IAC Special Projects Announced
January 14, 2002
The IAC program has chosen to fund eight special industrial efficiency projects proposed by participating IAC universities. Each of the 26 IACs were offered an opportunity, on a competitive basis, to conduct a special project. Twenty-seven proposed projects from 17 IACs were submitted for consideration. A selection panel composed of IAC directors evaluated the proposals. Eight projects were selected from eight different IACs.
The IAC special projects provide participating institutions an opportunity to perform work that compliments OIT's R&D activities, student projects on industrial efficiency, and regional initiatives that support DOE objectives. Projects are managed primarily by members of the IAC management team and tasks are primarily performed by personal involved with the IAC. The following is a table documenting the grants which totaled $280,113.
|Development of Energy Efficient Strategies for Low Temperature Heat Recovery Devices|
|Reducing Remelting in Manufacturing Extruded Aluminum Products|
|Energy Efficiency in the Wood Furniture Industry|
|Study of Energy Conservation Opportunities in Textile Plants|
|Development of Combined Heat and Power Sizing Methodology|
|Development of a Tool for Evaluation of Energy Conservation Opportunities for Industrial Chiller Systems|
|Improving Energy Efficiency of Plate Glass Quenching Technology used in the Glass Tempering Process|