IEECP’22 Conference e-proceedings

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On the development of a novel energy-cascading system for quad-generation
Chua Kian Jon

Abstract: Quad-generation encompasses the features of a multiple utility plant, with combined electricity, heat, cooling and potable water but in addition includes the recovery of thermal energy from the exhaust gas with minimum wastage of energy. Key benefits (1) potential for low or zero carbon emissions to produce multiple utilities; (2) reduced operational costs versus separate purchase of electricity, heat, cooling and potable water; (3) maximize the use of all potential resources from gas utilisation to produce useful outputs; and (4) Improved reliability for sustainable utilities production. This presentation focuses on the development of […] Read more.

Antibacterial application for synthesis, analysis and characterization of quaternary alloys nanoparticles
Yarub Al-Douri

Abstract: Green technique has been employed to synthesize the transition metals-based metal oxides quaternary alloys nanoparticles. The structural properties are investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) to determine structural parameters and crystallite size. XRD peaks index numbers and intensities are varied with the atomic number. The study of morphology for the mentioned quaternary alloys nanoparticles is analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to measure the grain size. The optical properties are investigated via ultra violet visible (UV-vis) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to reveal […] Read more.

Hydrogen for Greening Production in Heavy-Emitter Industries
Kamiel Gabriel

Abstract: Today, hydrogen is enjoying a strong momentum worldwide as the fuel of the future, and is expected to have a considerable role to play in securing a clean energy future. Nations of the world have been adopting national roadmaps to employ hydrogen for their transition plans to low-carbon future. However, it remains a challenge to find clean energy sources to drive the hydrogen production process and divest it from the fossil-based production technologies. Currently, demand of hydrogen is dominated by heavy industries including oil and gas, steel, cement, glass and fertilizers manufacturing, among other heavy emitters of CO2 […] Read more.

Energy-environment-economy(3E) assessment of anovel low-carbon emission process integrating coalto-methanol with green hydrogen
Fusheng Yang

Abstract: Methanol is an alternative fuel that offers convenient storage, transport and utilization, hence has attracted many attentions recently. Coalto- methanol (CTM) is a mature, inexpensive industrial process for methanol production, yet accompanied with large CO2 emissions and low C conversion rate due to the mismatch of H/C ratio between feedstock and product. In this study, a novel low carbon process of the CTM coupled with green hydrogen is proposed, in which the water gas shift (WGS) sector is replaced by water electrolysis based on solar power for adjusting the hydrogen carbon ratio […] Read more.

New Challenges and Conditions for the Holistic Retrofitting of Commercial and Public Buildings
Enrique Grosser Lagos

Abstract: As we know, people spend 80% of their daily time in buildings, and under current conditions there is an increased demand for improved quality of the indoor environment. This means in the first place, that the different actors, buyers and other beneficiaries will evaluate their decisions regarding purchases, entertainment, housing, work, etc. , taking into account the indoor conditions of buildings. After the pandemic, the demand for a higher quality of comfort and hygiene of the interior environment will be decisive […] Read more.

Calibration of anaerobic digestion BioModel by using multi-objective optimization and full-scale biogas plant data
Tina Kegl

Abstract: Waste management and energy crisis are some of the greatest issues that the world is facing today. This problem can be mitigated by anaerobic digestion (AD), where microorganisms in the absence of oxygen produce biogas from organic waste. A useful tool for AD process understanding and optimization is numerical simulation by using mechanistically inspired mathematical models. In this paper attention is focused on modeling of the AD process of a full-scale biogas plant. Special attention […] Read more.

The Social Assimilation of a New Architectural Proposal for Comfort
Garcia-Lopez Esperanza and Heard Christopher

Abstract: The case history is of a community called “La Cañada” which is found in the municipality of Huixquilucan, Estado de México, Mexico. It is a village not far from the eastern edge of Mexico City and thus subject to strong social and transcultural pressures. A covering based on textile fibres was proposed for an experimental building in the aforementioned village. The design of the covering took into account relevant climatic factors such as temperature, humidity and rainfall […] Read more.

Assessing the Overall Feasibility of a Commercial Scale Food Irradiation Facility in Manila, Philippines
Justin Chua

Abstract: Food irradiation is a novel, up and coming technology that preserves and extends the lifespan of food. The Philippines (more specifically, its capital city of Manila) is yet to capitalize on this effective technique, which has the potential to mitigate many of its pervasive issues such as hunger and food insecurity, unnecessary food wastage, and air pollution. Many of the Philippines’ neighboring countries in the Asia-Pacific region (such as China, Japan and India) […] Read more.

Improving the energy efficiency of microsystems with solar PV resources for individual power supply of residential buildings (feasibility study for the regions of Azerbaijan)
Nariman Rahmanov and Aynur Mahmudova

Abstract: In recent years, small, isolated power supply systems have been widely developed, in which the main share of electricity generation is produced based on low-power renewable sources (solar PV converters, wind turbines and other types of RS). At present, schemes of mini and micro-systems of power supply with different composition of renewable sources, differing in parameters depending on geographic and weather conditions of their locations. While there are no universal approaches to choosing the optimal combination used in such systems […] Read more.

Bioelectricity generation in microbial fuel cell by a membrane electrode assemble: Startup assessment
Ana Carla Sorgato, Thamires Custódio Jeremias, Fernanda Leite Lobo and Flávio Rubens Lapolli

Abstract: For the last two decades, microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been studied to treat wastewater and simultaneously produce electricity. This innovative bioelectrochemical technology offers the possibility of generating electric current from wide a range of complex organic wastewater. From this perspective, the MFC requires knowledge of structural and material modification in electrodes aimed to enhance the overall performance. Therefore, membrane electrode assembly (MEA) was developed […] Read more.

