thermal energy Articles

  • Ocean Thermal Energy and Water Production

    Introduction The scarcity of potable water is a growing problem worldwide, particularly in arid regions and among developing countries. Compounding this problem is the increasing contamination of freshwater sources, which comprise only about 2.5% of all water on Earth. Of this small portion, only 0.5% of the total fresh water available is found in easily accessible sources such as ...

  • CO2 mitigation with thermal energy storage

    Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provides us with a flexible heating and/or cooling tool to combat global warming through conserving energy while utilising natural renewable energy resources. This paper aims to show how CO2 emissions can be decreased by utilising different TES concepts in Turkey. The first project is for the heating and cooling of a supermarket using Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Radiation exergy: the case of thermal and nuclear energy

    This study presents several methods to evaluate the exergy of thermal and nuclear radiation. First, a general treatment is developed for the thermal radiation exergy flux. Second, the exergy of thermal radiation is derived from a simple, general, original thermodynamic argument. Third, the state of the art concerning the accurate upper bounds for the conversion efficiency of thermal radiation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hardware Solutions to Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy

    Why Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy? Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys! ...


    By DEXMA

  • Thermal Energy International Raises The Bar On Thermal Efficiency At Stand H41 At Energy Solutions Expo

    Thermal Energy International Inc. (TEI) will be exhibiting its range of awarding winning energy efficiency products at stand H41 at the Energy Solutions Expo at Olympia, London on the 11th and 12th October.  TEI’s products include its GEM venturi orifice steam traps and its flue gas condensing heat recovery ...

  • Durisol Transformer Thermal barriers

    Armtec is proud to have built the first Durisol transformer thermal barrier in Western Canada and continue the tradition of offering innovative solutions at the best value to our customers. In 2011, Yukon Energy built a new172km long, 138kV transmission line from Carmacks to Stewart Crossing in the central Yukon Territory with the goal of connecting their northern and southern grids. Having one ...


    By Armtec

  • Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: peace for our children

    Two centuries ago, U.S. President John Adams advised us of the importance of observing our world with clear eyes, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes and passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Though there are some facts we all would rather not face, one of those unpleasant truths is that there are places in the world where the need for ...

  • Thermal characteristics in latent heat energy storage system using paraffin wax

    An energy storage system has been designed to study the heat transfer characteristics of paraffin wax during melting and solidification processes in a vertical annulus energy storage system. In the experimental study, three important issues are focussed. The first one is temperature distribution in the phase change material (PCM) during the phase change processes. The second one is the thermal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

    Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, which generates clean energy and potable water. ...

  • Energy and exergy metrics analyses of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal air collector

    This paper presents the Energy Pay Back Time (EPBT) of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal (HPVT) air collector based on exergy analysis for composite climate of New Delhi. The exergy metrics namely Electricity Production Factor and Life Cycle Conversion Efficiency in addition to EPBT have also been evaluated by using exergetic output. It has been observed that EPBT of HPVT air collector without balance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Do Stratified Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Work?

    The world is facing two headaches in regards to energy development: new sources of energy and innovation of affordable and efficient energy storage systems. Energy wastage is a chief concern and the solutions provided by stratified thermal energy storage systems give a massive boost to cost saving measures. At ARANER, we are constantly innovating and looking for the solutions that will ...


    By ARANER

  • CSP Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

    The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest. However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with a combined total of 1312MW. The five plants in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Economics of tiny thermal power plants

    Thermal power plants is the main source of energy and electricity in India and almost all countries of the world. Most of the giant thermal power plants have capacity of 500MW to 1000 MW. Investment in such giant thermal power plants is Rs 100 million per MW including transmission lines and distribution lines. ( 60 rupees = 1 US$, MW=1000KW). So 1000MW thermal power plant costs Rs 100 million/MW ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Thermal energy international’s gem traps provide 9.4% energy savings at Servizi Ospedalieri, Italy

    Leading industrial laundry, Servizi Ospedalieri, is fulfilling its environmental pledge of reducing energy usage by installing the award winning GEM venturi orifice traps from Thermal Energy International.   Trialled through Thermal Energy International’s Italian agent, Nuova Folati, at Servizi Ospedalieri’s plant in Porto Garibaldi, the laundry’s independent, ...

  • Solar exergy maps for photovoltaic/thermal systems

    In this paper, the thermal and electrical exergies and the exergy destructions are calculated for a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) system based on solar exergy rates for some Indian climates namely Bangalore, Jodhpur, Mumbai, New Delhi and Srinagar for a year and for different US climates namely Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Portland, San Antonio, San Francisco, Tucson and Tulsa for January, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Thermal System: Benefits Vs Problems?

    Solar thermal systems are the latest green renewable technology that derives energy from the sun to produce heat. This heat is then transferred to warm water for utilization or regulates temperatures within households, offices and even industries. Varying qualities of equipment results in variation of performance in terms of efficiency and quantity of energy being wasted depending upon quality. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Get more Bang for your Buck with Solar Thermal!

    The relative efficiency of renewable energy technologies – i.e. their ability to transform solar or wind energy into electricity and heat – is a key element in calculating the likely effectiveness and expected ROI of renewable installations. Recently published research shows that solar thermal technology is more efficient than any other renewable system. According to the latest ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Biomass fired thermal oil heater case study

    This 12 MWth output Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in December 2006. The system has a capacity of 12 MW thermal output producing up to 10MWth of 300°C 10 Barg pressure hot oil, up to 10 tonnes per hour of steam and 2 MWth of 200°C hot air. This is all achieved from one grate heating three separate heat exchanges. The ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

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