RASERG Group

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The Renewable & Sustainable Energies Research Group (RASERG) was established in April 2003, at Sultan Qaboos University, College of Engineering.

The group is operated under the attached policies.

  

Our Mission

The mission and objectives of the Research Group are as follows:

  • Provide a convenient medium for staff members sharing similar scientific interests in the area of renewable and sustainable energies to exchange information and work jointly on activities and projects undertaken by RASERG.
  • Establish links relevant to renewable and sustainable energies between SQU and National/International organizations.
  • Enhance research in the area of renewable and sustainable energies for the undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs.
  • Generate funding for carrying out and improving research in the area of renewable and sustainable energies.
  • Enhance the community scientific culture with regards to the use of renewable and sustainable energies in Oman through organization of scientific activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops and short-courses.

 

Members

The RASERG Officers for the academic year 2015-2016 are:

  • Group Leader: Prof. Abdullah Al-Badi ,Dean.
  • Deputy Leader: Dr. Nabeel Rawahi ,MEIE.
  • Media Officer: Dr. Mohammed Al-Badi , ECE.

 

           

The group research is focused on 8 themes. Each theme has a coordinator.

 

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Themes

Coordinator

 I. 

 

PV Systems

Dr. Rashid Al-Abri  (arashid@squ.edu.om)

II.  

 

Thermal Energy (includes Solar Thermal and Geothermal)

Dr. Nasser Al-Azri (nalazri@squ.edu.om)

III.   

 

Wind Energy

Dr. Mohammed AlBadi (mbadi@squ.edu.om)

IV 

 

Bio Energy

Dr. Hasan Abdellatif (hasana@squ.edu.om)

V. 

 

Energy Efficiency and Management

Dr. Gholamreza Vakili (vakili@squ.edu.om)

VI. 

 

Smart Power Systems

Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh   (hosseinz@squ.edu.om)

VII.    

 

Control and Embedded Systems

Dr. Riadh Zaier (zaier@squ.edu.om)

VIII.   

 

Vibration and Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Systems

Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi (ghodsi@squ.edu.om

 

 

 

Current RASERG members are listed below.

 

Prof. Abdullah Al-Badi, College of Engineering, Dean

Dr. Nabeel Al-Rawahi, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Mohammed Al-Badi, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Riadh Zaier, College of Engineering, MCE

Dr. Arif Malik, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Yahya Mohamedzein, College of Engineering, CAE

Dr. Alaa Muhtaseb, College of Engineering, PCE

Dr. Hasan Abdellatif Hasan, College of Engineering, PCE

Prof. Hadj Bourdoucen, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Rashid Al-Abri, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Ahmed Al-Maashari, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Nasser Al-Azri, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Obaidani, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Saleh Al-Saadi, College of Engineering, CAE

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abri, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Ali Al-Lawati, College of Engineering, ICEM

Dr. Ahm Shamsuzzoha, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr.  Amer Al-Hinai, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr.Ramanathan  Arunachalam, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Maatouk Khoukhi, College of Engineering, CAE

Dr. Abdullah Kadhim Al Janabi, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Mojtaba Ghodsi, College of Engineering, MIE

Dr. Yassine Charabi, College of Arts, Geography

Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi, The research Council

Dr.  Hussein Kadhem, Sohar University

Dr. Mahmoud Masoud, College of Engineering, ECE

Dr. Lamya Al Haj ,College of Science

Dr. Abdulrahim Al-Ismaili, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences

 

Contact Information

Telephone :  +968-24142664

 

FAX :  +968-24413454

Postal address

Sultan Qaboos University

College of Engineering

P.O. Box 33, Al-Khodh,

Muscat 123, Sultanate of Oman

Electronic mail:

General Information: Dr. Mohammed Al Badi  mbadi@squ.edu.om



2016

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Energy audit to identify energy-efficient retrofitting opportunities in residential buildings: energy analysis, field testing and building simulation”

Funded by: SQU, 2016 (US 22,000)(in progress)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Saleh Al-Saadi

Co-Investigators: Dr Mohammed Salah

 

  1. Project Title: “Development of Energy Harvesting System for Vibrational Structures”

Funded by: Joint research collaboration between SQU and UAEU. (20,000 OR)

Investigator: MojtabaGhodsi

 

 

PhD Thesis

  1. Z A Darwish, “Modelling and Analysis of Dust Pollutants on Photovoltaic Performance”, December 2016.
  2. H Al-Mamari, “The Gulf’s Changing Energy Panorama”, July 2016.
  3. Ines Barkia Jabeur, Production of microalgae-based functional food with antioxidant and antihypertensive properties from Omani waters, 2016.
  4. Mohammed Joma, The use of native and genetically engineered phototrophic organisms for the production of biofuels and high value products in Sultanate of Oman, 2016.

 

 

MSc Thesis

  1. Modeling of Maximum Power point Tracking for Photovoltaic Systems, 2016

 

 

2015

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Oman Eco Friendly House Competition Phase-II”

Funded by: Research Council, 2015,  (US77,900)(in progress)

Project coordinator: Prof. Awni

Comfort and Energy-Efficiency contest coordinator: Dr. Saleh Al-saadi

Others

 

  1. Project Title: “Solar Desalination and hot water production using a falling film enhanced by counter current air flow”.

Funded by: SQU/Internal grant. ($18000)

Duration: January 2015- January 2017

Project Number: IG/ENG/PCED/15/02

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Farouq Mjalli

 

  1. Project Title:  “Combined Renewable and Pumped Hydro Storage in Duqm”

Funded by:Rent-A-Port Energy, Belgium (4,000 OMR)

Project Number: CR/ENG/ECCD/15/01

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohammed Al badi

 

  1. Project Title: “Five-phase ac-dc converter suitable for wind energy applications”

 

Funded by: Internal Grant from Sultan Qaboos University. (4800 OMR)

 

Project number: (IG/ENG/ECED/15/03)

 

Lead – PI: Dr. Mahmoud I. Masoud

 

Co-PI: Dr. Rashid Al-Abri 

 

Duration: Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016

 

 

  1. Project Title: “Investigating the utilisation of microalgae as a simple cheap feed stock for the biofuel producing heterotrophic bacteria Clostiridiumacetobutylicum”

Funded by: TRC

 

Project number: (IG/ENG/ECED/15/03)

 

Investigators: Alaa Al Muhtaseeb, Mohab Al Hinai, Raeid Abed, Lamya Al-Haj

 

Summary: The main focus of the research is touse cyanobacteria and algae as a form of renewable feedstock for biofuel production and on maximizing their yield through the use of genetic-engineering tools. The cyanobacteria and algae are also being explored for the production of high value products.

 

Duration: 4 years

 

 

PhD Thesis

  1. Mr Farrukh Jamil, “Efficient utilization of Date Pits for Biodiesel production and synthesis of active hybrid heterogeneous catalysts for in-situ esterification and transesterification process”, 2014. ( Present).

