energy  

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Air-Source Heat Pump Basics Air-Source Heat Pump Basics Air-Source Heat Pump Basics August 19, 2013 - 11:03am Addthis Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between the inside of a building and the outside air. How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work This diagram of a split-system heat pump heating cycle shows refrigerant circulating through a closed loop that passes through the wall of a house. Inside the house the refrigerant winds through indoor coils, with a fan blowing across them, and outside the house is another fan and another set of coils, the outdoor coils. A compressor is between the coils on one half of the loop, and an expansion valve is between the coils on the other half. The diagram is explained in the caption. In heating mode, an air-source heat pump evaporates a refrigerant in the outdoor coil; as the liquid evaporates it pulls

231

Measuring the Optical Performance of Evacuated Receivers via an Outdoor Thermal Transient Test: Preprint  

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Modern parabolic trough solar collectors operated at high temperatures to provide the heat input to Rankine steam power cycles employ evacuated receiver tubes along the collector focal line. High performance is achieved via the use of a selective surface with a high absorptance for incoming short-wave solar radiation and a low emittance for outgoing long-wave infrared radiation, as well as the use of a hard vacuum to essentially eliminate convective and conductive heat losses. This paper describes a new method that determines receiver overall optical efficiency by exposing a fluid-filled, pre-cooled receiver to one sun outdoors and measuring the slope of the temperature curve at the point where the receiver temperature passes the glass envelope temperature (that is, the point at which there is no heat gain or loss from the absorber). This transient test method offers the potential advantages of simplicity, high accuracy, and the use of the actual solar spectrum.

Kutscher, C.; Burkholder, F.; Netter, J.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Air/Steam-Blown Gasification of Coal in a Pressurized Spout-Fluid Bed  

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7-10 However, in the MEET system a pebble bed slagging entrained-flow gasifier was used that had to be operated at very high temperatures (1350?1550 °C), which required excessive energy input to maintain such a high gasification temperature when compared with fluidized bed gasifiers, such as spout-fluid bed gasifiers which used medium temperatures (800?1100 °C) to convert coal to fuel gas. ... The typical size distribution is shown in Table 2, where is specific surface-equivalent diameter. ...

Rui Xiao; Mingyao Zhang; Baosheng Jin; Yaji Huang; Hongcang Zhou

2006-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Gas/Steam Turbine Inlet Temperatures on Combined Cycle Having Air Transpiration Cooled Gas Turbine  

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Worldwide efforts are being made for further improving the gas/steam combined cycle performance by having better ... . The scope of improvement is possible through turbines having higher turbine inlet temperature...

S. Kumar; O. Singh

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Tradeoffs in a Desert City: An Investigation of Water Use, Energy Consumption, and Local Air Temperature in Phoenix, AZ  

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Environmental Tradeoffs in a Desert City: An Investigation of Water Use, Energy Consumption tradeoffs between vegetation cover, microclimate temperature, and water and energy consumption. References, AZ CONCLUSION · Research Observations: · Water Consumption, Energy Use, Vegetation Cover

Hall, Sharon J.

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ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 31, MAY 2014, 559569 Ensemble Retrieval of Atmospheric Temperature Profiles from AIRS  

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Satellite-based observations provide great opportunities for improving weather forecasting. Physical in global climate and weather systems. Among all observations, satellite-derived atmospheric temperatureCooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison

Li, Jun

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Velocity and temperature distribution of air in the boundary layer of a vertical plate for free-convective heat transfer  

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to plate with average frost thickness as a reference plane Dimension, representing time Kinematic. viscosity of fluid L2/q Dimensionless local temperature, Tco T Tco T y 1/4 Dimensionless. distance, ? (N&r x) ) x gr, x Dimensionless local velocity..., ( Tco f l/2 ~( ?)lr2 )Tc - T ) Stream function dimensionless dimensionless dimensionless L2/ CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Motions that are caused solely by the density gradients created by temperature differences are termed "natural" as distinct...

Jullienne, Jean Maxime Jose

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-dimensional model of the air flow and temperature distribution in a cavity-type heat receiver of a solar stirling engine  

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A theoretical study on the air flow and temperature in the heat receiver, affected by free convection, of a Stirling Engine for a Dish/Stirling Engine Power System is presented. The standard {kappa}-{epsilon} turbulence model for the fluid flow has been used and the boundary conditions employed were obtained using a second level mathematical model of the Stirling Engine working cycle. Physical models for the distribution of the solar insolation from the Concentrator on the bottom and side walls of the cavity-type heat receiver have been taken into account. The numerical results show that most of the heat losses in the receiver are due to re-radiation from the cavity and conduction through the walls of the cavity. It is in the region of the boundary of the input window of the heat receiver where there is a sensible reduction in the temperature in the shell of the heat exchangers and this is due to the free convection of the air. Further, the numerical results show that convective heat losses increase with decreasing tilt angle.

Makhkamov, K.K.; Ingham, D.B.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium  

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Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium commercial buildings in California Title Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium commercial buildings in California Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed Year of Publication 2012 Authors Bennett, Deborah H., William J. Fisk, Michael G. Apte, X. Wu, Amber L. Trout, David Faulkner, and Douglas P. Sullivan Journal Indoor Air Volume 22 Issue 4 Pagination 309-20 Abstract This field study of 37 small and medium commercial buildings throughout California obtained information on ventilation rate, temperature, and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system characteristics. The study included seven retail establishments; five restaurants; eight offices; two each of gas stations, hair salons, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, dental offices, and fitness centers; and five other buildings. Fourteen (38%) of the buildings either could not or did not provide outdoor air through the HVAC system. The air exchange rate averaged 1.6 (s.d. = 1.7) exchanges per hour and was similar between buildings with and without outdoor air supplied through the HVAC system, indicating that some buildings have significant leakage or ventilation through open windows and doors. Not all buildings had sufficient air exchange to meet ASHRAE 62.1 Standards, including buildings used for fitness centers, hair salons, offices, and retail establishments. The majority of the time, buildings were within the ASHRAE temperature comfort range. Offices were frequently overcooled in the summer. All of the buildings had filters, but over half the buildings had a filter with a minimum efficiency reporting value rating of 4 or lower, which are not very effective for removing fine particles. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Most U.S. commercial buildings (96%) are small- to medium-sized, using nearly 18% of the country's energy, and sheltering a large population daily. Little is known about the ventilation systems in these buildings. This study found a wide variety of ventilation conditions, with many buildings failing to meet relevant ventilation standards. Regulators may want to consider implementing more complete building inspections at commissioning and point of sale.

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Indoor Air Quality Forms 169 This section of the document is a collec-  

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Indoor Air Quality Forms 169 This section of the document is a collec- tion of the forms the investigator collect his or her thoughts. Indoor Air Quality Forms #12;: to be used in con- junction with the Zone/Room Record when calculating quantities of outdoor air

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Air-Conditioning Basics | Department of Energy  

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Air-Conditioning Basics Air-Conditioning Basics Air-Conditioning Basics August 16, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis Air conditioning is one of the most common ways to cool homes and buildings. How Air Conditioners Work Air conditioners employ the same operating principles and basic components as refrigerators. Refrigerators use energy (usually electricity) to transfer heat from the cool interior of the refrigerator to the relatively warm surroundings; likewise, an air conditioner uses energy to transfer heat from the interior space to the relatively warm outside environment. An air conditioner uses a cold indoor coil called the evaporator. The condenser, a hot outdoor coil, releases the collected heat outside. The evaporator and condenser coils are serpentine tubing surrounded by aluminum fins. This tubing is usually made of copper.

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A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building  

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and controlled using sun sensors with solar calculations tousing outdoor sensors, calculating solar position, andsolar radiation, both incident on the shielded temperature sensor and

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regression analysis of residential air-conditioning energy consumption at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia  

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The energy consumption of a house air conditioner located at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is modeled as a function of weather parameters and total (global) solar radiation on a horizontal surface. The selection of effective parameters that significantly influence energy consumption is carried out using general stepping regression methods. The problem of collinearity between the regressors is also investigated. The final model involves parameters of total solar radiation on a horizontal surface, wind speed, and temperature difference between the indoor and outdoor condition. However, the model coefficients are functions of relative humidity and/or temperature difference between the indoor and outdoor condition. Model adequacy is examined by the residual analysis technique. Model validation is carried out by the data-splitting technique. The sensitivity of the model indicates that relative humidity and temperature difference strongly influence the cooling energy consumption. It was found that an increase in relative humidity from 20% to 100% can cause a 100% increase in cooling energy consumption during the high cooling season.

Abdel-Nabi, D.Y.; Zubair, S.M.; Abdelrahman, M.A.; Bahel, V. (Energy Systems Group, Div. of Energy Resources, Research Inst., King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (SA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor and Outdoor Spectroradiometer Intercomparison for Spectral Irradiance Measurement  

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This report details the global spectral irradiance intercomparison using spectroradiometers that was organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. The intercomparison was performed both indoors and outdoors on September 17, 2013. Five laboratories participated in the intercomparison using 10 spectroradiometers, and a coordinated measurement setup and a common platform were employed to compare spectral irradiances under both indoor and outdoor conditions. The intercomparison aimed to understand the performance of the different spectroradiometers and to share knowledge in making spectral irradiance measurements. This intercomparison was the first of its kind in the United States.

Habte, A.; Andreas, A.; Ottoson, L.; Gueymard, C.; Fedor, G.; Fowler, S.; Peterson, J.; Naranen, R.; Kobashi, T.; Akiyama, A.; Takagi, S.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Development and evaluation of optimization-based air economizer strategies  

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This paper describes two new strategies for controlling air economizers. The model-based control strategy uses a model to estimate the load on the cooling coil for 100% outdoor air and minimum outdoor air and transitions dampers between these two positions to minimize the load. The optimization-based control strategy uses a cooling coil model and a one-dimensional optimization routine to determine the fraction of outdoor air that minimizes the coil load. A coil model based on the contact–mixture analogy was adopted for this study and validated with experimental data. Simulations were used to compare the new economizer control strategies with traditional strategies. Simulations evaluated the sensitivity of the annual and peak cooling loads to outdoor air and return air sensor errors and climatic conditions. Incorrect control decisions stemming from sensor errors reduce the achievable energy savings and lead to higher peak hourly loads. For a scenario representative of poorly maintained sensors, the lowest annual coil loads of the economizer strategies investigated are 3.0–40.3% higher than those achieved for the ideal scenario of optimization-based control and ideal sensors (i.e., no sensor errors), and the lowest peak hourly loads for those cases are 6.8–84.1% higher than those for the ideal scenario.

J.E. Seem; J.M. House

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey and Critical Review of the Literature on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Health Symptoms in Schools  

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after which the filters in the HVAC systems were sprayedPoor HVAC Condensation Drain Poor Access to Filters, etc.Low Filter Efficiency Poor Outdoor Air Intake Location HVAC

Daisey, Joan M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor field evaluation of passive tritiated water vapor samplers at Canadian power reactor sites  

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Tritium is one of several radioactive nuclides routinely monitored in and around CANDU{reg_sign} (CANada Deuterium Uranium) power reactor facilities. Over the last ten years, passive samplers have replaced active sampling devices for sampling tritiated water vapor in the workplace at many CANDU stations. The potential of passive samplers for outdoor monitoring has also been realized. This paper presents the result of a 1-y field trial carried out at all five Canadian CANDU reactor sites. The results indicate that passive samplers can be used at most sampling locations to measure tritiated water vapor in air concentrations as low as 1 Bq m{sup -3} over a 30-d sampling period. Only in one of the five sampling locations was poor agreement observed between active and passive monitoring data. This location, however, was very windy and it is suspected that the gusty winds were the source of the discrepancies observed. 15 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

Wood, M.J. [Chalk River Lab., Chalk River, Ontario (Canada)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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19CHALLENGE Summer 2006 OUTDOOR LIGHTING, INSECTS & BIRDS  

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-whocomplainofthevisualintrusion causedbysecuritylightsandinsensitivestreetlighting. It is common knowledge that street and security lights attract insects: indeed, 2000-watt light that the increasing numbers of urban street and security lights must have a measurable impact on the environment19CHALLENGE Summer 2006 OUTDOOR LIGHTING, INSECTS & BIRDS Is light pollution killing our birds

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Outdoor Virtual Reality Bruce H. Thomas and Wayne Piekarski  

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Outdoor Virtual Reality Bruce H. Thomas and Wayne Piekarski Wearable Computer Laboratory University of South Australia Mawson Lakes, SA 5095 Australia Bruce.Thomas@unisa.edu.au Wayne@cs.unisa.edu.au ABSTRACT or augmented beyond the user's normal experience, and increase understanding 226Copyright held by the author

Thomas, Bruce

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION SUBJECT GUIDE -I/S STORY TELLING  

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION SUBJECT GUIDE - I/S Books: STORY TELLING: A to Zoo: subject access to picture ­ sustainable forestry) #12;EcoKids: raising children who care for the earth/ Dan Chiras GE70 .C52 2005 (The: a comprehensive guide to global issues and sustainable solutions NewTexts: GE70 . W54 2005 Multimedia: Videos

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Long-Term Observations of Indoor and Outdoor Radon Concentrations  

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......Radiation Protection Dosimetry Article Long-Term Observations of Indoor and Outdoor...Lapere Two sets of data obtained by long-term observations of radon concentration...phosphogypsum was used. Around a nuclear waste storage place containing radium, 22 dosemeters......

J. Uyttenhove; R. Lapere

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Text-Alternative Version: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting  

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Below is the text-alternative version of the Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast.

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Numerical Analysis of a Cold Air Distribution System  

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Cold air distribution systems may reduce the operating energy consumption of air-conditioned air supply system and improve the outside air volume percentages and indoor air quality. However, indoor temperature patterns and velocity field are easily...

Zhu, L.; Li, R.; Yuan, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Computer Room Air Conditioning using IT Equipment Sensors  

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control routine to adjust setpoints for supply air temperaturecontrol routine to adjust setpoints for supply air temperaturesupply air temperature is provided. The fan-speed control

Bell, Geoffrey C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-Source Heat Pump Basics | Department of Energy  

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Source Heat Pump Basics Source Heat Pump Basics Air-Source Heat Pump Basics August 19, 2013 - 11:03am Addthis Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between the inside of a building and the outside air. How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work This diagram of a split-system heat pump heating cycle shows refrigerant circulating through a closed loop that passes through the wall of a house. Inside the house the refrigerant winds through indoor coils, with a fan blowing across them, and outside the house is another fan and another set of coils, the outdoor coils. A compressor is between the coils on one half of the loop, and an expansion valve is between the coils on the other half. The diagram is explained in the caption. In heating mode, an air-source heat pump evaporates a refrigerant in the outdoor coil; as the liquid evaporates it pulls

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Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 4 - Case Study on a Computer-testing Center (No. 21)  

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Figure 2 Chiller cooling power and outdoor air temperature3 Correlation of chiller cooling power and outdoor airhour. Electrical power devoted to cooling equipment for the

Xu, Tengfang; Greenberg, Steve

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 3 - Case Study on an IT Equipment-testing Center (No. 20)  

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Figure 4 Chiller cooling power and outdoor air temperature5 Correlation of chiller cooling power and outdoor airthe critical power would become cooling load. For example,

Xu, Tengfang; Greenberg, Steve

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimentation of a High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage Prototype Using Phase Change Materials for the Thermal Protection of a Pressurized Air Solar Receiver  

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Abstract The work addresses the issue of fast variations of temperature of a central solar receiver under cloud covering. A specific attention is paid to the situation of Hybrid Solar Gas Turbine (HSGT) systems using pressurized air as Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF), as it is considered in the Pegase project (France). A Thermal Energy Storage (TES) unit integrated in the receiver is proposed for smoothing the variation of temperature. The technology is based on the utilization of both Phase Change Material (PCM) and metallic fins in order to enhance charge and discharge capability of the storage unit. A test-bench is designed with copper fins and is experienced with paraffin wax and with Li2CO3 successively as PCMs. In the same time, the test unit is modeled and the charging and discharging modes are simulated. The results show that the full charging is achieved in about 4 hours starting from 700 °C when the receiver is maintained at 900 °C, whereas the discharge from 900 °C to 700 °C is achieved in 2.5 hours.

D. Verdier; A. Ferrière; Q. Falcoz; F. Siros; R. Couturier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of ozone on indoor air quality: a preliminary field study M. Nicolas, O. Ramalho, F. Maupetit  

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indoor air quality (IAQ) since they produce secondary pollutants, mainly aldehydes which are known to document the impact on IAQ of outdoor ozone during summer air pollution episodes. For this purpose, a oneImpact of ozone on indoor air quality: a preliminary field study M. Nicolas, O. Ramalho, F

Boyer, Edmond

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Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area  

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Hitting the Target: ENERGY Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast to someone by E-mail Share Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on Facebook Tweet about Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on Twitter Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on Google Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on Delicious Rank Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on Digg Find More places to share Solid-State Lighting: Hitting the Target: ENERGY STAR® SSL Outdoor Area Lighting Webcast on AddThis.com...

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National Parks Move Transportation Forward in America's Great Outdoors |  

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Parks Move Transportation Forward in America's Great Parks Move Transportation Forward in America's Great Outdoors National Parks Move Transportation Forward in America's Great Outdoors March 28, 2013 - 3:00pm Addthis Together, the five newest National Parks Initiative projects will save the equivalent of nearly 10,000 gallons of gasoline and 71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Together, the five newest National Parks Initiative projects will save the equivalent of nearly 10,000 gallons of gasoline and 71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program What are the key facts? The five new National Parks Initiative projects will save the

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From rhetoric to knowledge based actions – Challenges for outdoor recreation management in Sweden  

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Abstract This paper investigates how outdoor recreation is considered in the context of strong biodiversity conservation ambitions, and discusses the challenges associated with outdoor recreation management in two protected areas in Sweden. The research employs qualitative techniques such as interviews with key actors and examinations of documents. The results show that while the two planning processes show a sincere engagement and effort spent on outdoor recreation management, no clear strategies for or systematic treatment of outdoor recreation became apparent. Worse, clear deficits in knowledge and relevant competences have been identified, and generally available scientific knowledge about outdoor recreation has not been utilized. Concerns of outdoor recreation are typically addressed by biologists, instead of professionals with training in any of the social sciences or planning disciplines. Apparently these fundamental deficiencies with regards to outdoor recreation can only be improved if it is recognized as a land use interest in its own right. In order to improve management and planning processes, outdoor recreation needs to be institutionalized, and receive its own management guidelines and formal process agendas. Management implications The consideration of outdoor recreation in Sweden’s landscapes and protected areas lacks behind international standards. Currently it is not considered as a separate land use or planning objective, and modern recreational benefits of provision for health and wellbeing and the high esteem of outdoor recreation by the general population are ignored. Improvements would require a professional implementation process which should consider: – Area specific databases on outdoor recreation activities, including their spatial distribution; – A dedicated training and education in outdoor recreation planning and management (instead of it being an additional task for ecologically trained managers); – A strengthening of outdoor recreation research; – The mandated development and implementation of outdoor recreation related guidelines and monitoring plans; and – The development of specific frameworks sensitive to various ecological conditions (e.g. water based landscapes or forests).

Marie Stenseke; Anderas S. Hansen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Conditioning  

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Air Conditioning ... CHEMISTS and engineers use air conditioning as a valuable tool in more than two hundred industries. ... Air conditioning is a tool with many facets. ...

MARGARET INGELS

1938-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

263

Minimizing Variation in Outdoor CPV Power Ratings (Presentation)  

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Module data from NREL's CPV test bed is used to examine methods for calculating outdoor CPV power ratings. IEC 62670 and ASTM E2527 are used as a starting point for determining a module power rating on a monthly basis. Monthly power ratings vary by more than desired using existing methods. The presentation examines modifications to existing methods as well as spectral corrections to reduce variation in monthly module power ratings.

Muller, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

The Explorationon the Energy Saving Potential of an Innovative Dual-temperature Air Conditioner and the Mechanism of the Theoretical Mixed Refrigeration Cycl  

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expansion valves and an ejector. Mass and energy conservation equations are established for the air handling process and the theoretical mixed refrigeration cycle is analyzed. The state properties in the thermal processes and system performance... systems, Innovative technologies to reduce building energy consumption. In a room with a conventional air conditioner, the supplied air is not evenly distributed and there may be a draft sensation, which may cause “air-conditioning symptoms...

