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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Regional Transit System: Return on Investment Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Regional Transit System: Return on Investment Assessment May 2014 #12;1 Today's agenda Itasca transit options Enables strategic, efficient investment in long-term infrastructure, e.g., energy grid are investing heavily in transit; these regions include Denver, Salt Lake City and Dallas, all rapidly growing

Minnesota, University of

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Household transitions to energy efficient lighting  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract New energy efficient lighting technologies can significantly reduce household electricity consumption, but adoption has been slow. A unique dataset of German households is used in this paper to examine the factors associated with the replacement of old incandescent lamps (ILs) with new energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs). The ‘rebound’ effect of increased lamp luminosity in the transition to energy efficient bulbs is analyzed jointly with the replacement decision to account for household self-selection in bulb-type choice. Results indicate that the EU ban on \\{ILs\\} accelerated the pace of transition to \\{CFLs\\} and LEDs, while storage of bulbs significantly dampened the speed of the transition. Higher lighting needs and bulb attributes like energy efficiency, environmental friendliness, and durability spur IL replacement with \\{CFLs\\} or LEDs. Electricity gains from new energy efficient lighting are mitigated by 23% and 47% increases in luminosity for CFL and LED replacements, respectively. Model results suggest that taking the replacement bulb from storage and higher levels of education dampen the magnitude of these luminosity rebounds in IL to CFL transitions.

Bradford Mills; Joachim Schleich

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Competition, Market Efficiency, and Phase Transitions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In many social and biological systems agents simultaneously and adaptively compete for limited resources, thereby altering their environment. We analyze a simple model that incorporates fundamental features of such systems. If the space of strategies available to the agents is small, the system is in a phase in which all information available to the agents' strategies is traded away, and agents' choices are maladaptive, resulting in a poor collective utilization of resources. For larger strategy spaces, the system is in a phase in which the agents are able to coordinate their actions to achieve a better utilization of resources. The best utilization of resources occurs at a critical point, when the dimension of the strategy space is on the order of the number of agents.

Robert Savit; Radu Manuca; Rick Riolo

1999-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Clean air. Safe, congestion-free highways and transit systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of people and goods within America's transportation systems. Vehicle Research is under way to reduce cost challenges associated with vehicle technologies. ORNL also conducts research on internal combustion engine#12;2 Clean air. Safe, congestion-free highways and transit systems. Efficient vehicles powered

Pennycook, Steve

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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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Efficiency impacts of the Chinese industrial transition: a quantitative evaluation of reforms in the coal industry  

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This paper explains the variation in technical efficiency across firms due to transitional reforms. A translog stochastic frontier production method incorporating regional heterogeneity and technical change is ap...

Xunpeng Shi; R. Quentin Grafton

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A Simulation Study of Demand Responsive Transit System Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Simulation Study of Demand Responsive Transit System Design Luca Quadrifoglio, Maged M. Dessouky changed the landscape for demand responsive transit systems. First, the demand for this type of transit experiencing increased usage for demand responsive transit systems. The National Transit Summaries and Trends

Dessouky, Maged

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Resolving phase transitions in finite systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Finite systems in confining potentials are known to undergo structural transitions similar to phase transitions. However, these systems are inhomogeneous, and their "melting" point may depend on the position in the trap and vary with the particle number. Focusing on three-dimensional Coulomb systems in a harmonic trap a rich physics is revealed: in addition to radial melting we demonstrate the existence of intrashell disordering and inter-shell angular melting. Our analysis takes advantage of a novel melting criterion that is based on the two and three-particle distribution functions and the associated reduced entropies which can be directly measured in complex plasma experiments.

Thomsen, H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Phase Transition in a Model Gravitating System  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present recent developments in the study of an interacting gravitational system of concentric, spherical, mass shells. The existence of two distinct phases is demonstrated. The nature of the transition in the microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles is studied both theoretically in terms of mean field theory and via dynamical simulation. Striking differences are found in each environment, especially the last.

Bruce N. Miller and Paige Youngkins

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Transitions to material efficiency in the UK steel economy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...end-of-life. Most buildings and products are...high-embodied-energy structural components...delay adoption of efficiencies in product use...minimize total energy requirements...intensively. Most office buildings are unoccupied...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Ohio Transit System Saves With Solar | Department of Energy  

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

Ohio Transit System Saves With Solar Ohio Transit System Saves With Solar Ohio Transit System Saves With Solar July 23, 2010 - 3:42pm Addthis METRO Regional Transit Authority of Akron, OH is installing a solar energy system such as this on the central bus barn's roof. | Energy Department Photo | METRO Regional Transit Authority of Akron, OH is installing a solar energy system such as this on the central bus barn's roof. | Energy Department Photo | Joshua DeLung What does this project do? The new PV solar energy system being installed by the METRO Regional Transit Authority of Akron, Ohio on their central bus barn roof is expected to meet 15 percent of the transit system's bus barn energy needs. Akron, OH anticipates $40,000 in annual energy savings once the project is complete. Updated Oct. 13, 2010.

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The Multi Optical Transition Radiation System  

SciTech Connect

The determination and monitoring of the transverse phase space in ATF2 is crucial in order to meet their performances specifications. Since the beam sizes at the Interaction Point (IP) depend strongly on the aberrations in the Final Focus System (FFS), accurate measurement upstream of the FFS is required to tune the beam sizes at the IP. The beam sizes as well as the emittance are measured in several locations in the beam diagnostic section of the Extraction Line (EXT line) of ATF2. The vertical beam sizes in the diagnostic section are of the order of 10 {mu}m this means that the devices have to image spot sizes as small as 5 {mu}m, with 10% accuracy a 2 {mu}m resolution device is necessary. The ATF2 EXT line is a beam line with low power and low repetition rate that make usable devices using solid targets. In contrast to a ring machine, where an individual bunch can be measured many times as it passes around the ring, the beam size and the emittance measurement in the LC or in the beam lines have to be performed in a single pass. This requires that the wire scan device types (laser or solid) sample across successive bunches within a train, often with an over-estimation of the beam size due to beam position and intensity jitter, and can take up to half a minute to complete the measurement. Although some of these effects could be corrected, as the jitter effect could be subtracted by using the nearby BPMs signals, this can be avoided by using Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) Monitors. These monitors are based on the transition radiation effect, a light cone emitted when the charged particle crosses a metallic interface. This light is emitted in a specular fashion so it can be focused on to a CCD and produces an image of the beam. OTRs are able to take many fast measurements and therefore to measure the emittance with high statistics, giving a low error and a good understanding of the emittance jitter. In this article, simulations of the expected beam sizes and emittance, along with a technical description of the system, its hardware and software implementation are described. Additionally first measurement of the beam size and emittance of the Multi Optical Transition Radiation System located in the Extraction Line of ATF2 are presented.

Faus-Golfe, A.; Alabau-Gonzalvo, J.; Blanch Gutierrez, C.; /Valencia U., IFIC; McCormick, D.; Cruz, J.; Woodley, M.; White, G.; /SLAC

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

SciTech Connect

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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NNSA, Djibouti Transition Radiation Detection System | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Related News DOENNSA Participates in Large-Scale CTBT On-Site Inspection Exercise in Jordan Charles E. Messick receives the Administrator's Gold Award NNSA, Argentina Transition...

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Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system  

SciTech Connect

A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The transition duct further includes an interface member for interfacing with a turbine section. The turbine system further includes a flexible metallic seal contacting the interface member to provide a seal between the interface member and the turbine section.

Flanagan, James Scott; LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott; McMahan, Kevin Weston; Dillard, Daniel Jackson; Pentecost, Ronnie Ray

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Pervasive Computing Support in the Transition towards Personalised Health Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper discusses pervasive computing work in the transition from traditional health care programs to personalised health systems pHealth. A chronological guided transition survey is discussed to highlight trends in medicine describing their most ... Keywords: Emerging Communication Technologies, Healthcare, Keywords: Computer Science, Personalised Health Systems, Pervasive Computing, eHealth, pHealth

Martín Serrano, Ahmed Elmisery, Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Willie Donnelly, Cristiano Storni, Mikael Fernström

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ratcheted molecular-dynamics simulations identify efficiently the transition state of protein folding  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The atomistic characterization of the transition state is a fundamental step to improve the understanding of the folding mechanism and the function of proteins. From a computational point of view, the identification of the conformations that build out the transition state is particularly cumbersome, mainly because of the large computational cost of generating a statistically-sound set of folding trajectories. Here we show that a biasing algorithm, based on the physics of the ratchet-and-pawl, can be used to identify efficiently the transition state. The basic idea is that the algorithmic ratchet exerts a force on the protein when it is climbing the free-energy barrier, while it is inactive when it is descending. The transition state can be identified as the point of the trajectory where the ratchet changes regime. Besides discussing this strategy in general terms, we test it within a protein model whose transition state can be studied independently by plain molecular dynamics simulations. Finally, we show its power in explicit-solvent simulations, obtaining and characterizing a set of transition--state conformations for ACBP and CI2.

Guido Tiana; Carlo Camilloni

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Optimized pulse sequences for suppressing unwanted transitions in quantum systems  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the nature of the pulse sequence so that unwanted transitions in quantum systems can be inhibited optimally. For this purpose we show that the sequence of pulses proposed by Uhrig [Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 100504 (2007)] in the context of inhibition of environmental dephasing effects is optimal. We derive exact results for inhibiting the transitions and confirm the results numerically. We posit a very significant improvement by usage of the Uhrig sequence over an equidistant sequence in decoupling a quantum system from unwanted transitions. The physics of inhibition is the destructive interference between transition amplitudes before and after each pulse.

Schroeder, C. A.; Agarwal, G. S. [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 440 W. Brooks St. Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Exploration Activity Details Location Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Geographic Information System Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Developed natural state mass and energy transport fluid flow models of generic Basin and Range systems based on Dixie Valley data that help to understand the nature of large scale constraints on the location and characteristics of the geothermal systems References D. D. Blackwell, K. W. Wisian, M. C. Richards, Mark Leidig, Richard

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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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Phase transitions in the adsorption system Li/Mo(112)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Experimental studies of the phase transitions in the adsorption system Li/Mo(112) are presented. This system is a model system for highly anisotropic interactions. From measurements of the half-widths of the low-energy electron diffraction spot...

Fedorus, A.; Kolthoff, D.; Koval, V.; Lyuksyutov, Igor F.; Naumovets, AG; Pfnur, H.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency promotion under the conditions of Romania's transition towards a market economy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In Romania during the socialist economy model, industry was conducted by political decisions and not by performance criteria. The national economy's energy intensity was at a high level. State support of development in the energy field has given a false picture in most state industry enterprises. At the beginning of the new era in Romania - competitive market transition - the concept of an increase in energy efficiency by single free market rules was accepted by our economists. This theory has not been translated into the real situation. Due to the economic crisis, internal demand is decreasing. Energy intensity is still at a high level (1.2 tep/k$ GNP in primary demand and 0.9tep/k$ GNP in final demand). In recession conditions, the state was unable to support a coherent energy efficiency governmental program. EU support (PHARE, SYNERGY, THERMIE, etc.) was partial. It is necessary for the state to lead in energy efficiency, if, in Romania, the energy efficiency market has a low profile.

