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Could lightweight discover of electricity improve future appliances? - Could lightweight discover of electricity improve future appliances. Paper, invented more than 2,000 years ago, has severed us with multiple purposes. Amazingly, this extensively, broad use item has been discovered for its ability to absorb carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires films into its porous material to conduct electricity in a completely new way. However, paper is not the only object discovered for its ability to demeanor electricity. Viruses have also successful been able to conduct electricity and function as batteries....   [tags: Electricity]
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History of Electricity - The oldest civilization known to understand electricity was the ancient Greeks because of the electric fish in the Nile River. In the 1600’s William Gilbert an English Physician studied electricity and magnetism; studies were continued by other researchers such as Robert Boyle and Benjamin Franklin. Then by the 1800’s scientist Allesandro Volta had identified a way to harness electricity in a battery format and he had also discovered the chemical reactions that electricity could produce. Volta also invented the first device with a steady current known as the electric battery, and he also created the first transmission of electricity by linking positively-charged and negatively-charged connec...   [tags: electricity, science]
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How to Get Electricity to Communities - Many underprivileged communities have to resort to different forms of energy and living, used for cooking and warmth. Due to so many power outages and lack of services, many people have started to use generators, gas and petroleum lamps more frequently. Since so many people are unemployed or earn an extremely low salary, they can’t afford proper housing and safe appliances and energy sources, and end up making “houses” out of plastic, cardboard and scrap metal and using hazardous energy sources....   [tags: appliances, electricity, indoor fire] 1062 words
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The Main Role of Electricity in Our World - Electricity plays a main role in our world. It's important to know how electricity works and how electricity is created. Electricity could either be made by renewable and non-renewable source. Renewable can be created by itself and non-renewable can't recreate by itself. A non-renewable source requires fossil fuels while renewable does not. My renewable source is solar power and for non-renewable fossil fuel is coal. Solar power is a renewable alternative energy. The sun helps the solar power to produce energy and converted to electricity....   [tags: source, electricity, energy, solar]
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Electricity Policy Reform and Responsible Government in India - ... State oversight of the electricity sector in India remains strong, despite movements towards privatization in recent years. The other significant actors in the electricity industry are the regulatory commissions and bureaucracies at the central and state levels, which were formed starting in the late 1990s and contribute to the governmental oversight of the Indian electricity sector. In April 1998, the government issued the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Ordinance for setting up the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions for tariff rationalization and other activities....   [tags: electricity sector in India]
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Electricity - Electricity The effects of electricity control much of our daily lives. Many of our gadgets and everyday tasks are run by this wonderful source of power. For example without electricity we would not be able to make a cup of coffee in the mourning, or even make a long distance call to family or friends. There have been several technological breakthroughs by many brilliant people throughout history regarding electricity. It has come from being discovered as a small current to being transformed into useful power to run such things as computers....   [tags: Electricity History Discovery Essays]
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The Invention of Electricity: Benjamin Franklin - Electrician You walk into a dark room and flip a switch; suddenly, the room is no longer dark. Have you ever wondered how the electricity in your business or house works. Electricians study the ways to install the wiring and electrify indoor and outdoor spaces for comfort and safety. While most people take, the electricity we use for granted, electricians must know and ensure every detail is perfect. Careers in electricity require dedicated professionals who spend many hours of schooling learning about how to safely create lighted spaces and outlets for electrical components and usage....   [tags: electrician, job outlook] 1980 words
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The Story of Electricity - In a recent newspaper article (Guernsey electricity supply ‘more’ expensive in May 2012) it stated that electricity costs are going to increase and supplies would become unreliable or erratic. It is obvious that this will cause a considerable distress and discomfort for the residents of Guernsey because electricity is needed for warmth and lighting. The purpose of this essay is to describe how and why electricity has become such an important part of people’s lives. By way of background, it is important to state what electricity actually means....   [tags: Energy ]
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Electricity and Humas - ... Another way to reduce electricity consumption at school is by turning off any technology in a classroom if an adult gives you permission. You have now learned that there are many solutions to reducing electricity consumption at home and school by completing simple tasks like turning off a light switch or closing a door or window. Justin Safety Procedures for working with electricity If you don’t know how to work with electricity safely you can injure or kill yourself, which is why it is always good to be aware of your actions and to think about the consequences before you actually do it....   [tags: daily use, environmental effects, Canada]