Zhao,L.; Zhao,X.; Hu,A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Estimated environmental radionuclide transfer and deposition into outdoor swimming pools  

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Abstract In 2011, a large radioactive discharge occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This plant is located within a climatically temperate region where outdoor swimming pools are popular. Although it is relatively easy to decontaminate pools by refilling them with fresh water, it is difficult to maintain safe conditions given highly contaminated diurnal dust falls from the surrounding contaminated ground. Our objectives in this paper were to conduct daily radioactivity measurements, to determine the quantity of radioactive contaminants from the surrounding environment that invade outdoor pools, and to investigate the efficacy of traditional pool cleaners in removing radioactive contaminants. The depositions in the paper filterable particulates ranged from 0 to 62,5 Bq/m2/day, with the highest levels found in the southern Tohoku District containing Fukushima Prefecture and in the Kanto District containing Tokyo Metro. They were approximately correlated with the ground contamination. Traditional pool cleaners eliminated 99% of contaminants at the bottom of the pool, reducing the concentration to 41 Bq/m2 after cleaning. Authors recommended the deposition or the blown radionuclides into outdoor swimming pools must be considered into pool regulations when the environments exactly polluted with radionuclides.

Kazumi Tagami; Izumi Nagata; Keisuke Sueki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremum seeking control for efficient and reliable operation of air-side economizers  

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Economizers have been recognized as a class of energy-saving devices for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that may increase the energy efficiency by taking advantage of outdoor air during cool or cold weather. There has been a ...

Pengfei Li; Yaoyu Li; John E. Seem

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Outdoor testing of advanced optical materials for solar thermal electric applications  

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The development of low-cost, durable advanced optical materials is an important element in making solar energy viable for electricity production. It is important to determine the expected lifetime of candidate reflector materials in real-world service conditions. The demonstration of the optical durability of such materials in outdoor environments is critical to the successful commercialization of solar thermal electric technologies. For many years optical performance data have been collected and analyzed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for candidate reflector materials subjected to simulated outdoor exposure conditions. Much of this testing is accelerated in order to predict service durability. Some outdoor testing has occurred but not in a systematic manner. To date, simulated/accelerated testing has been limited correlation with actual outdoor exposure testing. Such a correlation is desirable to provide confidence in lifetime predictions based upon accelerated weathering methods. To obtain outdoor exposure data for realistic environments and to establish a data base for correlating simulated/accelerated outdoor exposure data with actual outdoor exposure data, the development of an expanded outdoor testing program has recently been initiated by NREL. Several outdoor test sites will be selected based on the solar climate, potential for solar energy utilization by industry, and cost of installation. Test results are site dependent because exposure conditions vary with geographical location. The importance of this program to optical materials development is outlined, and the process used to determine and establish the outdoor test sites is described. Candidate material identification and selection is also discussed. 10 refs.

Wendelin, T.J.; Jorgensen, G.; Goggin, R.M.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Hot gas defrosting method for air-source transcritical CO2 heat pump systems  

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Abstract When the air-source heat pump systems operate at low ambient temperatures in winter, frost forms on the coil surface of the outdoor evaporators. The frost substantially affects the operating performance and energy efficiency of heat pump systems, and hence periodic defrosting is essential. In this study, several defrost methods are presented to look for a candidate for air-source transcritical CO2 heat pump systems. The hot gas method proves to be more suitable among other defrosting methods for transcritical CO2 heat pump systems. To validate its reliability and rationality, an air-source transcritical CO2 heat pump water heater was built in a climatic laboratory. Through the experiments, the dynamic process of temperature and pressure were obtained to demonstrate the hot gas defrosting characteristics and system cycle. The hot gas defrosting cycle in the p–h diagram was also validated by experiment results. Meanwhile, instant defrosting images were captured to record the dynamic defrosting process. The defrosting process lasted 10 min and defrosting efficiency was 34.8% for hot gas defrosting method. The effectiveness and applicability of hot gas defrosting method for CO2 heat pump water heater is validated by experiments.

Bin Hu; Dongfang Yang; Feng Cao; Ziwen Xing; Jiyou Fei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Cooling | Open Energy Information  

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Cooling Cooling Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Air Cooling: Air cooling is commonly defined as rejecting heat from an object by flowing air over the surface of the object, through means of convection. Air cooling requires that the air must be cooler than the object or surface from which it is expected to remove heat. This is due to the second law of thermodynamics, which states that heat will only move spontaneously from a hot reservoir (the heat sink) to a cold reservoir (the air). Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Air Cooling Air Cooling Diagram of Air Cooled Condenser designed by GEA Heat Exchangers Ltd. (http://www.gea-btt.com.cn/opencms/opencms/bttc/en/Products/Air_Cooled_Condenser.html) Air cooling is limited on ambient temperatures and typically require a

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Exploring the consequences of climate change for indoor air quality  

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Climate change will affect the concentrations of air pollutants in buildings. The resulting shifts in human exposure may influence public health. Changes can be anticipated because of altered outdoor pollution and also owing to changes in buildings effected in response to changing climate. Three classes of factors govern indoor pollutant levels in occupied spaces: (a) properties of pollutants; (b) building factors, such as the ventilation rate; and (c) occupant behavior. Diversity of indoor conditions influences the public health significance of climate change. Potentially vulnerable subpopulations include not only the young and the infirm but also those who lack resources to respond effectively to changing conditions. Indoor air pollutant levels reflect the sum of contributions from indoor sources and from outdoor pollutants that enter with ventilation air. Pollutant classes with important indoor sources include the byproducts of combustion, radon, and volatile and semivolatile organic compounds. Outdoor pollutants of special concern include particulate matter and ozone. To ensure good indoor air quality it is important first to avoid high indoor emission rates for all pollutants and second to ensure adequate ventilation. A third factor is the use of air filtration or air cleaning to achieve further improvements where warranted.

William W Nazaroff

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of First Outdoor Comparison Between Absolute Cavity Pyrgeometer (ACP) and Infrared Integrating Sphere (IRIS) Radiometer at PMOD (Presentation)  

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The ACP and IRIS are developed to establish a world reference for calibrating pyrgeometers with traceability to SI units. The two radiometers are unwindowed with negligible spectral dependence, and traceable to SI units through the temperature scale (ITS-90). The first outdoor comparison between the two designs was held from January 28 to February 8, 2013 at the Physikalisch-Metorologisches Observatorium Davos (PMOD). The difference between the irradiance measured by ACP and that of IRIS was within 1 W/m2. A difference of 5 W/m2 was observed between the irradiance measured by ACP&IRIS and that of the interim World Infrared Standard Group (WISG).

Reda, I.; Grobner, J.; Wacker, S.; Stoffel, T.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An air line carries air at 800 kPa and 80C. An Air line ~ O O C insulated tank initially contains 20C air at a  

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An air line carries air at 800 kPa and 80°C. An Air line ~ O O C insulated tank initially contains 20°C air at a pressure of 90kPa. The valve is opened, and air flows into the tank. Determine the final temperature of the air in the tank and the mass of air that enters the tank if the valve is left

Huang, Haimei

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Outdoor polymeric insulators long-term exposed to HVDC  

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Field experience from outdoor polymeric insulators exposed to HVDC under natural contamination conditions is presented. This paper summarizes the peak leakage current statistics, the hydrophobicity and the surface material conditions studied by electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA) and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. The results show a strong interrelation between the surface conditions and the performance with respect to leakage currents. Moreover, the results show that the surface conditions and the performance of the insulators exposed to HVDC are rather similar to those of the insulators exposed to HVAC.

Soerqvist, T.; Vlastos, A.E. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden)] [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OUTDOOR RECREATION USE AND VALUE: SNAKE RIVER BASIN OF CENTRAL IDAHO  

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OUTDOOR RECREATION USE AND VALUE: SNAKE RIVER BASIN OF CENTRAL IDAHO John R. McKean Agricultural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Recreation Demand Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Recreation Demand Survey

O'Laughlin, Jay

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Assessment of motivation and interest in outdoor recreation activities facilitated by a campus recreation center.  

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?? This study assessed the motivation and interest in outdoor recreation activities as facilitated by a campus recreation center. The sample consisted of college students… (more)

Rayburn, Pamela J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space  

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This research project focused on evaluation of air transfer between the garage and living space in a single-family detached home constructed by a production homebuilder in compliance with the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The project gathered important information about the performance of whole-building ventilation systems and garage ventilation systems as they relate to minimizing flow of contaminated air from garage to living space. A series of 25 multi-point fan pressurization tests and additional zone pressure diagnostic testing characterized the garage and house air leakage, the garage-to-house air leakage, and garage and house pressure relationships to each other and to outdoors using automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques. While the relative characteristics of this house may not represent the entire population of new construction configurations and air tightness levels (house and garage) throughout the country, the technical approach was conservative and should reasonably extend the usefulness of the results to a large spectrum of house configurations from this set of parametric tests in this one house. Based on the results of this testing, the two-step garage-to-house air leakage test protocol described above is recommended where whole-house exhaust ventilation is employed. For houses employing whole-house supply ventilation (positive pressure) or balanced ventilation (same pressure effect as the Baseline condition), adherence to the EPA Indoor airPLUS house-to-garage air sealing requirements should be sufficient to expect little to no garage-to-house air transfer.

Rudd, A.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Exergy efficiency of a counterflow air/air heat exchanger with vapour condensation  

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The exergy efficiency of a counterflow hot moist air/...?1 for the temperature and humidity ratio of hot moist air respectively are considered. Constant ambient air conditions of 20°C and 0.01 kg·kg?1 were assume...

J. Jilek; J. H. Young

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Outdoor recreation – A necessity or a luxury? Estimation of Engel curves for Sweden  

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Abstract Income constitutes one important constraint for the degree of participation in outdoor recreation. The effect of this constraint can be measured by the income elasticity of outdoor recreation demand, which is of policy interest when the distribution of recreation opportunities across socioeconomic groups is a concern. This study investigated income elasticity of expenditures for three types of outdoor recreation in Sweden, at the individual level: outdoor recreation as an aggregated composite good, outdoor recreation close to home (less than 100 km away from the permanent residence), and hunting. The findings indicated that outdoor recreation as a composite is a luxury good with elasticity in excess of unity (i.e. a relative increase in income will lead to a greater relative increase in demand). The elasticities of the specific activities were found to be lower. Outdoor recreation close to home was characterized as a necessity with elasticity less than unity (i.e. a relative increase in income will lead to a smaller relative increase in demand). The results further suggested that an increase in income could lead to either a decrease or an increase in the demand for hunting, indicating that hunting might be an inferior good or possibly a necessity. Management implications Based on data from national surveys in Sweden, this paper explores the relationship between income and demand for different types of outdoor recreation activities. The analysis reveals that: • The total demand for outdoor recreation opportunities can be expected to increase with increasing income levels in society. An increase in total demand does, however, not imply that demand for all types of outdoor recreation will increase simultaneously. • The relationship between income and outdoor recreation demand differs among various types of recreation activities. Outdoor recreation close to home and hunting provided two examples of such diverging patterns in this paper. This, in turn, leads to different policy implications. • Policy measures should, therefore, be adapted to the specific type of outdoor recreation under consideration. • Managers need to be aware of the underlying factors affecting demand, such as socioeconomic characteristics, substitutability, motivations and different types of constraints. • Future analysis should consider also the following factors potentially affecting outdoor recreation demand: - The distinction between recreation enjoyed during overnight trips (i.e. tourism related), as opposed to day based recreation activities where income may be less important. - The time available for outdoor recreation and the family situation. - Recreational activities must be regarded within the regulatory national framework. For example hunting in Sweden is guided by bag limits, reduced mobility because of limited access to specific hunting grounds, and specific national management of hunting opportunities.

Mattias Boman; Peter Fredman; Linda Lundmark; Göran Ericsson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compressed Air  

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BPA Utility Reimbursement Programs for Compressed Air Projects Customer Proposal Template Measurement & Verification Plan for Compressed Air CA 2006-15 A template for utilities to...

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Transpired Collectors (Solar Preheaters for Outdoor Ventilation Air)--023385m FTA collectors  

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requests that no alterations be requests that no alterations be made without permission in any reproduction of this document. Federal Technology Alert A publication series designed to speed the adoption of energy- efficient and renewable technologies in the Federal sector The President's Million Solar Roofs Initiative aims to install 1 million solar energy systems on residential, commercial, and public-sector buildings by 2010. Twenty thousand of those systems will be installed on Federal buildings. In support of the Initiative, and as part of a continual effort to ensure U.S. buildings are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will help install those solar systems targeted for the Federal sector. FEMP is focusing on solar systems that

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Impacts of increased outdoor air flow rates on annual HVAC energy costs in office environment.  

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??The use of different ventilation systems has an important impact on the energy cost of office buildings. This paper examines the relationship between heating and… (more)

Destrez, Adrien

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Thin Air Breathing  

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Thin Air Breathing Thin Air Breathing Name: Amy Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Why is it hard to breathe in thin air? What health dangers do mountain climbers face at high altitudes? Replies: Among the obvious dangers of losing ones footing, the oxygen available in the air is considerable less at higher altitudes. If I recall correctly, 21% of the atmosphere at standard temperature and pressure at sea level is composed of oxygen. This is less at higher altitudes. One can lose consciousness and even die in an oxygen deficient environment with changes from oxygen content to lower than 19.5%. This can unfortunate effect can occur within minutes. Dr. Myron The air is not really thin at high altitudes. The problem is that air pressure is lower. As altitude increases, air pressure decreases. In order for your lungs to fill with air, the air pressure in your lungs has to be less than the pressure of the air outside your lungs. Air moves from areas of higher pressure to lower pressure. As your diaphragm (the muscle that separates your chest cavity from your abdominal cavity) moves downward, the size of your chest cavity increases. This decreases the pressure in your chest and air flows in. When the diaphragm is up, it puts pressure on the chest cavity and the pressure in the lungs is greater than outside the lungs. Air flows out. This is an example of Boyle's Law. The movement of the diaphragm is controlled by the brainstem. Anyway-the reason that it is harder for some people to breathe at higher altitudes is that the air pressure differences aren't as great between the inside of the lungs and outside.

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Capability of air filters to retain airborne bacteria and molds in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems  

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The capability of air filters (filterclass: F6, F7) to retain airborne outdoor microorganisms was examined in field experiments in two heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. At the beginning of the 15-month investigation period, the first filter stages of both HVAC systems were equipped with new unused air filters. The number of airborne bacteria and molds before and behind the filters were determined simultaneously in 14 days-intervals using 6-stage Andersen cascade impactors. Under relatively dry ( 12 °C) outdoor air conditions air filters led to a marked reduction of airborne microorganism concentrations (bacteria by approximately 70 % and molds by > 80 %). However, during long periods of high relative humidity (> 80 % R. H.) a proliferation of bacteria on air filters with subsequent release into the filtered air occured. These microorganisms were mainly smaller than 1.1 ?m therefore being part of the respirable fraction. The results showed furthermore that one possibility to avoid microbial proliferation is to limit the relative humidity in the area of the air filters to 80 % R. H. (mean of 3 days), e. g. by using preheaters in front of air filters in HVAC-systems.

Martin Möritz; Hans Peters; Bettina Nipko; Hennin Rüden

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Solar-Powered, Liquid-Desiccant Air Conditioner for Low-Electricity Humidity Control: Report and Summary Report  

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The primary objective of this project was to demonstrate the capabilities of a new high-performance, liquid-desiccant dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) to enhance cooling efficiency and comfort in humid climates while substantially reducing electric peak demand at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), which is 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida.

Dean, J.; Kozubal, E.; Herrmann, L.; Miller, J.; Lowenstein, A.; Barker, G.; Slayzak, S.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Analysis of an open-air swimming pool solar heating system by using an experimentally validated TRNSYS model  

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In the case of private outdoor swimming pools, seldom larger than 100 m{sup 2}, conventional auxiliary heating systems are being installed less and less. Solar heating is an option to extend the swimming season. The temperature evolution of an open-air swimming pool highly depends on the wind speed directly on the water surface, which at the same time is influenced by the surroundings of the pool. In this paper, the TRNSYS model of a private open-air pool with a 50-m{sup 2} surface was validated by registering the water temperature evolution and the meteorological data at the pool site. Evaporation is the main component of energy loss in swimming pools. Six different sets of constants found in literature were considered to evaluate the evaporative heat transfer coefficient with the purpose of finding the most suitable one for the TRNSYS pool model. In order to do that, the evolution of the pool water temperature predicted by the TRNSYS pool model was compared with the experimentally registered one. The simulation with TRNSYS of the total system, including the swimming pool and the absorber circuit integrated into the existing filter circuit, provided information regarding the increase of the pool temperature for different collector areas during the swimming season. This knowledge, together with the economic costs, support the decision about the absorber field size. (author)

Ruiz, Elisa; Martinez, Pedro J. [Universidad Miguel Hernandez - Edificio Torreblanca, Avda. de la Universidad s/n, 03202 Elche (Spain)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

Thermosyphon coil arrangement for heat pump outdoor unit  

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For a heat pump, the outdoor unit is provided with a coil and a refrigerant flow arrangement there for which is such that in the heating mode of operation of the heat pump they operate in a thermosyphon fashion. The coil has a feed portion and an exit portion leading to a separator drum from which liquid refrigerant is returned through downcomer line for recirculation to the feed portion. The coil is tilted upwardly from entry to exit by the angle alpha to enhance the clearance of the two phases of refrigerant from each other in the heating mode of operation. There is no thermosyphon function in the cooling mode of operation. 9 figs.

Draper, R.

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

287

Indoor-Outdoor Concentrations and Correlations of PM10-Associated Mutagenic Activity in Nonsmokers' and Asthmatics' Homes  

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Indoor-Outdoor Concentrations and Correlations of PM10-Associated Mutagenic Activity in Nonsmokers' and Asthmatics' Homes ...

Norman Y. Kado; Steven D. Colome; Michael T. Kleinman; Dennis P. H. Hsieh; Peter. Jaques

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Temperature and productivity  

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symptoms and performance of office work under combined exposure to temperature, noise and air pollution. PhD Thesis. International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy,...

289

Cold Air Distribution in Office Buildings: Technology Assessment for California  

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accurate control of supply air volume and temperature willof a control strategy to reset supply air temperature at thecontrol strategies and more efficient motors and fans; (b) System-powered induction boxes; and (c) Direct supply of low temperature

Bauman, F.S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Experimental analysis of a window air conditioner with a R-22 and R32/R125/R134a mixture  

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Much experimental and theoretical analysis of potential R-22 replacements has been accomplished. However, published information about the experimental analysis of any off-the-shelf air conditioner with a potential R-22 replacement at realistic, operating conditions is still rare. This type of work could be useful because it provides baseline data for comparing the performance of R-22 and its potential replacement at drop-in conditions. In this study, an off-the-shelf window air conditioner was tested at Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)-rated indoor conditions and at different ambient temperatures, including the ARI-rated outdoor condition, with R-22 and with its potential replacement, a ternary mixture of R-32(30%)/R-125(10%)/R-134a(60%) (the ternary mixture). A test rig was built that provided for baseline operation and for the option of operating the system with a flooded evaporator by means of liquid over-feeding (LOF). The test results indicated the cooling capacity of the ternary mixture was 7.7% less than that of R-22 at 95{degrees}F ambient for baseline operation. The cooling capacity for both refrigerants improved when a flooded evaporator, or LOF, was used. For LOF operation, the cooling capacity of the ternary mixture was only 1.1% less than that of R-22. The ternary mixture had slightly higher compressor discharge pressure, a lower compressor discharge temperature, slightly lower compressor power consumption, and a higher compressor high/low pressure ratio.

