Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
1. Optimization of Performance of Coarse Aggregate-Assisted Single-Slope Solar Still via Taguchi Approach

Ramasamy Dhivagar; Murugesan Mohanraj

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 September 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.232742.1112

Abstract
  In this experimental work, the energy efficiency and performance parameters of a coarse aggregate-assisted single-slope solar still were analyzed using Taguchi analysis. The preheated inlet saline water was sent to the solar still using thermal energy accumulated in coarse aggregate to enhance its productivity ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Assessing and Evaluating Reliability of Single-Stage PV Inverters

Aryan Tabrizi; Mehdi Rahmani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 September 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.237113.1123

Abstract
  Reliability is an essential factor in Photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar power has become one of the most popular renewable power resources in recent years. Solar power has drawn attention because it is free and almost available worldwide. Moreover, the price of maintenance is lower than other power resources. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. Applying Sliding-Mode Control to a Double-Stage Single-Phase Grid-Connected PV System

Navid R. Abjadi; Seyed Ali Akbar Fallahzadeh; Abbas Kargar; Frede Blaabjerg

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.233358.1114

Abstract
  This study investigates a new double-stage single-phase Grid-Connected (GC) Photo-Voltaic (PV) system. This PV system includes a DC-DC Positive Output Super Lift Luo Converter (POSLLC) and a single-phase inverter connected to a grid through an RL filter. Due to its advantages, the POSLLC was used between ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. Sensorless FCS-MPC-Based Speed Control of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Fed by 3-Level NPC

Sajad Saberi; Behrooz Rezaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.234039.1118

Abstract
  This paper presents a sensorless speed control algorithm based on Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC) for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) fed by a 3-level Neutral-Point Clamped (NPC) converter. The proposed scheme uses an anti-windup Proportional-Integral (PI) controller concept ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
5. Development of a Model for Estimation of Sunshine Hour Data for Different Regions of Uganda

Muhamad Mustafa Mundu; Stephen Ndubuisi Nnamchi; Onyinyechi Adanma Nnamchi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.235651.1119

Abstract
  The present study is concerned with the development, estimation and validation of sunshine hours models (SHM) in Uganda. The SHM is based on geographical (latitude) and climatological (clearness index) indices. The meteosat data (1984-2018) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
6. Estimation of Solar Radiation Energy in the Paraw Mountain of Kermanshah Province as a Rugged Topography

Somayeh Naserpour; Hasan Zolfaghari; Parviz Zeaiean Firouzabadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.239778.1130

Abstract
  One of the most important characteristics of site selection for solar energy system installations and optimum solar energy harvesting in the hilly or mountainous terrains is knowledge about the amount and duration of solar radiation within such topographic terrains. Solar radiation data are not readily ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. Feasibility Study of Powering Desiccant Evaporative Cooling Systems with Photovoltaic Solar Panels for Hot and Humid Climates of Iran

Ahmad Naderi Nobandegani; Mohammad Ahmadzadehtalatapeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 10-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.225286.1096

Abstract
  In the present study, the performance of a Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System (DECS) under eight different designs to provide the desired indoor air conditions for administration buildings was explored via TRNSYS software. An administration building in Chabahar, Iran as a region with a high cooling ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
8. Biogas Potentiality Through Waste Management in Bangladesh

Parvez Mosharraf; Md. Saroyar Zahan; Dilip Kumar Das; Suman Chowdhury

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 44-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.222856.1089

Abstract
  This study offers an effective solution to meet the growing demands of biogas plants for energy. This paper presents a model and simulates the digestion process of biogas production from the organic and food processing waste that contains high moisture. Biogas is produced by bacteria through the bio-degradation ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
9. Adaptive Robust Control Design to Maximize the Harvested Power in a Wind Turbine with Input Constraint

