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Journal of Renewable Energy and Environment (JREE) is an international, scientific, open-access, quarterly, and free-of- charge journal that provides the ground for rapid publication of original full-length research articles, critical review articles, research notes, and technical notes in all subjects related to renewable energies and related environmental topics including:

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Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
1. Green Synthesis of Heteroatom Doped Graphene from Natural and Chemical Precursors for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Sedigheh Sadegh Hassani; Leila Samiee

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 1-11


  In the present work, natural biomass and chemical materials were applied as the heteroatom resources for modifying the Porous Graphene (PG) structure by pyrolysis method at 900 ºC. The physical and chemical characterizatons were performed by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller ...  Read More

Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
2. Reuse of Wood-Based Industrial Wastewater through Optimization of Electrocoagulation Process Using Aluminum and Iron Electrodes

Abotaleb Bay; Payam Ghorbannezhad; Javad Yazdan Moghadam; Rahim Aali

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 12-18


  The wastewater treatment of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a harsh process because of its contents of high suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand, high molecular weight of lignin, and fatty acids. Electrocoagulation (EC) process was used for efficient removal of pollutants and reusing the water. ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
3. Production of Hydrogen Via Renewable Energy and Investigation of Water Molecular Changes During Electrolysis Process

Iessa Sabbe Moosa; Hussein A Kazem; Laila Masoud Rashid Al-Iessi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 19-28


  Studies on renewable energy are essential topics that help find new energy sources to replace fossil sources and promote environment friendliness. Hydrogen is the most practical alternative energy carrier source that meets the mentioned purposes. The mass of hydrogen element in the Earth's water was ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. Effect of Covering Aperture of Conical Cavity Receiver on Thermal Performance of Parabolic Dish Collector: Experimental and Numerical Investigations

Sina Eterafi; Shiva Gorjian; Majid Amidpour

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 29-41


  In this study, the effect of covering the aperture area of a conical cavity receiver with an ultra-white glass on operational parameters of a Parabolic Dish Collector (PDC) was numerically and experimentally investigated under climate conditions of Tehran (35.44° N latitude and 51.10° longitude). ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
5. Effect of Nano Fluids on the Thermal Performance and Efficiency of Linear Fresnel Collector in Hot Summer Months

Najmeh Salehi; Arash Mirabdolah Lavasani; Ramin Mehdipour; Mohammad Eftekhari Yazdi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 42-51


  One of the best and most important types of concentrating solar power plants is the linear Fresnel collector. The thermal performance and application of absorber in a solar power plant can be enhanced using direct steam generation technology. A particular discrepancy between the present study and others ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
6. An Experimental and Analytical Study of Influential Parameters of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

Daryoosh Borzuei; Seyed Farhan Moosavian; Abolfazl Ahmadi; Rouhollah Ahmadi; Kourosh Bagherzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 52-66


  Energy plays a vital role in all human life activities. Due to the problems caused by fossil fuels in recent decades such as global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion, etc., the use of renewable and clean energy has been considered. An experimental facility for the acquisition of reliable ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. Renewable Energy-Based Systems on a Residential Scale in Southern Coastal Areas of Iran: Trigeneration of Heat, Power, and Hydrogen

Mehdi Jahangiri; Fatemeh Karimi Shahmarvandi; Reza Alayi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 67-76


  The use of small-scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to meet the electrical and thermal needs of buildings has grown exponentially and plans have been made in Iran to expand these systems. In view of the above, in the present work, for the first time, sensitivity analysis has been performed on the parameters ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
8. Effect of Technological Mismatch on Photovoltaic Array: Analysis of Relative Power Loss

Stephen Ndubuisi Nnamchi; Onyinyechi Adanma Nnamchi; Kevin Nnanye Nwaigwe; Zaid Oluwadurotimi Jagun; Johnson Ugochukwu Ezenwankwo