Mei, V.C.; Chen, F.C.; Chen, D.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); HuangFu, E.P. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Analysis of energy saving potential of air-side free cooling for data centers in worldwide climate zones  

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Abstract Based on the climate classification of ASHRAE 90.1 and the required operating environment conditions for data centers suggested by the ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9, a dynamic building energy simulation program was used to examine the potential energy savings of the air-side free cooling technology with differential enthalpy control used in data centers in 17 climate zones. The results showed that significant free cooling potential was achieved in data centers located in mixed-humid, warm-marine, and mixed-marine climate zones. Because significant humidification is required to adjust outdoor air in climate zones with a lower dew point temperature, such as very-cold, subarctic, cool-dry, and cold-dry climate zones, the power consumed is even higher. Although the cooling degree day (CDD) and heating degree day (HDD) are key factors of climate classification and air conditioning energy consumption, they are not entirely correlated to the specific operating environment conditions of data centers. The results of this study showed that for every 2 °C decline in the indoor temperature of a data center, the energy saving of free cooling technology may decrease by 2.8–8.5%. The rate of decline varies in different climate zones.

Kuei-Peng Lee; Hsiang-Lun Chen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Energy Savings by Wideband Temperature Control in Telephone Offices  

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was recorded with totalizer meters. The data recorded on the data logger was as follows: Channel 0 - Temperature of the air between circuit packs in central controller frame. (air-gap temperature) 1 - Temperature of the air between circuit packs... was recorded with totalizer meters. The data recorded on the data logger was as follows: Channel 0 - Temperature of the air between circuit packs in central controller frame. (air-gap temperature) 1 - Temperature of the air between circuit packs...

Lingousky, J. E.; McKay, J. R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A method to measure Kr/N2 ratios in air bubbles trapped in ice cores and its application in reconstructing past mean ocean temperature  

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in krypton inventory in the glacial ocean due to higher gas solubility in colder water causes a decrease reflect past ocean temperature change due to the dependence of gas solubility on temperature. The increase of LGM deep ocean temperature based on foraminiferal d18 O and sediment pore water d18 O and chlorinity

Severinghaus, Jeffrey P.

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An evaluation of technologies for real-time measurement of rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems  

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During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for real-time continuous measurement of the flow rates of outdoor air (OA) into HVAC systems; however, an evaluation of these measurement technologies has not previously been published. This document describes a test system and protocols developed for a controlled evaluation of these measurement technologies. The results of tests of four commercially available measurement technologies and one prototype based on a new design are also summarized. The test system and protocol were judged practical and very useful. The series of tests identified three commercially available measurement technologies that should provide reasonably accurate measurements of OA flow rates as long as air velocities are maintained high enough to produce accurately measurable pressure signals. In HVAC systems with economizer controls, to maintain the required air velocities the OA intake will need to be divided into two sections in parallel, each with a separate OA damper. The errors in OA flow rates measured with the fourth commercially available measurement technology were 20% to 30% with horizontal probes but much larger with vertical probes. The new prototype measurement technology was the only one that appears suitable for measuring OA flow rates over their full range from 20% OA to 100% OA without using two separate OA dampers. All of the measurement devices had pressure drops that are likely to be judged acceptable. The influence of wind on the accuracy of these measurement technologies still needs to be evaluated.

Fisk, William J.; Faulkner, David; Sullivan, Douglas P.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of three commercially available technologies forreal-time measurement of rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems  

SciTech Connect

During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for real-time continuous measurement of the flow rates of outdoor air (OA) into HVAC systems; however, an evaluation of these measurements technologies has not previously been published. This document describes a test system and protocols developed for a controlled evaluation of these measurement technologies. The results of tests of three commercially available measurement technologies are also summarized. The test system and protocol were judged practical and very useful. The three commercially available measurement technologies should provide reasonably, e.g., 20%, accurate measurements of OA flow rates as long as air velocities are maintained high enough to produce accurately measurable pressure signals. In HVAC systems with economizer controls, to maintain the required air velocities the OA intake will need to be divided into two sections in parallel, each with a separate OA damper. All of the measurement devices had pressure drops that are likely to be judged acceptable. The influence of wind on the accuracy of these measurement technologies still needs to be evaluated.

Fisk, William J.; Faulkner, David; Sullivan, Douglas P.

2004-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality  

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What We Monitor & Why » What We Monitor & Why » Air Quality Air Quality To preserve our existing wilderness-area air quality, LANL implements a conscientious program of air monitoring. April 12, 2012 Real-time data monitoring for particulate matter An air monitoring field team member tests one of LANL's tapered element oscillating microbalance samplers, which collects real-time particulate matter data. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email LANL monitors air quality 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why we monitor air LANL monitors many different pathways in order to assess their impact on workers, the public, animals, and plants. We monitor the air around the Laboratory to ensure our operations are not affecting the air of nearby

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Temperature...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High-Temperature Air-Cooled Power Electronics Thermal Design Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Temperature Air-Cooled Power Electronics Thermal Design...

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Energy performance of underfloor air distribution systems part IV: underfloor plenum testing and modeling  

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loss of control of the supply air temperature from thecontrol of the thermal conditions above and below the plenum. Hence, a relatively low plenum supply air temperature

Bauman, Fred; Jin, Hui

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SITEWIDE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR OUTDOOR TESTS ON MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SITEWIDE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR OUTDOOR TESTS ON SITEWIDE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR OUTDOOR TESTS ON MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON Proposed AetioD: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) proposes to conduct outdoor tests and experiments on materials and equipment components under controlled conditions. No source, special nuclear, or byproduct materials would be involved, but encapsulated radioactive sources manufactured to applicable standards or other radiological materials could be used in activities under this categorical exclusion (eX). LoeatioD of Action: The locations would include DOE property at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Site and other offsite outdoor locations. Description of the Proposed Action:

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Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life  

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Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's life enviable Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's life enviable Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life enviable Nuclear engineer graduate research assistant gets valueable experience while taking advantage of local outdoor recreational activities. August 2, 2012 James Miller Miller first came to the Laboratory in 2006 as a summer student. His college advisor, a former LANL employee, found him an internship through the student programs office. Miller highly recommends LANL as a place to start a career, "The student programs are very mentor-driven, allowing you to gain phenomenal experience and build a professional network that will set you up for the rest of your life." "I have access to top-level scientists in the world, doing some of the best

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Inter-group relationships and networks in an outdoor recreation setting  

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This exploratory study examined the information sharing processes between groups of recreationists at two outdoor recreation settings in Sam Houston National Forest. The primary objective of this study was to develop theory that will explain...

Bajc, Vida

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Bourdieuian Analysis on African Americans’ Under-representation at Parks and Outdoor Recreation  

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This study used Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice and analyzed African Americans’ under-representation at parks and in outdoor recreation. It focused on Cedar Hill State Park (CHSP) located in Cedar Hill, Texas and investigated local African...

Lee, KangJae

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces Outdoor Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The 2013 Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Design Competition outdoor lighting category winners were announced Wednesday night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. The...

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Architecture for environmental learning : a National Outdoor Leadership School in Baja, Mexico  

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An understanding of people, program, and place establishes a foundation from which to make architectural decisions. The focus of this thesis is to understand the needs of those involved in an outdoor education school in ...

Galyean, Taylor

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Self Localization for a Mobile Robotic Platform for Indoor and Outdoor Environments  

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associated with the motion state estimate. As Robotics Research: The DOE University Research Program Platform in Indoor and Outdoor Environments," in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 92, San

Abidi, Mongi A.

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Long Duration Tests of Room Air Filters in Cigarette Smokers' Homes  

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Long Duration Tests of Room Air Filters in Cigarette Smokers' Homes ... Between 15 and 40 cigarettes were smoked daily by several smokers in each home. ... Emissions from PM sources in homes may cause much higher concentrations than outdoor PM that infiltrates into the home (18, 42?45. ...

Stuart Batterman; Christopher Godwin; Chunrong Jia

2005-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Recreation motivators and facility factors as relative determinants of urban outdoor recreation behavior and satisfaction  

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RECREATION MOTIVATORS AND FACILITY FACTORS AS RELATIVE DETERMINANTS OF URBAN OUTDOOR RECREATION BEHAVIOR AND SATISFACTION A Thesis by JEFFREY STEPHEN MILKES Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major Subject: Recreation and Resource Development RECREATION MOTIVATORS AND FACILITY FACTORS AS RELATIVE DETERMINANTS OF URBAN OUTDOOR RECREATION BEHAVIOR AND SATISFACTION A Thesis...

Milkes, Jeffrey Stephen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative study of selected agencies providing outdoor adventure programs for youth-at-risk  

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and guidance in the midst of growing up. Outdoor adventure programs instill an appreciation for the wilderness, provide an acceptable way for the participants to make use of leisure time, challenge themselves and experience "risk" in a socially acceptable... and guidance in the midst of growing up. Outdoor adventure programs instill an appreciation for the wilderness, provide an acceptable way for the participants to make use of leisure time, challenge themselves and experience "risk" in a socially acceptable...

Keck, Mary A.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Considering Air Density in Wind Power Production  

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In the wind power production calculations the air density is usually considered as constant in time. Using the CIPM-2007 equation for the density of moist air as a function of air temperature, air pressure and relative humidity, we show that it is worth taking the variation of the air density into account, because higher accuracy can be obtained in the calculation of the power production for little effort.

Farkas, Zénó

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considering Air Density in Wind Power Production  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the wind power production calculations the air density is usually considered as constant in time. Using the CIPM-2007 equation for the density of moist air as a function of air temperature, air pressure and relative humidity, we show that it is worth taking the variation of the air density into account, because higher accuracy can be obtained in the calculation of the power production for little effort.

Zénó Farkas

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply Fan Control for Constant Air Volume Air Handling Units  

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Since terminal boxes do not have a modulation damper in constant volume (CV) air handling unit (AHU) systems, zone reheat coils have to be modulated to maintain the space temperature with constant supply airflow. This conventional control sequence...

Cho, Y.; Wang, G.; Liu, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sizing Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS): A Brief Literature Review and Model Evaluation  

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feedback control of water supply temperature in addition toControl Requires preliminary water supply temperaturecontrol of outdoor air temperature compensated water supply temperature

Basu, Chandrayee; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a High Performance Air Source Heat Pump for the US Market  

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Heat pumps present a significant advantage over conventional residential heating technologies due to higher energy efficiencies and less dependence on imported oil. The US development of heat pumps dates back to the 1930 s with pilot units being commercially available in the 1950 s. Reliable and cost competitive units were available in the US market by the 1960 s. The 1973 oil embargo led to increased interest in heat pumps prompting significant research to improve performance, particularly for cold climate locations. Recent increasing concerns on building energy efficiency and environmental emissions have prompted a new wave of research in heat pump technology with special emphasis on reducing performance degradation at colder outdoor air temperatures. A summary of the advantages and limitations of several performance improvement options sought for the development of high performance air source heat pump systems for cold climate applications is the primary focus of this paper. Some recommendations for a high performance cold climate heat pump system design most suitable for the US market are presented.

Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL] [ORNL; Shen, Bo [ORNL] [ORNL; Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL] [ORNL; Iu, Ipseng [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved heat tolerance in air drives the recurrent evolution of air-breathing  

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...current geographical distribution of the 300 genera...high environmental temperatures in the tropics. We...while extreme air temperatures or sun exposure would still...degrees below ambient temperature by means of transpiration...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conservation in high-rise buildings: Changes in air conditioning load induced by vertical temperature and humidity profile in Delhi  

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Temperature and humidity profiles in the upper atmosphere are different from those observed by ground level meteorological stations and used to design HVAC systems for high-rise buildings. There exist correlations among solar energy, atmospheric turbidity and pollutants in urban areas, affecting the temperature and humidity profiles with variation in height. In the present study, a theoretical model is developed considering these parameters, and the HVAC load is calculated. The results are compared with the HVAC load calculated from data obtained from the meteorological station, and the comparison showed that the results differ significantly (20%) for a hypothetical 200 m high office building.

S. Sinha; Sanjay Kumar; N. Kumar

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Flow Distribution in the Sales Area of a Supermarket  

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temperature, air velocity and humidity in different zones. The results of a study of a sales area of a supermarket in Harbin are presented in this paper, including air temperature, air velocity and humidity. According to the assessment index of air flow...

Fang, X.; Song, C.; Zhao, J.; Wang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid phase thermal swing chemical air separation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature swing absorption separation of oxygen from air is performed with an oxygen acceptor of alkali metal nitrate and nitrite. 2 figs.

Erickson, D.C.

1988-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid phase thermal swing chemical air separation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature swing absorption separation of oxygen from air is performed with an oxygen acceptor of alkali metal nitrate and nitrite.

Erickson, Donald C. (Annapolis, MD)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems  

SciTech Connect

During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for measuring the flow rates of outside air into HVAC systems. This document describes one particular technology for measuring these airflows, a system and a related protocol developed to evaluate this and similar measurement technologies under conditions without wind, and the results of our evaluations. We conclude that the measurement technology evaluated can provide a reasonably accurate measurement of OA flow rate over a broad range of flow, without significantly increasing airflow resistance.

Fisk, William J.; Faulkner, David; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Delp, Woody

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Pollution  

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Both natural processes and human activities contribute to air pollution, with the combustion of fossil fuels being the largest anthropogenic source of air pollutants. Adverse health effects (above all respiratory and cardiovascular complications), damage to crops, natural vegetation and materials, reduced visibility and changed radiation balance of the atmosphere are the major consequences of high concentrations of air pollutants. Technical fixes can sharply reduce emissions from large stationary sources and lower the rates of automotive emissions, but the rising number of vehicles and longer time spent on the road will call for more radical solutions to traffic-generated photochemical smog now present in all major urban areas.

V. Smil

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Outdoor Small- and Pilot-Scale Research and Development 3768X_final  

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Outdoor, Small- and Pilot-Scale Research and Development (3768X) Outdoor, Small- and Pilot-Scale Research and Development (3768X) Program or Field Office: Office of Science - ORNL Location(s) (City/County/State): Oak Ridge, Tennessee Proposed Action Description: The U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Site Office (DOE-OSO) proposes to conduct outdoor, small- and pilot-scale research and development activities and associated transfer, lease, disposition or acquisition of interests in personal or real property involving advanced materials, biological and ecological systems, energy science, and national security including but not limited to collecting samples and analyzing ecosystem and atmospheric field data; developing, evaluating and testing equipment, materials and components; and

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Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart May 26, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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B3.11 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components-  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components- 1 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components- Revision 0 Sitewide Categorical Exclusion for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components Introduction .A .. s defined in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office Integrated Management System Procedure, NEPA Analysis at Hanford, a sitewide categorical exclusion is: An application of DOE categorical exclusions described in 10 CFR 1021, Appendices A and B, which may apply to Hanford Site proposed actions (activities) that are "sitewide" in nature and extent, which the cognizant DOE Hanford NCO has determined fit within the scope (i.e., same n

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Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart May 26, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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Text-Alternative Version of TAP Webinar: High Performance Outdoor...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and light trespass, and it functions well in cold temperatures, not affected by vibration. I've invited one of our colleagues from the labs to join us on the call in the...

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Bos > AIR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The advent of air travel has produced a building typology completely new to the 20th century. The outdated planning of regions for airports render most existing airports as isolated, autonomous instances in the urban ...

Lee, Kevin Young

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Effects on Air/Fuel Ratio  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1. "Temperature Compensat d Air/Fuel Ratio Control on a Recuperated Furnace," by J. L. Ferri. GTE Products Corporation, Towanda, PA, lECTC '83 2. Chemical Engineers Handbook, PerTY and Chilton, 5th ed.., (McGraw Hlln, p. 12-7. 3. "Technology..., E = (100 ... 10) (ill) - 100 = 17.2% excess a . 2 Example 2 A furnace uses recuperators which prehe~t the combustion air to 1200 OF using 30 OF air. WithJlOO OF air, the preheated air temperature will be approxIjrnately 1270 OF, a 70 OF increase...

Ferri, J. L.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Association between Ambient Air Pollution and Outpatient Visits for Acute Bronchitis in a Chinese City  

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AbstractObjective To investigate the short-term association between outdoor air pollution and outpatient visits for acute bronchitis, which is a rare subject of research in the mainland of China. Methods A time-series analysis was conducted to examine the association of outdoor air pollutants with hospital outpatient visits in Shanghai by using two-year daily data (2010-2011). Results Outdoor air pollution was found to be associated with an increased risk of outpatient visits for acute bronchitis in Shanghai. The effect estimates of air pollutants varied with the lag structures of the concentrations of the pollutants. For lag06, a 10 ?g/m3 increase in the concentrations of PM10, SO2, and NO2 corresponded to 0.94% (95% CI: 0.83%, 1.05%), 11.12% (95% CI: 10.76%, 11.48%), and 4.84% (95% CI: 4.49%, 5.18%) increases in hospital visits for acute bronchitis, respectively. These associations appeared to be stronger in females (Pair pollution level in China has an effect on acute bronchitis and that the rationale for further limiting air pollution levels in Shanghai should be strengthened.

Li Juan GUO; Ang ZHAO; Ren Jie CHEN; Hai Dong KAN; Xing Ya KUANG

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Human Indoor Air Pollutant Exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Neglecting health effects from indoor pollutant emissions and exposure, as currently done in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), may result in product or process optimizations at the expense of workers? or consumers? health. To close this gap, methods for considering indoor exposure to chemicals are needed to complement the methods for outdoor human exposure assessment already in use. This paper summarizes the work of an international expert group on the integration of human indoor and outdoor exposure in LCA, within the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. A new methodological framework is proposed for a general procedure to include human-health effects from indoor exposure in LCA. Exposure models from occupational hygiene and household indoor air quality studies and practices are critically reviewed and recommendations are provided on the appropriateness of various model alternatives in the context of LCA. A single-compartment box model is recommended for use as a default in LCA, enabling one to screen occupational and household exposures consistent with the existing models to assess outdoor emission in a multimedia environment. An initial set of model parameter values was collected. The comparison between indoor and outdoor human exposure per unit of emission shows that for many pollutants, intake per unit of indoor emission may be several orders of magnitude higher than for outdoor emissions. It is concluded that indoor exposure should be routinely addressed within LCA.

Hellweg, Stefanie; Demou, Evangelia; Bruzzi, Raffaella; Meijer, Arjen; Rosenbaum, Ralph K.; Huijbregts, Mark A.J.; McKone, Thomas E.

2008-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Swedish spatial planning: A blunt instrument for the protection of outdoor recreation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Outdoor recreation opportunities are in great demand across Europe—so much so that for many citizens it affects their choice of where to live. National authorities, for example the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (2005), have stressed that municipal spatial planning (i.e. local land use planning) should be used to protect outdoor recreation. However, the circumstances under which outdoor recreation is integrated into spatial planning remain unclear. The study draws on a survey of Swedish citizens, and another survey of planning officials representing all 290 Swedish municipalities, qualitative interviews with ten municipal planning officials, and analyses of comprehensive planning documents in eleven municipalities. Based on a discussion of the supply of and demand for urban and peri-urban nature, the results show that in Sweden spatial planning is an important, but somewhat blunt instrument for the protection of nature areas suitable for outdoor recreation. It is argued that, a combination of the following planning measures would make it more effective: (i) increased public participation in the planning process; (ii) greater use of research-based knowledge of outdoor recreation; (iii) umbrella legislation for outdoor recreation; (iv) changes to the wording of the legislation; and (v) research on providing clearer definitions and their implementation to planning. Management implications This case study about the position of outdoor recreation in Swedish planning processes bears relevance for an international audience of practitioners and researchers. In Sweden, outdoor recreation as public interest carries very high rhetorical value, but both the spatial planning practice and the planning legislation carry notable weaknesses in defense of these interests. The following strategies are proposed to alleviate this situation: – Knowledge about public recreation and suitable natural areas in and around urban areas needs to be communicated at all levels of spatial planning, to support the required trade-offs between competing interests. – The high demand for recreational opportunities close to people?s homes is one particularly strong argument for defending the public interest. – In order to strengthen public participation, the planning process should be made more transparent, public meetings should be made more inviting, and be held at suitable times. Participation and knowledge transfer can also be enhanced by new methods such as geographic information systems (Soft GIS) that allow residents to share their knowledge of their living environment with urban planners and researchers.

