Plenary Lecture, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (EE'09), Cambridge, UK, February 21-23, 2009

Plenary Lecture

Energy Savings and Climate Change Mitigation Effect of the Fluid Transportation Energy Efficiency

Professor Mircea Grigoriu
Romanian Cleaner Production Center
University POLITEHNICA Bucharest
313 Spl.Independentei, Bucharest-6

Abstract: The pumping systems energy efficiency improvement represents an important tool for energy savings and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission mitigation. The paper presents some modern solutions for energy consumption minimization of the main types of pumps and pumping systems (energetic and thermal equipments, clear and waste water systems so.). Also, it is proposed an assessment and optimization method of the energy efficiency solutions, considering relevant and measurable economic and ecologic characteristics. The effects are compared with a references solution, based on an energy savings maximization function, with practical operation restrictions. The method highlights both the best rehabilitation solutions and operation optimization for existing installations and the optimal solutions for the new installations design.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Mircea Grigoriu is assistant professor of Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania, where he is also the coordinator of the Hydraulic Machineries Laboratory and director of the Romanian Cleaner Production Center. His main research interests concern Pumping systems energy efficiency and the energy savings and environmental impact; Pumping systems design, operation, automatics, diagnostics and protection; Climate changes assessment; Management systems. In these fields, he authored or co-authored over 50 scientific papers published in reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. He was minister of Environment counselor, national focal point of the UNFCCC of Romania and now is listed in the Roster of experts of UNFCCC. He is technical counselor of important pumping equipments producers. He is a redactor at the Energetica Journal edited by the National Energy Producers Association (IEA), representing Eurelectric in Romania.


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