 

MSc Thesis

  1. Development of Typical Meteorological Years for Renewable Energy Application in Oman using ground and satellite data, 2015/2016
  2. Modeling and optimization of organic Rankine cycles in Oman, 2015/2016
  3. Modeling and optimization of a solar cooling system in Muscat, Oman, 2015/2016
  4. Estimation of Potential Solar Radiation In MTI Region (Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia) based on Linear, Nonlinear and Artificial Neural Network Models, 2015.

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

  1. Demand-side management in a power distribution network with smart meters, 2015.
  2. VOLTAGE STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF A MICRO-GRID CASE STUDY: KHASAB POWER SYSTEM IN OMAN, 2015.
  3. Proposal for Structure, Analysis and Evaluation of a Microgrid in Oman's Rural Power System, 2015.
  4. Toward Smart Grid Transformation A Case Study in Oman, 2015.
  1. Design of a PV System to Power A Greenhouse, 2015- 2016.
  2. Development of strategic plans and scenarios for the smart grid and their impact on Omani power sector, 2015- 2016.
  3. Designing a solar power supply kit for charging power bankportable charger, 2015- 2016.

 

 

2014

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “ Biofuels production from renewable resources in Oman based on a bio-refinery concept”

Funded by: The Research Council

Duration: 3 years

Project Number: RC/ENG/PCED/14/01 

Investigators: Dr. Ala’a Al-Muhtaseb, Dr. Mohab Al-Hinai, Dr. Raeid Abed, Dr. Lamya AL-Hajj.

 

  1. Project Title: “Solar power generation and solar cooling cogeneration”

Funded by: TRC

Duration: 2014-2016

Project Number: RC/ENG/MIED/14/01

Investigators: Nasser Al-Azri, Nabeel Al-Rawahi, Yousef Zurigat

Summary: The goal of this research is to produce cooling power using solar energy in addition to processintegration using pinch technology. Organic Rankine turbines have the privilege of powergeneration using relatively narrow temperature ranges. This advantage makes them viable toolsfor producing power from solar energy, as opposed to the inefficient photovoltaic cells. In theproposed research, an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is to be built and integrated with a coolingsystem. The heat discharged from the cycle’s condenser will be fed to an absorption cycle whilemost of the generated electricity (about 8 kW) will be provided to a mechanical vaporcompressionchiller. Both the compression chiller and the absorption cycle are used to providecooling. During the day hours, the generated electricity is also used to provide ice-storage fornight cooling. The total cold power produced is about 93 kW (about 26 tons of cooling).

 

  1. Project Title: “Study and Design of Optimum Control System for a 12 MW Hybrid Power Plant for Masirah Island”

Funded by: The Research Council of Oman, Oman (US$ 82,770)

Project Number: ORG NTC IE 13 11

Co-Investigators: Dr. Hussein Kazem

 

  1. Project Title: “Design and Implementation of Photovoltaic Pumping System using Centrifugal Pump and Motor for Rural Area in Oman”

Funded by: The Research Council of Oman

Project Number: FURAP/C2/HK/ENGEE

Mentor: Dr. Hussein Kazem

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

  1. Analysis and Design of Solar Water Pumping System for rural farms, 2014.
  2. A multi-criteria approach to evaluate renewable energy plants at selected sites in Oman, 2014.
  3. Design of a robust electric power plan under uncertainty for Main Interconnected System of Oman, 2014.
  1. Demand Side Management in a Power Distribution Network with Smart Meters, 2014- 2015.
  2. Optimal allocation of solar PV systems in rural areas using genetic and PSO algorithms, 2014- 2015.
  3. Designing a three phase inverter to operate in grid‐connected and grid‐disconnected mode, 2014- 2015.
  4. Design specifications for off-grid house fed from PV system, 2014- 2015

 

  

2013

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Nano Enhanced Supercapacitor for Energy Storage”.

Funded by: Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) under the SQU-UAEU Collaborative Research Project. (RO 20,000)

Project Number: (CL/SQU-UAEU/13/04)

Duration:  Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

SQU Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramanathan Arunachalam

 

  1. Project Title: “Investigation of the Impact of Temperature and Moisture Contents on Building Insulation Materials”.

Funded by: SQU.(USD 20,500.00)

Project Number: IG/ENG/CAED/13/01

Duration: 2013- 2015

Investigator: Dr. M. Khoukhi

 

  1. Project Title: “Design and Implementation of the Electrical Subsystem of a Stand-Alone Wind Energy Conversion System in Oman”.

Funded by: Sultan Qaboos University (Internal Grant). (R.O. 6500)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh

Co-Investigators: Dr. Rashid Al-Abri, Dr. Mohammed Al-Badi, Dr. Amer Al-Habsi, Dr. Amer Al-Hinai.

 

  1. Project Title: “Design and Implementation of the Electrical Subsystem of a Stand-Alone Wind Energy Conversion System in Oman”

Funded by Sultan Qaboos University. (6,500 OMR)

Project Number: IG/ENG/ECCD/13/01

Co-investigator: Dr. Mohammed Al badi

 

  1. Project Title: “Optimal design configuration of an organic Rankine cycle using waste heat and solar energy in hot arid areas”.

Funded by: SQU

Project Number: IG/ENG/MIED/13/01

Duration: 2013-2015

Investigator: Nasser Al-Azri, Nabeel Al-Rawahi, Abdul-Aziz Al-Hashmi

Summary: This project investigates the potential for solar energy potential and waste heat in producing energy by  using organic Rankine cycle. The project includes the development of TMYs, modeling of thermodynamic properties of the organic fluids used and the estimation of the typical annual power produced.

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

  1. Designing  of Power Management for  Hybrid Distributed Generation Systems, 2013.
  2. Designing of an Energy Management System for Smart Grid, 2013.
  3. Design of an Integrated Resource Plan for Musandam Electric System of Rural Area Electricity Company, 2013.
  1. Designing a 200MW grid connected PV Plant, 2013- 2014.
  2. Multi‐criteria approach to evaluate renewable energy plants at selectedsites in Oman, 2013- 2014.
  3. Design of an absorption solar cooling model, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.
  4. Design for street lighting using LED light technology, 2013- 2014

 

 

2012

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Renewables Readiness Assessment for the Sultanate Of Oman”

Funded by: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), (US 35,000). (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Al-Badi

Co-Investigator: Dr. Y. Charabi

 

 

  1. Project Title: “Oman Eco Friendly House Competition”

Funded by: Research Council, (US 345,600) (In progress)

Project coordinator: Prof. Awni

Electric Energy Group leader: Dr. A. Al-Badi

Others

 

 

  1. Project Title: “Enterprises Transition to Smart Grids in Oman”

Funded by: The Research Council of Oman. (R.O. 140100) (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Nasser Hosseinzadeh

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohammed Al-Badi

Co-Investigator: Amer Al-Hinai, Dr. Dawood Al-Abri, Dr. Amer Al-Habsi, Dr. Arif Malik, Dr. Yassine Al-Charaabi.

