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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Transportation System Transportation System Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Rightsizing Your Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior

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HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1: Calculating Loads  

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

Building America Building America Presented by: Mike Gestwick - National Renewable Energy Laboratory Arlan Burdick, Anthony Grisolia - IBACOS, a Building America Research Team HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1: Calculating Loads Thursday, April 28 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Building Technologies Program Mike Gestwick michael.gestwick@nrel.gov Building America: Introduction April 28, 2011 Introduction to Building America * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved * Accelerate adoption of high performance technologies www.buildingamerica.gov 15 Industry Research Teams Habitat Cost Effective Energy Retrofit Program

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Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1—Calculating Loads  

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

During this webinar, Building America Research Team IBACOS highlighted the key criteria required to create accurate heating and cooling load calculations. Current industry rules of thumb, perceptions and barriers to right-sizing HVAC were also discussed.

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Microsoft Word - GRS Review_OMB White Paper - Real Property Right-sizing and Carbon Reduction August 7 2009 _2_.docx  

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

Document - Submitted to OMB Document - Submitted to OMB August 7th, 2009 1 Whitepaper on Real Property Right-Sizing and Carbon Footprint Reduction Purpose: 1. The team (identified at the end of this document) was tasked by the Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) with identifying action-oriented goals, specific to the disposal of unneeded real property assets which will ultimately yield improved efficiency of operations. The goals related to the disposal of real property are part of a set of strategic goals to focus FRPC efforts under the new Administration and must be meaningful to the taxpayer. The objective of this tasking included: Establish a long-term, high impact "stretch" goal with enabling activities that lead to significant improvement to real property management.

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Using measured equipment load profiles to 'right-size' HVACsystems and reduce energy use in laboratory buildings (Pt. 2)  

SciTech Connect

There is a general paucity of measured equipment load datafor laboratories and other complex buildings and designers often useestimates based on nameplate rated data or design assumptions from priorprojects. Consequently, peak equipment loads are frequentlyoverestimated, and load variation across laboratory spaces within abuilding is typically underestimated. This results in two design flaws.Firstly, the overestimation of peak equipment loads results in over-sizedHVAC systems, increasing initial construction costs as well as energy usedue to inefficiencies at low part-load operation. Secondly, HVAC systemsthat are designed without accurately accounting for equipment loadvariation across zones can significantly increase simultaneous heatingand cooling, particularly for systems that use zone reheat fortemperature control. Thus, when designing a laboratory HVAC system, theuse of measured equipment load data from a comparable laboratory willsupport right-sizing HVAC systems and optimizing their configuration tominimize simultaneous heating and cooling, saving initial constructioncosts as well as life-cycle energy costs.In this paper, we present datafrom recent studies to support the above thesis. We first presentmeasured equipment load data from two sources: time-series measurementsin several laboratory modules in a university research laboratorybuilding; and peak load data for several facilities recorded in anational energy benchmarking database. We then contrast this measureddata with estimated values that are typically used for sizing the HVACsystems in these facilities, highlighting the over-sizing problem. Next,we examine the load variation in the time series measurements and analyzethe impact of this variation on energy use, via parametric energysimulations. We then briefly discuss HVAC design solutions that minimizesimultaneous heating and cooling energy use.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Frenze, David; Morehead, Michael; Sartor, Dale; Starr, William

2005-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency  

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

Pump Systems Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings Host this one-day course to help participants learn how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs. Participants will: * Identify energy savings * Increase profitability * Increase reliability * Earn seven PDH credits Attendees of the "Pump Systems Optimization" one-day course will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs while earning seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute. Topics covered include:* * Why Efficient Pump Systems Are Important

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Energy Efficient Nanoelectronic System Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Throughput ... Power Hungry !! Battery Hungry !! 05/21/2013 4 #12;Electronic System: Many Others (Same Story) Smarter ... Faster ... High Throughput ... Power Hungry !! Battery Hungry !! 05/21/2013 5 #12;Battery://www.newairplane.com One 787 Battery: 12 Cells / 32 V DC 05/21/2013 6 #12;Why Energy Efficient Design ? Environmental

Mohanty, Saraju P.

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Advanced Energy Efficient Roof System  

SciTech Connect

Energy consumption in buildings represents 40 percent of primary U.S. energy consumption, split almost equally between residential (22%) and commercial (18%) buildings.1 Space heating (31%) and cooling (12%) account for approximately 9 quadrillion Btu. Improvements in the building envelope can have a significant impact on reducing energy consumption. Thermal losses (or gains) from the roof make up 14 percent of the building component energy load. Infiltration through the building envelope, including the roof, accounts for an additional 28 percent of the heating loads and 16 percent of the cooling loads. These figures provide a strong incentive to develop and implement more energy efficient roof systems. The roof is perhaps the most challenging component of the building envelope to change for many reasons. The engineered roof truss, which has been around since 1956, is relatively low cost and is the industry standard. The roof has multiple functions. A typical wood frame home lasts a long time. Building codes vary across the country. Customer and trade acceptance of new building products and materials may impede market penetration. The energy savings of a new roof system must be balanced with other requirements such as first and life-cycle costs, durability, appearance, and ease of construction. Conventional residential roof construction utilizes closely spaced roof trusses supporting a layer of sheathing and roofing materials. Gypsum board is typically attached to the lower chord of the trusses forming the finished ceiling for the occupied space. Often in warmer climates, the HVAC system and ducts are placed in the unconditioned and otherwise unusable attic. High temperature differentials and leaky ducts result in thermal losses. Penetrations through the ceilings are notoriously difficult to seal and lead to moisture and air infiltration. These issues all contribute to greater energy use and have led builders to consider construction of a conditioned attic. The options considered to date are not ideal. One approach is to insulate between the trusses at the roof plane. The construction process is time consuming and costs more than conventional attic construction. Moreover, the problems of air infiltration and thermal bridges across the insulation remain. Another approach is to use structurally insulated panels (SIPs), but conventional SIPs are unlikely to be the ultimate solution because an additional underlying support structure is required except for short spans. In addition, wood spline and metal locking joints can result in thermal bridges and gaps in the foam. This study undertook a more innovative approach to roof construction. The goal was to design and evaluate a modular energy efficient panelized roof system with the following attributes: (1) a conditioned and clear attic space for HVAC equipment and additional finished area in the attic; (2) manufactured panels that provide structure, insulation, and accommodate a variety of roofing materials; (3) panels that require support only at the ends; (4) optimal energy performance by minimizing thermal bridging and air infiltration; (5) minimal risk of moisture problems; (6) minimum 50-year life; (7) applicable to a range of house styles, climates and conditions; (8) easy erection in the field; (9) the option to incorporate factory-installed solar systems into the panel; and (10) lowest possible cost. A nationwide market study shows there is a defined market opportunity for such a panelized roof system with production and semi-custom builders in the United States. Senior personnel at top builders expressed interest in the performance attributes and indicate long-term opportunity exists if the system can deliver a clear value proposition. Specifically, builders are interested in (1) reducing construction cycle time (cost) and (2) offering increased energy efficiency to the homebuyer. Additional living space under the roof panels is another low-cost asset identified as part of the study. The market potential is enhanced through construction activity levels in target marke

Jane Davidson

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving pumping system efficiency at coal plants  

SciTech Connect

The industry must employ ultramodern technologies when building or upgrading power plant pumping systems thereby using fuels more efficiently. The article discusses the uses and efficiencies of positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps and multiple screw pumps. 1 ref., 4 figs.

Livoti, W.C.; McCandless, S.; Poltorak, R. [Baldor Electric Co. (United States)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Test for Pumping System Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Test for Pumping System Efficiency Test for Pumping System Efficiency This tip sheet discusses important considerations when conducting pumping system efficiency tests. PUMPING...

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Webinar: Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems  

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

Video recording and text version of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar titled "Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems," originally presented on January 13, 2015.

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Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems  

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

Download presentation slides from the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar "Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems" held on January 13, 2015.

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Efficient Power System State Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

measure the data from the system components such as transmission line power flows, bus power injections monitoring of power systems. 2. Background Power systems have four main components: transmission, sub-transmission failure or generator outages. In the normal insecure state, a system may not be able to handle

Lavaei, Javad

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IBM and Energy Efficiency: Energy Managemnt Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IBM and Energy Efficiency Energy management systems IBM has a long standing commitment for the Environment and energy efficiency. An environmental policy has been in place for over 40 years and the corporation is certified to both the ISO... 14001 and ISO 50001 standards. The outcome of these commitments has been outstanding results in various spheres of activity related to environmental management and energy efficiency. At the root of our success is the corporate commitment to Energy...

Veilleux, Y.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems  

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

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar titled "Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems" on Tuesday, January 13, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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Energy efficiency improvements in Chinese compressed air systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Air Systems, Paper #071 Energy efficiency improvements into increase industrial energy efficiency. As a result, morein use. Over time, energy efficiency decreases and the cost

McKane, Aimee; Li, Li; Li, Yuqi; Taranto, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency Guidebook.  

SciTech Connect

Energy efficient design, operation and maintenance of compressed air systems in industrial plants can provide substantial reductions in electric power and other operational costs. This guidebook will help identify cost effective, energy efficiency opportunities in compressed air system design, re-design, operation and maintenance. The guidebook provides: (1) a broad overview of industrial compressed air systems, (2) methods for estimating compressed air consumption and projected air savings, (3) a description of applicable, generic energy conservation measures, and, (4) a review of some compressed air system demonstration projects that have taken place over the last two years. The primary audience for this guidebook includes plant maintenance supervisors, plant engineers, plant managers and others interested in energy management of industrial compressed air systems.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial...  

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

Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse hybridmembranesystemsfa...

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Transmural Catalysis - High Efficiency Catalyst Systems for NOx...  

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

Transmural Catalysis - High Efficiency Catalyst Systems for NOx Adsorbers and SCR Transmural Catalysis - High Efficiency Catalyst Systems for NOx Adsorbers and SCR Presentation...

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Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient...  

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

Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient and Clean, Diesel Powered Class 8 Trucks Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient and Clean,...

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Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Fact...  

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

Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Fact Sheet, 2011 Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Fact Sheet, 2011 FuelCell Energy, Inc., in...

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Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Presentati...  

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

Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Presentation by FuelCell Energy, June 2011 Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System - Presentation by...

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Thermally efficient compact fluorescent fixture systems  

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Compact fluorescent lamps that can be inserted into conventional light fixtures are rapidly gaining acceptance as both a viable retrofit and new design approach to reducing lighting loads. Ideally, the compact fluorescent lamp should have the same light output as the incandescent lamp it replaces, but overheating inside typically small enclosed fixtures can reduce lumen output and hence lighting fixture efficiency by 15 to 20 percent. Fortunately, simple fixture modifications can erase this efficiency penalty, so that the full efficiency benefit of replacing incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps can be realized. The paper describes such modifications and presents experimental data documenting the potential efficiency enhancement associated with thermal control systems. 4 refs., 7 figs.

Siminovitch, M.J.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Packer, M.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar ADEPT: Efficient Solar Energy Systems  

SciTech Connect

Solar ADEPT Project: The 7 projects that make up ARPA-E's Solar ADEPT program, short for 'Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology,' aim to improve the performance of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, which convert the sun's rays into electricity. Solar ADEPT projects are integrating advanced electrical components into PV systems to make the process of converting solar energy to electricity more efficient.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-58636 Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Water Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers Tengfang Xu Contents HVAC.................................................................................................................................... 6 #12;HVAC Water Systems Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers Summary Cleanroom energy benchmarking data

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Best Practice for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms:Minienvironments  

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Cleanroom air-recirculation systems typically account for a significant portion of the HVAC energy use in cleanrooms. High electric power density is normally required for fans to deliver large volume of airflows that were designed, supplied, recirculated, and exhausted within a given time. With the increasing demand for specific contamination control, it is important to optimize design of clean spaces. Best practice in cleanroom air system design includes right-sizing the systems in cleanrooms and adopting minienvironments. Implementing and integrating minienvironments in cleanrooms can improve contamination control and save significant energy. A minienvironment is a localized environment created by an enclosure to isolate a product or process from the surrounding environment. The advantages in using minienvironments include the following: (1) Minienvironments may create better contamination control and process integration. (2) Minienvironments may maintain better contamination control by better control of pressure difference or through use of unidirectional airflows, e.g., cleanliness-class upgrade required for certain process. (3) Minienvironments may potentially reduce energy costs. The use of fan-filter units (FFU) in minienvironments is common. The energy efficiency of such air-delivery systems can vary significantly because of the difference in energy performance, airflow paths, and operating conditions. Simply adding minienvironments with fan-filter units in an existing cleanroom will increase power density and energy intensity for delivering airflow in the space served, if everything else is unchanged. However, by considering contamination control requirements in the various spaces minienvironments can be integrated with the surrounding cleanroom to optimize the overall electric power demand for the facility and to achieve specific cleanliness in each area. In addition, selecting energy efficient minienvironment systems will further improve the overall energy efficiency of the clean spaces.

Xu, Tengfang

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE ...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE Country...

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Research on Energy Efficiency of DC Distribution System  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Energy efficiency of DC distribution systems is researched in this paper. Efficiency calculation models of feeders and loads are established, efficiencies of AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC are analyzed. Moreover, energy efficiencies of an AC system and two DC systems, monopole and bipolar, are calculated and compared. The efficiency improvement of office building supplied by DC power system compared to supply by AC power system is demonstrated. From analysis, it is showed that the energy efficiency is higher in DC distribution system than AC distribution system.

Zifa Liu; Mengyu Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient, Portable, and Robust Extension of Operating System Functionality  

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Efficient, Portable, and Robust Extension of Operating System Functionality Amin Vahdat, Douglas, operating systems are not chosen for underlying system features, but rather for the performance of the underlying hardware, available application programs, and system stability. Consequently, operating system

Newhall, Tia

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Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigerant flow systems and ground source heat pump systems  

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Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigeranttheir superior energy efficiency. The variable refrigerantfew studies reporting the energy efficiency of VRF systems

Hong, Tainzhen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient...  

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

Merit Review 2014: Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient and Clean, Diesel Powered Class 8 Trucks Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly...

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Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

MANUFACTURING OFFICE Advanced, Energy- Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse New Hybrid Membrane System Utilizes Industrial Waste Heat to Power Water...

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Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System Zhenyu Yang Kian Soleiman Bo, Denmark. Abstract: The energy efficient control of a pump system for an offshore oil processing system control, energy saving 1. INTRODUCTION Pump systems have been extensively used in offshore oil & gas

Yang, Zhenyu

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High Efficiency Engine Systems Development and Evaluation  

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

efficiency Limited by non-ideal processes: friction, combustion irreversibility, heat loss, inefficient work extraction, etc * Additional factors beyond the scope of...

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Theory of System Level Efficiency in Health Care  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Systems level efficiency concerns understanding how well a health system uses the resources at its disposal to improve health and secure related health system objectives. This article first introduces the concept of a health system. It then considers the theory behind systems level efficiency and related concepts such as productivity, technical and allocative efficiency, and goes on to assess the key challenges and debates faced in this area of research. The article relates these theoretical concepts back to health policy to indicate the types of questions that might be considered in any analysis of technical or allocative efficiency.

I. Papanicolas; P.C. Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

the National Laboratory R&D competitive funding opportunity, will design, develop, and test a prototype high-temperature and high-efficiency thermal energy storage (TES) system...

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High Efficiency Engine Systems Development and Evaluation | Department...  

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

High Efficiency Engine Systems Development and Evaluation 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of compressor rooms which employ multiple compressors can bring major benefits. Intelligent central controller constantly monitors air demands and select the most efficient combination of machines and compressor technologies to meet this demand in the most... efficient way. Without central controller, it is necessary to maintain different pressure settings for different compressors in a so called pressure cascade. This wastes energy as the compressors develop a higher than required pressure. Central...

Hingorani, A.; Pavlov, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

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

Labeling Labeling System & Its Development in China Cheng Jianhong Berkeley, U.S. 6 May, 2011 The Second U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum  Initiated in 2005 The issue of Measures for the Administration of Energy Efficiency Labels ([2004] Decree No. 17) by NDRC and AQSIQ marked that energy efficiency labeling system was formally established in China. I. Concept of Energy Efficiency Labels in China Positive externalities of energy conservation management Dissymmetry of energy efficiency information Disclosure of energy efficiency information Supervision over information authenticity Essence of energy efficiency labeling system 10 One of the Tools for Market Transformation Energy Conservation Law Product Quality Law Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Certification

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Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency |  

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

Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency October 7, 2013 - 11:53am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 3 For reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the table below describes petroleum reduction strategies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency, as well as guidance and best practices for each strategy. Table 1. Determining When and How to Promote the Use of Strategies to Improve Fuel Efficiency Strategy When Applicable Best Practices Acquiring higher fuel economy vehicles Applicable to all types of vehicles, regardless of ownership or vehicle and fuel type Mission and geographical (e.g., terrain, climate) constraints should be evaluated when acquiring new vehicles Use a VAM to ensure vehicles are right-sized to their intended mission.

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Efficient scale for photovoltaic systems and Florida's solar rebate program  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents a critical view of Florida's photovoltaic (PV) subsidy system and proposes an econometric model of PV system installation and generation costs. Using information on currently installed systems, average installation cost relations for residential and commercial systems are estimated and cost-efficient scales of installation panel wattage are identified. Productive efficiency in annual generating capacity is also examined under flexible panel efficiency assumptions. We identify potential gains in efficiency and suggest changes in subsidy system constraints, providing important guidance for the implementation of future incentive programs. Specifically, we find that the subsidy system discouraged residential applicants from installing at the cost-efficient scale but over-incentivized commercial applicants, resulting in inefficiently sized installations.

Christopher S. Burkart; Nestor M. Arguea

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project | Department of  

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

Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project The Department of Energy is currently conducting research into highly energy efficient wall systems. Walls with high R-values are better insulators, and their development can help buildings come closer to having zero net energy consumption. Project Description This project seeks to develop a commercially viable wall system up to R-40 through integration of vacuum technology with the exterior insulated façade system (EIFS). Dow Corning will develop a wall system configuration of expanded polystyrene vacuum isolation panels that can be specified for R-values of 20, 30, and 40. This project also aims to develop a unitized protection system of vacuum isolation panels and to validate current code

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CIBO's Energy Efficiency Handbook for Steam Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) has developed a handbook to help boiler operators get the best performance from their industrial steam systems. This energy efficiency handbook takes a comprehensive look at the boiler and steam system...

Bessette, R. D.

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Use of Computational Intelligence in Illumination Systems Searching Energetic Efficiency  

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To foment the study of methodologies to project and control efficient illumination systems, aiming at the reduction of energy consumption and optimal performance of illumination systems. Applying artificial neural networks to determine the luminance...

Silva, I.; Tostes, M. E.; Silva, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficient HVAC system features thermal storage and heat recovery  

SciTech Connect

This article describes a HVAC system designed to efficiently condition a medical center. The topics of the article include energy efficient design of the HVAC system, incentive rebate program by the local utility, indoor air quality, innovative design features, operations and maintenance, payback and life cycle cost analysis results, and energy consumption.

Bard, E.M. (Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineering Inc., Boston, MA (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

plan, formulate energy efficiency goals and adopt energyGO-102004-1926 [3] Energy Efficiency and Market Potential ofImproving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency  

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Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Title Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6288E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Therkelsen, Peter L., and Aimee T. McKane Journal Energy Policy Volume 57 Start Page 318 Date Published 06/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords industrial energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency barriers, steam system efficiency Abstract Steam systems consume approximately one third of energy applied at U.S. industrial facilities. To reduce energy consumption, steam system energy assessments have been conducted on a wide range of industry types over the course of five years through the Energy Savings Assessment (ESA) program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE). ESA energy assessments result in energy efficiency measure recommendations that are given potential energy and energy cost savings and potential implementation cost values. Saving and cost metrics that measure the impact recommended measures will have at facilities, described as percentages of facility baseline energy and energy cost, are developed from ESA data and used in analyses. Developed savings and cost metrics are examined along with implementation and rejection rates of recommended steam system energy efficiency measures. Based on analyses, implementation of steam system energy efficiency measures is driven primarily by cost metrics: payback period and measure implementation cost as a percentage of facility baseline energy cost (implementation cost percentage). Stated reasons for rejecting recommended measures are primarily based upon economic concerns. Additionally, implementation rates of measures are not only functions of savings and cost metrics, but time as well.

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Improving Industrial Refrigeration System Efficiency - Actual Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cycle cooling during winter operation, compressor intercooling, direct refrigeration vs. brine cooling, insulation of cold piping to reduce heat gain, multiple screw compressors for improved part load operation, evaporative condensers for reduced system...

White, T. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements  

SciTech Connect

The project objective was the replacement of an aging, un-repairable HVAC system which has grown inefficient and a huge energy consumer with low energy and efficient HVAC units, and installation of energy efficient building control technologies at City's YMCA Community Center.

Hernandez, Adriana

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrally Efficient Modulation and Turbo Coding for Communication Systems  

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Spectrally Efficient Modulation and Turbo Coding for Communication Systems Amer H. Alhabsi. · Modulation. · Turbo coding. · Spectral efficient modulation with TC. · Parity Assisted Decoding. · Summary encoder · It expands the data by adding redundancy. · Redundancy is added in a systematic fashion

Akl, Robert

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Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing  

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Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Industrial Motor Systems Speaker(s): Ali Hasanbeigi Date: February 8, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Aimee McKane Motor-driven equipment accounts for approximately 60% of manufacturing final electricity use worldwide. A major barrier to effective policymaking, and to more global acceptance of the energy efficiency potential in industrial motor systems, is the lack of a transparent methodology for quantifying the magnitude and cost-effectiveness of these energy savings. This paper presents the results of groundbreaking analyses conducted for five countries and one region to begin to address this barrier. Using a combination of expert opinion and available data from the United States,

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Energy-efficient system design for mobile processing platforms  

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Portable electronics has fueled the rich emergence of multimedia applications that have led to the exponential growth in content creation and consumption. New energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems are necessary ...

Rithe, Rahul (Rahulkumar Jagdish)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car...  

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Small Car Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine...

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Design and global optimization of high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic systems  

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Despite their great promise, small experimental thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems at 1000 K generally exhibit extremely low power conversion efficiencies (approximately 1%), due to heat losses such as thermal emission of ...

Bermel, Peter A.

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Webinar January 13: Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems  

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The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "Highly Efficient Solar Thermochemical Reaction Systems" on Tuesday, January 13, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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Financing; A Cost Effective Alternative When Upgrading Energy Efficient Systems  

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in order to effectively compete in the marketplace. One obvious method of reducing costs and improving productivity is to upgrade old, antiquated equipment such as lighting to more modern energy efficient systems. Most projects provide a return...

Ertle, J. M.

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NREL: News Feature - Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building  

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Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building September 29, 2010 Photo of the sun reflecting off of a solar panel on a roof. Enlarge image More than 1,800 solar panels are being...

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Microcomputer-based information feedback system for improving tractor efficiency  

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MICROCOMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING TRACTOR EFFICIENCY A Thesis by JOSEPH GROGAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering MICROCOMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING TRACTOR EFFICIENCY A Thesis JOSEPH GROGAN Approved as to style and content by: Dr. ill A. Stout (Chairman of Committee) Dr...

Grogan, Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric motor systems in developing countries: Opportunities for efficiency improvement  

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This report presents an overview of the current status and efficiency improvement potential of industrial motor systems in developing countries. Better management of electric motor systems is of particular relevance in developing countries, where improved efficiency can lead to increased productivity and slower growth in electricity demand. Motor systems currently consume some 65--80% of the industrial electricity in developing countries. Drawing on studies from Thailand, India, Brazil, China, Pakistan, and Costa Rica, we describe potential efficiency gains in various parts of the motor system, from the electricity delivery system through the motor to the point where useful work is performed. We report evidence of a significant electricity conservation potential. Most of the efficiency improvement methods we examine are very cost-effective from a societal viewpoint, but are generally not implemented due to various barriers that deter their adoption. Drawing on experiences in North America, we discuss a range of policies to overcome these barriers, including education, training, minimum efficiency standards, motor efficiency testing protocols, technical assistance programs, and financial incentives.

Meyers, S.; Monahan, P.; Lewis, P.; Greenberg, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Nadel, S. [American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency in wireless communication systems  

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Wireless communication systems and methods utilize one or more remote terminals, one or more base terminals, and a communication channel between the remote terminal(s) and base terminal(s). The remote terminal applies a direct sequence spreading code to a data signal at a spreading factor to provide a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal. The DSSS signal is transmitted over the communication channel to the base terminal which can be configured to despread the received DSSS signal by a spreading factor matching the spreading factor utilized to spread the data signal. The remote terminal and base terminal can dynamically vary the matching spreading factors to adjust the data rate based on an estimation of operating quality over time between the remote terminal and base terminal such that the amount of data being transmitted is substantially maximized while providing a specified quality of service.

Caffrey, Michael Paul; Palmer, Joseph McRae

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Low emission boiler system: Clean and efficient power from coal  

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The US Department of Energy, Federal Energy Technology Center, is working with private industry to develop the Low Emission Boiler System (LEBS), an advanced coal-fired power generation system for the 21st century. LEBS will provide the utility industry with an opportunity to meet the anticipated increase in electricity demand throughout the world by offering cleaner and more efficient coal-fired power plants. LEBS has significantly higher thermal efficiency, superior environmental performance and a lower cost of electricity than conventional coal-fired systems. This paper presents an overall summary of the LEBS program.

Ruth, L.; Winslow, J. [Dept. of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Federal Energy Technology Center; Ramezan, M. [Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

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energy efficiency goals and adopt energy conservation measures. Application of the types of compressed air best practicesEnergy Efficiency and Market Potential of Electric Motor System in China. China Machine Pressu re, [4] Best Practices

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High conversion efficiency ultraviolet fiber Raman oscillator--amplifier system  

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High efficiency UV frequency conversion by stimulated Raman scattering in a XeCl (lambda = 308-nm) excimer laser-pumped multimode fiber is presented. The system consists of a first piece of fiber as a Stokes generator and a second as a power amplifier. Power conversion efficiencies up to 80% have been measured. Uses of fiber Raman amplifiers in the near UV are also discussed.

Pini, R.; Salimbeni, R.; Vannini, M.; Haider, A.F.M.Y.; Lin, C.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Analyses of Supermarket Refrigeration Systems  

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This paper presents energy and life cycle climate performance (LCCP) analyses of a variety of supermarket refrigeration systems to identify designs that exhibit low environmental impact and high energy efficiency. EnergyPlus was used to model refrigeration systems in a variety of climate zones across the United States. The refrigeration systems that were modeled include the traditional multiplex DX system, cascade systems with secondary loops and the transcritical CO2 system. Furthermore, a variety of refrigerants were investigated, including R-32, R-134a, R-404A, R-1234yf, R-717, and R-744. LCCP analysis was used to determine the direct and indirect carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the operation of the various refrigeration systems over their lifetimes. Our analysis revealed that high-efficiency supermarket refrigeration systems may result in up to 44% less energy consumption and 78% reduced carbon dioxide emissions compared to the baseline multiplex DX system. This is an encouraging result for legislators, policy makers and supermarket owners to select low emission, high-efficiency commercial refrigeration system designs for future retrofit and new projects.

Fricke, Brian A [ORNL] [ORNL; Bansal, Pradeep [ORNL] [ORNL; Zha, Shitong [Hillphoenix] [Hillphoenix

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency solar dynamic space power generation system  

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Space power technologies have undergone significant advances over the past few years, and great emphasis is being placed on the development of dynamic power systems at this time. A design study has been conducted to evaluate the applicability of a combined cycle concept-closed Brayton cycle and organic Rankine cycle coupling-for solar dynamic space power generation systems. In the concept presented in this paper (solar dynamic combined cycle), the waste heat rejected by the closed Brayton cycle working fluid is utilized to heat the organic working fluid of an organic Rankine cycle system. This allows the solar dynamic combined cycle efficiency to be increased compared to the efficiencies of two subsystems (closed Brayton cycle and organic fluid cycle). Also, for small-size space power systems (up to 50 kW), the efficiency of the solar dynamic combined cycle can be comparable with Stirling engine performance. The closed Brayton cycle and organic Rankine cycle designs are based on a great deal of maturity assessed in much previous work on terrestrial and solar dynamic power systems. This is not yet true for the Stirling cycles. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the performance of the new space power generation system (solar dynamic combined cycle). The significant benefits of the solar dynamic combined cycle concept such as efficiency increase, mass reduction, specific area-collector and radiator-reduction, are presented and discussed for a low earth orbit space station application.

Massardo, A. (Dept. di Ingegneria Energetica, Univ. di Genova, 16145 Genova (IT))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the efficiency of electric motor systems: Moving beyond efficient motors  

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Electric motors operating in the US consume more than half of the nation's electricity. Electric utilities were among the first groups to begin offering programs to promote efficiency in electric motors. A 1994 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) survey of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs found 151 efficient-motors and drives programs being offered by 95 utilities in the US. The most common programs have been prescriptive rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency motors. While many of these programs have been popular and successful, their cost is an issue of contention with some industrial consumer groups and within utilities attempting to reduce program costs. With the minimum motor efficiency regulations in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) set to go into effect for most products in October 1997, utilities will need to move beyond these simple high-efficiency motor rebate programs if they are to continue to offer motor programs to their customers. The focus will also have to shift from simply motors to motor-system issues. As a 1993 US Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored motor-system roundtable identified, motor-system expertise is not widely available, and many electric utilities will need assistance to develop and implement new programs. It is thus important that information be made available to these utilities on how to analyze customers' motor-systems needs, what program designs will most likely meet these needs, what resources they will need to implement their programs, and where to find those resources. DOE's Motor Challenge has already been identifying or developing many of these resources, and these are already being used by some utilities. If utilities are provided a program context, more of them can make better use of these resources and achieve success from their own standpoint (e.g., increased customer satisfaction and improved customer retention), from the customers' standpoint (e.g., lower motor-system costs and improved performance), and from the national standpoint (e.g., reduced motorsystem energy consumption and lower carbon emissions). The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has begun to establish this context by analyzing utility motor-systems programs. This work builds upon past ACEEE analyses of other utility DSM programs and ACEEE's extensive involvement in the technical aspects and design of programs involving electric motor systems.

Elliott, R.N.; Pye, M.; Nadel, S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioner...  

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Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners Presents recent advances in thermoelectric...

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Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures  

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Energy  Use   and  Energy  Efficiency  Improvement  Summer   Study  on  Energy  Efficiency  in  Industry.  Summer  Study  on  Energy  Efficiency  in  Industry.  

Therkelesen, Peter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems  

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to total orders containing the happened­before relation. A consistent global state (CGS) of a computation cEfficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller a global state satisfying property \\Phi. Previous general­purpose algorithms for this problem explicitly

Stoller, Scott

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USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants  

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

USDA's Rural Business Cooperative-Service Agency, under the Rural Energy for America Program, is accepting applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement grants of $20,000 or less to establish programs to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.

