International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017

  • Sustainable Environmental Conservation in East Africa through Agroforestry Systems: A Case of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

    Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda, Xinhua He

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017
    Pages: 49-56
    Received: Jun. 17, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2017
    Published: Jul. 26, 2017
    Abstract: Sustainable conservation of any ecosystem needs a balance between resource utilization and management. The Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) of East Africa which covers a large area more particularly in Tanzania needs such kind of balance for its sustainability. With potential biophysical resources such as fluvial, vertisols and xerosols soils with the a... Show More
  • Performance Evaluation of a Solar Cooker with Low Cost Heat Storage Material

    Abhishek Saxena, Mehmet Karakilcik

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017
    Pages: 57-63
    Received: Jun. 05, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 26, 2017
    Published: Jul. 31, 2017
    Abstract: A solar box cooker (SBC) has been developed for the thermal performance evaluation by operating it on a low cost thermal storage. For this, a mixture of sand and granular carbon has been prepared and tested for an optimum ratio under a solar collector. After testing, the ratio of 4:6 (sand: carbon) has been observed to maintain a high temperature r... Show More