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  1. Carbon dioxide in electricity delivered to Swiss end-users. Final report; CO{sub 2}-Intensitaet des Stromabsatzes an Schweizer Endkunden. Schlussbericht

    Jakob, M.; Volkart, K.; Widmer, D

    2009-07-15

    In this comprehensive final report, made by TEP Energy GmbH - Technology Economics Policy - Research and Advice - a spin-off company of ETH Zuerich for the Swiss gas and oil industries, the effective CO{sub 2} intensities involved in Swiss electricity consumption are calculated and discussed. The authors present details on how CO{sub 2} emissions should be calculated on the basis of figures both on Swiss power generation and, also, on electricity imports and exports in a European context. Daily and seasonal export-import balances are discussed. In particular the authors note that the actual production-mix for electricity in Switzerland should not be used as a basis for judging actual consumption. Three methods for viewing Swiss electricity consumption involving net and gross power export and import are introduced and discussed. The determination of the CO{sub 2} intensity of Swiss power is discussed, as are power demand profiles and international agreements. The results obtained using the three methods used are presented and discussed. Future developments are also examined. The report is completed with an appendix.

  2. Transaktionsgegenstand: Schweizer 5 Sterne Hotellerie

    Kullmann, Patrick; Schegg, Roland

    2012-01-01

    Internationale Untersuchungen belegen, dass die Hotellerie im Jahr 2011 deutlich mehr Akquisitionen und Fusionen aufwies als im Jahr 2010. Auch die Schweizer 5 Sterne Hotellerie zählte in den letzten Jahren diverse Transaktionen, nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil schon heute eine Vielzahl in- und ausländischer Investoren Hotels besitzen, um diese nach erreichtem Wertzuwachs wieder zu veräussern. Dieser Artikel soll sowohl potentiellen Hotelinvestoren als auch der Geschäftsführung von Hotels zur Ori...

  3. Zum Vorkommen von Kalkglimmern (Margarit, Cintonit) in den Schweizer Alpen

    Niggli, E.

    1955-01-01

    In einem ersten Abschnitt stellt der Verfasser die ihm bekannten Literaturstellen zusammen. Im zweiten Abschnitt werden eigene Untersuchungen beschrieben, die als vorläufiges Resultat ergaben, dass Clintonit in den Schweizer Alpen bislang nicht einwandfrei nachgewiesen ist, dass aber Margarit ein

  4. 77 FR 34281 - Airworthiness Directives; Schweizer Aircraft Corporation

    2012-06-11

    ... Corporation AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM... Corporation (Schweizer) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. The type certificate for these models is currently held by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). This proposal is prompted by...

  5. Schweizer RU-38A Twin-Condor: covert surveillance aircraft

    O'Toole, Michael J.; Schweizer, Paul H.

    1997-11-01

    The world order has changed and with it, governments are now faced with waging a new type of `ware.' Regional instability, drug trafficking, environmental issues, international terrorism, and illegal immigration are examples of escalating problems that cross international boundaries and threaten the security of nations. The first and most important element in coping with these illegal activities is the ability to detect and monitor events in a timely and secure fashion. Conventional means of gathering intelligence such as large airborne collection systems and satellites lack the flexibility, dwell times, and cost effectiveness to meet many of today's needs. There is a growing requirement for airborne platforms that can covertly perform surveillance missions during either day or night and in a cost effective manner. To meet this need, Schweizer Aircraft has recently developed the RU-38A twin-engine surveillance aircraft. This paper discusses the evolution and principle design concepts of this aircraft and how its unique performance enables the RU-38A to achieve new levels of surveillance capability.

  6. A proof of a conjecture by Schweizer on the Drinfeld modular polynomial ΦT (X, Y )

    Bassa, Alp; Beelen, Peter

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we prove a conjecture by Schweizer on the reduction of the Drinfeld modular polynomial ΦT (X, Y ) modulo T − 1. The proof mainly involves manipulations of binomial coefficients in characteristic p....

  7. Empirical validation of building simulation programs - Swiss contribution to IEA Task 34, Annex 43; Empirische Validierung von Gebaeudesimulationsprogrammen. Schweizer Beitrag zu IEA Task 34 / Annex 43. Schlussbericht

    Loutzenhiser, P.; Manz, H. (eds.)

    2006-11-15

    This comprehensive, illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on work carried out on the validation of building simulation programs. the purpose of this project was to create a data set for use when evaluating the accuracy of models for glazing units and windows with and without shading devices. A series of eight experiments that subsequently increased in complexity were performed in an outdoor test cell located on the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research (EMPA) campus in Duebendorf, Switzerland. Particular emphasis was placed on accurately determining the test cell characteristics. The report presents information on experimental set-ups, their validation and the methodology used. Further chapters describe particular experiments made, including transient characterisation, evaluation of irradiation models on tiled facades, as well as those made on glazing units with various types of shading and blinds. The thermal properties of windows are looked at. The results of experiments made with four different models, HELIOS, EnergyPlus, DOE-2.1E and IDA-ICE, are discussed.

  8. EUREKA project 2081 EUROENVIRON-MAINTENVIR: Building maintenance considered under ecological and economic aspects. Final report; Instandhaltungsmanagement und Oekologie - Instandhaltung von Gebaeuden (SINUS). Schlussbericht

    Siedlarek, H.; Theis, A.

    2001-06-29

    The SINUS project intended to support building availability by regular maintenance, to reduce environmental pollution and waste production during the building life, to save natural resources, and to draw up a practical manual for this purpose. the findings were supported by tests on pilot plants and selected reference systems. [German] Primaeres Ziel des SINUS Projektes war es, die umweltgerechte Herstellung von nutzerorientierter Verfuegbarkeit von Gebaeuden durch eine nachhaltige Instandhaltung zu unterstuetzen, Umweltbelastungen waehrend der Betriebs-/Gebrauchsphase zu reduzieren, Stoffstroeme zu verringern, natuerliche Ressourcen zu schonen und die Ergebnisse in einem Handbuch des 'Integrierten Gebaeudeinstandhaltung und Umweltschutz Management Systems' abzubilden (siehe Schlussbericht Kapitel 2). Um die Praxistauglichkeit der Forschungsergebnisse zu gewaehrleisten, wurden diese staendig durch die Umsetzung an Pilotanlagen und ausgewaehlten Referenzsystemen evaluiert (siehe Schlussbericht Kapitel 5.3, 5.5). Es konnte einerseits detailliert dargelegt werden, dass sich erhebliche Synergieeffekte bei der Integration von Instandhaltung und Umweltschutz erzielen lassen (siehe Schlussbericht Kapitel 4,5). Andererseits wurde deutlich, dass Instandhaltung an sich angewandter Umweltschutz ist. Es wurden Methoden, Werkzeuge und systematische Vorgehensweisen entwickelt, die nachweislich nicht nur zu einer Verringerung des Material- und Energieverbrauches in einzelnen Phasen des Lebenszyklus fuehren, sondern vor allem zur Nachhaltigkeit der Nutzung, insbesondere zur Lebensdauerverlaengerung von Gebaeuden bzw. zur Nutzungsdauerverlaengerung einzelner Elemente des technischen Sachsystems Gebaeude, angewendet werden koennen. Ferner wurde deutlich, wie relevant die Einbindung des Know-how der operativen Ebene der Instandhaltung und des Umweltschutzes in verschiedene Lebenszyklusphasen (z.B. Design) eines Bauteiles ist, um eine umweltgerechte und nachhaltige

  9. Operationelles Risikomanagement von Schweizer Vorsorgeeinrichtungen : Status quo und zukunftsgerichteter Leitfaden für Geschäftsführerinnen und Geschäftsführer

    Moor, Markus; Mussak, Pirmin; Zeier Röschmann, Angela

    2016-01-01

    Studie Die vorliegende Studie untersucht den Stand des operationellen Risikomanagements von Schweizer Vorsorgeeinrichtungen. Während der Entwicklungsstand insgesamt fortgeschritten ist, bestehen noch Lücken in der Risikoidentifikation, der Risikoberichterstattung und der Berücksichtigung des Reputationsrisikos. Darüber hinaus lassen sich deutliche Unterschiede zwischen kleinen und grossen Vorsorgeeinrichtungen erkennen.

  10. Siesta-Globus Tallinn. [1] [Helisalvestis] : wo Mittelalter und IT-Zukunft aufeinander prallen / Redaktion: Luzia Stettler ; Produktion: Schweizer Radio DRS 1

    2007-01-01

    Helisalvestis saatesarjast Shveitsi raadios Schweizer Radio DRS 1, milles tutvustati uute Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikide pealinnu, 7.-11. mail 2007. a. Tallinnat. Intervjuu president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesega, kes iseloomustab Tallinnat ja vanalinna, räägib, kuidas ta ise sai varem Eestisse vaid külalisena, sest nõukogude võim ei sallinud teda ega tema nõukogude võimu, mainib oma vanemate ja vanavanemate saatust, kiidab Eestit kui e-riiki

  11. Diverse Beiträge aus Tallinn [Helisalvestis] : DRS 1 unterwegs in den Hauptstädten der neuen EU-Länder / Redaktion: Luzia Stettler ; Produktion: Schweizer Radio DRS 1

    2007-01-01

    Helisalvestis saatesarjast Shveitsi raadios Schweizer Radio DRS 1, milles tutvustati uute Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikide pealinnu, 7.-11. mail 2007. a. Tallinnat. Jüri Kuuskemaa õpetab põgusalt eesti keelt. Reporter tutvustab lühidalt Eestit ja Tallinnat ning küsitleb president Toomas Hendrik Ilvest, kes võrdleb Eestit ja Shveitsi kui väikeriike ning kiidab Tallinna vanalinna ja selle arhitektuuri

  12. Participants in the “Schweizer Jugendforscht’” projects at CERN under the supervision of Günther Dissertori, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and other members of ETH Zürich, Werner Lustermann and Michael Dittmar.

    2005-01-01

    Participants in the “Schweizer Jugendforscht’” projects at CERN under the supervision of Günther Dissertori, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and other members of ETH Zürich, Werner Lustermann and Michael Dittmar.

  13. Standortgerechte Rindfleischproduktion im Schweizer Biolandbau

    Oehen, Bernadette; Meier, MS

    2017-01-01

    In Switzerland, most of the calves from organic milk production are fattened indoors on conventional farms with concentrates. In this study, we compared organic beef production with two conventional systems in terms of their energy demand and global warming potential. Due to the concentrate feeding in the two conventional systems beef cattle reach the weight for slaughtering at a shorter lifespan. The organic pasture beef production had the lowest annual per animal global warming potent...

  14. Klusen und verwandte Formen im Schweizer Jura

    R. Hantke

    4th, in view of the fact that the joints are known to have been caused by recent plate-tectonic processes, the same must be assumed for the kluses: the latter owe their genesis to complicated geologic lineaments, folds and shear faults. This fact has practical consequences: During the construction of tunnels underneath a klus one has to take into consideration that the disturbance in the landscape represented by a klus my well reach geologically far into the basement. 5th,the erosion of the kluses oecurred in parallel to the direction of the joints. In this instance, the debris produced by the tectonic processes and by frost action was removed by the mechanical and chemical action of the water. During the cold times and cold spells during warm times this water was mainly melt-water. 6th, special studies are necessary for the determination of the quantity of debris that was removed. The time-span available for this removal is much longer than commonly assumed: it begins with the first tectonic foldnig, in the Jura mountains already in mid-Miocene, 15 Ma ago.

  15. Minarettide varjus / Jörg E. Schweizer ; intervjueerinud Jaan Ruus

    Schweizer, Jörg E.

    2009-01-01

    13. Pimedate Ööde filmifestivalil linastuva iraaniteemalise mängufilmi "Naised ilma meesteta" sakslasest produtsent filmist, selle režissöörist iraanlanna Shirin Neshat'ist ja filmi aluseks oleva raamatu autorist Shahrnush Parsipur'ist

  16. TV News Magazine Presentation: Einstein by Schweizer Fernsehen (2009)

    CERN Bulletin

    2011-01-01

    In this episode of Einstein, students from the University of Zurich explain the LHC physics experiments with chocolate and coffee cups. Using these ordinary items, the young researchers demonstrate what happens when two protons collide and how they are measured and detected. They also visit the CMS and LHCb detectors. Other topics in this episode include studies of crash test dummies to determine the right kind of protection needed for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding; image researchers at the University of Zurich poll people on the effects of image verses hard facts; the enormous potential of LED lights as the source of light for the future; and scientists determine that our closest ancestors are not the chimpanzee or orangutan, but the common marmoset. Due to room issues last time, Einstein will be presented on Friday, 11 February from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Council Chamber Language: German  

  17. Das Technologieportfolio der Schweizer Industrie im In- und Ausland

    Beat Hotz-Hart; Carsten Küchler

    1996-01-01

    The technology portfolio of Swiss industry worldwide and the technology portfolio of industry inside Switzerland are being drawn on the basis of patent applications. Both portfolios are being examined with respect to globalisation and the intensification of competition through innovation. It is being shown that the swiss portfolio abroad is more science-based and more focussed on leading-edge technologies promising breakthrough innovations than inside the country.

  18. TV News Magazine presentations: Sternstunde Philosophie by Schweizer Fernsehen (2010)

    Carolyn Lee

    2011-01-01

    In this episode of Sternstunde Philosophie, CERN physicist Felicitas Pauss talks with Nathalie Wappler. The new particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, which is located at the European research centre, CERN, near Geneva, collided two proton beams in March (2010), with an energy surpassing all other particle accelerators in the world. This machine will recreate the conditions in these collisions just a few seconds after the Big Bang.     Sternstunde Philosophie will be presented on Friday, 25 March from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Council Chamber Language: German  

  19. Radiation protection in Swiss nuclear installations; Strahlenschutz in Schweizer Kernanlagen

    Hammer, J.; Brunell, M. [Eidgenoessisches Nuklearsicherheitsinspektorat ENSI, Brugg (Switzerland)

    2015-07-01

    Well developed measures on operational radiation protection within Swiss nuclear installations will be presented. The focus lays on competent authority actions. Results of the last ten years, including events on radiation issues, will be discussed. Finally a view on challenges for radiation protection personnel with respect to a renewed Swiss radiation protection legislation based on recent ICRP recommendations will be given.

  20. Definition and allocation of roles for integrating end-consumers into a smart energy world; Ein Rollenmodell zur Einbindung der Endkunden in eine smarte Energiewelt

    Hillemacher, Lutz; Bertsch, Valentin; Jochem, Patrick; Fichtner, Wolf [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany). Lehrstuhl fuer Energiewirtschaft; Hufendiek, Kai [EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG, Karlsruhe (Germany); Wiechmann, Holger; Gratenau, Jan [EnBW Vertrieb GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)

    2013-09-15

    The successful expansion of renewable energies requires a phase of change in the energy supply system. On the one hand solutions have to be found to ensure the system dependability in spite of the high volatility of the feeding-in from renewable sources. On the other hand the differences between feeding-in and demand, which also occurs on the regional level evermore, have to be equalized on the regional level, too. For this purpose, it is necessary to develop new control and modified market mechanisms. The role definition of the involved actors gets an increasing relevance because of the politically predetermined unbundling. However, only a slight attention was paid to the role of the final consumers in the past. For a successful rebuilding of the energy supply system it is nevertheless important to involve the consumers in this process. It could be demonstrated within the research project ''MeRegio'', that the integration of the consumers into an incentive based demand side management can tap significant potentials to equalize differences between feeding-in and demand. Therefore, the focusing on the final consumers can have an important contribution to rebuild the energy supply system.

  1. Schweizer Text Korpus – Theoretische Grundlagen, Korpusdesign und Abfragemöglichkeiten

    Bickel, Hans

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The SWISS TEXT CORPUS (CHTK has made it its goal to extensively document the German language of the 20th century in Switzerland. In this way, and in its parallel function as a sub-corpus of the Corpus C4, that will consist of 20 million text words (tokens each from Germany, Austria, Italy/South Tirol and, as already said, Switzerland, it represents a classical reference corpus both for the standard German language in Switzerland as well as in the entire German-speaking area of Western Europe. A reference corpus should meet the requirement of comprehensively depicting the central repertoire of a language, i.e. the generally used vocabulary of this language, which is why questions of corpus structure and general planning (corpus design play a decisive role (cf. Lemnitzer/Zinsmeister (2006: 106, where the type of the reference corpus is contrasted with the special corpus. Four and a half years after the start of the project, the SWISS TEXT CORPUS was made available to the general public in April 2009, as a research instrument. The following article outlines in brief the history of this research project and deals with fundamental and specific decisions that had to be made in the design of such a reference corpus, and with how the CHTK is compiled. Together with a concluding overview of some retrieval and analysis options offered by the CHTK, this article also provides an overview of the potential of this new research instrument and supplies the background knowledge required to work with the CHTK. For reasons of space, the methods of working, the corpus-driven approaches, cannot be thematised here (cf. Bubenhofer 2008, 2006.

  2. Fehlverhalten und Courage am Arbeitsplatz – analysiert anhand des Schweizer HR-Barometers

    Staffelbach, Bruno; Arnold, Alexandra; Feierabend, Anja

    2014-01-01

    Human Resource Management (HRM) ist ein Teil betriebswirtschaftlicher Praxis. Dazu gehören alle Personen, Institutionen und Funktionen, die der Gewinnung, Nutzung und Entwicklung der Qualifikationen und Motivationen von Führungskräften, Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern als Grundlage und Bestandteil der Unternehmensführung dienen. Die Menschen im Betrieb stehen somit im Zentrum. Diese sind auch moralische Akteure. Sie wägen ab zwischen verschiedenen Gütern, zwischen Geboten und Verboten, zwis...

  3. How does a Swiss citizen want to heat his home?; Wie will der Schweizer heizen ?

    Stadelmann, M

    2003-07-01

    This short article presents a summary of the results of representative market research carried out on which forms of energy are the most favoured in Switzerland. Solar energy is the form of energy at the top of the list of the most desired forms of energy for providing hot water. Natural gas is the energy carrier most favoured for space-heating, having for the first time overtaken solar energy in this sector. The article also quotes further findings of the survey, including the roles played by air pollution and other factors that influence energy desires. Also, the survey studied the sources used by the Swiss to obtain information on the subject of energy supply when building, buying or refurbishing their homes. The results are presented in the form of diagrams.

  4. «Wir sind nicht arm»! Diskursive Konstruktionen von Armut von Schweizer Bauernfamilien

    Sandra Contzen

    2015-01-01

    Although poverty among Swiss farm families is not a new issue, talking about it might still be considered as a taboo, not only in the farmer’s community but also in political discussions. This paper draws on qualitative empirical evidence, which shows that farm families in precarious living conditions tend to deal as long as possible with their situations on their own and only in the very end make use of social assistance. The paper aims at understanding this finding. To do so, it sheds light...

  5. "Ich kam unter die Schweizer": Teaching Switzerland as a Multi-Ethnic Society

    Baumgartner, Karin

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a five-week module on "Switzerland as a multi-ethnic society" intended to counteract the popular image of Switzerland as a homogenous country concerned mostly with tourism, chocolate, and watches. Instead, the module treats Switzerland through topics such as the definition of identity in a multi-ethnic society, the…

  6. Grenzhandel am Hochrhein. Schweizer Franken - Potenzial oder Risiko für den deutschen Handel?

    Emmerling, Sandra

    2017-09-01

    Retail shopping in Hochrhein on the tri-border region is affected by the shopping behaviour of the Swiss households. On the one hand the German retail in the German border towns was able to develop dynamically and tap the demand from regions beyond the border. A market-relevant example was used to investigate the question of whether these cross-border inflows should be considered an area of potential growth or risk for German retail. On the other hand, together with e-commerce the shopping tourism leads to a tilt in spatial structure in the Swiss border regions. The demand and strategy for sustainable city and regional development are discussed from the perspective of retail, city planning and market research.

  7. Photovoltaic system technology (PVSYSTE); Photovoltaik-Systemtechnik (PVSYSTE). Schlussbericht

    Luciano Borgna, L.; Christof Geissbuehler, Ch.; Haeberlin, H.; Kaempfer, M.; Zwahlen, U.

    2007-03-15

    This comprehensive, illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results obtained from the framework project run by the photovoltaics (PV) testing laboratory at the Bernese University of Applied Sciences in Burgdorf, Switzerland, during the period 2003 to 2006. The paper reports on improvements and extensions to the infrastructure of the PV testing laboratory that have allowed more precise measurements to be made. The accuracy of measurements made on a large number of inverters used to convert PV-generated direct current to mains-compatible alternating current was once more greatly improved. Long-term monitoring is also mentioned. Other topics covered include contacting problems, arcing and the performance of thin-film modules subject to partial shading. Many valuable contacts established with different national and international partners are noted, especially the contacts to a large number of inverter manufacturers in many countries. Details are also presented on test procedures and installations as well as the measurements made on several Swiss installations. Also, illustrations of defects and examples of contamination on PV panels are included.

  8. Fouling in small hydro projects; Verschmutzung von Kleinwasserkraftwerken - Schlussbericht

    Abgottspon, A.; Staubli, T.

    2010-03-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at fouling problems encountered in small hydro installations. The report is based on ten interviews made with operators of small hydro power stations in Switzerland. A parallel project carried out in Germany is mentioned. A large variation in the degree of fouling in the various hydro power stations is noted. Sources such as leaves in autumn and algae are discussed, as are the various rinsing procedures used to clear the turbines of fouling. Power losses are discussed and measures that can be taken to prevent fouling are described. Measurements made at an installation in Freienstein, Switzerland, are presented and discussed. The report is completed with an appendix containing calculations, details on the Freienstein power plant and the results of interviews made with the ten hydro power installations examined.

  9. Product declaration for small refrigerators; Produktdeklaration fuer Kleinkuehlschraenke. Ausschreibungsformular - Schlussbericht

    Burri, A.

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on a project that looked at the optimisation of cooling technology used in small refrigerators. This optimisation alone is considered as being not sufficient to increase the market perspectives for efficient refrigeration units. In contrast to household units, no energy declaration standards exist for the type of mini-bar used in hotel rooms. An 'Energy Declaration - Small Refrigerator' form created as a part of this project is discussed which makes it easier to compare the energy costs of various units. The form is based on uniform criteria, and increases the market perspectives for the most efficient units, even if they are somewhat more expensive. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy is now supplying this form (in German, French and Italian) to all manufacturers and vendors of small refrigerators. The vendor can fill out this form and include it in his offer. Likewise, the customer can request the form from the vendor. In this form the total energy costs for ten years of operation are added to the purchase price, so that the customer can obtain a clear indication of total life cycle costs.

  10. Energy as a competitive factor - Opportunities for the Swiss economy; Wettbewerbsfaktor Energie - Chancen fuer die Schweizer Wirtschaft

    Ziegler, M.; Baettig, R.

    2010-02-15

    This report Swiss for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reviews opportunities offered to the Swiss economy by regarding energy as a competitive factor. Goals set in Switzerland regarding the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions and measures taken in this area are commented on. The report takes a look at measures that are technically and economically implementable in the building and transport areas. The costs and investment involved in the implementation of a particular scenario are examined. The chances offered to Swiss companies in the area of replacements for fossil fuels are examined. Market potentials in the areas of renewable energy sources and energy productivity are reviewed as are related financial services and workplace effects.

  11. Effects of climate change on the Swiss economy (national influences); Auswirkungen der Klimaaenderung auf die Schweizer Volkswirtschaft (nationale Einfluesse)

    NONE

    2007-07-01

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) attempts to estimate the direct and indirect effects of climate change on the Swiss economy. The authors state that no grave damage to the Swiss economy that could be caused by climate change are to be expected by the year 2030. Estimates for the year 2050 are presented and a prognosis showing a substantial increase of damage after this date is presented. Tourism and energy installations are noted as being the areas that will be most affected. Other areas affected include infrastructure, human health, water supplies, forestry and the farming economy. The methodologies used in the preparation of the study are described. Scenarios are presented and discussed. An overview of the costs incurred as a result of climate-related change is presented.

  12. Automobile with fuel cell and supercapacitor drive; Personenwagen mit Brennstoffzellen und Supercap-Antrieb - Schlussbericht

    Dietrich, Ph.

    2002-12-15

    In a Volkswagen BORA a power train has been realized, which includes a fuel cell system consisting of 6 stacks of 8 kW electrical power output each, an electrical storage device made of 282 supercap cells storing 360 Wh of electrical energy, a DC/DC converter and an electric motor which delivers up to 75 kW. The power distribution between supercaps and fuel cell is managed by an energy management device, which optimizes the distribution taking the actual operation points into account. The fuel cell system operates in a wide range with an efficiency higher than 40%. The power train has been integrated in a five seat car. This car named HY.POWER{sup R}, realized as technology platform, drove over the Simplon pass (elevation 2000 m over sea level) on 16 January 2002. This test drive proved the maturity of this concept to drive using this technology on public roads and that also severe operating conditions can be handled successfully. The key aspects of that concepts are the new manufacturing process of the bipolar plates for the fuel cells, the system configuration of the fuel cell system and the enhanced energy density of the supercap cells. The combination of a fuel cell system and of a supercap storage device, together with the integration of the DC/DC converter lead to a new power train concept. The consumption in the NEDC is equal to the energy of 5-6 l gasoline, which is quite impressive if it is remembered that the car has an empty mass of nearly 2000 kg. The HY.POWER{sup R} has been used heavily for the communication of the new technology to the public. The first event was the test drive across the Simplon pass. The main other events was the international auto motor show in Geneva in March 2002 and the presentation of the vehicle at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg in September 2002. (author)

  13. Optimised fuel cell operation management. Final report; Optimiertes Betriebsmanagement von Brennstoffzellen. Schlussbericht

    NONE

    2003-11-05

    Investigations were carried out on two fuel cell systems of the type ONSI PC 25C (large fuel cells) and three fuel cell heaters of the type HXS 1000 PREMIERE by Sulzer HEXIS (small fuel cells) for long periods of time and in different modes of operation. Information was obtained on efficiencies and performance, pollutant emissions, degradation and availability. The status of the project is reported and compared with the goals stated initially. (orig.) [German] Das Hauptziel des Projektes bestand darin, Kriterien fuer den optimalen Betrieb (hohe Verfuegbarkeit, geringe Anzahl von Abschaltungen, hohe Energienutzung etc.) von Brennstoffzellen im Zusammenspiel mit den peripheren Komponenten der Gebaeudetechnik zu ermitteln. Hierzu wurden Untersuchungen an zwei Brennstoffzellen-Anlagen vom Typ ONSI PC 25C (grosse BZ) und an drei Brennstoffzellen-Heizgeraeten HXS 1000 PREMIERE von Sulzer HEXIS (kleine BZ) ueber laengere Zeitraeume und bei weitestgehend unterschiedlichen Betriebsweisen durchgefuehrt. In Auswertung dieser Messkomplexe wurden Aussagen zum Betriebsverhalten der Brennstoffzellen, wie z.B. zu Wirk- und Nutzungsgraden, Schadstoffemissionen, Verlauf der Degradation sowie zur Verfuegbarkeit getroffen. Im vorliegenden Bericht wird der erreichte Sachstand detailliert dargestellt und mit den Zielsetzungen des FuE-Antrages verglichen. (orig.)

  14. Energy consumption of mobile communication systems; Energieverbrauch der mobilen Kommunikation - Schlussbericht

    Corliano, A.; Hufschmid, M.

    2008-02-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on a research project that was concerned with the energy consumption of the infrastructure necessary to provide mobile communication services. The measurement and analysis of the energy consumption of the infrastructure was an essential part of this research project. Furthermore, future scenarios and their impact on energy consumption are discussed. The results of the research work are presented and the correlation between power requirements and the data traffic encountered at GSM and UMTS base stations is analysed. Furthermore, measurements that were conducted to determine the power consumption of different network elements are discussed. Finally, alternatives for further action and recommendations for improvements in the energy consumption of such installations are formulated.

  15. The 'Alpine Windharvest' project - Overview; Projekt Alpine Windharvest - Schlussbericht

    Schaffner, B.; Kunz, S. [Suisse Eole, Meteotest, Berne (Switzerland)

    2005-07-01

    This short introduction forms part of a final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) that presents the results of a project carried out by the Swiss wind-energy organisation 'Suisse Eole' and the meteorology specialists of the company METEOTEST. The project investigated the use of digital relief-analysis and formed part of a European wind-energy project that investigated the technical, legal and socio-economical aspects of the use of wind energy. The work-package 7 included the identification of wind-energy areas using comparative Geographic Information System (GIS) methods. An overview is provided of the wind-energy potential in the whole of the alpine region and five areas in which measurements are to be made, including GIS analyses, are defined.

  16. Efficient operation of asynchronous motors - Final report; Effizienter Betrieb von Asynchronmotoren - Schlussbericht

    Beeli, N.; Jenni, F.

    2010-10-15

    Research has shown that the reduction of energy losses in electrical machines offers an enormous saving potential. The largest share of these losses is represented by induction motors in the medium power range. A significant fraction of these losses could be minimized by using modern frequency converters instead of traditional drive systems. However, even when operated with converters, the efficiency of these machines is still not optimal: By implementing an intelligent control scheme which involves a reduction in the magnetizing current, a significant improvement in efficiency can be achieved. Theoretical studies of the economical potential were conducted with and without the iron saturation taken into account. The behavior of the machines in the two cases of operation was described by numerical simulation. Two control algorithms that could be used in a converter have been developed: One utilizing a typical control methodology (constant flux in the machine as a reference) and another designed for optimal performance. The results show that an economical potential of up to 643 GWh per year is possible in Switzerland for all asynchronous machines, which corresponds to 4% of the total power consumption of these machines in Switzerland. With a price of 0.15 CHF/kWh, this represents a saving of approximately 95 million CHF. At this stage, it should be emphasized that this potential can be exploited provided that each machine is already equipped with a frequency converter. Converters with optimized performance are available from some manufacturers. Further investigation was required to determine if the measured savings correspond to the theoretical results. Thus, three converters have been measured in the laboratory using a controlled experiment. It was found that these saving options are effective only for non-dynamic regimes and that the algorithms are not yet ideal for torques below 10% of nominal. The reason for these results are unclear, as the algorithms used are proprietary and not disclosed by the manufacturers of the frequency converters. In a subsequent investigation the methods employed in this study should be applied to determine the savings potential of these algorithms within the dynamic regimes of the systems. (authors)

  17. OPAL extension for permanent-magnet motors; OPAL-Erweiterung fuer Permanentmagnet-Motoren - Schlussbericht

    Tanner, R

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at an extension to the OPAL software that is concerned with the energy-efficient design of pump and fan systems that use induction motors. This software has been extended by a module for permanent magnet motors which directly addresses the question of how much energy and cost can be saved through the use of this type of motors compared to ASM standard motors. However, it is noted that certain parameters of permanent magnet motors necessary to make use of this new design feature must be available, which is currently not the case. In order to make this design application available to a wider group of users, a web-based user interface has been developed. New Web-2.0 features that have been included to provide improved usability are discussed. In addition, it is noted that the software has now been adapted to support German, English and French versions. Also, the EuroDEEM database has been integrated, thus giving access to the performance data of more than 10,000 motors.

  18. Photovoltaic power supply for appliances and small systems. Final report; Photovoltaik fuer Geraete und Kleinsysteme. Schlussbericht

    Roth, W.; Anton, L.; Benz, J.; Kaiser, R.; Kuhmann, J.; Puls, H.G.; Pfanner, N.; Schmidt, H.; Schulz, W.; Steinhueser, A.

    2002-06-01

    The economic prospects of PV power supply to appliances and small systems were investigated. The research project was aimed at improving the conditions for efficient development of appliances and small systems with photovoltaic power supply and autonomous systems not connected to the grid. Innovative products were developed and tested in cooperation with industrial organizations. The project is to help small and medium-sized organizations with a technological orientation and enhance technology transfer between science and industry.

  19. Feed-in prognoses for renewable forms of energy; Einspeiseprognosen fuer neue erneuerbare Energien - Schlussbericht

    Dierer, S.; Remund, J.; Cattin, R. [METEOTEST, Berne (Switzerland); Koller, T.; Strasser, P. [enersis suisse, Berne (Switzerland)

    2010-02-15

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) aims at determining the potential of improved feed-in forecasts for new renewable energies (NRE) in Switzerland. The characteristics of the Swiss energy market are considered. Benefits of and potential for improvement are identified and recommendations for additional measures to be taken are given. The authors note that at present the forecast systems for wind energy are quite sophisticated, while there is room for improvement for solar energy and micro hydro unit forecasts. Ways of improving the forecasts are discussed. The business case developed within the framework of this project is to be completed and quantified as soon as data for 2009 is provided by the regulatory body 'swissgrid' and the balance group for renewable energies. The report is completed with recommendations for further work.

  20. Reducing the electricity consumption of small ventilation installations; Reduktion des Elektrizitaetsverbrauchs von Klein-Lueftungsanlagen - Schlussbericht

    Furter, R.; Casartelli, E.; Lang, M.

    2010-03-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at how the electricity consumption of small ventilation installations can be reduced. Residential ventilation systems - also known as comfort ventilation systems - have to fulfil demands placed on energy efficiency, comfort and hygiene. The results of exemplary measurements of the electrical power consumption that have been made in order to estimate the current situation of ventilation systems and of air handling units in apartments and single family houses are presented and discussed. Air networks were simulated at nominal air flow with different pressure losses for nine different ventilation units. The most important conclusion of this work is quoted as being that the internal pressure losses of the ventilation units have to be reduced and the design recommendation for the air network has to be reconsidered. Also the authors are of the opinion that hygiene requirements must be more rigorously respected.

  1. Project 'Windbank' - Final Report; Projekt 'Windbank' - Schlussbericht

    Gassmann, F.; Isaak, H.; Tinguely, M

    2005-07-01

    An emergency decision support system for accidental releases of radioactivity into the atmosphere providing regional wind field information was developed. This system is based on intensive meteorological field campaigns each lasting 4 months in the regions around the Swiss nuclear power plants. The wind data from temporary and permanent stations were analysed to evaluate the typical wind field patterns occurring in these regions. A cluster analysis for these data-sets lead to 19 different wind field classes with a high separation quality. In separate studies, it was demonstrated that an on-line acquisition of meteorological data from existing permanent stations is enough to diagnose the recent wind field class in a region with a diameter of about 50 km around the nuclear power stations with a probability of about 80% to hit the correct class. Furthermore, a method was developed to use a high resolution weather prediction model to forecast the future wind field classes. An average probability of over 60% to hit the correct class for a forecast time of 48 hours was evaluated. Finally, a method for parameterization of turbulence providing input for dispersion models from standard meteorological on-line data was developed. (author)

  2. Final report on plan of action concerning Fukushima; Schlussbericht Aktionsplan Fukushima

    NONE

    2016-12-15

    This brochure published by the Swiss National Safety Inspectorate ENSI discusses various protection measures for nuclear installations in Switzerland. Protection against natural incidents such as earthquakes, flooding and extreme weather conditions is first discussed, followed by a discussion on the protection needed against the loss of fundamental safety functions. These include loss of mains power and loss of heat sink capacity for cooling. Severe Accident Management is also discussed: the setting-up of emergency equipment stores, securing containment integrity, strategies and the organisation of long-term emergency response. Contamination propagation in rivers and streams is looked at, as are the effects of dangerous non-nuclear substances. Emergency response on a national scale is examined. Requirements placed on measurement and prognosis systems, reference scenarios and demands placed on communication systems are noted. Safety culture is looked at in Swiss nuclear installations. ENSI’s supervision culture is also commented on, as are international activities in this area. Finally, current research and measures are examined and a comparison is made with the international investigations made as a result of the Fukushima Incident.

  3. Analysis of conservativity analysis for clearance levels. Final report; Konservativitaetsanalysen bei Freigabegrenzwerten. Schlussbericht

    Deckert, A; Thierfeldt, S

    1997-07-01

    When deriving clearance levels for material from nuclear installations it is necessary to proceed with a certain degree of conservativity. This can, however, differ between various sets of clearance levels leading to inconsistencies between clearance pathways. The aim of the work therefore is to compare levels of conservativity for the following two sets of clearance levels: clearance levels for disposal as conventional waste and for metallic materials for recycling/reuse. A method was developed to quantify the degree of conservativity and make it comparable. The actual and future situation for disposal of (conventional) wastes in Germany was analysed. In addition, the masses, nuclide vectors, geographical distribution etc. for slightly radioactive material being cleared for conventional disposal was analysed and modelled and the resulting dose distributions were calculated. The values for the clearance levels were taken from the 1995 recommendation by the German Commission on Radiation Protection (SSK). By using realistic scenarios, the exposure was calculated for the personnel on the landfills and for persons of the general public being exposed via groundwater pathways. It could be shown that the trivial dose range will not be exceeded even if the masses of cleared material per landfill site exceed 100 Mg/a. Because of the types and distribution of nuclear installations in Germany and because of the nuclide vectors it is therefore not necessary to limit the masses per landfill sites. Clearance levels that are determined by the exposure pathways external exposure to and the inhalation of dust by the landfill personnel show a similar level of conservativity as those for metal scrap (the reference). This means that the clearance levels for gamma emitting nuclides are not overly restrictive. The radiological model for the exposure via the groundwater pathway is much more conservative (concerning mainly beta emitting nuclides). Although radiologically justified, raising the clearance levels would not lead to an increase of the material quantities because other nuclides of the respective nuclide vectors are limiting. In conclusion, the effort to alter the clearance levels of the 1995 SSK recommendation for conventional disposal does not seem worthwhile. (orig.) [Deutsch] Bei der Herleitung von Freigabewerten fuer Reststoffe/Abfaelle werden grundsaetzlich radiologisch notwendige Konservativitaeten einbezogen. Diese koennen fuer verschiedene Saetze von Freigabewerten allerdings stark differieren, was zu Inkompatibilitaeten zwischen Freigabepfaden fuehrt. Ziel ist daher der Vergleich der Konservativitaetsniveaus verschiedener Wertesaetze, wozu Konservativitaeten fuer Freigabewerte fuer Abfaelle zur Deponierung und fuer metallische Reststoffe analysiert werden. Es wurden Methoden erarbeitet, um den Grad an Konservativitaet quantitativ zu erfassen. Die Situation bei der Freigabe zur konventionellen Deponierung wurde analysiert, indem die aktuelle und zukuenftige Situation des Abfallaufkommens hinsichtlich Massen, Nuklidvektoren, geographischer Verteilung und Deponierung probabilistisch modelliert und die resultierende Dosisverteilung berechnet wurden. Als Freigabekriterium wurden die Grenzwerte fuer die Freigabe zur konventionellen Deponierung gemaess des SSK-Empfehlungsentwurfs von 1995 angesetzt. Auf der Basis realistischer Szenarien fuer die Exposition des Deponiepersonals und bei Zugrundelegung der Grenzwerte des SSK-Empfehlungsentwurfs wurde eine Dosisverteilung ermittelt, die zeigt, dass der Bereich des radiologischen Schutzziels im Bereich von 10 {mu}Sv/a nicht verlassen wird, auch wenn groessere Massen als 100 Mg/a freigegebenen Materials deponiert werden. Eine Beschraenkung der jaehrlich freigegebenen Masse oder Aktivitaet ist daher nicht erforderlich. Die Freigabewerte, die durch die Belastungspfade externe Bestrahlung und Inhalation bei Deponierpersonal bestimmt werden, weisen ein aehnliches Mass an Konservativitaet auf wie diejenigen fuer Metallschrott, die hier als Vergleichsmassstab dienen. Die radiologische Modellierung fuer Individualdosen, die sich ueber den Wasserpfad fuer die allgemeine Bevoelkerung ergeben, zeigt eine deutlich konservativere Modellierung. Eine eventuelle Anhebung der Freigabewerte fuer stark gammastrahlende Nuklide kommt nicht in Betracht. Nuklide, fuer die eine Anhebung der Freigabewerte aus radiologischer Sicht gerechtfertigt waere, sind nie fuehrend und bestimmen daher nicht die zur Deponierung freigebbaren Massen. Eine Veraenderung der Freigabewerte des SSK-Empfehlungsentwurfs von 1995 erscheint also nicht erforderlich. (orig.)

  4. Basics of Swiss water levy politics - Economic considerations; Grundlagen Wasserzinspolitik. Oekonomische Ueberlegungen - Schlussbericht

    Ott, W.; Staub, C. [econcept AG, Zuerich (Switzerland); Leimbacher, J. [Joerg Leimbacher, Bern (Switzerland)

    2008-10-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the economic considerations involved in defining the basics for the handling of levies on water commodities. This levy is raised in Switzerland on the use of water and represents the payment made to a commune for the use of its water resources. The report first takes a look at the current situation, the reasons behind the Swiss water levy concept and the reasons why they have to be newly regulated. Changes in market factors are discussed, e.g. the liberalisation of the power market and past and future price developments. Also, the situation on the spot and futures markets for electricity is discussed. The actual production costs for hydropower are discussed and compared with other means of electricity generation. Proposals for readjusting the regulations concerning water levies are discussed.

  5. Experimental submarine with closed cycle diesel engine. Final report. Experimentaltauchboot mit Argon-Kreislaufdieselmotor. Schlussbericht

    Haas, J.

    1990-08-01

    The Experimental Submarine SEAHORSE-KD is a fully operational autonomous test platform for an air independent propulsion system based on a closed cycle diesel engine. The Argon-Diesel known as MOTARK was a contribution from MAN Technologie AG, Munich, which also included process technology and control. Within the Argon cycle the exhaust gas is cooled down, cleaned from CO{sub 2} in a rotary scrubber and fed into the engine again after addition of oxygen. On surface, the engine can be operated on ambient air. During closed cycle operation, no media are exchanged with the ambient. The process works independently from the depth. Bruker Meerestechnik GmbH had to define the complete vehicle, developed and integrated the subsystems such as the LOX-system, the chemical and condensate plant, the fuel system, the propulsion and the electric system, etc. and carried out extensive workshop tests, shallow water and sea trials. The reliable functioning of the CCD-plant and of the complete Experimental Submarine could be convincingly demonstrated. A certificate has been issued by the Germanischer Lloyd. (orig.) With 90 refs., 15 figs.

  6. Stable amorphous semiconductors for solar cells. Final report; Stabile amorphe Halbleiterfilme fuer Solarzellen. Schlussbericht

    Fuhs, W.; Lips, K.; Mell, H.; Stachowitz, R.; Will, S.; Ulber, I.

    1997-12-31

    This study was founded on the preceding projects. The main objective was the preparation and characterization of stable amorphous silicon films (a-Si:H) by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). For this purpose the deposition conditions were varied in a wide range. The main effort was on the change of the reactor geometry and the increase of the substrate temperature to values beyond 250 C. Comparative studies of the film stability were carried out using different degradation techniques. The electronic and structural properties of the films were investigated with the aim to find correlations between the stability and other film properties. Information on the defect density was obtained from electron spin resonance (ESR), photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS) and photocurrent spectroscopy (CPM). The influence of native and light-induced defects on the recombination kinetics was studied using both films and solar cells. The techniques mainly used for that were steady-state and frequency-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy (FRS) and electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR). The results of these studies were published in international journals and presented at international conferences. (orig.) [Deutsch] Das Vorhaben baute auf den vorangegangenen Projekten auf. Wichtigstes Ziel war die Herstellung und Charakterisierung stabiler amorpher Siliziumfilme (a-Si:H) durch Plasmadeposition. Dazu wurden die Depositionsbedingungen in einem weiten Bereich variiert. Im Vordergrund standen dabei die Aenderung der Reaktorgeometrie und die Erhoehung der Substrattemperatur auf Werte oberhalb von 250 C. Die Stabilitaet der Filme wurde mit verschiedenen Degradationsverfahren vergleichend geprueft. Die Filme wurden hinsichtlich ihrer elektronischen und strukturellen Eigenschaften mit dem Ziel untersucht, einen Zusammenhang zwischen der Stabilitaet und anderen Probeneigenschaften aufzufinden. Als Messverfahren fuer die Defektdichte standen Elektronenspinresonanz (ESR), photothermische Deflektionsspektroskopie (PDS) und Photoleitungsspektroskopie (CPM) zur Verfuegung. Die Rolle der vorhandenen und zusaetzlich erzeugten Defekte auf den Rekombinationsmechanismus wurde an Filmen und Solarzellenstrukturen untersucht. Dazu wurden vor allem Photolumineszenz, frequenzaufgeloeste Photolumineszenzspektroskopie (FRS) und elektrisch detektierte magnetische Resonanz (EDMR) eingesetzt. Die Ergebnisse der Arbeiten wurden in internationalen Zeitschriften publiziert und auf internationalen Konferenzen vorgetragen. (orig.)

  7. Basics of Swiss water levy politics - Legal aspects; Grundlagen Wasserzinspolitik. Rechtliche Ueberlegungen - Schlussbericht

    Leimbacher, J.

    2008-10-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the legal aspects involved in setting up the basics for the definition of the interest to be levied on water commodities. This levy is raised in Switzerland on the use of water and represents the payment made to a commune for the use of its water resources. The original aims of the levy, to encourage the use of water resources, are noted. Limits on the height of the levy and the definition and adjustment of the maximum rate by government are discussed. Various legal aspects are examined and the fact that the levy must be economically reasonable and economically acceptable is discussed. Various pragmatic approaches to being able to adjust or index the levy are discussed. The introduction of an additional levy to cover the storage of water is discussed, as is the definition of the part use of the proceeds to provide funding for the high-voltage electricity grid, for example. The history of the levy and various political initiatives are noted and even the abolition of the levy is discussed.

  8. The 'Lehn' small hydro-power station; KWKW Lehn Vorprojekt - Schlussbericht

    Ruff, H.; Widmer, P.

    2009-02-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the refurbishment of a small hydro-power station in the UNESCO biosphere region in the Entlebuch, Switzerland. The five grounds for the refurbishment are examined - repair of the water intake, flood protection, regulation of residual water, reduction of floating debris and sand and optimisation of the system by using automatic control. Figures on the cost of the refurbishment and electricity production are presented and discussed, as is the economic viability of the project. The existing installations are described and the hydrology of the stream is discussed, as are legal requirements and technical basics. Variants for the refurbishment are examined and operational aspects are looked at. A comprehensive appendix provides details on the proposal in graphical and tabular form.

  9. New construction of the Kelchbach hydropower installation - Preliminary project; Vorprojekt Neubau Kraftwerk Kelchbach. Programm Kleinwasserkraftwerke - Schlussbericht

    Kalbermatten, J.

    2009-09-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes the preliminary project for the new construction of a small hydropower installation on the Kelchbach stream in Naters, Switzerland. After a pressure-pipe rupture, the old, over 100 year-old installation was closed down. The replacement installation is planned to increase power production. The works necessary for the realisation of this hydropower project are described and discussed. Several older studies on the replacement of the installation are listed. Three variants are presented and discussed as are hydrological data on the project. Cost estimates are presented and discussed. Estimates of energy production are also presented and discussed, as is the economic viability of the project. Environmental aspects of the project are also examined.

  10. Hydro-power installation on the Prascherbach, Nufenen, Switzerland; Wasserkraftwerk Prascherbach, Nufenen. Programm Kleinwasserkraftwerke - Schlussbericht

    Marugg, R.

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes project variants for the replacement of an 80-year old hydro-power plant in Nufenen, Switzerland. Details on the new power station, which is to produce 300 kilowatts of electrical power using a height difference of 340 metres is to provide 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The report reviews the history of the project, which goes back to the 1990s and describes the project approved in 1999 as well as the updates made afterwards. The financial aspects of the project and remuneration for the power generated are examined. Environmental issues connected with the project are also discussed. The proposed course of events involved in taking further steps toward the realisation of the installation are discussed. An appendix includes copies of the various documents pertaining to cost estimation, water quantities, environmental protection and the granting of building permission.

  11. Minergie-P system verification - Final report; Systemnachweis MINERGIE-Eco - Schlussbericht

    Lenel, S.; Ruehle, T.; Schinabeck, J. [Intep - Integrale Planung GmbH, Zuerich(Switzerland); Foradini, F. [E4tech Sarl, Lausanne (Switzerland); Citherlet, S. [Haute Ecole d' Ingenierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud HEIG-VD, Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the development of methods and software that has made it possible to collect data and evaluate operational energy consumption and the environmental impact connected with the materials used in 'Minergie-ECO' buildings. Such buildings meet the stringent 'Minergie' low energy consumption standards and also use ecologically compatible building materials. The standard is examined and its requirements are discussed, as are the appropriate SIA standards. The methods and tools used in the evaluation are introduced and discussed. Four work packages are defined which cover both energy and well-being/health aspects. Thirteen cases of various types of building are discussed. Also, aspects are noted with respect to refurbishment projects. The report is completed with a comprehensive appendix which, amongst other things, defines the questions posed during the project and the methods used for the evaluation of the results obtained.

  12. The 'Weri' small hydro project; Kraftwerk Weri - Schlussbericht. Programm Kleinwasserkraftwerke

    Burgener, H.-P. [EWBN Elektrizitaetswerk Brig-Naters AG, Brig-Glis (Switzerland); Bodenmann, M. [BSAP Ingenieure und Berater, Brig-Glis (Switzerland)

    2008-11-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on a project which augments an existing hydropower complex in Brig-Naters, Switzerland. A project for an additional hydropower installation below the last stage of the existing complex in the North Simplon Pass region is presented and discussed. Details are presented on the amount of water available, the boundary conditions pertaining and the technical concept proposed. Financial aspects, including support from the Swiss cost-covering remuneration scheme for electricity from renewable energy sources are also examined. The costs and economic viability of the project are discussed, as are environmental aspects to be taken into account during the construction and operation of the proposed power station.

  13. International standard for the charging of electric vehicles; Internationaler Standard fuer das Laden von Elektrofahrzeugen - Schlussbericht

    Mathoy, A.

    2001-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the situation regarding the standardisation of battery charging systems for electric vehicles. The advantages of an international standard both for users and manufacturers of electrically-powered vehicles are discussed. The work done in the IEC and CENELEC technical committees is reviewed. Developments achieved since 1999 are reviewed and further developments and work to be done are examined. The most important points in the IEC standard 61851 are looked at and various connector interfaces are described. Direct and inductive charging systems according to IEC 61980 are examined and the special situation in Italy, where power available in homes for the charging of electrical vehicles is more limited, is reviewed.

  14. Standby-optimisation for existing lift installations - Final report; Standby-Optimierung bestehender Aufzugsanlagen - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, U. [Schindler Elettronica SA, Locarno (Switzerland); Bettschen, R. [Schindler Aufzuege AG, Ebikon (Switzerland)

    2010-07-15

    There are about 180,000 elevators in Switzerland. It is interesting to know how much energy those elevators are using and to know their saving potential, if they would optimally use today's available technology. A previous final report (SFOE reference number 250057) has answered these questions. The results have been used in the work for the directive VDI 4707, which defines an energy label for elevators. It can therefore be assumed that a means has been created to have the necessary pressure to continuously improve the energy efficiency of elevators. Since elevators are products with very long lifetime, it will take a couple of decades until the older less efficient elevators got replaced by modern efficient ones. Modernizing elevators is a common practice, where usually modern drive solutions are sold. During the last years, the elevator industry has made high progress in improving the efficiency in the operation. The lack of awareness and the regulatory requirements have continuously increased the standby power. There are no solutions on the market to minimize the standby although 70% of the energy used by elevators in Switzerland count for the standby. Therefore this study has set the target to optimize the standby for existing elevators. The focus has been set to a solution being manufacturer and technology neutral, since the technology and product variations are huge. Using a standby-reduction-device, this study tries to automatically switch off complete elevators from the mains and on demand turns them on again. The study shows the problems faced, the solution chosen and the possible saving potential. As additional goal the study gives practical introduction in the instrumentation and to the energy label for elevators. (authors)

  15. Fermentation of solid wastes in Switzerland; Feststoff-Vergaerung in der Schweiz. Schlussbericht 2007

    Liesch, B.; Mueller, C.

    2007-06-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a study on dry fermentation technologies. Information on the state-of-the-art of current dry fermentation systems is presented and the potential of implementing dry fermentation in Swiss agriculture is discussed. The study reveals that the current dry fermentation technologies provided by various enterprises are partly not suitable (complex, continuous operating digestion reactors, developed for handling municipal solid waste). Batch digestion reactors, however, are said by the authors to be mature for application in the Swiss agricultural area. Wet fermentation technologies are also quoted as being able to utilise organic substrates with high dry-matter content and are thus said to be economically more competitive than dry fermentation systems. Dry fermentation is quoted as being a technology with a high development potential. Details are presented on several continuous and non-continuous processes used. Also, the potential for the fermentation of solid wastes in Switzerland is reviewed. Experience made in Germany is also examined.

  16. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - Society; Schlussbericht 'Gesellschaft' - Phase 1

    Arend, M

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This paper takes a look at society aspects in the four districts and examines the factors that influence the sustainable development of the districts. Topics discussed include basic residential needs, safety, health, and supply along with culture and education. Also examined are the possible topics equality and fairness and participation along with geographical reference and neighbourhood relations. A project for this area of investigation is suggested.

  17. Vision of future energy networks - Final report; Vision of future energy networks - Schlussbericht

    Froehlich, K.; Andersson, G.

    2008-07-01

    In the framework of the project 'Vision of Future Networks', models and methods have been developed that enable a greenfield approach for energy systems with multiple energy carriers. Applying a greenfield approach means that no existing infrastructure is taken into account when designing the energy system, i.e. the system is virtually put up on a green field. The developed models refer to the impacts of energy storage on power systems with stochastic generation, to the integrated modelling and optimization of multi-carrier energy systems, to reliability considerations of future energy systems as well as to possibilities of combined transmission of multiple energy carriers. Key concepts, which have been developed in the framework of this project, are the Energy Hub (for the conversion and storage of energy) and the Energy Interconnector (for energy transmission). By means of these concepts, it is possible to design structures for future energy systems being able to cope with the growing requirements regarding energy supply. (author)

  18. Eawag Forum Chriesbach - Detailed energy balance - Final report; Energie-Detailbilanz des Eawag Forum Chriesbach - Schlussbericht

    Guettinger, H.; Lichtensteiger, T.; Mauz, M. [Eidgenoessische Anstalt fuer Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewaesserschutz, EAWAG, Duebendorf (Switzerland); Velsen, S. van [3-Plan Haustechnik AG, Winterthur (Switzerland); Lehmann, B.; Frank, T.; Dorer, V.; Beerle, D. [Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt, EMPA, Duebendorf (Switzerland)

    2009-06-15

    In June 2006 Eawag moved into its new headquarters, Forum Chriesbach. The building's external appearance is striking owing to the 1232 blue glass panels which clad the compact 6-storey rectangular structure. Eawag Forum Chriesbach houses 150 workplaces, a staff cafeteria, meeting and seminar rooms as well as the library of Eawag and Empa. It is an exemplary illustration of 'sustainable' construction design and is one of the best known buildings in Switzerland. It has been awarded several prizes and described in numerous national and international publications. The building is modern, functional, aesthetic, and uses a unique array of sources for heating, including the sun as well as waste heat from light sources, electric appliances and people. Cooling requirements are very low. Only electricity requirements and the embedded energy of construction materials are of significance. Approximately one third of the electricity required, namely 70 MWh/a, is produced by photovoltaic panels on the roof, and the rest is purchased as renewable electricity from the utilities under the label 'nature-made star'. During a two-year optimization period the building's control system was adjusted and know-how was transferred from planners and builders to owners and facility managers. From autumn 2007 Eawag, Empa and 3-Plan Haustechnik AG carried out temperature and energy measurements to determine the extent to which original planning assumptions and simulation forecasts corresponded to actual experience. Computer simulations with TRNSYS have revealed the relative contribution of individual building components to the overall energy balance and their sensitivity to external parameters. Temperatures during hot summer days have remained in comfortable ranges below 26 {sup o}C and have usually ranged between 20 and 23 {sup o}C in winter. Although heating and electricity requirements have exceeded predicted levels, at 5.7 kWh/m{sup 2} weighted energy reference area the amount required remains extremely low. The difference results from overly high estimates of personnel loads as well as higher needs for hot water preparation, kitchen use and lighting. However, there is still some optimization potential possible by better coordinating the solar collectors, the waste heat recovery from cooling equipment and consumption of energy from the area heating system, all of which compete with each other. The thermal underground register not only pre-heats fresh incoming air in winter and cools it in summer, but contributes to a favourable overall energy balance by effectively cooling the computer servers as well. Financial analysis has shown that the investment costs for Forum Chriesbach amount to less than 5% above those for a comparable standard structure and that the annual operating costs are lower. These additional costs are compensated for by the lower annual costs within a period of about 13 years. (authors)

  19. Waste-heat usage in agricultural biogas installations; Abwaermenutzung in landwirtschaftlichen Biogasanlagen - Schlussbericht

    Gutzwiller, S.

    2009-01-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the use of the heat generated in agricultural biogas installations. The author notes that a considerable amount of excess heat is available after internal use and heating requirements of the farm have been met. The article deals with the potential offered by this heat and its possible uses. The methods used in the study are discussed and the boundary conditions for the operation of agricultural biogas installations are examined. The costs incurred when providing an infrastructure for the use, storage and transport of the waste heat are looked at. An economical review of the costs involved in the use of the heat is made and compared with reference systems based on oil-fired heating systems and a number of cold generation systems based on various technologies. Also, electrical power generation using the Organic Rankine Cycle and Kalina processes is looked at. Finally, the various possible uses of the waste heat are evaluated.

  20. Building when the climate gets warmer; Bauen, wenn das Klima waermer wird - Schlussbericht

    Brunner, C. U. [Energieplaner, CUB Architektur Energie Umwelt, Zuerich (Switzerland); Steinemann, U. [Ingenieurbuero Urs Steinemann, Wollerau (Switzerland); Nipkow, J. [Arena, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energie-Alternativen, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2007-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), takes a look at how the building process will have to take account of climate change with higher summer temperatures in Switzerland. The authors consider the situation as being in strong contrast to the past in Switzerland, when attention was devoted to energy demand in buildings during the winter. Today there is a new focus with the anticipation of increasingly frequent, extended hot spells in summer. The goal of this investigation is to analyse and present economic measures to assure a high level of summer comfort with a reduced demand for electricity under these changing conditions. Strategies with respect to construction, technology and operation are addressed. The current spread of technically questionable and inefficient room air conditioning units in residential and commercial buildings is considered as being strongly reminiscent of a dangerous, analogous case in the past, when small electric heaters became widespread. A largely untapped potential exists for increasing the efficiency of air conditioning and chiller technologies for both central systems and room units by the careful use of small temperature differences. Several new and unconventional solution paths are discussed, including high-efficiency room air conditioners, solar cooling equipment, balanced mechanical ventilation, phase-change materials, thermal storage, etc., all aimed at reducing electricity consumption. The expected additional electricity demand of around 1.9 TWh annually for ventilation and air conditioning is commented on.

  1. Hydrogen storage in metal hydrides and complex hydrides; Wasserstoffspeicherung in Metall- und komplexen Hydriden - Schlussbericht

    Bielmann, M.; Zuettel, A.

    2007-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), reports on work done in 2007 at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology EMPA on the storage of hydrogen in metal hydrides and complex hydrides. In particular, the use of tetrahydroborates is noted. The potential of this class of materials is stressed. The structures at room-temperature were examined using neutron and X-ray diffraction methods. Thermodynamic methods helped determine the thermodynamic stability of the materials. Also, a complete energy diagram for the materials was developed. The use of silicon oxide to reduce activation energy and its catalytic effects are discussed. The challenges placed by desorption mechanisms are noted. The authors note that reversibility is basically proven.

  2. Energy-Pile installation in Grabs, Switzerland; EPF-Anlage - Erweiterung Dividella AG, Grabs. Energiepfahlanlage - Schlussbericht

    Morath, M.

    2005-07-01

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project that measured the performance of the energy-pile installation in Grabs, Switzerland. The piles used to support a factory and office building are used as heat exchangers to provide heating and cooling for the manufacturing facility. The report presents measurements collected over a two year period that show that the concept chosen works well. The performance of the system is commented on and figures are quoted for coefficients of performance of the system and the amounts of energy transferred to and from the ground below the facility. The economic performance of the system is also commented on. Schematics of the installation are included and data is presented in graphical form.

  3. Operation without benefit in the services sector; Betrieb ohne Nutzen. BoN im Dienstleistungssektor - Schlussbericht

    Brunner, C. U.; Nipkow, J. [S.A.F.E., Zuerich (Switzerland); Brechbuehl, B. [Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Glauser, H. [ea si, Windisch (Switzerland); Steinemann, U. [Ingenieurbuero US, Wollerau (Switzerland)

    2009-01-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the unnecessary operation of electrical equipment. This preliminary study examined in a top-down manner the electrical grid loads at night in Switzerland and attempts to identify unnecessary loads. The results of a bottom-up analysis of seven buildings in the service sector was made. One large complex was also used to identify the sources of night-time loads. Together, these two approaches allowed a first appreciation and a rough quantification of the load caused by the unnecessary operation of equipment in the Swiss electricity grid. The services sector has an estimated share of some 2.4 TWh/a caused by unnecessary operation. In a follow-up project the reduction of unnecessary loads is to be studied in more detail. This second analysis will also have to include loads caused by unnecessary operation during the daytime. The goal of the project is eventually to reduce any unnecessary electric loads and, as a result, the entire electricity demands of Switzerland

  4. Energy aspects of city districts and rural townships; Energieaspekte staedtischer und laendlicher Siedlungen. Schlussbericht

    Ott, W.; Arend, M.; Philippen, D. [Econcept AG, Zuerich (Switzerland); Gilgen, K.; Beaujean, K. [Hochschule fuer Technik Rapperswil, Institut fuer Raumentwicklung, Rapperswil (Switzerland); Schneider, S. [Planungsbuero Jud AG, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2008-01-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project concerning the energy consumption of various residential districts in cities and in rural townships. The analysis examines the consumption of primary energy by residential buildings, their supply and disposal infrastructures and that of traffic induced by settlements. Also, grey energy: consumption for the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings and infrastructures as well as the consumption of primary energy for the production and disposal of individual motor vehicle traffic and public transport is reviewed. Four Swiss case studies are dealt with including largely homogenous residential districts in Effretikon, Oetwil am See, Uster and the City of Zurich. The results of the analyses made are presented in graphical form. The authors quote the great potential for the reduction of the consumption of settlement-dependent primary energy that lies in the fields of energy-efficiency of buildings, mobility and power consumption. The report is rounded off with a comprehensive appendix.

  5. Air conditioning using waste heat from fuel cells; Konzeptstudie: Klimatisierung durch Abwaermenutzung aus Brennstoffzellen - Schlussbericht

    Gantenbein, P.; Luzzi, A.; Spirig, M. [Hochschule fuer Technik Rapperswil (HSR), Institut fuer Solartechnik (SPF), Rapperswil (Switzerland); Schuler, A.; Nerlich, V. [Hexis AG, Winterthur (Switzerland)

    2007-07-01

    This concept study for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on work done at the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, Switzerland on possibilities of using the waste heat from fuel cell stacks to provide heating and, in the summertime, cooling using an absorption refrigeration system. The study evaluates the technical, economical and market-relevant aspects of such systems. The methods used in making comparisons with conventional reference systems, including reviews of existing information and expert questioning, are discussed. The results obtained are presented and the results of sensitivity analyses are discussed. These include electricity feed-in tariffs and gas prices, pay-back times, capital interest rates, etc. Further, barriers encountered such as patents and other market hindrances are discussed. The report is completed with a comprehensive appendix.

