Tag: source of energy

Sources from which energy can be obtained to provide heat, light, and power. Sources of energy have evolved from human and animal power to fossil fuels, uranium, water power, wind, and the Sun.

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

The US economic infrastructure depends heavily on the use of energy. Fuel diversity helps mitigate fuel risk for businesses, consumers, and industries against factors like price fluctuations, delivery infrastructure problems, new environmental policies, and regulations.

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

Methods to Handle Organic Waste: Compost and Kilowatts

Methods to Handle Organic Waste: Compost and Kilowatts

In 1915, a tragic farm accident reported in The Fruit Grower and Farmer was a mere footnote of local news. Patients from the State Hospital in Athens, OH, whose job was “to tramp down the silage comprised of corn stalks and leaves” were found asphyxiated in a tower silo. The report says

New Converts to Compost and Kilowatts

New Converts to Compost and Kilowatts

In 1915, a tragic farm accident reported in The Fruit Grower and Farmer was a mere footnote of local news. Patients from the State Hospital in Athens, OH, whose job was “to tramp down the silage comprised of corn stalks and leaves” were found asphyxiated in a tower silo. The report says

One Small Step for Bugs

One Small Step for Bugs

Like the inhabitants of the tragically fated Roman city of Pompeii, which fell victim to fallout from the Vesuvius volcano, benthic macroinvertebrate organisms in long-established communities along the river bottom received no warning of the oncoming catastrophe. They, like their human counterparts separated by millennia (and phylum), may have seen

Project Profile: Wastewater Heat Recovery

Project Profile: Wastewater Heat Recovery

The town of Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada, had a problem. For decades, the town had ejected all of its residents’ untreated sewage directly into the waters of the Sechelt Inlet. In addition to clashing with the Sunshine Coast’s general eco-friendly culture (Sechelt is just two hours from Vancouver, British Columbia,

Sulzer Innovations at SWANA

Sulzer Innovations at SWANA

This year’s SWANApalooza conference opens in Charleston, SC on April 4th. The four-day event will feature five key solid waste industry events and includes symposia and technical sessions covering the prominent topics of the industry.

Having debuted at last year’s show in New Orleans, LA, Sulzer will once again attend the

Cleaner Energy, or a Thriving River?

Cleaner Energy, or a Thriving River?

This is a story from East Asia, but it could be happening—or in some form has already happened—just about anywhere.

We’ve long been changing the shape and character of our rivers, for what always seems at the time like the best of reasons. This article from the most recent issue of Stormwater

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