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    Energy Services: A Proposed Framework to Improve Results

    Tatiana Eutukhova1, Oleksandr Kovalko2, Oleksandr Novoseltsev3,*, Eric Woodroof4
    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.3, pp. 99-110, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010864
    Abstract Energy services markets are actively developing around the world, but their growth rates need to be accelerated in order to help the world meet energy policy goals. One barrier to energy services markets is confusion created from different terminology used in different parts of the world. In this context, various definitions of the term “energy services” have been analyzed in this paper and it has been recommended to distinguish between “energy services” and “energy-related services”. The structural and functional features of the energy services market conceptual design and its implementation models, as well as the use of energy service companies… More >

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    Heterogeneous Pricing and Affordability of Residential Natural Gas Consumption: Lifestyle-Driven or Income-Determined?

    Bing Wang1,2,*, Yao Yao1, Liting He1, Xiangqian Pei1
    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.3, pp. 111-128, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010474
    Abstract With the huge increase in natural gas consumption, the distortion of natural gas prices, especially in the residential sector, is prominently shaped into a heavy burden for public finance. Although city gate price and a price linkage mechanism have been established, the price tolerance of residential natural gas should be considered when the price of residential gas fluctuates with the upstream gas price. Determinants of the price affordability of residential natural gas consumption at different economic development levels (Beijing, Nanjing, Zhengzhou) are investigated by field survey and online investigation and analyzed by a factor analysis and discriminant analysis. The results… More >

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    Dissolution and Degradation of Spent Radioactive Cation Exchange Resin by Fenton Oxidation Combining Microwave

    Jiangbo Li1,2, Lielin Wang1,2,*, Hua Xie1,2, Xiaoyu Li1,2, Zhiqiang Feng1,2, Wenxiu Zhang1,2
    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.3, pp. 129-142, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010336
    Abstract This study introduced a significantly effective approach called the microwave-enhanced Fenton method to degrade spent radioactive cation exchange resin. Compared with the Fenton (99% after 180 min) and photo-Fenton (90% after 198 min) reactions, this unique microwave-enhanced Fenton reaction has the highest degradation rate for spent radioactive cation exchange resin degradation (98.55% after 60 min). Carbon dioxide, sulfate and small molecular compounds were produced in the degradation of cation exchange resin, as determined by XRD and FT-IR. A model for the microwave-enhanced Fenton degradation mechanism of cation exchange resin was constructed. Microwaves were implemented to boost the concentration of hydroxyl… More >

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    Research on Optimal Matching of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning System Based on Energy Saving Requirements

    Dongsheng Xu*
    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.3, pp. 143-152, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010335
    Abstract With the continuous development of society and the progress of science and technology, the living standards of the people also constantly improve, people pay more and more attention to the pursuit of material life, and the living space of everyday life and office space requirements are also rising, the air conditioning has become the essential in people’s daily life a kind of electrical equipment. The traditional optimal matching methods of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system have common problems such as long matching time, low matching accuracy and many matching times. The application of the best matching method of HAVC… More >

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    An Energy Efficiency Improvement Method for Manufacturing Process Based on ECRSR

    Haiming Sun1,3, Quande Dong2,*, Cuixia Zhang2, Jianqing Chen3,4
    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.3, pp. 153-164, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010706
    Abstract The improvement of energy efficiency is considered as one of the keys to the sustainable development of manufacturing enterprises. This paper proposes an energy efficiency improvement method for the manufacturing process. Based on the analysis of the characteristics of energy consumption in the manufacturing process, a necessary energy consumption model, an assistant energy consumption model and an ineffective energy consumption model are constructed for identifying the energy consumption attributes of the manufacturing process. Then, the relationship model of energy consumption is built, and the energy efficiency improvement method for the manufacturing process is proposed based on ECRSR (Elimination, Combination, Rearrangement,… More >

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