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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory

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Works: 657 works in 841 publications in 1 language and 2,041 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Researcher, Other
Classifications: TK1001.M41, E
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Combined cycle research program by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
A critical review of single fuel and interfuel substitution residential energy demand models by Raymond S Hartman( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The solar photovoltaics industry : the status and evolution of the technology and the institutions ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Photovoltaic decision analysis by Neil L Goldman( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Basic studies of coal pyrolysis and hydrogasification by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Coal pyrolysis by hot solids from a fluidized bed combustor by John P Longwell( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Experiments conducted with Texas lignite and Illinois No. 6 bituminous coals, in both the presence and the absence of various dolomitic stones (including actual fluidized bed combustor stones) and under various experimental conditions, indicate the complete removal of the major sulfur compounds (e.g. H₂S and COS), the substantial decrease in the CO₂ level and the appreciable increase in the hydrogen, hydrocarbon and gas make of the gas product. The net result of all these observations is the production of an increased, clean, high heating value gas product. Quantitative analysis of the gas chromatography data were significantly improved. A detailed characterization of the two coals was established (including ultimate, proximate, BTU and Fisher assay with complete product balance). Similar characterizations and comparisons of the physical and chemical properties of the various dolomitic stones used were established. The previously unidentified compounds in the gas product (mainly sulfur compounds detected by the flame photometric detector) were all identified
Computer-aided industrial process design : the ASPEN project : functional specifications for ASPEN by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Ocean thermal energy conversion plants : experimental and analytical study of mixing and recirculation ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a method of generating power using the vertical temperature gradient of the tropical ocean as an energy source. Experimental and analytical studies have been carried out to determine the characteristics of the temperature and velocity fields induced in the surrounding ocean by the operation of an OTEC plant. The condition of recirculation, i.e. the reentering of mixed discharge water back into the plant intake, was of particular interest because of its adverse effect on plant efficiency. The studies were directed at the mixed discharge concept, in which the evaporator and condenser water flows are exhausted jointly at the approximate level of the ambient ocean thermocline. The OTEC plant was of the symmetric spar-buoy type with radial or separate discharge configurations. A distinctly stratified ocean with uniform, ambient current velocity was assumed. The following conclusions are obtained: The recirculation potential of an OTEC plant in a stagnant ocean is determined by the interaction of the jet discharge zone and a double sink return flow (one sink being the evaporator intake, the other the jet entrainment). This process occurs in the near-field of an OTEC plant up to a distance of about three times the ocean mixed layer depth. The stratified internal flow beyond this zone has little effect on recirculation, as have small ocean current velocities (up to 0.10 m/s prototype). Conditions which are conducive to recirculation are characterized by high discharge velocities and large plant flow rates. A design formula is proposed which determines whether recirculation would occur or not as a function of plant design and ocean conditions. On the basis of these results, it can be concluded that a 100 MW OTEC plant with the mixed discharge mode can operate at a typical candidate ocean site without incurring any discharge recirculation
Critical contributions in MHD power generation by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Critical contributions in MHD power generation by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Electric generation expansion analysis system by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Introduction: This is the third progress report on RPI1529. Unlike the two previous ones it does not attempt to present a complete description of work accomplished by the date the report is written. It rather concentrates on six areas of interest to report results and code specifications. These areas are: -- Data Base -- Production Costing Specifications -- Generalized Benders' option, Convergence Investigation -- Cumulants Method accuracy investigation -- Load Modification code -- Describing Function code
Modeling of fluidized bed combustion of coal by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Research on the external fluid mechanics of ocean thermal energy conversion plants : report covering experiments in stagnant water by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
E-lab by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( serial )
