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Exploring Weak Signals and Wild Cards in the Water Services

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 105 - 112

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.009

by Annina Takala, Ossi Heino from Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Abstract: This paper describes a study that was conducted to assess weak signals and wild cards in the case of water services. It is argued that the potential o read more...

Keywords: Water Services, Weak Signals, Wild Cards, Strategic Planning.

Sewage Quality Assessment of Various Places in Bilaspur City

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 97 - 104

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.008

by Ashish Kumar Parashar from Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Central University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

Abstract: The quantity, strength and type of sewage depends upon the population, Life style of people and the existence of different types of industries respect read more...

Keywords: Water Quality, Water Purification, Wastewater Treatment, C.O.D., B.O.D., Odour Number.

Adaptation of an Early Design Stage Tool forAssessment of Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) in Large UAE Buildings

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 91 - 95

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.007

by K. Shanks from School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS), Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, U.A.E.

Abstract: The paper outlines a new design tool for the assessment of sustainable energy systems (SES) for large buildings that is being adapted for the UAE buil read more...

Keywords: mapping, sustainable energy systems

Characterization and UV Treatment of Cooling Water from an Oil Refinery

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 87 - 90

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.006

by Jimoh Oladunni Haolat, Abraham George, Mabrok Issa, Mikael Berthod, Kean Wang from The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 2533, UAE, Takreer Research Center, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 3593, UAE

Abstract: The cooling water from a local oil refinery was sampled, analyzed and experimentally treated with UV light irradiation at a wavelength of ~254nm. Tota read more...

Keywords: UV, refinery water, water analysis, UV/Vis, cooling water, water treatment

Bioremediation- A Beneficial Use of Biotechnology and Allied Engineering Technologies in Oil Producing Regions

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 83 - 85

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.005

by Muhammad Mukhtar and Larry D Griffin from Department of Biotechnology, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Department of Languages and Literature, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Abstract: Microbial decomposition has played a major role in the sustenance of societies by decomposing various materials thus enhancing physical space on the e read more...

Keywords: Bioremediation, Microbial decomposition, waste materials, increasing number of living organisms

Predicting Sea-Level Rise in Al Hamra Development, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 75 - 82

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.004

by Robert M. Arthu, and G. G. Garland from American University of Ras Al Khaimah UAE, Independent Coastal Management Consultant, UAE

Abstract: The Al Hamra development in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is situated along the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Gulf. The development fronts the Gu read more...

Keywords: Sea Level Rise, GIS, LiDAR, Ras Al Khaimah

Smart Cities & 21st Century Economic Development & Welfare Holistic Approach Towards a Roadmap Strategy Development for RAK Emirate

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 69 - 74

Published: 28 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.003

by Imad Eddine Oubiri from RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Abstract: Modern economic concepts and models are nowadays abounding, thus creating a challenge in keeping pace with the global economic and technological devel read more...

Keywords: Smart City, Technology Integration, Infrastructure Integration, Strategy Development

GIS Based Surveillance of Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) Risk for Rawalpindi City: A Geostatistical Approach

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 63 - 67

Published: 26 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.002

by Amna Butt, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Rabia Shabbir and Summra Erum from Fatima Jinnah Women University, the Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Abstract: Identification of previously existing traffic accident hotspots is the first step to ensure future road safety. The present study focused on providing read more...

Keywords: Road Traffic Accidents (RTA), GIS, Geostatistical analysis, Hotspots (Getis-Ord Gi), Spatial Autocorrelation, Moran’s I test, Standard Deviational Ellipse (SDE)

Effect of Pro Oxidant Agents on the Ageing of Polypropylene

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 2 (2015), PP 59 - 62

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.02.001

by Fatima Bensaad and Naima Belhaneche-Bensemra from , Laboratory of Materials Coating and Environment, University M Hamed Bougara, Boumerdes, Algeria b Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of Environment, National Polytechnic School, Algiers, Algeria

Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the influence of pro oxidant agents on the natural ageing of polypropylene (PP). For that purpose, two formulations c read more...

Keywords: Polypropylene, Natural Ageing, Pro Oxidant Agent, Photodegradation.

