Journal of Energy and Natural Resources

Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019

  • Estimation of Global Solar Radiation from Temperature Extremes: A Case Study of Hebron City, Palestine

    Husain Alsamamra

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Dec. 21, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 09, 2019
    Published: Feb. 13, 2019
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    Abstract: Solar radiation is the main energy source for mankind and an accurate data of solar radiation levels for a particular location is vital for the optimum operation of solar energy transducers such as photovoltaic cells and solar thermal collectors. This study aimed to calibrate some of the existing models in the literature for estimating daily global... Show More
  • The Characteristic Analysis of Canopy Spectrum and Moisture Content of 10 Typical Arid Desert Plants

    Wei Huaidong, Li Jingjing, Chen Fang, Zhang Bo, Zhou Lanping, Li Ya, Yang Xuemei

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Jan. 07, 2019
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    Published: Mar. 08, 2019
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    Abstract: Plant water is a main factor to affect physiological and biochemical indexes of plants like photosynthesis, respiration, and biomass and so on. The investigation of plant water content is an important part of vegetation research. The study of the relationship between water content and canopy spectrum of typical desert plants by hyper spectral has g... Show More
  • Biogas as an Alternative Energy Source in Rural Areas and Public Awareness: A Case Study in Jessore District

    Hossain Al Tanjil, Sigma Akter, Mohammad Sumon Chowdhury, Syeda Musarrat Jabin, Azmol Huda Mintu, Mohammad Tofayal Ahmed, Mohammad Shimul Hossain

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 12-17
    Received: Jan. 23, 2019
    Accepted: Mar. 12, 2019
    Published: Mar. 29, 2019
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    Abstract: Bangladesh is a country of natural resources, but it is facing necessary energy supply difficulties for its low economical condition. Biogas can be used a substitute energy generating source in Bangladesh for its suitable climate. About 35°C temperatures are suitable for biogas production. In Bangladesh, the essential materials for biogas productio... Show More
  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development: Chance of System Failure Due to Event Characteristics

    Charles Arvid Backman

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 18-29
    Received: Jan. 20, 2019
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    Published: Apr. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: While performance along social, environment and economic dimensions has gained traction in business and society, the focus has been on system continuity. Because of the different interpretations which can be attached to sustainability or sustainable development, consensus on appropriate goals of the system, whatever the system might be, may be more... Show More
  • Using Meteorological Data to Adjust Water-Pricing of Urban Resident Households

    Juan Zhao, Xingmin Mu, Wenbing Shi, Mei Ou

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 30-36
    Received: Jan. 20, 2019
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    Published: Apr. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: In this paper, a dynamic method is presented for setting the price of urban residential water. Using a model called Seasonal Water Pricing (SWP); urban residential water pricing was set by taking into account the fact that some of the characteristics of temperature and precipitation may also influence residential water supply levels. In this work, ... Show More
  • Glomalin-Related Soil Protein and Its Relationship with Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Water-stable Aggregates in Abandoned Agricultural Lands

    Zhao Xu, Wang Cuili, Zhao Jing, Hou Beibei, Li Yanrong, Qiu Xiaoqing, Song Panpan, Wang Junqiang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 37-44
    Received: Feb. 27, 2019
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    Published: Apr. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: A large number of studies have shown that glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) plays an important role in soil aggregate formation and soil carbon balance. However, to date, we lack understanding on the relationship between GRSP and water-stable aggregates (WSA) in abandoned agricultural lands of semi-arid region. We considered abandoned agricultur... Show More