volume-07-Issue 1 (2015)

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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