Conference Schedule

Day 01 Schedule

Mar 26, 2020

Plenary Talks

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Biography


Nowshad Amin is currently serving as a Strategic Hire Professor at the Institute of Sustainable Energy of The National Energy University (@Universiti Tenaga Nasional) of Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The National University of Malaysia (@ Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). Previously, he served 11 years in the Dept. of Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering of The National University of Malaysia (@ Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), where he also led the Solar Photovoltaic Research Group under the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). He also served as the visiting professor at the King Saud University of Saudi Arabia from 2010 till 2016. After completing the higher secondary education from his native country, Bangladesh, he received the Japanese Ministry of Education (MONBUSHO) scholarship to pursue a diploma in Electrical Engineering (1994) at Gunma National College of Technology, Bachelor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1996) at Toyohashi University of Technology and followed by Master (1998) and PhD (2001) in solar photovoltaic technology at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include microelectronics, renewable energy, solar photovoltaic applications and thin film solar PV development. His research focuses on the commercialization of solar photovoltaic products from his patented entities. He served as the CTO of a University Spin-off company financed by the Malaysian Technology Development Center (MTDC). He has been serving as the PI and Co-PI of many government and international funded projects. He has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed publications, a few books and book chapters. He is actively involved in promoting renewable energy to the developing countries in South and South East Asia, and working as an enthusiastic promoter for the affordable renewable energy resources

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Nowshad Amin

The National Energy University, Malaysia

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Prof. Sondipon Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. Currently he is a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge. During this time he was the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Johannesburg and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, bio &nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors), dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting. He has published about 150 journal papers and 100 conference papers in these areas. He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35).

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Sondipon Adhikari

Swansea University, UK

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Prof Michael Pecht is a world renowned expert in strategic planning, design, test, and risk assessment of electronics and information systems. Prof Pecht has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Access, and served as chief editor of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, and chief editor for Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is the founder and Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world's leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. The CALCE Center received the NSF Innovation Award in 2009 and the National Defense Industries Association Award. Prof Pecht is currently a Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and a Professor in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation at the University of Maryland. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management. He has also written a series of books of the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and has 8 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronic packaging reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2013, he was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2011, he received the University of Maryland's Innovation Award for his new concepts in risk management. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has previously received the European Micro and Nano-Reliability Award for outstanding contributions to reliability research, 3M Research Award for electronics reliability analysis, and the IMAPS William D. Ashman Memorial Achievement Award for his contributions in reliability assessment methods for electronics products and systems.

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Pecht Michael

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, USA

Keynote Talks

Title: Green Energy Device Design and Simulations: from Quantum to System


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This talk will present a first-principles based multi-scale simulation and design technique of green energy electrochemical devices, such as proton membrane exchange fuel cells (PEMFCs), lithium ion batteries (LiBs), photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) and artificial photosynthesis for CO2 re-utilization. Computational techniques integrate quantum mechanics (for catalytic process simulation and nano-structured electrode design), molecular dynamics (for solid-electrolyte interphase and membrane design), lattice Boltzmann dynamics (for multi-phase flow channel design), computational fluid dynamics plus electrochemistry (for stack performance design), and system dynamics (for fuel cell system and electric vehicle design) into one design tool to study the energy conversion process on the catalyst surface and inside electrolytes, diffusion layers, flow channels and stack systems. Several experiments, including electrochemical performance tests and flow visualization, have been carried out to validate the simulation results. This first-principles based multi-scale simulation tool is capable of screening conceptual design ideas, from nano-scale materials to meso-scale components to the macro-scale electrochemical systems, before a hardware prototype is fabricated. It has been applied to the novel green energy engineering and power technology from the buttom of the quantum scale of molecule design to the macro scale commercial system design


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Professor Che-Wun Hong received his Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, UK in 1987, after his MSc from UMIST, UK in 1983 and BSc from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 1978, all majored in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Green Energy & Quantum Engineering Lab in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests are mainly at various green energy systems, such as: fuel cells, solar cells, LEDs, thermoelectric chips, combustion engines and automotive engineering, which are all based on academic fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Boltzmann Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, as well as System Dynamics/ Intelligent Control. Apart from the academic research, he has been actively conducting projects with the government, motor companies and various research institutes. In the year of 2011, he received the distinguished research award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the Taiwanese government. He was the general chairman of the International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control in 2006 (AVEC 06) and the Asia-Pacific Conference on Energy Storage and Conversion (APEnergy 2016). He was elected as the Fellow of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 2013. Currently, he serves as the scientific committee members and editors for many international conference organizations and academic journals. He has supervised 16 Ph.D. and 94 MSc. students in his academic career from 1987 until now and has published around 250 papers including journal articles and conference papers

