International Journal of Energy Research

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February 2014

Volume 38, Issue 2

Pages 139–276

  1. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Technical Notes
    4. Short Communications
    1. Investigation of mass transport and cell performance on μDMFC with different anode flow fields (pages 139–150)

      Zhenyu Yuan, Yufeng Zhang, Zipeng Li, Yang Zhao and Xiaowei Liu

      Version of Record online: 4 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3013

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      Parameters and boundary conditions (Table 1 and 2) were used in the 3D μDMFC to simulate mass transport and cell performance on μDMFC with different anode flow fields, and the cell was fabricated according to the Geometry of Table 3 to verify the simulation results.

    2. Turbine inlet cooling with thermal energy storage (pages 151–161)

      Wesley J. Cole, Joshua D. Rhodes, Kody M. Powell and Thomas F. Edgar

      Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3014

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      This paper explores the effect of combining turbine inlet cooling with thermal energy storage to enhance the performance of a district energy system that includes a gas turbine for power generation. Application of multi-period optimization to this system brings significant operational cost savings, reducing net costs by up to 79%. The balance between energy and cost minimization is also investigated.

    3. Application of extreme learning machine for estimating solar radiation from satellite data (pages 205–212)

      Mehmet Şahin, Yılmaz Kaya, Murat Uyar and Selçuk Yıldırım

      Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3030

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      The basis of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using ELM to model the non-linear relationship between satellite-based input parameters and solar radiation.The comparison results showed that the ELM model gave better estimation than the ANN model for the overall test locations. Moreover, the ELM model was about 23.5 times faster than the ANN model. The method could be used by researchers or scientists to design high-efficiency solar devices such as solar power plant and photovoltaic cell.

    4. Exergy analysis of single-stage and multi stage thermoelectric cooler (pages 213–222)

      Sudhanshu Sharma, V.K Dwivedi and S.N. Pandit

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3043

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      A double-stage thermoelectric cooler with 50 elements is compared with a single-stage Thermoelectric cooler. It was found that a former performs the best when it has 30 elements at hotter side and 20 elements at colder side.

    5. Analysis of parameters affecting the performance of gas turbines and combined cycle plants with vapor absorption inlet air cooling (pages 223–240)

      Alok K. Mohapatra and Sanjay

      Version of Record online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3046

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      Addition of vapor absorption inlet air cooling improves both the plant-specific work and plant efficiency of gas turbine cycle. The addition of an absorption inlet air cooling could increase the optimum efficiency of gas turbine cycle by 7.48% and specific work by more than 18%. This enhancement in specific work increases to 8.39% at a turbine inlet temperature (TIT) of 1900 K for the 40 K drop in the value of compressor inlet temperature. This optimum value of rp,c is found out to be 20 at a TIT of 1500 K and 28 at a TIT of 1800 K.

    6. Thermoelectric properties of P-doped and V-doped Fe2O3 for renewable energy conversion (pages 241–248)

      H. K. Hwang, J. W. Seo, W.-S. Seo, Y.-S. Lim and K. Park

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3052

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      The effect of P and V contents on the microstructure and thermoelectric properties of Fe2-xMxO3(M: P and V; 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.01) is studied. Higher P and V contents result in increases of both the grain size and density, thus increasing the electrical conductivity. The introduction of a small amount of V is highly effective for improving the thermoelectric properties of Fe203.

  2. Technical Notes

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Technical Notes
    4. Short Communications
    1. Harnessing power from sea water using nano material as photocatalyst and solar energy as light source: the role of hydrocarbon as dual agent (pages 249–253)

      D. DeepanPrakash, V. Premnath, C. Raghu, S. Vishnukumar, S.S. Jayanthi and D. Easwaramoorthy

      Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3017

    2. Low temperature and hydrogen atmosphere synthesis of crystalline LiBH4 and amorphous Li2B12H12 mixture for hydrogen storage (pages 254–258)

      Zhengwei Xiong, Xiangrong Chen, Hongwen Lei, Xinyou An, Xuemin Wang, Shiquan Feng, Yuying Wang, Liping Peng and Weidong Wu

      Version of Record online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3036

  3. Short Communications

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Technical Notes
    4. Short Communications
    1. Thermoeconomic analysis of ground-source heat pump systems (pages 259–269)

      Ho-Young Kwak, Yungpil You, Si-Doek Oh and Ha-Na Jang

      Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3024

    2. Production of bio-energy from organic waste: effect of temperature and substrate composition (pages 270–276)

      Derbal Kerroum, Bencheikh-Lehocine Mossaab and Meniai Abdessalam Hassen

      Version of Record online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3044

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