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 77-89


  This study conducts a comparative evaluation of the performance of modules and the arrays under standard test conditions. An equivalent circuit model was developed alongside a computational scheme. The model input data were obtained from the manufacturer’s specification datasheets. They were used ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
9. Performance Analysis of a Novel Compressed Carbon Dioxide Storage Model Integrated with Solar Energy

Samira Jafari; Mehran Ameri Mahabadi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 90-100


  As a result of growing energy demand, shortage of fossil fuel resources, climate change, and environmental protection, the need for renewable energy sources has been growing rapidly. However, there is an urgent need to cope with intermittency and fluctuation of renewable energies. Various energy storage ...  Read More

Research Note Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
10. Evaluation of Power Performance of a PV Module with MPPT Solution Using MATLAB Simulation

Md. Tamim Hossain; Md. Atiqur Rahman; Suman Chowdhury

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 101-107


  In the context of increasing emission of greenhouse gasses in the environment due to fossil fuel burning, this paper attempts to describe the significance of Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) by investigating the power performance of photovoltaic modules with MATLAB simulation. MPPT algorithm was employed ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
11. Thermodynamic Investigation of a Trigeneration ORC Based System Driven by Condensing Boiler Hot Water Heat Source Using Different Working Fluids

Iraj Mirzaee; Aref Razmjoo; Nader Pourmahmoud

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 108-115


  This study conducts thermodynamic analysis on three trigeneration cycles including Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cold energy, and absorption refrigeration cycle in order to select appropriate working fluids. Different types of ORC cycles including simple ORC, regenerative, ...  Read More

Advanced Energy Technologies
1. Aluminum Hydroxide-Based Flame-Retardant Composite Separator for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Ashkan Nahvi Bayani; Mohammad Hadi Moghim; Saeed Bahadorikhalili; Abdolmajid Ghasemi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 15-21


  Despite the extensive use of polyolefins, especially in the form of lithium-ion battery (LIB) separators, their flammability limits their large-scale battery applications. Therefore, the fabrication of flame-retardant LIB separators has attracted much attention in recent years. In this work, composite ...  Read More

2. Different Types of Pitch Angle Control Strategies Used in Wind Turbine System Applications

Ehsan Hosseini; Ghazanfar Shahgholian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 20-35


  The most common controller in wind turbine is the blade pitch angle control in order to get the desired power. Controlling the pitch angle in wind turbines has a direct impact on the dynamic performance of the machine and fluct­uat­io­ns in the power systems. Due to constant changes in wind ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. 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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. 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


  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
5. Estimation of Solar Radiation Energy in the Paraw Mountain of Kermanshah Province as a Rugged Topography

Somayeh Naserpour; Hasan Zolfaghari; Parviz Zeaiean Firouzabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 1-12


  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

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
1. Sensitivity Analysis for 3E Assessment of BIPV System Performance in Abadan in Southwestern Iran

Sepideh Rahmati Dehkordi; Mehdi Jahangiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2021


  In Iran, due to the problems and constraints of fossil fuels and the need to maximize the use of solar potential, one of the best ways is the application of photovoltaic systems integrated with buildings. Due to the significant dependence of solar cell performance on the availability of radiation, it ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Investigation and Ranking of the Effect of Biodiesel Produced from Safflower Oil by the Hydrodynamic Method in Diesel Generator Engine Using TOPSIS Method

Marziyeh Gharibian; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Alireza Shirneshan; Sajad Rostami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021


  To investigate the possibility of using fuel for plant origin in a diesel generator, safflower methyl ester was prepared and used as a biodiesel. In this research, biodiesel was produced through a transesterification reaction using a hydrodynamic reactor, which increased the reaction efficiency and reduced ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. Assessment of Effect of Different Parameters on Temperature Distribution in Chemical Looping Combustor: Experimental and Numerical Approaches

Mohamed A. Barakat; Tamer Mohamed Ismail; Sayed Ibrahim Abdel-Mageed; Khaled Ramzy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 November 2021