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Maximizing efficiency of solar-powered systems by load matching  

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Solar power is an important source of renewable energy for many low-power systems. Matching the power consumption level with the supply level can make a great difference in the efficiency of power utilization. This paper proposes a source-tracking power ... Keywords: load matching, photovoltaics, power management, power model, solar energy, solar-aware

Dexin Li; Pai H. Chou

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Compressed Air System Efficiency- Know What You Really Need  

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demand-side management (DSM) programs as well as their own efforts, Wisconsin Power and Light customers have been able to improve compressed air system efficiency over the past few years. One customer reduced compressed air operating costs by one third...

Terrell, R. E.

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Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Multiband UWB Communication Systems  

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Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Multiband UWB Communication Systems W. Pam Siriwongpairat of power consumption under the constraints on the packet error rate, transmission rate, and FCC regulations promises to satisfy the growing demand for low cost and high-speed digital wireless home networks

Liu, K. J. Ray

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High efficiency pool filtering systems utilising variable frequency drives  

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Over 1 year, private swimming pools in Australia will typically consume 1680 GWh of electricity, producing 2130 kt of CO2. Redesigning a pool's filtration system and using it more efficiently can reduce the energy use, and hence the CO2 production, by a significant amount. This paper describes experimental measurements carried out on a new design of pool pump system. Initial experiments using a variable frequency drive (VFD) with a standard, single phase pump/motor system have achieved energy savings of 40%. Utilising a VFD and a three phase pump/motor energy savings of 61% have been achieved, without degrading the system performance.

Z. Hameiri; T. Spooner; A.B. Sproul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency Analysis of Natural Gas Residential Micro-cogeneration Systems  

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The systems feature different energy conversion technologies: Stirling engine (WhisperGen), spark-ignition internal combustion (IC) engine (FreeWatt), and polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) (EBARA Ballard). ... The Stirling engine is the least expensive that requires the least maintenance. ... Experimental Determination of the Efficiency and Emissions of a Residential Microcogeneration System Based on a Stirling Engine and Fueled by Diesel and Ethanol ...

Amir A. Aliabadi; Murray J. Thomson; James S. Wallace

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Title System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6144E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Walker, Iain S., Darryl J. Dickerhoff, David Faulkner, and William J. N. Turner Conference Name ASHRAE Annual Conference Date Published 03/2013 Abstract Occupant concern about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues has led to the increased use of more effective air filters in residential heating and cooling systems. A drawback of improved filtration is that better filters tend to have more flow resistance. This can lead to lower system airflows that reduce heat exchanger efficiency, increase duct pressure that leads to increased air leakage for ducts and, in some case s, increased blower power consumption. There is currently little knowledge on the magnitude of these effects. In this study, the performance of ten central forced air systems was monitored for a year. The systems used either a Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) or a Brushless Permanent Magnet (BPM) blower. Each system was operated with a range of filter efficiencies ranging from MERV 6 (the lowest currently permitted in ASHRAE Standard 62.2) up to MERV 16. Measurements were recorded every ten seconds for blower power, filter pressure drop, supply and return plenum pressures together with plenum and indoor temperatures. These detailed continuous measurements allowed observation of filter loading effects as well as the initial change in system performance when filters were swapped. The results of the field measurements were used in simulations to examine more general system performance effects for a wider range of climates. The field tests showed that system static pressures were highly influenced by filter selection, filter loading rates varied more from house to house than by MERV rating and overall were quite low in many of the homes. PSC motors showed reduced power and airflow as the filters loaded, but BPM motors attempted to maintain a constant airflow and increased their power to do so. The combined field test and simulation results from this study indicate that for MERV 10-13 filters the effects on energy use are small (5%) and usability. In systems using low MERV filters that are already close to blower performance limits the addition of a MERV 16 filter pushed the blowers to their performance limits.

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Factor Influencing Logistics Service Providers Efficiency’ in Urban Distribution Systems  

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Abstract The increased urbanization and the awareness of freight transportation impacts have stressed the importance of City Logistics (CL) as a comprehensive approach aimed at mitigating the negative effects of distribution activities without penalizing social, cultural, and economic issues. In this context, a crucial role is played by logistics service providers (LSPs). This paper proposes an empirical analysis on the operational factors determining the level of efficiency of a LSP. This study represents an attempt to develop a panel of operational variables supporting the efficiency of the urban distribution system of LSPs. The potential benefits are both economic and environmental.

Alberto De Marco; Anna C. Cagliano; Giulio Mangano; Francesca Perfetti

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves | Open Energy Information  

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Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Services/Energy_and_Climate_Change/ Country: United States, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil UN Region: South-Eastern Asia, "Latin America and Caribbean" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., Northern America, "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 TNO is a research institute which is active in the energy saving and indoor environment. We like to present our research, our goals and discuss the challenges and the opportunities for cooperation. Therefore we like to give a presentation about the following topic and we are also interested in a presentation of LBL and UC Berkeley. An important topic in the building industry is near zero energy buildings. Most countries in Europe implemented programs to advance this goal in one way or another. In near-zero energy buildings, the interaction between building and systems

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Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System  

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1An Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Entire Building HVAC System Presented by Dr. Claridge Date: 09/15/2014 ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14..., Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 3• Why we need the Energy/Load Ratio 1. Building 2. HVAC Systems 3. Common Index • Building sector consumes 40% of total energy usage in US (Residential buildings – 22%, Commercial building – 19%) • HVAC systems...

Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Claridge,D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

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Improving the energy-efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has the potential to realize large economic and societal benefits. This paper concerns the system identification of a hybrid system model of a building-wide HVAC system and its subsequent control using a hybrid system formulation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC). Here, the learning refers to model updates to the hybrid system model that incorporate the heating effects due to occupancy, solar effects, outside air temperature (OAT), and equipment, in addition to integrator dynamics inherently present in low-level control. Though we make significant modeling simplifications, our corresponding controller that uses this model is able to experimentally achieve a large reduction in energy usage without any degradations in occupant comfort. It is in this way that we justify the modeling simplifications that we have made. We conclude by presenting results from experiments on our building HVAC testbed, which s...

Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Efficiency of a Solar Pond and a Rankine Cycle System  

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The optimal efficiency of a solar pond — Rankine cycle system is found analytically. The optimum for...

M. H. Cobble; A. R. Shouman

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present disclosure relates to biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use.

Hunt, Ryan W; Chinnasamy, Senthil; Das, Keshav C; Rolim de Mattos, Erico

2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of High Efficiency Solar Cells on Carriers for Concentrating System Applications .  

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??High efficiency multi-junction (MJ) solar cells were packaged onto receiver systems. The efficiency change of concentrator cells under continuous high intensity illumination was done. Also,… (more)

Chow, Simon Ka Ming

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CPT: An Energy-Efficiency Model for Multi-core Computer Systems  

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CPT: An Energy-Efficiency Model for Multi-core Computer Systems Weisong Shi, Shinan Wang and Bing efficiency of computer systems. These techniques affect the energy efficiency across different layers metric that represents the energy efficiency of a computer system, for a specific configuration, given

Shi, Weisong

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Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems  

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Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems G, France Keywords: energy efficiency, existing public buildings, control strategies, dynamic simulations a project entitled "Smart Energy Efficient Middleware for Public Spaces" (SEEMPubS). The project addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Developing Energy Efficient Roof Systems DEERS | Open Energy Information  

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Roof Systems DEERS Roof Systems DEERS Jump to: navigation, search Name Developing Energy Efficient Roof Systems (DEERS) Place Ripon, California Zip 95366 Sector Solar Product Developer of roof top solar PV projects. Coordinates 43.84582°, -88.837054° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.84582,"lon":-88.837054,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Improving the energy efficiency of sparse linear system solvers on multicore and manycore systems  

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...impacting their performance. high performance computing|energy efficiency|sparse...about the energy draw by high performance computing (HPC) facilities, the...new metric for ranking high performance computing systems. Sandia report...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proper design hikes gas-lift system efficiency  

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Proper design of gas-lift pumping systems, used for pumping corrosive or erosive fluids, involves the correct selection of submergence ratio, flow regime, pipe diameter, and physical properties of the fluid. Correlations for maximum lifting efficiency on a friction-free basis vs. submergence ratio have been developed based on experimental data. The Oshinowo and Charles flow map for vertical upward flow has been chosen for determining the two-phase flow regimes. For large-diameter gas-lifting systems, the effects of fluid physical properties on the maximum lifting efficiency become diminished. Gas-lift pumping systems are widely used in the process industry as well as in oil and gas production. In an ethylene dichloride/vinyl chloride monomer (EDC/VCM) plant, quench column bottoms are recirculated back to the column by gas lift of the EDC/VCM stream from the EDC pyrolysis furnace. Gas lift is utilized instead of pumps to alleviate the plugging and erosion problems caused by the presence of coke/tar particulates. Other process applications include those where pumps suffer severe corrosion from the fluids pumped.

Tsai, T.C.

1986-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic efficiency and entropy production in the climate system  

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We present an outlook on the climate system thermodynamics. First, we construct an equivalent Carnot engine with efficiency ? and frame the Lorenz energy cycle in a macroscale thermodynamic context. Then, by exploiting the second law, we prove that the lower bound to the entropy production is ? times the integrated absolute value of the internal entropy fluctuations. An exergetic interpretation is also proposed. Finally, the controversial maximum entropy production principle is reinterpreted as requiring the joint optimization of heat transport and mechanical work production. These results provide tools for climate change analysis and for climate models’ validation.

Valerio Lucarini

2009-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative System and Method for Monitoring Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

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Improving energy efficiency (EE) in buildings may significantly reduce...@lisee, for achieving energy efficiency in buildings (households, officies, campus, data centers, etc. ... devices, locally estimating indo...

Grazia Fattoruso; Saverio De Vito; Ciro Di Palma; Girolamo Di Francia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP  

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High-Efficiency Thermal Energy High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act

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Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information about the regulations, formats, objectives, and implementation of energy efficiency labeling in China.

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Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms?  

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Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms--Improving energy efficiency of security-aware storage systems is challenging, because security and energy security and energy efficiency is to profile encryption algorithms to decide if storage systems would

Qin, Xiao

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using...  

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Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric...

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IMPACTS OF REFRIGERANTLINE LENGTH ON SYSTEM EFFICIENCY IN RESIDENTIAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS USING REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTION.  

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The effects on system efficiency of excess refrigerant line length are calculated for an idealized residential heating and cooling system. By excess line length is meant refrigerant tubing in excess of the 25 R provided for in standard equipment efficiency test methods. The purpose of the calculation is to provide input for a proposed method for evaluating refrigerant distribution system efficiency. A refrigerant distribution system uses refrigerant (instead of ducts or pipes) to carry heat and/or cooling effect from the equipment to the spaces in the building in which it is used. Such systems would include so-called mini-splits as well as more conventional split systems that for one reason or another have the indoor and outdoor coils separated by more than 25 ft. This report performs first-order calculations of the effects on system efficiency, in both the heating and cooling modes, of pressure drops within the refrigerant lines and of heat transfer between the refrigerant lines and the space surrounding them.

ANDREWS, J.W.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Conversion Efficiency for a Flat Plate Thermophotovoltaic System Using a Photonic Cavity Test System  

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The performance of a 1 cm{sup 2} thermophotovoltaic (TPV) module was recently measured in a photonic cavity test system. A conversion efficiency of 11.7% was measured at a radiator temperature of 1076 C and a module temperature of 29.9 C. This experiment achieved the highest direct measurement of efficiency for an integrated TPV system. Efficiency was calculated from the ratio of the peak (load matched) electrical power output and the heat absorption rate. Measurements of these two parameters were made simultaneously to assure the validity of the measured efficiency value. This test was conducted in a photonic cavity which mimicked a typical flat-plate TPV system. The radiator was a large, flat graphite surface. The module was affixed to the top of a copper pedestal for heat absorption measurements. The heat absorption rate was proportional to the axial temperature gradient in the pedestal under steady-state conditions. The test was run in a vacuum to eliminate conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms. The photonic cavity provides the optimal test environment for TPV efficiency measurements because it incorporates all important physical phenomena found in an integrated TPV system: high radiator emissivity and blackbody spectral shape, photon recycling, Lambertian distribution of incident radiation and complex geometric effects. Furthermore, the large aspect ratio between radiating surface area and radiator/module spacing produces a view factor approaching unity with minimal photon leakage.

E.J. Brown; C.T. Ballinger; S.R. Burger; G.W. Charache; L.R. Danielson; D.M. DePoy; T.J. Donovan; M. LoCascio

2000-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Guangzhou West Tower Façade System  

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Guangzhou West Tower is an extremely tall public building. The energy efficiency evaluation of its façade should be different than that of ordinary public buildings. Based on the national code GB50189-2005, “Design Standard for Energy efficiency...

Meng, Q.; Zhang, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Emergy Synthesis and Its Application on Water Efficiency of Water Ecological-Economic System  

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Water ecological-economic system (WEES) is a coupling system of traditional water resource system (WS) and eco-environment, social economy system. Water efficiency is an important index and comprehensively reflec...

Cuimei Lv; Minhua Ling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Pinpointing of Misplaced Tags in Large RFID Systems  

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-consuming to collect (and energy-consuming if active tags are used). How to efficiently address the MTP problem from partial tags in favor of energy saving. We analyze the optimal performances of proposed protocols the time efficiency and the energy efficiency by over 70% on average when compared with the state

Chen, Shigang

102

Energy Efficiency Analysis of MISO-OFDM Communication Systems Considering Power and Capacity Constraints  

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Energy Efficiency Analysis of MISO-OFDM Communication Systems Considering Power and Capacity subchannel capacity threshold. Moreover, the energy efficiency of MISO-OFDM communication systems starts-input single-output (MISO) . orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) . energy efficiency. capacity

Wang, Cheng-Xiang

103

Efficiency improvement of a ground coupled heat pump system from energy management  

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Efficiency improvement of a ground coupled heat pump system from energy management N. Pardo a,*, Á coupled heat pump Energy efficiency Numerical simulation a b s t r a c t The installed capacity of an air to improve the efficiency of a ground coupled heat pump air conditioning system by adapting its produced

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

104

An Efficient Energy Management System for Android Phone Using Bayesian Networks  

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. They changed the quality of multimedia content according to the context for energy efficiency [8]. Simunic etAn Efficient Energy Management System for Android Phone Using Bayesian Networks Young-Seol Lee, proximity, light and orientation sensors for context-awareness. Energy-efficient battery management systems

Cho, Sung-Bae

105

Customer System Efficiency Improvement Assessment: Description and examination of system characterization data  

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This report describes three data bases that were developed in the Customer System Efficiency Improvement (CSEI) Assessment project to help characterize transmission and distribution (T and D) system losses experienced by utility customers in the Pacific Northwest. A principal objective of this project is to assess the potential for electric energy conservation in the T and D systems of BPA's utility customers. The three data bases provide essential input on the number and operating characteristics of T and D component stocks that was used in another task of the CSEI Project to estimate the conservation supply functions that result from replacing existing stocks with more efficient components (Tepel et al. 1986). This document describes the three data bases, provides a guide to their use, and presents a summary characterization of the principal loss-generating components (lines and transformers) of the region's T and D systems.

Callaway, J.W.; DeSteese, J.G.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Efficiency and Evolution of Water Transport Systems in Higher Plants: A Modelling Approach. II. Stelar Evolution  

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...July 1994 research-article Efficiency and Evolution of Water Transport Systems in Higher...protostele and siphonostele in water conduction was analysed numerically...identical with regard to water transport efficiency. The Royal Society is collaborating...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

An electrochemical system for efficiently harvesting low-grade heat energy  

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Efficient and low-cost thermal energy-harvesting systems are needed to utilize the tremendous low-grade heat sources. Although thermoelectric devices are attractive, its efficiency is limited by the relatively low ...

Lee, Seok Woo

108

Energy Efficient TWDM Multi-PON System With Wavelength Relocation  

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Power consumption in current communication networks including the access networks is increasing rapidly; energy efficiency is therefore one of the key design considerations in the next...

Yang, Hongyang; Sun, Weiqiang; Li, Jun; Hu, Weisheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Thermally Variable Cooling System | Department of Energy  

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Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. p-07fulton.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-003867:...

110

Study on Energy Efficiency Evaluation Method of Cooling Water System of Surface Water Source Heat Pump  

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Water source heat pump system is a green air-conditioning system which has high efficiency, energy saving, and environmental protection, but inappropriate design of the system type of water intake will impact on ...

Jibo Long; Siyi Huang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Efficient Misplaced-Tag Pinpointing in Large RFID Systems  

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-processing perspective, collects and processes a large amount of data. It suffers from time inefficiency (and energy tags, we further propose a solution requiring responses from only a subset of tags in favor of energy can significantly increase the time efficiency and the energy efficiency by over 70 percent on average

Xiao, Bin

112

An efficient numerical terrestrial scheme (ENTS) for fast earth system modelling  

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An efficient numerical terrestrial scheme (ENTS) for fast earth system modelling Mark Williamson Working Paper 83 #12;An efficient numerical terrestrial scheme (ENTS) for fast earth system modelling Mark for long time period simulations and large ensemble studies in Earth system models of intermediate

Williamson, Mark

113

Energy Efficient Control of a Boosting System with Multiple Variable-Speed Pumps in Parallel  

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with multiple variable-speed pumps in parallel is to minimize the pump system energy consumption by controlEnergy Efficient Control of a Boosting System with Multiple Variable-Speed Pumps in Parallel Zhenyu. The experimental results show a huge potential to improve the energy efficiency of multi-pump systems using

Yang, Zhenyu

114

System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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FIELD TESTING OF FILTER IMPACTS ON HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCEof Filters in Residential and Light-Commercial HVAC systems.HVAC system performance changes with different MERV filters

Walker, Iain S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse  

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

Demonstrate an advanced water treatment and reuse process in a single hybrid system that combines forward osmosis with membrane distillation to achieve greater efficiency and increased water reuse.

116

Inducing a detector efficiency mismatch to hack a commercial quantum key distribution system  

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a method to induce a large temporal detector efficiency mismatch in a commercial quantum key distribution system, paving the path for a...

Jain, Nitin; Lydersen, Lars; Wittmann, Christoffer; Wiechers, Carlos; Elser, Dominique; Marquardt, Christoph; Makarov, Vadim; Leuchs, Gerd

117

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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clean and efficient energy conversion in power systems," inSteam Power Plant," in Energy conversion, YG Goswami and Fazeotropic mixture energy conversion," Energy Conversion and

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Area utilization efficiency of a sloping heliostat system for solar concentration  

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Area utilization efficiency (AUE) is formulated for a sloping heliostat system facing any direction. The effects of slope shading, incidence factor, sun shading, and tower blocking by...

Wei, Ling Y

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Boiler System Efficiency Improves with Effective Water Treatment  

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Water treatment is an important aspect of boiler operation which can affect efficiency or result in damage if neglected. Without effective water treatment, scale can form on boiler tubes, reducing heat transfer, and causing a loss of boiler...

Bloom, D.

120

Every Joule is Precious: The Case for Revisiting Operating System Design for Energy Efficiency  

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Every Joule is Precious: The Case for Revisiting Operating System Design for Energy Efficiency Amin, it is important to develop low-level mechanisms and higher- level policies to maximize energy efficiency and implementation from the point of view of energy efficiency rather than the more traditional OS metric

Vahdat, Amin

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121

Energy-Efficient Spectrum Sharing in Relay-Assisted Cognitive Radio Systems  

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Energy-Efficient Spectrum Sharing in Relay-Assisted Cognitive Radio Systems (Invited Paper) Mariem of a relevant spectrum game. Two energy-efficient sources communicating with their respective destination energy-efficient sources. Keywords: resource allocation, cognitive radio, cooperative transmission, Nash

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

122

Efficient memory control for avionics and embedded systems  

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Modern aircrafts have seen a significant growth of avionics systems. Most of new aircrafts have systems for navigation, automatic flight control, collision avoidance systems, flight data recorder, weather radar system as well as communication and monitoring systems. All of these systems use embedded computer systems with increasing memory requirements. In order to reduce the electricity consumed by these systems, we suggest detecting the portion of the computer memory that is actually used. The other portion can be temporarily shut down and turned on again when needed. Such a shut down can notably reduce the electricity consumption of the avionics systems.

Pinchas Weisberg; Yair Wiseman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Refrigeration System | Department...  

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

of the compressor rack and system diagram for the CO2 refrigeration system.
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab Image of the compressor rack and system diagram for the CO2...

124

Energy efficient scheduling techniques for real-time embedded systems  

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Battery-powered portable embedded systems have been widely used in many applications. These embedded systems have to concurrently perform a multitude of complex tasks under stringent time constraints. As these systems become more complex...

Prathipati, Rajesh Babu

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

125

Study of the Overall Efficiency of a 7 pkw Solar Photovoltaic Pumpng System at Mugombwa (Rwanda)  

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The solar pumping system installed since 1985 by the ... is powered by a photovoltaic array of 132 pannels of 52 peak watt each. Our concern ... efficiency of the system by measuring both the solar global radiati...

Prosper Mpawenayo

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Quantum Monte Carlo for large chemical systems: Implementing efficient strategies for petascale platforms and beyond  

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Quantum Monte Carlo for large chemical systems: Implementing efficient strategies for petascale platforms and beyond Anthony Scemama, Michel Caffarel Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques, CNRS efficiently QMC simulations for large chemical systems are pre- sented. These include: i.) the introduction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

127

Field Measurements of Heating System Efficiency in Nine Electrically-Heated Manufactured Homes.  

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This report presents the results of field measurements of heating efficiency performed on nine manufactured homes sited in the Pacific Northwest. The testing procedure collects real-time data on heating system energy use and heating zone temperatures, allowing direct calculation of heating system efficiency.

Davis, Bob; Siegel, J.; Palmiter, L.; Baylon, D.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Steam Power Partnership: Improving Steam System Efficiency Through Marketplace Partnerships  

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to support the steam efficiency program. Today, the Steam Team includes, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), the American Gas Association (AGA), the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (ClBO), Armstrong International... pinch technology, and high performance steam. ? Armstrong International - Three worldwide factory seminar facilities, 13 North American sales representative facilities, 4 international sales representative facilities, 8 co-sponsored facilities, 2...

Jones, T.

129

Electrical Equipment Replacement: Energy Efficiency versus System Compatibility  

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upgrading electrical equipment to energy efficient models, including conductor sizing, overcurrent protective devices, grounding, and harmonics. The pages that follow provide guidance in the decision-making process when replacing electrical equipment... equipment. Several areas of compatibility must be addressed for equipment to work properly. Critical areas of concern are conductor sizing, overcurrent protection devices, grounding, and harmonics. Conductor Sizing Conductors are sized...

Massey, G. W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Scheduling Heterogeneous Wireless Systems for Efficient Spectrum Access  

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Radio approach for usage of the Virtual Unlicensed Spectrum (CORVUS) system exploits unoccupied licensed

Bao, Lichun; Liao, Shenghui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based onSystem Audit  

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Industrial electric motor systems consume more than 600billion kWh annually, accounting for more than 50 percent of China selectricity use. The International Energy Agency estimates thatoptimizing motor systems results in an improvement of 20-25 percent,which is well-supported by experience in both the U.S. and China.Compressed air systems in China use 9.4 percent of all electricity.Compressed air use in China is growing rapidly, as new industrial plantsare built and the production processes of existing plants expand andchange. Most of these systems, whether existing or new, are not optimizedfor energy efficiency. This paper will present a practitioner'sperspective on theemergence of compressed air auditing services inChina, specifically as it pertains to Shanghai and surrounding areas.Both the methodology used and the market development of these compressedair system services will be addressed. Finally, the potential for energysaving opportunities will be described based on highlights from over 50compressed air system energy audits completed by Shanghai EnergyConservation Service Center, both during the United Nations IndustrialDevelopment Organization (UNIDO) China Motor System Energy ConservationProgram, and after this training program was completed.

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

High Quality Down Lighting Luminaire with 73% Overall System Efficiency  

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This report summarizes work to develop a high flux, high efficiency LED-based downlight at OSRAM SYLVANIA under US Department of Energy contract DE-FC26-08NT01582. A new high power LED and electronic driver were developed for these downlights. The LED achieved 100 lumens per watt efficacy and 1700 lumen flux output at a correlated color temperature of 3500K. The driver had 90% electrical conversion efficiency while maintaining excellent power quality with power factor >0.99, and total harmonic distortion <10%. Two styles of downlights using the LED and driver were shown to exceed the project targets for steady-state luminous efficacy and flux of 70 lumens per watt and 1300 lumens, respectively. Compared to similar existing downlights using compact fluorescent or LED sources, these downlights had much higher efficacy at nearly the same luminous flux.

Robert Harrison; Steven C. Allen; Joseph Bernier; Robert Harrison

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

133

Highly efficient photochemical HCOOH production from CO{sub 2} and water using an inorganic system  

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We have constructed a system that uses solar energy to react CO{sub 2} with water to generate formic acid (HCOOH) at an energy conversion efficiency of 0.15%. It consists of an AlGaN/GaN anode photoelectrode and indium (In) cathode that are electrically connected outside of the reactor cell. High energy conversion efficiency is realized due to a high quantum efficiency of 28% at 300 nm, attributable to efficient electron-hole separation in the semiconductor's heterostructure. The efficiency is close to that of natural photosynthesis in plants, and what is more, the reaction product (HCOOH) can be used as a renewable energy source.

Yotsuhashi, Satoshi; Hashiba, Hiroshi; Deguchi, Masahiro; Zenitani, Yuji; Hinogami, Reiko; Yamada, Yuka [Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Panasonic Corporation, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0237 (Japan); Deura, Momoko; Ohkawa, Kazuhiro [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Science, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

134

Advanced Klystrons for High Efficiency Accelerator Systems - Final Report  

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This program explored tailoring of RF pulses used to drive accelerator cavities. Simulations indicated that properly shaping the pulse risetime to match accelerator cavity characteristics reduced reflected power and increased total efficiency. Tailoring the pulse requires a high power, gridded, klystron to shape the risetime while also controlling the beam current. The Phase I program generated a preliminary design of a gridded electron gun for a klystron producing 5-10 MW of RF power. This required design of a segmented cathode using Controlled Porosity Reservoir cathodes to limit power deposition on the grid. The program was successful in computationally designing a gun producing a high quality electron beam with grid control. Additional analysis of pulse tailoring indicated that technique would only be useful for cavity drive pulses that were less than approximately 2-3 times the risetime. Otherwise, the efficiency gained during the risetime of the pulse became insignificant when considering the efficiency over the entire pulse. Consequently, it was determined that a Phase II program would not provide sufficient return to justify the cost. Never the less, other applications for a high power gridded gun are currently being pursued. This klystron, for example, would facilitate development inverse Comptom x-ray sources by providing a high repetition rate (10 -100 kHz) RF source.

Read, Michael; Ives, Robert Lawrence

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

135

Scalable, Efficient Solid Waste Burner System - Energy Innovation...  

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combustion experts at CSU, the device is superior to other systems and achieves improved gasification and combustion of biomass and waste through novel chassis design and process....

136

Low-Latency Techniques for Improving System Energy Efficiency /  

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Operating Systems and Computer Architecture, 2008. [81] Y.Symposium on Computer Architecture, pages 338–347, 2010. [on High Performance Computer Architecture, pages 291–300,

Strong, Richard D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car  

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

NOx after-treatment systems have functional implementation limitations (i.e. performance, cost, packaging, etc.) * Significant fuel economy improvement requires integration of...

138

Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car...  

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

and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ace063smith2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel...

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Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car...  

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

and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ace063smith2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel...

140

Efficient object storage journaling in a distributed parallel file system  

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Journaling is a widely used technique to increase file system robustness against metadata and/or data corruptions. While the overhead of journaling can be masked by the page cache for small-scale, local file systems, we found that Lustre's use of journaling ...

Sarp Oral; Feiyi Wang; David Dillow; Galen Shipman; Ross Miller; Oleg Drokin

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Improving efficiency of hybrid system simulation in Modelica  

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Modelica supports the modeling of hybrid systems by means of differential and algebraic equations, and discrete-events. The simulation of Modelica models is carried out by solving the continuous-time equations, detecting the occurrence of events and ... Keywords: Modelica, event iteration, hybrid system modeling, simulation performance

Victorino Sanz, Alfonso Urquia, Francesco Casella

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF AN EXISTING GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION SYSTEM  

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.9 kilowatt total) 14 #12;ENERGY IMPROVEMENT BENEFITS 15 #12;RETURN ON INVESTMENT: SOLAR PANELS 16 #12 of grid energy with solar panel arrays Long-term operations and maintenance costs were significantly.7 kilowatt total) 13 #12;GROUNDWATER SYSTEM ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS ­ Northern Solar Array: 56 panel system (10

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

143

IBM and Energy Efficiency: Systems Recommisiong and Optimization  

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of the systems ? Temperature , Humidification, Static pressure, Economizer mode ? Existing instrumentation reviewed and new instruments added to deliver enhanced control capabilities to support project needs. ? PID control loop tuning was performed... of the systems ? Temperature , Humidification, Static pressure, Economizer mode ? Existing instrumentation reviewed and new instruments added to deliver enhanced control capabilities to support project needs. ? PID control loop tuning was performed...

Veilleux, Y.; Boulianne, J. P.; Lefebvre, P.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Efficient design of desalination system using photovoltaic and packed bed systems  

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This work presents a new way to realize continuous operation of a solar desalination system to produce fresh water using solar energy for a dual purpose. Here, solar energy is used directly as heat energy through solar radiation incident on an inverse V-shape still cover during sunlight hours. At the same time, the solar energy can be converted through a photovoltaic (PV) array into electric energy, which is stored in the battery system during sunlight hours. To realize the continuity of still operation daily and overnight, the batteries are discharged during the night at a suitable rate to feed an electric heater. The electric heater is designed to generate the required heat for desalination during the night. The heat is equivalent to that which can be absorbed during the day and that gives the temperature difference to gain evaporation and fresh water (productivity). This modified still is provided with a packed bed layer installed in the bottom of the basin to assist the system during the day and at night, i.e., this modified still will be more efficient. The quantity of heat energy during the night is adjusted to give a saline water temperature in the range that occurs in the actual solar still during sunlight hours. The performance of all components of the present still are discussed. The use of PV and backed bed systems means higher efficiency than the passive still, as the modified still produces large quantities of fresh water in August for a saline water depth of 0.01 m by using glass wool insulation 0.05 m thick and glass spheres as a packed bed with 0.0213 m bed length.

Fahmy, F.H.; Abdel-Rehim, Z.S. [National Research Center, Cairo (Egypt)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Project Title: Complete System-Level Efficient and Interoperable...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

and architecture since a microgrid will be likely upgraded from an existing system. 2014 Smart Grid R&D Program Peer Review Project Summary 2 2014 Smart Grid R&D Program Peer...

146

Metering Air Compressor Systems for Efficiency: A Progress Report  

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. ?Pneumatic Handbook - 7th Edition?. The Trade and Technical Press Limited, Crown House, Morden, Surrey, England. 2. Department of Energy (DOE). 1984. ?Energy Conservation - Compressed Air Systems, A Guidebook on Energy and Cost Savings?. DOE...

