International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020

  • Charcoal Yield and Fixed Carbone Content of Jatropha Seed Cake Pyrolysis: Effect of Preheating Temperature, Extraction Pressure and Seed Form

    Nsah-ko Tchoumboué, Lontsi Meli Raoul Gilles, Tangka Julius Kewir

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 23-28
    Received: Mar. 07, 2020
    Accepted: Mar. 27, 2020
    Published: Apr. 23, 2020
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    Abstract: The pyrolysis characteristics of cake from whole, kernels and crushed jatropha seed (Charcoal yield, fixed Carbone content, mineral matter) were assessed. The pyrolysis process consisted in introducing into an oven, at 300°C for 15 minutes, a 25 ml ceramic crucible containing 5 g of cake (2% water content) coated in pre-weighed aluminum foil. The m... Show More
  • Thermal Insulation Panel Based on Vegetable Typha Domingensis and Starch: Formulation and Physico-chemical Characterization

    Henri Wilfried Hounkpatin, Victorin Kouamy Chégnimonhan, Elisabeth Allognon-Houessou, Basile Bruno Kounouhewa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 29-37
    Received: Apr. 22, 2020
    Accepted: May 14, 2020
    Published: May 27, 2020
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    Abstract: The chemical characteristics of the typha-starch composite have been investigated in this study to optimize the component of the habitat insulation panel obtained from the two bio sourced materials. Four mixtures have been formulated and tested (starch 0g + typha 620 g; starch 62g + typha 558 g; starch 93g + typha 527 g; starch 124g + typha 496 g).... Show More
  • Assessment of Improved Cookstoves and Its Implication on Energy Saving and Environmental Protection in Kisumu County, Kenya

    Benard Oula Muok, Calleb Ochia Olweny

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 38-44
    Received: May 07, 2020
    Accepted: May 25, 2020
    Published: Jun. 03, 2020
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    Abstract: In this paper, we examine the efficiency of different improved cookstoves (ICS) in the Kenya market to understand their impact on household energy saving and deforestation. Similar to many other countries in the global south, especially in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), in Kenya traditional cooking methods such as the three stone cookstove (TSC) are stil... Show More
  • Profitability Analysis of Family-size Biogas Plant Installation in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

    Tale Gedefa, Emebet Abera

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 45-52
    Received: May 08, 2020
    Accepted: May 25, 2020
    Published: Jun. 03, 2020
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    Abstract: Biogas technology, which converts biological waste into energy, is considered as an excellent tool to improve the lives, livelihoods, health, ecosystem and economy. In Ethiopia, biogas technology has been domesticated to improve the rural energy security and household’s income by reducing their dependence on traditional biomass energy and chemical ... Show More
  • Analysis on the Characteristics and Driving Factors of College Students' Waste Classification Behaviors

    Yifu Yuan, An Mao, Yujie Luo

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 53-58
    Received: Jun. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 15, 2020
    Published: Jun. 20, 2020
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    Abstract: With the development of economy and society, the consumption and demand of human resources are increasing rapidly. However, due to the unreasonable use of resources, serious environmental problems and resource wastes are caused. In people's daily lives, the amount of domestic waste is increasing gradually. How to recycle and utilize the domestic wa... Show More