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Che Wun Hong

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Title: Sustainable Hydropower Development


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To meet the increasing demand for renewable energy, and reduce climate change and acidification arising from using fossil fuels, hydropower fits for the implementation of long-term sustainable energy policy of China. A key unanswered question is how to align the multiple or conflicting objectives of hydropower development from a holistic perspective. We presented solutions to sustainable hydropower development for China on three governance levels. At the national level, there is a need to measure and understand the cascade effects of dams at river basin scale for optimizing the reservoir operation and environmental protection. Governance improvements are required to revise the environment law, update migrants compensation standards, reform the price of hydro-electricity, and establish an interregional transfer payment system for balancing social and environmental losses of affected areas. At the project level, it is critical to support migrants sustainable development, preserve indigenous culture, optimize joint operation of cascade reservoirs, mitigate geological and weather-related hazards, and enhance riverine ecosystems resilience. At international level, China should establish partnering relationships with the neighboring countries to cooperatively manage the transboundary rivers associated with hydropower production, water sharing, environmental sustainability and climate change. China has a wealth of experience and technologies to contribute from its many previous hydropower projects.


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Wenzhe Tang has completed his PhD from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is professor and deputy head of Construction Management Dept., Tsinghua University. He has published more than 80 papers in both international and domestic reputed journals and has been serving as the deputy chairman of Standardization Committee, Asia Water Council

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Tang Wenzhe

Tsinghua University, China

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Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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The dramatic growth of energy world consumption and the evolving sustainability awareness and demand, go hand in hand and already do impact considerably world economics and politics. Most of the human habitat is sprawled along the coastal regions of the global ocean system, with its mega-cities, some with dozens of millions of citizens, and most of the mega-energy consuming industries. This paper is reporting about research and development, concerning a new conceptual paradigm of Renewable Blue Energy production-harvesting complex, situated in the marine environment on floating (moored) mega-platforms. The mega-platforms are conceived and solved as Multi-Modal Renewable Blue Energy Farms: Wind, Wave, Solar and Bio (marine agriculture) production plants, combining: 1. Compact (wing to wing) array of wind turbines, stacked (horizontally and vertically) in a layered lattice arrangement on floating platforms, auto-rotating into the wind, with 30/60 turbines each. 2. Front wave and sea current turbines, solar panels coverage and integrated marine bio-energy farms. 3. The mega-platform in itself is a sizeable real-estate entity, capable of carrying a large volume of built fabric of industrial plants. 4. The Blue-Energy Complex is solved for handling-carrying-storing its excessive energy production as a pumped-elevated or desalinated water crop. 5. The platform, solved as a floating semi-submersible mega-structure, capable to support all energy storage, instrumentation, maintenance and energy crop handling. 6. The whole complex facility is produced-assembled in a coastal industrial fabrication plant, sea-transported-towed and moored in its site of function. 7. Agglomeration of 4/6 such blue energy generating platforms, when combined, will constitute a massive Marine Renewable Energy Power Station. 8. The compact, multi-modal marine renewable 'blue-energy' power station is solved for stage-completion, rearrangement and relocation, if and when desired.


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Michael Burt, BA. Architecture Amp T.P. 1963; D.Sc.1967. Teaching and research at the Technion, 1963 to 2006. 8 years Dean of the Architecture and Amp; T.P. Faculty. Research: Structural Morphology; Marine Development. Books (Technion Publications) Spatial Arrangements and Polyhedra with Curved Surfaces (D.Sc. Thesis) 1966. Infinite Polyhedra 1974; 2005 The Periodic Table of the Polyhedral Universe 1996. The Israeli Marine Option 2012 Dozens of Exhibitions in Israel & Amp; abroad. MUAR Moscow 2003 Arch. Biennale Paris, 1969; representing Israel. AWARDS: Minerva Grant (1985). Japan Foundation Fellowship (1992). Pioneers Award, IASS, G.B. (2002). Israeli Architects Association Honorary Fellowship (2014), Synergy Collaborative Honors, USA RISD, (2016)

