Distribution of Articles published per year
(2014 - 2017)
(2014 - 2017)
Total number of journals
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Optimization of seasonal storage for community-level energy systems: status and needs Published: 21 February 2017
Energy, Ecology and Environment, doi: 10.1007/s40974-017-0051-1
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Integration of transportation energy processes with a net zero energy community using captured waste hydrogen from elect... Published: 01 May 2016
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.191
Highlights•Waste hydrogen gas was recovered and utilized as means of waste reduction.•Case study demonstrated how integration between NZEB and FCV with waste hydrogen.•FCV is used to provide backup power realizing a truly viable off-grid NZEB.•Integration of a FCV acting as a storage medium to meet the house energy demands. AbstractCurrently, hydrocarbon fuels are the main source of energy used in the transportation sector. However, these fuels are responsible for a relatively large proportion of the overall greenhouse gas emissions in many societies. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, alternative energy carriers such as hydrogen can be used to allow renewable energy resources to replace hydrocarbon fuels in the transportation sector. Electrochemical and other process industries frequently vent or flare hydrogen into the atmosphere. These electrochemical industries use sodium chlorate or chlor-alkali as a reactor for water purification and paper bleaching processes in which hydrogen is produced as a by-product. The vented or flared hydrogen can be captured for use in the transportation sector.When considering a net zero energy community, the transportation energy sector is often viewed as independent from the building sector of the community. In this paper, the integration of transportation energy with a net zero energy community utilizing captured waste hydrogen from chlor-alkali plants is examined. Methods integrating the energy use in transportation using hydrogen to meet the community energy demands and to achieve net zero energy balance in a community, are discussed.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations The prospects for hydrogen as an energy carrier: an overview of hydrogen energy and hydrogen energy systems Published: 01 February 2016
Energy, Ecology and Environment, doi: 10.1007/s40974-016-0005-z
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 2 Reads 0 Citations Recovery of Sewer Waste Heat vs. Heat Pumps Using Borehole Geothermal Energy Storage for a Small Community Water Heating... Published: 13 November 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-a008
The consumption of hot water represents a significant portion of national energy consumption and contributes to concerns associated with global climate change. Utilizing heat recovered from the sewer, or the stored heat by utilizing heat pumps with a borehole geothermal energy storage system, are simple and effective ways of heating water for domestic purposes. Reclaiming heat from the waste warm water that is discharged to the sewer or stored heat in a borehole geothermal energy storage system can help reduce natural gas energy consumption as well as the associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper, sewer waste heat recovery is compared with heat pumps using geothermal energy storage systems for a small community shared water heating system including commercial and institutional buildings. It is found that the sewer heat exchanger method is relatively economical as it has the smallest rate of return on investment for the selected community size. The findings also demonstrate a reduction occurs in natural gas consumption and fewer CO2 gas emissions are emitted to the atmosphere. The results are intended to allow energy technology suppliers to work with communities while accounting appropriately for economic issues and CO2 emissions associated with these energy technologies.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Thermal Interactions of Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers for Varying Seasonal Heat Flux Published: 01 January 2014
Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies: Generating Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07896-0_35
A numerical finite volume method in a two-dimensional meshed domain is used to evaluate the temperature response in the ground surrounding multiple borehole systems. The effect of installing ground heat exchangers and the temperature rise in the ground over a period of five years is considered. A transient periodic heat flux is assumed on the borehole wall reflecting the annual variation of heat storage/removal in the ground. The annual variation of heat flux on the walls of the boreholes for a building in Belleville, IL is considered and bin data are used with a typical heat pump.