Power Systems

Penn State researchers will fabricate membranes with different surface pattern geometries and sizes to use in membrane capacitive deionization. The full membrane is seen at left, and at right, a portion of the membrane is seen under an electron microscope. The tiny wells allow sodium and chloride ions be filtered out of unclean water Credit: Arges Lab. All Rights Reserved.
Power Systems September 23, 2022

Electricity-driven water purification method may extend to saltier waters

Penn State researchers are working toward a realistic purification option that is portable, lightweight and easy to operate stimulated by battery- or solar-powered electricity.

By Mariah Chuprinski
The three primary constituents of the battery are aluminum (left), sulfur (center), and rock salt crystals (right). All are domestically available Earth-abundant materials not requiring a global supply chain. Courtesy: MIT
Power Systems September 8, 2022

Concept for low-cost battery developed

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.

By David L. Chandler
Courtesy of: West Virginia University
Power Systems July 26, 2022

Natural gas could play key role for clean hydrogen energy

Researchers at West Virginia University are attempting to use hydrogen energy as a clean energy alternative.

By Jake Stump
The Cornell University Borehole Observatory, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road. Courtesy of: Cornell University
Power Systems July 17, 2022

Borehole to reveal viability of campus’s geothermal future

Cornell University is breaking ground on its geothermal energy efforts in order to be carbon-neutral by 2035 with a 2-mile borehole to determine feasibility.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Fluke
Power Systems June 6, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: May 30 to June 5, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered Product of the Year winners, power factor, EAM systems, equipment scanning and predictive maintenance. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Fluke
Power Systems May 31, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: May 23-29, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered Product of the Year winners, power factor, EAM systems, equipment scanning and predictive maintenance. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Power Systems May 10, 2022

Lithium-ion battery market expected to grow

The global Lithium-ion battery market is moving into surge mode with an increase of more than 70% in 2021.

By Maya Xiao
Courtesy of: Cornell University
Power Systems May 4, 2022

Research groups join consortium to propose hydrogen energy hub

Cornell and two Cornell research-startups have joined a consortium that aims to propose a Northeast research hub to make hydrogen a viable, clean-energy alternative to carbon-based fuels.

By Blaine Friedlander
Courtesy: Kinetrex Energy, a Kinder Morgan company
Power Systems April 20, 2022

RNG benefits for fleet vehicles

Renewable natural gas (RNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) are being increasingly used by companies such as UPS for their fleet vehicles. Learn why.

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: Tate & Lyle
Power Systems April 16, 2022

CHP success stories

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems play a key role throughout the United States as a key source of power for facilities and several examples of how they improve a facility’s overall performance are highlighted.

By Gas Technology