Abdul Ghani Olabi

Abdul Ghani Olabi
University of the West of Scotland | UWS · Institute for Engineering and Industrial Management

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In order to prolong the cycle life of the battery pack for electric vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles, phase change materials (PCMs) are employed effectively for the battery thermal management (BTM) systems. Utilizing the cooling system based on PCMs for BTM can lead to the desired cooling effect yielding the most appropriate temperature distrib...
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Green hydrogen is considered to be one of the best candidates for fossil fuels in the near future. Bio-hydrogen production from the dark fermentation of organic materials, including organic wastes, is one of the most cost-effective and promising methods for hydrogen production. One of the main challenges posed by this method is the low production r...
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Voltage, as well as current from proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), is reliant on various working and structural parameters, such as operating pressure, temperature, humidity, and membrane thickness. Optimizing such operating and structural parameters will significantly improve the cell's power output. Therefore, the primary goal of the...
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This work discusses the novel application of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) in the transport sector as well as portable applications. This kind of fuel cell produces a considerable quantity of heat while in operation. This quantity of heat is about 45–60% of entire energy composition of the hydrogen that is introduced into the cell. A...
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Background The Middle East and North African (MENA) countries are rapidly growing in population with very limited access to freshwater resources. To overcome this challenge, seawater desalination is proposed as an effective solution, as most MENA countries have easy access to saline water. However, desalination processes require massive demand for...
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In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. These goals highlight key objectives that must be addressed. Each target focuses on a unique perspective crucial to meeting these goals. Social, political, and economic issues are addressed to comprehensively review the main i...
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Internal combustion engines is gradually decreased with the recent evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) in the automotive industry. Electric motors are replacing the energy systems mainly to improve the powertrain's efficiency and ensure they are environmentally friendly. These novel powertrains are designed to operate solely on batteries or superc...
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One of the primary issues in the modelling of fuel cell is the determination of specific boundary conditions often deduced from the manufacturer of the fuel cell. Realistically, not all data is available from the manufacturers data sheet hence to improve the accuracy as well as predict the performance of the cell, all these information need to be d...
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Current petroleum issues, quickly raising its costs and uncertainties regarding petroleum fuels availability endanger the renewable and sustainable challenge of the worldwide economy. Both the ecological consideration and availableness of fuels highly impact fuel directions for transport vehicles. The current paper introduces the Prospects for prod...
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Curtailed energy could be used to improve techno-economic aspects and minimize emissions. Jordan is look upon as a leading country in renewable energy in the Middle East, particularly in wind energy. In Jordan, due to the low energy demand during peak power generation, 17% of overall wind energy capacity is curtailed. In this study, several energy...
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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) are essential for controlling global warming. Among the different CCS technologies, adsorption using amines is promising and applied on an industrial scale. In this research work, the optimal values of tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), imidazole (Im) and temperature are identified to boost CO2 adsorption capacity. The...
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Nowadays heat pipes are considered to be popular passive heat transfer technologies due to their high thermal performance. The heat pipe is a superior heat transfer apparatus in which latent heat of vaporization is employed to transfer heat for an extended distance under a limited operating temperature difference. Numerical simulation of heat trans...
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Fuel cells (FCs) have received huge attention for development from lab and pilot scales to full commercial scale. This is mainly due to their inherent advantage of direct conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy as a high-quality energy supply and, hence, higher conversion efficiency. Additionally, FCs have been produced at a wide range o...
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A thermal management system (TMS) is necessary for lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) used in electric vehicles/hybrid electric vehicles (EVs/HEVs), which generate excessive heat during fast discharging and charging. In order to provide low power consumption and efficient heat transfer, finding the most efficient, cheapest, and lightest solution like pha...
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The growth in renewable energy (RE) projects showed the importance of utility electrical energy storage. High-capacity batteries are used in most RE projects to store energy generated from those facilities. High-capacity batteries require a compartment that satisfies the condition needed for the best operation and battery lifetime utilization. Batt...
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This paper studies the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of a standalone adsorption cooling system thermally driven by biomass combustion and solar thermal energy. The developed cooling package was benchmarked against a baseline vapour compression refrigeration system, driven by grid electricity and the widely investigated adsorpti...
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The recent progress in the electric vehicles requires developing an efficient battery that can be fast charged and having a longer lifetime. Proper thermal management of the battery systems plays a key factor in the performance and lifetime of batteries. Liquid cooling is one of the feasible methods for effective thermal management of battery syste...
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One of the essential phases in delivering a precise simulation of the fuel cell system behavior is estimating the model parameters of the fuel cell system. A novel identification approach based on the bald eagle search algorithm (BES) is suggested in this study to reliably extract the best PEM fuel cell characteristics (PEMFC). BES is a modern meta...
