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4/9/2014 Presented a Webinar sponsored by the Turbine Inlet Cooling Association, "“Turbine Inlet Cooling for Increasing Capacity and Reducing Emissions During Hot Weather,"
7/2/2012 Presebted a Paper, "Turbine Inlet Cooling Case Study for an Industrial CHP System for Multiple Buildings in the Midwest," at the International District Energy Association Conference
6/20/2012 Presented a Webinar, "Turbine Inlet Cooling: An Overview," Sponsored by the Turbine Inlet Cooling Association
10/10/2011 Presented a Paper " Benefits of Turbine Inlet Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage for CHP and Cogeneration Systems'
08/25/2011 Presented a Webinar "Turbine Inlet Cooling Technologies and Applications for Optimizing Cogeneration/CHP Systems'
06/08/2011 Presented a Paper, "Turbine Inlet Cooling for Power Augmentation: An Overview," at ASME Turbo Expo 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada
05/10/2011 Presented a Paper, "Zero-Emission Electricity Generation from Fossil-Fuel Systems: Market Potential, Technologies and Examples," at Electric Power 2011
05/06/2011 Presented a Paper, "Optimizing Clean Energy Systems with Thermal Energy Storage and/or
Turbine Inlet Cooling" at the U.S. Clean Heat & Power (USCHPA) Forum 2011
01/30/2011 Avalon Consulting President, Dharam Punwani, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Midwest Cogeneration Association
01/26/2010 ASHRAE Honored President of Avalon Consulting with the 2010 George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award
01/26/2010 Contributed a Chapter in a book,"Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems," Published by McGraw-Hill
12/07/2009 Presented a Paper, "Hybrid and LNG Systems for Turbine Inlet Cooling," at the "Turbine Inlet Cooling" Pre-Conference Course Offered by POWER-GEN 2009, Las Vegas, NV
06/26/2009 Co-developed the "Guidebook for the Permitting of Coal Gasification Facilities in Illinois," Published by the Illinois Clean Coal Institute.
06/18/2009 Presented a Tutorial, "BIOGAS 101: Production and Applications," to the Members of the Energy Solutions Center, Salt Lake City, UT
03/30/2009 Co-Developed a Project Profile, “CHP System at the Janesville Wastewater Treatment Facility, Janesville, WI,” for the U.S. DOE’s Midwest CHP Application Center
08/25/2008 “CHP System at the Rochester Wastewater Reclamation Plant, Rochester, MN,” a project profile developed for the U.S. DOE’s Midwest CHP Application Center, August 2008
05/07/2008 Presented a Paper, “Impact of Turbine Inlet Cooling Technologies on Capacity Augmentation and Decrease in Carbon Footprint for Power Production,” at Electric Power 2008, Baltimore, MD.
05/06/2008 Presented a Paper, “Technologies and Economics of Turbine Inlet Cooling Application in Cogeneration,” at the Midwest Cogeneration Association Conference, Countryside, IL
11/19/2007 Co-authored a Resource Guide, "Combined Heat & Power Applications for Hospitals," Developed for Published by the U.S. DOE Midwest CHP Application Center.
02/27/2006 Co-authored a Paper, “To Cool Or Not To Cool,” Published in Power Engineering
12/06/2005 Presented a Paper, “Turbine Inlet Cooling for Power Augmentation in Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Systems,” at POWER-GEN International 2005, Las Vegas, NV.
11/28/2005 Co-authored a Paper, “Unearthing Hidden Treasure,” Published in Power Engineering, November 2005
10/04/2005 Presented a Short Course, “Distributed Generation and Cogeneration,” for the Staff and Customers of The Southern California Gas Company.
10/04/2005 Presented a Short Course, “Natural Gas-Fired Cooling,” for the Staff and Customers of The Southern California Gas Company.
10/04/2005 Presented a Short Course, “Building Energy Analyzer Software,” for the Staff and Customers of The Southern California Gas Company.
09/26/2005 Co-authored the Second Edition of the Resource Guide, “Combined Heat and Power Resource Guide,” Developed for and Published by the U.S.  DOE Midwest CHP Application Center.
09/19/2005 Published a Paper, “Turbine Inlet Cooling Benefits Plant Owners and the Environment,” in POWER, September 2005.
