Mohammad Rasul

Mohammad Rasul
Central Queensland University · School of Engineering and Technology

PhD (UQ), M Eng (AIT), B Eng (BUET)

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Edible oil-based feedstocks based biodiesel is still leading the industry around the world. Canola oil ( Brassica napus L.) contributes significantly to that race. Process optimisation and the development of reaction kinetic models of edible oil feedstocks are still required since the knowledge of kinetics is needed for designing industrial facilit...
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Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a viable technique to address food waste (FW) problems by converting FW into sustainable energy. Despite the advantages of the AD process, large-scale AD plants like in Germany and the USA have not been developed in Australia. Therefore, this paper aims to study the technological, economic, and environmental feasibility...
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The use of air conditioning in buildings to provide a comfortable environment accounts for up to 75% of the electricity consumed in Kuwait for the hot season from April through to the end of October. The widespread adoption of air conditioning systems in buildings has resulted in an increased demand for electricity. This has led to an increased pea...
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Heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation process using TiO2 (titanium dioxide) and UV light is a promising method to degrade a wide variety of recalcitrant organic substances such as phenol, pesticides, herbicides, etc. from waste and stormwater. Due to lack of suitable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model, the industrial-scale application of thi...
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This study investigated the effect of temperature on the yield and quality of pyrolysis oil produced from Beauty Leaf Fruit Husk (BLFH) using fast pyrolysis process. The BLFH was subjected to fast pyrolysis process using an auger reactor wherein the temperature was varied from 400 °C to 550 °C with 50 °C interval. The residence time of 3 mins 20 se...
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Biofuel production is becoming a necessary activity due to rising fossil fuel costs, shrinking oil reserves, rising GHG (particularly CO2) emissions that lead to global warming., This is particularly important for the transport sector. The viability of a feedstock for biodiesel production can be determined via data-driven modelling. For most predic...
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Despite extensive research in recent years and great potential to help with energy and waste management issues, thermochemical conversion technologies of mixed waste plastics (MWP) into transport engine fuel have not yet been developed in industrial and commercial settings. This study reviewed, discussed, and summarised research findings of over 28...
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Nanofluids, suspension of nanoparticles, perform better in heat transfer applications due to their excellent thermal properties over conventional heat-transfer fluids. In this study, the stability of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) methanol nanofluids and their thermophysical properties (thermal conductivity (TC), viscosity, and density) are experimentally...
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The accurate prediction of biodiesel fuel properties and determination of its optimal fatty acid (FA) profiles is a non-trivial process. To this aim, machine learning (ML) based predictive models were developed for cetane number (CN) and cold filter plugging point (CFPP), where the extreme gradient boost (XGB) and random forest (RF) algorithms had...
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The current energy crisis across the globe is a major obstacle to human growth and development. The majority of energy use is accounted for by buildings, which must be controlled and reduced using energy-efficient technologies. Several passive technologies have been shown to be effective in reducing building energy consumption. The earth-air heat e...
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The progressive replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels is one of the most challenging tasks this generation should address. Biodiesels are known to offer a sustainable solution. In this connection, identifying suitable feedstocks for biofuel production is important, as 70% of the cost of producing biodiesel is attributed to feedstock prod...
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Biogas as an energy source is increasing its popularity in both small and large-scale applications. The anaerobic digestion (AD) process requires heat to produce biogas effectively, which can be supplied via a solar system. The suitability of integration of solar thermal energy in anaerobic digestion was researched through this paper. With the help...
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Airconditioning accounts for up to 60% of the energy use in buildings in Kuwait. Also, airconditioning consumes about 70% of the electricity during peak hours. Widespread airconditioning system installation increases the total energy consumption resulting in a large carbon footprint and raises the peak load demand, causing excessive strains on the...
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Food waste is a type of organic waste generated by restaurants, food processing plants, households, and commercial and institutions. This study aims to assess the sustainable biofuel, electricity production and greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of food waste using anaerobic digestion technology. Food waste data was collected from the Aust...