in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Computer-aided industrial process design : the ASPEN project ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The objective of this project is to develop a computer-based process simulator and economic evaluation system for use in the engineering of fossil energy conversion processes. The system has been named ASPEN ( Advanced System for Process Engineering). It will provide the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors with a rapid, efficient, and consistent means of performing its process evaluation functions. ASPEN will be capable of performing detailed material and energy balances, equipment sizing, and economic evaluation for processes such as coal gasification and liquefaction. It will be designed to meet the specialized requirements of fossil energy conversion processes, including an extensive data base for coal physical properties, compatibility with conversion reactor models currently available and/or being constructed, and the capability of handling steams containing solids
Critical contributions in MHD power generation : quarterly technical progress report for the period 1 March - 31 May 1978 by J. F Louis( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Research and development in open-cycle coal-fired MHD power generation is described. The scope and objectives of the MIT program are: (1) establish chemical, thermal, and electrical data to guide materials selection, develop improved detail designs, and support performance analyses of MHD electrode modules and insulator materials; (2) parametrically investigate selected electrode properties of critical design importance in chemical, thermal, and electrical environments simulating a coal-fired MHD generator; (3) develop combustion data pertinent to the design of MHD combustors; (4) establish techniques for the analysis and understanding of critical MHD phenomena which have an important bearing on MHD generator performance; such phenomena include inter-electrode breakdown, time-dependent behavior, effective plasma properties and plasma inhomogeneities; (5) establish the operating characteristics of an MHD disk generator; (6) continue work on computer techniques for modeling and for design and cost analysis of MHD components and the overall system; (7) integrate the engineering data and design criteria, as applicable, which are developed in the listed tasks into a model of the MHD channel; (8) participate in the US/USSR Cooperative Program in MHD Power Generation; and (9) participate in technical support of the DOE MHD Project Office. Progress in each of these areas is reported
Estimation methodology for energy supply from natural resources : final report by Esteban Hnyilicza( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The diffusion of photovoltaics : background, modeling and initial reaction of the agricultural - irrigation sector by Gary L Lilien( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
This paper deals with the background, development and calibration of a model of innovation-diffusion, designed to help allocate government field test and demonstration resources in support of a photovoltaic technology across sectors, regions and over time. The paper reviews current work in the area of diffusion and substitution models, and gives a brief review of current theory in the buyer behavior area. A model is developed, drawing upon concepts in these areas, and its computer implementation is reviewed. The measures needed to calibrate the model are performed in the agricultural-irrigation sector in conjunction with a field installation in Mead, Nebraska. The analysis of those results indicated that - only three to four demonstration projects are needed to eliminate new product risk-perception among farmers; - exposure to a working PV site makes farmers more aware of potential energy savings than does a description of the system; - key factors associated with PV are - newness/expense - complexity of the system and use of untried concepts - independence from traditional fuel sources. - exposure to the site has little effect on preference; - PV is acceptable to a wide range of farmers; - a premium would be paid for the product. Additional model developments and the potential of a model-use to support decision-making for government programs are reviewed
 
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Agriculture Air quality management Atmospheric carbon dioxide Bates Linear Accelerator Center Carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects Carnegie Corporation of New York Coal Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects Coal gasification--Mathematical models Combustion--Mathematical models Electric power production--Costs Electric power production--Planning Electric utilities--Computer programs Electric utilities--Mathematical models Energy policy Energy policy--Mathematical models Fluidization Fluidization--Mathematical models Ford Foundation Fossil fuel power plants--Environmental aspects Fossil fuels--Mathematical models Gas-turbine power-plants Gas-turbines Harrison, George Russell, Industrial management--Mathematical models Irrigation Irrigation farming Lincoln Laboratory Magnetic cores Magnetohydrodynamic generators Massachusetts--Cambridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology.--Department of Nutrition and Food Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology.--Department of Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology.--Energy Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology.--Radiation Laboratory Ocean thermal power plants Petroleum reserves--Mathematical models Photovoltaic power generation Photovoltaic power generation--Mathematical models Power resources Power resources--Mathematical models Power resources--Research Power resources--Study and teaching Power resources--Technological innovations Production engineering--Data processing Pyrolysis Steam-turbines United States United States.--National Security Agency Universities and colleges--Faculty--Research
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