Joseph, B.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Nutrient use efficiency in bioenergy cropping systems: Critical research questions  

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x giganteus. Biomass Bioenergy 12:21-24. Christian, D.G. ,for-biofuels systems. Biomass Bioenergy Gentry, L.E. , F.E.cynosuroides. Biomass Bioenergy 12:419-428. Brejda, J.J.

Brouder, Sylvie; Volenec, Jeffrey J; Turco, Ronald; Smith, Douglas R; Ejeta, Gebisa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Improving the Water Efficiency of Cooling Production System  

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For most of the time, cooling towers (CTs) of cooling systems operate under partial load conditions and by regulating the air circulation with a variable frequency drive (VFD), significant reduction in the fan power can be achieved. In Kuwait...

Maheshwari, G.; Al-Hadban, Y.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Alasseri, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

TOWARDS A PORTABLE, MEMORY-EFFICIENT TEST SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTED ENERGY WEAPONS  

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TOWARDS A PORTABLE, MEMORY-EFFICIENT TEST SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTED ENERGY WEAPONS Peyman Rahmati1. The proposed PTS has been de- velopped for the most widely used Conducted Energy Weapons (CEW), Taser X26, and memory-efficient. Index Terms-- Conducted Energy Weapons, Calibration, Electrical Stimulation

Adler, Andy

150

A System for Energy-Efficient Data Management Yi-Cheng Tu 1  

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.e., query processing, indexing). Therefore, there is the need to develop DBMSs with energy efficiencyA System for Energy-Efficient Data Management Yi-Cheng Tu 1 , Xiaorui Wang 2 , Bo Zeng 3 1 Dept, University of South Florida, U.S.A. 1 ytu@cse.usf.edu, 2 xwang@ece.osu.edu, 3 bzeng@usf.edu ABSTRACT Energy

Tu, Yicheng

151

Energy Efficient Radio Resource Management in a Coordinated Multi-Cell Distributed Antenna System  

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and two energy efficient radio resource management schemes are investigated; either ports can be switched - Distributed antenna systems, CoMP, HetNets, port selection, radio resource management, energy efficiency ports in LTE-A terminology). The rising energy costs and environmental concerns have led researchers

Yanikomeroglu, Halim

152

Starter systems designed for efficient air/gas comsumption  

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This paper examines engine starting systems designed by Pow-R-Quik. Pow-R-Quik's most recent product line includes several models that are designed to start most diesel and natural gas engines. Pow-R-Quick also offers air starting systems for a wide range of gas turbine applications. The model DS16, air or gas starter, is designed for engines with a displacement up to 500 cid diesel and up to 1000 cid natural gas. The DS60 model is also an air or gas operated starter with specially designed heavy duty bearings for maximum performance. To prove out starter durability and performance, Pow-R-Quik has installed three fully instrumented diesel engine test cells. The number of starts that can be achieved ranges from zero to 99,000. The system can be set to regulate the air for low or high pressure starts, control the lubricant, etc.

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1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP  

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April 15. 2013 | Singh April 15. 2013 | Singh * Thermal modeling will be conducted to establish the benefits of using a high thermal conducting graphite foams in conjunction with PCM and to develop a design for a laboratory scale prototype. * Variety of characterizations will be carried out to qualify the materials (PCMs, alloys, coatings) for the prototype construction. * Process to infiltrate selected PCM into the foam will be developed. * Using the appropriate brazing/joining techniques, prototype will be assembled. * Performance testing of the TES system prototype to ensure a full- scale system will meet the SunShot goals. * Complete cost analysis of the proposed TES system * Complete laboratory scale prototype design * Develop SiC coating using polycarbosilanes for graphite

154

Energy Saving System for Home Energy Measurement and Efficient Power Control  

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Energy Saving System (ESS) is designed and implemented for real-time home energy measurement and the efficient power control at homes or buildings. For energy saving functions and the future extension to the...

Kwang-Soon Choi; Young-Choong Park; Yang-Keun Ahn…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: High-Efficiency Thermal Storage System for Solar Plants  

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

SENER, under the Baseload CSP FOA, aims to develop a highly efficient, low-maintenance and economical thermal energy storage (TES) system using solid graphite modular blocks for CSP plants.

156

Impact of the Variable Refrigerant Volume Air Conditioning System on Building Energy Efficiency  

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The application of the variable refrigerant volume multi-zone air conditioning systems has met with mixed results since the publication of the Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. This paper analyzes the characteristics...

Zhu, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

On the Efficiency of the New York Independent System Operator Market for Transmission  

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-8061, USA, Chris Marnay, Staff Scientist, Electricity Market Studies, Environmental Energy Technologies 947208061, USA.; Emily S. Bartholomew, Senior Research Associate, Electricity Market Studies, EnvironmentalOn the Efficiency of the New York Independent System Operator Market for Transmission Congestion

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Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System- Presentation by FuelCell Energy, June 2011  

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Presentation on Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System, given by Pinakin Patel at the U.S. DOE Industrial Distributed Energy Portfolio Review Meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 1-2, 2011.

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Injection Timing Effects on Brake Fuel Conversion Efficiency and Engine System's Respones  

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timing effects on the combustion processes, engine efficiency, and the engine system's responses. The engine in the study is a medium duty diesel engine (capable of meeting US EPA Tier III off road emission standards) equipped with common rail direct...

McLean, James Elliott

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

160

Techniques for Maximizing Efficiency of Solar Energy Harvesting Systems (Invited Paper)  

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Techniques for Maximizing Efficiency of Solar Energy Harvesting Systems (Invited Paper) Pai H requiring battery replacement. This paper ex- amines technical issues with solar energy harvesting. First power point tracking, energy harvest- ing, solar panel, photovoltaic cell, supercapacitor, ultracapac

Shinozuka, Masanobu

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Dynamical systems in nanophotonics: From energy efficient modulators to light forces and optomechanics  

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We demonstrate novel device concepts based on rigorous design of the dynamics of resonant nanophotonic systems, such as dispersionless resonant switches and energy-efficient mo-dulator architectures, slow-light cells, and ...

Kaertner, Franz X.

162

Efficient error correction for speech systems using constrained re-recognition  

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Efficient error correction of recognition output is a major barrier in the adoption of speech interfaces. This thesis addresses this problem through a novel correction framework and user interface. The system uses constraints ...

Yu, Gregory T

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

High-efficient solar power systems based on thermionic converter with small gap  

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Various configurations of power systems based on thermionic converter with small interelectrode gap have been considered. The results of studies of systems energy characteristics are presented. The high efficiency and perspectivety of such systems for different applications have been shown. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Nikolaev, Y.V.; Eryomin, S.A.; Kalmykov, S.S.; Karpechenko, Y.D.; Kucherov, R.Y.; Lapochkin, N.V. [Research Institute of Scientific Industrial Association ``Lutch``, 142100, Podolsk, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Associative Memories Provide an Efficient Control Mechanism for a Parallel Production System Architecture  

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Associative Memories Provide an Efficient Control Mechanism for a Parallel Production System a parallel architecture for production systems [2, 3, 5]. This novel architecture allows parallel production. The elimination of global synchronization in production systems was made possible by the use of serializability

Amaral, José Nelson

165

Direct Digital Control in Air Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficiency  

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the function and the level of the building, but also save energy. At present, air-conditioning design in internal commercial buildings is becoming more complex and enormous. The proportion of air conditioning systems in the whole building is getting larger...

Liu, W.; Ye, A.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

High Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems for Liquid Nitrogen Automobiles  

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replacements over the lifetime of the vehicle raises the specter of increased heavy metal pollution, were lead environmental burden and, in particular, would avoid the issues of heavy metals pollution associated with Pb energy storage, particularly lead-acid and Ni-Cd batteries. These heavy metal energy storage systems

Laughlin, Robert B.

167

Efficiency and Evolution of Water Transport Systems in Higher Plants: A Modelling Approach. I. The Earliest Land Plants  

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...1994 research-article Efficiency and Evolution of Water Transport Systems in Higher...transport vascular taxa water water pressure GeoRef, Copyright...1098/rstb.1994.0093 Efficiency and evolution of water transport systems in higher...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Membrane systems for energy efficient separation of light gases  

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Ethylene and propylene are two of the largest commodity chemicals in the United States and are major building blocks for the petrochemicals industry. These olefins are separated currently by cryogenic distillation which demands extremely low temperatures and high pressures. Over 75 billion pounds of ethylene and propylene are distilled annually in the US at an estimated energy requirement of 400 trillion BTU`s. Non-domestic olefin producers are rapidly constructing state-of-the-art plants. These energy-efficient plants are competing with an aging United States olefins industry in which 75% of the olefins producers are practicing technology that is over twenty years old. New separation opportunities are therefore needed to continually reduce energy consumption and remain competitive. Amoco has been a leader in incorporating new separation technology into its olefins facilities and has been aggressively pursuing non-cryogenic alternatives to light gas separations. The largest area for energy reduction is the cryogenic isolation of the product hydrocarbons from the reaction by-products, methane and hydrogen. This separation requires temperatures as low as {minus}150{degrees}F and pressures exceeding 450 psig. This CRADA will focus on developing a capillary condensation process to separate olefinic mixtures from light gas byproducts at temperatures that approach ambient conditions and at pressures less than 250 psig; this technology breakthrough will result in substantial energy savings. The key technical hurdle in the development of this novel separation concept is the precise control of the pore structure of membrane materials. These materials must contain specially-shaped channels in the 20-40A range to provide the driving force necessary to remove the condensed hydrocarbon products. In this project, Amoco is the technology end-user and provides the commercialization opportunity and engineering support.

Devlin, D.J.; Archuleta, T.; Barbero, R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Pulp and Paper Mills: Profiting for Efficient Motor System Use | ENERGY  

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Pulp and Paper Mills: Profiting for Efficient Motor System Use Pulp and Paper Mills: Profiting for Efficient Motor System Use Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways  

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Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways to Provide Comfort Indoors Speaker(s): Hui Zhang Date: October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Rongxin Yin This presentation describes energy efficient approaches to provide comfort in offices by creating non-uniform and transient thermal environments. The presentation will describe 1) distributions and characteristics of thermoreceptors of human body, 2) comfort responses of people exposed to complex thermal environments, 3) concept of "alliesthesia", 4) personal comfort systems developed by CBE, 5) their energy efficiency and demand response potential, and 6) the CBE advanced thermal comfort model. A recording of this seminar is available at: https://vimeo.com/51536661

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ALTERNATE HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR (HEPA) FILTRATION SYSTEM  

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In Phase IIA of this project, CeraMem has further developed and scaled up ceramic HEPA filters that are appropriate for use on filtration of vent gas from HLW tanks at DOE sites around the country. This work included procuring recrystallized SiC monoliths, developing membrane and cement materials, and defining a manufacturing process for the production of prototype full sizes HEPA filters. CeraMem has demonstrated that prototype full size filters can be manufactured by producing 9 full size filters that passed DOP aerosol testing at the Oak Ridge Filter Test Facility. One of these filters was supplied to the Savannah River Technical Center (SRTC) for process tests using simulated HLW tank waste. SRTC has reported that the filter was regenerable (with some increase in pressure drop) and that the filter retained its HEPA retention capability. CeraMem has also developed a Regenerable HEPA Filter System (RHFS) design and acceptance test plan that was reviewed by DOE personnel. The design and acceptance test plan form the basis of the system proposal for follow-on work in Phase IIB of this project.

Bruce Bishop; Robert Goldsmith; Karsten Nielsen; Phillip Paquette

2002-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

172

Simplified, low?cost, efficient, acoustic levitation system  

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Recently I have improved apparatus for the acoustic levitation of a drop of one liquid in another making it practical to build for anyone who has an oscillaior and audio amplifier with response to 50 kHz a current probe an inexpensive oscilloscope and a lead zirconate titanate cylinder of the right size. This piezoelectric cylinder (1.5?in. o.d. and length 0.125?in. thickness) is epoxied near the center of a foot long piece of standard 30?mm o.d. pyrex tube. A hollow piston with o?ring seal and O. 005?in. diaphragm acts as an excellent bottom pressure?release reflector of acoustic energy as is the top air—liquid interface leading to strong acoustic standing waves at particular resonance frequencies. Optimum frequencies are determined by observing the input current to the transducer as the oscillator is tuned between 47 and 55 kHz and as liquid and piston levels are adjusted. Benzene droplets in water have been levitated with only a fraction of a watt input to the transducer. More details of this simple system will be described. [Work supported by U. S. Office of Naval Research and NSF Heat Transfer Program.

Robert E. Apfel

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System | Department of  

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Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System October 21, 2008 - 4:00am Addthis John Lippert Energy prices are skyrocketing. According to the Energy Information Administration's October 7, 2008 forecast, heating fuel expenditures for the average household using oil as its primary heating fuel are expected to increase by $449 over last winter. Households using natural gas to heat their homes can expect to pay $155 more this winter, on average, than last year, and those using propane can expect to pay $188 more. Households heating primarily with electricity can expect to pay an average of $89 more. That's a lot of money resulting solely from rising heating expenses. You may long for the "good old days," but when it comes to heating systems,

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Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System | Department of  

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

Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System Purchasing a New Energy-Efficient Central Heating System October 21, 2008 - 4:00am Addthis John Lippert Energy prices are skyrocketing. According to the Energy Information Administration's October 7, 2008 forecast, heating fuel expenditures for the average household using oil as its primary heating fuel are expected to increase by $449 over last winter. Households using natural gas to heat their homes can expect to pay $155 more this winter, on average, than last year, and those using propane can expect to pay $188 more. Households heating primarily with electricity can expect to pay an average of $89 more. That's a lot of money resulting solely from rising heating expenses. You may long for the "good old days," but when it comes to heating systems,

175

Increasing efficiency of data mining systems by machine unification and double machine cache  

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Increasing efficiency of data mining systems by machine unification and double machine cache and in general data mining systems, we need to search through huge spaces of machine learn- ing algorithms. Meta-learning and other complex data mining approaches need to train and test thousands of learning machines while

Jankowski, Norbert

176

Using XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases  

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(virtual) representations of the database history, (b) XQuery to express powerful temporal queriesUsing XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases the ArchIS system that achieves full-functionality transaction-time databases without re- quiring temporal

Zaniolo, Carlo

177

EFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM  

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surveillance system needs to detect vehicles and classify them if possible. Generating vehicle trajectoriesEFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Amol to detect the pose of a vehicle in the 3D world. This information is used in a model-based vehicle detection

Nicolescu, Mircea

178

EVITA: A Prototype System for Efficient Visualization and Interrogation of Terascale Datasets  

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EVITA: A Prototype System for Efficient Visualization and Interrogation of Terascale Datasets Raghu and visualization techniques has not kept pace with the growth in size and complexity of such datasets. To address datasets. The cornerstone of the EVITA system is a representational scheme that allows ranked access

Fowler, James E.

179

OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy  

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OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á & control General Terms Algorithms, Machine Learning, Measurement Keywords Occupancy, HVAC, Ventilation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems[2]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC

Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

180

Energy Efficient Single Stack Exhaust Fan Systems (E3S3F)  

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This paper first investigates the fan energy performance of a constant air volume exhaust system. Two single stack energy efficient exhaust fan systems (E3S3F) are presented. The E3S3F-I has the static pressure sensor located at the inlet...

Wang, G.; Liu, M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency of energy transfer in a light-harvesting system under quantum coherence  

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We investigate the role of quantum coherence in the efficiency of excitation transfer in a ring-hub arrangement of interacting two-level systems, mimicking a light-harvesting antenna connected to a reaction center as it is found in natural photosynthetic systems. By using a quantum jump approach, we demonstrate that in the presence of quantum coherent energy transfer and energetic disorder, the efficiency of excitation transfer from the antenna to the reaction center depends intimately on the quantum superposition properties of the initial state. In particular, we find that efficiency is sensitive to symmetric and asymmetric superposition of states in the basis of localized excitations, indicating that initial state properties can be used as a efficiency control parameter at low temperatures.

Alexandra Olaya-Castro; Chiu Fan Lee; Francesca Fassioli Olsen; Neil F. Johnson

2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of desorption efficiency utilizing direct injection: a dynamic calibration system and phase equilibrium  

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) Ronald H. Williams B. S. , Purdue University B. S. , University of Arkansas Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr . R. B. Konzen Three methods for determining desorption efficiency for or ganic solvents adsorbed on activated charcoal were compared.... The three methods involved a dynamic calibra- tion system, direct injection, and phase equilibrium. The methods differed in the manner in which the analyte was placed on the adsorbent. The desorption efficiencies ob- tained using the dynamic calibration...

Williams, Ronald H

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

183

SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP  

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High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP ANL logo Photo of a black and white porous material magnified 50 times by a microscope. Microstructure of the highly thermal conductive foam that will be used for the prototype TES system. Image from ANL Argonne National Laboratory and project partner Ohio Aerospace Institute, under the National Laboratory R&D competitive funding opportunity, will design, develop, and test a prototype high-temperature and high-efficiency thermal energy storage (TES) system with rapid charging and discharging times. By increasing the efficiency of TES systems, this project aims to lower the capital costs of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. Approach The research team is developing and evaluating a novel approach for TES at temperatures greater than 700˚C for CSP systems. The approach uses high thermal conductivity and high-porosity graphite foams infiltrated with a phase change material (PCM) to provide TES in the form of latent heat.

184

On the Contribution of Compressed Air Systems to Energy Efficiency Targets  

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On the Contribution of Compressed Air Systems to Energy Efficiency Targets On the Contribution of Compressed Air Systems to Energy Efficiency Targets - A Function-Based Bottom-Up Approach Speaker(s): Patrick Plötz Date: May 4, 2012 - 2:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Sanaee Iyama Achieving current EU energy targets as stipulated in the energy service directive and in the energy strategy for 2020 implies substantial efficiency improvements across a variety of industrial end-uses. The achievable saving potential of an end-use depends considerably on the age structure of the existing stock and on the technology definition, i.e. whether a product approach, an extended product approach or a system-approach is used. Within this context, important ErP studies on air compressors are in preparation. In this paper, we address the possible

185

Heat efficiency of “translucent cover-radiation absorbing heat-exchange panel” system of flat solar collectors  

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An analytic expression is proposed for determining the heat efficiency of the “translucent cover-radiation absorbing heat-exchange panel” system of flat solar collectors, and on its base the heat efficiency of th...

R. R. Avezov; N. R. Avezova

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems  

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

Pressure Regain Strategies for Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Arlan Burdick IBACOS, Inc. Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Problem Statement Thermal enclosure upgrades can reduce peak loads by 50%. If the furnace is right-sized for this new peak load and the ducts are not modified or replaced, the resulting airflows at the supply registers will be significantly reduced. -Will the outlets meet industry standards for performance? - Should they be replaced to achieve good room air mixing? - Should the end of the duct be modified to improve airflow characteristics? Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Expected Results We expect to find a cost-effective solution to gaining proper airflow to a room without completely replacing

187

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

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Market Potential of Electric Motor System in China. ChinaUSA Abstract Industrial electric motor systems consume more

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Study on The Effect of Regenerative System on Power Type Relative Internal Efficiency of Nuclear Steam Turbine  

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Nuclear steam turbine use wet steam as working medium, which is unable to determine the enthalpy drop type relative internal efficiency through exhaust enthalpy of steam, but the power type relative internal efficiency avoids this question. This paper introduced the calculate method of power type relative internal efficience, and then took a 900MW nuclear steam turbine for example, calculated the power type relative internal efficiency when the factors of regenerative system are changed. The result shows that when the factors of regenerative system are changed in a large range, the power type relative internal efficiency is nearly changeless, so the effect of regenerative system on relative internal efficiency can be neglected. At last, the independence between relative internal efficiency and ideal cycle heat efficiency is calculated and analyzed.

Yong Li; Chao Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Energy-Efficient Soft Real-Time CPU Scheduling for Mobile Multimedia Systems  

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, Urbana, IL 61801, USA {wyuan1, klara}@cs.uiuc.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents GRACE-OS, an energy modes, trading off performance for energy. For example, mobile processors on the market todayEnergy-Efficient Soft Real-Time CPU Scheduling for Mobile Multimedia Systems Wanghong Yuan, Klara

Adve, Sarita

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EnergyEfficient Soft RealTime CPU Scheduling for Mobile Multimedia Systems  

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, Urbana, IL 61801, USA {wyuan1, klara}@cs.uiuc.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents GRACE­OS, an energy modes, trading o# performance for energy. For example, mobile processors on the market todayEnergy­Efficient Soft Real­Time CPU Scheduling for Mobile Multimedia Systems Wanghong Yuan, Klara

Nahrstedt, Klara

191

Improving Charging Efficiency with Workload Scheduling in Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems  

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University Syracuse, New York, 13244, USA {yzhan158, yage, qiqiu}@syr.edu ABSTRACT In energy harvestingImproving Charging Efficiency with Workload Scheduling in Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems Yukan in the electrical energy storage (EES) bank. How much energy can be stored is affected by many factors including

Qiu, Qinru

192

VigilNet: An Integrated Sensor Network System for Energy-Efficient Surveillance  

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.00 #12;Additional Key Words and Phrases: Sensor networks, Energy conservation, Tracking, Wireless 1VigilNet: An Integrated Sensor Network System for Energy-Efficient Surveillance Tian He, Sudha sensor networks, is of great practical importance for the military. Because of the energy constraints

He, Tian

193

Design and global optimization of high-efficiency solar thermal systems  

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, Massachusetts 02139, USA bermel@mit.edu Abstract: Solar thermal, thermoelectric, and thermophotovoltaic (TPVDesign and global optimization of high-efficiency solar thermal systems with tungsten cermets DavidDepartment of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Soljaèiæ, Marin

194

Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System  

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, or for sporadic reasons, for example a power plant goes offline unexpectedly (e.g., due to an earthquake or stagnant winds to propel wind turbines). Dur- ing an episode, the power grid operators must contend1 Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System Mary

195

PRE-BUD: Prefetching for Energy-Efficient Parallel I/O Systems with Buffer Disks  

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of the total cost of ownership [Pinheiro and Bianchini 2004; Wang et al. 2008; Xie 2008]. Reducing the energy configuration is more cost-effective and energy-efficient than the first one. Finally, we quantitatively compare that PRE-BUD is able to reduce energy dissipation in parallel disk systems by up to 50 percent when

Qin, Xiao

196

Energy Savings with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong  

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of the electricity in Hong Kong is consumed by commercial buildings, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) is the largest end-user in such buildings, improving the efficiency of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, is the key measure to take in Hong...

Yang, J.; Chan, K.; Wu, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cilk: An Efficient Multithreaded Runtime System Robert D. Blumofe Christopher F. Joerg Bradley C. Kuszmaul  

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Cilk: An Efficient Multithreaded Runtime System Robert D. Blumofe Christopher F. Joerg Bradley C. Kuszmaul Charles E. Leiserson Keith H. Randall Yuli Zhou MIT Laboratory for Computer Science 545 Technology Fellowship. Keith Randall is supported in part by a Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship. To appear

Cappello, Peter

198

Energy Aware Paradigm for Energy Efficient ICT: a Systemic Approach Sergio Ricciardi  

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(Green House Gases) emissions [1]. Thus, the reduction and optimization of energy consumption are arising and green energy use in network infrastructure with the dual objective of minimizing energy consumptionEnergy Aware Paradigm for Energy Efficient ICT: a Systemic Approach Sergio Ricciardi Technical

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

199

Factors Affecting the Efficiency of Carbon Monoxide Photoproduction in the St. Lawrence Estuarine System (Canada)  

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Factors Affecting the Efficiency of Carbon Monoxide Photoproduction in the St. Lawrence Estuarine System (Canada) ... The solar insolation-weighted mean apparent quantum yield of CO (?CO) decreased as much as fourfold with increasing salinity and showed a strong positive correlation with the dissolved organic carbon-specific absorption coefficient at 254 nm. ...

Yong Zhang; Huixiang Xie; Guohua Chen

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra Efficient Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System- Fact Sheet, 2015  

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

FuelCell Energy, Inc., in collaboration with Abbott Furnace Company, is developing a combined heat, hydrogen, and power (CHHP) system that utilizes reducing gas produced by a high-temperature fuel cell to directly replace hydrogen in metal treatment and other industrial processes. Excess reducing gas can be utilized in a low-temperature, bottoming cycle fuel cell incorporated into the CHHP system to increase overall efficiency.

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Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide Using a Green and Efficient Catalytic System Based on Sugarcane Bagasse—An Agricultural Waste  

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Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide Using a Green and Efficient Catalytic System Based on Sugarcane Bagasse—An Agricultural Waste ... § Wisconsin

Wei Chen; Lin-xin Zhong; Xin-wen Peng; Run-cang Sun; Fa-chuang Lu

2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

202

Study of Energy and Demand Savings on a High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump System with Infinite Turn Down Technology (ITDT)  

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and demand savings between an injection molding machine retrofitted with the high efficiency hydraulic pump system or variable frequency drive will also be presented....

Sfeir, R. A.; Kanungo, A.; Liou, S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Dynamic neutron scattering on incoherent systems using efficient resonance spin flip techniques  

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We have performed numerical ray-tracing Monte-Carlo-simulations of incoherent dynamic neutron scattering experiments. We intend to optimize the efficiency of incoherent measurements depending on the fraction of neutrons scattered without and with spin flip at the sample. In addition to conventional spin echo, we have numerically and experimentally studied oscillating intensity techniques. The results point out the advantages of these different spin echo variants and are an important prerequisite for neutron resonance spin echo instruments like RESEDA (FRM II, Munich), to choose the most efficient technique depending on the scattering vector range and the properties of the sample system under study.

Häussler, Wolfgang [Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching, Germany and Physik-Department E21, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Kredler, Lukas [Physik-Department E21, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

204

Matrix Product State and mean field solutions for one-dimensional systems can be found efficiently  

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We consider the problem of approximating ground states of one-dimensional quantum systems within the two most common variational ansatzes, namely the mean field ansatz and Matrix Product States. We show that both for mean field and for Matrix Product States of fixed bond dimension, the optimal solutions can be found in a way which is provably efficient (i.e., scales polynomially). This implies that the corresponding variational methods can be in principle recast in a way which scales provably polynomially. Moreover, our findings imply that ground states of one-dimensional commuting Hamiltonians can be found efficiently.

Norbert Schuch; J. Ignacio Cirac

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 25, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2010 1865 Impact of Energy Efficiency Incentives  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 25, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2010 1865 Impact of Energy Efficiency the implementation of energy efficiency poli- cies on the power distribution sector. To assess the outcome different energy efficiency levels required by the regulator. The results reveal that the introduction

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

206

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

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50 compressed air system energy audits completed by Shanghai50 compressed air system energy audits completed by Shanghaiof compressed air energy audits conducted by the Shanghai

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient fourth order symplectic integrators for near-harmonic separable Hamiltonian systems  

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Efficient fourth order symplectic integrators are proposed for numerical integration of separable Hamiltonian systems H(p,q)=T(p)+V(q). Symmetric splitting coefficients with five to nine stages are obtained by higher order decomposition of the simple harmonic oscillator. The performance of the methods is evaluated for various Hamiltonian systems: Integration errors are compared to those of acclaimed integrators composed by S. Blanes et al. (2013), W. Kahan et al. (1999) and H. Yoshida (1990). Numerical tests indicate that the integrators obtained in this paper perform significantly better than previous integrators for common Hamiltonian systems.

Nielsen, Kristian Mads Egeris

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE (Smart Grid  

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Quantum Monte Carlo for large chemical systems: Implementing efficient strategies for petascale platforms and beyond  

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Various strategies to implement efficiently QMC simulations for large chemical systems are presented. These include: i.) the introduction of an efficient algorithm to calculate the computationally expensive Slater matrices. This novel scheme is based on the use of the highly localized character of atomic Gaussian basis functions (not the molecular orbitals as usually done), ii.) the possibility of keeping the memory footprint minimal, iii.) the important enhancement of single-core performance when efficient optimization tools are employed, and iv.) the definition of a universal, dynamic, fault-tolerant, and load-balanced computational framework adapted to all kinds of computational platforms (massively parallel machines, clusters, or distributed grids). These strategies have been implemented in the QMC=Chem code developed at Toulouse and illustrated with numerical applications on small peptides of increasing sizes (158, 434, 1056 and 1731 electrons). Using 10k-80k computing cores of the Curie machine (GENCI-T...

Scemama, Anthony; Oseret, Emmanuel; Jalby, William

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a solar receiver for a high-efficiency thermionic/thermoelectric conversion system  

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Solar energy is one of the most promising energy resources on Earth and in space, because it is clean and inexhaustible. Therefore, we have been developing a solar-powered high-efficiency thermionic-thermoelectric conversion system which combines a thermionic converter (TIC) with a thermoelectric converter (TEC) to use thermal energy efficiently and to achieve high efficiency conversion. The TIC emitter must uniformly heat up to 1800 K. The TIC emitter can be heated using thermal radiation from a solar receiver maintained at a high temperature by concentrated solar irradiation. A cylindrical cavity-type solar receiver constructed from graphite was designed and heated in a vacuum by using the solar concentrator at Tohoku University. The maximum temperature of the solar receiver enclosed by a molybdenum cup reached 1965 K, which was sufficiently high to heat a TIC emitter using thermal radiation from the receiver. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Naito, H.; Kohsaka, Y.; Cooke, D.; Arashi, H. [Tohoku Univ., Aramaki (Japan)] [Tohoku Univ., Aramaki (Japan)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and development of highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration systems. Volume 2. Supplemental laboratory testing  

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The Supermarket Refrigeration System project was structured to investigate and develop a new, highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration system which features unequal, parallel compressors, microprocessor suction pressure control, and floating head pressure control. Energy savings are achieved because such a system is better able to match compressor capacity with the required refrigeration load. For this same reason, the unequal, parallel compressor system can operate at the lowest possible condenser pressure. The combined effect of highest possible suction pressure and lowest possible condensing pressure substantially increases the energy efficiency ratio (EER) of the refrigeration system. The test conditions included winter and spring ambient temperatures ranging from 8/sup 0/ to 70/sup 0/F, refrigerants R-12 and R-502 with corresponding evaporator temperatures of 20/sup 0/ and -20/sup 0/F, respectively, and variable refrigeration loads between 100,000 and 170,000 Btu/hr. Heat reclaim tests were performed with R-12 only. For the three sets of tests performed, R-12, R-12 with heat reclaim, and R-502, the highest system EER was achieved when the unequal, parallel compressor system was operated with microprocessor control and floating head control.

Toscano, W.M.; Walker, D.H.; Tetreault, R.D.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficient control of HVAC systems with ice cold thermal energy storage  

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Abstract In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems of medium/high cooling capacity, energy demands can be matched with the help of thermal energy storage (TES) systems. If properly designed, TES systems can reduce energy costs and consumption, equipment size and pollutant emissions. In order to design efficient control strategies for TES systems, we present a model-based approach with the aim of increasing the performance of HVAC systems with ice cold thermal energy storage (CTES). A simulation environment based on Matlab/Simulink® is developed, where thermal behaviour of the plant is analysed by a lumped formulation of the conservation equations. In particular, the ice CTES is modelled as a hybrid system, where the water phase transitions (solid–melting–liquid and liquid–freezing–solid) are described by combining continuous and discrete dynamics, thus considering both latent and sensible heat. Standard control strategies are compared with a non-linear model predictive control (NLMPC) approach. In the simulation examples model predictive control proves to be the best control solution for the efficient management of ice CTES systems.