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Biodiesel has become one of the promising solutions for the future energy crisis. This study aims to assess the effect of alteration of fuel (replacing diesel with biodiesel) on the performance and regulated emission in a diesel engine. Biodiesel blends (WCB20) was prepared by mixing 20% of waste cooking oil biodiesel with 80% diesel fuel using a h...
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Energy and exergy (EnE) efficiencies are considered the most important parameters to compare the performance of various thermal systems. In this paper, an analysis was carried out for EnE efficiencies of a flat plate solar collector (FPSC) using four different kinds of nanofluids as flowing mediums, namely, Al2O3/water, MgO/water, TiO2/water, and C...
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The utilisation of renewable sources of energy has become an integral part of sustainable development. Municipal solid waste (MSW) has great potential to be used as a renewable source of energy if it can be combined with modern technologies such as pyrolysis. Pyrolysis technology is regarded as a revolutionary and easy energy production process for...
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Utilising pyrolysis as a waste tyre processing technology has various economic and social advantages, along with the fact that it is an effective conversion method. Despite extensive research and a notable likelihood of success, this technology has not yet seen implementation in industrial and commercial settings. In this review, over 100 recent pu...
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The study investigated the key factors that influence the formation of diesel nitrogen oxides (NOx) ethanol-diesel (e-diesel) blends. In the first phase of this investigation, a thermodynamic model was developed to simulate and analyse the different parameters that affect the NOx formation. GT-Power was used to develop the model. ANSYS was also use...
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This paper reviewed recent literature on inventory management technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. The classical Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models and computer vision technology applications for object classification were reviewed in particularly. The challenges of AI technologies in industrial warehouse management, part...
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This study aims to numerically investigate the thermal and auto-ignition performance of a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine fuelled with diethyl ether and ethanol blends at different inlet air temperatures and lambda values. In this study, DEE and DEE/ethanol blends with different volume percentages, such as 85% DEE/15% ethanol...
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Nearly 30% of global energy is consumed in buildings for heating and cooling. Many researches have been undertaken at finding novel techniques to reduce buildings’ energy consumption without using any conventional mechanical devices. Earth-air heat exchanger (EAHE) is such a passive cooling technique that is seen to significantly reduce energy cons...
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The purpose of this research is to explore a suitable Artificial Neural Network (ANN) method applying to warehouse receiving management. A conceptual ANN model is proposed to perform identification and counting of components. The proposed model consists of a standard image library, an ANN system to present objects for identification from the real-t...
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This study investigates the effects of binary and ternary blends of papaya seed oil (PSO) biodiesel with diesel in a fully instrumented diesel engine. The PSO binary blend was prepared as a 5% volumetric mix of PSO biodiesel with 95% diesel denoted as PSO5. Two ternary blends were made, one with a 5% volumetric mix of diglyme, 20% PSO biodiesel and...
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Biodiesel is an alternative to fossil fuels for diesel engines, yet actual biofuel properties need to be tuned to comply with fuel standards. In particular, fuel stability is required for efficiency and commercial use. Fuel stability varies with the nature and proportion of chemical functional groups of biodiesel. Optimum oxidation stability is req...
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The extensive use of fossil fuels and the environmental effect of their combustion products have attracted researchers to look into renewable energy sources. In addition, global mass production of waste has motivated communities to recycle and reuse the waste in a sustainable way to lower landfill waste and associated problems. The development of w...
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Diesel engines are the main sources of fuel consumption due to their wide use in various sectors such as transportation, agriculture, and industry, however they produce huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore , the use of biodiesel has attracted considerable attention of researchers and engine manufacturers because it can significantly reduc...
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Biodiesels are renewable fuel that may be produced from various feedstock using different techniques. It is endorsed in some countries of the world as a viable substitute to diesel fuel. While biodiesel possesses numerous benefits, the cold flow properties (CFP) of biodiesel in comparison with petro-diesel are significantly less satisfactory. This...