  6. Scout house in Koeniz - Refurbishment of the heating system; Pfadiheim Weiermatt, Sanierung Waermeversorgung - Schlussbericht

    Messerli, A. [Neuenschwander - Neutair AG, Berne (Switzerland); Jenni, H. [Heimverein Falkenstein, Koeniz (Switzerland)

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project carried out in Koeniz, Switzerland. The report examines how the energy situation at the local scout house was improved. The work included the refurbishment of the heating system using solar collectors, intelligently controlled heat pumps, a photovoltaics installation and even solar-powered street lighting. The project, which received a substantial echo from the general public, is described. The scouts were directly involved in the project and, in part, in the construction work. This, according to the authors, enhanced the educational aspect of the project. The report presents details on the various installations and is illustrated with schematics and photos. Also, the results of monitoring and measurements made are presented.

  7. 'Motor challenge' pilot programme; Motor Challenge Pilotprogramm. Schweizer Teilnahme im SAVE-Programm: pilot actions for motor systems industrial energy use challenge

    Nipkow, J.

    2003-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a pilot project associated with the Motor Challenge Programme (MCP) initiated by the European Commission (Transport and Energy Committee). The programme is briefly described, which aims to improve the efficiency of electrical motors used in industrial compressed-air, pump and ventilator systems as well as in comprehensive motor driven systems. Switzerland's participation in this pilot project is examined, which was concluded after a period of two years when the Motor Challenge Programme itself was launched in February 2003. The mechanisms of the programme are described, whereby companies may become involved in the programme either as partners (users of drive systems) or as endorsers (suppliers, planners, etc., of such systems). Experience gained with two companies in Switzerland - a food processing group and a major chemical pulp producer - who participated in the programme is presented. Efficiency potentials of around 3 GWh/a were identified; these represent a high proportion of the estimated total of 18 GWh/a in the overall programme. A follow-up project is proposed that is to provide detailed information and initiate further efficiency projects in order to encourage other companies to participate in the MCP programme.

  8. Schreibkompetenz in der Zielsprache Deutsch in einem mehrsprachigen Schweizer Kontext: Zur Entwicklung von Basisstandards am Beispiel eines bilingualen Schulmodells (Romanisch-Deutsch

    Elisabeth Peyer

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Im Fokus dieses Artikels stehen Verfahren zur Erarbeitung von Basisstandards (Grundkompetenzen für die Schreibkompetenz in Deutsch in einem mehrsprachigen Kontext. Gegenstand derUntersuchungen ist die bilinguale Schule der bündnerromanischen Minderheit der Schweiz. Basierend auf qualitativ validierten Kann-Beschreibungen wurden kommunikative Testaufgaben entwickelt und bei einer grossen Stichprobe (N = 325 eingesetzt; die entstandenen Lernertextewurden mithilfe eines analytischen Ratings eingestuft. Nebst dem Verfahren des Standard-Settings werden an dieser Stelleauch Resultate der quantitativen Auswertung der Daten diskutiert. Beispielsweise zeigte sich im Rahmen von Multifacetten-Rasch-Analysen, dass die Bewertungskriterien ‚lexikalisches Spektrum‘, ,grammatikalisches Spektrum‘ und ‚Kohärenz‘ besonders hoch korrelieren und somit tentativ alseine Schreibkompetenz-Dimension interpretiert werden können. Using the example of the bilingual school for the Romansh-German minority group, this study describes procedures forestablishing minimum standards for writing competence in German in a multilingual context. Based on qualitatively vali-dated can-do descriptions communication test tasks were formulated and administered to a large sample (N=325. The resulting learner texts were subsequently classified with the help of an analytical rating scale. In addition to discussing the procedure used for the setting of standards the results of a quantitative evaluation of the data are presented.For instance, a multi-facetted Rasch analysis showed that therating criteria ‘lexical range’, ‘grammatical range’ and ‘coherence’ correlated particularly highly and can thus be tentatively interpreted as a single dimension of writing competence.

  9. Radiation protection during fluoroscopy of trucks with a mobile linear accelerator by Swiss Customs; Strahlenschutz bei der Durchleuchtung von Lastwagen mit einem mobilen Linearbeschleuniger durch den Schweizer Zoll

    Buechi, Stefan [Suva, Luzern (Switzerland)

    2016-08-01

    In 2015 the Swiss Customs Administration has taken into operation a vehicle inspection system of the newest generation. Higher radiation power yields better image quality. Image quality and the ALARA-principle are in competition with each other. In the drive-by mode the driver's cabin can also be inspected. Instead of limiting the maximum dose rate at the border of the controlled area, the maximum allowable dose per scan was calculated from the utilization frequency, in order to observe the regulations in radiation protection. In the vicinity of hills or tall buildings the limited height of the beam-stop must be taken into consideration. If pulsed X-rays are measured, saturation effects must be considered, which may cause too low measurement values - in particular if measurements of the direct beam are performed.

  10. The 17{sup th} European photovoltaic solar energy conference and exhibition in Munich from a Swiss point of view; Die 17. europaeische Photovoltaikkonferenz in Muenchen aus Schweizer Sicht

    Nowak, S.

    2002-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) summarises the photovoltaics (PV) conference and exhibition held in Munich in October 2001 from the Swiss point of view. The contributions made by representatives of Swiss institutions and companies are presented including papers on the progress being made in third generation crystalline and multi-crystalline silicon technology, amorphous and micro-crystalline silicon solar cells, thin film solar cells based on compound semiconductors and thermo-photovoltaics. Further papers deal with PV modules on the market, building-integrated solar power systems and new developments in PV systems technology. The exhibition that accompanied the conference, including the 12 Swiss exhibitors who were present, is reviewed as are international market developments. Contributions concerning the application of photovoltaics in developing countries are also reviewed.

  11. Feasibility study for magnetic heat-pumps: applications in Switzerland; Machbarkeitsstudie fuer magnetische Waermepumpen: Anwendungen in der Schweiz. Schlussbericht

    Egolf, P.W.; Gendre, F.; Sari, O. [Haute Ecole d' Ingenerie et de Gestion, Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland); Kitanovski, A. [University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    2006-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a feasibility study on the use of magneto-caloric materials. The authors are of the opinion that possibilities are not yet given for the application of magnetic heat pumps in the retro-fitting of buildings with radiator heating systems or for the production of sanitary hot water, whereas a good potential exists for the application of magnetic heat pumps in new buildings with floor heating. The report reviews the thermodynamic cycles involved, cascaded and regenerative systems and makes recommendations on the use in various types of buildings. Theoretical considerations are discussed, numerical simulations are described and a simple calculation method is presented. Cost considerations are discussed and comparisons are made with conventional systems.

  12. Electricity-saving measures for electrical drives - Market analysis; Massnahmen zum Stromsparen bei elektrischen Antrieben. Marktanalyse in der Industrie. Schlussbericht

    Baumgartner, W.; Ebert Bolla, O.; Puenzieux, P.

    2006-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of work done on an empirical analysis of the results of a small-scale survey of industries as well as on various interviews with experts. Topics covered include the number of electrical motors in use in Switzerland, the number held in reserve, power consumption, part-load and over-dimensioning, operational factors, control strategies and the use of standardised motors. The data collected is presented in tabular and graphical form. Possibilities of making savings are discussed, as are obstacles to such work. Finally, ideas for an efficiency campaign are presented.

  13. Purchasing motors under consideration of full-cost pricing; Beschaffung von Motoren unter der Vollkostenbetrachtung (inklusive Permanentmagneterregte-Synchronmotoren) - Schlussbericht

    Mauchle, P. [Schnyder Ingenieure AG, Huenenberg (Switzerland); Ritz, Ch. [Schnyder Ingenieure AG, Steg (Switzerland)

    2007-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at how full-cost pricing should be considered when purchasing electric motors. The authors consider it essential that the overall life-cycle costs are carefully considered. This also guarantees economical operation and enables users to avoid unexpected costs throughout the service life of the motor. The aim of this project was to provide industrial companies with suitable tools for calculating the overall life-cycle costs of motors at the time of their acquisition. These tools take the form of a sample 'Call for Tender' for motors along with software for calculating life-cycle costs. The factors involved, such as investment, installation costs, energy and environmental costs as well as operational, maintenance and disposal costs are examined.

  14. Energy saving by hot operating bearings in high temperature kilns. Final report; Energieeinsparung durch Heisslager in Hochtemperaturanlagen. Schlussbericht

    Maier, H.R.

    2003-07-01

    The project intended to show that ceramic sliding bearings will ensure longer life, energy and cost savings, reduced environmental pollution, and functional improvements. Ceramic sliding bearings were tested at high temperatures of up to 1400 C and low sliding rates, with and without lubrication. High-temperature test stands were constructed in the two partner institutes and adapted to the specifications of the industrial partners concerning the parameters to be investigated. (orig.) [German] Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens 'Energieeinsparung durch Heisslager in Hochtemperaturanlagen' (EHIH) ist nachzuweisen, dass durch den Einsatz von keramischen Gleitlagern im Hochtemperaturbereich Standzeiterhoehungen, Energie- und Kosteneinsparungen, Umweltentlastungen und Funktionsverbesserungen moeglich sind. Auf der Basis der Anforderungsprofile der Industrie- und Forschungspartner waren umfangreiche Verschleisstests keramischer Gleitlager bei hohen Temperaturen (bis 1400 C) sowie niedrigen Gleitgeschwindigkeiten ohne und mit Feststoff-Schmierung vorgesehen. Hierzu wurden an beiden beteiligten Instituten Hochtemperatur-Pruefstaende aufgebaut, die den Anforderungen der jeweiligen Industriepartner hinsichtlich der zu testenden Lagerparameter (Drehzahl, Flaechenpressung, Temperaturprofile, etc.) angepasst wurden. (orig.)

  15. Photovoltaic installation with amorphous thin-film cells on a gymnasium roof; Dachanlage Turnhalle Wiesendangen mit amorphen Duennschichtzellen. Schlussbericht

    Stettler, S.; Toggweiler, P.

    2008-03-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on a photovoltaic installation on the roof of the gymnasium of a school in Wiesendangen, Switzerland. The installation features amorphous thin-film solar cells. The solar panels were mounted on the existing roof with the help of the schoolchildren within the framework of the Greenpeace solar project for young persons. Measurements on the performance of the installation were made and the results are compared with those obtained at a nearby installation that uses crystalline solar cells. The energy production figures measured are commented on and the advantages offered by the solar modules used - particularly on their temperature behaviour - are briefly discussed.

  16. Parkhotel Bellevue, Adelboden - Measurement campaign on heat recovery; Parkhotel Bellevue Adelboden. Schlussbericht der Messkampagne der WRG Wellness-Anlage

    Grob, D. [Grob und Schoepfer AG, Wil (Switzerland); Baumann, E. [Baumann Akustik und Bauphysik AG, Bazenheid (Switzerland)

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a measurement campaign carried out on the heat-recovery system of a spa and wellness complex installed at the Park Hotel Bellevue in Adelboden, Switzerland, in 2001. The report takes a look at how heat is recovered from wastewater from the baths, showers and the filter-backwash water of the hotels' salt-water pool. The heat recovered is used to pre-heat the hot-water supply and the brine supply for the salt-water pool. Schematics, photos and tables present details of the installations. The results of the measurements made are presented and discussed. The percentage of energy needs met by the heat-recovery system is quoted and discussed. The economic feasibility of the project is also examined. Suggestions for further heat-recovery action to be taken are made.

  17. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - Building ecology; Schlussbericht 'Gebaeudeoekologie' - Phase 1

    Binz, A.; Mueller, W.; Voyame, J.-P.

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This paper takes a look at aspects of building ecology. In the four areas, the following building types and projects were examined with respect to their ecology: Basel: conversion of commercial premises to a community centre, Lausanne and Lucerne: Enhancement of residential areas, Zurich: a new residential building. Criteria examined include general building ecology, building materials, raw materials, toxic substances, recycling, maintenance and deconstruction, energy for heating and hot water, grey energy, electricity, ground usage, water, wastes and public infrastructure. Knowledge gained along with questions and problems still to be addressed are summarised and suggestions are made for further projects.

  18. Solgreen 'Kraftwerk 1' PV plant in Zurich - Final report; Solgreen Kraftwerk 1 Zuerich - Schlussbericht

    Rasmussen, J.; Stettler, S.

    2008-04-15

    The 'Solgreen Kraftwerk 1' PV plant was built in Zurich, in June 2001. The Solgreen system optimizes the integration of photovoltaic modules on green flat roofs by using the ground substrate in a double function for both; as soil substrate for the vegetation and as a foundation for the modules mounting structure. The project's main goal was to test the suitability of the Solgreen system. Furthermore, the interacting influences of the roof vegetation and the photovoltaic system were examined scientifically over a 5 year period by an external expert. 12 sample areas were covered with different substrates and different seeds were used on the roof during the test period. Ecosystem diversity amounted to 140 different breeds of plants as well as insects and animals. The modules led to a higher structural diversity on the roof by creating shaded areas and different water distribution. Saplings mainly growing in low vegetation density areas, caused shading on modules and had to be removed. Mulleins were an additional shading problem on one of the rooftops; leading to a measurable energy reduction. For future installations of this type, a low substrate height in front of the modules and seeds which produce low growing plants can reduce such shading problems. This photovoltaic system's technical performance was higher compared to the average system's performance in Zurich. Visual controls of the system showed almost no soiling of the PV modules, primarily due to the frameless modules, but maybe also due to the plants' air cleaning effect. (author)

  19. Use of pyrolysis gas from coal as reburn fuel. Final report; Einsatz von kohlestaemmigem Pyrolysegas als Reduktionsbrennstoff. Schlussbericht

    Greul, U.; Magel, C.; Moersch, O.; Ruediger, H.; Storm, C.; Schnell, U.; Spliethoff, H.; Hein, K.R.G.

    1996-12-31

    The research project`s aim was to reduce nitrogen emissions from pulverized-coal furnaces by fuel staging with pyrolysis gas from coal. The test fuels were 6 German and Australian coals. The aim achieved has been the statement that the described method is an adequate means to attain to and remain below emission values of 200 mg/m{sup 3}. The method of fuel staging using coal-original gases was investigated with tests focussing the most important process parameters such as coal type, devolatilization ratio, temperature, residence time, and stoichiometry. The relevant features determined with an entrained flow reactor and with a fluidized-bed reactor were the impact of devolatilization temperatures on carbonized residue and pyrolysis products, the distribution of fuel nitrogen, and the quality of gas and tar, including the respective effects on NO{sub x} formation and reduction in staged combustion. The validation of the mathematical model was done with the experimentally obtained data. The criteria considered fundamental for achieving the NO{sub x} reduction level are temperature, air ratio, and residence time in the reduction zone of the furnace. The pyrolysis tests manifested the strong influence of the coal type and the devolatilization conditions on the composition of the gases and the attainable NO{sub x} reduction. The tars in the pyrolysis gases, with their nitrogen compounds, improve the reducing effect of available nitrogen oxides. By using pyrolysis gases from coal as reburning fuel, NO{sub x} emissions of less than 200 mg/m{sup 3} can be obtained at air ratios around 0.95. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Das Forschungsprojekt verfolgte das Ziel mit 6 deutschen und australischen Kohlen die Stickoxidemissionen aus Kohlestaubfeuerungen durch Brennstoffstufung mit Pyrolysegas als Reduktionsbrennstoff zu verringern. Das erreichte Ziel war der Nachweis, dass mit dem beschriebenen Verfahren NO{sub x}-Emissionswerte von 200 mg/m{sup 3} erreicht und unterschritten werden koennen. Die Brennstoffstufung unter Verwendung von kohlestaemmigen Gasen wurde experimentell im Hinblick auf die wichtigsten Verfahrensparameter, wie z.B. die Kohleart, Entgasungsrate, Temperatur, Verweilzeit und Stoechiometrie untersucht. In einem Flugstrom- und einem Wirbelschichtreaktor wurde der Einfluss der Entgasungstemperatur auf Restkohle und Pyrolyseprodukte, die Verteilung des Brennstoffstickstoffs, die Gas- und Teerqualitaet und deren Auswirkungen auf die NO{sub x}-Bildung und Reduktion bei der gestuften Verbrennung bestimmt. Die Validierung des mathematischen Simulationsmodells erfolgte mit den experimentell gewonnenen Daten. Als wesentliche Kriterien fuer die erreichbare NO{sub x}-Minderung werden Temperatur, Luftzahl und Verweilzeit in der Reduktionszone des Verbrennungsreaktors angesehen. Die Pyrolyseversuche zeigten den starken Einfluss der Kohleart und der Entgasungsbedingungen auf die Zusammensetzung der Gase und auf die erreichbare NO{sub x}-Minderung. Die in den Pyrolysegasen enthaltenen Teere mit ihren Stickstoffverbindungen verbessern die Reduktionswirkung vorhandener Stickstoffoxide. Durch den Einsatz der Pyrolysegase als Reduktionsbrennstoff koennen NO{sub x}-Emissionen unter 200 mg/m{sup 3} bei Luftzahlen um 0,95 erreicht und unterschritten werden. (orig./SR)

  20. Building materials and systems with vacuum insulation panels for external walls; Bauelemente und Systeme mit VIP fuer Aussenwandkonstruktionen - Schlussbericht

    Binz, A; Steinke, G

    2007-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at materials and systems using vacuum insulation panels (VIP) for the construction of external walls. The aim of this research project was the development, practical use and market introduction of VIP systems that take account of the special properties of VIP. Along with partners in industry, applications involving external and internal insulation were examined. The need for protecting the vacuum panels against mechanical damage is stressed. The specific needs for the protection of external and internal applications are discussed. The dynamic developments in this relatively new area are commented on. Various mounting systems are examined and commented on. The thermal properties of such insulation systems and applications are noted and commented on.

  1. Quality and economic feasibility of T5 lamp adapters; Qualitaet und Wirtschaftlichkeit von T5-Lampenadaptern - Schlussbericht

    Blattner, P.; Lehmann, H.; Dudli, H.

    2008-02-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) deals with lamp adapters that can be used to modify existing lighting systems in order to allow the use of lamps with lower electrical consumption. In addition, the conventional ballast of such light fittings is replaced with an electronic ballast. This report summarises the results of a study on the quality of lamp adapters, mainly with respect to their photometrical parameters. The measurement equipment used and numerical simulations made are described and discussed. Based on the results of measurements made, various conclusions are drawn on the luminous flux and efficiency of the lamps and the influence of reflectors. Recommendations are made and the performance of two lamp adapter products is commented on. Recommendations for the manufacturers of such adapters are made.

  2. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - Business; Schlussbericht AG Wirtschaft - Phase 1

    Inderbitzin, J.

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This paper takes a look at business aspects in the four districts and examines the factors that influence the sustainable development of these districts. The functioning of each of the four districts in relation to their parent cities is discussed both in historical and present-day contexts. Economic aspects and the possibilities for future development are discussed, as are sustainability factors. The criteria for the four districts are compared. The influence expected with respect to projects in the four areas is discussed.

  3. An efficient linear power generator - Linear motor for oscillating piston machines; Effizienter Lineargenerator / Linearmotor fuer Kolbenmaschine - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, M.

    2008-07-01

    When an oscillating piston interacts with an electrical generator or motor, it is obvious that the electrical machine should also have linear motion, eliminating the disadvantage of a crankshaft. This work has two parts: construction of an efficient linear generator for a Stirling engine with a free piston and a theoretical study of the efficiency of linear motors for driving compressors. The Stirling engine and the linear generator have a continuous power of 1.3 kW{sub el}. With thermal peak power the planned 1.5 kW{sub el} are attained. The Project 'Stirling Free Piston Generator' for cogeneration will continue. Smaller linear motors with permanent magnets function without electronic control from single-phase AC net. The theoretical study shows how linear motors can be led out by linking the electric vector diagram with the pressure-volume diagram of the compressor. At a power level exceeding a few kW, a three-phase system with power electronics is more suitable. The frequency of oscillation is variable and lower than 50 Hz. The efficiency of the simulated linear motors lies in the range of efficiency class EFF1 of standard motors. The very high efficiencies of rotating motors with permanent magnets are not attained. The combination of the linear motor with an optimised thermal process leads to advantages regarding the efficiency. If a heat pump with linear drive system can operate with hot lubricating oil the losses in the heat exchangers are reduced. The Competence Center for Thermal Machines at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts shows great interest to pursue the project of a linear heat pump for small temperature differences. (author)

  4. MEGA. Higher energy-efficiency through systematic user information - Final report; MEGA. Mehr Energieeffizienz durch gezielte Anwenderinformationen - Schlussbericht

    Fercu, M.; Kistler, R. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, CEESAR - iHomeLab, Horw (Switzerland); Egli, A. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, ISIS, Horw (Switzerland); Gallati, J. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, Wirtschaft, Horw (Switzerland)

    2010-09-15

    Individuals are empowered to conserve energy and natural resources when provided with motivational and personalized information on its use. By presenting information about the energy consumption from the home's energy meters along with recommended actions, the residential customer becomes aware of how in/efficiently energy is consumed within his home and can decide on how to act to conserve. This information can provide an accurate metric of how effective a conservation action is even to inhabitants that are not yet knowledgeable about or self-motivated by the monetary and ecologic rewards of conserving. This project was designed to build knowledge on technically and economically feasible ways to create an awareness of energy (especially electricity) for the sake of conservation. Specifically, it implements an exemplar prototype of a highly effective energy feedback system that is an interactive, real-time, in-home display. Toward this goal, four system architecture configuration proposals, a set of system requirements, and ideal system features are synthesized; they are based on the results of the research that evaluates effectiveness of existing energy-efficiency and -conservation methods and studies related technologies. Three of the four systems proposed represent energy technologies expected to be available within the next decade. The fourth system proposal is a demonstration prototype designed for implementation in the iHomeLab. This prototype is an open, modular, robust, cross-platform software framework that collects data, processes, and presents it interactively and visually on hardware available in most households. The results of this project both indicate that the creation of such energy feedback systems appear beneficial and also provide guidelines for their design. However, further development of infrastructure and elaboration of design is foreseen as necessary for this system to be suitable for mass deployment. (author)

  5. Development of vertical drilling apparatus (Terra-Drill); Entwicklung eines Vertikal-Bohrgeraets (Terra-Drill) - Schlussbericht

    Jenne, D.

    2009-05-15

    This well-illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the development of a vertical drilling apparatus named Terra-Drill. The various stages of the development of the apparatus, which is based on earlier designs, is discussed. New norms issued in Germany for the size of boreholes for buried vertical heat-exchangers and the appropriate linings to be used are discussed. The new Terra Drill 4407 V drilling apparatus and its testing are discussed. The drill is quoted as being particularly suitable for cramped locations. Technical details are presented and a comprehensive collection of photographs is included. Various preliminary reports and development documentation are included.

  6. Membrane bio-reactor - Research, pilot installation and measurement campaign; Membranbioreaktor (MBR) - Forschung, Pilotanlage und Messkampagne - Schlussbericht

    Hersener, J -L [Ingenieurbuero Hersener, Wiesendangen (Switzerland); Meier, U [Meritec GmbH, Guntershausen (Switzerland)

    2007-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), takes a look at a project involving a fermenter installation in Eastern Switzerland. Research work is noted, the pilot installation is described and the results of a measurement campaign are presented and commented on. The plant is able to handle about 20,000-25,000 tonnes of slurry and organic waste. The plant is built as a membrane bio-reactor and allows the separation of the digested biomass into fractions of solid and liquid fertilisers and useful water. Furthermore, a part of the separated and digested liquid is returned to the fermenter in order to improve the digestion process. For the production of electricity a 1.1 MW generator is installed. The adaptations made during the measurement period are noted and commented on. According to the authors, the results - although difficult to interpret - show that the concept of a membrane bio-reactor can work successfully.

  7. Simulation of heat-pump systems in Polysun 4 - Final report; Simulation von Waermepumpen-Systemen in Polysun 4 - Schlussbericht

    Marti, J.; Witzig, A. [Vela Solaris AG, Winterthur (Switzerland); Huber, A.; Ochs, M. [Huber Energietechnik AG, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2009-01-15

    Polysun 4 is a software program for the simulation of heating systems. The simulation kernel applies a time stepping algorithm and dynamically calculates all relevant system parameters over a one year period, based on statistical weather data. On the one hand, Polysun draws out by physics-based simulation scheme and its modularity, which allows any arrangement of the system components. On the other hand, Polysun offers a unique set of component catalogues which cover a large number of commercially available system components. In this project, three kinds of heat pumps have been integrated in Polysun, namely the air/water, water/water and brine/water heat pumps. Furthermore, the relevant heat sources have been implemented, namely ambient air, soil and groundwater. In consequence, Polysun now covers a large, and almost complete, range of renewable energy systems. Simulation parameters are the measured heat pump COP values (in accordance with EN 255 and EN 14511). A linear interpolation scheme has been developed in this project in order to simulate systems for arbitrary source and heat pump temperatures and to interpolate the power consumption. For the dynamic simulation of the ground source heat pump, the numerical algorithm from the Program EWS (calculation module developed in 1997) has been integrated into Polysun. Groundwater probes are calculated with respect to the soil temperatures. Heat pumps and probes were implemented as independent components in Polysun. In the graphical user interface, they can be arbitrarily placed and connected with other hydraulic components. The timestepping simulation calculates inlet temperature, electric power consumption and heat transfer in the entire system. The Polysun catalogs have been extended accordingly with total over 300 component entries and a number of relevant system templates. (authors)

  8. Code of Conduct for wind-power projects - Feasibility study; Code of Conduct fuer windkraftprojekte. Machbarkeitsstudie - Schlussbericht

    Strub, P. [Pierre Strub, freischaffender Berater, Binningen (Switzerland); Ziegler, Ch. [Inter Act, Basel (Switzerland)

    2009-02-15

    This final report deals with the results of a feasibility study concerning the development of a Code of Conduct for wind-power projects. The aim is to strengthen the acceptance of wind-power by the general public. The necessity of new, voluntary market instruments is discussed. The urgency of development in this area is quoted as being high, and the authors consider the feasibility of the definition of a code of conduct as being proven. The code of conduct can, according to the authors, be of use at various levels but primarily in project development. Further free-enterprise instruments are also suggested that should help support socially compatible and successful market development. It is noted that the predominant portion of those questioned are prepared to co-operate in further work on the subject

  9. Wood as a raw commodity and energy carrier; Holz als Rohstoff und Energietraeger. Dynamisches Holzmarktmodell und Zukunftsszenarien - Schlussbericht

    Pauli, B.; Buergi, P.; Bruehlhard, S. [Schweizerische Hochschule fuer Landwirtschaft, Zollikofen (Switzerland); Thees, O.; Lemm, R.; Rosset, Ch. [Eidg. Forschungsanstalt fuer Wald, Schnee und Landschaft, WSL, Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

    2010-05-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at a dynamic wood-market model and the future prospects for the use of wood as a raw commodity and energy carrier. As an introduction, an overview of Swiss and international wood markets is provided. Various sorts of timber - from whole tree-trunks to waste wood for use as an energy source - are discussed. The international wood market is looked at and future developments are discussed. The report goes on to deal with four project stages which help provide an information basis in order to be able to review the current situation and the future developments in the Swiss wood industry. The first stage of the project involved the elaboration of a material-flow matrix for the year 2005. The sources of the data are discussed. Inconsistencies in the data are looked at and the Swiss wood market is analysed. This material-flow matrix provided the basis for a second step, the development of a product-oriented, dynamic wood market model. Here, all sources of wood from forests to waste wood are looked at and their use for building and as an energy resource is considered. Model development, variants and modelling factors are discussed. An expert-aided model is looked at. The market models developed were used for the third step, the development of scenarios for future development. Five scenarios were developed, including higher energy costs, a large, heavy storm event, increased per capita wood use, increasing global timber prices as well as the installation of a new, large-scale sawmill. In a final step, based on knowledge gained from the previous steps, suggestions for further action to be taken by politics were elaborated. Here, measures that would have an effect on supply and demand are suggested that could help decrease the costs for the harvesting of wood resources and support changes in the market behaviour of forest owners.

  10. Energy efficiency and rebound effects - Development, extent and containment; Energie-Effizienz und Reboundeffekte: Entstehung, Ausmass, Eindaemmung - Schlussbericht

    Haan, P. de

    2009-07-15

    In this final report published for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), the Institute for Environmental Decisions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zuerich examines so-called rebound effects. New, energy-efficient products that, in terms of energy-consumption, are cheaper to operate can lead to increased demand - the so-called rebound effect. The article deals with direct and indirect rebound effects and their origins as seen from the economical, socio-psychological and regulatory points of view. The results of empirical research on their magnitude are discussed and examples are quoted. Possible mental rebound effects are discussed, as are possible ways to inhibit such rebound effects.

  11. Solarthermische Kraftwerksentwicklung (STKE) - development of solar thermal power plants. Technical aspects. Final report; Solarthermische Kraftwerksentwicklung (STKE). Technischer Teil. Schlussbericht

    Pitz-Paal, R.

    2000-01-01

    This project started on 1 January 1996 with DM 3.7 million funds from the BMFT. Originally scheduled for three years, it was extended by a further 11 months for various reasons. Its intention was to reduce the cost of future solar thermal power plants. Particular emphasis was given to the parabolic trough technology asit is closest to commercialisation. Three strategies were involved: 1. Further development and qualification of components for the parabolic trough collector (WG PAREX); 2. Development of instruments for measuring radiation flux distribution in parabolic trough collectors (WG PARMESAN); 3. Development, verification and application of software tools for analysing the complex dynamic response of solar thermal power plants (WG SISTA). [German] Das hier dargestellte Projekt begann am 1.1.1996 und wurde vom Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie (BMFT) mit etwa 3,7 Mio. DM gefoerdert. Es hatte eine geplante Laufzeit von drei Jahren, wurde aber aufgrund von unterschiedlichen Verzoegerungen (Mitarbeiterwechsel, Defekte an Versuchsanlagen) kostenneutral um 11 Monate verlaengert. Gesamtziel des Projekts war es, zur Kostensenkung bei zukuenftigen solarthermischen Kraftwerken beizutragen. Dabei stand insbesondere die Parabolrinnentechnik im Vordergrund, da sie im Vergleich zu anderen solarthermischen Technologien einer weiteren kommerziellen Vermarktung derzeit am naechsten steht. Es wurden drei Schwerpunkte verfolgt: 1. Die Weiterentwicklung und Qualifizierung von Komponenten fuer den Parabolrinnenkollektor (Arbeitspaket 'Parabolrinnenexperimente', kurz PAREX) 2. Die Entwicklung von Messtechnik zur Bestimmung von Strahlungsflussverteilung bei Parabolrinnenkollektoren (AP 'Parabolrinnen-Messanlage', kurz PARMESAN) 3. Die Erstellung, Verifikation und Anwendung von Softwarewerkzeugen zur Analyse des komplexen dynamischen Verhaltens von solarthermischen Kraftwerken (AP 'Simulation solarthermischer Anlagen', kurz SISTA) (orig.)

  12. Functional testing of a fish sluice, Buchholz small hydro plant - Final report; Funktionskontrolle Fischschleuse, KWKW Buchholz - Schlussbericht

    Ruhle, Ch. [Buero fuer Jagd- und Fischereifragen, Schmerikon (Switzerland); Scherrer, I. [Entegra Wasserkraft AG, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

    2009-01-15

    Since more than 100 years the diversion hydropower plant of Buchholz at the river Glatt (canton Saint Gall) has been out of operation. With its reactivation as run-of-river scheme, the river meadow, originated due to sedimentation in the former storage basin, with its beaver habitat, could be preserved. For the first time in Switzerland, a fish lock was implemented for the upstream passage way for fish. The fish lock was built directly into for stability reasons newly constructed secondary concrete at the downstream side of the old dam. At the upper lock opening a weir basked is installed, where the migrating fish are recorded. The examination proofed that the fish lock in principle is working for strong swimming fish species (qualitative proof of the performance control). In case of flood caused drift, the migrating fish seem to accept the fish passage. The attempt to quantify the proportion of the migrating willing fish which actually swim through the lock (quantitative proof of the performance control) did not produce satisfactory results. (authors)

  13. Sustainability projects in Gundeldingen, Basel; Nachhaltigkeitsprojekte auf dem Gundeldingerfeld in Basel - Schlussbericht zum NaQu-Projekt

    Binz, A.; Voyame, J.-P.; Mueller, W.

    2008-10-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the results obtained from the 'sustainable quarter' project in Basel, Switzerland. Along with other sustainability projects in Lausanne, Lucerne and Zurich, this project was part of a research project on sustainable city district development. The projects realised in the Gundeldingen quarter in Basel are discussed, such as the gradual conversion of an industrial site into a public meeting place, information offers on sustainability, mobility projects, new green spaces, solar energy, recycling, energy management and future sustainable development in this city district.

  14. Energy in buildings on-line (EGon). Main phase - Final report; Energie im Gebaeude online (EGon). Hauptphase - Schlussbericht

    Stettler, S.; Toggweiler, P.

    2009-10-15

    A prototype service was developed to measure and evaluate the space heating energy consumption in buildings in an automated, cost-efficient way. The service consists of a low cost hardware and an internet portal which visualises and evaluates the data. In 10 buildings taking part in the building programme of the Climate Cent Foundation a hardware was installed. It measured heating energy consumption and daily sent this data via GPRS to a central server in Berne, Switzerland. Additionally, information about local ambient temperature and solar irradiation was gathered from weather satellites and stored together with the measurement data on the central server. A customised software analysed the data and visualised them. All data, graphs and results were stored in a password protected area, accessible via internet. Measurement data were correlated in a multiple linear regression with the daily average ambient temperature and solar irradiation. The correlation coefficient R2 was higher than 90% for 5 of the buildings (higher than 65% for 9 buildings). Yearly space heating energy consumption in a standard year was estimated by applying the regression parameters to the daily values of ambient temperature and solar irradiation for one year using Meteonorm data. For building owners, architects, space heating planners and energy experts, a similar service as applied in our study could be useful for several purposes: (i) Determine and visualise the real energy consumption and energy performance indicator of a building; (ii) Check if the energy consumption of a certain building meets the expectations / calculations; (iii) Verification of the success of a renovation; (iv) Identify energy leakages / energy saving potential in buildings; (v) Optimise space heating control of buildings; (vi) Gather information for a planned renovation of a building (insulation or renewal of heating installation). The project participants plan to improve the existing prototype and start a second measurement campaign with more buildings in winter 2009/2010. (authors)

  15. IEA SHC Task 37: advanced housing renovation - Final report; IEA SHC Task 37: advanced housing renovation - Schlussbericht

    Hastings, R.

    2010-01-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on work done within the framework of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling program. The project addressed the energy consumption of residential buildings and their renovation. The report discusses the goals set for the project and reports on five projects that were initiated. These include the refurbishment of apartment buildings to meet the 'Passive House' standard, air-tightness, potential for the use of solar energy, solar facades and the renovation of historic listed buildings. Conclusions resulting from these projects are presented and discussed.

  16. Switchable insulation for using solar energy in buildings. Final report; Schaltbare Waermedaemmung (SWD) zur Nutzung der Sonnenenergie in Gebaeuden. Schlussbericht

    Stark, C.; Horn, R.; Hetfleisch, J.; Fricke, J.

    2003-02-25

    Solar energy can be used in buildings via use of transparent insulations. But thereby problems occur, like overheating of building walls in summer and heat losses in the cold season. To solve these problems ZAE Bayern has designed and optimized the switchable insulation SWD, the thermal conductivity of which can be changed from highly insulating to conducting. A computer routine was developed to calculate and to optimize the heat gains. The SWD is switched by desorbing/adsorbing as small amount of hydrogen gas. Desorption is facilitated with an electric heating element. The thermal conductivity of the filling can be varied by about a factor of 40. Several SWD-modules were produced and installed in an outside measuring facility. The heat gains and the durability were investigated for three years. The results of the simulation could be verified and ageing did not occur. For an optimal system the heat gains are in the range of 150 kWh/(m{sup 2}a). The mounting of these panels at south facades is simple, especially for post bolt systems. Contrary to transparent systems the loss of heat in winter is very small and the overheating of the walls behind the SWD in summer can be avoided. (orig.) [German] Zur Nutzung der Sonnenenergie in Gebaeuden werden bisher transparente Waermedaemmsysteme eingebaut, die jedoch oft mit Problemen wie Wandueberhitzung im Sommer und Waermeverlusten in der kalten Jahreszeit behaftet sind. Zur Loesung dieser Probleme wurde am ZAE Bayern eine schaltbare Waermedaemmung entwickelt und optimiert, deren Daemmeigenschaft je nach Sonneneinstrahlung und Waermebedarf variiert werden kann. Es wurde ein Programm entwickelt, mit dem die Waermegewinne berechnet und optimiert werden koennen. Die Schaltbarkeit wird durch einen Getter ermoeglicht, der eine ungefaehrliche Menge Wasserstoffgas reversibel aufnehmen und abgeben kann. Die Wasserstoff-Austreibung erfolgt mittels elektrischer Heizung und veraendert die Waermeleitfaehigkeit der Fuellung um einen Faktor 40. Mehrere Module wurden hergestellt und in einen Aussenmessstand eingebaut. Die Waermegewinne und Alterungserscheinungen wurde drei Jahre lang untersucht. Die Simulationsergebnisse konnten verifiziert werden, eine Alterung wurde nicht festgestellt. Bei optimaler Systemauslegung sind bis zu 150 kWh/(m{sup 2}a) an Netto-Waermegewinnen zu erwarten. Der Einbau dieser Paneele an Suedfassaden ist speziell bei Pfosten-Riegel Systemen sehr einfach. Die Waermeverluste im daemmenden Zustand sind sehr gering und eine Ueberheizung der dahinterliegenden Raeume im Sommer wird vermieden. (orig.)

  17. Combined elimination of organic C, sulfate and heavy metals. Final report; Kombinierte organische C-, Sulfat- und Schwermetalleliminierung. Schlussbericht

    Raebiger, N.

    2002-01-11

    A new biological process for purification of highly burdened industrial effluents was developed in which aerobic, oxygen-limiting reaction conditions ensure simultaneous elimination of organic C, sulfate and heavy metals in a single process step in a compact system. The design data are presented here for the purpose of practical implementation of the process. [German] Das Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens ist die Entwicklung eines neuen biologischen Verfahrens zur Reinigung hochbelasteter Industrieabwaesser, bei dem durch die Einstellung aerober, sauerstofflimitierender Reaktionsbedingungen eine kombinierte organisch C-, Sulfat- und Schwermetalleliminierung gleichzeitig in einem Verfahrensschritt und kompakter Anlagentechnik realisiert wird. Hierbei werden die Auslegungsunterlagen fuer die praxisrelevante Umsetzung dieses Verfahrens zur Verfuegung gestellt. (orig.)

  18. Renewal of the Stanipac hydropower plant in Burgdorf; Febacom AG - Burgdorf. Gesamterneuerung Kraftwerk Stanipac - Burgdorf. Vorprojektstudie - Schlussbericht

    Hintermann, M.

    2007-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), takes a look at the results of a preliminary study on the renewal of the Stanipac hydropower installation in Burgdorf, Switzerland. This small hydropower plant is the first of a series of nine installations situated along a canal. Proposals for the renewal of the installation are discussed. Topographical and hydrological factors are presented and discussed. Also, data on water quantities is presented. The existing installation dating from 1946 is described. Three variants for the renewal are noted and the appropriate installations, their costs and their production estimates are discussed. A best solution is proposed and the necessary installations are described in more detail, as is the economic viability of the scheme. Photos of the existing installation, figures on the proposed installation and project sketches are presented.

  19. Ecological assessment of new CHP systems and their combination; Oekologische Bewertung neuer WKK-Systeme und Systemkombinationen - Schlussbericht

    Primas, A.

    2007-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on new developments in the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation area. The objective of this study is an ecological and technical evaluation of various CHP systems and system combinations. These also include suitable combinations with other technologies. Systems for five different temperature levels are quantified according to their environmental impact. Various possible applications are compared with a highly efficient reference system using separate heat and power generation - a combined-cycle plant and a heat pump. For chilled water production a combination of the CHP system with an absorption chiller is investigated. The results of the investigations are presented and commented on. Also, advantageous applications of CHP systems are noted.

  20. Phoenix light - Heating and cooling with phase-change materials; Phoenix light: Heizen und Kuehlen mit PCM - Schlussbericht

    Haechler, E. [Suiselectra Ingenieurunternehmung AG, Basel (Switzerland); Schneider, B. [Hochschule Esslingen, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen (Germany)

    2002-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) deals with the use of phase-change materials (PCM) in buildings in order to help provide cooling in summer and heating in winter. General information on PCM and its use in the automotive industry, clothing, heating systems and office materials as well as in the electronics industry is provided. The physical and chemical basics are discussed and examples of PCM use in practice are provided. Also, work done in research institutes is mentioned. PCM systems from various manufacturers are noted. The 'phoenix light' system concept is discussed. The 'comfort cooler' concept is introduced and laboratory measurements made at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany, are discussed. Further, measurements made at an installation in an existing building are presented and discussed. Knowledge gained and the optimisation of the system are discussed. Finally, proposals for further work to be done are noted.

  1. MEGA. Higher energy-efficiency through systematic user information - Final report; MEGA. Mehr Energieeffizienz durch gezielte Anwenderinformationen - Schlussbericht

    Fercu, M.; Kistler, R. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, CEESAR - iHomeLab, Horw (Switzerland); Egli, A. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, ISIS, Horw (Switzerland); Gallati, J. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, Wirtschaft, Horw (Switzerland)

    2010-09-15

    Individuals are empowered to conserve energy and natural resources when provided with motivational and personalized information on its use. By presenting information about the energy consumption from the home's energy meters along with recommended actions, the residential customer becomes aware of how in/efficiently energy is consumed within his home and can decide on how to act to conserve. This information can provide an accurate metric of how effective a conservation action is even to inhabitants that are not yet knowledgeable about or self-motivated by the monetary and ecologic rewards of conserving. This project was designed to build knowledge on technically and economically feasible ways to create an awareness of energy (especially electricity) for the sake of conservation. Specifically, it implements an exemplar prototype of a highly effective energy feedback system that is an interactive, real-time, in-home display. Toward this goal, four system architecture configuration proposals, a set of system requirements, and ideal system features are synthesized; they are based on the results of the research that evaluates effectiveness of existing energy-efficiency and -conservation methods and studies related technologies. Three of the four systems proposed represent energy technologies expected to be available within the next decade. The fourth system proposal is a demonstration prototype designed for implementation in the iHomeLab. This prototype is an open, modular, robust, cross-platform software framework that collects data, processes, and presents it interactively and visually on hardware available in most households. The results of this project both indicate that the creation of such energy feedback systems appear beneficial and also provide guidelines for their design. However, further development of infrastructure and elaboration of design is foreseen as necessary for this system to be suitable for mass deployment. (author)

  2. Study of the driving processes of frontal precipitation. Final report; Untersuchung der steuernden Prozesse bei der Niederschlagsbildung an Fronten. Schlussbericht

    Gross, P.; Kraus, H.

    1998-04-01

    The mesoscale dynamic processes, which contribute to the formation of precipitation in the vicinity of fronts, are investigated using dynamically initialized fields of the EM. Cross-sections perpendicular to 12 fronts elucidate, that the ageostrophic cross-frontal circulation is the dominant dynamical feature of a front. Precipitation develops in the upward branch of this secondary circulation closely related to the humidity budget including three-dimensional advection and source terms. The dynamical mechanisms (deformation- and shear-forcing), which dominate the development of both ageostrophic cross-frontal circulation and precipitation, are of very different type. Primitive models of fronts, like the polar front theory, don`t come up with this variability of the atmospheric forcing. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die mesoskaligen dynamischen Prozesse, die in der Umgebung von Fronten zur Bildung von Niederschlag fuehren, werden mit Hilfe von dynamisch initialisierten Feldern des EM untersucht. In Querschnitten senkrecht zu insgesamt 12 Fronten kristallisiert sich die ageostrophische Querzirkulation als bedeutendstes dynamisches Element einer Front heraus. Im aufsteigenden Ast dieser Sekundaerzirkulation entsteht, in engem Zusammenhang mit dem Haushalt der spezifischen Feuchte mit seinen besonders wichtigen Advektions- und Quelltermen, Niederschlag. Die dynamische Mechanismen (Deformations- und Scherungsforcing), die zur Ausbildung der Querzirkulation fuehren, sind in hohem Masse variabel. Dieser Mannigfaltigkeit des atmosphaerischen Antriebes werden einfache Frontmodelle, wie z.B. die Polarfronttheorie, nicht gerecht. (orig.)

  3. Conventional heat distribution systems and their control for room cooling; Konventionelle Waermeabgabesysteme und deren Regulierung fuer die Raumkuehlung - Schlussbericht

    Schnyder, J. [Schnyder-Energie, Energie-Dienstleistungen, Bronschhofen (Switzerland); Feger, D.; Graf, J.; Rusterholtz, R. [Interstaatliche Hochschule fuer Technik Buchs NTB, Buchs (Switzerland); Schoeringhumer, D.; Cenci, D. [Arbonia AG, Arbon (Switzerland); Heule, D. [hps energieconsulting ag, Ingenieurbuero fuer nachhaltige Energie- und Gebaeudetechnik, Kuesnacht (Switzerland)

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) examines how conventional heat distribution systems such as radiators and floor heating systems can be used for room cooling and the appropriate control requirements. Thermostatic valves used 'in reverse', their functional testing and the results obtained are discussed. Possibilities for their optimisation are examined. The apparatus used for the measurements made on both radiator and floor-heating systems is reported on and the results obtained are presented and discussed. Further, simulations used are looked at and examples of the results obtained for rooms with varying glazed surfaces are presented and discussed.

  4. Overall efficiency of office buildings; Gesamtenergieeffizienz von Buero-Bauten. Optimierung des Heizwaermebedarfs vs. Optimierung der Gesamtenergieeffizienz - Schlussbericht

    Gadola, R.; Menti, U.-P.; Pluess, I.; Klauz, S. [Hochschule Luzern - Technik und Architektur Zentrum fuer Integrale Gebaeudetechnik (ZIG), Horw (Switzerland); Menard, M. [Lemon Consult GmbH, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2010-04-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the overall efficiency of office buildings. The optimisation of heating requirements and the optimisation of overall energy efficiency are compared. The trend towards compact, very well insulated buildings as propagated by current energy regulations is examined in the light of other energy-saving aspects such as air-conditioning requirements and lighting. The Swiss 'Minergie-P' standard that calls for extremely low energy consumption is discussed in this connection. Primary energy requirements and greenhouse gas emissions are discussed and sensitivity analyses for various factors affecting buildings are looked at. Also 'grey energy' in materials is considered.

  5. Climate sensibility and stability of coastal dunes. Final report; Klimasensibilitaet und Stabiltaet nicht regenerierbarer Oekosysteme: Kuestenduenen. Schlussbericht

    Handelmann, D.; Klittmann, T.; Badenhop, J.; Folger, M.

    2000-07-01

    Coastal dunes have an important function as unique habitats for plants and animals as well as natural barriers against storm tides. Thus, they are of special value for nature conservation and coastal defence issues. Facing their potential endangering due to accelerated climate change profound knowledge of stabilty of coastal dunes is essential. In this context the presented study deals with the impact of climate change on biogenic sand stabilization in coastal dunes, which have to be conceived as an ecosystemic process. Questions of climate affected reactions of organism groups involved in this process (plants, soil microflora, soil fauna) and alterations in soil structure were followed up. Within the scope of a 2-years-lasting field experiment conducted on the Eastfrisian Island Norderney the microclimate near the soil surface was modified by gauze covering, which was set up on field plots. (orig.) [German] In ihrer Funktion als Lebensraum fuer Pflanzen und Tiere sowie als natuerlicher Schutzwall bei Sturmfluten wird den Kuestenduenen eine wichtige Bedeutung im Natur- und Kuestenschutz beigemessen. Angesichts ihrer potentiellen Gefaehrdung durch einen beschleunigten Klimawandel ist ein fundierter Kenntnisstand zur Stabilitaet von Kuestenduenen von elementarem Interesse. Vor diesem Hintergrund befasst sich die vorliegende Studie mit dem Einfluss von Klimaaenderungen auf die biogene Sandstabilisierung in Kuestenduenen, die aufgrund des bestehenden organismischen Beziehungsgeflechtes als oekosystemarer Prozess aufzufassen ist. Dabei wurden Fragen nach klimaabhaengigen Reaktionen der an diesem Prozess beteiligten Organismengruppen (Pflanzen, Bodenmikroflora, Bodenfauna) und Veraenderungen des Bodengefueges bearbeitet. Im Rahmen eines 2-jaehrigen Freilandexperimentes auf der Ostfriesischen Insel Norderney wurde das bodennahe Mikroklima mittels einer Gazeueberspannung auf 4 m{sup 2} grossen und mit Strandhafer (Calammophila baltica) bepflanzten Parzellen experimentell modifiziert. (orig.)

  6. Hydropower research programme 2008 - 2011; Forschungsprogramm Wasserkraft 2008 - 2011. Schlussbericht zur Entwicklung eines Forschungsprogramms. Aktualisierte Fortschreibung vom September 2008

    Jorde, K.

    2007-07-01

    This revised final report on the development of a research programme for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes the proposals for the development of a concept for Swiss hydropower research activities for the period 2008 - 2011. According to the authors, the new research programme will not only include activities in the small hydropower area, but rather all aspects of hydropower usage, including dams and large hydropower stations. The results of a survey made concerning research and further education in the hydropower area are discussed. These results formed the basis of the new concept. The report also presents a review of the present situation with regard to hydrological questions and dams as well as mechanical and electrical equipment. The education and training of professionals is looked at and national and international co-operation in the hydropower area is also discussed. Future developments are looked at, as are the economic aspects of the use of hydropower. Measures to be taken in the research area are proposed.

  7. Groundwater Energy Designer - Review of basic data and modification; Grundlagendatenueberpruefung und Anpassungen des Groundwater Energy Designer (Teilprojekt Programmoptimierung) - Schlussbericht

    Poppei, J.; Mayer, G.; Schwarz, R.

    2009-12-15

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the extension and improvement of the Groundwater Energy Designer programme. A survey of selected existing small and medium sized ground-water heat pump systems formed the basis of the review. In this first phase of the project, a concept for measurement technologies to be used and the software changes necessary are discussed. The changes to the existing programme library to enable operation under Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OSX are discussed. Also user dialogues were revised. New features and changes are presented and discussed, as are the functionality and user interface of the new version.

  8. Concept for the redesign of ECOMAN (standby losses) - Final report; Konzepte fuer Redesign ECOMAN (Standby-Verluste) - Schlussbericht

    Ernst, D.; Haerri, V.V.; Riesen, H.

    2008-04-15

    A lot of electronic devices are equipped with a so called standby mode. In this mode a device can easily be brought into full functionality directly, by remote control or by timer. Unfortunately, the standby mode implies a high consumption of electrical energy that could be reduced 10 to 20 times by an adequate technology. In Switzerland these losses amount to approximately 1,900 GWh. The so called ECOMAN is an electronic device which can reduce these losses effectively and comfortably. Due to political pressure the producers of electronic devices are forced to find solutions for the problem of standby losses. The ECOMAN would thus be of less importance because the problem would be solved at its roots. This fact and the wish to have a better performance led to a new definition of this device. The ECOMAN has to be improved and shall offer additional functions. E.g. it shall protect the devices from fire hazard or serve as control in the field of building automation. The new concepts were well accepted by the producer who already realized the specification of the first phase of redesign, which serves as basis for the further development of integration. (author)

  9. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - Society; Schlussbericht 'Gesellschaft' - Phase 1

    Arend, M.

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This paper takes a look at society aspects in the four districts and examines the factors that influence the sustainable development of the districts. Topics discussed include basic residential needs, safety, health, and supply along with culture and education. Also examined are the possible topics equality and fairness and participation along with geographical reference and neighbourhood relations. A project for this area of investigation is suggested.

  10. High efficiency two-step evaporator in a cooling system; Hocheffiziente zweistufige Verdampfung in einer Kaelteanlage - Schlussbericht

    Meister, R.; Haenni, E. [BMS-Energieanlagen AG, Wilderswil (Switzerland)

    2005-07-01

    A two-step evaporator was installed in parallel in an existing refrigeration plant with an operating capacity Q{sub o} of 130 kW. This ensured the possibility of a practical comparison between conventional evaporation and our high-efficiency two-step evaporator, without having to resort only to theoretical data. The result of this virtually one-on-one comparison in identical ambient conditions (which is not normally possible, as two systems cannot generally be installed in parallel) has confirmed what the advance calculations demonstrated, i.e. a 10% improvement in performance provided by the high-efficiency two-step evaporator. Thanks to the changeover from semi-floated to overflow operation (only tested in winter) it was possible, again as shown in previous calculations, to achieve an additional increase in performance of 5%. A basic objective was to use the high-efficiency two-step evaporator to provide stable performance in any operating situation - i.e. even after defrosting. This objective was achieved in both operating modes: semi-floated and overflow. Summer operation in overflow mode remains to be tested however, as the system has only been running in this mode since November 2004. (author)

  11. Investigations for assessing the health hazards of dichloromethane exposure. Final report; Untersuchungen zur Abschaetzung des gesundheitlichen Risikos infolge Dichlormethanexposition. Schlussbericht

    Pankow, D. [Halle-Wittenberg Univ., Halle (Germany). Inst. fuer Pharmakologie und Toxikologie

    1994-04-01

    The oxidative CYP2E1-catalyzed dechlorination of dichloremethane (DCM) is a saturable pathway with high affinity and low capacity. In general, due to increasing DCM concentration in the inhaled air COHb values up to 12% are expected, but higher COHb levels were found according to some case reports. It was the aim of this study to characterize the DCM-derived COHb formation and to test effects of DCM on the cardiovascular system using animal models. The results show that a high CYP2E1 activity correlates with enhanced COHb formation. The COHb formation is inhibited and the DCM level in the blood enhanced after simultaneous exposure to DCM and solvents or drugs known as substrates of CYP2E1. Therefore, the risk assessment of DCM exposure must comprimise a possible additional uptake of a substrate or inducer of CYP2E1. Existing PBPK models proved to be an insufficient description in cases of an accidental scenario, a short exposure to very high concentration of DCM. The moderate CO hypoxia following DCM exposure is determined not only by the carboxyhemoglobinemia but also by an inhibition of cytochrome c oxidase activity. Cardiovascular dysfunctions, mainly arrhythmias, are detectable after exposure to relatively high DCM concentration as well as under pathophysiological conditions which per se influenced the cardiovascular system. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die zu CO fuehrende oxydative, CYP2E1-katalysierte Dechlorierung von Dichlormethan (DCM) verfuegt ueber eine hohe Affinitaet bei begrenzter Kapazitaet, es handelt sich um einen saettigbaren Stoffwechselweg. Im allgemeinen werden trotz steigender DCM-Konzentration in der eingeatmeten Luft Werte von 10-12% COHb nicht ueberschritten. Vergiftungsfaelle mit weitaus hoeheren COHb-Spiegeln wurden aber beschrieben. Ziel der tierexperimentellen Untersuchungen war es, die DCM-bedingte COHb-Bildung naeher zu charakterisieren und die Wirkung von DCM auf kardiovaskulaere Funktionen zu pruefen. Die Resultate zeigen, dass es bei Vorliegen erhoehter CYP2E1-Aktivitaet zu erhoehter DCM-bedingter COHb-Bildung kommt. Bei simultaner Einwirkung von Loesungs- und Arzneimitteln, die selbst CYP2E1-Substrat sind, aber die COHb-Bildung bei erhoehten DCM-Spiegeln im Blut vermindert. Das bedeutet, dass sowohl der COHb-Wert von 5% als auch der DCM-Spiegel im Blut von 1 mg/l als BAT-Werte dann besonders kritisch zu bewerten sind, wenn DCM-Exponierte unter zusaetzlicher Einwirkung von Substraten oder Induktoren von CYP2E1 stehen. Unfallszenarien - kurze Expositionen gegenueber sehr hohen DCM-Konzentrationen - lassen sich durch existierende physiologische pharmakokinetische Modelle nicht befriedigend beschreiben. Die moderate Hypoxie nach DCM-Exposition wird nicht allein durch die Carboxyhaemoglobinaemie sondern auch durch eine Hemmung der Cytochromoxydaseaktivitaet determiniert. Der Organismus reagiert mit Stoerungen des Herz-Kreislauf-Systems erst, wenn wesentlich hoehere DCM-Konzentrationen einwirken als der MAK-Wert, und das gilt auch unter zusaetzlichen pathophysiologischen Bedingungen, die dann per se kardiovaskulaere Veraenderungen bestimmen. DCM-Intoxikationen koennen mit Herzrhythmusstoerungen verbunden sein. (orig.)

  12. Treatment with iodine pills - not only in Switzerland. Judgement for the assumption on costs; Jodtablettenverteilung auf dem Pruefstand - nicht nur in der Schweiz. Zum Urteil des Schweizer Bundesverwaltungsgerichts zur Kostentragung fuer die Jodtablettenverteilung

    Feldmann, Ulrike

    2017-02-15

    During a severe accident in a nuclear power plant the release of radioactive iodine is possible. A precautionary measure to prevent man from the reception of radioactive iodine is an early and right taking of non-radioactive iodine pills. After the accident in Fukushima iodine tablets have been stored by authorities as an precautionary measures. In the case of an accident, a quick distribution should be possible. One question which arises are the costs bearers of such a storage. Are nuclear power plant operators responsible for such measures, carried out by the authorities?.

  13. Effects of post-Kyoto policy on the Swiss national economy - Analysis using a single-country equilibrium model; Volkswirtschaftliche Auswirkungen der Schweizer Post-Kyoto-Politik - Analyse mit einem dynamischen Gleichgewichtsmodell fuer die Schweiz

    NONE

    2009-08-15

    This final report elaborated for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) deals with questions concerning Swiss climate policy after 2012. In 2012, existing climate legislation as defined in CO{sub 2} emission legislation is to be revised and brought in line with European legislation on greenhouse gases. The paper presents and discusses the proposals of the Swiss government that are to make Switzerland climate-neutral. These questions include how high a steering-tax must be in order to provide a 20% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions, which effects on the economy in general (BIP) and on particular sectors are to be expected, how households will be affected and how large the positive secondary side-effects are. The methods used in the study and their limitations are examined. In particular, a dynamic, single-country equilibrium model is introduced and various scenarios are discussed

  14. Climatic change and tourism. Research into the consequences of climatic change on winter tourism in the Swiss alps; Klimaaenderung und Tourismus. Klimafolgenforschung am Beispiel des Wintertourismus in den schweizer Alpen

    Abegg, B.

    1996-12-31

    Swiss winter tourism is highly dependent on the ski industry and therefore relies on favourable snow conditions. An investigation of the snow-deficient winters at the end of the 1980`s indicated that lack of snow severely impacts the industry. Climate change (global warming) is a new challenge for Swiss winter tourism. It is demonstrated that a rising snowline would have a wide range of serious consequences. Under current climate conditions, ski fields higher than 1200 m are considered to be snow abundant. Assuming that temperatures increase by about 2{sup o}C, this line of snow-reliability would rise by 300 m up to 1500 m. Today 85% of Swiss ski areas are snow reliable. If climate change occurred as outlined above, the number of snow reliable ski areas would drop to 63%. The number of suitable days for skiing, defined as days with a snow depth of {>=} 30 cm, would also decrease - in Einsiedeln (910 m) for example, from today`s average of 51 days to 24 days in the future. Furthermore it is possible that the frequency and distribution of the weather patterns would change. If the currently observed trends (increasing occurrence of high pressure systems in winter) continue, negative effects on ski tourism have to be expected. A survey undertaken in the canton of Grisons shows that climate change is perceived as a potential problem for tourism. The tourism managers are well aware of the relationships between the snow conditions and their businesses, and they can imagine what the consequences of increasingly poor snow conditions would be. With regard to the projected climate change, tourism managers are not destined to play an inactive role. There is a whole set of strategies, especially in the short term, that can help sustain ski tourism. Best known is the increased use of artificial snow. Others are a better snow management or the development of new facilities in higher areas. In the medium and long term however, more sophisticated strategies need to be taken into account. (author) figs., tabs., refs.

  15. Visiting a Swiss solar pioneer - 'People don't react voluntarily'; 'Der Mensch reagiert nicht freiwillig'. Auf Besuch bei einem Schweizer Solarpionier

    Schwaninger, E.

    2009-07-01

    This article presents an interview with Swiss solar energy pioneer Josef Jenni, who is considered one of the most successful European solar innovators. In the interview, Jenni's basic motivation to set up his company and the initial lean spell he encountered are discussed, as is his idea - in the nineteen eighties - of running a tour across Switzerland with solar-powered vehicles. Further topics discussed include the potential for new renewable energy sources, the large-scale photovoltaic installations on his factory buildings, energy self-sufficient buildings, socio-economic factors, training of planners and installers and the replacement of oil with solar and other renewable resources. Swiss energy policy, energy saving efforts and plans for new large-scale power stations are also discussed.

  16. Energetic use of three streams in Kippel, Loetschental, Switzerland - Preliminary study; Energetische Nutzung des Golmbachs, Faerdanbachs und des Chastlerrabachs - Schlussbericht. Vorstudie zuhanden der Gemeinde Kippel-Loetschental

    Ritz, C.

    2008-11-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at hydropower projects in the Loetschental valley in the Swiss Alps. The use of three streams in the municipality of Kippel for the generation of electricity is discussed. Data on the potential for power generation are presented and discussed. Three separate installations are examined, as is a further variant in which two of the streams are combined. The article presents the hydrological data for the four variants and appropriate cost estimates. Also, the economic viability of the four variants is examined, in particular with respect to the Swiss cost-covering remuneration scheme for electricity from renewable energy sources. The efficiency of various types of turbine are discussed as well as nature-protection aspects. Recommendations are made concerning how the various projects are to be further examined. The report is completed with an Appendix containing further data on the projects.

  17. Investigations on the photoelectrochemical decomposition of water using solar radiation (photolysis). Final report. Untersuchung zur photoelektrochemischen Wasserzersetzung mit Hilfe von Sonnenenergie (Photolyse). Schlussbericht

    Schindler, R N

    1985-01-01

    Laboratory experiments were carried out on illuminated TiO/sub 2/-electrodes to examine the possibility of conversion and storage of solar radiation in a chemical system especially as hydrogen from the photolysis of water. Methods of preparation of new photosensitive semiconducting electrodes were studied. For the preparation of the electrodes various technique of vapour deposition and surface treatment including ion implantation were employed. The thin-layered electrodes were characterized by absorption spectroscopy and by electrochemical methods. The results of the investigations are published in 29 original contributions quoted as references and in 3 PhD thesis of co-workers. Using solar radiation only small yields of hydrogen were obtained in the photolysis of water on TiO/sub 2/ electrodes. Nevertheless it is concluded that photoelectrochemistry possesses a high potential in photocatalysis and in investigations of photooxidation processes occurring in the atmosphere. (orig.) With 36 refs., 2 tabs., 56 figs.

