Conference: ECSEE2018

Very Short-Term Electrical Energy Consumption Forecasting of a Household for the Integration of Smart Grids

The recent integration of smart grid systems to present electric power systems and the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources make electrical energy consumption forecasting not only a prominent subject but also an arduous challenge due to nonlinear and nonstationary characteristics of electric loads which can be affected by seasonal effects, weather conditions, socioeconomic dynamics,

Hydrological Vulnerability Assessment of Landfill Site Using GIS: A Case Study of Alimosho Landfill Site

Solid waste are disposed in landfills where it decomposes and produces leachate that can contaminate underlying groundwater. This study investigated the effects of open landfill sites on the underground water quality using the DRASTIC L model based on eight parameters. In addition, water samples were collected using systematic random sampling method from hand-dug Wells around

Nanocellulose: Types, Synthesis and Applications

Based on the current level of ecological awareness, it is difficult to ignore hazardous emissions from any industrial process or human activities because of its adverse impacts on the environment. The substitution of input materials with less- or non-toxic, eco-friendly or renewable raw materials, where possible, has been the concern of various researchers in recent

Plant Microbial Fuel Cell: Experimental Data and Future Applications

Plant microbial fuel cell are bioelectrochemical systems converting chemical reactions naturally occurring between the rhizosphere region of a plant and bacteria, into electricity. Derived from traditional Microbial fuel cell, P-MFC is distinguished by its capacity to turn solar energy and organic substrates into bioelectricity, in-situ and without external input. Initially studied to be applied in

The Importance of the ISO9000 Certification on the Financial Results of Portuguese Pharmacies

In the last decades, quality management has become an essential tool for companies looking to gain sustainability and competitive advantage, and thus survive an increasingly competitive market. Portuguese pharmacies were no exception, and implemented mechanisms capable of boosting their financial and operational results.This work aims to study the relationship between the pharmacies certified by ISO

Transient Flow Modelling of the Impact of CO2 Stream Impurities During Geological Sequestration

Following the quest for energy sustainability and cleaner environment, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is expected to play a significant role in the reduction carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As such, the impact of impurities (such as O2, N2, H2O, H2S, Ar, SOx, NOx, Hg etc.) in the gas or dense phase CO2 stream arising from

Optimal Design and Analysis of Single-Stage Flyback PV Microinverter

Over the last decades, solar energy systems have aroused much interest due to increased concern for the environment. Photovoltaic (PV) module based electrical energy generation systems present promising solutions to ensure sustainable, abundant, inexhaustible, and environmentally friendly energy. In view of foregoing, the converter used in PV systems is emerging as a major component. Microinverters

Electricity Generation From Renewable Sources: Algeria Cases (Situation and Prospect)

The world is witnessing fast population growth. So, life needs are increasing especially, energy which is considered nowadays, as the sinews of life and the decisive factor in economic growth. Fossil energy is the most widespread and exploited, because they are the mainstay of economy of the most countries, mainly the producing countries. But all

Renewable Energy Solutions for Sustainable Fishing Practices and Improved Livelihoods of the Fisherfolk in the South West Coast of India

This paper looks at the application of renewable energy solutions for sustainable fishing practices and improved livelihoods of the fisherfolk in the south west coast of India. This region is featured with the indigenous coastal community which is known for their traditional and sustainable fishing practices. At the same time, they are considered to be

Simulating and Forecasting of Soil Moisture Content Variability Over Ogbomoso Agricultural Watershed Using the SWAT Model

Soil moisture has been recognised as an essential climate and hydrological variable that controls land surface processes. In this study, the soil moisture content within the Ogbomoso watershed, Nigeria was simulated for a 34-year period using the hydrological model, Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The model was also used to predict soil moisture for a

Resilience Must Cope with Increasing Natural Hazards in Europe

Rampant European flooding in recent years reminds us of the natural hazards facing Europe. The North Sea has a history of ferocity. Europe has also faced seismic and volcanic risks, landslides, tsunamis and wildfires. The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 and the Storm of 1703 are historic reminders of the perils facing Europe.Risks are not

Water Resources, Population Growth, and the Environment in Malaysia: An Overview

Water is the basic need for life as well as the essential input for industries. The increasing population and urbanization leads to the highly demand of water consumption which contributes to water scarcity among residential and industrial usage. Water stress is the most crucial environmental challenges experiencing in many nations around the globe. Beside, water

Review of Post-Fukushima Electricity Market Reforms in Japan

The TEPCO’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in March of 2011 is quite influential on the Japanese energy mix and electricity market. Since the accident, the government of Japan has been reforming the electricity supply system in stages to reduce the dependence on nuclear power. The Feed-in Tariff system for renewable energy has been implementing

Sisters in Sustainable Living: Gender-Driven Initiatives Promoting Social, Environmental, and Cultural Sustainability

Women comprise approximately 43 percent of agricultural labor globally, and an increasing number of women are choosing to pursue agriculture as their occupation. Interestingly, women represent only 9% of all U.S. farmers, but that figure rises to 21% for all American organic farmers. The approach taken by women farmers to organic or sustainable agriculture is

In Support of Greening the Economy: How to Enhance TVET’s Contribution to the Development of Generic Green Skills

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays a significant role in supporting green economic restructuring and tackling environmental problems through skills development. This paper outlines current theories and practices related to education for sustainable development (ESD) pedagogy that can enhance TVET’s contribution to generic green skills development. It reviews the pedagogical models used in

Requirements for Multi-Method Approaches to Sustainability Assessment – A Theoretical and Empirical Study

One key element of furthering sustainable development in politics, society, economy and technology is analyzing and assessing the sustainability of products, processes, strategies and organizations. For this, there are numerous approaches to sustainability assessment. Due to the multi-perspective, multi-dimensional and complex nature of sustainability issues, an increasing number of approaches aims at integrated, holistic assessments,