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    • Application of Electrotechnologies - EPRI's Program 

      Harry, I. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      The past year was one of significant progress in the Industrial Electrification Program. The Electrification Studies (i.e., process profiles) have been essentially completed. Work associated with developing these process ...
    • Biological Solutions to Industrial Energy Reduction 

      Fox, J. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      Recent developments in molecular biology make the application of biology, mostly at the enzyme level, to industrial processes economically advantageous. Recombinant DNA technologies permit the synthesis of large quantities ...
    • Biphase Turbine Tests on Process Fluids 

      Helgeson, N. L.; Maddox, J. P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      The Biphase turbine is a device for effectively producing shaft power from two-phase (liquid and gas) pressure let-downs and for separating the resulting phases. No other device is currently available for simultaneously ...
    • Case Study of Two Alternative Energy Management Systems 

      Wagner, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Energy Management systems (EMS) have become increasingly popular for reducing energy consumption at commercial and industrial facilities. This paper documents the installation of his equipment in two buildings, one using ...
    • Circulating Fluid Bed Combustor 

      Fraley, L. D.; Do, L. N.; Hsiao, K. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      The circulating bed combustor represents an alternative concept of burning coal in fluid bed technology, which offers distinct advantages over both the current conventional fluidized bed combustion system and the pulverized ...
    • Cogeneration: The Need for Utility-Industry Cooperation 

      Limaye, D. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Cogeneration is receiving increasing attention because of its potential for efficient utilization of energy. Many recent cogeneration studies, however, have concentrated on the benefits and costs of cogeneration to industry, ...
    • Commercialization of Industrialized Absorption Heat Pumps in the US 

      Pettigrew, M. G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      The recovery of waste heat through absorption heat pumping is quite appealing to U.S. industry. However, although this technology has been successfully applied in Europe and Japan, a cautious atmosphere will continue ...
    • Compact Ceramic Heat Exchangers for Corrosive Waste Gas Applications 

      Laws, W. R.; Reed, G. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      The development of large ceramic heat exchangers is described and performance data given for units installed on steel industry soaking pits in the U.K. Operational experience since 1973 confirms that ceramic heat exchangers ...
    • Cutting Industrial Solar System Costs in Half 

      Niess, R. C.; Weinstein, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      While there are technical, social, environmental and institutional barriers to the widespread use of solar systems, the principle barrier is economic. For commercial and industrial firms to turn to this alternate energy ...
    • Diverse Applications of Pinch Technology Within the Process Industries 

      Spriggs, H. D.; Ashton, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Within the past few years, pinch technology has revolutionised the way engineers design and retrofit processes. The technology offers a new approach to process integration based on the application of the pinch ...
    • Gas Turbines Increase the Energy Efficiency of Industrial Processes 

      Banchik, I. N.; Bohannan, W. R.; Stork, K.; McGovern, L. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      It is a well known fact that the gas turbine in a combined cycle has a higher inherent Carnot efficiency than the steam cycle which has been more generally accepted by industry. Unlike steam turbines, gas turbines do not ...
    • Industrial and Commercial Heat Pump Applications in the United States 

      Niess, R. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      The energy crisis of 1973 accelerated the development of large-scale heat pumps in the United States. Since that time, the commercial, institutional, and industrial applications of heat pumps for waste heat recovery ...
    • Industrial Potential for Substitution of Electricity for Oil and Natural Gas 

      Reynolds, S. D.; Gardner, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      The prospect of natural gas decontrol as well as uncertainties of gas and other fuel supplies have aroused interest in electric processes among industrial officials. Where there is ample electric power supply at reasonable ...
    • Micro Computers: An Industrial Energy Conservation Tool 

      Harriz, J. T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The development and use of Microcomputer software for energy related calculations is described. Specific examples discussed will be the calculation of fuel combustion characteristics, combustion efficiency, and heat exchanger ...
    • Planning a Commercial Fuel Cell Installation 

      Bowden, J. R.; May, G. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Fuel cell power plants represent a unique opportunity for industrial users to combine on-site electricity generation and heat recovery with high efficiencies and no significant environmental releases. Thus in ...
    • Retrofit Installations of Adjustable Speed Drives to Conserve Energy at Industrial Facilities 

      Porcaro, C. R.; Galstaun, L. S.; Holmes, M. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      This paper is a progress report on a study funded by the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI). The purpose of the study is to identify and analyze existing installations that appear to offer opportunities for energy ...
    • The Role of Thermal Energy Storage in Industrial Energy Conservation 

      Duscha, R. A.; Masica, W. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Thermal Energy Storage for Industrial Applications is a major thrust of the Department of Energy's Thermal Energy Storage Program. Utilizing Thermal Energy Storage (TES) with process or reject heat recovery systems has ...
    • State of Industrial Fluidized Bed Combustion 

      Mesko, J. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      A new combustion technique has been developed in the last decade that permits the burning of low quality coal, lignite and other fuels, while maintaining stack emissions within State and Federal limits. Low quality fuels ...
    • Supercritical Fluid Extraction 

      Johnston, K. P.; Flarsheim, W. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      In supercritical fluid extraction, many options are available for achieving and controlling the desired selectivity, which is extremely sensitive to variations in pressure, temperature, and choice of solvent. The ability ...
    • Supercritical Fluid Extraction Applications in the Process Industries 

      Lahiere, R. J.; Fair, J. R.; Humphrey, J. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), a separations technique, has recently attracted the attention of the process industries. SFE is based on the observation that a fluid exhibits enhanced solvating ability when ...