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A study was carried out based on ash composition data (relative proportion of SiO 2 , K 2 O, CaO, MgO, Na 2 O, P 2 O 5 , Al 2 O 3 , Fe 2 O 3 and SO 2 in ash) in a large number of biomass species and assortments. The data were collected from 109 peer-reviewed publications and consisted of 367...
One of the most important factors that can persuade human to use the renewable energy systems versus the conventional energy systems are the technical characteristics that include the reliability, maintenance requirements, availability, sustainability and environmental impacts. Technical...
This paper estimates an unobserved components model to explore coal consumption in the USA. We ask whether coal consumption exhibits hysteresis , defined as a dynamic structure in which the cyclical component of coal consumption has permanent effects on the natural component. In contrast to...
This paper is an attempt to determine the potential for solar water heating (SWH) in South Africa and the prospects for its implementation between 2010 and 2030. It outlines the energy market conditions, the energy requirements related to residential and commercial water heating in the country...
Biodiesel production through transesterification of vegetable oils and animal fats is rapidly increasing due to strong governmental policies and incentives. However, corresponding increase in the production of crude glycerol causes mixed effects. Sustainable biodiesel production requires...
Environmental impacts from construction waste have been increasingly becoming a major issue in urban management, particularly in the densely populated regions, such as Hong Kong. This paper presents the current practices of using low waste technologies (LWT) for design and construction in terms...
This paper systematically analyzes the driving forces and mechanism of fuelwood substitution and related ecological consequences in an under-developed county in rural Southeast China. Based on 358 respondents from rural households in Changting County, as well as additional statistical data, we...
In Indonesia, passenger cars are the second biggest fuel consumer in the transportation sector. Like many other developing countries, Indonesia has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of passenger cars. The number of passenger cars has increased from 1,170,103 in 1987 to 9,859,926 in...
Energy plays a pivotal role in socio-economic development by raising standard of living. It is becoming gradually accepted that current energy systems, networks encompassing every thing from primary energy sources to final energy services, are becoming unsustainable. Development of conventional...
Evaporative cooling is an energy efficient and environmentally friendly air conditioning technology. Research and application of evaporative cooling in China have been very fruitful; however, they were little known to the world because most of works were published in Chinese. Therefore, this...
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