  18. Reduction of the energy consumption of refrigerators by means of thermal optimisation - Final report; Energieverbrauchsminimierung von Kuehlschraenken durch thermische Optimierung - Schlussbericht

    Koebel, M. M.; Binder, B. [Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technologies, EMPA, Duebendorf (Switzerland); Doerwaldt, T. [Forster Kuechen- und Kuehltechnik AG, Arbon (Switzerland)

    2009-11-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the results of a project carried out by a major Swiss manufacturer on how to minimize the energy consumption in common household refrigerators. Calorimetric measurements were performed on a standard refrigerator/freezer combination. Complementary numerical modelling studies of relevant thermal transport processes were used to identify potential weak points in the design. In addition, thermal measurements of identical appliances that were insulated with four different types of polyurethane foam were carried out. As part of a 3-D numerical analysis, various construction details were investigated. The use of vacuum insulation (VIP) was shown to make the most sense in the refrigerator door. The authors are of the opinion that this study demonstrates how a combination of experimental work and heat transport modelling can identify weak points in both design and materials used and thus provide precise suggestions for improvement.

  19. SOTEA, a software tool for ascertaining the efficiency potential of electrical drives - Final report; SOTEA, Softwaretool zur Ermittlung des Effizienzpotenzials bei elektrischen Antrieben - Schlussbericht

    Brunner, C. U. [S.A.F.E. Schweizerische Agentur fuer Energieeffizienz, Zuerich (Switzerland); Heldstab, T. [hematik, Heldstab Systemoptimierung und Informatik, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2009-08-15

    As a scientific base for the Swiss electric motor efficiency implementation program Topmotors a software tool for industry managers has been developed and tested. The software allows an energy efficiency engineer in a first contact with industrial managers and with few simple data on the plant operation to estimate the energy efficiency potential of electric motor systems including pay-back and investment. The data can be fed to a laptop computer on site and the results can be shown immediately. The software has been programmed and tested with five prime users. The generally positive reactions were evaluated and the tool subsequently improved. 11 industrial objects with a total of 77.6 GWh electricity consumption and 7.9 million CHF electricity cost were studied. The SOTEA estimate is an annual efficiency improvement of the electric motor systems of 6.9 GWh (11 % of electricity for motors) with an average pay-back time of 1.7 years. The SOTEA software tool is publicly available since September 2008 under www.topmotors.ch, from 1 April 2009 in a Beta-2b version. It has been downloaded until 28 June 2009 218 times by 132 persons. It will be improved with results from new pilot studies. To avoid problems with different update versions a direct internet solution will be studied. The program will also be made available internationally for English speaking users for the IEA 4E EMSA project: International Energy Agency, Implementing Agreement for Efficient Electrical End-Use Equipment, Electric Motor Systems Annex www.motorsystems.org. (authors)

  20. Biomass production in forest plantations used as raw material for industry and energy. Final report. Biomasseproduktion in forstlichen Plantagen fuer die Rohstoff- und Energiegewinnung. Schlussbericht

    Ahuja, M.R.; Muhs, H.J.

    1986-10-01

    European aspen (Populus tremula), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), and their hybrids (hybrid aspen) are short-rotation, fast growing forest tree species, that apparently hold potential for biomass and energy production. Because of inherent difficulties in vegetative propagation in aspen, it has not been possible to propagate selected aspen and hybrid aspen tress on a large scale. Therefore, the aim of this project was to develop unconventional methods of vegetative propagation in aspen that can easily be adapted to nursery practices and are also cost-effective. Explants from buds, leaves, stems, and roots were cultured on a modified Woody Plant Medium for the purposes of microvegetative propagation. Protoplasts were also cultured for regenerative studies. Mainly the bud explants were employed for microvegetative propagation. A 2-step micropropagation method, which is commmercially feasible, has been developed for aspen. This method involves: (1) culture of bud explants on a medium for bud conditioning and microshoot proliferation, and (2) rooting of microshoots in peat-perlite mix. By employing this 2-step micropropagation method, several thousand plants have been regenerated from about 50 mature selected aspen and hybrid aspen trees ranging from 1 to 40 years of age. Following transfer to field conditions, tissue culture derived plants exhibited vigorous growth and attained a height of 1.5-2 meters in the first growing season. (orig.) With 23 refs., 1 tab., 20 figs.

  1. Setup of a test facility for the ECH upper launcher in ITER; Aufbau eines Versuchsstandes fuer den ECH Upper Launcher in ITER. Schlussbericht

    Scherer, T.; Aiello, G.; Meier, A.; Schreck, S.; Strauss, D.; Spaeh, P.; Vaccaro, A.

    2015-07-01

    In order to treat plasma instabilities in four of the upper ports in the ITER vacuum vessel electron-cyclotron launchers are installed. These consist essentially of a trapezoidally shaped steel construction, which contains the microwave components (essentially mirrors and waveguides). In the construction of such a launcher as essential given points the mechanical strength, the sufficient cooling of the system, effective screening of sensitive components against neutronic loads, as well as precise mountability must be regarded. The present reference design of the EC launcher is based on the so-called ''front-steering configuration'', in which the microwaves are fed through waveguides and through the diamond torus-window backward into the launcher and extend until around a third of the whole length of the launcher. From here the microwaves are further guided as quasi-optical beams via a mirror system forward to the plasma side of the launcher. There they are focused and fed via a set of adjustable mirrors to definite positions in the outerregions of the plasma. In order to assure that the microwave components are both protected against tha plasma and precisely positioned, their mounting in a stable, precise, and accessible structure is required. The extremely high requirements for such a structure, which exceed partly above hitherto typical and already industrially manufactured applications, make fabrication tests by means of certain sample objects as well as the construction of selected prototypes, which can also be used in view of their thermohydraulic suitability, indispensable.

  2. Refrigeration systems of high temperature superconduction transformers for rail vehicles. Final report; Kaelteversorgung von Schienenfahrzeug-Transformatoren mit HT-Supraleitung. Schlussbericht

    Glatthaar, R.

    2000-09-01

    The refrigeration system for the HTS-transformer was designed in cooperation with the transformer manufacturer and the requirements for the refrigerator have been determined. Several active and passive refrigeration systems were investigated, two of them have been elaborated more detailed. All the refrigeration systems are based on the concept of a liquid nitrogen flow rate of 1000 g/s passing through the 6 MVA transformer at a temperature of approx. 66 K and at a pressure of approx. 3 bars. The passive system uses as refrigerant source a tank with liquid nitrogen, weighing approx. 2300 kg and consuming 500 kg liquid nitrogen per day. After evaporating and preheating the nitrogen used exits to atmosphere with a vacuum pump. The active system elaborated more detailed applies a Stirling engine for refrigeration, will weigh 1600 kg and needs an average electric power of 25 kW. The refrigeration system for a transformer of ceramic superconducting material has significant advantages with regard to weight, power consumption and investment costs compared to a transformer of the same size manufactured as metallic superconductors. (orig.) [German] In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Transformatorhersteller wurden die Kaelteversorgung des HTS-Transformators konzipiert und die Anforderungen an die Kaelteanlage festgelegt. Verschiedene sogenannte passive und aktive Systeme fuer die Kaelteversorgung wurden untersucht, zwei davon naeher ausgearbeitet. Die Kuehlkonzepte sehen vor, dass fuer einen Transformator der Leistung 6 MVA ein Strom an fluessigem Stickstoff von 1000 g/s mit einer Temperatur von ca. 66 K und unter einem Druck von rund 3 bar durch den Transformator geleitet wird. Das passive System ist gekennzeichnet durch Einsatz eines Tanks fuer fluessigen Stickstoff als Kaeltequelle, hat ein Gewicht von etwa 2300 kg und einen Verbrauch an fluessigem Stickstoff von 500 kg/Tag. Der Stickstoff wird nach Verdampfung und Anwaermung mit Hilfe einer Vakuumpumpe an die Umgebung abgegeben. Das naeher ausgearbeitete aktive System verwendet eine Stirlingmaschine zur Kaelteerzeugung, hat ein Gewicht von 1600 kg und benoetigt eine elektrische Leistung von im Mittel 25 kW. Die Kaelteversorgung fuer einen Transformator mit keramischen Supraleitern hat hinsichtlich Gewicht, Leistungsbedarf und Investitionskosten deutliche Vorteile gegenueber einem entsprechend grossen Transformator mit metallischen Supraleitern. (orig.)

  3. Sewage sludge pyrolysis/conversion: disposal of sewage sludge with the production of oils. Final report; Klaerschlammpyrolyse/-konvertierung: Klaerschlammentsorgung mit Gewinnung von Oelen. Schlussbericht

    Weghaus, M.

    1992-05-30

    The BTX outputs were investigated in the sphere of medium temperature pyrolysis depending on temperature and retention time with the tests at the Technical College plant in Hannover-Langenhagen. The results show that a constant BTX output was achieved in the whole field of work. (orig.) [Deutsch] Mit den Versuchen an der Technikumsanlage in Hannover/Langenhagen wurden im Bereich der Mitteltemperatur-Pyrolyse die BTX-Ausbeuten in Abhaengigkeit von Temperatur und Verweilzeit untersucht. Die Ergebnisse weisen aus, dass im gesamten untersuchten Arbeitsbereich eine konstante BTX-Ausbeute erzielt wurde. (orig.)

  4. Measurements of diffuse emissions of halogenated hydrocarbons by high resolution FTIR remote sensing. Fernerkundungsmessungen zur interferometrischen Bestimmung der Emission halogenierter Kohlenwasserstoffe im Infraroten; Schlussbericht

    Bittner, H; Eisenmann, T

    1993-07-01

    Fenceline and perimeter monitoring of toxic volatile organic compounds in industrial areas is an important upcoming need for surveillance purposes. It demands for multicomponent analysis methods. These requirements will be fullfilled using the double pendulum interferometer together with the appropriate evaluation software, especially for mobile outdoor applications. The instrument based on the patented double pendulum principle has been developed within the frame of the project to the level of a pre-production model. With the developed instrument and software, measurement campaigns have been carried out at various facilities: At a fuel dump, at a chemical production, and at metal degreasing facilities. The following gases have been detected down to very low concentrations (low ppb levels): dichloromethane, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene, toluene, methanol, ethyl acetate, alkenes, total hydrocarbons. The developed instrumentation as well as the results from various campaigns will be presented together with the data evaluation technique. The analytical methods and the possible sources of error will also be discussed. (orig.)

  5. Multiple electronic permanent turbogenerator for turbine engines of the 90th. Final report; MED-Turbogeneratoren fuer Stroemungskraftmaschinen der 90er Jahre. Schlussbericht

    Reiner, G.

    1997-12-01

    Present state of research and technology: Usually generators are coupled over a reduction gear to high-speed gas turbines. Independent of the load requirements the number of revolutions of the gas turbine must remain constant and rigidly coupled to the frequency. In the partial load range the efficiency of the gas turbine sinks substantially. Reason/objective of the investigation: This project is supposed to prove the feasibility and the functionality of a turbogenerator (TG) in Multiple Electronic Permanent Magnet (MED) construction principle, which is directly coupled to the high-speed drive turbine. Further on the preconditions for the construction of prototypes in the size class 20 kW up to 100 kW as well as 100 kW to 1 MW should be created. Method: Preliminary investigation, dimensioning, calculation and construction of a 40 kW and a 400 kW (MED) turbogenerator. Production and commissioning of one operating model each. Production and/or procurement as well as construction of necessary testing facilities. Experimental proof of the target data. Results: 3 operating models including power electroncis and necessary periphery were manufactured, measured and tested at the test stand. The projected data: rated voltage and rated output power could be proven experimentally. Conclusion/application possibilities: The MED turbogenerator represents a compact construction principle (weight and volume advantages). Direct coupling on the shaft of the drive turbine is possible (high efficiency; reduction gear is void; noise minimisation). In connection with a static inverter a constant frequency independently of the number of revolutions of the drive turbine can be achieved. Althogether, compared with conventional technology, one can expect around 3-5% reduced fuel consumption. The TG can be applied both in stationary electrical power units and plants for decentralised cogeneration as well as mobilely for the electric drive of heavy trucks and buses. (orig.) [Deutsch] Derzeitiger Stand von Forschung und Technik: Ueblicherweise werden Generatoren ueber ein Untersetzungsgetriebe an schnellaufende Gasturbinen angekoppelt. Dabei muss die Drehzahl der Gasturbine unabhaengig von der Lastanforderung konstant und starr an die Netzfrequenz gekoppelt bleiben. Im Teillastbereich sinkt der Wirkungsgrad der Gasturbine erheblich. Begruendung/Zielsetzung der Untersuchung: Mit dem Vorhaben sollen die Machbarkeit und die Funktionstuechtigkeit eines direkt an die schnellaufende Antriebsturbine gekoppleten Turbogenerators (TG) in Multipler-Elektronik-Dauermagnet (MED)-Bauweise nachgewiesen werden und die Voraussetzungen fuer den Bau von Prototypen in der Groessenklasse 20 kW bis 100 kW sowie 100 kW bis 1 MW geschaffen werden. Methode: Voruntersuchung, Auslegung, Berechnung und Konstruktion eines 40 kW und 400 kW (MED)-Turbogenerators. Herstellung und Inbetriebnahme jeweils eines Funktionsmusters. Herstellung bzw. Beschaffung sowie Aufbau erforderlicher Pruefeinrichtungen. Experimenteller Nachweis der Zieldaten. Ergebnis: Es wurden 3 Funktionsmuster mit Leistungselektronik und erforderlicher Peripherie hergestellt, am Pruefstand vermessen und getestet. Die projektierten Daten Nenndrehzahl, Nennspannung und Nennleistung konnten experimentell nachgewiesen werden. Schlussfolgerungen/Anwendungsmoeglichkeiten: Der MED-Turbogenerator ermoeglicht eine kompakte Bauweise (Gewichts- und Volumenvorteile), die direkte Kopplung auf die Welle der Antriebsturbine (hoher Wirkungsgrad; Untersetzungsgetriebe entfaellt; Geraeuschminimierung) sowie in Verbindung mit einem Stromrichter eine konstante Netzfrequenz unabhaengig von der Drehzahl der Antriebsturbine. Insgesamt kann, verglichen mit konventioneller Technik, eine um 3-5% verbesserte Brennstoffausnutzung erwartet werden. Die Anwendung des TG kann sowohl in stationaeren Stromerzeugungsanlagen und Anlagen zur dezentralen Kraft/Waermekopplung als auch mobil fuer den elektrischen Antrieb schwerer Lkws und Omnibusse erfolgen. (orig.)

  6. MARCKO thermal insulation layers. Life predictions for thermal insulation and antioxidant layers. Final report; MARCKO-Waermedaemmschichten. Methoden zur Lebensdauervorhersage von Waermedaemm- und Oxidationsschutzschichten. Schlussbericht

    Schuetze, M.

    2003-07-01

    The project was carried out by MTU, Rolls-Royce and Siemens as industrial partners and FZ-Juelich, DLR and DECHEMA as institutes for the purpose of developing a life model for monocrystalline gas turbine blades with metal coatings. This model was to provide reliable information on the life of the ceramic and coupling agent layers. This report describes the activities of the Karl-Winnacker Institute of DECHEMA e.V.: Isothermal oxidation experiments were carried out in the laboratory at 950-1100 degrees centigrade, followed by a characterisation of the oxidation characteristics on the basis of metallographic sections. Particular interest was taken in the development of the TGO (thermally grown oxide) layers, aluminium depletion in the bond coat on the oxide side, and physical defects in the form of pores, pore populations and microcracks within the TGO or in its immediate vicinity. For the first time ever, these microcracks were classified post-experimentally using SEM pictures, and the maximum dimensions of the cracks were quantified as a function of ageing. Kinetics were established for all these parameters. Growth-induced lateral stresses in the TGO were assessed on the basis of the bending of a thin metal foil of pure bond coat material. In the framework of a sub-project carried out by Rolls-Royce, the mechanical characteristics of APS-sprayed thermal insulation layers was investigated in uniaxial pressure experiments on free, hollow cylindrical annular probes. On the one hand, their thermoelastic characteristics were established using path-controlled cyclic load tests; on the other hand, the thermoplastic characteristics were established using load-controlled creep experiments. Samples were used both in the initial and the sintered state in order to assess the effect of sintering, which was described on the basis of porosity as measured in ceramographic sections. The methods and results are presented in this report. [German] In diesem Verbundprojekt, an dem MTU, Rolls-Royce und Siemens als Industriepartner und FZ-Juelich, DLR und DECHEMA als Institute beteiligt waren, wurden Arbeiten zur Entwicklung eines Lebensdauermodells fuer einkristalline, keramisch beschichtete Gasturbinenschaufeln durchgefuehrt. Dieses Modell soll zuverlaessige Voraussagen ueber die Zeitdauer der Haltbarkeit der Keramik und der Haftvermittlerschicht unter verschiedenen Betriebsbedingungen ermoeglichen. Die Aufgabe des Karl-Winnacker-Instituts der DECHEMA e.V. im Rahmen dieses Verbundprojektes bestand zunaechst in isothermen Oxidationsversuchen, die bei 950 C-1100 C an Laborluft durchgefuehrt wurden. Anschliessend wurde das Oxidationsverhalten anhand von metallographischen Schliffen charakterisiert. Dabei wurde besonderes Augenmerk auf die Entwicklung der TGO (Thermally Grown Oxide)-Schichtdicken, der oxidschichtseitigen Aluminiumverarmung im Bond Coat sowie der physikalischen Defekte in Form von Poren, Porenpopulationen und Mikrorissen innerhalb bzw. in unmittelbarer Naehe der TGO gelegt. Erstmalig wurden diese Mikrorisse postexperimentell anhand von rasterelektronenmikroskopischen Aufnahmen klassifiziert und die maximalen Abmessungen solcher Risse in Abhaengigkeit der Auslagerungsdauer quantifiziert. Fuer alle diese Parameter wurden Kinetiken ermittelt. Weiterhin wurden wachstumsinduzierte, laterale Spannungen in der TGO anhand der Durchbiegung einer duennen Metallfolie aus reinem Bond Coat Material bestimmt. Im Rahmen eines Unterauftrags von Projektpartner Rolls-Royce wurde das mechanische Verhalten APS-gespritzter Waermedaemmschichten mittels uniaxialer Druckversuche an freistehenden, hohlzylindrischen Ringproben anwendungstypischer Dicke bei Raum- und Anwendungstemperatur untersucht. Einerseits wurde das thermoelastische Verhalten mittels weggeregelter, zyklischer Belastungsversuche ermittelt, andererseits wurde das thermoplastische Verhalten anhand von lastgeregelten Kriechexperimenten bestimmt. Um den Einfluss einer vorhergehenden Temperaturbeaufschlagung und damit einer Versinterung der Keramik auf das mechanische Verhalten quantifizieren zu koennen, kamen sowohl Proben im Ausgangszustand als auch gesinterte Proben zum Einsatz. Das Sinterverhalten wurde dabei ueber die Porositaet, gemessen an keramographischen Schliffen, beschrieben. Die Vorgehensweise und die Ergebnisse der am Karl-Winnacker-Institut der DECHEMA durchgefuehrten Arbeiten werden im vorliegenden Bericht ausfuehrlich dargestellt. (orig.)

  7. Substance management in thermal waste treatment plants. Final report; Stoffmanagement in thermischen Abfallbehandlungsanlagen. Stand und Perspektiven der thermischen Abfallbehandlung in Europa. Schlussbericht

    Leclaire, T; Meyer, B; Neumann, P; Schiemann, J; Schmidt, K G [Institut fuer Umwelttechnologie und Umweltanalytik e.V. (IUTA), Duisburg (Germany); Mast, P G [TAUW Umwelt GmbH, Mannheim (Germany)

    1996-08-01

    The report gives a general view of the actual state of development of the thermal waste treatment and the further need of research. It mentions the importance of the standarization of legal framework in the european waste management and the problems, that result from the internationalization of waste management and the conversion of European guidelines into national law. In 19 lectures with following discussions, which results are written down summed up together with the lectures, - the situation of the (thermal) waste treatment in different european states - the technologies of - municipal waste incineration - alternative thermal treatment methods - mechanical-biological waste treatment (in integrated treatment conceptions) - technical and organizational pretreatment methods and - posttreatment methods for residues mainly in the field of substance management - the present development, results of actual R and D plans and new trends are described. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Bericht bietet einen Ueberblick ueber den aktuellen Entwicklungsstand der thermischen Abfallbehandlung und den weiteren Forschungsbedarf. Er nennt die Bedeutung der Vereinheitlichung rechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen in der europaeischen Abfallwirtschaft und Probleme, die aus der Internationalisierung der Abfallwirtschaft und der Umsetzung europaeischer Vorgaben in nationales Recht entstehen. In 19 Vortraegen und anschliessenden Diskussionen, deren Ergebnisse zusammengefasst gemeinsam mit den Vortragsmanuskripten dargestellt sind, werden - die Situation der (thermischen) Abfallbehandlung mehrerer europaeischer Staaten - die Technologien der - Siedlungsabfallverbrennung - alternativen thermischen Behandlungsverfahren - mechanisch-biologischen Restabfallbehandlung (in integrierten Behandlungskonzepten) - technischen und organisatorischen Vorbehandlungsmassnahmen und - Nachbehandlungsverfahren fuer Verbrennungsrueckstaende mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich des Stoffmanagements - die derzeitige Entwicklung, Ergebnisse aktueller Forschungsvorhaben und Tendenzen dargestellt. (orig.)

  8. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - BaBeL Lucerne; Schlussbericht Quartier BaBeL - Phase 1

    Duss, A.; Inderbitzin, J.; Wandeler, M.

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This final report summarises the results of the first phase of the project concerning the Baselstrasse and Bernstrasse districts in Lucerne. A database containing details of the various buildings in the districts was set up, energy-relevant refurbishment of buildings was investigated, owners were counselled and various diploma-theses for the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne were initiated. Ecological, economical and mobility aspects are considered and suggestions are made for follow-up projects.

  9. Cold-gas refrigerator without CFC. Construction and testing of a prototype. Final report; FCKW-freies Kaelteaggregat. Bau und Ausmessung eines Funktionsmusters. Schlussbericht

    Malach, K. [Ingenieurschule Bern HTL, Bern (Switzerland)

    1994-11-15

    The idea of developing an innovative design in the area of cold-gas refrigerators led to our unique concept of an axially rotating device to create what amounts to a fluid `piston` actuated cooling cycle. Our refrigerator consists of two sections, identical in design, mirrored to one another along a rotating shaft. Each section consists of a bladed wheel, displacer, fluid, gas and a housing containing them all. The device is axisymmetric to the shaft with exception to the by design eccentric displacer. Rotation of the wheel and housing results, by centrifugal force, in a fluid ring on the inside of the housing. Pockets of gas develop on the wheel perimeter, confined in a cell bounded by the blades, displacer, fluid and the face of the housing separating the two sections. Each of these gas cells is connected to a counterpart cell in the second section through a closed channel in the rotating shaft. The channels represent the only interchange between the two sections and are capable of accommodating regenerative heat exchangers. While the bladed wheels and the housing rotate by being attached to the shaft, the displacer, free to spin around the shaft, is dragged along by the fluid. The displacer can be adjusted by design to have an eccentricity with respect to the shaft. This acts to periodically force/release fluid from the fluid ring into/out of the cells, thereby acting to decrease/increase the volume of the gas pocket. With this fluid `piston` the function of compression and expansion of the gas is achieved. Through optimal design of the eccentricity of displacer and its phase angle the machine can complete a thermodynamic cycle during a rotation of the shaft. If the machine is to work as a refrigerator (or heat pump), it will operate on the basis of the Philips Process. (author) figs., tabs., 9 refs.

  10. Investigation of corrosion and wear mechanisms in hard material-reinforced duplex steel coatings; Untersuchungen zum Korrosions- und Verschleissverhalten von hartstoffverstaerkten `Duplex`-Schutzschichten. Schlussbericht

    Bouaifi, B. [Technische Univ. Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany). Inst. fuer Schweisstechnik und Trennende Fertigungsverfahren; Goellner, J. [Technische Univ. Magdeburg (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstofftechnik und Werkstoffpruefung

    1998-09-30

    The hard-material reinforced duplex steel coatings were deposited by plasma arc two-powder surfacing. By varying the angle of the hard materials feeding process, the deposition of the carbides was optimized so that they are deposited into the matrix in the trailing zone of the welding torch under conditions of very low thermal effects near the freezing point of the weld pool. Microstructural studies revealed that the deposition of the hard materials prevents devlopment of the typical, ferritic-austenitic microstructure of duplex steels. Due to a dissolution and diffusion process, the microstructure of the matrix takes up carbon and chromium or tungsten, depending on the carbide, thus enhancing the austenitic material in the microstructure. The wear behaviour of the surface deposits was found to be very good, wear being reduced by a factor of 6, irrespective of the type of carbide. The friction-affected surfaces showed no dissolving effects or cracking. The corrosion behaviour in sulfuric acid is also good. The welded deposits exhibited the typical behaviour of a passive material. Wear mechanisms slightly reduce the resistance. The behaviour of various specimens in artificial seawater could be distinctly assessed. Small grain fractions and pre-heating temperatures of 100 C have a beneficial effect on the corrosion resistance. The technique recommends itself for applications such as coatings for baffle plates used in flue gas desulfurisation, pipes, pump components, flanges or nozzles, or for recurrent coating of system components affected by abrasive corrosion. (orig./CB) [Deutsch] Zur Herstellung hartstoffverstaerkter Duplex-Beschichtungen wurde das Plasma-Zwei-Pulver-Auftragschweissverfahren verwendet. Hierbei wurde durch Variation des Zufuhrwinkels der Hartstoffe der Einbringungsort der Karbide optimiert, so dass diese im Nachlauf des Schweissbrenners mit sehr geringer thermischer Beeinflussung im erstarrungsnahen Schmelzbadbereich in die Matrix eingelagert werden konnten. Mikrostrukturuntersuchungen zeigten, dass sich durch die Einlagerung von Hartstoffen nicht mehr das typische ferritisch-austenitische Gefuege von Duplexstahl einstellt. Durch Aufloesung und Diffusion reichert sich das Matrixgefuege mit Kohlenstoff und je nach Karbid mit Chrom bzw. Wolfram an, was zu einer Erhoehung der austenitischen Gefuegebestandteile fuehrt. Das Verschleissverhalten der Auftragschweissungen ist sehr gut. Der Abtrag verringert sich unabhaengig von der Karbidart um den Faktor 6. Die Reibflaechen zeigen keine Ausloesungen oder Rissbildung. Das Korrosionsverhalten in Schwefelsaeure ist ebenfalls gut. Die Schweissungen zeigen das typische Verhalten eines passiven Werkstoffes. Die Bestaendigkeit sinkt etwas nach Verschleissbeanspruchung. In kuenstlichem Meerwasser ist eine gute Differenzierung einzelner Proben moeglich. Kleine Kornfraktionen und Vorwaermtemperaturen von 100 C wirken sich positiv auf die Korrosionsbestaendigkeit aus. Anwendungsmoeglichkeiten ergeben sich bei der Beschichtung von Prallblechen in REA-Becken, Rohrleitungen, Pumpenteilen, Flanschen oder Stutzen, aber auch generell fuer die Regeneration korrosiv/abrasiv beanspruchter Anlagenkomponenten. (orig.)

  11. Influence of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on smart grids; Management der Trendwatching Group. Einfluss von Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles auf intelligente Verteilnetze (Smart Grids) - Schlussbericht

    Horbaty, R. [ENCO Energie Consulting AG, Bubendorf (Switzerland); Strub, P. [Pierre Strub, Basel (Switzerland)

    2008-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the influence of plug-in hybrid vehicles on intelligent electricity distribution grids. The work of a trend-watching group which examined the regulatory services at the interface between such 'smart' grids and electrically powered vehicles is reported on. The trend-watching group includes research institutes, energy suppliers, NGOs, the automobile industry and technology companies. Vehicle-to-grid concepts and innovative developments in the Swiss market are commented on and the group's own activities (research, business models, technological development and politics) are discussed. The group will accompany relevant research programs and the implementation of measures as well as accompanying feasibility evaluations concerning current market developments. The Swiss federal strategy is to be discussed and international co-operation (with the IEA) is to be further strengthened.

  12. Sustainable development in the Gruenau-Werdwies quarter, Zurich; Nachhaltige Quartierentwicklung Gruenau-Werdwies Zuerich; Auswirkungen der Ersatzneubauten Bernerstrasse Werdwies - Schlussbericht

    Jenny, A.; Ott, W.

    2009-12-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) examines the effects of new, replacement residential buildings in the Bernerstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland. The authors state that this replacement development project is exemplary for sustainable residential development, incorporating ecological solutions for building and mobility, addressing financial and social aspects and allowing resident participation. The report includes the results of surveys made among the residents of the area and compares the Werdwies quarter with the whole area's social structures and mobility aspects. The quarter's energy consumption is discussed on the basis of a result checking survey. Finally, the findings of the project are discussed.

  13. Liquid-filled buried heat-exchanger for direct room cooling - Measurement project; Messprojekt: Fluessigkeits-Erdregister zur direkten Klimakuehlung - Schlussbericht

    Lehmann, M.

    2000-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at a study concerning a buried heat-exchanger that provides cooling energy for an industrial building in Wohlen, Switzerland. The cooling power of the system is discussed, as is its mid and long-term regeneration. The building being cooled is described and the installations are discussed. The measurement technologies employed are described and the results for the 1999 season are presented. Also, the results of specific, short-term measurements are discussed. The costs incurred are noted and a comparison is made with more traditional types of compressor-driven cooling systems. Also, ecological factors are discussed.

  14. Mono-fermentation of glycerine - Fermentation of a substrate in a dominant amount. Final report; Monovergaerung von Glycerin - Vergaerung von einem Substrat in dominierender Menge. Schlussbericht

    Erb, D.; Bueeler, E.; Spicher, M.

    2008-02-15

    The present study investigated the feasibility of a mono fermentation of the glycerine-fraction from biodiesel production. Part of the experiments took place in a single-stage, continuous system with 700 l usable volume. The maximum yield of biogas of the glycerine-fraction is 1100 l/l of glycerine, or 870 l/kg of glycerine, in continuous operation. The average methane content is 70 %. The adaptation rate of the biomass at the substrate of glycerine-fraction is high. Two or three days after starting the feed 100 % degradation rates will be achieved. The single-stage, continuous fermentation of the glycerine-fraction at 40 {sup o}C runs only stable at very low organic loading rate (0.65 kg oDM/(d m{sup 3})) and is therefore not currently economical. At higher organic loading rates (1.5 to 3.0 kg oDM/(d m{sup 3})) the adapted biomass collapsed after about 20 days due to massive instability of the process. A two-stage system with separate hydrolysis stage could probably allow a stable fermentation as search for literature has shown. Fed-batch experiments in the laboratory of the University of Waedenswil, Switzerland (ZHAW) demonstrated that the glycerine-fraction from biodiesel production is slightly better degradable than pure glycerine. The process dysfunctions arise because of the inhibition of intermediates resulting from the degradation of glycerine. At higher concentrations of 1.2-propanediol and 2.3-butanediol the degradation was incomplete. Further inhibitors can not be excluded. The failed stability of the process is not due to the lack of main nutrients or trace elements. (author)

  15. Energy saving by enhanced temperature measurement of stock materials of heat- and heat treatment process. Final report; Energieeinsparung durch verbesserte Nutzguttemperaturbestimmung bei Waerm- und Waermebehandlungsprozessen. Schlussbericht

    Ley, I.; Klima, R.

    1999-06-01

    The essential source of errors for stock temperature measurement in industrial furnaces is the not well enough known emissivity and the reflected radiation. The examined pyrometers turned out to be not precise enough especially in case of reflected radiation. Measures trying to compensate the reflected radiation by measuring it separately or shielding the pyrometer from reflected radiation did not show satisfactory results. The most important result of the project was the development and operational test of a thermoelectric measurement by a so-called thermocouple probe. This probe measures by a thermocouple which is positioned to have a very intensive radiation exchange with the surface of the stock. Thus it can measure the surface temperature almost independently from emissivity. The advantages of the thermocouple probe where shown by installations at a heat treating and a reheating furnace. Because of the continuous measurement the furnaces could be optimised for energy saving or better product quality. The thermocouple probe enables strict optimisation of model aided furnace control and leads to improved quality and energy savings. (orig.) [German] Die wesentlichen Fehlerquellen bei der Messung der Nutzgutoberflaechentemperatur sind der haeufig nicht genau genug bekannte Nutzgut-Emissionsgrad und die an der Nutzgutoberflaeche reflektierte Fremdstrahlung. Die untersuchten auf dem Markt befindlichen Pyrometer erwiesen sich bei vorhandener Fremdstrahlung in Oefen als nicht genau und verlaesslich genug. Sowohl Versuche zur Abschirmung der Fremdstrahlung wie auch zur separaten Messung und Beruecksichtigung der Fremdstrahlung liefern bei wechselnden Prozesszustaenden jedoch keine befriedigenden Ergebnisse. In dieser Arbeit wurde als wichtigstes Ergebnis ein thermoelektrisches Temperaturmessverfahren mittels einer sogenannten Thermoelementsonde entwickelt und betrieblich erprobt. Mit der Thermoelementsonde wird die Nutzgutoberflaechentemperatur mittels eines Thermoelementes, welches moeglichst gut im Strahlungsaustausch mit dem Nutzgut steht, gemessen. Somit kann die Oberflaechentemperatur weitgehend unabhaengig vom Emissionsgrad des Nutzgutes gemessen werden. Die Vorteile der Thermoelementsonde konnten durch eine Installation an einem Waermeofen und einer Waermebehandlungsanlage deutlich aufgezeigt werden. Durch die dauerhafte betriebliche Installation konnten umfangreiche Verbesserungsmassnahmen zur Energieeinsparung und zur Qualitaetsverbesserung an den Oefen realisiert werden. Die Thermoelementsonde ermoeglicht eine strenge Optimierung mittels modellgestuetzter Steuerung und damit deutliche Produktverbesserungen und Energieeinsparungen. (orig.)

  16. PV-BUK: Operating and maintenance costs of photovoltaic installations; PV-BUK - Betriebs- und Unterhaltskosten von PV-Anlagen - Schlussbericht

    Stettler, S.; Toggweiler, P. [Enecolo AG, Moenchaltorf (Switzerland); Ruoss, D.; Schudel, P. [Envision, Lucerne (Switzerland); Kottmann, A.; Steinle, F. [BE Netz AG, Lucerne (Switzerland)

    2008-03-15

    This final report elaborated for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the results of a project carried out to determine the costs for facility management, to estimate future cost development and to propose activities for the further reduction of the operation and maintenance costs of photovoltaic systems. Information on the cost situation was collected by literature study, as well as in interviews and surveys with photovoltaic (PV) experts and the owners of PV installations. The discussion of the results at a workshop with about 20 Swiss PV experts is noted. The results are presented and discussed. These show that operating costs per kWh decrease with the size of the PV system. Figures are quoted. The major part of the costs are quoted as being those for spare parts, especially for the inverter. The authors are of the opinion that, in future, costs for facility management will further decrease, as they are partly linked to capital and insurance costs. Potential for optimisation is said to exist in several areas of facility management such as, for example, in system monitoring and fast reaction in the case of malfunctions.

  17. Development of a CdTe/CdS solar wafer. Final report; Entwicklung einer CdTe/CdS Duennschicht-Solarzelle. Schlussbericht

    Koentges, M.; Reineck-Koch, R.

    2002-07-01

    The focus was on the development and optimisation of the close-spaced sublimation process in an inline coating plant for production of stable high-efficiency CdS/CdTe solar wafers. An inline plant was to be constructed by ANTEC GmbH and ISFH. Film layers were to be optimised, and investigations were to show whether processing of single films is possible without breaking the vacuum, e.g. for etching. The results were to be used directly by ANTEC GmbH. An efficiency of 14 percent and an idle voltage of about 850 V were to be achieved with a film thickness of 2 {mu}m. To achieve these goals, the following project stages were envisaged: 1. Replacement of the expensive window material ITO by a less costly material. 2. Higher stability of the back contact by using appropriate intermediate layers. 3. Alternative activation processes other than the conventional CdCl{sub 2} activation. 4. Investigation of the effects of the activation step on the electric properties of the sample. [German] Die uebergreifende Aufgabenstellung des Projektes war die Entwicklung und Optimierung des Close-spaced-Sublimation verfahrens in einer Inline-Beschichtungsanlage fuer die Herstellung stabiler und hocheffizienter CdS/CdTe Duennschichtsolarzellen. Mit dem Wissen der ANTEC GmbH sollte zusammen mit dem ISFH eine Inline-Anlage konzipiert und gebaut werden. Die fuer die Solarzelle notwendigen Einzelschichten sollten in dem Inline-Prozess optimiert werden. Es sollte ermittelt werden, ob eine Prozessierung der Einzelschichten ohne Brechen des Vakuums, z.B. fuer einen Aetzschritt, moeglich ist. Die erzielten Ergebnisse sollen direkt der ANTEC GmbH zufliessen. In dem Projekt wurde als Endziel ein Wirkungsgrad der CdTe/CdS-Duennschichtsolarzelle von 14% und eine Erhoehung der Leerlaufspannung auf Werte um 850 mV angestrebt. Gleichzeitig sollte die CdTe-Schichtdicke auf 2 {mu}m vermindert werden. Um dieses Gesamtziel zu erreichen, sollen folgende Teilaufgaben bearbeitet werden: 1) Das teuere Fenstermaterial ITO soll durch ein kostenguenstiges Material ersetzt werden. 2) Die Stabilitaet des Rueckkontaktes soll durch geeignete Rueckkontaktzwischenschichten erhoeht werden. 3) Alternative Aktivierungsprozesse zur herkoemmlichen CdCl{sub 2}-Aktivierung sollen erprobt werden. 4) Die Auswirkung des Aktivierungsschrittes auf das elektrische Verhalten der Probe soll mit geeigneten Verfahren untersucht werden. (orig.)

  18. Minimum ventilation rates as a function of the use and the frequency of use of rooms. Final report. Mindestluftwechsel in Abhaengigkeit von der Nutzungsart und -intensitaet. Schlussbericht

    Wegner, J; Schlueter, G; Angerer, C; Meyer, H D

    1986-12-01

    From a hygienic view-point optimum indoor air quality can be characterized as the complete absence of pollutants. The most important sources of such pollutants are reviewed, amongst them those entering a room from outside, those generated by man and his activities and those emanating from different materials such as building materials, furnishing, cleansing and polishing agents. In view of achieving acceptable indoor conditions all emissions have to be kept as low as possible. Carbon dioxide and body odors as well as pollutants, the concentrations of which cannot be reduced to non-relevant levels by product control, should be eliminated by ventilation measures. However, such measures should not exceed a given limit, since in order to minimize energy consumption, air exchange rates have to be kept at a minimum. As a result of the investigations, it is concluded that the minimum ventilation rate should be derived from the acceptable CO/sub 2/ concentration. The concentrations of all other pollutants (e.g., formaldehyde) should be limited by product control or source removal. With 75 refs., 10 tabs., 19 figs.

  19. Use of error-detection and diagnosis methods in existing buildings - Final report; Einsatz von Fehlerdetektions- und Diagnosemethoden in realen Gebaeuden (IEA Annex 34) - Schlussbericht

    Gruber, P.

    2000-10-15

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the results of tests made with two expert systems used for error-detection and diagnosis in existing buildings. These expert systems were developed within the framework of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Annex 25 Project entitled 'Real Time Simulation of Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Building Optimisation, Fault Detection and Diagnosis'. The aim of using these tools was to help detect planning, installation and commissioning errors. These cannot only affect system performance but also can cause increased energy consumption and a reduction of the working life of the system's components. The tests of the tools took place within the framework of the IEA's Annex 34 'Computer-aided Evaluation of HVAC System Performance: the Practical Application of Fault Detection and Diagnosis Techniques in Real Buildings'. Experience gained with the two tools is presented and discussed. The quality of the results and the use of the systems in practice are discussed and commented on. They strongly differ from one tool to the other.

  20. Rebuilding of the Altermatt hydropower installation in Frauenfeld, Switzerland - Building permission and implementation project; Werkbetriebe Frauenfeld: Neubau Wasserkraftwerk Altermatt-Frauenfeld - Konzessions- und Bauprojekt. Schlussbericht

    Hintermann, M.

    2008-04-15

    This illustrated final report elaborated for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at a project concerning the rebuilding of the existing Altermatt hydropower station in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. The history of the installation, built in 1860 and put out of service in the 1980s, is briefly discussed. The project for the reactivation of the location with a new hydropower station is discussed and various studies made concerning the location are examined. Figures on the water flow to be expected are presented and the concept behind the project is discussed, as are details such as water levels and installations that will help fish and beavers get past the power station's dam. The electromechanical installations of the 120 kW power station are briefly described. Environmental aspects are also discussed and figures are quoted on the energy production to be expected and the costs involved.

  1. Digestion of biogenic wastes from households, industry and wastes harvested on public grounds. Vergaerung biogener Abfaelle aus Haushalt, Industrie und Landschaftspflege; Schlussbericht: Band A

    1991-01-01

    The mass and biogas potentials of organic municipal and industrial solid wastes, as well as of wastes harvested on public grounds, have been determined. The mass potential was found to be around 285'000 tons of digestible organic matter per year. By digesting all this matter, theoretically, about 130'000'000 m[sup 3] of biogas or 3 PJ of energy could be generated yearly. The practical realizable potential is estimated to be nearly 2 PJ/a, including the savings by substituting the energy needed nowadays for the importation of peat and for the production of artificial fertilizers. Considering the fact, that the incineration of organic wastes costs more than biological treatment, the potential is relatively easy to realize. More than 50% of the humus losses of Swiss soils could be compensated by the application of digestion and composting technology. The different technologies for anaerobic digestion of solid organic wastes are compared: the thermophilic, one-stage digestion seems to be further advanced in development than (mesophilic) two-stage digestion. Co-digestion of sludges of municipal waste water treatment plants and solid organic wastes may be advantageous for rural areas. An appropriate marketing strategy for the application of the solid product, however, has to be looked at. Because the two-stage process seems to have some advantages regarding the rate of organic matter breakdown, the product quality and the hygienic conditions, a mesophilic two-stage experimental plant has been constructed. The results of the first experiment of a simple combination of a percolated hydrolytic step with a pulsating, dynamic anaerobic filter are presented. Data on the quality of the solid product from anaerobic digestion of biogenic solid wastes are given. (author) 9 figs., 11 tabs., 75 refs.

  2. Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht

    Geilinger, E.; Bush, E. [Bush Energie GmbH, Felsberg (Switzerland); Venzin, T. [Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Chur, Chur (Switzerland); Nipkow, J. [Arena, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2010-09-15

    Saving space heating energy by remote control: A remote-controlled space heating system allows a person to lower the room temperature in homes that go unoccupied for periods of time to the lowest temperature that's safe to keep the pipes from freezing while they're away. Comfort is guaranteed because the desired room temperature or mode can be activated in time before the guests arrive, via text message, phone or the internet. As most people simply leave unoccupied homes heated, the remote-controlled system saves up to 70% of heating energy when used actively. Market overview and product features: This report presents remote control devices that are currently available on the market. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed as well as their technical features and function. Most of them are universal remote controls that have various uses, including temperature control. The report also discusses requirements that not all the examined products meet. Some lack an emergency power supply, the possibility for manual control or the ability to check the current temperature of the home from a remote location. Better planning for remote control: The critical issue proved not to be the remote control device itself, but the heating systems. Unfortunately, they often don't provide an option to be extended by remote control. We therefore call on the manufacturers to equip all new heating systems with options for remote control. It would also be helpful and desirable to provide information on the internet or in the technical documentation on how to connect a remote control device and which products are suitable - both for existing and new heating systems. If the system cannot be retrofitted, it should be described whether and how a central remote control with room thermostat can be installed. Improving communication: In this study, remote control and heating suppliers were interviewed as well as planners, installers and users of remote-controlled heating. Their responses indicate that remote-controlled heating systems are not promoted actively enough in consulting, sales and heating service. This report not only gives an overview of the current market situation and recommendations on remote controls for heating, but also serves as the basis for communication. The key target groups need to be better informed and motivated. (authors)

  3. Operational and support concept for an exploratory company for deep geothermal energy; Betriebs- und Traegerschaftskonzept fuer eine Explorationsgesellschaft der tiefen Geothermie - Schlussbericht

    Keiser, U.; Goetz, R.; Glorr, R. Ch.

    2009-08-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on an iterative process that involved a large number of representatives. These instances dealt with the entire value creation chain of projects concerning deep geothermal energy. The experts involved are listed. A series of workshops dealt with the knowledge thus obtained. The starting point of the process and the goals aimed for are discussed, as is the current situation regarding deep geothermal energy. The organisation and management of exploration projects are discussed as are investment costs and cost effectiveness. The financing of projects, operational and funding aspects are discussed. The need for action is examined and recommendations for further action are made. An appendix contains descriptions of representative examples and their costs.

  4. Novel low harmonics 3-phase rectifiers for efficient motor systems; Novel low harmonics 3-phase rectifiers for efficient motor systems. Konzeptstudie - Schlussbericht

    Pietkiewicz, A.; Melly, S.; Tucker, A.; Haeberle, N. [Schaffner EMV AG, Luterbach (Switzerland); Biner, H.-P. [Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse occidentale, HES-SO Valais, Sion (Switzerland)

    2010-07-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a concept study made concerning novel low harmonics 3-phase rectifiers for efficient motor systems. The harmonic distortions which are produced by these systems are discussed and ways of minimising them are examined. The authors discuss novel, passive, multi-pulse current splitters that are considered to be cost efficient, compact and highly-reliable harmonics mitigation concepts for three-phase loads. According to the authors, functional prototypes for a nominal load of 4 kW proved, in laboratory tests, the outstanding properties of multi-pulse current splitters with respect to harmonics cancellation and robustness against voltage asymmetry. The design process, prototype construction and application tests are discussed, as are energy-saving potentials and marketing aspects.

  5. Comparison of energy efficiency solutions for households applying electrical energy measurement of individual consumers - Final report; Vergleich verschiedener Effizienzloesungen mit Einzelverbrauchermessung fuer Haushalte - Schlussbericht

    Fercu, M.; Kistler, R.

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the growing demand for so-called 'Energy Feedback Systems' being experienced by numerous energy utilities. These systems allow the presentation of highly-detailed (electrical) energy consumption information to the residents of households. The aim of these systems is discussed which is to sensitize the customers and provide them with a higher level of awareness of their personal energy consumption in order to motivate them to conserve power. This short report analyses existing and near-future systems that can provide power consumption information and which can also automate the operation of household electrical devices. The report focuses on the comparison of four commercial systems available in Switzerland that conform to basic requirements. Furthermore, information on other systems is also provided.

  6. The 'Alte Ziegelei' small hydro-power installation in Derendingen, Switzerland; Kleinwasserkraftwerk alte Ziegelei in Derendingen. Programm Kleinwasserkraftwerke. Erfahrungs- und Schlussbericht

    Koehli, T.

    2006-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the experience gained with a small hydro-power installation in Derendingen, Switzerland. This unique 'micro' installation uses an archimedian screw to produce 6.8 kW of power from a head of 1.15 m and a through-flow of 800 - 1000 litres per second. Optimisation of the project is discussed as are the effects of changing water levels above and below the screw. Winter operation is described and the mounting of gratings necessary to avoid the intake of debris is discussed. Fish-passes are looked at and the effort required for maintenance is compared with that for other types of installations. An accident that occurred is analysed and the results of energy-efficiency measurements made on the installation are presented. The report is rounded off with an evaluation of the plant's performance and a review of future work to be done.

  7. Economic viability, applications and limits of efficient permanent magnet motors - Summary and update; Wirtschaftlichkeit, Anwendungen und Grenzen von effizienten Permanent-Magnet-Motoren - Zusammenfassung und Update - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, M. [Circle Motor AG, Guemligen (Switzerland); Biner, H.-P.; Evequoz, B. [Hochschule Westschweiz, Delemont (Switzerland); Salathe, D. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, Horw (Switzerland)

    2009-06-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), takes a look at the economic viability, applications and limits of efficient permanent magnet motors. Permanent magnet motors are compared with standard IEC asynchronous motors. In a theoretical part of the report, it is discussed how the increasing size of the motor influences efficiency, weight, volume and power. The results of practical tests carried out on six motors are presented. Three standard motors with varying efficiency were compared with three permanent-magnet motors for the power range around 3 kW. Market-oriented considerations concerning permanent-magnet motors are discussed. Operational criteria for the choice of the type of motor to be used are also examined.

  8. Surface independent underwater energy supply system - Diesel engine with closed gas cycle. Final report; Dieselmotor mit geschlossenem Argon-Kreislauf - Prototyp. Schlussbericht

    Gehringer, H.; Seifert, K.

    1989-08-01

    MOTARK (MOTOR IM ARGON-KREISLAUF/engine in argon cycle) is an alternative drive and power-supply system integrated in the offshore-working submarine `Seahorse II`, which belongs to Messrs. Bruker Meerestechnik. The heart of the plant is a naturally aspirated diesel engine, MAN model D 2566 ME (100 kW, 1500 rpm), which can operate in a closed argon cycle independent of the outside air while the submarine is under water, and in the conventional manner after the vessel has surfaced. After it has been cooled down to room temperature, the final product carbon dioxide CO{sub 2}, which forms as a result of the combustion of fuel and oxygen, is removed from the circulating process gas with potassium hydroxide in a chemical process in a dual-stage rotary disintegrator. After dissipation of the heat thus generated, and subsequent to a cyclonic condensate cleaning cycle oxygen is supplied to the argon carrier gas in measured quantities. Governing of the MOTARK system and acquisition of the test data are performed by a custom-developed micro-processor unit. The functional tests in the submarine as well as the subsequent underwater tests at shallow sea gave convincing evidence for the fact that this prototype unit is now ready for regular operation. (orig.) With 16 figs. [Deutsch] Mit MOTARK - MOTOR IM ARGON-KREISLAUF wurde ein alternatives Antriebs- und Energiesystem entwickelt und in dem Offshore-Arbeits-U-Boot `Searhorse II` der Firma Bruker Meerestechnik integriert. Der Kern der Anlage ist ein selbstansaugender Dieselmotor des Typs MAN D 2566 ME (100 kW, 1500 l/min) der unter Wasser aussenluftunabhaengig im geschlossenen Argonkreislauf sowie ueber Wasser konventionell betrieben werden kann. Das Endprodukt Kohlendioxid CO{sub 2}, entstanden aus der Verbrennung von Kraftstoff und Sauerstoff, wird nach der Abkuehlung auf RT in einem zweistufigen Rotationswaescher mit Kalilauge chemisch aus dem zirkulierenden Prozessgas entfernt. Nach Abfuehrung der bei diesem Prozess entstehenden Waerme sowie einer Zyklon-Kondensatabscheidung, wird dem Argon-Traegergas wieder Sauerstoff geregelt zugefuehrt. Die Regelung des MOTARK-Systems sowie die messtechnische Datenerfassung erfolgt mit einer dafuer entwickelten Mikroprozessoreinheit. Bei Funktionstests im U-Boot mit anschliessender Unterwasser-Erprobung im Flachwasser-Bereich konnte die Einsatzreife der Prototyp-Einheit ueberzeugend demonstriert werden. (orig.) With 16 figs.

  9. Overview of research work activities in German language in the Home Automation area; Ueberblick deutschsprachiger Forschungsaktivitaeten im Bereich Home Automation. Forschungsinstitute, Themen, Ergebnisse - Schlussbericht

    Staub, R.

    2010-02-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at research work carried out in Germany and Austria on 'smart homes'. The aim of the project was to determine which work has already been carried out in Germany and Austria so that work in Switzerland can be concentrated on questions that have not been looked at in Germany and Austria. The appropriate research institutions are listed. Concrete projects are briefly described and their relevance for Swiss efforts is examined. Various Home Automation project categories are listed, as are the most important research institutes involved. The particular research projects in Germany and Austria and their relevance to Swiss efforts are listed.

  10. Assessment of potential energy efficiency improvements in the traction sector of the Swiss Federal Railways; Potentialermittlung Energieeffizienz Traktion bei den SBB - Schlussbericht

    Meyer, M.; Menth, S.; Lerjen, M.

    2007-07-01

    Possibilities to reduce the consumption of 16.7-Hz traction energy of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have been investigated. Various proposals have been discussed together with experts of SBB's Passenger, Cargo and Infrastructure divisions. Based on numerical simulations for representative train runs, the total consumption of the SBB network could be calculated and compared with real values. The possible reduction e.g. by energy optimised driving could be derived from this comparison; it is between 3 and 5 % of the specific consumption both for the influence by train driver and by traffic control. Technical measures in traction units and passenger coaches lead to reductions of up to about 3%, depending on the vehicle type. It is important that all measures take into account the extremely dense traffic on SBB's network and do not reduce the attractiveness for the customers. (author)

  11. Competence centre for energy and information technology 1999 -2008 - Supervisory report; Betreuung des Kompetenzzentrums Energie und Informationstechnik 1999-2008 - Schlussbericht

    Aebischer, B

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on work done concerning the supervision of the competence centre for energy and information technology. The potential for increasing the rational use of electrical energy in the ICT domain and in other areas such as consumer electronics are investigated. In the past, Switzerland has played a leading role in investigating and promoting a more rational use of energy in ICT and influenced the design of energy declarations and labels on the global level. The report includes a number of annual reports for the years 1999 to 2008 which also cover not only the electricity consumption of computer centres and communication systems, but also the rational use of electricity in consumer electronics.

  12. Exergetic analysis of the heat pump installed in the Limmat school building in Zurich; Exergieanalyse der Waermepumpe im Schulhaus Limmat - Schlussbericht

    Friedl, M.

    2009-10-15

    In large buildings, heat pumps todays are only used in a small number of cases. In those rare cases, they are operated with synthetic working fluids and are mainly used for low temperature heating. Since January 2006, a heat pump with Propane as working fluid has been operating in a school building in Zuerich (Schulhaus Limmat), which provides space heating and hot water for the old building erected in 1909. As a heat source, a main channel of sewage is used, an ideal heat source, which is only rarely used nowadays. Hence, the installation has a pioneering role in many aspects and has been analysed in detail during the current project. During this project, the Propane heat pump in the Schulhaus Limmat as well as the hydraulic system have been analysed in respect to its exergetic losses. The heat pump has a seasonal performance factor of 2.7. The investigation has shown that the heat pump does not operate in an optimal way and that the hydraulic has room for improvement with respect to exergetic losses. In implementing the measures suggested in this report, the seasonal performance factor can be increased to about 4.4. (author)

  13. Effect and potential of grid price regulation on the promotion of electrical efficiency; Wirkung und Potenzial der Netzpreisregulierung fuer die Foerderung der Stromeffizienz. Eine Modellbetrachtung - Schlussbericht

    Vettori, A.; Iten, R. [Infras, Zuerich (Switzerland); Worm, H.; Vaterlaus, S. [Polynomics AG, Olten (Switzerland); Spielmann, Ch. [IWB, Basel (Switzerland)

    2009-11-15

    This comprehensive report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a theoretical analysis concerning the question if further development of grid pricing regulations can help increase efficiency in the use of electricity. Two possible stages in the implementation of grid price regulation are examined and discussed. Knowledge gained from theoretical analysis and from experience made in foreign countries is discussed. Various pricing models are examined and their cost-effectiveness discussed. The models and data used and the results obtained from the analysis are presented and discussed. The report is complemented with an appendix with details on selected results, modelling methods and tools used along with a glossary and a literature list.

  14. Planning geological underground repositories - Communicating with society; Sachplan geologische Tiefenlager - Forschungsprojekt 'Kommunikation mit der Gesellschaft': Wissenschaftlicher Schlussbericht

    Schenkel, W. [synergo, Mobilitaet-Politik-Raum, Zuerich (Switzerland); Gallego Carrera, D.; Renn, O.; Dreyer, M. [Dialogik gemeinnuetzige GmbH, Kommunikations- und Kooperationsforschung, Stuttgart (Germany)

    2009-06-15

    The project 'Planning geological underground repositories: Communicating with society', financed by the Swiss Federal Office for Energy, aimed at identifying basic principles for an appropriate information and communication strategy in the process of finding an underground site to store radioactive wastes. The topic concerns an issue increasingly discussed in modern societies: How to improve the dialogue between science, infrastructure operators, public authorities, groups in civil society and the population to answer complex problems? Against this background, in the project the following questions were taken into account: (i) How can the dialogue between science, politics, economy, and the (non-)organised public be arranged appropriately? Which principles are to be considered in organising this process? How can distrust within the population be reduced and confidence in authorities and scientific expertise be increased? (ii) How can society be integrated in the process of decision-making so that this process is perceived as comprehensible, acceptable and legitimate? To answer these questions, an analysis method based on scientific theory and methodology was developed, which compares national participation and communication processes in finding underground storage sites in selected countries. Case studies have been carried out in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Switzerland. By using specific criteria to evaluate communication processes, the strong points as well as the drawbacks of the country-specific concepts of information, communication and participation have been analysed in a comparing dimension. By taking into account the outcomes, prototypical scenarios have been deduced that can serve as a basis for compiling a reference catalogue of measures, which is meant to support the Swiss communication strategy in the finding of an appropriate site for a nuclear waste repository. Following conclusions can be drawn from the international comparison: (i) Open and transparent communication builds-up trust: information must be accessible to everyone; experts have to be understandable for everyone. (ii) Actor roles have to be communicated: too many communicators and/or not clearly defined roles diminish credibility. - Communication on regional and local levels has priority: communicators are persons, not anonymous organisations; however, do not forget national communication. (iii) Best communication is public participation: it builds up expertise and ability to judge. (iv) Communication needs sufficient and fair distributed resources. The empirical results of this research project have been translated into a separate brochure with guidelines for the communication throughout the oncoming site selection process in Switzerland. (authors)

  15. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project - Gundeldinger Feld - Phase 1; Schlussbericht Quartier Gundeldingerfeld Basel - Phase 1

    Binz, A.; Voyame, J.-P.

    2004-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This final report summarises the results of the first phase of the project in Gundeldinger Feld, Basel. In an analysis of the initial situation in the Gundeldinger Feld, ecological and economical aspects are examined as are questions concerning mobility and urban planning. The various players involved are introduced and their expectations reviewed; work done and the involvement of the local inhabitants in the project are looked at. Measures to be taken to realise the visions proposed are discussed and suggestions for projects are made.

  16. Development of a photoacoustic sensor system for the measurement of atmospheric soot aerosols. Final report; Weiterentwicklung und Charakterisierung des photoakustischen Russsensors. Schlussbericht

    Kraemer, L.; Bozoki, Z.; Niessner, R.

    2001-03-01

    The photoacoustic soot sensor (PASS) has been optimised and characterised in this work to enable online atmospheric black carbon (BC) monitoring. The mobility of the sensor suited for outdoor measurements was already achieved by a former setup. The major technical modifications include the use of a new diode laser with an emission wavelength of 680 nm and an output power of 250 mW and the redesign of the photoacoustic resonance cell and all optical components. Additionally, most of the electronic compounds have been exchanged, e.g. function generator, microphone preamplifier, lock-in amplifier. Due to these modifications, the increase in the sensitivity of the system led to a detection limit in the order of 100 ng per m{sup 3}. The selectivity has been enhanced by the use of a magnetic valve, which enables the independent determination of particular and gaseous compounds of the sample. Cross-sensitivities to water vapor or nitrogen dioxide can be excluded by differential measurement. Any influence by other airborne atmospheric particles like scattering salt aerosols, desert dust or humic acid is negligable under atmospheric conditions as has been shown in laboratory experiments. For the determination of low atmospheric BC concentrations, the time resolution of the entire setup by employing a software controlled, automated measurement cycle equals {proportional_to}5 minutes. The PASS was tested in various field campaigns at different measurement sites to determine atmospheric BC (Munich-Grosshadern, Kleiner Feldberg) and diesel soot (AIDA, FZ Karlsruhe; diesel engine, DaimlerChrysler). (orig.)

  17. Emission factors of modern wood-pellet heating units under typical heating conditions - Final report; Emissionsfaktoren moderner Pelletkessel unter typischen Heizbedingungen - Schlussbericht

    Good, J.; Nussbaumer, T.

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the results of measurements made concerning the emission factors of two modern wood-pellet heating units under typical heating conditions. Using simulations, typical operation in single-family homes and apartment blocks were examined. Emissions during the different phases of operation were examined. Systems with and without buffer storage were also examined. The minimum running times to be striven for are quoted which would lead to a reduction of emissions to an acceptable level. The characteristic operating modes for the two heating units and the results obtained for various emissions are presented and discussed.

  18. Plus-energy school house. The Ekkarthof center for therapeutic pedagogy, Kreuzlingen - Final report; Plusenergie Schulhaus. Heilpaedagogisches Zentrum Ekkharthof Kreuzlingen - Schlussbericht

    Boehni, T.; Buser, T.; Benkler, Ch.; Schlegel, M.

    2009-12-15

    The HPZ Ekkharthof in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland is a 'Plus-Energy School Building' that was built in the end of 2006. Space heating and hot water preparation are provided by a heat pump. A 43.2 kWp photovoltaic power plant on the roof provides electricity for the building and even produces a surplus of energy. To monitor the energy turnover of the building, electricity meters measured photovoltaic energy production, total energy consumption and energy consumption of the heat pump. During the first two years the heat pump was running mostly during the night to keep operation costs low, as the nighttime electricity charges are lower. In the late 2008, the operation time of the heat pump has been shifted towards the peak of photovoltaic production at noon to increase the real-time solar coverage of the building. From a total of 41'518 kWh/y produced by the photovoltaic cells 12'327 kWh/y were fed into the grid as a surplus. The total energy consumption was 29'101 kWh/y, whereof the heat pump used 42%: 12'155 kWh/y (for the period from Dec. 1, 2008 to Nov. 20, 2009; similar values for the other periods). After shifting the heat pump operation time, the total energy-coverage of real-time solar power was 47% while the heat pump ran with real-time solar power 60% of the time. This project shows that a very high degree of grid-independence is possible even in the latitudes of northern Switzerland if a building is thoroughly planned and operated. (authors)

  19. Investigation on working quality of laser beam cutting of composite materials. Final report. Untersuchung der Bearbeitungsgenauigkeit und Prozessfuehrung beim Laserstrahlschneiden von Verbundwerkstoffen und Werkstoffverbunden. Schlussbericht

    Geiger, M.; Mueller, R.

    1992-01-01

    Expanded use of composite materials often requires a cutting process to reach the desired shape of the work piece. In conventional mechanical cutting technologies like milling remarcable tool wear has to be considered due to the containing glass fibers which have a tremendous abrasive effect on the tool teeth. Here the laser beam is an alternative 'tool'. With this investigations the knowledge about the parameters of laser beam cutting of composites which determine working quality was increased. Requirements for an optimal cutting process and fundamental correlations between process parameters and working quality are presented. In absence of suitable criterions to estimate the working quality of laser beam cut composite materials, a suggestion of a DIN 2310, Part 7, 'Thermal Cutting, Laser Beam Cutting of Composites' is presented. (orig.) With 69 refs., 125 figs.

  20. Technology transfer in the energy domain in the Canton of Berne. Evaluation 1996. Final Report; Technologievermittlung im Energiebereich des Kantons Bern. Begleitende Evaluation 1996. Schlussbericht

    Meier, R.; Schaerer, H.U.; Jakob, E.; Kriesi, R.; Spahr, I.; Schaefer, H.; Kuster, J.

    1996-12-01

    The Canton of Bern has promoted the transfer of technology since 1993. Together with the Department of Energy Economy, it began a pilot project in this field in 1995. An energy expert from the private sector was given the task of building up contacts between the energy research and industry. In this report, an independent expert evaluates this pilot project as positive and recommends its continuation. (author) figs., tabs., 10 refs.

