Research Article
1. Investigating the Batch and Continuous Transesterification of Linseed Oil by Using a Alkaline Heterogeneous Catalyst in a Packed Bed Reactor

Mahdi Hashemzadeh Gargari; Seyed Mojtaba Sadrameli; mohammad taherkhani

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.85977

Abstract
  Both the continuous and batch transesterification of linseed oil were examined in order to maximize the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) yield. The continuous process was conducted in a packed bed reactor using calcium oxide as a heterogeneous catalyst. In addition, the impact of two variables, namely ...  Read More

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2. The Ranking of Southern Ports and Islands of Iran for Seawater Desalination Plants Using ELECTRE III Method

Ali Mostafaeipour; Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad; Mostafa Rezaei; Mojtaba Qolipour

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 10-22

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.85978

Abstract
    The energy insecurity, environmental pollution, climate change and even reduced rainfall in some countries are prime examples of consequences of the world’s excessive reliance on fossil fuels. This study suggests that in some southern islands and coastal areas of Iran, two such problems, ...  Read More

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3. Should Indians Pay more for Renewable Energy Based Electricity? - The Need for Evidence Based Consumer Tariffs for Electricity in India

Vasundhara Sen

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 23-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.85983

Abstract
  India seeks to achieve 175 Giga-Watt (GW) of Renewable power by 2022. As of December 2017, out of 333 GW of total installed capacity of electricity, close to 62GW come from renewable sources. Meeting the set targets calls for augmentation of renewable energy based capacities as expeditiously as possible. ...  Read More

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4. Improved Performance of Soil Microbial Fuel Cell by Adding Earthworms

Hiroshi Yukimoto; Ebe Shohei; Tatsuya Ohike; Masahiro Okanami; Takashi Ano

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 33-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.85996

Abstract
  Soil microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) are expected as an application to produce sustainable energy. Here, we focused on soil ecosystems, specifically the earthworms which are known to improve soil-fertility by degrading fallen leaves or plant litter. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ...  Read More

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5. The Effect of Aperture Size on the Cavity Performance of Solar Thermoelectric Generator

Mohammad Ameri; Omid Farhangian Marandi; Behrooz Adelshahian

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 39-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.85997

Abstract
     In this manuscript, a solar cavity packed with thermoelectric generator modules is investigated numerically. The hot plate of TEG modules make the inner surface of the cube, and the cold plate is outside of the cavity, under natural convection. The TEG modules are electrically in series. ...  Read More

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6. A Comparative Study of the Available Measured Global Solar Radiation in Iraq

Akram Abdulameer Abbood Al-Khazzar; Aseel Jamal Khaled

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 47-55

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2017.86011

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                                                                   In Iraq, solar radiation field measurements are available only for very ...  Read More

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7. Solar Heat Utilization in Separation Column Reboilers Case Study: Amine Regenerator in South Pars Gas Complex, Assalouyeh

Morteza Keshavarz; Behnam Mostajeran Goortani

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 56-67

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2018.86016

Abstract
  The amine regenerator of acid removal unit in South Pars Gas Complex, Assalouyeh, Iran was modeled. This model was fitted to assess the large scale columns and allow application of solar thermal energy for production of low pressure steam. Heat transfer fluids including Therminol oil, sulfur, or salt ...  Read More