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In recent years, attention has been drawn to battery thermal safety issues due to the importance of personal safety and vehicle service security. The latest advancements in battery thermal management (BTM) are conducted to face the expected challenges to ensure battery safety. The BTM technology enhances battery safety with a heat transfer intensif...
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The utilization of ethanol as a component of motor gasolines is an extremely effective way to increase the detonation resistance and environmental properties. In Russia, despite the existing prerequisites for the development of bioethanol industry, the real production of bioethanol is not executed, which is associated with its high price. One of th...
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The current research presents an overview of four types of carbon nanoparticles that are: carbon black nano powder, multi-walled carbon nanotube, graphene, and graphite. The aim of this paper is to show the importance of carbon-based nano-enhanced phase change materials (NEPCM). The effect of using different types of nanoparticles at various loadin...
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Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a promising technology since two important processes: wastewater treatment and electrical energy, can be obtained simultaneously. The performance of the MFC (maximum power density (MPD) and COD removal) depends mainly on substrate concentration, pH time, and initial COD. Therefore, the main target of this work is to sim...
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Carbon capture (CC), along with the efforts to reduce carbon emissions at the source, is a major action toward the mitigation of climate change and global warming due to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Carbon emissions amount to 36.3 Gt-CO2 in 2021 from 31.5 Gt-CO2 in 2022, with a drop of about 1.5 Gt-CO2 in 2020 relative to 2019 due to the C...
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The optimum output power of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is dependent on operational conditions such as fuel pressure, oxidant pressure, fuel flow rate, and oxidant flow rate. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to enhance performance of PEMFC by identifying optimal operating parameters of PEMFC. The proposed strategy includes bot...
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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a versatile category of porous coordination polymers which can be differentiated from other porous nanomaterials due to their fascinating properties such as adaptable surface chemistry, tuneable functionalities, exceedingly large surface area and uniform/controllable pore size. This newly emerging family of mater...
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Some parameters directly affect the steam reforming and the determination of their optimal values will definitely produce an increment in the outcomes of the bio-hydrogen. Therefore, the main goal of the presented paper is to improve the bio-hydrogen production-based steam reforming using fuzzy modelling and modern optimization. Three input control...
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Refused derived fuel (RDF) is one of the products of the MSWs that is effectively used as an energy source, especially in the cement industry. This work discusses the role of the RDF in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the circular economy. Moreover, the barriers that challenge the widespread of the RDF...
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Designing a vastly effective and stable electrocatalyst for accelerating CO2 reduction is presented and discussed. Herein, we report a Cu-based composite material comprising of g-C3N4, MoS2, and copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) for more efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction. The g-C3N4/MoS2 is used as a support for Cu NPs as part of the novel compos...
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A solar chimney power plant (SCPP) system is introduced, modeled mathematically, simulated using MATLAB code, economically and environmentally analyzed. The paper studied and compared the implementation of the SCPP system, in terms of electrical power generation and cumulative water production, as well as the potential of increasing the wind speed...
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Lithium-ion batteries play an essential role in sustainable power systems as energy storage systems. They are employed for electrical power storage and balancing power in multisources power systems. However, due to the degradation phenomena, these systems are more exposed to parametric variation. For this reason, the identification of the battery p...
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The continuous rapid growth of the world population over the coming decade remains a crucial issue that requires ambitious innovations such as electric vehicles (EVs) to decarbonize the transportation sector. Temperature sensitivity is a critical issue in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for EVs. The control of the working temperature lithium-ion batte...
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Phase change materials (PCMs) are one of the promising materials in thermal energy storage (TES) systems, while commonly utilized PCMs have weak thermal conductivity. Therefore, elevating high relatively thermally conductivity for the PCM composites using various nanoparticles with different named the nano-enhanced phase change material (NePCM) is...
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The current editorial summarized some of the scientific works presented in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP) conference-held at the University of the West of Scotland, UK, 2018. The selected work was directly related to the scope of the Renewable, Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) journal. During the conference activities,...
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Environmental degradation and increased greenhouse gas emissions force communities to achieve sustainable green building and construction materials. The environmental and financial aspects of sustainable development and circular economy strongly depend on the recycling of wastes into new products. Geopolymers gained increasing attention because of...
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h i g h l i g h t s A cost-effective energy management strategy for the microgrid based PEM fuel cells is proposed. Implementation of marine predator algorithm to minimize the operating costs. The performance has been investigated under various operating conditions. Available online xxx Keywords: DC microgrid Energy management strategy Operating co...
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The requirement for passive cooling strategies in buildings has great attention in almost all countries, where hot temperatures are predominant throughout the year. The ventilation process is a crucial necessity for a healthy lifestyle and its significance is additionally highlighted through the contemporary universal outbreak of Covid-19. One of t...