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Title: Applying New Rock Typing Methods for Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs


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The main objective of this research is to present two new approaches for unconventional gas reservoirs rock typing method by using specific surface area per unit grain volume, and volume of kerogen values. Furthermore, being compared with the other traditional conventional rock typing methods. To enhance unconventional reservoir characterization by developing and/or establishing new correlations through using a real case study of unconventional shale gas reservoir called Upper Safa formation that located in the western desert of Egypt. In addition to describing the fluid properties more consistently through a full integration among unconventional rock parameters as surface roughness factor, gas adsorption, type of kerogen, volume of kerogen, level of maturity, total organic carbon content, and etc. The results showed that Upper Safa formation is a shale gas unconventional resource play. Geochemical pyrolysis analysis is used to confirm the presents of Kerogen type III as a shale gas potential reservoir. Interpretation analysis has been used also to confirm the presence of hydrocarbon potential in shale reservoirs depend on the petro-physical and geochemicalanalyses that indicating most of shale play. However, Total organic carbon content results are obtained within the ranges of very good petroleum potential according to Rock Eval pyrolysis from 2% to 4% TOC. Hence, the results obtained from using of Dykstra Parson permeability variation, Upper Safa formation is highly heterogeneous formation which is very close to 100% heterogeneous formation, as any unconventional shale reservoirs due to the huge variation in the permeability ranges from milli-Darcy ranges to nano-Darcy ranges. Thus, several conventional rock typing methods have been applied to overcome this zonation problem such as Amaefule et al. (1993), Discrete rock typing, Flow Zone Indicator, permeability predictive model, Winland, & Modified Winland. Besides establishing two new approaches for unconventional reservoirs rock typing by using both of specific surface area per unit grain volume and volume of kerogen values


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Research assistant, and postgraduate student (MSc Reservoir Engineering & Petrophysics) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, fall 2018. Reservoir engineer (Specialist in Unconventional & Conventional Reservoirs Rock Types). Research assistant (EOR Nano-flooding). Associate editorial board member for the Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering Journal. Reviewer for other scientific journals & publishers. In addition to being moderator and moderator assistant of national and international conferences. He has several research papers and presentations about unconventional reservoirs characterization and rock typing methods, designing unconventional reservoirs software and formation evaluation analyses, were published in international conferences and scientific journals

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Mohamed Omran

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Title: Photovoltaics in Nigeria, Awareness, attitude and expected benefit based on a qualitative survey across regions


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Photovoltaic (PV), as a viable option for renewable energy, has significant potential in Nigeria to provide the desired sustainable energy needs. However, among many of the major barriers faced in its penetration into effective implementation is awareness and information gap. In contributing to alleviating such gaps as they vary across locations, the awareness and information on PV penetration in Nigeria has been studied. The objectives are to present contemporary information and statistics on the awareness of solar PV energy, the attitude towards utilizing PV resources and the expected benefits from PV energy resources using the Likert-scaled questionnaires as the primary data source. The reliability of the latent scales has been tested using Cronbach's alpha whereas the responses to the scale items have been analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results present pointers in remediating PV energy challenges in Nigeria and are vital inputs to energy infrastructure planning, renewable energy investments, and national policy


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Born on the 15th day of Jan, 1977 to the family of BENNETH and PATRICIA NWOKOCHA in Imo State Nigeria. His research interests are on Atmospheric/Environment and Energy Physics and this has taken him to both National and International conferences. He is widely published and belongs to different professional bodies including European Geoscience Union (EGU), African Geoscience Union (AGU), Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON), Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) American Physical Society and Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). He is currently the Head of Physics Department Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri from 2016 till date. Cecily is a co- Investigator of an institution based research Project titled Developing Mechanism for Optimal Utilization of Renewable Energy in Nigeria awarded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TEtFund) in Nigeria. He has a PhD in Environmental Physics at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria where he investigated the Seasonality of Visibility Degradation in the Niger Delta Region Nigeria. He is married with three children

