waste-derived fuel test Articles

  • Leak tightness testing system for nuclear fuel assemblies in wet conditions of interim spent fuel storage

    The Slovak wet Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility in the Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear power plant was built and put in operation in 1986. Since 1999, leak tests of VVER-440 fuel assemblies have been provided by the special leak tightness detection system 'Sipping in Pool' delivered by the Framatome-anp facility, with external heating for the precise detection of active specimens. Although this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Exergy evaluation of emitted waste gas and fuel consumption in food delivery process

    Food delivery from restaurants and fast food shops by motorbikes is one of the major modes of its distribution. We aim to investigate the environmental impact of food delivery process by motorbikes. The environmental impact was described from the viewpoint of waste gas emission and emission exergy. A university campus was selected as the test site. We extracted the number of food delivery, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • City of Iqaluit to Test MAGS Technology

    aluit will be the site for a new waste management pilot project in Nunavut, testing a micro auto gasification system or MAGS. The system will thermally decompose solid waste and oils, reducing the garbage to eight per cent of its original volume. The process creates thermal energy that will be used to heat nearby buildings, and gas that will be ...

  • Nuclear Industry Testing of PetroZorb Application

    The article describes application of PetroZorb microporous sorbent for application to the removal and disposal of radioactive liquids in the nuclear industry.  The material removes the presence of liquid, enabling the waste to be transported as a solid, and reduces the radioactive vapors to an acceptable level. Previous to this ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

  • Anode and cathode materials characterization for a microbial fuel cell in half cell configuration

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are novel bioelectrochemical devices for spontaneous conversion of biomass into electricity through the metabolic activity of the bacteria. Microbial production of electricity may become an important source of bioenergy in future because MFCs offer the possibility of extracting electric current from a wide range of soluble or dissolved complex organic wastes and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Maxsys Fuel System generates 6% savings on Gas Fired Steam Raising Boilers at Mondi Packaging

    Mondi is one of the world’s leading international paper and packaging groups with a substantial global presence, employing 34,000 people at 112 sites across 34 different countries. The company is continually striving for a consistent high level of improvement in environmental performance in all its operations, making efficient use of raw materials and energy, while focusing on innovation ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Combustion and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel having varying palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid in their fuel composition

    The present work discusses the performance and emission characteristics of blends of vegetable oil esters with varying saturated fatty acid composition tested on a stationary direct injection compression ignition engine. Saturated fatty acids are long-chain carboxylic acids that usually have between 8 and 24 carbon atoms and have no double bonds. The unsaturated fatty acids resemble saturated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bioenergy and charcoal production: an alternative option for disposal of combustible municipal wastes

    This project explored the possibility of using a CSIRO process to convert green waste (70,000 T/yr) to bioenergy. Tests conducted using CSIRO fluidised bed technique show that these wastes can be successfully converted to charcoal, and that this charcoal is very suitable for use as cooking fuels. The charcoal recovery rates achieved are also acceptable for commercial production and use as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils

    The development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils as feedstock is presented. A biodiesel batch reactor was fabricated using locally sourced materials. Three different transesterification reactions were performed on the feedstocks using the fabricated reactor. The reaction temperature and time were varied for the fresh and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine using preheated Kusum oil and Kusum diesel blend

    Rapidly depleting conventional petroleum resources have prompted research for alternative fuels. Among various possible options for internal combustion engines, fuels derived from triglycerides (vegetable oils/animal fats) are a promising substitute for diesel fuel. Vegetable oils pose some detrimental characteristics like high viscosity and low volatility compared to diesel fuel. In the present ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A nodal formulation method relating assembly power and reactivity for a boiling water reactor

    A second-order nodal method is derived for the one and a half-group version of neutron diffusion theory in X-Y geometry. Based on the linear reactivity model, two reactivity relations are developed to treat fresh and depleted loading batches as a way to account for the spatial variation of moderator properties due to the substantial fraction of steam void present as well as the effect of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of Decreasing Heating Value on MSW Combustion

    Test runs in the TAMARA test facility to investigate the influence of decreasing lower heating value on the combustion of waste showed that the combustion quality could easily be kept constant at heating values exceeding 5 MJ/kg. The burnout of grate ashes and flue gas had slightly fallen off at lower heating values whereas the level of PCDD/F in the raw gas stayed constant in all tests. The ...


    By AquaConsoil

  • Cetane Number and Cetane Index

    This article summarises the findings of an Energy Institute (EI) sponsored Technical Development Project carried out by Cliff Lilley Consultancy, and outlines a review of the suitability of the current cetane index equation used in IP 380 Calculation of Cetane Index of middle distillates by the fourvariable equation (EN ISO 4264) (ASTM D 4737 procedure A**) for calculating Cetane Index (CI), to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Case study - Biogas desulfurization and siloxanes abatement

    MCFC project by CETAGUA (Mataró – Spain) Reducing the carbon footprint of our society is imperative. This can be achieved by capturing and confining anthropogenic CO2 emissions as well as by replacing fossil-based fuels with renewable or waste-derived fuels. MCFCs (Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells) are unique in being able to do both these things. Thanks to their operating ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Improvement of biohydrogen production and intensification of biogas formation

    H2 is considered as the ultimate cleanest energy carrier to be generated from renewable sources. This minireview intends to point out that in addition to this function, biologically produced hydrogen is important for environmental biotechnological applications. The purple sulphur phototrophic bacterium, Thiocapsa roseopersicina BBS contains several NiFe hydrogenases. These enzymes can be used ...


    By Springer

  • Wisconsin-Based Utility Expands Green Energy Portfolio

    JUST as a wise investor maintains a diverse investment portfolio, a successful utility needs to make certain that it has a diverse portfolio of generation sources,” says Bill Johnson, manager of Agricultural Compliance for Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Alliant's generation portfolio includes 434 megawatts of renewable energy - enough to power over 110,000 homes. “With ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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