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Sources of Electricity - In order to explain what is electricity, first we must start off with talking about an atom. An atom is made up of protons neutrons, and electrons. The protons (positive charge) and neutrons (neutral charge) form the nucleus, while the electrons (negative charge) orbit around the nucleus. The atom is considered balanced if the protons and electrons are the same. But, if the atom loses or gains an electron it becomes an unbalanced atom. Losing electrons makes the atom have a positive charge because there are more positively charged protons than electrons....   [tags: Energy, Electrons, Protons]
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Electricity Impacts on Human and Environment - ... The idea of using electricity for transportations is great because unlike fossil fuels, electricity can be obtained from non-renewable sources such as sun. Electricity can also be applied for health care. For instance, the treatment of patients with kidney disease can be done by using hemodialysis machine. This machine needs electricity in order to filter the patient’s blood. Electricity brings some uses in agriculture. Electro-farming is an example of the application of electricity in agriculture....   [tags: fossil fuels, machines, industries] 747 words
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The Increase of Electricity Demand in Oman - The electricity demand increases rapidly due to the enormous increment in population. Moreover, with the era of industrialization and also with the development of industries has increased significantly in recent years. Also, with the huge prospectus for the renewables especially in fields of Wind and Solar energy.Oman puts the continuous efforts to use the clean and safe energy in maximum possible way to meet the requirement of power generation with the growth rate of 8-10%. The policies and political issues plays a vital role in Oman, when we talk about the renewable energies....   [tags: renewable energy, oman, power generation]
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The Demand for Electricity in South Africa - Introduction This report is based on the investigation and research on reducing electricity consumption of certain appliances and to improve energy usage at home. The demand for electricity in South Africa is increasing and it is exceeding electricity supply, research has shown that households contribute 15% to the countries total electricity consumption [1]. Efficient energy usage is very critical; electricity can be used very inefficiently in households during peak load times. In order to tackle this problem the country is facing, this report will give a brief analysis on the usage of domestic electrical appliances and the energy they consume and also identifying the household service...   [tags: energy usage, electrical appliances, power]
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Creating a New System for Electricity - ... As we know, nuclear power plant is a complex machine, knowing how nuclear power plant works is really important. Nuclear power plant is still using heat to create steam and spin the turbine to produce electricity. The processed that generate the heat is called fission. Inside the reactor, there are some uranium rod and some carbon rod called control rod. Usually fission will happen inside the reactor between the uranium rod, if the reactor gets too hot, the system will slide down the control rod to reduce fission in order to reduce the heat (“Nuclear Power Reactors”)....   [tags: renewable, nuclear, radiation] 584 words
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The Power of Electricity: Ampere Watt - When one looks upon the history of carbon-based life forms, a long list of miraculous contributions to the progression of humankind arises. One that is indubitably imperative is the fascinating and mesmerizing power of electricity. Electricity allows all of us to live life easier with more skill. It has provided children and adults with information, entertainment, and most importantly, time together. Not one person on earth knew this fact better than Mr. Ampere Watt. Mr. Watt had a love for physics when he was in high school, that being so he dedicated his post-educational life to the wonderful world of electricity....   [tags: Biography] 788 words
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The Brain And Electricity: The Siamese Syndrome - The Brain And Electricity: The Siamese Syndrome  Being introduced in the early 1900’s, electroconvulsive shock therapy, or ECT, has deemed to be one of the most effectual and least understood treatments in psychiatry. Technically it has distorted in many ways since its conception and is now viewed as a secure and effective treatment of patients with key depressive disorder, schizophrenia, manic episodes, and other grave mental turmoil’s. Nevertheless, the neurobiological transformations critical to the therapeutic triumph of ECT have not yet been fully understood....   [tags: Psychiatry]
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Electricity Directive of European Union - ... Both systems give the network owner the opportunity to refuse access due to the lack of capacity. Under the Single-Buyer system there is only one wholesale buyer of electricity for the whole country. The advantages of this system were not really clear and no countries have implemented this system.  An important aspect of the first directive was the unbundling of Transmission System Operators TSOs) from Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to create a separation between generators and suppliers....   [tags: generation, retail, supply, transmission] 1023 words
