International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015

  • Analysis of Solar Heating System for an Aquaponics Food Production System

    Kevin R. Anderson, Maryam Shafahi, Arthur Artounian, Adam Chrisman

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 26 December 2014
    Accepted: 13 January 2015
    Published: 23 January 2015
    Abstract: Aquaponics is a sustainable farming technology that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, growing fish and plants together in a symbiotic environment. Aquaponics sets an excellent example for an efficient multidisciplinary solution to the real world problems such as drought, polluted environment and food contamination. In this paper we present an a... Show More
  • Simulating Human Occupancy in an Experimental Laboratory Setting

    Joseph Martin Petersen

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 7-10
    Received: 22 December 2014
    Accepted: 8 January 2015
    Published: 30 January 2015
    Abstract: Energy conservation within a residential home is a primary focus for both home owners and power utilities throughout the country. Developing a technology to model, detect, and measure human occupancy would allow for laboratory settings to more accurately model residential energy use without the need for actual human activity within the space. An ac... Show More
  • Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Palm Oil on Pilot Plant Scale

    Jean Baptiste Nduwayezu, Theoneste Ishimwe, Ananie Niyibizi, Alexis Munyentwali

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 11-21
    Received: 19 December 2014
    Accepted: 6 January 2015
    Published: 2 February 2015
    Abstract: As global warming and climate change issues are defying modern society sustainable development; biofuels, biodiesel included, are among promising solutions. Biodiesel is generally produced from renewable vegetable oils and animal fats via acid or base catalyzed transesterification. Depending on regional availability, biodiesel production feedstocks... Show More