 

  1. Project Title: "Enterprises Transition to Smart Grid in Oman"

Funded by: The Research Council (TRC)( 98,215 OMR)

Project Number: RC/ENG/ECCD/12/02

Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohammed Al badi

 

  1. Project Title: “Active Management of Renewable Energy Sources During Faults

 

Funded by: Qatar National Research Fund. ($40,000)

 

Project Number: NPRP 4-250-2-080. 

 

Lead PI from Sultan Qaboos University: Mahmoud I. Masoud

 

Duration: April 2012 - October 2015

 

 

 

PhD Thesis

 

  1. Sultan Salim Al-Yahyai, “GIS-Based Model for Predicting Power Generation from Wind Energy in Oman”, November  2012.

 

MSc Thesis

  1. Mohamed Abd El Rahman El-Tayeb Mohammed, “Performance of Thermal Insulated Blocks in Omani Environment”,  June 2012.
  2. BehruzFathi, MojtabaGhodsi, "Design and Manufacture of Pneumatic Energy Harvesting System in Bus", 2012.

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Designing of A Controller for Standalone Hybrid Energy System for Eco House, 2012.
  2. Design of Efficient Electricity Tariff for Main Interconnected System of Oman, 2012.
  3. Demand-side Management Capacity and Energy Saving Potential in MZEC, 2012.
  4. Design of a photovoltaic (PV) system for A Selected Rural Area Distribution Network, 2012- 2013.
  5. Design 50kW Solar PV Power System, 2012- 2013.

 

 2011

 

Research Project:

 

 

  1. Project Title: “The Potential of Utilizing Desiccant Cooling System Coupled with Solar Collector in the Hot-Humid Regions of Sultanate of Oman”

Funded by: SQU (USD 7,900.00)

Project Number: IG-ENG-CAED 11-01 

Duration: 2011-2012

Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Khoukhi

 

  1. Project Title: “Potential production of biogas from the sludge of the wastewater treatment plant at Jordan University of Science and Technology”.

Funded by: Jordan University of Science and Technology. ($6500)

Duration: May 2011- September 2013

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Hani Abu Qdais

 

  1. Project Title: “Solar drying and utilization of sludge produced at JUST waste water treatment plant as a source of energy”.

Funded by: Jordan University of Science and Technology.( $7000)

Duration: May 2011 – September 2013

Project Number: 139/2013

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Awni Al-Otoom

 

  1. Project Title: “Desalination and hot water production using solar still enhanced by external solar collector”.

Funded by: Jordan University of Science and Technology. ($6000)

Duration: May 2011- September 2013

Project Number: 251

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Mousa Abu Arabi

 

  1. Project Title: “Feasibility of Solar Energy (Photovoltaic) Systems in Oman”.

Funded by: The Research Council of Oman, Oman. (US$ 120,000)

Project Number: ORG SU EI 11 010

Principle  Investigator: Dr. Hussein Kazem

 

  1. Project Title: “Design and Development of Novel Optical Amplifiers for Optical Communication Networks in Oman”

Funded by: The Research Council of Oman, Oman. (US$ 172,000)

Project Number: ORG SU ITC 11 02

Co-Investigator: Dr. Hussein Kazem

 

 
  1. Project Title: “Possibility of utilization solar stills to provide greenhouse water demand in arid environments”

Total Budget: OMR 5,000 (USD 12,985)

Project Number: IG/AGR/SWAE/11/03

Period: 2011 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Al-Ismaili A.M

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Development of A Cost Model For Assessment of Wind and Solar Power In Oman, 2011.
  2. Designing of a Hybrid Wind/Photovoltaic/Fuel Cell System for Eco House Energy Production, 2011.
  3. Smart Grid Energy Saving Potential and its Impact on the Envisaged Expansion in Power Generation in Main Interconnected System of Oman, 2011.
  4. Environmental Impact of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects on the Envisaged Expansion in Power Generation in Main Interconnected System Of Oman, 2011.
  5. Long-term Electric Energy and Power Forecast, and Power Development Plan for Dhofar Power Company, 2011
  6. Design of a heat exchanger for a solar powered water desalination plant, Fall 2011-Spring 2012

 

 2010

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Desalination and hot water Production by solar energy”.

Funded by: Abdul Hameed Shoman Establishment. ($22000)

Duration: May 2010- September 2013

Project Number: 87/2010

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Mousa Abu Arabi

 

  1. Project Title: “Investigation of integrated sustainable building solar cooling system”

Funded by: TRC

Duration: 2010-2012

Project Number: CR/ENG/MIED/10/01

Investigators: Nasser Al-Azri, Yousef Zurigat, Nabeel Al-Rawahi

Summary: Analysis and investigation for saving energy in cooling residential and office buildings by using passive and active techniques. The investigation covers the use of passive techniques and the development of bioclimatic charts and using solar absorption cooling system.

 

MSc Thesis

 

  1. “Protection and Defect of Earthing System – Majan Electricity Network Case Study, 2010.
  2. “Evaluation and Diagnosis of 100 Power Transformers Condition in Majan Electricity Company (Oman) using Oil Diagnosis Techniques”, 2010.

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Design and Implementation of Sensors and a Data Storage System for a Stand Alone Weather Station, 2010.
  2. Optimal Size & Location of Renewable-based Distributed Generation in Rural Area Electricity Company (RAECO) Network Using Genetic Algorithm (GA), 2010- 2011.
  3. Environmental Impact of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects on the Envisaged Expansion in Power Generation in Main Interconnected System of Oman, 2010- 2011.

  

 

2009

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Oil-Production Water Disposal Issues at Sahma”.

Funded by: Petrogas LLC. (completed)

Investigators: S. Prathapar, A. Al-Lawati, M. Baawain; M. Tahat; H. Rahman and T. Julius

 

 

MSc Thesis

  1. Management of Non-Technical Energy Losses in Electrical Distribution System, 2009.

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Design of hybrid stand-alone power generation system, 2009

 

 2008

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Renewable Energy Business Opportunities in Duqum-Oman”

Funded by: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, (US$50,777) (Completed)

Project Number: AS/ENG/ECED/08/04

Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Gastli

Co-Investigators: Saleh Al-Alawi , Arif Malik, Hadj Boudocen, A. Al-Badi, Ali Al-Lawati, FaridTouati.

 

  1. Project Title : “Automated Cell Connection Optimizer for Photovoltaic Arrays” Funded by : SQU, 2008 for a duration of 12 months Project Number :IG/ENG/ECED/08/03 Investigators : A. Gastli, H. Bourdoucen, H. Lawati Summary : In recent years, the world usage of PV systems has increased tremendously due to the incentives put by different countries for the use of renewable and clean energy. However, the efficiency of the solar cells/panels/modules/arrays is still a major concern and drawback. Optimization of the use of PV cells/panels/modules to make arrays is very crucial for the improvement of the PV array overall efficiency. However, most of the cells/panels/modules have heterogeneous parameters and characteristics even when they are produced by the same factory. These heterogeneous parameters and characteristics affects the performance of the cells/panels/modules when connected together in series and/or in parallel to form a PV array. In the present project, we will develop an automatic and intelligent system which will help the PV arrays designer to identify and select the optimum configuration of the cells/panels/modules connections that maximizes the total power generated by the PV array.

