volume-11-Issue 1 (2016)


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Hydropower and Future Environmental Policies

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 99 - 103

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.003

by I. Yuksel, H. Arman, and I. H. Demirel from Department of Civil Engineering, Hydraulics Division, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 34220 Davutpasa-Istanbul, Turkey Geology Department, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. 15551, Al-Ain, UAE

Abstract: Hydropower energy is a renewable, sustainable, and clean energy in the other alternative energy sources. Moreover, it does not deprive future generati read more...

Keywords: Hydropower; Renewable Energy; Energy Utilization; environmental Policy, Turkey


Performance Improvement of Shallow Solar Pond using Nanoparticles

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 93 - 98

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.002

by Mohammad A. Hamdan and Lana A. Al-Qudah from Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: Countries are going through a shortage of energy source; consequently, the futures are looking for an alternative source of energy. A very high potent read more...

Keywords: Shallow Solar Pond, Nanoparticles, Energy Source


Polyethyleneimine Supported Mesoporous Silica for CO2 Capture: Adsorption Kinetics and Degradation Problems

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 87 - 91

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.001

by Dang Viet Quang, Thosmas Nelson, and Mohammad R.M. Abu-Zahra from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 54224, Masdar city, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194, USA

Abstract: Polyethyleneimine-supported mesoporous silica (PEI-MPS) has widely been investigated as solid sorbents for CO2 adsorption in the laboratory. However, read more...

Keywords: CO2 adsorption; CO2 capture; Polyethyleneimine; Adsorption/regeneration; Kinetic.


Development of Waste Heat Fired Activated Carbon Ammonia Adsorption Chiller

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 131 - 135

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.008

by Mohammed Sadhikh, Jaice Joy Skaria from College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Innovation Design & Consulting LLC, Oman

Abstract: Adsorption systems are promising alternatives to the existing refrigeration systems in the wake of alarming energy crises and potential danger due to read more...

Keywords: Adsorption, Waste Heat, Chiller


Energy and Exergy Analysis of a Power Plant Based on a Three Reactor Chemical Looping Reforming System

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 125 - 130

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.007

by Mohammed N. Khan, Tariq Shamim from Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy), Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Chemical looping reforming (CLR) is an innovative way of simultaneously producing hydrogen (H2) and capturing carbon dioxide (CO2). In the CLR process read more...

Keywords: Hydrogen Production, Chemical Looping Reforming, Exergy Analysis, Aspen Plus, Hydrogen Efficiency.


Optimization of Cable Layout Design in a Wind Farm: A Hybrid Approach

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 117 - 123

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.006

by M. Tifroute and H. Bouzahir from Laboratory of Engineering Systems and Information Technologies, ENSA Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Abstract: In this paper, a hybrid algorithm based on modified Ants Colony Optimization (ACO) and Artificial Immune Algorithm (AIA) for solving the Steiner Minim read more...

Keywords: Steiner Problem, Ant Colony Algorithm, Artificial Immune Algorithm


Optimization of Cable Layout Design in a Wind Farm: A Hybrid Approach

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 111 - 115

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.02.005

by M. Tifroute and H. Bouzahir from Laboratory of Engineering Systems and Information Technologies, ENSA Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Abstract: In this paper, a hybrid algorithm based on modified Ants Colony Optimization (ACO) and Artificial Immune Algorithm (AIA) for solving the Steiner Minim read more...

Keywords: Steiner Problem, Ant Colony Algorithm, Artificial Immune Algorithm


Regulating PPP Projects in the Energy Sector: An Exploratory Survey of Skills Required

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 105 - 110

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.01.004

by Abdullahi A. Umara, Noor Amil W. A. Zawawi, Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz, Taleb M. Al-Rousan from Alhosn University, Old Airport Road, Delma Street 13, Al-Musalla, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E `Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh Perak, Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: The involvement of the private sector in the provision of public services through concessions has been growing over the years and the energy sector ha read more...

Keywords: PFI/PPP; Infrastructure regulation; Skills


Numerical Modelling of Sonicated, Continuous Transesterification and Evaluation of Reaction Kinetics for Optimizing Biodiesel Reactor Design

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 79 - 86

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.01.012

by Mohammed Noorul Hussain, Tala el Samad, Mohammed Daqaq, Isam Janajreh from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 54224

Abstract: Biodiesel is an alternative and sustainable fuel that can reduce the dependence on fossil diesel. This commodity has not only been promoted in the dev read more...

Keywords: : Transesterification, ultrasound, biodiesel, process intensification, numerical modelling


On the Modeling of Industrial Furnaces and Combustion Chambers

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 73 - 83

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.12.01.010

by Essam E Khalil from Professor of Mechanical Engineering , Fellow AIAA, Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: The recent advances in numerical methods and the vast development of computers had directed the designers to better development and modifications to a read more...

Keywords: : CFD, Combustion Modelling, Furnaces


Evaluation of Solar Hybrid Power Systems and its Efficacy in the UAE Market

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 73 - 78

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.01.011

by Zaki Iqbal, and Gorkem Soyumer from RAK Research and Innovation Center, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Enerwhere Sustainable Energy, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: Due to rapid industrialization and urbanization, the supplying of the electricity demand using hybrid (solar and diesel) systems have attracted great read more...

Keywords: Hybrid Electricity, AC Coupled, DC Coupled, Stand-Alone Off-Grid, Homer


Fe-Cu Compounds in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Influence of Magnetic Field on Mesoporous Structure

IJTEE, volume-11 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 67 - 72

Published: 19 Dec 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.11.01.010

by Abdul Hai Alami, Di Zhang, Camilia Aokal, Jehad Abed, Ideisan Abu Abdoun, Hussain Alawadhid from Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Department, University of Sharjah, P.O.Box 27272m Sharjah, UAE Masdar Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Department of Chemistry, University of Sharjah, P.O.Box 27272m Sharjah, United Arab Emirates d Applied Physics Department, University of Sharjah, P.O.Box 27272m Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of applying a static and dynamic magnetic field in the process of depositing the Fe-Cu compound on the working elec read more...

Keywords: Ferromagnetic Mesoporous Material, Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Schiff Base Dyes