Energy Developments: New Forms, Renewables, Conservation

Energy Developments: New Forms, Renewables, Conservation

Proceedings of ENERGEX '84, The Global Energy Forum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 14-19, 1984

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: Fred A. Curtis
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Energy Developments: New Forms, Renewables, Conservation is a collection of papers that discusses alternative energy sources. In discussing these energy sources, the text considers factors such as technical, economic, and human dimensions. The first part of the text presents articles that cover forms of energy, such as the feasibility of coal gasification and electric power from salinity gradients by reverse electrodialysis. Next, the book reviews materials about renewable forms of energy that include genetically improved hardwoods as a potential energy source and heat pump investigations for northern climate applications. In the last part, the text provides studies that deal with energy conservation, such as shared savings financing for energy efficiency and consumer information, and government energy conservation incentive programs. The book will be of use to scientists, engineers, and technicians involved in the research, development, and implementation of alternative energy technology.

Table of Contents

  • Chairman's Foreword

    Editor's Foreword

    Executive Committee

    International Steering Committee


    Government Representatives

    Major Sponsors


    International Organizing Committee

    New Forms of Energy

    Coal Gasification and Liquefaction

    A Mechanistic Model for Combustion at the Cavity Wall during Underground Coal Gasification

    The Feasibility of Coal Gasification

    Recent Developments of the LSE Process for Producing Gasoline from Coal and Lignite

    Approach to Direct Liquefaction of High Ash Low Rank Coals

    Methane Gas from Underground Coal Mines: A Clean Source of Energy

    Heavy Oil Recovery

    Residual Oil in Reservoirs - Problems and Prospects

    Alternatives for Heavy Oil Utilization through Fuller Integration of Upgrading and Refining

    Dynamic Analysis of Sucker Rod Pumping

    Small Scale Heavy Oil Upgraders on Saskatchewan Heavy Oil Fields

    Comparison of Enriched Air and Normal Air In Situ Combustion

    Monte Carlo Simulation and Heavy Oil Recovery Economics

    Oil Sands and Shales

    Major Tar Sand and Heavy Oil Deposits of the United States

    U.S. Tar Sand Oil Recovery Projects -1984

    Advances in In-Situ Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Recovery in Western Canada

    The Impact of Oil Sands Derived Synthetic Crude on Conventional Refineries

    Use of Critical Surface Tension of Wetting in the Beneficiation of Oil Shales

    Oil Shales of Nova Scotia

    Tidal Power, Ocean Power, Wave Power

    Tidal Power on Demand

    Economics of Tidal Plants Calls for Innovation in Technical Fields

    The Sea-Clam Wave Energy Converter

    Electric Power from Salinity Gradients by Reverse Electrodialysis

    The Canadian Vertical Axis Hydro Turbine Program "Tidal Application"

    Renewable Forms of Energy

    Active Solar Systems (Simulation, Measurement and Evaluation)

    Irish Participation in the European Commission's Solar Pilot Test Facility Project

    Scientific Monitoring Techniques for Evaluating the Performance of Solar Hot Water Heating Systems

    Transient Simulation of a Solar Receiver under a Concentrated Solar Flux

    Including the Distribution of the Diffuse Component of Sky Radiation in Solar Simulator Testing

    Indoor Transient Tests on Solar Collectors

    Performance Evaluation of Three Solar Hot Water Heating Systems in Canada

    Performance Evaluation of A Refrigerant-Charged Solar Collector

    Potential of Solar Hot Water Heating Systems at Higher Latitude Locations

    Biomass Energy

    Economic Evaluations of Biomass Plantations

    Genetically Improved Hardwoods as a Potential Energy Source in Ontario

    Energy Potential of Aspen and Other Hardwoods in the Prairie Provinces of Canada

    Biomass (Bagasse) Savings through Energy Conservation in Sugar Factories

    Biogas Production and Utilization at Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion of Screened Dairy Manure Using Conventional and Fixed-Film Reactors

    The Catalytic Effect of Copper (II), Zinc (II), and Nickel (II) on the Anaerobic Digestion of Salvinia Molesta (Mitchell)

    Cooling Systems

    Passive Generation and Storage of Winter Ice for Summer Cooling Applications

    An Annual Storage Ice System for Cooling

    Design Optimization for a Solar Air-Conditioning System

    Geothermal Energy

    Geothermal Energy in Canada - A Review of the Resources

    Low Temperature Geothermal Energy in Canada

    An Assessment of the Low-Grade Geothermal Potential in a Foothills Area of West-Central Alberta

