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Open Access Review

Solar Thermal Energy Stills for Desalination: A Review of Designs, Operational Parameters and Material Advances

Received: 28 September 2020;  Published: 29 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004018

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The demand for high-quality freshwater is increasing due to global population growth, intensifying agricultural practices and expanding industrial development. Additionally, many global regions have low levels of rainfall which makes them arid and incapable of supporting large human populations or a [...]

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Further Understanding of Uncertainties in the Impedance Spectrum of the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell due to Inductive Effects and Oxygen Diffusion Time Constant

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 24 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004017

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In this study, uncertainties during the assessment of the electrochemical impedance spectrum of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) attributed to inductive artefacts at high frequencies and inductive loops at low frequencies as well as oxygen diffusion time constant are discussed. A validated i [...]

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Research Requirements to Move the Bar forward Using Aqueous Formate Salts as H2 Carriers for Energy Storage Applications

Received: 01 September 2020;  Published: 23 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004016

Abstract

In this perspective on hydrogen carriers, we focus on the needs for the development of robust active catalysts for the release of H2 from aqueous formate solutions, which are non-flammable, non-toxic, thermally stable, and readily available at large scales at reasonable cost. Formate salts can be st [...]

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Testing the Correlation between Prior Knowledge of - and Visualisation Guided WTPs for Reducing the Visual Impacts Visual from Offshore Wind Farms

Received: 28 April 2020;  Published: 12 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003015

Abstract

Visual external costs are significant elements in the cost-benefit analysis of wind farm locations. This has been demonstrated well in the literature. However, in the assessment of the visual costs, a large share of the earlier studies used no or only simplistic visualizations of the visual impacts [...]

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Grid Integration of a Residential PV-based Hybrid Renewable Energy System Using High-Frequency Multi-winding Transformer

Received: 13 June 2020;  Published: 05 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003014

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In this paper, a topology of a residential hybrid renewable energy system based on a high-frequency multi-winding transformer is introduced and analyzed. The system includes a PV and a wind-turbine as renewable energy sources, a battery as energy storage and their energies are integrated through a h [...]

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Sustainability Implications of Using Hydrogen as an Automotive Fuel in Western Australia

Received: 29 June 2020;  Published: 31 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003013

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Hydrogen is regarded as a potential solution to address future energy demands and environmental protection challenges. This study assesses the triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability performance of hydrogen as an automotive fuel for Western Australia (WA) using a life cycle approach. Hydrogen is con [...]

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Seismic Imaging of Convective Geothermal Flow Systems to Increase Well Productivity

Received: 03 December 2019;  Published: 29 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003012

Abstract

A core feature of convective geothermal resource production is wellbore energy flow Q ~ ρC x T x V. E.g., for wellbore fluid of volume heat capacity ρC ~ 4.3MJ/m3oC, temperature T ~ 230oC, and volumetric flow V ~ 50L/s, wellbore h [...]

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Open Access Original Research

A Simplified Optimization Model for Sizing Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Received: 03 June 2020;  Published: 24 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003011

Abstract

The fluctuations in the cost of energy coupled with the gradual decrease in natural resources (i.e., oil, natural gas, coal) and the environmental issues caused by the extensive use of fossil fuels, demand the urgent need for the development of advanced and clean energy systems. The European Union h [...]

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Computational Micromechanics for the Optimization of Compression Strength of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composites for Use in Wind Turbine Blades

Received: 15 April 2020;  Published: 09 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002010

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As wind turbine blades grow longer, new design parameters gain additional importance such as blade weight, tip deflection and material cost. These parameters require designers to relook at carbon fiber as a potential design solution. However, the composite materials in wind turbine blades are subjec [...]

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Using Additives to Control the Decomposition Temperature of Sodium Borohydride

Received: 20 April 2020;  Published: 19 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002009

Abstract

Hydrogen (H2) shows great promise as zero-carbon emission fuel, but there are several challenges to overcome in regards to storage and transportation to make it a more universal energy solution. Gaseous hydrogen requires high pressures and large volume tanks while storage of l [...]

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