06/27/2005 Co-authored a Chapter, “Cogeneration Systems,” for the Natural Gas-Fired Cooling Technologies and Economics, a Textbook Developed for the Gas Technology Institute
06/27/2005 Co-authored a Chapter, “Building Energy Analyzer,” for the Natural Gas-Fired Cooling Technologies and Economics, a Textbook Developed for the Gas Technology Institute.
06/27/2005 Co-edited a Textbook, "Natural Gas-Fired Cooling Technologies and Economic," for the Gas Technology Institute.
11/15/2004 Developed and Taught a Training Course, “Combined Heat and Power Systems Training Course,” for the Gas Technology Institute.
12/1/2004 Turbine Inlet Cooling Association (TICA) Reprints Turbine Inlet Cooling Articles Published in Energy-Tech.
06/25/2004 Published an Article, “Hybrid & LNG Systems for Turbine Inlet Cooling,” in Energy-Tech.
09/27/2004 Co-Authored a Report, "Database of U.S. Combined Heat & Power Installations Incorporating Thermal Energy Storage and/or Turbine Inlet Cooling,” for the U.S. Department of Energy.
06/28/2004 Published an Article, “Chiller Technologies for Turbine Inlet Cooling- Part 2,” Energy-Tech.
4/26/2004 Published an Article, “Chiller Technologies for Turbine Inlet Cooling,” in Energy-Tech.
2000 Thru 2004 Developed Web-based Tutorials, “Gas Cooling and Desiccant Dehumidification Systems,” for the Cooling Solutions Fund Members of the Gas Technology Institute.
2000 Thru 2004 Developed 14 Web-based Calculators, “Gas Cooling Application Savings Calculators,” for 14 locations of interest to the members of the Cooling Solution Fund of the Gas Technology Institute.
12/15/2003 Published an Article, “An Introduction to Turbine Inlet Cooling,” in Energy-Tech,
10/20/2003 Completed a CHP Case Study, “University of Texas at Austin, TX” for the Gas Technology Institute.
10/27/2003 “GT Inlet Air Cooling Boosts Output on Warm Days to Increase Revenues,” published in the Combined-Cycle Journal, October 2003.
09/29/2003 Co-authored a Resource Guide, “Combined Heat and Power,” developed for and published by the U.S. DOE Midwest CHP Application Center.
06/23/2003 Developed a Brief Tutorial, “Turbine Inlet Cooling Technologies & Economics,” and Posted it on the Web site of the Turbine Inlet Cooling Association.
06/30/2003 Presented a Webinar, “Building Energy Analyzer Training Seminar,” to the Members of the Cooling Solutions Fund members of the Gas Technology Institute.
01/27/2003 Presented a Paper, “Turbine Inlet Cooling: A Great Strategy for Maximizing the Potential of Combustion Turbines and Addressing the Needs of Restructuring Energy Market,” at the ASHRAE Seminar on Technical, Energy and Government Issues Update, Chicago, IL.
01/28/2002 Presented a Paper, “Impact of Turbine Inlet Cooling on Power Availability in California,” at the ASHRAE Seminar on Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling, Atlantic City, NJ.
2001 Published a Paper, “A Hybrid System for Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling for a Cogeneration Plant in Pasadena, TX,” in the ASHRAE Transactions Vol.107, Part 1, 2001.
11/12/2001 Co-authored a Poster Presentation, “Absorption Chiller Application for Power Generation: A Case Study for a 316-MW Cogeneration Plant in Pasadena, Texas (USA),” at the International Gas Research Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2001.
01/22/2001 Presented a Paper, “A Hybrid System for Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling at a Cogeneration Plant in Pasadena, Texas,” at the ASHRAE Symposium on Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling, Atlanta, GA.
September 1999 Published an Article,“Emerging Growth Opportunity for Sorption Heat Pumps: Power Capacity Enhancement of   Gas Turbine Systems,” in International Sorption Heat Pump Newsletter, Vol.5, No.4, Fall 1999
06/21/199 Presented a Paper, “Application of Absorption Chiller for Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling: Some Technical and Economic Analysis and Case Summaries,” at the ASHRAE Seminar on Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling, Seattle, WA.
     
