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Optimization and Realization of a Low-Cost Data Logger

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 117 - 122

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.009

by DJERROUD Salima, BOUDGHENE STAMBOULI Amine from University of Sciences and Technology of Oran (USTOMB) El M’nouar, 31024, B.P. 1505, Oran, Algeria

Abstract: The need often arises for building a low-cost system for characterizing solar module. The circuit presented in this paper may be classified as a low-c read more...

Keywords: Automatic measure, Amorphous silicon, PV hybrid module, Characterization, Thin film, Electrical performance.

The Management of Wastewater in SME/SMI and the Environmental and Economic Benefit Realized through the Implementation of PREMA and Decision Support Approach 'Case Studies'

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 111 - 116

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.008

by Youcef Smaili and Kamel Mouhammedi from UMBB, Boumérdés, Alegria, 35000

Abstract: The industry (SME /SMI) of developing countries must carry out enormous efforts to undertake actions as regards savings in water by lack of organizati read more...

Keywords: Decision support, PREMA method, multi-criteria analysis method, PROMETHE method

Water Management and Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) for Energy Production in Turkey

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 103 - 110

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.007

by Ibrahim Yuksel, Hasan Arman, Gokmen Ceribasi from Sakarya University, Technology Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, 54187, Sakarya, Turkey , College of Science, Geology Department, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box: 17551, Al-Ain, U.A.E.

Abstract: The burning of South-eastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region in Turkey is rich in water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The Euphrates and Tigris read more...

Keywords: Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP), Hydroelectric, Water Resources, Turkey

The Law on Protection of Public Health with Respect of Environmental Friendly Production

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 99 - 101

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.006

by Fahrettin KORKMAZ from Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey, 25240

Abstract: The objective of this study is to descript law on protection of public health with respect of environmentally friendly production. Since everyone has read more...

Keywords: Research Cluster, Joint Research, Eco-Innovation, Employment, Agriculture

Assessment of Pollution Load from the Industrial Sector in Jordan

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 85 - 98

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.005

by Jamal O. Jaber, Tarek Tarawneh , Luay Hidimi , Amal Hijazi from Interdisciplinary Research Consultants, P.O.Box 13304, Amman 111942, Jordan , Sustainable Environmental and Energy Solutions, Amman, Jordan , On-sabbatical leave from the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa' Applied University, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: Industrial pollution is an area of growing environmental concern in Jordan. Although not a highly industrialized country, several major industries con read more...

Keywords: Environmental analysis, Industry, Pollution load, Pollutants projection, Environmental modeling

Wastewater Characterization in the Sultanate of Oman

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 77 - 84

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.004

by AbdulRahim Al-Omairi, Mahad Baawain, Ahmed Al-Futaisi from Sultan Qaboos University, Alkhoud 123, Muscat, Oman

Abstract: This study focuses on characterizing the quality of domestic wastewater from six different sewage treatment plants (STP) in three regions in Oman: Mus read more...

Keywords: Oman, Wastewater, Characterization, Physical Analysis, Chemical Analysis, Biological Analysis.

The Grape Leaf: a Bioindicator of Fluoride and Sulphur Dioxide Pollution

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 69 - 76

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.003

by Nesrine Rhimi , Mouhiba Ben Nasri-Ayachi , F. Ben Abdallah, from Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, laboratoire d’écologie végétale, Département des Sciences de la vie. Sfax- Tunisie , Laboratoire de Botanique Fondamentale et Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisie

Abstract: The effects of fluorine and sulphur pollution are studied on three local vine variety trees: Asli, Jerbi and Tounsi. Each growing in the vicinity of a read more...

Keywords: Necrotic halos, bio-indicator, translocation, fluorine external concentration mechanism, calcium, phosphorus

Some Features and Important of Forage kochia (Kochia prostrata (L.) Schrad.) in Natural Areas of Konya

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 65 - 68

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.002

by Ramazan Acar, Sukru Dursun from Selcuk University, Agriculture Faculty, Agronomy Department, Campus, 42003 Konya - TURKEY , Selcuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Campus, Konya - TURKEY

Abstract: Forage kochia is a plant of the more arid, hot and cold regions. Forage kochia naturally growth or is being grown in unsuitable areas (deserts and roc read more...

