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Compact Fluorescent Lighting in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market [PDF]
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the report, Compact Fluorescent Lighting in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market. Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the report provides an analysis of the market introduction of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) in the U.S., with an emphasis on identifying lessons that could be applied to the market introduction of other new lighting technologies, such as solid-state lighting (SSL). The report is based on extensive review of CFL literature, interviews with CFL manufacturers regarding their experiences, and PNNL?s own experience with DOE?s CFL market introduction programs. Key findings related to market structure/conditions, consumer wariness, product performance and reliability, utility give-away programs, retail promotion, and other marketing and consumer education efforts provide valuable lessons for government, industry, and energy efficiency organizations. The Department commissioned the report to assist and inform planning for successful market introduction of emerging technologies such as SSL. The findings will guide DOE in its overall planning for SSL commercialization support activities, and can be applied to other technologies that emerge from the DOE research portfolio as well. (PDF Format; Length: 92 pages)
Source: U.S. DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Copper Reduction in QMA's Wastewater Using TMT [PDF]
Abstract: QMA, Inc. is located at 1390 Lunt Avenue in Elk Grove Village, IL. The company makes printed wiring boards (PWBs) and employs about 40 people. QMA wanted to reduce the cost of disposing of its wastewater which was being hauled off site. The company also wanted to improve workplace safety by eliminating 3,000 gallons of highly acidic wastewater which had to be stored in the plant awaiting disposal. QMA company ofﬁcials attended a workshop presented by the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) for the printed wiring board sector and asked WMRC for assistance. This factsheet details a pilot project performed by WMRC scientists to demonstrate the use of TMT to reduce copper contaminant in QMA's wastewater. The pilot treatment process convinced QMA to adopt the use of TMT for treatment of its wastewater, resulting in a safer workplace and an annual savings of $20,000. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages)
Source: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC)