Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.1.4 | Award Amount: 5.08M | Year: 2013
The Internet of the Future will be an essential part of the knowledge society and will provide new information-based business. The usage of the Internet of Things for large-scale, partially mission-critical systems creates the need to address trust and security functions adequately.The vision of SMARTIE (Secure and sMArterciTIEs data management) is to create a distributed framework for IoT based applications sharing large volumes of heterogeneous information. This framework is envisioned to enable end-to-end security and trust in information delivery for decision-making purposes following data owners privacy requirements. New challenges identified for privacy, trust and reliability are: Provide trust and quality-of-information in shared information models to enable re-used across many applications. Provide secure exchange of data between IoT devices and consumers of their information. Provide protection mechanisms for vulnerable devices.SMARTIE will address these challenges within the context of Smart Cities. A smart city controller handling data for the city must show that the information collected from different devices are communicated and stored in a secure way. Privacy-protection and access control to the data and objects is necessary to convince data owners to share information and to protect the city infrastructure. SMARTIE envisions a data-centric paradigm with the information management and services plane as a unifying umbrella, which will operate above heterogeneous network devices and data sources and will provide advanced secure information services.The feasibility and utility of SMARTIE will be tested in real environments with real users of the city infrastructures. The two application areas Transport and Energy will be considered; both are key infrastructures of cities. The tests will involve the cities Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany), Belgrade (Serbia) and Murcia (Spain).
Pfluke P.D.,The Green Way |
Jokela W.E.,U.S. Department of Agriculture |
Bosworth S.C.,University of Vermont
Journal of Environmental Quality | Year: 2011
Manure can provide valuable nutrients, especially N, for grass forage, but high NH3 volatilization losses from standard surface-broadcast application limits N availability and raises environmental concerns. Eight field trials were conducted to evaluate the emission of NH3 from liquid dairy manure, either surface broadcast or applied in narrow surface bands with a trailing-foot implement. Manure was applied using both techniques at rates of approximately 25 and 50 m3 ha-1 on either orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) on a well-drained silt loam or reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) on a somewhat poorly drained clay soil. Ammonia emission was measured with a dynamic chamber/equilibrium concentration technique. High NH3 emission rates in broadcast treatments, especially at the high rate (2 to 13 kg ha-1 h-1), occurred during the first few hours after spreading, followed by a rapid reduction to low levels (<0.5 kg ha-1 h-1 in most cases) by 24 h after spreading and in subsequent days. Band treatments often followed the same pattern but with initial rates substantially lower and with a less dramatic decrease over time. Total estimated NH3 losses from broadcast application, as a percent of total ammoniacal N (TAN) applied, averaged 39% (range of 20 to 59%) from the high manure rate and 25% (range of 9 to 52%) from the low rate. Band spreading reduced total NH3 losses by an average of 52 and 29% for the high and low manure rates, respectively. Results show that the trailing-foot band application method can reduce NH 3 losses and conserve N for perennial forage production. Copyright © 2011 by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. All rights reserved.
Miftakhutdinov R.,The Green Way
2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2014 | Year: 2014
Paper analyzes substantial Coss behavior differences of FETs using super-junction Si, SiC and GaN technologies versus traditional Si process and suggests new practical models for power losses optimization. These models applied to derive normalized ZVS conditions and boundaries for popular PWM ZVS topologies allowing efficiency optimization at wide operating conditions. © 2014 IEEE.
Pourali M.,The Green Way
Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society) | Year: 2013
Common cause events are those specific groups of dependent events that might adversely affect the operation of a redundant system. Common cause failures (CCF) are considered a subset of dependent failures with a major difference that they cannot be explicitly modeled. A CCF is a single point of failure (SPOF) causing a unit and its 'perceived' redundant unit to fail simultaneously. During the first few years of commercial nuclear power plants operations, many probability risk assessment (PRA) studies revealed that CCF have significantly contributed to core damages. Consequently, the U.S. Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) initiated various CCF analyses in 1980's. Since then, CCF analyses have been synonymous with nuclear facilities, and majority of CCF analysis efforts have rightfully been focused on the safety of nuclear plants. Given that many industrial and commercial mission critical facilities and high reliability organizations now require high degree of availability, therefore, CCF cannot be ignored. The objectives of this paper are to present: (a) the importance of considering CCF in reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) analysis for industrial and commercial mission critical facilities and high reliability organizations, (b) simple quantitative analysis methods of CCF for industrial and commercial mission critical facilities, and (c) the need for including CCF as part of future failure data collection efforts. © 2013 IEEE.
The Green Way | Date: 2013-06-26
An environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant mixture may be used as a substitute for existing refrigerant in a refrigerant system. The hydrocarbon refrigerant mixture offers greater operating efficiency and effectively replaces chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants. The refrigerant mixture for the refrigeration system includes from about 85% to about 89% by weight propane and from about 11% to about 15% by weight propene.
The Green Way | Date: 2013-06-05
Provided herein is an aqueous, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, biodegradable, hypoallergenic cleaning composition. Also provided are pre-loaded wipes containing the cleaning solution, kits, and methods of cleaning surfaces using the same.
The Green Way | Date: 2014-11-14
The Green Way | Date: 2016-10-11
Bed blankets; Bed linen; Bed sheets; Bed spreads; Curtains; Towels; Bath linen; Bath towels; Bed linen; Bed sheets; Bed spreads; Pillow cases; Pillow covers; Toilet tank covers made of fabric or fabric substitutes; Towels.
News Article | September 21, 2009
The Green Way, an Israel-based environmental management company, has secured between $15 and $20 million in second round funding from Shaked Global Group. Shaked Global also took part in TGW’s first funding round in May, contributing $1 million. Its stake values TGW at several tens of millions of dollars, according to Globes. Founded in 1997, TGW provides a range of consulting and implementation services for landscaping, irrigation, erosion prevention and waste and wastewater treatment. It also collaborates with tech companies that specialize in the field of environmental preservation to design cost-effective solutions for a range of small- to medium-scale commercial, industrial and public infrastructure projects, such as parks, hotels and utilities. Though based in Israel, it operates in Cyprus, Turkey and in the United States. It currently employs over 100 workers and has seen a significant expansion of its market share over the last few years. Its diversified portfolio — particularly the services it provides for the water sector — ensures it still has solid room to grow in Israel and worldwide as it extends its reach. As we’ve mentioned before, Israel has become a new cleantech hub in recent months, with start-ups like Shai Agassi’s Project Better Place, Solel and Aqwise garnering lots of attention and, more importantly, cash.