Lena Petersson-Forsberg

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits and costs of tourism and outdoor recreation in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites (Veneto-Italy)  

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1 Benefits and costs of tourism and outdoor recreation in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites economy. The Alps Agreement too, with particular regard to Tourism Protocol has underlined that tourism development has to be sustainable. Therefore, we need to know tourism and outdoor recreation benefits

Tempesta, Tiziano

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2008 ITE Data Collection Project Proposal Project Type: Outdoor Sport Field Trip and Parking Generation Data Collection  

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2008 ITE Data Collection Project Proposal Project Type: Outdoor Sport Field Trip and Parking Generation Data Collection The Portland State University ITE Chapter proposes to collect multimodal trip and parking generation data for an outdoor school sport field. This effort is intended to complement

Bertini, Robert L.

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Growth and lipid accumulation characteristics of Scenedesmus obliquus in semi-continuous cultivation outdoors for biodiesel feedstock production  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In an effort to identify suitable microalgal species for biodiesel production, seven species were isolated from various habitats and their growth characteristics were compared. The results demonstrated that a green alga Scenedesmus obliquus could grow more rapidly and synthesize more lipids than other six microalgal strains. S. obliquus grew well both indoors and outdoors, and reached higher ?max indoors than that outdoors. However, the cells achieved higher dry weight (4.36 g L?1), lipid content (49.6%) and productivity (183 mg L?1 day?1) outdoors than in indoor cultures. During the 61 days semi-continuous cultivation outdoors, high biomass productivities (450–550 mg L?1 day?1) and ?max (1.05–1.44 day?1) were obtained. The cells could also achieve high lipid productivities (151–193 mg L?1 day?1). These results indicated that S. obliquus was promising for lipids production in semi-continuous cultivation outdoors.

Pingzhong Feng; Kang Yang; Zhongbin Xu; Zhongming Wang; Lu Fan; Lei Qin; Shunni Zhu; Changhua Shang; Peng Chai; Zhenhong Yuan; Lei Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Technology Air Cleaners (ITAC): Design and Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of this project was to design, build, and test an air cleaner for residential use with the potential to substantially improve indoor air quality, or maintain indoor air quality unchanged, when outdoor air ventilation rates are reduced to save energy. Two air cleaners were designed and fabricated. The design targets for airflow rate, fan power, and projected cost were met. In short term laboratory studies, both units performed as expected; however, during field studies in homes, the formaldehyde removal performance of the air cleaners was much lower than expected. In subsequent laboratory studies, incomplete decomposition of some indoor air volatile organic compounds, with formaldehyde as a product of partial decomposition of volatile organic compounds, was confirmed as the explanation for the poor formaldehyde removal performance in the field studies. The amount of formaldehyde produced per unit of decomposition of other volatile organic compounds was substantially diminished by increasing the amount of catalyst on the filter and also by decreasing the air velocity. Together, these two measures reduced formaldehyde production, per unit destruction of other volatile organic compounds, by a factor of four, while increasing the removal efficiency of volatile organic compounds by a factor of 1.4. A company with a southern California office is conducting studies in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with the goal of incorporating the ITAC catalytic air cleaning technology in their future commercial products.

Fisk, William J.; Cohn, Sebastian; Destaillats, Hugo; Henzel, Victor; Sidheswaran, Meera; Sullivan, Douglas P.

2013-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of charge on performance of an air-to-air heat pump for R22 and three binary blends of refrigerants 32 and 134a  

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conditions of 27. 8'C, 35. 0'C and 40. 6'C (82 F, 95'F and 105'F) were tested. For each combination of charge level and outdoor room temperature, orifice diameters of 1. 64, 1. 78, 1. 96 and 2. 07 millimeters (0. 0645, 0. 0700, 0. 0770 and 0. 0815 inches... of test points . Accuracy of the key system parameters. . 17 19 4. 1 Results &om gas chromatograph tests. 5. 1 Curve &t equations for charge as a function of mass flow rate at 35'C (95'F) outdoor room condition for R22 33 5. 2 Curve &t equations...

Robinson, Jay Hart

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Resources: Prevention and Control of Air Contamination and Air  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Air Resources: Prevention and Control of Air Contamination and Air Air Resources: Prevention and Control of Air Contamination and Air Pollution, Air Quality Classifications and Standards, and Air Quality Area Classifications (New York) Air Resources: Prevention and Control of Air Contamination and Air Pollution, Air Quality Classifications and Standards, and Air Quality Area Classifications (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Fuel Distributor Industrial Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State New York Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider NY Department of Environmental Conservation These regulations establish emissions limits and permitting and operational

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Modeling Improvements for Air Source Heat Pumps using Different Expansion Devices at Varied Charge Levels Part II  

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This paper describes steady-state performance simulations performed on a 3-ton R-22 split heat pump in heating mode. In total, 150 steady-state points were simulated, which covers refrigerant charge levels from 70 % to 130% relative to the nominal value, the outdoor temperatures at 17 F (-8.3 C), 35 F (1.7 C) and 47 F (8.3 C), indoor air flow rates from 60% to 150% of the rated air flow rate, and two types of expansion devices (fixed orifice and thermostatic expansion valve). A charge tuning method, which is to calibrate the charge inventory model based on measurements at two operation conditions, was applied and shown to improve the system simulation accuracy significantly in an extensive range of charge levels. In addition, we discuss the effects of suction line accumulator in modeling a heat pump system using either a fixed orifice or thermal expansion valve. Last, we identify the issue of refrigerant mass flow mal-distribution at low charge levels and propose an improved modeling approach.

Shen, Bo [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin  

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A field study was conducted in an unoccupied single story residence in Clovis, California to provide data to address issues important to assess the indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. Measurements of black and organic carbonaceous aerosols were performed using a variety of methods, resulting in both near real-time measurements as well as integrated filter based measurements. Comparisons of the different measurement methods show that it is crucial to account for gas phase adsorption artifacts when measuring organic carbon (OC). Measured concentrations affected by the emissions of organic compounds sorbed to indoor surfaces imply a higher degree of infiltration of outdoor organic carbon aerosols into the indoor environment for our unoccupied house. Analysis of the indoor and outdoor data for black carbon (BC) aerosols show that, on average, the indoor concentration of black carbon aerosols behaves in a similar manner to sulfate aerosols. In contrast, organic carbon aerosols are subject to chemical transformations indoors that, for our unoccupied home, resulted in lower indoor OC concentrations than would be expected by physical loss mechanisms alone. These results show that gas to particle partitioning of organic compounds, as well as gas to surface interactions within the residence, are an important process governing the indoor concentration to OC aerosols of outdoor origin.

Lunden, Melissa M.; Kirchstetter, Thomas W.; Thatcher, Tracy L.; Hering, Susanne V.; Brown, Nancy J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning by Tree Detection Sensor and Dead Reckoning for Outdoor Navigation of a Mobile Robot  

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, it is dicult to navi- gate robot in the environment shown in Fig.1, which has no walls, no painted lines norPositioning by Tree Detection Sensor and Dead Reckoning for Outdoor Navigation of a Mobile Robot Shoichi MAEYAMA, Akihisa OHYA and Shin'ichi YUTA Intelligent Robot Laboratory, Institute of Information

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Reductions in Urban Outdoor Water Use as an Adaptation to Rising  

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Supplies in Southern California ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental Research www.energy and tree planting--are being used to evaluate both the effects on total outdoor water usage as well California Energy Commission PIER Program, Environmental Area Phone: 9163272201 Email: SPittigl@energy

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Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa Daniel Otto, KristinTylka, and  

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Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa Daniel Otto, KristinTylka, and Susan Erickson Department of Economics Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Center for Agricultural Otto is a professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University, Kristin Tylka

Chen, Tsing-Chang "Mike"

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 propagation model. The time-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its.apacoust.2013.07.015 #12;Part 1, the presentation and evaluation of the Transmission Line Matrix method showed

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The effect of agrochemicals on indicator bacteria densities in outdoor mesocosmsemi_2287 3150..3158  

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The effect of agrochemicals on indicator bacteria densities in outdoor mesocosmsemi_2287 3150, including patho- gens. Agrochemicals may influence the survival of these microorganisms in water bodies were used to investigate the response of Escherichia coli and enterococci to agrochemicals. Replicate

Rohr, Jason

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Air temperature thresholds for indoor comfort and perceived air quality  

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building, Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2003 Conference.of the California Healthy Building Study: A Summary, Indoorsurvey, Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009, September.

Zhang, Hui; Edward, Arens; Pasut, Wilmer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy performance of air distribution systems part II: room air stratification full scale testing  

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control), one that resets supply plenum pressure set point from room temperatureControl strategy (CAV/VAV/open loop) Room setpoint Room supply air temperaturecontrol mode; i.e. , uncontrolled at a given entering airflow and supply temperature.

Webster, Tom; Lukaschek, Wolfgang; Dickeroff, Darryl; Bauman, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air mass origin Sample Search Results  

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Yale University Collection: Chemistry 27 Framework for Coupling Room Air Models to Heat Balance Model Load and Energy Calculations (RP-1222) Summary: temperature. The air heat...

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External vs. body temperature  

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External vs. body temperature External vs. body temperature Name: jacqui Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: If one's internal body temperature is approximately 98.6, WHY when the external temperature is 98.6 do we feel hot? Since both temperatures are "balanced", shouldn't we feel comfortable? I am assuming here that humidity levels are controlled, and play no factor in the external temperature. Replies: First of all, skin temperature is lower than 98.6F; 98.6F is internal body temperature, so air at 98.6F is hotter than skin. But more important, it is the nervous system, and the cells in your skin that your brain uses to detect temperature that determine whether you "feel" hot or not, not whether the air is hotter than your skin. These are set so that you feel hot when the air is actually colder than your skin. Why? They are probably set to make you feel hot whenever the air is warm enough so that your body has some trouble getting rid of the excess heat it produces through metabolism. This insures that you take some actions to help your body cool off. Like drinking cool water, or reducing exercise

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Outdoor sound propagation in the U.S. Civil War  

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In a number of major battles in the U.S. Civil War unusual atmospheric acoustics played a major role. In this study the probable causes of the unusual acoustics are given and the resulting effect on military command decisions is described. The causes discussed include sound absorption wind shear temperature gradients and combinations of these. Several cases will also be described in which multiple ground reflections caused sounds of battle to be heard at unusually great distances. The battles studied include Gettysburg Seven Pines Perryville Iuka Fort Donelson Gaines Mill Five Forks and Chancellorsville.

Charles D. Ross

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation  

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simulating effects of the waste heat from air?conditioning 8]). Anthropogenic waste heat (e.g. from transportation,temperature and HVAC waste heat from EnergyPlus are passed

Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peak Demand Reduction from Pre-Cooling with Zone Temperature Reset in an Office Building  

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control system does not support global reset of zone temperatures, strategies involving reset of supply air temperature

Xu, Peng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot Air Stratification of Ceiling Air Supply in a Large Space Building  

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ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Maximize Comfort: Temperature, Humidity and IAQ Vol.I-5-3 Hot Air Stratification of Ceiling Air Supply in a Large Space Building Hanqing Wang Zhiyong Wang Changrong Liu Ph.D. Professor Doctoral... of flow and temperature fields in atrium with ceiling height of 130 m [J]. ASHRAE Trans, 1995, 101(2): 1144-1157. [9] Wang han-qing, et al. Numerical simulation research on delaminating phenomena of ordinary air-conditional room [J]. Journal...

Wang, H.; Wang, Z.; Liu, C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conservation of Air Conditioning Systems in Large Public Buildings  

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with the heating characteristics of the exterior -protected construction, the set value of the temperature of the air-conditioning, the lectotype of the Central air-conditioning system, the regulation and the modification of the transmission and distribution system...

Liu, P.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin  

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin Melissa M. Lunden 1 ∗ , Thomas W. Kirchstetter 1 , Tracy L. Thatcher 2 , Susanne V. Hering 3 , and Nancy J. Brown 1 1 Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA 2 Aerosol Dynamics Inc., 2329 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA Abstract A field study was conducted in an unoccupied single story residence in Clovis, California to provide data to address issues important to assess the indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. Measurements of black and organic carbonaceous aerosols were performed using a

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The Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Public Outdoor Lighting Inventory: Phase I: Survey Results  

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This document presents the results of a voluntary web-based inventory survey of public street and area lighting across the U.S. undertaken during the latter half of 2013.This survey attempts to access information about the national inventory in a “bottoms-up” manner, going directly to owners and operators. Adding to previous “top down” estimates, it is intended to improve understanding of the role of public outdoor lighting in national energy use.

Kinzey, Bruce R.; Smalley, Edward; Haefer, R.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A plan for teaching waste management education at an outdoor education center  

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A PLAN FOR TEACHING WASTE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AT AN OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER A PROFESSIONAL PAPER BY JOE DON ARMSTRONG Submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... by JOE DON ARMSTRONG Approved as to style and content by: DR, LOUIS H DGES (CHAIRMAN OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE) DR. EDWARD HEATH (COMMITTEE MEMBER) DR. CAMILL G (COMMITTEE MBER) DR. R WITT (DEPARTMENT HEAD) MAY 1994 1 1. l. ABSTRACT A Plan...

Armstrong, Joe Don

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearby Outdoor Environmental Support of Older Adults' Yard Activities, Neighborhood Walking and Independent Living in the Community  

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to remain healthy and gives them the ability to access daily-life services, and thus extend their independent years at home. Nearby outdoor environments on residential sites and in the neighborhoods may influence older adults' independent living through...

Wang, Zhe

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban Energy Balance Obtained from the Comprehensive Outdoor Scale Model Experiment. Part I: Basic Features of the Surface Energy Balance  

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The objective of this study is to examine the basic features of the surface energy balance (SEB) using the data obtained from the Comprehensive Outdoor Scale Model (COSMO). COSMO is an idealized miniature city that has no vegetation, no human ...

Toru Kawai; Manabu Kanda

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules  

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Abstract Accurate characterization and reporting of organic photovoltaic (OPV) device performance remains one of the important challenges in the field. The large spread among the efficiencies of devices with the same structure reported by different groups is significantly caused by different procedures and equipment used during testing. The presented article addresses this issue by offering a new method of device testing using “suitcase sample” approach combined with outdoor testing that limits the diversity of the equipment, and a strict measurement protocol. A round robin outdoor characterization of roll-to-roll coated OPV cells and modules conducted among 46 laboratories worldwide is presented, where the samples and the testing equipment were integrated in a compact suitcase that served both as a sample transportation tool and as a holder and test equipment during testing. In addition, an internet based coordination was used via plasticphotovoltaics.org that allowed fast and efficient communication among participants and provided a controlled reporting format for the results that eased the analysis of the data. The reported deviations among the laboratories were limited to 5% when compared to the Si reference device integrated in the suitcase and were up to 8% when calculated using the local irradiance data. Therefore, this method offers a fast, cheap and efficient tool for sample sharing and testing that allows conducting outdoor measurements of OPV devices in a reproducible manner.

Morten V. Madsen; Suren A. Gevorgyan; R. Pacios; J. Ajuria; I. Etxebarria; Jeff Kettle; Noel D. Bristow; Marios Neophytou; Stelios A. Choulis; Lucimara Stolz Roman; Teketel Yohannes; Andrea Cester; Pei Cheng; Xiaowei Zhan; Jiang Wu; Zhiyuan Xie; Wei-Chen Tu; Jr-Hau He; Christopher J Fell; Kenrick Anderson; Martin Hermenau; Davide Bartesaghi; L. Jan Anton Koster; Florian Machui; Irene González-Valls; Monica Lira-Cantu; Petr P. Khlyabich; Barry C. Thompson; Ritu Gupta; Kiruthika Shanmugam; Giridhar U. Kulkarni; Yulia Galagan; Antonio Urbina; Jose Abad; Roland Roesch; Harald Hoppe; P. Morvillo; E. Bobeico; Eugen Panaitescu; Latika Menon; Qun Luo; Zhenwu Wu; Changqi Ma; Artak Hambarian; Varuzhan Melikyan; M. Hambsch; Paul L. Burn; Paul Meredith; Thomas Rath; Sebastian Dunst; Gregor Trimmel; Giorgio Bardizza; Harald Müllejans; A.E. Goryachev; Ravi K. Misra; Eugene A. Katz; Katsuhiko Takagi; Shinichi Magaino; Hidenori Saito; Daisuke Aoki; Paul M. Sommeling; Jan M. Kroon; Tim Vangerven; Jean Manca; Jurgen Kesters; Wouter Maes; Olga D. Bobkova; Vasily A. Trukhanov; Dmitry Yu. Paraschuk; Fernando A. Castro; James Blakesley; Sachetan M Tuladhar; Jason Alexander Röhr; Jenny Nelson; Jiangbin Xia; Elif Alturk Parlak; Tülay Asl? Tumay; Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf; David M. Tanenbaum; Gretta Mae Ferguson; Robert Carpenter; Hongzheng Chen; Birger Zimmermann; Lionel Hirsch; Guillaume Wantz; Ziqi Sun; Pradeep Singh; Chaitnya Bapat; Ton Offermans; Frederik C. Krebs

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On approximate reasoning and minimal models for the development of robust outdoor vehicle navigation schemes  

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Outdoor sensor-based operation of autonomous robots has revealed to be an extremely challenging problem, mainly because of the difficulties encountered when attempting to represent the many uncertainties which are always present in the real world. These uncertainties are primarily due to sensor imprecisions and unpredictability of the environment, i.e., lack of full knowledge of the environment characteristics and dynamics. Two basic principles, or philosophies, and their associated methodologies are proposed in an attempt to remedy some of these difficulties. The first principle is based on the concept of ``minimal model`` for accomplishing given tasks and proposes to utilize only the minimum level of information and precision necessary to accomplish elemental functions of complex tasks. This approach diverges completely from the direction taken by most artificial vision studies which conventionally call for crisp and detailed analysis of every available component in the perception data. The paper will first review the basic concepts of this approach and will discuss its pragmatic feasibility when embodied in a behaviorist framework. The second principle which is proposed deals with implicit representation of uncertainties using Fuzzy Set Theory-based approximations and approximate reasoning, rather than explicit (crisp) representation through calculation and conventional propagation techniques. A framework which merges these principles and approaches is presented, and its application to the problem of sensor-based outdoor navigation of a mobile robot is discussed. Results of navigation experiments with a real car in actual outdoor environments are also discussed to illustrate the feasibility of the overall concept.

Pin, F.G.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability of chlorination by-product occurrence in water of indoor and outdoor swimming pools  

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Swimming is one of the most popular aquatic activities. Just like natural water, public pool water may contain microbiological and chemical contaminants. The purpose of this study was to study the presence of chemical contaminants in swimming pools, in particular the presence of disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids (HAAs) and inorganic chloramines (CAMi). Fifty-four outdoor and indoor swimming pools were investigated over a period of one year (monthly or bi-weekly sampling, according to the type of pool) for the occurrence of DBPs. The results showed that DBP levels in swimming pools were greater than DBP levels found in drinking water, especially for HAAs. Measured concentrations of \\{THMs\\} (97.9 vs 63.7 ?g/L in average) and \\{HAAs\\} (807.6 vs 412.9 ?g/L in average) were higher in outdoor pools, whereas measured concentrations of \\{CAMi\\} (0.1 vs 0.8 mg/L in average) were higher in indoor pools. Moreover, outdoor pools with heated water contained more \\{DBPs\\} than unheated pools. Finally, there was significant variability in tTHM, HAA9 and \\{CAMi\\} levels in pools supplied by the same municipal drinking water network, suggesting that individual pool characteristics (number of swimmers) and management strategies play a major role in DBP formation.

Sabrina Simard; Robert Tardif; Manuel J. Rodriguez

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Ventilation Energy Demand by Using Air-to-Earth Heat Exchangers  

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Air-to-Earth heat exchangers (earth tubes) utilize the fact that the temperature in the ground is relatively constant during the year. By letting the air travel through an air-to-earth heat exchanger before re...

