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absorption cooler

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 124 words.

An air-source *heat pump (ASHP) that uses heat rather than electricity to drive it. In a water and lithium bromide cooler, for example, water at low pressure in an evaporator evaporates and...

absorptivity

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 5 words.

AC

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 5 words.

accelerator induced transmutation

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 6 words.

ach

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 7 words.

acid rain

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 80 words.

Rain containing high levels of sulphuric and nitric acid, caused by sulphur dioxide and nitric oxides, which are emitted in the combustion of ...

actinides

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 5 words.

AD

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 5 words.

Adams, Comfort Avery

Bruce E. Seely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Education. 1197 words.

Adams, Comfort Avery (01 November 1868–21 February 1958), engineering professor and consulting engineer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Comfort Avery Adams and Katherine Emily...

adaptation

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 46 words.

The actions taken to reduce the adverse effects of *climate change. Examples of adaptation are raising coastal defences to reduce the risk of flooding from sea-level rise; selecting crops...

adiabatic

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 76 words.

Relating to a process in which there is no heat transfer between the system and its surroundings. It is an idealization, but often a useful simplifying assumption to make when modelling a...

aerofoil

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 3 words.

aerosols

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 4 words.

agriculture–energy nexus

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 5 words.

air changes per hour

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 9 words.

air conditioning

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 117 words.

The process of maintaining a space at a desired temperature and humidity. Usually cooling is implied and typically this is achieved through the use of ...

air mass

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 131 words.

When the optical path length L through the atmosphere for solar radiation incident at an angle θ N is such that ...

air-capture

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 3 words.

air-source heat pump

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 9 words.

airtightness ((building))

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 56 words.

Airtightness is measured by the number of air changes per hour (ach) that occur when there is a differential pressure of 50 pascals between outside and inside the house. If an air volume...