  1. Joint stabilization of sewage sludge and separated manure fluid. Treatment and utilization of manure. Final report; Gemeinsame Stabilisierung von Klaerschlamm und separierter Guellefluessigkeit. Guellebehandlung und -verwertung. Schlussbericht

    Geiger, W.F.; Kolisch, G.

    1994-12-01

    As an alternative to separate manure processing, anaerobic stabilization of surplus manure and sewage sludge in combination is possible at municipal sewage treatment plants. Subsequently to the removal of solids, pig manure is fed into existing digesters. The process concept comprises the following partial steps: preliminary treatment of crude manure, anarobic stabilization of the separated manure fluid, biological nitrogen elimination from the digested mixture of sewage sludge and manure, and dewatering of the mixed sludge in the dewatering systems of the sewage treatment plant. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Eine Alternative zu den Verfahren einer separaten Guelleaufbereitung stellt die gemeinsame anaerobe Stabilisierung von Ueberschussguelle und Klaerschlamm auf kommunalen Klaeranlagen dar, die eine Einspeisung feststoffseparierter Schweineguelle in bereits vorhandene Faulbehaelter vorsieht. Das Verfahrenskonzept besteht aus den Teilschritten Vorseparierung der Rohguelle, anaerobe Stabiliserung der separierten Guellefluessigkeit, biologische Stickstoffelimination aus dem ausgefaulten Klaerschlamm-Guelle-Gemisch sowie Entwaesserung der Mischschlaemme auf den Entwaesserungsaggregaten der Klaeranlage. (orig./SR)

  2. NOS module - reducing the nitrogen oxides and dust emissions of wood-fired systems; NOS-Modul. Installation und Test - Schlussbericht

    Salerno, B.

    2005-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project that examined the potential of reducing dust and nitrogen oxides emissions of biomass-fired systems. Two prototype installations are described with capacities of 70 - 300 kW and 150 - 500 kW, the latter being a mobile installation installed together with a silo in a container. The prototypes can burn problematical biomass such as cereals, chicken droppings, damp wood-chippings and straw. Various factors and configurations influencing the formation of emissions are examined. Cyclone technology, a catalyst using chrome-nickel shavings and a ceramic heat-exchanger are discussed. Measurements made are presented in tabular and graphical form and discussed.

  3. New developments in the area of intelligent housing and related power consumption; Neuste Entwicklungen im Bereich Intelligentes Wohnen und des damit verbundenen Stromverbrauchs - Schlussbericht

    Grieder, T. [Encontrol GmbH, Niederrohrdorf (Switzerland); Senn, R. [Raum Consulting, Duebendorf (Switzerland); Gehrig, M. [MG Power Engineering AG, Duebendorf (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    For many years the Swiss Federal Office for Energy (SFOE) has followed with interest the development of building services control systems in private households and their influence on the power consumption. The findings from the previous studies were summarized in a leaflet and made available to the involved industry. This report analyses two new buildings and reports on laboratory measurements of three further systems. The bus systems and concepts available on the market are described and evaluated with respect to power consumption and savings potential. The buildings investigated since 2005 all exhibited a high upgrade standard with reference to the network. This induces an additional consumption of 35% to 55% of the typical domestic power consumption. At least one server is in continuous operation in each building, running throughout the year and inducing in some cases a consumption of well over 700 kWh, hence becoming the largest single consumer in the household. On the other hand, systems with a simple upgrade standard can be realised with a comparatively low consumption of about 100 kWh, corresponding to an additional power consumption of less than 3%. By selecting systems and components, both planners and building owners strongly influence the power consumption of the future network. In particular, the interaction of control servers and operator stations demands careful planning. Hitherto, energy-saving control functions display only a slight influence. Formulated in the report are recommendations to the involved industry and the Federal Office for Energy for actions to increase energy efficiency in the domain of intelligent housing. (author)

  4. Development of a 'passive-house' facade element with vacuum insulation; Entwicklung eines Passivhausfassadenelements mit Vakkum-Daemmung - Schlussbericht

    Jordi, M. [Renggli AG, Schoetz (Switzerland); Erb, M. [Dr. Eicher und Pauli AG, Liestal (Switzerland); Ragonesi, M. [Ragonesi Strobel und Partner, Luzern (Switzerland)

    2007-07-01

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the development of a 'passive-house' facade element that uses vacuum insulation panels. The construction of the elements and the ideas behind it are discussed. The evaluation of different designs and the choice of the version to be manufactured are looked at. A demonstration element using the technology is presented and commented on. The results obtained are discussed and the cost-benefit calculation is presented. Further, various factors such as ecology and life-cycle analysis, protection against damp, fire and noise and an estimate of the system's durability are discussed.

  5. Solar-TEP - Development of materials for thermo-electric power generators; SOLAR-TEP - Materialentwicklung fuer solarthermoelektrische Stromerzeuger - Schlussbericht 2008

    Robert, R.; Weidenkaff, A.

    2008-06-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the development of materials for thermo-electric power generators. Cobaltate phases are discussed as being suitable materials for thermoelectric applications at high temperatures. These potential thermoelectric materials are characterised with respect to their crystal structure, microstructure, composition, and thermal stability. The Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity of polycrystalline cobaltates with perovskite-type and layered-cobaltite structure are evaluated for a wide temperature range. The large Seebeck coefficient exhibited by both perovskite-type and layered cobaltite phases is analysed using the Heikes formula. The work is illustrated with results obtained for various materials in graphical form.

  6. Optical properties and microphysical characterization of single levitated aerosol particles. Final report; Optische Eigenschaften und mikrophysikalische Charakterisierung von einzeln levitierten Aerosolpartikeln. Schlussbericht

    Leisner, T.; Vortisch, H.

    2002-07-01

    Composition, micro structure and phase of the sulfate aerosol particles in the stratosphere are crucial for their activity in the polar stratospheric ozone depletion and not well known until now. We have performed Raman spectroscopic laboratory investigations with model particles levitated in an electrodynamic balance under stratospheric conditions. We were able to obtain new results on the dynamics of phase transitions in such particles and on the type of metastable structures encountered after the freezing of heavily supercooled sulfuric acid solution. The compositions found were usually not consistent with the phase diagram. Sulfuric acid tetrahydrate was the dominant compound even when dilute solution nucleated. It was formed crystalline not immediately after nucleation but only when the particles approached the melting point. At lower temperatures a nanocrystalline and strongly disordered hydrate was observed. Our investigations help to arrive at a better understanding of the role of the sulfuric acid aerosol in stratospheric chemistry. (orig.) [German] Zusammensetzung, Mikrostruktur und Aggregatzustand der stratosphaerischen Schwefelsaeureaerosole bestimmen deren Aktivitaet im polaren Ozonabbau und sind bislang kaum erforscht. Unsere ramanspektroskopischen Laboruntersuchungen an Modellpartikeln in einem elektrodynamischen Levitator konnten hier neue Erkenntnisse zur Dynamik von Phasenumwandlungen sowie der Struktur metastabiler Zustaende liefern. Insbesondere wurden stark vom Phasendiagramm abweichende Zusammensetzungen als typisch erkannt. So konnte Schwefelsaeuretetrahydrat als das dominierende Hydrat bei der Nukleation auch verduennter Schwefelsaeureloesungen erkannt werden. Es bildet sich kritallin jedoch nicht direkt beim Gefrieren unterkuehlter Schwefelsaeureloesungen, sondern erst bei deren Annaeherung an den Schmelzpunkt. Vorher liegt ein nanokristallines und stark ungeordnetes Hydrat vor. Durch derartige Untersuchungen wird ein besseres Verstaendnis der Rolle der Schwefelsaeureaerosole in der Stratosphaerenchemie ermoeglicht. (orig.)

  7. Potential for geological sequestration of CO{sub 2} in Switzerland - Final report; Studie zur Abschaetzung des Potenzials fuer CO{sub 2}-Sequestrierung in der Schweiz - Schlussbericht

    Diamond, L. W.; Chevalier, G. [Institut fuer Geologie, Universitaet Bern, Bern (Switzerland); Leu, W. [Geoform AG, Geologische Beratungen und Studien, Villeneuve (former Minusio) (Switzerland)

    2010-08-15

    One approach to dispose of the greenhouse gas CO{sub 2} is to inject it into deep, porous geological formations, where is remains safely trapped over periods of many millennia. This report evaluates the potential for this option within Switzerland, based on a literature review. Only geological criteria for CO{sub 2} sequestration are taken into account, following international best-practice principles for reservoir safety. Simultaneous consideration of nine geological attributes (including faulting and natural seismicity) allows the sequestration potential to be mapped at a resolution of a few km{sup 2}, using a scale between 0 (negligible potential) and 1 (high potential). It is concluded that the crystalline rocks of the Alps and the sediments underlying the valleys of Valais, Ticino and Grisons are unsuitable for CO{sub 2} sequestration. However, the sedimentary rocks below the Central Plateau (and to lesser extent below the Jura Chain), locally show moderate to very good potential. At least four formations of porous sandstones and limestones (saline aquifers) underlie large areas of the Plateau within the technically favoured depth interval of 800-2500 m. Approximately 5000 km{sup 2} of the Plateau (mostly in the sector Fribourg-Olten-Lucerne) exhibits sequestration potentials above 0.6, offering a theoretical (unproven) storage capacity for approximately 2680 million tonnes of CO{sub 2}. From a purely geological point of view these results are promising. Although the high potentials do not guarantee the feasibility of CO{sub 2} sequestration, they serve as guides to areas that warrant detailed investigation. If this CO{sub 2} storage option is pursued in Switzerland, then more detailed geological investigations and a pilot study would be necessary to prove its feasibility. The assessed risks, leakage-monitoring procedures and non-geological criteria (proximity to CO{sub 2} point-sources, economics, conflicts of use of the subsurface, etc.) would have to be taken into account. (authors)

  8. Pressure and temperature measurements of cam follower and roller tappet in tribological contact. Final report; Druck- und Temperaturmessungen im Tribokontakt Nocken-Rollenstoessel. Schlussbericht

    Noronha, A.P.; Glasser, S.; Sadeghi, F.

    2002-12-20

    Tribocontact between cam follower and roller tappet involves mixing and limiting friction states, which causes wear in the form of adhesive corrosion and pitting of surfaces. In cooperation with Purdue University, the influence of microgeometry (surface roughness) and macrogeometry (surface shape) was investigated in order to optimize lubrication for EHD lubrication conditions in contact, thus preventing wear and failure. This component project involves pressure and temperature measurements of cam follower and roller tappet tribocontact using flash-deposited thin film probes. The results are to provide information on design optimization. [German] Im Tribokontakt Nocken-Rollenstoessel herrschen vorwiegend Misch- und Grenzreibungszustaende. Dies fuehrt zu erheblichem Verschleiss in Form von adhaesiv bedingtem Fressen und Pittingbildung durch Oberflaechenzerruettung. Ziel dieses Forschungsvorhabens ist es, in Kooperation mit der Partnerhochschule ''Purdue University'' in den USA, den Einfluss der Mikrogeometrie (Oberflaechenrauheiten) und Makrogeometrie (Oberflaechenform) des Tribokontaktes Nocken-Rollenstoessel hinsichtlich des Betriebsverhaltens zu untersuchen, um Kenntnisse zur Verbesserung der Schmierbedingungen zu gewinnen, so dass im Kontakt elastohydrodynamische (EHD) Schmierungsverhaeltnisse realisiert werden und dadurch ein Ausfall aufgrund von Verschleiss ausgeschlossen wird. Im Rahmen dieses Teilvorhabens sollten Druck- und Temperaturmessungen mittels aufgedampfter Duennschichtaufnehmer im Tribokontakt, Nocken-Rollenstoessel, durchgefuehrt werden, um die theoretischen Forschungsarbeiten, welche in der Purdue University erarbeitet werden, zu untermauern. Beide Arbeiten werden somit neue Erkenntnisse zur konstruktiven Auslegung von verschleissfreien Nocken-Stoessel-Paarungen liefern. (orig.)

  9. Using solar heat to enhance waste-heat use; Solarthermische Abwaermenutzung; Aufwertung von Abwaerme mittels Solarthermie zur Erzeugung hochwertiger Prozessenergie - Schlussbericht

    Mueller, R. [BMG Engineering AG, Schlieren (Switzerland); Luzzi, A.; Marty, H. [HSR, Hochschule fuer Technik, SPF Institut fuer Solartechnik, Rapperswil (Switzerland)

    2008-12-15

    This final report for Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the work done in a project involving the use of solar heat to enhance the use of waste heat at a chemical plant in Nyon, Switzerland. On the basis of a study carried out in 2006/2007, which looked at the reduction of process energy demand of a production site where an agent is produced in batch operation, possibilities for the recovery of waste heat were identified. The relatively low temperatures of the existing waste heat flows have, however, complicated its efficient use. This reflects a problem with waste heat use in industrial processes that can often be observed. Due to the sunny location in Nyon, a concept using solar energy to increase the temperature level of this waste heat has been developed. The objective of this analysis was the technical and economical assessment of such an installation and its transferability to other sites. Variants are presented and their economic viability is discussed.

  10. Field tests for the comparative evaluation of heat and enthalpy exchangers in compact ventilation units; Feldvergleich von Waerme- und Enthalpieuebertragern in Kompakt-Lueftungsgeraeten - Schlussbericht

    Frei, B.

    2007-07-01

    In an efficiency review on low energy buildings promoted by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, low air humidity has been measured during thousands of annual hours. Modern compact ventilation units are being increasingly offered with transmission of heat and moisture. One possibility to raise the air humidity level is an enthalpy exchanger with steam-permeable membranes. With an enthalpy exchanger you can not only recover heat but also a good part of the humidity of the return air. In a comparative field study alternate applications with enthalpy or heat exchangers have been analysed at four different locations. Also calculations have been made to estimate how a rotating heat exchanger with ion-exchange resin would have performed. The comparative field study has shown that the enthalpy exchanger is able to raise the humidity level. Conditions for this are internal humidity loads, balanced air volume rates which correspond to occupancy as well as low leakages of the ventilation unit. Over-moistening due to the system with enthalpy exchanger was not found. The measurements have been affected by a sequence of winter months which have been partially warmer than usual. Otherwise the difference between enthalpy and heat exchangers would have been more significant. (author)

  11. Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht

    Geilinger, E.; Bush, E. [Bush Energie GmbH, Felsberg (Switzerland); Venzin, T. [Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Chur, Chur (Switzerland); Nipkow, J. [Arena, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2010-09-15

    Saving space heating energy by remote control: A remote-controlled space heating system allows a person to lower the room temperature in homes that go unoccupied for periods of time to the lowest temperature that's safe to keep the pipes from freezing while they're away. Comfort is guaranteed because the desired room temperature or mode can be activated in time before the guests arrive, via text message, phone or the internet. As most people simply leave unoccupied homes heated, the remote-controlled system saves up to 70% of heating energy when used actively. Market overview and product features: This report presents remote control devices that are currently available on the market. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed as well as their technical features and function. Most of them are universal remote controls that have various uses, including temperature control. The report also discusses requirements that not all the examined products meet. Some lack an emergency power supply, the possibility for manual control or the ability to check the current temperature of the home from a remote location. Better planning for remote control: The critical issue proved not to be the remote control device itself, but the heating systems. Unfortunately, they often don't provide an option to be extended by remote control. We therefore call on the manufacturers to equip all new heating systems with options for remote control. It would also be helpful and desirable to provide information on the internet or in the technical documentation on how to connect a remote control device and which products are suitable - both for existing and new heating systems. If the system cannot be retrofitted, it should be described whether and how a central remote control with room thermostat can be installed. Improving communication: In this study, remote control and heating suppliers were interviewed as well as planners, installers and users of remote-controlled heating. Their responses indicate that remote-controlled heating systems are not promoted actively enough in consulting, sales and heating service. This report not only gives an overview of the current market situation and recommendations on remote controls for heating, but also serves as the basis for communication. The key target groups need to be better informed and motivated. (authors)

  12. Comparison of energy efficiency solutions for households applying electrical energy measurement of individual consumers - Final report; Vergleich verschiedener Effizienzloesungen mit Einzelverbrauchermessung fuer Haushalte - Schlussbericht

    Fercu, M.; Kistler, R.

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the growing demand for so-called 'Energy Feedback Systems' being experienced by numerous energy utilities. These systems allow the presentation of highly-detailed (electrical) energy consumption information to the residents of households. The aim of these systems is discussed which is to sensitize the customers and provide them with a higher level of awareness of their personal energy consumption in order to motivate them to conserve power. This short report analyses existing and near-future systems that can provide power consumption information and which can also automate the operation of household electrical devices. The report focuses on the comparison of four commercial systems available in Switzerland that conform to basic requirements. Furthermore, information on other systems is also provided.

  13. Efficient IEC permanent-magnet motor (3 kW) - Final report; Effizienter IEC Permanent-Magnet-Motor (3 kW) - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, M. [Circle Motor AG, Guemligen (Switzerland); Biner, H. P.; Evequoz, B. [Haute Ecole valaisanne, Sion (Switzerland); Salathe, D. [Hochschule Luzern, Technik und Architektur, Horw (Switzerland)

    2008-04-15

    Efficient permanent-magnet motors achieve in the area up to 100 kW a higher efficiency than induction machines (standard motors). A simple and fast energy saving option is the exchange of inefficient standard motors. The objective of this work is to install a 3 kW permanent-magnet motor in a standard IEC housing and the optimization of the design for high efficiency. Another objective is the development and the realization of an efficient variable speed control. The efficiency of the motor and the inverter with the control system must be demonstrated by tests. These tasks have been split between Circle Motor AG and the universities of applied sciences of Valais and Lucerne. Considering high-efficiency and low manufacturing cost, a brushless DC solution was adopted. This resulted in an optimum design of the motor and the control system realized with a three-phase rectifier, a buck converter with variable DC voltage, and a three-phase inverter feeding full positive and negative current to two of the legs simultaneously. The maximum measured efficiency is about 96.5% for the inverter and 92% for the motor. With the advantage of the variable speed operation, the efficiency of the realized 3 kW permanent magnet motor together with the control system is always higher than the efficiency of a measured class EFF1 induction motor, even with a direct connection to the grid. The permanent-magnet motor is also about 10 kg lighter. The cost calculation shows that the permanent-magnet motor can be competitive with the induction motor when speed control is desired. This is also the domain with the largest potential for energy savings from variable speed pumps, compressors, fans. (author)

  14. ARVIKA - Augmented Reality in Entwicklung, Produktion und Service: Anbindung eines mobilen Augmented Reality Systems an eine stationäre Infrastruktur. Schlussbericht

    Wichert, R.; Balfanz, D.

    2003-01-01

    ARVIKA uses augmented reality (AR) technologies to research and create a user-oriented and system-driven support of operation procedures. It focuses on the development, production, and service of complex technical products and systems. Augmented-reality technologies improve working environments by merging real objects with computer-generated virtual objects to allow for detailed engineering and processing instructions. Augmented reality is a novel approach to the interaction between human and...

  15. Development of a ceramic heat exchanger for a combined cycle plant with pressurized coal dust combustion. Final report; Entwicklung eines keramischen Waermeaustauschers fuer eine Kombianlage mit Kohlenstaubdruckfeuerung. Schlussbericht

    Leithner, R.; Ehlers, C.

    2001-12-01

    State of Research: The Pressurized Pulverized Coal Combustion Combined Cycle (PPCCCC) with a directly fired gas turbine can reach electrical efficiencies beyond 50%. The required gas quality upstream the gas turbine has not been reached yet at temperatures above 1000 C. One approach tested is the precipitation of ash and alkalines at temperatures above the ash melting point. This principle contains problems concerning the remaining content of ash and alkalines in the flue gas and damages to the refractory materials due to corrosion. Goal of the Investigation: An alternative process had to be investigated in which the flue gas is cleaned according to the state of the art, i.e. below the ash fusion temperature. This principle requires cooling down the flue gas and heating it up again after cleaning in a high temperature heat exchanger. Method: A ceramic tube-and-shell heat exchanger in a model scale was designed and was operated at realistic conditions in an atmospheric test plant in connection with a high temperture precipitation. Result: The heat exchanger showed a good performance concerning design and material. The expected temperatures were not reached totally because of untight joints. Clogging occurred in the tube entrances at high temperatures because of sintered ash agglomerates. First tests to clean the entrances during operation showed positive results. The ash precipitation by means of a cyclone and ceramic filter candles was performed without difficulties. Conclusion: Avoiding and improving joints will help to achieve higher temperatures. A process of cleaning the tubes in-line has to be introduced to prevent the clogging effects. If this is successfully done for high temperatures, an attractive principle for a PPCCCC-process is available which reaches the gas purity required. (orig.) [German] Derzeitiger Stand der Forschung: Der Kohlenstaubdruckfeuerungs-Kombiprozess mit direkt befeuerter Gasturbine verspricht elektrische Wirkungsgrade ueber 50%. Die dazu notwendige Gasreinheit vor der Gasturbine ist bislang bei Temperaturen ueber 1000 C nicht erreichbar. Als ein Ansatz wird versucht, die notwendige Abscheidung von Asche und Alkaliverbindungen oberhalb der Aschefliesstemperatur durchzufuehren. Problematisch hierbei sind v.a. der verbleibende Asche- und Alkaliengehalt im Rauchgas und Korrosionsschaeden an den Feuerfestmaterialien. Zielsetzung der Untersuchung: Eine alternative Schaltung sollte untersucht werden, in der die Gasreinigung nach Stand der Technik unterhalb des Ascheerweichungspunktes erfolgt. Dazu ist eine Abkuehlung und anschliessende Wiederaufheizung des Rauchgases in einem Hochtemperatur-Waermeaustauscher erforderlich. Methode: Eine keramischer Rohrbuendel-Waermeaustauscher im Modellmassstab wurde konstruiert und in einer drucklosen Versuchsanlage zusammen mit einer Heissgasentstaubung unter realen Bedingungen betrieben. Ergebnis: Der Waermeaustauscher erwies sich in Konstruktion und Werkstoffwahl als geeignet. Wegen Undichtigkeiten konnten die angestrebten hohen Temperaturen nicht ganz erreicht werden. Bei hohen Temperaturen verstopfte versinternde Asche die Rohreingaenge. Erste Vorversuchen zur Reinigung der Rohr im Betrieb erbrachten positive Ergebnisse. Die Abscheidung der Asche durch Zyklon und keramische Filterkerzen gelang problemlos. Schlussfolgerung: Bei Vermeidung bzw. Verbesserung von undichten Verbindungen liessen sich hoehere Temperaturen erreichen. Gelingt die Reinigung der Rohreingaenge im Betrieb bei hohen Temperaturen, steht ein Verfahren zur Verfuegung, mit dem die fuer den Prozess noetige Gasreinheit erreicht wird. (orig.)

  16. CO{sub 2} controlled ventilation in schoolhouses - Energy savings; CO{sub 2}-gesteuerte Lueftungen in Schulen. Energieeinsparungen durch CO{sub 2}-gesteuerte Lueftungen - Schlussbericht

    Haessig, W. [Haessig Sustech GmbH, Uster (Switzerland); Primas, A.; Karlstroem, P.; Leonarz, M.; Marti, M. [Basler und Hofmann Ingenieure und Planer AG, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project concerning the optimal control of mechanical ventilation systems in schoolhouses. The effect of a sufficient supply of fresh air in schoolrooms on the learning capacity of schoolchildren is commented on, as is the correct control of the ventilation systems with regard to avoiding unnecessary energy consumption. A total of ten schoolrooms with and without ventilation systems in three different types of school - a primary school, a high school and a college of higher education - were monitored. The main results of the studies are presented and commented on, as are suggestions for the standards to be reached with respect to carbon dioxide levels in schoolrooms. The results of measurements and a survey are presented in a separate appendix. Suggestions for possible optimisation measures for the ventilation systems are presented.

  17. High-temperature removal of sulphur for biogenic gas products; Hochtemperatur-Entschwefelung fuer biogene Produktgase. Design und Optimierung - Schlussbericht/Jahresbericht

    Schildhauer, T.; Biollaz, S.

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project concerning the development of basics ideas on the design and optimisation of high-temperature methods for the removal of sulphur from biogenic gas products. Tests made as part of the 'Methane from Wood' project at pilot installations in Switzerland and Austria are discussed. Low temperature and high-temperature methods are examined and discussed. A number of sulphur compounds were tested. Also, experiments made using nickel, HDS and CPO catalysers are discussed.

  18. District heating for Switzerland - Project development; Projektentwicklung Fernwaerme Schweiz - Abwaermenutzung aus (de)zentralen Quellen der Industrie und Umwelt (Schlussbericht Projektphase 1)

    Oppermann, G. [Verband Fernwaerme Schweiz, Niederrohrdorf (Switzerland); Gutzwiller, S. [Eicher und Pauli AG, Planer fuer Energie- und Gebaeudetechnik, Liestal (Switzerland); Mueller, E. A. [EnergieSchweiz fuer Infrastrukturanlagen, Berne (Switzerland)

    2010-05-15

    This final report for 2010 for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) deals with the achievements of the first phase of a project concerning district heating systems in Switzerland. The Swiss District Heating Association (VFS) aims to initiate district heating projects using a four-phase project. Phase 1 involved the identification of potential projects: Locations for the use of waste heat, environmental heat, wood and biomass were identified. The further phases will involve possible investors, the development of concrete projects and, finally, their realisation. The report describes work to be done, the project organisation, presents basic data needed for the project phases, discusses regional planning aspects, reviews aids such as GPS data and 'excel' spread sheets and geographic aspects. Further topics addressed in the report include results achieved, the search for investors and external communication. The report is completed with recommendations and four appendices.

  19. Internet-based reservation system (Internet-based control of timers for building technical services) - Final report; Internetbasiertes Reservationssystem (Internetbasierte Einstellung von Zeitsteuerungen haustechnischer Anlagen) - Schlussbericht

    Huber, A.; Woodtli, M.

    2008-07-01

    A common measure to save energy in buildings is the adjustment of the operating time of the building service facilities to the busy time of the building (i.e. lowering period). For lack of better resources, the general lowering periods in irregularly occupied buildings often are reduced to a minimum or the adjustment of the operating time is completely missing. In order to adjust the operating time optimally to the actual busy time, an internet-based booking system has been developed, which allows users to register a room assignment online. This booking system is linked with the building service facilities. This ensure the optimal setting of the lowering periods and therefore allows saving energy. The technical implementation resulted from a programmable logic controller (PLC) that can be accessed via a web browser. Temperature offset boxes have been added as interface between the PLC and the existing facilities in order that the system is applicable in existing buildings too. The booking system has been installed in two test objects and has also been successfully tested with the responsible staff (caretaker, real estate management). The booking system may be contemplated online: http://www.hetag.ch. (author)

  20. Creation and development of energy technologies and energy-policy support in Switzerland; Generierung und Uebernahme von Energietechnologien und energiepolitische Foerderung in der Schweiz - Schlussbericht

    Arvanitis, S.; Ley, M.

    2010-08-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents and discusses the results of the 2009 Energy Technology Survey and the factors determining the adoption of energy-saving technologies in Swiss companies. Also, innovations in the area of energy efficiency and public support for energy efficiency technologies in Switzerland are discussed. This research project relies on a unique survey of Swiss enterprises in order to provide empirical insights on some relevant issues concerning the generation and use of energy-efficient technology. One of the questions addressed is: What are the determinants for the widespread adoption and application of such new technologies, once they have reached maturity?.

  1. DRUCKFLAMM - Investigation on combustion and hot gas cleanup in pulverized coal combustion systems. Final report; DRUCKFLAMM - Untersuchungen zur Verbrennung und Heissgasreinigung bei der Druckkohlenstaubfeuerung. Schlussbericht

    Hein, K.R.G.; Benoehr, A.; Schuermann, H.; Stroehle, J.; Klaiber, C.; Kuhn, R.; Maier, J.; Schnell, U.; Unterberger, S.

    2001-07-01

    The ambitions of making energy supply more efficient and less polluting brought forth the development of coal based combined cycle power plants allowing considerable increases in net efficiencies. One of the regarded firing concepts for a coal based combined cycle power plant is represented by the pressurised pulverised coal combustion process which has the highest efficiency potential compared with the other coal based concepts. The fundamental purpose of the project was to gain firm knowledge concerning firing behaviour of coal in a pressurised pulverised coal combustion system. Detailed investigations were carried out in a pressurised entrained flow reactor taking into account fuel conversion and particle behaviour, pollutant formation and material behaviour under conditions of a pressurised pulverised coal firing. During the project's investigations several different measurement techniques were tested and partially also acquired (e.g. a two-colour-pyrometry system to measure simultaneous particle surface temperature and particle diameter of burning fuel particles). Calculation models under pressurised conditions for pressure vessel simulation and better scale-up were developed synchronously with the experimental investigations. The results gained using the pressurised entrained flow reactor show that many combustion mechanisms are influenced by increased pressure, for instance the fuel conversion is intensified and at the same time pollutant emissions decreased. The material investigations show that the ceramic materials used due to the very high combustion temperatures are very sensitive versus slagging and fast temperature changes, therefore further development requirements are needed to fully realise the high durability of ceramics in the pressurised furnace. Concerning the improvement of existing models for furnace simulation under pressurised conditions, a good resemblance can be observed when considering the actual measurement results from the test facility of the Technical University of Aachen. (orig.) [German] Die Bestrebungen einer effizienten und schadstoffarmen Energieversorgung fuehrten bei der Kohleverbrennung zur Entwicklung von kohlebasierten Kombikraftwerken, die im Vergleich zum konventionellen Kondensationskraftwerk eine deutliche Anhebung des Nettowirkungsgrades erlauben. Eines der Kombikraftwerkskonzepte auf Kohlebasis stellt die Druckkohlenstaubfeuerung dar, die gegenueber den anderen Konzepten das hoechste Wirkungsgradpotential aufweist. Das Ziel dieses Forschungsvorhabens war die Gewinnung gesicherter Erkenntnisse hinsichtlich des Feuerungsverhaltens von Kohle in einer Druckkohlenstaubfeuerung. Es wurden an einem Druckflugstromreaktor detaillierte Untersuchungen zur Brennstoffumsetzung und zum Partikelverhalten, zur Schadstoffbildung und zum Werkstoffverhalten unter Bedingungen der Druckkohlenstaubfeuerung durchgefuehrt. Im Laufe des Forschungsvorhabens wurden einige neue Messtechniken eingesetzt und teilweise auch angeschafft, wie zum Beispiel ein Zwei- Farb-Pyrometer zur simultanen Erfassung von Partikeloberflaechentemperatur und Partikeldurchmesser von brennenden Brennstoffpartikeln. Parallel zu den experimentellen Untersuchungen wurde an der Erarbeitung neuer Berechnungsmodelle gearbeitet, um eine spaetere Feuerraumsimulation fuer ein verbessertes Scale-Up zu ermoeglichen. Die am Druckflugstromreaktor gewonnenen Ergebnisse zeigen, dass der erhoehte Systemdruck sich auf sehr viele Verbrennungsmechanismen stark auswirkt, so konnte eine schnellere Brennstoffumsetzung und gleichzeitig verminderte Stickoxid- und Alkaligasemission nachgewiesen werden. Die Werkstoffuntersuchungen zeigten, dass die aufgrund der sehr hohen Verbrennungstemperaturen benoetigten Keramikwerkstoffe sehr empfindlich gegenueber Verschlackung und schnellen Temperaturwechseln sind, weshalb hinsichtlich der benoetigten Standzeiten in einer zu realisierenden Druckbrennkammer noch erheblicher Entwicklungsbedarf besteht. Hinsichtlich der Erarbeitung verbesserter Modelle zur Simulation eines Feuerungsraumes unter den Bedingungen der Druckkohlenstaubfeuerung konnte bereits teilweise gute Uebereinstimmung mit aktuellen Messergebnissen aus der Versuchsanlage der RWTH Aachen erreicht werden. (orig.)

  2. An innovative way of renovating with low energy: the Albert-Schweitzer Quarter, Berlin-Friedrichshagen. Short report, final report part 1: state-of-the art, final report part 2: planning and implementation, measurements and evaluations; Innovative Niedrigenergiesanierung Albert-Schweitzer-Viertel, Berlin-Friedrichshagen. Kurzbericht, Schlussbericht Teil 1: Bestandsaufnahme, Schlussbericht Teil 2: Planung und Durchfuehrung, Messungen und Auswertungen

    NONE

    2004-07-01

    Although there are high rates of vacancies in some regions, the 2 million flats in the flat-roof buildings in the new states (Eastern Germany) are a part of Germany's residential buildings which cannot be done without. Almost one tenth of them is likely to be torn down within the next years, but the major part must be converted into energy-saving, well-functioning and well-accepted building if they are not to come down to 21st century-slums. The Albert-Schweitzer Quarter was renovated as a model where strategies to achieve these objectives were tested. The model project covers the energetic rehabilitation and elimination of construction-related damage in the residential blockP2, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 31-40 with a total of 100 flats. The project was started in January 2001. The works were finished by the end of 2001. The project including measurements and evaluations continued until December 2003. [German] Trotz punktuell hoher Leerstandsquoten bilden die 2 Millionen Wohnungen in den Plattenbauten der neuen Bundeslaender insgesamt einen unverzichtbaren Bestandteil des Wohngebaeudebestandes. Etwa ein Zehntel dieser Substanz wird in den naechsten Jahren wohl abgerissen, aber der weitaus groesste Teil muss in energiesparende, gut funktionierende und Akzeptanz findende Gebaeude umgewandelt werden, sollen diese Siedlungen nicht zu den Slums des 21. Jahrhunderts verkommen. In der modellhaften Sanierung Albert-Scheitzer-Viertel wurden Strategien zum Erreichen dieser Ziele erprobt. Das Modellvorhaben umfasst die energetische Sanierung und Bauschadensbeseitigung des P2-Wohnblockes Albert-Schweitzer-Str. Nr. 31-40 mit insgesamt 100 Wohnungen. Projektstart war im Januar 2001. Die Baumassnahmen wurden Ende 2001 abgeschlossen, das Vorhaben lief einschliesslich der Messungen und Auswertungen bis Dezember 2003. (orig.)

  3. Entwicklung der Reglementierung von 10 MEM-Berufen im Kontext von Bildungsreformen und dem Wandel in der Arbeitswelt: Eine Kurzstudie im Auftrag von LIBS: Eine Kurzstudie im Auftrag von LIBS Industrielle Berufslehren Schweiz, Baden

    Egg, Maria Esther; Renold, Ursula

    2015-01-01

    Im Auftrag der LIBS Industrielle Berufslehren Schweiz, hat die KOF die Entwicklung von 10 MEM1-Berufsbildern seit dem ersten Berufsbildungsgesetz dargestellt und diese eingebettet in eine kurze Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Etappenschritte des Schweizer Berufsbildungssystems.

  4. A common fixed point for operators in probabilistic normed spaces

    Ghaemi, M.B.; Lafuerza-Guillen, Bernardo; Razani, A.

    2009-01-01

    Probabilistic Metric spaces was introduced by Karl Menger. Alsina, Schweizer and Sklar gave a general definition of probabilistic normed space based on the definition of Menger [Alsina C, Schweizer B, Sklar A. On the definition of a probabilistic normed spaces. Aequationes Math 1993;46:91-8]. Here, we consider the equicontinuity of a class of linear operators in probabilistic normed spaces and finally, a common fixed point theorem is proved. Application to quantum Mechanic is considered.

  5. Geothermal properties of Swiss Molasse Basin (depth range 0-500 m) - 2006 upgrade of the thermal conductivity, heat capacity, rock density and porosity data base; Geothermische Eigenschaften der Schweizer Molasse (Tiefenbereich 0-500 m). Datenbank fuer Waermeleitfaehigkeit, spezifische Waermekapazitaet, Gesteinsdichte und Porositaet. Ueberarbeitung 2006

    Leu, W. [Geoform AG, Minusio (Switzerland); Megel, T. [Geowatt, Zuerich (Switzerland); Schaerli, U. [Geologie und Geophysik, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2006-07-01

    The main aim of this project is the preparation of a specific data base of geothermal properties for typical rocks of the Swiss Molasse Basin (depth interval 0-500 m). The project includes the development of a new laboratory tool for efficient heat capacity measurements on rock samples, numerous new measurements of geothermal rock properties in the laboratory and calculation of such data from geophysical borehole logs. In the geographical area under review, 282 rock samples, mainly from deep boreholes, were analyzed with the successfully calibrated new heat capacity device and conventional thermal conductivity measuring techniques (cuttings and cores). Based on sonic and density log data from exploration wells, 374 additional data points were generated. This new data base characterizes in detail the six main lithological rock types in the three Molasse groups OSM, OMM and USM within the Swiss Plateau Molasse. The statistical evaluation of all data illustrates the regional variation of the petrophysical and geothermal parameters. For most data groups bulk rock density and thermal conductivity increase, whereas heat capacity decreases in the direction towards the Alpine front. Thermal conductivity shows a distinct increase with depth. Based on this new information and with the aid of the evaluation software tool SwEWS, the costs of planned geothermal installations can be optimized thanks to more precise heat extraction simulations with existing software packages like COSOND, TRNSYS, EWS or WPcalc. (author)

  6. Aircraft source noise measurement studies summary of measurements, data and analysis for the : Cessna 182 Skylane, Cessna 208B Caravan I, Dornier 228-202, Dornier 328-100, Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III, Bell 407, Robinson R44 Raven, Schweizer 300C

    2010-10-01

    The U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), Environmental Measurement and Modeling Division, is providing technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the coopera...

  7. 'Pioneer' - A controlled air-water heat pump for the replacement of oil-fired and electric heating systems; Geregelte Waermepumpe Pioneer. Geregelte Luft-Wasser-Waermepumpe fuer Sanierungen von Oel- und Elektroheizungen - Schlussbericht

    Boeckh, P. von; Borer, M.; Borer, T. [Fachhochschule beider Basel FHBB, Dept. Industrie, Abtlg. Maschinenbau, Muttenz (Switzerland); Eggenberger, H.J. [Solartis GmbH, WP-Versuchslabor EICH, Fuellinsdorf (Switzerland)

    2005-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project that involved the development of an air-water heat pump system that could replace existing oil-fired and electric heating systems. The system features variable-frequency compressor and ventilator drives and was tested on a special test bed that provided appropriately prepared primary air. The measurements and optimisations made included the definition of optimal parameters for ventilator and de-icing system, measurement of performance coefficients and noise emissions as well as on the suitability of the system for hot-water generation. The authors quote figures that show that the performance of the variable-speed system is much better than systems running in stop-and-go mode.

  8. Electron beam welding in the fabrication of thick-walled large-size pipes of C-Mn steels. Final report; Elektronenstrahlschweissen bei der Fertigung von dickwandigen Grossrohren aus C-Mn-Staehlen. Schlussbericht

    Woeste, K

    2001-11-01

    This research project investigates electron beam welding as a method of fabrication of large-size pipes with longitudinal welds. The effects of the welding speed on the mechanical and technological properties of the weld are investigated. From the economic view, electron beam welding is much more favourable than submerged-arc welding. [German] Dieses Forschungsprojekt soll dazu beitragen, das Elektronenstrahlschweissen als Fertigungsverfahren fuer laengsnahtgeschweisste Grossrohre zu qualifizieren. Dabei wird der Einfluss der Schweissgeschwindigkeit auf die mechanisch-technologischen Eigenschaften der Schweissung untersucht. Im Wirtschaftlichkeitsvergleich schneidet Elektronenstrahlschweissverfahren gegenueber dem Unterpulverschweissverfahren eindeutig besser ab.

  9. Environmentally-safe process control and state diagnostic in chemical plants by neuronal network. Subproject 2. Final report; Umweltgerechte Prozessfuehrung und Zustandserkennung in Chemieanlagen mit neuronalen Netzen. Teilvorhaben 2: Konzipierung und Erprobung des Zustandserkennungsverfahrens. Schlussbericht

    Hessel, G.; Heidrich, J.; Hilpert, R.; Roth, M. [Degussa AG (Germany); Kryk, H.; Schmitt, W.; Seiler, T.; Weiss, F.P.

    2002-12-01

    In the frame of the sub-project, an on-line monitoring system for strongly exothermic reactions was developed to support the operational personnel in the optimal and environmentally compatible process control of complex or safety-difficult reactions in semibatch-mode in stirred tank reactors (batch reactor). The Monitoring System (MoSys) based on dimensionless mass and heat balances with adaptive functions has first to be trained using process data from normal and undesired courses of batches carried out in a miniplant under conditions of the industrial process. The adaptation of balance models to the target plant is done by two-layer perceptron networks. To ensure a complete scale-up, MoSys should be adapted and validated using process data of at least one normal batch course in the chemical plant. MoSys was designed for both a homogeneous exothermic esterification reaction and a heterogeneous exothermic hydrogenation process. Experimental tests were carried out in a pilot plant (esterification) and in an industrial plant (hydrogenation). For industrial testing, MoSys was integrated into a Batch-Information-Management System (BIMS) which was also developed and implemented in the Process Control System (PCS) of a multi-purpose reactor installation in the fine chemical factory at Radebeul (Degussa Inc.). As a result, the MoSys outputs can simultaneously be visualised with important process signals on the terminals of PCS. For example, the progress of hydrogenation, the predictive end of reaction and the concentration profiles of the educt, intermediate and product are displayed on the terminals of operator stations. Furthermore, when undesired operating states occur, the operational personnel is early alarmed and recommendation are given for countermeasures that are allowed to be only done by the operator. The efficiency of BIMS/MoSys could be proven during two industrial hydrogenation campaigns. (orig.)

  10. Gentle cooling with ground-coupled heat pumps in the 'Cosy Place' MINERGIE-P residence - Final report; Sanfte Kuehlung mit erdgekoppelten Waermepumpen im MINERGIE-P Wohngebaeude CosyPlace - Schlussbericht

    Dott, R.; Afjei, T.; Genkinger, A.; Witmer, A.

    2010-02-15

    The first multi-family apartment house according to the Swiss MINERGIE-P standard in the city of Basel was built in 2007. The building is heated with a ground coupled heat pump combined with a low temperature floor heating system. A passive cold generation out of the borehole heat exchanger combined with the floor heating system raises the thermal comfort in summer. The field monitoring should bring further knowledge about the behaviour in the field application and the user influence. A previous theoretical study about 'Heating and cooling with ground coupled heat pumps' showed that if the heat pump and the floor heating system are designed for the heating application an additional passive cooling mode could raise the thermal comfort in summer time with low additional expense. The measurements could be successfully accomplished in the period November 2007 until September 2009. A good thermal comfort could be reached with room temperatures in the winter period in the range 19 - 24 o{sup C} and 21 - 26 o{sup C} in the summer period. The room air humidity in the winter seasons was temporarily rather dry, measured values were mostly within a range of 21 %{sub r.H.} to 62 %{sub r.H.}. The generator seasonal performance factor showed an energy efficient system in domestic hot water mode with 2.7 for both years, while heating mode efficiency could be improved from 4.0 to a value of 4.3 for the second year of operation. In passive cooling mode weekly average of the generator performance factor reached values as high as 15.2 after optimizations during the second summer period. Cooling power reached an average value of 5 kW for the 3 apartments whose inhabitants were using the passive cooling. The heat supply for space heating was lower than standard buildings yet with 103 MJ/m{sup 2} in the first, respectively 111 MJ/m{sup 2} in the second heating season higher than the calculated value. (authors)

  11. Preliminary examination for a cooperative project in the field of waste and waste water biology (biological removal of slaughterhouse waste). Final report. Voruntersuchung fuer ein Verbundprojekt auf dem Gebiet der Abwasser- und Abfallbiologie (biologische Schlachthofentsorgung). Schlussbericht

    Lorre, R.; Marx, G.; Treutler, K.

    1986-01-01

    Major installations for the fermentation of undiluted slaughterhouse waste were not known. Only indirectly comparable test results could be obtained from the literature. Overall objective of the project was the development and testing of a biogas plant for energy production on the premises using slaughterhouse waste that is as solid as possible, such as rumen contents, dung, sieving residues from waste water. In order to determine max. biogas yield, the room load of the single-stage and mesophilically operated bioreactor (2 m/sup 3/) was slowly increased. The rumen contents were chopped up mechanically before feeding, in order to allow for decontamination and stabilizing of the decomposition process, and were alkalified with lime to a pH value greater than 12.5. Four tests with room loads between 0.8 and 5.65 kg oTS/m/sup 3/.d resulted in yields of 0.41-.54 m/sup 3//kg oTS and showed that the max. time and space yield through lime treatment is 3 m/sup 3/ biogas per m/sup 3/ rotting space and day. The method can be implemented on a large scale, yet it is not economical when relying solely on the biogas production. (orig.) With 32 refs., 14 tabs., 21 figs.

  12. Development of an autonomous transportable SOFC system operating on C-based fuel. The lilith system; Development of an autonomous transportable SOFC system operating on C-based fuel. The lilith system. Schlussbericht

    Bucheli, O; Ihringer, R; Diethelm, S

    2006-07-01

    The aim of the project is to adapt a prototype portable SOFC system to the requirements of demonstrator for educational institutions as niche market. This involves on the one hand stable operation of the unit with reformed fuels, on the other hand the integration and control of auxiliaries such as fan and visualization. The result is aimed to be a practical communication vector, letting people touch SOFC technology. As intended, 2 redesigned systems have been realised and mounted. While design simplification allowed an easier construction of the units, more technical challenges than anticipated were encountered on the level of thermal management. The re-designed thermal system did not improve the thermal management to the level expected. Heat transfer to the stack chamber was on the lower limit, leading to rather high exhaust temperatures and also affected stack performance and robustness. Reforming of methanol worked to satisfaction on the short term, long-term data have not been obtained to date. Electronic controls, visualisation and auxiliaries have been elaborated based on the given specifications, but could not be validated on the complete system within the project time-frame. After a major personnel change within HTceramix, it is intended to pursue the activity next year with a new team. (author)

  13. Investigations of the boundary conditions of acicular ferrite formation in fast-quenched welded materials. Final report; Untersuchungen der Randbedingungen fuer die Bildung von 'acicular ferrite' in Schweissguetern bei schneller Abkuehlung. Schlussbericht

    Dilthey, U.; Biesenbach, M.

    2000-06-19

    The authors investigated the boundary conditions in which a fine-grained ferritic needle structure with sufficient low-temperature toughness is obtained in conditions of extreme heating and cooling. Alloy compositions and welding boundary conditions were investigated for laser welding, electron beam welding in a vacuum and electron beam welding at atmospheric pressure. [German] Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit soll untersucht werden, welche Randbedingungen erfuellt sein muessen, damit sich unter extremen Aufheiz- und Abkuehlbedingungen, wie sie bei den Strahlschweissverfahren vorliegen, ein feinkoerniges nadelferritisches Gefuege mit ausreichend hoher Tieftemperaturzaehigkeit bildet. Diesbezueglich ist fuer die Strahlschweissverfahren Laserstrahlschweissen, Elektronenstrahlschweissen im Vakuum und Elektronenstrahlschweissen unter Atmosphaerendruck zu ermitteln, welche Legierungszusammensetzungen diese Voraussetzungen erfuellen und wie sie unter realen Schweissbedingungen verwirklicht werden koennen. (orig.)

  14. Low-power micro gas sensors for applications in energy engineering and environmental engineering - LEGUAN. Project: Layer analysis. Final report; Low-Power-Mikrogassensoren in energietechnische und umweltrelevante Anwendungen - LEGUAN. Teilvorhaben: Schichtanalytik. Schlussbericht

    Fricke, P.

    2001-10-15

    Development and realization of techniques for the investigation of the properties of thin metal oxide layers for gas sensors. Following analytical techniques were optimized: Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Electron probe micro analysis (EPMA), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD). In order to investigate thin layers with the thickness of some nm, advanced sample preparation techniques were improved and tested. The analytical techniques were suited to the very small layer thickness. The investigations take place with the collaboration of HL-Planartechnik, Siemens, Technical University Berlin, University of the Bundeswehr and UST. Investigations of indium oxide, nickel oxide, molybdenum oxide, iron oxide, cobalt oxide, titanium oxide, gallium oxide, gold-silicon oxide, silicon oxide, indium oxide with tantalum intermediate layers and various layer combinations were carried out. Substrates of silicon and aluminum oxide were used. Texture, grain size and composition of layers with the thickness of some nm were investigated. With the collaboration of the partners the combination of the electrical and physical layer properties of the layers was observed. (orig.)

  15. Experimental investigation and optimisation of burner systems for glass melting ends with regenerative air preheating. Final report; Experimentelle Untersuchung und Optimierung von Brennersystemen fuer Glasschmelzwannen mit regenerativer Luftvorwaermung. Schlussbericht

    Scherello, A.; Flamme, M.; Kremer, H.

    2000-02-15

    The project comprised experiments on burner systems for glass melting ends with regenerative air preheating for the purpose of optimisation. The experimental set-up was to reflect realistic conditions. In the first stage of the investigations, modern burner systems were installed in a GWI test facility and investigated. [German] Ziel des oben genannten Forschungsvorhabens war die Durchfuehrung experimenteller Untersuchungen von Brennersystemen fuer Glasschmelzwannen mit regenerativer Luftvorwaermung sowie deren Optimierung. Dazu war es notwendig, einen experimentellen Aufbau zu realisieren, mit dessen Hilfe die Stroemungs-, Mischungs- und Umsetzungsphaenomene von Glasschmelzoefen realistisch nachgestellt und aussagekraeftige Untersuchungen durchgefuehrt werden koennen. In einem ersten Untersuchungsschritt wurden moderne Brennerlanzen an der GWI-Versuchsanlage installiert und untersucht. (orig.)

  16. Remediation of heavy-metal contaminated sediments by means of bioleaching. Study: project results - economic efficiency - market assessment. Final report; Reinigung schwermetallbelasteter Sedimente durch Bioleaching. Studie: Projektergebnisse - Wirtschaftlichkeit - Marktbewertung. Schlussbericht

    Loeser, C; Zehnsdorf, A; Hoffmann, P; Seidel, H; Schmerold, R

    2002-07-01

    Sediments in running and stationary waters continue to pose environmental as well as cost problems. In Saxonian waters alone some 3.7 million m{sup 3} of sediments mostly contaminated with heavy metals from mining or industrial activities are in need of remediation. For lack of practicable remediation methods excavated sediments nowadays are landfilled. However, due to its persisting hazard potential this solution is ecologically unsatisfactory. Exposure of these sediments to oxygen leads to microbial oxidation and acidification processes and hence partial solubilisation of heavy metals. If allowed to proceed uncontrolled this natural bioleaching process poses an environmental hazard. However, if accelerated artificially through activation of autochtonous sulphur oxidising bacteria (e.g. thiobacilli) it can be used to remediate sediments. The goal is to provide a semi-natural sediment decontamination process based on natural biological solubilisation potentials After decontamination, sediments can be returned to the materials cycle as soil substrates. The present process was developed using heavily contaminated sediments from the Weisse Elster region south of Leipzig as example material. For economic reasons it was decided to use a fixed-bed leaching process based on percolation. It proved necessary to use a multistage process. The laboratory and technical-scale experiments were dedicated to developing and implementing measures for faster metal solubilisation. [German] Gewaessersedimente sind ein bisher ungeloestes Umwelt- und Kostenproblem. Allein aus den Gewaessern Sachsens muessen ca. 3,7 Millionen m{sup 3} Sedimente beraeumt werden, diese sind zum grossen Teil mit Schwermetallen aus bergbaulichen und industriellen Aktivitaeten belastet. Gegenwaertig werden die ausgebaggerten Sedimente deponiert, da praktikable Sanierungsverfahren fehlen. Die Deoponierung ist wegen des weiter bestehenden Gefaehrdungspotentials keine oekologisch befriedigende Loesung. Kommen die Sedimente mit Sauerstoff in Kontakt, gehen die Schwermetalle durch mikrobielle Oxidations- und Versauerungsprozesse teilweise in Loesung. Dieses natuerliche Bioleaching, welches unkontrolliert ein Gefahrenpotential fuer die Umwelt darstellt, soll durch Aktivierung der autochthonen schwefeloxidierenden Bakterien (z.B. Thiobacilli) beschleunigt und zur Reinigung der Sedimente genutzt werden. Ziel ist es, ein naturnahes Verfahren zur Sedimentdekontamination unter Nutzung des natuerlichen biologischen Solubilisierungspotentials bereitzustellen. Die gereinigten Sedimente sollen in den Stoffkreislauf als Bodensubstrat zurueckgefuehrt werden. Die Verfahrensentwicklung erfolgte am Beispiel von hochbelasteten Sedimenten der Weissen Elster aus dem Suedraum Leipzig. Aus oekonomischen Gruenden soll das Bioleaching der Schwermetalle durch Festbettlaugung nach dem Perkolationsprinzip erfolgen. Das Verfahren erfordert mehrere Prozessstufen. Der Schwerpunkt der Untersuchungen im Labor- und Technikumsmassstab lag auf der Erarbeitung und technischen Umsetzung von Massnahmen zur Beschleunigung der Metallsolubilisierung. (orig.)

  17. Development, construction and testing of a transportable experimental plant for the disposal of problematic sewage with the goal of environmental protection. Final report. Entwicklung, Bau und Erprobung einer transportablen Versuchsanlage zur Entsorgung von Problemabwaessern mit dem Ziel der Umweltentlastung. Schlussbericht

    Koenig, N.; Richter, J.

    1991-01-01

    The objective of stage I of the project was the development of a complete disposal chain for problematic sewage, separating it into pure utility water, emitable gases and concentrated waste sludge. In stage II of the project, for which NUKEM GmbH was responsible, the central goal was calcination of the waste materials, i.e. thermal treatment of the organic and heavy-metal compounds and solidification and containment of the waste substances in solid bodies of any desired form that undergo minimal or no elution. Because of its complex organic/inorganic load and the difficulties inherent in its disposal, garbage water from waste disposal sites was selected as an example of problematic sewage. The scientific goal of stage I was achieved with the development and laboratory testing of a hybrid separation process based on a series of reverse-osmosis and evaporation steps and sludge centrifugation. The construction and field testing of an experimental plant was not carried out. As a result of the premature termination of stage II it was no longer possible to achieve the goal of a complete disposal chain. The funding of the project was not sufficient to cover the increased development costs of stage I required to meet the project goal. An assessment of the expected investment costs and operating costs associated with the technique on a practical scale revealed a poor cost-benefit ratio, so that these appear to be no short-term prospects of commercial exploitation. (orig.) With 43 refs., 2 tabs., 17 figs.

  18. Manufacture and qualification of hot roll-clad composites with nickel base cladding material for use in flue gas desulphurization plants. Final report; Herstellung und Qualifizierung warmwalzplattierter Verbundwerkstoffe mit Nickelbasisauflagen fuer den Einsatz in Rauchgasentschwefelungsanlagen. Schlussbericht

    Kirchheiner, R.; Stenner, F.

    1992-03-16

    Flue gas desulphurization plants (FGD), which have been required by law since 1983, mainly apply wet scrubbing techniques. The chemical reactions taking place in those plants lead to extremely corrosive situations. Unprotected carbon steel surfaces or organic based anticorrosive systems are extremely affected after being in operation for only a few years. NiCrM alloys applied by the chemical industry in comparable situations have proved their efficiency for decades. When such massive components are newly built in FDGs, economic aspects require the use of those NiCrMo alloys in clad form. Within the frame of this project tests included the manufacture of hot roll-clad composites comprising cladding materials of the type NiMo16Cr15W (2.4819) and NiCr21Mo14W (2.4602) on the base steel RST 37-2. Large-sized sheets (10000 x 2000 x 10+2 mm) were made by means of an optimized cladding technique. The behaviour of the cladding material in case of uniform and local corrosion exposure was examined in standard laboratory tests. An increased susceptibility to intercrystalline corrosion was not detected, according to the excellent microstructure. Further laboratory tests under simulated FGD conditions and exposure tests in FGDs in operation permitted the transfer of those positive test results to practical work. The same applies without limitation to the joint-welded state with similar filler material of clad a comparable chemical composition. With respect to their technological behaviour the new hot roll-clad composites correspond to that of solid sheets of NiCrMo alloys; therefore they are qualified for use in flue gas desulphurization plants. (orig./BBR) With 32 refs., 13 tabs., 29 figs. [Deutsch] In den seit 1983 gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Anlagen zur Rauchgasentschwefelung (REA) werden ueberwiegend nasse Waschverfahren eingesetzt. Die in diesen Anlagen ablaufenden chemischen Reaktionen fuehren zu extrem korrosiven Bedingungen. Ungeschuetzte C-Stahl-Oberflaechen bzw. organisch basierte Korrosionsschutzsysteme erleiden schon nach wenigen Betriebsjahren massive Schaeden. NiCrMo-Legierungen haben sich unter vergleichbaren Bedingungen in der chemischen Industrie seit Jahrzehnten bewaehrt. Unter wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten kann beim Neubau dieser grossvolumigen Komponenten in REA die Verwendung dieser NiCrMo-Werkstoffe nur in plattierter Form erfolgen. Im Rahmen dieses Projektes wurde die Herstellung von warmwalzplattierten Verbundwerkstoffen, bestehend aus den Auflagewerkstoffen vom Typ NiMo16Cr15W (2.4819) und NiCr21No14W (2.4602) auf dem Traegerwerkstoff Stahl RSt 37-2 erprobt. Das Verhalten der Auflagewerkstoffe bei gleichfoermiger und lokaler Korrosionsbeanspruchung wurde u.a. in Standard-Laborpruefungen untersucht. Eine erhoehte IK-Anfaelligkeit hat sich in Uebereinstimmung mit den ausgezeichneten Gefuegebildern nicht ergeben. In weiteren Laborpruefungen unter REA-Simulat-Bedingungen sowie durch Auslagerungsversuche in laufenden REA konnten diese positiven Befunde auch auf die Praxis uebertragen werden. Das gilt uneingeschraenkt auch fuer den verbindungsgeschweissten Zustand mit artgleichem Schweisszusatz. Die neuen warmwalzplattierten Verbundwerkstoffe entsprechen in ihrem technologischen Verhalten denen der massiven Ausgangsbleche und sind damit fuer den Einsatz in Rauchgasreinigungsanlagen qualifiziert. (orig./BBR) With 32 refs., 13 tabs., 29 figs.

  19. The transport control system. Development of a process of measurement for the continuous loading analysis of Diesel engines for underground transport vehicles. Final report; Transportleitsystem. Entwicklung eines Messverfahrens zur kontinuierlichen Belastungsanalyse von Dieselmotoren untertaegiger Transportfahrzeuge. Schlussbericht

    Kartenberg, H.J.; Pressburger, W.

    1994-08-01

    For the operation of mines, a complete transport control system approved for mining is to be built up. For economic reasons, high availability must be aimed at for the associated equipment. Transport vehicles should therefore be subjected to continuous diagnosis. By remedying faults in time and preventive maintenance, the frequency of failure of the transport vehicles should be reduced and their service life increased. Other aims are: Complete temporal local monitoring and control related to the work in transport, the existing radio system should transmit speech and data equally, timely and appropriate supply of the operating points by a newly created organisation connected with the transport control room. (orig.) [Deutsch] Fuer die Materialwirtschaft von Bergwerken soll ein komplettes bergbauzugelassenes Transportleitsystem aufgebaut werden. Aus wirtschaftlichen Gruenden ist fuer die dazugehoerenden Betriebsmittel eine hohe Verfuegbarkeit anzustreben. Daher sollen insbesondere Transportfahrzeuge einer kontinuierlichen Diagnose unterworfen werden. Durch fruehzeitige Fehlerbeseitigung und vorbeugende Wartungsmassnahmen soll die Ausfallhaeufigkeit der Transportfahrzeuge verringert und ihre Lebensdauer erhoeht werden. Weitere Zielvorgaben sind: lueckenlose zeitliche, oertliche und auftragsbezogene Ueberwachung und Steuerung bei der Transportabwicklung; das vorhandene Lokfunksystem soll Sprache und Daten gleichermassen uebertragen; zeit- und bedarfsgerechte Belieferung der Betriebspunkte durch eine neu zu schaffende Ablauforganisation im Verbund mit der Transportleitwarte. (orig.)

  20. Building technical services - Compact equipment for heating, hot water preparation, ventilation and cooling - Final report; Haustechnik - Kompaktgeraete (Heizen, Warmwasser, Lueften, Kuehlen - alles aus einem). Erkenntnisse aus der Praxis - Schlussbericht

    Haessig, W.; Streit, S. [Haessig Sustech GmbH, Uster (Switzerland); Helfenfinger, D.; Keller, P. [Hochschule fuer Technik und Architektur Luzern (HSLU), Luzern (Switzerland)

    2009-06-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents and discusses the knowledge gained in practice concerning compact equipment that can be used for heating, hot water preparation, ventilation and cooling. Such units combine heat-pumps and the further equipment necessary. Data on various factors were collected over a period of one year in three apartment blocks that meet Swiss Minergie-P very low energy consumption standards. Apart from the above mentioned factors, the study also considered humidity and carbon dioxide levels in the apartments and inhabitant behaviour. The authors note that the energy consumption of several apartments fell below the Minergie-P limiting, annual value of 30 kWh/m2. An increase in electricity consumption dependent on room temperatures is noted and commented on. The economic feasibility of Minergie-P and so-called passive housing is commented on.

  1. Development of coating materials and feeding processes for energy-optimized baking of carbon products. Final report. Entwicklung von Coating-Materialien und Zustellverfahren fuer den energie-optimalen Brennprozess von Kohlestoffprodukten. Schlussbericht

    Schroeder, K.J.; Schroeder, P.; Grimm, B.

    1986-01-01

    Carbon products, as for instance anodes for the aluminium industry, are worldwide baked in annular chamber furnaces with a lump fill of granular coke. The large thermal mass of this coke fill requires a high energy consumption and long baking times. This fill shall be replaced by a ceramic coating material in order to obtain shorter baking times and lower energy consumption. Within this development project, various coating materials, application techniques and baking processes were tested. The results show that carbon products of perfect quality can be obtained within much shorter baking times. In practice-like tests at a German factory producing refractory products it was found during a test period of one year, that the energy savings amount to 70%. For the production of carbon anodes in the aluminium industry energy savings up to 50% are possible, according to our test results. The corresponding plant designs have been developed within the framework of the R and D project. With 5 refs., 3 tabs., 10 figs.

  2. Optimization of transport thermal insulation and heat storage systems in consideration of thermal and hygric damage to the building. Pt. 2. Final report; Optimierung von TWD-Speichersystemen unter Beachtung der Bauschadensfreitheit (thermisch-hygrisch). T. 2. Schlussbericht

    Fischer, U.; Mueller, K.

    2002-01-01

    Thermal and hygric loads and damage of transparent thermal insulation systems were investigated using the FEM code Abaqus, which enables 2D calculations of thermal stresses and strains in layered structures (e.g. external walls). The influence of hygric swelling and shrinking had to be implemented separately. In addition to the calculations, two variants were investigated experimentally in order to validate the theoretical results. In the case of climate-induced thermal and hygromechanical loads, the dynamic heat and moisture transport processes must be taken into account. [German] Es war das Ziel des ausgefuehrten Forschungsprojektes, TWD-bestueckte Fassadenelemente hinsichtlich thermisch-hygrisch verursachter Belastungen und Schaeden zu untersuchen. Zu diesem Zweck fand das FEM-Programm Abaqus Verwendung. Es gestattet zweidimensionale thermisch verursachte Spannungs-Dehnungs-Berechnungen von geschichteten Strukturen (z.B. Fassaden). Der Einfluss des hygrischen Quellens und Schwindens musste allerdings gesondert implementiert werden. Neben den Berechnungen sind zwei Ausfuehrungsvarianten experimentell untersucht worden, um durch die Ergebnisse die Resultate der Berechnungen abzusichern. Fuer die klimatisch verursachten thermo- und hygromechanischen Belastungen muessen die dynamischen Waerme- und Feuchtetransportprozesse ins Blickfeld gerueckt werden. (orig.)