Alessandro Beghi; Luca Cecchinato; Mirco Rampazzo; Francesco Simmini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the definition of exergy efficiencies for petroleum systems: Application to offshore oil and gas processing  

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Abstract Exergy-based efficiencies are measures of the thermodynamic perfection of systems and processes. A meaningful formulation of these performance criteria for petroleum systems is difficult because of (i) the high chemical exergy of hydrocarbons, (ii) the large variety of chemical components, and (iii) the differences in operating conditions between facilities. This work focuses on offshore processing plants, considering four oil platforms that differ by their working conditions and designs. Several approaches from the scientific literature for similar processes are presented and applied to the four cases. They showed a low sensitivity to performance improvements, gave inconsistent results, or favoured facilities operating under certain conditions. We suggest an alternative formulation, called the component-by-component exergy efficiency, which builds on the decomposition of the exergy flows at the level of the chemical compounds. It allows therefore for sound comparisons of separation systems, while it successfully evaluates their theoretical improvement potentials. The platform displaying the lowest efficiency (1.7%) is characterised by little pumping and compression works, at the opposite of the one displaying the highest performance (29.6%). A more realistic measure of the technical potential for improving these systems can be carried out by splitting further the exergy destruction into its avoidable and unavoidable parts.

Tuong-Van Nguyen; Mari Voldsund; Brian Elmegaard; Ivar Ståle Ertesvåg; Signe Kjelstrup

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring System Used to Optimize Compressed Air System Efficiency, Cut Costs  

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In 1994, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA), an international manufacturer of electronics equipment purchased a UtillTRACK® Monitoring System for a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. The system monitored gas and electric meters, substations, main...

Holmes, W. A.

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Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigerant flow systems and ground source heat pump systems  

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tool for geothermal water loop heat pump systems, 9thInternational IEA Heat Pump Conference, Zürich, Switzerland,Performance of ground source heat pump system in a near-zero

Hong, Tainzhen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contol of integrated mechanical dehumidification and passive cooling systems to produce energy efficient comfort  

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Detailed computer simulations validated by full scale testing indicate that roof pond type passive cooling systems can provide acceptable residential temperature conditions in all climates of the United States. Passive cooling systems as presently conceived, however, require complementary dehumidification to carry existing latent loads. A study is made of the relative dehumidification efficiencies of conventional air conditioners and an improved mechanical dehumidifier which utilizes sensible cooling recovery. The effects of dew point and dry bulb temperatures, controller set point and humidity band width, infiltration, and climate are evaluated. A simple dehumidifier sizing procedure is presented. Results indicate that the improved dehumidifiers are several times as efficient as conventional air conditioners under desired steady state room conditions. It is also shown that dehumidifier capacities at AHAM test conditions may be misleading if used for design purposes.

Doderer, E.; Marcus, D.; Hoffner, J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of space heating and domestic hot water systems for energy-efficient residential buildings  

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An analysis of the best ways of meeting the space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) needs of new energy-efficient houses with very low requirements for space heat is provided. The DHW load is about equal to the space heating load in such houses in northern climates. The equipment options which should be considered are discussed, including new equipment recently introduced in the market. It is concluded that the first consideration in selecting systems for energy-efficient houses should be identification of the air moving needs of the house for heat distribution, heat storage, ventilation, and ventilative cooling. This is followed, in order, by selection of the most appropriate distribution system, the heating appliances and controls, and the preferred energy source, gas, oil, or electricity.

Dennehy, G

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Integration of Heat Pumps into Solar District Heating Systems with Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage  

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Abstract Solar district heating (SDH) with seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) is a technology to provide heat for space heating and domestic hot water preparation with a high fraction of renewable energy. In order to improve the efficiency of such systems heat pumps can be integrated. By preliminary studies it was discovered, that the integration of a heat pump does not always lead to improvements from an overall energy perspective, although the operation of the heat pump increases the efficiency of other components of the system e. g. the STES or the solar collectors. Thus the integration of heat pumps in SDH systems was investigated in detail. Usually, the heat pumps are integrated in such a way, that the STES is used as low temperature heat source. No other heat sources from the ambience are used and only that amount of energy consumed by the heat pump is additionally fed into the system. In the case of an electric driven heat pump, this is highly questionable concerning economic and CO2-emission aspects. Despite that fact the operation of the heat pump influences positively the performance of other components in the system e. g. the STES and makes them more efficient. If the primary energy consumption of the heat pump is lower than the energetic benefits of all other components, the integration makes sense from an energetic point of view. A detailed assessment has been carried out to evaluate the most promising system configurations for the integration of a heat pump. Based on this approach a system concept was developed in which the integration of the heat pump is energetically further improved compared to realised systems. By means of transient system simulations this concept was optimised with regard to the primary energy consumption. A parameter study of this new concept has been performed to identify the most sensitive parameters of the system. The main result and conclusion are that higher solar fractions and also higher primary energy savings can be achieved by SDH systems using heat pumps compared systems without heat pumps.

Roman Marx; Dan Bauer; Harald Drueck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient data exchange: Integrating a vector GIS with an object-oriented, 3-D visualization system  

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A common problem encountered in Geographic Information System (GIS) modeling is the exchange of data between different software packages to best utilize the unique features of each package. This paper describes a project to integrate two systems through efficient data exchange. The first is a widely used GIS based on a relational data model. This system has a broad set of data input, processing, and output capabilities, but lacks three-dimensional (3-D) visualization and certain modeling functions. The second system is a specialized object-oriented package designed for 3-D visualization and modeling. Although this second system is useful for subsurface modeling and hazardous waste site characterization, it does not provide many of the, capabilities of a complete GIS. The system-integration project resulted in an easy-to-use program to transfer information between the systems, making many of the more complex conversion issues transparent to the user. The strengths of both systems are accessible, allowing the scientist more time to focus on analysis. This paper details the capabilities of the two systems, explains the technical issues associated with data exchange and how they were solved, and outlines an example analysis project that used the integrated systems.

Kuiper, J.; Ayers, A.; Johnson, R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Tolbert-Smith, M. [USDOE Germantown, Maryland (United States). Office of Program Integration

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency of a parabolic trough collector as a water heater system in Yucatán, Mexico  

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The performance of a parabolic trough collector (PTC) manufactured in Merida Yucatán was evaluated under the ANSI/ASHRAE 93-1986 standard. The water heating system for testing with a constant flow limited to a maximum temperature of 55 °C was built; thus the tests were at low temperatures. Using water as working fluid it was found that the maximum efficiency of the collector was 5.43% with a flow rate of 0.022?kg/s at a direct solar irradiance with incidence angle 0°. The evaluation methodology and design of the system for testing the collector is reported in this paper.

N. Rosado Hau; M. A. Escalante Soberanis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioinspired Approach to Multienzyme Cascade System Construction for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Reduction  

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Bioinspired Approach to Multienzyme Cascade System Construction for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Reduction ... In our previous studies, spatially separated enzymatic systems, mimicking natural enzyme organization, were developed by using several kinds of organic–inorganic hybrid microcapsules. ... Briefly, immobilized-enzyme-containing solution (1 mL, 50 mM PBS, pH 7.0) was bubbled with CO2 gas for 0.5 h, and then NADH solution (1 mL, 50 mM PBS, pH 7.0) was added to initiate the reaction. ...

Xiaoli Wang; Zheng Li; Jiafu Shi; Hong Wu; Zhongyi Jiang; Wenyan Zhang; Xiaokai Song; Qinghong Ai

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigerant flow systems and ground source heat pump systems  

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as other types of air source heat pumps, VRF systems needconventional packaged air source heat pumps. Typical GSHPis basically an air source heat pump), especially when the

Hong, Tainzhen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Customer system efficiency improvement assessment: Supply curves for transmission and distribution conservation options  

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This report documents the results of Task 6 in the Customer System Efficiency Improvement (CSEI) Assessment Project. A principal objective of this project is to assess the potential for energy conservation in the transmission and distribution (TandD) systems of electric utilities in the BPA service area. The scope of this assessment covers BPA customers in the Pacific Northwest region and all non-federal TandD systems, including those that currently place no load on the BPA system. Supply curves were developed to describe the conservation resource potentially available from TandD-system efficiency improvements. These supply curves relate the levelized cost of upgrading existing equipment to the estimated amount of energy saved. Stated in this form, the resource represented by TandD loss reductions can be compared with other conservation options and regional electrical generation resources to determine the most cost-effective method of supplying power to the Pacific Northwest. The development of the supply curves required data acquisition and methodology development that are also described in this report. 11 refs., 11 figs., 16 tabs.

Tepel, R.C.; Callaway, J.W.; De Steese, J.G.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance investigation of a cogeneration plant with the efficient and compact heat recovery system  

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This paper presents the performance investigation of a cogeneration plant equipped with an efficient waste heat recovery system. The proposed cogeneration system produces four types of useful energy namely: (i) electricity (ii) steam (iii) cooling and (iv) dehumidification. The proposed plant comprises a Capstone C30 micro-turbine which generates 24 kW of electricity a compact and efficient waste heat recovery system and a host of waste heat activated devices namely (i) a steam generator (ii) an absorption chiller (iii) an adsorption chiller and (iv) a multi-bed desiccant dehumidifier. The numerical analysis for the host of waste heat recovery system and thermally activated devices using FORTRAN power station linked to powerful IMSL library is performed to investigate the performance of the overall system. A set of experiments both part load and full load of micro-turbine is conducted to examine the electricity generation and the exhaust gas temperature. It is observed that energy utilization factor (EUF) could achieve as high as 70% while Fuel Energy Saving Ratio (FESR) is found to be 28%.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System efficiency analysis for high power solid state radio frequency transmitter  

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This paper examines some important relationships, related with the system efficiency, for very high power, radio frequency solid-state transmitter; incorporating multiple solid-state power amplifier modules, power combiners, dividers, couplers, and control/interlock hardware. In particular, the characterization of such transmitters, at the component as well as the system level, is discussed. The analysis for studying the influence of the amplitude and phase imbalance, on useful performance parameters like system efficiency and power distribution is performed. This analysis is based on a scattering parameter model. This model serves as a template for fine-tuning the results, with the help of a system level simulator. For experimental study, this approach is applied to a recently designed modular and scalable solid-state transmitter, operating at the centre frequency of 505.8?MHz and capable of delivering a continuous power of 75 kW. Such first time presented, system level study and experimental characterization for the real time operation will be useful for the high power solid-state amplifier designs, deployed in particle accelerators.

Jain, Akhilesh, E-mail: ajain@rrcat.gov.in; Sharma, D. K.; Gupta, A. K.; Lad, M. R.; Hannurkar, P. R. [RF Systems Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013 (India)] [RF Systems Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013 (India); Pathak, S. K. [Electromagnetics and Microwave Engineering, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)] [Electromagnetics and Microwave Engineering, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey of techniques for improving energy efficiency in embedded computing systems  

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Recent technological advances have greatly improved the performance and features of embedded systems. With the number of just mobile devices now reaching nearly equal to the population of Earth, embedded systems have truly become ubiquitous. These trends, however, have also made the task of managing their power consumption extremely challenging. In recent years, several techniques have been proposed to address this issue. In this paper, we survey the techniques for managing power consumption of embedded systems. We discuss the need of power management and provide a classification of the techniques on several important parameters to highlight their similarities and differences. This paper is intended to help the researchers and application-developers in gaining insights into the working of power management techniques and designing even more efficient high-performance embedded systems of tomorrow.

Sparsh Mittal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach To Auxiliary Electric Motors  

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The CARAT program, carried out by Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation (KAT), has been one of the most commercially successful KAT R&D programs to date. Based on previous development of its technology, KAT designed, constructed and tested a highly efficient motor and controller system under this CARAT program with supplemental commercial funding. Throughout this CARAT effort, the technical objectives have been refined and refocused. Some objectives have been greatly expanded, while others have been minimized. The determining factor in all decisions to refocus the objectives was the commercial need, primarily the needs of KAT manufacturing partners. Several companies are employing the resulting CARAT motor and controller designs in prototypes for commercial products. Two of these companies have committed to providing cost share in order to facilitate the development. One of these companies is a major manufacturing company developing a revolutionary new family of products requiring the ultra-high system efficiency achievable by the KAT motor and controller technologies (known as Segmented ElectroMagnetic Array, or SEMA technology). Another company requires the high efficiency, quiet operation, and control characteristics afforded by the same basic motor and controller for an advanced air filtration product. The combined annual production requirement projected by these two companies exceeds one million units by 2005.

Roy Kessinger; Kanchan Angal; Steve Brewer; Steve Kraihanzel; Lenny Schrank; Jason Wolf

2003-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Effective, High Efficiency Integrated Systems Approach to Auxilliary Electric Motors  

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The CARAT program, carried out by Kinetic Art & Technology Corporation (KAT), has been one of the most commercially successful KAT R&D programs to date. Based on previous development of its technology, KAT designed, constructed and tested a highly efficient motor and controller system under this CARAT program with supplemental commercial funding. Throughout this CARAT effort, the technical objectives have been refined and refocused. Some objectives have been greatly expanded, while others have been minimized. The determining factor in all decisions to refocus the objectives was the commercial need, primarily the needs of KAT manufacturing partners. Several companies are employing the resulting CARAT motor and controller designs in prototypes for commercial products. Two of these companies have committed to providing cost share in order to facilitate the development. One of these companies is a major manufacturing company developing a revolutionary new family of products requiring the ultra-high system efficiency achievable by the KAT motor and controller technologies (known as Segmented ElectroMagnetic Array, or SEMA technology). Another company requires the high efficiency, quiet operation, and control characteristics afforded by the same basic motor and controller for an advanced air filtration product. The combined annual production requirement projected by these two companies exceeds one million units by 2005.

Roy Kessinger Jr.; Keith Seymour; Kanchan Angal; Jason Wolf; Steve Brewer; Leonard Schrank

2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of exergy efficiency based control strategy for geothermal district heating system  

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Abstract In this study, the exergy efficiency based control strategy (ExEBCS) for exergy efficiency maximization in geothermal district heating systems (GDHSs) is economically evaluated. As a real case study, the Afyon GDHS in the city of Afyonkarahisar/Turkey is considered. Its actual thermal data as of average weekly data are collected in heating seasons during the period 2006–2010 for artificial neural network (ANN) modeling. The ANN modeling of the Afyon GDHS is used as a test system to demonstrate the effectiveness and economic impact of the ExEBCS under various operating conditions. Then, the ExEBCS is evaluated economically in case of application to real Afyon GDHS of the ExEBCS. The results show that the initial cost for the ExEBCS is more expensive than that for the old one by 6.33 kUS$/year as a result of replacing automatic controller. The saving in heat production makes the ExEBCS profitable by up to 7% of annual energy saving as a result of the increase in the heat production by 88% when the control system is operated. This results in a short payback period of 3.8 years. This study confirms that the use of ExEBCS in district heating systems (especially GDHS) is quite suitable.

Ali Keçeba?; ?smail Yabanova

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency of large Cryogenic Systems: the LHC Case and Beyond  

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Research infrastructures for high-energy and nuclear physics, nuclear fusion and production of high magnetic fields are increasingly based on applied superconductivity and associated cryogenics in their quest for scientific breakthroughs at affordable capital and operation costs, a condition for their acceptance and sustained funding by society. The thermodynamic penalty for operating at low temperature makes energy efficiency a key requirement for their large cryogenic systems, from conceptual design to procurement, construction and operation. Meeting this requirement takes a combined approach on several fronts in parallel: management of heat loads and sizing of cooling duties, distribution of cooling power matching the needs of the superconducting devices, efficient production of refrigeration, optimal control resting on precise instrumentation and diagnostics, as well as a targeted industrial procurement policy. The case of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is presented. Potential improvements for fu...

Claudet, S; Ferlin, G; Lebrun, P; Tavian, L; Wagner, U

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Efficient LED System-in-Module for General Lighting Applications  

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The objective of the project was to realize an LED-based lighting technology platform for general illumination, starting with LED chips, and integrating the necessary technologies to make compact, user-friendly, high-efficiency, energy-saving sources of controlled white (or variable-colored) light. The project is to build the system around the LEDs, and not to work on the LEDs themselves, in order that working products can be introduced soon after the LEDs reach suitable efficiency for mass-production of high-power light sources for general illumination. Because the light sources are intended for general illumination, color must be accurately maintained, requiring feedback control in the electronics. The project objective has been realized and screw base demonstrators, based on the technology developed in the project, have been built.

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2008-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint System Prognostics For Increased Efficiency And Risk Mitigation In Advanced Nuclear Reactor Instrumentation and Control  

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The science of prognostics is analogous to a doctor who, based on a set of symptoms and patient tests, assesses a probable cause, the risk to the patient, and a course of action for recovery. While traditional prognostics research has focused on the aspect of hydraulic and mechanical systems and associated failures, this project will take a joint view in focusing not only on the digital I&C aspect of reliability and risk, but also on the risks associated with the human element. Model development will not only include an approximation of the control system physical degradation but also on human performance degradation. Thus the goal of the prognostic system is to evaluate control room operation; to identify and potentially take action when performance degradation reduces plant efficiency, reliability or safety.

Donald D. Dudenhoeffer; Tuan Q. Tran; Ronald L. Boring; Bruce P. Hallbert

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient heat recovery systems for air conditioning of indoor swimming pools  

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Analysis of a conventional air-conditioning system for indoor swimming pools during the summer season is presented. The analysis showed that the cooling load is characterized by a large latent heat fraction. As a result, a reheating process must be used downstream of the cooling coil to achieve the proper design comfort condition in the pool area. This, in turn, increases the energy requirement per unit cooling load of the pool. Two heat recovery systems are proposed to reduce this energy. In the first system, ambient air is used for the reheating process in an air-to-air heat exchanger. In the second system, mixed air--recirculated and ambient air--is used for the reheating process. Heat recovery efficiency is defined as an index of the energy savings resulting from the use of the heat recovery system compared to that of a conventional air-conditioning system. At a wide range of ambient conditions it is found that the energy savings could be up to 70% of the energy required to operate a conventional air-conditioning system. A parametric study was carried out to size the air-to-air heat exchanger associated with these heat recovery systems, and the results showed that a heat exchanger having an effectiveness of 0.5 would give satisfactory results. The proposed heat recovery systems are also compared to the case of reheating using the heat rejection from the condenser of the refrigeration machine. The comparison showed that the proposed systems save more energy than reheating using the condenser heat. A typical case study is given to demonstrate the savings in energy consumption when these systems are used.

Elsayed, M.M.; El-Refaee, M.M. [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait). Mechanical Engineering Dept.; Borhan, Y.A. [Gulf Engineering Co., Safat (Kuwait)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Energy Efficient Communication Runtime Systems for Data Centric Programming Models  

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The insatiable demand of high performance computing is being driven by the most computationally intensive applications such as computational chemistry, climate modeling, nuclear physics, etc. The last couple of decades have observed a tremendous rise in supercomputers with architectures ranging from traditional clusters to system-on-a-chip in order to achieve the petaflop computing barrier. However, with advent of petaflop-plus computing, we have ushered in an era where power efficient system software stack is imperative for execution on exascale systems and beyond. At the same time, computationally intensive applications are exploring programming models beyond traditional message passing, as a combination of Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) languages and libraries, providing one-sided communication paradigm with put, get and accumulate primitives. To support the PGAS models, it is critical to design power efficient and high performance one-sided communication runtime system. In this paper, we design and implement PASCoL, a high performance power aware one-sided communication library using Aggregate Remote Memory Copy Interface (ARMCI), the communication runtime system of Global Arrays. For various communication primitives provided by ARMCI, we study the impact of Dynamic Voltage/Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and a combination of interrupt (blocking)/polling based mechanisms provided by most modern interconnects. We implement our design and evaluate it with synthetic benchmarks using an InfiniBand cluster. Our results indicate that PASCoL can achieve significant reduction in energy consumed per byte transfer without additional penalty for various one-sided communication primitives and various message sizes and data transfer patterns.

Vishnu, Abhinav; Song, Shuaiwen; Marquez, Andres; Barker, Kevin J.; Kerbyson, Darren J.; Cameron, Kirk; Balaji, Pavan

2010-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of digital radiography systems in terms of effective detective quantum efficiency  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare digital radiography systems using the metric effective detective quantum efficiency (eDQE), which better reflects digital radiography imaging system performance under clinical operating conditions, in comparison with conventional metrics such as modulation transfer function (MTF), normalized noise power spectra (NNPS), and detective quantum efficiency (DQE). Methods: The eDQE was computed by the calculation of the MTF, the NNPS, the phantom attenuation and scatter, and estimation of x-ray flux. The physical characterization of the systems was obtained with the standard beam conditions RQA5 and RQA9, using the PA Chest phantom proposed by AAPM Report no. 31 simulating the attenuation and scatter characteristics of the adult human thorax. The MTF (eMTF) was measured by using an edge test placed at the frontal surface of the phantom, the NNPS (eNNPS) was calculated from images of the phantom acquired at three different exposure levels covering the operating range of the system (E{sub 0}, which is the exposure at which a system is normally operated, 1/3 E{sub 0}, and 3 E0), and scatter measurements were assessed by using a beam-stop technique. The integral of DQE (IDQE) and eDQE (IeDQE) was calculated over the whole spatial frequency range. Results: The eMTF results demonstrate degradation due to magnification and the presence of scattered radiation. The eNNPS was influenced by the grid presence, and in some systems, it contained structured noise. At typical clinical exposure levels, the magnitude of eDQE(0) with respect to DQE(0) at RQA9 beam conditions was 13%, 17%, 16%, 36%, and 24%, respectively, for Carestream DRX-1, Carestream DRX-1C, Carestream Direct View CR975, Philips Digital Diagnost VM, and GE Revolution XR/d. These results were confirmed by the ratio of IeDQE and IDQE in the same conditions. Conclusions: The authors confirm the robustness and reproducibility of the eDQE method. As expected, the DR systems performed better than the CR systems due to their superior signal-to-noise transfer characteristics. The results of this study suggest the eDQE method may provide an opportunity to more accurately assess the clinical performance of digital radiographic imaging systems by accounting for factors such as the presence of scatter, use of an antiscatter grid, and magnification and focal spot blurring effects, which are not reflected in conventional DQE measures.

Bertolini, Marco; Nitrosi, Andrea; Rivetti, Stefano; Lanconelli, Nico; Pattacini, Pierpaolo; Ginocchi, Vladimiro; Iori, Mauro [Department of Advanced Technology, Medical Physics Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy); Fisica Medica, Ospedale di Sassuolo S.p.A., Modena 41049 (Italy); Alma Mater Studiorum, Physics Department, University of Bologna, Bologna 40127 (Italy); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiology Unit, Azienda USL, Reggio Emilia 42122 (Italy); Department of Advanced Technology, Medical Physics Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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for ORC turbine and pump efficiencies as a function of the100kW) the steam turbine isentropic efficiencies ranges 50%known that turbine isentropic efficiency decreases linearly

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient mortgages and home energy rating systems: A report on the nation`s progress  

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This report summarizes progress throughout the nation in establishing voluntary programs linking home energy rating systems (HERS) and energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs). These programs use methods for rating the energy efficiency of new and existing homes and predicting energy cost savings so lenders can factor in energy cost savings when underwriting mortgages. The programs also encourage lenders to finance cost-effective energy-efficiency improvements to existing homes with low-interest mortgages or other instruments. The money saved on utility bills over the long term can more than offset the cost of such energy-efficiency improvements. The National Collaborative on HERS and EEMs recommended that this report be prepared.

Farhar, B.C.; Eckert, J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Detection on Stochastic Faults in PLC Based Automated Assembly Systems With Novel Sensor Deployment and Diagnoser Design  

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In this dissertation, we proposed solutions on novel sensor deployment and diagnoser design to efficiently detect stochastic faults in PLC based automated systems First, a fuzzy quantitative graph based sensor deployment was called upon to model...

Wu, Zhenhua

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improve Motor System Efficiency with MotorMaster+, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program MotorMaster+ software tool aids industrial plants with finding energy-efficient motor replacement options and managing motor systems.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low background high efficiency radiocesium detection system based on positron emission tomography technology  

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After the 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima radiocesium contamination in food became a serious concern in Japan. However low background and high efficiency radiocesium detectors are expensive and huge including semiconductor germanium detectors. To solve this problem we developed a radiocesium detector by employing positron emission tomography (PET) technology. Because 134Cs emits two gamma photons (795 and 605 keV) within 5 ps they can selectively be measured with coincidence. Such major environmental gamma photons as 40K (1.46 MeV) are single photon emitters and a coincidence measurement reduces the detection limit of radiocesium detectors. We arranged eight sets of Bi4 Ge 3O12 (BGO) scintillation detectors in double rings (four for each ring) and measured the coincidence between these detectors using PET data acquisition system. A 50 × 50 × 30 mm BGO was optically coupled to a 2 in. square photomultiplier tube (PMT). By measuring the coincidence we eliminated most single gamma photons from the energy distribution and only detected those from 134Cs at an average efficiency of 12%. The minimum detectable concentration of the system for the 100 s acquisition time is less than half of the food monitor requirements in Japan (25 Bq/kg). These results show that the developed radiocesium detector based on PET technology is promising to detect low level radiocesium.

Seiichi Yamamoto; Yoshimune Ogata

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual phenotype data in cattle is expensive; therefore, scientific approaches that integrate and apply accumulated  

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual impact of beef production. Objective The objective is to develop a decision-support system and Cornell Value Discovery System) and found that genetic correlations between observed and predicted intakes

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Contributing to Net Zero Building: High Energy Efficient EIFS Wall Systems  

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The team led by Dow Corning collaborated to increase the thermal performance of exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS) to reach R-40 performance meeting the needs for high efficiency insulated walls. Additionally, the project helped remove barriers to using EIFS on retrofit commercial buildings desiring high insulated walls. The three wall systems developed within the scope of this project provide the thermal performance of R-24 to R-40 by incorporating vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) into an expanded polystyrene (EPS) encapsulated vacuum insulated sandwich element (VISE). The VISE was incorporated into an EIFS as pre-engineered insulation boards. The VISE is installed using typical EIFS details and network of trained installers. These three wall systems were tested and engineered to be fully code compliant as an EIFS and meet all of the International Building Code structural, durability and fire test requirements for a code compliant exterior wall cladding system. This system is being commercialized under the trade name Dryvit® Outsulation® HE system. Full details, specifications, and application guidelines have been developed for the system. The system has been modeled both thermally and hygrothermally to predict condensation potential. Based on weather models for Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA; condensation and water build up in the wall system is not a concern. Finally, the team conducted a field trial of the system on a building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station which is being redeveloped by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (Brunswick, Maine). The field trial provided a retrofit R-30 wall onto a wood frame construction, slab on grade, 1800 ft2 building, that was monitored over the course of a year. Simultaneous with the façade retrofit, the building’s windows were upgraded at no charge to this program. The retrofit building used 49% less natural gas during the winter of 2012 compared to previous winters. This project achieved its goal of developing a system that is constructible, offers protection to the VIPs, and meets all performance targets established for the project.

Carbary, Lawrence D. [Dow Corning Corporation] [Dow Corning Corporation; Perkins, Laura L. [Dow Corning Corporation] [Dow Corning Corporation; Serino, Roland [Dryvit Systems, Inc] [Dryvit Systems, Inc; Preston, Bill [Dryvit Systems, Inc] [Dryvit Systems, Inc; Kosny, Jan [Fraunhofer USA, Inc. CSE] [Fraunhofer USA, Inc. CSE

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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GUIDE TO CALCULATING TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY OF AEROSOLS IN OCCUPATIONAL AIR SAMPLING SYSTEMS  

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This report will present hand calculations for transport efficiency based on aspiration efficiency and particle deposition losses. Because the hand calculations become long and tedious, especially for lognormal distributions of aerosols, an R script (R 2011) will be provided for each element examined. Calculations are provided for the most common elements in a remote air sampling system, including a thin-walled probe in ambient air, straight tubing, bends and a sample housing. One popular alternative approach would be to put such calculations in a spreadsheet, a thorough version of which is shared by Paul Baron via the Aerocalc spreadsheet (Baron 2012). To provide greater transparency and to avoid common spreadsheet vulnerabilities to errors (Burns 2012), this report uses R. The particle size is based on the concept of activity median aerodynamic diameter (AMAD). The AMAD is a particle size in an aerosol where fifty percent of the activity in the aerosol is associated with particles of aerodynamic diameter greater than the AMAD. This concept allows for the simplification of transport efficiency calculations where all particles are treated as spheres with the density of water (1 g?cm-3). In reality, particle densities depend on the actual material involved. Particle geometries can be very complicated. Dynamic shape factors are provided by Hinds (Hinds 1999). Some example factors are: 1.00 for a sphere, 1.08 for a cube, 1.68 for a long cylinder (10 times as long as it is wide), 1.05 to 1.11 for bituminous coal, 1.57 for sand and 1.88 for talc. Revision 1 is made to correct an error in the original version of this report. The particle distributions are based on activity weighting of particles rather than based on the number of particles of each size. Therefore, the mass correction made in the original version is removed from the text and the calculations. Results affected by the change are updated.

Hogue, M.; Hadlock, D.; Thompson, M.; Farfan, E.

2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelet based artificial neural network applied for energy efficiency enhancement of decoupled HVAC system  

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Control methodologies could lower energy demand and consumption of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and, simultaneously, achieve better comfort conditions. However, the application of classical controllers is unsatisfactory as HVAC systems are non-linear and the control variables such as temperature and relative humidity (RH) inside the thermal zone are coupled. The objective of this study is to develop and simulate a wavelet-based artificial neural network (WNN) for self tuning of a proportional-derivative (PD) controller for a decoupled bi-linear HVAC system with variable air volume and variable water flow responsible for controlling temperature and RH of a thermal zone, where thermal comfort and energy consumption of the system are evaluated. To achieve the objective, a WNN is used in series with an infinite impulse response (IIR) filter for faster and more accurate identification of system dynamics, as needed for on-line use and off-line batch mode training. The WNN-IIR algorithm is used for self-tuning of two PD controllers for temperature and RH. The simulation results show that the WNN-IIR controller performance is superior, as compared with classical PD controller. The enhancement in efficiency of the HVAC system is accomplished due to substantially lower consumption of energy during the transient operation, when the gain coefficients of PD controllers are tuned in an adaptive manner, as the steady state setpoints for temperature and RH are better reached in a shorter period of time. The multi-zone analyses are suggested for future work.