Hossein Dastres; Ali Mohammadi; Behrooz Rezaie

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 30-43

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.224180.1093

Abstract
  This paper deals with the problem of maximizing the extracted power from a wind turbine in the presence of model uncertainties and input saturation. An adaptive second-order integral terminal sliding mode speed control method is utilized to address this problem. The presented method benefits from the ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
10. Design and Analysis of a Combined Savonius-Darrieus Wind Turbine for Irrigation Application

Mahdi Shahmari; Payam Zarafshan; Shahriar Kouravand; Morteza Khashehchi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 80-86

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.223382.1092

Abstract
  Renewable energies as a clean replacement resource of fossil fuels have many advantages, among which wind has the potential to be the very applicable source in the world. To use wind energy, two kinds of turbines have been developed; the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
11. Energy Modeling and Techno-Economic Analysis of a Biomass Gasification-CHAT-ST Power Cycle for Sustainable Approaches in Modern Electricity Grids

Saeed Hosseinpour; Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Mirza Hosseini; Ramin Mehdipour; Amir Hooman Hemmasi; Hassan Ali Ozgoli

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 43-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.106780

Abstract
  In this study, an advanced combined power generation cycle was evaluated to obtain sustainable energy with high power and efficiency. This combined cycle includes biomass gasification, the Cascaded Humidified Advanced Turbine (CHAT), and the steam turbine. The fuel consumed by the system is derived from ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
12. A Novel Local Control Technique for Converter-Based Renewable Energy Resources in the Stand-Alone DC Micro-Grids

Arash Abedi; Behrooz Rezaie; Alireza Khosravi; Majid Shahabi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 52-63

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.107365

Abstract
  This paper presents a novel local control method for the converter-based renewable energy resources in a stand-alone DC micro-grid based on energy analysis. The studied DC micro-grid comprises the renewable energy resources, back-up generation unit, and battery-based energy storage system, which are ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
13. Evaporation Characteristics of Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Droplets on Hot Surfaces

Mehdi Zare; Barat Ghobadian; Seyed Reza Hassan-Beygi; Gholamhasan Najafi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.104159

Abstract
  In CI engines, the evaporation rate of fuel on various hot surfaces, including the combustion chamber, has a significant effect on deposit formation and accumulation, the exhaust emissions of PM and NOx, and their efficiency. Therefore, the evaporation of liquid fuel droplets impinging on hot surfaces ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
14. Multi-Objective Optimization of the Humidification-Dehumidification Desalination System for Productivity and Size

Amir Reza Khedmati; Mohammad Behshad Shafii

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.104062

Abstract
  The humidification-dehumidification system is one of the desalination technologies that can utilize non-fossil thermal sources and requires insignificant input energy. This system is usually suitable for rural areas and places far from the main sources of energy. The purpose of this study is to obtain ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
15. Optimization the Performance and Emission Parameters of a CI Engine Fueled with Aviation Fuel-Biodiesel-Diesel Blends

Alireza Shirneshan; Mohammad Mostofi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 33-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.105450

Abstract
  The determination of the optimum engine working conditions plays an important role in increasing engine performance and reducing exhaust emissions. The main objective of this study is to optimize the performance and emission characteristics of a CI engine fueled with aviation fuel-biodiesel-diesel blends ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
16. Maximizing Income of a Cascade Hydropower with Optimization Modeling

Hasan Huseyin Coban

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 12-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.105267

Abstract
  This paper focuses on the short-term cascade hydro scheduling problem, especially in a competitive environment, namely in market conditions. A nonlinear stochastic optimization method is proposed to take into consideration the hydroelectric energy production as a function of hourly electricity market ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
17. Surfactant-Aided Phosphoric Acid Pretreatment to Enable Efficient Bioethanol Production from Glycyrrhiza Glabra Residue

Amir Goshadrou

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 10-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.101505

Abstract
  Glycyrrhiza glabra residue (GGR) was efficiently subjected to concentrated phosphoric acid (PA) pretreatment with/without surfactant assistance, and promising results were obtained following separate enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) of the biomass. Pretreatment was carried out using 85 % PA ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
18. Simultaneous Electricity Generation and Sulfur Removal by Electrogenic Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in BES System