  3. Librarian - phase 2. Subproject: the application of reflectometric interference spectroscopy (RIfS) in biological systems. Final report; Librarian - Phase 2. Teilprojekt: Anwendung des Verfahrens der Reflektometrischen Schichtdickenmessung zur Signaldetektion in biologischen Testsystemen und Festphasensynthesen. Schlussbericht

    Birk, G.; Hadamovsky, S.

    2000-07-01

    Label free methods that do not require fluorescence markers or radioactive isotopes are of interest for high throughput screening applications. Thus, a new assay type for the RIfS technology was developed. These phosphorylation assay experiments were tested for reproducibility and were validated, initially using a single channel machine. The use of surface active materials to reduce or eliminate non specific binding is recommended. The non specific binding of the individual reagents was an important factor for their integration in the RIfS method. The immobilisation of binding reagents was tested using various methods. Since the various combinations are essentially limitless, they could not be explored to their full extent within the confines of this project. The application of the assay into microtitre plate format was not fully completed within the time frame allotted, however, has since been completed by one of the project participants as part of a further cooperation. Theoretically, this method is also suited to the robotics and sample throughput integral to a HTS system A comprehensive evaluation of RIfS technology regarding its entry into high throughput screening, however can only be made with reservation, due to the limited experience with its use in 96 and 384 microtitre plates. (orig.)

  4. Abatement of CFC emissions in air conditioning and refrigerating technology. Partial project 9. Minderung von FCKW-Emissionen in der Klima- und Kaeltetechnik. Teilvorhaben 9; Bestimmung thermodynamischer Eigenschaften des Gemisches R 152a - R 134a. Schlussbericht

    1991-01-01

    There are two ozone-neutral materials that could substitute the strongly ozone-destructive refrigerant R12, namely 1,1 difluoroethane (R152a) and 1,1,1,2 tetrafluoroethane (R134a). R152a has excellent thermodynamic and energetic properties. It is innocuous and easy to produce. Its great drawback is its inflammability due to the four hydrogen atoms per molecule. R134a is chemically inert and non-flammable, but its mixing behaviour with refrigerating oils poses problems. Idealised refrigeration processes using R134a show somewhat lower performance data than these using R128 so R134a would be expected to have a slightly greater primary energy demand. It may turn out that by using a mixture of R152a and R134a the unfavourable properties of the two components when used singly can be mutually moderated or completely neutralised, as follows. Addition of R134a neutralises the inflammability of R152a. A mixture may be expected to have more favourable thermodynamic and energetic properties than R134a alone. The foremost aim of the project was to determine by experiment the thermodynamic properties of the mixture of R152a and R134a. (orig./EF)

  5. Development and prototypical application of analysis methods for complex anion mixtures in waters and heavy metal organyls in sediments; Entwicklung und prototypische Anwendung von Analysenverfahren fuer komplexe Anionengemische in Waessern und Schwermetallorganylen in Sedimenten. Schlussbericht

    Anders, B.; Knoechel, A.; Potgeter, H.; Staub, S.; Stocker, M.

    2002-07-01

    When it comes to assessing the hazards emanating from heavy pollutants in waters mere elemental analysis provides too little information. Due to the great differences in toxicity and mobility it is important to know more about the exact species in question. This is particularly true of heavy metals that form stable organyls, specifically As, Pb, Sn and Hg, but also of alkylated arsenic acids, which need to be measured in complex anion mixtures. The purpose of the present project was to develop robust, powerful analysis methods and thus overcome the existing deficit in reliable analysis methods for these substances. An important approach in this connection is the use of coupled chromatography and detection systems for separation and analysis. [German] Hinsichtlich der von einer Schwermetallbelastung in Gewaessern ausgehenden Gefahren liefert die reine Elementanalytik nur unzureichende Aussagen. Aufgrund der grossen Unterschiede in Toxiditaet und Mobilitaet ist die Kenntnis der jeweils vorliegenden Spezies bedeutungsvoll. Dies gilt in besonderem Masse fuer die stabile Organyle bildenden Schwermetalle As, Pb, Sn und Hg sowie die alkylierten Arsensaeuren, die es innerhalb komplexer Anionengemische zu bestimmen gilt. Hinsichtlich ihrer sicheren Bestimmung bestehen methodische Defizite, die das vorliegende Projekt durch die Entwicklung robuster, nachweisstarker Analysenverfahren zu beseitigen versucht. Grosse Bedeutung kommt dabei gekoppelten Systemen aus Chromatographie und Detektion als Trenn- und Bestimmungsmethode zu. (orig.)

  6. Efficiency increase of a high-efficient IEC 3 kW permanent-magnet-motor - Implementation in a pump system; Effizienzsteigerung eines hocheffizienten IEC 3 kW Permanent-Magnet-Motors inklusiv energetische Messung als Pumpenanwendung - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, M. [Circle Motor AG, Guemligen (Switzerland); Biner, H.-P.; Evequoz, B. [University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, Delemont (Switzerland); Salathe, D. [Fachhochschule Luzern, Technik und Architektur, Horw (Switzerland)

    2009-11-15

    The IEC norm 60034-30 defines new international standards for efficiency of electric motors. IE1 is standard efficiency, IE2 is high efficiency, and IE3/IE4 are the premium class. Circle Motor AG assumes that the premium class efficiency factor for motors with power less than 22 kW is easier to achieve with Permanent-Magnet-Motors enhanced by electric inverters than with asynchronous motors. The goal of this work is to achieve an overall 'efficiency factor' of 90% through a high-efficiency 3 kW-rated input Permanent-Magnet-Motor enhanced with an electric inverter, and then to perform measurements on the pump drive. The 'efficiency factor' measurement results showed worse performance than expected for both the inverter and the motor. One reason is due to high iron losses in the motor that are produced by high frequency currents of inverter. Another reason is the relatively high ohmic resistance of the copper motor winding caused by the chosen coil production method. By filtering high frequency currents at the rated power, the motor efficiency factor reaches up to 89.5%, which complies with premium class IE3. In generator mode the efficiency reaches 92.8%. We note that the positive result of this work is that the inverter can be produced with very low standby power losses - in our current work with 160 mW. It is necessary to admit that every detail can be responsible for success or failure during research and development activities of premium class motors. The optimization activities mainly belong to the area of additional losses of electric machines. In this report we have encountered all research results on the theme of Additional Losses that resulted from the current research work. The concept of drive control from the previous research project has shown itself as efficiency aware. The total efficiency factor of 90% can be reached by a system coupling a drive controller with a synchronous motor and the 'know how' from this work. The total efficiency of motor and inverter is in the range of asynchronous motors belonging to the IE2 efficiency class with a frequency converter. This is why energy measurements such as pump application have been excluded. (authors)

  7. Study into the status of co-combustion of sewage sludge, biomass and household refuse in coal-fired power stations. Final report; Untersuchungen zum Stand der Mitverbrennung von Klaerschlamm, Hausmuell und Biomasse in Kohlekraftwerken. Schlussbericht

    Hein, K.R.G.; Spliethoff, H.; Scheurer, W. [Stuttgart Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen; Seifert, H.; Richers, U. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Technik und Umwelt (Germany). Inst. fuer technische Chemie - Thermische Abfallbehandlung

    2000-03-01

    The co-combustion of wastes in power stations is an additional option for the thermal treatment of certain waste materials and thus for complying with the specifications of the German TA-Siedlungsabfall (technical directive on disposal of municipal solid waste). The present investigation compiles the status of knowledge about co-combustion of sewage sludge, biomass and selected waste materials in coal-fired power stations. The results are meant to provide extensive assistance to evaluate the processes and thus to contribute to sort out uncertainties, both on the part of power plant operators and of the authorities. Based on the information acquired, the report shall point out the gaps in knowledge, the further need for research and development and the need for action conerning the authorities. By enquiries at disposal enterprises, power station operators as well as authorities, the literature work was completed and a comprehensive view of the current situation in Germany elaborated. The report points out the legal conditions of co-combustion and supplementary fuel potentials, presents the process engineering of co-combustion, and examines the obstacles encountered during the technical conversion, the environmental questions, and the potential for co-combustion of the above materials in existing power stations. The electrical power sector is subject to strong changes due to the liberalisation of the energy market. The pressure on costs has increased and the periods available for planning are shorter. On the one hand, this arouses an increased interest in co-combustion of waste materials because of possible additional payments for the wastes. On the other hand, however, initiatives in this respect are counteracted by high investments costs necessary for the introduction of co-combustion with the existing high environmental standards. What is more, the competitive situation reduces the exchange of experience between the power station operators. Co-combustion of sewage sludge in coal-fired power stations is state of the art and carried out at various sites. It can be expected that co-combustion of waste wood will be introduced in the future on a wider scale. For both supplementary fuels, there was a fuel market already established, or it could build itself on available structures. The practice of these projects brought about ample experience with the supply of the supplementary fuels and the effects of co-combustion on system operation. The knowledge thus gained can be used when further supplementary fuels shall be introduced in the large power-station park of Germany. The facts and data compiled point out in addition where possibilities for improvement exists and which subjects require further investigation. (orig.) [German] Die Mitverbrennung von Abfaellen in Kraftwerken bietet sich als eine zusaetzliche Option zur thermischen Behandlung bestimmter Abfallstoffe und damit zur Einhaltung der Vorgaben der TA-Siedlungsabfall an. In der vorliegenden Untersuchung ist der Wissensstand zur Mitverbrennung in Kohlekraftwerken fuer Klaerschlamm, Biomasse und ausgewaehlte Abfallstoffe zusammengefasst. Die Ergebnisse sollen eine umfangreiche Hilfe zur Beurteilung der Verfahren zur Verfuegung stellen, um so einen Beitrag zur Beseitigung von Unsicherheiten, sowohl bei Anlagenbetreibern als auch auf der Seite der Aufsichtsbehoerden, zu leisten. Ausserdem sollen mit Hilfe der erarbeiteten Erkenntnisse bestehende Wissensluecken, der notwendige Forschungs- und Entwicklungsbedarf und der Handlungsbedarf des Gesetzgebers aufgezeigt werden. Durch direkte Recherche bei Entsorgungsunternehmen, den Kraftwerksbetreibern und auch den Genehmigungs- und Aufsichtsbehoerden wurde die Literaturarbeit ergaenzt und ein umfassendes Bild der aktuellen Situation in Deutschland erarbeitet. Es werden die gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen der Mitverbrennung und Zusatzbrennstoffpotentiale aufgezeigt. Die verfahrenstechnische Verwirklichung der Mitverbrennung wird dargestellt, sowie Hemnisse bei der technischen Umsetzung, umweltrelevante Fragestellungen und das Mitverbrennungspotential der genannten Stoffe in bestehenden Kraftwerken untersucht. Der Kraftwerkssektor ist auf Grund der Liberalisierung des Strommarktes einem starken Wandel unterzogen. Der Kostendruck ist stark gestiegen und die Zeitraeume, in denen geplant werden kann, sind verkuerzt. Dies fuehrt einerseits wegen moeglicher Zuzahlungen zu einem erhoehten Interesse an der Mitverbrennung von Abfallstoffen. Andererseits sind hohe Investitionskosten, die bei der Umsetzung der Mitverbrennung unter bestehenden Umweltstandards anfallen koennen, aber auch ein Hemmnis. Hinzu kommt, dass auf Grund der Konkurrenzsituation der Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen den Kraftwerksbetreibern eingeschraenkt ist. Die Mitverbrennung in Kohlekraftwerken ist fuer Klaerschlamm Stand der Technik und an verschiedenen Standorten verwirklicht. (orig.)(abstract truncated)

  8. Enhancing the energy efficiency of elevators and conveyor systems by the development of a novel frequency converter; Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz von Aufzuegen und Foerderanlagen durch Entwicklung eines neuartigen Frequenzumformers - Schlussbericht

    Kanyo, P.; Bolla, M.

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on work done concerning the development of a new type of frequency converter for drive applications. The converter is free of the disadvantages incurred when using voltage converters, where it is difficult to reduce standby power consumption since much energy is stored in the intermediate circuit condensers. The new current converter completely provides the desired advantages (recuperation, standby). In addition, it is suited to industrial applications with costs that are comparable to or lower than the systems used today. The report discusses the technical solution chosen, its applications and the costs involved. Prototypes are described and the results of measurements made are discussed.

  9. Biogas from organic municipal and industrial wastes and wastes harvested on public grounds. Final report. Volume A: report; Vergaerung biogener Abfaelle aus Haushalt, Industrie und Landschaftspflege. Schlussbericht. Band A: Bericht

    Edelmann, W [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bioenergie, Maschwanden (CH); Pfirter, A [PROBAG Umwelttechnik AG, Dietikon (CH)

    1992-12-31

    The mass and biogas potentials of organic municipal and industrial solid wastes, as well as of wastes harvested on public grounds, have been determined. The mass potential was found to be around 285`000 tons of digestible organic matter per year. By digesting all this matter, about 130`000`000 m{sup 3} of biogas or 3 PJ of energy could be generated yearly. The practical realizable potential is estimated to be nearly 2 PJ/a, including the savings by substituting the energy needed nowadays for the importation of peat and for the production of artificial fertilizers. Considering the fact, that the incineration of organic wastes costs more than biological treatment, the potential is relatively easy to realize. More than 50% of the humus losses of Swiss soils could be compensated by the application of digestion and composting technology. The different technologies for anaerobic digestion of solid organic wastes are compared: the thermophilic, one-stage digestion seems to be further advanced in development than mesophilic two-stage digestion. Co-digestion of sludges of municipal waste water treatment plants and solid organic wastes may be advantageous for rural areas. An appropriate marketing strategy for the application of the solid product, however, has to be looked at. Because the two-stage process seems to have some advantages regarding rate of organic matter breakdown, product quality and hygienic conditions, a mesophilic two-stage experimental plant has been constructed. The results of the first experiment of a simple combination of a percolated hydrolytic step with a pulsating, dynamic anaerobic filter ar presented. Data on the quality of the solid product from anaerobic digestion of biogenic solid wastes and an economic comparison of composting vs. digestion are given. (author) 9 figs., 11 tabs., 75 refs.

  10. Smart metering for Switzerland - Potential, success factors and measures to be taken to increase energy efficiency - Final report; Smart Metering fuer die Schweiz - Potenziale, Erfolgsfaktoren und Massnahmen fuer die Steigerung der Energieeffizienz - Schlussbericht

    Dettli, R.; Philippen, D.; Reinhardt, R. [econcept AG, Zuerich (Switzerland); Schaeffler, H.; Heinemann, Ch. [Forschungsgruppe Energie- und Kommunikationstechnologien EnCT GmbH, Freiburg (Germany)

    2009-11-15

    This report examines the use of Smart Metering technology and what improvement of energy efficiency could be expected by its wide adoption in whole Switzerland. It examines the effects of feedback applications and of variable tariffs which are made possible with the use of this technology. A summary lists the ongoing system concepts and technologies of Smart Metering, feedback and variable tariffs as well as the general legal requirements for Switzerland. By means of a literature survey the worldwide experiences with feedback and variable tariffs were evaluated and the application of the results regarding their use in Switzerland examined. On this basis, the report lists suggestions for meter manufacturers, energy suppliers, distribution system operators as well as for federal and cantonal authorities as to how to use the Smart Meter technology to its full advantage. (authors)

  11. CO{sub 2} emissions of newly homologated private cars in Switzerland: EU orientation; CO{sub 2}-Emissionen der PW-Neuzulassungen der Schweiz: Orientierung an der EU - Schlussbericht

    Haan, P. de

    2009-05-15

    In this final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), the Institute for Environmental Decisions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich reports on the carbon dioxide emissions of newly homologated vehicles in Switzerland. The report examines if, how, until when and with which pricing-signals Switzerland can adopt the EU's strategy for attaining an average CO{sub 2} emission rate of 130 g/km for newly homologated vehicles. It is noted that the Swiss car market is completely integrated into the EU market. The models used are looked at and demand-side tools such as models on the basis of sanctions and certificates are considered. Further points examined include measures for attaining a further 10 g/km saving, as well as rebound effects and economic feasibility aspects. Finally, monitoring using annual data for result-checking and Swiss joint CO{sub 2} monitoring reporting are discussed.

  12. Hot water preparation using heat-pumps and loading control on the secondary side. Measurements made on an installation in Uttwil, Switzerland - Final report; Warmwasserbereitung mit Waermepumpe und sekundaerseitiger Laderegelung. Messungen an einer Anlage in Uttwil - Schlussbericht

    Hans Mayer, M. [Mayer Ingenieur GmbH, Diessenhofen (Switzerland); Gabathuler, H. R. [Gabathuler Beratung GmbH, Diessenhofen, (Switzerland); Baumgartner, T. [Baumgartner und Partner AG, Rapperswil-Jona (Switzerland)

    2009-06-15

    The object of the project is to prepare basic documentation enabling domestic hot water heating systems to be designed for detached houses, apartment houses, school buildings, swimming pools, hotels, etc. - i.e. installations of any size - using regular commercial heat pumps, heat exchangers and storage tanks, having optimum energy performance and remaining fault-free both in winter and in summer operation. Studies performed in 2007 demonstrated that domestic hot-water temperatures of 54 to 57 {sup o}C could be achieved without auxiliary electrical heating using an external heat exchanger and with step charging, whereby seasonal performance factors of 3.15 to 3.33 were achieved. In the present project, the advantages of anti-legionella circuits with storage control in the secondary circuit are investigated on a test installation in Uttwil (Canton of Thurgau) on the basis of measurement. The measurements were performed using a ground source heat pump with scroll compressor and intermediate steam injection, enabling a maximum condenser exit temperature of 65 {sup o}C to be achieved. The following conclusions were reached in the studies: (i) For installations with normal domestic hot-water consumption (e.g. in residential buildings), cold water strata appear in the lower part of the storage tank. In this case, therefore, step charging in normal operation up to a temperature of about 57 {sup o}C is more advantageous. With this, seasonal performance factors of around 3.33 can be achieved (see 2007 studies). (ii) For installations with only low domestic hot-water consumption, in which the temperature reduction in the storage tank is mainly due to the recirculation system (typical for office buildings), stratified charging is preferable. For a domestic hot-water temperature of 57 {sup o}C, a seasonal performance factor of around 2.6 and for domestic hot-water temperatures above 60 {sup o}C, a seasonal performance factor of 2.5 is more realistic. (iii) The first recommendation of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), which is to 'heat the entire useful contents of the tank at least once within 24 hours to at least 60 {sup o}C over one hour', can only be fulfilled in the 'antilegionella operation' condition. (iv) The second recommendation of the BAG, which is 'always to maintain the temperature in the hot portion of the distribution system to above 55 {sup o}C', can be fulfilled in normal operation in anti-legionella operation in combination with stratified charging to a temperature above 60 {sup o}C. The temperature difference over the recirculation loop must not exceed 5 K, and the switch-on point must be set sufficiently high. (v) The third recommendation of the BAG, which is to 'avoid temperatures below 50 {sup o}C at the water draw-off points', is reliably fulfilled in normal operation with anti-legionella operation in combination with stratified charging up to a temperature above 60 {sup o}C. With step or stratified charging up to a temperature of 57 {sup o}C, the recommendation can only just be fulfilled under favourable conditions. (vi) Final conclusions: domestic hot-water preparation using a heat pump, and with storage control in the secondary circuit, can fulfil all three anti-legionella recommendations of the BAG. The most reliable solution in normal operation is to use anti-legionella operation in combination with stratified charging up to a temperature above 60 {sup o}C. Excuses like 'we only wanted to save energy' or 'neither do other people fulfil the regulations' would hardly carry legal weight in the case of a claim for damages. Finally, of course, the owner or operator of the installation is always liable. To forestall subsequent recourse claims, it is always advisable for the planner to carefully establish prior agreement with the owners and to integrate suitable measures in the planning process. (authors)

  13. Modified diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases: Application and comparison of diagnostic techniques in clinical medicine, radiology, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine. Final report. Einsatz und Vergleich klinischer, roentgenologischer, sonographischer und nuklearmedizinischer Methoden zur abgestuften Diagnostik von Herzkrankheiten. Schlussbericht

    Adam, W.; Boettcher, D.; Christl, H.; Baew-Christow, T.; Holper, H.; Meindl, S.; Meyer, U.; Pfannenstiel, P.

    1985-01-01

    The main point of interest of the project is the question whether ultrasonography, myocardial scintiscanning, and radionuclide angiocardiography can replace the invasive techniques of cardiovascular diagnosis, and thus save costs at that. The results show that the above non-invasive techniques are indispensable in case of a diagnosis for cardiosurgery, almost sufficient in case of valvular heart disease, and sufficient in all cases of cardiomyopathy. Optimally planned application of the non-invasive methods could save about DM 7.3 millions a year in the FRG. (TRV).

  14. Design, construction and experimental investigation of a Stirling refrigerator for freezing in supermarkets. Final report; Auslegung, Bau und experimentelle Untersuchung einer Stirling-Kaeltemaschine fuer die Tiefkuehlung in Supermaerkten. Schlussbericht

    Steimle, F.; Schikora, H.; Mai, M.; Siegel, A.

    2000-10-01

    Several theoretical investigations have shown that Stirling refrigerators could be a promising alternative for refrigeration at 'near-ambient' temperatures (above -40 C). These theoretical statements shall be validated in an actual research project by measurements taken from a Stirling refrigerator that is optimised for this range of temperature. In this paper first measurement results of this new developed Solo 161 Stirling refrigerator will be presented. Problems are investigated by detailed measurements. Possible improvements are described. (orig.) [German] Verschiedene theoretische Untersuchungen haben gezeigt, dass Stirling-Kaeltemaschinen eine interessante Alternative fuer die Kaelteerzeugung im sog. 'umgebungsnahen' Temperaturbereich (oberhalb von -40 C) darstellen koennten. In einem derzeit laufenden Forschungsvorhaben sollen diese theoretischen Untersuchungen durch Messungen an einer fuer diesen Temperaturbereich optimierten Stirling-Kaeltemaschine ueberprueft werden. In diesem Aufsatz werden erste Messergebnisse dieser neu entwickelten Solo 161 Stirling-Kaeltemaschine praesentiert. Anhand detaillierter Messergebnisse werden Schwachstellen lokalisiert und moegliche Verbesserungsmassnahmen beschrieben. (orig.)

  15. Optimization of transport thermal insulation and heat storage systems in consideration of thermal and hygric damage to the building. Final report; Optimierung von TWD-Speichersystemen unter Beachtung der Bauschadensfreiheit (thermisch-hygrisch). Schlussbericht

    Fischer, U.

    2001-01-01

    Thermal and hygric loads and damage of transparent thermal insulation systems were investigated using the FEM code Abaqus, which enables 2D calculations of thermal stresses and strains in layered structures (e.g. external walls). The influence of hygric swelling and shrinking had to be implemented separately. In addition to the calculations, two variants were investigated experimentally in order to validate the theoretical results. In the case of climate-induced thermal and hygromechanical loads, the dynamic heat and moisture transport processes must be taken into account. [German] Es war das Ziel des ausgefuehrten Forschungsprojektes, TWD-bestueckte Fassadenelemente hinsichtlich thermisch-hygrisch verursachter Belastungen und Schaeden zu untersuchen. Zu diesem Zweck fand das FEM-Programm Abaqus Verwendung. Es gestattet zweidimensionale thermisch verursachte Spannungs-Dehnungs-Berechnungen von geschichteten Strukturen (z.B. Fassaden). Der Einfluss des hygrischen Quellens und Schwindens musste allerdings gesondert implementiert werden. Neben den Berechnungen sind zwei Ausfuehrungsvarianten experimentell untersucht worden, um durch die Ergebnisse die Resultate der Berechnungen abzusichern. Fuer die klimatisch verursachten thermo- und hygromechanischen Belastungen muessen die dynamischen Waerme- und Feuchtetransportprozesse ins Blickfeld gerueckt werden. (orig.)

  16. Sustainable development in city districts: BaLaLuZ project. Final report phase 2. BaBeL Lucerne; Nachhaltige Quartierentwicklung BaLaLuZh. Schlussbericht Phase 2. Quartier BaBeL

    Wandeler, M.; Inderbitzin, J. [Babel, Lucerne (Switzerland); Geissbuehler, D. [Hochschule fuer Technik und Architektur (HTA) Luzern, Horw (Switzerland)

    2006-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is one of a series of reports concerning municipal development in various cities in Switzerland. The four city districts involved include Basel (Gundeldinger Feld), Lausanne (Bellevaux), Lucerne (Basel-/Bernstrasse) and Zurich (Werdwies). This final report summarises the results of the second phase of the project concerning the Baselstrasse and Bernstrasse districts in Lucerne. Alongside the planned work, a planning instrument that aids co-ordination and know-how-transfer was developed in this second phase. This master plan and the organisational structure for 2006 is described. Application work to be done from 2007 onwards is looked at. The main part of this report consists of eight annexes that define and describe building blocks for measures to be taken, the master plan, a plan of action 2007 - 2009, along with organisational and financial data.

  17. Development of service-relevant materials data and economic quality assurance and machining procedures for gas turbine blades. Final report; Entwicklung betriebsrelevanter Werkstoffkennwerte und wirtschaftlicher Qualitaetssicherungs- und Bearbeitungsverfahren fuer GT-Schaufeln. Schlussbericht

    Buergel, R.; Rechtenbacher, H.

    1994-01-01

    In the frame of the reported project, together with the programme partners, optimization of service relevant properties as well as modification of manufacturing procedures for the forged alloy Nimonic 101 were achieved. These results are directly implementable into serial production and cause improved service reliability and economic benefit. For the forged alloy Udimet 720 materials data were generated in accordance with the programme plan. The final evaluation for this alloy will be performed by the project partner Siemens-KWU. The qualification of fine-grained investment cast blades of IN 792 for large rear=stage blading is not yet fully completed. Three major questions are lacking final answers: - Does a stress rupture strength advantage exist over the forged alloy Udimet 720/coarse/grained? - Can a high cycle fatigue strength as high as that for Udimet 720/coarse-grained be met reproducibly? - Does the investment cast blades offer a cost advantage over the forged ones - technical qualification assumed? The programme helped significantly in preparing the right answers to these questions. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Rahmen des berichteten Teilvorhabens ist es in Zusammenarbeit mit den Projektpartnern gelungen, fuer die Schmiedelegierung Nimonic 101 die betriebsrelevanten Eigenschaften zu optimieren, sowie die Schaufelherstellung so zu modifizieren, dass die Betriebszuverlaessigkeit verbessert wird. Diese Ergebnisse sind direkt in die Serienfertigung implementierbar und damit wirtschaftlich nutzbar. Fuer die Schmiedelegierung Udimet 720 wurden im Rahmen des Projektverbundes Werkstoffkennwerte ermittelt. Die Gesamtauswertung fuer diesen Werkstoff erfolgt von Projektpartner Siemens-KWU. Das Bild zur Qualifikation feinkoerniger Feingussschaufeln ist noch nicht restlos klar. Drei wesentliche, noch abschliessend zu beantwortende Fragen sind: - Ergibt sich ein Zeitstandfestigkeitsvorteil gegenueber der Schmiedelegierung Udimet 720/Grobkorn? - Laesst sich reproduzierbar eine Schwingfestigkeit einstellen, die der des Udiment 720/GK entspricht? - Bietet die Feingussschaufel einen nennenswerten Preisvorteil gegenueber der Schmiedeschaufel, falls die technische Qualifikation erfuellt ist? Das Vorhaben hat entscheidend dazu beigetragen, die Beantwortung dieser Fragen vorzubereiten. (orig.)

  18. New construction of the Leis-Gannibach small hydro power station in Vals, Switzerland; Elektrizitaetswerk der Gemeinde Vals, 7132 Vals. Neubau Kleinwasserkraftwerk 'Leis-Gannibach' - Schlussbericht / Vorprojekt

    Mittner, Ch.

    2010-03-15

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents a project concerning a new small hydro installation in Vals, Switzerland. A system in planning is to provide artificial snow at this ski resort using water from the Gannibach stream. The local utility in Vals intends to use this water during those periods when no artificial snow is needed to drive a small hydro power plant. The paper discusses the current situation, the hydrology of the catchment area and the potential that can be used. The legal and planning situation is examined and details of the project are provided, including water intake, pressurised piping, turbine, generator and control system. Finally, the financial viability of the project is examined.

  19. Aactor GT - Development of an inverse gas-turbine that uses renewable energy sources and industrial waste heat - Phase 2; Aactor GT - Entwicklung einer Inversen Gasturbine 'Aactor' zur Nutzung erneuerbarer Energie und industrieller Abwaerme. Phase 2 - Schlussbericht

    Schmid, M.

    2009-09-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of the second phase of the development of a small-scale gas turbine that can use lean gas. The aim of this project phase - the design of a project development unit (PDU) for a micro-turbine with a nominal grid feeding power of 2.4 kWe is discussed. Parallel to this work, peripheral components such as burner and recovery device shall also be designed, produced and tested in the laboratories of the Swiss Center for Appropriate Technology and Social Ecology. The burner is specially designed for the combustion of lean gases. The goals of the following project phase, including the production and field-testing of the unit are discussed. On the basis of this PDU, a prototype lean gas micro-turbine with 9 kWe electrical generation power is to be derived. Project goals, work done and results obtained are reviewed, as is further work to be done.

  20. Apartment building built to passive-house standard with solar balanced ventilation system; Mehrfamilien-Passivhaus mit solarem Luftsystem. Lueftung/Luftheizung/WRG/Solarfassade an der Rychenbergstrasse, Winterthur - Schlussbericht

    Guetermann, A.

    2002-04-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) deals with an apartment building in Winterthur, Switzerland, built to passive-house standards and equipped with a solar balanced ventilation system. The building and its convective solar facade are described, as are the fan-assisted, balanced ventilation systems used. The operation of the systems in winter, during transitional periods and in summer is discussed. Domestic hot water preparation is looked at. The energy balance of the building is examined, as is the economic viability of the energy systems. The building, its energy installations and the measurement concept used are considered in detail. Finally, the findings of the study are summarised and commented on.

  1. Development and testing of a washing process for exhaust gas of stationary operated internal combustion engines. Final report. Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Verfahrens der Abgaswaesche fuer stationaere Verbrennungsmotoren. Schlussbericht

    Coutelle, R; Huss, R; Wimberger, H J

    1986-01-01

    An exhaust gas washer for stationary operated diesel engines has been developed and tested in combination with a heat pump. The exhaust gas is washed with its own condensate in a packed column. The condensate circulation is performed by mammoth pumps. The pollutant emissions have been reduced depending on operating conditions (speed, temperature, pH of the condensate) by the following rates: HC by 30-85%, aldehydes by 35-99%, phenols by 50-80%, PAH by 80-95%, soot by 25-70%, SO/sub 2/ by 65-90%, NOsub(x) by 5-20%. It has been possible to reduce the NOsub(x) emissions by 75% at an inconsiderably increased fuel consumption by recycling exhaust gases. But higher soot emissions have to be accepted in this case. The condensate is completely degradable in a septic tank after being mixed with waste water containing phosphate. With 42 refs., 13 tabs., 32 figs.

  2. Folgeabschätzung einer Einführung von «Smart Metering» im Zusammenhang mit «Smart Grids» in der Schweiz : Schlussbericht vom 5. Juni 2012

    Hettich, Peter; Walther, Simone; Gerlach, Jan; Rechsteiner, Stefan; Keller, Claudia; Dizdarevic-Hasic, Azra

    2012-01-01

    The smart metering impact assessment investigates the costs and benefits of different smart metering rollout scenarios for Switzerland during the period 2015-2035. It is based on the evaluation of smart metering pilot projects and 30 interviews with representatives from aca-demia, industry, and government. Next to the direct and indirect costs and benefits of smart metering, the study assesses the economic and ecologic effects of the investigated scenari-os. The interdisciplinary project team...

  3. Thermal support elements (TTE) made of high-tensile fibre-reinforced material and integrated vacuum-insulation panels (VIP) - Final report; Thermotragelemente (TTE) aus hochfestem Faserverbundstoff und integrierten Vakuumisolationspaneelen (VIP) - Schlussbericht

    Motavalli, M.; Ghazi Wakili, K.; Gsell, D.; Herwig, A.

    2008-07-01

    In this project, the static and thermal characteristics of the balcony connection element TTE (load carrying thermo-element) of the Hitek Construction Company AG were investigated. The TTE is an innovative element, which minimises thermal bridges that always exist in the vicinity of balcony connections. The concept of the element relies of the ability of fibre reinforced composites with superior thermal and mechanical characteristics to transfer the high mechanical loads from the balcony, through the layer of insulation, to the building. From a mechanical point-of-view, only very limited use of fibre reinforced composites has been seen for this type of construction application, therefore necessitating a detailed investigation of the element. In a first step, component tests of the individual load carrying elements were carried out, in which the elements showed an entirely satisfactory short-term behaviour. Furthermore, several assembly tests were carried out whereby parts of the balcony were reproduced, loaded and observed over longer term. During the investigations it was seen that very high stresses occur in the compression zone of the concrete deck and that the element must be modified in the future. From a thermal point-of-view, the TTE element offers a considerable improvement as compared with concrete decks without a thermal discontinuity. The thermal properties of the TTE element can be considered similar to or slightly better than other thermally discontinuous systems with the same load carrying capacity. This is understandable, since a thicker insulating layer with a thermal resistance of 2.5 m{sup 2} K/W was partially replaced through a thinner, yet more efficient insulation with a thermal resistance of 1.9 m{sup 2} K/W. Moreover, the glass fibre reinforced polymer has a larger thermal resistance than steel. The results obtained from the mechanical and thermal tests point to the need for further optimisation of the TTE element. It has been seen, however, that the selected solution approaches, which have not yet been treated fully are very promising. The development of a balcony connection element, with a higher load carrying capacity and similar costs, that is considerably better than competing products in terms of its thermal properties is within reach through a further development of the findings obtained in this project. (author)

  4. Quality attributes of LED lighting. Current state-of-the-art , advantages, problem areas and potential for development - Final report; Qualitaetsmerkmale der LED-Beleuchtung. Aktueller Stand der Technik, Vorteile, Problempunkte und Entwicklungspotential - Schlussbericht

    Gasser, S.

    2009-09-15

    The present report describes the state-of-the-art of LED technology for room lighting in June 2009, based on internet research, expert interviews as well as a workshop with experts. Of the 20 attributes determined, three key quality characteristics crucial for the breakthrough of LED technology were identified: (i) Energy efficiency: with values of 50 - 70 lumen/watt when in usage, current LED lamps on the market are comparable to energy saving lamps. Experts expect the luminous efficiency to double within the next five years. Declaration is often poor: instead of efficiency in real-life usage many producers declare unrealistic lab measurement results; sometimes even fantasy values are declared. (ii) Light quality: Today's good LEDs reach colour rendering attributes which are comparable to those of halogen lamps and usually better than the CFL's (colour rendering index 80 to 90, with a continuous light spectrum). (iii) Lamp life: A lamp life of up to 50,000 hours can only be reached if the heat dissipation is secured and if the Control gears quality keeps up with the LED's life time. According to the experts, many of today's LED products on the market don't meet these two requirements. Strong uncertainty is caused by inconsistent declaration and partly missing standardisation. With the ANSI standard, the US is ahead of Europe in this matter. Today LED lighting is attractive and economic where its unique advantages can be applied: directional light, very long life-span, no heat in the luminous flux, UV-free light, colour modulation, dimming with little losses. Interesting applications today include: (i) Professional field: operating time > 3,000 hours per year, e.g. shop illumination or downlights in a hall (hotel, administration, etc.). Further spotlights in museums, working place table light fixtures, hybrid solutions (e.g. indirect fluorescent lamp, direct LED). (ii) Domestic field: working place and reading lamps (low luminance, no heat radiation, instant start up, brilliant light). (iii) Street lighting: Today LED already is the best solution for a high number of applications (highly precise illumination of streets and walkways without diffused light, less light necessary thanks to better colour rendering). (author)

  5. Measures for the reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions of cars operated under real driving conditions; Massnahmen zur Reduktion der CO{sub 2}-Emissionen von PKW-Antrieben im realen Fahrzyklus - Schlussbericht

    Schneider, B.

    2006-11-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the development of a simulation tool for the evaluation of complex hybrid drive systems for cars in their conceptual phase. A library of all relevant component parts of vehicles with and without hybrid drives is introduced. Using this library of parts, virtual car variants can be quickly constructed and sent off on virtual test courses. The influence of the 'driver' can also be modelled. The tests made using eight different 'virtual' combinations are noted. These tests were carried out using the standard NEFZ cycle and also for acceleration to a speed of 100 km/h. The results, including fuel consumption figures, are presented and discussed.

  6. Feasibility study on deep geothermal energy for the City of St. Gall; Machbarkeitsstudie Tiefengeothermie Stadt St. Gallen. Konzept fuer die Entwicklung einer Geothermieanlage in der Stadt St. Gallen - Schlussbericht

    Huwiler, M.

    2009-08-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents a concept for the development of a geothermal energy installation for the City of St. Gall, Switzerland. Five work packages are reviewed: Resource evaluation, access technology and costs, building permission process and infrastructure, production and cost scenarios, and, finally, chances and risks. These topics are discussed and recommendations are made for further work. Four appendices present data on temperature gradients and the calibration of thermal models, basic schemata for the geothermal installation and possible drilling and cladding schemes.

  7. Efficient use of energy in buildings - New optical coatings for transparent building elements; Rationelle Energienutzung in Gebaeuden. Neue optische Beschichtungen fuer transparente Gebaeudeteile im Hinblick auf einen verbesserten sommerlichen Waermeschutz - Schlussbericht

    Oelhafen, P.; Mack, I.; Reber, G.; Romanyuk, A.; Steiner, R.

    2008-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on optical coatings for transparent building elements with respect to improving protection against overheating in summer. Newly developed multi-layer coating systems using standard materials and methods are reported on. With these multi-layer coatings, the solar radiation is said to be reduced by between 17% and 29% compared to commercially available sun-protection windows. The report reviews the new materials being looked at and describes the measurement methods used and the results obtained. The optical characteristics of the coatings are discussed in detail and the results of measurements made are presented in detail. Also, the effect of varying angles of incidence is discussed.

  8. Restoration in a mining and metallurgical industries area as a model project. Subproject 1: Factory for amalgamation Halsbruecke. Final report; Modellhafte Sanierung in einer Region mit Bergbau- und Huettenindustrie. Teilvorhaben 1: Amalgamierwerk Halsbruecke, Land Sachsen. Schlussbericht

    Cichos, C.; Menzer, V.; Schaal, A.

    1993-06-01

    Technology development for the restoration of a metallurgical site contaminated by heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Cu, Hg, As) with the aims of far-reaching recycling as well as minimizing of residues and demonstration of this technology contains in a first step - detailed historical exploration; - chemical, physical and mineralogical materials analysis; - bench scale investigations for process engineering. Starting from historical appraisal and geogene/anthropogene conditions the methods of material characterization bring statements on processing of noxious materials (metallurgical), harmless dumping abilities (immobilization, stabilization) and technological process stages (particularly wet mechanical processes). The same methodology is useful for analogous mining, metallurgical and used material sites with contamination by heavy metals and consisting of heterogeneous materials. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die modellhafte Technologieentwicklung und die Demonstration dieser Technologie zur Sanierung eines durch Schwermetalle (Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd, Hg, As) komplex belasteten Huettenstandortes unter dem Aspekt einer weitgehenden Reststoffverwertung sowie Minimierung der zu entsorgenden Rueckstaende umfasst in der ersten Phase - eine detaillierte historische Analyse/Erkundung; - eine chemische, physikalische und mineralogische Stoffcharakterisierung; verfahrenstechnische Untersuchungen im Labormassstab. Ausgehend von der historischen Bewertung und der geogenen/anthropogenen Verhaeltnisse fuehren die Methoden der Stoffcharakterisierung zu Aussagen der Schadstoffweiterverarbeitung (metallurgisch) sowie der gefahrlosen Deponierung (Immobilisierung, Stabilisierung) und zu technologischen Verfahrensschritten (bes. nassmechanische Verfahren). Die Herangehensweise ist fuer analoge Bergbau- aber besonders Huettenstandorte ggf. auch fuer andere Altlastenstandorte mit komplexer Schwermetallkontamination und heterogenem Material relevant. (orig.)

  9. Materials recovery from plastic wastes and toxic waste by pyrolysis in a fluidized bed. Cooperation with RAS `Kiviter`, Kohtla-Jaerve. Final report; Stoffliche Verwertung von Kunststoffabfaellen und Sondermuell durch Wirbelschichtpyrolyse. Zusammenarbeit mit RAS `Kiviter`, Kohtla-Jaerve (Estland). Schlussbericht

    Kaminsky, W.; Sinn, H.

    1997-07-01

    Described are experimental investigations on the pyrolysis of platic wastes in a fluidized bed reactor (laboratory scale and process development units). Products are: aromatics, steamcracker feedstocks (oils and waxes). Data listed are: mass balance, product gases; product oils; stillage; chlorine balance; heavy metal balance. Further investigations had been made on the pyrolysis of estonian oil shale using the same process. (SR)

  10. Groundwater Energy Designer (GED). Computerized design tool for use of groundwater as heating and cooling source - Final report; Groundwater Energy Designer (GED). Computergestuetztes Auslegungstool zur Waerme- und Kaeltenutzung von Grundwasser - Schlussbericht

    Poppei, J.; Mayer, G.; Schwarz, R.

    2006-11-15

    We have developed the graphic-based tool Groundwater Energy Designer (GED) for the dimensioning of groundwater withdrawal and reinjection facilities for the purpose of thermal energy exploitation. The tool is designed to support persons planning and constructing small and medium sized installations as well as licensing authorities. GED takes into account the site-specific energy demand and hydrogeological situation. Starting from the analysis of heating or cooling demand, the possibilities of a direct utilization of the groundwater are tested interactively. The well bores for groundwater withdrawal are dimensioned based on a simplified hydrogeological characterisation. The options for the reinjection of used water are investigated considering the local situation (available area and natural groundwater flow). The situation is assessed with consideration of: (i) the technical feasibility at the site (drawdown in the well, distance between production and reinjection wells); (ii) the potential thermal impact on the groundwater (delineation of the heat propagation front for an evaluation of licensing feasibility). GED combines interactive user interfaces for the input of data and characterisation of the local situation, a database with technical and hydrogeological parameters and a flow and heat transfer simulator based on a finite volume code with an automatic mesh generator. The program is available for purchase from the developer. (authors)

  11. Heat protection in summer for wooden residential buildings - Measurements on 'Minergie' single-family homes; Sommerlicher Waermeschutz bei Wohngebaeuden in Holzbauweise - Messungen in acht MINERGIE Einfamilienhaeusern - Entwurf Schlussbericht

    Menard, M.; Nutt, M. [Lemon Consult GmbH, Zuerich (Switzerland); Keller, P. [Hochschule Luzern, Technik und Architektur, Horw (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    This draft final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results obtained from measurements made in eight single-family homes built to the Swiss 'Minergie' standard. The project served to validate partly simplified simulations concerning the summertime thermal behaviour of low energy consumption buildings built of wood. The eight various 'Minergie' houses are described, as is the measurement concept chosen. The results obtained and the conclusions drawn are presented in detail and discussed, as is the implementation of measures derived from the project. Heat storage effects in the various building components are discussed. The results of the measurements are compared with the theoretical values obtained from calculations. Recommendations are presented. The report is augmented with a comprehensive appendix which includes the detailed measurement results for the buildings examined.

  12. CO{sub 2}-controlled ventilation systems in schools - Energy savings potential; CO{sub 2}-gesteuerte Lueftungen in Schulhaeusern - Energieeinsparungen durch CO{sub 2}-gesteuerte Lueftungen. Schlussbericht

    Haessig, W. [Haessig Sustech GmbH, Uster (Switzerland); Primas, A.; Karlstroem, P.; Leonarz, M.; Marti, M. [Basler und Hofmann Ingenieure und Planer AG, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2008-03-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the results of a project concerning the optimisation of ventilation systems in classrooms. The report presents and discusses the results of analyses made on ten classrooms in three schools - a primary school, a high school and a university of applied sciences. Some of the classrooms are equipped with ventilation systems, others are not. In particular, measurements were made on the carbon dioxide levels encountered in the classrooms. The results of the measurements made are discussed. The authors confirm that those classrooms equipped with ventilation systems can provide optimal learning conditions at minimal energy consumption. As occupancy varies strongly, CO{sub 2} based control systems are important. Finally, strategies for improving the situation in classrooms are quoted and recommendations for further action are made.

  13. Advantages and limits to the fermentation of easily-degradable industrial and food wastes in sewage treatment works; Vorteile und Grenzen der Vergaerung von leicht abbaubaren Industrie- und Lebensmittelabfaellen in Abwasserreinigungsanlagen. Vergleich zu landwirtschaftlichen Anlagen - Schlussbericht

    Bachmann, N.; Wellinger, A. [Nova Energie GmbH, Aadorf (Switzerland); Bachmann, N. [EREP SA, Aclens (Switzerland)

    2009-12-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the advantages and limits that apply to the fermentation of industrial and food wastes in sewage treatment facilities in comparison to agricultural installations. For this ecological review, a material-flow analysis was made which permitted the nutrient loss to be quantified. The report presents data on the energy and carbon dioxide balances for the method and also looks at the method from an economical point of view. Co-fermentation in the wastewater treatment plant in Berne, Switzerland, and in agricultural plant are examined.

  14. Better utilisation of district heating systems. Sub-project: Optimization of heat distribution - the Berlin pilot project. Final report; Bessere Ausnutzung von Fernwaermeanlagen. Teilvorhaben: Optimierung der Waeermeverteilung - Pilotprojekt Berlin. Schlussbericht

    Szepansky, T.; Ziemann, O.

    2001-09-01

    The Berlin pilot project comprises three aspects. (1) 'Generator simulation': Modelling of power generation systems in BoFiT was validated by means of existing calculation programs (Bewag) and measurements (HEW, HKW Hafen). (2) 'Optimization of pump use'. (3) 'Centralization of pressure maintenance'. The two latter aspects serve for optimized hydraulic control and supply assurance for validating network simulation in offline and online operation, including network data acquisition. [German] In KWK-Anlagen wird wirtschaftlich Strom und Waerme erzeugt. Der Aufwand fuer den Waermetransport ist vergleichsweise hoch. Automatisch geregelte und gesteuerte Umwaelzpumpen mit grossen Umwaelzwassermassenstroemen und Druckhoehen bieten ein hohes Optimierungspotential fuer die hydraulische Betriebsfuehrung von Fernwaermeversorgungsunternehmen. Der Einsatz von modular aufgebauten EDV-Systemen zur Betriebsoptimierung ist Gegenstand von staendig weiterfuehrenden Untersuchungen. Das Pilotprojekt Berlin 'Optimierung der Waermeverteilung' gliedert sich in drei Arbeitspunkte. Beim Arbeitspunkt 'Erzeugersimulation' wurde ausgehend von existierenden Kreislauf-Rechenprogrammen (Bewag) und Betriebsmessungen (HEW, HKW Hafen) die Modellbildung von Erzeugungsanlagen im Programmsystem BoFiT ueberprueft. Die Arbeitspunkte 'Pumpen-Einsatzoptimierung' und 'Zentralisierung der Druckhaltung' dienten der Optimierung der hydraulischen Betriebsfuehrung unter Einhaltung der Versorgungssicherheit zur Ueberpruefung der Netzsimulation sowohl im Offline- als auch im Online-Betrieb gekoppelt mit der Netzdatenerfassung. (orig.)

  15. Pedological investigations regarding thermal, chemical and biological soil cleaning techniques. Final report for the period of investigation 1990 to 1994; Bodenkundliche Untersuchungen zu thermischen, chemischen und biologischen Bodenreinigungsverfahren. Schlussbericht fuer den Bearbeitungszeitraum 1990 bis 1994

    Goetz, D; Bauske, B; Claussen, A; Glaeseker, W; Holz, C [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Bodenkunde

    1998-12-31

    The hazard potential of contaminated sites is evaluated by means of risk assessments. These can entail diverse measures being taken that may range from the mere observation of the site over protective and restricting measures, different encapsulations to ensure its safety as well as the shifting of contaminated matter, to the decontamination of the site (Council of Experts on Environmental Questions SRU, 1990). Of these measures, soil cleaning demands the greatest effort and should lastingly repair the damage without new damage being caused in another place. (orig.) [Deutsch] Das Gefaehrdungspotential kontaminierter Standorte wird ueber Gefaehrdungsabschaetzungen klassifiziert. Diese Einschaetzung kann zu verschiedenen Massnahmen fuehren. Sie reichen von der reinen Ueberwachung des Standortes ueber Schutz- und Beschraenkungsmassnahmen, Sicherung durch verschiedene Einkapselungen, Umlagerungsmassnahmen bis zur Dekontamination der verunreinigten Materialien (SRU, 1990). Die Bodenreinigung ist dabei die aufwendigste Massnahme und sollte zu einer endgueltigen Beseitigung des Schadens fuehren, ohne dass an anderer Stelle neue Lasten entstehen. (orig.)

  16. Effects of climate dependent modifications of the local conditions on the fauna of selected coastal ecological systems of the middle Baltic Sea. Final report; Auswirkungen von klimaabhaengigen Aenderungen der Standortbedingungen auf die Fauna ausgewaehlter Kuestenoekosysteme der mittleren Ostsee. Schlussbericht

    Mueller-Motzfeld, G.; Schultz, R.; Loch, R.; Wohlrab, B.; Cartellieri, M.; Rulik, B.

    2000-07-01

    In the project 'Effects of climate dependent modifications of the local conditions on the fauna of selected coastal ecological systems of the middle Baltic Sea' carabid beetles and spiders were examined with pitfall traps in 1997 and 1998 on two different meadows at the southern Baltic Sea (NE Germany). The investigation areas were the 'Sundisch Meadow', located in the National Park 'Vorpommersche Bodenlandschaft', and the 'Karrendorf Meadows' near Greifswald. The epigeic fauna were examined with five parallel pitfall traps on transects in 20, 40, 60, 100 and 150 cm above NH. In both years investigations of the reference area seawards of the former dike took place on the Karrendorf Meadows, since this area is annually examined in the context of the monitoring 'Revitalisation of the Karrendorf Meadows'. On both investigation areas the regional climatic conditions and the hydrographic situation were registered. Additionally, several soil-parameters were measured at all trap locations: Carbon content, N-content, N{sub C}-relation, pH value, salinity, grain size, water content, damp and dry bulk density. In the context of the long-term monitoring programme 'Revitalisation of the Karrendorf Meadows' the development of the ground beetles and spiders was studied after the vitalisation of this former coastal transgression mire. (orig.) [German] Im Rahmen des Teilprojektes 'Auswirkungen von klimaabhaengigen Aenderungen der Standortbedingungen auf die Fauna ausgewaehlter Kuestenoekosysteme der mittleren Ostsee' fanden 1997 und 1998 Bodenfallenuntersuchungen auf der Sundischen Wiese im Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft und auf den Karrendorfer Wiesen bei Greifswald statt. Untersucht wurde die Laufkaefer und Spinnenfauna mit Hilfe eines Transsektes von jeweils fuenf parallelen Bodenfallen in den Hoehenstufen 20, 40, 60, 100 und 150 cm ueber HN. Zusaetzlich wurde 1997 auf der Sundischen Wiese eine Flaeche im Bereich Strandwallfaecher mit fuenf Bodenfallen beprobt. In beiden Jahren fanden auf den Karrendorfer Wiesen Untersuchungen der Referenzflaeche 'Aussendeichgruenland' statt, da diese Flaeche im Rahmen des Monitorings 'Renaturierung der Karrendorfer Wiesen' alljaehrlich untersucht wird. Auf beiden Untersuchungsflaechen wurde das regionale Klimageschehen und die hydrographische Situation erfasst. Ausserdem wurden an allen Fallenstandorten pedologische Parameter ermittelt: Kohlenstoffgehalt, Stickstoffgehalt, N{sub C}-Verhaeltnis, pH-Wert, Salzgehalt, Korngroesse, Wassergehalt, Feucht- und Trockenrohdichte. Fuer beide Gruppen wurden die Standorte hinsichtlich der Aktivitaets-Abundanz, der Dominanzstruktur, oekofanistischer Indices und einer Korrespondenzanalyse verglichen. Das Vorkommen der Arten wurde mit Hilfe ihrer Zonierungsindices im Hoehengradienten eingeordnet. Weiterhin wurde die Phaenologie einzelner Arten und der Gesamtzoenose dargestellt. Im Rahmen des Langzeitmonitorings 'Renaturierung der Karrendorfer Wiesen' konnte die Entwicklung der Laufkaefer und Spinnenfauna nach der Ausdeichung eines ehemaligen Kuestenueberflutungsmoores beleuchtet werden. (orig.)

  17. Further development of microparticle image velocimetry analysis for characterisation of gas streams as a novel method of fuel cell development. Final report; Weiterentwicklung des Mikro-Particle Image Velocimetry Analyseverfahrens zur Charakterisierung von Gasstroemungen als neuartige Entwicklungsmethodik fuer Brennstoffzellen. Schlussbericht

    NONE

    2012-07-01

    The project aimed at a better understanding of the complex fluid-mechanical processes in the small ducts of bipolar plates. So far, an appropriate technology for in-situ measurement was lacking. The project therefore focused on the further development of microparticle image velocimetry in order to enable analyses of the local velocity distribution of a gas stream in a microduct. Further, measurements were carried out in the microducts of a fuel cell in the more difficult conditions of actual operation. (orig./AKB) [German] Anlass des Forschungsvorhabens war die komplizierten stroemungsmechanischen Zusammenhaenge in den kleinen Kanaelen der Bipolarplatten zu verstehen. Bisher stand keine Messtechnik zur Verfuegung, dies es erlaubt, die stroemungsmechanischen Prozesse in den Mikrokanaelen unter Realbedingungen in situ zu vermessen und mit der instantanen Zellleistung zu korrelieren, Ziel des Projektes war es daher, die Methode der Mikro-Partikel-Image-Velocimetry in der Art weiterzuentwickeln, dass eine Analyse der lokalen Geschwindigkeitsverteilung einer Gasstroemung in einem Mikrokanal ermoeglicht wird. Darueber hinaus wird als zweites Ziel des Projekts eine solche Messung unter den erschwerten Bedingungen einer betriebenen Brennstoffzelle in Mikrokanaelen einer Zelle durchgefuehrt.

  18. Promotion and co-ordination in Switzerland within the framework of the EU Motor Challenge Program - Final report; Promotion und Koordination in der Schweiz zum Motor Challenge Programm der EU - Schlussbericht

    Nipkow, J. [Arena, Zuerich (Switzerland); Tanner, R. [Semafor, Basel (Switzerland); Gloor, R. [Gloor Engineering, Sufers (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    The goal of the Motor Challenge Promotion project was to establish information on the European Motor Challenge Programme to users of electric motor driven systems, and to encourage them to start activities on energy efficient drives in their plants and sites. The promotion project served also as National Contact Point of the European Motor Challenge Programme in Switzerland and coordinated information transfer of national activities on drives efficiency. Dissemination of Motor Challenge information and know-how was achieved mainly by these means: Internet (www.motorchallenge.ch), electronic newsletter twice a year, articles in technical publications, presentations at events on energy efficiency and in training courses at technical universities. Communication with the EU-Motor Challenge Programme was provided by e-mail exchange and by attending conferences and workshops, e.g. EEMODS 2005 (Heidelberg), Motor Challenge Workshop 2007 (Paris). Queries and the attendance at information events showed a growing interest in efficiency of electric drives. The Swiss Motor Challenge team was involved in the preparation of the SwissEnergy implementation programme on drives efficiency. The Swiss agency for efficient energy use S.A.F.E. launched the programme named 'Topmotors' in autumn 2007. The Motor Challenge activities will pass over to Topmotors; the web site will be linked to www.topmotors.ch and a Topmotors newsletter will be launched. (author)

  19. Method for the appraisal and classification of the suitability for use of watercourses - Final report; Methodik zur Bewertung und Klassierung der Nutzungseignung von Fliessgewaesserstrecken. Grundlagen fuer die raeumliche Prioritaetensetzung bei der Wasserkraftnutzung und dem Schutz von Gewaessern - Schlussbericht

    Wehse, H.

    2009-10-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the fundamentals for setting priorities on the use of hydropower and the protection of streams and rivers. New general conditions for the realisation of hydropower projects in Switzerland resulting from the cost-covering remuneration scheme for renewable energy sources have led to an increasing number of new projects. The article discussed the conflicts of interest between power station projects and environmental protectionists and anglers. A method is proposed that is to help resolve such conflicts. The development of the proposed methodology is discussed and the results of a test application of the methodology are examined. The report is enhanced with a comprehensive appendix.

  20. Integration of plug-in hybrid cars in the promotion of intelligent distribution networks; Integration von Plug-in-Hybrid Cars zur Foerderung intelligenter Verteilnetzstrukturen (Vorstudie) - Schlussbericht / 2 2008

    Horbaty, R.; Rigassi, R.

    2008-08-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reviews work done as part of a preliminary study concerning the use of plug-in hybrid cars as part of a system for the regulation of energy in electricity supply grids. The 'Vehicle to Grid' concept is discussed. This involves hybrid vehicles with higher accumulator capacities, reversible charger units as well as appropriate connector technologies and communication systems. This 'smart grid' concept is looked at and the players involved are introduced. The advantages and disadvantages of such a system are discussed.

  1. Results of discussions with those involved in deep geothermal energy projects; Befunde der Gespraeche mit Akteuren der tiefen Geothermie. Rueckmeldungen zum Bericht 'Betriebs- und Traegerschaftskonzept fuer eine Explorationsgesellschaft der tiefen Geothermie' (Projekt 102'924) - Schlussbericht

    Keiser, U.; Goetz, R.

    2009-10-15

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the reactions obtained in connection with the report entitled 'Operational and support concept for an exploratory company for deep geothermal energy'. Topics dealt with include: Concessions for exploratory drilling, unavailable access to experts, low level of knowledge concerning Swiss bedrock, technological developments, drilling costs and risks. Possible directions to be taken for future work are looked at, including four possible work modules.

  2. A closed form expression for the Drinfeld modular polynomial ΦT (X, Y )

    Bassa, Alp; Beelen, Peter

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we give a closed-form expression for the Drinfeld modular polynomial ΦT (X, Y ) ∈ Fq(T)[X, Y ] for arbitrary q and prove a conjecture of Schweizer. A new identity involving the Catalan numbers plays a central role.......In this paper we give a closed-form expression for the Drinfeld modular polynomial ΦT (X, Y ) ∈ Fq(T)[X, Y ] for arbitrary q and prove a conjecture of Schweizer. A new identity involving the Catalan numbers plays a central role....

  3. Dependence of inhomogeneous vibrational linewidth broadening on attractive forces from local liquid number densities

    George, S.M.; Harris, C.B.

    1982-01-01

    The dependence of inhomogeneous vibrational linewidth broadening on attractive forces form slowly varying local liquid number densities is examined. The recently developed Schweizer--Chandler theory of vibrational dephasing is used to compute absolute inhomogeneous broadening linewidths. The computed linewidths are compared to measured inhomogeneous broadening linewidths determined using picosecond vibrational dephasing experiments. There is a similarity between correlations of the Schweizer--Chandler and George--Auweter--Harris predicted inhomogeneous broadening linewidths and the measured inhomogeneous broadening linewidths. For the methyl stretches under investigation, this correspondence suggests that the width of the number density distribution in the liquid determines the relative inhomogeneous broadening magnitudes

  4. Efficient communication; Gute Verbindungen miteinander verbinden

    Anon.

    2000-12-01

    In 1997, Erdgas-Consult GmbH Leipzig (ECG), and enterprise of VNG-Verbundnetz Gas AG Leipzig (VNG) started to offer their services as a communication center. The first three years were successful, and the ECC Communication Center has an important function as an intermediary between the gas industry and its customers. [German] Seit fast 3 Jahren bietet die Erdgas-Consult GmbH Leipzig (ECG), ein Unternehmen der VNG-Verbundnetz Gas AG Leipzig (VNG) Dienstleistungen als Communication Center an. Was 1997 mit dem ErdgasRuf begann, praesentiert sich heute als leistungsfaehiges Kommunikationszentrum, ausgeruestet mit hochmoderner Hard- und Software, mit fachkompetentem Personal und einer staendig wachsenden Zahl von Kunden. Das Communication Center der ECG versteht sich als vielseitiger Dienstleister der multimedialen Kommunikation, der sowohl Inbound (Entgegennahme von Kundenwuenschen) als auch Outbound (gezielte Kundenansprache) per Telefon, Fax, Internet, E-Mail oder auch per Post realisiert und damit Mittelfunktionen zwischen Gaswirtschaft und Endkunden traegt. (orig.)

  5. Lapimaal alla kukkunud kopterit juhtis Eesti piirivalve piloot / Küllike Rooväli

    Rooväli, Küllike, 1969-

    2005-01-01

    21. septembril Soomes Lapimaal Vuotso küla lähedal alla kukkunud väikekopterit Schweizer 300C juhtis eestlane - piirivalve lennusalga päästekopteri teine piloot Rannel Vassiljev. Lisa, kaart: Kopteriõnnetus Lapimaal

  6. Long-term effects on food choice of land snail .I.Arianta arbustorum./I. mediated by petasin and furanopetasin, two sesquiterpenes from .I.Petasites hybridus./I..

    Hägele, B. F.; Wildi, E.; Harmatha, Juraj; Pavlík, Milan; Rowell-Rahier, M.

    1998-01-01

    Roč. 24, č. 11 (1998), s. 1733-1743 ISSN 0098-0331 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA455404 Grant - others:Schweizer Nationalfonds(CH) 70TP-033021 Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 1.041, year: 1998

  7. Industrie 4.0 in der Supply Chain

    Hofmann, Erik; Oettmeier, Katrin

    2017-01-01

    Im Kern von Industrie 4.0 steht eine Vielzahl an Technologien, welche die digitale Vernetzung von Objekten ermöglichen. Der Beitrag analysiert die derzeitige und künftige Verwendung von Industrie 4.0-Technologien und -Lösungen bei Schweizer Unternehmen auf Grundlage der Logistikmarktstudie Schweiz, Band 2017.

  8. Industrie 4.0-Anwendungen für die Supply Chain

    Hofmann, Erik; Oettmeier, Katrin

    2017-01-01

    Industrie 4.0 bedingt eine Vielzahl an Technologien, welche die digitale Vernetzung von Objekten ermöglichen. Im Folgenden wird die derzeitige und künftige Verwendung von Industrie 4.0-Technologien und -Lösungen bei Schweizer Unternehmen analysiert. Grundlage hierfür bilden die Ergebnisse einer grosszahligen Erhebung im Rahmen der Logistikmarktstudie Schweiz, Band 2017.

