International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering


  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Prof. Dr. Isam Janajreh. Khalifa University UAE
  • Medium: Online
  • ISSN: 1923-7316
  • Country: Canada

The International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering (IJTEE) is a high-quality scientific journal devoted to fields of Water and Environmental Sciences. It aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The coverage of the journal includes all new theoretical and experimental findings in the fields of water and environmental sciences or closely related fields. The journal also encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes.

INTRODUCTION

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board are very committed to build the Journal as one of the leading international journals in water and environmental sciences in the next few years. With the support of the International Association for Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability (IASKS), it is expected that a heavy resource to be channelled into the Journal to establish its international reputation. The Journal’s reputation will be enhanced from arrangements with several organizers of international conferences in publishing selected best papers of the conference proceedings. The journal is planning to publish 4 issues per year.

AIMS AND SCOPE

The International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering (IJTEE) is a refereed international journal to be of interest and use to all those concerned with research in various fields of, or closely related to water and environmental sciences disciplines. The International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering (IJTEE) aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The coverage of the journal includes all new theoretical and experimental findings in the fields of water and environmental sciences or closely related fields. The journal also encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes.


Latest Articles of IJTEE

Automatic Domestic Stove Using Olive Cake Fuel

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 67 - 72

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.008

by Jamil Al Asfar, Laith Mazahreh from Jamil Al Asfar, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan , Laith Mazahreh, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: Desertification is considered one of the main problems that concerns mankind. Wood stoves and fireplaces mainly use wood as the main source of energy, read more...

Keywords: Olive Cake, Heating System, Biomass, Biofuels, Automatic.


Damage Identification of HAWT Blade using Ordinary Linear Kriging Method and Variation of Blade’s Modal Parameters

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 59 - 66

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.007

by Ameen El-Sinawi, Mohammed Awadallah, Isam Janajreh from Mechanical Engineering Department, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar Institute, PO Box 54224, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Wind turbine blades operate in a harsh environment causing them to always be susceptible to damage. Variable wind loading, debris impact, and thermal read more...

Keywords: Vibration Analysis, Wind Turbine Damage, Kriging Analysis, Model Parameters, FEA, BEMM method


Mathematical Modelling for the Thermal Performance of a Solar Parabolic Trough Concentrator (PTC) Under Egypt Climate

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 51 - 58

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.006

by Mohamed H. Ahmed , Alberto Giaconia , Amr. M. A. Amin from Solar Energy Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt Energy Technologies Department, ENEA Casaccia Research Center, Roma, Italy Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: In this work, an analysis of the annual performance of a parabolic trough concentrator has been accomplished. A numerical model was developed and buil read more...

Keywords: Solar Plant, Numerical Model, Parabolic Trough Collector, Collector Efficiency, Annual Performance, Model Validation


Impact of Storage Tank Size and Backup Heating Unit on a Solar Absorption Cooling System

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 41 - 50

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.005

by Mohamed H. Ahmed from Solar Energy Department, National Research Center, Giza 12622, Egypt

Abstract: Solar energy has a great ability in cooling and air conditioning as the demand for cooling and air conditioning coincides with the availability of sol read more...

Keywords: Solar Cooling, Absorption, Linear Fresnel Concentrator, Simulation, Storage Tank, TRNSYS


Efficient Residential Buildings in Hot and Humid Regions: The Case of Abu Dhabi, UAE

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 29 - 40

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.004

by Ayesha AlQubaisi, Ali Al-Alili from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khalifa University, Sas Al Nakhl Campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: The design, construction, and operation of highly efficient residential buildings in hot and humid climates represent a unique challenge for architect read more...

Keywords: Green building rating; Estidama; LEED; Energy Efficiency; Thermal comfort


Boosting Regulations Legislation Reliefs Regarding Environmental Management Systems in the Framework of EMAS and ISO 14001: Case Study of Cyprus

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 19 - 27

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.003

by Loizia Pantelitsa , Voukkali Irene , Antonis A. Zorpas from ENVITECH (Environmental Technology) Ltd, Institute of Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development, Department of Research – Development, Paralimni, Cyprus Cyprus Open University, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Environmental Conservation and Management, Laboratory of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Sustainability Nicosia, Cyprus

Abstract: Environmental Management Systems (EMS) defining a list of requirements that can help organizations to improve their environmental performance. The mos read more...

Keywords: EMAS legislation, ISO 14001 legislation, BRAVER.


Greenhouse Microclimate Flow Simulation: Influence of Inlet Flow Conditions

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 11 - 18

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.002

by Syed Shabbar Raza, Khadije El Kadi, Isam Janajreh from Mechanical Engineering Department, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: Greenhouse (GH) has been demonstrated as a profitable technology for food production with low demand of irrigation water. In this work, a numerical mo read more...

Keywords: Sustainable Greenhouses, CFD, HVAC, Plant Transpiration


Comparing Between Best Energy Efficient Techniques Worldwide with Existing Solution Implemented in Al-Ahliyya Amman University

IJTEE, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2018), PP 1 - 10

Published: 06 Dec 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.17.01.001

by Ammar Alkhalidi, Walaa Hassan from Energy Engineering Department, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Abstract: In this research paper, an overview of energy reduction methods around the world in commercial buildings was investigated, to find out the best soluti read more...

Keywords: carbon Nanotube PV system, Energy Efficient Techniques, Amman Jordan.


Energetic, Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of a Biorefinery from Sugarcane Bagasse at Different Scales

IJTEE, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2018), PP 97 - 104

Published: 08 Aug 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.16.02.005

by Daissy Lorena Restrepo S, Ashley Sthefanía Caballero G, Christian David Botero G, Carlos Ariel Cardona A from Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Manizales, Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria. Laboratorio de Equilibrios Químicos y Cinética Enzimática. Departamento de Ingeniería Química. Manizales, Colombi

Abstract: Sugarcane bagasse is a waste generated in around the world in different quantities. It residue can be used to obtain different products under the conc read more...

Keywords: Sugarcane bagasse, biorefinery, scale analysis, energetic analysis


Development of Measurement Techniques for Siloxanes in Landfill Gas

IJTEE, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2018), PP 91 - 96

Published: 07 Aug 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.16.02.004

by Mirosława Kaszubska, Małgorzata Wzorek from Opole University of Technology, Department of Process Engineering, Opole, Poland

Abstract: In Poland, the biogas obtained from municipal solid waste landfills is most frequently used in biogas systems. In combustion of biogas contaminated wi read more...

Keywords: Fuel, Biogas, Landfill, Impurities, Siloxanes


Evaluation of the Solid and Hazardous Wastes Generated by the Automotive Industry in Turkey

IJTEE, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2018), PP 81 - 90

Published: 07 Aug 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.16.02.003

by B. Erdogan, G. Salihoglu from Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Uludag, Bursa, 16059, Turkey

Abstract: Development of the automotive industry not only facilitated our daily lives, but also introduced environmental stress. The automotive industry consist read more...

Keywords: OEM, supplier companies, questionnaire, automobile components


Plastic Packaging Waste Segregation Behavior of Residents and its Environmental Effect on Municipal Solid Waste Management

IJTEE, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2018), PP 73 - 79

Published: 08 Aug 2018

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.16.02.002

by Tomohiro Tabata, Minori Oda, Peii Tsai, Keiko Katagiri from Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan

Abstract: This study surveyed the plastic packaging waste segregation behaviour of residents of Kobe, Japan, especially aged residents. It discusses the possibl read more...

Keywords: Aging Rate, Garbage Segregation Behavior, Plastic Packaging Waste, Municipal Solid Waste Management