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Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas Center for Applied Technology Skip Mills – Director, San Antonio Operations skip-mills@tamu.edu Dean Schneider, Ph. D. , P.E. – Asst. Executive, San Antonio Operations dschneider@tamu.edu Susan Stuver, Ph. D. – Environmental Lab, Manager s-stuver@tamu.edu Mike Martin, C.E.M. - Energy and Automation Lab, Manager mhmartin@tamu.edu

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Universities Texas A&M University College Station Galveston Qatar Prairie View A&M University Tarleton State University Texas A&M International University Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Texas A&M University-Kingsville Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texas A&M University-Central Texas A&M University-San Antonio State Agencies Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Texas AgriLife Research Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas Forest Service Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Health Science Center Texas A&M Health Center

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Texas Center for Applied Technology Mission Statement Providing quality research and down to earth building answers for basic state and national needs. Mission: To grow the exploration/specialized skill of The Texas A&M University System, To set up organizations/unions with the Engineering Programs, industry, government offices and different colleges to advance the monetary improvement of the State of Texas and the Nation and, To unite under the TAMUS umbrella a one of a kind blend of the scholarly community, industry, elected and military mastery to accomplish answers for genuine issues.

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Texas Center for Applied Technology Aerospace, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering Computing & Information Technology Energy and Environmental Sustainability Core Competencies/Technologies: Energy: Alternative/Renewables Energy and Water Assessments, Smart Grid, expected blame assessments Environmental: Compliance, Pollution, Prevention, Permitting, Restoration, Impact Analysis, and so forth. EMS (14001/18001) and Sustainability arranging and workshops Core Competencies/Technologies: Modeling & Simulation Training Systems Command and Control Systems Data Visualization Technologies Networking Agent Technology Core Competencies/Technologies: Technology Insertion for Operations/Maintenance Process Flow Improvement Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma Work Methods & Measurements Planning & Inventory Control Facility Layout Environmental & Safety Issues Application Domain Energy and Environmental Sustainability Medical/Health Care Systems Operational Reliability Manufacturing Competitiveness Modeling and Simulation to Support Training in all Focus Areas Technology Insertion: Preparedness (Military and Civilian) Aging Infrastructure Alternative Energy Medical/Health Care Systems

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Texas Center for Applied Technology San Antonio Operations TX Com. Env. Quality Army Env. Summon State Energy Cons. Office Dept. of Defense Brooks City-Base Marine & Naval Health

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Community Em POWER ment through Transformational iGRIDs Transformational Change Agent Attributes Is Trans-disciplinary Is Trans-institutional Leverages Resources Creates Synergy Integrates Needs to Consider Temporal Scale Needs to Consider Spatial Scale Baseline Vision iGRID (Intelligent Grid) Site DRIVERS (Pushing Us) OUTCOMES (Pulling Us) Social Value Economic Value Environmental Value Virtual Site Physical Site Needs to Be Scalable & Flexible Needs to Be Replicable & Adaptable Tech Insertion New Technology (From Us & Others) Existing Technology (From Us & Others)

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Mission Verde Center Sustainability One-Stop Center Focal point for the nearby group, nearby and provincial green employments preparing, science and supportability instruction, and green organizations Physical area to construct down to earth and approved procedures and applications for residences, neighborhoods and groups with the city, state and nation Living Laboratory that draws in neighborhood workforce, organizations, group and understudies by situating feasible vitality and water foundation extends nearby

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Selected Accomplishments - Remediation Ecological Risk Tool A companion checked on demonstrating apparatus that gives a snappy and exact evaluation of natural hazard for untamed life and plants by using default Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) for biological receptors. Rapidly decides when a full natural hazard evaluation is required in this way sparing a great many dollars by lessening the requirement for full hazard appraisal

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Accomplishments – Sustainable Growth Karst Management Plan East Campus Development at UTSA Environmental Assessment revealed jeopardized species Circurina madla and Rhodini exilis USFWS needed to assign whole east grounds as basic living space. TEES Karst Management Plan used GPS and GIS to build up an easement that ensured jeopardized species while as yet permitting land advancement to proceed.

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Accomplishments – Education Enrichment Increase enthusiasm for sciences and designing Prepare secondary school understudies for school Improve state administered test scores and GPA's Improve our communities 

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Energy Assessments Facility appraisal/information examination that gives the proprietor various choices in the lead of their vitality or water-reserve funds programs Building framework/segment streamlining Appropriate vitality and water protection M & O methodology or schedules Energy preservation measures and activities Energy sparing computations, pay-back estimations Strategies to actualize the measures Specification/outline survey, outsider oversight of tasks Validation of measures Appropriate estimation and check conventions Introduction of new high proficiency innovations Distributed vitality era New materials Alternative vitality mix

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Incorporate learning/innovation into industry applications (quickly customizable innovation exchange) Texas Center for Applied Technology Energy and Environmental Energy Storage Evaluation Fuel Cell Evaluation Solar Thermal Evaluation Wind Energy Education Cool Roof Evaluation

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Advanced Water Desalination Pilot Project (Laredo) Texas A&M Engineering authorized new high effectiveness pressure and warmth exchanger advances TCAT working with licensee to assemble, introduce, and work pilot plant for City of Laredo to exhibit business feasibility Funded by City of Laredo Will give 100,000 lady/day consumable water from salty ground water Economic desire: $2/thousand gallons (Reverse Osmosis is $4-5/thousand gallons)

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Temporary Hybrid Micro-network Systems Some Colonias along Texas-Mexico are without essential administrations (counting electric influence) TCAT supported by SECO to coordinate existing high productivity stockpiling innovation to illuminate close term transitory requirements for electric administration Currently serving ~40 families in the La Presa colonia south of Laredo Pay-as-you-go at $0.25/kWh

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