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Solar dryer , Fall 2008-Spring 2009
  2. Design of solar steam turbine, Fall 2008-Spring 2009
  3. Design and Implementation of Solar tracking System, Spring 2008.
  4. Design and Implementation of a Solar Water Pump for Irrigation, Spring 2008.
  5. Design of an Experimental Setup for Measuring I-V Characteristics of PV Cells/Panels, Fall 2008.
  6. Design & Realization of a Solar Powered MS (mobile station) Charger, Fall 2008

 

  

2007

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “The Impact of Moisture Content on Thermal Conductivity of Fibrous Insulation Materials, Experimental and Simulation study”.

Funded by: KFUPM

Project Number: KFUPM IP/2007-27 (IN080390)

Duration: 2007-2010

Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Khoukhi

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Design and Implementation of a Solar Powered Mobile Station Charger, 2007.
  2. Design and Implementation of a Solar Car Monitoring System, Fall 2007.

 

2006

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Single-effect falling film solar desalination”.

Funded by: Jordan University of Science and Technology. ($5000)

Duration: May 2006- September 2008

Investigators: Hasan Abdellatif and Mousa Abu Arabi

 

2005

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Development of the Air-conditioning and Ventilation System with Hot Water Supply Using year-round Solar Energy”

Funded by: Ministry of the Environment of Japan (NEDO)

Duration: 2005- 2012 

Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Khoukhi

 

  1. Project Title : "Energy saving potential and its impact on power planning in central grid of Oman using demand-side management" Founded by : SQU Funded

Duration: 2005- 2006 Project Number : IG/ENG/ECED/05/02 SQU Investigators :ArifS. Malik and Ali Al-Maqrashi

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Design and Implementation of a Solar Car Electric System, 2005

  

2004

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title : “Development of typical meteorological years for different locations in Oman”. Founded by : PDO Funded SQU Investigators : Yousef Zuraigat, Naseem Sawaqed, Hilal Al-Hinai, and Bassam Jubran, Summary : Typical meteorological year is an essential and indispensable tool in simulations of thermal systems and comparison of their performance. TMY’s have been developed for seven locations in Oman (Seeb, Masira, Salalah, Majis, Marmul, Sur, and Fahud) A program has been developed based on Sandia statistical method to generate the TMYs. Thus, a general tool has been developed which can be used to develop TMY’s for other locations or to include more years of data for the locations for which TMY’s have already been developed.

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Weather Station Monitoring System Design ,2004.
  2. Design and Realization of Maximum Power Point Tracker for the solar Car Project, 2004.

 

  

2003

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Modeling and Generation of Contour Maps forSolar Radiation and Sunshine Hours over Oman”.

Funded by:  SQU. (completed)

Investigators: J. Jervase, A. Atsu and A. Al-Lawati.

 

  1. Project Title: “ Parabolic Solar Collector”. Funded by : SQU Internal Funding. SQU Investigators : Saif Al-Hadabi. Summary : The objective of this study is to design and fabricate a solar dish collector with a tracking control system. The fabricated system will be tested on the local environment to asses its performance.

 

  1. Project Title : “Convective cells in solar ponds”. Funded by : SQU Internal Funding. SQU Investigators : Saif Al-Hadabi, Bassam Jubran, Yousef Zuraigat, and Hilal Al-Hinai Summary : A numerical model of Salinity Gradient Solar Ponds has been constructed and the behavior of the pond was studied. The effects of tilting angle of the wall, salt concentration and time of operation on the stability of the cells were observed. (SQU Investigators: Hilal Al-Hinai and Ali Al-Alawi

 

 

  1. Project Title : “The energy-efficient buildings in Oman”. Funded by : PDO Funded SQU Investigators : Bassam Jubran, Yousef Zuraigat, and Hilal Al-Hinai Summary : The thermal performance aspects of building practice in hot climates were investigated. The results obtained and the recommendations drawn serve as guidance for building architects, designers, contractors, and builders as well as air-conditioning equipment manufacturers.

 

  1. Project Title : “Development of typical meteorological years for different locations in Oman”. Founded by : PDO Funded SQU Investigators : Yousef Zuraigat, Naseem Sawaqed, Hilal Al-Hinai, and Bassam Jubran, Summary : Typical meteorological year is an essential and indispensable tool in simulations of thermal systems and comparison of their performance. TMY’s have been developed for seven locations in Oman (Seeb, Masira, Salalah, Majis, Marmul, Sur, and Fahud) A program has been developed based on Sandia statistical method to generate the TMYs. Thus, a general tool has been developed which can be used to develop TMY’s for other locations or to include more years of data for the locations for which TMY’s have already been developed.

 

 

2002

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Modeling and Testing of Solar Cells, panels and Photovoltaic DC-AC power Inverters”.

 

Funded by: UNESCO. (completed)

Investigators: H. Bourdoucen, S. Al-Alawi, J. Jervase, A. Gastli, A. Al-Lawati, S. Al-Zadjali and S. Al-Yazidi.

 

  1. Project Title : “Development of Eco-House for Hot and Humid Climates”. Funded by : SQU

Duration: 36 months. Project Number :IG/ENG/MIED/02/01 Investigators : Y. Zurigat,Prof. B. Jubran,Dr. H. Al-Hinai, Dr. N. Sawaqed, Dr. M. Abu-Arabi, Dr. J. Ashour, Dr. A. Al-Jamrah, Dr. K. Al-Balushi, Dr. R. Siddiqui Summary : The objective of this study is to develop a simulation tool that will be used for design assessments of the Eco-House. It will incorporate building cooling load model, greenhouse model, solar absorption refrigeration model, solar desiccant dehumidification model, and PV power generation model. Furthermore, models of several passive cooling techniques will be incorporated, i.e., roof pond, roof spray, evaporative cooling, and natural ventilation coupled with solar chimney. Also, a feasibility study will be carried out to investigate the biomass energy generation. Thus, the simulation tool to be developed in this study will serve as a computational laboratory where numerical/computational experiments can be conducted and different design alternatives be evaluated. Furthermore, small laboratory scale experiments will be conducted to evaluate different passive cooling techniques under local weather conditions and to aid in computer models validations. The method of approach adopted in this study consists of the following four tasks:

1. Development of computer models for different passive and hybrid cooling techniques. Passive cooling includes roofpond, roof spray, roof garden/pergula, evaporative cooling, natural ventilation coupled with solar chimney, and different shading scenarios. Hybrid cooling includes solar- and gas-fired absorption cooling coupled with desiccant dehumidification, evaporative cooling (direct and indirect), and desiccant cooling. The development of computer model of solar absorption refrigeration unit is essential for the Eco-House space air conditioning and for enhancing water harvesting in the green house dehumidification process.

