volume-08-Issue 1 (2016)


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Design Optimisation of Marine Wastewater Outfalls

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 7 - 12

Published: 27 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.003

by Shaun Forrest, and Rabee Rustum from Institute of Infrastructure and Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: This work presents a method that optimises the manifold pipe of a marine wastewater outfall under various hydraulic principles and cost considerations read more...

Keywords: manifold pipe of a marine wastewater, international pipe supply, various diameters for HDPE


Seawater Biorefinery of Avicennia Marina –Biomethane Potential at Seawater Conditions

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 33 - 34

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.007

by S. Almardeai, U. Javid, J.R.BBastidas-Oyanedel, and J.E. Schmidt from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Institute Center for Energy-iEnergy, PO Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: Lignocellulose is considered as an abundant source of carbohydrates that can be used to produce renewable fuels and chemicals such as biomethane, whic read more...

Keywords: Seawater, Biorefinery, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomethane Potential


Effect of Temperature and Time of Carburizing Treatment on the Structure and the Hardness of Steel 20MC4

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 3 - 6

Published: 27 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.002

by Younes Benarioua from Département de Génie Mécanique, Faculté de Technologie, Université de M’sila BP 166 Ichbilia 28000 M’sila – Algérie

Abstract: Carburizing technique has recently been developed to engineer the surfaces of the low steels for combined improvement in wear and fatigue resistance. read more...

Keywords: Steel, Cementation, Carbon, Carburizing


Smart Home System for Energy Saving using Genetic- Fuzzy-Neural Networks Approach

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 27 - 31

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.006

by Anwar Jarndal from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, 27272, UAE

Abstract: Home energy saving is very important to realize sustainable improvement. This can be achieved by designing a smart home system that provides a product read more...

Keywords: Smart Home, Neural Networks; Genetic Optimization, Fuzzy Logic, Power Saving


A Novel Low-Energy VentilativeCooling System for Sustainable Built Environment

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 21 - 26

Published: 27 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.005

by Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry from School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, P O Box: 294 345, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: A numerical investigation into determining the thermal and ventilation capability of wind towers integrated with the heat pipe technology was carried read more...

Keywords: Airflow, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Pipe, Ventilation, Wind Tower


Beyond Zero Waste Concept:ARevolution for Sustainable Community

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 13 - 19

Published: 27 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.004

by Mianda Khattab and Salah El Haggar from Environmental Engineering Department, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: A community reflects a big number of citizens grouped in an area, sharing common characteristics, traditions, lifestyle and daily needs. People within read more...

Keywords: : Sustainable Community, Sustainability, Cradle-to-Cradle Concept, Zero-Waste Concept, Waste Management


Biomethane Potential of Salicornia Sinus-Persica at Seawater Conditions

SWES, volume-08 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 1 - 2

Published: 26 Nov 2015

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/swes.8.01.001

by U. Javid, S. Almardeai, J.R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, and J.E. Schmidt from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Institute Centre for Energy-i Energy, PO Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – UAE

Abstract: It is essential to find alternatives to fresh water to produce biofuels in the UAE where the consumption per capita of water is almost double that of read more...

Keywords: Seawater, Biorefinery, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomethane Potential