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Date 19-22 Nov. 2012

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Workshop 1: Sustainability, technology and society

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  • Session 1: Sustainable technologies

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  • Nuclear power for the vision 2030 of Abu Dhabi and improvement of air quality

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):7 - 11
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    There has a been great deal of discussion ongoing in the United Arab Emirates to look for sustainable forms of energy. As one of the leading countries in production of greenhouse gas it has become essential for the nation to look for alternative sources of energy. Abu Dhabi is establishing its first nuclear power station in the near future so it is also important to look at the adverse effect of t... View full abstract»

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  • Energy regeneration from decelerating vehicle

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 15
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    Up to now most car braking systems use hydraulic braking technology, which converts the excess of kinetic energy into heat, effectively resulting in an energy loss. Regenerative breaking technology supposedly deals with this problem by converting kinetic energy back into electrical energy that can then be reused for example during acceleration. Current hybrid vehicles are equipped with regenerativ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated processing and uninterrupted supply of hydrogen: A road map of future green energy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):16 - 20
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    A comprehensive hydrogen processing unit (HPU) is presented for uninterrupted supplying of it at desired pressure rate. The pressurized Hydrogen is used for the cooling of large size generators in integrated gasification combined cycle power plants. It can also be seen as one of the future sources of fuel for automobile applications. Thereby, it reduces the chances of green house gases emission. E... View full abstract»

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  • Energy gathering by micro turbines for low voltage appliances

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):21 - 26
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    In a city environment, the wind is often less predictable and can be re-directed in many different ways by all kind of obstacles. Therefore large size wind turbines would not work effectively, not to mention the requirement for planning permission related to their installation. In an attempt to overcome these problems, this paper looks at the designing of 3 vertical micro turbines with a maximum d... View full abstract»

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  • The role of accessibility in energy and waste saving

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):27 - 30
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    This paper presents some recommendations about the inclusion of accessibility criteria in the design of tourism resources in order to involve elderly and disabled people in their energy and waste saving policies. With these criteria, tourism entities contribute to the development of sustainable tourism, and consequently, to build environmentally-friendly tourism infrastructures and services. View full abstract»

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  • Session 2: Green computing [breaker page]

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  • Interactive shopping with mobile wallet

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 36
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    In this paper, we introduce the idea of credit card image loaded on mobile phone in the form of an application which will forbid user to carry cash and provide a navigator which will help them to navigate to the required shop. The use of credit card based purchasing is on the rise. Use of mobile phones has increased proportionately with persons. User tries to do their every work through mobile pho... View full abstract»

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  • Storage-based smart grid communication framework

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):37 - 43
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    In this paper we theoretically investigate the optimization problem of leveling load fluctuations on the electrical grid by means of widely distributed energy storage, and pervasive communication between grid and consumers. Allowing real-time exchange of load and generation forecasts along with storage capacity, the optimization simultaneously minimizes electrical fluctuations on the grid as well ... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental setup of wide area monitoring using Zigbee IEEE 802.15.4 technology and RF FM technique

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 48
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    It is important for a modern power grid to be smarter in order to provide reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. Traditional way of receiving data from the wired system is a very old and outdated technology. For a quicker and better response from the electric system, it is important to look at wireless systems as a feasible option. In this paper, wireless network based architecture has be... View full abstract»

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  • A cybernetic approach to control employee attitude for implementation of green organization

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):49 - 53
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    Today the focus on green computing is increasing rapidly as it has a serious impact on the sustainability of both the environment and social life. For governments and business personnel the environmental issues like climate change due to increased pollution, and constant depletion of natural resources are becoming a major concern as this has a direct impact on higher energy demands and thereby cau... View full abstract»

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  • Cell phone based video streaming system

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 57
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    We propose a system through which one can stream video of a certain area using a cell phone or from the internet. The radical part of it is that the camera which will be streaming video for that particular area will be a cell phone too. The user will not have to purchase additional hardware to use this software. Two Cell phones will serve the purpose. One Cell phone will broadcast live video of th... View full abstract»

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  • Session 3: Sustainable technologies

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  • Multilayer education for sustainable building Retrofit with renewable resources

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):59 - 64
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    In Central Europe population is declining whereas the number of new buildings keeps rising. To avoid building waste and high energy demand, the existing building stock should be seen as a resource that can be utilized by retrofitting. Thermal insulation in particular reduces heating energy demand. The use of insulation materials made from renewable resources helps to reach environmental protection... View full abstract»

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  • Improved cookstove carbon offset project in Kenya How a single technology can benefit both the environment and the local populations

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    The dependence on inefficient cookstoves using firewood in Kenya has far-reaching consequences on the environment, health and economic development. The CDM Program of Activities presented in this paper, aims to manufacture and distribute on the long term 100,000 improved cookstoves (called Konsava stove) to rural households in Kenya, in order to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. Results of ... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of a stand-alone photovoltaic solar system into Gaza Strip residential buildings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):71 - 74
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    Several concerns face the world nowadays in the field of energy. Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Territories, shares a great deal of these concerns considering its limited resources. One main problem that faces Gaza Strip is the intermittent fuel supply. This has significantly affected electricity supply and, subsequently, economical growth and people's health and safety. This paper tackles this probl... View full abstract»

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  • An examination of the total factor energy efficiency for Chinese provinces (1999–2010)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):75 - 76
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    Our paper examines the energy efficiencies of 28 provinces in China for the period 1999-2010 by the data envelopment analysis (DEA) method. Tobit model is used to test the determinants of total factor energy efficiency in China dividing the outputs into the desirable output and undesirable output. Our empirical results show that in the period of 1999-2003, the provincial total factor energy effici... View full abstract»

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  • Session 4: Sustainable technologies

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  • Comparison of various pretreatments of wheat straw for biomethanation

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):78 - 82
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    A study was conducted on biomethanation from pretreated wheat straw blended with cattle manure (40∶60). Various pretreatments treatments included like dilute acid treatment, alkali treatment, grinding, and combination of calcium hydroxide with sodium carbonate treatment. Methane yield (m3/kg VS) form these treatments were observed in 5L batch reactors 0.242, 0.336, 0.276, 0.342 respectively... View full abstract»

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  • A biophysical evaluation of a MSW-to-energy system

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    A biophysical understanding of the MSW-to-energy facility located at the São João landfill in São Paulo is performed using emergy synthesis. The implementation of a plan for environmental compensation in fulfillment of State's requirements was also assessed. Emergy based indices are calculated to assess the environmental pressure and sustainability status of the biogas project... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical study to investigate oral health problems in Egypt: The case of Alexandria University

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):88 - 94
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    Internet users have increased dramatically in Egypt in all services provided specifically in health area. Patients now tend to surf the Internet for medical information just to avoid long queues and reduce cost while visiting physicians. However, the increasing number of patients complaining from oral dental problems, insufficient number of dental clinics and ignorance towards general and oral den... View full abstract»

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