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The System of Waste Home Appliances Recycling in Taiwan

  • Ma, H.K.;Li, K.C.;Wu, N.M.;Chang, W.C.
    • Proceedings of the IEEK Conference
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    • pp.43-47
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    • 2001
  • The waste home appliances including television sets, refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners have increasingly received environmental concerns in Taiwan. In light of the enforcement of Waste Disposal Act (WDA), the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has certified 60 recycling/storage facilities and given permission for qualified companies to build six treatment plants around the island. Now the recycling and well treatment home appliances are estimated to be 3,342,369 units until May 31, 2001. This paper describes the present status of waste home appliance recycle and its treatment in Taiwan. The principle guidelines and policies regarding recycling, resource recovery and environmental concerns are presented.

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Comparisons of Some Reinforcement Self-Learning Controllers by Cell-to-Cell Mapping

  • Pong, Chi-Fong;Chen, Yung-Yaw;Kuo, Te-Son
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems Conference
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    • pp.1029-1032
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    • 1993
  • The construction of the rulebase of a fuzzy controller is usually difficult because experts' knowledge is often hard to derive. To remedy such a problem, a number of self-learning schemes for rulebase formulations were proposed. One of the popular approaches is the reinforcement learning. Many successful examples employing such an idea were proposed and claimed to be with good results in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to discuss and make comparisons between some of the related work in order to provide a better picture regarding their performances. A numerical algorithm for the analysis of nonlinear as well as fuzzy dynamic systems, the Cell-to-Cell Mapping, is used. The analytical results reveals the true behavior of the learning schemes.

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Researches Related to Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Taiwan

  • Loh, Chin-Hsiung;Yeh, Chin-Hsun
    • Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea
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    • v.2 no.3
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    • pp.13-26
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    • 1998
  • In view of the rapid development of economics and technology, perilous meteorological and geological conditions often cause natural disasters and result in severe loss of lives and properties in Taiwan. To promote multi-hazard mitigation strategies in an integrated a, pp.oach, the National Science Council established a National Science and Technology Program for Disaster Mitigation in January 1998. This program emphasizes on the implementation of research results in the National Disaster Management System. This paper describes the earthquake loss estimation methodology that is currently developed in Taiwan. Topics of potential earth science hazards (PESH) and building vulnerability analysis are described in detail.

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Long Term Variation Trend of Wind and its Impact Upon Wind Power Generation in Taiwan

  • Na, Wang;Quan, Wan;Sheng, Su
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.9 no.3
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    • pp.782-788
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    • 2014
  • Wind power generation has been viewed as a promising renewable energy to meet challenge of climate change. However, wind power is susceptible to climate change because previous investigation shows there are declining trends of the land surface wind speeds over middle and lower latitudes. Since long term variation trends is notably different from inter-annual random variation and could have notable impact on wind farm from planning perspective, observed meteorological data of Taiwan is investigated to find out long term variation trends of wind speed and its impact on wind power generation. It is discovered that wind speed in majority of stations in west coast of Taiwan have ascending trends while that of all investigated stations in east coast have descending trends. Since east of Taiwan is not suitable for wind power development for its higher likelihood suffering Typhoons and most of established wind farm locate in west coast of Taiwan, it is speculated that long term variation trend of wind do not have notable negative impact on wind power generation in Taiwan.

Japanese Apricot in Taiwan (대만의 매실산업)

  • Li, Kuo-Tan
    • Food Science and Industry
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    • v.45 no.2
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    • pp.29-35
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    • 2012
  • Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) is the national symbol and was once the most important temperate fruit crop in Taiwan. Fruiting cultivars were originally introduced from southern China but commercial production was not significant until the 1970s. Currently 6,400 ha of Japanese apricot orchards distribute on shallow mountain hills in the central and the southern part of the island. Taiwanese commercial fruiting cultivars are plausibly chance seedlings or sports from the early introduction and are very low chilling required for budbreak. Ornamental cultivars have been mainly introduced from Japan but cultivations have been limited in high altitude area due to their high chilling requirement. In 2009, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute's breeding program released the first low chill ornamental cultivar 'Tainung No.2' with a great ornamental potential in subtropical regions. Cultivation and production of Japanese apricot fruit in Taiwan continue to dwindle due to the declining Japanese market share. Ongoing industry transformation to increase domestic consumption and consumer's interest will sustain the future of Japanese apricot in Taiwan.

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