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The Present U.S Electricity Consumption - Research by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) states that the total recoverable energy from this source is equal to about 10% of the present U.S electricity consumption, almost the same as the actual renewable generation. It is important to understand that even though this initial assessment shows prominent potential, many factors such as electrical transmission, economic viability, environmental concerns and socio-economic considerations impose limits to these resources that can greatly alter the advancement of this resource....   [tags: electrical transmission, economic viability] 1648 words
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago, that as night descended upon the cities, towns, and homes; the world fell into darkness. The only illumination was by the only lights available; and for most of the world, that meant the use of candles, oil or gas lamps, and the glow of an open flame in a fireplace. The light put off by these flames was not very bright and had the downfall of polluting the home with fumes, smoke, ash, as well as also having a tendency to catch things on fires if one was not careful. Then around the start of the 19th century, the ideas, inventions, and improvements surrounding the light bulb began to popularize....   [tags: Biography ]
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago that as night descended the cities, towns, and homes of the world fell into darkness as well. Lit by candles, oil lamps, gas lamps, and open flame, the light put off by these flames was not very bright and also had the down fall of producing fumes, smoke, and ash. “The electric light was little more than a novelty for the wealthy and only had small scale applications where only a few bulbs would be needed.” (Flatow 11) If we think about how dependent on electricity we are today, it becomes difficult to imagine the world as we know it without it....   [tags: Inventors]
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Wind and Solar Generated Electricity - With the call for an ecological conversion imminent, the need to adopt new techniques for power usage is more urgent than ever. As global warming as a result of Carbon Dioxide emissions becomes at the forefront of all environmental issues, the need for a global metanoia is encouraged. The breakdown of coal to create electricity becomes more and more frowned upon each day by environmental activists, the call for a greater proportion of alternative power such as wind and solar is recommended. The question is often posed as to which alternative energy source is leading the market in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and economy....   [tags: renewable sources of energy]
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Wireless Electricity Advantages and Disadvantages - Wireless Electricity’s influence will have global implications on humanity. In modern times and a world that continually demands more and more mobility and accessibility, the trend of wireless technology has spread like wildfire. Progressively, it has been spreading to the field of power transfer as well. When you combine the two, power transfer and wireless: Welcome to the world of wireless power transfer. This concept of wireless power has been fantasized, flirted upon, and re-flirted upon for several decades now in hopes to create a world with self-sustaining-like, mobile, and highly personalized electronics....   [tags: global implications, power transfer, WiTricity]
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Static Electricity: Making An Electroscope - TESTABLE QUESTIONS: How can you tell if an object is charged. How can you tell if an object is positively or negatively charged. How can you tell if an electroscope is positively or negatively charged. HYPOTHESIS: If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and the two leaves of the electroscope move apart, your object is charged. If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and nothing happens to the leaves of the electroscope, your object is not charged or is currently neutral....   [tags: charge, electroscope, neutral]
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The Need for Efficient Electricity - As the need of electricity rises to sustain more and more electrical devices and support America’s constantly growing population, there becomes a need for more efficient ways of producing the energy needed to accommodate these demands. There are plenty of renewable resources such as wind, water, and the sun, but these sources have yet shown any practical use in America’s need for massive amounts of energy (Schulz). One solution to America’s needs may be to look more deeply into nuclear power. Nuclear power plants split uranium and plutonium atoms, a process known as fission, to produce high amounts of heat within a reactor, turning water into steam used to power generators (Introduction to N...   [tags: Energy]
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Pruducing Electricity from Fruits - A lot of things can produces electricity, but fruits such as citrus fruits could also produce electricity. I chose this topic because in a movie, I saw a potato clock which got me interested in fruit electricity, so I decided to produce electricity from citrus fruits. Citrus fruits are acidic fruits that can produce electricity. To get further information read on the following questions will be answered. • What makes a fruit citrus. • Why do citrus fruits produce electricity. • What is electricity....   [tags: ions, electrons, citrus, rue familiy]
