American Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018

  • Biodiesel Synthesis with Iron Oxide Nano-Catalyst Catalyzed Pongamia Pinnata Seed Oil and Dimethyl Carbonate

    Balaji Panchal, Qin Shenjun, Wang Jinxi, Bian Kai, Tao Chang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 21-28
    Received: 20 October 2018
    Accepted: 2 November 2018
    Published: 28 November 2018
    Abstract: The aim of this research was to investigate the biodiesel production from Pongamia pinnata seed oil and dimethyl carbonate with an iron oxide nano-catalyzed transesterification reaction. A significant biodiesel yield (96%) was obtained with optimal operating conditions as the dimethyl carbonate to oil molar ratio (5:1), iron oxide nano-catalyst (50... Show More
  • Designing an Energy-Efficient Building in a Context of Helping Self-Build

    Emmanuel Ouédraogo, Ousmane Coulibaly, Kossi Bouto Imbga, Ouamnoaga Alain Gilbert Koala, Abdoulaye Ouédraogo, Florent Pèlèga Kieno, Diendonné Joseph Bathiebo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 29-37
    Received: 22 October 2018
    Accepted: 7 November 2018
    Published: 30 November 2018
    Abstract: This article presents a study of the performance of a typical building with walls made of local materials. The work consisted in evaluating the thermal comfort in a building built of cut lateritic blocks. This study is a contribution to the development of thermal regulations in Burkina Faso, a country with a dry tropical climate. It will also contr... Show More