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Nwokocha Cecily

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria

Title: Development of Efficient CFD Solver for Floating Offshore Wind Turbine


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In this presentation, an in-house FOWT-UALM-SJTU solver is introduced to achieve fully coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulations of floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) based on the unsteady actuator line model (UALM). The basic idea of the unsteady actuator line model is to replace the blades of the wind turbine with a series of actuator points withstanding body forces. So this method is well suited for aerodynamics and wake studies while keeping the computing costs at a reasonable level. FOWT-UALM-SJTU solver can handle coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulations of different FOWTs, and the performance of wind turbine-floating platform-mooring system can be predicted. The complicated wake interactions between two FOWTs in both tandem and offset configurations are also presented. FOWT-UALM-SJTU solver can also simulate two wind turbines with in-line and offset layouts, and predict the aerodynamic loads, wake characteristics, vortex structure and the complex wake interaction phenomenon, and analyze the wake development and wake interaction among wind turbines in yaw condition. The wake deflection and wake curling can be observed in the numerical simulation. With FOWT-UALM-SJTU solver, a numerical investigation has been executed based on the Lillgrund wind farm layout to discuss the aerodynamic loads, complex wake effects and significant wake interactions. In addition, the aerodynamics of full-scale wind turbines have been simulated based on the overset grid technique, which can provide more specific flow information in more realistic working conditions. Aerodynamic performance of wind turbine with tower shadow effects or shear wind effect are predicted. By combining overset grid technique and the in-house CFD hydrodynamic solver, naoe-FOAM-SJTU, the fully coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulations of floating offshore wind turbines are also presented


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Prof. Decheng Wan received his Ph.D from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China in 1994. He became a lecturer of Shanghai University in 1994, and was promoted to be an associate professor of Shanghai University in 1996. After successively worked as a research fellow of the Royal Society at University College London, UK, a senior research fellow at National University of Singapore, and a Wissenschaftliche Angestellter at Dortmund University, Germany from 1997 to 2005, he returned to Shanghai and was appointed as a full professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. He was selected as a distinguished professor of Shanghai Eastern Scholar in 2008, and promoted as a chair professor of Chang Jiang Scholar of China in 2014, and distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015. Currently, Prof. Wan is director of Computational Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory (CMHL) at SJTU. His research interest is mainly on computational marine and coastal hydrodynamics, Computational Marine Hydrodynamics, Simulation Based Design for Offshore and Polar Structures, Renewable Energy in Deep Sea, numerical marine basin, nonlinear wave theory, wave loads on structures, numerical analysis of riser vortex-induced vibration (VIV) and platform vortex-induced motion (VIM), fluid- structure interaction, offshore wind turbine and other offshore renewable resources, as well as high performance computation on complex ship and ocean engineering flows, etc. In these areas, he has published over 480 papers and carried out more than 30 projects on marine hydrodynamics and computational hydrodynamics. He is Board of Directors and Chair of International Hydrodynamic Committee (IHC) of International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISOPE), Member of Advisor Committee of International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), Member of Steering Committee of CFD Workshops in Ship Hydrodynamics, Standing Council Member of Association of Global Chinese Computational Mechanics, Member of External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Department of Ocean Systems Engineering (OSE) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is associate editor of Journal of Hydrodynamics, Journal of Ocean Science and Engineering, as well as member of Editorial Board of Ocean Engineering, Applied Ocean Research, Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy, Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Journal of Ship Mechanics, Journal of Marine Science and Applications, Journal of China Ship Research as well as Journal of Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics.

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Decheng Wan

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Title: RANS modelling of hydrogen enriched methane premixed turbulent combustion


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A number of numerical studies have been carried out in order to validate the Zimont and Peter’s turbulent flame speed models when applied to a low-swirl Methane/Air/Hydrogen flame. These models are contained as default options within the ANSYS Fluent Premixed reaction model. Two distinct tasks were completed as part of the study – non-reacting and reacting conditions – the latter of which was carried out with three different mixtures – 0, 40 and 60% hydrogen. The results show that the RANS approach provides a reasonable prediction of the cold flow conditions, whilst the reacting flow conditions, apart from the recirculation region, were well predicted up to 40% enrichment


