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Use of Production and Brackish Water in Concrete Mixtures

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 2 (2010), PP 39 - 43

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.01.02.001

by Ramzi A. Taha, Ali S. Al-Harthy, Khalifa S. Al-Jabri from Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Abstract: The Sultanate of Oman lies in an arid region where fresh water sources are scarce. Economic and population growth spur the need for more housing, scho read more...

Keywords: Brackish Water, Production Water, Polluted Water, Concrete, Mortar, Paste, Strength.

A Case Study of Grid Connected Solar PV Irrigation System in Semi-Arid Region of Bangladesh

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 33 - 38

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.008

by A. K. M. Sadrul Islam, M. A. H. Mondal and M. Ahiduzzaman from Islamic University of Technology, Board Bazar, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh , Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh

Abstract: The semi-arid region of Bangladesh is called the Barend tract lies roughly between latitudes 24°20´N and 25°35´N and longitudes 88°20´E and 89° read more...

Keywords: Irrigation for semi-arid region, Solar PV, Grid electricity.

Solar Desalination by Indirect Heating

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 29 - 32

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.007

by Hasan Mousa, Mousa K. Abu-Arabi, Manar Al-Naerat, Remah Al-Bakkar, Yasmeen Ammera, Amira Khattab from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Irbid 22110, PO Box 3030, Jordan

Abstract: A solar unit to produce desalinated water and hot water from saline feed water was designed and tested. The unit consists of a solar collector (5 evac read more...

Keywords: Desalination, Solar, Hot Water, Productivity

Vegetative Methods to Prevent Wind Erosion in Central Anatolia Region

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 25 - 28

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.006

by Ramazan Acar, Sukru Dursun from Selcuk University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Agronomy, Konya-Turkey, Selcuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya-Turkey

Abstract: Wind erosion is the phenomenon of transportation of worn-away soils and their accumulation in any other place by the action of wind. Wind erosion affe read more...

Keywords: Desertification, Xerophyt plants, Wind erosion, Konya, Soil, Sand

Autonomous Membrane Distillation Pilot Plant Unit Driven by Solar Energy: Experiences and Lessons Learned

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 21 - 24

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.005

by Fawzi Banat, Nesreen Jwaied from German-Jordanian University (on leave from JUST), P.O. Box: 35247, Amman, Jordan, 11180 , Jordan University of Science and Technology. PO Box: 3030; Irbid, Jordan, 22110

Abstract: Through the SMADES EC-funded project a solar driven membrane distillation unit was installed by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in the A read more...

Keywords: Membrane Distillation, Solar Energy, Standalone Systems, Desalination

Trends and Problems of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Batna City and Prospects for a Sustainable Development

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 15 - 20

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.004

by Linda SEFOUHI, Mahdi KALLA, Leila AOURAGH from LRNAT, University of Batna, Batna, ALGERIA

Abstract: Municipal solid waste (MSW) management is a major problem in most developing countries. The increasing share of the population living in cities poses read more...

Keywords: Management Household Waste, landfill, environmental impact, Sustainable development

Biological Treatment of Organic Waste for Poultry Farm in Hot Climate

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 11 - 14

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.003

by Rumana Rashid, A.B.M. Mahbubul Malik, Md Sayem Khan from Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Johor, Malaysia, 81310 , Department of Architecture, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1212, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Johor, Malaysia, 81310

Abstract: Biogas is a byproduct of the decomposition of organic waste by anaerobic bacteria. Organic waste is put into a sealed tank called a digester (or biore read more...

Keywords: Waste materials, Poultry firm, Organic waste, Hot climate

Impacts of Pressurized Irrigation Technologies on Efficient Water Resources Uses in Semi-Arid Climate of Konya Basin of Turkey

SWES, volume-01 , Issue 1 (2010), PP 1 - 4

Published: 18 Sep 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.0101.001

by Bilal Acar, Ramazan Topak, Mithat Direk from Selçuk University, Agricultural Faculty, Konya, Turkey, 42075

Abstract: Performance evaluation of irrigation has been an important area of research for better management of water resources. The present study was carried ou read more...

Keywords: Konya Closed Basin, Pressurized Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Uniformity, Water Application Efficiency