Synergistic Degradation of 4-Nitrophenol Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation in Combination with Hydrogen Peroxide

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 55 - 58

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.008

by Mihir N. Bhagat, Mandar P. Badve, and Aniruddha B. Pandit from Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

Abstract: p-Nitro phenol (PNP), a widely utilized intermediate, is a persistent pollutant present in industrial effluent streams. The inherent toxicity of PNP n read more...

Keywords: p-Nitrophenol, Hydrodynamic Cavitation, Synergism, Wastewater Treatment.

Wavelet Characterization of Ozone Layer Depletion for Atmospheric Region of Pakistan

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 47 - 53

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.007

by M. Ayub Khan Yousuf Zai, M. Rashid Kamal Ansari, Jawaid Iqbal, Arif Hussain, and Ahmed Hasan from Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics and Department of Applied Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi, 75270, Pakistan Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Federal University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Abstract: Ozone is of considerable importance to mankind because of its role as a shield for the biosphere against the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the outer read more...

Keywords: Wavelet Characterization, Ozone Layer Depletion, Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, biosphere

Fe Supported Alumina Catalyst for Methane Decomposition: Effect of Co Coupling

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 41 - 45

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.006

by Anis H. Fakeeha, Ahmed A. Ibrahim, Ahmed S. Al Fatesh, Wasim U. Khan, Yahya A. Mohammed, Ahmed E. Abasaeed, Mostafa A. Soliman and Raja L. Al-Otaibi from Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Chemical Engineering Department, British University in Egypt, El Sherouk City, Cairo, Egypt King A City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia

Abstract: In recent years, hydrogen production received enormous attention, since it is an environmentally friendly, energy source. The aim of this research was read more...

Keywords: Al2O3, Carbon Nanotubes, Co, Fe, Hydrogen, Methane Introduction Nowadays, hydrogen is regarded as ideal fuel that can replace the fossil, particularly when it is produced without carbon oxides.

Performance of PV Panel Mounting Structure for Flat Surface and Roof-Top in UAE Climatic Conditions

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 37 - 40

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.005

by Waqarullah Kazim from RAK Research and Innovation Center, American University of Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE

Abstract: PV Panel mounting structure for ground, flat surface and rooftops are getting common and gaining their popularity for several reasons, with availabili read more...

Keywords: Photovoltaics, Renewable, Rooftop, FlatSurface, Ground Mounted PV, Mounting Structure, Performance

Performance Evaluation of Small-Scale Solar Powered Waste water and Grey Water Treatment Systems

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 29 - 35

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.004

by Jameelu S. Abaya, Rabee Rustum and Don Ashan Haputantri from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE Institute of infrastructure and Environment, Heriot-Watt University Department of Operations, ARMS Group, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: Onsite waste water treatment systems are the most economical way of dealing with used water in an isolated environment. And because of the variability read more...

Keywords: waste water treatment systems, isolated environment, hydraulic loading, discharge sets by Dubai Municipality

Why Wadi Al Bih Limestone is the Most Sustainable Aquifer in the United Arab Emirates?

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 21 - 28

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.003

by Zeinelabidin E. RIZK from Institute of Environment, Water and Energy, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, UAE

Abstract: Results of several research studies conducted on Wadi Al Bih Basin in Ras Al Khaimah area between 1996 and 2015 were used to answer the question: why read more...

Keywords: Wadi Al Bih Limestone Aquifer, Safe Yield, Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

A Novel Approach Towards a Sustainable Ecotourism Community

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 9 - 19

Published: 25 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.002

by Mianda Khattab and Salah El Haggar from Environmental Engineering Department, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: As tourism industry is one of the main industrial focuses nowadays as it has grown almost by 40% since 1960 till date and it is expected to represent read more...

Keywords: Tourism, Sustainability, Eco-Tourism, Zero Waste Strategy, Cradle-To-Cradle Concept, Sustainable

Seasonal-Water Dams: A Great Potential for Hydropower Generation in Saudi Arabia

SWES, volume-07 , Issue 1 (2015), PP 1 - 7

Published: 21 Nov 2015

DOI: 10.5383/swes.7.01.001

by Ramzy R. Obaid from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: For so many decades, hydropower generation has been one of the most attractive and effective methods of electricity generation around the world. Howev read more...

Keywords: Hydropower generation,Seasonal-Water dams,Small Hydropower,Renewable energy,Saudi Arabia