  9. JPRS Report West Europe.

    1988-09-08

    the cause of the country’s economic problems, instead of the answer to them. He himself attended the Steiner school in Trondheim, and believes in...Readiness Unit Urged 36200205 Frauenfeld SCHWEIZER SOLDAT+ MFD in German Jul 88 pp 8-9 [Article by Prof Dr Rudolf Kurz: "A Readiness Unit

  10. SIA model for buildings: energy-efficiency path for commercial and residential buildings. Preliminary study on the Swiss model for buildings - Basics for the revision of the 'SIA energy-efficiency path' - Final report; Gebaeudeparkmodell 'SIA Effizienzpfad Energie', Dienstleistungs- und Wohngebaeude. Vorstudie zum Gebaeudeparkmodell Schweiz - Grundlagen zur Ueberarbeitung des SIA Effizienzpfades Energie - Schlussbericht

    Heeren, N.; Gabathuler, M.; Wallbaum, H. [Institut fuer Bauplanung und Baubetrieb, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETHZ), Zuerich (Switzerland); Jakob, M.; Martius, M.; Gross, N. [TEP Energy GmbH, Technology Economics Policy - Research and Advice, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2009-10-15

    The aim of the project was to provide a basis for the revision of the so-called 'Efficiency Path' of the Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects (SIA) in the context of the goals of the 2000-Watt-Society. Particularly, the objective is to find the conditions in which the specific goals of the 2000-Watt-Society for residential, school and office buildings could be reached. Considered indicators are the per capita primary energy use in terms of average power and the greenhouse gas emissions. A bottom-up model was developed to estimate final and primary energy demand of the mentioned building types, broken down by different types of energy utilisation. Assumptions were made regarding the most important physical drivers as well as for regarding energy efficiency parameters of new buildings, building retrofits, building technologies and other energy applications in the residential, school and office buildings. Two basic scenarios were developed: an ambitious efficiency scenario was compared to a reference scenario which included current and foreseeable energy policy elements. Regarding electricity supply three scenario-variants of the so-called Swiss Energy Perspectives of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) were used: variant I b 'business-as-usual - nuclear and central fossil plants', IV a: Path to the 2000-Watt-Society - nuclear' and, IV e 'Path to the 2000-Watt-Society - renewable energies'. With this respect it was found that in the case of the efficiency scenario the influence of the electricity generation mix is relatively small. This finding is explained by the fact that hydro power (which is held more or less at the current level) has a large share in the power supply mix in the case of the efficiency scenario with moderate electricity demand and that hydro power is efficient in terms of primary energy and has considerably low greenhouse gas emissions. The results of the study show that with the underlying assumptions the goals of the 2000-Watt-Society are not fully met: the relative reduction goals of the per capita total primary energy use (-44%), of the non-renewable primary energy use (-66%) and of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (-77%) are exceeded by 5 to 7 percentage points. Primary energy use per capita is reduced by 36% in the case of the residential buildings and by 39% in the case of office and school buildings. A reduction of 61% is achieved regarding non-renewable primary use and a reduction of 70% in the case of greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover there is evidence the overall target (of all sectors) is also missed. Indeed, in the efficiency scenario, the GHG-emissions of the residential sector alone already account for 40% of the target value of 2 t CO{sub 2}-eq./cap. Further investigations are needed to verify whether this share is too large for the residential sector and whether the overall target could be reached by reductions in the other sectors. Note finally that there is still some leeway also in the case of the efficiency scenario. Although the goal is (slightly) missed it cannot be concluded that the specific target values of the 2000-Watt-Society should be revised. Conversely it is recommended that a target-oriented scenario should be drafted in order to reveal pre-conditions and to derive necessary policy measures. (authors)

  11. Analysis of photovoltaic systems. Leadership/cooperation in Task II of the IEA Implementing Agreements Photovoltaic Power Systems, database operation; Analyse des Betriebsverhaltens von Photovoltaiksystemen. Leitung/Mitarbeit im Task II des IEA Implementing Agreements Photovoltaic Power Systems, Betrieb der Datenbank. Schlussbericht

    Schreitmueller, K.; Niemann, M.; Decker, B.; Jahn, U.; Meyer, H.

    2000-02-01

    In order to state on the operational performance of PV systems and to develop guidelines for sizing and design optimisation, this project has been initiated in 1995 with the general objective to develop a database on PV power systems to provide PV experts and other target groups with suitable information on the operation of PV systems and subsystems. At present the database contains more than 260 systems of different types (grid connected, stand-alone, hybrid) adapted to various applications (power supply, domestic uses, rural electrification, professional applications). Detailed system characteristics of selected PV plants as well as monitored data are stored in the database. The data are made available to the user through internal graphical displays and reports or by exporting the data into a standard spread sheet programme. This tool can also be used to check the operational behaviour of existing PV plants and to get a report on its performance expressed in standard quantities allowing any kind of crossed comparison between systems. The implemented PV systems are located world wide and have been operated under different climatic conditions. A collection of such an amount of various operational data can be considered as a unique tool for PV system performance analysis. The results are very different depending on the type of systems. The analysis has been carried out using quantities such as reference and final yields, system and capture losses and performance ratio linked to the system availability. In the case of stand-alone systems, different factors such as the matching factor (performance ratio x solar fraction) and the usage factor (energy supplied by the PV array/potential PV energy) have been introduced to better quantify the system behaviour in a technical viewpoint and if necessary to define a ranking procedure. This report summarises the most important features and capabilities of the database and related toolbox. The most relevant results drawn from the analysis of PV systems of the different types addressed in the database are presented and discussed. (orig.) [German] Im Rahmen des Vorhabens wurde an den laufenden Arbeiten im Task II des 'Photovoltaic Power System Programme' (PVPS) der Internationalen Energieagentur (IEA) wesentlich mitgewirkt. Es ist eine zentrale Aufgabe des Task II, das Wissen ueber die Auslegung und das Betriebsverhalten von Photovoltaik(PV)-Systemen zu verbreiten und durch Ansprache geeigneter Zielgruppen die Markteinfuehrung der PV-Technologie voranzutreiben. Dabei stuetzt sich das Vorhaben auf die Erstellung und Aktualisierung einer dezentralen Datenbank, in der sowohl detaillierte Anlagedaten von realisierten PV-Anlagen als auch monatsaufgeloeste Betriebsergebnisse der vermessenen PV-Systeme gesammelt und aufbereitet werden. Ziel der Arbeiten ist es, Informationen ueber Energieertraege, Zuverlaessigkeit und Kosten von verschiedenen PV-Systemen aus der ganzen Welt bereitzustellen und Richtlinien fuer optimale PV-Anlagen in Bezug auf ihr Betriebsverhalten und ihre Auslegung zu entwickeln. Die dezentrale Datenbank auf PC-Basis wurde im ISFH erstellt und konfiguriert. Das Datenbankprogramm besteht aus dem Programm 'PVbase' und dem Programm 'PVreport'. Umfangreiche Softwarewerkzeuge erlauben die Selektion von PV-Anlagen, die graphische und statistische Aufarbeitung der relevanten Daten von PV-Anlagen und den Export von berechneten Jahresmittelwerten. Die Datenbank enthaelt derzeit mehr als 260 PV-Anlagen mit monatlichen Datensaetzen von ueber 600 Betriebsjahren. Neben den allgemeinen Informationen sind Angaben ueber die Art der PV-Anlage (Netzverbund, Insel- oder Hybridanlage), ihre Montageart, ihre verwendeten Komponenten und oekonomische Daten enthalten. Die Datenbank umfasst einen grossen Anteil weltweit realisierter PV-Anlagen mit installierter Messdatenerfassung. Der Nutzen der kontinuierlich verbesserten Datenbank liegt in der Verbreitung von Informationen ueber Langzeitbetriebsergebnisse, Zuverlaessigkeit und Kosten von PV-Systemen. Die internationale Datenbank ermoeglicht den Vergleich von PV-Systemen in Deutschland und in anderen Laendern mit unterschiedlichen klimatischen Bedingungen. Sie erlaubt den Vergleich von existierenden PV-Systemen mit unterschiedlicher Systemtechnik mit dem Ziel, die Auslegung der PV-Anlagen zu verbessern. Die Datenbank gibt dem Benutzer eine entscheidende Orientierungshilfe fuer die eigene Planung einer PV-Anlage, liefert konkrete Angaben zu Komponentenherstellern und typische Werte fuer den prognostizierten Energieertrag. (orig.)

  12. Development and application of a NaNiCl{sub 2}-battery for industrial trucks regarding the requirements cycle life, safety and reliability. Final report; Entwicklung und Erprobung einer NaNiCl{sub 2}-Batterie fuer Flurfoerderzeuge unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung der Aspekte Lebensdauer, Sicherheit und Zuverlaessigkeit. Schlussbericht

    Boehm, H.; Beyermann, G.; Bulling, M.

    1996-07-01

    Two NaNiCl{sub 2}-battery types including the battery controller and peripheral equipment have been developed for the application in fork lift trucks and driverless transportation. The batteries have been tested and evaluated on bench testing as well as in fork lift trucks and driverless trucks in practical application. The field tests have been performed by the subcontractors Still, Mercedes-Benz and Indumat. All test results have shown that the NaNiCl{sub 2}-battery (ZEBRA-battery) is well suited for the application in industrial traction. A series development together with a cost reduction programme have to be performed ahead of the introduction of the ZEBRA-battery into the market for industrial traction batteries. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Rahmen des Vorhabens wurden zwei NaNiCl{sub 2}-Batterietypen, eine fuer die Anwendung in Gabelstaplern, die andere fuer den Einsatz in fahrerlosen Transportsystemen (FTS), einschliesslich des Batteriesteuergeraetes und der Batterieperipherie entwickelt. Die Batterien wurden auf Teststaenden im Labor sowie in Gabelstaplern und FTS unter Praxisbedingungen erprobt. Der praktische Einsatz erfolgte bei den Unterauftragnehmern Still, Mercedes-Benz und Indumat. Die Ergebnisse haben gezeigt, dass die NaNiCl{sub 2}-Batterie (ZEBRA-Batterie) fuer die Anwendung in Gabelstaplern und FTS geeignet ist. Insbesondere wurde nachgewiesen, dass die NaNiCl{sub 2}-Batterie im Gegensatz zu anderen Batteriesystemen einen Zweischichtbetrieb von Gabelstaplern ohne Batteriewechsel ermoeglicht. Vor Einfuehrung der ZEBRA-Batterie in den Flurfoerdermarkt muss die Serienentwicklung bei gleichzeitiger Senkung der Herstellkosten durchgefuehrt werden. (orig.)

  13. State-of-the-art study on standards for the restoration of existing buildings; State of the Art Studie 'Standards fuer Sanierungen von Bestandsgebaeuden'. Vorbereitende Studie zum 'Energy and GHG Optimised Building Renovation' new annex proposal - Schlussbericht

    Cypra, S.

    2009-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the results of a preliminary study on energy and greenhouse-gas optimised building renovation. The proposals are based on the building standards proposed under the '2000-Watt Society' and 'One-Tonne CO{sub 2} Society' proposals. Comparisons are made with Swiss official building standards as well as Swiss and international standards for zero-energy and passive housing. These standards and requirements are discussed in detail and examples of buildings built to meet them are described. Building standards based on sustainability standards are also discussed and compared. The methodology to be used with respect to single-family homes and apartment blocks is discussed. Finally, knowledge gaps are identified and appropriate literature is listed.

  14. Undistorted, crack-free and low-cost ceramic components for the transportation, power and medical sector - numerical simulation of pressing and sintering. Final report; Formgenaue, rissfreie und kostenguenstige Bauteile aus Keramik fuer die Verkehrs-, Energie- und Medizintechnik - Numerische Simulation des Pressens und Sinterns. Schlussbericht

    Stingl, P.; Wittig, F.

    1999-02-01

    One of the economically most important production routes for ceramic parts is die pressing and sintering. Up to now the development cycle is mainly based on empirical experience and sample production. Success or failure can be often determined only after sintering. This procedure is time and cost-intensive and sometimes could lead to the conclusion that a part is not producible at all considering economical restrictions. Finite element simulations in combination with appropriate material laws for pressing and sintering allow qualitative and quantitative predictions of undesirable distortions. Agreement with experimental data of real parts is very good. Using these simulations, the development time of a new part can be significantly reduced by optimizing die geometries, punch movements or temperature-time-curves during sintering. Thus, an effective method to improve the quality is available. (orig.) [German] Das Konstruieren und Einrichten von Werkzeugen wurde bisher hauptsaechlich ueber Musterproduktionen sowie ueber empirische Erfahrungswerte abgestimmt. Erfolg oder Misserfolg konnte oft erst nach dem Sintern beurteilt werden. Dieses Vorgehen ist zeit- und kostenintensiv und fuehrt manchmal nach langen und zeitintensiven Versuchsreihen zu dem Ergebnis, dass ein Bauteil ueber Trockenpresstechnik nicht oder nur mit unzureichender Prozesssicherheit hergestellt werden kann. Mit der numerischen Simulation des Pressens und Sinterns ist es moeglich, die Gruendichteunterschiede und damit auch den Sinterverzug beim Pressen rein rechnerisch zu ermitteln. Die Uebereinstimmung der Simulationsergebnisse mit dem realen Bauteil ist sehr gut. Damit koennen die Realisierbarkeit komplizierter Bauteile bereits am Rechner ueberprueft und Korrekturmassnahmen vorgeschlagen werden. Eine effektive Methode zur Qualitaetsverbesserung ist damit gegeben. (orig.)

  15. Nonlinear dynamics in chemical processes. Project A: Locally distributed periodic processes. Sub-project A3I: Catalitic afterburning. Nonlinear periodic front travelling processes. Final report; Nichtlineare Dynamik bei chemischen Prozessen. Projekt A: Oertlich verteilte periodische Prozesse. Teilprojekt A3I: Katalytische Nachverbrennung im Zirkulationsreaktor. Nichtlineare periodische Frontwanderungsprozesse. Schlussbericht

    Richter, M.; Reinhardt, H.J.; Roschka, E.

    1998-01-31

    The catalytic conversion of a HC/CHC mixture in a travelling reaction front was investigated in order to apply the circulation reactor principle to the catalytic afterburning of CHC-burdened off-gas. The sub-project `circulating reaction zones` comprised a model-supported analysis and synthesis for establishing process control concepts using the methods of nonlinear dynamics. The experiment showed that the circulation reactor adjusts to different states of operation autonomously. The region of stable oscillation shifts as a result of (reversible) deactivation of the catalyst. With suitable process control measures, the position-dependent maximum temperature of the circulating reaction front can be kept within the catalyst-specific limiting values for total oxidation resp. catalyst damage. On the basis fo the investigations, a technically mature concept for use of the circulation reactor for decomposition of hard-to-crack pollutants was obtained provided that a suitable catalyst is available. The main field of application is the catalytic afterburning of varying pollutant volumes in low-volume off-gas streams in order to make use of the autonomous adaptation of the reactor to a new operating state in case of changing reaction conditions. [Deutsch] Im Rahmen dieses Teilprojektes wurde die katalytische Zersetzung eines Kohlenwasserstoff-Chlorkohlenwasserstoff-Gemischs in wandernder Reaktionsfront untersucht, um das Prinzip des Zirkulationsreaktors auf die katalytische Nachverbrennung von CKW-haltigen Abgasen anzuwenden. Im Teilprojekt `Zirkulierende Reaktionszonen` erfolgte die modellgestuetzte Analyse und Synthese zur Ableitung von Prozessfuehrungskonzepten mit den Methoden der nichtlinearen Dynamik. Bei den Versuchen konnte ein autonomes Einschwingen des Zirkulationsreaktors auf verschiedene Betriebszustaende experimentell nachgewiesen werden. Der Bereich stabiler Oszillation verschiebt sich infolge (reversibler) Desaktivierung des Katalysators. Mit geeigneten Massnahmen zur Prozessfuehrung kann das ortsabhaengige Temperaturmaximum der zirkulierenden Reaktionsfront innerhalb der katalysatorspezifischen Grenztemperaturen fuer Totaloxidation bzw. Katalysatorschaedigung gehalten werden. Aus den Untersuchungen resultiert ein anwendungsbereites Konzept fuer den Einsatz des Zirkulationsreaktors zur Zersetzung schwerspaltbarer Schadstoffe. Vorauszusetzen ist die Verfuegbarkeit eines geeigneten Katalysators. Als bevorzugter Einsatzfall wird die katalytische Nachverbrennung wechselnder Schadstoffmengen in kleinen Abgasstroemen betrachtet, um das autonome Einschwingen des Reaktors in einen neuen Betriebszustand bei veraenderten Eingangsbedingungen vorteilhaft zu nutzen. (orig.)

  16. Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht

    Linneweber, V.; Hartmuth, G.; Deising, S.; Fritsche, I.; Linneweber, A.

    2001-04-01

    At the example of the potential dangers of future changes in the climate threatening the island of Sylt, the authors deal with the question of how global changes in the environment, their causes and effects and possible measures taken by local groups to prevent them can be perceived and assessed in the context of general developments. To do this, 70 key persons of the ''Sylt social system'' who had been selected systematically were questioned at two different times in semi-structured, open interviews. The minutes of the interviews were categorized and evaluated quantitatively, analysing their contents. The goal was to find out the social representations of possible changes in the climate and to prove that these mental models are group-specific. It was found that to the persons questioned, tourism industry and construction activities on the island were far more important subjects than changes in the climate or the subject of protecting the shores. Climate changes were referred to with relation to their effects which were seen in connection with natural events. As far as causes were concerned, traffic turned out to be very important to the persons questioned. As for the measures, preventing changes in the climate was found to be more important than adapting to its consequences. Differences in the social representation of the groups mainly corresponded with the subjects focussed on and the interests of each group. As a supplement to the interview study, 54 tourists were interviewed regarding various aspects of the main study with a standardized questionnaire. [German] Am Beispiel der moeglichen Bedrohung Sylts durch zukuenftige Klimaaenderungen wird untersucht, wie globale Umweltveraenderungen, deren Ursachen und Auswirkungen sowie moegliche Gegenmassnahmen von lokalen Akteursgruppen im Kontext allgemeiner Entwicklungen wahrgenommen und bewertet werden. Dazu wurden 70 systematisch ausgewaehlte Schluesselpersonen des 'sozialen Systems Sylt' zu zwei Untersuchungszeitpunkten in halbstrukturierten, offenen Interviews befragt. Die Interviewprotokolle wurden kategorisiert und quantitativ inhaltsanalytisch ausgewertet. Ziel war die mehrfach kontextualisierte Erhebung der sozialen Repraesentationen moeglicher Klimaaenderungen sowie der Nachweis von Gruppenspezifitaet fuer diese mentalen Modelle. Wesentlich mehr als Klimaaenderungen oder auch die Kuestenschutzthematik erwiesen sich der Fremdenverkehr und die Bautaetigkeit auf der Insel als fuer die Befragten bedeutsame Themen. Klimaaenderungen selbst wurden vor allem von ihren Auswirkungen her thematisiert, die eher im Bereich der Natursphaere gesehen wurden. Auf der Ursachenseite spielte fuer die Probanden der Verkehr eine grosse Rolle. Bei den Massnahmen rangierte die Verhinderung des Klimawandels vor der Anpassung an seine Folgen. Unterschiede in den sozialen Repraesentationen der Akteursgruppen entsprachen im Wesentlichen den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten bzw. Interessen der Gruppen. Ergaenzend zu der Interviewstudie wurden 54 Touristen mittels eines standardisierten Fragebogens zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Hauptuntersuchung befragt. (orig.)

  17. Rotating UPS installations and dynamic energy storage. Comparison of static and rotating UPS and comparison of dynamic energy storage using batteries - Final Report; Rotierende USV-Anlagen und dynamische Energiespeicherung. Vergleich der statischen mit rotierenden USV-Anlagen und Vergleich der dynamischen Energiespeicherung mit Batterieanlagen - Schlussbericht

    Mauchle, P.; Schnyder, G.

    2010-01-15

    As an alternative to the static UPS-Systems (uninterruptible power supply systems), rotating UPS-Systems can be applied. The application and the realisation of rotating UPS-Systems are different to the one of static UPS-Systems. Furthermore at the rotating UPS-Systems is to distinguish, if the UPS-System is realised as a diesel dynamic UPS-System, with an activity up from 400 kVA, or if the dynamic part is limited to the energy storage, with an activity up from 60 kVA. The diesel dynamic UPS-Systems are composed of a synchronous machine, an asynchronous machine with a flywheel, respectively a kinetic module and the diesel engine. The connection to the critical user at the low voltage network occurs using an inductor and the accordant switchgears. The application of a diesel dynamic UPS-System is optimal when it can be connected with an emergency power supply. With the realisation of dynamic energy storages, battery systems can be avoided respectively can be reduced or the lifetime of batteries can be extended. It is only possible to avoid the batteries if the requested autonomous time of the UPS-System is shorter than two minutes. Is an autonomous time longer than 2 minutes necessary, battery systems have to be realised for the energy storage. Thereby dynamic energy storage in parallel to the battery system is useful, because the dynamic energy storage will compensate temporary voltage drops or short power failures. In this way the number of charge and discharge cycles of the battery system will be reduced and therefore the lifetime of the battery will be extended. The use of a dynamic or static UPS system is dependent on the requirements of the powered load. Taking into account various criteria it can be found for each specific application the optimal type of UPS system. (authors)

  18. Optimisation of heat transformers for an economical utilisation of waste heat. Project Pt. C: Investigation of appropriate application possibilities for heat transforming processes including the characterisation of waste heat potentials. Final report; Optimierung von Waermetransformatoren zur wirtschaftlichen Nutzung von Abwaerme. Teilprojekt C: Untersuchung geeigneter Einsatzmoeglichkeiten fuer Waermetransformationsprozesse einschliesslich der Charakterisierung von Abwaermepotentialen. Schlussbericht

    NONE

    1994-07-27

    The aim of this project was to carry out energetic analysis of typical technical processes in the industrial field, in which low-temperature heat is used. In the frame of these experiments waste heat potentials of the production process were discovered. Furthermore the possibilities of refeeding the waste heat by means of heat transformation plants was investigated. The application of absorption heat transformers or absorption heat pumps is linked to technical marginal conditions, which have to be clarified in the frame of an energetic analysis. The waste heat resulting from processes between 60 and 100 C can be heated to temperatures between 100 and 140 C especially by absorption circuit processes. The incorporation of this enhanced waste heat into the technology was a further aim of the experiments, which is demonstrated by several examples. By means of an absorption heat transformer (performance number {epsilon} = 0,49) a reduction of heating steam of approx. 40% and an amortisation time of five years were achieved. The same result was achieved at the sugar crystallisation in a sugar factory. In the fruit juice industry the exhaust vapours can be used to heat the fruit juice by means of an absorption circuit for heat recovery. Thus it was possible to save energy costs of 360000 DM during one fruit harvest. (orig./GL) [Deutsch] Ein Ziel des bearbeiteten Projektes war es, energetische Analysen typischer technologischer Prozesse in der Industrie durchzufuehren, bei denen Niedertemperaturwaerme eingesetzt wird. Innerhalb dieser Untersuchungen wurden Abwaermepotentiale des Produktionsprozesses aufgedeckt. Im weiteren sollten Moeglichkeiten der Wiedereinkopplung von Abwaerme mit Hilfe von Waermetransformationsanlagen ermittelt werden. Der Einsatz von Absorptionswaermetransformatoren oder Absorptionswaermepumpen ist an technologische Randbedingungen geknuepft, die im Rahmen einer energetischen Analyse geklaert werden muessen. Die anfallende Abwaerme der Prozesse zwischen 60 und 100 C kann speziell mit Sorptionskreisprozessen auf ein Prozesstemperaturniveau von 100 bis 140 C aufgewertet werden. Die Einbindung dieser aufgewerteten Waerme in die Technologie, die an einigen Beispielen demonstriert wird, war ein weiteres Ziel der Untersuchungen. Im konkreten Fall wurde mit Hilfe eines Absorptionswaermetransformators (Leistungsziffer {epsilon} = 0,49) eine Heizdampfeinsparung von ca. 40% und eine Amortisationszeit von 5 Jahren erreicht. Dies gilt ebenso fuer ein Beispiel in einer Zuckerfabrik bei der Zuckerkristallisation. In der Fruchtsaftindustrie laesst sich mit Hilfe eines Sorptionskreislaufes zur Waermerueckgewinnung die Brueckenwaerme zur Fruchtsaftaufwaermung verwenden. Hier war es moeglich, waehrend einer Obstkampagne Energiekosten in Hoehe von 360.000,- DM einzusparen. (orig./GL)

  19. Economic costs incurred in the Federal Republic of Germany by the reduction of the recreation value of the environment brought about by pollution. Final report. Volkswirtschaftliche Kosten durch Beeintraechtigung des Freizeit- und Erholungswertes aufgrund der Umweltverschmutzung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Schlussbericht

    Klockow, S.; Matthes, U.

    1990-05-01

    The subject of the study is the interrelationship between environmental pollution, recreation value and recreation demand, as well as the estimation of the economic costs of pollution in the leisure and recreation branch. The first part of the study gives an overview of the theoretical background and the level of research in order to show how suitable evaluation procedures were developed. In the second part of the study, the situation of the recreation areas and their future development are presented. By means of examples, the basic qualitative and quantitative aspects of the impact of pollution on the environment as well as on those seeking recreation will be documented in part three. In the fourth part of the study, the results of the private househould survey and the willingness-to-pay-analysis are presented. In the fifth part of the study the economic costs are estimated for the main fields of impact: For the leisure and tourism industry and for nature itself. (orig.) With 160 refs., 67 tabs., 26 figs.

  20. Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht

    Linneweber, V; Hartmuth, G; Deising, S; Fritsche, I; Linneweber, A

    2001-04-01

    At the example of the potential dangers of future changes in the climate threatening the island of Sylt, the authors deal with the question of how global changes in the environment, their causes and effects and possible measures taken by local groups to prevent them can be perceived and assessed in the context of general developments. To do this, 70 key persons of the ''Sylt social system'' who had been selected systematically were questioned at two different times in semi-structured, open interviews. The minutes of the interviews were categorized and evaluated quantitatively, analysing their contents. The goal was to find out the social representations of possible changes in the climate and to prove that these mental models are group-specific. It was found that to the persons questioned, tourism industry and construction activities on the island were far more important subjects than changes in the climate or the subject of protecting the shores. Climate changes were referred to with relation to their effects which were seen in connection with natural events. As far as causes were concerned, traffic turned out to be very important to the persons questioned. As for the measures, preventing changes in the climate was found to be more important than adapting to its consequences. Differences in the social representation of the groups mainly corresponded with the subjects focussed on and the interests of each group. As a supplement to the interview study, 54 tourists were interviewed regarding various aspects of the main study with a standardized questionnaire. [German] Am Beispiel der moeglichen Bedrohung Sylts durch zukuenftige Klimaaenderungen wird untersucht, wie globale Umweltveraenderungen, deren Ursachen und Auswirkungen sowie moegliche Gegenmassnahmen von lokalen Akteursgruppen im Kontext allgemeiner Entwicklungen wahrgenommen und bewertet werden. Dazu wurden 70 systematisch ausgewaehlte Schluesselpersonen des 'sozialen Systems Sylt' zu zwei Untersuchungszeitpunkten in halbstrukturierten, offenen Interviews befragt. Die Interviewprotokolle wurden kategorisiert und quantitativ inhaltsanalytisch ausgewertet. Ziel war die mehrfach kontextualisierte Erhebung der sozialen Repraesentationen moeglicher Klimaaenderungen sowie der Nachweis von Gruppenspezifitaet fuer diese mentalen Modelle. Wesentlich mehr als Klimaaenderungen oder auch die Kuestenschutzthematik erwiesen sich der Fremdenverkehr und die Bautaetigkeit auf der Insel als fuer die Befragten bedeutsame Themen. Klimaaenderungen selbst wurden vor allem von ihren Auswirkungen her thematisiert, die eher im Bereich der Natursphaere gesehen wurden. Auf der Ursachenseite spielte fuer die Probanden der Verkehr eine grosse Rolle. Bei den Massnahmen rangierte die Verhinderung des Klimawandels vor der Anpassung an seine Folgen. Unterschiede in den sozialen Repraesentationen der Akteursgruppen entsprachen im Wesentlichen den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten bzw. Interessen der Gruppen. Ergaenzend zu der Interviewstudie wurden 54 Touristen mittels eines standardisierten Fragebogens zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Hauptuntersuchung befragt. (orig.)

  1. Regionalisation of the recent and potential future climate of Central Asia. Modelling on the basis of direct climate data. Final report; Regionalisierung der rezenten und potentiell-zukuenftigen Klimaverhaeltnisse Zentralasiens. Modellierung auf Basis von direkten Klimadaten, geomorphologisch-palaeooekologischen Befunden und GCM-Simulationen. Schlussbericht

    Boehner, J; Haselein, F; Hoffmann, H; Klinge, M; Lehmkuhl, F

    2001-07-01

    During the research project, the scientific base for the methodological coupling of GCM-Simulations and relief parametrisations for a spatially distributed downscaling scheme and for the detection of climatic controlled geomorphologic process regions was founded. The results of the application of the downscaling procedure and the detected climatic determinants of the recent geomorphologic process regions serve as the actualistic base for a proxy based climatic reconstruction as well as for the prognosis of potential future climatic impacts on the environment of Central and High Mountain Asia. For the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), the spatial distribution of temperature and precipitation of Central- and High Mountain Asia was reconstructed and compared to the downscaling results of GCM-Paleo simulations (ECHAM). Due to the possibility of a direct parameterisation of GCM generated circulation variables and complex relief parameters for the regionalisation of climatic variables and geomorphologic process regions, the validation of ECHAM paleo simulations was also possible by comparing the proxy based reconstruction of the late quaternary environment to the modelled environment as derived from the application of ECHAM LGM simulations. For the assessment of potential future climatic impacts on the natural environment, alternative SRES emission scenarios are taken into account to detect the range of possible future changes in the distribution of Central Asia mountain belts and climatic controlled geomorphologic process regions. (orig.) [German] Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes wurden die Grundlagen zur methodisch-konzeptionellen Koppelung von GCM-Simulationen mit Reliefparametrisierungen zur raeumlich hochaufloesenden Klimaregionalisierung sowie zur Erfassung und quantitativen Eingrenzung klimatisch determinierter Prozessregionen geschaffen, die die aktualistische Basis fuer Klimarekonstruktionen auf Basis von Proxies aber auch die Grundlage fuer geomorphologisch/landschaftsoekologische Klimaimpaktanalysen darstellen. Fuer den Zeitpunkt des LGM wurden die thermischen und hygrischen Bedingungen Zentral- und Hochasiens raeumlich hochaufloesend rekonstruiert und mit GCM basierten Palaeosimulationen zur ECHAM Modellvalidierung verglichen. Durch die direkte Parametrisierung der via GCM generierten Zirkulationsvariablen mit Verfahren zur raeumlich hochaufloesenden Regionalisierung von Klimaparametern und assoziierten Formungs- und Prozessregionen konnte neben dem Vergleich der Proxi-basierten Klimarekonstruktion resp. Klimaregionalisierung mit den via downscaling auf Basis von ECHAM Zirkulationsvariablen erzielten Regionalisierungsergebnissen als weitere Validierungsebene auch ein direkter Vergleich zwischen rekonstruierten/regionalisierten Formungs- und Prozessregionen mit den auf Basis der ECHAM Modelldaten 'kuenstlich erzeugten' Proxies geleistet werden. Fuer ausgewaehlte SERS-Emissionsszenarien wurden im Rahmen von Klimaimpaktanalysen die potentiell zukuenftigen landschaftsoekologischen Konsequenzen des transienten Klimawandels quantitativ erfasst. (orig.)

  2. Photovoltaics for appliances and small systems. Enhancement of the PVS for Windows simulation program for development and simulation of PV appliances and small systems. Final report; Photovoltaik fuer Geraete und Kleinsysteme. Erweiterung des Simulationsprogramms PVS fuer Windows zur Entwicklung und Simulation von PV-versorgten Geraeten und Kleinsystemen. Schlussbericht

    Vogt, R.; Imann, C.; Jung, V.

    2002-06-28

    The PVS simulation program for Windows was to be extended to the development and simulation of PV-supported equipment and small systems. The following new functions were to be integrated: a) Simulation and dimensioning of indoor power supply of systems with different light sources and independent outdoor systems. b)Integration of small wind generators in the simulation and dimensioning of isolated autonomous systems, including wind data and a component database for small wind turbines; c) Differentiation of the PVS battery model for different battery types (lead, Ni/Cd, Li etc.), optimized operating strategies and flexible dimensioning including an additional component database for battery types; d) Extensive cost analysis for PV-supported appliances and small systems, from investments to consumption, operation and maintenance. This will facilitate investment decisions and help systems of this type along in the market. All program components were designed for high flexibility. Users should be able to vary as many parameters as possible, and to generate and modify their own records. The current project focused on the user interface, i.e. input, data processing, and output. Parallel to this, the Fraunhofer ISE Institute worked on modifications of the computer hardware. [German] Das Projekt zielte auf eine Erweiterung des Simulationsprogramms PVS fuer Windows zur Entwicklung und Simulation von PV-versorgten Geraeten und Kleinsystemen hin. Das Entwicklungsprodukt sollte zusaetzlich zu den bisherigen Funktionen insbesondere Folgendes leisten: (a) Simulation und Dimensionierung der Energieversorgung von Geraeten im Indoor-Bereich, wobei unterschiedliche Lichtquellen verarbeitet werden muessen, sowie von sonstigen netzfreien (Outdoor-) Kleinsystemen. (b) Einbindung kleiner Windgeneratoren in die Simulation und Dimensionierung von netzfernen Systemen (Insel-Anlagen), einschliesslich Bereitstellung der Wind-Daten und einer zusaetzlichen Komponenten-Datenbank fuer kleine Windturbinen. (c) Differenzierung des Batteriemodells in PVS im Hinblick auf verschiedene Batterie-Typen (Blei, Nickel/Cadmium, Lithium usw.) mit unterschiedlicher Lade- / Entladecharakteristik, Zyklenfestigkeit und Lebensdauer, optimierte Betriebs-Strategien und eine moeglichst flexible Dimensionierung unter den jeweiligen Anforderungen, einschliesslich Bereitstellung einer zusaetzlichen Komponenten-Datenbank fuer Batterie-Typen. (d) Erstellung einer umfassenden Kostenanalyse fuer PV-versorgte Geraete und Kleinsysteme, die von der Investition ueber Verbrauch und Betrieb bis zur Instandhaltung reicht, Vergleiche erlaubt und in eine Kostenoptimierung muendet. Hierdurch werden Investitionsentscheidungen erleichtert, was die Verbreitung solcher Systeme foerdert. Fuer alle Programm-Bestandteile wurde eine hohe Flexibilitaet angestrebt, die es dem Nutzer erlauben soll, nach seinen spezifischen Anforderungen moeglichst viele Parameter zu variieren, eigene Datensaetze zu erzeugen und vorhandene Datensaetze zu veraendern. Inhalt des Projekts war hierbei hauptsaechlich die Erweiterung der Oberflaeche mit den Funktionen Eingabe, Datenaufbereitung (s.o.) und Ausgabe. Sinnvolle Veraenderungen und Ergaenzungen am Rechenkern wurden parallel hierzu am Fraunhofer ISE durchgefuehrt. (orig.)

  3. Development of materials and processes for low-cost production of high-temperature bipolar plates for use in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). Final report; Material- und Verfahrensentwicklung fuer eine kostenguenstige Herstellung von Hochtemperatur-Bipolarplatten zum Einsatz in Polymer-Elektrolyt-Membran Brennstoffzellen (PEM-BZ). Schlussbericht

    NONE

    2012-07-01

    In the context of the project 'Verfahren zur spritzgiesstechnischen Herstellung von HT-BPP' (processes for injection moulding of high-temperature fuel cells), bipolar plates for high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (HT-PEM-FC) were produced by an injection moulding process suited for mass production. This implied extensive material analyses of fillers and matrix materials. A specific compound for application in fuel cells and suited for mass production was produced on this basis. (orig./AKB)

  4. Effectiveness of instruments for increasing energy efficiency and promoting the use of renewable forms of energy; Wirksamkeit von Instrumenten zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz und zur Foerderung erneuerbarer Energien. Studie im Auftrag des Energie Trialog Schweiz und des Bundesamtes fuer Energie - Schlussbericht

    Rieder, S.; Walker, D.

    2009-03-15

    This comprehensive final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a study made for the Swiss Energy Trialogue and the SFOE on the effectiveness of instruments for increasing energy efficiency and for the promotion of the use of renewable forms of energy. The results of a literature analysis are presented and discussed. Four basic questions are looked at: Under which conditions are state instruments effective, what influence do concepts and implementation have, which combinations of various instruments are most effective and which recommendations can be made to public authorities for the use of energy-policy instruments. Regulative, financial, persuasive and structural instruments are reviewed. The report is augmented with a comprehensive appendix which lists the literature sources used.

  5. Consideration of potentials of environmental reliefs by means of a freater use of small, electric-powered vehicles within the scope of the project 'e-mobility'. Final report; Betrachtung der Umweltentlastungspotenziale durch den verstaerkten Einsatz von kleinen, batterieelektrischen Fahrzeugen im Rahmen des Projekts ''E-Mobility''. Schlussbericht

    Hacker, Florian; Harthan, Ralph; Hermann, Hauke; Kasten, Peter; Loreck, Charlotte; Seebach, Dominik; Timpe, Christof; Zimmer, Wiebke

    2011-10-15

    Based on the findings of the fleet test 'e-mobility Berlin' and in combination with our own experiences, data analysis and simulation of the Eco-Institute (Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany), possible environmental effects of electric-powered vehicles are to be quantified up to 2030. Besides direct effects, also indirect effects on the electricity industry and emissions are considered. Regulatory framework of electric mobility are discussed.

  6. Design options for process control systems in an attempt to integrate experiential knowledge and cooperation in process and power systems based on continuous processes (definition phase). Final report; Gestaltungsoptionen fuer die Prozessleittechnik zur Foerderung erfahrungsgeleiteter Arbeit und Kooperation in verfahrens- und energietechnischen Anlagen mit kontinuierlichen Prozessen (Definitionsphase). Schlussbericht

    Lappus, G. [ed.; Gomol, S.; Popov, K.; Winzer, P.; Moldaschl, P.; Rose, H.; Hering, S.

    1997-05-01

    An innovative interaction concept for process control was developed at BTU Cottbus university. The concept integrates such aspects as process control, environmental protection, maintenance and quality assurance. It is to be managed by a user group with the emphasis on empirical work and cooperation, industrial sociology and psychology, and acquilsition and multimedia use of experiential knowledge. For this purpose, empirical data were compiled and evaluated. Two workshops and a final presentation served to discuss the data with potential users and to get new ideas. Each project partner drew up a concept paper with their own ideas and proposed solutions. After the workshops and the final presentation, these papers were revised again. A demonstrator was developed in order to be able to present the new concept and ideas to potiential partners in industry, and a final report comprising a summary description and outlook was published. (orig.) [Deutsch] An der BTU Cottbus wurde ein innovatives Interaktionskonzept fuer Prozessfuehrung entwickelt, das verschiedene Arbeitsbereiche bzw. Systeme integrativ zusammenfuehrt, insbesondere Prozessleittechnik, Umweltschutz, Instandhaltung und Qualitaetssicherung und das andererseits von einer Nutzergruppe beherrscht werden soll, wobei die Aspekte erfahrungsgeleitete Arbeit und Kooperation, industriesoziologische und arbeitspsychologische Effekte und Aufbau und multimediale Nutzung von Erfahrungswissen im Mittelpunkt standen. Dazu wurden empirische Erhebungen vorbereitet, durchgefuehrt und ausgewertet. Zwei Workshops und eine Abschlusspraesentation dienten dazu, mit potentiellen Nutzern zu diskutieren und neue Anregungen zu bekommen. Jeder Projektpartner erstellt ein Konzeptpapier mit seinen Vorstellungen und ersten Loesungsansaetzen. Diese wurden nach den Workshops und der Abschlusspraesentation nochmals ueberarbeitet. Ein Demonstrator wurde entwickelt, um eventuellen Industriepartnern das neue Konzept und die Ideen des Vorhabens aufzeigen zu koennen. Ein Abschlussbericht, der die Konzeptpapiere zusammenfasst und einen Ausblick enthaelt, wurde veroeffentlicht. (orig.)

  7. Pollutant condensation as integrated environmental central technology for the air pollution control with the emphasis of recycling of raw materials into production circuit. Final report; Schadstoffkondensation als integrierte Umweltschutzmassnahme zur Luftreinhaltung mit dem Schwerpunkt der Rueckfuehrung von Rohstoffen in Produktionsablaeufe. Schlussbericht

    Anlauft, H.; Krusche, J.; Ruoss, H.; Schenk, J.; Schmidt, W.; Riedel, R.; Schmalfuss, S.

    1997-01-01

    Today condensation technologies for recovering of solvents and valuable materials are offered and used with customary refrigeration engineering up to -45 C for waste air concentrations >10 g/m{sup 3}. To enlarge the application field of the effective condensation technology flexibly usable condensation plants in modular construction should be developed by using of experiences on the field of cryogenic engineering up to -80 C. Systematic lab investigations of condensation and freezing problems at a model-heat-exchanger were carried out together with the development of the prototype. The first step for the design of the several moduls of the plant was the preparing of a solvent database which allows a quick evaluation of application fields too. Within the scope of the subject a prototype of a waste air condensation plant was developed. With this prototype a partial air volume of a six-colour intaglio printing machine of the Elbtal-Folie GmbH can be purified. It was developed an individual drying wheel for the desiccant dehumification of waste air volume because the wheel of the manufacturer was not functionably (against his declarations). The solvents are condensed at -80 C and can be recirculated into the production process. In this condensation process can be used the possibility of fractionated condensation. By this way you can yield solvent mixtures at variable composition. The requirements of TA Luft according to solvents with high vapour pressure can be fullfilled by an afterarranged fine purification modul. Heat recovery moduls minimize the energy consumption. The costs for the spared solvents are noteworthy. The collected experiences create the needed know-how for the further development of the condensation plant in flexible modul construction for solvent and valuable material recovery up to the level of serial production in the Nema Industrietechnik GmbH. (orig.) [Deutsch] Kondensationsverfahren zur Rueckgewinnung von Loesungsmitteln und Wertstoffen werden zur Zeit mit kommerzieller Kaeltetechnik bis -45 C fuer Abluftkonzentrationen groesser 10 g/m{sup 3} angeboten und eingesetzt. Um den Einsatzbereich des wirtschaftlichen Kondensationsverfahrens zu erweitern, sollten mit den Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet der Tieftemperaturtechnik bis -80 C und mit der Konzeption der Modulbauweise flexible einsetzbare Kondensationsanlagen entwickelt werden. Die Entwicklung des Prototypen wurde begleitet von systematischen Laboruntersuchungen zu Kondensations- und Vereisungsproblemen in einem Modell-Waermetauscher. Als Grundlage fuer die Auslegung der einzelnen Module der Anlage wurde eine Loesungsmittel-Datenbank erstellt, die auch eine schnelle Beurteilung von Einsatzfaellen gestattet. Im Rahmen des Themas wurde ein Prototyp einer Schadstoffkondensationsanlage entwickelt, mit dem ein Teilluftstrom der 6-Farben-Tiefdruckmaschine in der Elbtal-Folie GmbH gereinigt werden kann. Da das Trockenrad zur Entfeuchtung des Abluftstromes entgegen den Angaben des Herstellers nicht funktionsfaehig war, wurde ein eigenes Trockenrad entwickelt. Die Loesungsmittel werden bei -80 C auskondensiert und koennen dem Produktionsprozess wieder zugefuehrt werden. Dabei kann die Moeglichkeit der fraktionierten Kondensation genutzt werden, um Loesungsmittelgemische in variabler Zusammensetzung zu entnehmen. Durch das nachgeschaltete Feinreinigungsmodul werden auch bei Loesungsmitteln mit hohem Dampfdruck die Forderungen der TA-Luft erfuellt. Mit dem Einsatz von Waermerueckgewinnungsmodulen konnte der Energieaufwand minimiert werden. Die Kosten fuer die eingesparten Loesungsmittel sind beachtlich. Mit den gesammelten Erfahrungen wurden die immateriellen Voraussetzungen fuer die Weiterentwicklung der Kondensationsanlagen zur Loesungsmittel- und Wertstoffgewinnung in flexibler Modulbauweise bis zur Serienreife bei der Nema Industrietechnik GmbH geschaffen. (orig.)

  8. UV dependent vitamin D syntheses. UV exposure time balancing for optimum production of the vitamins D3 status in the human body. Final report; UV-abhaengige Vitamin D Synthese. Bilanzierung der Expositionszeit durch UV zur Produktion des optimalen Vitamin D{sub 3}-Bedarfes im menschlichen Koerper. Schlussbericht

    Knuschke, P.; Lehmann, B.; Pueschel, A.; Roensch, H.

    2012-10-15

    UV-dependent vitamin D{sub 3} synthesis - balancing of UV exposure time and the production of an optimal vitamin D{sub 3} status in men The adverse health effects on human skin and eyes by UV radiation have been well known for years. They are known to the public, too. Increased exposures by the UV-B fraction of solar radiation cause e.g. sun burn as an acute skin reaction or an increased risk on skin cancer as a chronic effect. Radiation of the same spectral UV-B range is necessary to induce the essential vitamin D metabolism in men. The UV-induced vitamin D synthesis in the skin supplies the body with more than 90 % while our typical nutrition contributes no more than 10 %. These photobiological effects are diametrically opposed. Therefore, up to now there are contradictory recommendations to the public concerning the health effects of solar UV exposure. The aim of this research project was to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative relations of UV exposure and the vitamin D status in men taking into account different conditions in the population. In result, well-balanced recommendations on optimal UV exposures for the different fractions of the population should be elaborated, realizing health protection aspects against detrimental UV effects. A literature survey (updated in 2011) summarizes the current knowledge on the vitamin D metabolism, on the effects of the hormone vitamin D and on the stage of the current discussion on the optimal vitamin D status. In a number of studies of this project the effects of UV exposure on the vitamin D status (25OH-vitamin D{sub 3} und 1,25OH-vitamin D{sub 3}) were investigated. Exposure parameters were the photobiologically effective UV dose (with respect to the minimal erythema dose MED = individual sun burn dose in each investigated volunteer) and the extent of the exposed skin area: face and hands (like everyday conditions) or whole body respectively. Serial UV exposures were applied by natural solar UV radiation or by simulated solar radiation or by sunbed UV lamps. All studies of the project (240 volunteers) were structured concerning UV skin type II and III, age and sex. In addition, data on the natural skin protection of the volunteers against UV radiation were measured in order to evaluate possible correlations between individual UV sensitivity and the efficiency of vitamin D synthesis. In result: In winter time, before starting the studies, the mean 25OH-vitamin D serum level of 18 ng/ml of the volunteers was in the deficiency range (< 20 ng/ml). UV exposures of 10 % MED applied twice a week vertically to face and hands caused significant increases of the 25OH-vitamin D serum level. The increase rised with higher UV doses and/or larger skin area exposed to UV radiation of the solar summer spectrum. While the increase of the 25OHvitamin D serum level in the UV cabinet was roughly independent from the basic level, under solar exposure conditions there were distinct variations between subjects as well as different outcomes for the whole group, which possibly depended on low outdoor temperatures during the solar exposures. Exposures by sunbed UV lamps lead to decreasing efficiencies in vitamin D production. An increase of the biologically effective UV dose and/or of the UV-exposed skin area decreased the vitamin D efficiency down to 30 % compared to simulated solar radiation. Because of strong differences in UV erythema sensitivity of the skin of different anatomical locations, we hypothesized similar relations in the efficiency of UV-induced vitamin D synthesis. The efficiency of UV-induced vitamin D synthesis varies up to 400 % between the anatomical locations of the body. The investigation of the content of provitamin D (7-Dehydrocholesterol), the source of the vitamin D synthesis in the skin, and of the influence of UV exposure on the level of this content results in new findings, too. Suberythemal UV exposures do not influence the 7-DHC-concentration in the skin. 1 MED leads to a significant increase of 7-DHC after 24 h. Under every day life conditions, global influences on the personal UV dose (solar global radiation, meteorological effects, outdoor temperature) and individual behaviour concerning UV exposure of the skin (among other things the use of topical sunscreens) have distinctly stronger effects on the individual vitamin D status around the year than age, UV skin type, or sex. This is suggested by the data of one of our studies, in which the vitamin D status of the volunteers was measured three times a year over two years. Simultaneously, in a personal UV monitoring the personal UV dose and the above mentioned factors were captured continuously. The results provide a large base for recommendations to the public concerning a careful use of solar UV exposures in summer in order to realize vitamin D serum levels in the optimal range. But, the results also raise a lot of questions. Answers to these questions will be essential for establishing recommendations on UV exposure and the realization of an optimal vitamin D status around the year - without an increasing risk on skin cancer due to long-term effects.

  9. Extension of the possibilities for disposal of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum by the development of a process for the production of FGD gypsum. Final report. Erweiterung der Entsorgungsmoeglichkeiten von REA-Gips durch Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur Herstellung von REA-Anhydrit aus REA-Gips. Schlussbericht

    Limmer, B.; Hueller, R.

    1990-01-01

    In the course of this research project a completly new transformation of FGD-gypsum into FGD-anhydrite has been studied. The reaction is catalysed by small quantities of sulphuric acid resulting in a FGD-anhydrite without combined water and with an orthorhombic crystal lattice. The course of reaction was thoroughly investigated by laboratory test and hypothesis have been put forward. The process engineering has been developed from laboratory to pilot plant scale. The FGD-anhydrite is technologically a novel product. The idea was to create it for cement industry as well as to put it on the filler market as a raw product. In principle, FGD-anhdrite will be suitable for the use in the cement industry due to its characteristics. However, it is not interesting for this market in this moment. With respect to the filler industry, this application will enable a further-reaching usability of the FGD-gypsum than the traditional scope of the gypsum industry. First experiments show that the specific properties of processed FGD-anhydrite may qualify it as a high-grade filler. (orig.) With 18 refs., 21 tabs., 41 figs.

  10. Effects of the introduction of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on sources of energy and the electricity grid - Additional information; Auswirkungen der Markteinfuehrung von Elektrofahrzeugen und Plug-In-Hybrids auf die Energietraeger und das Elektrizitaetsnetz. Ergaenzende Informationen - Schlussbericht

    Rigassi, R.; Huber, S. [Enco AG, Liestal (Switzerland); Strub, P. [Pierre Strub - nachhaltig wirkt, Basel (Switzerland)

    2010-12-15

    This comprehensive annex to a final report for the Swiss federal Office of Energy (SFOE) discusses the effects of the introduction of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on sources of energy and the electricity grid. Energy and CO{sub 2} balances are discussed as is the use of vehicle batteries as part of a 'vehicle-to-grid' system that can help regulate the electricity mains. Charge optimisation and mains fed-in are discussed. The control and cost/remuneration of the power involved are looked at. The modelling involved for calculating the power quantities involved is examined. Data on related vehicle technologies and their usage is presented and discussed. The Swiss power grid, production and the mix of electricity produced are looked at and the needs for regulating energy are discussed. Factors taken into account for the comparison of carbon dioxide emissions are looked at. Further additional information is presented and discussed. Relationships to other energy scenarios are presented and discussed. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made. Questions still to be examined are listed.

  11. Evaluation of the promotion program 'Energy efficiency consultation' as a component of the special fund Energy efficiency in small and medium enterprises (SME). Final report; Evaluation des Foerderprogramms ''Energieeffizienzberatung'' als eine Komponente des Sonderfonds' Energieeffizienz in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU). Schlussbericht

    Frahm, Birgit-Jo; Gruber, Edelgard; Mai, Michael; Roser, Annette [Institut fuer Ressourceneffizienz und Energiestrategien (IREES) GmbH, Karlsruhe (Germany); Fleiter, Tobias; Schlomann, Barbara [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (ISI), Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2010-11-18

    With the energy consultation as a component in the 'special fund energy efficiency in SMEs' of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) and KfW development bank (Frankfurt (Main), Federal Republic of Germany) lack of information in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are to be overcome by qualified and independent energy consulting, and potentials of energy efficiency are to be made accessible. The funded advice is to give incentives to the implementation of investments for the improvement of energy efficiency. In addition, low-interest development loans are accessible in special funds in order to facilitate an investment. On 20 February 2008, the 'Special Fund for Energy Efficiency in SMEs' was launched. In the meantime, in early October 2009 two framework conditions have changed with the introduction of the new online platform for the application as well as for the extension of the maximum consultation period of eight weeks to three months. The energy consultancy component of the Special Fund should now be evaluated in order to study the recent effects of the program and optimization. This should be done from the perspective of te funded organizations, the regional planning and energy efficiency consultants. In addition, a random selection of consulting reports regarding their quality was verified.

  12. Product life cycle management as contribution for a sustainable management - EXPO 2000 - Global Dialogue 'Science and Technology - Thinking for the Future'; Produkt Life Cycle Management als Beitrag fuer ein nachhaltiges Wirtschaften - EXPO 2000 - Global Dialogue 'Science and Technology - Thinking the Future'. Schlussbericht

    Westkaemper, E.; Hieber, M.; Dauensteiner, A.; Fengler, R.; Mannuss, O.; Niemann, J.; Stolz, M.

    2001-04-01

    Within the context of the project the IFF Stuttgart develops Life Cycle Management (LCM) concepts for heating systems and machine-tools, which where presented within the World Exhibition EXPO 2000. The Vaillant GmbH, manufacturer of heating systems, cooperates with the IFF in order to develop the prototype of an LCM controlled system. At the World Exhibition it was possible to control a complete heating system via the Internet and in this way to, say, monitor temperatures, switch on and off the pumps, fix errors or eliminate malfunctions. IFF has developed and realized a remote control of all parameters of the system, which may be controlled via Internet, e-mail or using the software program HZClient. In addition, an Internet-based software was developed, which will support customers to choose the heating system suited best for their individual needs. Finally, Life Cycle Costing (LCC) calculations for machine tools has presented demonstrating the proposed LCC approach in the sphere of capital goods. Therefore, the IFF has developed an interactive simulation tool which allows the economically oriented inspection of product life cycles and generates its overall economic result. The results of the project are transferable particularly on heating-systems of different manufactures. (orig.) [German] Das IFF Stuttgart entwickelte im Vorhaben Life Cycle Management-Konzepte am Beispiel von Heizungsanlagen und Werkzeugmaschinen, die den Besuchern des 'Global Dialogues' auf der EXPO 2000 vorgestellt wurden. In Kooperation des Heizungsherstellers Vaillant GmbH und dem Fraunhofer IPA wurde ein Prototyp einer nach dem LCM gesteuerten Heizungsanlage entwickelt. Hierzu hat das IFF Stuttgart die Fernsteuerung eines modernen Gas-Wandheizgeraetes realisiert. Saemtliche Parameter der Heizung koennen somit per Internet, Softwareprogramm sowie per E-Mail gesteuert werden. Ausserdem wurde ein web-basiertes Programm entwickelt, das Kunden bei ihrer Entscheidung ueber die fuer seine Beduerfnisse richtige Heizung unterstuetzt. Mit Hilfe eines Eingabeformulars hat der Nutzer die Moeglichkeit, die fuer ihn passende Heizung auszusuchen. Die Datenbank basiert auf einem Informationssystem ueber die verschiedenen Heizungsanlagen mit Leistungs- und Kostenangaben. Mit einem interaktiven Simulationsprogramm am Beispiel einer Werkzeugmaschine kann eine wirtschaftlich orientierte Betrachtung von Produktlebenslaeufen durchgefuehrt werden und weist als Ergebnis den gesamten wirtschaftlichen Erfolg der Maschine aus. Die Ergebnisse sind insbesondere auf Heizungsanlagen auch anderer Hersteller uebertragbar. (orig.)

  13. Solar reactors for freshwater treatment in developing countries with high radiation intensity, with particular regard to part-project No. 1: Microbiology, process conception. Final report; Solarreaktoren fuer die Trinkwasseraufbereitung in Entwicklungslaendern mit hoher Sonnenstrahlungsintensitaet unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung von Teilprojekt 1: Mikrobiologie, Verfahrenskonzeption. Schlussbericht

    Watzke, E.; Roth, M.; Hoffmeier, C.

    2000-07-01

    Simple and low-cost systems for freshwater disinfestation for developing countries with high solar radiation intensity were investigated for the purpose of providing freshwater of better microbiological quality to a wider population in order to prevent infectious diseases, especially diarrhoea diseases. The bactericidic effects of short-wave and long-wave solar radiation of the UV and NIR range in combination with heat were investigated. Special glasses with high UV-permeability were developed and tested for their applicability as tube materials in freshwater disinfestation systems. the systems were designed and constructed with a view to utilising the synergistic effects of UV and thermal radiation. For higher efficacy, the water is kept in an insulated tank at elevated temperature for several hours. Further, special-purpose glass vessels with high UV permeability were developed for disinfestation. In a follow-up project, long-term tests will be carried out in practical conditions in developing countries. [German] Das Ziel der Verbundforschung bestand in der Entwicklung einfacher, kostenguenstiger Anlagen und Vorrichtungen zur Trinkwasserentkeimung in Entwicklungslaendern mit hoher Sonnenstrahlungsintensitaet. Es soll damit ein Beitrag zur Bereitstellung von Trinkwasser mit wesentlich verbesserter mikrobiologischer Qualitaet fuer breite Bevoelkerungsschichten geleistet werden, um Infektionskrankheiten, insbesondere Diarrhoeerkrankungen zurueckzudraengen. Die bakterizide Wirkung der kurz- und langwelligen Sonnenstrahlung im UV- bzw. NIR-Bereich in Kombination mit Waermeeinwirkungen wurde untersucht. Spezielle hoch UV-durchlaessige Glaeser wurden entwickelt und ihre Eignung fuer einen Einsatz in Trinkwasserentkeimungsanlagen (TWEA) getestet. Mit hoch UV-druchlaessigen Rohren aus Spezialglaesern ausgeruestete TWEA wurden konstruiert und gebaut, mit denen der synergistische Effekt von UV- und Waermestrahlung der Sonne zur Trinkwasserdesinfektion genutzt wird. Zur Erhoehung der Bakterienabtoetungsraten wird die erhoehte Temperatur des behandelten Wassers in einem isolierten Sammelbehaelter ueber mehrere Stunden gehalten. Ausserdem wurden Trinkwasserentkeimungsgefaesse (TWEG) aus hoch UV-durchlaessigem Glas entwickelt, die ebenfalls zur Trinkwasserdesinfektion verwendet werden koennen. In einem Folgeprojekt werden mit den TWEA Langzeittests unter praxisrelevanten Anwendungsbedingungen in Entwicklungslaendern durchgefuehrt. (orig.)

  14. Initiatives for sustainable development: New forms of dialogue and styles of communication in connection with the implementation of the Agenda 21. Final report; Initiativen fuer eine nachhaltige Entwicklung: Neue Dialogformen und Kommunikationsstile im Zusammenhang mit der Umsetzung der Agenda 21. Schlussbericht

    Haan, G. de; Kuckartz, U.; Rheingans, A. [comps.

    1998-11-01

    The study deals with questions of participation and the communication on environmental issues within the framework of the implementation of the Agenda 21. Employing social-science field research tools, Local Agenda 21 initiatives in selected areas of the capital, Berlin, were accompanied for a period of 15 months.- The data material consists for one thing of field notes and for another of records of interviews conducted with players in these initiatives and experts in their environment (politics, administration, economy, associations). The interviews asked open questions and followed a given layout. The data were subjected to computer-based qualitative analysis. The main objective was to identify the paradigms relevant in the Agenda process.- Some results of the analysis are organization models of LA 21 initiatives and a typology of paradigms of players. A survey among citizens carried out following the field study informs on the participation interests of the public, its familiarity with the Local Agenda initiatives, and the dissemination of knowledge on the concept of sustainable development. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die Studie befasst sich mit Fragen der Partizipation und der Umweltkommunikation im Zuge der Umsetzung der Agenda 21. Mit den Mitteln sozialwissenschaftlicher Feldforschung wurden Lokale Agenda 21-Initiativen in ausgewaehlten Bezirken der Hauptstadt Berlin ueber einen Zeitraum von 15 Monaten begleitet. Das Datenmaterial besteht neben Feldnotizen und Protokollen aus offenen, leitfadenstrukurierten Interviews, die mit Akteuren der Initiativen und mit Experten ihres Umfeldes (Politik, Verwaltung, Wirtschaft, Verbaende) gefuehrt wurden. Die Daten wurden mittels computergestuetzter qualitativer Inhaltsanalyse ausgewertet. Dabei ging es vorrangig um die Identifizierung der im Agenda-Prozess virulenten Leitbilder. Resultate der Analyse sind u.a. Modelle der Organisation von LA 21-Initiativen sowie eine Typologie von Akteursleitbildern. Eine im Anschluss an die Feldforschung durchgefuehrte Buergerbefragung gibt Auskunft ueber die Partizipationsinteressen der Bevoelkerung, ueber den Grad der Bekanntheit der Lokalen Agenda-Initiative und die Verbreitung von Wissen ueber das Konzept Nachhaltige Entwicklung. (orig.)

  15. Determination of the agricultural and process-related boundary conditions for the use of rapeseed oil and its refinery products as motor fuel. Final report; Ermittlung der landwirtschaftlichen, prozesstechnischen und verfahrenstechnischen Rahmenbedingungen fuer die Verwendung von Rapsoel und seiner Umwandlungsprodukte als Kraftstoff. Schlussbericht

    Schliephake, D; Hacker, C M

    1994-11-01

    The use of rapeseed oil as a motor fuel is viewed from various angles: Production aspects; environmental aspects; marketing aspects in agriculture; business management aspects in the Federal Republic of Germany; production and refining of rapeseed oil; use of rapeseed oil methyl ester as diesel fuel and in mineral oil processing plants; engine performance. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] In dem vorliegenden Bericht wird der Einsatz von Rapsoel als Kraftstoff aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln betrachtet: Produktionsaspekte, Umweltaspekte, marktwirtschaftliche Aspekte in der Landwirtschaft; betriebswirtschaftliche Aspekte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Herstellung und Raffination von Rapsoel; Einsatz von Rapsoelmethylester als Dieselkraftstoff und in Anlagen der Mineraloelverarbeitung; Motortechnische Untersuchungsergebnisse. (orig./SR)

  16. Numeric models of distributed power generators and stores and their adaptation to the simulation softwaare (e.g. System NETOMAC). Simulation models for long-term operation. Project 5: Numeric models. Final report; Numerische Modelle der dezentralen Energieerzeuger und Speicher, und ihre Anpassung an die Simulationssoftware (u.a. System NETOMAC). Simulationsmodelle fuer den Langzeitbereich. Teilprojekt 5: Numerische Modelle. Schlussbericht

    Orths, A.; Bachry, A.; Lebioda, A.; Purmann, M.

    2003-09-01

    In the key project 'EDISON', new technologies for electric power supply are investigated systematically. This comprised the development of mathematical models for commercial planning software (NETOMAC) for different decentral power generation systems like cogeneration systems, wind power systems, PV systems and fuel cells. The models will provide integration scenarios including sites for optimal network integration, optimisation of network operation, and network feedback effects. Prior to the start of the project, the available planning software did not include such models, so that the effects of decentral power generation and storage systems in electric power supply grids could not be investigated. (orig.) [German] Im Leitprojekt 'EDISON' wird der Einsatz neuer Technologie in elektrischen Energieversorgungsnetzen systemtechnisch untersucht. Dafuer werden sowohl fuer verschiedene Speicher wie Batteriespeicher, als auch unterschiedliche dezentrale Erzeugungseinheiten wie BHKW, Windkraftanlagen, Photovoltaikanlagen und Brennstoffzellen mathematische Modelle fuer uebliche Planungssoftware (NETOMAC) erarbeitet. Mit den Modellen sollen Einsatzszenarien fuer diese Betriebsmittel abgeleitet und anhand dynamischer Simulationsrechnungen Standorte der optimalen Netzanbindung, die Optimierung des Netzbetriebs und Netzrueckwirkung untersucht werden koennen. Vor Beginn des Projektes fehlten entsprechende Modelle in vorhandener Planungssoftware, so dass die Wirkung von dezentralen Erzeugern und Speichern in elektrischen Energieversorgungsnetzen nicht untersucht werden konnte. (orig.)