Vasile Rugina

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Transition: Dynamics of Change in the US Air TransportationSystem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

System Transition: Dynamics of Change in the US Air TransportationSystem by Aleksandra L Education Committee #12;#12;System Transition: Dynamics of Change in the US Air Transportation System of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Technology, Management, and Policy Abstract The US Air

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System  

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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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Battery Transition Systems The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya,  

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. Introduction Systems with limited energy resources, such as mobile devices or electric cars, have become Abstract The analysis of the energy consumption of software is an impor- tant goal for quantitative formal

Boker, Udi

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Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Laney, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Geographic Information System Activity Date Usefulness useful regional reconnaissance DOE-funding Unknown Notes Regional Assessment of Exploration Potential for Geothermal Systems in The Great Basin Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) - Part II, Coolbaugh, Zehner, Raines, Shevenell, Minor, Sawatzky and Oppliger. The objective is to generate new exploration targets for both conventional and EGS capable geothermal systems by analyzing regional data in a GIS. Digital geothermal data will be made available to industry and researchers on a web site. Relationships among the data will be explored using spatial

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

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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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QUANTUM DYNAMICS OF TRANSITION PROCESSES IN THE INTERACTING SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for the description of the simultaneous quantum dynamics of the open and closed string fields in the unified string transition processes as well as stationary regimes in pairs of the interacting systems with auto--oscillations of the simultaneous quan­ tum dynamics of closed and open string fields in the unified string field theory

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Many-body energy localization transition in periodically driven systems  

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According to the second law of thermodynamics the total entropy of a system is increased during almost any dynamical process. The positivity of the specific heat implies that the entropy increase is associated with heating. This is generally true both at the single particle level, like in the Fermi acceleration mechanism of charged particles reflected by magnetic mirrors, and for complex systems in everyday devices. Notable exceptions are known in noninteracting systems of particles moving in periodic potentials. Here the phenomenon of dynamical localization can prevent heating beyond certain threshold. The dynamical localization is known to occur both at classical (Fermi–Ulam model) and at quantum levels (kicked rotor). However, it was believed that driven ergodic systems will always heat without bound. Here, on the contrary, we report strong evidence of dynamical localization transition in both classical and quantum periodically driven ergodic systems in the thermodynamic limit. This phenomenon is reminiscent of many-body localization in energy space. -- Highlights: •A dynamical localization transition in periodically driven ergodic systems is found. •This phenomenon is reminiscent of many-body localization in energy space. •Our results are valid for classical and quantum systems in the thermodynamic limit. •At critical frequency, the short time expansion for the evolution operator breaks down. •The transition is associated to a divergent time scale.

D’Alessio, Luca, E-mail: dalessio@buphy.bu.edu [Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States) [Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); Polkovnikov, Anatoli, E-mail: asp@bu.edu [Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States)] [Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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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Metal-insulator transition in dilute alkali-metal systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The metal-insulator transition is studied for dilute systems of alkali metals. Using a spin-split self-consistent band-structure approach, we find the transition density, a strikingly enhanced magnetic susceptibility, and the electron effective mass. The critical density nc is found to be given by the simple relation rsc=r0+2.8. Here rsc=[3(4?nc)]13 and r0 is the model potential radius which is roughly the radius of the neutral atom. The Mott criterion of nc13aB?0.25 (where aB is the appropriate Bohr orbit) is found to be inadequate for describing these systems. The predicted effective mass and magnetic susceptibility enhancements are largest for Li and become systematically smaller for the heavier alkalis. We compare our results for the transition density with two sets of experiments, namely the gas-liquid critical density and the metal-insulator transition for codeposited thick films of alkali-metal and rare-gas atoms. Good agreement is found in both cases.

J. H. Rose

1981-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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  

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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...  

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

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  

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

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  

SciTech Connect

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  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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  

SciTech Connect

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  

SciTech Connect

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  

SciTech Connect

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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Soil Vapor Extraction System Optimization, Transition, and Closure Guidance  

SciTech Connect

Soil vapor extraction (SVE) is a prevalent remediation approach for volatile contaminants in the vadose zone. A diminishing rate of contaminant extraction over time is typically observed due to 1) diminishing contaminant mass, and/or 2) slow rates of removal for contamination in low-permeability zones. After a SVE system begins to show indications of diminishing contaminant removal rate, SVE performance needs to be evaluated to determine whether the system should be optimized, terminated, or transitioned to another technology to replace or augment SVE. This guidance specifically addresses the elements of this type of performance assessment. While not specifically presented, the approach and analyses in this guidance could also be applied at the onset of remediation selection for a site as a way to evaluate current or future impacts to groundwater from vadose zone contamination. The guidance presented here builds from existing guidance for SVE design, operation, optimization, and closure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment. The purpose of the material herein is to clarify and focus on the specific actions and decisions related to SVE optimization, transition, and/or closure.

Truex, Michael J.; Becker, Dave; Simon, Michelle A.; Oostrom, Martinus; Rice, Amy K.; Johnson, Christian D.

2013-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency solar dynamic space power generation system  

SciTech Connect

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...  

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

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  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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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Renormalization-group study of one-dimensional systems with roughening transitions G. Bianconi,1  

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Renormalization-group study of one-dimensional systems with roughening transitions G. Bianconi,1 M different phases and a directed percolation-related roughening transition. The renormalization method of them there is a roughening transition. Apart of being a milestone in surface-growth theory, the KPZ

Gabrielli, Andrea

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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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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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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  

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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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Phase transition in compressible Ising systems at fixed volume Akira Onuki and Akihiko Minami  

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Phase transition in compressible Ising systems at fixed volume Akira Onuki and Akihiko Minami transition behavior of compressible Ising systems at constant volume by varying the temperature. Simulations have been performed on compressible Ising systems and a number of numerical results still remain

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Evaluation of Transit Operations: Data Applications of Tri-Met's Automated Bus Dispatching System  

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Evaluation of Transit Operations: Data Applications of Tri-Met's Automated Bus Dispatching System Dispatch System Tri-Met's BDS was installed in 1997 and became fully operational in 1998. Its main features Transportation System (APTS) technology has been motivated by transit providers' desire to improve service

Bertini, Robert L.

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NNSA Transitions Radiation Detection System at Port of Laem Chabang...  

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Related News DOENNSA Participates in Large-Scale CTBT On-Site Inspection Exercise in Jordan Charles E. Messick receives the Administrator's Gold Award NNSA, Argentina Transition...

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An efficient Monte Carlo method for calculating ab initio transition state theory reaction rates in solution  

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an efficient method for sampling the relevant state space in condensed phase reactions. In the present method as in computational chemistry4,5 have made possible the study of most gas-phase and some condensed-phase reactions of explicit solvent molecules. The sampling algorithm uses a molecular mechanics guiding potential

Schofield, Jeremy

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Transition metal oxide improves overall efficiency and maintains performance with inexpensive metals.  

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of a typical device (middle); schematic energy diagram of interfacial layers PbS/MoOx, indicating carrier metals. A research team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated the overall conversion efficiency. This allows for inexpensive metals such as Al to be employed without loss

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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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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Mass Transit  

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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

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Modelling and Verification of Automated Transit Systems, Using Timed Automata, Invariants and  

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Modelling and Verification of Automated Transit Systems, Using Timed Automata, Invariants in automated transit systems. The problems we consider are in- spired by design work in the Personal Rapid and Simulations Nancy Lynch * Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lynch, Nancy

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Modelling and Veri cation of Automated Transit Systems, using Timed Automata, Invariants and  

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Modelling and Veri cation of Automated Transit Systems, using Timed Automata, Invariants in automated transit systems. The problems we consider are in- spired by design work in the Personal Rapid and Simulations Nancy Lynch ? Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lynch, Nancy

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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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Contactless prepaid and bankcards in transit fare collection systems  

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Many public transit agencies are considering direct acceptance of contactless credit and debit cards (collectively contactless bankcards) at gates in rail stations and on board buses. Concerns have been raised about riders ...

Brakewood, Candace Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Modulation of a membrane lipid lamellar?nonlamellar phase transition by cationic lipids: A measure for transfection efficiency  

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Synthetic cationic lipids can be used as DNA carriers and are regarded to be the most promising non-viral gene carriers. For this investigation, six novel phosphatidylcholine (PC) cationic derivatives with various hydrophobic moieties were synthesized and their transfection efficiencies for human umbilical artery endothelial cells (HUAEC) were determined. Three compounds with relatively short, myristoleoyl or myristelaidoyl 14:1 chains exhibited very high activity, exceeding by {approx}10 times that of the reference cationic derivative dioleoyl ethylPC (EDOPC). Noteworthy, cationic lipids with 14:1 hydrocarbon chains have not been tested as DNA carriers in transfection assays previously. The other three lipids, which contained oleoyl 18:1 and longer chains, exhibited moderate to weak transfection activity. Transfection efficiency was found to correlate strongly with the effect of the cationic lipids on the lamellar-to-inverted hexagonal, L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II}, phase conversion in dipalmitoleoyl phosphatidylethanolamine dispersions (DPoPE). X-ray diffraction on binary DPoPE/cationic lipid mixtures showed that the superior transfection agents eliminated the direct L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II} phase transition and promoted formation of an inverted cubic phase between the L{sub {alpha}} and H{sub II} phases. In contrast, moderate and weak transfection agents retained the direct L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II} transition but shifted to higher temperatures than that of pure DPoPE, and induced cubic phase formation at a later stage. On the basis of current models of lipid membrane fusion, promotion of a cubic phase by the high-efficiency agents may be considered as an indication that their high transfection activity results from enhanced lipoplex fusion with cellular membranes. The distinct, well-expressed correlation established between transfection efficiency of a cationic lipid and the way it modulates nonlamellar phase formation of a membrane lipid could be useful as a criterion to assess the quality of lipid carriers and for rational design of new and superior nucleotide delivery agents.

Tenchov, Boris G.; Wang, Li; Koynova, Rumiana; MacDonald, Robert C. (NWU)

2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Transit Timing Observations from Kepler. VI. Potentially Interesting Candidate Systems from Fourier-based Statistical Tests  

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We analyze the deviations of transit times from a linear ephemeris for the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) through quarter six of science data. We conduct two statistical tests for all KOIs and a related statistical test for all pairs of KOIs in multi-transiting systems. These tests identify several systems which show potentially interesting transit timing variations (TTVs). Strong TTV systems have been valuable for the confirmation of planets and their mass measurements. Many of the systems identified in this study should prove fruitful for detailed TTV studies.

Jason H. Steffen; Eric B. Ford; Jason F. Rowe; Daniel C. Fabrycky; Matthew J. Holman; William F. Welsh; Natalie M. Batalha; William J. Borucki; Steve Bryson; Douglas A. Caldwell; David R. Ciardi; Jon M. Jenkins; Hans Kjeldsen; David G. Koch; Andrej Prša; Dwight T. Sanderfer; Shawn Seader; Joseph D. Twicken

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Active Transit  

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

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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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Kinetic Pathways of Order-Disorder and Order-Order Transitions in Weakly Segregated Microstructured Systems  

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The kinetics of hexagonal to disordered and hexagonal to body-centered-cubic phase transitions in weakly segregated, microstructured systems (e.g., diblock copolymers) is studied using a time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) approach. Both computer simulation of the TDGL equation and analysis of a simplified two-mode model reveal nontrivial pathways during the transition.

Shuyan Qi and Zhen-Gang Wang

1996-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

129

Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

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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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Transition to hexagonal pattern under the variation of intrinsic length scales of a reaction diffusion system  

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The intrinsic length scales of a reaction diffusion system (Gierer-Meinhardt model) is varied by quasi-statically changing the diffusion constant of the activator and a transition from rolls to hexagon is dete...

J. Sienkiewicz; A. Bhattacharyay

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Methods Approach to Hybrid Powertrain Systems Optimization of a Transit Bus Application  

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Design refinements of the GTB-40 mass-transit bus include new optimization processes, subsystem, and powertrain system requirements along with traction motor, battery, and APU development and integration

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Transitions from Hadley to Rossby Flows in Internally Forced Rotating Spherical Systems  

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The possibility of global-scale transitions between atmospheric Hadley and Rossby regimes is investigated with a highly idealized, nonlinear, vertically continuous, rotating, spherical system. Low-order spectral versions of the model are used ...

R. Wayne Higgins; Hampton N. Shirer

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Convective Transition Characteristics in the Community Climate System Model and Changes under Global Warming  

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Tropical deep convective transition characteristics, including precipitation pickup, occurrence probability, and distribution tails related to extreme events, are analyzed using uncoupled and coupled versions of the Community Climate System Model (...

