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Optimisation of a capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
ASIM, T., MISHRA, R., SAQIB, M. and UBBI, K. 2011. Optimisation of a capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules. In Galar, D., Parida, A., Schunnesson, H. and Kumar, U. (eds.) Proceedings of 1st Maintenance performance measurement and management international conference (MPMM 2011), 13-15 December 2011, Luleå, Sweden. Luleå: Luleå University of Technology [online], pages 147-152. Available from: http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:994674/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Pipelines carrying fluids and slurries are very common. The third-generation pipelines carrying spherical or cylindrical capsules (hollow containers) filled with minerals or other materials including hazardous liquids are rather a new concept. These... Read More about Optimisation of a capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules..

Remediation of oily wastewater from an interceptor tank using a novel photocatalytic drum reactor. (2011)
Journal Article
SALU, O.A., ADAMS, M., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., WONG, L.S. and MCCULLAGH, C. 2011. Remediation of oily wastewater from an interceptor tank using a novel photocatalytic drum reactor. Desalination and water treatment [online], 26(1-3), pages 87-91. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2011.2114

A novel photocatalytic reactor has been developed to remediate oily wastewaters. In the first instance degradation rates of model organic compounds, methylene blue (MB) and 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) were determined. The experimental set-up investigated a... Read More about Remediation of oily wastewater from an interceptor tank using a novel photocatalytic drum reactor..

Pressure drop in capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., MISHRA, R., SAQIB, M. and UBBI, K. 2011. Pressure drop in capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules. Presented at 38th National conference on fluid mechanics and fluid power 2011 (NCFMFP 2011), 15-17 December 2011, Bhopal, India.

Design parameters of hydraulic pipelines in which capsules flow can be developed if pressure drops (∆P/L)m are known. Designers are in need of a general correlation to calculate pressure drop. Researchers, so far, have used rather simplified empirica... Read More about Pressure drop in capsule transporting pipeline carrying spherical capsules..

Natural fibers, bio- and nanocomposites. (2011)
Journal Article
KALIA, S., AVÉROUS, L., NJUGUNA, J., DUNFRESNE, A. and CHERIAN, B.M. 2011. Natural fibers, bio- and nanocomposites. International journal of polymer science [online], 2011: natural fibers, bio- and nanocomposites, article 735932. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/735932

This is an editorial article in which the authors discuss natural fibers and nanocomposites and give a brief introduction to the papers in this special issue.

A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs. (2011)
Thesis
UGWU, J.O. 2011. A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A critical issue in the development of gas condensate reservoirs is accurate prediction of well deliverability. In this investigation a procedure has been developed for accurate prediction of well production rates using semi-empirical approach. The u... Read More about A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs..

Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents. (2011)
Thesis
OKORIE, O.P. 2011. Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Climate change and energy security are key issues motivating the development of Tidal Current Energy (TCE) technology. Small scale model testing of TCE devices is a major challenge facing the technology due to turbulent flow in tidal currents environ... Read More about Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents..

Energy capacity and economic viability assessment of the renewable hydrogen energy storage as a balancing mechanism in addressing the electric system integration issues inherent with variable renewable energy resources. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
ALI, D.M. 2011. Energy capacity and economic viability assessment of the renewable hydrogen energy storage as a balancing mechanism in addressing the electric system integration issues inherent with variable renewable energy resources. In Proceedings of 2011 IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Reliability of transmission and distribution networks (RTDN 2011): reliability of transmission distribution and networks conference, 22-24 November 2011, London, UK. London: IET, article 5a1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2011.0523

Energy requirements continue increasing as the industrialisation spreads and the standards of living rise. Most of the world's power consumption is still generated from fossil fuels combustion which despite of its advanced development has only a maxi... Read More about Energy capacity and economic viability assessment of the renewable hydrogen energy storage as a balancing mechanism in addressing the electric system integration issues inherent with variable renewable energy resources..