G. Jahedi; M.M. Ardehali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Electric Systems and Aerodynamics for Efficiency Improvements in Heavy Duty Trucks  

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The Advanced Electric Systems and Aerodynamics for Efficiency Improvements in Heavy Duty Trucks program (DE-FC26-04NT42189), commonly referred to as the AES program, focused on areas that will primarily benefit fuel economy and improve heat rejection while driving over the road. The AES program objectives were to: (1) Analyze, design, build, and test a cooling system that provided a minimum of 10 percent greater heat rejection in the same frontal area with no increase in parasitic fan load. (2) Realize fuel savings with advanced power management and acceleration assist by utilizing an integrated starter/generator (ISG) and energy storage devices. (3) Quantify the effect of aerodynamic drag due to the frontal shape mandated by the area required for the cooling system. The program effort consisted of modeling and designing components for optimum fuel efficiency, completing fabrication of necessary components, integrating these components into the chassis test bed, completing controls programming, and performance testing the system both on a chassis dynamometer and on the road. Emission control measures for heavy-duty engines have resulted in increased engine heat loads, thus introducing added parasitic engine cooling loads. Truck electrification, in the form of thermal management, offers technological solutions to mitigate or even neutralize the effects of this trend. Thermal control offers opportunities to avoid increases in cooling system frontal area and forestall reduced fuel economy brought about by additional aerodynamic vehicle drag. This project explored such thermal concepts by installing a 2007 engine that is compliant with current regulations and bears additional heat rejection associated with meeting these regulations. This newer engine replaced the 2002 engine from a previous project that generated less heat rejection. Advanced power management, utilizing a continuously optimized and controlled power flow between electric components, can offer additional fuel economy benefits to the heavy-duty trucking industry. Control software for power management brings added value to the power distribution and energy storage architecture on board a truck with electric accessories and an ISG. The research team has built upon a previous truck electrification project, formally, 'Parasitic Energy Loss Reduction and Enabling Technologies for Class 7/8 Trucks', DE-FC04-2000AL6701, where the fundamental concept of electrically-driven accessories replacing belt/gear-driven accessories was demonstrated on a Kenworth T2000 truck chassis. The electrical accessories, shown in Figure 1, were controlled to provide 'flow on demand' variable-speed operation and reduced parasitic engine loads for increased fuel economy. These accessories also provided solutions for main engine idle reduction in long haul trucks. The components and systems of the current project have been integrated into the same Kenworth T2000 truck platform. Reducing parasitic engine loading by decoupling accessory loads from the engine and driving them electrically has been a central concept of this project. Belt or gear-driven engine accessories, such as water pump, air conditioning compressor, or air compressor, are necessarily tied to the engine speed dictated by the current vehicle operating conditions. These conventional accessory pumps are sized to provide adequate flow or pressure at low idle or peak torque speeds, resulting in excess flow or pressure at cruising or rated speeds. The excess flow is diverted through a pressure-minimizing device such as a relief valve thereby expending energy to drive unnecessary and inefficient pump operation. This inefficiency causes an increased parasitic load to the engine, which leads to a loss of usable output power and decreased fuel economy. Controlling variable-speed electric motors to provide only the required flow or pressure of a particular accessory system can yield significant increases in fuel economy for a commercial vehicle. Motor loads at relatively high power levels (1-5 kW, or higher) can be efficiently provided

Larry Slone; Jeffrey Birkel

2007-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact, electro-hydraulic, variable valve actuation system providing variable lift, timing and duration to enable high efficiency engine combustion control  

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Discusses development of advanced variable valve actuation system to enable high efficiency combustion highlighting advances to improving system packaging while reducing cost

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Current Building Energy Codes: Using the Process to Advance Energy Efficient Systems  

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12 12 NREL / Build America Stakeholders Meeting Presented by David Karmol, VP, Federal & External Affairs  The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on ICC model codes that impact the design and construction of buildings, and tactics to allow Building America advances to be incorporated into the model code and/or recognized by building code officials  The expected outcome is an ability to expand the reach of Build America innovations, by using available resources to mainstream new energy efficiency systems into building practices nationwide 2 3  Will apply to traditional commercial and high-performance buildings.  Consistent and coordinated with the ICC family of Codes & Standards.  Applicable to the construction of

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Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in Process Heating Systems  

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Process heating plays a key role in producing steel, aluminum, and glass and in manufacturing products made from these materials. Faced with regulatory and competitive pressures to control emissions and reduce operating costs, metal and glass manufacturers are considering a variety of options for reducing overall energy consumption. As 38% of the energy used in U.S. industrial plants is consumed for process heating applications, metal and glass manufacturers are discovering that process heating technologies provide significant opportunities for improving industrial productivity, energy efficiency, and global competitiveness. This fact sheet is the first in a series to describe such opportunities that can be realized in industrial systems by conducting plant-wide assessments (PWA).

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Catalytic reactive separation system for energy-efficient production of cumene  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to an atmospheric pressure, reactive separation column packed with a solid acid zeolite catalyst for producing cumene from the reaction of benzene with propylene. Use of this un-pressurized column, where simultaneous reaction and partial separation occur during cumene production, allow separation of un-reacted, excess benzene from other products as they form. This high-yielding, energy-efficient system allows for one-step processing of cumene, with reduced need for product purification. Reacting propylene and benzene in the presence of beta zeolite catalysts generated a selectivity greater than 85% for catalytic separation reactions at a reaction temperature of 115 degrees C and at ambient pressure. Simultaneously, up to 76% of un-reacted benzene was separated from the product; which could be recycled back to the reactor for re-use.

Buelna, Genoveva (Nuevo Laredo, MX); Nenoff, Tina M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Tandem filters using frequency selective surfaces for enhanced conversion efficiency in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the field of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) direct energy conversion. In particular, TPV systems use filters to minimize parasitic absorption of below bandgap energy. This invention constitutes a novel combination of front surface filters to increase TPV conversion efficiency by reflecting useless below bandgap energy while transmitting a very high percentage of the useful above bandgap energy. In particular, a frequency selective surface is used in combination with an interference filter. The frequency selective surface provides high transmission of above bandgap energy and high reflection of long wavelength below bandgap energy. The interference filter maintains high transmission of above bandgap energy and provides high reflection of short wavelength below bandgap energy and a sharp transition from high transmission to high reflection.

Dziendziel, Randolph J. (Middle Grove, NY); DePoy, David Moore (Clifton Park, NY); Baldasaro, Paul Francis (Clifton Park, NY)

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--A fish-like propulsion system seems to be an interesting and efficient alternative to propellers in small  

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1 Abstract--A fish-like propulsion system seems to be an interesting and efficient alternative. Finally there is a description of the control system implementation for the tail's motion. Index terms--Fish propulsion, underwater robot, fish design. I. INTRODUCTION LTHOUGH almost all marine vehicles use propellers

Papadopoulos, Evangelos

252

Study of the design Method of an Efficient Ground Source Heat Pump Thermal Source System in a Cold Area  

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The ground source heat pump (GSHP) system-an energy efficiency and environment friendly system-is becoming popular in many parts of China. However, an imbalance usually exists between the annual heat extracted from and rejected to the ground due...

Shu, H.; Duanmu, L.; Hua, R.; Zou, Y.; Du, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To appear in IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, 2008 1 Abstract -This paper presents an energy-efficient packet  

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must resort to more energy-efficient architectures as they attempt to add more ports to the serverTo appear in IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, 2008 1 Abstract - This paper presents an energy as to minimize the total system energy dissipation while attaining performance goals. A key feature

Pedram, Massoud

254

Energy Efficient Radio Resource  

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Energy Efficient Radio Resource Management in a Coordinated Multi-Cell Distributed Antenna System Omer HALILOGLU Introduction System Model Performance Evaluation Conclusion References Energy Efficient Hacettepe University 5 September 2014 Omer HALILOGLU (Hacettepe University) Energy Efficient Radio Resource

Yanikomeroglu, Halim

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Characterization and Performance Analysis of High Efficiency Solar Cells and Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems .  

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??As part of the SUNRISE project (Semiconductors Using Nanostructures for Record Increases in Solar-cell Efficiency), high efficiency, III-V semiconductor, quantum-dot-enhanced, triple-junction solar cells designed and… (more)

Yandt, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Strategy Guideline: HVAC Equipment Sizing  

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The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is arguably the most complex system installed in a house and is a substantial component of the total house energy use. A right-sized HVAC system will provide the desired occupant comfort and will run efficiently. This Strategy Guideline discusses the information needed to initially select the equipment for a properly designed HVAC system. Right-sizing of an HVAC system involves the selection of equipment and the design of the air distribution system to meet the accurate predicted heating and cooling loads of the house. Right-sizing the HVAC system begins with an accurate understanding of the heating and cooling loads on a space; however, a full HVAC design involves more than just the load estimate calculation - the load calculation is the first step of the iterative HVAC design procedure. This guide describes the equipment selection of a split system air conditioner and furnace for an example house in Chicago, IL as well as a heat pump system for an example house in Orlando, Florida. The required heating and cooling load information for the two example houses was developed in the Department of Energy Building America Strategy Guideline: Accurate Heating and Cooling Load Calculations.

Burdick, A.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Steam systems in industry: Energy use and energy efficiency improvement potentials  

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Steam systems are a part of almost every major industrial process today. Thirty-seven percent of the fossil fuel burned in US industry is burned to produce steam. In this paper we will establish baseline energy consumption for steam systems. Based on a detailed analysis of boiler energy use we estimate current energy use in boilers in U.S. industry at 6.1 Quads (6.4 EJ), emitting almost 66 MtC in CO{sub 2} emissions. We will discuss fuels used and boiler size distribution. We also describe potential savings measures, and estimate the economic energy savings potential in U.S. industry (i.e. having payback period of 3 years or less). We estimate the nationwide economic potential, based on the evaluation of 16 individual measures in steam generation and distribution. The analysis excludes the efficient use of steam and increased heat recovery. Based on the analysis we estimate the economic potential at 18-20% of total boiler energy use, resulting in energy savings approximately 1120-1190 TBtu ( 1180-1260 PJ). This results in a reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions equivalent to 12-13 MtC.

Einstein, Dan; Worrell, Ernst; Khrushch, Marta

2001-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A preliminary study on potential indicators of technical efficiency in a grain export marketing system: the Argentine case  

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of performance of the system. Actual measures of technical efficiency are not utilized due to data constraints, but some potential indicators of technical effi- ciency in the system are examined. 'The grain marketing system of Argentina is the case under in... and helped me in many ways. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION Background and Literature Review . Objectives Description of the Argentine Grain Sector ARGENTINA'S ECONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE UP TO THE PRESENT 3 13...

Wilson, Shasi Cheryl Ruth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and development of highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration systems. Volume 3. Evaluation of a test system in a supermarket  

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This report covers in detail the engineering evaluation of a highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration system. The primary components of this system were a set of three unequal parallel compressors, a microprocessor-based compressor controller, and floating head pressure for condenser operation. For this evaluation, such a system - referred to here as the test system - was designed, fabricated, installed and instrumented in a supermarket operated by the H.E. Butt Grocery Co., in San Antonio, TX. A second refrigeration system - referred to here as the reference system and located in another HEB supermarket in San Antonio - was also instrumented so that comparative measurements between the two systems could be made. The major components of the reference system were two equal parallel compressors, a solid state compressor controller, and conventional head pressure control. The two systems were monitored for a period of approximately one year. The results showed that the test system produced a system EER (energy efficiency ratio) that was on the average 15.9% higher than that of the reference system. Further analysis of the performance data showed that the following parameters (presented in descending order of importance) contributed to this improvement: Operation of the test system at higher suction pressure; cycling control strategy for the test system condenser fans; fewer defrosts experienced by the test system; and operation of the test system at lower condenser pressure. Similar analyses were carried out for the power consumptions and refrigeration loads of both the test and reference systems. 9 figures, 10 tables.

Walker, D.H.; Burnett, M.; Krepchin, I.P.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems.  

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??The Organic Flash Cycle (OFC) is proposed as a vapor power cycle that could potentially increase power generation and improve the utilization efficiency of renewable… (more)

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications  

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

Identify a technical and business approach to accelerate the deployment of light-duty automotive TE HVAC technology, maintain occupant comfort, and improve energy efficiency.

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Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners  

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

Presents recent advances in thermoelectric device fabrication and the design of novel cooling/heating engines exploiting thermal storage for efficient air-conditioners in automobiles

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency GDI Engine Research, with Emphasis on Ignition Systems  

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Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high efficiency...

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Achieving Energy Efficiency on Networking Systems with Optimization Algorithms and Compressed Data Structures.  

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??To cope with the increasing quantity, capacity and energy consumption of transmission and routing equipment in the Internet, energy efficiency of communication networks has attracted… (more)

Yao, Yanjun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines  

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The purpose of this program was to develop low-emissions, efficient fuel-flexible combustion technology which enables operation of a given gas turbine on a wider range of opportunity fuels that lie outside of current natural gas-centered fuel specifications. The program encompasses a selection of important, representative fuels of opportunity for gas turbines with widely varying fundamental properties of combustion. The research program covers conceptual and detailed combustor design, fabrication, and testing of retrofitable and/or novel fuel-flexible gas turbine combustor hardware, specifically advanced fuel nozzle technology, at full-scale gas turbine combustor conditions. This project was performed over the period of October 2008 through September 2011 under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-08NT05868 for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled "Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines". The overall objective of this program was met with great success. GE was able to successfully demonstrate the operability of two fuel-flexible combustion nozzles over a wide range of opportunity fuels at heavy-duty gas turbine conditions while meeting emissions goals. The GE MS6000B ("6B") gas turbine engine was chosen as the target platform for new fuel-flexible premixer development. Comprehensive conceptual design and analysis of new fuel-flexible premixing nozzles were undertaken. Gas turbine cycle models and detailed flow network models of the combustor provide the premixer conditions (temperature, pressure, pressure drops, velocities, and air flow splits) and illustrate the impact of widely varying fuel flow rates on the combustor. Detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms were employed to compare some fundamental combustion characteristics of the target fuels, including flame speeds and lean blow-out behavior. Perfectly premixed combustion experiments were conducted to provide experimental combustion data of our target fuels at gas turbine conditions. Based on an initial assessment of premixer design requirements and challenges, the most promising sub-scale premixer concepts were evaluated both experimentally and computationally. After comprehensive screening tests, two best performing concepts were scaled up for further development. High pressure single nozzle tests were performed with the scaled premixer concepts at target gas turbine conditions with opportunity fuels. Single-digit NOx emissions were demonstrated for syngas fuels. Plasma-assisted pilot technology was demonstrated to enhance ignition capability and provide additional flame stability margin to a standard premixing fuel nozzle. However, the impact of plasma on NOx emissions was observed to be unacceptable given the goals of this program and difficult to avoid.

Venkatesan, Krishna

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Techno-Economic Feasibility of Highly Efficient Cost-Effective Thermoelectric-SOFC Hybrid Power Generation Systems  

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Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems have the potential to generate exhaust gas streams of high temperature, ranging from 400 to 800 C. These high temperature gas streams can be used for additional power generation with bottoming cycle technologies to achieve higher system power efficiency. One of the potential candidate bottoming cycles is power generation by means of thermoelectric (TE) devices, which have the inherent advantages of low noise, low maintenance and long life. This study was to analyze the feasibility of combining coal gas based SOFC and TE through system performance and cost techno-economic modeling in the context of multi-MW power plants, with 200 kW SOFC-TE module as building blocks. System and component concepts were generated for combining SOFC and TE covering electro-thermo-chemical system integration, power conditioning system (PCS) and component designs. SOFC cost and performance models previously developed at United Technologies Research Center were modified and used in overall system analysis. The TE model was validated and provided by BSST. The optimum system in terms of energy conversion efficiency was found to be a pressurized SOFC-TE, with system efficiency of 65.3% and cost of $390/kW of manufacturing cost. The pressurization ratio was approximately 4 and the assumed ZT of the TE was 2.5. System and component specifications were generated based on the modeling study. The major technology and cost barriers for maturing the system include pressurized SOFC stack using coal gas, the high temperature recycle blowers, and system control design. Finally, a 4-step development roadmap is proposed for future technology development, the first step being a 1 kW proof-of-concept demonstration unit.

Jifeng Zhang; Jean Yamanis

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating systems that effectively convert energy, such as efficient solar cells and electrochemical batteries, has been a  

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SEMTE abstract Creating systems that effectively convert energy, such as efficient solar cells stimuli, the solar energy from sunlight, and the mechanical motion is commonplace, indeed fundamental and electrochemical batteries, has been a longstanding scientific pursuit, especially given the global energy

Reisslein, Martin

268

U.S. Department of Energy and International Association of Lighting Designers Partner to Improve Energy Efficiency in Lighting Systems  

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in November 2008 to work cooperatively toward improving the efficient use of energy by lighting equipment and systems. The MOU emphasizes the importance of minimizing the impact of energy use on the environment in support of DOE SSL programs on lighting quality.

269

LightFlood: an Efficient Flooding Scheme for File Search in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Systems  

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. Our analysis and simulation results show that the Light- Flood scheme provides a low overheadLightFlood: an Efficient Flooding Scheme for File Search in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Systems Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA¡ sjiang, lguo, zhang¢ @cs.wm.edu Abstract "Flooding" is a fundamental operation

Jiang, Song

270

Generation of energy-efficient architecture solutions applying GENE_ARCH: An evolution-based generative design system  

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As the field of design automation and generative design systems (GDS) evolve, more emphasis is placed on issues of design evaluation. This paper focus on the presentation of different applications of GENE_ARCH, an evolution-based GDS aimed at helping ... Keywords: Bioclimatic architecture, Design automation, Embodied energy, Energy efficiency, Generative design systems, Genetic algorithms, Life-cycle analysis, Pareto multicriteria optimization, Sustainable construction

Luisa Caldas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Research and development of highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration systems. Volume 1. Executive summary and task reports  

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The Supermarket Energy Systems Project was structured to investigate and develop new highly energy-efficient supermarket refrigeration systems. A market and system analysis was performed for supermarket energy systems. The market analysis describes the overall structure of the supermarket industry as well as the distribution of energy-using systems in a typical supermarket. The market analysis evaluates the supermarket industry and the typical supermarket as customers buying energy-saving equipment. The systems analysis includes all supermarket energy-saving systems but focuses on the refrigeration system, the major energy-consuming system in a supermarket. A computer simulation program for supermarket refrigeration was developed and has been used to perform a sensitivity analysis, identifying those improvements or changes to the refrigeration system which offer the greatest energy-saving potential. Energy-saving improvements are described and evaluated. The results of the marketing and system analyses are combined with government, manufacturer, and customer criteria to rank various energy-saving improvements in order of desirability for further study, development and commercialization. A supermarket refrigeration system consisting of: unequal, parallel compressors; condenser with floating head-pressure control; and a microprocessor-based electronic control system was analyzed, designed, fabricated, and recommended. A compressor capacity control algorithm was designed to select the optimum compressor combination for each operating condition to match compressor capacity to refrigeration load. A microprocessor system based on an Intel 8085 microprocessor was selected for system control and data acquisition. An economic analysis was performed.

Toscano, W.M.; Heaton, D.M.; Krepchin, I.P.; Lee, K.; Oven, M.J.; Walker, D.H.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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ClimateRenewable SystemsEnergy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Overview Progress in SSL Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Technology Challenges SSL EFRC...

273

Energy efficient operation strategy design for the combined cooling, heating and power system.  

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??Combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems are known as trigeneration systems, designed to provide electricity, cooling and heating simultaneously. The CCHP system has become… (more)

Liu, Mingxi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Fast methods for scheduling with applications to real-time systems and large-scale, robotic manufacturing of aerospace structures  

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Across the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries, there is a push to remove the cage around large, industrial robots and integrate right-sized, safe versions into the human labor force. By integrating robots ...

Gombolay, Matthew C. (Matthew Craig)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Development and Demonstration of a New Generation High Efficiency 10kW Stationary Fuel Cell System  

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The overall project objective is to develop and demonstrate a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell combined heat and power (PEMFC CHP) system that provides the foundation for commercial, mass produced units which achieve over 40% electrical efficiency (fuel to electric conversion) from 50-100% load, greater than 70% overall efficiency (fuel to electric energy + usable waste heat energy conversion), have the potential to achieve 40,000 hours durability on all major process components, and can be produced in high volumes at under $400/kW (revised to $750/kW per 2011 DOE estimates) capital cost.

Howell, Thomas Russell

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

276

A portable and high energy efficient desalination/purification system by ion concentration polarization  

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The shortage of fresh water is one of the acute challenges that the world is facing now and, thus, energy efficient desalination strategies can provide substantial answers for the water-crisis. Current desalination methods ...

Kim, Sung Jae

277

3M's System-Wide Approach to Industrial Energy Efficiency: A Corporate and Facility Perspective  

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3M is an international diversified manufacturing company, generating more than 50,000 products and services including tapes, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, electrical products and medical equipment. The company's energy efficiency and environmental...

Schultz, S. C.; Belk, V.; Asrael, J.

278

Efficiency, Cost and Weight Trade-off in TE Power Generation System for Vehicle Exhaust Applications  

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It contains a detailed co-optimization of the thermoelectric module with the heat sink and a study of the tradeoff between the material cost and efficiency for the TE module and the heat sink. An optimum design is found.

279

The impact of aircraft design reference mission on fuel efficiency in the air transportation system  

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Existing commercial aircraft are designed for high mission flexibility, which results in decreased fuel efficiency throughout the operational life of an aircraft. The objective of this research is to quantify the impact ...

Yutko, Brian M. (Brian Matthew)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Sensitivity of Forced Air Distribution System Efficiency to Climate, Duct Location, Air Leakage and Insulation  

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. 94720 This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy......................................................... 5 Figure 4. New plastic flexible ducts in an attic.......................................................................... 6 Figure 5. Combination of plastic insulated flexible duct and added open face glass fiber

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ASE/CAGI Meeting about Compressors and Compressed Air System Efficiency  

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On April 25, 2013, several representatives of energy efficiency advocacy organizations met with staff and members of the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) along with some compressed air...

282

Automation of Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Systems to More Efficiently Utilize Rainfall and Irrigation Water  

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A study was conducted to develop automated pivot sprinkler irrigation systems and determine if such systems use less water and energy than manually operated systems. The study was conducted near Earth, Texas, using irrigation systems located...

Wendt, C. W.; Runkles, J. R.; Gerst, M. D.; Harbert, H. P. III; Hutmacher, R. B.

283

Time-and Energy-efficient Detection of Unknown Tags in Large-scale RFID Systems Xiulong Liu, Heng Qi, Keqiu Li  

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Time- and Energy-efficient Detection of Unknown Tags in Large-scale RFID Systems Xiulong Liu, Heng by reducing more than 90% of the required execution time and energy consumption. I. INTRODUCTION Radio, this is the first piece of work taking both time-efficiency and energy-efficiency into consideration, where

Liu, Alex X.

284

Efficient Motor System Tools Sponsored by the DOE Motor Challenge Program  

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) with joint Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) funding support. Copies are distributed, along with the "Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Selection Handbook" and Electric Ideas Clearinghouse Technology Updates as part...) with joint Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) funding support. Copies are distributed, along with the "Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Selection Handbook" and Electric Ideas Clearinghouse Technology Updates as part...

Blazewicz, S.; McCoy, G. A.; Olszewski, M.; Scheihing, P.

285

HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1: Calculating Loads  

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This webinar, presented by IBACOS (a Building America Research Team) will highlight the key criteria required to create accurate heating and cooling load calculations, following the guidelines of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J version 8

286

Estimating the Impact of Water Pricing on Water Use Efficiency in Semi-arid Cropping System: An Application of Probabilistically Constrained Nonparametric Efficiency Analysis  

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By introducing proper pricing instruments, farm level water can be used more efficient. But it ... demands a proper estimation strategy to analyse the efficiency and the input use behavior of farms ... analysis (...

Prakashan Chellattan Veettil; Stijn Speelman…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

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Data centers are among the most energy intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and intensity [EPA 2007]. As a result, in the last few years there has been increasing interest from stakeholders - ranging from data center managers to policy makers - to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, and there are several industry and government organizations that have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs. There are many opportunities to reduce energy use in data centers and benchmarking studies reveal a wide range of efficiency practices. Data center operators may not be aware of how efficient their facility may be relative to their peers, even for the same levels of service. Benchmarking is an effective way to compare one facility to another, and also to track the performance of a given facility over time. Toward that end, this article presents the key metrics that facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of the infrastructure systems in data centers, and thereby identify potential efficiency actions. Most of the benchmarking data presented in this article are drawn from the data center benchmarking database at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The database was developed from studies commissioned by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Ganguly, Srirupa; Sartor, Dale; Tschudi, William

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

An Efficient Quantum Jump Method for Coherent Energy Transfer Dynamics in Photosynthetic Systems under the Influence of Laser Fields  

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We present a non-Markovian quantum jump approach for simulating coherent energy transfer dynamics in molecular systems in the presence of laser fields. By combining a coherent modified Redfield theory (CMRT) and a non-Markovian quantum jump (NMQJ) method, this new approach inherits the broad-range validity from the CMRT and highly efficient propagation from the NMQJ. To implement NMQJ propagation of CMRT, we show that the CMRT master equation can be casted into a generalized Lindblad form. Moreover, we extend the NMQJ approach to treat time-dependent Hamiltonian, enabling the description of excitonic systems under coherent laser fields. As a benchmark of the validity of this new method, we show that the CMRT-NMQJ method accurately describes the energy transfer dynamics in a prototypical photosynthetic complex. Finally, we apply this new approach to simulate the quantum dynamics of a dimer system coherently excited to coupled single-excitation states under the influence of laser fields, which allows us to investigate the interplay between the photoexcitation process and ultrafast energy transfer dynamics in the system. We demonstrate that laser-field parameters significantly affect coherence dynamics of photoexcitations in excitonic systems, which indicates that the photoexcitation process must be explicitly considered in order to properly describe photon-induced dynamics in photosynthetic systems. This work should provide a valuable tool for efficient simulations of coherent control of energy flow in photosynthetic systems and artificial optoelectronic materials.

Qing Ai; Yuan-Jia Fan; Bih-Yaw Jin; Yuan-Chung Cheng

2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

289

Implementing effect of energy efficiency supervision system for government office buildings and large-scale public buildings in China  

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The Chinese central government released a document to initiate a task of energy efficiency supervision system construction for government office buildings and large-scale public buildings in 2007, which marks the overall start of existing buildings energy efficiency management in China with the government office buildings and large-scale public buildings as a breakthrough. This paper focused on the implementing effect in the demonstration region all over China for less than one year, firstly introduced the target and path of energy efficiency supervision system, then described the achievements and problems during the implementing process in the first demonstration provinces and cities. A certain data from the energy efficiency public notice in some typical demonstration provinces and cities were analyzed statistically. It can be concluded that different functional buildings have different energy consumption and the average energy consumption of large-scale public buildings is too high in China compared with the common public buildings and residential buildings. The obstacles need to be overcome afterward were summarized and the prospects for the future work were also put forward in the end.

Jing Zhao; Yong Wu; Neng Zhu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Super efficient refrigeration systems: Two non-CFC designs ready for commercialization  

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Two high-efficiency prime movers for refrigeration are ready for field testing and commercialization. Either machine, combined with other advanced measures, could result in a CFC-free refrigerator using significantly less energy than units meeting the 1993 US efficiency standards. The first design is a linear motor/compressor that manufacturers could substitute for the standard rotating motor/compressor in a conventional refrigerator. The second design is a Stirling-cycle refrigeration machine that is self contained and uses helium gas as the working fluid. The results of prototype testing, the inherent simplicity of both machines, and their virtually frictionless operation point to economical and reliable service. If these features are confirmed in further testing now being conducted by appliance and compressor manufacturers, these machines will be strong candidates for inclusion in super efficient refrigerator designs over the next few years.

Stickney, B.L.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

291

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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reclamation and solar thermal energy," Energy [accepted]. [and M Dennis, "Solar thermal energy systems in Australia,"and M Dennis, "Solar thermal energy systems in Australia,"

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Easy and efficient processes for catalyst recycling and product recovery in organic biphase systems tested in the hydrogenation of hex-1-ene  

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Easy and efficient processes for catalyst recycling and product recovery in organic biphase systems November 1999, Accepted 26th November 1999 Two organic liquid biphase systems containg poly(ethylene oxide, with the latter showing a better performance and enabling easy and efficient product separation and catalyst

Loh, Watson

293

Spectral Efficiency of Spectrum Pooling Systems Majed Haddad and Aawatif Hayar  

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as a mean to implement efficient reuse of the licensed spectrum. The key feature of cognitive radios In this contribution, we investigate the idea of using cognitive radio to reuse locally unused spectrum to increase the proposed scheme is based on the notion of spectrum pooling. The idea is quite simple: a cognitive radio

Boyer, Edmond

294

Ecological and Economical efficient Heating and Cooling by innovative Gas Motor Heat Pump Systems and Solutions  

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#12;Ecological and Economical efficient Heating and Cooling by innovative Gas Motor Heat Pump use of buildings Gas Heat Pump Solution #12;Gas Heat Pump - deserves special attention due to its source in addition to the outside air ·A further essential component of Gas Heat Pump air conditioning

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

295

AgSec: Secure and Efficient CDMA-based Aggregation for Smart Metering Systems  

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, USA Email: {nxalamatsaz,axboustani,murtuza.jadliwala,vinod.namboodiri}@wichita.edu Abstract-- Security and energy. Hence, utilizing data aggregation algorithms, the limited bandwidth can be efficiently utilized the biggest blackout in North American history in 2003. Investigations showed that the outage was because

Namboodiri, Vinod

296

Benchmarking Energy Efficiency, Power Costs and Carbon Emissions on Heterogeneous Systems  

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......interested in electricity costs and carbon emissions...proportional to energy use, but this turns...with the mix of energy sources such as...stations, nuclear and renewable, changing all the...kinds of metrics--energy efficiency, cost per simulation and......

Simon McIntosh-Smith; Terry Wilson; Amaurys Ávila Ibarra; Jonathan Crisp; Richard B. Sessions

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Thermodynamic efficiency and entropy production in the climate system Valerio Lucarini*  

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by showing that only a tiny part of the potential energy of the atmosphere can be converted to mechanical an equivalent Carnot engine with efficiency and frame the Lorenz energy cycle in a macroscale thermodynamic with the landmark analysis of the energy cycle of the atmosphere 1 , which highlighted the concept of availability

Lucarini, Valerio

298

Architectural Support for High-Performance, Power-Efficient and Secure Multiprocessor Systems  

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router design for network-on-chip (NoC) based on a new memory technique. We introduce hybrid input buffers that use both SRAM and STT-MRAM for better performance as well as power efficiency. Simulation results show that the proposed schemes improve...