Hans Havtun; Caroline Törnqvist

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Procedures 24.01.01.X0.09 Outdoor Burning  

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during cold weather. 2.3 Domestic waste burning at a private residence when collection is not providedTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Procedures 24.01.01.X0.09 Outdoor Burning Approved: October 5 Review: August 27, 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Procedure 24.01.01.X0.09 Outdoor Burning

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research Procedures 24.01.01.A0.09 Outdoor Burning  

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during cold weather. 2.3 Domestic waste burning at a private residence when collection is not providedTexas A&M AgriLife Research Procedures 24.01.01.A0.09 Outdoor Burning Approved: October 5, 2000: August 27, 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Research Procedure 24.01.01.A0.09 Outdoor Burning Page 1 of 2

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Experimental evaluation of radiator control based on primary supply temperature for district heating substations  

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In this paper, we evaluate whether the primary supply temperature in district heating networks can be used to control radiator systems in buildings connected to district heating; with the purpose of increasing the ?T. The primary supply temperature in district heating systems can mostly be described as a function of outdoor temperature; similarly, the radiator supply temperature in houses, offices and industries can also be described as a function of outdoor temperature. To calibrate the radiator control system to produce an ideally optimal radiator supply temperature that produces a maximized ?T across the substation, the relationship between the primary supply temperature and outdoor temperature must be known. However, even if the relation is known there is always a deviation between the expected primary supply temperature and the actual temperature of the received distribution media. This deviation makes the radiator control system incapable of controlling the radiator supply temperature to a point that would generate a maximized ?T. Published simulation results show that it is possible and advantageous to utilize the primary supply temperature for radiator system control. In this paper, the simulation results are experimentally verified through implementation of the control method in a real district heating substation. The primary supply temperature is measured by the heat-meter and is shared with the radiator control system; thus no additional temperature sensors were needed to perform the experiments. However additional meters were installed for surveillance purposes. To maintain a stable indoor temperature at times when the primary supply and outdoor temperatures deviates from their assumed relation, the radiator system flow must be controlled by an additional control-loop. The results confirms that it is possible to control the radiator system based on the primary supply temperature while maintaining comfort; however, conclusions regarding improvements in ?T were hard to distinguish.

Jonas Gustafsson; Jerker Delsing; Jan van Deventer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Temperature and Humidity Control: A Unique Approach  

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as in Singapore. The results presented herein are from one of these sites, consisting of two adjacent unoccupied guest rooms in a hotel, each equipped with chilled- water fan coil units. The two, virtually identical adja- cent rooms were selected primarily... for comparing the operation and performance of the ITHC with that of a dry-bulb temperature controller (DBTC) under the exact same conditions (solar, outdoor temperature and humidity, internal loads, etc.). To obtain com- parative results, the fan coil unit...

Shah, D. J.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding motivations of potential partners to develop a public outdoor recreation center in an urban area  

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Abstract Participation in traditional outdoor activities has declined in recent decades, causing concern for agencies involved in managing areas where citizens can pursue these activities. With limited resources to address this complex challenge, collaboration among several stakeholders seems to provide a win–win solution. An outdoor center that offers activities such as fishing, hunting, trapping and canoeing is one collaborative option. The purpose of this study is to better understand the motivations of organizations to collaborate in the development and operation of an outdoor center in the U.S. state of Michigan. Expectancy theory and social exchange theory provided a unique approach to understanding potential partners? expectations regarding positive outcomes and costs of collaboration. Through semi-structured interviews with potential partners, researchers found that a prevalent expected benefit of collaboration is the presence of a venue near diverse, urban populations at which to conduct outdoor programming. In addition, patterns emerged in the anticipated benefits from (and contributions to) the partnership based on the types of organizations interviewed. Insights into organizations? motivations to collaborate, based on these two theoretical frameworks, will aid recreation providers in creating appropriate selection criteria for partners and strategies for engaging them in collaborative projects to enhance outdoor recreation participation. Management implications When planning a new recreation center, it is important to identify potential collaborating organizations, and to integrate and coordinate the expectations of those organizations as early as possible. In order to balance the varying interests, it is helpful for managers: • To categorize potential collaborators based on the nature of their relationship with the initiating organization (e.g., participant-focused, activity-focused, education-focused, manufacturers/retailers), as these classifications are typically characterized by different motivations and expectations; • To understand individual preferences and agendas of each of the respective future partners; • To emphasize the increasing efficiencies associated with cooperation; • To increase their awareness of both benefits and costs anticipated by the potential partners; and • To consider the various types of potential contributions, beyond financial support, that partners can provide. These may include: equipment, experts, participants and volunteers.

Christine Carmichael; Dan McCole

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Ventilation Energy Demands and Indoor Air Quality in High-Performance Homes  

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High-performance homes require that ventilation energy demands and indoor air quality (IAQ) be simultaneously optimized. We attempted to bridge these two areas by conducting tests in a research house located in Oak Ridge, TN, that was 20 months old, energy-efficient (i.e., expected to consume 50% less energy than a house built per the 2006 IRC), tightly-built (i.e., natural ventilation rate ~0.02 h-1), unoccupied, and unfurnished. We identified air pollutants of concern in the test home that could generally serve as indicators of IAQ, and conduced field experiments and computer simulations to determine the effectiveness and energy required by various techniques that lessened the concentration of these contaminants. Formaldehyde was selected as the main pollutant of concern among the contaminants that were sampled in the initial survey because it was the only compound that showed concentrations that were greater than the recommended exposure levels. Field data indicate that concentrations were higher during the summer primarily because emissions from sources rise with increases in temperature. Furthermore, supply ventilation and gas-phase filtration were effective means to reduce formaldehyde concentrations; however, exhaust ventilation had minimal influence on this pollutant. Results from simulations suggest that formaldehyde concentrations obtained while ventilating per ASHRAE 62.2-2010 could be decreased by about 20% from May through September through three strategies: 1) increasing ASHRAE supply ventilation by a factor of two, 2) reducing the thermostat setpoint from 76 to 74 F, or 3) running a gas-phase filtration system while decreasing supply ventilation per ASHRAE by half. In the mixed-humid climate of Oak Ridge, these strategies caused increases in electricity cost of ~$5 to ~$15/month depending on outdoor conditions.

Hun, Diana E [ORNL; Jackson, Mark C [University of Texas at Austin; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

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Constraining uncertainties about the sources and magnitude of ambient air exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): The state of Minnesota as a case study  

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Emissions data are often lacking or uncertain for many airborne contaminants. Chemicals, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), emitted from combustion sources, fall into this category. Currently available ambient-air emission inventories of PAHs either fail to account for population-based activities (such as residential wood combustion and motor vehicle activity) and/or report ''total PAH'' or particulate organic matter emissions instead of individual compounds. We measure the degree of overlap between predicted concentrations from estimated emissions with measured concentrations. Our analysis is, based on probabilistic analysis of measured outdoor air concentrations with those predicted from mass-balance models. Based on available information, we estimate the relative magnitude of emissions from four major sources of PAHs to outdoor air- (1) on-road motor vehicles, including light-duty gasoline vehicles and diesel-powered buses and medium and heavy duty trucks; (2) residential wood combustion; and (3) power generation from external combustion boilers. We use the CalTOX regional multimedia mass-balance model to evaluate our emissions estimates in rural and urban regions of the state of Minnesota, USA. We compare model estimates of outdoor PAH airborne concentrations with those reported by the Minnesota Children's Pesticide Exposure Study (MNCPES). With these measured concentrations we probabilistically evaluate our emissions and interpret the reliability of our emissions estimates for specific PAHs. The median estimates of our predicted outdoor air concentrations agree within an order of magnitude of measured concentrations. For four representative PAHs, we were able to obtain a reasonable degree of overlap between empirical and predicted distributions of outdoor air concentrations. Our combination of models, emissions estimates, and empirical concentration data estimate exposure in a manner that is more reliable than any of these tools alone. Thereby, we increase our confidence about our plausible ranges of emissions and predicted concentrations.

Lobscheid, Agnes B.; McKone, Thomas E.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Ambient Monitoring - Steubenville Comprehensive Air Monitoring  

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Steubenville Comprehensive Air Monitoring Project (SCAMP) Steubenville Comprehensive Air Monitoring Project (SCAMP) The National Ambient Air Quality Standards for airborne fine particles (PM2.5) are based on the mass of PM2.5 measured at outdoor monitoring stations; however, most people spend the majority of their time indoors. In order to fully understand the relationship between ambient PM2.5 and human health effects, it is important to define how ambient PM2.5 concentrations and compositions compare to those actually breathed by humans during normal daily activities. The objective of SCAMP is to measure the concentrations of PM2.5 and other potential air pollutants at ambient monitoring stations in and around Steubenville, OH, and relate them to the pollutant concentrations in air that is actually breathed by people living in the area. Steubenville was chosen by DOE for this study because of the ability to integrate its results with those of the UORVP, and also because Steubenville was one of the six cities where correlations between ambient PM2.5 mass and adverse health effects had been noted. These correlations had been cited by EPA as one of the primary justifications for its 1997 ambient PM2.5 standards. Complete characterization of the relationships between ambient PM2.5 and human exposure, including the chemical components of PM2.5 at various locations, will provide a comprehensive database for use in subsequent epidemiological studies, long-range transport studies, and State Implementation Program development. CONSOL Energy is the primary performer of SCAMP, and will provide the necessary coordination and data integration between the various components of the study.

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Mixed Layer Lateral Eddy Fluxes Mediated by Air-Sea Interaction  

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The modulation of air–sea heat fluxes by geostrophic eddies due to the stirring of temperature at the sea surface is discussed and quantified. It is argued that the damping of eddy temperature variance by such air–sea ...

Shuckburgh, Emily

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Tips for Running an Air Conditioner Without Breaking the Bank  

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With summer temperatures rising, air conditioners are working overtime, but it is possible to enjoy to cool comfort without breaking the bank.

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Air Leakage of Furnaces and Air Handlers  

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Air Leakage of Furnaces and Air Handlers Air Leakage of Furnaces and Air Handlers Title Air Leakage of Furnaces and Air Handlers Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-5553E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Walker, Iain S., Mile Lubliner, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, and William W. Delp Journal 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings The Climate for efficiency is now Date Published 08/2010 Abstract In recent years, great strides have been made in reducing air leakage in residential and to a lesser extent small commercial forced air duct systems. Several authorities have introduced low leakage limits for thermal distribution systems; for example, the State of California Energy Code for Buildings gives credit for systems that leak less than 6% of the total air flow at 25 Pa.

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Comparing Wind, Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity  

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the higher the amount of energy in the air. Temperature is measured using a thermometer with units in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. See http:www.teachervision.com...

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Metal-Air Batteries  

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Metal-air batteries have much higher specific energies than most currently available primary and rechargeable batteries. Recent advances in electrode materials and electrolytes, as well as new designs on metal-air batteries, have attracted intensive effort in recent years, especially in the development of lithium-air batteries. The general principle in metal-air batteries will be reviewed in this chapter. The materials, preparation methods, and performances of metal-air batteries will be discussed. Two main metal-air batteries, Zn-air and Li-air batteries will be discussed in detail. Other type of metal-air batteries will also be described.

Zhang, Jiguang; Bruce, Peter G.; Zhang, Gregory

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

E-Print Network 3.0 - air force geophysics Sample Search Results  

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(1,141) GEOCHEMISTRY & GEOPHYSICS (775... of sea surface temperature, sea ice, and night marine air temperature since the late nineteenth century Source: Jimenez, Jose-Luis -...

376

INFLUENCE OF DESIGN AND OPERATING CONDITIONS ON UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) SYSTEM PERFORMANCE  

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supply temperature setpoints, operation of blinds at peak conditions, impact of occupant control, andcontrols the AHU fan. In both UFAD and OH systems, supply air temperature (

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

E-Print Network 3.0 - active heat exchange Sample Search Results  

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typical of those sold before 1978, at 8C outdoor air temperature... .2, an additional 43% loss. Heat losses observed at the compressorheat exchangers, a necessary condition... COP...

378

Simultaneous Sampling of Indoor and Outdoor Airborne Radioactivity after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident  

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Simultaneous Sampling of Indoor and Outdoor Airborne Radioactivity after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident ... Large amts. of radioactive substances were released into the environment from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants in eastern Japan as a consequence of the great earthquake (M 9.0) and tsunami of 11 March 2011. ... Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Monitoring and Dose Estimation of Residents after Accident of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; Shiran Hall, Kyoto, Japan, Dec 14, 2012; http://www.rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/anzen_kiban/outcome/. ...

Tetsuo Ishikawa; Atsuyuki Sorimachi; Hideki Arae; Sarata Kumar Sahoo; Miroslaw Janik; Masahiro Hosoda; Shinji Tokonami

2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

379

Long-Term Characterization of Indoor and Outdoor Ultrafine Particles at a Commercial Building  

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Particle size distributions between 10 and 500 nm were measured both indoor and outdoor simultaneously using a wide-range particle spectrometer (WPS, model M-1000XP, MSP Inc.). ... This work was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant RD83107801, a Syracuse Center of Excellence CARTI project award, which is supported by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [award X-83232501-0], the Electric Power Research Institute under agreement W06325, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through contracts 8650 and 10604. ...

Yungang Wang; Philip K. Hopke; David C. Chalupa; Mark J. Utell

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

380

Air Pollution Control  

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Petroleum and chemical processes are responsible for many emissions both into the air. Most relevant emissions into the air are nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides ... compounds (VOC).The major cause of all air pollution

Alireza Bahadori

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hickam Air Force Base  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Hickam Air Force Base spans 2,850 acres in Honolulu, Hawaii. The military base is home to the 15th Airlift Wing, the Hawaii Air National Guard, and the Pacific Air Forces headquarters.

382

OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE  

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OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE ... Athletes GOING FOR GOLD worry about Beijing’s air ... Atmospheric chemists say the air quality during the Beijing Games literally rests on which direction the winds blow. ...

RACHEL PETKEWICH

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

383

Air Quality and Pollution  

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Air quality refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air, both in outside space and in enclosed ... other non?industrial working places, and residencies. Air pollution is the abnormal ...

Zoran Marmut

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

A Synthesis of Antarctic Temperatures  

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Monthly surface air temperatures from land surface stations, automatic weather stations, and ship/buoy observations from the high-latitude Southern Hemisphere are synthesized into gridded analyses at a resolution appropriate for applications ...

William L. Chapman; John E. Walsh

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Presented By: WALTER E. JOHNSTON, PE Presented By: WALTER E. JOHNSTON, PE CEM, CEA, CLEP, CDSM, CPE Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is to provide and maintain a comfortable environment within a building for the occupants or for the process being conducted Many HVAC systems were not designed with energy efficiency as one of the design factors 3 Air Air is the major conductor of heat. Lack of heat = air conditioning OR 4 Btu - Amount of heat required to raise one pound of water 1 F = 0.252 KgCal 1 Pound of Water = About 1 Pint of Water ~ 1 Large Glass 1 Kitchen Match Basics of Air Conditioning = 1 Btu 5 = 6 Low Cost Cooling Unit 7 8 Typical Design Conditions 75 degrees F temperature 50% relative humidity 30 - 50 FPM air movement

386

Primary zone air proportioner  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An air proportioner is provided for a liquid hydrocarbon fueled gas turbine of the type which is convertible to oil gas fuel and to coal gas fuel. The turbine includes a shell for enclosing the turbine, an air duct for venting air in said shell to a gasifier, and a fuel injector for injecting gasified fuel into the turbine. The air proportioner comprises a second air duct for venting air from the air duct for mixing with fuel from the gasifier. The air can be directly injected into the gas combustion basket along with the fuel from the injector or premixed with fuel from the gasifier prior to injection by the fuel injector.

Cleary, Edward N. G. (San Diego, CA)

1982-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

387

Building America Case Study: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space, Waldorf, Maryland (Fact Sheet)  

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This research project focused on evaluation of air transfer between the garage and living space in a single-family detached home constructed by a production homebuilder in compliance with the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The project gathered important information about the performance of whole-building ventilation systems and garage ventilation systems as they relate to minimizing flow of contaminated air from garage to living space. A series of 25 multi-point fan pressurization tests and additional zone pressure diagnostic testing characterized the garage and house air leakage, the garage-to-house air leakage, and garage and house pressure relationships to each other and to outdoors using automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques. While the relative characteristics of this house may not represent the entire population of new construction configurations and air tightness levels (house and garage) throughout the country, the technical approach was conservative and should reasonably extend the usefulness of the results to a large spectrum of house configurations from this set of parametric tests in this one house. Based on the results of this testing, the two-step garage-to-house air leakage test protocol described above is recommended where whole-house exhaust ventilation is employed. For houses employing whole-house supply ventilation (positive pressure) or balanced ventilation (same pressure effect as the Baseline condition), adherence to the EPA Indoor airPLUS house-to-garage air sealing requirements should be sufficient to expect little to no garage-to-house air transfer.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Thermal comfort and cold air distribution  

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Cold air distribution systems supply air at temperatures between 38 F and 51 F. Cold air distribution systems are increasingly attractive when used in conjunction with ice storage systems to shave peak load by shifting the demand to off-peak hours. They also require less operating and capital costs because they use smaller fans, ducts, piping, and pumps. However, an important issue in design and application of cold air systems is the effect on occupant comfort. There are several techniques and methodologies that practitioners use for evaluation of conventional air distribution systems. Among these is the Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI). It is widely used in the US and is referenced in the 1993 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals. However, this technique is based on empirical correlations obtained from tests conducted with conventional systems and it cannot be guaranteed that they will be equally applicable to cold air systems. This study was undertaken, therefore, to extend the existing techniques (especially the Air Diffusion Performance Index) to applications where cold air distribution systems are utilized. This work presents a critical review of the evolution of the ADPI technique and offers several recommendations for developing a firm foundation for future room air distribution research.

Hassani, V. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Miller, P.L. [Miller (Paul), Arvada, CO (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Air Conditioners  

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Window air conditioners are the dominant cooling product for residences, in terms of annual unit sales. They are inexpensive, portable and can be installed by the owner. For this reason, they are an attractive solution for supplemental cooling, for retrofitting air conditioning into a home which lacks ductwork, and for renters. Window air conditioners for sale in the United States are required to meet very modest minimum efficiency standards. Four window air conditioners' performance were tested in the Advanced HVAC Systems Laboratory on NREL's campus in Golden, CO. In order to separate and study the refrigerant system's performance, the unit's internal leakage pathways, the unit's fanforced ventilation, and the leakage around the unit resulting from installation in a window, a series of tests were devised that focused on each aspect of the unit's performance. These tests were designed to develop a detailed performance map to determine whole-house performance in different climates. Even though the test regimen deviated thoroughly from the industry-standard ratings test, the results permit simple calculation of an estimated rating for both capacity and efficiency that would result from a standard ratings test. Using this calculation method, it was found that the three new air conditioners' measured performance was consistent with their ratings. This method also permits calculation of equivalent SEER for the test articles. Performance datasets were developed across a broad range of indoor and outdoor operating conditions, and used them to generate performance maps.

Winkler, J.; Booten, C.; Christensen, D.; Tomerlin, J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Reactive Air Aluminization  

SciTech Connect

Ferritic stainless steels and other alloys are of great interest to SOFC developers for applications such as interconnects, cell frames, and balance of plant components. While these alloys offer significant advantages (e.g., low material and manufacturing cost, high thermal conductivity, and high temperature oxidation resistance), there are challenges which can hinder their utilization in SOFC systems; these challenges include Cr volatility and reactivity with glass seals. To overcome these challenges, protective coatings and surface treatments for the alloys are under development. In particular, aluminization of alloy surfaces offers the potential for mitigating both evaporation of Cr from the alloy surface and reaction of alloy constituents with glass seals. Commercial aluminization processes are available to SOFC developers, but they tend to be costly due to their use of exotic raw materials and/or processing conditions. As an alternative, PNNL has developed Reactive Air Aluminization (RAA), which offers a low-cost, simpler alternative to conventional aluminization methods.