2. Development of thermodynamic computer model of green house coupled with seawater desalination based on humidification and dehumidification processes. This will incorporate the modeling of several components such as evaporators, condensers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and solar collectors.

3. Design and execution of experiments using small laboratory scale models of the following components: a. Evaporative cooling building jacket b. Roof pond c. Roof spray d. Roof garden/pergola e. Building shading f. Biomass gas production unit

4. Applications of the computer simulations to Eco-House design and sizing of greenhouse and its components and the development of design recommendations. A transient system simulation program TRNSYS available at MIE department will be used to carry out simulations using the computer models developed in this study. Also, a weather station (already ordered) will be used simultaneously with the laboratory experiments to measure the weather conditions, i.e., dry-bulb, relative humidity, solar intensity, and wind speed and direction.

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. Solar Cells Characterization, Data Acquisition and Modeling, 2002.
  2. Design and Simulation of a Maximum Power Point Tracker, 2002
  3. Design and Simulation of a DC Motor Controller, 2002
  4. Design and Simulation of a Battery Charger, 2002

 

  

 2001

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title : “Analysis, Modeling and Testing of Solar Cells, panels and Photovoltaic DC-AC power Inverters”. Funded by : UNESCO, Aug. 2001.

Duration: 12 months. Project Number :IG/ENG/EEED/ Investigators : H. Bourdoucen, A. Gastli, J. Jervase, A. Lawati, S. Al Alawi. Summary : The objectives of the project were as follows:

  • Perform experimental measurements on cells and panels under Oman’s climatic and weather conditions.
  • Model and analyze cells and panels using search and optimization approaches based on GAs.
  • Use SPICE and MATLAB simulators to model and simulate different panel configurations and built Fuzzy Logic / ANN based power point trackers.
  • Analyze, design, implement and test high efficiency photovoltaic DC-AC power inverters using the aforementioned techniques.

 

  1. Project 2 : “Solar Water Desalination”. Funded by : MEDRC with partners from Germany. SQU Investigators : Hilal Al-Hinai and Ali Al-Alawi Summary : This was a joint research project for investigations on an innovative sea water desalination system using solar heat between the MEIE department and the Bavarian Centre for applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) (Germany) and two other German companies. The project was concluded successfully on March 2001.

 

 

Undergraduate Students' Projects

 

  1. The role of renewable energy for decentralized applications in Sultanate of Oman, June 2001.
  2. Design of Solar Electric Vehicle Drive System, June 2001.
  3. Design of Solar Electric Vehicle PV System, June 2001.
  4. Solar Cells: Characterization, Data Acquisition and Modeling Under Oman's Climatic Conditions, June 2001

 

  

 

 

2000

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title: “Solar Electric Car”

Funded by: SQU, ($ 21,086). (Completed)

Duration: 36 months.

Project Number: IG/ENG/EEED/ 00/ 02

Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Gastli

Co-Investigators: Dr. A. Al-Badi, Dr. A. Al-Naamany, Dr. H. Bourdoucen and Dr. J. Jervase and Dr. A. Malik.

Summary : The Solar Electric Vehicle at Sultan Qaboos University was planned to harness and develop technical know-how on solar energy. This research was intended to develop efficient production, storage, retrieval and use of the electrical energy produced from solar cells. This project concentrated on the electrical parts of the vehicle consisting of the solar panels, the battery charger and power optimizer, and the motor.

 

  1. Project Title: “The Role of Renewable Energy for Decentralized Applications in Sultanate Of Oman”.

Funded by: SQU, ($23,400). (Completed)

Duration: 24 months

Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Malik

Co-Investigators: Dr. K.A. Ellithy,  Dr. A. Al-  Badi, Dr. H. Al-Hinai, Dr. H. Bourdoucen, Dr.  J. Jervase and Dr. Adel Gastli.

Summary : The objectives of the project were as follows:

  • Assess the solar and wind energy resource potential for decentralized applications in remote areas of selected sites of Sultanate of Oman;
  • Size stand-alone PV system, for a selected remote sites/villages in Sultanate for small power applications on the basis of estimated load for the villages;
  • Calculate the Long Run Marginal Cost for grid extension for supplying the required load power to the selected village;
  • Perform the economic analysis to calculate the Life-Cycle-Cost for PV & diesel generating systems for economic evaluation;
  • Size wind turbine, for at-least one selected remote site/village in Sultanate for small power applications on the basis of estimated load for the village;
  • Perform the economic analysis to calculate the Life-Cycle-Cost for wind & diesel generating system for economic evaluation;
  • Identify the most suitable and economic system for supplying electricity to the remote areas of Sultanate;
  • Carry out economic evaluation of PV irrigation system, wind pumps and diesel pumps for agricultural purposes;
  • Make energy policy analysis to promote these technologies.

 

 

1999

 

Research Project:

 

  1. Project Title : “Long-Term Testing of Japanese PV Solar Panels”. Funded by : NEDO with partners from Japan). SQU Investigators : Bassam Jubran, Hilal Al-Hinai, Saleh Al-Alawi, Ahmad Al-Numanyan and Sami Al-Sulti. Summary: This project is conducted in collaboration with the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The project aims to test Japanese photovoltaic solar panels under the prevailing weather conditions in Oman for a long period of time. Testing is in progress for modules from six Japanese companies since February 1999.

  


 

 

    2016

    1. S. Al Busaidi, H. A. Kazem, A. H. Al Badi, and M. F. Khan, “ Review of Optimum Sizing of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Wind Renewable Energy Systems in Oman", Renewable andSustainableEnergyReviews, Vol. 53, 2016 , pp. 185-193.
    2. E. B. Ssekulima, and A. S. Al-Hinai, “Coordinated Voltage Control of Solar PV with MPPT and Battery Storage in Grid-Connected and Microgrid Modes”, accepted in the 18thMediterranean Electrotechnical Conference – MELECON 2016, Limassol- Cyprus, April 18- 20, 2016.
    3. H A Kazem, “Techno-Economic Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems in Oman: Review Article”, Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind, Vol II, 2016, Springer International Publishing, pp. 541- 550.
    4. H Mazin, H A Kazem, H A Fadhil, S A Aljunid, Q M Abdulmajeed, M T Chaichan, “Linear and Nonlinear Modeling for Solar Energy Prediction for Zone, Region and Global Areas”, Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind, Vol II, 2016, Springer International Publishing, pp. 21- 34.
    5. A H Al-Waeli, A H Al-Kabi, A Al-Mamari, H A Kazem, M T Chaichan, “Evaluation of the economic and environmental aspects of using photovoltaic water pumping system”, 9th International Conference on Robotic, Vision, Signal Processing and Power Applications: Empowering Research and Innovation, Panag- Malaysia, February, 2016.

