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Performances Assessment of Natural Refrigerants as Substitutes to CFC and HCFC in Hot Climate

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 125 - 130

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.008

by M. Boumaza from Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Due to the environmental concerns ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP) of the existing refrigerants, industry and resear read more...

Keywords: refrigerants, substitutes, environment, ozone, performances.

Potential for Wind-Powered Desalination Systems in Jordan

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 109 - 123

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.007

by Mousa S. Mohsen from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan

Abstract: Desalination systems driven by renewable energies are limited, and they usually have a limited capacity. They only represent about 0.02% of total desa read more...

Keywords: Wind-Powered Desalination, RO Desalination, Renewable Energy, Jordan

Water-Surrogate Fuel Emulsion Combustion Effect on CO and NOX Emissions

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 99 - 108

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.006

by Abdulaziz H. El-Sinawi from College of Engineering, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, 31982, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Water emulsified fuel is one of the few promising emission reduction techniques with the potential to reduce NOX in diesel engines. little effort has read more...

Keywords: water-surrogate fuel emulsion, combustion, CO and NOx emissions

Investigation on the Effect of Operating Parameters on the Performance of Solar Desiccant Cooling System Using Artificial Neural Networks

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 91 - 98

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.005

by El-Shafei B. Zeidan, Ayman A. Aly, Ahmed M. Hamed from Department of Mechanical engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Taif University, Al-Hawyah, PO Box 888, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: A multiple-layer artificial neural network (ANN) model has been applied to study the performance of a solar liquid desiccant dehumidification/regenera read more...

Keywords: Solar energy, dehumidification/regeneration, absorption, liquid desiccant, ANN, back propagation algorithm

Solar Assisted Gasification: Systematic Analysis and Numerical Simulation

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 81 - 90

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.004

by Isam Janajreh, Shabbar Syed, Rana Qudaih, Ilham Talab from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 54224

Abstract: Hybrid solar thermo-chemical conversion process is a viable route to produce clean fuel using any carbonaceous material as feedstock and solar radiati read more...

Keywords: CO2 emission, entrain flow gasifier, solar gasification, thermo-chemical

Concept of Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) in Design of Building Envelope to Achieve Energy Efficiency

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 75 - 80

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.003

by J. Vijayalaxmi from Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai, India- 600025

Abstract: Design of energy efficient buildings is the quickest way to reduce energy consumption. The skin of the building acts as a barrier between the indoor e read more...

Keywords: Air-Conditioned, Energy Efficiency, Energy Intensive, OTTV, Thermal Performance

Energy Rating Windows for Residential Buildings

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 67 - 74

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.002

by K. Hassouneh, A. AlShboul, and A. Al-Salaymeh from Architecture Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Univ. of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

Abstract: The present paper describes an example of an energy rating windows for residential buildings in Jordan. It focuses on the thermal properties of the av read more...

Keywords: Rating Windows, Residential Buildings, Energy Balance

Economic Analysis of Hybrid Renewable Model for Subtropical Climate

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 57 - 65

Published: 26 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.02.001

by GM Shafiullah, Amanullah M.T. Oo, ABM Shawkat Ali, Dennis Jarvis, Peter Wolfs from Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health, CQ University, Australia, QLD-4702, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQ University, Australia, QLD-4702, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, WA-6845

Abstract: Current power systems create environmental impacts due to utilization of fossil fuels, especially coal, as carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphe read more...

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, HOMER, Performances Metrics, Sensitivity Analysis.

Renewable Energies: A Sustainable Future or a Prosperous Business

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 51 - 55

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.008

by Ammar Moussi, Greg Asher from University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria, 07000, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, NG7-2RD

Abstract: Recent global developments appear to guarantee a market for green renewable energy. Among several sources of renewable energy currently explored, phot read more...

Keywords: Renewable energy, Sustainability, Investment

Wind Data Collection and Analyses at Masdar City for Wind Turbine Assessment

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 43 - 50

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.007

by Isam Janajreh, Ilham Talab from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 54224, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Wind turbine technology has improved dramatically in the last two decades and their deployment and implementation increased by 20-25% annually. Wind i read more...

Keywords: Wind Energy, Wavelet Analysis, Frequency Spectrum

Solar Photocatalytic Degradation of Environmental Pollutants Using ZnO Prepared by Sol-Gel: 2, 4-Dichlorophenol as Case Study

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 37 - 42

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.006

by Muneer M. Ba-Abbad, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum, Abu Bakar Mohamad, Mohd S. Takriff, Kamaruzzaman Sopian from Department of chemical and process engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI),Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: The photocatalytic degradation of 2, 4-dichlorophenol (2,4DCP) in aqueous solution was carried out in batch process with ZnO prepared by sol-gel metho read more...

Keywords: Solar photocatalytic , Sol-gel 2, 4-dichlorophenol

Energy Use, Energy Savings and Environmental Analysis of Industrial Boilers and Compressors

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 29 - 36

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.005

by R. Saidur, M. Hasanuzzaman, N.A. Rahimb from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Centre of Research UMPEDAC, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: In this paper energy use, energy and bill savings, emission reduction and pay period using highly efficient motor, variable speed drive by modulating read more...

Keywords: Energy, Energy savings, Environment, Boiler, Compressor.

Performance and Operational Experiences of Solar Driven Cooling Plant after Five Years in Operation

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 23 - 28

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.004

by Ahmed Hamza H. Ali from Department of Energy Resources and Environmental Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), P.O. Box 179, New Borg El-Arab City, Alexandria 21934, Egypt

Abstract: The main aim of this study is to report the performance evaluation as well as the gained operational experiences of a solar-driven cooling plant after read more...

Keywords: Solar cooling, Absorption chillers Lithium bromide-water operational experiences

Economic and Environmental Modeling of a Photovoltaic-Wind-Grid Hybrid Power System in Hot Arid Australia

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 15 - 22

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.003

by G. Liu, M. G. Rasul, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. M. K. Khan from Power Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQ University, Queensland 4702, Australia

Abstract: Increased concern about energy crisis and environmental issues has revitalized interest in the application of renewable energy technologies. For ensur read more...

Keywords: Environment; Economy; Hot Arid Australia; Hybrid Power System.

Effect of Façade Type on the Cooling Load of a Multi-Storey Building

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 9 - 14

Published: 07 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.002

by Rafat Al-Waked from College of Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 31952

Abstract: The thermal and energy implications of a number of façade configurations on the lowest potential energy consumption for a multi-storey building have read more...

Keywords: Passive Cooling, Thermal Analysis, Energy Performance, Window Glazing

Solar Energy to Drive Half-Effect Absorption Cooling System

IJTEE, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 1 - 8

Published: 22 Jan 2010

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.01.01.001

by Rabah GOMRI from Laboratory of Génie Climatique, Engineering Faculty, Department of Génie Climatique 25000, Constantine, Algeria

Abstract: This paper presents the simulation results and an overview of the performance of low capacity two stage half-effect absorption cooling system (10kW), read more...

Keywords: Absorption cooling system Performance; Solar energy Two stage Half-effect system.