Muhammad Shafique

Muhammad Shafique
City University of Hong Kong | CityU · Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

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The topic of sustainable transportation has been debated among engineers and policymakers. The transport sector plays a vital role in accelerating economic activities for economic development. In contrast, it releases a vast amount of CO2 emissions, which adversely impact the natural environment. Therefore, the main aim of this article is to determ...
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The transportation and electricity sectors are in the midst of leading changes in the endeavor to mitigate climate change and air pollution issues. In future years, traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles are estimated to be substituted with electric vehicles (EVs), resulting in higher electricity demand from the transport sector. Meanwhile, the electr...
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Electric vehicles and renewable energy sources in transportation played a significant role in promoting sustainable transportation systems. The overall performance of the electric vehicle is highly dependent on the electricity mix consumed during their production and use phase. Therefore, a comprehensive and dynamic assessment is necessary to provi...
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Buildings are responsible for many environmental issues during construction. Although many studies have evaluated buildings' life cycle embodied environmental impacts (LCEEI), the difference in units usually results in isolation and separation of impact assessments. Assessment results of different indicators and environmental issues often cannot be...
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In the fight for reducing GHG emissions from road transport, electromobility has gained huge attention in recent years. However, the higher adoption of battery electric vehicles in the transportation sector will increase the demand for battery materials, including nickel, lithium, copper, cobalt, and graphite. Therefore, this study estimates the fu...
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The global warming phenomena arise from the subject of climate change, which draws intellectuals’ attention toward replacing polluting energy sources with clean energy sources by continued deployment of innovations. Also, global warming problems put large pressure on governments, individuals, and policymakers. Therefore, for reliable energy supply...
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In the era of globalization, the incidence of global warming emerges from the issue of climate change, which attracts the attention of several scholars to attain sustainability with respect to ensuring sufficient energy access and diminishing environmental adversities. However, in view of these circumstances, this study examines the heterogenous im...
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China has emerged as a significant contributor to the extension of the global economy, which is progressively distressed about carbon emissions discharges resulting from massive energy use in recent years. As energy consumption, clean energy sources are getting immense attention among researchers and policymakers. However, the use of clean energy i...
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This study analyzes the impact of renewable electricity consumption on economic growth for the panel of 10 newly industrialized countries from 1990 to 2015. For this, panel unit root tests, panel heterogeneous co-integration method, panel Fully Modified Ordinary Least Square and the Granger causality method are employed. The primary outcomes of thi...
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During the 21st century, humans are facing a major challenge of environmental degradation, including air pollutions and heatwaves; however, we need to concern about how to achieve sustainable economic development. Therefore, the scope of this study is to analyze the impact of renewable electricity consumption on economic growth and CO2 emissions in...
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Achieving reliable energy supply and environment sustainability whereby mitigating CO2 emissions and promoting sustainable development has become a global effort. Thus, the current study intends to verify the non-linear influence effects of natural gas, nuclear energy, renewable energy and information and communication technology trade on economic...
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This study examines the short- and long-run of the causal correlation between economic growth (G.R.) and renewable electricity generation sources for a panel of 25 developing nations over the period 1990–2017. To do so, second-generation cross-sectional dependence (C.D.) test Im, K.S., Pesaran and Augmented Dickey-Fuller panel unit root test, panel...
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This paper analyzes the relationship between freight transport, economic prosperity, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, energy consumption, and urbanization for three top Asian economies, namely, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea during 1995–2017. For this purpose, we use the augmented Dickey-Fuller test for the stationary of the series, Johansen...
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Internationally, the importance of clean energy is greatly appreciated in the context of sustainable development and to protect the atmosphere. Therefore, the objective of this article is to determine the effect of natural gas, renewable energy and nuclear energy consumption on economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions in the ten highest CO2 emi...
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This century is undergoing a wave of knowledge and inventions making use of exceptional properties ofnanofluids (NFs) in applications such as manufacturing and process heating, air conditioning and refrig-eration systems, solar energy, heat pipes, electrical cooling systems and many others. Research investi-gations about NFs are on the increase due...
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Energy is vital in modern society and almost in every production process for sustainable economic growth. China is developing country and poverty is always higher especially in rural areas. The study examines the relationship between renewable energy (RE), as whole & by sources solar, wind, geothermal, foreign direct investment (FDI) and poverty al...
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With the inception of high voltage (HV), requisites on the insulating permanence of HV equipment is becoming increasingly crucial. Mineral/synthetic oil liquid insulation—together with solid insulation materials (paper, pressboard)—is the fundamental insulation constituent in HV apparatuses; their insulation attributes perform a substantial part in...
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The long-term anticipation of electricity supply (ELS) and demand has supposed substantial prominence in the elementary investigation to offer sustainable resolutions to electricity matters. In this editorial, an outline of the organization of the electricity segment of Pakistan and analysis of historical supply and demand statistics, an up-to-date...
