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Showing papers in "Energy in 2015"


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01 Jan 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the relationship between CO2 emissions, energy consumption, FDI, and economic growth in Vietnam over the period from 1976 to 2009 and found that energy consumption and income positively influence CO2 emission.

498 citations


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01 May 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a panel model that represents the environmental degradation utilizing ecological footprint as a better indicator is constructed taken the period 1996-2012 investigating 14 MENA countries and the results from the Pedroni cointegration test revealed that ecological footprint, energy consumption, urbanization, trade openness, industrial development and political stability are cointegrated.

473 citations


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01 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a systematic review of the literature work done so far on the use of hydrate crystallization as a basis to develop data for the hydrate based gas separation (HBGS) process for the capture of CO2 from fuel gas mixtures is presented.

448 citations


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15 Mar 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the fabrications, characterization and the emerging energy-related applications of superhydrophobic surfaces on the basis of the recent progresses of the research and development in this field is summarized.

333 citations


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01 Oct 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the authors extended the Marshallian demand framework to investigate the effects of TI (technological innovation) on energy use in Malaysia and found that increasing GDP per capita and trade openness produce a rebound effect of TI on energy consumption.

283 citations


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01 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: It was found that MLP 22-36-1 model can be successfully used to predict gas consumption on any day of the year and any hour of the day.

263 citations


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Jialing Zhu1, Kaiyong Hu1, Xinli Lu1, Xiaoxue Huang1, Ke-tao Liu1, Xiujie Wu1 
15 Dec 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the authors introduce geothermal energy resources, utilization, development roadmap, and government support in China, and focus on the following aspects in the future: technology development of EGS (enhanced geothermal system), low cost and scale-up of geothermal power generation, cascade utilization in geothermal heating, and sustainable exploitation and utilization of geo-thermal reservoirs.

231 citations


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01 Sep 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present an updated review of properties of nanofluids, such as physical (thermal conductivity) and rheological properties, with emphasis on their heat transfer enhancement characteristics.

229 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
01 May 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, water-based nanofluids have been used to enhance the heat transfer performance of a car radiator by adding ZnO nanoparticles to base fluid in different volumetric concentrations (0.01, 0.08), 0.2% and 0.3%).

226 citations


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01 Sep 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors defined a test procedure to study the ageing of LiPO (lithium polymer) batteries through the EIS (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) technique.

223 citations


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01 Apr 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the performance of the trilateral power cycle was compared with those for the ORC (organic Rankine cycle) and the Kalina cycle, from the viewpoints of thermodynamics and thermoeconomics.

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15 Mar 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, a thermodynamic comparison of five supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycles integrated with a solar power tower was conducted, where a heliostat field layout was generated and then optimized on an annual basis using the differential evolution method, which is an evolutionary algorithm.


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01 Oct 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explore the evolution of load curves to 2050 in Germany and Britain, two countries undergoing radically different energy transformations, and introduce two models for synthesizing future hourly load curves: eLOAD (electricity LOad curve ADjustment) and DESSTinEE (Demand for Energy Services, Supply and Transmission in EuropE).

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01 Apr 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a 3D hydrodynamic model of the Irish Sea was used to evaluate the potential of future technologies to harvest 20% lower velocities than currently required (SV < 2.5m/s).

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01 Jan 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyzed the economic impacts of carbon ETS (emission trading scheme) policy among four energy intensive sectors in Guangdong province with a two-region dynamic CGE model.

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15 Dec 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a thermodynamic analysis of a cryogenic energy storage system, based on air liquefaction and storage in an insulated vessel, and assess the efficiency of such a system and to identify if and how it can achieve an acceptable round-trip efficiency (in the order of 50-60%).

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01 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used WPPO (waste plastic pyrolysis oil) mixed with 5% and 10% DEE (diethyl ether) as fuels for single cylinder water cooled, DI engine and its performance, emission and combustion characteristics were found.

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01 Sep 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors considered the S. E. Hubs (smart energy hubs) framework, in which the customers can use EMS (energy management system) to access to the electricity and natural gas prices data and wisely manage their daily energy consumption.

Journal ArticleDOI
15 Mar 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, two separated ORC apparatuses for the waste heat from both the jacket cooling water and the engine exhaust gas are designed as the traditional recovery system, and the maximum net power output is chosen as the evaluation criterion to select the suitable working fluid and define the optimal system parameters.

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01 Jan 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined the relationship between energy consumption, urban population, economic growth and CO2 emissions in the BRICS countries (i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) by using a novel multi-variable grey model.

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01 Jan 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the results of numerous commercial and residential building simulations, with the purpose of examining the impact of climate change on peak and annual building energy consumption over the portion of the Eastern Interconnection (EIC) located in the United States.

Journal ArticleDOI
Junye Wang1
01 Feb 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyze and confront these fundamental questions to improve understanding of the challenges of scaling-up technologies and identify key barriers, and suggest a procedure for change to substantially improve the durability and reliability of fuel cells and reduce their costs.

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01 Oct 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, a randomized control field experiment is reported using in-home displays to reduce household electricity consumption, and the results suggest that the way that the feedback is framed should be taken into consideration.

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15 Dec 2015-Energy
TL;DR: The computational results show that the suggested hybrid model favorably improves point wind speed forecasts in comparison with other models and provides satisfactory interval wind speed prediction.

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01 Feb 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a pseudo 3D (three-dimensional) model was developed for a prismatic LiFePO4 battery by coupling the mass, charge, and energy conservations, as well as the cell electrochemical kinetics.

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15 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, a dual-mass piezoelectric bar harvester is developed for energy harvesting from ambient vibrations of a vehicle suspension system subjected to roughness of road surfaces.

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01 Oct 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the authors evaluated the aerodynamic forces depending on several numbers of blades in wind tunnel experiment and found that the power consumption of a straight-bladed VAWT decreases with the increase of number of blades.

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15 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: This research compares the accuracy of different Machine Learning methodologies for the hourly energy forecasting in buildings and proposes a hybrid methodology that combines feature selection based on entropies with soft computing and machine learning approaches, i.e. Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning, Random Forest and Neural Networks.

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15 Jun 2015-Energy
TL;DR: In this paper, a superconducting magnetic energy storage and battery hybrid energy storage system is proposed, which is beneficial in reducing battery short-term power cycling and high discharge currents in off-grid wind energy systems.