    Heat Flow and Geothermal Gradient Studies in the Alberta Basin - An

    Essential Part of the Geothermal Potential Evaluation

    Assessment of the Geothermal Resources of Atlantic Canada

    Application of Existing Data to Low Temperature Geothermal Exploration

    Evaluating the Influence of Groundwater Flow Systems on Geothermal Conditions

    Regina Geothermal Experiment - Geological and Hydrological Aspects

    Modeling of the Regina Geothermal Aquifer

    The Regina Geothermal Experiment - Thermal Aspects

    Heat Pumps

    Status of Heat Pump R&D

    Recent Heat Pump Investigations for Northern Climate Applications

    Markets for Industrial Heat Recovery Heat Pumps in the UK: Myths and Realities

    Implications of Oil-Refrigerant Interactions for Heat Pump Performance

    International Renewable Energy Developments and Experiences

    An Overview on Renewable Forms of Energy for the Developing Countries

    An Overview of New Developments in Renewable Energy Sources

    Status of Renewable Energy Programs in Caribbean Islands

    IVES: A Concept of Rural Energy Development

    Establishment of Design Criterion for Efficient Charcoal Stoves and Improved Kilns

    Meteorology and Solar Radiation

    Prediction of Atmospheric Parameters for Spectral and Total Solar Irradiances

    Improved Estimation of Solar Irradiation From Sunshine Duration

    Using Meteorological Constraints

    Global Longwave Radiation at Edmonton, Alberta

    Passive Solar Building Design and Evaluation

    Overview of Passive Solar Technology

    Energy Conservation of Buildings in the Hot Humid Climate - An Overview

    Evaluation of Passive Solar Cooling or Heating for Different Building Forms

    Evaluation of Some Passive Methods for Summer Conditioning of Residential Buildings by Analogue Method

    Thermal Behavior of Buildings Subjected to High Fenestration

    Energy Conservation Possibilities Through Building Design and Passive Cooling Techniques in Warm Climates

    Design and Evaluation of a Solar Wall for a Farm Building

    Passive Solar Systems (Simulation, Measurement and Evaluation)

    Computer Simulation and Thermal Measurements of Roofs

    Thermal Environmental Control of Buildings and 'Temper'

    Algorithm for Direct Gain Rooms and Sensitivity Analysis

    Chameleon Fassade


    Thermal and Electrical Behavior of Multistage Photovoltaic Concentrators

    Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells (PESC) Using Li Doped CdS

    Semiconductor Photoanodes Obtained by Chemical Bath Deposition

    Solarvilla - A Demonstration Project Utilizing Solar Photovoltaic

    Energy for Housing in Remote Areas in Saudi Arabia

    Solar Heating and Storage Systems

    A Domestic Water Heating System with a Self-Controlling Downwards

    Heat Transport Device

    Experimental Study of the Thermosyphonic and Built-in-Storage Type

    Solar Water Heaters

    Stratification in Solar Domestic Hot Water Storage Tanks

    Thermal Diffusivity in a Stratified Storage Tank

    Low Temperature Energy Storage in Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate

    Materials for Latent Heat Storage at 573 K

    Comparison of Solar-Thermal Energy Storage Performance of Certain

    Liquid Oils with Pressurized Liquid Water

    Efficiency of Water Thermal Storage

    Performance of Integrated Rock Bed Solar Air Heater

    Solar Ponds

    Thermal Analysis of a Small-Scale Solar Pond with a Planar Reflector

    Solar Ponds: Applications in Northern Climates

    Performance of a Model Shallow Salt Gradient Solar Pond

    Solar Systems Applications

    Experience from Three Full Scale Solar Heating Plants with Seasonal Storage

    A Performance Study of Solar Stills

    A Study of a Solar-Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle

    Standardization in Solar Energy Thermal Applications

    State-of-the-Art of Solar Thermal Industrial Process Heat Technologies for Use in Developing Countries

    Solar Furnace for Small Scale Metallurgical Applications

    Solar Systems Components and Materials

    The Hyperbolic Tube in Solar Collectors

    Axially Grooved Gravity Assisted Heat Pipe for Thermal Energy

    Recovery Systems

    Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of an Evacuated Tube-Plate

    Collector Glazed with Assembled Compound Parabolic Concentrators

    Further Study of Thermal Constriction Resistance at the Interface of Double-Tubes

    Investigation of Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer on Sintered Porous

    Surfaces for a Binary Cycle Exchanger

    Design and Development of a Novel Fixed Mirror Solar Concentrator

    Wild Energy

    A Microprocessor-Controlled Windmill Simulator

    Control Schemes for Darrieus Wind Turbines

    Performance and Operational Testing of the Swift Current 50 KW

    Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

    Economic Modeling of WECS Installations

    An Approach to Wind Energy Operated Irrigation System

    Home Energy Management with Wind Power

    New Method to Harness More Wind Energy

    Energy Conservation

    Energy Conservation in Agriculture

    Energy Integrated Farm System (EIFS)

