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Saudi Arabian Reverse Osmosis Plant Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia Sets Up Demo Plant To Boost Energy Efficiency In Reverse Osmosis Utilities-me.com, May 24, 2018 Saudi Arabia has commissioned Hitachi and Toray Industries to implement the ‘Demonstration Project for an Energy Saving Seawater Reverse Osmosis (RO) System’ in the Kingdom. The new system will be within the framework of “International Project for Increasing […]

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The Uncertain Future of Cryptocurrency

As concern grows over bitcoin’s energy use, what’s next for cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency mining is driving up power prices in small towns with cheap electricity. Can Bitcoin be made more efficient, or is the future of crypto in another currency? Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, March 28, 2018 David Bowman started mining bitcoin in his apartment […]

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Utilities Grapple with a Growing Cryptocurrency Market

Written by Allison Donnelly, ERS for Zondits, March 29, 2018 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen an unprecedented boom in the last year, going from a speculative, fringe industry often associated with its use in shady industries to a major financial market player. At the same time, cryptocurrency mining – the “minting” of new “coins” […]

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The Growing Energy Demand of Bitcoin

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits There are lots of things we can say about Bitcoin, and its underlying blockchain technology. Given the cryptocoin’s recent explosion in value (real or perceived), a commensurate explosion in “mining” has caused startling growth in energy demand in data centers. Bitcoin’s blockchain technology uses a proof-of-work model to establish trust […]

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A Hillphoenix Trainer Lead a Training Session to Educate Technicians on Transcritical

CO2 trainer sheds light on transcritical r744.com, January 10, 2018 In a bid to increase understanding of transcritical CO2 systems in North America, Hillphoenix’s senior corporate trainer Rusty Walker led a training session in an effort to educate technicians who typically work in industrial plants on the finer points of the technology at the RETA (Refrigerating Engineers […]

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Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

This artificial tree captures air pollutants 275 times more efficiently than a normal one The Civil Engineer, August 10, 2017 It was developed by a German start-up in order to fight air pollution Air pollution is an issue gaining a lot of attention, as it is responsible for 7 million premature deaths a year according […]