  The greenhouse problem has a significant effect on our communities, health, and climate. So, the capturing techniques for CO2 remain the focus of attention these days. In this work, a Chemical Looping Combustor (CLC) was designed and fabricated with the major geometric sizes at the Faculty of Engineering, ...  Read More

Review Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. Trends of Progress in Setting up Biorefineries in Developing Countries: A Review of Bioethanol Exploration in Nigeria

Toyese Oyegoke; Emo Obadiah; Francis Adah; John E Oguche; Geoffrey T Timothy; Ismail A. Mantu; Abubakar D Ado

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 November 2021


  In recent times, limitations and adverse effects of fossil fuels have significantly attracted researchers' attention to green fuels worldwide, especially in developed nations. As a way of assessing this actualization of biorefineries establishment in developing nations, this report surveys the works ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
5. The Effect of Roof Integrated Photovoltaic (RIPV) on Building Indoor Air in African Tropical Climate

Aloys Martial Ekoe A. Akata

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2021


  Photovoltaic energy has the potential to become one of the major energy sources used in the households in the tropical region of Africa, where the solar radiation intensity is abundant and almost constant over the year. Solar photovoltaic systems present many advantages when they are integrated in the ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
6. Surface modification of copper current collector to improve the mechanical and electrochemical properties of graphite anode in lithium-ion battery

Mohsen Babaiee; Mohammad Zarei-Jelyani; Shaghayegh Baktashian; Rahim Eqra

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 December 2021


  A mechanical technique was employed on copper current collector of lithium-ion battery anode to improve interface adhesion between Cu foil and anode film. The mechanical and electrochemical performance of graphite anodes coated on bare Cu foil (BCF) and modified Cu foil (MCF) have been evaluated. The ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. A New Interleaved ZVT High Step-Up Converter with Low Count Elements for Photovoltaic Applications

Baabk Tohidi; Majid Delshad; Hadi Saghafi

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


  A new interleaved high step-up converter with Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) is proposed for operation in this paper. The main advantages of the proposed converter are low input current ripple and low voltage stress on the power switches, high efficiency, low total component count, and eliminating reverse ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
8. Performance Evaluation and Optimization of a Solar-Assisted Multi-Belt Conveyor Dryer Based on Response Surface Methodology

Hemad Zareiforoush; Adel Bakhshipour; Iraj Bagheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 December 2021


  Drying process is an important post-harvest stage of food crops production which accounts for about 20 % of the world’s energy consumption in the industrial sector. One of the effective ways to reduce the share of fossil fuel consumption in the food drying process is to develop new drying systems ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
9. Chlorella vulgaris Cultivation Using Triangular External Loop Airlift Photobioreactor: Hydrodynamic and Mass Transfer Studies

Shiva Shadpour; ALi Pirouzi; Mohsen Nosrati; Hoda Hamze

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  Long mixing time, high power consumption, and small mass transfer coefficients are common problems in the photobioreactor design for microalgae culture which have a great effect on system efficiency and performance, CO2 stabilization, and biomass production. In this study, a special design of the triangular ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
10. Performance Enhancement of Deep Violet InGaN Double Quantum Wells Laser Diodes with Quaternary Superlattice Barriers Structure

Ghasem Alahyarizadeh; Maryam Amirhoseiny; Majid Khorsandi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 January 2022


  The performance characteristics of InGaN Double-Quantum-Well (DQW) Laser Diodes (LDs) with different barrier structures were studied numerically by Integrated System Engineering Technical Computer-Aided Design (ISE TCAD) software. Three different kinds of structures of barriers including quaternary AlInGaN ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
11. Control of Pitch Angle in Wind Turbine Based on Doubly Fed Induction Generator Using Fuzzy Logic Method

Ehsan Hosseini; Neda Behzadfar; Mahnaz Hashemi; Majid Moazzami; Majid Dehghani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 January 2022


  Wind turbines can be controlled by controlling the generator speed and adjusting the blade angle and the total rotation of a turbine. Wind energy is one of the main types of renewable energy and is geographically extensive, scattered and decentralized and is almost always available. Pitch angle control ...  Read More

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