Micro-properties of Molding Products between Modified Corn Stalk and Pulverized Coal

J. Chen; Y. Haijun; L. Hao; Z. Zhifang; L. Mei

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 72-79

  Taking Shanxi fat coal, Shanxi 4# coke coal and Shenmu low rank pulverized coal as raw materials, three different concentrations of NaOH modified corn stalk were used as binder.  The effect of changing NaOH concentrations and coal particle size used in moulding briquette and formed coke on its SEM ...  Read More

An Experimental Study on Cooling the Photovoltaic Modules by Fins to Improve Power Generation: Economic Assessment

M. Firoozzadeh; A. Shiravi; M. Shafiee

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 80-84

  Photovoltaic (PV) power plant is one of the most important renewable power generation methods, which is rapidly developing. One of the weak points of PV power plants is the negative effects of increasing the cells temperature on their power generation. In this study, a simple and low cost method is proposed ...  Read More

Elimination of Chloroform (CHCl3) from Drinking Water via a Synergistic Effect of Stripping, Oxidation and Adsorption Process in Air Lift Loop Reactor

A. A. Rahman–Al Ezzi; S. H. Alhamdiny

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 85-90

  In this work, a modified internal loop airlift reactor has been designed to remove the organic pollutants in synthetic wastewater at an efficient and inexpensive treatment technique by means of a synergistic effect combining of (oxidation, stripping and adsorption). The validation of the current style ...  Read More

Renewable Energy
Acid Catalysis of Waste Cooking Oils for Biodiesel Production

I. V. Priya; S. V. A. R. Sastry; A. Sahoo

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 91-95

  Sustainable energy source and pollution free environment is the immediate requirement of developing countries. Waste cooking oils of five different origins were considered in the present work for biodiesel production. Attempt was made to study the effect of process variables on acid-catalyzed oil transesterification. ...  Read More

Application of Response Surface Methodology for Sago Wastewater Treatment by Ozonation

G. Anju; B. Subha; M. Muthukumar; T. Sangeetha

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 96-103

  A treatment method based on the degradation of sago processing wastewater using ozonation process was conducted in this research study. The optimization of the process variables was designed with the aid of software called Design Expert and the technique was called response surface methodology (RSM) ...  Read More

Role of Nanoparticles as Performance and Emission Improver of Compression Ignition Engine Fuels: An Overview

A. Kumar Singh; R. Patle; M. Das; R. Sanodiya; N. M. Stanley; P. Malkhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 104-110

  Applications of nano-scaled energetic materials in diesel and diesel-biodiesel blends as catalytic agents have emerged contemporarily in pace to develop an efficient and eco-friendly alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) engines. Inclusion of nanoparticles as additives for CI engine fuels promises ...  Read More

Performance of a Double Slope Solar Water Distillation: A Case Study of Aiba Stream in Iwo

J. A. Oyewole; A. A. Olanrewaju

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 111-114

  Solar distiller was constructed and tested in this study. The purpose is to get a portable water from nearly any source available in a relatively cheaper means using a renewable solar energy. The result obtained clearly confirmed the reliability of this method to provide portable water especially in ...  Read More

Passive Cooling in Shavadoon of Traditional Buildings of Dezful City: Cooling Through Renewable Energy Sources

F. Mohammad Alinezhad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 115-120

  Dezful city, located in southwest of Iran, has a hot and semi-humid climate. In the past, architectures used design solutions to provide the cold of living space. Shavadoon is one of the most important design for reaching this goal. Shavadoon is an underground space in traditional buildings of Dezful ...  Read More

Chemical Engineering
Experimental Investigation of Biogas Production from Cow Dung in an Anaerobic Batch Digester at Mesophilic Conditions

M. Benali

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 121-125

  This paper presents the experimental investigation of biogas production from cow dung as an alternative for fossil fuels for energy consumption. This was carried out using an 18 Liters capacity plastic keg prototype biogas plant, constructed to investigate the anaerobic digestion for generation of biogas. ...  Read More

Anomaly Detection in Smart Homes Using Deep Learning

M. Moallem; H. Hassanpour; A. A. Pouyan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 126-135

  Smart homes enable many people, especially the elderly and patients, to live alone and maintain their independence and comfort. The realization of this goal depends on monitoring all activities in the house to report any observed anomaly immediately to their relatives or nurses. Anomaly detection in ...  Read More

Extraction, Characterization and Identification of Major Chemical Components of Areca Nut Extract at its Different Stages

K. sumalatha; J. Ishwara Bhat

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 136-146

  The medicinal properties shown by different plants are due to phytochemicals present in the plant. These phytochemicals are the most vital source for the treatment of various diseases. Different phytochemicals have an extensive range of activities, which help to enhance the immune system and give resistance ...  Read More

Natural resources
Vulnerability of Vegetable Crops to the Impact of Climatic variability and the Management Techniques in the Guinea Savanna Region of Nigeria

A. M. Tunde

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 147-153

  Climatic parameters are part of the main determinants of agricultural production in many developing countries including Nigeria. This study analyzes the vulnerability of vegetable crops to the impact of rainfall and temperature variability and the management techniques in Kwara State agro-ecological ...  Read More

Effect on Autogenous Healing in Concrete by Fly Ash and Rice Husk Ash

V. Kanthe; S. Deo; M. Murmu

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 154-158

  In this research paper, the effect on autogenous healing in concrete by cementitious material such as fly ash (FA) and rice husk ash (RHA) are reported. The utilization of waste byproduct are the interest in research for healing of concrete. The non-destructive testing and microstructure analysis were ...  Read More

Secure Environment via Prediction of Software Vulnerabilities-Severity

E. S. Aghaee Meybodi; M. Ghasemzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 159-164

  Prediction of software vulnerabilities-severity is of particular importance. Its most important application is that managers can first deal with the most dangerous vulnerabilities when they have limited resources. This research shows how we can use the former patterns of software vulnerabilities-severity ...  Read More