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Siva Prasad Reddy Muppala obtained Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1999. He obtained his doctoral ingenieur degree from Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, for the title, Modelling of Turbulent Premixed High-pressure Combustion with Application towards Gas Turbine Combustors. His research interests are Premixed Turbulent Combustion, large eddy simulation, and this includes development of algebraic flame wrinkling model for high operating pressure, varied fuels and fuel compositions. He further substantiated this model for hydrogen characteristics during postdoctoral studies at universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium. He is senior Lecturer in Thermofluids at Kingston University, and teaches Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical and Engineering Principles, Advanced mathematics, Solid Mechanics and Thermofluids at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised four doctoral theses, worked in a number of research grants including EPSRC, and published high rated combustion journals in established scientific collaborations at national and international levels. Recently, he has also gained strong research interest in scholarship of learning/teaching with sub-subjects, differentiated learning and multiple intelligences.

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Siva Prasad Reddy Muppala

Kingston University, UK

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The move towards a de-carbonised world, driven partly by climate science and partly by the business opportunities it offers, will need the promotion of environmentally friendly alternatives, if an acceptable stabilisation level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is to be achieved. This requires the harnessing and use of natural resources that produce no air pollution or greenhouse gases and provides comfortable coexistence of human, livestock, and plants. This article presents a comprehensive review of energy sources, and the development of sustainable technologies to explore these energy sources. It also includes potential renewable energy technologies, efficient energy systems, energy savings techniques and other mitigation measures necessary to reduce climate changes. The article concludes with the technical status of the ground source heat pumps (GSHP) technologies


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Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an associate researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the built environment and master of philosophy degree in renewable energy technologies from the university of nottingham. He is qualified mechanical engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from university of El menoufia, Egypt, BSc in mechanical engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the national council for research/energy research institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for national water equipment manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book “who’s who” in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books.

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Abdeen Omer

Energy Research Institute, UK

Title: NONLOCAL EFFECTS IN NUCLEAR REACTORS


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Nonlocal approach to neutron diffusion equation that includes memory is constructed in terms of moments of the displacement kernel with a modified geometric buckling is discussed. This approach leads to a family of partial differential equations which belong to the class of Fisher-Kolmogorov and Swift-Hohenberg equations. The stability of the problem depends upon the signs of the second and fourth moments which are choosen positive and negative respectively. Within this approach, the energy is a conserved quantity along orbits of and a constant of integration is obtained. It was observed that the buckling is affected by the kernel moment and that for an explicit symmetric kernel, the ratio between the maximum and the average flux for a slab reactor is less than the one obtained using the standard diffusion equation, a result which is motivating technically


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Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi holds a PhD in Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics and Modeling from Provence University, France and a diploma of advanced studies in Plasma Physics and Radiation Astrophysics from the same institution. He worked with different worldwide research departments in UK, South Korea, China, Greece and he is actually affiliated to ATINER-Athens. He is the author of more than 190 peer-reviewed papers in peer-refereed journals and a reviewer for more than 65 scientific journals. His research ranges from applied mathematics to theoretical physics

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Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi

Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece

Title: ELABORATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POROUS CERAMICS FROM MOROCCAN NATURAL RESOURCES: APPLICATION TO INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT


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Environmental protection has become a critical social issue, and its consideration by all enterprises is necessary for legal and economic reasons. Some of the critical environmental issues are water pollution, industrial emissions of toxic substances, mercury and other toxic heavy metals, and oil in the oceans. The microfiltration membrane technique is an effective solution to this problem and is largely acknowledged as an effective separation method in many economic sectors such as food industries, chemical industries, seawater desalination, and wastewater treatment. Due to good thermal and chemical stability, better mechanical resistance, minimal pollution impact, and long-life performance, mineral membranes are preferred in the professional environment over organic membranes. In addition, the conventional processes for removing heavy metal from aqueous solution include chemical precipitation, ion exchange, membranes and adsorption technologies. Among these different physicochemical processes, adsorption has shown to be the best prospects owing to its economic feasibility. Within this context, we have carried out researches to explore the opportunity of producing porous materials from Moroccan abundant natural resources, i.e. clays, natural phosphate and oil shales, in order to demonstrate that the produced ceramic membrane based on the natural materials could be a perfect candidate for prepurification of strongly alkaline industrial waste liquids, as for pretreatment of seawater desalination because of its low cost, easy fabrication and high turbidity removal efficiency.