An, Baik Song

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

299

Theory and experiments on the effects of perturbations on nonlinear chemical systems: Generation of multiple attractors and efficiency  

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Periodic perturbations are applied to the input fluxes of reactants in a system which exhibits autonomous oscillations the combustion of acetaldehyde (ACH) and oxygen and a system which exhibits damped oscillations the combustion of methane and oxygen. The ACH system is studied by experiments and numerical analysis and the methanesystem is studied by numerical analysis. The periodic perturbations are in the form of a two?term Fourier series. Such perturbations may generate multiple attractors which are either periodic or chaotic. We discuss two types of bistable responses: a new phase bistability in which a subharmonic frequency is added to a sinusoidal perturbation at different phases relative to the periodic response; and jump phenomena in which the resonant frequency of a nonlinear oscillator depends on the amplitude of the periodic perturbation. Both the ACH and the methanesystems confirm the phase bistability. The additional complex behavior of bistability due to jump phenomena is seen only in calculations in the methanesystem. In both types of bistability a hysteresis loop is formed as we vary the form of the periodic perturbation. In the methanesystem we find period doubling to chaos occuring on one branch of the hysteresis loop while the other branch remains periodic. The methanesystem has been studied in the context of the efficiency of power production. We calculate the efficiency corresponding to each bistable attractor and find one branch of each pair to be the more efficient mode of operation. In the case of the coexisting periodic and chaotic attractors the chaotic attractor is the more efficient mode of operation.

Allen Hjelmfelt; Robert H. Harding; Kim K. Tsujimoto; John Ross

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Maximal spin and energy conversion efficiency in a symbiotic system of black hole, disk and jet  

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We study a combined model of black hole - accretion disk - magnetosphere - jet symbiosis, applicable for supermassive black holes. We quantify the mass and spin evolution and we analyze how the limiting value of the spin parameter and the conversion efficiency of accreted mass into radiation depend on the interplay of electromagnetic radiation reaction, magnetosphere characteristics and truncation radius of radiation. The dominant effect comes from the closed magnetic field line region, which reduces the spin limit to values ~0.89 (instead ~0.99 in its absence). Therefore observations on black hole spins could favour or disfavour the existence of the closed magnetic field line region (or its coupling to the disk). We also find that the suppression of radiation from the innermost part of the accretion disk, inferred from observations, and a collimated jet both increase the spin limit and the energy conversion efficiency.

Zoltán Kovács; László Á. Gergely; Peter L. Biermann

2010-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Hot Water Efficiency Plumbing System Using Thermal Valve  

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In Korea two popular water distribution systems—the branch type and the separate type systems—have serious drawbacks. The branch type suffers from temperature instability while the separate type suffers from excessive piping. Neither of them re...

Cha, K. S.; Park, M. S.; Seo, H. Y.

302

Improving efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling, zonal design, and thermoelectric devices  

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

Discusses progress on thermal comfort modeling and detailed design, fabrication, and component/system-level testing of TE architecture

303

Towards Energy and Resource Efficient Manufacturing: A Processes and Systems Approach  

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Thermoelectric Generator Systems for Industrial Waste Heatthermoelectric generator (TEG) can be considered as another possibility in recovering industrial waste heat [

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Measure it, See it, Manage it: Using Real Time Data to Benchmark,Optimize, and Sustain System Energy Efficiency  

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Even after years of training and awareness building at thestate and national level, industrial cross-cutting systems (motor-driven,steam, process heating) continue to offer significant opportunities forenergy savings. The US Department of Energy estimates these remainingsavings at more than 7 percent of all industrial energy use. This paperpresents a different approach to promoting industrial system energyefficiency -- providing plant personnel with ready access to data uponwhich to base energy management decisions.In 2005, a Del Monte Foodsfruit processing plant in Modesto, California worked with LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)to specify and purchase permanentinstrumentation for monitoring their compressed air system. This work,completed as part of a demonstration project under a State TechnologiesAdvancement Collaborative (STAC) grant, was designed to demonstrate theeffectiveness of enterprise energy management (EEM), which is predicatedon the assumption that the energy efficiency of existing, cross-cuttingindustrial systems (motor-driven, steam) can be improved by providingmanagement and operating personnel with real-time data on energy use. Theinitial STAC grant provided for the installation and some initialanalyses, but did not address the larger issue of integrating these newdata into an ongoing energy management program for the compressed airsystem.The California Energy Commission (CEC) decided to support furtheranalysis to identify potential for air system optimization. Through theCEC's Energy in Agriculture Program, a compressed air system audit wasperformed by Tom Taranto to: Measure and document the system's baselineand CASE Index of present operation; Establish methods to sustain anongoing CASE Index measure of performance; Use AIRMaster+ to analyzesupply side performance as compared to the CASE Index; Identify demandside opportunities for efficiency and performance improvement; Assesssupply / demand balance and energy reduction opportunities; Evaluate thepresent air compressor control strategy and potential improvement, andCollect data to benchmark parameters for compressed air systems atsimilar facilities.This paper addresses the benefits and limitations ofboth continuous and targeted measurement in benchmarking, optimizing, andsustaining an efficient compressed air system. Included are methods usedin applying both of these measurements to a complex industrial system.Further, this paper will describe the results of these additionalanalyses and the plant response to them.

Taranto, Thomas; McKane, Aimee; Amon, Ricardo; Maulhardt, Michael

2007-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

305

A quantum algorithm to efficiently sample the work distribution and to estimate the free energy of quantum systems  

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We present a new method to measure work and to efficiently sample its probability distribution with fixed precision. The method can be used to estimate free energies on a quantum computer. It is based on three facts: (i) The probability to detect work $w$ in the state $\\rho$ is $P(w)={\\rm tr}[\\rho \\,W(w)]$, where $W(w)$ are positive operators satisfying $\\int dw \\,W(w)=I$. As $W(w)$ define a POVM (positive operator valued measure), work measurement always reduces to a projective measurement performed at a single time on an enlarged system. (ii) Work can be estimated using a variant of the "phase estimation algorithm" which is such that work $w$ is detected as the outcome of the single time measurement with probability $P(w)$. (iii) The efficient sampling of $P(w)$ can be combined with fluctuation theorems to estimate differences between the free energy of quantum states.

Augusto J. Roncaglia; Federico Cerisola; Juan Pablo Paz

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

306

Utility and State Industrial Efficient Motors Systems Incentives Programs: Experience and Success Factors  

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specifically aimed at efficient motors. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), personnel at the Washington State Energy Office developed the MotorMaster program. This program is currently used by several... by vendors. Because this limits the awareness of the program, the participation rate is affected. BPA has found t at face-to-face contacts are the most effective, an 18 out of 25 programs utilize some form of perso al contact, usually through the use...

Roop, J. M.; Stucky, D. J.

307

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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1997. [15] R DiPippo, Geothermal Power Plants: Principles,Kalina, "New Binary Geothermal Power System," in ProceedingsConference on Geothermal Power Engineering, Sochi, Russia,

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

REDESIGN OF HVAC SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EDUCATIONAL BUILDING.  

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??An energy modeling software was used to analyze the current building configuration and simulations were performed in an attempt to redesign the current HVAC system… (more)

Hagene, Brian Matthew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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Systems for Industrial Waste Heat Recovery. c DanielCycle for Cement Kiln Waste Heat Recovery Power Plants. ”and high temperature waste heat reclamation and solar

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Towards Energy and Resource Efficient Manufacturing: A Processes and Systems Approach  

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Power, and Recovering Waste Heat with ThermoelectricSystems for Industrial Waste Heat Recovery, Industrialenergetic emissions (waste heat, waste air, mechanical

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

3-Port Single-Stage PV & Battery Converter Improves Efficiency and Cost in Combined PV/Battery Systems  

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Due to impressive cost reductions in recent years, photovoltaic (PV) generation is now able to produce electricity at highly competitive prices, but PV’s inherent intermittency reduces the potential value of this energy. The integration of battery storage with PV will be transformational by increasing the value of solar. Utility scale systems will benefit by firming intermittency including PV ramp smoothing, grid support and load shifting, allowing PV to compete directly with conventional generation. For distributed grid-tied PV adding storage will reduce peak demand utility charges, as well as providing backup power during power grid failures. The largest long term impact of combined PV and battery systems may be for delivering reliable off-grid power to the billions of individuals globally without access to conventional power grids, or for billions more that suffer from daily power outages. PV module costs no longer dominate installed PV system costs. Balance-of-System (BOS) costs including the PV inverter and installation now contribute the majority of installed system costs. Battery costs are also dropping faster than installation and battery power converter systems. In each of these separate systems power converters have become a bottleneck for efficiency, cost and reliability. These bottlenecks are compounded in hybrid power conversion systems that combine separate PV and battery converters. Hybrid power conversion systems have required multiple power converters hardware units and multiple power conversion steps adding to efficiency losses, product and installation costs, and reliability issues. Ideal Power Converters has developed and patented a completely new theory of operation for electronic power converters using its indirect EnergyPacket Switching™ topology. It has established successful power converter products for both PV and battery systems, and its 3-Port Hybrid Converter is the first product to exploit the topology’s capability for the industry’s first single-stage multi-port hybrid power converter. This unique low cost approach eliminates the hybrid power conversion bottlenecks when integrating batteries into PV systems. As result this product will significantly accelerate market adoption of these systems.

Bundschuh, Paul [Ideal Power

2013-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

312

Chapter 4, Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

4: Small Commercial 4: Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol David Jacobson, Jacobson Energy Research Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 4 - 1 Chapter 4 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 2.1 Programs with Enhanced Measures ................................................................................. 5 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 6

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Toward green systems for cleanrooms: Energy efficient fan-filter units  

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The paper presents results of laboratory-measured performance of fan-filter units (FFUs) used for cleanrooms. A total of twenty FFUs collected from the market were tested, including thirteen 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) units and seven 1220 mm x 1220 mm (or 4 ft x 4 ft) units. The paper concludes that there are wide variations in FFUs energy performance, and that there are opportunities in improving energy efficiency and lowering operating costs of FFUs. Furthermore, the paper suggests the benefits of having a uniform method for testing and reporting FFU performance. Such a testing method and recommended practice guideline is under development, with heavy input from FFU suppliers, users, and independent institutions that include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST). An integrated approach with the participation from designers, suppliers, users, and utility companies can help to identify energy-efficient FFUs that are required for many cleanroom applications.

Jeng, Ming-Shan; Xu, Tengfang; Lan, Chao-Ho

2004-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

314

New Irrigation System Design for Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency and Increasing Rainfall Utilization  

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-precision application (LEPA) system, which rather than spraying water into the air at moderate to high pressures, distributes it directly to the furrow at very low pressure through drop tubes and orifice controlled emitters. This occurs as the system continuously moves...

Lyle, W. M.; Bordovsky, J. P.

315

The Australian domain name registration system : a more efficient system for the promotion of liberalisation, consumer protection and growth.  

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??This thesis is about the Australian domain name system and, in particular, the principles governing the registration of domain names in the '.au' country code… (more)

Ng, Jenny Swee Gaik

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Improving water and energy metabolism efficiency in urban water supply system through pressure stabilization by optimal operation on water tanks  

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Abstract Water supply consumes 2–3% of the worldwide energy. Water distribution system, which accounts for 70% electricity consumption of water supply, is a key link of urban water and energy metabolism. The operation of the secondary water supply system (SWSS) has great influence on the pressure stability and associated energy consumption as well as water loss of urban water distribution. This research developed an approach based on the hydraulic solver EPANET and genetic algorithm (GA) to investigate the impacts of two different operation strategies, user demand regulation (UDR) and tank level regulation (TLR) of SWSS, on pressure stability and energy efficiency. The results showed that the strategy of TLR could reduce the pressure fluctuations and increase the minimal pressure of the distribution network under the same supply–demand condition. Reduction of the pressure fluctuations is beneficial to the reliability and leakage control of pipe networks. Increase of the minimal pressure indicates that less energy is lost during the distribution. Therefore, the TLR strategy of SWSS can support to initiatively lower the water pressure of the pumps at the water plant outlet, thus improves the water and energy metabolism efficiency in urban water supply system.

Qiang Xu; Qiuwen Chen; Siliang Qi; Desuo Cai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Nafion-H® catalyzed efficient condensation of indoles with aromatic aldehydes in PEG-water solvent system: A green approach  

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Abstract Nafion-H® has been used as an efficient and reusable catalyst for an improved and rapid synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes from electrophilic substitution of indoles with aromatic aldehydes using PEG-400:water system as medium. This methodology offered remarkable improvements in the synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes with regard to the yield of the products, operational simplicity and green aspects by avoiding the use of expensive, toxic catalysts and solvents. Also the catalyst could be recovered after the completion of reaction and reused several times without any significant loss in its catalytic potential.

Mazaahir Kidwai; Ritika Chauhan; Divya Bhatnagar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Biological and environmental efficiency of high producing dairy systems through application of life cycle analysis   

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Dairy production systems are an important global contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions including methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Due to the role GHG play in climate ...

Ross, Stephen Alexander

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

319

Steam System Efficiency Optimized After J.R. Simplot Fertilizer Plant Receives Energy Assessment  

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

This case study describes how a DOE energy assessment helped the J.R. Simplot Company identify ways to reduce energy use in its Pocatello, Idaho, plant's steam system.

320

Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Refrigeration Technologies in Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Systems  

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With development of absorption refrigeration technology, the cooling requirement can be met using various optional refrigeration technologies in a CCHP system, including compression refrigeration, steam double-effect absorption refrigeration, steam...

Zuo, Z.; Hu, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

A New Hybrid Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cells-Battery Power System with Efficiencies Considered  

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Hybrid systems, based on lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries and proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), give the possibility of ... results show that the combination of lead-acid batteries or lithium-ion batteries

Chung-Hsing Chao; Jenn-Jong Shieh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Development of an Efficient Regional Four-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation System for WRF  

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This paper presents the development of a single executable four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4D-Var) system based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model through coupling the variational data assimilation algorithm (WRF-...

Xin Zhang; Xiang-Yu Huang; Jianyu Liu; Jonathan Poterjoy; Yonghui Weng; Fuqing Zhang; Hongli Wang

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Two-Stage Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) System to Increase Efficiency in Gasoline Powertrains  

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

Presents two-stage variable compression ratio mechanism realized by varying the connecting rod length, description of the system layout, working principle and expected fuel savings benefits when used in current and future gasoline engine concepts

324

A High-Efficiency Light-Collection System for Energy-Limited Infrared Emission Radiometers  

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An optical system that combines radiation from four solid angles about an emission source into a single beam was used in conjunction with a detector-noise-limited, flame infrared...

Busch, Kenneth W; Busch, Marianna A; Tilotta, David C; Kubala, S Wayne; Ravishankar, S

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Energy efficiency improvements for refrigerator/freezers using prototype doors containing gas-filled panel insulating systems  

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Energy efficiency improvements in domestic refrigerator/freezers, are directly influenced by the overall thermal performance of the cabinet and doors. An advanced system for reducing heat gain is Gas-Filled Panel thermal insulation technology. Gas-Filled Panels contain a low-conductivity, inert gas at atmospheric pressure and employ a reflective baffle to suppress radiation and convection within the gas. This paper presents energy use test results for a 1993 model 500 liter top mount refrigerator/freezer operated with its original doors and with a series of alternative prototype doors. Gas-Filled Panel technology was used in two types of prototype refrigerator/freezer doors. In one design, panels were used in composite with foam in standard metal door pans; this design yielded no measurable energy savings. In the other design, special polymer door pans were fitted with panels that fill nearly all of the available insulation volume; this design yielded a 6.5% increase in energy efficiency for the entire refrigerator/freezer. The EPA Refrigerator Analysis computer program has been used to predict the change in daily energy consumption with the alternative doors. The computer model also projects a 25% energy efficiency improvement for a refrigerator/freezer that would use Gas-Filled Panel insulation throughout the cabinet as well as the doors.

Griffith, B.; Arasteh, D.; Tuerler, D.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

IEEE JOURNAL ON EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 1, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2011 321 Hibernets: Energy-Efficient Sensor Networks  

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and energy-harvesting systems. One strategy to conserve energy locally is to perform minimal computation 321 Hibernets: Energy-Efficient Sensor Networks Using Analog Signal Processing Brandon Rumberg applications to reduce commu- nication and improve energy efficiency. However, constraints on memory, speed

Graham, David W.

327

Method and system for compact and efficient high energy pulsed laser amplifier  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical amplifier system includes an input aperture operable to receive light propagating along an optical path in a first direction and a first polarizer disposed along the optical path. The first polarizer is operable to pass light having a polarization state aligned with a first polarization axis. The system also includes a first Pockels cell operable to receive light passing through the first polarizer, an optical gain element disposed along the optical path, a second Pockels cell disposed along the optical path, and a second polarizer disposed along the optical path. The second polarizer is operable to pass light having a polarization state aligned with the first polarization axis. The system further includes a first mirror operable to receive light reflected from the second polarizer, a second mirror operable to receive light reflected from the first polarizer, and an output aperture operable to transmit light passing through the second polarizer.

Erlandson, Alvin Charles

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

328

Development of an energy efficient curtain flame ignition system for sintering of iron ore fines  

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Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel (RDCIS) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has developed a 'curtain flame' ignition system for sinter mix ignition. Conventionally, either horizontal fired burners or top fired or a combination of both are used for ignition of sinter mix. These burners big in size but few in number are mounted on a rectangular box type furnace. This is associated with non-uniform heating of sinter mix. In the new system, small capacity burners are installed on the roof across the sinter bed in a single row. Here, the top layer of the sinter bed gets heated by the direct impingement of the flame. This has resulted in reduction in specific fuel gas consumption by more than 30% and savings in refractory consumption. Implementation of the system led to reduction in green house gas (GHG) emission also.

V.T. Selvan; T.S. Reddy; A. Das

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Matching of photovolatic motor-pump systems for maximum efficiency operation  

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A PV array is a nonlinear d.c. source and its operation has to be carefully matched to that of its equivalent electrical load in order to extract the maximum available energy. Two PV pumping schemes are investigated to get the maximum gross mechanical power. The system based on the separately-excited d.c. motor is matched through the control of the motor excitation, while for the system based on the induction motor, the voltage source inverter frequency is controlled by maximum mechanical power operation.

Aziza M. Zaki; Mona N. Eskander

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Novel High Efficiency Photovoltaic Devices Based on the III-N Material System: Final Technical Report, 7 December 2005 - 29 August 2008  

SciTech Connect

The research shows that InGaN material system can be used to realize high-efficiency solar cells, making contributions to growth, modeling, understanding of loss mechanisms, and process optimization.

Hornsberg, C.; Doolittle, W. A.; Ferguson, I.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Cost-efficient monitoring of water quality in district heating systems This article examines the monitoring strategy for water quality in a large Danish district  

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Cost-efficient monitoring of water quality in district heating systems This article examines the monitoring strategy for water quality in a large Danish district heating system ­ and makes a proposal for a technical and economic improvement. Monitoring of water quality in district heating systems is necessary

332

TOWARDS A POWER EFFICIENT PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR AD HOC In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a distributed operating system for ad hoc net-  

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1 TOWARDS A POWER EFFICIENT PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR AD HOC NETWORKS Abstract In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a distributed operating system for ad hoc net- works. The goal of our system is to extend total system lifetime for ad hoc networking applications through power

Sirer, Emin Gun

333

High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing a crisis due to doubling of fertilizer, grain, and  

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High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing production systems will be developed and evaluated to target· the development of heavy, healthy calves ready production systems that limit profit-· ability for both the cow-calf and stocker operator. Develop new forage

334

Efficiency of static core turn-off in a system-on-a-chip with variation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A processor-implemented method for improving efficiency of a static core turn-off in a multi-core processor with variation, the method comprising: conducting via a simulation a turn-off analysis of the multi-core processor at the multi-core processor's design stage, wherein the turn-off analysis of the multi-core processor at the multi-core processor's design stage includes a first output corresponding to a first multi-core processor core to turn off; conducting a turn-off analysis of the multi-core processor at the multi-core processor's testing stage, wherein the turn-off analysis of the multi-core processor at the multi-core processor's testing stage includes a second output corresponding to a second multi-core processor core to turn off; comparing the first output and the second output to determine if the first output is referring to the same core to turn off as the second output; outputting a third output corresponding to the first multi-core processor core if the first output and the second output are both referring to the same core to turn off.

Cher, Chen-Yong; Coteus, Paul W; Gara, Alan; Kursun, Eren; Paulsen, David P; Schuelke, Brian A; Sheets, II, John E; Tian, Shurong

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

335

Secure and efficient high-performance PROOF-based cluster system for high-energy physics  

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The particle detectors at the LHC produced about 25 PB data in a year, and the total size of data recorded on tape media at the CERN data center reached almost 100 PB in 2013. In order to preserve such a large-scale data safely and process them fast ... Keywords: Cluster system, High-energy physics, Large hadron collider, PROOF

Sang Un Ahn, Il Yeon Yeo, Sang Oh Park

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Improving the Efficiency of Die Casting Machine Hydraulic Systems with the Retrofit of Adjustable Frequency Drives  

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because there is typically no way to limit the hydraulic capacity during periods of low demand. As a result, fluid is throttled to lower pressures and excess fluid flow is routed directly back to the system reservoir, wasting motor energy and increasing...

Ambs, L.; Kosanovic, D.; Edberg, C.

337

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build-ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and  

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agenciestoprovideleadershiponresearch,ed- ucation and technology transfer to address is- sues related to transportation system produc- cation, and technology transfer pertain- ing to all forms of transportation. Work- ing through the GTI and its its international goods movement infrastructure.With substantial increases in demand

Storici, Francesca

338

Small Hydropower Systems: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) Fact Sheet  

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you're considering building a small you're considering building a small hydropower system on water flowing through your property, you have a long tradition from which to draw your inspi- ration. Two thousand years ago, the Greeks learned to harness the power of running water to turn the massive wheels that rotated the shafts of their wheat flour grinders. And in the hydropower heyday of the 18th century, thousands of towns and cities worldwide were located around small hydropower sites. Today, small hydropower projects offer emissions-free power solutions for many remote communities throughout the world-such as those in Nepal, India, China, and Peru-as well as for highly industrialized countries, like the United States. This fact sheet will help you determine whether a small hydropower system will

339

Supersonic Technology for CO2 Capture: A High Efficiency Inertial CO2 Extraction System  

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IMPACCT Project: Researchers at ATK and ACENT Laboratories are developing a device that relies on aerospace wind-tunnel technologies to turn CO2 into a condensed solid for collection and capture. ATK’s design incorporates a special nozzle that converges and diverges to expand flue gas, thereby cooling it off and turning the CO2 into solid particles which are removed from the system by a cyclonic separator. This technology is mechanically simple, contains no moving parts and generates no chemical waste, making it inexpensive to construct and operate, readily scalable, and easily integrated into existing facilities. The increase in the cost to coal-fired power plants associated with introduction of this system would be 50% less than current technologies.

None

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

The Human Side of Efficiency: The Value of Training in Plant Systems Optimization  

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.54 million per year. Lastly, worker training focused on system optimization adds to the value of the company and the bottom line. It should be looked at as an investment, not a cost. In fact the true costs of industrial accidents-including the costs... incidents (8). In addition, the National Board Incident Report for 1993 indicated that 79 percent of all boiler accidents for the three boiler categories (power boilers, steam heating boilers, and water heating boilers) were attributable to just two...

Madan, R.

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341

Assessing the Impact of Measurement Policy on the Accuracy of Certified Energy Efficiency Ratio for Split-System Air Conditioners  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologiesand Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State,

Yu, Bingyi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Structure, energy and cost efficiency evaluation of three different lightweight construction systems used in low-rise residential buildings  

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Abstract This article presents the analysis of the structure, energy and cost efficiency of three lightweight structural systems – wood light frames (WLF), lightweight steel frames (LGSF) and 3D sandwich (3DSP) panels – during their useful life. The structural systems focussed upon in this study are commonly used in Eastern Europe with specific reference to Turkey. The structural analysis and design was carried out using ETABS while EnergyPlus was used in the analysis of the energy consumption of the buildings. The results of the structural analysis of the three alternative construction systems show that 3DSP has better structural behaviour in terms of resistance against lateral loads. The thermal performance evaluation of the walls and ceilings shows that the WLF and LGSF walls have better insulation values (12.5% lower U-value) while the roof construction of the 3DSP has much better insulation performance (70% lower U-value). Moreover, the building designed with 3DSP requires 11% less energy for total heating and cooling during one year. The information for the building industry in Turkey shows that the cost of construction for 3DSP construction is 34.6% lower than for WLF and 27.7% lower than LGSF.

Sareh Naji; O?uz Cem Çelik; U. Johnson Alengaram; Mohd Zamin Jumaat; Shahaboddin Shamshirband

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Segregated tandem filter for enhanced conversion efficiency in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A filter system to transmit short wavelength radiation and reflect long wavelength radiation for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion cell comprises an optically transparent substrate segregation layer with at least one coherent wavelength in optical thickness; a dielectric interference filter deposited on one side of the substrate segregation layer, the interference filter being disposed toward the source of radiation, the interference filter including a plurality of alternating layers of high and low optical index materials adapted to change from transmitting to reflecting at a nominal wavelength .lambda..sub.IF approximately equal to the bandgap wavelength .lambda..sub.g of the thermophotovoltaic cell, the interference filter being adapted to transmit incident radiation from about 0.5.lambda..sub.IF to .lambda..sub.IF and reflect from .lambda..sub.IF to about 2.lambda..sub.IF ; and a high mobility plasma filter deposited on the opposite side of the substrate segregation layer, the plasma filter being adapted to start to become reflecting at a wavelength of about 1.5.lambda..sub.IF.

Brown, Edward J. (Clifton Park, NY); Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY); Dziendziel, Randolph J. (Middlegrove, NY)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Integrated window systems: An advanced energy-efficient residential fenestration product  

SciTech Connect

The last several years have produced a wide variety of new window products aimed at reducing the energy impacts associated with residential windows. Improvements have focused on reducing the rate at which heat flows through the total window product by conduction/convection and thermal radiation (quantified by the U-factor) as well as in controlling solar heat gain (measured by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) or Shading Coefficient (SC)). Significant improvements in window performance have been made with low-E coated glazings, gas fills in multiple pane windows and with changes in spacer and frame materials and designs. These improvements have been changes to existing design concepts. They have pushed the limits of the individual features and revealed weaknesses. The next generation of windows will have to incorporate new materials and ideas, like recessed night insulation, seasonal sun shades and structural window frames, into the design, manufacturing and construction process, to produce an integrated window system that will be an energy and comfort asset.

Arasteh, D.; Griffith, B.; LaBerge, P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Select an Energy-Efficient Centrifugal Pump  

SciTech Connect

BestPractices Program tip sheet discussing pumping system efficiency by selecting an energy-efficient centrifugal pump.

Not Available

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

The effect of component efficiency and operating conditions on the 50-kW dish Stirling system in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia  

SciTech Connect

This paper deals with the development of a weather data base and the performance prediction of a 50-kW dish Stirling system. An analysis of direct solar insolation data for 1985 from the site in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was made to determine the available solar energy. A parameter study was done of the effects of component efficiencies and operating conditions on instantaneous and yearly average system efficiency using the prepared weather data. The system performance was found to be most affected by wind, mirror reflectivity, and exact placement of the receiver in the focal point of the mirror.

Noyes, G.W. (Deutsche Forshungsanstait fur Luft-und Raumfahrt, Inst. fur Technische Thermodynamik, Pfaffenwaldrign 38-40, 7000 Stuttgart 80 (DE))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Efficient and Specific Trypsin Digestion of Microgram to Nanogram Quantities of Proteins in Organic-Aqueous Solvent Systems  

SciTech Connect

Mass spectrometry-based identification of the components of multiprotein complexes often involves solution-phase proteolytic digestion of the complex. The affinity purification of individual protein complexes often yields nanogram to low-microgram amounts of protein, which poses several challenges for enzymatic digestion and protein identification. We tested different solvent systems to optimize trypsin digestions of samples containing limited amounts of protein for subsequent analysis by LC-MS-MS. Data collected from digestion of 10-, 2-, 1-, and 0.2- g portions of a protein standard mixture indicated that an organicaqueous solvent system containing 80% acetonitrile consistently provided the most complete digestion, producing more peptide identifications than the other solvent systems tested. For example, a 1-h digestion in 80% acetonitrile yielded over 52% more peptides than the overnight digestion of 1 g of a protein mixture in purely aqueous buffer. This trend was also observed for peptides from digested ribosomal proteins isolated from Rhodopseudomonas palustris. In addition to improved digestion efficiency, the shorter digestion times possible with the organic solvent also improved trypsin specificity, resulting in smaller numbers of semitryptic peptides than an overnight digestion protocol using an aqueous solvent. The technique was also demonstrated for an affinityisolated protein complex, GroEL. To our knowledge, this report is the first using mass spectrometry data to show a linkage between digestion solvent and trypsin specificity. Mass spectrometry (MS) has become a widely used method for studying proteins, protein complexes, and whole proteomes because of innovations in soft ionization techniques, bioinformatics, and chromatographic separation techniques.1-7 An example of a high-throughput mass spectrometry strategy commonly used for this purpose is a variation of the "shotgun" approach, involving in-solution digestion of a protein complex followed by onedimensional (1D) or two-dimensional (2D) liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with electrospray ionization (ESI) MS-MS.6-8 One of the applications of this method is for characterizing multiprotein complexes by identifying large numbers of proteins in a single data acquisition.9 Large-scale implementations of this strategy have been reported for yeast and Escherichia coli.10-12 To achieve a goal of characterizing large numbers of protein complexes13 isolated by affinity purification from Rhodopseudomonas palustris,14 an efficient protocol for digesting these complexes is required.

Strader, Michael B [ORNL; Tabb, Dave L [ORNL; Hervey, IV, William Judson [ORNL; Pan, Chongle [ORNL; Hurst, Gregory {Greg} B [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Efficient time-optimal feedrate planning under dynamic constraints for a high-order CNC servo system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In this paper, the time-optimal feedrate planning problem under confined feedrate, axis velocity, axis acceleration, axis jerk, and axis tracking error for a high-order CNC servo system is studied. The problem is useful in that the full ability of the CNC machine is used to enhance the machining productivity while keeping the machining precision under a given level. However, the problem is computationally challenging. The main contribution of this paper is to approximate the problem nicely by a finite-state convex optimization problem which can be solved efficiently. The method consists of two key ingredients. First, a relationship between the tracking error and the input signal in a high-order CNC servo system is established. As a consequence, the tracking error constraint is reduced to a constraint on the kinematic quantities. Second, a novel method is introduced to relax the nonlinear constraints on kinematic quantities to linear ones. Experimental results are used to validate the proposed method.

Jian-Xin Guo; Ke Zhang; Qiang Zhang; Xiao-Shan Gao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A comprehensive power loss, efficiency, reliability and cost calculation of a 1 MW/500 kWh battery based energy storage system for frequency regulation application  

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Abstract Battery based energy storage system (ESS) has tremendous diversity of application with an intense focus on frequency regulation market. An ESS typically comprised of a battery and a power conversion system. A calculation of performance parameters is performed in this research. The aim is to formulate an in-depth analysis of the ESS in terms of power losses of the semiconductor and electrical devices, efficiency, reliability and cost which would foster various research groups and industries around the globe to improve their future product. In view of this, a relation between the operating conditions and power losses is established to evaluate the efficiency of the system. The power loss calculation presented in this paper has taken into account the conduction and switching losses of the semiconductor devices. Afterwards, the Arrhenius Life Stress relation is adopted to calculate the reliability of the system by considering temperature as a covariate. And finally, a cost calculation is executed and presented as a percentage of total cost of the ESS. It has been found that the power loss and efficiency of the ESS at rated power is 146 kW and 85% respectively. Furthermore, the mean time between failures of the ESS is 8 years and reliability remains at 73% after a year. The major cost impact observed is for battery and PCS as 58% and 16% respectively. Finally, it has been determined that further research is necessary for higher efficient and lower cost system for high penetration of energy storage system in the market.

