Effects of Operating Conditions on Performance of a Spark Ignition Engine Fueled with Ethanol-Gasoline Blend

M. M. Namar; A. R. Mogharrebi; O. Jahanian

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 227-234


  Nowadays, two main deals of researchers in different fields of industries are emissions and fuel consumption. The political turmoil of crude oil besides stricter environmental laws in the world tends researchers to find novel ways for fuel consumption and emissions reduction. Using Ethanol-Gasoline blend ...  Read More

Potential of Ethanol Production Using Molasses Fermentation in a Sugar Plant

P. Sharma; S. Y. Kumar; A. Shukla

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 235-238


  Due to globalization, privatization and liberalization; sugar industry has to face the domestic as well as international competition. Thus, for survival of the industry, cost effectiveness and economics of by-products become very vital. The aim of this work is to assess the potential, in the short term, ...  Read More

Energy Productivity Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

S. Saghafi; N. Mehrdadi; G. Nabi Bid Hendy

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 239-246


  Currently, the efficiency improvement of industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWWTP) has turned into a noticeable challenge for plants operator. In addition, decreasing the cost and energy consumption of wastewater treatment plants has attracted great interest by water agencies and IWWTP operators. ...  Read More

Adsorptive Removal of Methylene Blue Dye from Aqueous Solutions Using CoFe1.9Mo0.1O4 Magnetic Nanoparticles

I. A. Amar; A. Sharif; M. M. Alkhayali; M. A. Jabji; F. Altohami; M. A. Abdul Qadir; M. M. Ahwidi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 247-254


  In this study, the adsorption properties of spinel ferrite-based adsorbent, CoFe1.9Mo0.1O4 (CFMo), for removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution have been investigated. Sol-gel process was successfully employed to prepare CoFe1.9Mo0.1O4 magnetic nanoparticles. The synthesized adsorbent was ...  Read More

Removal of Cationic Dye from Aqueous Solution Using Agricultural Wastes: Argan and Almond Shells

M. El-khomri; N. El-messaoudi; S. Bentahar; A. Dbik; A. Lacherai

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 255-262


  In this work, Crystal Violet (CV), cationic dye, is removed from aqueous solution, using wood of Argan shell(ARS) and Almond shell (ALS), as low-cost and eco-friendly biosorbants. The parameters influencing the adsorption of CVon each of our adsorbents, contact time (5–180 min), adsorbent dose ...  Read More

Reduction of Metal Artifact in Dental Computed Tomography by Homomorphic Wavelet Filtering in Sinogram Domain

H. Hassanpour; R. Ebadi; A. Zehtabian; Z. Amiri

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 263-270


  In X-ray computed tomography (CT), existence of metallic implants in the subject may corrupt images and produce dark and bright streaking artifacts. In this paper a new method for reducing metal artifact from dental X-ray CT images is introduced. In the proposed method, the Radon transform is used in ...  Read More

Optimization of Process Parameters of Alkali based Clay Catalyst for the Production of Biodiesel

T. O. Salawudeen; K. K. Salam; A. O. Arinkoola; E. O. Dada; O. O. Oniya; I. Adewale

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 271-276


  Utilization of locally sourced materials promote raw materials Biodiesel was produced by transesterification of palm kernel oil (PKO) with ethanol in the presence of non-synthetic heterogeneous catalyst (combination of KOH/metaKaolin). The process parameters investigated are catalyst (1-6 g), ethanol ...  Read More

Design and Development of Solar Crop Dryer Integrated with Oil Bath

S. Premkumar; K. Ramanarasimha; E.S. Prakash

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 277-283


  This work presents the design and development of solar crop dryer with drained SAE 20/40 from vehicles oil as heat storage material.  The details design, fabrication and experimental analysis procedure of the developed dryer are explained. The crops used during the experiments were potato slices ...  Read More

Quantification of Geometrical and Morphological Characteristics of Desiccation Crack and Shrinkage Behavior of Composite Clay Liner

I. M. Rafizul; D. Datta

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 284-294


  Clay soil and their related irregular behavior such as shrinkage, swelling, desiccation cracks etc. are the main concern for the construction of composite clay liner (CCL) in waste landfill site. In this study, an investigation was conducted on a scaled model of prototype landfill liner to quantify both ...  Read More

Corrosion Studies of Carbon Steel in 3% NaCl Solution in Presence of Expired Ceftin: Investigation of Environmental Friendly Corrosion Inhibitor

N. Raghavendra

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, Pages 295-298


  In this investigation, the application of the Ceftin drug on the prevention of the corrosion of carbon steel in 3 % NaCl solution was examined through weight loss (mass loss), gasometric and atomic absorption spectroscopy techniques. The effectiveness of the Ceftin drug as corrosion inhibitor for carbon ...  Read More