  17. Development of production-integrated methods of reducing environmental pollution by reducing energy and materials consumption in a textile finishing plant. Final report; Entwicklung produktionsintegrierter Verfahren zur Reduzierung von Umweltbelastungen durch Minimierung der Energie- und Stoffstrommassenstroeme am Beispiel eines Textilveredlungsbetriebes. Schlussbericht

    NONE

    2001-11-01

    The textile finishing industry is an industry with high consumption of energy, materials (dyes, finishing agents, chemicals), and water, and with a complex technology. The industry is forced to reduce organic water pollutants as well as the consumption of energy and water. This research project is to provide the fundamentals for further research. [German] Die mittelstaendisch strukturierte Textilveredlungsindustrie ist hinsichtlich ihres Energie- und Hilfsstoffbedarfs (Farbstoffe, Textilhilfsmittel, Chemikalien), des Bedarfs an Wasser als Loesemittel bzw. Medium fuer den Stofftransfer und der vorgegebenen Prozesstechnik zunehmend gezwungen, produktionsintegrierte Konzepte zur Reduzierung gewaesserrelevanter organischer Stoffe als auch des spezifischen Energie- und Wasserbedarfs zu entwickeln. Das geplante Forschungsvorhaben soll Grundlagen fuer produktionsintegrierte Massnahmen bzw. Verfahren schaffen, die zukunftsweisend - mit ausgepraegt oekonomischen Wirkungen - weitere Fortschritte bei Entlastung der Umweltkompartimente Wasser und Boden generieren. In diesem Sinne kommen anstelle der bislang ueberwiegend angewandten additiven Technologien nur Verfahren in Frage, die sich auf spezifisch belastete Abwasserteilstroeme konzentrieren, deren Behandlungsfaehigkeit vor dem Hintergrund der erwarteten Inhaltsstoffe untersucht werden soll. (orig.)

  18. Investigations on avoidance of hot cracks during laser welding of austenitic Cr-Ni steels and nickel-based alloys using temperature field tailoring. Final report; Untersuchungen zur Vermeidung von Heissrissen beim Laserstrahlschweissen von austenitischen Cr-Ni-Staehlen und Nickelbasislegierungen mittels Temperaturfeld-Tailoring. Schlussbericht

    NONE

    2013-08-08

    The aim of the project was to transfer the developed method of laser beam welding of heat treated machining steels of temperature field tailoring on hot crack endangered austenitic Cr-Ni steels and nickel-based alloys. With this method, transient thermal stresses adjacent to the weld are produced by an travelling induction heating so that the hot cracking is prevented during welding. As test materials the austenitic Cr-Ni steel with sulfur additive 1.4305, the Cr-Ni steels 1.4404 and 1.4435 and the nickel-based alloy Udimet 720 were selected. As a result of the research it was shown that a hot crack-free laser welding in the investigated materials using at least three different welding and material-technical approaches is possible. [German] Das Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens bestand darin, das fuer das Laserstrahlschweissen verguetbarer Automatenstaehle entwickelte Verfahren des Temperaturfeld-Tailorings auf heissrissgefaehrdete austenitische Cr-Ni-Staehle und Nickelbasislegierungen zu uebertragen. Mit diesem Verfahren werden waehrend des Schweissens transiente thermische Spannungen neben der Schweissnaht durch eine mitlaufende induktive Erwaermung so erzeugt, dass die Heissrissbildung verhindert wird. Als Versuchswerkstoffe wurden der austenitische Cr-Ni-Stahl mit Schwefelzusatz 1.4305, die Cr-Ni-Staehle 1.4404 und 1.4435 sowie die Nickelbasislegierung Udimet 720 ausgewaehlt. Im Ergebnis des Forschungsvorhabens konnte gezeigt werden, dass ein heissrissfreies Laserstrahlschweissen bei den untersuchten Werkstoffen unter Nutzung von mindestens drei verschiedenen schweiss- und werkstofftechnischen Ansaetzen moeglich ist: Erstens koennen mit einem Temperaturfeld-Tailoring bei im Stumpfstoss zu verschweissenden Blechen aus austenitischen Staehlen bis mindestens 6 mm Dicke senkrecht zur Naht und parallel zur Blechoberflaeche wirkende transiente Druckspannungen erzeugt werden, die der Bildung von Mittelrippenrissen oder dazu parallel liegenden Heissrissen entgegenwirken. Zweitens wird bei rotationssymmetrischen Bauteilen, die mittels einer Axial-Rundnaht zu verschweissen sind, mit einem relativ einfachen Temperaturfeld, das durch Erwaermung des innen liegenden Fuegepartners vor und waehrend des Schweissens aufgebaut wird, ein Spannungsfeld erzeugt, das die Bildung von Heissrissen verhindert. Schliesslich konnte drittens ein heissrissfreies Laserstrahlschweissen des Stahls 1.4305 und der Nickelbasislegierung Udimet 720 bereits ohne den Einsatz zusaetzlicher Temperaturfelder erreicht werden. Die Grenzen der Einsetzbarkeit des Verfahrens bei Cr-Ni-Staehlen werden dann erreicht, wenn Quer-Heissrisse oder parallel zur Blechoberflaeche liegende Heissrisse entstehen. Die zur Vermeidung dieser Risse noetigen Druckspannungen in den Richtungen parallel zur Schweissnaht bzw. senkrecht zur Blechoberflaeche koennen mittels induktiver Erwaermung von der Blechoberseite aus nicht in der erforderlichen Groesse erzeugt werden. Ebenso stoesst das Verfahren an seine Grenzen, wenn Wiederaufschmelzungsrisse auftreten, was beim hier verwendeten Stahl 1.4435 der Fall war. Die Spannungen, die zur Verhinderung einer Rissoeffnung an den Korngrenzen der Waermeeinflusszone erforderlich waeren, konnten durch Temperaturfeld-Tailoring nicht erreicht werden. Die Moeglichkeit des heissrissfreien Schweissens des Stahls 1.4305 auch ohne Temperaturfeld-Tailoring ergibt sich hauptsaechlich aus dem primaer ferritischen Erstarrungsmodus des Stahls in der vorliegenden Legierungszusammensetzung. Ein industrieller Einsatz des Laserstrahlschweissens fuer diesen oft als nicht schweissbar klassifizierten Stahl erscheint moeglich, wenn bei der Legierungszusammensetzung auf niedrige Anteile der Austenitbildner Nickel, Kohlenstoff und Stickstoff Wert gelegt wird und damit eine stabil primaer ferritische Erstarrung erreicht wird. Fuer diesen Fall kommt es nicht zur Schwefelanreicherung an den Korngrenzen, wodurch die Bildung niedrigschmelzender Phasen und damit die Heissrissentstehung verhindert wird. Die Nickelbasislegierung Udimet 720LI konnte ebenfalls ohne Temperaturfeld-Tailoring heissriss- und porenfrei geschweisst werden, wofuer eine genaue Optimierung der Parameter beim Laserstrahlschweissen noetig war. Durch die nach dem Schweissen erforderliche Waermebehandlung zur Wiederherstellung eines Ausscheidungsgefueges in der Naht kommt es nicht zum gefuerchteten strain age cracking, was darauf schliessen laesst, dass beim entwickelten Laserstrahlschweissprozess nur geringe Eigenspannungen entstehen und keine nennenswerten Versproedungserscheinungen auftreten. Weil einerseits eine heissrissfreie Schweissbarkeit fuer verschiedene Werkstoffe und ein Bauteil erreicht werden konnte, andererseits eine vollstaendige Wirksamkeit des Temperaturfeld-Tailorings zum Aufbau von transienten Druckspannungen in beliebigen Richtungen fuer austenitische Cr-Ni-Staehle nicht demonstriert werden konnte, wird eingeschaetzt: Die Ziele des Vorhabens wurden teilweise erreicht.

  19. Aircraft Research Guideline 1999 - 2002: High pressure compressor - preliminary design as a basis for the development of an efficient and environmentally friendly core engine. Final report; Leitlinie Luftfahrtforschung 1999 - 2002: Hochdruckverdichter-Vorauslegung als Grundlagenuntersuchung zur Entwicklung eines Kerntriebwerkes fuer einen effizienten und umweltfreundlichen Antrieb. Schlussbericht

    Klinger, H.

    2001-08-01

    This report completes the documentation for the research project 'High Pressure Compressor - Preliminary Design as Basis for the Development of an Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Core Engine' which was funded by the Ministry of Economics of State Brandenburg. The objective of the project is to deliver a preliminary compressor aerodynamic design as well as design studies for an efficient, weight and cost improved compressor. The increase of stage pressure ratio and improved efficiency, whilst stage and blade count is reduced, has been achieved by advanced 3D methods. Compressor stability also at off-design conditions will be retained. The mechanical design focusses on a cost and weight optimised rotor not only for a conventional bladed discs but also for Blish stages. Various options for split casings have been developed and assessed. Alternative vortex reducers based on different design options have been carried out. The results from this project will be directly exploited in a follow-on project for a new nine-stage compressor. The new high pressure compressor will be a key element of the future two-shaft-engine architecture. (orig.) [German] Der vorliegende Bericht schliesst das vom Land Brandenburg im Rahmen der Leitlinie Luftfahrtforschung gefoerderte Vorhaben 'Hochdruckverdichter - Vorauslegung als Grundlagenuntersuchung zur Entwicklung eines Kerntriebwerkes fuer einen effizienten und umweltfreundlichen Antrieb' ab. Ziel dieses Vorhabens ist es, im Rahmen einer aerodynamischen Vorauslegung sowie Designstudien die notwendigen Technologien zu erarbeiten, um einen hinsichtlich Effizienz, Kosten, Gewicht und Wartungsintervallen verbesserten Hochdruckverdichter auszulegen. Die Erhoehung des Druckverhaeltnisses und des Wirkungsgrads bei verringerter Stufen- und Schaufelzahl sowie ein stabiles Betriebsverhalten auch ausserhalb des Auslegungspunktes wurde dabei durch eine aeusserst fortschrittliche 3D Schaufelauslegung erreicht. Auf der konstruktiven Seite stand die Entwicklung eines kostenguenstigen und gewichtsoptimierten Rotors in Blisk-Bauweise im Vordergrund. In einem weiteren Schwerpunkt wurde der Einsatz eines durchgehend geteilten Verdichtergehaeuses untersucht. Darueber hinaus konnten auch konzeptionell neue Auslegungsvarianten fuer einen sogenannten Vortex Reducer und konstruktive Loesungsvorschlaege fuer Blisk Beschaufelung erarbeitet werden. Die im Rahmen des Vorhabens gewonnenen Erkenntisse werden unmittelbar in die Auslegung zukuenftiger Hochdruckverdichter fuer Zwei-Wellen-Triebwerke einfliessen. (orig.)

  20. From CERN to VENUS Express

    2005-01-01

    Participants in the 'Schweizer Jugendforscht' projects at CERN under the supervision of Günther Dissertori, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and other members of ETH Zürich, Werner Lustermann and Michael Dittmar. In Switzerland, as in many other countries, this year has seen a long list of activities, celebrating the centenary of Einstein's 'Annus mirabilis'. Having formerly employed Einstein, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in Bern made its contribution by sponsoring a special 'study week' for young high-school students, under the tutorship of 'Schweizer Jugendforscht', an organisation which supports the scientific activities of very talented young people. The organisers chose 'Mission to Jupiter's Moon, Europa' as the general theme for this study week. From 2 to 8 October 2005 several groups of students (between 16 and 19 years old) had to investigate some mission-related questions, ranging from the choice of the orbit and different ways of explor...

  1. Getting down to business with solar energy

    Niederhaeusern, A.

    2008-01-01

    In this interview with Hans Ruedi Schweizer, President of the Board of Governors of the Swiss Ernst Schweizer AG company and this company's Head of Solar Energy Systems, Andreas Haller, the over thirty year history of the company's solar activities is examined. The company's efforts and its success in the area of solar energy and the efficient use of energy in the company's own facilities are discussed. The other areas of activity of the company cover facade elements, windows and doors through to mailboxes. Competition on the solar collector market and the need for more professional installation experts are discussed, as is the company's patented mounting system for photovoltaic panels. Finally, the wishes of the interviewees with respect to Swiss energy politics are noted.

  2. Selektion und Qualifikation von non-professionellen Helfern für die psychologische Nothilfe

    Hersberger, Johanna

    2006-01-01

    Mit der Vereinbarung einer Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz (BABS) und der Föderation der Schweizer Psychologinnen und Psychologen (FSP) vom Oktober 2000 wurden die Grundlagen für die gemeinsame Ausbildung von non-professionellen Helfern in psychologischer Nothilfe gelegt. Ausgehend von einer heterogenen Ausbildungslandschaft und uneinheitlichen Einsatzgepflogenheiten hatte die Kooperation BABS/FSP den Anspruch, nicht nur eine den wissenschaftlich...

  3. 3D-Druck: Wie additive Fertigungsverfahren die Wirtschaft und deren Supply Chains revolutionieren

    Hofmann, Erik; Oettmeier, Katrin

    2016-01-01

    Die additive Fertigung – weitläufig bekannt unter dem Begriff »3D-Druck« – erfreut sich zunehmender Aufmerksamkeit. Obwohl diese Technologien vielfältige Potenziale in unterschiedlichen Branchen haben, ist deren Nutzung zur Herstellung industrieller Produkte bislang wenig verbreitet. Anhand einer Befragung unter 195 Schweizer Unternehmen untersucht dieser Artikel Faktoren, die einen Einfluss auf die Nutzung von additiven Fertigungstechnologien haben. Die Ergebnisse lassen darauf schließen, da...

  4. Pharmacologic Dose Testosterone to Treat Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Mechanisms of Action and Drivers of Response

    2017-10-01

    technical progress report details progress made during the first year of funding for this project (30 Sep 2016 – 1 Oct 2017). Major Findings: During...interested in oncology research. Over the past year, I have mentored her by providing career advice, writing a letter of recommendation for her...Mirkheshti, J.R. Eshleman, T.L. Lotan Writing , review, and/or revision of the manuscript: L.B. Guedes, E.S. Antonarakis, M.T. Schweizer, N

  5. Invariant and semi-invariant probabilistic normed spaces

    Ghaemi, M.B. [School of Mathematics Iran, University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: mghaemi@iust.ac.ir; Lafuerza-Guillen, B. [Departamento de Estadistica y Matematica Aplicada, Universidad de Almeria, Almeria E-04120 (Spain)], E-mail: blafuerz@ual.es; Saiedinezhad, S. [School of Mathematics Iran, University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: ssaiedinezhad@yahoo.com

    2009-10-15

    Probabilistic metric spaces were introduced by Karl Menger. Alsina, Schweizer and Sklar gave a general definition of probabilistic normed space based on the definition of Menger . We introduce the concept of semi-invariance among the PN spaces. In this paper we will find a sufficient condition for some PN spaces to be semi-invariant. We will show that PN spaces are normal spaces. Urysohn's lemma, and Tietze extension theorem for them are proved.

  6. United States Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program 1989. Program Technical Report. Volume 2

    1989-12-01

    968, June 1987. 22. E. Zielinski , H. Schweizer, S. Hausser, R. Stuber, M. H. Pilkuhn, and G. Weimann,"Systematics of laser operation in GaAs/AlGaAs...Mike Hinman, John Wagnon, Dave Froehlich, Scott Huse, Scott Shyne, and Ken Taylor. 79-3 I. Introduction Pattern Recognition (PR) is an important...many aspects of this research was also greatly appreciated. Finally, I want to thank Audrey Martinez, Al Leverette, Lt. Georke, Dave Fernald and

  7. 16-dimensional smooth projective planes with large collineation groups

    Bödi, Richard

    1998-01-01

    Erworben im Rahmen der Schweizer Nationallizenzen (http://www.nationallizenzen.ch) Smooth projective planes are projective planes defined on smooth manifolds (i.e. the set of points and the set of lines are smooth manifolds) such that the geometric operations of join and intersection are smooth. A systematic study of such planes and of their collineation groups can be found in previous works of the author. We prove in this paper that a 16-dimensional smooth projective plane which admits a ...

  8. Analysis of the electrical energy requirements of the GSI facility

    Ripp, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Die Veränderung auf dem deutschen Energiemarkt durch die Energiewende bringt eine Viel-zahl von Problemen mit sich. Der stetig ansteigende Ausbau von erneuerbaren Energien und die daraus resultierende starke Schwankung der eingespeisten Energiemengen zwingen die Netzbetreiber zum Ausbau der Stromnetze [1]. Die dadurch verursachten Kosten lassen die Netznutzungsgebühren steigen, welche an die Endkunden weitergegeben werden. Ebenfalls stieg die EEG-Umlage (Erneuerbare-Energie-Gesetz) von 3,6ct/kWh im Jahr 2012 über 5,3ct/kWh im Jahr 2013 auf 6,3ct/kWh für das Jahr 2014 [2], [3], [4]. Die extrem schnell steigenden Energiekosten zwingen die Verbraucher zur Erhöhung ihrer Energieeffizienz, um die laufenden Kosten so niedrig wie möglich zu halten [3]. Dies verlangt nach innovativen Ansätzen und Lösungen im unternehmenseigenen Energiemanagement. Besonders For-schungseinrichtungen mit großem Energiebedarf müssen eine höhere Energieeffizienz reali-sieren, um bei knappen Budgets ihrem Forschungsauftrag gerec...

  9. WASA-BOSS. Development and application of Severe Accident Codes. Evaluation and optimization of accident management measures. Subproject E. Improvement of the lower head model in MELCOR and calculations in connection with the FUKUSHIMA accident. Final report; WASA-BOSS. Weiterentwicklung und Anwendung von Severe Accident Codes. Bewertung und Optimierung von Stoerfallmassnahmen. Teilprojekt E. Verbesserung des Lower Head-Modelles fuer MELCOR und MELCOR-Rechnungen zu Fukushima. Schlussbericht

    Kretzschmar, Frank; Dietrich, Philipp; Gabriel, Stephan; Miassoedov, Alexei

    2016-12-15

    The knowledge of the key phenomena, which govern the chronological sequence of a core melt accident, is a crucial precondition for the development of SAMGs (Severe Management Guides) to avoid and mitigate the radiological consequences for the population and the environment. In the frame of a dissertation a new model has been coupled with MELCOR, which describes the thermal interaction of a core melt with the RPV (reactor pressure vessel) wall in the lower plenum. This model allows a better description of this phenomenon. The method to couple extern programs with MELCOR had been already developed and used in a former dissertation at KIT-IKET. The model has been validated recalculating according experiments in the LIVE facility. Afterwards a defined accident scenario has been calculated for a German generic KONVOI power plant. 12 months after the start of the project a MELCOR input has been developed using data delivered by the Ruhr university of Bochum (subproject ''Simulation des Unfalls in Fukushima-Daichi zur Bewertung des Stoerfall-Analysecodes ATHLET-CD''). The results of this simulation have made a contribution to review the current understanding of the FUKUSHIMA sequence. HZDR and KIT-IKET have agreed in the course of the project, that KIT-IKET will develop a MELCOR input of a german generic KONVOI power plant following an ATHLET-CDinput of HZDR. Using this MELCOR input, a comparative analysis has been performed.

  10. WASA-BOSS. Development and application of Severe Accident Codes. Evaluation and optimization of accident management measures. Subproject F. Contributions to code validation using BWR data and to evaluation and optimization of accident management measures. Final report; WASA-BOSS. Weiterentwicklung und Anwendung von Severe Accident Codes. Bewertung und Optimierung von Stoerfallmassnahmen. Teilprojekt F. Beitraege zur Codevalidierung anhand von SWR-Daten und zur Bewertung und Optimierung von Stoerfallmassnahmen. Schlussbericht

    Di Marcello, Valentino; Imke, Uwe; Sanchez Espinoza, Victor

    2016-09-15

    The exact knowledge of the transient course of events and of the dominating processes during a severe accident in a nuclear power station is a mandatory requirement to elaborate strategies and measures to minimize the radiological consequences of core melt. Two typical experiments using boiling water reactor assemblies were modelled and simulated with the severe accident simulation code ATHLET-CD. The experiments are related to the early phase of core degradation in a boiling water reactor. The results reproduce the thermal behavior and the hydrogen production due to oxidation inside the bundle until relocation of material by melting. During flooding of the overheated assembly temperatures and hydrogen oxidation are under estimated. The deviations from the experimental results can be explained by the missing model to simulate bore carbide oxidation of the control rods. On basis of a hypothetical loss of coolant accident in a typical German boiling water reactor the effectivity of flooding the partial degraded core is investigated. This measure of mitigation is efficient and prevents failure of the reactor pressure vessel if it starts before molten material is relocated into the lower plenum. Considerable amount of hydrogen is produced by oxidation of the metallic components.

  11. Development and trial of methods and design concepts for an ecological recultivation of former mining areas, located in certain littoral and terrestrial areas of the Goitzsche, district of Bitterfeld, state Sachsen-Anhalt. Final report; Entwicklung und Erprobung von Methoden und Gestaltungskonzepten zur oekologisch vertraeglichen Sanierung von Bergbaufolgelandschaften in ausgewaehlten litoralen und terrestrischen Bereichen des Tagebaus Goitzsche im Landkreis Bitterfeld. Schlussbericht und Anlagen 1-12

    Haenel, K.; Herbst, F.; Mueller, E.; Prautzsch, I.

    2000-11-01

    Methods for an ecological orientated revitalisation of former brown coal open-cast mining areas in East Germany are less developed and regarded than questions about stabilisation and economic recultivation technologies. The aim of the research work was to develop a methodical concept which includes proposals for an alternate design of shore lines considering the qualities demanded by species of flora and fauna. One of the most important issues is the use of engineer-biology rather than technical methods to stabilise and design the slopes. Soil, vegetation and species of different sections of six mining lakes were therefore analysed. Certain species of animal were selected in order to plan a current recultivation project on the island called Baerenhofinsel, part of the Goitzsche (Bitterfeld/Sachsen-Anhalt). A design concept to create conditions needed by these aim species was developed and also partly realised. Unfortunately the project could not be finished completely as there was non-predictable delay in the flooding regime. Nevertheless it is an important base for the future revitalisation process of former mining areas. (orig.) [German] Im Unterschied zu Fragen der Standsicherheit und wirtschaftlicher Sanierungstechnologien sind bei der Sanierung von Bergbaufolgelandschaften des ostdeutschen Braunkohlebergbaus Methoden fuer eine oekologisch orientierte Sanierung nur ungenuegend entwickelt. Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens war es, ein Methodenkonzept zur abwechslungsreichen Gestaltung von Uferbereichen in Tagebaufolgelandschaften des Braunkohlebergbaus unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung der Lebensraumansprueche ausgewaehlter Zielarten der Flora und Fauna zu entwickeln. Das Methodenkonzept beinhaltet die Boeschungsgestaltung durch Erdbau und ingenieurbiologische Bauweisen. Es wurden Uferabschnitte an sechs Tagebauseen (Vergleichsgewaesser) bezueglich Boden, Vegetation und ausgewaehlter Tierarten untersucht. Fuer eine konkrete Sanierungsaufgabe, die Baerenhofinsel in der Bergbaufolgelandschaft Goitzsche (Bitterfeld/Sachsen-Anhalt) wurden Zielarten fuer die Uferbereiche bestimmt. Es wurde ein Gestaltungskonzept fuer diese Uferbereiche erarbeitet und teilweise realisiert, mit dem die besonderen Lebensraumansprueche der Zielarten erreicht werden koennen. Auf Grund nicht vorhersehbarer Verzoegerungen im Flutungsregime fuer den ehemaligen Tagebau konnte das Vorhaben nicht vollstaendig umgesetzt werden. Mit dem Vorhaben wurden Planungsgrundlagen fuer die Sanierung von Bergbaufolgelandschaften zur Verfuegung gestellt. (orig.)

  12. Development of ecological and economical super-insulations for various applications. Subproject 1: scientific development of ecological super-insulations for industrial application. Subproject 2: experimental synthesis and development of a pilot plant for continuously production and realisation of multilayer-insulation materials. Final report; Entwicklung oekologischer und wirtschaftlicher Super-Isolationen fuer vielfaeltige Anwendungen. Teilvorhaben 1: Wissenschaftliche Entwicklung oekologischer Super-Isolationen fuer industrielle Anwendungen. Teilvorhaben 2: Experimentelle Struktursynthese und Entwicklung einer Technikumsanlage zur kontinuierlichen Herstellung von Mehrschicht-Daemmstoffen. Schlussbericht

    Offermann, P.; Freudenberg, C.; Schenk, A.; Doerfel, A.; Hoffmann, G.; Roedel, H.; Schierz, C.; Hopf, W.

    2002-07-01

    Heat insulation materials are used in many applications with special tasks. Insulating materials like mineral wool, hard foams are used in civil engineering and for industrial insulation. Insulating materials from natural fibres are used in civil engineering on a small scale, too. In the clothing area are applied knitted fleece particularly for out-door-clothing in addition to non-woven made of synthetic polymers or wool. The aim of the project consists in the development of an insulating material with a very low heat conductivity and density as well as a multitude of degree of freedom to the structure and material parameters. A mathematical model has been developed for the determination of an optimised structure regarding to heat conductivity and density. The development was done by using the electrostatic flocking technology. After the material selection practical investigations have been done about the mode of function of the selected materials regarding their thermal insulation behaviour. A pilot plant for continuous production of the flocked material has been installed and tested. The result of this project is a very variable structure of insulating materials with excellent properties. The developed material is called Super-Insulation-Flock-Material (SIFM). Using defined structural parameters and skillfully selected materials it would be possible to get a heat conductivity between 0,027 W/mK and 0,30 W/mK. The density of these structures is between 10 kg/m{sup 3} and 20 kg/m{sup 3}. Structures with a density of only 7 kg/m{sup 3} are able to attend for applications without high mechanical demands. The Super-Insulation-Fock-Material is used in the clothing area and the technical sector. Sample products, e.g. a cold protective jacket, a jacket for fire fighters, insulation of airplanes as well as heat protective plates for the automotive industry, are found out. New fields for further applications of the Super-Insulation-Flock-Material result from the deliverables. A precondition for this is the continued work and the successful combination of the present solutions with new innovative materials. (orig.) [German] Waermedaemmstoffe finden in unterschiedlichen Bereichen, aus denen ihre speziellen Aufgaben resultieren, Anwendung. Materialien wie Daemmstoffe aus Mineralfasern und Schaumkunststoffe werden im Bauwesen und fuer die Industriedaemmung eingesetzt. Waermedaemmstoffe aus natuerlichen Rohstoffen finden, wenn auch nur begrenzt, im Bauwesen Anwendung. Im Bekleidungsbereich werden neben Vliesstoffen aus synthetischen Polymeren oder Schafwolle besonders im out-door-Bereich gestrickte Fleece verwendet. Die Zielstellung des Projektes besteht in der Entwicklung eines Daemmmaterials mit sehr geringer Waermeleitfaehigkeit bei sehr geringer Dichte sowie hohen Freiheitsgraden hinsichtlich der Struktur- und Stoffparameter. Die Umsetzung erfolgt mit dem Verfahren der elektrostatischen Beflockung. Es wird ein Rechenmodell zur Ermittlung optimaler Strukturen hinsichtlich Waermeleitfaehigkeit und Dichte erstellt. Im Anschluss an eine anforderungsgerechte Materialauswahl werden praktische Untersuchungen zur Wirkungsweise des Materials durchgefuehrt. Es wird eine Technikumsanlage zur kontinuierlichen Herstellung des Materials installiert und erprobt. Das Ergebnis des Projektes besteht in einer sehr variablen gestaltbaren Daemmstoffstruktur mit hervorragenden Eigenschaften. Das entwickelte Material wird als Super-Isolations-Flock-Daemmstoff bezeichnet. Bei definierten Strukturbedingungen und entsprechender Materialauswahl koennen Werte fuer die Waermleitfaehigkeit im Bereich von 0,027 W/mK und 0,030 W/mK erreicht werden. Die Dichte fuer derartige Strukturen liegt im Bereich zwischen 10 kg/m{sup 3} und 20 kg/m{sup 3}. Fuer Anwendungsbeispiele ohne hohen mechanische Anforderunge koennen Strukturen mit einer Dichte von ca. 7 kg/m{sup 3} erzielt werden. Der Super-Isolations-Flock-Daemmstoff findet im Bekleidungsbereich sowie im technischen Sektor Anwendung. Im Projekt sind Beispielprodukte wie Kaelteschutzjacke, Feuerwehrueberjacke, Hitzeschilde fuer das Automobil und Daemmatten fuer das Flugzeug eruiert worden. Aus den Ergebnissen ergeben sich neue Felder fuer zukuenftige Einsatzgebiete des Super-Isolations-Flock-Daemmstoffes. Voraussetzungen dafuer bilden weiterfuehrende Arbeiten, die eine Kopplung der vorgestellten Loesungen mit neuen Werkstoffen beinhalten. (orig.)

  13. Development and testing in practice of a multidimensional evaluation and decision support system for integrated river basin management in the context of ecology, technical systems and social-economy along with an example of the Lippe river basin. Final report; Entwicklung und Praxiserprobung eines mehrdimensionalen Bewertungs- und Entscheidungsunterstuetzungs-Systems fuer integriertes Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement im Spannungsfeld von Oekologie, Technik und Sozio-Oekonomie am Beispiel der Lippe. Schlussbericht

    Schultz, G.A.; Finke, L.; Rudolph, K.U.; Petruck, A.

    2001-04-09

    The research project serves the only purpose of preparation of a detailed research proposal for the topic 'River Basin Management' in the research focus (BMBF) 'Research for the Environment'. The report contain those contents of the research proposal which are of basic interest and general validity. Furthermore the various aspects of its production are presented. The topics and problems dealt with in the research proposal are as follows: The Europen Union requires that water management in future should be handled in the sense of integrated river basin management. Thus one of the main objectives of the intended research project is the development of methods and instruments suitable for integrated river basin management, which presently hardly exist. This requires on the one hand development of theories, on the other hand their validation along with a real river system. For this purpose the basin of the Lippe river was chosen. River basin management requires the introduction of several measures suitable to change the present conditions of water quality in rivers and groundwater towards the conditions which are required by the framework directive. This, in turn, requires a multidimensional evaluation of those measures as far as ecology, technical efficiency and social economy are concerned. The decision support system to be developed shall aggregate those evaluated measures into few parameters relevant for decision making. This way it will be feasible for the decision makers to decide between prepared alternatives in a transparent way. It is expected that the project will lead to economically improved solutions and form the basis for future research. (orig.) [German] Das Forschungsvorhaben diente ausschliesslich der Vorbereitung eines detaillierten Forschungsantrags zum Thema 'Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement' im Foerderprogramm 'Forschung fuer die Umwelt'. Der Bericht enthaelt die wesentlichen grundsaetzlich interessanten und allgemein gueltigen Inhalte des Forschungsantrags sowie die Begleitumstaende seiner Erstellung. Thematisch geht es hierbei um die nachfolgend dargestellte Problemstellung. Wasserwirtschaft soll kuenftig im Sinne der EU als integriertes Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement betrieben weren. Das hierfuer erforderliche - derzeit kaum vorhandene - methodische Instrumentarium zu entwickeln, ist Hauptziel des Forschungsvorhabens. Dies bedingt zum einen Theorieentwicklung, zum anderen deren Validierung an einem realen Flusssystem, wofuer hier das Lippe-Einzugsgebiet gewaehlt wurde. Flusseinzugsgebietsmanagement beinhaltet die Durchfuehrung von zahlreichen Massnahmen, die den derzeitigen Zustand in Hinblick auf die Wasserqualitaet in den Gewaessern den gewuenschten Zielzustaenden annaehert. Hierzu muessen vorgesehene Massnahmen zunaechst mehrdimensional bewertet werden (oekologisch, technisch, sozio-oekonomisch). Ein zu entwickelndes Entscheidungsunterstuetzungs-System soll diese bewerteten Massnahmenbuendel zu wenigen entscheidungsrelevanten Parametern aggregieren, wodurch den Entscheidungstraegern die Wahl ihrer praeferierten Alternative in transparenter Weise ermoeglicht wird. Das Projekt wird zu oekonomisch besseren Loesungen fuehren und Basis fuer weitergehende Forschungen sein koennen. (orig.)

  14. Ecological research on offshore wind energy development in the North and Baltic sea. Part: Environmental planning instruments: Environmental Impacts Assessment (EIA), Habitats Assessment and Strategic Environmetnal Assessment (SEA). Volumes 1-4 and final report; Oekologische Begleitforschung zur Windenergienutzung im Offshore-Bereich der Nord- und Ostsee. Teilbereich 'Instrumente des Umwelt- und Naturschutzes: Strategische Umweltpruefung, Umweltvertraeglichkeitspruefung und Flora-Fauna-Habitat-Vertraeglichkeitspruefung'. Band 1-4 und Schlussbericht

    Koeppel, J.; Langenheld, A.; Peters, W.; Wende, W.; Sommer, S.; Finger, A.; Koeller, J.; Kraetzschmer, D.; Kerber, N.; Mahlburg, S.; Mueller, C.

    2003-07-01

    Within the licensing procedure of offshore wind farms several environmental planning instruments have to be taken into account to assess the probable effects of turbines on the marine environment. So far only little experiences were available on how to fulfil legal and methodical demands with regard to these environmental planning instruments offshore. Hence it was the principle task of this project to analyse how instruments like the environmental impacts assessment (EIA), the habitats assessment and the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) can be adapted to the special conditions of the marine environment and the legal requirements of the licensing procedure in the German EEZ according to the offshore installations ordinance. Since according to the offshore installations ordinance the construction and operation of offshore wind farms can only be refused for environmental reasons when the marine environment is endangered, the project first investigated for different aspects of the marine environment (e.g. marine mammals, birds, benthos, visual landscape) which kind of conflicts can possibly be caused by the construction and operation of turbines and of which legal significance they are with regard to the licensing procedure. Referring to those environmental impacts which have been considered as relevant for the licensing procedure the state of knowledge has been investigated by means of expert interviews and literature research. Practicable starting points for the impact assessment were suggested. With regard to the required environmental assessment within the licensing procedure one result of the project is a structured documentation of the standard of knowledge (volume I). Further on the project developed proposals for the application of the planning instruments EIA, habitats assessment and SEA offshore based on legal regulations. The result is a catalogue of requirements regarding the content and proceedings of the instruments implementation in connection with the licensing of offshore wind farms and the identification of especially suitable areas for offshore wind farms (volume II-IV). (orig.)

  15. Telling better stories: strengthening the story in story and simulation

    Kemp-Benedict, Eric

    2012-12-01

    The scenarios of the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) (Nakicenovic and Swart 2000) are both widely cited and widely criticized. This combination of censure and regard reflects their importance, as they provide both a point of reference and a point of departure for those wishing to understand the long-term implications of policies and human activities for the climate and adaptive capacity. The paper by Schweizer and Kriegler in this issue (Schweizer and Kriegler 2012) reports a unique and interesting critique of the SRES scenarios. The authors find several results, including that the path the world may now be on (labeled by them 'coal-powered growth') is under-represented in the SRES scenarios. While such post-hoc critiques are easy to dismiss, Schweizer and Kriegler were careful to use only the information available to the SRES authors, and they applied a technique that (if it had been available) could have been carried out at that time. In this way they demonstrate that not only was coal-powered growth a clearly discernible possible future at the time of the SRES, but variants on the theme dominate the handful of highly consistent and robust scenarios as identified by their method. Their paper is well-timed because a new round of climate scenarios is now under development (Kriegler et al 2012, van Vuuren et al 2012), and it could learn from evaluations of the SRES process and scenarios. Schweizer and Kriegler (2012) construct a consistent scenario logic using a relatively new foresight technique, cross-impact balances (CIB) (Weimer-Jehle 2006). As explained above, to sharpen their critique and properly evaluate the method, they apply CIB to the information that the authors of the SRES had at their disposal at the time they constructed their scenarios. Their study is therefore anachronistic, in that the CIB method was not published when the SRES was released, but historically faithful in that Schweizer and Kriegler limit themselves to the

  16. Forschungsübersicht: Advanced Manufacturing in der Schweiz

    Schärer, Claudia

    2016-01-01

    Die SATW sieht es als erwiesen an, dass sich die industrielle Produktionsweise in den kommenden Jahren grundlegend verändern wird. Schweizer Industrieunternehmen müssen neue Produktionstechnologien beherrschen, um konkurrenzfähig zu bleiben. Neue, additive Herstellungsverfahren wie 3D-Druck bieten prinzipiell revolutionäre Möglichkeiten und haben das Potenzial, traditionelle Fertigungsprozesse abzulösen. Mit Industrie 4.0 ist ein neues Konzept für die Fabrikationssteuerung und für das Pro...

  17. Aircraft Trajectories Computation-Prediction-Control (La Trajectoire de l’Avion Calcul-Prediction-Controle). Volume 3

    1990-05-01

    rates. A 4D RNAV capability is most easily achieved by "wrapping" a time-navigation capability around a 3D FMS. It is estimated that fifty percent of...U.S. jet transports will have been delivered with a full 3D FMS by 1995 without any special effort to implement 4D RNAV ATC operations. Inclusion of...Mechanics, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 247-257, 1962 EICHENBERGER W. "Flugwetterkunde", Schweizer Druck - und Verlagshaus AG, ZUrich, 2. Auflage, 1962 KELLEY H.J

  18. A quantum harmonic oscillator and strong chaos

    Oprocha, Piotr

    2006-01-01

    It is known that many physical systems which do not exhibit deterministic chaos when treated classically may exhibit such behaviour if treated from the quantum mechanics point of view. In this paper, we will show that an annihilation operator of the unforced quantum harmonic oscillator exhibits distributional chaos as introduced in B Schweizer and J SmItal (1994 Trans. Am. Math. Soc. 344 737-54). Our approach strengthens previous results on chaos in this model and provides a very powerful tool to measure chaos in other (quantum or classical) models

  19. Industrie 4.0-Strategien und Reifegrad

    Hofmann, Erik; Oettmeier, Katrin

    2017-01-01

    Industrie 4.0 ist in aller Munde. Ermöglicht wird diese «vierte industrielle Revolution» durch die flexible digitale Vernetzung von Objekten (z.B. Produkten oder Maschinen) über das Internet und andere Netzwerkdienste. Im Rahmen der Fokusstudie «SCM 4.0: Supply Chain Management und digitale Vernetzung» wird der aktuelle Stand der Implementierung von Industrie 4.0 bei Schweizer Unternehmen analysiert. Anhand einer grosszahligen Erhebung wird dabei neben dem derzeitigen Reifegrad auch die vo...

  20. Future road salt use in Switzerland: an example of an effective climate service

    Zubler, Elias M.; Fischer, Andreas M.; Schlegel, Thomas H.; Liniger, Mark A.

    2015-04-01

    The application of salt is the predominant measure taken to enhance road safety in Switzerland by clearing the roads from snow or preventing frozen surfaces during winter. The need for road salt exhibits a strong interannual variability, according to Schweizer Salinen AG - the Swiss monopolist for production and distribution of road salt. These fluctuations are to a large extent a direct consequence of the year-to-year variability in winter climate. In the course of the 21st century, Swiss climate is projected to depart significantly from present and past conditions. By the end of the century, winter temperatures over Switzerland are expected to rise by about 2-4°C relative to the mean over the period 1980-2009, while winter precipitation may either increase or decrease based on ENSEMBLES regional climate model projections under the SRES-scenario A1B. Faced with these changes, Schweizer Salinen AG asked for an estimate of the expected future road salt use for designing their long-term business strategy. The study is based on climate change projections from the CH2011 initiative and later extensions thereof as well as monthly sales data of road salt from Schweizer Salinen AG. For the period 1997-2013, a linear relationship was derived between the average number of days with snowfall and the road salt amount sold over "saltation years" defined from October 1st to September 30th in the 26 cantons (provinces) of Switzerland. The ad-hoc linear relationship was applied to the climate change projections to obtain future salt use information in three future periods for the greenhouse gas emission scenarios A1B, A2 and RCP3PD. We find that the expected future salt use is likely to be reduced by about 50% in 2045-2074 under the scenario A1B. Currently, the countrywide mean annual road salt use corresponds to about 220'000 tons. In a particularly snow-rich year, the company sells up to 400'000 tons. At the end of the century, following a pessimistic scenario such as A1B or A

  1. Realizability of metamaterials with prescribed electric permittivity and magnetic permeability tensors

    Milton, Graeme W

    2010-01-01

    We show that any pair of real symmetric tensors ε and μ can be realized as the effective electric permittivity and effective magnetic permeability of a metamaterial at a given fixed frequency. The construction starts with two extremely low-loss metamaterials, with arbitrarily small microstructure, whose existence is ensured by the work of Bouchitte and Bourel and Bouchitte and Schweizer: one having, at the given frequency, a permittivity tensor with exactly one negative eigenvalue, and a positive permeability tensor; and the other having a positive permittivity tensor, and a permeability tensor having exactly one negative eigenvalue. To achieve the desired effective properties, these materials are laminated together in a hierarchical multiple rank laminate structure, with widely separated length scales, and varying directions of lamination, but with the largest length scale still much shorter than the wavelengths and attenuation lengths in the macroscopic effective medium.

  2. Distributional chaos for triangular maps

    Smital, Jaroslav; Stefankova, Marta

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we exhibit a triangular map F of the square with the following properties: (i) F is of type 2 ∞ but has positive topological entropy; we recall that similar example was given by Kolyada in 1992, but our argument is much simpler. (ii) F is distributionally chaotic in the wider sense, but not distributionally chaotic in the sense introduced by Schweizer and Smital [Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 344 (1994) 737]. In other words, there are lower and upper distribution functions PHI xy and PHI xy * generated by F such that PHI xy * ≡1 and PHI xy (0 + ) uv , and PHI uv * such that PHI uv * ≡1 and PHI uv (t)=0 whenever 0 0. We also show that the two notions of distributional chaos used in the paper, for continuous maps of a compact metric space, are invariants of topological conjugacy

  3. All Source Sensor Integration Using an Extended Kalman Filter

    2012-03-22

    vertical [25] and is given by: Rp = a (1− e2 sinL)1/2 (2.1) Where a is the semi-major axis and e is the eccentricity of the ellipsoid. The radius of...ωz 0 −ωx −ωy ωx 0  (2.4) where Rp is the radius of curvature in the prime vertical defined in (2.1) and e is the eccentricity of the earth. 2.3.3...Orlando, FL, 1994. 21. S.L. Miller, B. Youngberg, A. Millie, P. Schweizer, and J.C. Gerdes. Calculating longitudinal wheel slip and tire parameters using

  4. Oil-free piston compressors for compressed air and gas; Oellose Kolbenkompressoren fuer Druckluft und Gase

    Frefel, B. [Fritz Haug AG, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

    2002-11-01

    Oil-free compressors are lubricated with special materials in dry operation. The technology was developed 35 years ago by the Swiss company, Fritz Haug AG. Originally developed for 10 - 40 bar, oil-free compressors are now available for both the low-pressure and high-pressure range. [German] Unter dem Begriff ''oellose Kompressoren'' versteht man Verdichter, die in der ganzen Anlage keinen Tropfen Oel verwenden, weder im Fuehrungs- und Verdichtungstell noch im Triebwerk. Die Schmierung erfolgt mit speziellen Materiallen im Trockenlauf. Die Technik der oellosen und trockenlaufenden Kolbenkompressoren wurde bereits vor rund 35 Jahren von der schweizer Firma Fritz Haug AG entwickelt. Anfaenglich war die Anwendung der Verdichtung von Luft auf 10 bis 40 bar vorbehalten. Durch Weiterentwicklungen in neue Materiallen und in der Konstruktion besteht heute auch ein umfangreiches Sortiment an Kompressoren fuer die oellose und trockene Verdichtung von Gasen fuer den Nieder- und Hochdruckbereich. (orig.)

  5. Bioindication with lichens - potential and limits of supraregional comparability of air quality maps; Bioindikation mit Flechten - Grenzen und Moeglichkeiten der ueberregionalen Vergleichbarkeit von Luftguetekarten

    Peter, K; Urech, M

    1993-12-31

    Lichen-based monitoring methods permit, on the one hand, an evaluation of effects, on the other hand a pollution-dependent statement about the pollutant load of the air. The air pollution monitoring methods are based on the typical lichen vegetation of an area. The calibrated lichen monitoring method is an air pollution monitoring method adapted to the conditions of the Swiss low mountain country. (orig./EF) [Deutsch] Flechtenindikationsverfahren ermoeglichen sowohl die Bewertung der Wirkung wie auch die immissionsbezogene Aussage ueber die Schadstoffbelastung der Luft. Die Bioindikationsmethoden basieren auf der typischen Flechtenvegetation eines Gebietes. Die kalibrierte Flechtenindikationsmethode ist ein speziell an die Verhaeltnisse des Schweizer Mittellandes angepasstes Bioindikationsverfahren zur Erfassung der Luftverschmutzung. (orig./EF)

  6. 'Nuclex 75'. Preview of the technical fair

    Anon.

    1975-01-01

    The 'Nuclex 75' - fourth international technical fair and specialist meetings for the nuclear industry - takes place from the 7th to the 11th October 1975 in the halls of the Schweizer Mustermesse in Basel. The meeting, which has taken place at three-yearly intervals since 1966, is divided into a technical fair and a congress. 422 exhibitors from 25 countries take part in the 'Nuclex 75'. Several industrial countries are again represented by communal exhibitions. The editorial office of 'Atom and Electricity' gives a few hints on the technical fair to follow which are based on the papers of the exhibitor sent in up to the editor's closing date. A detailed report on the technical fair as well as on important topics of the congress will appear in volume 11/12 1975. (orig./LH) [de

  7. Die Bibliothek 2.0 ist tot – es lebe der Bibliothekar 2.0

    David Tréfás

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Schweizer Bibliotheken bekunden Mühe mit ihren Auftritten im Internet. Insbesondere ihre Facebook-Seiten werden nur ungenügend genutzt. Dieser Artikel stellt die These in den Raum, wonach der Misserfolg der Bibliotheken vor allem darauf beruht, dass sie die Handlungsweisen ihrer Nutzer nicht der Umgebung des Web 2.0 anpassen. Erst wenn sich Bibliotheken als gleichberechtigte Mitglieder einer Community sehen, kann beispielsweise die Nutzung von Facebook wirklich gelingen.Swiss libraries have difficulties with their web presence. Especially their facebook pages are not being used sufficiently. This article suggests that the libraries’ failure is due to false expectations of user behaviour in a web 2.0 environment. Only if libraries regard themselves as equal members of a web community, can their web 2.0 presence and especially facebook presence unfold fully.

  8. The principle of environmental compatible energy supply in energy law characteristics and environmental (energy) legal connections; Das Prinzip der umweltvertraeglichen Energieversorgung in energiewirtschaftsrechtlichen Auspraegungen und umwelt(energie)rechtlichen Verzahnungen

    Stecher, Michaela

    2015-07-01

    verteilt wird. Auf der vierten Stufe wird die Foerderwirkung der rechtlichen Vorgaben fuer die Speicherung von Elektrizitaet betrachtet. Fuenfte Wertschoepfungsstufe ist der Vertrieb, ueber den die unmittelbare Beziehung zwischen Lieferanten und Endkunden organisiert wird. In den anschliessenden Ergebnisteilen werden die wesentlichen Untersuchungsergebnisse zusammengefasst und nach Regelungszielen und umweltrelevanten Wirkungszusammenhaengen strukturiert. Eine darauf aufbauende Analyse der normativen Bedeutung des Umweltvertraeglichkeitsprinzips im EnWG setzt sich damit auseinander, inwieweit das Umweltvertraeglichkeitsziel des EnWG die Umweltziele des Energieumweltrechts umfasst, inwieweit ihm symbolischer Charakter zugemessen werden kann und welchen Stellenwert die Umweltvertraeglichkeit im Regulierungsregime des En WG einnimmt bzw. einnehmen kann. Die Arbeit endet mit einem Fazit, einem Ausblick und zusammenfassenden Thesen.

  9. Strange distributionally chaotic triangular maps II

    Paganoni, L.; Smital, J.

    2006-01-01

    The notion of distributional chaos was introduced by Schweizer and Smital [Measures of chaos and a spectral decomposition of dynamical systems on the interval, Trans Am Math Soc 1994;344:737-854] for continuous maps of the interval. For continuous maps of a compact metric space three mutually non-equivalent versions of distributional chaos, DC1-DC3, can be considered. In this paper we study distributional chaos in the class T m of triangular maps of the square which are monotone on the fibres. The main results: (i) If F-bar T m has positive topological entropy then F is DC1, and hence, DC2 and DC3. This result is interesting since similar statement is not true for general triangular maps of the square [Smital and Stefankova, Distributional chaos for triangular maps, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 2004;21:1125-8]. (ii) There are F 1 ,F 2 -bar T m which are not DC3, and such that not every recurrent point of F 1 is uniformly recurrent, while F 2 is Li and Yorke chaotic on the set of uniformly recurrent points. This, along with recent results by Forti et al. [Dynamics of homeomorphisms on minimal sets generated by triangular mappings, Bull Austral Math Soc 1999;59:1-20], among others, make possible to compile complete list of the implications between dynamical properties of maps in T m , solving a long-standing open problem by Sharkovsky

  10. The three versions of distributional chaos

    Balibrea, F.; Smital, J.; Stefankova, M.

    2005-01-01

    The notion of distributional chaos was introduced by Schweizer and Smital [Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 344 (1994) 737] for continuous maps of the interval. However, it turns out that, for continuous maps of a compact metric space three mutually nonequivalent versions of distributional chaos, DC1-DC3, can be considered. In this paper we consider the weakest one, DC3. We show that DC3 does not imply chaos in the sense of Li and Yorke. We also show that DC3 is not invariant with respect to topological conjugacy. In other words, there are lower and upper distribution functions Φ xy and Φxy* generated by a continuous map f of a compact metric space (M, ρ) such that Φxy*(t)>Φxy(t) for all t in an interval. However, f on the same space M, but with a metric ρ' generating the same topology as ρ is no more DC3.Recall that, contrary to this, either DC1 or DC2 is topological conjugacy invariant and implies Li and Yorke chaos (cf. [Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 21 (2004) 1125])

  11. Annual meeting of the nuclear forum Switzerland 2013. The 2050 energy strategy in the context of economic reality

    Rey, Matthias

    2013-01-01

    At this year's annual meeting of the Nuclear Forum Switzerland (Nuklearforums Schweiz) once again the 2050 Energy Strategy of the Swiss Federal Council (Schweizer Bundesrat) was the main topic. President Corina Eichenberger warned against political arbitrariness and reckless endangerment of the Swiss electricity supply. Instead she called for a more logical, a more rational and more a pragmatic discussion. Accordingly, Eichenberger dismissed clearly politically motivated operation restrictions for Swiss nuclear power plants. The guest speakers Prof. Peter Egger of the Economic Institute of the ETH Zurich and Christoph Mader, President of scienceindustries, discussed consequences of the 2050 energy strategy for economy and industry. About 130 guests from the nuclear industry, politicians and industry took part in the Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Forum to the Hotel Bellevue in Bern Switzerland. Again, the event 'The 2050 energy strategy in the context of economic reality' was of main interest due to the recent energy policy discussions. Corinna Eichenberger, President of the association, stated, that the audience received an deep view into the economic consequences of the 2050 energy strategy from the perspective of science and industry. (orig.)

  12. Evidence to support the use of vildagliptin monotherapy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Dejager S

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Sylvie Dejager,1 Anja Schweizer,2 James E Foley31Novartis Pharma SAS, Rueil Malmaison, France; 2Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USAAbstract: The efficacy and safety of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, vildagliptin, as monotherapy have been widely confirmed in a large body of clinical studies of up to 2 years’ duration in various populations with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This paper reviews the data supporting the use of vildagliptin in monotherapy. Consideration based on baseline glycated hemoglobin levels and age is given to patient segments where metformin is not appropriate. In addition, although prediabetes is not an indication, this manuscript briefly reviews some of the existing data showing that the mechanisms at work in diabetic populations are active in patients currently classified as prediabetic, with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. Finally, the rationale for vildagliptin dosing frequency in monotherapy is discussed. In summary, this review aims to define where in community practice the use of vildagliptin as monotherapy is most desirable, focusing on segments of the population with type 2 diabetes mellitus that might receive the greatest benefit from vildagliptin in the management of their disease.Keywords: vildagliptin, type 2 diabetes, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, monotherapy, elderly

  13. Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality

    1986-09-01

    The initiatives of the 'Schweizer Vereinigung fuer Sonnenenergie' (Swiss Association for Solar Energy) has added new impetus worldwide for the utilisation of solar energy. The Association organised the 'Tour de Sol', a race for vehicles propelled with the aid of solar energy. Solar vehicles with and without supplementary power, both standard production models and prototypes were eligible for the race. Before the start of the race, the solar-powered vehicles were 'filled up' with solar energy at a 'solar filling station'. The winner in the 'standard' section (a 2-seater small car for short distances) weighed in at 240 kg and attained a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of 150 km. The rear-wheel drive of this battery-powered vehicle was provided by 2 permanent magnet motors. A newly-developed nickel-zinc battery from the USA was available to power the twin engines. The energy requirement was the equivalent of less than 1 liter of petrol per 100 km.

  14. A magnetic skier

    2009-01-01

    Swiss downhill ski champ Dominique Gisin will be the guest of Swiss-German TV show Sportpanorama, to be broadcast on Channel 2 of Schweizer Fernsehen (SF2) on 19 July. The idea behind the show is to "fix it" for guests to do something they have always wanted but never had the opportunity to do. Where other sportsmen and women might have chosen acrobatics or bungee-jumping, this young champion asked to visit CERN ! When asked about the reasons for her choice, she replied: "It’s always been a dream of mine! When I was at high school, physics was one of my main subjects. I heard a lot about CERN and all the experiments they do there. So I was very curious to see it all in real life. I am very excited about this first visit." And her interest in physics doesn’t stop there: "If I hadn’t done well in sport, I would have gone on with physics. I really enjoyed studying, but it was too much on top of the skiing. I had to make a...

  15. Integration into the Swiss Society: The Case of Meral Kureyshi

    Tanja Žigon

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Meral Kureyshi is a resident of Bern, Switzerland, and a recent nominee for the Schweizer Buchpreis literary award for her debut novel Elefanten im Garten (Elephants in the Garden. Born in 1983 in Prizren, Kosovo, in what was then Yugoslavia as a member of the Turkish minority, she moved with her parents to Switzerland in 1992. Her novel is a universal story of a family that left its native multicultural city of Prizren behind for Switzerland in search of a better life. In the novel, the author paints a vivid, no-holds barred picture of immigrant life in Switzerland, a land known in her “first motherland” of Kosovo as a land of milk and honey, although the reality of immigrant life in Switzerland is far from perfect. This paper uses the novel as a lens through which to examine the status of immigrants in a host country and investigates whether, considering the new reality in which Europe now finds itself, we are capable of realising that heterogeneity and diversity are primarily a mutually beneficial experience, one we can learn a great deal from and use to create a more tolerant world, rather than insurmountable challenges.

  16. "Das unausgesprochene Gefühl der Unzugehörigkeit" : Amerika als Zufluchtsmöglichkeit vor dem Selbst in Max Frischs Romanen Stiller und Homo faber

    Vesna Kondrič Horvat

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available In seiner Rede Emigranten, die er 1958 anläßlich der Georg-BtichnerPreis- Verleihung hielt und woraus das Titelzitat des vorliegenden Beitrags stammt, äußerte Max Frisch die Meinung, jeder frei gewahlte Wohnsitz solle dem Schriftsteller das unausgesprochene Gefühl der Unzugehörigkeit gestatten. Mit dem Satz: "Ich bin nicht Stiller!" (St 9 beginnt Frisch seinen 1954 veröffentlichten Roman Stiller. Ein Mann - ein Bildhauer -, der viele Versuche unternommen hat, seiner 'eigentlichen ', seelisch-existentiellen Identität zu entgehen, flieht schlieBlich, als alle anderen Versuche (sich im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg als ein mutiger Mann, sich in der Ehe als ein idealer Mann, sich in der Kunst als erfolgreicher Bildhauer zu bewahren scheitern, nach Amerika und läßt seine lungenkranke Frau Julika im Sanatorium in Davos zurück. Nach mehr als sechsjahrigem Fernbleiben kehrt er unter anderem Namen in die Heimat zurück und wird an der Schweizer Grenze - wegen vermeintlicher Verwicklung in eine Spionage-Affäre - verhaftet. An diesem Punkt beginnt der Roman.

  17. Quadratic Hedging of Basis Risk

    Hardy Hulley

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines a simple basis risk model based on correlated geometric Brownian motions. We apply quadratic criteria to minimize basis risk and hedge in an optimal manner. Initially, we derive the Föllmer–Schweizer decomposition for a European claim. This allows pricing and hedging under the minimal martingale measure, corresponding to the local risk-minimizing strategy. Furthermore, since the mean-variance tradeoff process is deterministic in our setup, the minimal martingale- and variance-optimal martingale measures coincide. Consequently, the mean-variance optimal strategy is easily constructed. Simple pricing and hedging formulae for put and call options are derived in terms of the Black–Scholes formula. Due to market incompleteness, these formulae depend on the drift parameters of the processes. By making a further equilibrium assumption, we derive an approximate hedging formula, which does not require knowledge of these parameters. The hedging strategies are tested using Monte Carlo experiments, and are compared with results achieved using a utility maximization approach.

  18. Experience with DPP-4 inhibitors in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes fasting during Ramadan

    Schweizer A

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Anja Schweizer,1 Serge Halimi,2,3 Sylvie Dejager4 1Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 2Department of Diabetology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University Hospital of Grenoble, France; 3Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; 4Novartis Pharma SAS, Rueil-Malmaison, France Abstract: A large proportion of Muslim patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM elect to fast during the holy month of Ramadan. For these patients hypo- and hyperglycemia constitute two major complications associated with the profound changes in food pattern during the Ramadan fast, and efficacious treatment options with a low risk of hypoglycemia are therefore needed to manage their T2DM as effectively and safely as possible. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4 inhibitors modulate insulin and glucagon secretion in a glucose-dependent manner, and consequently a low propensity of hypoglycemia has consistently been reported across different patient populations with these agents. Promising data with DPP-4 inhibitors have now also started to emerge in patients with T2DM fasting during Ramadan. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the currently available evidence and potential role of DPP-4 inhibitors in the management of patients with T2DM fasting during Ramadan whose diabetes is treated with oral antidiabetic drugs, and to discuss the mechanistic basis for their beneficial effects in this setting. Keywords: dipeptidyl peptidase-4, incretin, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia

  19. An analytical approach for the Propagation Saw Test

    Benedetti, Lorenzo; Fischer, Jan-Thomas; Gaume, Johan

    2016-04-01

    mechanical point of view, a broad phenomenology of the main failure types of the PST is outlined. Then, the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory is applied to the test setup, allowing an easy description of the snowpack stress state in the quasi-static regime. We assume an elastic-perfectly brittle model as constitutive law for the snow slab. Besides, considering the weak layer as a rigid bed of crystals with an a priori inclination, a local instability problem is formulated in order to take into account the combined effect of compressive and shear loading. As a result, the onset of slab and weak layer fracture is described in terms of cut length, slab dimensions and the main mechanical parameters. A condition on the possible propagation of the crack is proposed as well. References [1] C. Sigrist and J. Schweizer, "Critical energy release rates of weak snowpack layers determined in field experiments", Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 34, L03502, 2007. [2] D. Gauthier and B. Jamieson, "Evaluation of a prototype field test for fracture and failure propagation propensity in weak snowpack layers". Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 51, Issue 2, Pages 87-97, 2008. [3] R. Simenhois and K.W. Birkeland. "The extended column test: Test effectiveness, spatial variability, and comparison with the propagation saw test." Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 59, Issue 23, Pages 210-216, 2009. [4] J. Heierli, P. Gumbsch, M. Zaiser, "Anticrack Nucleation as Triggering Mecchanism for Snow Slab Avalanches", Science, Volume 321, Pages 240-243, 2008. [5] A. van Herwijnen, J. Schweizer, J. Heierli, "Measurement of the deformation field associated with fracture propagation in weak snowpack layers", Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 115, F03042, 2010. [6] K. W. Birkeland, A. van Herwijnen, E. Knoff, M. Staples, E. Bair, R. Simenhois, "The role of slabs and weak layers in fracture arrest", Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, 2014. [7] J. Schweizer, B

  20. Annual meeting of the nuclear forum Switzerland 2013. The 2050 energy strategy in the context of economic reality; Jahresversammlung des Nuklearforums Schweiz 2013. Die Energiestrategie 2050 im Kontext der wirtschaftlichen Realitaet

    Rey, Matthias [Nuklearforum Schweiz/Forum nucleaire suisse, Bern (Switzerland). Media Relations

    2013-07-15

    At this year's annual meeting of the Nuclear Forum Switzerland (Nuklearforums Schweiz) once again the 2050 Energy Strategy of the Swiss Federal Council (Schweizer Bundesrat) was the main topic. President Corina Eichenberger warned against political arbitrariness and reckless endangerment of the Swiss electricity supply. Instead she called for a more logical, a more rational and more a pragmatic discussion. Accordingly, Eichenberger dismissed clearly politically motivated operation restrictions for Swiss nuclear power plants. The guest speakers Prof. Peter Egger of the Economic Institute of the ETH Zurich and Christoph Mader, President of scienceindustries, discussed consequences of the 2050 energy strategy for economy and industry. About 130 guests from the nuclear industry, politicians and industry took part in the Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Forum to the Hotel Bellevue in Bern Switzerland. Again, the event 'The 2050 energy strategy in the context of economic reality' was of main interest due to the recent energy policy discussions. Corinna Eichenberger, President of the association, stated, that the audience received an deep view into the economic consequences of the 2050 energy strategy from the perspective of science and industry. (orig.)

  1. Strange distributionally chaotic triangular maps

    Paganoni, L.; Smital, J.

