International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017

  • Study on the Synergistic Properties of Two Nonionic Natural Gas Hydrate Anti-agglomerants Via Rocking Cell Tests

    Sanbao Dong, Mingzhong Li, Chenwei Liu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 84-90
    Received: Dec. 05, 2017
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    Published: Dec. 06, 2017
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    Abstract: The application of anti-agglomerants (AAs) is becoming attractive due to effectiveness at low dosage and high subcooling. However, limited attention has been paid to the synergism effect between different AAs to increase their performance. In this study, anti-agglomeration performance of single and compounded chemical additives using a sapphire roc... Show More
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Generators Partially Shaded Using a Hybrid Artificial Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm

    Said Zakaria Said, Lamine Thiaw, Cyrus Wekesa Wabuge

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 91-99
    Received: Oct. 10, 2017
    Accepted: Oct. 23, 2017
    Published: Dec. 07, 2017
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    Abstract: This paper addresses the research methodology for Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). Photovoltaic (PV) Generators may receive different level of solar irradiance and temperature, such as partially shaded by clouds, tree leaves or nearby building. Under partial shaded conditions, several peak power points can occur when the PV module is shaded, wh... Show More
  • Behavior of Harmonic Current Rates Generated by Linear, Nonlinear and Mixed Loads in Niamey Services

    Daouda Abdourahimoun, Madougou Saïdou

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 100-107
    Received: Oct. 23, 2017
    Accepted: Nov. 06, 2017
    Published: Dec. 11, 2017
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    Abstract: Since the discovery of electric energy, several improvements have been made by scientists, so that, suppliers can permanently guarantee a quality power to customers. In addition, the introduction of high-tech equipments in all sectors of activity has increased the level of harmonic disturbances in electricity distribution networks. Thus, power syst... Show More
  • Pyrolytic Conversion of Olive Mill Wastewater Sludge to Biofuels Using Red Mud as Catalyst

    Foster Aryi Agblevor, Hamza Abdellaoui, Kamel Halouani, Sedat Hakis Beis

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 108-120
    Received: Sep. 18, 2017
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2017
    Published: Dec. 12, 2017
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    Abstract: Olive mill wastewater sludge (OMWS) is an environmental pollutant in olive oil industry. The problem stems from the strong odor and poor biodegradability of OMWS because of its high phenolic compounds. In most Mediterranean countries, olive mill wastewater is stored in evaporation ponds and the residual sludge is landfilled for disposal. To address... Show More
  • Air Pollution Caused by Coal-fired Power Plant in Middle Taiwan

    Tase-Lung Chen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 121-124
    Received: Jan. 30, 2018
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    Published: Feb. 03, 2018
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    Abstract: Achieving goals of industrial development and environmental sustainability is not the zero-sum game. But, contradiction exists between energy and air pollution. Taichung City, located in central Taiwan, has a world's second largest thermal power plant, carbon emissions ranked first in the world, a plant supply about 19% of Taiwan's electricity cons... Show More