     

Co-authored a Presentation, "Benefits of Turbine Inlet Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage for CHP and Cogeneration Systems," (October 11, 2011)

The presentation was made at the conference of the Midwest Cogeneration Association: Implementing Winning Cogeneration/CHP Projects. A copy of the presentation is available. (834 KB).

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Webinar Presentation: Turbine Inlet Cooling Technologies and Applications for Optimizing Cogeneration / CHP Systems (August 25, 2011)

The Webinar was cosponsored by the Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) and the US DOE Midwest Clean Energy Center. Following archived information is available: Brief Description(84KB PDF), Webinar Video and Audio (Streaming), Introduction Presentation, Feature Presentation(1MB), and Audio File Only (9MB MP3).

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ASHRAE Honors Avalon of Avalon Consulting with the 2010 George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award (January 26, 2010; Orlando, FL)

The Technical Activities Committee of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) honored Dharam V. Punwani (President, Avalon Consulting, Inc.) with the 2010 George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award in recognition of Significant and Exceptional Service in the area of Technical Leadership and Technical Contributions.

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Contributed a Chapter in the Book, "Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems," Published by McGraw-Hill (January 26, 2010)

Contributed Chapter 7, "Carbon Footprint - Environmental Benefits and Emission Controls," in a book, "Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems: Design, Construction, and Operations." Published by McGraw-Hill.

 

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Co-developed the "Guidebook for the Permitting of Coal Gasification Facilities in Illinois," Published by the Illinois Clean Coal Institute. (June 26, 2009)

This guidebook is intended to provide developers, investors, project managers, engineers, and others interested in advancing coal gasification technologies in Illinois with an understanding of the basic requirements, interrelationships, and early project considerations associated with acquiring necessary permits for such a project.

A copy of the guide is available..

Cover Page of the Guidebook for the Permitting of "Coal Gasification Facilities in Illinois"

Co-authored a Resource Guide, "Combined Heat & Power Applications for Hospitals," Developed for and Published by the U.S. DOE Midwest CHP Application Center.

The primary objective of this guidebook is to provide a reference document of basic information for hospital managers when considering the application of CHP systems in the healthcare industry, specifically in hospitals.

A copy of the Guide is available.

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Co-authored a Resource Guide, "Combined Heat & Power Resource Guide," Developed for and Published by the U.S. DOE Midwest CHP Application Center

The Resource Guide contains easy to find technical
facts/information; answers to the most frequently asked questions, and “rules of thumb”
regarding evaluation and implementation of CHP systems. This is an expanded and updated edition of the first guide published in 2003.

A copy of the Guide is available.

Cover Page of the CHP Resource Guide

Co-edited a Textbook, "Natural Gas-Fired Cooling Technologies and Economic," for the Gas Technology Institute.

The overall objective of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive source of information on
technologies and economics for using natural gas for cooling. It is intended to be used as a
supplementary text for HVAC courses at engineering colleges and universities. The book is
designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and architecture
engineering.

A copy of the book is available.

Cover Page of the Textbook, "Natural Gas-Fired Cooling Technologies & Economics"

TICA Publishes Reprints of TIC Articles in Energy-Tech

The Turbine Inlet Cooling Association (TICA) Publishes Reprints of the Series of Turbine Inlet Cooling (TIC) Articles Published in Energy-Tech from December 2003 Through November 2004.

A copy of the reprints is available.

 

 

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