Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Developing a New Model to Optimize Thermal Insulation Thickness for Building Energy Efficiency

Nima Amani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2024


  Building insulation stands out as one of the most widely employed strategies to enhance energy efficiency in the building sector. Increasing the thickness of thermal insulation is a conventional approach to meet the design requirements of these structures. In this study, a novel approach to augment the ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Environmental Impacts and Social Cost of Non-Renewable and Renewable Energy Sources: A Comprehensive Review

Amir shasavari; Azadeh Karimi; Morteza Akbari; Mohammad Alizadeh Noughani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 12-27


  Rising energy production and consumption, particularly from fossil fuels, pose substantial threats to both global climate and human well-being. Conventional fossil fuel technologies, as primary energy sources in power plants, predominantly generate pollutants during power generation. Conversely, renewable ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Mathematical Modeling of Criteria Weighting and Risk Priority by Using Deviation Value Step-Wise in Energy Analysis for Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers

Farhad Gholami; Iraj Mirzaee; Mortaza Khalilian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 122-134


  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is utilized for risk appraisal in various domains. In the FMEA methodology, each failure mode is evaluated by considering three risk factors: severity (S), occurrence (O), and detection (D). Subsequently, the Risk Priority Number (RPN) is obtained by multiplying ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Analysis and Evaluation of Effective Environmental Indicators in the Heat Island of District 1 of Tehran using (RS)

Ali Sayyadi; Mohamad Javad Amiri

Volume 10, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 1-13


  One of the environmental problems today is the rising land surface temperature and the formation of heat islands in metropolitan areas, which have arisen due to the unplanned expansion of these cities. Satellite imagery is widely used in urban environmental studies to provide an integrated view and reduce ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Design, Fabrication, and Experimental Study of a Low-cost and Accurate Weather Station Using a Microcontroller System

Mahdi Pourbafrani; Hossein Ghadamian; Meisam Moghadasi; Masoud Mardani

Volume 10, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 35-43


  In this research study, a cost-effective and reliable weather station using a microcontroller system containing instruments and sensors for measuring and recording ambient variables was designed, fabricated, and tested. The dataset recorded and stored in the meteorological system can be applied to conduct ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Analysis and Evaluation of the Formation of a Heat Island in Tehran During Three Decades

Mohammad Javad Amiri; Ali Sayyadi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , August 2023, , Pages 67-80


  The rising temperature of the earth's surface and the formation of heat islands in megacities have become two of the biggest environmental threats. This compound problem affects urban climatology, including urban vegetation and air pollution, human health, and the environment, including the group of ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Modified Concrete for Impeding Chloride Diffusion from Sea Water in the Marine Environment

Davar Rezakhani; Abdol Hamid Jafari; Mohammad Ali Hajabassi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 17-31


  The application of nanomaterials to concrete is an innovative approach to enhance mechanical properties and durability performances. In this work, the addition of a combination of Graphene Oxide Nano-Platelets (GONP) and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS) was studied as admixture in concrete. ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Environmental and Economic Sustainability Assessment of Rainfed Agro-Systems in Northern Iran

Alireza Taheri-Rad; Abbas Rohani; Mehdi Khojastehpour

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, , Pages 8-17


  Environmental and economic aspects are two remarkable pillars toward a sustainable agro-system. Accordingly, this study aimed to assess the sustainability of autumn rainfed agro-systems in northern Iran by the Eco-Efficiency (EF) indicator. The data of the production processes of wheat, barley, canola, ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
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 , October 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

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Assessment of the Performance and Exhaust Emission of a Diesel Engine Using Water Emulsion Fuel (WEF) in Different Engine Speed and Load Conditions

Seyed Saeed Hoseini; Mohammad Amin Sobati

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 58-68


  The performance characteristics and exhaust emission of a diesel engine using Water Emulsion Fuel (WEF) have been investigated under different engine speeds (1600 to 2400 rpm) and load conditions (25 to 100 %). The experiments were carried out on an air-cooled diesel engine of single cylinder using the ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Ex-Situ CO2 Capture and Utilization Over the Bauxite Residue: Lifecycle and Economic Recovery Assessment

Kazem Kashefi; Alireza Pardakhti; Majid Shafiepour; Azadeh Hemmati

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1-9


  Carbon-dioxide Capture and Utilization (CCU) technology is an efficient process in the portfolio of greenhouse gas reduction approaches and is programmed to mitigate global warming. Given that the prime intention of CCU technologies is to prevent CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, it remains to be seen ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Feasibility Study of Using Renewable Energies in the Water and Wastewater Industry (Case Study: Tehran Water and Wastewater Company)