    2005-01-01

    The notion of distributional chaos was introduced by Schweizer, Smital [Measures of chaos and a spectral decompostion of dynamical systems on the interval. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 344;1994:737-854] for continuous maps of the interval. For continuous maps of a compact metric space three mutually nonequivalent versions of distributional chaos, DC1-DC3, can be considered. In this paper we study distributional chaos in the class T m of triangular maps of the square which are monotone on the fibres; such maps must have zero topological entropy. The main results: (i) There is an F-bar T m such that F-bar DC2 and F vertical bar Rec(F)-bar DC3. (ii) If no ω-limit set of an F-bar T m contains two minimal subsets then F-bar DC1. This completes recent results obtained by Forti et al. [Dynamics of homeomorphisms on minimal sets generated by triangular mappings. Bull Austral Math Soc 59;1999:1-20], Smital, Stefankova [Distributional chaos for triangular maps, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 21;2004:1125-8], and Balibrea et al. [The three versions of distributional chaos. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 23;2005:1581-3]. The paper contributes to the solution of a long-standing open problem by Sharkovsky concerning classification of triangular maps

  2. Systematic and simulation-free coarse graining of homopolymer melts: A structure-based study

    Yang, Delian; Wang, Qiang

    2015-01-01

    We propose a systematic and simulation-free strategy for coarse graining of homopolymer melts, where each chain of N m monomers is uniformly divided into N segments, with the spatial position of each segment corresponding to the center-of-mass of its monomers. We use integral-equation theories suitable for the study of equilibrium properties of polymers, instead of many-chain molecular simulations, to obtain the structural and thermodynamic properties of both original and coarse-grained (CG) systems, and quantitatively examine how the effective pair potentials between CG segments and the thermodynamic properties of CG systems vary with N. Our systematic and simulation-free strategy is much faster than those using many-chain simulations, thus effectively solving the transferability problem in coarse graining, and provides the quantitative basis for choosing the appropriate N-values. It also avoids the problems caused by finite-size effects and statistical uncertainties in many-chain simulations. Taking the simple hard-core Gaussian thread model [K. S. Schweizer and J. G. Curro, Chem. Phys. 149, 105 (1990)] as the original system, we demonstrate our strategy applied to structure-based coarse graining, which is quite general and versatile, and compare in detail the various integral-equation theories and closures for coarse graining. Our numerical results show that the effective CG potentials for various N and closures can be collapsed approximately onto the same curve, and that structure-based coarse graining cannot give thermodynamic consistency between original and CG systems at any N < N m

  3. Changes in body weight after 24 weeks of vildagliptin therapy as a function of fasting glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes

    Blüher M

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Matthias Blüher,1 Anja Schweizer,2 Giovanni Bader,2 James E Foley3 1Department of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; 2Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USA Background: In order to test the hypothesis that the degree of weight change with the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor vildagliptin is dependent on the level of glycemic control at baseline, the weight changes from pooled monotherapy studies after 24 weeks of therapy with vildagliptin were assessed versus the fasting plasma glucose (FPG levels at baseline. Methods: Data were pooled from eight clinical monotherapy trials including 2,340 previously drug-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who received vildagliptin monotherapy (50 mg once daily [n=359] or 50 mg twice daily [n=1,981]. The trials were all randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trials with a prespecified week 24 study visit. Results: Linear regression analysis of weight change after 24 weeks relative to baseline FPG showed an intercept of −2.259 kg (95% confidence interval −2.86, −1.66; P<0.0001 and a positive slope of 0.1552 kg (95% confidence interval 0.10–0.21; P<0.0001. Neutral caloric balance (no weight change was observed at a FPG of 14.6 mmol/L (263 mg/dL. Baseline FPG values below and above this threshold were associated with weight loss and weight gain, respectively. For instance, from this analysis, a baseline FPG of 8 mmol/L (144 mg/dL predicts a weight loss of 1 kg. Conclusion: The present analysis showed that treatment with vildagliptin results in a negative caloric balance when glucose levels are below the renal threshold at baseline. Keywords: dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, glucagon-like peptide-1, renal threshold, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, hyperglycemia

  4. Clinical evidence and mechanistic basis for vildagliptin's effect in combination with insulin

    Schweizer A

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Anja Schweizer,1 James E Foley,2 Wolfgang Kothny,2 Bo Ahrén31Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USA; 3Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, SwedenAbstract: Due to the progressive nature of type 2 diabetes, many patients need insulin as add-on to oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs in order to maintain adequate glycemic control. Insulin therapy primarily targets elevated fasting glycemia but is less effective to reduce postprandial hyperglycemia. In addition, the risk of hypoglycemia limits its effectiveness and there is a concern of weight gain. These drawbacks may be overcome by combining insulin with incretin-based therapies as these increase glucose sensitivity of both the α- and β-cells, resulting in improved postprandial glycemia without the hypoglycemia and weight gain associated with increasing the dose of insulin. The dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-4 inhibitor vildagliptin has also been shown to protect from hypoglycemia by enhancing glucagon counterregulation. The effectiveness of combining vildagliptin with insulin was demonstrated in three different studies in which vildagliptin decreased A1C levels when added to insulin therapy without increasing hypoglycemia. This was established with and without concomitant metformin therapy. Furthermore, the effectiveness of vildagliptin appears to be greater when insulin is used as a basal regimen as opposed to being used to reduce postprandial hyperglycemia, since improvement in insulin secretion likely plays a minor role when relatively high doses of insulin are administered before meals. This article reviews the clinical experience with the combination of vildagliptin and insulin and discusses the mechanistic basis for the beneficial effects of the combination. The data support the use of vildagliptin in combination with insulin in general and, in line with emerging clinical practice, suggest that treating patients with

  5. Combination treatment in the management of type 2 diabetes: focus on vildagliptin and metformin as a single tablet

    Serge Halimi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Serge Halimi1, Anja Schweizer2, Biljana Minic2, James Foley3, Sylvie Dejager41University Hospital of Grenoble College of Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrine department, Grenoble, France; 2Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, E. Hanover, NJ, 4Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Rueil Malmaison, FranceAbstract: Vildagliptin is a potent and selective inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-4, orally active, that improves glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM primarily by enhancing pancreatic (α and β islet function. Thus vildagliptin has been shown both to improve insulin secretion and to suppress the inappropriate glucagon secretion seen in patients with T2DM. Vildagliptin reduces HbA1c when given as monotherapy, without weight gain and with minimal hypoglycemia, or in combination with the most commonly prescribed classes of oral hypoglycemic drugs: metformin, a sulfonylurea, a thiazolidinedione, or insulin. Metformin, with a different mode of action not addressing β-cell dysfunction, has been used for about 50 years and still represents the universal first line therapy of all guidelines. However, given the multiple pathophysiological abnormalities in T2DM and the progressive nature of the disease, intensification of therapy with combinations is typically required over time. Recent guidelines imply that patients will require pharmacologic combinations much earlier to attain and sustain the increasingly stringent glycemic targets, with careful drug selection to avoid unwanted adverse events, especially hypoglycemia. The combination of metformin and vildagliptin offers advantages when compared to currently used combinations with additive efficacy and complimentary mechanisms of action, since it does not increase the risk of hypoglycemia and does not promote weight gain. Therefore, by specifically combining these agents in a single tablet, there is considerable potential to achieve

  6. Assessing the general safety and tolerability of vildagliptin: value of pooled analyses from a large safety database versus evaluation of individual studies

    Schweizer A

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Anja Schweizer1, Sylvie Dejager2, James E Foley3, Wolfgang Kothny31Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 2Novartis Pharma SAS, Rueil-Malmaison, France; 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USAAim: Analyzing safety aspects of a drug from individual studies can lead to difficult-to-interpret results. The aim of this paper is therefore to assess the general safety and tolerability, including incidences of the most common adverse events (AEs, of vildagliptin based on a large pooled database of Phase II and III clinical trials.Methods: Safety data were pooled from 38 studies of ≥12 to ≥104 weeks' duration. AE profiles of vildagliptin (50 mg bid; N = 6116 were evaluated relative to a pool of comparators (placebo and active comparators; N = 6210. Absolute incidence rates were calculated for all AEs, serious AEs (SAEs, discontinuations due to AEs, and deaths.Results: Overall AEs, SAEs, discontinuations due to AEs, and deaths were all reported with a similar frequency in patients receiving vildagliptin (69.1%, 8.9%, 5.7%, and 0.4%, respectively and patients receiving comparators (69.0%, 9.0%, 6.4%, and 0.4%, respectively, whereas drug-related AEs were seen with a lower frequency in vildagliptin-treated patients (15.7% vs 21.7% with comparators. The incidences of the most commonly reported specific AEs were also similar between vildagliptin and comparators, except for increased incidences of hypoglycemia, tremor, and hyperhidrosis in the comparator group related to the use of sulfonylureas.Conclusions: The present pooled analysis shows that vildagliptin was overall well tolerated in clinical trials of up to >2 years in duration. The data further emphasize the value of a pooled analysis from a large safety database versus assessing safety and tolerability from individual studies.Keywords: type 2 diabetes, dipeptidyl peptidase-4, edema, safety, vildagliptin

  7. [Are We Really as Happy as We Think We are? A Critical Examination of Work Satisfaction in a University Pediatric Hospital].

    Hiemisch, Andreas; Stöbel-Richter, Yve; Grande, Gesine; Brähler, Elmar; Kiess, Wieland

    2017-12-15

    Goals Despite numerous reported deficits and an increasingly tense working environment in German hospitals, employees themselves often assess their job satisfaction as being high to very high. Hence, the board of directors does not have important arguments for sustainable improvement of working conditions. This discrepancy between working conditions and subjective satisfaction was the motivation for this work. Methods Data were acquired via an attitude survey at the University Hospital for Children and Adolescents Leipzig, with employees sub-divided into medical, nursing and administrative/technical staff. The subjective satisfaction was examined by means of classical global ratings almost exclusively used by companies vs. the much more modern cognitive-emotional concept of the 'Schweizer Modell' describing qualitative job satisfaction. In addition, working hours, work-related effects on mental health, willingness to quit the job and actual dropout rate were compared. Results A rather high level of job satisfaction was revealed while interpreting the classical global ratings. In contrast, the qualitative analysis showed that only 1 in 4 employees was really satisfied with his or her job, amongst doctors even only 1 in 10. Altogether there are four categories of satisfaction. Significant differences between occupational categories were seen when stratifying the data according to age profiles and the evaluation of the consequences of psychological job strain. These differences were not seen in willingness to quit the job. Discussion Reports of high job satisfaction in hospitals in numerous publications can be mostly explained by employees who are resignedly satisfied. This is the psychodynamic outcome of strain compensating. This is not measurable with the concept of classical global ratings. Furthermore, the constructively dissatisfied employees, who are an often-underestimated resource for companies, are neglected. The reduction of strain in these people then

  8. Dronedarone: current evidence for its safety and efficacy in the management of atrial fibrillation

    Patrick A Schweizer

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Patrick A Schweizer, Rüdiger Becker, Hugo A Katus, Dierk ThomasDepartment of Cardiology, Medical University Hospital, Heidelberg, GermanyAbstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Management of AF includes rate control, rhythm control if necessary, prevention of thromboembolic events, and treatment of the underlying disease. Rate control is usually achieved by pharmacological suppression of calcium currents or by applying β-blockers or digitalis compounds. In contrast, the number of compounds available for rhythm control is still limited. Class Ic agents increase mortality in patients with structural heart disease, and amiodarone harbors an extensive side effect profile despite its efficacy in maintaining sinus rhythm. Furthermore, rhythm control by these compounds has not been shown to reduce patient mortality. Dronedarone is a new antiarrhythmic drug that has been developed to provide rhythm and rate control in AF patients with fewer side effects compared with amiodarone. This review primarily focuses on clinical trials evaluating efficacy and safety of the novel drug. Conclusions from these studies are critically reviewed, and recommendations for clinical practice are discussed. Dronedarone significantly reduced the incidence of hospitalization due to cardiovascular events or death in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation (ATHENA trial. However, dronedarone was less efficient than amiodarone in maintaining normal sinus rhythm (DIONYSOS trial and is contraindicated in severe or deteriorating heart failure (ANDROMEDA trial. In summary, dronedarone represents a valuable addition to the limited spectrum of antiarrhythmic drugs and is currently recommended in patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF to achieve rate and rhythm control, excluding cases of severe or unstable congestive heart failure.Keywords: dronedarone, atrial fibrillation, antiarrhythmic therapy

  9. An inverse method based on finite element model to derive the plastic flow properties from non-standard tensile specimens of Eurofer97 steel

    S. Knitel

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A new inverse method was developed to derive the plastic flow properties of non-standard disk tensile specimens, which were so designed to fit irradiation rods used for spallation irradiations in SINQ (Schweizer Spallations Neutronen Quelle target at Paul Scherrer Institute. The inverse method, which makes use of MATLAB and the finite element code ABAQUS, is based upon the reconstruction of the load-displacement curve by a succession of connected small linear segments. To do so, the experimental engineering stress/strain curve is divided into an elastic and a plastic section, and the plastic section is further divided into small segments. Each segment is then used to determine an associated pair of true stress/plastic strain values, representing the constitutive behavior. The main advantage of the method is that it does not rely on a hypothetic analytical expression of the constitutive behavior. To account for the stress/strain gradients that develop in the non-standard specimen, the stress and strain were weighted over the volume of the deforming elements. The method was validated with tensile tests carried out at room temperature on non-standard flat disk tensile specimens as well as on standard cylindrical specimens made of the reduced-activation tempered martensitic steel Eurofer97. While both specimen geometries presented a significant difference in terms of deformation localization during necking, the same true stress/strain curve was deduced from the inverse method. The potential and usefulness of the inverse method is outlined for irradiated materials that suffer from a large uniform elongation reduction.

  10. Transformation research for a sustainable energy system. Contributions; Transformationsforschung fuer ein nachhaltiges Energiesystem. Beitraege

    Stadermann, Gerd; Szczepanski, Petra; Wunschick, Franziska; Martin, Niklas (comps.)

    2012-03-15

    . Schweizer-Ries); (20) The value of interactive analyses of energy potential for citizens using the project 'Renewable come' as an example (M. Klaerle); (21) Changing world - the 'Great transformation' (H.J. Schellnhuber).

  11. HST Observations of NGC 7252

    Whitmore, Brad; Schweizer, Francois; Leitherer, Claus; Borne, Kirk; Robert, Carmelle

    1993-05-01

    A population of about 40 blue pointlike objects has been discovered in NGC 7252 using the Planetary Camera on board of the Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 7252 (sometimes referred to as the ``Atoms-for-Peace'' galaxy) is one of the prototypical examples of a merger between two disk galaxies. Schweizer (1982: ApJ, 252, 455) has argued that the remnant will eventually become an elliptical galaxy. The luminosities, V-I colors, spatial distribution, and sizes are all compatible with the hypothesis that these objects formed <= 1 Gyr ago during the original merger, and that they are the progenitors of globular clusters similar to those we see around galaxies today. It therefore appears that the number of globular clusters is not a conserved quantity during the merger of two spiral galaxies, but increases instead. This weakens van den Bergh's objection against ellipticals being formed through disk mergers, based mainly on the fact that disk galaxies have fewer globular clusters per unit luminosity than ellipticals galaxies do. The objects found in NGC 7252 are very similar to the pointlike sources recently discovered in NGC 1275 by Holtzman et al. (1992: AJ, 103, 691). However, NGC 1275 is a peculiar galaxy in the center of the Perseus cluster. While Holtzman et al. argue that the objects in NGC 1275 may be the progenitors of globular clusters, Richer et al. (1993: AJ, 105, 877) suggest that these objects may instead be related to the strong cooling flow in the cluster. Our discovery of a population of bright blue pointlike objects in NGC 7252, a prototypical merger, makes a much stronger connection between the formation of globular clusters and the merger history of a galaxy. Other findings are: (1) NGC 7252 has a single, semi-stellar nucleus; (2) spiral arms are seen within 3.5'' (1.6 kpc) of the center, presumably formed through the continued infall of gas into a disk around the center of the galaxy; (3) dust lanes and very weak spiral structure are seen out to about 9

  12. Blood pressure and fasting lipid changes after 24 weeks’ treatment with vildagliptin: a pooled analysis in >2,000 previously drug-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Evans M

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Marc Evans,1 Anja Schweizer,2 James E Foley3 1Diabetes Resource Centre, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff, UK; 2Medical Affairs Cardio Metabolic, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 3Medical Affairs Cardio-Metabolic, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USA Introduction: We have previously shown modest weight loss with vildagliptin treatment. Since body weight balance is associated with changes in blood pressure (BP and fasting lipids, we have assessed these parameters following vildagliptin treatment. Methods: Data were pooled from all double-blind, randomized, controlled, vildagliptin monotherapy trials on previously drug-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who received vildagliptin 50 mg once daily (qd or twice daily (bid; n=2,108 and wherein BP and fasting lipid data were obtained. Results: Data from patients receiving vildagliptin 50 mg qd or bid showed reductions from baseline to week 24 in systolic BP (from 132.5±0.32 to 129.8±0.34 mmHg; P<0.0001, diastolic BP (from 81.2±0.18 to 79.6±0.19 mmHg; P<0.0001, fasting triglycerides (from 2.00±0.02 to 1.80±0.02 mmol/L; P<0.0001, very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (from 0.90±0.01 to 0.83±0.01 mmol/L; P<0.0001, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (from 3.17±0.02 to 3.04±0.02 mmol/L; P<0.0001, whereas high density lipoprotein cholesterol increased (from 1.19±0.01 to 1.22±0.01 mmol/L; P<0.001. Weight decreased by 0.48±0.08 kg (P<0.001. Conclusion: This large pooled analysis demonstrated that vildagliptin shows a significant reduction in BP and a favorable fasting lipid profile that are associated with modest weight loss. Keywords: TG, HDL, LDL, body weight DPP-4 inhibitor, GLP-1 

  13. A double-blind, randomized trial, including frequent patient–physician contacts and Ramadan-focused advice, assessing vildagliptin and gliclazide in patients with type 2 diabetes fasting during Ramadan: the STEADFAST study

    Hassanein M

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Mohamed Hassanein,1 Khalifa Abdallah,2 Anja Schweizer31Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wales, United Kingdom; 2Clinical Research Center, Alexandria University Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt; 3Global Medical Affairs, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, SwitzerlandBackground: Several observational studies were conducted with vildagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM fasting during Ramadan, showing significantly lower incidences of hypoglycemia with vildagliptin versus sulfonylureas, including gliclazide. It was of interest to complement the existing real-life evidence with data from a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial.Clinical Trials Identifier: NCT01758380.Methods: This multiregional, double-blind study randomized 557 patients with T2DM (mean glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c], 6.9%, previously treated with metformin and any sulfonylurea to receive either vildagliptin (50 mg twice daily or gliclazide plus metformin. The study included four office visits (three pre-Ramadan and multiple telephone contacts, as well as Ramadan-focused advice. Hypoglycemic events were assessed during Ramadan; HbA1c and weight were analyzed before and after Ramadan.Results: The proportion of patients reporting confirmed (<3.9 mmol/L and/or severe hypoglycemic events during Ramadan was 3.0% with vildagliptin and 7.0% with gliclazide (P=0.039; one-sided test, and this was 6.0% and 8.7%, respectively, for any hypoglycemic events (P=0.173. The adjusted mean change pre- to post-Ramadan in HbA1c was 0.05%±0.04% with vildagliptin and -0.03%±0.04% with gliclazide, from baselines of 6.84% and 6.79%, respectively (P=0.165. In both groups, the adjusted mean decrease in weight was -1.1±0.2 kg (P=0.987. Overall safety was similar between the treatments.Conclusion: In line with the results from previous observational studies, vildagliptin was shown in this interventional study to be an effective, safe, and well-tolerated treatment in patients with T2DM fasting

  14. Long-term use of amiodarone before heart transplantation significantly reduces early post-transplant atrial fibrillation and is not associated with increased mortality after heart transplantation

    Rivinius R

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Rasmus Rivinius,1 Matthias Helmschrott,1 Arjang Ruhparwar,2 Bastian Schmack,2 Christian Erbel,1 Christian A Gleissner,1 Mohammadreza Akhavanpoor,1 Lutz Frankenstein,1 Fabrice F Darche,1 Patrick A Schweizer,1 Dierk Thomas,1 Philipp Ehlermann,1 Tom Bruckner,3 Hugo A Katus,1 Andreas O Doesch1 1Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, 3Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Background: Amiodarone is a frequently used antiarrhythmic drug in patients with end-stage heart failure. Given its long half-life, pre-transplant use of amiodarone has been controversially discussed, with divergent results regarding morbidity and mortality after heart transplantation (HTX.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of long-term use of amiodarone before HTX on early post-transplant atrial fibrillation (AF and mortality after HTX.Methods: Five hundred and thirty patients (age ≥18 years receiving HTX between June 1989 and December 2012 were included in this retrospective single-center study. Patients with long-term use of amiodarone before HTX (≥1 year were compared to those without long-term use (none or <1 year of amiodarone. Primary outcomes were early post-transplant AF and mortality after HTX. The Kaplan–Meier estimator using log-rank tests was applied for freedom from early post-transplant AF and survival.Results: Of the 530 patients, 74 (14.0% received long-term amiodarone therapy, with a mean duration of 32.3±26.3 months. Mean daily dose was 223.0±75.0 mg. Indications included AF, Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Patients with long-term use of amiodarone before HTX had significantly lower rates of early post-transplant AF (P=0.0105. Further, Kaplan–Meier analysis of freedom from early post-transplant AF showed significantly lower rates of AF in this

  15. Vitex-agnus-castus-Extrakt (Ze 440 zur Symptombehandlung bei Frauen mit menstruellen Zyklusstörungen

    Eltbogen R

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Ziel: Diese nichtinterventionelle Beobachtungsstudie (NIS wurde von Schweizer Gynäkologen und Allgemeinmedizinern im Rahmen der üblichen ärztlichen Grundversorgung durchgeführt. Das Ziel der NIS war es, die Wirksamkeit und Sicherheit von Vitex-agnus-castus-(VAC Extrakt (Ze 440: premens, Zeller Medical AG, Romanshorn, Schweiz bei Frauen, die unter menstruellen Zyklusstörungen wie Polymenorrhö, Oligomenorrhö oder Amenorrhö litten, zu untersuchen. Methode: Insgesamt 211 Patientinnen nahmen an dieser NIS teil. Symptome, die mit menstruellen Zyklusstörungen („menstrual cycle irregularities“ [MCIs] und der Menstruationsblutung in Verbindung stehen, wurden bei einer Erstuntersuchung („baseline visit“ [BV] und einer Kontrolluntersuchung („follow-up visit“ [FV] nach Behandlung mit VAC-Extrakt über einen Zeitraum von 3 aufeinanderfolgenden Menstruationszyklen beurteilt. Ergebnisse: Der Anteil der Patientinnen, bei denen eine Beschwerdefreiheit oder eine Besserung der MCIs (insgesamt und spezifischer Beschwerdebilder wie Polymenorrhö, Oligomenorrhö und Amenorrhö erzielt werden konnte, lag bei der FV bei 79–85 %. Bei Symptomen im Zusammenhang mit der Menstruationsblutung wie Dysmenorrhö, Zwischenblutungen, Hypermenorrhö, Menometrorrhagie, Ovulationsblutung, präoder postmenstrueller Blutung betrug der Anteil der Patientinnen, bei denen ein Rückgang oder eine Besserung festgestellt wurde, bei der FV zwischen 60 und 88 %. Von 53 Patientinnen, die bei der BV von einem unerfüllten Kinderwunsch berichteten, wurden 12 Frauen (23 % während der Behandlung mit VAC-Extrakt schwanger. Bei der FV waren 91 % der Ärzte und 92 % der Patientinnen mit den erzielten Behandlungsergebnissen „zufrieden“ oder „sehr zufrieden“ und 80 % der Patientinnen bestätigten, dass sie gerne mit der Behandlung mit VAC-Extrakt fortfahren wollen. Fazit: Diese Beobachtungsstudie im Bereich der ärztlichen Grundversorgung ergab, dass die Behandlung mit VAC

  16. Geothermal characteristics of the molasse basin (pilot study - thermal conductivity); Geothermische Eigenschaften des Molassebeckens (Pilotstudie - Waermeleitfaehigkeit)

    Leu, W; Greber, E [Geoform, Geologische Beratungen und Studien AG, Winterthur (Switzerland); Hopkirk, R J [Polydynamics Engineering, Maennedorf (Switzerland); Keller, B [Mengis und Lorenz AG, Luzern (Switzerland); Rybach, L [ETH Hoenggerberg, Zuerich (Switzerland). Inst. fuer Geophysik und Radiometrie

    1997-12-01

    Detailed knowledge of the geothermal properties (thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity) of the undergorund becomes more and more important with increasing exploitation of geothermal resources by deep vertical borehole heat exchangers or by seasonal storage installations. For this pilot study all existing thermal conductivity data of the Swiss Molasse were compiled and supplemented with new laboratory measurements on core and cutting samples from deep wells (2.5 to 3.0 W/mK). In a second step top-to-bottom thermal conductivity profiles were calculated from geophysical well logs. These profiles show a clear dependence on lithology and variations in thermal conductivity of up to 1 W/mK over 50-200 m thick intervals. In clay-rich lithofacies thermal conductivity is only slightly dependent on the sedimentary architecture, whereas, in sandy facies obvious distinctions are possible. The modelling of a theoretical 750 m long vertical borehole heat exchanger shows that the potential quality of extractable heat increases or decreases by up to 20% by varying the thermal conductivity with only {+-}0.5 W/mK. (orig.) [Deutsch] Fuer die Nutzung geothermischer Ressourcen mit tiefen Erdwaermesonden und saisonalen Speicheranlagen werden detaillierte Kenntnisse der geothermischen Eigenschaften (Waermeleitfaehigkeit und Waemekapazitaet) des Untergrundes zunehmend wichtig. Im Rahmen dieser Pilotstudie wurden saemtliche verfuegbaren Waermeleitfaehigkeits-Daten von Schweizer Molassegesteinen kompiliert und mit Neumessungen an Kern- und Cuttingsmaterial von Tiefbohrungen ergaenzt (2.5 bis 3.0 W/mK). In einem zweiten Schritt wurden Waermeleitfaehigkeits-Profile mit geophysikalischen Bohr-Logs berechnet. Diese Profile zeigen eine deutliche Abhaengigkeit von der Lithologie mit einer Variation der Waermeleitfaehigkeit von bis zu 1 W/mK ueber 50-200 m maechtige Intervalle. In den tonigen Lithologien kann nur eine schwache Abhaengigkeit der Waermeleitfaehigkeit von der sedimentaeren

  17. Mw Spectroscopy Coupled with Ultrafast UV Laser Vaporization: {RIBOSE} Found in the Gas Phase

    Cocinero, Emilio J.; Ecija, Patricia; Basterretxea, Francisco J.; Fernandez, Jose A.; Castano, Fernando; Lesarri, Alberto; Grabow, Jens-Uwe

    2012-06-01

    Sugars are aldoses or ketoses with multiple hydroxy groups which have been elusive to spectroscopic studies. Here we report a rotational study of the aldopentose ribose. According to any standard textbook aldopentoses can exhibit either linear forms, cyclic five-membered (furanose) structures or six-membered (pyranose) rings, occurring either as α- or β- anomers depending on the orientation of the hydroxy group at C-1 (anomeric carbon). β-Furanose is predominant in ribonucleosides, RNA, ATP and other biochemically relevant derivatives, but is β-furanose the native form also of free ribose? Recent condensed-phase X-ray and older NMR studies delivered conflicting results. In order to solve this question we conducted a microwave study on D-ribose that, owing to ultrafast UV laser vaporization, has become the first C-5 sugar observed with rotational resolution. The spectrum revealed six conformations of free ribose, preferentially adopting β-pyranose chairs as well as higher-energy α-pyranose forms. The method also allowed for unambiguous distinction between different orientations of the hydroxy groups, which stabilize the structures by cooperative hydrogen-bond networks. No evidence was observed of the α-/β-furanoses or linear forms found in the biochemical derivatives. i) D. Šišak, L. B. McCusker, G. Zandomeneghi, B. H. Meier, D. Bläser, R. Boese, W. B. Schweizer, R. Gylmour and J. D. Dunitz Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 4503, 2010. ii) W. Saenger Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 6487, 2010. i) M. Rudrum, and D. F. Shaw, J. Chem. Soc. 52, 1965. ii) R. U. Lemieux and J. D. Stevens Can. J. Chem. 44, 249, 1966. iii) E. Breitmaier and U. Hollstein Org. Magn. Reson. 8, 573, 1976. E. J. Cocinero, A. Lesarri, P. Écija, F. J. Basterretxea, J. U. Grabow, J. A. Fernández and F. Castaño Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. in press: DOI: 10.1002/anie.201107973, 2012.

  18. Benthic foraminifera cultured over a large salinity gradient: first results and comparison with field data from the Baltic Sea.

    Groeneveld, Jeroen; Filipsson, Helena L.; Austin, William E. N.; Darling, Kate; Quintana Krupinski, Nadine B.

    2015-04-01

    found in both salinity regimes but that the Ammonia genotypes differ depending on the prevailing salinity regime. Also in the CONTEMPORARY team: Heather Austin, Clare Bird, Johan Gabrielsson, David J. McCarthy, Angela Roberts, Magali Schweizer.

  19. New Aspects of the Interplay between Penicillin Binding Proteins, murM, and the Two-Component System CiaRH of Penicillin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 19A Isolates from Hungary.

    Schweizer, Inga; Blättner, Sebastian; Maurer, Patrick; Peters, Katharina; Vollmer, Daniela; Vollmer, Waldemar; Hakenbeck, Regine; Denapaite, Dalia

    2017-07-01

    The Streptococcus pneumoniae clone Hungary 19A -6 expresses unusually high levels of β-lactam resistance, which is in part due to mutations in the MurM gene, encoding a transferase involved in the synthesis of branched peptidoglycan. Moreover, it contains the allele ciaH232 , encoding the histidine kinase CiaH (M. Müller, P. Marx, R. Hakenbeck, and R. Brückner, Microbiology 157:3104-3112, 2011, https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.053157-0). High-level penicillin resistance primarily requires the presence of low-affinity (mosaic) penicillin binding protein (PBP) genes, as, for example, in strain Hu17, a closely related member of the Hungary 19A -6 lineage. Interestingly, strain Hu15 is β-lactam sensitive due to the absence of mosaic PBPs. This unique situation prompted us to investigate the development of cefotaxime resistance in transformation experiments with genes known to play a role in this phenotype, pbp2x , pbp1a , murM , and ciaH , and penicillin-sensitive recipient strains R6 and Hu15. Characterization of phenotypes, peptidoglycan composition, and CiaR-mediated gene expression revealed several novel aspects of penicillin resistance. The murM gene of strain Hu17 ( murM Hu17 ), which is highly similar to murM of Streptococcus mitis , induced morphological changes which were partly reversed by ciaH232. murM Hu17 conferred cefotaxime resistance only in the presence of the pbp2x o f strain Hu17 ( pbp2x Hu17 ). The ciaH232 allele contributed to a remarkable increase in cefotaxime resistance in combination with pbp2x Hu17 and pbp1a of strain Hu17 ( pbp1a Hu17 ), accompanied by higher levels of expression of CiaR-regulated genes, documenting that ciaH232 responds to PBP1a Hu17 -mediated changes in cell wall synthesis. Most importantly, the proportion of branched peptides relative to the proportion of linear muropeptides increased in cells containing mosaic PBPs, suggesting an altered enzymatic activity of these proteins. Copyright © 2017 Schweizer et al.

  20. Photovoltaic systems. A guide for electricians, roofers, projecting engineers and architects; Photovoltaische Anlagen. Leitfaden fuer Elektriker, Dachdecker, Fachplaner, Architekten und Bauherren

    Haselhuhn, R.; Berger, F.; Hasenoehrl, G.; Morsch, R.; Quaschning, V.; Rauscher, S.; Seltmann, T.; Hartmann, U.

    2001-07-01

    can-polluting and sustainable power supply will rely heavily on photovoltaic systems. Experience has shown that the development of PV systems cannot be assured without careful, high-quality planning dimensioning, installation, commissioning and maintenance. This guide contains comprehensive information on all aspects of PV systems. It addresses architects, projecting engineers, builder-owners, electricians and roofers, as well as decision-makers on state and community level with the intention of informing them on the latest state of the art. Contents: 1. Functional principles, design, characteristics and properties of components, modules and current inverters; 2. in situ analysis and site analysis; 3. shading analysis; 4. Optimal planning, dimensioning and design; 5. simulation programmes; 6. installation, commissioning, failure detection and maintenance; 7. assembly systems and integration options; 8. funding programmes. To facilitate updating, the book is in the form of a loose-leaf collection. [German] Fuer eine klimavertraegliche und nachhaltige zukuenftige Energieversorgung Deutschlands ist der massive Ausbau der Photovoltaik unabdingbar. Die Rahmenbedingungen fuer einen solchen Ausbau sind geschaffen, der Markt befindet sich zur Zeit im Umbruch. In Deutschland werden von einem solchen Ausbau in erster Linie netzgekoppelte PV-Anlagen betroffen sein. Die Erfahrungen mit der Performance solcher Anlagen (1.000-Daecher-Programm, Programm Sonne in der Schule, Schweizer Foerderprogramm etc.) haben allerdings gezeigt, dass ohne eine sorgfaeltige und auf hohem Niveau stehende Planung, Dimensionierung, Installation, Inbetriebnahme und Wartung der optimale Ertrag und damit der Beitrag zum Klimaschutz nicht gewaehrleistet werden kann. Aus diesen Gruenden ist es notwendig und sinnvill, Architekten, Planern, Bauherren, Installationsbetrieben (sowohl Elektrikern als auch Dachdeckern) und last but not least den Entscheidungstraegern in Laendern und Kommunen ein

  1. Strategien für Medizinbibliotheken [Strategies for medical libraries

    Bauer, Bruno

    2013-11-01

    als Chance?, Stefanus Schweizer (Strategische Entwicklung von Medizinbibliotheken aus Sicht einer Bereichsbibliothek, Martina Semmler-Schmetz & Maria-Inti Metzendorf (Durch Kooperation und Vernetzung zu neuen Aufgabenfeldern – Serviceentwicklung in der Bibliothek der Medizinischen Fakultät Mannheim, Oliver Obst ((Keine Strategie für Medizinbotheken? und Bruno Bauer (Medizinbibliotheken als Treiber von Innovationen für die Digitale Bibliothek: Metamorphose von wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken am Beispiel der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien.

  2. Avalanche weak layer shear fracture parameters from the cohesive crack model

    McClung, David

    2014-05-01

    .08 N/m (non-linear) to 0.18 N/m (LEFM) for median slab density around 200 kg/m3. Schulson and Duval (2009) estimated the fracture energy of solid ice (mode I) to be about 0.22-1 N/m which yields rough theoretical limits of about 0.05- 0.2 N/m for density 200 kg/m3 when the ice volume fraction is accounted for. Mode I results from lab tests (Sigrist, 2006) gave 0.1 N/m (200 kg/m3). The median effective mode II shear fracture toughness was calculated between 0.31 to 0.35 kPa(m)1/2 for the avalanche data. All the fracture energy results are much lower than previously calculated from propagation saw tests (PST) results for a weak layer collapse model (1.3 N/m) (Schweizer et al., 2011). The differences are related to model assumptions and estimates of the effective slab modulus. The calculations in this paper apply to quasi-static deformation and mode II weak layer fracture whereas the weak layer collapse model is more appropriate for dynamic conditions which follow fracture initiation (McClung and Borstad, 2012). References: Bažant, Z.P. et al. (2003) Size effect law and fracture mechanics of the triggering of dry snow slab avalanches, J. Geophys. Res. 108(B2): 2119, doi:10.1029/2002JB))1884.2003. McClung, D.M. and C.P. Borstad (2012) Deformation and energy of dry snow slabs prior to fracture propagation, J. Glaciol. 58(209), 2012 doi:10.3189/2012JoG11J009. Schulson, E.M and P. Duval (2009) Creep and fracture of ice, Cambridge University Press, 401 pp. Schweizer, J. et al. (2011) Measurements of weak layer fracture energy, Cold Reg. Sci. and Tech. 69: 139-144. Sigrist, C. (2006) Measurement of fracture mechanical properties of snow and application to dry snow slab avalanche release, Ph.D thesis: 16736, ETH, Zuerich: 139 pp.

  3. A grain of sand or a handful of dust?

    Wagner, Fabian

    2013-03-01

    rate and thus a valuation of future versus present expenditures. Refreshingly, Girod et al (2013) discuss a selection of allocation schemes across sectors, including consumers, that allow us to get an impression of the requirements and bounds for each of a set of stylized demand activities within the context of a plausible overall IAM story. Thus Girod et al (2013), make progress in addressing consumer behavior in the context of a wider set of activities contributing to GHG emissions and technological options to reduce these, without being committed to any particular allocation scheme. Further work will have to address issues raised by a recent study (Schweizer and Kriegler 2012) on the limitations of the scenario space in earlier IPCC assessments to avoid past omissions. Moreover, IAMs in general need to become more transparent and more responsive to the needs of stakeholders. They also need to be applied specifically to identify concrete incentives, such as co-benefits of mitigation (Wagner 2012) and mechanisms (beyond stylized carbon markets) that nudge us towards low emission pathways. References Cartwright N 2003 Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics 1st edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) Girod B, Van Vuuren D P and Hertwich E G 2013 Global climate targets and future consumption level: an evaluation of the required GHG intensity Environ. Res. Lett. 8 014016 Pacala S and Socolow R 2004 Stabilization wedges: solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies Science 305 968-72 Sainsbury R M 2011 Paradoxes 3rd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) Schweizer V J and Kriegler E 2012 Improving environmental change research with systematic techniques for qualitative scenarios Environ. Res. Lett. 7 044011 Wagner F 2012 Mitigation here and now or there and then: the role of co-benefits Carbon Manag. 3 325-7

  4. Konsensusstatement "Praktische Fertigkeiten im Medizinstudium" – ein Positionspapier des GMA-Ausschusses für praktische Fertigkeiten [A Consensus Statement on Practical Skills in Medical School – a position paper by the GMA Committee on Practical Skills

    Schnabel, Kai P.

    2011-11-01

    standardisieren. Auf Initiative der deutschsprachigen Skills Labs wurde der GMA-Ausschuss für praktische Fertigkeiten gegründet, der einen kompetenzbasierten Lernzielkatalog entwickelte, dessen Entstehung und Struktur hier beschrieben wird.Ziel des Kataloges ist es, die praktischen Fertigkeiten im Medizinstudium zu definieren und damit den Fakultäten eine rationale Planungsgrundlage für die zur Vermittlung praktischer Fertigkeiten notwendigen Ressourcen zu geben.Methodik: Aufbauend auf schon vorhandenen deutschsprachigen Lernzielkatalogen wurde mittels einem mehrfach iterativem Kondensationsprozesses, der der Erarbeitung von S1-Leitlinien entspricht, vorgegangen, um eine breite fachliche und politische Abstützung zu erhalten. Ergebnisse: Es wurden 289 verschiedene praktische Lernziele identifiziert, die zwölf verschiedenen Organsystemen, drei Grenzbereichen zu anderen Kompetenzbereichen und einem Bereich mit organsystemübergreifenden Fertigkeiten zugeordnet. Sie wurden drei verschiedenen zeitlichen und drei verschiedenen Tiefendimensionen zugeordnet und mit dem Schweizer und dem Österreichischem Pendant abgeglichen. Diskussion: Das vorliegende Konsensusstatement kann den deutschen Fakultäten eine Grundlage zur Planung der Vermittlung praktischer Fertigkeiten bieten und bildet einen wichtigen Schritt zu einem nationalen Standard medizinischer Lernziele.Blick in die Zukunft: Das Konsensusstatement soll einen formativen Effekt auf die medizinischen Fakultäten haben, ihre praktischen Unterrichtsinhalte entsprechend zu vermitteln und die Ressourcen danach zu planen.

  5. Planning, budgeting and performance management at Swiss hospitals – Are Swiss hospitals at a crossroads – Will these medical specialist organisations in future develop into institutions with a business orientation? [Die Krankenhäuser der Schweiz am Wendepunkt von der medizinischen Expertenorganisation hin zu betriebswirtschaftlich geführten Institutionen? – Untersuchung zu deren Performance-Management-System

    Walser, Konrad

    2013-11-01

    die Schweizer Krankenhäuser ein kohärentes und langfristig ausgerichtetes Performance Management aufbauen können. Mit der Einführung von Wettbewerbsmechanismen (DRG-System im neuen Krankenversicherungsgesetz wird die betriebswirtschaftliche Ausrichtung der Krankenhausführung zum Schlüsselfaktor für ein Bestehen am Markt. Die Basis der vorliegenden Untersuchung bildet eine schriftliche Befragung aller Deutschschweizer Krankenhäuser. Diese wurden auf der Grundlage eines Reifegrade-Modells zum Ist- sowie dem Soll-Zustand von deren Performance-Management-Systemen befragt. Das Reifegradmodell wurde für Krankenhäuser angepasst.Die deskriptive Auswertung der Daten zeigt, dass die meisten Krankenhäuser auf dem richtigen Weg sind. Planung und Controlling haben mehrheitlich einen hohen Reifegrad, indes wird die strategische Wichtigkeit eines wirksamen Performance Managements (Reporting, IT-Integration vielerorts noch unterschätzt. So verfügen die meisten Krankenhäuser bereits heute über ausgebaute Planungsmechanismen, beurteilen aber die dazu gehörige Informatikunterstützung als nicht prioritär.Dabei zeigen die bivariaten Auswertungen (Korrelationsmatrizen der Umfrage, dass gerade der IT als Träger oder Plattform des Performance-Managements eine zentrale Rolle zukommt. Gleichzeitig weisen diese weiterführenden Analysen darauf hin, dass die betriebswirtschaftliche Krankenhausplanung der eigentliche Treiber zum Auf- und Ausbau von leistungsfähigen Performance-Management-Systemen ist. Erst eine gut entwickelte und integrierte IT und klare Planwerte, so zeigt sich ausgehend von der Untersuchung, lassen ein umfassendes Performance Management zu.Ein gut funktionierendes Performance Management beinhaltet überdies auch eine organisatorische Komponente. Erst wenn die Aufgaben, Kompetenzen und Verantwortlichkeiten im Hinblick auf die Krankenhaussteuerung bezüglich Betriebswirtschaft, Medizin und Pflege aufeinander abgestimmt sind, können Krankenh

  6. Efficacy of vildagliptin in combination with insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes and severe renal impairment

    Lukashevich V

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Valentina Lukashevich,1 Anja Schweizer,2 James E Foley,1 Sheila Dickinson,2 Per-Henrik Groop,3 Wolfgang Kothny11Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USA; 2Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 3Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Folkhälsan Research Center, Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland, and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaBackground: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of vildagliptin 50 mg once daily in patients with severe renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 and longstanding type 2 diabetes not adequately controlled with insulin therapy, which is a difficult-to-treat population, with limited therapeutic options and a high susceptibility to hypoglycemia.Methods: This was a post hoc subanalysis of data obtained during a previously described randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, 24-week study comparing the efficacy and safety of vildagliptin 50 mg once daily versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate or severe renal impairment. The present data derive from 178 patients with severe renal impairment (baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate approximately 21 mL/min/1.73 m2, 100 randomized to vildagliptin, 78 randomized to placebo, all of whom were receiving insulin therapy (alone or in combination with an oral antidiabetic agent for longstanding type 2 diabetes (mean approximately 19 years.Results: With vildagliptin in combination with insulin, the adjusted mean change (AMΔ in HbA1c from baseline (7.7% ± 0.1% was -0.9% ± 0.4% and the between-treatment difference (vildagliptin – placebo was -0.6% ± 0.2% (P < 0.001. The percentage of patients achieving endpoint HbA1c < 7.0% was significantly higher with vildagliptin than placebo (45.2% versus 22.8%, P = 0.008. When added to insulin, vildagliptin and placebo had

  7. Environmental politics. Actual research projects in the area of sectional themes of renewable energies; Umweltpolitik. Aktuelle Forschungsvorhaben im Bereich Querschnittsthemen der erneuerbaren Energien

    Zimmermann, Gisela; Boehme, Dieter; Nikol, Claudia (comps.)

    2006-08-15

    market (Karsen Burges); (15) BioRegio strategies for a sustainable energetic utilization of biomass in selected model regions (Frank Baur); (16) Future expansion of renewable energy supports under special consideration of the Federal States (Lutz Mez); (17) Climate protection and renewable energies, international teamwork (Hendrik Vygen); (18) An investigation of the sociological acceptance of the renewable energies - Relevant parameters and socially solutions (Petra Schweizer-Ries); (19) Acceptance and strategies for the expansion of renewable energies at local and regional level (Timon Wehnert); (20) Energy region Lausitz - New impulses for the acceptance and utilization of renewable energies (Dorothee Keppler); (21) General and fundamental aspects of renewable energies (Andrea Meyer); (22) New ways for the improvement of the environmental communication - the project 'World of experience renewable energy: powerado' (Michael Sharp); (23) Communication for multiplicators in technical school education. University and advanced training (Sigrid Jannsen); (24) Renewable energy: Data and statistics - information and communication (Frithjof Staiss); (25) Efficiency of the expansion of renewable energies on the German labour market under special consideration of the foreign trade (Frithjof Staiss); (26) External costs und utilization of renewable energies (Wolfram Krewitt); (27) The safety-political importance of renewable energies (Alexander Carius); (28) Review on the approval and licensing of plants for the use of renewable energies (Sefan Klinski).

  8. Consensus and differences in primary radiotherapy for localized and locally advanced prostate cancer in Switzerland. A survey on patterns of practice

    Panje, Cedric M. [Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Gallen (Switzerland); Universitaetsspital Zuerich, Department of Radiation Oncology, Zurich (Switzerland); Dal Pra, Alan [Inselspital Bern, Department of Radiation Oncology, Bern (Switzerland); Zilli, Thomas [Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Department of Radiation Oncology, Geneva (Switzerland); Zwahlen, Daniel R. [Kantonsspital Graubuenden, Department of Radiation Oncology, Chur (Switzerland); Papachristofilou, Alexandros [Universitaetsspital Basel, Department of Radiation Oncology, Basel (Switzerland); Herrera, Fernanda G. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Radiation Oncology, Lausanne (Switzerland); Matzinger, Oscar [Hopital Riviera-Chablais, Department of Radiation Oncology, Vevey (Switzerland); Plasswilm, Ludwig; Putora, Paul Martin [Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

    2015-10-15

    randomisierte Studien bestehen weiterhin unterschiedliche Behandlungskonzepte, die besonders hinsichtlich der Gesamtdosis der RT sowie der Dauer der ADT variieren. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist eine Analyse der Behandlungskonzepte fuer die kurative RT des Prostatakarzinoms in der Schweiz. Die Behandlungsempfehlungen fuer das lokalisierte und lokal fortgeschrittene Prostatakarzinom bezueglich Bestrahlungsdosis und ADT-Dauer wurden von 23 Schweizer Zentren fuer Strahlentherapie eingeholt. Die einzelnen Empfehlungen wurden mittels einer speziellen Software in zentrumsspezifische Therapiealgorithmen umgewandelt und automatisch auf Konsens und Differenzen mit den uebrigen Zentren verglichen. Zusaetzlich erfolgte eine Umfrage ueber den Einsatz besonderer Behandlungstechniken. Die am haeufigsten verschriebene Gesamtdosis war 78 Gy fuer alle Risikogruppen (Spanne 70-80 Gy). Eine ADT wurde fuer Patienten der mittleren Risikogruppe fuer 6 Monate von ueber 80 % der Zentren und fuer Hochrisiko-Patienten fuer 2-3 Jahre von ueber 90 % der Zentren empfohlen. Fuer die kombinierten Therapieempfehlungen bezueglich RT-Gesamtdosis und ADT-Dauer ergab sich in keinem klinischen Szenario ein Konsens von mehr als 39 %. Intensitaetsmodulierte Rotationstechniken werden in 96 % der Zentren als Standard fuer die RT des Prostatakarzinoms verwendet. In der Therapie des lokalisierten und lokal fortgeschrittenen Prostatakarzinoms werden in der Schweiz verschiedene Therapiekonzepte bezueglich RT-Gesamtdosis und ADT-Dauer angeboten, die in der ueberwiegenden Mehrheit innerhalb der von evidenzbasierten Leitlinien empfohlenen Spanne liegen. (orig.)

  9. Co-localization of glycine and gaba immunoreactivity in interneurons in Macaca monkey cerebellar cortex.

    Crook, J; Hendrickson, A; Robinson, F R

    2006-09-15

    Previous work demonstrates that the cerebellum uses glycine as a fast inhibitory neurotransmitter [Ottersen OP, Davanger S, Storm-Mathisen J (1987) Glycine-like immunoreactivity in the cerebellum of rat and Senegalese baboon, Papio papio: a comparison with the distribution of GABA-like immunoreactivity and with [3H]glycine and [3H]GABA uptake. Exp Brain Res 66(1):211-221; Ottersen OP, Storm-Mathisen J, Somogyi P (1988) Colocalization of glycine-like and GABA-like immunoreactivities in Golgi cell terminals in the rat cerebellum: a postembedding light and electron microscopic study. Brain Res 450(1-2):342-353; Dieudonne S (1995) Glycinergic synaptic currents in Golgi cells of the rat cerebellum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 92:1441-1445; Dumoulin A, Triller A, Dieudonne S (2001) IPSC kinetics at identified GABAergic and mixed GABAergic and glycinergic synapses onto cerebellar Golgi cells. J Neurosci 21(16):6045-6057; Dugue GP, Dumoulin A, Triller A, Dieudonne S (2005) Target-dependent use of coreleased inhibitory transmitters at central synapses. J Neurosci 25(28):6490-6498; Zeilhofer HU, Studler B, Arabadzisz D, Schweizer C, Ahmadi S, Layh B, Bosl MR, Fritschy JM (2005) Glycinergic neurons expressing enhanced green fluorescent protein in bacterial artificial chromosome transgenic mice. J Comp Neurol 482(2):123-141]. In the rat cerebellum glycine is not released by itself but is released together with GABA by Lugaro cells onto Golgi cells [Dumoulin A, Triller A, Dieudonne S (2001) IPSC kinetics at identified GABAergic and mixed GABAergic and glycinergic synapses onto cerebellar Golgi cells. J Neurosci 21(16):6045-6057] and by Golgi cells onto unipolar brush and granule cells [Dugue GP, Dumoulin A, Triller A, Dieudonne S (2005) Target-dependent use of coreleased inhibitory transmitters at central synapses. J Neurosci 25(28):6490-6498]. Here we report, from immunolabeling evidence in Macaca cerebellum, that interneurons in the granular cell layer are glycine+ at a density

  10. Salvage radiotherapy for macroscopic local recurrences after radical prostatectomy. A national survey on patterns of practice

    Dal Pra, Alan [Bern University Hospital, Inselspital Bern, Department of Radiation Oncology, Bern (Switzerland); Panje, Cedric; Glatzer, Markus; Putora, Paul Martin [Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Gallen (Switzerland); Zilli, Thomas [Hospitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Department of Radiation Oncology, Geneve (Switzerland); Arnold, Winfried [Luzerner Kantonsspital, Department of Radiation Oncology, Luzerner (Switzerland); Brouwer, Kathrin [Stadtspital Triemli, Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuerich (Switzerland); Garcia, Helena [Universitaetsspital Zuerich, Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuerich (Switzerland); Gomez, Silvia [Kantonsspital Aarau, Department of Radiation Oncology, Aarau (Switzerland); Herrera, Fernanda [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Radiation Oncology, Lausanne (Switzerland); Kaouthar, Khanfir [Hopital du Valais, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sion (Switzerland); Papachristofilou, Alexandros [Universitaetsspital Basel, Department of Radiation Oncology, Basel (Switzerland); Pesce, Gianfranco [EOC Bellinzona, Department of Radiation Oncology, Bellinzona (Switzerland); Reuter, Christiane [Kantonsspital Muensterlingen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Muensterlingen (Switzerland); Vees, Hansjoerg [Klinik Hirslanden, Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuerich (Switzerland); Zwahlen, Daniel Rudolf [Kantonsspital Graubuenden, Department of Radiation Oncology, Chur (Switzerland); Engeler, Daniel [Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Urology, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

    2018-01-15

    makroskopischen Lokalrezidiv behandelt. Hier scheint es jedoch aufgrund der fehlenden Daten aus prospektiven Studien eine Variabilitaet der Behandlungskonzepte zu geben. Das Ziel der Studie war es, die aktuelle Behandlungspraxis in der SRT des makroskopischen Rezidivs eines Prostatakarzinoms zu untersuchen. Insgesamt 14 Schweizer Strahlentherapiezentren wurden fuer eine Umfrage zu den Behandlungsparametern beim makroskopischen Lokalrezidiv eines Prostatakarzinoms kontaktiert und nach diagnostischen Massnahmen, Dosisverschreibung, Strahlentherapietechniken und antihormoneller Therapie (ADT) befragt. Die variierenden Indikationen zur ADT wurden mittels der Objective-konsensus-Methodologie ausgewertet. Die Mehrheit der Zentren empfahl vor der Therapie eine Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) des Beckens und eine Cholin-Positronenemissionstomographie (PET). Die mediane verschriebene Dosis fuer die Prostataloge war 66 Gy (65-72 Gy) mit einem Boost auf das makroskopische Lokalrezidiv in 79 % der Zentren bis zu einer medianen Dosis von 72 Gy (70-80 Gy). Alle Zentren verwendeten intensitaetsmodulierte Rotationstechniken, ein taegliches Cone-beam-CT wurde in 43 % der Zentren empfohlen. Eine begleitende ADT wurde von 43 % fuer jedes makroskopische Lokalrezidiv empfohlen, waehrend die uebrigen Zentren dies nur bei Hochrisikogruppen (mit unterschiedlichen Definitionen) durchfuehrten. Es wurde eine hohe Variabilitaet der Behandlungskonzepte fuer die SRT des makroskopischen Lokalrezidivs nach Prostatektomie beobachtet. Dies zeigt den Bedarf an standardisierten Behandlungskonzepten und weiteren Studien in diesem Bereich auf. (orig.)

  11. Numerical simulation of the debris flow dynamics with an upwind scheme and specific friction treatment

    Sánchez Burillo, Guillermo; Beguería, Santiago; Latorre, Borja; Burguete, Javier

    2014-05-01

    means of the Nash-Shutcliffe statistic [10]. This error estimation can be used to calibrate the input friction coefficients, providing an efficient tool for risk analysis in many regions of the world and specially in areas with steep topographic gradients such as mountain ranges, heavily incised river networks, coastal cliffs, etc. References: [1] H. J. Koerner, "Reichweite und geschwindigkeit von bergstürzen und fleisschneelawinen". Rock Mechanics, 8, 225-256 (1976) [2] P. J. McLellan and P. K. Kaiser, "Application of a two-parameter model to rock avalanches in the mackenzine mountains". 4th International Symposium on Landslides, 135-140 (1984). [3] A. Kent and O. Hungr, "Runout characteristics of debris from dump failures in mountainous terrain: stage 2: analysis, modelling and prediction". British Columbia Mine Waste Rock Pile Research Committee and CANMET (1995). [4] O. Hungr and S. G. Evans, "Rock avalanche runout prediction using a dynamic model". 7th International Symposium on Landslides, 233-238 (1996). [5] D. Rickenmann and T. Koch, "Comparison of debris flow modelling approaches". First International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment. ASCE, ed. New York. C.L. Chen (1997). [6] P. Bertolo and G. F. Wieczorek, "Calibration of numerical models for small debris flows in Yosemite Valley, California, USA". Natural Hazards in Earth System Sciences (5) 993-1001 (2005). [7] S. Beguería and Th. J. van Asch and J. P. Malet and S. Gröndahl, "A GIS-based numerical model for simulating the kinematics of mud and debris flows over complex terrain". Natural Hazards in Earth System Sciences (9) 1897-1909 (2009). [8] G. Sánchez Burillo, S. Beguería, B. Latorre and J. Burguete, "Numerical treatment of the friction term in upwind schemes in debris flow runout modelling". ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (sent for publication). [9] A. Voellmy, Über die Zerstörungskraft von Lawinen. Schweizer. Bauzeitung (1955). [10] J. E

  12. Hydrological Dynamics In High Mountain Catchment Areas of Central Norway

    Löffler, Jörg; Rößler, Ole

    3: 37-86. Oldenburg. LÖFFLER, J. &D. WUNDRAM (1999): Kleinräumige Klimavarianz im mittelnorwegischen Hochgebirgsraum Vågå/Oppland. NORDEN 13: 267 -276. Bremen. LÖFFLER, J. &D. WUNDRAM (2000) : Temperature Dynamics of Ecotopes in small Catchment Areas. In: C. BEIERKUHNLEIN et al. (Hrsg.): Zukunft mitteleuropäischer Kulturlandschaft. Analyse - Planung - Management. Tagungsband mit Kurzfassungen der Beiträge zur 1. Jahrestagung der IALE- Region Deutschland: 76, Nürtingen. LÖFFLER, J. &D. WUNDRAM (2001): Räumliche und zeitliche Differenzierung des Temperaturhaushalts von Hochgebirgsökosystemen. NORDEN 14: 85 -102. Bremen. LÖFFLER, J. &D. WUNDRAM (in print): Geoökologische Untersuchungen zur Prozessdynamik mittelnorwegischer Hochgebirgsökosysteme. Oldenburger Geoökologische Studien 2. Oldenburg. MOSIMANN, T. (1984): Landschaftsökologische Komplexanalyse. Wiesbaden. MOSIMANN, T. (1985): Untersuchungen zur Funktion subarktischer und alpiner Geoökosysteme (Finnmark [Norwegen] und Schweizer Alpen). Physiogeographica 7. Basel. RÖßLER, O. (in prep.): Modelling the Water Balance of Central Norwegian High Mountain Ecosystems. University of Oldenburg.

  13. Book Reviews

    Peter Metcalf

    1990-10-01

    age in motion; Popular radicalism in Java, 1912-1926, Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press, 1990. xxiv + 365 pp. - Rob de Ridder, Willem F.H. Adelaar, Het boek van Huarochirí. Mythen en riten van het Oude Peru, Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1988, 150 pp., - Marie-Odette Scalliet, Peter Carey, A.A.J. Payen: Journal de mon voyage à Jogja Karta en 1825. The outbreak of the Java War (1825-30 as seen by a painter, Cahier d’Archipel 17, Paris 1988. XIV + 183 pp., 17 ill., 3 maps. - Matthew Schoffeleers, Marion Melk-Koch, Auf der Suche nach der menschlichen Gesellschaft: Richard Thurnwald, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1989. 352 pp., maps, photographs and Thurnwald bibliography. - Matthew Schoffeleers, Peter Metcalf, Where are you / Spirits? Style and theme in Berawan prayer, Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, 345 pp. - J.W. Schoorl, J.F.L.M. Cornelissen, Pater en Papoea; Ontmoeting van de Missionarissen van het Heileg Hart met de cultuur der Papoea’s van Nederlands Zuid-Nieuw-Guinea (1905-1963, Kampen: Kok, 1988, XIV + 256 pp. - Alex van Stipriaan, Jo Derkx, Suriname; A bibliography, 1980-1989, Leiden: KITLV (Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, Department of Caribbean studies, 1990, 297 pp., Irene Rolfes (eds. - A.A. Trouwborst, Th. Schweizer (Hg, Netzwerkanalyse; Ethnologische perspektiven, Berlin: Dietrich Reimerverlag, 1989, VIII, 229 pp. - Hans Vermeulen, Brian Juan O’Neill, Social inequality in a Portugese hamlet; Land, late marriage and bastardy, 1870-1978, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 431 pp. 1987. - C.W. Watson, Hendrick M.J. Maier, In the center of authority. The Malay Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, Ithaca: Southeast Asia program, Studies on Southeast Asia , 1988. 210 pp. - Neil Lancelot Whitehead, Edmundo Magaña, Orión y la mujer Pléyades. Simbolismo astronómico de los indios kaliña de Surinam, Dordrecht/Providence: Foris, 1988. [CEDLA Latin American studies series 44.] 373 pp. - J.J. de Wolf, Meyer Fortes, Religion

  14. Kan brugen af mobiletelefoner i undervisningen styrke elev-centrerede læreprocesser?

    Judith Seipold

    2010-10-01

    produktivt kan bruge deres møstre i deres læing. En anden dimension refererer til skolen som et sted, hvor der er plads til uformelle aktivitetsmøstre og handlingsorienteret mediebrug i specifikke situationer f.eks. i forbindelse med projektforløb. I den resterende tid dominerer skolens regler, og aktiviteter der normalt foregå uden for skolen kan måske medføre regler og begræsninger, som kan være prekære for eleverne, hvilket Herbert Schweizer (2007 skitserer. Men i stedet for at udvikle såanne kløfter er det skolens opgave at støtte eleverne i deres meningsdannelse og læring, selvom det er nøvendigt at moderere forholdet mellem skolens og hverdagens perspektiver samt at sætte information og viden ind i den rette sammenhæng. Alligevel bliver denne opgave realiseret ret tøvende. I denne artikel bliver spørgsmålet om kontinuitet inden for læring sat i forbindelse med at skabe relationer mellem elevens kulturelle praksisser og uformelle læring uden for skolen og læring med mobile medier inden for skolens rammer. Som det vil vise sig, bliver mobiltelefoner brugt som redskaber i skoler, men deres "originale" formål, der stammer fra elevernes daglige brug af mobile medier, bliver sjældent taget i betragtning. Det lader til, at dette afhænger af lærerens didaktiske design; jo mere undervisningen er rettet imod at eleverne selv er organiserede og ansvarlige for deres læring, des mere synes brugen at fokusere på de mobile mediers situerede betydning og deres respektive egenskaber. Derfor bliver mobiltelefonen nogle gange brugt mere formelt som et redskab inden for læring, og nogle gange bruges den under forholdsvis uformelle vilkår og i overensstemmelse med situerede krav og elevens kulturelle praksisser. Personlig, kommunikativ og samarbejdsmæssig læring såvel som elevernes viden/praksisser bliver derfor fremhævet.

  15. "europe Towards the Stars"

    1995-06-01

    . 0030-1-941-1181, Fax 0030-1-941-7372 Ireland: Dr I. Elliot, Dunsink Observatory (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), Castleknock, Dublin 15, Tel. 00353-1- 838-7911/7959, Fax 00353-1-8387090, E-mail ie@dunsink.dias.ie Italy: Prof. F. Pacini, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo Enrico Fermi 5, I-50125 Florence, Tel. 0039-55-2752246, Fax 0039-55-220039, E-mail pacini@arcetri.astro.it Luxemburg: Dr. F. Wagner, Laboratoire de Physique, Lycee de Garcons d'Esch, BP 195, L-4002 Esch/Alzette, Tel. 00352-556285, Fax 00352-570994 The Netherlands: Dr. H. Lamers, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Princetonplein 5, Postbus 80.000, NL-3508 TA Utrecht, Tel. 0031-30-535200, Fax 0031-30531601, email hennyl@sron.ruu.nl Portugal: Dr. T. Lago, Centro de Astrofisico, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, P-4150 Porto, Tel. 00351-2-6007081, Fax 00351-2-6007982, E-mail mtlago@ncc.up.pt Spain: Dr. Asuncion Sanchez/Dr Telmo Fernandez, Planetario de Madrid, Parque Tierno Galvan, E-28045 Madrid, Tel. 0034-1-4673578, Fax 0034-1-4681154, E-mail tfc@vilspa.esa.es Sweden: Dr. Kerstin Loden, Stockholms Observatorium, S-133 36 Saltsjoebaden, Tel. 0046-8-164454, Fax 0046-8-7174719, e-mail lodenk@astro.su.se Switzerland: Mr. M. Wieland, Schweizer Jugend Forscht/La Science Appelle les Jeunes, Technoramastrasse 1, CH-8404 Winterthur, Tel. 0041-52-2424440, Fax 0041-52-2422967 United Kingdom: Dr A. M. Cohen, Dane Valley High School, Jackson Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1NT, England, United Kingdom, Tel. +44-260-273000, Fax +44-260-297352 (until July 1, 1995). The National Committee for the United Kingdom, c/o The Association for Astronomy Education, 9 Hurst Lane, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5LN, England (after July 1, 1995). [1] See ESO Press Releases 08/93 of 5 November 1993 and 17/94 of 2 December 1994. ESO Press Information is made available on the World-Wide Web (URL: http://www.hq.eso.org/) and on CompuServe (space science and astronomy area, GO SPACE).