Md Arifujjaman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Examining Effects of Lubricant Composition in Engine Component Systems in Pursuit of Enhanced Efficiency under Environmental Constraints  

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

Four lubricant technical themes are presented that aim to work synergistically with advanced engine technologies to meet a goal of improving mechanical efficiency by 10 percent.

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Generic Mechanism of Optimal Energy Transfer Efficiency: A Scaling Theory of the Mean First-Passage Time in Exciton Systems  

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, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA 2 Physics Department, Zhejiang as for designing efficient solar energy devices. Multidimensional spectra have allowed detailed probes of EET

Cao, Jianshu

353

DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, 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.

354

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

On March 29, 2013, in Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage Systems, Global Climate & Energy, Grid Integration,...

355

Evaluation of efficiency of a driving system on the basis of energetic and ecological characteristics of an IC engine and hydrostatic transmission for the spectrum of load  

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The following paper presents the general model of a driving system: IC engine - hydrostatic transmission - load of a vehicle, in the form of area with specified spectrum of variables: torque and velocity. This model allows the analysis of efficiency of hydrostatic driving system and points of work of an IC engine in the field of load characteristics. Mathematical models of the components of the driving system, for the analysed case, are the results of the experimental examination. The concepts of global efficiency and ecological indexes originally introduced are suitable to compare the quality of driving systems working in statistically the same load conditions. It allows the evaluation of the value of those parameters in the whole functioning life of a machine.

Henryk Chrostowski; Waldemar Sradomski

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Green Systems for Cleanrooms: Energy Efficient Fan-filter Units Ming-Shan Jeng, Industrial Technology Research Institute, msjeng@itri.org.tw  

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Toward Green Systems for Cleanrooms: Energy Efficient Fan-filter Units Ming-Shan Jeng, Industrial results of laboratory-measured performance of fan-filter units (FFUs) used for cleanrooms. A total for many cleanroom applications. ) 2004 Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Keywords

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Save Energy Now (SEN) Assessment Helps Expand Energy Management Program at Shaw Industries: Flooring Company Saves $872,000 Annually by Improving Steam System Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

This case study describes how the Shaw Industries plant #20 in Dalton, Georgia, achieved annual savings of $872,000 and 93,000 MMBtu after receiving a DOE Save Energy Now energy assessment and implementing recommendations to improve the efficiency of its steam system.

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2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy use in cropping systems: A regional long-term exploratory analysis of energy allocation and efficiency in the Inland Pampa (Argentina)  

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As agricultural system comprises natural processes that are ruled by thermodynamics, the energy utilization is well suited for assessing the sustainability in the management of natural resources. The goals of this paper are 1) to assess the energy use efficiency of the main crops during the 1992–2005 period in Inland Pampa (Argentina); 2) to evaluate the database structure in terms of energy allocation; 3) to assess the changes in technical efficiency using frontier analysis and 4) to identify the best explanatory variables for energy efficiency variability. Results showed an upward trend in productivity per unit area in the crops analyzed (excluding sunflower). Summer soybean and sunflower showed higher energy efficiency values by the end of time series. The main shift in the energy use pattern was the reduction of the energy allocated to tillage. The overall performance of the wheat and soybean crops in the study area appears to be closer to the energy usage pattern shown by the top 5% energy use efficiency crop fields. The exploratory analysis using classification and regression trees (CART) revealed that the energy allocation to tillage; and the crop specie were the attributes that mainly explained the energy efficiency changes.

Diego Omar Ferraro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems Ethan Warner 1 , Yimin Zhang 1 , Helena Chum 2 , Robin Newmark 1 Biofuels represent an opportunity for improved sustainability of transportation fuels, promotion of rural development, and reduction of GHG emissions. But the potential for unintended consequences, such as competition for land and water, necessitates biofuel expansion that considers the complexities of resource requirements within specific contexts (e.g., technology, feedstock, supply chain, local resource availability). Through technological learning, sugarcane and corn ethanol industries have achieved steady improvements in

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361

Development of efficiency-enhanced cogeneration system utilizing high-temperature exhaust-gas from a regenerative thermal oxidizer for waste volatile-organic-compound gases  

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We have developed a gas-turbine cogeneration system that makes effective use of the calorific value of the volatile organic compound (VOC) gases exhausted during production processes at a manufacturing plant. The system utilizes the high-temperature exhaust-gas from the regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) which is used for incinerating VOC gases. The high-temperature exhaust gas is employed to resuperheat the steam injected into the gasturbine. The steam-injection temperature raised in this way increases the heat input, resulting in the improved efficiency of the gas-turbine. Based on the actual operation of the system, we obtained the following results: • Operation with the steam-injection temperature at 300 °C (45 °C resuperheated from 255 °C) increased the efficiency of the gasturbine by 0.7%. • The system can enhance the efficiency by 1.3% when the steam-injection temperature is elevated to 340 °C (85 °C resuperheated). In this case, up to 6.6 million yen of the total energy cost and 400 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced annually. • A gas-turbine cogeneration and RTO system can reduce energy consumption by 23% and CO2 emission by 30.1% at the plant.

Masaaki Bannai; Akira Houkabe; Masahiko Furukawa; Takao Kashiwagi; Atsushi Akisawa; Takuya Yoshida; Hiroyuki Yamada

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Improve the Energy Efficiency of Fan Systems, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) can help quantify energy consumption and savings opportunities in industrial fan systems.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Cost-Efficiency  

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Cost?efficiency is a goal that has been integrated by policy makers into all modern health care systems to control the expansion of costs over time. It relates to maximizing the quality of a comparable unit ...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimally Efficient Neural Systems for Processing Spoken Language Jie Zhuang1, Lorraine K. Tyler1, Billi Randall1, Emmanuel A. Stamatakis1,2 and William D. Marslen-Wilson1,3  

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-temporal systems for processing spoken language, with left middle temporal gyrus (MTG) and superior tem- poralOptimally Efficient Neural Systems for Processing Spoken Language Jie Zhuang1, Lorraine K. Tyler1 are recognized by an op- timally efficient sequential analysis process. Evidence for this is the finding

Steiner, Ullrich

365

Pre- and post-synchronization methodologies to enhance the efficiency of fixed timed artificial insemination in pharmacologically-controlled breeding systems with Bos indicus-influenced cattle  

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PRE? AND POST?SYNCHRONIZATION METHODOLOGIES TO  ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY OF FIXED TIMED ARTIFICIAL  INSEMINATION IN PHARMACOLOGICALLY?CONTROLLED BREEDING  SYSTEMS WITH BOS INDICUS?INFLUENCED CATTLE    A Thesis  by  JUAN... FEDERICO ZULUAGA VELEZ    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      December 2006    Major Subject: Physiology of Reproduction  PRE...

Zuluaga Velez, Juan Federico

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

366

Vehicle Technologies Office 2013 Merit Review: A MultiAir / MultiFuel Approach to Enhancing Engine System Efficiency  

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A presentation given by Chrysler at the 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on its project to research a multi-air and multi-fuel approach to improving engine efficiency.

367

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

368

Eco-efficient approaches to land management: a case for increased integration of crop and animal production systems  

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...eco-efficiency is related to both and...pesticides and energy and the minimization of greenhouse gas emissions are all key...processes, reducing greenhouse...equivalents and the energy required...fertilizer then related to the energy cost for...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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20 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 5, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2011 A Power-Efficient Neural Tissue  

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-Efficient Neural Tissue Stimulator With Energy Recovery Shawn K. Kelly, Member, IEEE, and John L. Wyatt, Jr; accepted Au- gust 22, 2010. Date of current version January 26, 2011. This work was sup- ported at the stimulator, higher power consumption also exposes the body to larger magnetic fields, due to the demand

Kelly, Shawn K.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 27, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2012 2215 Sparse Overcomplete Representations for Efficient  

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data, the present paper develops a near real-time al- gorithm for identifying multiple line outages Representations for Efficient Identification of Power Line Outages Hao Zhu, Student Member, IEEE, and Georgios B. Giannakis, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--Fast and accurate unveiling of power-line outages is of paramount

Giannakis, Georgios

371

Efficiency of Fish Propulsion  

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It is shown that the system efficiency of a self-propelled flexible body is ill-defined unless one considers the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, defined as the ratio of the power needed to tow a body in rigid-straight condition over the power it needs for self-propulsion, both measured for the same speed. Through examples we show that the quasi-propulsive efficiency is the only rational non-dimensional metric of the propulsive fitness of fish and fish-like mechanisms. Using two-dimensional viscous simulations and the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, we discuss the efficiency two-dimensional undulating foils. We show that low efficiencies, due to adverse body-propulsor hydrodynamic interactions, cannot be accounted for by the increase in friction drag.

Maertens, A P; Yue, D K P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Development of a high efficiency compressor/expander for an air cycle air conditioning system. Final report  

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This document presents the methods and procedures used and the results obtained in the design, fabrication, and testing of a rotary vane type compressor operated on air cycle thermodynamics. The history and results of the testing of a similar expander are summarized and the full report of that work is referenced. The machine design used was based on one patented by Ecton Corporation. The goal of the reported effort was to demonstrate the attainable efficiencies of these machines. Appropriate test rigs were assembled and the machines were tested at various operating conditions. The compressor testing did not achieve the full design speed because of time constraints but important data was obtained at 87% speed (3000 rpm). The maximum measured total efficiencies were 78% for the expander and 71% for the compressor. Various design improvements which may yield improved performance were identified and reported.

Summers, R.L.; Smolinski, R.E.

1982-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

SAR-controlled adaptive off-time technique without sensing resistor for achieving high efficiency and accuracy LED lighting system  

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A successive approximation register (SAR) is utilized to control adaptive off-time in order to regulate accurate light-emitting diode (LED) current and improve efficiency of LED driver. The proposed SAR-controlled adaptive off-time technique without ... Keywords: adaptive off-time, hysteretic current control (HCC), on-chip low-side current sensing, peak current control (PCC), pulsewidth modulation (PWM) dimming, successive approximation register (SAR)

Chao-Hsuan Liu; Chun-Yu Hsieh; Yu-Chiao Hsieh; Ting-Jung Tai; Ke-Horng Chen

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation...  

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

Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Developing integrated TE system...

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Efficiency and Emissions Measurement of a Stirling-Engine-Based Residential Microcogeneration System Run on Diesel and Biodiesel  

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Emissions from current Stirling engine burners can be 10 times lower than those of internal combustion (IC) engines based on Otto or Diesel cycles without catalytic converters. ... In their review paper, Lapuerta et al.(9) found that, in general, engines running on biodiesel had a thermal efficiency similar to that of conventional diesel and particulate, total UHC, polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), and CO emissions much lower than those of conventional diesel. ... Hoagland, L. C.; Percival, W. H. Proceedings of the 13th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Society of Automotive Engineers: San Diego, CA, 1978; pp 1865? 1871. ...

Amir A. Aliabadi; Murray J. Thomson; James S. Wallace; Tommy Tzanetakis; Warren Lamont; Joseph Di Carlo

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

376

Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling  

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

Summarizes results from a study to identify and demonstrate technical and commercial approaches necessary to accelerate the deployment of zonal TE HVAC systems in light-duty vehicles

377

Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

378

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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Asian-American Engineer of the Year On April 17, 2013, in Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting, Systems...

379

Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells  

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Conversion efficiency has emerged as an important contributor to further reducing photovoltaic system cost. This presentation will discuss the various improvements that have increased...

Swanson, Richard

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Energy Efficient Technologies  

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Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Efficient Technologies Energy efficient technologies are available now! Many of the vehicles currently on display in dealer showrooms boast new performance-enhancing, fuel-saving technologies that can save you money. Engine Technologies Transmission Technologies All Engine Technology Average Efficiency Increase Variable Valve Timing & Lift improve engine efficiency by optimizing the flow of fuel & air into the engine for various engine speeds. 5% Cylinder Deactivation saves fuel by deactivating cylinders when they are not needed. 7.5% Turbochargers & Superchargers increase engine power, allowing manufacturers to downsize engines without sacrificing performance or to increase performance without lowering fuel economy. 7.5% Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) Systems automatically turn the engine on/off when the vehicle is stopped to reduce fuel consumed during idling. 8%

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SU?D?214?05: RTMetrix: Web?Based Dashboard for Automated Data Mining of Record and Verify (R&V) Systems for Efficiency and Quality  

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Purpose: Record and verify (R&V) systems are used by most radiation oncology practices for storing the technical treatment planning and delivery data for radiation therapy patients. We have developed an automated quality assurance (QA) method with web?based dashboards and automated quality and efficiency analysis of the technical planning and treatmentdelivery process. Methods: Custom software was developed (RTMetrix) to mine the R&V database and provide real?time analysis of treatment planning and delivery data. RTMetrix was developed using object?oriented web development software along with a relational database for storing supplemental data associated with the R&V database. It is a read?only web application system using the R&V data associated with each patient to reconstruct clinical workflows and assess quality of the treatmentdelivery process. Three main web?based dashboards with a notification messaging system have been initially developed in areas of treatmentdelivery image? guided radiation therapy(IGRT) and physics?based QA tools. Results: The workflow using RTMetrix is straightforward for physicians and physicists by providing the information in standard web browsers. Using RTMetrix a web query is provided to calculate the real?time statistics for each physician's IGRT review status including the time taken to perform the review. Another web query in the system provides the average room time over any time period including one day to 10 years. An example of using room time review during the past year revealed that the use of breast patients and pediatric patients required more than 15?minute treatment times. The final dashboard is the automated QA of the patients treated during the clinic each day. This dashboard provides an additional daily audit of the R&V system using AAPM TG?40 chart checking rules. Conclusions: RTMetrix provides a platform for easily mining the R&V system for quality and efficiency analysis of radiation oncology departments.

T Fox; X Jiang; E Elder

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Novel photonic phenomena in nanostructured material systems with applications and mid-range efficient insensitive wireless energy-transfer  

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A set of novel mechanisms for the manipulation of light in the nanoscale is provided. In the class of all-dielectric material systems, techniques for the suppression of radiative loss from incomplete-photonic-bandgap ...

Karalis, Aristeidis, 1978-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

A High Energy, High Efficiency, Resonantly Pumped Nanosecond-Pulsed 1.6 µm Er:YAG Laser System  

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Limited gain in Er:YAG makes generation of energetic nanosecond pulses difficult. We describe a cavity-dumped oscillator, regenerative amplifier system designed to deliver 100 mJ, 20...

Moody, Stephen E; Cunningham, David L

385

Advanced Hybrid Propulsion and Energy Management System for High Efficiency, Off Highway, 240 Ton Class, Diesel Electric Haul Trucks  

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The objective of this project is to reduce the fuel consumption of off-highway vehicles, specifically large tonnage mine haul trucks. A hybrid energy storage and management system will be added to a conventional diesel-electric truck that will allow capture of braking energy normally dissipated in grid resistors as heat. The captured energy will be used during acceleration and motoring, reducing the diesel engine load, thus conserving fuel. The project will work towards a system validation of the hybrid system by first selecting an energy storage subsystem and energy management subsystem. Laboratory testing at a subscale level will evaluate these selections and then a full-scale laboratory test will be performed. After the subsystems have been proven at the full-scale lab, equipment will be mounted on a mine haul truck and integrated with the vehicle systems. The integrated hybrid components will be exercised to show functionality, capability, and fuel economy impacts in a mine setting.

Richter, Tim; Slezak, Lee; Johnson, Chris; Young, Henry; Funcannon, Dan

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

386

Analyzing the efficiency of a heat pump assisted drain water heat recovery system that uses a vertical inline heat exchanger  

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Abstract The purpose of the present study is to accumulate knowledge on how a drain water heat recovery system using a vertical inline heat exchanger and a heat pump performs under different drain water flow profile scenarios. Investigating how the intermittent behavior of the drain water influences the performance for this type of system is important because it gives insight on how the system will perform in a real life situation. The scenarios investigated are two 24 h drain water flow rate schedules and one shorter schedule representing a three minute shower. The results from the present paper add to the knowledge on how this type of heat recovery system performs in a setting similar to a multi-family building and how sizing influences the performance. The investigation shows that a heat recovery system of this type has the possibility to recover a large portion of the available heat if it has been sized to match the drain water profile. Sizing of the heat pump is important for the system performance; sizing of the storage tank is also important but not as critical.

Jörgen Wallin; Joachim Claesson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Energy Efficiency and Electric Utilities  

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The report is an overview of electric energy efficiency programs. It takes a concise look at what states are doing to encourage energy efficiency and how it impacts electric utilities. Energy efficiency programs began to be offered by utilities as a response to the energy crises of the 1970s. These regulatory-driven programs peaked in the early-1990s and then tapered off as deregulation took hold. Today, rising electricity prices, environmental concerns, and national security issues have renewed interest in increasing energy efficiency as an alternative to additional supply. In response, new methods for administering, managing, and delivering energy efficiency programs are being implemented. Topics covered in the report include: Analysis of the benefits of energy efficiency and key methods for achieving energy efficiency; evaluation of the business drivers spurring increased energy efficiency; Discussion of the major barriers to expanding energy efficiency programs; evaluation of the economic impacts of energy efficiency; discussion of the history of electric utility energy efficiency efforts; analysis of the impact of energy efficiency on utility profits and methods for protecting profitability; Discussion of non-utility management of energy efficiency programs; evaluation of major methods to spur energy efficiency - systems benefit charges, resource planning, and resource standards; and, analysis of the alternatives for encouraging customer participation in energy efficiency programs.

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2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an efficient electrotransformation system for Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae and its application to genetic studies  

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Thesis by TERESA JANE WHITE Approved as to style and content by: Carlos F. Gonz ez (Chair of Committee) Clint g 1 (Member) Scott K. Dav s (Chair of Genetics Faculty) Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui (Member) PC/ peal Van Alfen / (Head of Department...~ + DEGREE ~ 4'5TER c'F Sc. /~cE. GRADUATION DATE ~ g t K Q~ I 1 List key words or phrases which best describe the important areas of your work for entry into the NOTIS system. NOTIS is the Online Information System in rhe TAMU Library. Please give...

White, Teresa Jane

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

DOE Launches Natural Gas Infrastructure R&D Program Enhancing Pipeline and Distribution System Operational Efficiency, Reducing Methane Emissions  

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

Following the White House and the Department of Energy Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable on July 29th, DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. Through common-sense standards, smart investments, and innovative research, DOE seeks to advance the state of the art in natural gas system performance. DOE’s effort is part of the larger Administration’s Climate Action Plan Interagency Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.

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Functional Evaluation of a Novel Constitutive Promoter F1 of Bacillus pumilus, as a Rice Epiphytic Strain, and Construction of an Efficient Expression and Secretion System under the Control of F1  

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To establish a constitutive, high-efficiency expression and secretion system for Bacillus pumilus, the function of a promoter and the abilities of three signal peptides in B. pumilus DX01 were tested. F1, cloned ...

Xiaobo Sun; Yunpeng Chen; Cuirong Wu; Guangxiao Yang; Bin Guo…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Multifamily Individual Heating Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Lawrence, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org Size: 840 to 1,170 ft 2 units Price Range: $125,000-$130,000 Date completed: Slated for 2014 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index Range: 48 to 63 Projected annual energy cost savings: $1,797 Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $3,747 Incremental annual mortgage: $346 Annual cash flow: $1,451 Billing data: Not available The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions of multifamily buildings. Merrimack Valley

392

(Energy Efficiency)  

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

DECLARATION DECLARATION INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY COOPERATION [IPEEC] Considering: Declarations of the Gleneagles, St. Petersburg and Heiligendamm Summits, which emphasize the need for global cooperation in the field of energy efficiency. Recognizing: 1. that improving energy saving and energy efficiency is one of the quickest, greenest, and most cost-effective way to address energy security, climate change, and ensuring economic growth; 2. that a comprehensive process has been launched to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UNFCCC through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012, in order to reach an agreed outcome and adopt a decision at the COP 15. 3. that all countries, both developed and developing, share common interests for improving their

393

Development of decision support system to select the best fuel blend in IC engines to enhance the energy efficiency  

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This paper describes an application of hybrid MCDM technique for the selection of optimum blend in fish oil biodiesel among the six alternative fuel blends diesel, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 which is prepared by varying the amount of diesel with biodiesel. Brake thermal efficiency (BTE), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), ignition delay (ID), combustion duration (CD) and maximum rate of pressure rise (MRPR) are considered as evaluation criteria. A single cylinder, constant speed and direct injection diesel engine with a rated output of 4.4 kW was used for exploratory analysis of evaluation criteria at different load conditions. The proposed model, fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP) is integrated with elimination et and choice translating reality (ELECTRE) to evaluate the optimum blend. Here the FAHP is used to determine the relative weights of the criteria, whereas ELECTRE is used for obtaining the final ranking of alternative blends.

G. Sakthivel; M. Ilangkumaran

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 137, 174111 (2012) Efficient energy transfer in light-harvesting systems: Quantum-classical  

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Da Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China 2 Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA (Received 26 June 2012; accepted 9 October systems have developed optimal and robust strategies of converting solar energy to chemical energy

Cao, Jianshu

395

High-energy, high-efficiency harmonic generation from a Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser system  

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We have developed a near-diffraction-limited Q-switched Cr:LiSrAlF6 (Cr:LiSAF) laser system capable of producing 860-nm, 400-mJ pulses at a repetition rate of 2 Hz. Our...

Zenzie, H H; Isyanova, Y

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Field Test of High Efficiency Residential Buildings with Ground-source and Air-source Heat Pump Systems  

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This paper describes the field performance of space conditioning and water heating equipment in four single-family residential structures with advanced thermal envelopes. Each structure features a different, advanced thermal envelope design: structural insulated panel (SIP); optimum value framing (OVF); insulation with embedded phase change materials (PCM) for thermal storage; and exterior insulation finish system (EIFS). Three of the homes feature ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) for space conditioning and water heating while the fourth has a two-capacity air-source heat pump (ASHP) and a heat pump water heater (HPWH). Two of the GCHP-equipped homes feature horizontal ground heat exchange (GHX) loops that utillize the existing foundation and utility service trenches while the third features a vertical borehole with vertical u-tube GHX. All of the houses were operated under the same simulated occupancy conditions. Operational data on the house HVAC/Water heating (WH) systems are presented and factors influencing overall performance are summarized.

Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL] [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL] [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Use of an Enterprise Energy Monitoring System to Support Building Commissioning and Overall Energy Efficiency by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation  

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is in the process of implementing an enterprise-wide automated Energy Information and Utility Monitoring System (UMS). New Horizon Technologies and eComponents Technology have teamed to provide an integrated solution that will ultimately include all... (UMS) installed, energy and water consumption data along with local weather data are automatically summarized in the web reports. Hotels without the UMS enter monthly utility and weather data manually at the website. The hotels also enter certain...

Burke, B.; McBride, J.; Kimble, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear...  

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

Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear in Powertrain Systems Efficiency Improvement through Reduction in Friction and Wear in Powertrain Systems Presentation...

399

ACADEMIC EFFICIENCY  

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...efficiency expert begins his operations in a factory his first...of learning, it is safe to say that an appalling...10) Standardized operations. (11) Written standard...what extent they are in operation. Suppose that the Carnegie...involv-ing " a gross and fundamental error. " But it would...

William Kent

1912-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

400

Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy  

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy David E. Claridge, Director Energy Systems Laboratory November 19, 2014 ESL-KT-14-11-17 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 50 Years of Automobile Improvements ? 1960s...: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Impact of Auto/Truck Efficiency Increases ? Autos/light trucks used energy = Energy Imports in 2012 ? AUTO/TRUCK EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS have CUT U.S. ENERGY IMPORTS IN HALF ESL...

Claridge, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resources on Water Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Resources on Water Efficiency October 8, 2013 - 10:03am Addthis Many helpful resources about water efficiency are available. Also see Contacts. Federal Resources Reverse Osmosis Optimization Technology Evaluation: -This FEMP technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis systems to increase system performance and water efficiency. Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Full Report): Comprehensive document assessing side stream filtration options for cooling towers, with an objective to assess key attributes that optimize energy and water savings along with providing information on specific technology and implementation options. Technical Evaluation of Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Fact

402

The Energy-Efficient Fixtures Laboratory  

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0 0 The Energy-Efficient Fixtures Laboratory Replacing the incandescent bulb with a more efficient light source is only the first step in developing an energy-efficient lighting system. Improved fixtures can raise the system's efficiency even further. At LBL's Energy-Efficient Fixtures Laboratory, researchers in the Lighting Systems Group study the optical and thermal efficiency of luminaires, and work closely with fixture manufacturers to develop more efficient products. "Fifty to seventy percent efficiencies are now typical of fixtures," says senior research associate Chin Zhang, "and we're trying to improve them to eighty to ninety percent." Oliver Morse adjusts a centralized light guide system consisting of a 250-watt metal halide lamp, a high-efficiency beam splitter and four hollow

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Energy Efficient Commercial Technologies  

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

Commercial Technologies April 11th, 2012 Presented by: Warren Willits Energy Solutions Center (202) 824-7150 www.ESCenter.org Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Spring 2012 Jekyll Island, GA Todays Energy Efficient Technologies  Water Heating  Heating  Air Conditioning  Humidity Control  CHP / Cogeneration Atmospheric Direct Vent High Efficiency .7 EF Atmospheric water heaters now available 97 % efficient tank water heaters now available Traditional Tank Style Water Heating  Tankless Water Heaters  EF = .82 Standard Unit  EF = .97 Condensing  Solar Water Heaters  With H.E. gas back up systems Newer Water Heaters Water Heater Life Cycle Cost Life Cycle Costs Electric Tank Water Heater Gas Water Heater

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Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines  

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

Improve the efficiency of diesel engines for light duty applications through technical advances in system optimization.

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Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation  

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

Developing integrated TE system configurations that can achieve high heat exchange effectiveness and thus, high TE system efficiency

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LEDs_2LEDs_2 radiative recombination efficiency  

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· heterojunction band diagrams · current efficiency · extraction efficiency · wall-plug efficiency #12;2 Non. 8.1] #12;6 Materials for highMaterials for high--brightnessbrightness LEDsLEDsSecs. 8.1, 8.2.1 Why system Gas handling system Computer Control Reactor #12;8 Examples ofExamples of colourcolour

Pulfrey, David L.

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Improved blue response and efficiency of A-Si:H solar cells deposited from disilane using a dual-chamber plasma system  

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Thin film amorphous silicon solar cells with glass/SnO/sub 2//p/i/n/Al structures and 6 to 7% AM1 conversion efficiencies were fabricated at rapid deposition rates in a newly constructed dual-chamber glow discharge deposition system. The 500 nm thick intrinsic layer was deposited at the rate of 1.7 nm/s using disilane (Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/)-helium mixtures. This deposition rate is an order of magnitude greater than conventional high efficiency amorphous silicon solar cell depositions. Residual boron doping effects at the p/i interface can severely degrade cell performance particularly when the intrinsic layer is deposited in one chamber of the dual-chamber system and the intrinsic layer is deposited in the other chamber that is free of boron contaminants. Parameters such as electrode spacing, Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/ partial pressure and flow rate were optimized to produce uniform deposition over large areas. At the substrate temperature T/sub s/ selected for solar cell intrinsic layer deposition, the spin density was measured to be a minimum at 5 x 10/sup 15//cm/sup 3/. For a given T/sub s/, an intrinsic layer deposited from Si/sub 2/H/sub 6/ absorbs fewer photons and can generate less current under solar simulation than a similar film produced from monosilane. Identical solar cells were deposited in either the single-chamber mode or the dual-chamber mode for comparison. Single-chamber mode cells perform poorly over the visible wavelengths and hence produce low short circuit currents. The dual-chamber mode cells show a significant improvement in blue response and a factor of two increase in short circuit current over the single-chamber mode cells. Under short circuit conditions, 15 mA/cm/sup 2/ was generated from rapidly deposited (1.7 nm/s) cells from disilane and 18 mA/cm/sup 2/ from low deposition rate (0.18 nm/s) monosilane cells. These values are comparable to or better than those reported for similar cells by other groups.

Rajeswaran, G.; Vanier, P.E.; Corderman, R.R.; Kampas, F.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engine Combustion & Efficiency - FEERC  

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Engine Combustion & Efficiency Engine Combustion & Efficiency ORNL currently and historically supports the U.S. DOE on multi-cylinder and vehicle applications of diesel combustion, lean burn gasoline combustion, and low temperature combustion processes, and performs principal research on efficiency enabling technologies including emission controls, thermal energy recovery, and bio-renewable fuels. Research areas span from fundamental concepts to engine/vehicle integration and demonstration with a particular emphasis on the following areas: Thermodynamics for identifying and characterizing efficiency opportunities for engine-systems as well as the development of non-conventional combustion concepts for reducing fundamental combustion losses. Nonlinear sciences for improving the physical understanding and

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Efficiency Projects and Water Reuse  

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Efficiency In A Small Utility Bill Pannell bill.pannell@cleburne.net City of Cleburne ESL-KT-11-11-36 ?Efficiency In A Small Utility Are We As Efficient As We Can Be?? Reduce Water ?Loss? Thru Better Auditing And Metering Improvements... Saving $$$ With Efficient Aeration Question And Answer Session Water Loss Energy Q&A Reuse Expanding Water System Capacity By Creative Reuse Water Development ESL-KT-11-11-36 ? What is ?Loss?? ? What is ?Real loss?? ? ?Apparent Loss...

Pannell, B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion  

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

fuel efficiency over the FTP city drive cycle by 10.5% over today's state-of-the-art diesel engine. Develop & design an advanced combustion system that synergistically meets...

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An environment friendly and efficient lignite-fired power generation process based on a boiler with an open pulverizing system and the recovery of water from mill-exhaust  

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Abstract This paper advances a novel lignite-fired power generation process based on a OPSB (boiler with an open pulverizing system) and the recovery of water from mill-exhaust after the comprehensive analysis of the open pulverizing system used for high-moisture coals and heat/water recovery from boiler exhaust. Then, the thermal calculation method that applies to OPSB is presented based on heat and mass balance analyses of the boiler. Finally, an efficient unit applying the OPSB process is compared with a conventional 600 MW lignite-fired power unit, and the performance of the efficient unit is calculated and discussed in detail. The results show that the efficient unit not only yields a notable increase in the boiler's (2.6%) and the power plant's (1.3%) thermal efficiency but also provides a remarkable advantage in water recovery due to the mass of water vapor concentrated in mill-exhaust. In the efficient unit, the volume fraction of water vapor in mill-exhaust reaches 34%, the water reclaimed from mill-exhaust is so much that a lignite-fired power plant with zero water consumption can be expected, while the pollutant emissions can be reduced in proportion to the increase in boiler thermal efficiency.

