volume-03-Issue 1 (2011)

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Phosphorus-Sorption Characteristics of Calcareous Soils in Arid and Semi Arid Regions

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 53 - 58

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.009

by Kholoud Mashal, Mohammed Al-Qinna, Jwan Ibbini from Department of Land Management and Environment, Hashemite university , Zarqa, Jordan

Abstract: Understanding of phosphorus (P) sorption and desorption by soils is important for water quality. The objectives of this study are to: (1) estimate P-s read more...

Keywords: phosphorus, sorption, Freundlich, CEC, desorption

Power Quality Event Recognition and Classification Using a WaveletBased Neural Network

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 45 - 52

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.008

by G. Viskadouros, G. Stavrakakis, and E. Ellinaki from Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 73100

Abstract: In the late 20th century has been observed an enormous increase in electronic equipment. These new generations of electronic equipment became progress read more...

Keywords: Keywords: Power Quality, power monitoring and efficiency, power disturbances, PNN, wavelets transform

The Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Simulation of Biological CH4 Oxidation in Landfill Bio-Covers

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 37 - 44

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.007

by Muna Albanna, Mostafa Warith, and Leta Fernandes from Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, German Jordanian University, Amman 11185 Jordan, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada

Abstract: Biological methane (CH4) oxidation in landfill cover system plays an important role in reducing CH4 emissions from landfill sites into the atmosphere. read more...

Keywords: biological oxidation, methane, landfill cover, artificial neural networks, moisture content, temperature, nonmethane organic compounds

The study of the use of mycorrhizae, barley and common vetch in the remediation of Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Ni and Al contaminated soils on old mine sites

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 33 - 36

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.006

by Aysen AKAY, Emel KARAARSLAN from Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Soil Science Konya-Turkey

Abstract: n the present study, the effect of mycorrhiza inoculation and barley and common vetch production on the remediation of Pb, Zn, CD, As, Ni and Al conta read more...

Keywords: Mycorrhizae, heavy metals, barley, common vetch, Pb, Zn, Ni, As

Land-use Change Scenarios for the Jordan River Region

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 25 - 31

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.02.005

by Jennifer Kocha, Janina Onigkeit, Rüdiger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Martin Köchy, Heinz-Peter Wolff, Iddo Kan from Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, 34109, Department of Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany, 14469, Ostfildern, Germany, 73760 , Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 31905

Abstract: In order to develop pathways to increase the benefits from regional water resources for humans and ecosystems, the GLOWA Jordan River project comprise read more...

Keywords: Middle East, Story and Simulation Approach, GLOWA Jordan River, land-use change, LandSHIFT.R

Pre-Treatment of Crude Palm Oil Using Super Acid for Biodiesel Production

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 19 - 24

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.004

by Mohd Ali Hashim, Adeeb Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli, Maan Hayyan, Inas M. AlNashef from Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia, Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat 123, Oman , King Saud University, Chemical Engineering Department, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Malaysia, as one of the biggest palm oil producers and exporters in the world, produces large amount of crude palm oil (CPO) from its mills. Due to th read more...

Keywords: Biodiesel; Esterification; Free fatty acids; Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid

Network Design for End of Life Vehicles Recovery in Countries with Developing Economy

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 5 - 11

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.002

by Nermine A. Harraz, Noha Galal from Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt, 21934 , Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, 21544 , Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt

Abstract: This paper aims at establishing a visible and traceable system for recovering End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) in a sustainable manner. The target is to ce read more...

Keywords: Recovery Network Design, End of Life Vehicles, Sustainability, Goal Programming, Reverse Logistics

Polysilicon Micro Pirani Vacuum Gauge

SWES, volume-03, Issue 1 (2011) , PP 1 - 4

Published: 09 Dec 2010

DOI: 10.5383/swes.03.01.001

by Moh’d Sami Ashhab , Firas Makahleh from Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

Abstract: A new Polysilicon Micro Pirani vacuum gauge that has a perforated grill structure with two parallel bridges has been designed and the fabrication meth read more...

Keywords: Pressure Vacuum Gauge, Heat Distribution, Polysilicon, Micro Scale