Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
1. 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

  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

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Maximizing Income of a Cascade Hydropower with Optimization Modeling

Hasan Huseyin Coban

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

  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

Research Note Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
3. Economic Evaluation of Cooling Storage Warehouses in Hot and Dry Regions for Fruits Using Different Renewable Energies

Ali Mostafaeipour; Afsaneh Nasiri

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 18-32

  In hot and dry regions, air conditioning is used for many different applications like residential, industry, and agriculture and dairy products. This research studies the applicability of wind and solar energies for cooling fruit storage warehouse in the hot and dry region of Yazd in Iran. The studied ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. 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

  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

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
5. Electrochemical Modeling and Techno-Economic Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell for Residential Applications

Sadegh Safari; Hassan Ali Ozgoli

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 40-50

  In this paper, an electrochemical model was developed to investigate the performance analysis of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). The curves of voltage, power, efficiency, and the generated heat of cell have been analyzed to accomplish a set of optimal operating conditions. Further, a sensitivity analysis ...  Read More

Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
6. Energy, Exergy, and Environmental Analysis and Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Rapeseed Using Ultrasonic Waves

Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Marziyeh Ansari Samani; Rahim Ebrahimi; Zahra Esmaeili; Ali Ansari Ardali

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 51-61

  Due to limited oil reserves, the rising world fuel prices and environmental problems caused by the use of fossil fuels increase the tendency to use alternative fuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol. In this study, the evaluation of energy and exergy flow from seed planting to final production of biodiesel ...  Read More