Archive for December, 2010
Filed under: Cogeneration
Cogeneration Is Foundation For Lower Carbon Future: Study
by Trevor J. Murphy on Dec 6th, 2010
A study conducted by COGEN Europe, a group working towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe, projects that cogeneration is a foundation element in that will help Europe develop a decarbonised energy sector. Essentially, cogeneration is a refined way of recycling energy. Also known as combined heat and power (CHP), cogeneration takes the by-product heat used in manufacturing and converts it to energy. The process prevents the burning o...
Filed under: Rayon
A Short History of Synthetic Fibres
by Trevor J. Murphy on Dec 2nd, 2010
Though natural fibres have been around for thousands of years, the discovery of synthetic fibres is a relatively new occurrence. Developed as a way to offset some of the “problems” caused by natural fibres such as moths, wrinkles, and wear, rayon and nylon were created nearly 100 years ago. Though these fibres came to fruition a century ago, scientists had been trying to make artifical fibres for nearly 200 years before. The first attemp...