Tahmineh Taheri Dezfouli; Reza Marandi; Morteza Kashefiolasl; Mozhgan Emtyazjoo; Maasomeh Javaheri

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.100296

Abstract
  The modern BioElectrochemical technologies can convert the energy stored in the chemical bonds of biodegradable organic materials to renewable electrical energy through the catalytic reactions of microorganisms while treating the waste waters. The present research was conducted to evaluate the efficiency ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
19. Investigation of the Effects of JP-4 Addition to Biodiesel-Diesel Blends on the Performance Characteristics of a Diesel Engine

Alireza Shirneshan; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 16-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.102107

Abstract
  In this study, the effects of JP-4-biodiesel-diesel blends and engine operating parameters on the performance characteristics of a diesel engine were investigated. The experimental tests were performed on a four-cylinder DI diesel engine. The Mixture-RSM method was applied to develop the mathematical ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
20. Thermogravimetric and Kinetic Study of Pyrolysis of Corn Cob Biomass

Thenmozhia Pitchai; Rekha Babu; Saravanathamizhan Ramanujam; Iyappan Kuttalam

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 35-40

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.102816

Abstract
  Agricultural residues are potential renewable biomass sources for bio-energy production. The objective of the work is to determine the pyrolysis kinetic parameters of corn cob biomass. Three different heating rates of 10, 20, and 30 °C/min were taken into account in the thermogravimetric analysis. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
21. Immobilizing Phosphotungstic Acid on Al2O3-ZnO Nano Mixed Oxides as Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production by Esterification of Free Fatty Acids

Tazkieh Gilvari; Behzad Aghabarari; Mohammad Pazouki

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.98890

Abstract
  This study investigated the esterification reaction of different carboxylic acids (Acetic acid, Palmitic acid, and Oleic acid) and ethanol by ZnO, Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide, and phosphotungestic acid (10 wt %) immobilized on the Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide. The heterogeneous catalysts were characterized by XRD, ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
22. Thermodynamic Based Working Fluid Selection for High-Temperature Waste Heat Recovery of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Using Organic Rankine Cycle

Amin Habibzadeh; Samad Jafarmadar

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 16-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.99360

Abstract
  A considerable amount of waste heat is produced by internal combustion engines. Bottoming cycle application of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC) is one of the promising technologies that recuperates the waste heat of engines. A lot of engine waste heat is released into the environment. There are a lot of ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
23. Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Generation Opportunities for a Dairy Farm

Ashkan Gholami; Aryan Tajik; Shahab Eslami; Majid Zandi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 8-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.95943

Abstract
  The current study investigated the feasibility of renewable energy harvesting to meet the energy need of a dairy farm in Shahroud, Iran. Therefore, considering the available renewable resources including solar, wind, and biomass in the site and the electrical demand of the farm, the techno-economic and ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
24. Considering an Up-Flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket for the Treatment of Spearmint Essential Oil Wastewater and Biogas Production

Bahman Heydari; Shahin Rafiee; Elham Abdollahzadeh Sharghi; Seyed Saeid Mohtasebi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.95564

Abstract
  The aromatic and dark-colored spearmint essential oil wastewater (SEOW) generally contains a large amount of organic matter, including chemical oxygen demand (COD), phenolic compounds, and inorganic contents. In this study, the pollutant removal performance and biogas production rate of an up-flow anaerobic ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
25. Comparison of the Effects of Hydrogen and Hydroxygen Additions and Oxygen Enrichment on the Emission Characteristics of EF7 Engine

Reza Rahimi; Alireza Shirneshan

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 29-35

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.95560

Abstract
  In this study, the effects of hydrogen and hydroxygen additions and oxygen enrichment on the emission characteristics of a gasoline engine (EF7) were investigated and compared with each other. The simulation was launched by GT-Power at different engine speeds with 5 % to 15 % volume fractions for both ...  Read More