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Electricity and Fuel Sources - 1. Electricity is produced in electric power plants. Some of the fuel sources include oil, coal, nuclear energy, and natural gas to produce heat. The heat that is produced is used to boil water, which creates steam, which under high-pressure in turn spins a turbine. Then the spinning turbine interacts with a system of magnets, which produces electricity. The electricity is then transmitted as moving electrons through a series of wires to homes and businesses. In electric power plants there is a turbine-generator that uses the super heated steam to spin the turbine blades, which is used in the generator to turn a coil of wires in a circular group of magnets....   [tags: nuclear energy, natural gas]
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The History of Electricity - The History of Electricity Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) was an Italian physician and physicist. He was one of the first to investigate the phenomenon of what came to be named as 'bioelectrogenesis'. Galvani reported a series of experiments he had been conducting since 1780 where fog's legs violently contracted if a metal scalpel accidentally touched a certain leg nerve during dissection. He showed that contractions occurred when the operator made contact with the nerve by means of an electric conductor connected to the ground, when the electrostatic machine was working or when there was a lighting strike in the vicinity....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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Electricity Production - Electricity is a necessity in our lives. Many people can’t function daily without it. Everything in a home functions primarily with electricity. It takes great precision and a lot of around the clock work to insure power is available for use. The process of producing electricity is taken for granted by most people because it seems to always be readily available. No one truly appreciates the need for electricity until the power goes out. Many years ago, food was kept cool in ice boxes, houses were kept warm by using wood burning ovens, and were lit by using kerosene lamps....   [tags: Energy ]
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Citrus Fruit Electricity - ... That’s what makes a fruit a citrus. KEY QUESTION: Why do citrus fruits produce electricity. INFORMATION: There’s a lot of interesting things about electricity but did ever wondered that electricity could also be produced by citrus fruits. Any type of citrus fruit can produce electricity when they get properly connected with the electrical circuit. The citric acid and water that the fruit produces act as an electrolyte, which allows it to flow through the electric circuit. An electrolyte is any substance that contains free ions that conducts electricity....   [tags: Volts, Current]
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Solar Cell Electricity - In order to competently compare photosynthesis and semiconductor-based solar cell's production of electricity i.e. solar cell electricity, they both must be defined. Photosynthesis is defined as, (Biology Online, 2010) “The synthesis of complex organic material using carbon dioxide, water, inorganic salts, and light energy (from sunlight) captured by light-absorbing pigments, such as chlorophyll and other accessory pigments.” According to Thomas gale, ( Thomas gale, 2006), solar cells create electrical energy by converting sun light into electricity by using photovoltaic effect....   [tags: Energy]
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Electricity: Electrical Grids - Imagining life without electricity is like life without air. As the development is at its pace, the advancement is not possible without the consumption of electric power. Despite of the fact that we took electricity for granted, the present increasing demands for electricity cannot be fulfilled. For over more than a century, coal and other fossil fuels has been used by the power plants as the most favoured resource for power generation. This process is carried out with the help of the grids....   [tags: fossil fuel, energy]
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How Solar Energy's are Converted to Electricity? - ... The solar power systems that are used in our roof, produce the power directly from the sunlight's. Each solar cell in the panels convert the sunlight's directly into electricity. In fact, there are many factors which affect how well cells do that. How solar energy's are converted to electricity. Solar cells are made of a mixture of silicon and other elements in such way that there are extra electrons in one part of the solar cell and missing electrons in the other part of the solar cell. When sunlight's hit these cells, the extra electrons are loose from the silicon due to the photons in the light, and they will flow to the part of missing electrons....   [tags: solar panels, photos, electrons] 570 words
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New Zealand’s Electricity - New Zealand mainly uses renewable energy sources and most of the New Zealand’s Electricity is generated from the hydro-electric stations and the rest of it is generated from both geothermal, wind power and thermal. Electricity demand has grown by an average of 2.1 per cent per year since 1974 and 0.6 per cent from 2005 to 2011. New Zealand has been called as one of the least energy efficient countries in comparison to the economic output against electricity consumption, despite being slightly above global average in the list of countries by energy intensity....   [tags: hydro-electric stations, wind power] 2157 words
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Nuclear Power: An Adequate Solution for Electricity? - It was the night of April 26, 1986, when Alexander Akimov, the shift supervisor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4, rushed to pump water into the fail reactor to prevent the plant from melting down. Without any protective gear, Mr. Akimov was poisoned by the radiation and died three weeks later. The lost of Mr. Akimov’s life only represents a fraction of possible danger of the 442 nuclear power reactors in the world today (PRIS - Number of Reactors Operation Worldwide). ¬These nuclear power plants exhibit a probable destructiveness when failing to operate due to natural disasters or operational mistakes that would ultimately unleash a powerful, invisible killer – radiation....   [tags: Energy ]