Sandeep Sahany; J. David Neelin; Katrina Hales; Richard B. Neale

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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35M MAX: the first bus rapid transit system in Salt Lake County  

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Bus rapid transit (BRT) is becoming one of the most popular transit services in the USA. A total of 106 miles of BRT service is scheduled for deployment in the State of Utah in future years. This research looked at the first BRT deployment in West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah. The 10.8 miles long BRT line was launched on July 14, 2008, and shortly after the launching the first operational data became available. In addition, a series of surveys were conducted to gain feedback from the users of the BRT system. Preliminary results show significant improvements in transit operations, with a 33% increase in ridership, reductions of close to 15% in travel times and improved reliability. Survey results show a high degree of acceptance among the system users. In general, the BRT system has proven itself to be very successful, bringing significant improvements to transit riders.

Milan Zlatkovic; Aleksandar Stevanovic; Fabian Cevallos; Hal Ryan Johnson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The smectite to chlorite transition in the Chipilapa geothermal system, El Salvador  

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Clay mineralogical, X-ray diffraction and electron microprobe studies have been carried out on separated <2 {micro}m fractions from cutting and core material from three wells in the Chipilapa geothermal system in El Salvador. The data indicate that the smectite to chlorite transition is prevalent, but a secondary smectite to illite transition is also present. At depths approximately <750 m, smectite with very minor chlorite mixed-layers (approximately <15%) is dominant, and has a composition midway between a di- and tri-smectite. At {approximately}750 m there is a very clear distinction and sharp transition into discrete chlorite with very minor smectite mixed-layers (approximately <10%). Corrensite is recorded only as a rare and minor phase. Smectite occurs in abundance at temperatures up to {approximately}200 C, and the transition from a smectite-dominant to chlorite-dominant assemblage takes place over a narrow temperature range ({approximately}150 to 200 C). The stability range of smectite is very similar to that recorded in other geothermal systems, whereas the smectite to chlorite transition differs greatly from that recorded in other systems. The transition does not involve continuous chlorite/smectite mixed-layering but a marked step: It is the sharpest and most discontinuous stepped sequence of this mineralogical transition recorded.

Robinson, D. [Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom). Dept. of Earth Sciences; Santana de Zamora, A. [Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (El Salvador)

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

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

144

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

145

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

146

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

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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

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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

149

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:...

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Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: III. Confirmation of 4 Multiple Planet Systems by a Fourier-Domain Study of Anti-correlated Transit Timing Variations  

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We present a method to confirm the planetary nature of objects in systems with multiple transiting exoplanet candidates. This method involves a Fourier-domain analysis of the deviations in the transit times from a constant period that result from dynamical interactions within the system. The combination of observed anticorrelations in the transit times and mass constraints from dynamical stability allow us to claim the discovery of four planetary systems, Kepler-25, Kepler-26, Kepler-27 and Kepler-28, containing eight planets and one additional planet candidate.

Steffen, Jason H.; /Fermilab; Fabrycky, Daniel C.; /Lick Observ.; Ford, Eric B.; /Florida U.; Carter, Joshua A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Fressin, Francois; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Holman, Matthew J.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Lissauer, Jack J.; /NASA, Ames; Rowe, Jason F.; /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /NASA, Ames; Ragozzine, Darin; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Welsh, William F.; /Caltech; Borucki, William J.; /NASA, Ames /UC, Santa Barbara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling the dynamics of quantum mechanical systems sustaining dipole-forbidden transitions via optical nanoantennas  

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We suggest to excite dipole-forbidden transitions in quantum mechanical systems by using appropriately designed optical nanoantennas. The antennas are tailored such that their near field contains sufficiently strong contributions of higher-order multipole moments. The strengths of these moments exceed their free-space analogs by several orders of magnitude. The impact of such excitation enhancement is exemplarily investigated by studying the dynamics of a three-level system. It decays upon excitation by an electric quadrupole transition via two electric dipole transitions. Since one dipole transition is assumed to be radiative, the enhancement of this emission serves as a figure of merit. Such self-consistent treatment of excitation, emission, and internal dynamics as developed in this contribution is the key to predict any observable quantity. The suggested scheme may represent a blueprint for future experiments and will find many obvious spectroscopic and sensing applications.

Robert Filter; Stefan Mühlig; Toni Eichelkraut; Carsten Rockstuhl; Falk Lederer

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

153

EPR investigations of phase transitions in amphiphilic systems using hydrophilic spin probes  

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1653 EPR investigations of phase transitions in amphiphilic systems using hydrophilic spin probes D technique de sonde EPR a été utilisée pour étudier les transitions coagel-gel et gel-cristal liquide dans de phase est observée à ~ 120 °C. Abstract. - The EPR spin probe technique was used to study coagel

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

154

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

155

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

156

A case study review of technical and technology issues for transition of a utility load management program to provide system reliability resources in restructured electricity markets  

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Issues for Transition of a Utility Load Management ProgramSCE’s load management system is to transition from providinga transition from SCE’s current load management system to an

Weller, G.H.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Mode-locking and the transition to chaos in dissipative systems  

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Dissipative systems with two competing frequencies exhibit transitions to chaos. We have investigated the transition through a study of discrete maps of the circle onto itself, and by constructing and analyzing return maps of differential equations representing some physical systems. The transition is caused by interaction and overlap of mode-locked resonances and takes place at a critical line where the map losses invertibility. At this line the mode-locked intervals trace up a complete Devil's Staircase whose complementary set is a Cantor set with universal fractal dimension D approx. 0.87. Below criticality there is room for quasiperiodic orbits, whose measure is given by an exponent ..beta.. approx. 0.34 which can be related to D through a scaling relation, just as for second order phase transitions. The Lebesgue measure serves as an order parameter for the transition to chaos. The resistively shunted Josephson junction, and charge density waves (CDWs) in rf electric fields are usually described by the differential equation of the damped driven pendulum. The 2d return map for this equation collapses to ld circle map at and below the transition to chaos. The theoretical results on universal behavior, derived here and elsewhere, can thus readily be checked experimentally by studying real physical systems. Recent experiments on Josephson junctions and CDWs indicating the predicted fractal scaling of mode-locking at criticality are reviewed.

Bak, P.; Bohr, T.; Jensen, M.H.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

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

159

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

160

Transition to cloud computing in healthcare information systems  

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This thesis is a study on the adoption of cloud computing in healthcare information technology industry. It provides a guideline for people who are trying to bring cloud computing into healthcare information systems through ...

Ren, Haiying, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographic Information System At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone...  

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systems References D. D. Blackwell, K. W. Wisian, M. C. Richards, Mark Leidig, Richard Smith, Jason McKenna (2003) Geothermal Resource Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range...

162

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

163

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

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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.

164

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

165

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

166

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

167

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.

168

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

169

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

170

Influence of double-electron transitions on the EXAFS L edges of rare-earth systems  

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This work presents an x-ray-absorption study at the L edges of several rare-earth compounds. In both L1-edge and L3-edge spectra, anomalous features are clearly detected in the EXAFS region and have been associated with the creation of 2s4d and 2p4d double-core hole states, respectively. Comparison of theoretical calculations with the experiments are carried out using the results of explicit computation of cross sections for the allowed mainline (L edge) and double-electron (LN4,5 edges) which identify the transitions expected to be observable. In addition, the excitation energies of all of these allowed transitions are given. The influence of multielectron transitions on the EXAFS data analysis is discussed for several rare-earth-based systems. An estimate of the error introduced by neglecting the presence of double-electron transitions on coordination numbers and bond distances is given, based on these experimental data.

Jesús Chaboy; Augusto Marcelli; Trevor A. Tyson

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous flow system for controlling phases separation near ? transition  

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As demands on 3He are increasing and conventional 3He production through tritium decay is decreasing, alternative 3He production methods are becoming economically viable. One such possibility is to use entropy filters for extraction of the 3He isotope from natural gas. According to the phase diagram of the 3He, its solidification is impossible by only lowering of the temperature. Hence during the cooling process at stable pressure we can reach ?-point and pass to the special phase - He II. The total density of HeII is a sum of the two phases: normal the superfluid ones. It is possible to separate these two phases with an entropy filter - the barrier for the classically-behaving normal phase. This barrier can also be used to separate the two main isotopes of He: 4He and 3He, because at temperatures close to the 4He-?-point the 3He isotope is part of the normal phase. The paper presents continuous flow schemes of different separation methods of 3He from helium commodity coming from natural gas cryogenic processing. An overall thermodynamic efficiency of the 3He/4He separation process is presented. A simplified model of continuous flow HeI -HeII recuperative heat exchanger is given. Ceramic and carbon porous plugs have been tested in entropy filter applications.

Chorowski, M.; Poli?ski, J. [Wroc?aw University of Technology, Wybrze?e Wyspia?skiego 27,50-560 Wroc?aw (Poland); Kempi?ski, W.; Trybu?a, Z.; ?o?, Sz. [Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Smoluchowskiego 17,60-179 Pozna? (Poland); Cho?ast, K.; Kociemba, A. [Polish Oil and Gas Company, Odolanow, ul. Krotoszynska 148, 63-430 Odolanow (Poland)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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[Investigation of transitions from order to chaos in dynamical systems  

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This report briefly discusses the following topics on chaotic systems; numerical investigations of fast dynamo problem for stationary space-periodic flows with chaotic streamlines; analytical and numerical investigations of magnetic field generation by conducting flows with finite resistivity; and emittance growth in charged particle beams.

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1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HOMOGENEOUS STUDY OF TRANSITING SYSTEMS (HoSTS). I. THE PILOT STUDY OF WASP-13  

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We present the fundamental stellar and planetary properties of the transiting planetary system WASP-13 within the framework of the Homogeneous Study of Transiting Systems (HoSTS). HoSTS aims to derive the fundamental stellar (T{sub eff}, [Fe/H], M{sub *}, R{sub *}) and planetary (M{sub pl}, R{sub pl}, T{sub eq}) physical properties of known transiting planets using a consistent methodology and homogeneous high-quality data set. Four spectral analysis techniques are independently applied to a Keck+HIRES spectrum of WASP-13 considering two distinct cases: unconstrained parameters and constrained log g from transit light curves. We check the derived stellar temperature against that from a different temperature diagnostic based on an INT+IDS H{alpha} spectrum. The four unconstrained analyses render results that are in good agreement, and provide an improvement of 50% in the precision of T{sub eff}, and of 85% in [Fe/H] with respect to the WASP-13 discovery paper. The planetary parameters are then derived via the Monte Carlo Markov Chain modeling of the radial velocity and light curves, in iteration with stellar evolutionary models to derive realistic uncertainties. WASP-13 (1.187 {+-} 0.065 M{sub Sun }; 1.574 {+-} 0.048 R{sub Sun }) hosts a Saturn-mass, transiting planet (0.500 {+-} 0.037 M{sub Jup}; 1.407 {+-} 0.052 R{sub Jup}), and is at the end of its main-sequence lifetime (4-5.5 Gyr). Our analysis of WASP-13 showcases that both a detailed stellar characterization and transit modeling are necessary to well determine the fundamental properties of planetary systems, which are paramount in identifying and determining empirical relationships between transiting planets and their hosts.

Gomez Maqueo Chew, Yilen; Cargile, Phillip; Hebb, Leslie; Stassun, Keivan G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States); Faedi, Francesca; Pollacco, Don [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Doyle, Amanda P.; Smalley, Barry [Astrophysics Group, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Ghezzi, Luan; Cunha, Katia; Smith, Verne V. [Observatorio Nacional, Rua Gal. Jose Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400 (Brazil); Sousa, Sergio; Santos, Nuno C. [Centro de Astrofisica, Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto (Portugal); Barros, Susana C. C. [LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, Aix Marseille Universite, CNRS, F-13388 Marseille (France); Schuler, Simon C. [Stewart Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Collier Cameron, Andrew, E-mail: yilen.gomez@vanderbilt.edu [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS (United Kingdom)

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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...

