The weight percent change (WPC) was determined using Equation 1, which gives an averaged relative difference in ovendry weight of the wood specimens after the oil heat treatment:
Variation in wood color after oil heat treatment and accelerated UV weathering was examined by visual inspection and quantified through the CIE [L.
Younger homeowners especially have become aware of the benefits of "going green" by using biodiesel in existing oil heat systems, Brady said.
Selling a home with oil heat is no problem if the storage tank has not leaked and the owner knows of no other, underground tanks on the property, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.
In this tough economic climate, increased funding for LIHEAP just makes sense," said Lea Wilson, executive director of the Washington Oil Marketers Association and Pacific Northwest Oil Heat Council.
The Pacific Northwest Oil Heat Council (PNOC) was founded in 1942 and merged with WOMA in 2005 to pursue mutual legislative interests.
The fact is that among all the fuel sources currently available, today's efficient oil heat systems are not only inexpensive to operate, but are also safe for the environment.
More importantly, researchers have reported that oil heat does not contribute significantly to the air pollution problem in the United States.
Bangor Hydro's new heat rate is designed to offer electric heat at prices equivalent to oil heat
when the costs of installation and operation are included.
Energy writer Carlo Ombello writes that while several CSP plants already operater in the world, mainly in the US and Spain, they use synthetic oils to capture the Sun s energy in the form of heat, using mirrors that beam sunlight onto a pipe where pressurized oil heats
When aircraft broil under the hot sun on the flight line or in the desert, the oil heats
up and expands.
On frying day, set turkey out to come to room temperature while oil heats