Ensieh Ozgoli; Younes Noorollahi; Reza Arjmandi; Ali Mohammadi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 21-29


  Climate change refers to any significant and long-term alterations in global or regional weather conditions. The impact of climate change on the industrial plans is enormous, while the water supply sector has been challenged to examine how it could continuously operate in the current situation. Optimization ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Optimization of Small-Scale Trigeneration Systems in Terms of Levelized Total Costs and Carbon Tax Using a Matrix Modeling Approach

Taraneh Taheri; Mohammad Behshad Shafii; Sourena Sattari; Morteza Khalaji Assadi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 56-66


  Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems have increasingly drawn attention in recent years due to their higher efficiency and lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission. Input-output matrix modeling was considered here as one of the efficient approaches for optimizing these energy networks. In this approach, power ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Heat Transfer, Environmental Benefits, and Social Cost Analysis of Different Insulation Methods by Considering Insulation Disadvantages

Mohsen Fallah; Zahra Medghalchi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 1-13


  In this paper, the thermal performance of four common insulators in two internal and external insulation systems is investigated for the ASHRAE setpoint range by applying detailed numerical simulation and Anti-Insulation phenomenon. Anti-Insulation phenomenon and consequent extra load on the HVAC system ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Cost and Environmental Pollution Reduction Based on Scheduling of Power Plants and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Roya Pashangpour; Faramarz Faghihi; Soodabeh Soleymani; Hassan Moradi CheshmehBeigi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 47-55


  There has been a global effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. In an electric resource scheduling, emission dispatch and load economic dispatch problems should be considered. Using renewable energy resources (RESs), especially wind and solar, can be effective in cutting back emissions ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Assessing Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy in Iran with Focus on Development of Wind Power Plants

Hasan Hekmatnia; Ahmad Fatahi Ardakani; Armin Mashayekhan; Morteza Akbari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 67-79


  As a key economic element, energy plays an important role in the development of societies. Economic growth and its urgent need for energy highlight the need for optimal energy use. Wind energy is an energy source that has become an increasingly common source of electricity. In this study, socio-economic ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Application of Artificial Neural Networks to the Simulation of Climate Elements, Drought Forecast by Two Indicators of SPI and PNPI, and Mapping of Drought Intensity; Case Study of Khorasan Razavi

Mohammad Hossein Jahangir; Mahnaz Abolghasemi; Seyedeh Mahsa Mousavi Reineh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 19-26


  Drought is considered as a destructive disaster that can have irreversible effects on different aspects of life. In this study, artificial neural network was used as a powerful means of modeling nonlinear and indefinite processes in order to simulate drought intensities at 7 synoptic stations of Khorasan ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
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 , February 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

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Assessment of Environmental Impacts and Energy of Biodiesel Production from Chicken Fat by Life Cycle Assessment Method

Marziyeh Forootan; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Amin Lotfalian; Sajad Rostami; Zahra Esmaeili; Marziyeh Ansari Samani

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 24-31


  To preserve fossil fuel sources and reduce environmental pollution, it is necessary to use higher quality and more efficient fuels that cause lower pollution and are recovered more easily. Therefore, this study will investigate the cycle of biodiesel production from chicken fat by life-cycle assessment ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Efficiency of Low-Pressure Reverses Osmosis (RO) in Desalination and TOC Removal from Caspian Seawater and Tajan River

Laleh R. Kalankesh; Mohammad Ali Zazouli; Ahmad Mansouri

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 32-37


  Water scarcity is a critical issue in Caspian Sea regions of Iran. Thus, people may use polluted water or saline brackish groundwater, estuarine water or seawater. This paper deals with the application of Low-Pressure reverse osmosis (RO) for removing salt and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in synthetic ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Techno- Economic and Life- Cycle Cost Assessment of the CCHP/ PV Hybrid System Application

Mohammad Ameri; Keivan Salimi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 1-8


  In recent decades, excessive using fossil fuels has been resulted in emitting greenhouse gases such as CO2, consequently, environmental pollution. In this study, the techno-economic analysis of the CCHP/PV hybrid system application for a sample building was examined to reduce the environmental pollution ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Evaluation of Biomass Production and Wastewater Nutrient Removal Using Microalgae: Sustainable Strategy to CO2 Bio-Fixation and Bioenergy Production Approach

Sepideh Abedia; Fatemeh Razi Astaraiea; Barat Ghobadian; Omid Tavakoli; Hassan Jalili

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 39-48


  Nowadays, the replacement of renewable energies such as biofuels is one of the main priorities in environmental programming and investments. This study is based on sustainable strategy towards integrating algal biomass generation as a green feedstock with wastewater treatment, CO2 bio-fixation, and bioenergy ...  Read More