Solar Water Heater for NASA's Space Station
This paper describes an investigation of the feasibility of using a solar water heater for NASA's Space Station. During the investigation computer codes were developed to...

Asbestos Removal With Occupancy and Operating HVAC

Liberty Restored
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of 1987 is the restoration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The restoration work included many engineering tasks that by themselves...

A Modern Cone Penetration Testing Vehicle
The geotechnical group at the University of Florida recently purchased a new insitu testing cone truck. This is a powerful, all wheel drive, off-the-road vehicle designed specially for...

Hydrogen Energy for Residential/Commercial Sector
Hydrogen is being considered as a synthetic fuel or energy carrier for the post fossil fuel era. It has many properties to commend itself: It compliments the non-conventional primary energy...

The Rise of the Tall Building
The development of the high-rise frame in the U.S. was the result of a collision of many factors. The destruction of Chicago in the great fire of 1871 was one major factor in the start...

A Space Age Test Center
The Air Force's Aeropropulsion System Test Facility (ASTF) is the most expensive project the Air Force has ever built. Its massive heaters, coolers and compressors will treat...

Lessons Learned from First Impulse Turbine Installation in the U.S. Mining Industry
The paper discusses a research study to recover energy from service or cooling water brought into deep mines. The test site was the Luck Friday Mine, owned and operated by the Hecla Mining...

Guideway and Conductor Rail Heating for a Winter Environment
The power and signal conducting rails are maintained using self-limiting heat trace cable in combination with an inherently protected rail. The cable's high inrush power along...

Portable Kerosene Heaters and Indoor Air Quality

Experiments on Coaxial Heater Water Discharges
The paper describes an experimental investigation in which heated water was discharged coaxially into rectangular open channel flow from a slot placed at the channel center. Discharge...

Health Implications from Kerosene Heaters

Advanced Gas and Electric Residential Heating Technologies

District Heating and More Efficient Buildings

Tall Building Systems and Concepts
The structural, mechanical and electrical systems of tall buildings are explored. The eight areas of focus are, structural systems, mechanical and service systems, electrical systems,...

Solar Energy for Heating Homes: How Practical—
There is a widespread belief that on-site solar energy for heating homes is still not a proven technology and that, in any event, it's much too expensive. The fact is that...

A Structural Design Code for HVAC Equipment

Slow Trend for Asphalt with H2O
Cutback asphalt, made fluid by heating and by adding petroleum solvents, is becoming less popular because of the energy crisis and air pollution control standards. Replacing cutbacks are...

Gophers Go Underground
A major facility, Williamson Hall, was constructed to be almost entirely below grade on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. Heating and cooling energy requirements will...

Old Roads Never Die, They are Just Recycled
The cost of repairing roads has increased as asphalt is dependent on the constantly growing price of petroleum. One answer to keeping down costs is asphalt recycling. This article takes...

 

 

 

 

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