Choi, Jung-Pyung; Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

391

Using the recreation opportunity spectrum to evaluate the temporal impacts of timber harvesting on outdoor recreation settings  

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Abstract Sustainable forest management certification is an important development in forestry. It requires the evaluation of forest management plans, including recreation outcomes, to assess their performance over time. This poses a challenge for jurisdictions that do not have reliable data about outdoor recreation participation. In the absence of such data, and in management environments constrained by limited resources, a pragmatic tool is needed to measure and forecast outdoor recreation settings and opportunities. We quantify the impact of forest management activities on recreation opportunities based on the use of an existing management tool, the recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS). We describe the development and testing of a new GIS-based approach to delineate ROS classes from potential timber harvesting activities, and identify potential impacts of forest harvesting activities on recreation settings. This application of a temporally dynamic, spatially explicit approach allows us to measure the diversity of recreation settings and to evaluate the impacts of timber harvesting on recreation opportunities. A comparison of two forest management scenarios suggests that, without a priori identification and protection of vulnerable ROS classes, primitive settings may be systematically lost over time. Management implications This paper presents a novel method for assessing the diversity of outdoor recreation settings in a commercial forest using a temporally dynamic application of the recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS). The advantages for management are the following:• The method enables the evaluation of different forest management scenarios and their effects on outdoor recreation for various defined planning horizons. • It enables managers to integrate outdoor recreation settings into planning at a very early stage. • It facilitates the integration of outdoor recreation into certification processes such as SFM. • The method is particularly useful in large areas of managed forests that lack quality data about outdoor recreation use and characteristics, but are committed to the maintenance of backcountry condition, because the approach is able to quantify and forecast outdoor recreation settings and associated opportunities. The addition of the temporal element achieves this and addresses one of the main criticisms of the ROS.

H.W. Harshaw; S.R.J. Sheppard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationships between forest management policies and outdoor recreation opportunities supplied on private forest lands in East Texas  

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RKLAT10NSHIPS BET( EEN FOyugST K'. NAGENENT POLICIES AND OUTDOOR P"CREATION OPPORTUNITIES SUPPLIED ON PRIVATE FOREST IJNDS IN EAST TEXAS A Thcsi. s RENNETIi NAFNE PRESTR13GE Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&N Un i ve rs ity... in partial fulfillment of the require sents for the degree of BASTER OF SCIENCF, Nay 1968 Najor Subject: Range Sc! ence (Recreation and Parks) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FOREST MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND OUTDOOR RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES SUPPLIED ON PRIVATE...

Prestridge, Kenneth Wayne

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Direct Analysis of JV-Curves Applied to an Outdoor-Degrading CdTe Module (Presentation)  

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We present the application of a phenomenological four parameter equation to fit and analyze regularly measured current density-voltage JV curves of a CdTe module during 2.5 years of outdoor operation. The parameters are physically meaningful, i.e. the short circuit current density Jsc, open circuit voltage Voc and differential resistances Rsc, and Roc. For the chosen module, the fill factor FF degradation overweighs the degradation of Jsc and Voc. Interestingly, with outdoor exposure, not only the conductance at short circuit, Gsc, increases but also the Gsc(Jsc)-dependence. This is well explained with an increase in voltage dependent charge carrier collection in CdTe.

Jordan, D; Kurtz, S.; Ulbrich, C.; Gerber, A.; Rau, U.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Air Pollution Spring 2010  

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and control. 6. Examine regional and global air pollution issues. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 and (MATH 261 or MATHATS 555 Air Pollution Spring 2010 T Th 11:00 ­ 12:15, NESB 101 Instructor: Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis an understanding of types and sources of air pollution. 2. Examine concentrations of air pollutants

395

Making Compressed Air System Decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Today, modern, high quality manufacturing facilities require a more scientific approach. Many manufacturing processes require strict controls over compressed air pressure, temperature and purity levels. Competitive pressures also force manufacturers...-lubricated cylinder designs. Reciprocating compressor designs remained the standard for industry until the mid 1970s. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, material and manufacturing advances led to the development of 219 Ingersoll-Rand Co. Davidson, N...

Porri, R. E.

396

Lai, D., Guo, D., Hou, Y., Lin, C., and Chen, Q. 2014. "Studies of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Northern China," Building and Environment, 77, 110-118  

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. In addition, revitalizing outdoor spaces will lead to energy saving inside buildings. As people spend more in Northern China," Building and Environment, 77, 110-118 Studies of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Northern China comfort, while the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) overestimated it. The neutral Physiological Equivalent

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

397

Piazza del Marchese Paolo: An architectural and soundscape design to redevelop an outdoor public space  

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This paper will report about a design procedure regarding the redevelopment of an open square located in the historical center of Città di Castello Italy. The square has five entrances and it is surrounded by old buildings. The Public Library of the town is also located at this place. Currently the square is used as a parking lot. The goal of the design is to redevelop this square matching the given context. For the design procedure first the visual and acoustical status of the place will be described. Second binaural recordings will be carried out to measure the acoustical climate and third soundwalks will be conducted to help to detect the soundmarks of the area. Moreover the idea is to transform the space in a pedestrian area and to consider the square as an acoustical “outdoor floor” for the library. The design process will be focused on the preservation of the genuine Soundscape.

Achille Sberna; Francesco Asdrubali; Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Hybrid Indoor and Outdoor Tracking for Mobile 3D Mixed Reality Wayne Piekarski, Ben Avery, Bruce H. Thomas, Pierre Malbezin  

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Hybrid Indoor and Outdoor Tracking for Mobile 3D Mixed Reality Wayne Piekarski, Ben Avery, Bruce H@tinmith.net, bruce.thomas@unisa.edu.au, pierre@tinmith.net Abstract This paper describes a new hybrid tracking system, in most cases an arrow navigation cue and a hand held World-in-Miniature model are used to provide

Thomas, Bruce

399

A Mechanically Stable, Low Profile, Omni-Directional Solar-Cell Integrated Antenna for Outdoor Wireless Sensor Nodes  

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A Mechanically Stable, Low Profile, Omni-Directional Solar-Cell Integrated Antenna for Outdoor nodes have been integrated with solar cells to increase the robustness of the network [2]. To boost under the solar cell circuitry. Several solar antenna integration methods have been published

Tentzeris, Manos

400

Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2: Experimental validation using  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 Received in revised form 9 July 2013 Accepted 23 July 2013 Keywords: Meso-NH Transmission Line Matrix model-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its develop- ment has also been promoted

Ribes, Aurélien

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Mapping cultural ecosystem services: A framework to assess the potential for outdoor recreation across the EU  

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Abstract Research on ecosystem services mapping and valuing has increased significantly in recent years. However, compared to provisioning and regulating services, cultural ecosystem services have not yet been fully integrated into operational frameworks. One reason for this is that transdisciplinarity is required to address the issue, since by definition cultural services (encompassing physical, intellectual, spiritual interactions with biota) need to be analysed from multiple perspectives (i.e. ecological, social, behavioural). A second reason is the lack of data for large-scale assessments, as detailed surveys are a main source of information. Among cultural ecosystem services, assessment of outdoor recreation can be based on a large pool of literature developed mostly in social and medical science, and landscape and ecology studies. This paper presents a methodology to include recreation in the conceptual framework for EU wide ecosystem assessments (Maes et al., 2013), which couples existing approaches for recreation management at country level with behavioural data derived from surveys and population distribution data. The proposed framework is based on three components: the ecosystem function (recreation potential), the adaptation of the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum framework to characterise the ecosystem service and the distribution of potential demand in the EU. Results show that 38% of the EU is characterised by a high outdoor recreation potential, which is easily accessible, and that such areas can host about 35.4% of potential demand for close-to-home trips (recreation potential as an ecosystem service to EU citizens, to describe through country profiles differences in ecosystem service provision at regional level, and can be used as an input to land use planning processes.

Maria Luisa Paracchini; Grazia Zulian; Leena Kopperoinen; Joachim Maes; Jan Philipp Schägner; Mette Termansen; Marianne Zandersen; Marta Perez-Soba; Paul A. Scholefield; Giovanni Bidoglio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

High Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning  

SciTech Connect

This project determined the performance of a new high efficiency refrigerant, Ikon B, in a residential air conditioner designed to use R-22. The refrigerant R-22, used in residential and small commercial air conditioners, is being phased out of production in developed countries beginning this year because of concerns regarding its ozone depletion potential. Although a replacement refrigerant, R-410A, is available, it operates at much higher pressure than R-22 and requires new equipment. R-22 air conditioners will continue to be in use for many years to come. Air conditioning is a large part of expensive summer peak power use in many parts of the U.S. Previous testing and computer simulations of Ikon B indicated that it would have 20 - 25% higher coefficient of performance (COP, the amount of cooling obtained per energy used) than R-22 in an air-cooled air conditioner. In this project, a typical new R-22 residential air conditioner was obtained, installed in a large environmental chamber, instrumented, and run both with its original charge of R-22 and then with Ikon B. In the environmental chamber, controlled temperature and humidity could be maintained to obtain repeatable and comparable energy use results. Tests with Ikon B included runs with and without a power controller, and an extended run for several months with subsequent analyses to check compatibility of Ikon B with the air conditioner materials and lubricant. Baseline energy use of the air conditioner with its original R-22 charge was measured at 90 deg F and 100 deg F. After changeover to Ikon B and a larger expansion orifice, energy use was measured at 90 deg F and 100 deg F. Ikon B proved to have about 19% higher COP at 90 deg F and about 26% higher COP at 100 deg F versus R-22. Ikon B had about 20% lower cooling capacity at 90 deg F and about 17% lower cooling capacity at 100 deg F versus R-22 in this system. All results over multiple runs were within 1% relative standard deviation (RSD). All of these values agree well with previous results and computer simulations of Ikon B performance versus R-22. The lower cooling capacity of Ikon B is not a concern unless a particular air conditioner is near its maximum cooling capacity in application. Typically, oversized A/C systems are installed by contractors to cover contingencies. In the extended run with Ikon B, which lasted about 4.5 months at 100 deg F ambient temperature and 68% compressor on time, the air conditioner performed well with no significant loss of energy efficiency. Post-run analysis of the refrigerant, compressor lubricant oil, compressor, compressor outlet tubing, and the filter/dryer showed minor effects but nothing that was considered significant. The project was very successful. All objectives were achieved, and the performance of Ikon B indicates that it can easily be retrofitted into R-22 air conditioners to give 15 - 20% energy savings and a 1 - 3 year payback of retrofit costs depending on location and use. Ikon B has the potential to be a successful commercial product.

Edward McCullough; Patrick Dhooge; Jonathan Nimitz

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

403

Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet)  

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This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. A separate measure guideline addresses combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage that use outdoor air for combustion. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

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2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Computer simulations and experimental measurements of air distributions in buildings: past, present, and future  

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1 Computer simulations and experimental measurements of air distributions in buildings: past, sustainable, and safe building, it is important to know the distributions of air velocity, air temperature, and liquid droplet contaminants. (hereafter referred as air distribution) in the building. Due to rapid

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

405

Environmental continuous air monitor inlet with combined preseparator and virtual impactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inlet for an environmental air monitor is described wherein a pre-separator interfaces with ambient environment air and removes debris and insects commonly associated with high wind outdoors and a deflector plate in communication with incoming air from the pre-separator stage, that directs the air radially and downward uniformly into a plurality of accelerator jets located in a manifold of a virtual impactor, the manifold being cylindrical and having a top, a base, and a wall, with the plurality of accelerator jets being located in the top of the manifold and receiving the directed air and accelerating directed air, thereby creating jets of air penetrating into the manifold, where a major flow is deflected to the walls of the manifold and extracted through ports in the walls. A plurality of receiver nozzles are located in the base of the manifold coaxial with the accelerator jets, and a plurality of matching flow restrictor elements are located in the plurality of receiver nozzles for balancing and equalizing the total minor flow among all the plurality of receiver nozzles, through which a lower, fractional flow extracts large particle constituents of the air for collection on a sample filter after passing through the plurality of receiver nozzles and the plurality of matching flow restrictor elements.

Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM)

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of Indoor Plants for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air in a Seven-Story Office Building  

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The Paharpur Business Centre and Software Technology Incubator Park (PBC) is a 7 story, 50,400 ft{sup 2} office building located near Nehru Place in New Delhi India. The occupancy of the building at full normal operations is about 500 people. The building management philosophy embodies innovation in energy efficiency while providing full service and a comfortable, safe, healthy environment to the occupants. Provision of excellent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an expressed goal of the facility, and the management has gone to great lengths to achieve it. This is particularly challenging in New Delhi, where ambient urban pollution levels rank among the worst on the planet. The approach to provide good IAQ in the building includes a range of technical elements: air washing and filtration of ventilation intake air from rooftop air handler, the use of an enclosed rooftop greenhouse with a high density of potted plants as a bio-filtration system, dedicated secondary HVAC/air handling units on each floor with re-circulating high efficiency filtration and UVC treatment of the heat exchanger coils, additional potted plants for bio-filtration on each floor, and a final exhaust via the restrooms located at each floor. The conditioned building exhaust air is passed through an energy recovery wheel and chemisorbent cartridge, transferring some heat to the incoming air to increase the HVAC energy efficiency. The management uses 'green' cleaning products exclusively in the building. Flooring is a combination of stone, tile and 'zero VOC' carpeting. Wood trim and finish appears to be primarily of solid sawn materials, with very little evidence of composite wood products. Furniture is likewise in large proportion constructed from solid wood materials. The overall impression is that of a very clean and well-kept facility. Surfaces are polished to a high sheen, probably with wax products. There was an odor of urinal cake in the restrooms. Smoking is not allowed in the building. The plants used in the rooftop greenhouse and on the floors were made up of a number of species selected for the following functions: daytime metabolic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) absorption, nighttime metabolic CO{sub 2} absorption, and volatile organic compound (VOC) and inorganic gas absorption/removal for air cleaning. The building contains a reported 910 indoor plants. Daytime metabolic species reported by the PBC include Areca Palm, Oxycardium, Rubber Plant, and Ficus alii totaling 188 plants (21%). The single nighttime metabolic species is the Sansevieria with a total of 28 plants (3%). The 'air cleaning' plant species reported by the PBC include the Money Plant, Aglaonema, Dracaena Warneckii, Bamboo Palm, and Raphis Palm with a total of 694 plants (76%). The plants in the greenhouse (Areca Palm, Rubber Plant, Ficus alii, Bamboo Palm, and Raphis Palm) numbering 161 (18%) of those in the building are grown hydroponically, with the room air blown by fan across the plant root zones. The plants on the building floors are grown in pots and are located on floors 1-6. We conducted a one-day monitoring session in the PBC on January 1, 2010. The date of the study was based on availability of the measurement equipment that the researchers had shipped from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the U.S.A. The study date was not optimal because a large proportion of the regular building occupants were not present being New Year's Day. An estimated 40 people were present in the building all day during January 1. This being said, the building systems were in normal operations, including the air handlers and other HVAC components. The study was focused primarily on measurements in the Greenhouse and 3rd and 5th floor environments as well as rooftop outdoors. Measurements included a set of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and aldehydes, with a more limited set of observations of indoor and outdoor particulate and carbon dioxide concentrations. Continuous measurements of Temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) were made selected indoor and outdoor locations.

Apte, Michael G.; Apte, Joshua S.

2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

Healthy Air Act (Maryland)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Maryland Healthy Air Act was developed with the purpose of bringing Maryland into attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and fine particulate matter by the...

408

Air and Water Pollution  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Air Pollution.... Many pollutants enter our bodies through the air we breathe at 13,000 l/day ... to quantitatively understand the basic environmental physics of pollution. This chapter covers the foll...

David Hafemeister

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Aesculap, Inc. Air Products  

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Aesculap, Inc. Air Products Air Products Foundation Alaric Compliance Services, LLC Alvin H. Butz & Herger, Inc. Sodexo Campus Services Sodexo Inc. and Affiliates Stupp Bros., Inc. Sugarbush Products, Inc

Napier, Terrence

410

Minimize Compressed Air Leaks  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This tip sheet outlines a strategy for compressed air leak detection and provides a formula for cost savings calculations.

411

Air Products effective way  

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Demirel, Melik C.

412

AIRNET Data from Los Alamos National Laboratory: Air Concentration Data by Site and Isotope/Element  

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Ambient monitoring is the systematic, long-term assessment of pollutant levels by measuring the quantity and types of certain pollutants in the surrounding, outdoor air. The purpose of AIRNET, LANL's ambient air monitoring network, is to monitor locations where people live or work. The community of Los Alamos is downwind from LANL, so there are many monitoring stations in and around the town. AIRNET stations monitor 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Particulates are collected on a filter and analyzed every two weeks for identification of analytes and assessment of the potential impact on the public. Emissions measurement is the process of monitoring materials vented from buildings. Air samples are taken from building exhaust units, called stacks, and are then analyzed for particulate matter, tritium, and radioactive gases and vapors. A computer model uses the emission data to determine the dispersion. Stack monitoring is also used to measure emissions that cannot be measured by AIRNET stations.

413

Advanced Strategy Guideline: Air Distribution Basics and Duct Design  

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This report discusses considerations for designing an air distribution system for an energy efficient house that requires less air volume to condition the space. Considering the HVAC system early in the design process will allow adequate space for equipment and ductwork and can result in cost savings. Principles discussed that will maximize occupant comfort include delivery of the proper amount of conditioned air for appropriate temperature mixing and uniformity without drafts, minimization of system noise, the impacts of pressure loss, efficient return air duct design, and supply air outlet placement, as well as duct layout, materials, and sizing.

Burdick, A.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Wavelet-based multi-resolution analysis and artificial neural networks for forecasting temperature and thermal power consumption  

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the functioning of a multi-energy district boiler (La Rochelle, west coast of France), adding to the plant. Substituting the prediction task of an original time series of high variability by the estimation of its, outdoor temperature, thermal power consumption, hot water distribution network, district boiler. 1

Boyer, Edmond

415

The Health Effects of Exercising in Air Pollution  

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The health benefits of exercise are well known. Many of the most accessible forms of exercise, such as walking, cycling, and running often occur outdoors. This means that exercising outdoors may increase exposure...

Luisa V. Giles; Michael S. Koehle

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Determining the Right Air Quality for Your Compressed Air System  

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This tip sheet outlines the main factors for determining the right air quality for compressed air systems.

417

Analysis of efficiency of control of operation conditions of air gas cooling devices at compressor stations  

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Based on calculations of energy consumption by air gas cooling devices, an analysis has been made of the efficiency of the methods of control of temperature conditions of the transported gas. Two types of air ...

A. V. Krupnikov; A. D. Vanyashov; I. A. Yanvarev

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Performance Analysis of Dual-Fan, Dual-Duct Constant Volume Air-Handling Units  

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,d) or the mixed air temperature (Tm,c). The value of the air leaving cooling coil (Tc,o) is the smaller of either the cold deck set point or the mixed air temperature (Tm,c). The value of the air leaving heating coil (Th,o) is the larger of either the hot deck...,d) or the mixed air temperature (Tm,c). The value of the air leaving cooling coil (Tc,o) is the smaller of either the cold deck set point or the mixed air temperature (Tm,c). The value of the air leaving heating coil (Th,o) is the larger of either the hot deck...