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Abdelkrim ABOURRICHE is a Professor in the Industrial EngineeringDepartment and Director of the laboratory of Materials, Processes, Environment and Quality at National School of Applied Sciences in Safi, Morocco. Abourriche�s specialist areas are the development of original natural resources such as Moroccan oil shale.He also workedas Project Manager entitled: Solvent Extraction of organic matter of oil shale. Study and Promotion of the oils produced. This project is funded by Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology. In 2008 he took on the role of Head of the Industrial EngineeringDepartment at National School of Applied Sciences Safi. He is the author of over 60 publications in international journals and conference proceedings refereed and a hundred oral presentations or by posters.He is the member of scientific and organizing committees of several national and international conferences

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Abdelkrim Abourriche

University of Cadi Ayyad, Morocco

Day 02 Schedule

Mar 27, 2020

Plenary Talks

Title: Fundamental and experimental research on multi-phase flows related process in energy and powder technology


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Multiphase flows are found throughout the energy, power, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. However, multiphase flow systems are optically opaque and hence challenging to measure using conventional technology and simulate based on conventional CFD approach. The lack of detailed experimental measurements of multiphase flows has limited our understanding of multiphase flow processes and makes design of industrial processing plants challenging. Indeed, industrial processes relying on multiphase flow are typically designed using empirical “rules of thumb” and expensive scale up procedures. This approach leads to processes operating at only 60% efficiency, and hence incurs significant increases in both capital and operating costs. In this talk, the author will present an advanced experimental technique, electrical capacitance tomography (ECT), to test and validate the latest computational particle fluid dynamic (CPFD) models of multiphase flows. Few typical cases are given and analysis based on ECT and CPFD simulation for different scale of particles process related with energy process.


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Haigang Wang is a professor in the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he also received his PhD in the same field. He was working with the University of Manchester as research associate during 2005 and 2010. Haigang Wang’s research interests include flow dynamics simulation and measurement of multi-phase flows, mathematical modeling and process control for fluidized bed drying processes, processtomography and 3D image reconstruction software developing, and monitoring and control for granulation, drying and coating processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wang has participated in several key projects funding by EPSRC, TSB in UK and NSFC projects in China related with energy, petrol and pharmaceutical industry. He has been shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation awards (highly commended for the IET Innovation Awards for Measurement in Action for 2009). He has published more than 120 scientist papers including the best paper award in international process tomography conference in 2008 in Poland and one international patent which has been demonstrated in GEA-Aeromatic in Switzerland and UK, AstraZeneca in Sweden and DuPont in USA. He has given several keynote lectures in international conference including 2014 IEEE Imaging System and Technology Conference in Greece, 2015 Asian Particle Technology Conference in South Korea, 2018 World Congress on Particle Technology Congress in USA and 2019 International Fluidization XVI conference in China. He is further a member of AIChE and IEEE and referees for several international journals, including AIChE Journal, Chemical Engineering and Science, Measurement Science and Technology, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation., Fuel & Energy and Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision.

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Haigang Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Title: Sustainable Enterprise Development for an Auto Industry: Assessing Renewable Energy Sources from a Supply Chain Perspective


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The impact of global warming and climate change is the most critical challenge of the 21st century. The greenhouse effect caused by human technological development and industrial environmental pollution has accelerated the speed of global warming. To effectively reduce global warming and encourage sustainable enterprise development, a comparative analysis approach is used to examine various domestic automotive products which utilize up-to-date innovations. We look into the issue of technical innovation vs. sustainability using a case study from Taiwan auto industry. This talk also assesses renewable energy sources from a supply chain perspective and presents an investigation of renewable energies focusing on renewable energy supply chain and performance, as well as looking at strategies to its development. The talk aims to provide insights to governments, researchers and stakeholders.