     

    2015

    1. Y. Charabi, A. H. Al-Badi, “Creating an enabling environment for renewable energy application in the Sultanate of Oman”, International Journal of Green Energy, Vol. 12, 2015, pp. 1169-1177.
    2. M. H. Albadi, N. Al-Mashaikhi, S. Al Hinai, R. Al-Abri, A Al-Hinai, Q. Al-Aamri, A. Al-Mazidi and M. Al-Gafri, "Loss Reduction in Isolated Rural Area Distribution Network Using Photovoltaic System", The Journal of Engineering Research (TJER),Vol. 12, Dec 2015, pp. 51- 59.
    3. H A Kazem and M T Chaichan, “Effect of Humidity on Photovoltaic Performance Based on Experimental Study”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 10, 2015, pp. 3979- 3982.
    4. A H Al-Waeli, M Kamal El-Din, A H Al-Kabi, A Al-Mamari, H A Kazem, and M T Chaichan, “A photovoltaic application in car parking lights with recycled batteries: A techno-economic study”, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (AJBAS), Vol. 9, 2015, pp. 43- 45.
    5. M. Klimontowicz, A. Al-Hinai, and J. Peng, “Optimal LFC SMC for Three - Area Power System with High Penetration of PV”, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Electrical System (JES).
    6. A A Pasupuleti, T Khatib, and H A Kazem, “Modeling and characterization of a photovoltaic array based on actual performance using cascade-forward back propagation artificial neural network”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation, Vol. 137, 2015, 5 pages.
    7. H A Kazem, M T Chaichan, S A Saif, A A Dawood, S A Salim, A A Rashid and A A Alwaeli, “Experimental Investigations of Dust Type Effect on Photovoltaic Systems in North Region, Oman”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 6, 2015, pp. 293- 298.
    8. M T Chaichan, B A Mohammed, H A Kazem, “Effect of pollution and cleaning on photovoltaic performance based on experimental study”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 6, 2015, pp. 594- 601.
    9. H A Kazem, A H Al-Waeli, A H Al-Kabi, and A Al-Mamari, “Techno-economical Assessment of Optimum Design for Photovoltaic Water Pumping System for Rural Area in Oman”, International Journal of Photoenergy, Vol. 2015, 2015, 8 pages.
    10. Z. A Darwish, H A Kazem, K Sopian, M A Al-Goul and H Alawadhi, “Effect of Dust Pollutant Type on Photovoltaic Performance”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review RSER, Vol. 53, 2015, pp. 185- 193.
    11. H A Kazem, M T Chiachan, A H Al-Waeli and K Mani, “Effect of Shadow on the Performance of Solar Photovoltaic”, Conference: MED GREEN FORUM: Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, Florence- Italy, August 26-28, 2015
    12. H A Kazem, “Feasibility of Photovoltaic Systems in Oman”, IEEE IES SGRE15, Duha- Qatar, March 22- 23, 2015.
    13. M. I. Masoud, “Street Lighting using Solar Powered LED Light Technology: Sultan Qaboos University Case Study”, The proceedings of 8thGCC Conference, Muscat- Oman, 1- 4 February, 2015.

     

    2014

    1. Y. Al Hatmi, C.S. Tan, A. H. Al Badi, Y. Charabi, “Assessment of the consciousness levels on renewable energy resources in the Sultanate of Oman”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 40, 2014, pp. 1081- 1089.
    2. M. H. Albadi, R. S. Al Abri, M. I. Masoud, K. H. Al Saidi, A. S. Al Busaidi, A. Al Lawati, K. Al Ajmi, I. Al Farsi, "Design of a 50 kW solar PV rooftop system", International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, Vol. 3, October 2014, pp. 401- 409.
    1. H A Kazem, S Al-Bahri, S Al-Badi, H Al- Mahkladi and A H Al-Waeli, “Effect of Dust on Photovoltaic Performance”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 875- 877, 2014, pp.1908-1911.
    2. A A Alwaeli, M T Chaichan, and H A Kazem, “Effect of Dust on Photovoltaic Utilization in Iraq: Review Article”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Vol. 37, 2014, pp. 734- 749.
    3. A. H. Al-Badi, Y. Charabi, A. Gastliand Y. Al-Shaili, “Measurement of Grid Solar PV System in Oman”, International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET 2014), Brunei, Nov. 1- 3, 2014.
    4. A.H. Al-Badi, H. Yousef, Othman Al Aamri, Mohammed Al Abdusalam, Younis Al Shidi, Nasser Al Harthy, ”Performance of A Stand-Alone Renewable Energy System Based on Hydrogen Energy Storage”, 6th International Symposium On Communications, Control, And Signal Processing, Athens- Greece, May 21- 23, 2014.
    5. A. Kazem, A. M. Al-Aisaee, K. Sopian, A. S. Albusaidi, and M. H. Albadi, "Design and Evaluation of Photovoltaic Systems using Different Techniques", in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICAEEE 2014), Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia, Jan. 15- 16, 2014, pp. 75-79.

     