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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

177

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

178

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

179

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

180

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.

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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

182

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

183

Physica B 398 (2007) 407411 Metal-insulator transition in correlated systems  

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, CNEA, (8400) San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina c Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS-UMR8502, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabello´n 1, Buenos Aires (1428), Argentina Abstract We study the Mott transition correlated systems in which the competition between the kinetic and Coulomb energy of electrons, which

Miranda, Eduardo

184

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

185

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

186

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

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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

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Analytical description of the quantum-mesoscopic-classical transition in systems with quasidiscrete environments  

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We investigate the dynamic properties of inhomogeneous nanomaterials, which appear in analytical descriptions typically as a series of {delta} functions with corresponding Gibbs weights. We focus on observables relevant for transport theories of Josephson junction arrays and granular systems near the superconductor-insulator transition. Furthermore, our description applies to the theory of tunnel junctions exchanging energy with a 'bath,' the latter having a discrete spectrum. Using the matrix {Theta}-function formalism, we find an analytical expression for the transport characteristics capturing the complete temperature-driven transition from the quantum to the classical regime.

Chtchelkatchev, N. M.; Glatz, A. (Materials Science Division); (Russian Acad. Sci.); (Moscow Inst. Phys. Tech.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Double swallow-tail" singularity and glass-glass transition in a quasibinary system  

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The system with the square shoulder (SS) potential is considered in the frame of Mode Coupling Theory (MCT) approach. An approximation for the structure factor is used that emphasizes the quasibinary character of the system. The qualitative phase diagram is constructed that includes continuous and discontinuous glass-glass transitions. The phase diagram is governed by two swallow tails connected with two $A_4$ singularities.

V. N. Ryzhov; E. E. Tareyeva

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum phase transitions beyond the Landau paradigm in a Sp(4) spin system  

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We propose quantum phase transitions beyond the Landau’s paradigm of Sp(4) spin Heisenberg models on the triangular and square lattices motivated by the exact Sp(4)?SO(5) symmetry of spin-3/2 fermionic cold atomic system with only s-wave scattering. On the triangular lattice, we study a phase transition between the 3×3 spin ordered phase and a Z2 spin liquid phase; this phase transition is described by an O(8) sigma model in terms of fractionalized spinon fields, with significant anomalous scaling dimensions of spin order parameters. On the square lattice, we propose a deconfined critical point between the Neel order and the valence bond solid (VBS) order, which is described by the CP(3) model, and the monopole effect of the compact U(1) gauge field is expected to be suppressed at the critical point.

Yang Qi and Cenke Xu

2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser frequency stabilization to excited state transitions using electromagnetically induced transparency in a cascade system  

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We demonstrate laser frequency stabilization to excited state transitions using cascade electromagnetically induced transparency. Using a room temperature Rb vapor cell as a reference, we stabilize a first diode laser to the D{sub 2} transition and a second laser to a transition from the intermediate 5P{sub 3/2} state to a highly excited state with principal quantum number n=19-70. A combined laser linewidth of 280{+-}50 kHz over a 100 {mu}s time period is achieved. This method may be applied generally to any cascade system and allows laser stabilization to an atomic reference in the absence of a direct absorption signal.

Abel, R. P.; Mohapatra, A. K.; Bason, M. G.; Pritchard, J. D.; Weatherill, K. J.; Raitzsch, U.; Adams, C. S. [Department of Physics, Durham University, Rochester Building, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

2009-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition of light propagation from slow light to superluminal light in a four-level system  

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We offer a general treatment of electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT) in a four-level system consisting of a ladder-type system and a V-type system through which a two-coupling light generates two pairs of dressed states that help to improve susceptibility so that a much slower light speed can be achieved than with the standard V-type system. In particular, a method is shown to realize the transition of light propagation from slower-than-c to faster-c by means of the pump between two lower states.

Wu Hao; Zhang Yundong; Liu Shuangqiang; Wang Jinfang; Dang Boshi; Yuan Ping [National Key Laboratory of Tunable Laser Technology, Institute of Optoelectronics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition to chaos by interaction of resonances in dissipative systems. I. Circle maps  

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Dissipative dynamical systems with two competing frequencies exhibit transitions to chaos. We have investigated the transition through a study of discrete maps of the circle onto itself. The transition is caused by interaction and overlap of mode-locked resonances and occurs at a critical line where the map loses invertibility. At this line the mode-locked intervals trace up a complete devil's staircase whose complementary set is a Cantor set with fractal dimension Dapprox.0.87. Numerical results indicate that the dimension is universal for maps with cubic inflection points. Below criticality the staircase is incomplete, leaving room for quasiperiodic behavior. The Lebesgue measure of the quasiperiodic orbits seems to be given by an exponent ..beta..approx.0.35 which can be related to D through the scaling relation D = 1-..beta../..nu... The exponent ..nu.. characterizes the cutoff of narrow plateaus near the transition. A variety of other exponents describing the transition to chaos is defined and estimated numerically.

Jensen, M.H.; Bak, P.; Bohr, T.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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....

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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

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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...

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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 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...

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Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: IV. Confirmation of 4 Multiple Planet Systems by Simple Physical Models  

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Eighty planetary systems of two or more planets are known to orbit stars other than the Sun. For most, the data can be sufficiently explained by non-interacting Keplerian orbits, so the dynamical interactions of these systems have not been observed. Here we present 4 sets of lightcurves from the Kepler spacecraft, which each show multiple planets transiting the same star. Departure of the timing of these transits from strict periodicity indicates the planets are perturbing each other: the observed timing variations match the forcing frequency of the other planet. This confirms that these objects are in the same system. Next we limit their masses to the planetary regime by requiring the system remain stable for astronomical timescales. Finally, we report dynamical fits to the transit times, yielding possible values for the planets masses and eccentricities. As the timespan of timing data increases, dynamical fits may allow detailed constraints on the systems architectures, even in cases for which high-precision Doppler follow-up is impractical.

Fabrycky, Daniel C.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Ford, Eric B.; /Florida U.; Steffen, Jason H.; /Fermilab; Rowe, Jason F.; /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /NASA, Ames; Carter, Joshua A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Moorhead, Althea V.; /Florida U.; Batalha, Natalie M.; /San Jose State U.; Borucki, William J.; /NASA, Ames; Bryson, Steve; /NASA, Ames; Buchhave, Lars A.; /Bohr Inst. /Copenhagen U.; Christiansen, Jessie L.; /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /NASA, Ames /Caltech

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

202

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

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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

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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

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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...

206

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

207

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

208

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

209

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

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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

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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

212

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

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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

214

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

215

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.

216

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

217

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

220

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.

222

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

223

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

225

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

226

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.

227

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

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New insight into the Solar System's transition disk phase provided by the unusual meteorite Isheyevo  

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Many aspects of planet formation are controlled by the amount of gas remaining in the natal protoplanetary disk (PPDs). Infrared observations show that PPDs undergo a transition stage at several Myr, during which gas densities are reduced. Our Solar System would have experienced such a stage. However, there is currently no data that provides insight into this crucial time in our PPD's evolution. We show that the Isheyevo meteorite contains the first definitive evidence for a transition disk stage in our Solar System. Isheyevo belongs to a class of metal-rich meteorites whose components have been dated at almost 5 Myr after the first solids in the Solar System, and exhibits unique sedimentary layers that imply formation through gentle sedimentation. We show that such layering can occur via gentle sweep-up of material found in the impact plume resulting from the collision of two planetesimals. Such sweep-up requires gas densities consistent with observed transition disks. As such, Isheyevo presents the first ev...

Morris, Melissa A; Knauth, L Paul

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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Modeling CHP Descriptions in Labeled Transitions Systems for an Efficient Formal Validation of Asynchronous Circuit Specifications  

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This work addresses the analysis and validation of CHP specifications for asynchronous circuits, using property Verification tools. CHP semantics, initially given in terms of Petri...

Menouer Boubekeur; Dominique Borrione…

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-vehicle Mobility Allowance Shuttle Transit (MAST) System - An Analytical Model to Select the Fleet Size and a Scheduling Heuristic  

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The mobility allowance shuttle transit (MAST) system is a hybrid transit system in which vehicles are allowed to deviate from a fixed route to serve flexible demand. A mixed integer programming (MIP) formulation for the static scheduling problem...

Lu, Wei

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

233

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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Heating-Induced Micelle to Vesicle Transition in the Cationic-Anionic Surfactant Systems: Comprehensive Study and Understanding  

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Heating-Induced Micelle to Vesicle Transition in the Cationic-Anionic Surfactant Systems, 2004; In Final Form: January 6, 2005 Heating-induced micelle to vesicle transition (MVT), which has classes: Class A and B. Heating-induced MVT was observed in Class A at certain total surfactant

Huang, Jianbin

235

Phase and self-assembly transition induced by glycerolborax interaction in an aqueous surfactant two-phase system  

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Phase and self-assembly transition induced by glycerol­borax interaction in an aqueous surfactant 2009 DOI: 10.1039/b911564a We report that the phase and self-assembly transition in an aqueous in surfactant systems containing pH-sensitive components. Introduction The influence of glycerol on the self-assembly

Huang, Jianbin

236

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

237

Effect of disorder on the superfluid transition in two-dimensional systems  

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In recent experiments on thin {sup 4}He films absorbed to rough surfaces Luhman and Hallock [Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 086106 (2004)] attempted to observe Kosterlitz-Thouless (KT) features of the superfluid-normal transition of this strongly disordered two-dimensional (2D) bosonic system. It came as a surprise that while peak of dissipation was measured for a wide range of surface roughness there were no indications of the theoretically expected universal jump of the areal superfluid density for the strongly disordered samples. We test the hypothesis that this unusual behavior is a manifestation of finite-size effects by numerical study of the corresponding 2D bosonic model with strong diagonal disorder. We demonstrate that the discontinuous features of the underlying KT transition are severely smoothed out for finite system sizes (or finite frequency measurements). We resolve the universal discontinuity of the areal superfluid density by fitting our data to the KT renormalization group equations for finite systems. In analogy to our simulations, we suggest that in experiments on strongly disordered 2D bosonic systems the very existence of the KT scenario can and should be revealed only from a proper finite-size scaling of the data (for {sup 4}He films finite-size scaling can be effectively controlled by the scaling of finite frequency of measurements). We also show relevance of our conclusions for a wider class of systems, such as superconducting granular films, Josephson junction arrays, and ultracold atomic gases, where similar difficulties appear in experiments designed to verify KT transition (especially in disordered cases)

Balabanyan, Karen G. [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States)

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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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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

242

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

243

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Selective separation of some ecotoxic transition metal ions from aqueous solutions using immobilized macrocyclic material containing solid phase extraction system  

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A simple flow-based method was developed for the simultaneous separation of certain transition metal ions (Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd) from aqueous systems, which ions show ecotoxic effects when present at elevated ... (...

Ismail M. M. Rahman; Yoshiaki Furusho…

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology transition in the national air transportation system : market failure and game theoretic analysis with application to ADS-B  

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This research analyzes the problem of technology transition in the national air transportation system, focusing on the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is a key technology in the ...

Hu, Xiaojie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 609618 The nuclear industry's transition to risk-informed regulation and  

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Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 609­618 The nuclear industry's transition a Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA b Nuclear Power Engineering, Quality and Safety Management Department, Tokyo Electric Power

250

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

252

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.

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First-Order Transition from Superfluid to Bose-Metal State in Systems with Resonant Pairing  

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Systems showing resonant superfluidity, driven by an exchange coupling of strength g between uncorrelated pairs of itinerant fermions and tightly bound ones, undergo a first-order phase transition as g increases beyond some critical value gc. The superfluid phase for g?gc is characterized by a gap in the fermionic single-particle spectrum and an acoustic sound-wave-like collective mode of the bosonic resonating fermion pairs inside this gap. For g>gc this state gives way to a phase-uncorrelated bosonic liquid with a q2 spectrum.