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The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of temperature on the properties of bio-oil produced from Beauty Leaf Fruit Shell (BLFS) using slow pyrolysis process. The pyrolysis process was carried out in a fixed-bed batch reactor at a constant heating rate of 5°C/minute, residence time of 90 minutes and feedstock particle size of 1 mm....
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CONTEXT Engineers applied discoveries in the physical sciences to deliver the industrial revolutions. Today, we are seeing a comparable explosion of discoveries in the human sciences (the sciences exploring humans, their behaviour, and the institutions they build). Engineers are expert at applying the physical sciences, and engineering has the opp...
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Biodiesel will provide a significant renewable energy source for transportation in the near future. In the present study, principal component analysis (PCA) has been used to understand the relationship between important properties of biodiesel and its chemical composition. Finally, several artificial intelligence-based models were developed to pred...
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Diesel engines are the main sources of fuel consumption due to their wide use in various sectors such as transportation, agriculture, and industry, however they produce huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore, the use of biodiesel has attracted considerable attention of researchers and engine manufacturers because it can significantly reduce...
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One of the challenging tasks for the researchers is to identify alternative renewable energy feedstocks which can be used as a substitute for fossil fuel to meet the increasing demand for energy, reduce the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and eliminate the increasing concerns of environmental impact. The 2nd generation poppy (Papaver somniferum)...
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In this study, tomato seed oil was used to produce Biodiesel fuel. To reduce the percentage of free fatty acids, the oil was reacted at a temperature of 40, 50, and 60°C with a mixture of sulphuric acid and the industrial methanol with different molar ratios of oil. The best conversion efficiency was achieved at 60°C and a molar ratio of 1:9. In th...
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Rising global concerns about global warming caused by pollution from excessive fossil fuels consumption, along with the high price of them in diesel engines, are the important reasons to search for fuels which is readily available and do not have destructive effects on the environment. Biodiesel is arguably the most appropriate and sustainable alte...
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The present study explores a comprehensive investigation of diesel blow-by, particulate matter (PM), particulate number (PN) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions for cold and hot start operations in a six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. A wide range of oxygenated blends of fuel-bound oxygen ranging from ~4% to ~8% (wt%) was used in the study....
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Biodiesel is an alternative, eco-friendly and renewable source of energy. It can be produced from a wide range of feedstocks which can be grown in marginal land use. It has drawn more attention to the researchers. In this study, the oil extraction, biodiesel conversion, and physiochemical properties of Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) and Grapese...
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In this study, an overview of combustion characteristics of an agricultural diesel engine fuelled with papaya seed oil (PSO) biodiesel and diesel is presented. A naturally aspirated four-cylinder four-stroke tractor engine was used for all experiments. Various PSO blends (5%, 10%, and 20%) were tested and compared with diesel at speeds of 1400 rpm...
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Biodiesel is a proven alternative fuel that can serve as a substitute for petroleum diesel due to its renewability, non-toxicity, sulphur-free nature and superior lubricity. Waste-based non-edible oils are studied as potential biodiesel feedstocks owing to the focus on the valorisation of waste products. Instead of being treated as municipal waste,...
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An experimental investigation was conducted to evaluate the effects of the processing of the raw materials, such as preparation and extraction, grating (whole and grated), drying and moisture conditioning of the seed kernels on the yield of oil extraction. Both mechanical and chemical methods were used to extract oil from the beauty leaf (BL) seed...
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This paper presents the performance analysis of an extensive rooftop greenery system (green roof) in buildings in the Australian Subtropical climate, both experimentally and computationally. The impact of green roof systems on building thermal performance, energy consumption and energy savings are examined and compared with a non-green roof system...
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The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) of CQU runs various courses in engineering from Associate Diploma to Master of Engineering, including the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op). The two latter courses are available in CQU Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Mackay and Cairns campuses. Master of Engin...
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It was engineers who translated paradigm shifting discoveries in the physical sciences four centuries ago into the industrial revolution. Comparable discoveries are now occurring in the human sciences. Yet, both individuals and institutions are resistant to change, particularly to paradigmatic change and disruptive innovation. This paper has three...