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Solar thermal power technologies are promising renewable energy sources that could replace the conventional fossil fuel power plants. Parabolic trough collector (PTC), linear Fresnel reflector (LFR), solar power tower (SPT), and Solar power dish (SPD) are the commercial concentrated solar thermal power technologies. Technical, economical, and envir...
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Commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cells can only materials provided its performance is closely related to existing technologies useful in commercial application. Other critical parameters like the utilization of cheaper materials should be taken into account during the manufacturing of the cell. A key component in the cell that has...
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Enhancing the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is an attractive topic for academic research. One of the investigated solutions is to enhance the modeling accuracy. This paper presents a robust strategy based on a bald eagle search optimization (BES) algorithm to determine the best parameters of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) model. Six unknown parame...
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Heat pipes are becoming gradually more popular as a passive heat transfer technology due to their effective performance. The heat pipe heat exchanger (HPHE) is an effective tool in recovering waste heat. The present paper provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art background of heat pipe for various waste heat recovery systems (WHRSs)....
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This study presents an optimal adaptive intelligent energy management strategy designed for a DC microgrid based on a fuel cell system (FC), photovoltaic array (PV), and battery bank. The main objective is to enhance the system's power saving. For this reason, an optimal adaptive FC-based EMS is designed. The optimizer updates the fuzzy membership...
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A thermoelectric generator (TEG) is a device that can directly convert heat into electricity without any intermediate energy forms such as work in the conventional power generation cycles. Waste heat recovery (WHR) is looking to recover such energy and utilize it for useful applications. The heat transfer efficiency from a waste heat (WH) stream to...
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The proliferation of eco-friendly electric vehicles is becoming an irresistible trend. As governments worldwide tighten regulations on fuel efficiency and exhaust gas, the position of electric vehicles is expected to become more and more solid. The essence of this study is to cover the main components of the EV and the needed infrastructure and inv...
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Proposing an energy management strategy for a renewable-based microgrid. • Minimum total operating cost is achieved successfully. • The bus voltage has been stabilized employing a flat controller. • Comprehensive analysis and statistics have been provided. A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: Microgrids Energy management strategy Energy efficiency Moder...
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Background Biogas is one of the promising renewable energy sources that successfully implemented at domestic and industrial scales. This work presents a preliminary evaluation of the role and contribution of biogas as a sustainable energy source towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Methods This work summarizes the common fee...
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The depletion of fuel production and raising ecological issues have paid the progress of biofuels in the entire world. Among different biofuels is introducing renewable fuel additives as prospective beneficial blendstocks towards fulfilling systematic, low-carbon technologies internal combustion engines. This research article proposes a new approac...
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Metal chalcogenides' unique physical and chemical features, such as metal sulfides and selenides, have received significant attention as attractive materials for supercapacitor (SC) applications. Metal chalcogenides have better electrical conductivity, excellent thermal and mechanical stabilities than corresponding metal oxides and hydroxides. In t...
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Extensive use of carbon-based materials has revolutionised the number of modern scientific areas such as transportation, electronic, material chemistry and electrochemical energy storage, mainly due to their outstanding characteristics such as excellent conductivity, mechanical strength, ease of availability and cost-effectiveness. However, it is d...
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Recently, there has been a simultaneous rise in requirements for the quality of gasoline and an increase in the demand. To meet these requirements, it is necessary to develop new high-octane motor gasoline fuel additives and blends that present improved characteristics. This research article proposes new insights into discovering a novel promising...
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Latent heat based thermal energy storage technology is quite promising due to its reasonable cost and high energy storage capacity. This technology is partially developed. The accelerated transition from non-renewable to renewable energy sources have attracted researchers to shift their focus towards demonstrating thermal energy storage utilizing l...
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Metal–air batteries are a promising technology that could be used in several applications, from portable devices to large-scale energy storage applications. This work is a comprehensive review of the recent progress made in metal-air batteries MABs. It covers the theoretical considerations and mechanisms of MABs, electrochemical performance, and th...
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Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are energy conversion devices that simultaneously produce electricity while degrading the wastewater's organic materials. Despite the high potential of the MFCs for wastewater treatment, the relatively low power output and the cost of commercially available electrode materials impact their commercialization negatively. C...
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Multifunctional additives should be added into motor gasoline to raise the life of engine parts, increase the engine power, as well as reduce the exhaust emission and fuel consumption. This research article proposes new insights to produce modern multifunctional motor gasoline additives. The main components of these additives are detergents, corros...
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The rapid progress in the global population and technical advances have resulted in exponential growth in the use of fossil fuels. These are not only limited in resources but also have a severe environmental impact. The accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs), more specifically carbon emissions, in the environment has resulted in severe health issu...
