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PE Volume 119 Issue 6

Products June 2015

Particulate emission sensor The FilterSense Model PS 10 particulate flow/emission sensor is engineered for harsh processes with high temperatures and high pressures. It is designed for applications such as coal gasification, fluid bed reactors in...

Phosphorus Elimination in Cooling Tower Treatment Program

Today, there is a heightened focus on environmental sustainability, and for good reason. Gone are the days of opening valves and discharging unregulated waste streams into the environment. Industry has seen the impact of heightened scrutiny from the public and regulatory bodies.

Hydropower’s Untapped Potential

A close look at the hydropower industry reveals a bullish future. Learn about how upgrading existing turbines and embracing small-scale hydro could give an old industry new life.

Using Advanced Modeling to Accelerate the Scale-Up of Carbon Capture Technologies

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of many approaches that is critical for significantly reducing domestic and global CO2 emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program Plan envisions second-generation CO2 capture technologies ready for demonstration-scale testing around 2020, with the goal of enabling commercial deployment by 2025.

Understanding and Complying with RICE Regulations

Stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) are a valuable part of the American landscape.

Coal-To-Gas Plant Conversions in the U.S.

As anyone familiar with the U.S. utility industry can tell you, the power generation business is cyclical. Fuel prices, regulations and capacity needs create periods of peak new-build and plant upgrade activity necessary to meet the demands of the market.

Four Factors Influencing the Energy Industry Labor Pool

The Center for Energy Workforce Development estimates that nearly half of the electric power generation, transmission and distribution workforce may be replaced in the coming years due to baby boomer retirements.

What Sleepy Utility?

One hundred years ago I was not around to witness the growth of the electric utility business; nor see the technological advances of 50 years ago, or the start-up of the first commercial nuclear power plan.

The Rise of Distributed Generation

If a tree falls in the woods but EPA regulations state that it is too small to be counted as a tree, does it make a sound?

EPRI Wave Energy Assessment Shows Vast Potential

In December 2011, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) completed an assessment of the US ocean wave energy resources with the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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