volume-05-Issue 2 (2013)


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Comparison of Resource Intensities and Operational Parameters of Renewable, Fossil Fuel, and Nuclear Power Systems

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 95 - 104

Published: 14 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.001

by Chaouki Ghenai, Isam Janajreh from Ocean and Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 33431 U.S.A , Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Depletion of fossil, their associated thermal emission, and fear of global warming, have been exerting unparallel momentum to tap on natural energy re read more...

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuel Energy, Nuclear Energy, Carbon Foot Print, Capital Intensity, Energy Intensity, Area Intensity, Material Intensity, Capacity Factor, System Efficiency, Life Time, Current Installed Capacity


Special Issue Devoted to Selected Papers from the 10th Arab Academy of Sciences International Conference on "Energy and Water Sustainability"

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 91 - 94

Published: 14 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.000

by Isam Janajreh from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: This was the 10th international conference organized by the Arab Academy of Sciences (AAS) that was held in Beirut, Lebanon, December 7–9, 2012. Mor read more...

Keywords: Sciences (AAS),


Remolding of Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cable Waste: Thermal and Mechanical Property Assessment

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 191 - 198

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.012

by Isam Janajreh, Mohammed Alshrah from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: Plastic has entered in all our manufacturing commodities, i.e. household, medical, automotive, and aerospace. It is offsetting metal, glass and cellu read more...

Keywords: Cross-linked polyethylene, compounding waste plastic extrusion; molding, Material characterization, recycling


Efficiency Enhancements of Electric Power System and Economic Analysis- Practical Case Study

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 183 - 190

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.011

by A. Al-Hinai, A. Al-Badi, E. A. Feilat, M. Albadi from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

Abstract: Power system operators and planners are always faced with the problem of how to minimize the transmission and distribution losses. There are several w read more...

Keywords: Losses Reduction, Technical Losses, Non-Technical Losses, Economic Analysise


Bioreactor Landfilling: Operations, Benefits and Prospects

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 175 - 181

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.010

by Isam Janajreh, Idowu Adeyemi, Sherien Elagroudy from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: The amount of waste being discarded at the landfill and without tapped its associated landfill gas (LFG) is alarming. Almost five million tons of MSW read more...

Keywords: Dry tombs, Landfilling, LFG, GHG, MSW, Bioreactor, Combined Cycles


Development of Neural Networks for Enhancement of Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Change Material

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 167 - 173

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.009

by Y. Abdullat, M. Hamdan, E. Abdelhafez, A. Sakhrieh from Department of Industrial Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman11733, Jordan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

Abstract: Three Artificial Neural Network models (Feedforward, Elman, and Nonlinear Autoregressive Exogenous (NARX) networks) were used to find the performance read more...

Keywords: Thermal energy storage, Phase change material, Artificial Neural Network, Elman, NARX, Feedforward.


Present and Future Trend in the Production and Energy Consumption of Desalinated Water in GCC Countries

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 155 - 165

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.008

by Hassan Fath, Ashraf Sadik, Toufic Mezher from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: Water is one of the pressing global challenges facing humanity. In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, it is considered as the most critical read more...

Keywords: Water desalination, energy, future trends, GCC counties


Modeling of the RHC System with Bond Graphs Approach

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 145 - 153

Published: 17 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.007

by Abdelatif Merabtine, Riad Benelmir from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan - LMT, Cachan, France, 94235, Lorraine University - LERMAB, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France, 54506

Abstract: In this work, a simplified graphical modelling tool, which in some extent can be considered in halfway between detailed physical and Data driven dynam read more...

Keywords: Building Energy Efficiency, Bond Graphs modeling, HVAC.


New Power and Cooling Absorption Cycles

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 135 - 143

Published: 15 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.006

by Dereje S. Ayou, Joan Carles Bruno, Alberto Coronas from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, CREVER-Group of Applied Thermal Engineering, Tarragona, Spain, 43007

Abstract: In this study, new absorption cycles for the combined cooling and power production are presented. These cycles are designed by modifying basic (single read more...

Keywords: Combined cooling and power, hybrid absorption cycles, working fluid mixtures, performance indicators


Predicting Bioreactor Landfill Air Space by Estimating Geotechnical Properties of Waste

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 129 - 134

Published: 15 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.005

by Sherien Elagroudy from Environmental Engineering Section, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 11517

Abstract: Intensive research has focused on the settlement of the typical Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in bioreactor landfills, but relatively little attention h read more...

Keywords: Compressibility of Solid Waste, Bioreactor Landfills, Compression Index, Coefficient of Consolidation, Waste Settlement


Advanced Modeling of High Density Polyethylene Pyrolysis

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 123 - 128

Published: 15 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.004

by Youssef Safadi,Joseph Zeaiter,Mohammad Ahmad from Department of Mechanical Engineering,Chemical Engineering Program, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Abstract: This work presents a novel approach for predicting product composition during the pyrolysis of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) into fuel. A coupled t read more...

Keywords: Pyrolysis model, plastic waste to fuel, chain length distribution.


Evaluation of Oxygen-Enriched Air Combustion Process Integrated with CO2 Post-Combustion Capture

IJTEE, volume-05 , Issue 2 (2013), PP 113 - 121

Published: 14 Mar 2013

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.05.02.003

by Adewale Adeosun, Aravind Muthiah, Mohammad R. M. Abu-Zahra from Separation Technology Laboratory, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: A novel concept combining membrane-based technology for air enrichment combustion process integrated with solvent based post-combustion capture is eva read more...

Keywords: Carbon Capture,Post Combustion,Membrane,Coal power plant,Simulation