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Significant research efforts are directed towards finding new ways to reduce the cost, increase efficiency, and decrease the environmental impact of power-generation systems. The poly-generation concept is a promising strategy that enables the development of a sustainable power system. Over the past few years, the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell...
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Metal chalcogenides have received significant attention as electro-catalysts in different applications, due to their superior electrical conductivity and good thermal and mechanical stabilities. In this work, the optimum monocrystalline Ni-P and Ni-C, C (Se, S, O) nanosheet (NS), prepared on nickel foam as standalone anodes for urea fuel cells was...
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With the fast growth of the global economy in terms of both supply and demand, social, economic, and environmental impacts become critically dangerous. This red alert has pushed the decision-makers to formulate objectives, guiding economic policies toward sustainable goals. The process is known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That said, th...
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In this work, nine case studies for hybrid energy systems (HESs) were considered and analyzed to supply a certain load. The load demand contains an electrical load and hydrogen production for industrial applications in Neom city. The simulation and optimization of the considered HESs are performed using HOMER Pro software. The obtained optimized re...
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Transition metal selenides (TMS) have excellent research prospects and significant attention in supercapacitors (SCs) owing to their high electrical conductivity, superior electrochemical activity and excellent structural stability. However, the commercial utilization of TMS remains challenge due to their elaborate synthesis. Present study designed...
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Advances in building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems for residential and commercial purposes are set to minimize overall energy requirements and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The BIPV design considerations entail energy infrastructure, pertinent renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency provisions. In this work, the performance...
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To meet the increasing energy demand, renewable energy is considered the best option. Its patronage is being encouraged by both the research and industrial community. The main driving force for most renewable systems is solar energy. It is abundant and pollutant free compared to fossil products. Wind energy is also considered an abundant medium of...
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This work presents a mathematical modelling of a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) system integrated with a resistive variable load. The model was implemented using MATLAB Simulink software, and it was used to calculate the fuel cell electric current and voltage at various steady-state conditions. The electric current was determined by the...
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Fuel cells (FCs) have gained increasing attention over the past few years as sustainable energy conversion devices. This is mainly due to their high efficiency due to the direct conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy (the most desirable energy form). Despite the high-energy conversion efficiency of FC, still substantial part of the pr...
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Enhancing the energy efficiency of structures has been a staple of energy policies. The key goal is to slash electricity usage in order to minimize the footprint of houses. This goal is sought by putting restrictions on the design specifications with respect to the properties of the raw materials and components as well as the exploitation of sustai...
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Energy-efficient alternative desalination and cooling systems are pivotal in addressing the incredible increase in energy and water demands worldwide. Sorption-based technology is a unique system that could help in solving the energy and water crisis and cut down the overall carbon footprint. Such systems' performance relies on the adsorption chara...
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The building block of all economies across the world is subject to the medium in which energy is harnessed. Renewable energy is currently one of the recommended substitutes for fossil fuels due to its environmentally friendly nature. Wind energy, which is considered as one of the promising renewable energy forms, has gained lots of attention in the...
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Living organisms' energy conversion is considered as an essential and sustainable green energy source and future bio-hybrid technologies. Recently, plants were used after harvesting as biomass in bio-fermentation as an energy source. In bio-electrochemical systems, microorganisms work with plants to generate electricity, hydrogen, or methane. This...
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Engineers and researchers are dreaming of developing engines and fuels in such a way that very few harmful exhaust emissions can be generated and released to the environment without any significant environmental impact. This systematic review introduces five promising components for producing an environmentally friendly high-octane motor gasoline....
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This review presents a detailed summary of the latest technologies used in flywheel energy storage systems (FESS). This paper covers the types of technologies and systems employed within FESS, the range of materials used in the production of FESS, and the reasons for the use of these materials. Furthermore, this paper provides an overview of the ty...
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Mesoporous Co dendrites prepared by electroplating have a surface area of 145 m²g⁻¹, which is three times that of Co nanoparticles. The Co dendrites demonstrate superior urea oxidation activity compared to Ni or Co nanoparticles prepared using chemical reduction. The onset potential with Co dendrites is around 0 V “vs. Ag/AgCl” using 2 M urea, that...
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A key medium for energy generation globally is the solar energy. The present work evaluates the challenges of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPVT) required for various applications from techno-economic and environmental points of view. Many challenges are found for applying solar photovoltaics (PVs) modules combined with building systems: suppl...
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The world is witnessing a fast growth in using the different renewable energy resources, mainly: solar energy (thermal and PV), wind energy, marine energy, geothermal energy, and energy produced from biomass. As described in previous publications [1], energy storage systems must store energy generated from different renewable sources to be used whe...