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One of the challenging tasks in the development of heat exchangers is to select an appropriate geometry that will consume minimum energy. This could be achieved by designing a suitable enhancing device which will boost the thermal performance characteristics of heat exchangers. Twisted tape swirl generator, a heat transfer enhancement device equipp...
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Biodiesel is an alternative fuel for diesel engine. Considering the differences between diesel and biodiesel fuels, the engine condition should be modified based on the fuel or fuel blends to achieve optimum performance. This study presented a performance analysis of a direct-injected (DI) diesel engine with a dynamometer fueled with diesel-tomato...
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Diethylene glycol dimethyl ether (DGM), also known as diglyme, has a very high cetane number with fuel-bound oxygen of up to 36%, it has strong potential to reduce diesel emissions. This work is an investigation of the turbocharged diesel engine's emissions and performance parameters using coconut biodiesel-diglyme-diesel blends. Coconut biodiesel...
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Student attrition is possibly the most investigated and actioned issue in higher education for over eight decades. Yet, we seem incapable of winning the ‘war’ on attrition. At the last two annual conferences of the Association, the authors argued that just as breakthroughs in the physical sciences fuelled the industrial revolutions, we are now in t...
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The main objective of this study was to analyse the environmental impacts of roof top greenery systems for a building in Sydney, Australia, using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). SimaPro software was used for the simulation. The input data for SimaPro on roof barrier, protection layer, drainage layer, filter layer, substrate, plants, etc., were tak...
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Just as breakthroughs in the physical sciences fuelled the industrial revolution, we are now in the early stages of a social revolution fuelled by breakthroughs in the human sciences. This paper builds on a paper presented at SEAAIR 2017 that discussed new understandings from the Science of Learning. The current paper combines emergent knowledge fr...
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This investigation explored engine performance, combustion and exhaust emissions with a new series of fuels for compression ignition engine. Three blends were formulated using diesel, tea tree oil and diethylene glycol dimethyl ether (DGM). Low grade tea tree oil is considered as waste, which was used as fuel in this investigation. DGM was blended...
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This study reports on a turbo-charged diesel engine performance, combustion and exhaust emissions when fuelled with three non-edible biodiesel blends, a neat waste cooking biodiesel (WBD100) and a neat reference diesel (D100). Waste cooking biodiesel was chosen as the non-edible biodiesel for its availability and low cost. Diethylene glycol dimethy...
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This paper reviews and discusses the potential of papaya seed and stone fruit kernel biodiesels-the two sources of 2nd generation transport biodiesels in Australia. The challenges associated with biodiesel production and their possible solutions, particularly on feedstock selection, oil extraction, conversion of oil into biodiesel, biodiesel storag...
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The oil from waste coffee possesses the potential as a feedstock for biodiesel production. In this study, waste coffee grounds were collected from Turkey. Then the oil was extracted from waste coffee grounds using N-hexane. The two-step acid-base catalyst transesterification process was used to produce biodiesel as the acid value of the crude oil w...
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This paper studied the production of waste cooking biodiesel as an alternative fuel for diesel engine. The biodiesel was produced through conventional transesterification process using the base catalyst (KOH). A multi-cylinder diesel engine was used to evaluate the emission of 20% (B20) waste cooking biodiesel fuel at different engine speeds and fu...
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Household waste generation has become a serious environmental issue in recent years. However, some technologies are available to convert household domestic waste into energy. One of such techniques is the biogas generation using household waste. The biogas generation technique is not a new method of energy generation, but its production efficiency...
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Presently, the crisis of energy has become a growing concern all over the world and a serious barrier for the developing nations. Conversely, the resources of fossil fuels are limited and depleting due to the exploration and higher production activities around the glove. The impact of fossil fuels exploration has become a serious threat for natural...
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The study investigated the diesel engine performance and combustion using grape seed and waste cooking biodiesel blends. The experiment was conducted using a four-cylinder, four-stroke diesel engine coupled with an electromagnetic dynamometer. The biodiesel blend was prepared by a volumetric mixture of 5% biodiesel and 95% diesel, denoted as B5 and...