Conference: ACSEE2018

Farmer’s Perceptions about Climate Change in the Upper East Region of Ghana

This paper assesses smallholder rice farmer’s perceptions about climate change in the Upper East Region of Ghana. We used a pretested questionnaire to understand farmer’s experiences about climate hazards from fifteen communities in the eastern corridor of the region. We also used cross-tabulation and Chi-square in exploring the relationships between respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics and perceptions

Improved Hybrid Biological Reactor Design Under Mixed-Growth Conditions

Wastewater treatment and disposal is a pillar for safeguarding public health and sustaining socioeconomic development. The cost and design efficiency of various wastewater treatment technologies are key factors in the economic value of treated wastewater. However, biological treatment processes are among the most valuable among a vast array of treatment technologies.Biological reactors conventional design procedures

Evaluation of Social Sustainability in Building Projects: Theoretical Framework and Impact Assessment Approach

In the last decades, various sustainability assessment tools have been developed to facilitate shift towards sustainability in building industry. However, existing tools mainly focus on environmental and economic issues while give limited consideration on social aspects. This study fills this gap through developing a methodological framework for social sustainability assessment of building projects. Social life

Theoretical BIM Framework to sustain the 20th Century Educational Heritage in Bangkok: PNRU Buildings

The implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) to conserve local educational heritages in Bangkok cannot be extensively reached to the dimension of facility management and the application for sustainable educational society. In particular, the scope of BIM management cannot integrates between the existing AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) documentation and sociocultural analysis to be adaptive

Analysis on Patent Intelligence of Solar Energy Technology in China in the Aspect of Global Competition

Faced with the increasingly fierce international competition, climate change and other global challenges, it is more important for Chinese government to take the analysis on patent intelligence of solar energy technology one step further. Based on Innography patent information retrieval platform, this paper analyzed the development trend of global solar energy patent and hot and

Recycle of Semarang City Liquid Waste with “Reuse” Consortium of Mangrove Probiotic Bacteria Treatment

Statement of the Problem: Reuse bioactivator liquid composter had been produced for liquid waste treatment consist of four probiotic bacteria function as pathogenic antibacteria-agent. Whereas the use of four consortium probiotic bacteria will have a better pathogenic antibacterial activity than only one type. The purpose of the research is to process liquid waste and produce

Research on Photovoltaic Power Generations Installed in Veranda of Apartment Houses

Preserving the developments of economy, science and technology with conquering the problems against environmental conservation is an important assignment for humanity of the world. The usage of the renewable energies is expected to be able to mitigate such problem. The renewable energy including photovoltaic power generations have been accepted and spread widely. Various innovative power

Energy and Development Discourse in Cambodia: Gaps Between Energy Infrastructure for Industrial Development and Energy Needs of People

As the Royal Government of Cambodia attempts to lead the country from least developed to a middle income status country as classified by the United Nations, the relationship between energy and development policies and energy provision becomes a priority. Key energy and related development policy documents were collected and subjected to discourse analysis. The analysis

Investigating State of Sustainable Building Design Parameters

Sustainability is understood to be the solution to environmental challenges. Sustainable architecture involves an environmentally friendly design, which has a minimum negative effect on the natural environment. Due to the basic environmental pollution caused by energy generation, improving the environmental performance must involve all sustainable building elements throughout design and energy efficiency. The aim of

Cultural Sustainability of India: A Survival Story

This paper explores the Cultural Sustainability of India by protecting, preserving and conserving the transparent, ethical and responsible model of ancient India with reference to Vedic literature, Upanishad and Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Stories of sustainability and survival deal with land, justice, foreign policy, war and environment through ages. The Constitution of India upholds the cultural identity

Influence of Intake Air Temperature on Performance of Small Gasoline Engine

This research study was to investigate the influence of intake air temperature on the performance of a multi-propose small gasoline engine. The single-cylinder 208 cm^3 four-strokes gasoline engine was tested at speed 1,500-4,000 RPM. The engine intake air conditions were prepared in case of 1) warm air that was like the air around the engine

Recent Developments in Russia-Japan Energy Relations

The Russian government has recently elevated the ‘Asia dimension’ in its national energy strategy, viewing the Asia-Pacific as the most attractive market due to the fastest-growing energy demand, stable energy prices, and various business opportunities for Russian energy suppliers. Furthermore, Russia’s authorities realize the critical importance of attracting international financial and technological assistance for the

Desirable Specification of Vetiver Grass Roofing Making Machine

This research objective was to utilizes the grass waste by using it via the grass roofing material. The appropriate mechanism and powertrain of the machine for the reducing of handwork process and time in grass roofing material manufacture were studied. The SolidWorks 2016 Software was used to design and determine the limitation of mechanisms by

Kala Cotton: A Sustainable Alternative

Further to the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future (1987) this paper extends the model of sustainable practices of ‘interconnecting people, processes and environment’ (Hethorn and Ulasewicz 2008) to cotton-growing farmer community and users of cotton among organizations Indian designers. Presently, 96% of India’s cotton cultivation is under Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton crops, the first genetically