Environmental Effects of Dust Deposition on Solar PV Panels in the Surface Mining Industry
Ganti Praful Kumar, Hrushikesh Naik and Kanungo Barada Mohanty

Abstract: This paper highlights a study of Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) energy system from the environmental impact analysis and its effects point of view and the enhancement factors affecting the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) module by the tilt angles variation on power output of MPPT and dust accumulation on solar PV panel. The Efficiency of solar PV energy system from the environmental impacts in Mining Industry and also a Laboratory study is also conducted and a specific investigation on dust deposition effect on the solar photovoltaic (PV) panel […] Read more.

Whole-body Vibration Exposure of Opencast HEMM Operators –Development of a Conceptual Structural Equation Model
D.R. Grahacharya , Falguni Sarkar and Hrushikesh Naik

Abstract: In the mining industry, HEMM (Heavy Earth Moving Machinery) operators usually suffer from Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exposure. The vibrations generated from machinery sources during operation are transmitted to the human body. There are several undesirable health hazards arises due to WBV exposure in opencast mines, which includes deterioration of ‘nervous system’, ‘circulatory system’, ‘digestive system’, and ‘low back pain’. This paper is anticipated to examine how machine condition […] Read more.

Energy and environmental impact of banning the sale of traditional fossil fuel vehicles
Shouheng Sun, Qi Wu and Dafei Yang

Abstract: This study investigates the energy and environmental impacts of banning the sale of traditional fossil fuel vehicles in China. By using the Logistic model, the dynamic evolution of China’s vehicle market under different timing of banning the sale of traditional fuel vehicles was simulated. Based on this, the fossil energy saving and greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of promoting new energy vehicles under different energy development scenarios was further explored from the life cycle perspective […] Read more.

Black-out diesel engine operation modelling for the CHPP start-up
Dušan Strušnik, Marko Agrež and Jurij Avsec

Abstract: Modelling power plants using real process data is crucial in determining the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of systems. The quality of the elaborated model is determined with the validation of the model, which can also give results for the operating regimes of the plant, which are not often used in practice. In this way, also the operation and responsiveness of power plants outside the range of planned operation are determined. The model simulates the operation of a diesel engine (DE) required to start a combined heat & power plant (CHPP) from a black-out or loss of the electrical power network supply […] Read more.

Effect of energy renovation on indoor air quality of a French school building
Najwa Kanama, Michel Ondarts, Gaëlle Guyot, Jonathan Outin, Benjamin Golly, Evelyne Gonze

Abstract: Indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort issues in schools are of particular public concern because children represent a vulnerable population group to air pollution. In fact, their respiratory and immune systems are still developing and a long-term exposure to indoor air pollutants might have a significant impact on their health and scholarly. This study focuses on the effect of the energy renovation of two classrooms which consists of the implementation of a dual flow ventilation system with high efficiency filters […] Read more.

A methodology for assessment of deep decarbonisation pathways for manufacturing industries in Ireland
Kirestena saeed, John Cosgrove and Frank Doyle

Abstract: Industrial development has an important role in the economic growth, along with this development, industrial sector has been one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions this growth has been driven by the increase of intensive industry subsectors including cement, iron and steel, chemicals, and aluminum, and because of a socio-economic and population growth. industrial sector is accounts of 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and around 37% of global energy consumption. […] Read more.

An efficient model for induction motor fault detection using a deep transfer learning network
Alasmer Ibrahim, Fatih Anayi and Michael Packianather

Abstract: The reliability and availability of induction motors is significant which can be achieved by monitoring the performance of the motor regularly in the industry. Knowledge-based approaches can be able efficiently to deal with the sensor data for ensuring the reliability with high motor performance. Recently, deep learning networks based on machine learning structures have provided an accurate and faster framework for fault diagnosis by ignoring feature extraction process. […] Read more.

Multi-scale landscape visual impact assessment for onshore wind farms in rural area of China
Jinjin Guan, Beining Li, Yinan Lin

Abstract: Growing attention on global de-carbonization, energy security, and sustainable development has made wind energy one of the most popular renewable energy sources. With the trend of huge-size wind turbines and more distributed wind farms constructed in densely populated areas of China, the impact of wind turbines on landscape can’t be ignored. This paper aims to assess landscape visual impact at different spatial scales caused by large-size wind turbines. […] Read more.

Strategy for institutional cook stoves promotion in the context of a behavioral change-A case study of Opoku Ware School and ST. Paul’s Seminary, Accra, as the control in the research in Ghana
Michael Kweku Commeh, Christlove Opoku-Appiah, Joseph Okine and James Hawkins Ephraim

Abstract: 76% of households mainly cook using polluting fuels and inefficient cooking technologies or devices (Ghana Statistical Service [GSS] , 2017) [1]. As a result 13,000-16,000 people die from the aforementioned factors. Clean cook stoves borders on SDG 7 on clean energy and SDG 3 on health (Kumar et al., 2021) [2], SDG 2 on food security and sustainable agriculture, SDG 5 on gender, SDG 11 on cities, and SDG 13 on climate change, (Fenny et al., 2017) [3]. However, improved efficient cooking devices […] Read more.

IEECP’21 E-Proceedings

The International Conference on Innovations in Energy Engineering & Cleaner Production (IEECP’21) has been held in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California – USA from 29-30 July, 2021