    2013

    1. S. Al-Yahyai, Y. Charabi, A. H. Al-Badi, and A. Gastli, “Wind Resource Assessment Using Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Multi-Criteria Decision Making Technique : Case Study (Masirah Island, Oman)”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology (IJRET), Vol. 4, 2013, pp. 17- 33.
    2. M. H. Albadi, A. S. Al-Hinai, N. N. Al-Abri, Y. H. Al-Busafi, R. S. Al-Sadairi, "Optimal allocation of solar PV systems in rural areas using genetic algorithms: case study", International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 6, December 2013, pp. 301- 306.
    3. Q. M. Abdulmajeed, H. A. Kazem, H. Mazin, M. F AbdMalek, D. Maizana, A. H. Alwaeli, M. H. Albadi, K. Sopian and A. S. Al Busaidi, "Photovoltaic Maximum Tracking Power Point System: Review and Research Challenges", International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering (IJATCSE), Vol. 2, October 2013, pp. 16- 21.
    4. H. Al-Badi, M. H. Albadi, A. S. Malik, M. Al-Hilali, A. Al- Busaidi, S. Al-Omairi, "Levelized Electricity Cost for Wind and PV-Diesel Hybrid System in Oman at Selected Sites", International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 7, April 2013, pp. 96- 102.
    5. M. H. Albadi, A. S. Al-Hinai, N. N. Al-Abri, Y. H. Al-Busafi, R. S. Al-Sadairi, "Optimal allocation of solar PV systems in rural areas using genetic algorithms – case study", International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 6, December 2013, pp. 301- 306.
    6. M. H. Albadi, A. H. Al-Badi, A. M. Al-Lawati and A. S. Malik, “Role of Policies on Economic Feasibility of PV Projects,” Renewable Energies and Power Quality Journal (REPQJ), ISSN-2172-038X, No. 11, March 2013, pp. 1- 4
    7. H A Kazem, T Khatib and K Sopian, F Buttinger, W Elmenreich, A S Albusaidi, “The effect of dust deposition on the performance of multi-crystalline photovoltaic modules based on experimental measurements”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research IJRER (ISSN: 13090127), Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 850- 853.
    8. Z Ahmed, H A Kazem, K Sopian and M T Chaichan, “Impact of Some Environmental Variables with Dust on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Performance: Review and Research Status”, International Journal of Energy and Environment, Vol. 7, 2013, pp. 152- 159.
    9. M Alabdul Salam, A Aziz, A H Alwaeli, and H A Kazem, "Optimal Sizing of Photovoltaic Systems Using HOMER for Sohar, Oman", International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 301- 307.
    10. H.  Al-Badi, M. H. Albadi, A. Malik, M. Al-Hilali, A. Al- Busaidi, S. Al-Omairi, “Development of a Cost Model for Assessment of Wind and Solar Power in Oman”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2013), Cape Town- South Africa, February 25- 27, 2013, pp. 700-704.
    11. M. H. Al-Badi,  A.H. Al-Badi, A. Malik,  A. Al-Lawati, “Role of Policies on Economic Feasibility of PV Projects”, European Association for the Development of Renewable Energies, Environment and Power Quality (ICREPQ),Bilbao- Spain, March 20- 22, 2013.
    12. V. Sant, V. Khadkikar, W. Xiao, H. Zeineldin, and A. Al-Hinai, “Adaptive Control of Grid Connected Photovoltaic Inverter for Maximum VA Utilization”, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics (IECON 2013), Vienna- Austria, Nov. 10- 13, 2013.
    13. H A Kazem, S Q Ali, A H Al-Waeli, K Mani and M T Chaichan, “Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Optimization of Health Clinic PV System for a Rural Area in Oman”, World Congress on Engineering (WEC 2013), The 2013 International Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, London- UK, July 3- 5, 2013, Vol. I.
    14. A H A Al-Waeli and H A Kazem, “A Novel Design of Solar System with Humidity to Water Conversion Feature”, World Congress on Engineering (WEC 2013), The 2013 International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, London- UK, July 3- 5, 2013, Vol. II.
    15. H A Kazem, T Khatib, and A A Alwaeli, “Optimization of Photovoltaic Modules Title Angle for Oman”, 7th IEEE International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference PEOCO2013, Malaysia, June 3- 4, 2013, pp. 700-704.
    16. Z Ahmed, H A Kazem, and K Sopian, “Effect of Dust on Photovoltaic Performance: Review and Research Status”, 7th WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, April 2-4, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 193-199.
    17. H A Kazem, M Alabdul Salam, A Aziz, and A H Al-Waeli, “Levelized Electricity Cost for Photovoltaic System in Sohar-Oman”, IEEE Eighth International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER’13), Monte- Carlo (Monaco), March 27- 30, 2013.

     

    2012

    1. Al-Badi and H. Bourdoucen,” Study and Design of Hybrid Diesel -Wind Stand-Alone System for Remote Area in Oman”, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 31, 2012, pp. 85- 94.
    2. H A Kazem,   M T Chaichan, I M Al-Shezawi, H S Al-Saidi, H S Al-Rubkhi, J K Al-Sinani and A H Al-Waeli, “Effect of Humidity on the PV Performance in Oman”, Journal of Asian Transaction on Engineering, Vol. 2, 2012, pp. 29- 32.
    3. A.H. Al-Badi, H. Yousef, M. Al-Ghailani, H. Al Jafari, A. Al Maskari, “Modeling of Eco-House Hybrid Energy System”, The IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, Colombo- Sri Lanka, Dec. 27- 29, 2012, pp. 291- 296.
    4. Al-Lawati, “PV Modules Tilt Angle Determination Using Images”, 7th ICCCT: 2012 International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology, IEEE Korea, South Korea, December 2012.
    5. H. Albadi, A. S. Al-Hinai, N. N. Al-Abri, Y. H. Al-Busafi, R. S. Al-Sadairi, "Optimal Allocation of Renewable-based DG Resources in Rural Areas Using Genetic Algorithms", in the Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC 2012), Shanghai- China, March 27-29, 2012, pp. 1- 4.

     

    2011

    1. H. Al-Badi, A. Malik and A. Gastli,” Sustainable Energy Usage in Oman - Opportunities and Barriers”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 15,  2011, pp. 3780- 3788.
    2. A. H. Al-Badi, M. H. Al-Badi, A. M. Al-Lawati and A. S. Malik, "Economic Perspective for PV Electricity in Oman", Energy, Vol. 36, 2011, pp. 226- 232.
    3. H. Al-Badi, M. H. Albadi, A. M. Al-Lawati and A. S. Malik, “Economic Perspective for PV Electricity in Oman,” Energy, Vol. 36, January 2011, pp. 226- 232.
    4. H A Kzem, R Abdulla, F Hason and A H Alwaeli, “Prospects of Potential Renewable and Clean Energy in Oman”, International Journal of Electronics, Computer and Communications Technologies (IJECCT, ISSN: 2180-3706), Vol. 1, 2011, pp. 25- 29.
    5. H A Kazem, “Renewable Energy in Oman: Status and Future Prospects”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review (RSER, ISSN: 1364-0321), Vol. 15, 2011, pp. 3465-3469.
    6. A.H. Al-Badi, M. AL-Toobi, S. AL-Harthy, Z. Al-Hosni, ”Techno-Economic Analysis for a Hybrid Stand-alone Power Generation”, International Conference on Power Electrical Systems (PES), Sousse- Tunisia, March 22- 25, 2011.
    7. M. H. Al-Badi, A. H. Al-Badi, A. M. Al-Lawati and A. S. Malik, “Cost of PV Electricity in Oman”, 2011 IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, “For Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology”, Dubai- United Arab Emirates, February 19- 22, 2011, pp. 373-376.

     

    2009

    1. Al-Badi, A. Malik and A. Gastli,” Assessment of Renewable Energy Resources Potential in Oman and Identification of Barrier to their Significant Utilization”,  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 13, 2009, pp. 2734- 2739.
    2. H. Al-Badi, H. Bourdoucen, “Economic Analysis of Hybrid Power System for Rural Electrification in Oman”, 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Science &Technology(ICAST'09), Accra- Ghana, Dec. 14-16, 2009, pp. 284- 289.
    3. A.H. Al-Badi, A. Malik and A. Gastli, “Renewable Energy Resources Potential and Limitation in Oman”, Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization (PCO'2009), Bali- Indonesia, June 1- 3, 2009.

     

    2007

     

    1. H. Bourdoucen, A. Gastli, “Analytical Modelling and Simulation of PV Panels and Arrays”, The Journal of Engineering Research (TJER), Vol. 4, 2007, pp. 75-81.
    2. A. Gastli and H. Bourdoucen, "Study and Modeling of PV Arrays Built with Non Equivalent Units",Proceedings of the ICCCP'07, Muscat- Oman, February 19-21, 2007, pp. 187-191.