T. Stauber and J. Ranninger

2007-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformation of the nonrelativistic quantum system under transition from one inertial reference frame to another  

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We consider the problem of internal particle state transformation, which is a bound state of several particles, from the rest frame of a composite particle to the system in which it is relativistic. It is assumed that in the rest frame of the composite particle, its internal state could be considered in the nonrelativistic approximation. It has been shown, that this internal state is unchanged during the transition from one reference frame to another. Namely, the spherically symmetric particle in the rest frame stays spherically symmetric in any other reference frame. We discuss the possible application of these results for description of the hadrons scattering processes like bound states of quarks.

I. V. Sharph; M. A. Deliyergiyev; A. G. Kotanzhyan; K. K. Merkotan; N. O. Podolian; O. S. Potiyenko; D. A. Ptashynskyy; G. O. Sokhrannyi; A. V. Tykhonov; Yu. V. Volkotrub; V. D. Rusov

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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System transition : dynamics of change in the US air transportation system  

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The US Air Transportation System is currently facing a number of challenges including an increasing demand for travel and growing environmental requirements. In order to successfully meet future needs, the system will need ...

Mozdzanowska, Aleksandra L. (Aleksandra Ludmila), 1979-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

258

TRANSIT TIMING VARIATION OF NEAR-RESONANCE PLANETARY PAIRS: CONFIRMATION OF 12 MULTIPLE-PLANET SYSTEMS  

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We extract transit timing variation (TTV) signals for 12 pairs of transiting planet candidates that are near first-order mean motion resonances (MMR), using publicly available Kepler light curves (Q0-Q14). These pairs show significant sinusoidal TTVs with theoretically predicted periods, which demonstrate these planet candidates are orbiting and interacting in the same system. Although individual masses cannot be accurately extracted based only on TTVs because of the well-known degeneracy between mass and eccentricity, TTV phases and amplitudes can still place upper limits on the masses of the candidates, confirming their planetary nature. Furthermore, the mass ratios of these planet pairs can be relatively tightly constrained using these TTVs. The planetary pair in KOI 880 seems to have particularly high mass and density ratios, which might indicate very different internal compositions of these two planets. Some of these newly confirmed planets are also near MMR with other candidates in the system, forming unique resonance chains (e.g., KOI 500)

Xie, Ji-Wei, E-mail: xiejiwei@gmail.com, E-mail: jwxie@astro.utoronto.ca [Department of Astronomy and Key Laboratory of Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics in Ministry of Education, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STRATEGIC PLAN FOR COORDINATING RURAL INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS) TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK  

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256 256 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR COORDINATING RURAL INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS) TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK L. F. Truett (TRUETTLF@ORNL.GOV) S. M. Chin (CHINS@ORNL.GOV) E. C. P. Chang (ECC2005@ORNL.GOV) November 2002 Prepared for the FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Washington, D.C. 20590 Prepared by the Center for Transportation Analysis OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6073 managed by UT-BATTELLE, LLC for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 Coordination of Transit Concepts in GSMNP page iii, 11/12/02 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR COORDINATING RURAL INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS) TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT IN THE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

266

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

267

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

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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

269

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

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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

272

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  

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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

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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

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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

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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

278

A PARALLAX DISTANCE AND MASS ESTIMATE FOR THE TRANSITIONAL MILLISECOND PULSAR SYSTEM J1023+0038  

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The recently discovered transitional millisecond pulsar system J1023+0038 exposes a crucial evolutionary phase of recycled neutron stars for multiwavelength study. The system, comprising the neutron star itself, its stellar companion, and the surrounding medium, is visible across the electromagnetic spectrum from the radio to X-ray/gamma-ray regimes and offers insight into the recycling phase of millisecond pulsar evolution. Here, we report on multiple-epoch astrometric observations with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) which give a system parallax of 0.731 {+-} 0.022 milliarcseconds (mas) and a proper motion of 17.98 {+-} 0.05 mas yr{sup -1}. By combining our results with previous optical observations, we are able to use the parallax distance of 1368{sup +42}{sub -{sub 39}} pc to estimate the mass of the pulsar to be 1.71 {+-} 0.16 M{sub Sun }, and we are also able to measure the three-dimensional space velocity of the system to be 126 {+-} 5 km s{sup -1}. Despite the precise nature of the VLBA measurements, the remaining {approx}3% distance uncertainty dominates the 0.16 M{sub Sun} error on our mass estimate.

Deller, A. T. [Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), 7990-AA Dwingeloo (Netherlands); Archibald, A. M.; Kaspi, V. M. [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Brisken, W. F. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Chatterjee, S. [Astronomy Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Janssen, G. H.; Lyne, A. G.; Stappers, B. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Lorimer, D.; McLaughlin, M. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States); Ransom, S. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Stairs, I. H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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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)

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Molecular dynamics beyonds the limits: massive scaling on 72 racks of a BlueGene/P and supercooled glass transition of a 1 billion particles system  

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We report scaling results on the world's largest supercomputer of our recently developed Billions-Body Molecular Dynamics (BBMD) package, which was especially designed for massively parallel simulations of the atomic dynamics in structural glasses and amorphous materials. The code was able to scale up to 72 racks of an IBM BlueGene/P, with a measured 89% efficiency for a system with 100 billion particles. The code speed, with less than 0.14 seconds per iteration in the case of 1 billion particles, paves the way to the study of billion-body structural glasses with a resolution increase of two orders of magnitude with respect to the largest simulation ever reported. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our code by studying the liquid-glass transition of an exceptionally large system made by a binary mixture of 1 billion particles.

Allsopp, N; Fratalocchi, A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Inelastic exchange scattering in electron-energy-loss spectroscopy: Localized excitations in transition-metal and rare-earth systems  

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Cross sections for quasiatomic excitation by exchange scattering of electrons are calculated in the Born-Ochkur approximation for 3p-3d and 3d-3d transitions in transition-metal systems, and for 4d-4f and 4f-4f transitions in rare earths. The energy dependence of the spin polarization of 3p-3d and 4d-4f losses in reflection electron-energy-loss spectroscopy from ferromagnetic surfaces involves a balance of small-angle spin-dependent inelastic processes accompanied by a high-angle elastic scattering, and large-angle spin-flip exchange scattering without the need for elastic scattering. Both 3d-3d excitations, e.g., in transition-metal compounds, and 4f-4f excitations in rare earths involve spin-flip transitions whose scattering amplitudes g fall off with momentum transfer q such that the full width at half maximum q1/2 (in a.u.) is given by q1/2?rnl??2, where ?rnl? is the expectation value of r for the 3d or 4f electron. The angular width of the spin-flip differential cross section is then much greater than for dipole transitions, a pattern that helps to account for how these intra-atomic transitions compete with dipole processes for primary energies in excess of 100 eV.

S. J. Porter; J. A. D. Matthew; R. J. Leggott

1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE (Smart Grid 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 Slovenia Coordinates 46.151241°, 14.995463° 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":46.151241,"lon":14.995463,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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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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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

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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

292

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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19 `eme Congr`es Francais de Mecanique Marseille, 24-28 ao^ut 2009 Transition to turbulence in globally subcritical systems  

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in globally subcritical systems P. MANNEVILLEa , J. ROLLANDa,b a. LadHyX, ´Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 our current understanding of the transition to turbulence in globally subcritical systems, pointing to turbulence, subcritical systems, plane Couette flow 1 General setting Understanding the transition

Boyer, Edmond

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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

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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

297

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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SUB-MICROMETER RESOLUTION TRANSVERSE ELECTRON BEAM SIZE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM BASED ON OPTICAL TRANSITION  

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TRANSITION RADIATION A. Aryshev*, N. Terunuma, and J. Urakawa KEK, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan Transition Radiation (OTR) appearing when a charged particle crosses a boundary between two media radiation (SR) PSF was applied at Swiss Light Source. The difficulty related to the SR measurements

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets – IV. Thirty systems with space-based light curves  

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......HAT-P-11 A in the Kepler light curve. This indicates a much...al. 2003). Further transit light curves were obtained by Gillon...et al. (2008). Two good light curves were presented by Winn...covering the transit on Christmas Day in 2007. The RM effect......

John Southworth

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Design and Optimization of a Feeder Demand Responsive Transit System in El Cenizo,TX  

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time interval of a new demand responsive transit "feeder" service within one representative colonia, El Cenizo. A comprehensive analysis of the results of a survey conducted through a questionnaire is presented to explain the existing travel patterns...

Chandra, Shailesh

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion-induced phase transition in the Au–In system  

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The Au–In equilibrium phase diagram exhibits a large number of intermetallic phases which have recently been explored via perturbed...111In probes. In the present work we report on the phase transition from Au7In

A. Kuli?ska; P. Wodniecki; M. Uhrmacher; K.P. Lieb

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Essays on transition challenges for alternative propulsion vehicles and transportation systems  

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Technology transitions require the formation of a self-sustaining market through alignment of consumers' interests, producers' capabilities, infrastructure development, and regulations. In this research I develop a broad ...

Struben, Jeroen J. R

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

318

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

319

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

320

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

322

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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Ion Induced Lamellar-Lamellar Phase Transition in Charged Surfactant Systems  

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We propose a model for the liquid-liquid phase transition observed in osmotic pressure measurements of certain charged lamellae-forming amphiphiles. The model free energy combines mean-field electrostatic and phenomenological non-electrostatic interactions, while the number of dissociated counterions is treated as a variable degree of freedom that is determined self-consistently. The model, therefore, joins two well-known theories: the Poisson-Boltzmann theory for ionic solutions between charged lamellae, and Langmuir-Frumkin-Davies adsorption isotherm modified to account for charged adsorbing species. Minimizing the appropriate free energy for each interlamellar spacing, we find the ionic density profiles and the resulting osmotic pressure. While in the simple Poisson-Boltzmann theory the osmotic pressure isotherms are always smooth, we observe a discontinuous liquid-liquid phase transition when Poisson-Boltzmann theory is self-consistently augmented by Langmuir-Frumkin-Davies adsorption. This phase transition depends on the area per amphiphilic headgroup, as well as on non-electrostatic interactions of the counterions with the lamellae, and interactions between counterion-bound and counterion-dissociated surfactants. Coupling lateral phase transition in the bilayer plane with electrostatic interactions in the bulk, our results offer a qualitative explanation for the existence of the phase-transition of DDABr (didodecyldimethylammonium bromide), but its apparent absence for the chloride and the iodide homologues. More quantitative comparisons with experiment require better understanding of the microscopic basis of the phenomenological model parameters.

Daniel Harries; Rudi Podgornik; V. Adrian Parsegian; Etay Mar-Or; David Andelman

2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

324

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

326

Experimental observation of a phase transition in the evolution of many-body systems with dipolar interactions  

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Non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body systems is important in many branches of science, such as condensed matter, quantum chemistry, and ultracold atoms. Here we report the experimental observation of a phase transition of the quantum coherent dynamics of a 3D many-spin system with dipolar interactions, and determine its critical exponents. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on a solid-state system of spins at room-temperature, we quench the interaction Hamiltonian to drive the evolution of the system. The resulting dynamics of the system coherence can be localized or extended, depending on the quench strength. Applying a finite-time scaling analysis to the observed time-evolution of the number of correlated spins, we extract the critical exponents v = s = 0.42 around the phase transition separating a localized from a delocalized dynamical regime. These results show clearly that such nuclear-spin based quantum simulations can effectively model the non-equilibrium dynamics of complex many-body systems, such as 3D spin-networks with dipolar interactions.

Gonzalo A. Alvarez; Dieter Suter; Robin Kaiser

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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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

328

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  

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

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  

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

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  

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

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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Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets – IV. Thirty systems with space-based light curves  

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......results are viable. Agreement between the two data sets is not good and can be attributed to information loss at the long cadence...data sets now available for transiting planets. The following internet-based resources were used in research for this paper: the......

