International Journal of Energy Research

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10 October 2013

Volume 37, Issue 12

Pages 1415–1568

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Technical Notes
    1. A dimensionless numerical analysis for the optimization of an active magnetic regenerative refrigerant cycle (pages 1475–1487)

      C. Aprea, A. Greco and A. Maiorino

      Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2955

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      • Active magnetic regenerative cycle (AMR) as an alternative to vapour compression plants.
      • A dimensionless numerical model to simulate an AMR cycle operating with a Brayton regenerative cycle.
      • Analysis of the effect of the main operational parameters on cycle performances.
    2. Constructal design of regenerators (pages 1509–1518)

      Adrian Bejan, Sylvie Lorente and Deok-Hong Kang

      Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2960

    3. Investigation on performance of microbial fuel cells based on carbon sources and kinetic models (pages 1539–1549)

      Tahere Jafary, Ali Asghar Ghoreyshi, Ghasem Darzi Najafpour, Sakine Fatemi and Mostafa Rahimnejad

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2994

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      In this study, the microbial fuel cell was loaded with optimum concentrations of date and glucose media, 6 and 5 g /l respectively, with 300 μmol/l potassium permanganate in the cathode. The system loaded with date syrup indicated higher electrical performance compared to glucose due to the diversified sugar contents.

  2. Technical Notes

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Technical Notes
    1. Economical – environmental evaluation of natural gas and renewable energy systems (pages 1550–1561)

      Parsoon Akbar Akhgari and Hamidreza Kamalan

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2946

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      In this study Economical - environmental evaluation of utilizing various energies has been done. As economical survey best choices with considering social costs and emission reduction incomes are biogas, combined cycle, and conventional steam cycle respectively, if power sells to consumer. If power sells to government, the priorities are biogas and wind.

      Environmental surveys are shown that wind is the most applicable environmental friendly energy to produce electricity. As economical - environmental evaluation, best technologies are wind and biogas.

    2. A validation study of lithium-ion cell constant c-rate discharge simulation with Battery Design Studio® (pages 1562–1568)

      Apurba Sakti, Jeremy J. Michalek, Sang-Eun Chun and Jay F. Whitacre

      Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2999

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      We compare battery performance simulations from a commercial lithium-ion battery modeling software package, Battery Design Studio® (BDS), against manufacturer performance specifications and laboratory tests to assess model validity. This was done using a set of commercially manufactured spiral wound lithium-ion cells. BDS predictions of total energy delivered under our constant C-rate battery discharge tests are within 6.5% of laboratory measurements for a full discharge and within 2.8% when a 60% state of charge window is considered.