Joo, I. S.; Liu, M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric temperature  

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temperature temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric temperature The temperature indicated by a thermometer exposed to the air in a place sheltered from direct solar radiation. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AERI : Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

420

ARM - Measurement - Virtual temperature  

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govMeasurementsVirtual temperature govMeasurementsVirtual temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Virtual temperature The virtual temperature Tv = T(1 + rv/{epsilon}), where rv is the mixing ratio, and {epsilon} is the ratio of the gas constants of air and water vapor ( 0.622). Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler RWP : Radar Wind Profiler

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421

Effect of outside air ventilation rate on VOC concentrations and emissions  

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Effect of outside air ventilation rate on VOC concentrations and emissions Effect of outside air ventilation rate on VOC concentrations and emissions in a call center Title Effect of outside air ventilation rate on VOC concentrations and emissions in a call center Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2002 Authors Hodgson, Alfred T., David Faulkner, Douglas P. Sullivan, Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Marion L. Russell, and William J. Fisk Conference Name Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA Volume 2 Pagination 168-173 Publisher Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, CA Abstract A study of the relationship between outside air ventilation rate and concentrations of VOCs generated indoors was conducted in a call center. Ventilation rates were manipulated in the building's four air handling units (AHUs). Concentrations of VOCs in the AHU returns were measured on 7 days during a 13- week period. Indoor minus outdoor concentrations and emission factors were calculated. The emission factor data was subjected to principal component analysis to identify groups of co-varying compounds based on source type. One vector represented emissions of solvents from cleaning products. Another vector identified occupant sources. Direct relationships between ventilation rate and concentrations were not observed for most of the abundant VOCs. This result emphasizes the importance of source control measures for limiting VOC concentrations in buildings

422

Cast Stone Oxidation Front Evaluation: Preliminary Results For Samples Exposed To Moist Air  

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The rate of oxidation is important to the long-term performance of reducing salt waste forms because the solubility of some contaminants, e.g., technetium, is a function of oxidation state. TcO{sub 4}{sup ?} in the salt solution is reduced to Tc(IV) and has been shown to react with ingredients in the waste form to precipitate low solubility sulfide and/or oxide phases. Upon exposure to oxygen, the compounds containing Tc(IV) oxidize to the pertechnetate ion, Tc(VII)O{sub 4}{sup ?}, which is very soluble. Consequently the rate of technetium oxidation front advancement into a monolith and the technetium leaching profile as a function of depth from an exposed surface are important to waste form performance and ground water concentration predictions. An approach for measuring contaminant oxidation rate (effective contaminant specific oxidation rate) based on leaching of select contaminants of concern is described in this report. In addition, the relationship between reduction capacity and contaminant oxidation is addressed. Chromate (Cr(VI) was used as a non-radioactive surrogate for pertechnetate, Tc(VII), in Cast Stone samples prepared with 5 M Simulant. Cast Stone spiked with pertechnetate was also prepared and tested. Depth discrete subsamples spiked with Cr were cut from Cast Stone exposed to Savannah River Site (SRS) outdoor ambient temperature fluctuations and moist air. Depth discrete subsamples spiked with Tc-99 were cut from Cast Stone exposed to laboratory ambient temperature fluctuations and moist air. Similar conditions are expected to be encountered in the Cast Stone curing container. The leachability of Cr and Tc-99 and the reduction capacities, measured by the Angus-Glasser method, were determined for each subsample as a function of depth from the exposed surface. The results obtained to date were focused on continued method development and are preliminary and apply to the sample composition and curing / exposure conditions described in this report. The Cr oxidation front (depth to which soluble Cr was detected) for the Cast Stone sample exposed for 68 days to ambient outdoor temperatures and humid air (total age of sample was 131 days) was determined to be about 35 mm below the top sample surface exposed. The Tc oxidation front, depth at which Tc was insoluble, was not determined. Interpretation of the results indicates that the oxidation front is at least 38 mm below the exposed surface. The sample used for this measurement was exposed to ambient laboratory conditions and humid air for 50 days. The total age of the sample was 98 days. Technetium appears to be more easily oxidized than Cr in the Cast Stone matrix. The oxidized forms of Tc and Cr are soluble and therefore leachable. Longer exposure times are required for both the Cr and Tc spiked samples to better interpret the rate of oxidation. Tc spiked subsamples need to be taken further from the exposed surface to better define and interpret the leachable Tc profile. Finally Tc(VII) reduction to Tc(IV) appears to occur relatively fast. Results demonstrated that about 95 percent of the Tc(VII) was reduced to Tc(IV) during the setting and very early stage setting for a Cast Stone sample cured 10 days. Additional testing at longer curing times is required to determine whether additional time is required to reduce 100 % of the Tc(VII) in Cast Stone or whether the Tc loading exceeded the ability of the waste form to reduce 100 % of the Tc(VII). Additional testing is required for samples cured for longer times. Depth discrete subsampling in a nitrogen glove box is also required to determine whether the 5 percent Tc extracted from the subsamples was the result of the sampling process which took place in air. Reduction capacity measurements (per the Angus-Glasser method) performed on depth discrete samples could not be correlated with the amount of chromium or technetium leached from the depth discrete subsamples or with the oxidation front inferred from soluble chromium and technetium (i.e., effective Cr and Tc oxidation fronts). Residual reduction capacity

Langton, C. A.; Almond, P. M.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

423

Research on Fuzzy Regulation Strategies in the Constant Air Volume Air Conditioning System  

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Yifeng Wu Honglin Wang Doctoral Candidate Associate Professor Master Master Master Master School of Municipal & Environmental Eng, Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin P.R. China, 150090 hitbai@163.com Abstract: The energy consumption... region and the same operating strategy was adopted[1]. Wang Li analyzed the temperature control principles to achieve economical operation in CAV system, and presented improved control strategy to integrate fresh air control with indoor air...

Bai, T.; Zhang, J.; Ning, N.; Tong, K.; Wu, Y.; Wang, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Empirical modeling of summer lake surface temperatures in ...  

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The model approximates the slow integrated response of water temperature to meteorological forcing by applying an exponential smoothing filter to air ...

425

Exploring Total Power Saving from High Temperature of Server Operations  

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Air Temperature Total system power (%) Cooling power (%)Total system power (%) Cooling power (%) JunctionTo simulate the cooling power consumption at different

Lai, Liangzhen; Chang, Chia-Hao; Gupta, Puneet

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Dynamic-Load Compensation Method and Simulation of the Heat-Supply Control System  

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Air temperature compensators were used currently to change the set value of the return-water temperature in heat-supply control systems according to outdoor temperature. However, the great inertia effect makes it...

Yanling Zhang; Yongming Song

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

New Method Gives Precise Control in Air Conditioning  

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The Niagara "Controlled Humidity Method" is a new system of air conditioning giving complete control of temperature and relative humidity, holding constant conditions or varying them at the will of the user. ... A condition of 15 grains o f moisture per pound of air at 85 dcg. ...

1950-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

428

New Method Gives Precise Control in Air Conditioning  

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•The Niagara "Controlled Humidity Method" is a new system of air conditioning giving complete control of temperature and relative humidity, holding constant conditions or varying them at the will of the user. ... A condition of 15 grains of moisture per pound of air at 85 deg. ...

1950-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

429

Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Environmental Quality regulates air quality in Louisiana. The Department has an established a fee system for funding the monitoring, investigation and other activities required...

430

Air-Quality Regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n...Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

Jan W. Gooch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Air-quality regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n....Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: AIRS retrievals of  

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AIRS retrievals of atmospheric profiles of temperature and humidity - AIRS retrievals of atmospheric profiles of temperature and humidity - comparisons with radiosondes and ship-based remote sensing during AEROSE Minnett, Peter University of Miami Szczodrak, Malgorzata University of Miami Feltz, Wayne University of Wisconsin Nalli, Nicholas NOAA/NESDIS The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has determined that significantly improving weather forecasting would require global temperature and moisture soundings with at least the accuracy of the current radiosondes. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on board of the NASA EOS Aqua satellite, launched in 2002, is designed to provide high-accuracy atmospheric profiles of temperature and humidity. The validation of the AIRS atmospheric profile retrieval scheme is a continuing

433

Reducing Air-Conditioning System Energy Using a PMV Index  

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ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Maximize Comfort: Temperature, Humidity and IAQ Vol.I-4-1 Reducing Air-Conditioning System Energy Using a PMV Index Hui Li Qingfan Zhang Associate professor...

Li, H.; Zhang, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Nuclear tanker producing liquid fuels from air and water  

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Emerging technologies in CO? air capture, high temperature electrolysis, microchannel catalytic conversion, and Generation IV reactor plant systems have the potential to create a shipboard liquid fuel production system ...

Galle-Bishop, John Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Studies of C2H6/ air and C3H8/ air Plasma assisted combustion kinetics in a nanosecond discharge  

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Studies of C2H6/ air and C3H8/ air Plasma assisted combustion kinetics in a nanosecond discharge Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ The paper presents the studies of ethane and propane/air plasma assisted combustion at a pressure of 60 torr and temperature 300K. O atoms in the plasma have been

Ju, Yiguang

436

Trends in wetting behavior for Ag–CuO braze alloys on Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O(3??) at elevated temperatures in air  

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Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O(3-?? (BSCF) is a potential oxygen separation membrane material for advanced coal based power plants. For this application, BSCF must be joined to a metal. In the current study, Ag-CuO, a reactive air brazing (RAB) alloy was evaluated for brazing BSCF. In-situ contact angle tests were performed on BSCF using Ag-CuO binary mixtures at 950 and 1000°C and the interfacial microstructures were evaluated. Wetting contact angles (?<90°) were obtained at short times at 950°C and the contact angles remained constant at 1000°C for 1, 2 and 8 mol% CuO contents. Microstructural analysis revealed the dissolution of copper oxide into the BSCF matrix to form copper-cobalt-oxygen rich dissolution products along the BSCF grain boundary. The formation of a thick interfacial reaction product layer and ridging at the sessile drop triple point indicate that the reaction kinetics are very rapid and that it will require careful process control to obtain the desired thin but continuous interfacial product layer.

Joshi, Vineet V.; Meier, Alan; Darsell, Jens T.; Weil, K. Scott; Bowden, Mark E.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Maintaining body temperature  

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Maintaining body temperature Maintaining body temperature Name: Jeff Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: What keeps the human body at a constant temperature of 98.6? Replies: Maintaining body temperature is very complex. It also takes a lot of energy. About 80% of the energy from the food you eat goes to maintaining body temperature. Basically, the chemical reactions of metabolism of stored food, especially fats, generate heat as a by product. This heat warms the body. The brain reads temperature and controls to some extent the rate of this metabolism. There are also many other mechanisms triggered by the brain to keep the core of your body warm, even if the periphery (skin) is cold. Blood vessels to the fingers and toes constrict, so that the cold air doesn't cool the blood too much, so that cooled blood doesn't cool down the heart and brain when it returns. In severe cases, your body will sacrifice a finger or a toe to keep you from dying of cold core temperature (frostbite: it saves your life!). Also the brain can order a lot of muscles to contract rapidly. This generates a lot of heat quickly, a response called shivering. There's much more to this exciting field of research.

438

Relationship between Warm Air Mass Transport into the Upper Polar Atmosphere and Cold Air Outbreaks in Winter  

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This study investigates dominant patterns of daily surface air temperature anomalies in winter (November to February) and their relationship with the meridional mass circulation variability using the daily ECMWF Interim reanalysis in 1979–2011. ...

Yueyue Yu; Ming Cai; Rongcai Ren; Huug M. van den Dool

439

Transpiration: Its Effects on Plant Leaf Temperature  

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...Engineering, Purdue University Department of Horticulture, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana...which is equivalent to normal indoor lighting. Since the air temperature was held...University A. C. LEOPOLD Department of Horticulture, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana...

G. D. Cook; J. R. Dixon; A. C. Leopold

1964-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

E-Print Network 3.0 - air intake shaft Sample Search Results  

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elevator shaft pressurization for smoke control Summary: a net positive. In physical terms, air is being entrained into the shaft on lower floors and forced out... temperature...

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441

International MODIS and AIRS processing package: AIRS products and applications  

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International MODIS and AIRS processing package: AIRS products and applications Elisabeth Weisz presented and discussed in this paper demonstrate that the IMAPP AIRS retrieval product is rigorously parameters from the operational AIRS L2 product and data from other instruments. Keywords: AIRS, IMAPP

Li, Jun

442

Clean air act and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)  

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Clean air act and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Ozone: Sources/Environmental Effects Particulates (PM): Sources/Environmental Effects #12;National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants considered

Weber, Rodney

443

Compressed Air System Optimization  

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Several years ago I went to a gas station and noticed that my car's tires were low on air. I saw the gas station had an air compressor, but it cost a quarter to use the compressor. I paid my quarter and used the compressor. I realized...

Aegerter, R.

444

Recirculating electric air filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electric air filter cartridge has a cylindrical inner high voltage electrode, a layer of filter material, and an outer ground electrode formed of a plurality of segments moveably connected together. The outer electrode can be easily opened to remove or insert filter material. Air flows through the two electrodes and the filter material and is exhausted from the center of the inner electrode.

Bergman, W.

1985-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

445

Portable oven air circulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A portable air circulating apparatus for use in cooking ovens which is used to create air currents in the oven which transfer heat to cooking foodstuffs to promote more rapid and more uniform cooking or baking, the apparatus including a motor, fan blade and housing of metallic materials selected from a class of heat resistant materials.

Jorgensen, Jorgen A. (Bloomington, MN); Nygren, Donald W. (Minneapolis, MN)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

A Furnace Temperature Regulator  

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Synopsis.—By making the heating coil of an electric furnace one arm of a wheatstone bridge, and combining this with a galvanometer regulator, thus keeping constant the resistance of the coil, we can, regardless of variations in the current supply, and with no attention, maintain constant the temperature of furnaces not too directly influenced by the temperature of the room, or where the surrounding air is kept constant. The power available in this regulator is relatively very great indeed; nothing has to be inserted within the furnace cavity, and the lag is practically nothing; the regulator is often almost at its best under conditions most unfavorable to other regulators. It has held a small furnace constant to 0.1° for hours at temperatures from 500° to 1400°.

Walter P. White and Leason H. Adams.

1919-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Meeting the Air Leakage  

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Meeting the Air Leakage Meeting the Air Leakage Requirements of the 2012 IECC The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the enormous potential that exists for improving the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of homes. The newest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code ® (IECC) (2012) sets the bar higher for energy efficiency, and new air sealing requirements are one of the key new provisions. This guide is a resource for understanding the new air leakage requirements in the 2012 IECC and suggestions on how these new measures can be met. It also provides information from Building America's Air Sealing Guide, Best Practices and case studies on homes that are currently meeting the provisions. The 2012 IECC and a few International Residential Code (IRC) requirements are referenced throughout the guide.

448

DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

449

Air transducers with high acoustic impedance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

High?Z air transducers evolved from several industrial transducers. These predecessors include (a) acoustic emission and angle?beam NDT contact transducers; (b) flowmeter transducers for high?pressure methane hot refinery gases and corrosive flare gases; and (c) transducer arrays for monitoring hot corrosive gases flowing at Mach 0.1 in smokestacks of ?3–13 m. This peculiar ancestry accounts for their unusual high?acoustic?impedance construction. By not employing low?Z air?backed radiating membranes transducer bandwidth response time and sensitivity are sacrificed. The solid robust construction however offers some compensating features: tolerance to wide ranges in pressure and temperature including rapid rates of change (thermal shock depressurization); corrosion resistance; operable with standard lab equipment without bias voltage; mounting options where the transducer forms part of the pressure boundary or where it is outside the pressure boundary. Clamp?on air flow applications at one bar include small wind tunnels and plastic pipes. Acoustically isolated pairs measure secondary flow components (crossflow circulation) in a plane perpendicular to the pipe axis. Flow applications include gases such as air mild steam (pending) or other hot pressurized or corrosive fluids. Air?coupled measurements of transmission characteristics of wood or other low?density solids and air?ranging are readily demonstrated with the low?Z transducers.

Lawrence C. Lynnworth

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Temperature maintained battery system  

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A chassis contains a battery charger connected to a multi-cell battery. The charger receives direct current from an external direct current power source and has means to automatically selectively charge the battery in accordance with a preselected charging program relating to temperature adjusted state of discharge of the battery. A heater device is positioned within the chassis which includes heater elements and a thermal switch which activates the heater elements to maintain the battery above a certain predetermined temperature in accordance with preselected temperature conditions occurring within the chassis. A cooling device within the chassis includes a cooler regulator, a temperature sensor, and peltier effect cooler elements. The cooler regulator activates and deactivates the peltier cooler elements in accordance with preselected temperature conditions within the chassis sensed by the temperature sensor. Various vehicle function circuitry may also be positioned within the chassis. The contents of the chassis are positioned to form a passage proximate the battery in communication with an inlet and outlet in the chassis to receive air for cooling purposes from an external source.

Newman, W.A.

1980-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

451

Air ejector augmented compressed air energy storage system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Energy is stored in slack demand periods by charging a plurality of underground reservoirs with air to the same peak storage pressure, during peak demand periods throttling the air from one storage reservoir into a gas turbine system at a constant inlet pressure until the air pressure in the reservoir falls to said constant inlet pressure, thereupon permitting air in a second reservoir to flow into said gas turbine system while drawing air from the first reservoir through a variable geometry air ejector and adjusting said variable geometry air ejector, said air flow being essentially at the constant inlet pressure of the gas turbine system.

Ahrens, Frederick W. (Naperville, IL); Kartsounes, George T. (Naperville, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Abatement of Air Pollution: Prohibition of Air Pollution (Connecticut)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

All air pollution not otherwise covered by these regulations is prohibited. Stationary sources which cause air pollution must be operated in accordance with all applicable emissions standards and...

453

Dehumidification and cooling loads from ventilation air  

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The importance of controlling humidity in buildings is cause for concern, in part, because of indoor air quality problems associated with excess moisture in air-conditioning systems. But more universally, the need for ventilation air has forced HVAC equipment (originally optimized for high efficiency in removing sensible heat loads) to remove high moisture loads. To assist cooling equipment and meet the challenge of larger ventilation loads, several technologies have succeeded in commercial buildings. Newer technologies such as subcool/reheat and heat pipe reheat show promise. These increase latent capacity of cooling-based systems by reducing their sensible capacity. Also, desiccant wheels have traditionally provided deeper-drying capacity by using thermal energy in place of electrical power to remove the latent load. Regardless of what mix of technologies is best for a particular application, there is a need for a more effective way of thinking about the cooling loads created by ventilation air. It is clear from the literature that all-too-frequently, HVAC systems do not perform well unless the ventilation air loads have been effectively addressed at the original design stage. This article proposes an engineering shorthand, an annual load index for ventilation air. This index will aid in the complex process of improving the ability of HVAC systems to deal efficiently with the amount of fresh air the industry has deemed useful for maintaining comfort in buildings. Examination of typical behavior of weather shows that latent loads usually exceed sensible loads in ventilation air by at least 3:1 and often as much as 8:1. A designer can use the engineering shorthand indexes presented to quickly assess the importance of this fact for a given system design. To size those components after they are selected, the designer can refer to Chapter 24 of the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals, which includes separate values for peak moisture and peak temperature.

Harriman, L.G. III [Mason-Grant, Portsmouth, NH (United States); Plager, D. [Quantitative Decision Support, Portsmouth, NH (United States); Kosar, D. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for monitoring the air quality in the province, as well as administering fines and permits relating to air quality. The Air Quality Regulations state...

455

Global air quality and climate  

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CRITICAL REVIEW Global air quality and climatewz Arlene M.determine regional air quality and can alter climate.to-continental scale air quality. Reducing the O 3 precursor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Spherical Target Temperature by Extended CFAST Calculation  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this calculation is to evaluate the temperature at the surface of a spherical target made of polyethylene during a room fire. The current calculation is separated into 2 steps: (1) CFAST code calculation--Calculate the air temperature; radiation flux to the target from the fire, surrounding air, and walls; convection flux; and target temperature. (2) Extended model calculation--Calculate the temperature of the target sphere taking into account the density, heat capacity, heat conductivity, and the spherical geometry of the target by solving the coupled finite difference equations. The second step calculation utilizes the air temperature and radiation flux determined by the CFAST code calculation in the first step.

Ma, C W

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

457

Air heating system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A self-starting, fuel-fired, air heating system including a vapor generator, a turbine, and a condenser connected in a closed circuit such that the vapor output from the vapor generator is conducted to the turbine and then to the condenser where it is condensed for return to the vapor generator. The turbine drives an air blower which passes air over the condenser for cooling the condenser. Also, a condensate pump is driven by the turbine. The disclosure is particularly concerned with the provision of heat exchanger and circuitry for cooling the condensed fluid output from the pump prior to its return to the vapor generator.

Primeau, John J. (19800 Seminole Rd., Euclid, OH 44117)

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Investigations on Vapour Compression Air Conditioner with Direct Contact Desiccant Loop over Condenser and Evaporator  

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Perceived air quality increases when relative humidity is decreased till about 30% in the range of comfort temperature. In the present scenario, humidity is considered as a pollutant. Hence, a controlled environment not only at low temperature...