Keywords: Forage Kochia, Animal Feed, Erosion Prevent, Drough

Indoor Air Quality in Loose Dairy Housing in Spring and the Effects of Gas Emission on Environmental Pollution

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 2 (2011), PP 59 - 64

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.001

by Selda UZAL SEYFI , Sukru DURSUN from Department of Farm Structure and Irrigation Selcuk University, Konya, 42003 TURKEY , Department of Environmental Engineering, Selcuk University, Konya, 42003 TURKEY

Abstract: Indoor air quality is one of the important factors for human being and animals in livestock which must be taken consideration with fastidiously. Manur read more...

Keywords: Air quality, ammonia, loose housing, environmental pollution, livestock building, hydrogen sulphide

Phosphorus-Sorption Characteristics of Calcareous Soils in Arid and Semi Arid Regions

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 53 - 58

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.009

by Kholoud Mashal, Mohammed Al-Qinna, Jwan Ibbini from Department of Land Management and Environment, Hashemite university , Zarqa, Jordan

Abstract: Understanding of phosphorus (P) sorption and desorption by soils is important for water quality. The objectives of this study are to: (1) estimate P-s read more...

Keywords: phosphorus, sorption, Freundlich, CEC, desorption

Power Quality Event Recognition and Classification Using a WaveletBased Neural Network

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 45 - 52

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.008

by G. Viskadouros, G. Stavrakakis, and E. Ellinaki from Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 73100

Abstract: In the late 20th century has been observed an enormous increase in electronic equipment. These new generations of electronic equipment became progress read more...

Keywords: Keywords: Power Quality, power monitoring and efficiency, power disturbances, PNN, wavelets transform

The Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Simulation of Biological CH4 Oxidation in Landfill Bio-Covers

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 37 - 44

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.007

by Muna Albanna, Mostafa Warith, and Leta Fernandes from Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, German Jordanian University, Amman 11185 Jordan, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada

Abstract: Biological methane (CH4) oxidation in landfill cover system plays an important role in reducing CH4 emissions from landfill sites into the atmosphere. read more...

Keywords: biological oxidation, methane, landfill cover, artificial neural networks, moisture content, temperature, nonmethane organic compounds

The study of the use of mycorrhizae, barley and common vetch in the remediation of Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Ni and Al contaminated soils on old mine sites

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 33 - 36

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.006

by Aysen AKAY, Emel KARAARSLAN from Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Soil Science Konya-Turkey

Abstract: n the present study, the effect of mycorrhiza inoculation and barley and common vetch production on the remediation of Pb, Zn, CD, As, Ni and Al conta read more...

Keywords: Mycorrhizae, heavy metals, barley, common vetch, Pb, Zn, Ni, As

Land-use Change Scenarios for the Jordan River Region

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 25 - 31

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.005

by Jennifer Kocha, Janina Onigkeit, Rüdiger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Martin Köchy, Heinz-Peter Wolff, Iddo Kan from Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, 34109, Department of Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany, 14469, Ostfildern, Germany, 73760 , Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 31905

Abstract: In order to develop pathways to increase the benefits from regional water resources for humans and ecosystems, the GLOWA Jordan River project comprise read more...

Keywords: Middle East, Story and Simulation Approach, GLOWA Jordan River, land-use change, LandSHIFT.R

Pre-Treatment of Crude Palm Oil Using Super Acid for Biodiesel Production

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 19 - 24

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.004

by Mohd Ali Hashim, Adeeb Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, Maan Hayyan, Inas M. AlNashef from Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia, Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat 123, Oman , King Saud University, Chemical Engineering Department, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Malaysia, as one of the biggest palm oil producers and exporters in the world, produces large amount of crude palm oil (CPO) from its mills. Due to th read more...

Keywords: Biodiesel; Esterification; Free fatty acids; Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid

Network Design for End of Life Vehicles Recovery in Countries with Developing Economy

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 5 - 11

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.002

by Nermine A. Harraz, Noha Galal from Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt, 21934 , Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, 21544 , Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt

Abstract: This paper aims at establishing a visible and traceable system for recovering End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) in a sustainable manner. The target is to ce read more...

Keywords: Recovery Network Design, End of Life Vehicles, Sustainability, Goal Programming, Reverse Logistics

Polysilicon Micro Pirani Vacuum Gauge

SWES, volume-03 , Issue 1 (2011), PP 1 - 4

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.001

by Moh’d Sami Ashhab , Firas Makahleh from Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

Abstract: A new Polysilicon Micro Pirani vacuum gauge that has a perforated grill structure with two parallel bridges has been designed and the fabrication meth read more...

Keywords: Pressure Vacuum Gauge, Heat Distribution, Polysilicon, Micro Scale