John Southworth

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Non-extensive Hamiltonian systems follow Boltzmann's principle not Tsallis statistics. -- Phase Transitions, Second Law of Thermodynamics  

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Boltzmann's principle S(E,N,V)=k*ln W(E,N,V) relates the entropy to the geometric area e^{S(E,N,V)} of the manifold of constant energy in the N-body phase space. From the principle all thermodynamics and especially all phenomena of phase transitions and critical phenomena can be deduced. The topology of the curvature matrix C(E,N) (Hessian) of S(E,N) determines regions of pure phases, regions of phase separation, and (multi-)critical points and lines. Thus, C(E,N) describes all kind of phase-transitions with all their flavor. No assumptions of extensivity, concavity of S(E), or additivity have to be invoked. Thus Boltzmann's principle and not Tsallis statistics describes the equilibrium properties as well the approach to equilibrium of extensive and non-extensive Hamiltonian systems. No thermodynamic limit must be invoked.

D. H. E. Gross

2001-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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

336

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

337

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

338

Interplay between electronic structure and catalytic activity in transition metal oxide model system  

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The efficiency of many energy storage and conversion technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells, rechargeable metal-air batteries, and hydrogen production from water splitting, is limited by the slow kinetics of the oxygen ...

Suntivich, Jin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

340

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

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center is Helping to Facilitate the Transition to a New Energy Future  

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The Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center (HTSC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses a systems engineering and integration approach to hydrogen research and development to help the United States make the transition to a new energy future - a future built on diverse and abundant domestic renewable resources and integrated hydrogen systems. Research focuses on renewable hydrogen production, delivery, and storage; fuel cells and fuel cell manufacturing; technology validation; safety, codes, and standards; analysis; education; and market transformation. Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to power vehicles and to provide electricity and heat for homes and offices. This flexibility, combined with our increasing demand for energy, opens the door for hydrogen power systems. HTSC collaborates with DOE, other government agencies, industry, communities, universities, national laboratories, and other stakeholders to promote a clean and secure energy future.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 combination of existing concepts and approaches to take on energy system transitions – The Republic of Panama as a case-study  

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Abstract The impact of our energy systems on the climate mandates an energy system transition. In this paper a combination of existing concepts and approaches to take on such transitions is discussed. This combination starts with first defining the unit of analysis, after which actors in the socio-technical energy system are charted through literature research and interviews. Next, using social network analysis, regimes and niches are identified to depict the unit of analysis in a more useful manner for managing transitions. The step hereafter consists of creating internal and external scenarios based on critical uncertainties to insure transition management efforts against uncertainty in and outside the unit of analysis. Moving to transition management, robustness analysis is then used to evaluate strategies and policies in all combinations of these internal and external scenarios to get to an optimum set of strategies and policies which are used to form a normative scenario. This will be used to get stakeholders behind the transition effort. This combination of approaches and concepts is used in the case of the Republic of Panama. It results in a clear overview of the energy system, impediments and opportunities regarding transition, possible futures, and the validity of strategies and policies in different scenarios.

Daniël A. Lachman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Simulations of flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transitions in methane-air systems  

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Flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transitions (DDT) in large obstructed channels filled with a stoichiometric methane-air mixture are simulated using a single-step reaction mechanism. The reaction parameters are calibrated using known velocities and length scales of laminar flames and detonations. Calculations of the flame dynamics and DDT in channels with obstacles are compared to previously reported experimental data. The results obtained using the simple reaction model qualitatively, and in many cases, quantitatively match the experiments and are found to be largely insensitive to small variations in model parameters. (author)

Kessler, D.A.; Gamezo, V.N.; Oran, E.S. [Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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??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

348

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

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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  

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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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Studies of high temperature ternary phases in mixed-metal-rich early transition metal sulfide and phosphide systems  

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Investigations of ternary mixed early transition metal-rich sulfide and phosphide systems resulted in the discovery of new structures and new phases. A new series of Zr and Hf - group V transition metal - sulfur K-phases was synthesized and crystallographically characterized. When the group V transition metal was Nb or Ta, the unit cell volume was larger than any previously reported K-phase. The presence of adventitious oxygen was determined in two K-phases through a combination of neutron scattering and X-ray diffraction experiments. A compound Hf{sub 10}Ta{sub 3}S{sub 3} was found to crystallize in a new-structure type similar to the known gamma brasses. This structure is unique in that it is the only reported {open_quotes}stuffed{close_quotes} gamma-brass type structure. The metal components, Hf and Ta, are larger in size and more electropositive than the metals found in normal gamma brasses (e.g. Cu and Zn) and because of the larger metallic radii, sulfur can be incorporated into the structure where it plays an integral role in stabilizing this phase relative to others. X-ray single-crystal, X-ray powder and neutron powder refinements were performed on this structure. A new structure was found in the ternary Nb-Zr-P system which has characteristics in common with many known early transition metal-rich sulfides, selenides, and phosphides. This structure has the simplest known interconnection of the basic building blocks known for this structural class. Anomalous scattering was a powerful tool for differentiating between Zr and Nb when using Mo K{alpha} X-radiation. The compounds ZrNbP and HfNbP formed in the space group Prima with the simple Co{sub 2}Si structure which is among the most common structures found for crystalline solid materials. Solid solution compounds in the Ta-Nb-P, Ta-Zr-P, Nb-Zr-P, Hf-Nb-P, and Hf-Zr-S systems were crystallographically characterized. The structural information corroborated ideas about bonding in metal-rich compounds.

Marking, G.A.

1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Transit Administration-National Transit Database (NTD) | Open  

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Federal Transit Administration-National Transit Database (NTD) Federal Transit Administration-National Transit Database (NTD) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Federal Transit Administration-National Transit Database (NTD) Agency/Company /Organization: Federal Transit Administration Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Dataset User Interface: Website Website: www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/ Cost: Free Language: English Federal Transit Administration-National Transit Database (NTD) Screenshot References: National Transit Database[1] "The NTD was established by Congress to be the Nation's primary source for information and statistics on the transit systems of the United States. Recipients or beneficiaries of grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Urbanized Area Formula Program (§5307) or

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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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Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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Energy Efficiency InAs Quantum Dot Transitions On April 5, 2011, in EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, Solid-State Lighting March 1, 2011singlepic id364 w320 h240...

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

362

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...

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Development Of Control Oriented Electrical And Thermal Models Of An Electric Transit Bus Battery System.  

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??This thesis presents the insights derived from the empirical characterization, modeling, simulation, control-design, and verification tasks performed in developing energy storage system (ESS) controls for… (more)

Kunte, Harshad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

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

365

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

366

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

367

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.

368

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.

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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

370

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...

372

Resolution and Structural Transitions of Elongated States of Ubiquitin  

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. It is important to stress that it is currently unknown whether or not transitions observed in the gas phase-abundance forms undergo efficient ( 90 to 100%) conversion into states associated with well-defined peaks or inaccessible in the gas phase. These results are compared with several previous IMS measurements of this system

Clemmer, David E.

373

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.

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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.

375

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.

376

Confirmation of an exoplanet using the transit color signature: Kepler-418b, a blended giant planet in a multiplanet system  

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We announce confirmation of Kepler-418b, one of two proposed planets in this system. This is the first confirmation of an exoplanet based primarily on the transit color signature technique. We used the Kepler public data archive combined with multicolor photometry from the Gran Telescopio de Canarias and radial velocity follow-up using FIES at the Nordic Optical Telescope for confirmation. We report a confident detection of a transit color signature that can only be explained by a compact occulting body, entirely ruling out a contaminating eclipsing binary, a hierarchical triple, or a grazing eclipsing binary. Those findings are corroborated by our radial velocity measurements, which put an upper limit of ~1 Mjup on the mass of Kepler-418b. We also report that the host star is significantly blended, confirming the ~10% light contamination suspected from the crowding metric in the Kepler light curve measured by the Kepler team. We report detection of an unresolved light source that contributes an additional ~4...

Tingley, B; Gandolfi, D; Deeg, H J; Pallé, E; Rodriguez, P Montañés; Murgas, F; Alonso, R; Bruntt, H; Fridlund, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

378

Applied fractionalization : quantum phases and phase transitions of strongly interacting systems  

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Strongly correlated systems present interesting challenges in condensed matter physics. On the one hand, the theoretical work in the last two decades suggests that strong interactions may lead to new phases and phase ...

Grover, Tarun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition Plan | Department of Energy  

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and training needs for system operation and maintenance, planning for data migration, etc Transition Plan More Documents & Publications System Design Feasibility Study Report...

380

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

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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

382

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

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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

384

Transition from a dissipative to a quasi-elastic system of particles with tunable repulsive interactions  

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A two-dimensional system of particles with tunable repulsive interactions is experimentally investigated. Soft ferromagnetic particles are placed on a vibrating rough plate and vertically confined, so that they perform a horizontal Brownian motion in a cell. When immersed in an external vertical magnetic field, the particles become magnetised and thus interact according to a dipolar repulsive law. As the amplitude of the magnetic field is increased, magnetic repulsion raises and the rate of inelastic collisions decreases. Studying the pair correlation function and the particle velocity distributions, we show that the typical properties of such a dissipative out-of-equilibrium granular gas are progressively lost, to approach those expected for a usual gas at thermodynamic equilibrium. For stronger interaction strengths, the system gradually solidifies towards a hexagonal crystal. This new setup could consequently be used as a model experimental system for out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, in which the distance to the quasi-elastic limit can be accurately controlled.

Simon Merminod; Michaël Berhanu; Eric Falcon

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

385

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

386

Computational Studies of the Electronic Structures and Mechanisms of Late Transition Metal Systems  

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that were studied. The first system focuses on the formation of a carbon-bromine bond from the reaction of Ni(Ar)(Br)(pic) (Ar = 2-phenylpyridine, pic = 2-picoloine) with Br2. Unlike the typical behavior of heavier group 10 metals that have a wider range...

Pitts, Amanda

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

387

Mott transition and crossover in quasi-one-dimensional electron-hole systems  

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Manybody effects in the quasi-one-dimensional electron-hole systems are investigated under a thermal equilibrium. We figure out the Mott physics developing a self-consistent screened T-matrix approximation, by presenting a global phase diagram in terms of the exciton ionization ratio and temperature. Relevance to the optical absorption spectra is also discussed.

Asano, Kenichi [Department of Physics, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka (Japan)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

390

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

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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

392

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

393

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

394

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

395

Theoretical study of intraband optical transitions in conduction band of dot-in-a-well system  

SciTech Connect

We study numerically absorption optical spectra of n-doped InAs/In{sub 015}Ga{sub 085}As/GaAs quantum dot-in-a-well systems. The absorption spectra are mainly determined by the size of a quantum dot and have weak dependence on the thickness of quantum well and position of the dot in a well. The dot-in-a-well system is sensitive to both in-plane and out-of-plane polarizations of the incident light with much stronger absorption intensities for the in-plane-polarized light. The absorption spectrum of in-plane-polarized light has also a multi-peak structure with two or three peaks of comparable intensities, while the absorption spectrum of out-of-plane polarized light has a single well-pronounced peak.

Chaganti, Venkata R.; Apalkov, Vadym [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 USA. (Georgia)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 USA. (Georgia)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

396

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

397

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

398

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.

399

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

400

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

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401

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

402

Systems for low frequency seismic and infrasound detection of geo-pressure transition zones  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods for determining the existence and characteristics of a gradational pressurized zone within a subterranean formation are disclosed. One embodiment involves employing an attenuation relationship between a seismic response signal and increasing wavelet wavelength, which relationship may be used to detect a gradational pressurized zone and/or determine characteristics thereof. In another embodiment, a method for analyzing data contained within a response signal for signal characteristics that may change in relation to the distance between an input signal source and the gradational pressurized zone is disclosed. In a further embodiment, the relationship between response signal wavelet frequency and comparative amplitude may be used to estimate an optimal wavelet wavelength or range of wavelengths used for data processing or input signal selection. Systems for seismic exploration and data analysis for practicing the above-mentioned method embodiments are also disclosed.