Youfu Ma; Yichao Yuan; Jing Jin; Hua Zhang; Xiaohong Hu; Dengyu Shi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficient data centers  

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wit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Link

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Project Development  

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The International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (IUEP) has been a leader among the industry groups that have supported voluntary initiatives to promote international energy efficiency projects and address global climate change. The IUEP maintains its leadership by both supporting international greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and by partnering with U.S. and international organizations to develop and implement strategies and specific energy efficiency projects. The goals of the IUEP program are to (1) provide a way for U.S. industry to maintain a leadership role in international energy efficiency infrastructure projects; (2) identify international energy project development opportunities to continue its leadership in supporting voluntary market-based mechanisms to reduce GHG emissions; and (3) demonstrate private sector commitment to voluntary approaches to global climate issues. The IUEP is dedicated to identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in the registration of international energy efficiency projects that result in demonstrated voluntary reductions of GHG emissions. This Final Technical Report summarizes the IUEP's work in identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in development of these projects and IUEP's effort in creating international cooperative partnerships to support project development activities that develop and deploy technologies that (1) increase efficiency in the production, delivery and use of energy; (2) increase the use of cleaner, low-carbon fuels in processing products; and (3) capture/sequester carbon gases from energy systems. Through international cooperative efforts, the IUEP intends to strengthen partnerships for energy technology innovation and demonstration projects capable of providing cleaner energy in a cost-effective manner. As detailed in this report, the IUEP met program objectives and goals during the reporting period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2002. At the request of the DOE, we have also included in this report additional activities during the reporting period January, 1999 through January, 2001. This additional information had been reported earlier in the Final Technical Reports that summarized activities undertaken in those earlier periods.

IUEP

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Western Cooling Efficiency Center | Open Energy Information  

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Efficiency Center Efficiency Center Jump to: navigation, search Name Western Cooling Efficiency Center Place Davis, CA Website http://http://wcec.ucdavis.edu References Western Cooling Efficiency Center [1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Test & Evaluation Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections Western Cooling Efficiency Center is a research institution located in Davis, CA, at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis). References ↑ "Western Cooling Efficiency Center" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Western_Cooling_Efficiency_Center&oldid=382319" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Energy Efficiency Governance Energy Efficiency  

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countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply and to advise member countries on sound energy policy. The IEA carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among 28 advanced economies, each of which is obliged to hold oil stocks equivalent to 90 days of its net imports. The Agency aims to: n Secure member countries ’ access to reliable and ample supplies of all forms of energy; in particular, through maintaining effective emergency response capabilities in case of oil supply disruptions. n Promote sustainable energy policies that spur economic growth and environmental protection in a global context – particularly in terms of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. n Improve transparency of international markets through collection and analysis of energy data. n Support global collaboration on energy technology to secure future energy supplies and mitigate their environmental impact, including through improved energy efficiency and development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. © OECD/IEA, 2010 International Energy Agency 9 rue de la Fédération

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BUILDINGS SECTOR DEMAND-SIDE EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES  

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............................................................................................... 2 Demand-Side Efficiency Technologies I. Energy Management Systems (EMSsLBL-33887 UC-000 BUILDINGS SECTOR DEMAND-SIDE EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES Jonathan G. Koomey

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Progress toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric...  

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

toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications Progress toward Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...  

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

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency GDI Engine Research, with Emphasis on Ignition Systems Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...

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Leveraging Utility Resources to Boost Efficiency for the Next...  

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

Leveraging Utility Resources to Boost Efficiency for the Next Generation of Space Travel: An Energy Efficiency Case Study of ATK Launch Systems Leveraging Utility Resources to...

420

Design Enhancements To Improve Flare Efficiency  

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Two flare systems used at separate units within a larger chemical complex were modified to improve overall performance and efficiency. One system was a standard enclosed ground flare; the other was a less-conventional horizontal ground flare system...

Dooley, K. A.; McLeod, G. M.; Lorenz, M. D.

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421

PDSF Job Efficiency  

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Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently Running Jobs Efficiently Job Efficiency A job's efficiency is the ratio of its CPU time to the actual time it took to run, i.e., cputime ...

422

SEPTEMBER 2009 ENERGY EFFICIENCY &  

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SEPTEMBER 2009 GUIDE TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCING DISTRICTS FOR LOCAL Assessment Districts) DEER Database for Energy Efficient Resources DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency EECBG Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants EIM Energy Improvement Mortgage

Kammen, Daniel M.

423

Researchers at Montana State University and Idaho National Lab have developed a process to effectively and efficiently clean natural and man-made porous material of radioactive contamination. The system eliminates  

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to effectively and efficiently clean natural and man-made porous material of radioactive contamination. The system eliminates the practice of full demolition and removal of contaminated objects and can address contaminated substrate. Thus, building walls (interior or exterior), floors and ceilings can be remediated

Maxwell, Bruce D.

424

Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts: A Guide to Tapping into Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements  

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system, energy efficient transformers, a solar photovoltaicsystem, energy efficient transformers, a solar photovoltaicsystem, energy efficient transformers, a solar photovoltaic

Borgeson, Merrian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Opportunities to change development pathways toward lower greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency  

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Energy-efficiency standards for electric motors in Brazil-Electric Motor Systems Market Opportunities Assessment. Office of Energy Efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Rating energy efficiency and sustainability in laboratories: Results and lessons from the Labs21 program  

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identify best practices related to energy efficiency [Sartorbest practices • Setting system efficiency targets for a specific facility • Identifying specific energy efficiency

Mathew, Paul; Sartor, Dale; van Geet, Otto; Reilly, Sue

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

White Paper on Energy Efficiency Status of Energy-Using Products in China (2011)  

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Kai. Motor System Energy Efficiency Practical Guide [M].products in China – Energy efficiency standards and labelingWhite Paper – Energy Efficiency Status of Energy- Using

Zhou, Nan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

China Energy Efficiency Round Robin Testing Results for Room Air Conditioners  

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L ABORATORY China Energy Efficiency Round Robin TestingNeed to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Energy Consumingfor Implementing the China Energy Efficiency Label System (

Zhou, Nan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Analysis of Energy-Efficiency Opportunities for the Cement Industry in Shandong Province, China  

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Banerjee, R. , 2005. Energy Efficiency and Demand SideKiln Systems,” Energy Efficiency in the Cement Industry (Ed.of Industrial Energy Efficiency Measures,” Proceedings of

Price, Lynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Analysis of Energy-Efficiency Opportunities for the Cement Industry in Shandong Province, China  

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Banerjee, R. , 2005. Energy Efficiency and Demand SideKiln Systems,” Energy Efficiency in the Cement Industry (Ed.for Improving Energy Efficiency, Reducing Pollution and

Price, Lynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Sustainability: Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit) Overview Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.). Objectives The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data. Time Week 1 Period 1 (M) Introduction Period 2 (W) Activities 1, 2 Period 3 (F) Activities 3, 4 Week 2 Period 4 (M) Activities 5, 6, 7 Period 5 (W) Activities 8, 9, 10, 11 Period 6 (F) Activities Presentations and conclusion

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Water Efficiency Case Studies | Department of Energy  

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

demonstrating technologies, and creating specifications for high-efficiency fixtures. Boiler Upgrades and Decentralizing Steam Systems Save Water and Energy at Naval Air Station...

433

Category Measure Minimum Efficiency / Certification  

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and cooling (floor, wall, and ceiling) Radiant systems must be powered by a heat pump (electric or gas-fired, or ground-source), efficient gas boiler, or solar system (not by electric resistance) $4000-$20000 none sealing $300-$1200 Not clear if Xcel insulation/air sealing rebate applies here Energy or heat recovery

Kammen, Daniel M.

434

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper)  

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Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper) Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Istv, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured and an appropriate energy efficiency evaluation frameworks are discussed, such that the energy efficiency of the entire network comprising

Stevenson, Paul

435

Energy Efficient Cooperative Communication A Dissertation  

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Energy Efficient Cooperative Communication by Jie Yang A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the energy efficiency of cooperative wireless communication systems. Cooperative communication is a technique study of the energy efficiency of two-source cooperative transmission under differing assumptions about

Brown III, Donald R.

436

The Application and Verification of ASHRAE 152-2004 (Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems) to DOE-2-1e Simulation Program  

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ESL-TR-08-06-01 THE APPLICATION AND VERIFICATION OF ASHRAE 152-2004 (Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems) TO DOE-2.1e SIMULATION PROGRAM Jeff S... Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University System 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report describes the application and verification of duct model on DOE 2.1e version 119 using ASHRAE 152-2004 (Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal...

Kim, S.; Haberl, J. S.

437

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Resource Standard Efficiency Resource Standard Energy Efficiency Resource Standard < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Utility Program Info State Rhode Island Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Provider Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Rhode Island enacted legislation in 2006 requiring the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish standards for system reliability, energy efficiency and conservation procurement, including standards for energy supply diversification, distributed generation, demand response, and "prudent and reliable" energy efficiency and energy conservation measures. These standards and guidelines, which were adopted by the PUC in 2008, must be reviewed at least once every three years. Each electric and natural gas

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Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols | Department of Energy  

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Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols In April 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. You can read individual protocols below or all of them combined into a single report titled The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures. Acknowledgements Introduction Commercial and Industrial Lighting Evaluation Protocol Commercial and Industrial Lighting Controls Evaluation Protocol Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol Residential Furnaces and Boilers Evaluation Protocol Residential Lighting Evaluation Protocol

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Energy Efficient Computing at NERSC  

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Green Flash Exascale Computing Performance & Monitoring Tools Petascale Initiative Science Gateway Development Storage and I/O Technologies Design Forward Home » R & D » Energy Efficient Computing Energy Efficient Computing Energy Monitoring to Improve Efficiency NERSC has instrumented its machine room with state-of-the-art wireless monitoring technology from SynapSense. To date, the center has installed 834 sensors, which gather information on variables important to machine room operation, including air temperature, pressure, and humidity. The sensors signal temperature changes and NERSC has already seen benefits in center reliability. For example, after cabinets of a large, decommissioned system were shut down and removed, cold air pockets developed near

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

MS-City-Jackson MS-City-Jackson Location: City Jackson MS American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Create new positions to help manage energy efficiency and conservation strategy programs, including Energy Efficiency Administrative Analyst and Energy Efficient Management Coordinator, 2) energy efficiency retrofits at several city facilities (upgrade lighting and energy management systems, implement renewable energy components, upgrade mechanical plants/HVAC systems, street lighting, traffic signal improvements and weatherization measures), 3) LED traffic and pedestrian lighting retrofits/upgrades, and 4) financial incentive program for residents to purchase new energy efficient appliances Conditions: Historic preservation clause applies to this application

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms: Variable Speed Pumping  

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efficiency of chilled water and condenser pumps, along with chiller efficiency and cooling tower efficiency, operate, and control water-pumping systems to achieve high efficiency and to lower life-cycle costsLBNL-58637 Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms: Variable Speed Pumping Tengfang Xu June

442

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Mass Transit to Mass Transit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework Mass Transit Passenger-Miles per Gallon Passenger-miles per gallon (pmpg) is a metric for comparing mass transit and rideshare with typical passenger vehicle travel. Transportation system

443

OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

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OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS December 2005 CEC-400-2005-039-CMF;OPTIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS COMMISSION REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................iii California's Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

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Transportation Efficiency Resources  

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

Transportation efficiency reduces travel demand as measured by vehicle miles traveled (VMT). While transportation efficiency policies are often implemented under local governments, national and...

445

SM Energy-Efficient  

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SM 111 Energy Energy-Efficient Ventilation for Apartment Buildings #12. These Guides provide clear and practical information on issues related to energy-efficient building retrofits

Diamond, Richard

446

Provably Efficient Adaptive Scheduling for Parallel Jobs  

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Scheduling competing jobs on multiprocessors has always been an important issue for parallel and distributed systems. The challenge is to ensure global, system-wide efficiency while offering a level of fairness to user ...

He, Yuxiong

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 15, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2007 1289 Efficient Modeling of Transmission Lines With  

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1289 Efficient Modeling of Transmission Lines With Electromagnetic Wave Coupling by Using the Finite the transmission line with radiated electromagnetic (EM) wave noise coupling. A discrete modeling approach, the FDQ method adapts coarse grid points along the transmission line to compute the finite difference between

Mazumder, Pinaki

448

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Multi-Modal Multi-Modal Transportation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Multi-Modal Transportation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework Multi-Modal Transportation Using multiple modes of transportation is the best approach for some

449

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Telework to someone by Telework to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Telework on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework Telework Photo of a woman working from home. Telework is a flexible work arrangement where employees work from home (telecommute) or attend conferences and meetings from their computer

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle Maintenance to Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Vehicle Maintenance to Conserve Fuel A comprehensive vehicle maintenance strategy can help fleet managers and

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Idle Reduction to Idle Reduction to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Idle Reduction on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Benefits & Considerations Heavy-Duty Vehicles Medium-Duty Vehicles Light-Duty Vehicles School Buses Laws & Incentives Research & Development Related Links Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Idle Reduction Photo of fleet trucks

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Low Rolling Resistance Low Rolling Resistance Tires to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Rolling Resistance Tires on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Low Rolling Resistance Tires Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Low Rolling Resistance Tires Close-up photograph of the tires of a light-duty vehicle driving down a road.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Ridesharing to someone Ridesharing to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ridesharing on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework Ridesharing Photo of people car pooling. Rideshare programs help people share vehicles to commute together. Also known as carpooling, ridesharing conserves fuel and reduces vehicle

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Active Transit to Active Transit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework Active Transit Photo of people riding bikes. Active transit is human-powered transportation such as biking and walking. Active transportation eliminates vehicle miles traveled altogether, so this

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Match Pumps to System Requirements  

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BestPractices Program tip sheet discussing pumping system efficiency matching pumps to system requirements

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2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Maryland Efficiency Program Options  

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

Maryland Efficiency Program Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

457

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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

Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments  

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

Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Assessments Lynn Price Staff Scientist China Energy Group Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Definition and overview of key components - International experience - Chinese situation and recommendations - US-China collaboration Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Analysis of the use of energy and potential for energy efficiency in an industrial facility * Current situation * Recommendations for improving energy efficiency * Cost-benefit analysis of recommended options * An action plan for realizing potential savings Types of Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Preliminary or walk-through - Detailed or diagnostic Audit criteria

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New GaInP/GaAs/GaInAs, Triple-Bandgap, Tandem Solar Cell for High-Efficiency Terrestrial Concentrator Systems  

SciTech Connect

GaInP/GaAs/GaInAs three-junction cells are grown in an inverted configuration on GaAs, allowing high quality growth of the lattice matched GaInP and GaAs layers before a grade is used for the 1-eV GaInAs layer. Using this approach an efficiency of 37.9% was demonstrated.

Kurtz, S.; Wanlass, M.; Kramer, C.; Young, M.; Geisz, J.; Ward, S.; Duda, A.; Moriarty, T.; Carapella, J.; Ahrenkiel, P.; Emery. K.; Jones, K.; Romero, M.; Kibbler, A.; Olson, J.; Friedman, D.; McMahon, W.; Ptak, A.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cummins SuperTruck Program Technology and System Level Demonstration...  

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

- Closed cycle efficiency gains * High Conversion Efficiency NOx Aftertreatment Fuel Efficient Thermal Management Vehicle and Engine System Weight Reduction ...

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Cummins SuperTruck Program - Technology and System Level Demonstration...  

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

- Closed cycle efficiency gains * High Conversion Efficiency NOx Aftertreatment - Fuel Efficient Thermal Management * Vehicle and Engine System Weight Reduction * Underhood...

462

Very High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules  

SciTech Connect

The Very High Efficiency Solar Cell (VHESC) program is developing integrated optical system - PV modules for portable applications that operate at greater than 50% efficiency. We are integrating the optical design with the solar cell design, and have entered previously unoccupied design space. Our approach is driven by proven quantitative models for the solar cell design, the optical design, and the integration of these designs. Optical systems efficiency with an optical efficiency of 93% and solar cell device results under ideal dichroic splitting optics summing to 42.7 {+-} 2.5% are described.

Barnett, A.; Kirkpatrick, D.; Honsberg, C.; Moore, D.; Wanlass, M.; Emery, K.; Schwartz, R.; Carlson, D.; Bowden, S.; Aiken, D.; Gray, A.; Kurtz, S.; Kazmerski, L., et al

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Industrial Sector Energy Efficiency Modeling (ISEEM) Framework Documentation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Model Part I, Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme,A Report of the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Project,Energy Efficiency Technologies in Integrated Assessment

Karali, Nihan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Efficient silicon micro-reactors for thermophotovoltaic applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems passively generate electricity from the combustion of fuel. Although TPV conversion systems have advantages, they suffer from low efficiency. This thesis investigates different ways to ...

Araghchini, Mohammad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Efficient Sugar Release  

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Sugar Sugar Release by the Cellulose Solvent-Based Lignocellulose Fractionation Technology and Enzymatic Cellulose Hydrolysis GEOFFREY MOXLEY, † ZHIGUANG ZHU, † AND Y.-H. PERCIVAL ZHANG* ,†,‡,§ Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 210-A Seitz Hall, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia 24061, and Department of Energy (DOE) BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Efficient liberation of fermentable soluble sugars from lignocellulosic biomass waste not only decreases solid waste handling but also produces value-added biofuels and biobased products. Industrial hemp, a special economic crop, is cultivated for its high-quality fibers and high-value seed oil, but its hollow

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Efficiency and Emissions Study of a Residential Micro–cogeneration System Based on a Stirling Engine and Fuelled by Diesel and Ethanol.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study examined the performance of a residential micro–cogeneration system based on a Stirling engine and fuelled by diesel and ethanol. An extensive number of… (more)

Farra, Nicolas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

RESERVATION APPLICATION CHECKLIST Required documents key for different efficiency incentive types  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for verification of energy efficiency (if applicable) and solar system installation. The same HERS Provider is identified for verification of energy efficiency and solar system installation. · Correct BuildingRESERVATION APPLICATION CHECKLIST Required documents key for different efficiency incentive

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Efficient quantum algorithm for preparing molecular-system-like states on a quantum computer Hefeng Wang, S. Ashhab, and Franco Nori  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

numerically for the cases of the hydrogen molecule and the water molecule. The numerical simulations show system increases exponentially with the system size. For ex- ample, in quantum chemistry, the full on a quantum computer than on a classical computer. Further work has born out of this early suggestion 4

Nori, Franco

469

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Opportunities  

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

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Top 10 Energy Efficiency Opportunities Federal Utility Partnership Working Group San Francisco, 5/22/2013 Siva Sethuraman Customer Energy Solutions PG&E 2 Whole Building A comprehensive, performance-based approach to achieving 15+% energy savings in existing commercial buildings - quantification of energy use baselines and estimate savings at the whole building level leveraging the power of interval meter data. Behavioral Operational Retrofit Types of Energy Savings * Simplified, integrated offering * Bigger incentives tied to performance * Flexibility to pursue a range of measures overtime * Transparent and credible bill savings Baseline Analytics, Examples 3 Small Commercial EMS * Energy management system (EMS) products that offer integrated

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ORISE: Coordinating Scientific Peer Reviews to Advance Energy Efficiency  

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Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency ORISE Reviews and Evaluates Technologies that Advance Energy Efficiency ORISE Reviews and Evaluates Technologies that Advance Energy Efficiency In addition to renewable energy and changes in individual behavior, energy efficiency is generally achieved through the development of more efficient technologies. Buildings are being constructed with more energy efficient systems, fluorescent light bulbs are replacing incandescent lights, and new vehicle technologies are enabling America to use less petroleum. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) realizes that energy efficiency encompasses a wide spectrum of industries and supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its mission to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.

471

Building Energy Efficient Schools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many new school buildings consume only half the energy required by similar efficient structures designed without energy performance as a design criterion. These are comfortable and efficient while construction costs remain about the same as those...

McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Energy efficient data centers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computerEfficiency kW/ton Fan Coil Unit Design Efficiency CFM/kWCenter 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computer

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Measurement of optical efficiency of fluorescent luminaires  

SciTech Connect

By controlling the lamp wall temperature of fluorescent lamps with a Peltier device, the optical efficiency of luminaires can be measured directly. Measurements of the fixture efficiency for a luminaire can vary by over 8% depending upon the lamp-ballast system used in the measurement. The authors suggest that optical efficiency may be an improved metric for evaluating fixture designs. 6 refs., 3 figs., 5 tabs.

Verderber, R.R.; Morse, O.; Rubinstein, F.; Siminovitch, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

SYSTEM DESIGN Lessons Learned  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· 48% Efficiency PREREFORMER ZNO HDS TURBO EXPANDER FUEL CONDENSER FUEL EXHAUST H2 FUEL H2 A C FUEL Cell Systems High Power Shipboard System 625kW SSFC Demo 45-50% Efficient System Low Power High EfficiencyLow Power, High Efficiency Tactical Power System · Enable 3X improvement in Ship Service Fuel Cell

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Energy Efficiency Financing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information and examples of state financing for energy efficiency programs, with descriptions on implementation methods and concerns.

476

Energy Efficiency Program Overview  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficiency Program Overview Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency CATEE Conference November 18-20, 2014 Dallas, TX ESL-KT-14-11-02 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 General Overview • State of Texas... enacted legislation requiring Transmission and Distribution utilities (TDUs) achieve annual goals for energy efficiency • Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) implemented rules and guidelines for consistency among the TDU programs • Texas TDUs...

Mutiso,S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Energy Efficient Motors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.. " ENERGY EFFICIENT MOTORS W. R. Hoffmeyer General Electric Company Fort Wayne, Indiana ABSTRACT Efficiency is only one aspect of motor per formance. This paper discusses how efficiency is influenced by such factors as horsepower rating... and in cost~ saVings, especially if the power company imposes a penalty for low power factor. Increasing efficiency has a direct effect on operating cost. Increasing power factor has only an indirect and less profound effect. This was recognized by ASHRAE...

Hoffmeyer, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Transportation Efficiency Strategies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

fuel efficiency through conventional engine hybrid and other technologies Reducing air pollution with conventional engine technology Hybrid and internal...

479

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY Clerestory windows provide natural day-lighting.· Exterior roof SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES #12;ADMINISTRATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain. Light-colored roofing reflects

Escher, Christine

480

Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500...

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition of Energy Efficiency  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Efficiency: Definition Stairs) "Take the Stairs--Be More Energy Efficient" Person A interprets the sign as the "true" definition of energy efficiency. To Person A, the elevator is not being used. He is still getting to where he wants to go and using less energy in doing so. Person B considers the fact that she is not getting to where she is going with the same ease. She does not believe that she is being energy efficient, but instead she believes that she is "conserving energy" at a reduced level of service-she has to walk instead of ride. When it comes to trying to define "to be energy efficient" or "energy efficiency", there does not seem to be a single commonly-accepted definition of energy efficiency. Along the lines of Person B's thinking, it is generally thought that an increase in energy efficiency is when either energy inputs are reduced for a given level of service, or there are increased or enhanced services for a given amount of energy inputs.

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An efficient high-quality hierarchical clustering algorithm for automatic inference of software architecture from the source code of a software system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is a high-quality algorithm for hierarchical clustering of large software source code. This effectively allows to break the complexity of tens of millions lines of source code, so that a human software engineer can comprehend a software system at high level by means of looking at its architectural diagram that is reconstructed automatically from the source code of the software system. The architectural diagram shows a tree of subsystems having OOP classes in its leaves (in the other words, a nested software decomposition). The tool reconstructs the missing (inconsistent/incomplete/inexistent) architectural documentation for a software system from its source code. This facilitates software maintenance: change requests can be performed substantially faster. Simply speaking, this unique tool allows to lift the comprehensible grain of object-oriented software systems from OOP class-level to subsystem-level. It is estimated that a commercial tool, developed on the basis of this work, will reduce software mainte...

Rogatch, Sarge

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient and Clean, Diesel Powered Class 8 Trucks  

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

Presentation given by Peterbilt at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about the technology and system level...

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National Grid Energy Efficiency Plans  

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

Grid's Energy Efficiency Programs Grid's Energy Efficiency Programs FUPWG Presentation Frederick McKiernan April 14, 2010 2  Commercial New Construction  Large Commercial Retrofit  Small Business Direct Installation  Engineering and Other Services C&I Energy Efficiency Programs 3 Incentive Structure  Incentive offering for electric and gas measures varies  Prescriptive approach - based on a per unit-basis (fixed)  Custom approach - based on the unique energy savings and cost criteria of a project  Comprehensive approach - based on the evaluation of the whole building; and - based on the benefits from examining an integrated engineering approach (for multiple measures) 4  Focuses on direct install of retrofit lighting, energy management systems, refrigeration, and prescriptive gas measures

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Project Title CT-City-Stamford Location: City Stamford CT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Install energy efficiency lighting in 13 schools and energy management systems in 2 municipal buildings,

486

Energy and Bandwidth Efficiency in Wireless  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

#12;Energy-Bandwidth Efficiency Tradeoff #12;Shannon's Assumption · Linear amplifier (Ideal, 100% efficient) · Point-to-point link · No receiver processing energy · Infinite delay #12;Relaxed Assumptions number of hops => large amount of receiver energy consumption. ! " #12;System Model · Assumptions · Power

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of the MANTIS Kernel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Improving the Energy Efficiency of the MANTIS Kernel Cormac Duffy1 , Utz Roedig2 , John Herbert1. The event-based TinyOS is more energy efficient than the multi-threaded MANTIS system. However, MANTIS, timeliness can be traded for energy efficiency by choosing the appropriate operating system. In this paper we

Sreenan, Cormac J.

488

Assessment of the Market for Compressed Air Efficiency Services  

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

The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive and balanced view of the market for engineering and consulting services to improve the energy efficiency of plant compressed air systems. The report is intended for use by industrial energy efficiency program operators in developing strategies to encourage the growth of compressed air system efficiency and enhance the quality of the services it offers.

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Exergy efficiency analysis in buildings climatized with LiCl–H2O solar cooling systems that use swimming pools as heat sinks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Solar cooling is emerging as one of the most interesting applications in the harnessing of solar energy for alternative uses. Current devices can effectively control the climates of small buildings while addressing the issues associated with the excessive thermal energy captured during the summer months. This article presents an exergy analysis of buildings with solar thermal systems used for Domestic Hot Water (DHW) production and heating and cooling support. The cooling system analyzed is a LiCl–H2O thermally driven heat pump with integral energy storage that uses outdoor swimming pools as heat sink. All subsystems were integrated into the model and considered as a single energy system, and data from installations in three different locations were used. The influences of the heating and cooling demand ratios and the dead state and house temperatures were analyzed. Further, the use of dissipated energy was analyzed, demonstrating that the proposed method facilitates the realistic study of these systems and provides useful analytical tools for improving the overall exergy performance. The energy delivered for heating, cooling and DHW production strongly influences global performance, suggesting that the appropriate sizing of each system is a priority.

D. Borge; A. Colmenar; M. Castro; S. Martín; E. Sancristobal

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Energy Efficient Mortgage Program | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

the cost of improvements that will make their home more energy efficient, including solar energy systems. The program can be used with a new or existing home, as part of a...

491

Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What is the relationship between the structure of leases in the Boston office rental market and how much landlords invest in energy efficient building systems for their existing buildings? I am drawn to this question because ...

Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Production Scheduling with Energy Efficiency Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research is motivated by a real world production scheduling problem in a continuous manufacturing system involving multiple objectives, multiple products and multiple processing lines with various inventory, production and energy efficiency...

Lee, J.; Kozman, T. A.; Wang, X.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

EFFICIENT SPECTRAL SPARSE GRID METHODS AND ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

numerical results are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of ..... The computational cost of building the system matrix is essentially proportional to ...... Hence, the energy for the ground state we obtained is smaller than those ...

2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

494

Efficient Versioning for Scientific Array Databases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe a versioned database storage manager we are developing for the SciDB scientific database. The system is designed to efficiently store and retrieve array-oriented data, exposing a "no-overwrite" ...

Seering, Adam

495

NREL Improves System Efficiency and Increases Energy Transfer with Wind2H2 Project, Enabling Reduced Cost Electrolysis Production (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes NREL's accomplishments in improving energy transfer within a wind turbine-based hydrogen production system. Work was performed by the Wind2H2 Project team at the National Wind Technology Center in partnership with Xcel Energy.

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2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Thermal efficiency of single-pass solar air collector  

SciTech Connect

Efficiency of a finned single-pass solar air collector was studied. This paper presents the experimental study to investigate the effect of solar radiation and mass flow rate on efficiency. The fins attached at the back of absorbing plate to improve the thermal efficiency of the system. The results show that the efficiency is increased proportional to solar radiation and mass flow rate. Efficiency of the collector archived steady state when reach to certain value or can be said the maximum performance.

Ibrahim, Zamry; Ibarahim, Zahari; Yatim, Baharudin [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia); Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz [Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

497

Energy-efficient water heating  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes how to reduce the amount of hot water used in faucets and showers, automatic dishwashers, and washing machines; how to increase water-heating system efficiency by lowering the water heater thermostat, installing a timer and heat traps, and insulating hot water pipes and the storage tank; and how to use off-peak power to heat water. A resource list for further information is included.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of reduced voltage on the operation and efficiency of electric systems. Volume 3. Field tests in a northern utility service area. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Volume 3 of this three-volume report for RP1419-1 describes the tests on selected residential, commercial, and small industry areas of the Detroit Edison Company system and the statistical analysis performed on the test data gathered. The purpose of the field testing was to provide data to analyze changes in energy consumption due to changes in feeder voltage levels. Detroit Edison was chosen to represent a winter peaking load area. Original intent was to present these results simultaneously with results from a summer peaking load area, Texas Electric Service Company (TESCO). Unavoidable delays retarded the Detroit study results to this Volume 3. TESCO results were reported in Volume 1, and the Distribution System Analysis and Simulation (DSAS) program for these studies was presented in Volume 2 in the form of a User's Manual.

Chen, M.S.; Shoults, R.R.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

What's Energy Efficiency?  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

What is energy efficiency? What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is "using less energy to provide the same service". There are other definitions, but this is a good operational one. The best way to understand this idea is through examples: When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your furnace or electric heater less while still staying comfortable. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and you save electricity. When you replace an appliance, such as a refrigerator or clothes washer, or office equipment, such as a computer or printer, with a more energy-efficient model, the new equipment provides the same service, but

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Efficient Phase-Change Materials: Development of a Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage System Using Phase-Change Materials with Enhanced Radiation Heat Transfer  

SciTech Connect

HEATS Project: USF is developing low-cost, high-temperature phase-change materials (PCMs) for use in thermal energy storage systems. Heat storage materials are critical to the energy storage process. In solar thermal storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials during the day and released at night—when the sun is not out—to drive a turbine and produce electricity. In nuclear storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials at night and released to produce electricity during daytime peak-demand hours. Most PCMs do not conduct heat very well. Using an innovative, electroless encapsulation technique, USF is enhancing the heat transfer capability of its PCMs. The inner walls of the capsules will be lined with a corrosion-resistant, high-infrared emissivity coating, and the absorptivity of the PCM will be controlled with the addition of nano-sized particles. USF’s PCMs remain stable at temperatures from 600 to 1,000°C and can be used for solar thermal power storage, nuclear thermal power storage, and other applications.

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2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z