Maiya, M. P.; Ravi, J.; Tiwari, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold side thermal energy storage system for improved operation of air cooled power plants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Air cooled power plants experience significant performance fluctuations as plant cooling capacity reduces due to higher daytime temperature than nighttime temperature. The purpose of this thesis is to simulate the detailed ...

Williams, Daniel David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Polar firn air reveals large-scale impact of anthropogenic mercury emissions during the 1970s  

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...anticipated growth in coal combustion, steel production, gold...i) air mixing by pressure and temperature gradients...Delineation of carbonate dust, aluminous dust, and sea salt deposition...Summit temperature and pressure (8): D T, PS urface...

Xavier Faïn; Christophe P. Ferrari; Aurélien Dommergue; Mary R. Albert; Mark Battle; Jeff Severinghaus; Laurent Arnaud; Jean-Marc Barnola; Warren Cairns; Carlo Barbante; Claude Boutron

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Maintaining System Air Quality | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Maintaining System Air Quality Maintaining System Air Quality This tip sheet discusses how to maintain air quality in compressed air systems through proper use of equipment....

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Compressed Air Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Maintenance Strategies for Compressed Air Systems Remove Condensate with Minimal Air Loss Stabilizing System Pressure Compressed Air Training Compressed Air Systems Tools...

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Compressed Air Storage Strategies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Storage Strategies Compressed Air Storage Strategies This tip sheet briefly discusses compressed air storage strategies. COMPRESSED AIR TIP SHEET 9 Compressed Air Storage...

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A diffusion approximation approach to stochastic modeling of air conditioning type loads  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that the air conditioning unit is on and off. In the followino equations, TNIN and TNAX are the lower and upper limit temperatures of the thermostat deadband and To is the outside temperature. Gi 2Gw To Tw Cw Ci $ QeXt To - outside temperature Tw - wall... temperature Ti - inside temperature Gw ? thermal conductance of wall Gi - thermal conductance of air Cw - thermal capacitance of wall Ci ? thermal capacitance of air Qe - rated capacity of cooling unit Xt - zero-one process describing the switching...

Roy, Teresa Henryka

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality Rules (North Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This is a comprehensive air quality rule for North Carolina that includes ambient air quality standards, emission control standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and permitting procedures...

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Ambient Air Quality Standards (Iowa)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

These regulations set statewide ambient air quality standards for various contaminants. The state code follows the regulations set forth in the National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality...

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Factors Affecting Their Concentrations  

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43?000 cars/day in 1999; diesel vehicle, 46%; gasoline fuel vehicle, 54%), and an expressway (ca. ... Cretney et al. proposed that the ratio of [BbF] + [BkF] (=BFs) to [BghiP] was a more reliable signature for distinguishing between automobiles (0.20?0.29 in car park air particulate) and domestic soot (1.5?14 in domestic open-fire soot) (31). ... (23)?Panther, B. C.; Hooper, M. A.; Tappen, N. J. Atmos. ...

Takeshi Ohura; Takashi Amagai; Masahiro Fusaya; Hidetsuru Matsushita

2003-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Padding with Compressed Air  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We commonly find plants using padding to transport liquids or light solids short distances from tankers into storage tanks. Padding can wreck havoc in compressed air systems with limited storage, undersized cleanup equipment (dryers and filters...

Beals, C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Traffic air quality index  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Vehicle emissions are responsible for a considerable share of urban air pollution concentrations. The traffic air quality index (TAQI) is proposed as a useful tool for evaluating air quality near roadways. The TAQI associates air quality with the equivalent emission from traffic sources and with street structure (roadway structure) as anthropogenic factors. The paper presents a method of determining the TAQI and defines the degrees of harmfulness of emitted pollution. It proposes a classification specifying a potential threat to human health based on the TAQI value and shows an example of calculating the TAQI value for real urban streets. It also considers the role that car traffic plays in creating a local UHI.

Zbigniew Bagie?ski

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Proactive Techniques for Commissioning Air-Handling Units  

SciTech Connect

Many buildings today use sophisticated building automation systems (BASs) to manage a wide and varied range of building systems. Although the capabilities of the BASs seem to have increased over time, many buildings still are not properly commissioned, operated or maintained. Lack of or improper commissioning, the inability of the building operators to grasp the complex controls, and lack of proper maintenance leads to inefficient operations and reduced lifetimes of the equipment. If regularly scheduled manual maintenance or re-commissioning practices are adopted, they can be expensive and time consuming. Automated proactive commissioning and diagnostic technologies address two of the main barriers to commissioning: cost and schedules. Automated proactive continuous commissioning tools can reduce both the cost and time associated with commissioning, as well as enhance the persistence of commissioning fixes. In the long run, automation even offers the potential for automatically correcting problems by reconfiguring controls or changing control algorithms dynamically. This paper will discuss procedures and processes that can be used to automate and continuously commission the economizer operation and outdoor-air ventilation systems of an air-handling unit.

Katipamula, Srinivas (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Brambley, Michael R. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Luskay, Larry (Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.)

2003-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Particulate air pollution, ambulatory heart rate variability, and cardiac arrhythmia in retirement community residents with coronary artery disease.  

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air pollution in patients with coronary artery disease. Environ Healthair pollution on cardiac arrhythmia: the APACR Study. Environ Healthair pollution and air temperature among myocardial infarction survivors. Environ Health

Bartell, Scott M; Longhurst, John; Tjoa, Thomas; Sioutas, Constantinos; Delfino, Ralph J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHAMPS-Multizone?A Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulation Environment for Whole-building Performance Analysis  

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supply air temperature HVAC filter (only in filter case) OAof HVAC air handler as supply and return “zones” Filters canfilter efficiency for extensive property E Two different types of HVAC

Feng, Wei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Ventilation Air Preconditioning Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ventilation Air Preconditioning Systems Mukesh Khattar Michael J. Brandemuehl Manager, Space Conditioning and Refrigeration Associate Professor Customer Systems Group Joint Center for Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute Campus... costs, the small, modular nature of the system allows great flexibility for fitting into retrofit geometries and saves space in new construction. Moreover, a single chiller can serve multiple air-handling units-in stark contrast to packaged...

Khattar, M.; Brandemuehl, M. J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metastable Changes to the Temperature Coefficients of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules  

SciTech Connect

Transient changes in the performance of thin-film modules with light exposure are a well-known and widely reported phenomenon. These changes are often the result of reversible metastabilities rather than irreversible changes. Here we consider how these metastable changes affect the temperature dependence of photovoltaic performance. We find that in CIGS modules exhibiting a metastable increase in performance with light exposure, the light exposure also induces an increase in the magnitude of the temperature coefficient. It is important to understand such changes when characterizing temperature coefficients and when analyzing the outdoor performance of newly installed modules.

Deceglie, M. G.; Silverman, T. J.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S. R.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acute effect of ambient air pollution on heart failure in Guangzhou, China  

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AbstractBackground Heart failure (HF) is a global public health problem of increasing importance. The association between acute exposure to air pollution and HF has been well established in developed countries, but little evidence was available in developing countries where air pollution levels were much higher. We conducted a time-series study to investigate the short-term association between air pollution and overall emergency ambulance dispatches (EAD) due to HF in Guangzhou, China. Methods Daily data of EAD due to HF from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012 were obtained from Guangzhou Emergency Center. We applied the over-dispersed Poisson generalized addictive model to analyze the associations after controlling for the seasonality, day of the week and weather conditions. Results We identified a total of 3375 EAD for HF. A 10-?g/m3 increase in the present-day concentrations of particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 ?m, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide corresponded to increases of 3.54% [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.35%, 5.74%], 5.29% (95% CI: 2.28%, 8.30%) and 4.34% (95% CI: 1.71%, 6.97%) in daily EAD for HF, respectively. The effects of air pollution on acute HF were restricted on the concurrent day and in the cool seasons. Conclusions Our results provided the first population-based evidence in Mainland China that outdoor air pollution could trigger the exacerbation of HF.

Changyuan Yang; Ailan Chen; Renjie Chen; Yongqing Qi; Jianjun Ye; Shuangming Li; Wanglin Li; Zijing Liang; Qing Liang; Duanqiang Guo; Haidong Kan; Xinyu Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new guide for commissioning air handling systems: Using a model functional test  

SciTech Connect

Functional tests are a set of detailed instructions for building commissioning that demand extensive HVAC system knowledge to write and perform. Understanding the energy use implications and theory behind the test procedures, estimating the costs and benefits of doing a particular test, implementing the tests correctly, and resolving problems require years of field experience. As part of a large research project now underway, a practical guide is being developed that communicates this knowledge. This paper presents the components and intended use of the Functional Testing Guide and Model Functional Test for Air Handling Systems. A series of model functional tests, starting at the outdoor air intake section and proceeding through the air handling unit, distribution system, and terminal equipment and ending at the exhaust air discharge point, are provided for many commonly installed air handling system configurations. The model functional tests contain advice for tailoring the test procedures to specific system configurations, desirable and undesirable testing outcomes, a calculation appendix, references to other resources, and examples of completed test forms. The guide is an educational resource, with background information that clarifies the principles behind testing configurations and results. The functional tests have been selected from an extensive commissioning test protocol library compiled by Pacific Gas and Electric in 2001. The guide also includes a design guideline for the selection of control and monitoring points and a design intent documentation form.

Haasl, Tudi; Sellers, David; Friedman, Hannah; Piette, Mary Ann; Bourassa, Norman; Gillespie, Ken

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AIR SEALING Seal air leaks and save energy!  

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AIR SEALING Seal air leaks and save energy! W H A T I S A I R L E A K A G E ? Ventilation is fresh at stopping air leakage. It is critical to seal all holes and seams between these sheet goods with durable air that enters a house in a controlled manner to exhaust excess moisture and reduce odors

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Air Quality: Air Pollutants, SLAC Emissions Sources, and Regulatory Reference  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

permit regulations are designed to track, record, and control air pollutants belonging to severalAir Quality: Air Pollutants, SLAC Emissions Sources, and Regulatory Reference Department: Chemical on chemical classifications. This reference outlines major categories of air pollutants found at SLAC

Wechsler, Risa H.

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AIR-TO-AIR HEAT PUMP COUPLED WITH TEMPERATE AIR-SOURCES INTEGRATED INTO A DWELLING  

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AIR-TO-AIR HEAT PUMP COUPLED WITH TEMPERATE AIR-SOURCES INTEGRATED.peuportier@mines-paristech.fr, Tel.: +33 1 40 51 91 51 ABSTRACT An inverter-driven air-to-air heat pump model has been developped capacity air-to-air heat pump coupled with temperate air sources (crawlspace, attic, sunspace, heat

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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EMISSIONS TO AIR OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EMISSIONS TO AIR OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE Swansea University Estates Services Singleton Park Swansea to Air Department: Estates and Facilities Site: All Author: Ambreen Jahangir Approved by: Mark Durdin PURPOSE: To minimise emissions and discharges to air from boilers, fume cupboards, air conditioning

Harman, Neal.A.

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Air Quality | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleAirQuality&oldid612070" Category: NEPA Resources...

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Compressed air energy storage system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An internal combustion reciprocating engine is operable as a compressor during slack demand periods utilizing excess power from a power grid to charge air into an air storage reservoir and as an expander during peak demand periods to feed power into the power grid utilizing air obtained from the air storage reservoir together with combustible fuel. Preferably the internal combustion reciprocating engine is operated at high pressure and a low pressure turbine and compressor are also employed for air compression and power generation.

Ahrens, Frederick W. (Naperville, IL); Kartsounes, George T. (Naperville, IL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Air Charter Services  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

42.2 (April 2012) 42.2 (April 2012) 1 Documentation and Approval of Federally Funded International Travel (Fly America Act-Open Skies Agreement) Overview This section provides guidance to DOE Contracting Officers, Contracting Officer Representatives, and Program Officials on documentation and approval of federally funded international travel by Federal contractors and subcontractors in accordance with FAR 52.247-63 PREFERENCE FOR U.S.-FLAG AIR CARRIERS (JUNE 2003), 49 U.S.C. §40118 (Fly America Act) and the Open Skies Agreements as amended. Background Contracts that include FAR clause 52.247-63, PREFERENCE FOR U.S.-FLAG AIR CARRIERS (JUNE 2003) as prescribed in FAR 47.405 require that, if available, the Contractor (and subcontractors), in performing work under the contract, shall use U.S.-flag air carriers for

484

air_water.cdr  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

12/2011 12/2011 Air Monitoring Groundwater Monitoring Surface Water Monitoring A continuously operating air monitoring network was in place from 1986 through 2000 for the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP) to measure levels of gamma radiation, radioactive dust particles, radon gas, and asbestos. With remediation of contaminated materials essentially complete and measurements indistinguishable from background, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ceased perimeter and offsite air monitoring as of December 31, 2000. Groundwater has been routinely monitored at the site since 1986. Separate groundwater monitoring programs were established for the Chemical Plant and Quarry sites because of geographic separation and differences in the hydrogeologic features that influence

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An Evaluation of Improper Refrigerant Charge on the Performance of a Split System Air Conditioner with Capillary Tube Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

National Bureau of Standards OD Outdoor room temperature ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory pt point TC Thermocouple Tsat Saturation temperature TXV Thermal expansion valve WB Wet bulb WG Water gauge LIST OF TABLES Table Page 3.1 Fan Specification 25 3... National Laboratory (ORNL). In a field operation of a heat pump, the charge may be reduced by leaks in the system. Attempts to compensate for lost refrigerant after the repair of leaks may result in excess charge. Tests were conducted with the heat pump...

Farzad, M.; O'Neal, D. L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Commuting behaviors and exposure to air pollution in Montreal, Canada  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

AbstractBackground Vehicular traffic is a major source of outdoor air pollution in urban areas, and studies have shown that air pollution is worse during hours of commuting to and from work and school. However, it is unclear to what extent different commuting behaviors are a source of air pollution compared to non-commuters, and if air pollution exposure actually differs by the mode of commuting. This study aimed to examine the relationships between commuting behaviors and air pollution exposure levels measured by urinary 1-OHP (1-hydroxypyrene), a biomarker of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Methods A cross-sectional study of 174 volunteers living in Montreal, 92 females and 82 males, aged 20 to 53 years was conducted in 2011. Each participant completed a questionnaire regarding demographic factors, commuting behaviors, home and workplace addresses, and potential sources of PAH exposure, and provided a complete first morning void urine sample for 1-OHP analysis. Multivariable general linear regression models were used to examine the relationships between different types of commuting and urinary 1-OHP levels. Results Compared to non-commuters, commuters traveling by foot or bicycle and by car or truck had a significantly higher urinary 1-OHP concentration in urine (p = 0.01 for foot or bicycle vs. non-commuters; p = 0.02 for car or truck vs. non-commuters); those traveling with public transportation and combinations of two or more types of modes tended to have an increased 1-OHP level in urine (p = 0.06 for public transportation vs. non-commuters; p = 0.05 for commuters with combinations of two or more types of modes vs. non-commuters). No significant difference in urinary 1-OHP variation was found by mode of commuting. Conclusion This preliminary study suggests that despite the mode of commuting, all types of commuting during rush hours increase exposure to air pollution as measured by a sensitive PAH metabolite biomarker, and mode of commuting did not explain exposure variation.

Qun Miao; Michèle Bouchard; Dongmei Chen; Mark W. Rosenberg; Kristan J. Aronson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diurnal and seasonal variability of outdoor radon concentration in the area of the NRPI Prague  

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......Against Radon at Home and at Work Diurnal...designed to be low energy consuming and independent...NRPI, where hourly averages of temperature and...Typical current consumption of the entire station...Diurnal and monthly averages of measured atmospheric...are given monthly averages of a v, of the......

K. Jilek; M. Slezákova; J. Thomas

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Sticking with air  

SciTech Connect

A decision to replace more than 300 aging damper actuators at Independence Plant in Newark, Arkensas forced Entergy to make a choice between pneumatic and electric actuator designs. The dampers route air flow through separate dedicated compartments to ensure proper firing of pulverised coal. The reasons that pneumatics was chosen are discussed in this article. 4 figs.

Coker, S.N. [Entergy (US). Independence Plant

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

The air plasma spraying  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The air plasma spraying is characterized by using of a compressed air as a plasma forming gas. Here is shown the application of benefits of the present technology compared with other spraying process. The creation of the present process was possible due to a reliable plasma torch and certain condition of heating and deposition of powder materials on a work. Plasma torch develops a power up to 50 kW and can work during 14 hours without replacement of a cathode and during 25 hours as for an anode what is acceptable for industrial application. When spraying of coatings a minimum waste of alloying elements is attained with slight increase of oxygen in coating which is comparable with argon plasma spraying in the open. In certain cases the air plasma spraying allows to obtain more perfect coatings and at high performance. The present method finds large application at restoration and strengthening of machine parts, at forming of components etc. The air plasma spraying provides high quality coatings at low cost of components.

Valery S. Klubnikin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Canned Air in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Broadcast Transcript: Not that long ago, coal smoke made the air here in Beijing so caustic that your nasal passages were seared with each breath. Those were the good old days: Car ownership was limited to government officials and the rest...

Hacker, Randi

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of air and mist drilling for geothermal wells  

SciTech Connect

An improved method for calculating downhole temperatures, pressures, fluid densities and velocities during air drilling has been developed. The basic equations of fluid flow for a gas with cuttings and mist are presented along with a numerical method for their solution. Several applications of this calculational method are given, showing the effect of flow rate and standpipe pressures in typical air and mist drilling situations. 8 refs.

Mitchell, R.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Optimization Tool for Air Conditioning System Operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Outside air temperature and the absolute air humidity are predicted by the Auto-regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model [1],[2]. The solar radiation on a horizontal surface... of the error margin Energy Consumption (set value A) Energy Consumption (set value B) ESL-IC-08-10-55 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 J VAV unit is also operated under...

Sumiyoshi, D.; Akashi, Y.

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Desulfurization of Texas lignite using steam and air  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Coal Sulfur Removal From Coal By Pyrolysis EXPERIMENTAL METHOD Experimental Apparatus Experimental Procedure Analyses of the Products RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Temperature Effect Upon Desulfurization Pressure Effect Upon Desulfurization... . Treatment Composition Effect Pyrolysis Conditions vs. Addition of' Air V1 V111 ix 10 15 20 24 31 31 35 39 43 45 49 52 53 V11 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) PAGE Pyrolysis Conditions vs. Addition of Steam and Air . . 53 Sulfur Removal...

Stone, Robert Reginald

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marine recreational fishing is a popular outdoor leisure activity nationwide when measured by number of participants. The National Marine Fisheries Service estimates that 24.7 million  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 ABSTRACT Marine recreational fishing is a popular outdoor leisure activity nationwide when measured by number of participants. The National Marine Fisheries Service estimates that 24.7 million-based expenditures (e.g., ice, bait, and fuel) and another $25.6 billion on fishing equipment and durable goods (e

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Improving Boiler Efficiency Modeling Based On Ambient Air Temperature  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimum economic operation in a large power plant can cut operating costs substantially. Individual plant equipment should be operated under conditions that are most favorable for maximizing its efficiency. It is widely accepted that boiler load...

Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emperor penguin body surfaces cool below air temperature  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Figure-1. (a) Emperor penguin colony and thermal imaging (inset). (b) Thermal image of isolated and huddling penguins...Luc Piard and Cyril Nahon who repaired the battery of the thermal imaging camera. Margaret Reilly, Hunterian...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Air-Cooled Power Electronics Thermal Design  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GoNo-Go M1 (NREL): Heat transfer feasibility study M1 (ORNL): Device-level evaluation Heat transfer accomplished with reasonable flow and pressure loss? M2: Build and test...

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Low Temperature Air Bake of Stainless Steel for Very Low  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

time ago -- 1977-1990. #12;ISIS Requirements are for High Vacuum, but built to uhv standards steel e.g. 304, 316L. Manufacturers of UHV components were, and I assume, are still well aware sure all manufacturers are well aware these processes. #12;UHV ­ The Gravity Wave Detector Requirements

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AirTemperature(C) 21.Jun28.Jun  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

circulation in unconsolidated sediments originating from ice and snow melting above permafrost or impervious in unconsolidated sediments model parameters such as the spatial distribution of the total and effective storage

Brückl, Ewald

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High-Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.