Shook, G. Michael (Idaho Falls, ID); LeRoy, Samuel D. (Houston, TX); Benzing, William M. (Tulsa, OK)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

403

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

404

AC Transit  

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

AC Transit (or the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is based in Oakland, California, and provides transportation services to the East Bay of San Francisco. The 360-square-mile service area includes 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. AC Transit's approximately 638 vehicles serve more than 65 million annual passengers.

405

Magnetic Flares and State Transitions in Galactic Black Hole and Neutron Star Systems  

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We here examine the conditions of the two-phase disk model under which magnetic flares arise above the cold accretion disk due to magnetic buoyancy and produce X-rays via Comptonization of the disk's soft radiation. We find that the disk's ability to produce strong magnetic flares is substantially diminished in its radiation dominated regions due to the diffusion of radiation into the magnetic flux tubes. Using a simplified, yet physically self-consistent, model that takes this effect into account, we show that the hard X-ray spectrum of some GBHCs can be explained as the X-ray emission by magnetic flares only when the disk's bolometric luminosity is a relatively small fraction ($\\sim$ 5%) of the Eddington value, $L_{Edd}$. Further, we compute the hard ($20-200$ keV) and soft ($1-20$ keV) X-ray power as a function of the disk's luminosity, and find an excellent agreement with the available data for GBHC transient and persistent sources. We conclude that the observed high-energy spectrum of stellar-sized accretion disk systems can be explained by Comptonization of the disk's soft radiation by the hot gas trapped inside the magnetic flares when the luminosity falls in the range $\\sim 10^{-3}-10^{-1}\\times L_{Edd}$. For higher luminosities, another emission mechanism must be at work. For lower luminosities, the X-ray emissivity may still be dominated by magnetic flares, but this process is more likely to be thermal or non-thermal bremstrahlung, so that the X-ray spectrum below $\\sim 10^{-3}L_{Edd}$ may be quite distinct from the typical hard spectrum for higher luminosities.

Sergei Nayakshin; Fulvio Melia

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

406

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.

407

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

408

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

409

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

410

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

411

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

412

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

413

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

SciTech Connect

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

414

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.

415

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

416

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

417

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

418

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

419

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.

420

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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421

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

422

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

423

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

424

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

425

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

SciTech Connect

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

426

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.

427

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

428

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

429

Matching of photovolatic motor-pump systems for maximum efficiency operation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

430

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

431

Variation of the metal-insulator transition and formation of bipolarons by Cd doping in the thiospinel system Cu1-xCdxIr2S4  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The pseudobinary thiospinel system Cu1-xCdxIr2S4 was investigated by the x-ray-diffraction, electrical resistivity, magnetic-susceptibility, and specific-heat measurements. It was shown that the system exhibits a miscibility-gap behavior for the Cd substitution, however, nearly monophasic samples were obtained by quenching at 1373 K, except for 0.4Cd concentration, the room-temperature electrical conductivity and Pauli susceptibility decrease monotonically, consistent with the hole-filling picture. The first-order metal-insulator transition at about 230 K in the parent compound CuIr2S4 is changed into a second-order transition around 185 K when x?0.25, whereafter the second-order transition disappears at x?0.8. No superconductivity was observed down to 1.8 K. The end-member compound CdIr2S4 is shown as an insulator with a band gap of 0.3 eV. Analysis for the data of magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity suggests the formation of bipolarons below 185 K for 0.25transition from the BCS Cooper pairs to small bipolarons.

Guanghan Cao; Hideaki Kitazawa; Takehiko Matsumoto; Chunmu Feng

2004-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

432

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

433

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

434

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

435

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

436

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

437

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.

438

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

439

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

440

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.

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2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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.

442

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

443

Theoretical description of the high-field susceptibility of magnetically ordered transition metal systems with applications to Fe, Co, Ni, and Fe1?xCox  

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A theoretical description of the high-field susceptibility of magnetically ordered transition metal systems is presented that is based on linear response theory formulated using the Green’s function technique. The approach allows to treat all spin and orbital contributions in a consistent way on the same footing. In contrast to previous work, the Landau susceptibility is included and spin-orbit induced contributions to the susceptibility are accessible by using a fully relativistic formulation. As an application of our approach, results obtained for the ferromagnetic transition metals Fe, Co, and Ni, as well as for the alloy system Fe1?xCox, are presented. These are discussed and compared to corresponding experimental data.

S. Mankovsky and H. Ebert

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

444

Phase transitions and equation of state of CsI under high pressure and the development of a focusing system for x-rays  

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The phase transitions and equation of state of ionic solid cesium iodide were studied under high pressure and room temperature in a diamond anvil cell. The studies were carried out using both energy dispersive and angular dispersive diffraction methods on synchrotron radiation sources over the pressure range from atmospheric pressure to over 300 gigapascals (3 million atmospheres). CsI undergoes a distinct phase transition at about 40 GPa, a pressure that is much lower than the reported insulator-metal transition at 110 GPa, from the atmospheric pressure B2(CsCl) structure to an orthorhombic structure. At higher pressures, a continuous distortion in the structure was observed with a final structure similar to a hcp lattice under ultra high pressure. No volume discontinuity was observed at the insulator-metal transition. The newly found transition sequence is different from the result of previous static compression studies. The current structure has a smaller unit cell volume than the previous assignment. This has resolved a long existing controversy among the previous static compression studies, the dynamic compression studies, and the theoretical studies. The current results also explain the apparent discrepancy between the present study and the previous static studies. We also present the development of a focusing system for high energy x-rays (> 12 keV) that is particularly suited for high pressure diffraction studies. This system uses a pair of multilayer coated spherical mirrors in a Kirkpatrick-Baez geometry. A focused beam size less than 10 micron in diameter can be readily achieved with sufficient intensity to perform diffraction studies. 93 refs., 46 figs., 15 tabs.

Wu, Yan.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

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

446

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

447

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

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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

448

Select an Energy-Efficient Centrifugal Pump  

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

Not Available

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

The metal–insulator transition: a perspective  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...transition in condensed phases. Phys. Rev. B...M. J. 1982 The transition to the metallic...metalnon-metal transition in expanded metals...of electrons and ions in condensed matter...The metalnonmetal transition in disordered systems...1996c The changing phase of expanded metals...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

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

452

A systems approach for developing, designing, and transitioning moving map technology in U.S. rail applications  

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Safety, efficiency and productivity are top priorities for rail industries, but technology implementation faces many barriers. While the demands of locomotive engineers and railroads are increasing, the industry lacks a ...

Voelbel, Kathleen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

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

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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

454

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

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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

455

Viscosity near phase transitions  

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Probably the most enticing observation in theoretical physics during the last decade was the discovery of the great amount of consequences obtained from the AdS/CFT conjecture put forward by Maldacena. In this work we review how this correspondence can be used to address hydrodynamic properties such as the viscosity of some strongly interacting systems. We also employ the Boltzmann equation for those systems closer to low-energy QCD, and argue that this kind of transport coefficients can be related to phase transitions, in particular the QGP/hadronic phase transition studied in heavy ion collisions.

Antonio Dobado; Felipe J. Llanes-Estrada; Juan M. Torres-Rincon

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

456

Determination of Thermoelectric Module Efficiency A Survey  

SciTech Connect

The development of thermoelectrics (TE) for energy conversion is in the transition phase from laboratory research to device development. There is an increasing demand to accurately determine the module efficiency, especially for the power generation mode. For many thermoelectrics, the figure of merit, ZT, of the material sometimes cannot be fully realized at the device level. Reliable efficiency testing of thermoelectric modules is important to assess the device ZT and provide the end-users with realistic values on how much power can be generated under specific conditions. We conducted a general survey of efficiency testing devices and their performance. The results indicated the lack of industry standards and test procedures. This study included a commercial test system and several laboratory systems. Most systems are based on the heat flow meter method and some are based on the Harman method. They are usually reproducible in evaluating thermoelectric modules. However, cross-checking among different systems often showed large errors that are likely caused by unaccounted heat loss and thermal resistance. Efficiency testing is an important area for the thermoelectric community to focus on. A follow-up international standardization effort is planned.

Wang, Hsin [ORNL; McCarty, Robin [Marlow Industries, Inc; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Yamamoto, Atsushi [AIST, Japan; Konig, Jan [Fraunhofer-Institute, Freiburg, Germany

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

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

458

Alternative Fuels at AC Transit  

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Alternative Fuels at AC Transit Alternative Fuels at AC Transit Speaker(s): Jaimie Levin Date: November 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Eve Edelson Mr. Levin will discuss AC Transit's range of environmental technology initiatives, including: zero emission fuel cell transit buses; state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hydrogen fueling stations; solar energy systems; and stationary solid oxide fuel cell power generators. AC Transit has the largest fleet of fuel cell buses in the United States, featuring fuel cell systems with more than 10,000 hours of continuous operation without any failures or power degradation. Their fuel cell fleet has logged more than 400,000 miles of service and carried in excess of one million passengers. Come hear what AC Transit has learned, where they're headed,

459

Circular One-Dimensional Model for the Electron-Ion System. II. First-Order Phase Transitions in the Random-Phase Approximation  

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This paper is the second in a series on a model of "electrons" and "ions" on a circle, with interaction Fourier coefficients 1n2 (n integer). In this sequel to the random-phase-approximation (RPA) analysis of paper I, we show that the model undergoes, in the RPA, a first-order phase transition. This is shown by calculating the free energy F from the partition function and demonstrating that F is unstable with respect to the formation of a second phase. In the mechanism of the phase transition, it is crucial that quantum theory ascribes discrete energy levels to the collective (plasma) degrees of freedom, which are unexcited or "frozen out" if the thermal energy is small with respect to the spacing of these discrete levels, and whose number s furthermore depends on the temperature and density. Thus one obtains a system with an effective number of degrees of freedom, N-s, which increases as the temperature increases or the density decreases. This is taken heuristically as the feature underlying the possibility for the transition.

Gideon Carmi

1968-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

460

On emergent complex behaviour, self-organised criticality and phase transitions in multi-agent systems: autonomy oriented computing (AOC) perspectives  

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In a Multi-Agent System (MAS), there usually exist system-level goals that agents are collectively trying to attain. Generally speaking, the local behaviours and performances of individual agents directly determine which global characteristics of an MAS, for example, the global performance and/or patterns, will emerge and how the system-level goals will be attained. In most cases, such a localâ??global relationship is neither obvious nor straightforward. In this paper, we will address several issues on modelling emergent complex behaviours in MAS. In particular, we will focus on the localâ??global relationship in a Self-Organising MAS (SOMAS), and discuss the phenomena of Self-Organised Criticality (SOC) and phase transition in SOMAS.

Jiming Liu; Bingcheng Hu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

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

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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.

462

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

463

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.

464

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

465

A tight-binding potential for atomistic simulations of carbon interacting with transition metals: Application to the Ni-C system  

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for transition metals, carbon, and transition metal carbides, which has been optimized through a systematicA tight-binding potential for atomistic simulations of carbon interacting with transition metals of the transition metal, is used to obtain a transferable tight-binding model of the carbon-carbon, metal-metal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

466

Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Island Energy Playbook provides an action-oriented guide to successfully initiating, planning, and completing a transition to an energy system that primarily relies on local resources to eliminate a dependence on one or two imported fuels. It is intended to serve as a readily available framework that any community can adapt to organize its own energy transition effort.

