volume-07-Issue 2 (2015)

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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.