    The Energetics of Canadian Prairie Wheat Production 1948-1981

    The Impact of Alternate Export Scenarios on Energy Use in Saskatchewan - An Input-Output Approach

    Optimization of Farm Field Operations

    An Assessment of Current Energy Use Levels and Conservation

    Practices on Saskatchewan Farms

    Energy Implications from Extending Wheat Rotations in the Brown Soil Zone of Western Canada

    Energy Savings by Efficient Operation of Farm Tractors

    Energy Conservation in Institutional and Commercial Buildings

    Energy Conservation for a Provincial Office Building

    Energy Conservation in School Buildings and Its Financial Impact on Operating Expenses and on the Space's Physical Environment

    How to Waste Energy Without Even Trying or an Easy Way to Conserve Energy in Ventilating Systems

    An Energy-Based Analysis of Interior Illumination Systems in Office Buildings

    Computer Model for Determining the Effect of Heat Distribution

    Balancing on Heating Energy Usage in Buildings

    Building Energy Targeting

    Energy Retrofitting: An Office Building Case Study

    Energy Conservation in Residential Buildings

    The Design of an Energy Efficient Residential Building Standard for Northern Canada

    Energy Conservation in Rural Dwellings

    Development of Header Insulation

    Cranbrook Residential Energy Survey

    Energy Economics

    An Assessment of the Market Potential and Economic Impacts of Energy Conservation in the Canadian Residential/Commercial/ Industrial Sectors

    Shared Savings Financing for Energy Efficiency: Feasible but Complex

    Time-of-Use Rates and Load Management in the Water Industry: Cost Savings or Energy Conservation?

    House Heat Supply Functions

    Potential for Interfuel Substitution in Canada

    Energy Efficient Land Use Planning

    Passive Solar Urban Planing - A Cellular Technique

    A Strategy for Energy Efficient Residential Land Use: City of Lethbridge Case Study

    Energy Conservation Opportunities in Ontario Legislation for Residential Project Planning

    Energy Use and Land-Use Patterns in the City

    Solar Access Law in Canada

    Engine and Fuel Systems

    The Production of Distilled Water Using Waste Heat from the Jacket- Cooling Water of Diesel Engines

    Thermostatically-Controlled Engine Block Heaters for Energy Conservation and Load Management

    Scope of Fuel Conservation in Agriculture Sector in India

    Computer Control in Spark Ignition Engines

    Boiler Fuel Savings by Heat Recovery and Reduced Standby Losses

    Sime Power Engine

    Government Energy Conservation Incentive Program

    The Institutional Conservation Program: A Success Story

    Energy Conservation: Canadian Department of External Affairs

    Changing Incentives for Municipal Energy Conservation: New Directions

    Consumer Information, Government Incentive Programs, and the Residential Retrofit Decision

    "Don't Pay for Insulation...Buy Conservation!" Implementing a RECAP, The Next Step in Residential Conservation

    Cranbrook Community Energy Audit

    Energy Conservation for Developing Countries

    The Canadian Conservation and Alternative Energy Demonstration Programs

    Manitoba's Energy Efficient Housing

    Canada - New Brunswick Conservation and Renewable Energy Demonstration Agreement

    Retrofitting - A Yukon Approach

    Industrial Energy Conservation Management and Programs

    Industrial Energy Management: The Potential for Government and Consultancy - Current Mismatches and Future Opportunities

    The Application of Energy Management Systems to Remote Northern Communities

    Energy Management Techniques at Garrett Manufacturing Limited, Rexdale, Ontario

    The Changing Role of the Energy Manager

    Industrial Energy Efficiency Reporting - A Bridge to Information Transfer

    On the Efficiency of Energy Accounting and Auditing Methods in Terms of Energy Conservation: An Industrial Survey

    Municipal and Industrial Waste Conversion

    Conversion of Solid Municipal Wastes Tar to Liquid Fuel

    Ottawa-Carleton Energy From Waste/District Heating Project

    Renewable Forms of Energy Utilized in District Heating Systems in Europe

    Modular Controlled Air Incineration of Municipal Waste for Energy

    Recovery - The Prince Edward Island Experience

    Transportation Energy Conservation

    Energy for Tomorrow's Air Transport

    An Aerodynamically Efficient Design for an Automotive Vehicle

    Vancouver ALRT System: Energy Efficiency Evaluation

    The Application of Wayside Energy Storage Systems to Electrified


    Retention of the Vancouver Trolley Bus System

    Energy Use in the Transport Sector of Developing Countries: A Case Study of Sierra Leone

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1050
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189499

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Fred A. Curtis

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