467

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

468

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

469

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

470

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

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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

471

Predicting the Yields of Photometric Surveys for Transiting Planets  

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Observing extrasolar planetary transits is one of the only ways that we may infer the masses and radii of planets outside the Solar System. As such, the detections made by photometric transit surveys are one of the only foreseeable ways that the areas of planetary interiors, system dynamics, migration, and formation will acquire more data. Predicting the yields of these surveys therefore serves as a useful statistical tool. Predictions allows us to check the efficiency of transit surveys (``are we detecting all that we should?'') and to test our understanding of the relevant astrophysics (``what parameters affect predictions?''). Furthermore, just the raw numbers of how many planets will be detected by a survey can be interesting in its own right. Here, we look at two different approaches to modeling predictions (forward and backward), and examine three different transit surveys (TrES, XO, and Kepler). In all cases, making predictions provides valuable insight into both extrasolar planets and the surveys themselves, but this must be tempered by an appreciation of the uncertainties in the statistical cut-offs used by the transit surveys.

Thomas G. Beatty

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

473

Nanoscience to nanotechnology to manufacturing transition  

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The primary focus of this review is on the transition of nanoscience to nanotechnology to manufacturing, specifically related to nanostructuring of materials for next-generation systems having superior performance. We start with the discussion of intrinsic advantages of nanoscale materials and systematic approach for transition into systems. As the feature (grain) size of solid-state materials decreases, the defect content reduces and below a critical size material can be defect-free. Since these critical sizes for most materials lie in 5-100 nm, there is a fundamental advantage and an unprecedented opportunity to realise the property of a perfect material. Along with this opportunity, there is a major challenge with respect to the large fraction of atoms at the interfaces, which must be engineered to realise the advantages of nanotechnology-based systems. We specifically address nanosystems based upon nanodots and nanolayered materials synthesised by thin film deposition techniques, where recurring themes include nanostructuring of materials to improve performance; thin film epitaxy across the misfit scale for orientation controls; control of defects, interfaces and strains; and integration of nanoscale devices with (100) silicon based microelectronics and nanoelectronics. The systems of interest are based upon strong novel structural materials, nanomagnetics for information storage, nanostructured or Nano Pocket LEDs, variety of smart structures based upon vanadium oxide and novel perovskites integrated with Si(100), and nanotechnology based solutions to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce environmental pollution.

Jagdish Narayan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

TRANSITION DE MOTT METAL-INSULATOR TRANSITIONS  

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predominantly non-trivalent ions favor the metallicstate. I. Introduction. -Transition metal oxides form a class that such a transition would be dis- continuous as a function of volume [8], and he later proposed a phase diagramTRANSITION DE MOTT METAL-INSULATOR TRANSITIONS IN TRANSITION METAL OXIDES by D. B. McWHAN, A. MENTH

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Can xenon in water inhibit ice growth? Molecular dynamics of phase transitions in water$-$Xe system  

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Motivated by recent experiments showing the promise of noble gases as cryoprotectants, we perform molecular dynamics modeling of phase transitions in water with xenon under cooling. We study the structure and dynamics of xenon water solution as a function of temperature. Homogeneous nucleation of clathrate hydrate phase is observed and characterized. As the temperature is further reduced we observe hints of dissociation of clathrate due to stronger hydrophobic hydration, pointing towards a possible instability of clathrate at cryogenic temperatures and conversion to an amorphous phase comprised of "xenon + hydration shell" Xe$\\cdot$(H$_{2}$O)$_{21.5}$ clusters. Simulations of ice$-$xenon solution interface in equilibrium and during ice growth reveal the effects of xenon on the ice$-$liquid interface, where adsorbed xenon causes roughening of ice surface but does not preferentially form clathrate. These results provide evidence against the ice-blocker mechanism of xenon cryoprotection.

Vasilii I. Artyukhov; Alexander Yu. Pulver; Alex Peregudov; Igor Artyuhov

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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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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

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell...  

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(AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results This...

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President Obama Announces $3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to  

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$3.4 Billion Investment to Spur $3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to Smart Energy Grid President Obama Announces $3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to Smart Energy Grid October 27, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis ARCADIA, FLORIDA - Speaking at Florida Power and Light's (FPL) DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Barack Obama today announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. history, funding a broad range of technologies that will spur the nation's transition to a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. The end result will promote energy-saving choices for consumers, increase efficiency, and foster the growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. The $3.4 billion in grant awards are part of the American Reinvestment and

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Density of defects and the scaling law of the entanglement entropy in quantum phase transition of one-dimensional spin systems induced by a quench  

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We have studied quantum phase transition induced by a quench in different one-dimensional spin systems. Our analysis is based on the dynamical mechanism which envisages nonadiabaticity in the vicinity of the critical point. This causes spin fluctuation which leads to the random fluctuation of the Berry phase factor acquired by a spin state when the ground state of the system evolves in a closed path. The two-point correlation of this phase factor is associated with the probability of the formation of defects. In this framework, we have estimated the density of defects produced in several one-dimensional spin chains. At the critical region, the entanglement entropy of a block of L spins with the rest of the system is also estimated which is found to increase logarithmically with L. The dependence on the quench time puts a constraint on the block size L. It is also pointed out that the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick model in point-splitting regularized form appears as a combination of the XXX model and Ising model with magnetic field in the negative z axis. This unveils the underlying conformal symmetry at criticality which is lost in the sharp point limit. Our analysis shows that the density of defects as well as the scaling behavior of the entanglement entropy follows a universal behavior in all these systems.

Basu, Banasri; Bandyopadhyay, Pratul; Majumdar, Priyadarshi [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700 108 (India); Jyotinagar Bidyasree Niketan H.S. School, 41 Jyotinagar, Kolkata 700 108 (India)

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SCATTERING BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES  

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SCATTERING BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITIONAL SHOCK WAVES Kevin R. Zumbrun Bradley J. Plohr Dan Marchesin September, 1991 Abstract. We study the stability and asymptotic behavior of transitional shock waves as solutions of a parabolic system of conservation laws. In contrast to classical shock waves, transitional

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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Transition dynamics between the multiple steady states in natural ventilation systems : from theories to applications in optimal controls  

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In this study, we investigated the multiple steady state behavior, an important observation in numerical and experimental studies in natural ventilation systems. The-oretical models are developed and their applications in ...

Yuan, Jinchao

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blue Dots Team Transits Working Group Review  

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Transiting planet systems offer an unique opportunity to observationally constrain proposed models of the interiors (radius, composition) and atmospheres (chemistry, dynamics) of extrasolar planets. The spectacular successes of ground-based transit surveys (more than 60 transiting systems known to-date) and the host of multi-wavelength, spectro-photometric follow-up studies, carried out in particular by HST and Spitzer, have paved the way to the next generation of transit search projects, which are currently ongoing (CoRoT, Kepler), or planned. The possibility of detecting and characterizing transiting Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone of their parent stars appears tantalizingly close. In this contribution we briefly review the power of the transit technique for characterization of extrasolar planets, summarize the state of the art of both ground-based and space-borne transit search programs, and illustrate how the science of planetary transits fits within the Blue Dots perspective.

Sozzetti, A; Alonso, R; Blank, D L; Catala, C; Deeg, H; Grenfell, J L; Hellier, C; Latham, D W; Minniti, D; Pont, F; Rauer, H

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THE TRANSIT LIGHT CURVE PROJECT. XIII. SIXTEEN TRANSITS OF THE SUPER-EARTH GJ 1214b  

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We present optical photometry of 16 transits of the super-Earth GJ 1214b, allowing us to refine the system parameters and search for additional planets via transit timing. Starspot-crossing events are detected in two light ...

Carter, Joshua Adam

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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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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

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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  

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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

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Patient and provider perspectives on quality and health system effectiveness in a transition economy: Evidence from Ukraine  

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Abstract Facing a severe population health crisis due to noncommunicable diseases, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries have a pressing need for more effective health systems. Policies to enhance health system effectiveness should consider the perspectives of different stakeholder groups, including providers as well as patients. In addition, policies that directly target the quality of clinical care should be based on objective performance measures. In 2009 and 2010 we conducted a coordinated series of household and facility-level surveys to capture the perspectives of Ukrainian household members, outpatient clinic patients, and physicians regarding the country's health system overall, as well as the quality, access, and affordability of health care. We objectively measured the quality of care for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using CPV® vignettes. There was broad agreement among household respondents (79%) and physicians (95%) that Ukraine's health system should be reformed. CPV® results indicate that the quality of care for common noncommunicable diseases is poor in all regions of the country and in hospitals as well as polyclinics. However, perspectives about the quality of care differ, with household respondents seeing quality as a serious concern, clinic patients having more positive perceptions, and physicians not viewing quality as a reform priority. All stakeholder groups viewed affordability as a problem. These findings have several implications for policies to enhance health system effectiveness. The shared desire for health system reform among all stakeholder groups provides a basis for action in Ukraine. Improving quality, strengthening primary care, and enhancing affordability should be major goals of new health policies. Policies to improve quality directly, such as pay-for-performance, would be mutually reinforcing with purchasing reforms such as transparent payment mechanisms. Such policies would align the incentives of physicians with the desires of the population they serve.

J. Luck; J.W. Peabody; L.M. DeMaria; C.S. Alvarado; R. Menon

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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GPS-based slope monitoring systems and their applications in transition mining from open-pit to underground  

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Combining methods of open-pit and underground mining can yield maximum economic outcomes, while they may also cause large-scaled geological hazards, such as landslides. Failure to prevent landslides in mining areas could result in losses and damages to equipment, surrounding environments, and even human lives. In this paper, we report the application of global positioning system (GPS) for monitoring the Anjialing Coal Mine, the first mine in China that employs the combining methods of open-pit and underground mining. Mine slopes with different inclined angles were monitored and precise data of ground movements were obtained. Mathematic modelling of the subsidence rate over time has successfully detected the occurrence of terminal subsidence rate and a corresponding a landslide. The equipment and persons involved were evacuated and kept safe before the medium landslide occurred. In conclusion, the GPS monitoring system is proved to be effective in mitigating the geological hazards in mining areas.

Gang Chen; Xingwen Cheng; Weitao Chen; Xianju Li; Liangbiao Chen

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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.

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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

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Recipient: Lay of Salt Lake ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS NEPA COMPLIANCE FORM  

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2 2 Recipient: Lay of Salt Lake ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS NEPA COMPLIANCE FORM Activities Determination/ Categorical Exclusion Reviewer's Specific Instructions and Rationale (Restrictions and Allowable Activity) Energy Efficiency Policy Development and Planning A9, All None. Energy Efficiency Outreach and Education A9, All None. Salt Lake City Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund B5.1 Eligible projects under this activity include lighting equipment upgrades; building control systems; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment upgrades and/or control systems; and building envelope upgrades. *There are no renewable energy systems associated with this CX. Salt Lake City Traffic Signal Management B5.1 None. Salt Lake City Bicycle Transit Center

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Spectral diffusion of molecular electronic transitions in amorphous solids: Weak and strong two-level-system phonon coupling  

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The two-level-system (TLS) model of glasses is used with nonphenomenological TLS distribution functions [R. Jankowiak [ital et] [ital al]., J. Phys. Chem. 90, 3896 (1986)] to account for the time-dependent spectral-diffusion data for cresyl violet and zinc porphin in ethanol glasses at low temperatures [K. A. Littau and M. D. Fayer, Chem. Phys. Lett. 176, 551 (1991); H. C. Meijers and D. A. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 381 (1992)]. The two distributions of faster and slower TLS relaxation rates required to fit the data are characterized for both weak and strong TLS-phonon coupling. Comparison of the values obtained for the TLS parameters with those determined earlier for specific heat, thermal conductivity, pure dephasing, and spontaneous filling of nonphotochemical holes establishes that the faster and slower distributions are associated with intrinsic and extrinsic TLS. The pronounced effects of strong coupling on the TLS relaxation-rate distributions are discussed.

Jankowiak, R.; Small, G.J. (Department of Chemistry and Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States))

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