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Wind Power's Power to Create Electricity - ... During its transformation from these crude and heavy devices to today’s efficient and sophisticated machines, the technology went through various phases of development….The earliest documented design of wind mill dates back to 200 B.C. The Persians used wind mills from grinding grains during this period." (Sathyajith Mathew 2) By the 14th Century, Windmills were being used as tools to drain the Rhine delta by the Dutch. In the 1900s, the massive amount of windmills in Denmark was producing roughly 30 Megawatts of electricity....   [tags: eolic generators, renewable sources of energy]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Power for Electricity - Establishing wind power as a major source of electricity can be costly and can have many disadvantages; however, there are many important advantages that can come from wind power as well. Buying and installing a wind turbine is expensive. The cost to install a small “household-single turbine” can be up to thirteen thousand, five hundred dollars. One popular home wind turbine is the Skystream. With this turbine, home owners would need to make thirty-five cents to forty cents per kilowatt-hour in order to make the amount of money it cost to purchase this turbine within the first ten years of owning the turbine that is estimated to last for roughly twenty years....   [tags: turbine, cost, maintain, project, time]
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Brazil's Environmentally Effective Use of Electricity - ... Rivers are being diverted and roads are being paved to create space for these massive dams. Canals and channels are being constructed to allow passage of boats and ships to gather water. Blocks of concrete are laid across rivers which provide 20% of the world’s fresh water. The dams will take up over 6,470 square kilometers of forests and fields, approximately the size of six Hong Kongs. Additionally, as the rainforest is flooded to create space for the dams rot in the water, stumps of trees sticking out of the water release carbon dioxide, and the vegetation that decomposes releases methane, a gas whose greenhouse effect is 25x worst than that of carbon dioxide....   [tags: rainforest, consumer, climate] 757 words
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Power Markets and Electricity Derivatives - Since the early ‘90s, the electrical energy sector has undergone profound and dramatic changes. More and more countries moved towards the deregulation of their energy sectors, from a regulated and monopolistic industry to one were the market forces of supply and demand determine the unit price of electricity. The first case of energy sector deregulation in Europe was recorded when the United Kingdom with the Electricity Act of 1990 created the Electricity Pool for England and Wales. Norway soon followed suit (Norwegian Energy Act of 1991) and set up the Norwegian Pool in 1993, which eventually became the Nord Pool in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal - Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal This topic may seem irrelevant to the readers here in United States. Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but we still have problems with hydroelectricity. Everyday electric current goes off for hours and people are compelled to live in the darkness. Unable to form and established new hydroelectricity projects is the main reasons why Nepalese are still deprived to full electric facilities. Establishment of complex structure like hydroelectricity project is not a joke....   [tags: Nepal Hydroelectric Power Infrastructure Analysis] 1006 words
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Privatization of Electricity in Tanzania - Privatization of Electricity in Tanzania The story of Tanzania, from pre-colonialist period to present Tanzania, located in East Africa, is one of the least developed countries in the world. According to the UNDP Human Development Index, Tanzania ranked 162 out of 177 countries in the 2004 survey (UNDP:2004, HDI), with one being the most developed. According to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) prepared by Tanzanian officials for the World Bank, half of Tanzanians 36.6 million people are characterized as “poor” and one-third live in “abject poverty”(WB: PRSP p.1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Financial Performance Benchmarking in the Electricity Distribution Industry - A Review of Research Literature Results on Financial Performance Benchmarking in the Electricity Distribution Industry Introduction Since the late 1980s, there has been significant regulatory reform in the electricity transmission and distribution industries in many countries. Under traditional cost-of-service rate regulation, companies recover their costs under a regulated rate of return, which may provide little incentive to minimize costs. Alternatively, incentive or performance based regimes are designed to incent productive efficiency by compensating the company for achieving costs savings....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Growing Populations Means More Electricity Consumption - ... Only by switching from incandescent lighting bulbs to compact florescent ones, the electricity savings are in the range of more than half. Besides the immediate energy savings, it was demonstrated that even if “a compact florescent light bulbs may cost twice as much as an incandescent, it lasts ten times as long” (Lester, 81). Since the prices for the compact florescent lamps recently dropped due to technological advancements, it makes it easier for all of us to participate in conserving electricity use....   [tags: natural resources, energy, solar] 531 words
