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Geothermal Problem Solutions 1. A hot geothermal source has a hot water at 65C with a flow rate of 0.05 kg/s. Determine the flow rate of R-134a that can be boiled
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Nuclear Energy Figures
Coolant
Gas Gap Cladding
Fuel
Figure 1: Typical Nuclear Fuel Rod
Figure 2: Fuel Canister
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Thermal/Economics Practice Problems 1. A company has decided to air condition their manufacturing facility. They are trying to decide between an absorption refrige
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To: Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of Energy U.S. Department of Energy
From: Craig W. Somerton, Senior Partner Bnard and Somerton Engineering Date: April 18, 2005 Energy from Leaves
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Wind Energy Calculations Effect of Elevation on Wind Speed To calculate the wind speed at one height, if it is known at another height, we can use
r r h v
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Nuclear Energy Calculations Conversion of mass into energy E = mc2 Fission Fission of U-235 produces, on the average, 2.3 neutrons. Fission rate (fission pe
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Ocean Energy Calculations Wave Energy Conversion Assuming that the energy of a wave is in its potential energy, we can write the wave power as Wwave = sw g( z) wav
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Energy Production/Consumption Data Consumption - United States (1998)
1998 Consumption Quad BTU 1 36.57 21.84 21.62 7.16 3.60 0.32 Percent of Total Consumption 38.
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Ocean Energy Problem Solutions 1. It is proposed to build an OTEC system on Lake Superior where the summer time surface temperature is 64F and the deep water tempe
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Solar Energy Problem Solutions 1. A concentrated solar collector is used to heat air from 10C to 35C. If the collector area is 50 m2 and the concentrator efficienc
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Thermal/Economics Practice Problems 1. A company has decided to air condition their manufacturing facility. They are trying to decide between an absorption refrige
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Geothermal Problems 1. A hot geothermal source has a hot water at 65C with a flow rate of 0.05 kg/s. Determine the flow rate of R-134a that can be boiled by this s
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Examples of Bills from the 107th Congress on Alternative Energies S. 188 Purpose: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax credit for electrici
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Solar Energy Calculations Solar Radiation Extraterrestrial radiation is give by 360n G ext = G sc 1 + 0.33 cos 365 where n is the day of the year and GSC is solar
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Ocean Energy Conversion Figures Figure: OTEC Interaction Diagram
Ocean Surface (High Temperature Heat Reservoir) at TH
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Wnet
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Solar Energy Figures
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Hot Water Solar Collectors
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Convert Leaves to Synthesis Gas Energy Content
100 pounds of leaves = 7 gallons of gasoline
Syn Gas 40% Hydrogen Hydrogen for Fuel Cells Trillions of Tons of Leaves Re
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Basic Thermal Engineering Control Volume Energy Balance Two types of control volumes: Work Devices: turbines, pumps, compressors Heat Devices: boilers, condensers,
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Project 3 Design of an Oscillating Water Column Power System Due Friday, March 30, 2007 The U.S. Senate subcommittee on coastal energy resource
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Impact of Electricity Production on Public Health for Various Countries
Electricity Production vs. Public Health
140 Infant Mortality Male Life Expectancy
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Time Value of Money Functions Definitions A: Annual Cost or Value P: Present Cost or Value F: Future Cost or Value N: number of compound periods i: in
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Ocean Energy Problem 1. It is proposed to build an OTEC system on Lake Superior where the summer time surface temperature is 64F and the deep water temperature is
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Wind Energy Problems Solutions 1. A downtown city terrain is under consideration for a wind farm. At 15 meters the wind velocity is found to be 4.3 m/s. Dev
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Fuel Cell Calculations Reaction Equations Overall reaction for any hydrocarbon fuel reacting with oxygen in air (1)hydrocarbon fuel + (a)O2 + (a)(3.76)N2 (
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Solar Energy Problems 1. A concentrated solar collector is used to heat air from 10C to 35C. If the collector area is 50 m2 and the concentrator efficiency is 83%,
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Wind Energy Figures Table: Classes of Wind Power at Heights of 10 and 50 Meters Height of 10 m Height of 50 m Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Power Powe Speed Power Speed
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Fuel Cell Property Tables From: Cengel and Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006. Table Enthalpy of forma
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Geothermal Energy Figures Figure 1 The Earth's Heat
from: http:/www.geothermal.marin.org/GEOpresentation Figure 2 Temperatures in the Earth
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Format for Technical Memo
MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: Professor Craig W. Somerton Department of Mechanical Engineering Jill (Joe) Spartan September 2, 1998