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The rise in transmission voltages levels, the demand for insulating reliability of the transformer is getting more and more critical. The mineral oil (MO) together with paper is the main insulation constituents in oil-immersed transformers. To enhance the insulation level of ultra-high voltage (UHV) transformers and to decrease its weight and size,...
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Green roofs (GRs) have drawn huge global attention due to their multiple social as well as environmental benefits in the past decade. Recently, in-depth and comprehensive research on the environmental impact assessment of the green roofs is being conducted globally. In this study, the life cycle assessment of green roofs has been reviewed and analy...
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Urbanization and climate change are the serious challenges for the storm water management around the world. Urbanization changes the natural areas to the hard impervious areas such as roads, roofs, and buildings, etc. These changes consequently affect the natural urban water cycle by accelerating the storm water runoff rates and volume. Under these...
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Nanotechnology has received increasing attention and is being applied in the transportation vehicle field. With their unique physical and chemical characteristics, nanomaterials can significantly enhance the safety and durability of transportation vehicles. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of nanotechnology and how this technology can be app...
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The construction industry is infamous for a high number of fatalities around the world. The Hong Kong construction industry is also one of the most hazardous industries for worker’s safety compared to all other industries. This paper presents a current trend of occupational injuries among Hong Kong construction workers. Yearly reports of the labour...
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Permeable pavement is an effective low impact development (LID) practice that can play an important role in reducing rainfall runoff amount in urban areas. Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) was retrofitted in a tremendously developed area of Seoul, Korea and the data was monitored to evaluate its effect on the hydrology and stormwater...
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For the past few decades, rapid urban development and climate change has caused many meteorological disasters (flooding, droughts, and heat waves) in South Korea. The current stormwater management system (gray infrastructure) is based on the pipe networks, which is not an effective method to control flash flooding problems during big rain events. T...
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China is the most populated country to produce fruits and vegetables in worldwide and China participating in global trade. Horticulture is the means of cash crops for farmers. Food demand is increasing in China with huge population and Chinese government is trying to meet the domestic demand through new agriculture polices. China’s participation in...
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This field study elaborates the role of grass swale in the management of stormwater in an urban parking lot. Grass swale was constructed by using different vegetations and local soil media in the parking lot of Mapu-gu Seoul, Korea. In this study, rainfall runoff was first retained in soil and the vegetation layers of the grass swale, and then infi...
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Urbanization changes natural pervious surfaces to hard, impervious surfaces such as roads, buildings and roofs. These modifications significantly affect the natural hydrologic cycle by increasing stormwater runoff rates and volume. Under these circumstances, green roofs offer multiple benefits including on-site stormwater management that mimics the...
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Green storm water infrastructure (GSI) or low impact development (LID) is an alternative land development approach for managing storm water close to the source that has been recommended instead of the traditional storm water design. The main purpose of LID is to reduce the impact of development on water-related problems through the use of GSI pract...
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Green blue roof has the potential to reduce the surface temperature of the building in the urban areas. Green blue roof is a new innovative low impact development (LID) practice that has exhibited an option to mitigate the heat island phenomena in urban area. This is the modified form of green roof that has ability to store rainwater in vegetation,...
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Agriculture is considered the backbone of any economy and it is also the most important sector of Pakistan’s economy. The purpose of this research is to analyze the Pakistan’s agriculture and its impact on economy. This study also highlights the agricultural challenges and its possible solutions. Time-series data is used in this paper and data is c...
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Lowimpactdevelopment(LID)/greeninfrastructure(GI)practiceshavebeenidentifiedasthesustainable practicesofmanagingthestormwaterinurbanareas.Due to the increasing population, most of the cities are more developing which results in the change of natural area intoimperviousareas(roads,buildingsetc.).Moreover,urbanization and climate change are causing m...
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Bioretention basins/rain garden is a very suitable low-impact development (LID) practice for storm water management around the globe. By using this practice in urban areas, flash flooding problems can be decreased and the environment of an area can be improved. The concept of bioretention was introduced a few decades ago and has been proven to be t...
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This study evaluated performance for runoffmanagement of the Blue roof and Green blue roof comparing monitoring data measured at two low impact development (LID) facilities and control roof in Seoul metropolitan area. From the results these two roofs proved as suitable stormwater management practices in urban areas. For this purposes, Blue roof and...
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This study addresses the role of green (vegetated) blue roof and blue roof in the stomwater management in urban area. Green-blue roof and blue roof were constructed at two different location in Seoul, Korea. These two roofs can retain, delay the rainfall runoff and can also reduce the peak flow which are very helpful to avoid the flash flooding in...
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Green (vegetated) blue roof is the best low impact development (LID) practice to improve the environment and to manage the stormwater rainfall runoff in cities. A green-blue roof was constructed at the Chungwoon middle school, Seoul and monitored to analyse its performance in reducing the stormwater runoff and peak runoff delay. Green roof is helpf...

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