Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Numerical simulation of a solar cooling system based on variable-effect NH3-water absorption chiller using TRNSYS

Abir Hmida; Abdelghafour Lamrani; Mamdouh El Haj Assad; Yashar Aryanfar; Jorge Luis Garcia Alcaraz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2022

  Around the globe, a 60 % increase in energy demand is predicted to occur by the end of the year 2030 due to the ever-increasing population and development. With a registered temperature up to 50°C in August 2020, which is classified as one of the hottest regions in the world, the demand for cool ...  Read More

Advanced Energy Technologies
Investigation of a Set of Novel Heat Exchanger Configurations of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Combined Cycle Power Plant

Mohammad Rasooli Mavini; Hassan Ali Ozgoli; Sadegh Safari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 September 2022

  In this study, various configurations design of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) are examined to enhance energy efficiency of a Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP). A novel approach is used to investigate ten applicable configurations of a dual pressure Heat Recovery Steam Generator HRSG thoroughly ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Analysis of Utilizing Biomass Gasification to Partially Substitution Fossil Fuels in an IBG-GT-ST-Kalina Cycle

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

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 75-86

  In this study, the partial alteration of fuel consumption of combined cycle power plants was investigated and analyzed using an innovative model. This system is applicable using the fuel derived from the biomass gasification process. For this purpose, energy modeling of an advanced gasification system ...  Read More

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

Hemad Zareiforoush; Adel Bakhshipour; Iraj Bagheri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 78-92

  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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Consumption Management of Commercial Buildings by Optimizing the Angle of Solar Panels

Nima Amani; Abdul Amir Reza Soroush

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 1-7

  One of the main reasons of environmental pollution is energy consumption in buildings. Today, the use of renewable energy sources is increasing dramatically. Among these sources, solar energy has favorable costs for various applications. This study examined a commercial building in a hot and humid climate. ...  Read More

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

Ramasamy Dhivagar; Murugesan Mohanraj

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 13-19

  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 Economics, Policies and Planning
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 , February 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