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    • Absorption Heat Pumping- Have You Tried It? 

      Davis, R. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      The concept of a thermal powered absorption heat pump is not a new or revolutionary idea. It has been successfully demonstrated in the lab and prototypes have been installed in the field. Units have been successfully applied ...
    • Adoption of No-till Agriculture: The Role of Information, Technology Perception, and Farmer Characteristics in the Ashanti Region of Ghana 

      Dykstra, Alise (2015-08-04)
      In recent years, there has been growing concern about soil productivity and environmental implications of conventional agriculture, especially tillage practices. This has led to the promotion of conservation agriculture ...
    • An Explanation for Beta's Mean-reversion 

      Bodkin, Connor Matthew (2013-09-26)
      This study aims to improve upon the CAPM by showing that the beta risk value of a stock is mean reverting and this mean reverting tendency is caused by firms' growth. Ninety stocks categorized into three sets (small ...
    • The Chemical Engineer's Role in Economic Recovery 

      Felch, D. E.; Stine, L. O.; Vickers, A. G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Chemical engineers must lead industry to a clearer view of the thermodynamic potential of existing plants and more realistic expectations for emerging new technologies. ...
    • Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Boiler Project 

      Farbstein, S. B.; Moreland, T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The project to build a PYROFLOW circulating fluidized bed combustion (FBC) boiler at the BFGoodrich Chemical Plant at Henry, Illinois, is described. This project is being partially funded by Illinois to demonstrate the ...
    • Coal-Oil Mixtures - A U. S. State of the Art Review 

      Kapp, G. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Since the successful Coal-Oil Mixture tests carried out by G-M from 1975 to 1977, COM is rapidly maturing into a commercially available alternative fuel which is presently being produced and combusted by various companies ...
    • Design and Economic Evaluation of Thermionic Cogeneration in a Chlorine-Caustic Plant 

      Miskolezy, G.; Morgan, D.; Turner, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      The study shows that it is feasible to equip a chlorine-caustic plant with thermionic cogeneration. Thermionic combustors replace the existing burners of the boilers used to raise steam for the evaporators, and are capable ...
    • Design Considerations for Large Industrial Cogeneration Systems 

      Kovacik, J. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Cogeneration systems have been contributing to the profitability of many industrial plants for years. However, with the renewed interest in energy and conservation as the cornerstone of the National Energy Act, it is ...
    • Distributed Wind - Economical, Clean Energy for Industrial Facilities 

      Trapanese, A.; James, F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Distributed wind energy works for industrial clients. Corporations and other organizations are choosing to add Distributed Wind energy to their corporate goals for a numerous reasons: economic, environmental, marketing, ...
    • Economic and Technical Tradeoffs Between Open and Closed Cycle Vapor Compression Evaporators 

      Timm, M. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Evaporators are used extensively in the chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and related industries. Mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) evaporators are a type using an open heat pump cycle with steam as the ...
    • Economic Essays on Water Resources Management of the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley 

      Leidner, Andrew (2012-07-16)
      The study area for this dissertation is the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley). The overarching theme is water and includes regional water management, water management institutions, and water supply decision-making as ...
    • An economic exploration of prevention versus response in animal related bioterrorism decision making 

      Elbakidze, Levan (Texas A&M University, 2006-04-12)
      Animal disease outbreaks either through deliberate terroristic act or accidental introductions present a serious economic problem. This work concentrates on the economics of choosing strategies to mitigate possible ...
    • Economics of Energy Metering 

      Duncan, J. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Over the past 10 years energy costs at Union Carbide's Texas City Plant have risen tremendously. Most of this increase can be related to the rapid escalation in fuel prices. Because of the large cost increases and impact ...
    • The Economics of Oxygen Enriched Air Production Via Membranes 

      Gollan, A.; Kleper, M. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Oxygen enriched air combustion is a recognized approach to energy conservation. Conventional methods of producing oxygen enriched air: Pressure Swing Adsorption and Cryogenics, are energy-intensive and expensive. In this ...
    • The Economics of Steam Electric Generation 

      Ophaug, R. A.; Birget, C. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      The economics of combining steam and electric generation for companies requiring both steam and electric services develop a challenge which few engineers and economists can realize. This paper outlines the general approach ...
    • Economics of Steam Pressure Reduction 

      Sylva, D. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Economics of Steam Pressure Reduction is a technical paper that addresses the operating and economic advantages associated with the program to lower the steam operating pressure. Evaluation of a testing program will be ...
    • Energy Conservation Options in Distillation Processes 

      Harris, G. E.; Hearn, W. R.; Blythe, G. M.; Stuart, J. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      This paper summarizes the results of a survey of energy conservation options applicable to distillation processes. Over twenty such options were identified, and eight of these were selected for detailed presentation. These ...
    • Energy Conservation Through Use of Boiler Economizers (Economic and Practical Considerations) 

      Roethe, L. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      One of the most productive means of obtaining conservation of energy lies in the improvement of the fuel-to-steam efficiency of high pressure steam generating boilers. Boilers operating at steam pressures of 100 psig and ...
    • Energy Recovery System for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units 

      Wen, H.; Lou, S. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      This paper describes the power and heat recovery processes and equipment for modern fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units made possible by improvements in catalyst fines removal technology and the availability of erosion ...
    • 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, ...