Industrial Technology, Process

Efficiency Allows End Users to Do More Work with Fewer Machines

23 Jan , 2017  


Why bother with energy efficiency? Control Design, January 19, 2017 “The end user is looking for energy-efficient machines, but these users are also looking to do more work with fewer machines as a means of saving energy,” says Mark Sobkow, vice president of manufacturing solutions, RedViking in Plymouth, Michigan. “We do a lot of projects that focus […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Calculating the Potential of Computing Efficiency

28 Nov , 2016  

Energy Efficiency of Computing: What’s Next? Electronic Design, November 28, 2016 For a long time, processor performance and peak output energy efficiency moved forward together at a rapid clip. The gains started well before 1965, the year Gordon Moore published his first projection.  Peak output efficiency doubled about every 1.6 years from the dawn of […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

15 Nov , 2016  

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Process

Magnetic Memory Chips Notably Reduce Transistor Energy Use

14 Mar , 2016  

Magnetic Chips can Sharply Boost Computer Energy Efficacy I4U News, March 14, 2016. Image credit: By Alexander Wilmer Duff, via Wikimedia Commons The law of thermodynamics seems to come to a halt here and it is indeed quite a surprise. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. Great savings in case of power […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Process

Increased Efficiency With Infrared Radiation in a Vacuum

3 Mar , 2016  

Rapid and energy-efficient production of lightweight components Phys.org, March 2, 2016. Image credit: Brett Jordan [CC BY 2.0 ()] When consolidating carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), individual layers of fibers and plastic connect to each other under pressure and high temperatures to form a homogeneous plate. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a method which is fast […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Boiling Research Could Improve Power Plant Efficiency

17 Sep , 2015  


Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, September 17, 2015. Image credit: kadufernandiz Kripa Varanasa, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working to improve industrial boiling to avoid or postpone the onset of critical heat flux conditions. Critical heat flux occurs when the bubbles and vapor generated […]

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Compressed Air, Energy Storage, Industrial Technology

Energy Storage in Compressed Air to Feed the Grid

14 Jan , 2015  


A lot of hot air? Why energy storage matters CNBC, January 12, 2015 People around the world are turning to renewable sources of energy such as the wind and sun, which offer a sustainable and abundant source of power for our homes, cities and offices. But what do you do when the sun isn’t shining […]

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