Biography


Dr. Hui-Ming Wee is ranked among the top 2.5%of world-wide ResearchGate members in the world and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Inventory Academicians and Practitioners, 2018, World Class Professor Award from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Indonesia), 2019, Distinguished Educator Award from the International Society of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2018, Excellent Researcher, Life and 3 time Excellent Researcher Award, Taiwan. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Guest Editor for Journal of Cloud Computing, on ‘Cloud Information Technologies in Education’, Guest Editor for International Journal of Computers and Applications,Special issue on “High Performance Computing for Inventive Systems”, Special Issue Editor, Annual of Operations Research Journal, on “Emerging Trends in Inventory, Supply Chain & Reliability Modelling" and Associate Editor,Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO).

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Hui Ming Wee

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

Keynote Talks

Title: Thermoelectricity: Principles and Applications


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Thermoelectricity is the direct conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy (denoted as thermoelectric generator TEG) and vice versa (denoted as thermoelectric cooler TEC). Therefore thermoelectrics is literally associated with thermal and electrical phenomena. The main advantages of TEGs and TECs are their noiseless operation, no moving parts and no working fluids are necessary. In this presentation we will give an overview of the physical principles of thermoelectricity, the existing state of research and the performance parameters of thermoelectric materials as well as examples of the wide range of applications of thermoelectric modules (e.g. waste heat recovery, generation of electric power in remote area, solar TEG, space flight, medicine, etc.).


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Karl-Heinz Gresslehner was born on 27.03.1948 in Linz / Austria and completed his PhD in the field of semiconductor physics in 1981 at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He was working more then 10 years in the semiconductor industry (silicon technology as well as manufactoring of Infrared detectors) and 24 years as a teacher at a school for higher technical education (HTL). Since 2016 he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria and is the head of the research group Thermoelectricity

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Karl Heinz Gresslehner

University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Title: Air Distribution and Thermal Comfort in Energy Efficient Buildings


Abstract


This work is devoted to the investigation of the influence of the room architecture design on the efficiency of the flow of air-conditioned supply to create high quality and comfort environment in the space. The present work is devoted to investigate the relation between airflow movement and air age and the different space architecture and application. This varies from simple study room, teaching theatres, movie theatres, sports facility, and surgical operating spaces. The present work made use of a well-developed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model based on turbulence models that has been further developed and refined to predict the air flow regimes, turbulence characteristics, air temperature, and relative humidity distributions in enclosed spaces. In the present work, a commercial CFD program, previously developed and modified, is utilized to predict the air characteristics in spaces. A full three dimensional solution of the continuity, three momentum equations as well as the energy conservation equation is described and fully utilized with adequate tetrahedral grid of sizes between 3 and 8 million grid nodes. The turbulence characteristics are represented by a wide variety of turbulence models appropriate for the room geometrical configuration and application. The airflow velocity, turbulent kinetic energy will be used as indicators of the IAQ level performance of the present application. Actually, different ceiling air supply designs were investigated would provide a solution for the complex situation of different applications by providing acceptable IAQ level in the occupancy zone with enough energy efficiency. The work includes comparisons between various air conditioning designs in view of flow pattern, thermal pattern, and water vapour map and air quality indices. Energy Efficiency in Air-conditioned spaces was found to depend on the room /space architecture design configurations and operating parameters. The room architecture design is one of the essential factors that strongly influence the HVAC airflow pattern and consequently the air quality and comfort. The present work also introduces some recommendations for architectural designs to facilitate the development of optimum HVAC systems


Biography


B.S. (1971) and MS. (1973) Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, and DIC (1976) and PhD (1977) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, UK. Currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University since June 1988. Over 48 years of experience in design and simulation of combustion chambers for terrestrial and aerospace applications. Published 13 books in English and over 930 papers in journals and conference proceedings on combustion, energy and indoor air quality control. Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE, and Fellow AIAA, He is the recipient of ASME George Westinghouse Gold Award recipient 2009 and ASME Harry Potter Gold Award recipient, 2012. He is currently Director at Large ASHRAE, USA. Prof.Khalil is convenor of ISO TC205 WG2, Convenor of ISO TC163 WG4 Member of CEN TC371 WG1.Chair of Egyptian and Arab HVAC Code Committee, Chair of Egyptian Ventilation Code Committee, Chairman of Egyptian Indoor Air Quality Code Committee.Member of Egyptian Smart Cities Code Committee

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Essam Eldin Khalil

Cairo University, Egypt

Sessions:

Energy Engineering Power Technology