Cellulose-Based Bio- and Nanocomposites: A Review (2011)
Journal Article
KALIA, S., DUFRESNE, A., CHERIAN, B.M., KAITH, B.S., AVÉROUS, L., NJUGUNA, J. and NASSIOPOULOS, E. 2011. Cellulose-based bio- and nanocomposites: a review. International journal of polymer science [online], 2011: natural fibers, bio- and nanocomposites, article 837875. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/837875

Cellulose macro- and nanofibers have gained increasing attention due to the high strength and stiffness, biodegradability and renewability, and their production and application in development of composites. Application of cellulose nanofibers for the... Read More about Cellulose-Based Bio- and Nanocomposites: A Review.

On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. (2011)
Thesis
JOSHI, A.R. 2011. On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

The on-line condition monitoring of rotating machines is given paramount importance, particularly in Oils and Gas industries where the financial implications of machine shutdown is very high. This project work was directed towards the on-line conditi... Read More about On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines..

Techno-economic assessment of energy storage systems for enabling projected increase of renewables onto electrical power grids. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
GAZEY, R., ALI, D. and AKLIL, D. 2011. Techno-economic assessment of energy storage systems for enabling projected increase of renewables onto electrical power grids. In Proceedings of IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Renewable power generation conference 2011 (RPG 2011), 6-8 September 2011, Glasgow, UK. London: IET [online], session 9, article 9.2. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2011.0135

Hydrogen is seen by many industry leaders as an energy vector that has the potential to provide essential energy stores required to facilitate the wide spread connection of renewable energy inputs. The techno economic assessment of using hydrogen as... Read More about Techno-economic assessment of energy storage systems for enabling projected increase of renewables onto electrical power grids..

Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. (2011)
Thesis
STEWART, D. 2011. Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. Robert Gordon University, DEng thesis.

There are anticipated to be substantial global deposits of land and seabed methane gas hydrates. The volume of methane gas trapped in these methane gas hydrates is calculated to be at least twice the volume of current global reserves of oil & gas as... Read More about Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable..

The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. (2011)
Thesis
MORSE, A.T. 2011. The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis outlines the use of a new design of Tidal Energy Conversion device which has application in near shore shallow water. The design is applicable for use by coastal communities, either to generate revenue through power sales or just a stand... Read More about The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system..

Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development. (2011)
Journal Article
ADAM, I.K., GALADIMA, A. and MUHAMMAD, A.I. 2011. Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development. Journal of sustainable development [online], 4(3), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v4n3p10

The numerous energy challenges facing the world coupled with the lack of sustainability of the non-renewable 'fossil fuels world' has led the search to sustainable alternatives. Biofuel has emerged as an alternative with great promise with quite some... Read More about Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development..

Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres. (2011)
Thesis
OSBECK, S. 2011. Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the surfaces of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based high strength (HT) carbon fibres modified by electrochemical and ultra-violet ozone (UV/O3) treatment methods. The surface and bulk study was conducted by x-ray photoelectron spectros... Read More about Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres..

Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. (2011)
Journal Article
MCCULLAGH, C., SKILLEN, N., ADAMS, M. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2011. Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology [online], 86(8), pages 1002-1017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.2650

Research in the field of photocatalytic reactors in the past three decades has been an area of extensive and diverse activity with an extensive range of suspended and fixed film photocatalyst configurations being reported. The key considerations for... Read More about Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review..

The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. (2011)
Thesis
FOWLER, A.M. 2011. The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more localised and sustainable energy... Read More about The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix..

Modeling a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system as a hybrid power supply for standalone applications. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
ALI, D. and AKLIL-D'HALLUIN, D.D. 2011. Modeling a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system as a hybrid power supply for standalone applications. In Proceedings of 2011 Asia-Pacific power and energy engineering conference (APPEEC 2011), 25-28 March 2011, Wuhan, China. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 5749114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/APPEEC.2011.5749114

Fuel Cells (FC) can help in contributing to environmental pressures by maximizing the use of renewables in the energy production and using hydrogen produced with no CO 2 emission from Renewable Energy Systems (RES). FCs also contributes to energy sec... Read More about Modeling a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system as a hybrid power supply for standalone applications..