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    • An Energy Self-Sufficient Sawmill 

      Juchymenko, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      This paper investigates the feasibility of converting sawmill wood by-products (biomass) into useful and marketable energy forms such as low pressure steam and electricity. It is based on the principle of energy cascading, ...
    • Essays on the Market for Corporate Control 

      Kim, Hyunjung (2011-02-22)
      This dissertation examines the relative importance of the information effect on corporate takeover in total takeover gains. It develops the measure of information effect based on the residual income valuation model with ...
    • An Evaluation of Low-BTU Gas from Coal as an Alternate Fuel for Process Heaters 

      Nebeker, C. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      As the price gap between oil and natural gas and coal continues to widen, Monsanto has carefully searched out and examined opportunities to convert fuel use to coal. Preliminary studies indicate that the low-btu gas produced ...
    • Financing smallholder agribusiness in Zambia: an economic analysis of the ZATAC model 

      Mwanamambo, Brian Namushi (2009-05-15)
      This study investigates the case of a Zambian institution providing credit for smallholder agribusiness commercialization and compares this lender’s model with the major microfinance institutions, to identify specific ...
    • Gasohol - Where We Are Today 

      McCammon, W. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      With the advent of the crude oil price increases, associated with the Middle East crisis, many countries, particularly Brazil, began producing ethanol for the use as fuel in mixture with gasoline. In the United States, ...
    • Heat Pump Strategies and Payoffs 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      After evaluating numerous waste heat sources and heat pump designs for energy recovery, we have become aware that a great deal of confusion exists about the economics of heat pumps. The purpose of this article is to present ...
    • Heat Transfer Enhancement: Second Generation Technology 

      Bergles, A. E.; Webb, R. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      This paper reviews current activity in the field of enhanced heat transfer, with the aim of illustrating the technology and typical applications. Guidelines for application of enhanced surfaces are given, and practical ...
    • Hybrid Heat Pump Design and Application 

      Wagner, J. R.; Koebberman, W. F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      The Hybrid Heat Pump (HHP) converts industrial waste heat into process steam. Waste heat at temperatures as low as approximately 200°F can be used. Steam output covers a range between 12,000 Ib/h and 50,000 Ib/h, depending ...
    • The impact of charter schools in Texas 

      Booker, Toby Kevin (2009-06-02)
      This dissertation examines the effects of charter schools in Texas, using data from the Texas Education Agency for 190 charter schools and over 60,000 charter students. In Chapter II we examine charter effect test score ...
    • Industrial Cogeneration Application 

      Mozzo, M. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Cogeneration is the sequential use of a single fuel source to generate electrical and thermal energy. It is not a new technology but an old, proven one whose interest has been reawakened. American Standard has had ...
    • Industrial Heat Pumps--Types and Costs 

      Chappell, R. N.; Bliem, C. J.; Mills, J. I.; Demuth, O. J.; Plaster, D. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Many potentially beneficial applications for industrial heat pumps are not being pursued because of confusion regarding both energy savings and economics. Part of this confusion stems from the variety of heat pumps available ...
    • Industrial Heat Recovery with Organic Rankine Cycles 

      Hnat, J. G.; Patten, J. S.; Cutting, J. C.; Bartone, L. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Rising energy costs are encouraging energy intensive industries to investigate alternative means of waste heat recovery from process streams. The use of organic fluids in Rankine cycles offers improved potential for ...
    • Industrial Utilization of Coal-Oil Mixtures 

      Dunn, J. E.; Hawkins, G. T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Coal-oil mixtures (COM) are receiving increasing interest as economical alternatives to residual fuel oil and natural gas used in heavy industrial and utility applications. Four basic approaches are currently employed in ...
    • Low Level Heat Recovery Technology 

      O'Brien, W. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      With today's high fuel prices, energy conservation projects to utilize low level waste heat have become more attractive. Exxon Chemical Company Central Engineering has been developing guidelines and assessing the potential ...
    • Obstacles and Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers in Today's CHP Marketplace 

      Chittum, A.; Kaufman, N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Combined heat and power (CHP), which can offer tremendous efficiency benefits to industrial facilities around the country, continues to be viewed as a long-term efficiency opportunity. However, the high up-front cost of ...
    • Optimum Design of Coal Gasification Plants 

      Pohani, B. P.; Ray, H. P.; Wen, H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      This paper deals with the optimum design of heat recovery systems using the Texaco Coal Gasification Process (TCGP). TCGP uses an entrained type gasifier and produces hot gases at approximately 2500oF with high heat flux. ...
    • The Organic Rankine Cycle System, Its Application to Extract Energy From Low Temperature Waste Heat 

      Sawyer, R. H.; Ichikawa, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      The conservation of energy by its recovery from low temperature waste heat is of increasing importance in today's world energy crisis. The Organic Rankine Cycle is a cost efficient and proven method of converting low ...
    • Proper Design Saves Energy for Molecular Sieve Dehydration Systems 

      Barrow, J. A.; Veldman, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The molecular sieve system is a significant energy user in the cryogenic gas plant. Designing and operating the system properly can save thousands of dollars in fuel each year. A poorly designed energy saving system can ...
    • Rebound Effect in Energy Efficient Appliance Adopting Households 

      Glenn, Jacob Matthew (2014-12-10)
      This paper uses data from smart meter technology to estimate the occurrence of energy rebound, a “substitution” and “income’ effect where the price-per-use of an appliance falls relative to its energy efficiency. This ...