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Electricity is Used in Motors, Not Just in Light Bulbs - ... A commutator reverses the current direction between the rotor and external circuit. The armature takes the position of a nail in an electric motor. If you look at the image to the left, that is an armature. It’s made by coiling wires around two or sometimes even more poles of metal. The armature and commutator are joined together by an axle. When the commutator and brushes work together, they let energy flow to the electromagnet. Electric motors first date back to the 1800's. Although Joseph Henry was the first person to invent a device using some motion and electromagnet, Thomas Davenport was the first person to create the first working electric motor....   [tags: AC and DC motors, electric power] 809 words
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Chemistry and Electricity: The Electrochemical Reduction of Nitric Oxide (NO) to Hydroxylamine - ... Conventionally, such designs suffer from severe spatial non-uniformity in terms of current density, molar flows of reactants and products, as well as temperature and hydrodynamic flows. Such variations are known to impact in the overall lifespan and performance of the process. In this work, we propose a novel stack design for a case study reaction for co-generation of chemicals and electricity. The electrochemical reduction of nitric oxide (NO) to hydroxylamine was selected, for being a commodity chemical used in the synthesis of caprolactam, the building block for Nylon 6....   [tags: energy efficiency, alternative technologies] 552 words
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Big Data Transforms Businesses Due to Electricity - Introduction Big data has turned out to be the electricity of the our century- the 21st century, simply because this is the new kind of power that transforms everything it comes into contact with be it in business, government, and private life. While electricity took more than 100 years to transform the world, big data is radically changing the way businesses and government operate virtually overnight. Businesses can now use big data for tracking business processes and also outcomes. For the public sector big data can save lives and money in different ways namely: real time analytic of big data can help government cut at least 10% of their federal budget....   [tags: south africa, marketing, business] 1977 words
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Environmental Effect of Not Going Green: Restaurants and Electricity - ... Again confusing someone looking for information. There is track your water use page, but absolutely no tips on how to tell where, or what you might need to change to stop the leaks. It tell you to read your water bills to see if there is something going on. You will also have to track the weather, events in the area, and if you let the soccer team you sponsor have a car wash. Under the recent news is a link for the May 12th meeting on Sustainability, zero waste top agenda at business council conference (N.A....   [tags: conserve energy, website analysis]
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Analysis Ceylon Electricity Board - Executive Summary The Objective of this report is to practice the analysis of possible scales and scopes of an engineering organization and to recommend and suggest ways to utilize them fully. The organization chosen for the analysis Ceylon Electricity Board (referred to as CEB hereafter), which is the Sri Lankan government organization for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for local industrial and domestic consumption. Following a general introduction to the services by the organization and the structure of it and market competencies, the economies of scale and scope are discussed and finally a few suggestions are made to utilize them for the improvement of the orga...   [tags: Engineering Organization] 1902 words
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Electricity Generation - Electricity is a secondary form of energy, the primary being fossil fuels, which are used to generate it. The world’s production of electricity was twelve trillion kilowatt hours in 1997, and is expected to be close to twenty-one trillion kilowatt hours by 2020. (Fay and Golomb, 2002, 16) This is a cause of concern because based on the United States Department of Energy’s International Energy Outlook 1997 the world’s electricity generation is primarily (63%) from fossil fuels, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned....   [tags: Energy Fossils Electical Environment Papers]
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The Use of Turbine Blades in Generating Electricity - The Use of Turbine Blades in Generating Electricity Turbines are used in many different ways produce and generate electricity. They are used as gas turbines, coal turbines and steam turbines. Each one has a different property, which makes it unique. Airlines and cars generally run on gas turbines. Steam engines, ships and railway engines run on coal turbines as coal produces a high amount of energy that enables them to run for long length of time before adding more coal. In order for these turbine's to operate well and efficiently with as little maintenance as possible, it is necessary for the turbine's to have well-constructed, well designed turbine blades....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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Explain How Solar Power Can Be Used to Produce Electricity - With increasing the demand of consuming the energy to supply life’s needs, the focus of renewable energy has been increased since this energy does not have negative impacts on the environment. By applying the new technologies of solar energy, diversifying the world’s energy supply, minimizing the reliance on fossil fuel and reducing the air pollution can be made. Solar power is defined as ‘’ energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy on the Earth’’ (UCS, 2009)....   [tags: Energy]
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