     

    2004

     

    1. H. Bourdoucen, A. Gastli, “Analytical Modelling and Computer Simulation of Interconnected Panels and Arrays used in PV Applications”, Proceedings of the 8th Arab International Solar Energy Conference and The Regional World Renewable Energy Congress, Bahrain, March 8- 10, 2004.

     

    2003

    1. Al-Lawati, A. Atsu and J. Jervase, “Monthly average daily solar radiation and clearness index contour maps over Oman”, Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), Vol. 44, 2003, pp. 693- 707.
    2. J. Jervase, A. Al-Lawati, and A. Dorvlo,   "Contour Maps for Sunshine Ratio for Oman Using Radial Basis Function Generated Data", Journal of Renewable Energy,  Vol. 28, 2003, pp. 487- 497.
    3. A.S. Malik and C.U. Sumaoy, Analytical hierarchy process approach in distribution utility local IRP,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 25, No. 8, October 2003, pp. 623- 631.
    4. Jubran, B.A., Al-Hinai, H., Zurigat, Y.H. and Al-Salti, S., "Feasibility of using various photovoltaic systems for window-type air-conditioning units under hot-arid climates",Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 28,2003,  pp. 1545- 1553.

     

    2002

    1. A. Dorvlo, J. Jervase, and A. Al-Lawati, "Solar Radiation Estimation Using Artificial Neural Networks", Journal of Applied Energy, Vol. 71, 2002, pp. 307- 319.
    2. Al-Naamany, A. Gastli, H. Bourdoucen, "Neuro-Fuzzy Maximum Power Point Tracker for PV Systems", Accepted for presentation in The 6th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Soft Computing (ASC'2002), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 17-19, 2002, pp. 281- 286.

    2001

    1. Jervase, H. Bourdocuen and A. Al-Lawati, “Solar cell parameter extraction using genetic algorithms”, Measurement Science and Technology (UK, Institute of Physics), Vol. 12, November 2001, pp. 1922- 1925.
    2. Jervase, H. Bourdoucen and A. AL Lawati, “A genetic algorithm based technique for extracting solar cell parameters”, Sharjah Solar Energy Conference, UAE, February 19-22, 2001.
    3. A. Gastli, H. Bourdoucen, S. Al-Alawi, “ANN-Based Maximum Power Point Tracker for PV Systems”, International Solar Energy Society 2001 World Congress, Adelaide Australia , Nov. 25-30, 2001.

     

    2000

    1. H. Bourdoucen, J. Jervase, A. Al-Badi, A. Gastli, and A. Malik, "Photovoltaic Cells and Systems-Current State and Future Trends-", Journal of Science & Technology, Special Review, 2000, pp. 185-207.

      

     


     

2015

 

  1. Awni Al-Otoom, Fahmi Abu Al-Rub, Hasan Mousa, and Mays Shadeed,Continuous Solar Drying of Sludge from a Waste Water Treatment Plant”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, 2015, p. 043137.

 

  1. M. Khoukhi and M. Tahat, “Effect of temperature and density variation on thermal conductivity of polystyrene insulation materials in Oman”, Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, Vol. 88,  July 2015, pp. 994- 998.

 

  1. Al-Azri, N., “Energy management through heat integration: a simple algorithmic approach for introducing pinch analysis”,  The Sultan Qaboos University Journal for Science. (in press)

 

  1. Al-Azri, N., Al-Kindi, M., “Computational Approach to large Scale Process Optimization through Pinch Analysis” , Technology Education Management Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 229- 235.

 

  1. HasanMousa, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb and Mousa Abu Arabi, “Improving the productivity of a falling film solar unit”, Accepted for publication in the Desalination and Water Treatment Journal.

 

  1. M. Khoukhi, “The impact of thermal conductivity of polystyrene insulation material change under different operating temperatures on the heat transfer through the building envelope”, Accepted for publication in the Applied Thermal Engineering.

 

  1. M. Khoukhi and S. Maruyama, “Combined Nongray Conductive and Radiative Heat Transfer Simulation of a Single Glass Window Subjected to Solar and Thermal Radiation”, Accepted for publication in the  Journal of Thermal Science.

 

  1. M T Chaichan, K I Abaas, and H A Kazem, “Design and Assessment of Solar Concentrator Distillation System Using Phase Change Materials (PCM) Suitable for Desertic Weather Conditions”, Desalination and Water Treatment (ISSN: 19443994), Vol. 2015, pp. 1- 11.

 

 

  1. M T Chaichan, H A Kazem, A A Kazem, K I Abaas, K A Al-Asadi, “The effect of environmental conditions on concentrated solar system in desertic weathers”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 6, 2015, pp. 850- 856.

 

  1. M T Chaichan, and H A Kazem, “Water solar distiller productivity enhancement using concentrating solar water heater and phase change material (PCM)”, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 151- 159.

 

  1. M T Chaichan, and H A Kazem, “Using aluminum powder with PCM (paraffin wax) to enhance single slope solar water distillator productivity in Baghdad –Iraq winter weather”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research IJRER (ISSN: 13090127), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, pp. 251- 257.

 

  1. M. Khoukhi, “Variation of Thermal Conductivity of Polystyrene Insulation Material under Different Operating Temperatures and Moisture Contents”, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Rome- Italy, April 18-19, 2015.

 

  1. Hasan Mousa, Desalination and Sustainability, Workshop on Water & Sustainable Development, Muscat- Oman, March 18, 2015.

 

  1. Boukhris, Y., Allani, Y., Al-Azri, N., Abdallah Saad, Z., “A new intelligent predictive solar-gas trigeneration system for air conditioning industrial spaces”, International Conference on Future Building & District Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT2015). Lausanne- Switzerland, September 9-11, 2015.

 

 

  1. Boukhris Y., Al-Azri, N., Allani, Y., “Solar power generation and solar cooling trigeneration: A new approach of conceptual design for countries of Mena region”, International Conference on Future Building & District Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT2015). Lausanne- Switzerland, September 9-11, 2015.

 

  1. Al-Azri, N., Al-Saadi, S.,“The effect of variations in typical reference year on energy analysis and simulation for residential buildings”, 5th International Conference on Energy and Environmental Science (ICEES 2015). Penang- Malaysia, September 3-4, 2015.

2014

 

  1. M. Khoukhi and Mahmoud Tahat, “Effect of Operating Temperatures on Thermal Conductivity of Polystyrene Insulation Material: Impact on Envelope-Induced Cooling Load”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 564, 2014, pp. 315- 320.
  2. Al-Rawahi, N., Zurigat, Y. H., and Al-Azri, N., “Investigating different diffuse solar radiation models to analyses solar radiation on inclined surfaces in Oman”, International  Journal of Sustainable Energy.  (Print version still in press, online version available with DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2014. 950961.)
  3. A Fudholi, K Sopian, M H Yazdi, M H Ruslan, A Ibrahim, H A Kazem, “Performance analysis of photovoltaic thermal (PVT) water collectors”, Energy Conversion and Management (ISSN: 01968904), Vol. 78, 2014, pp. 641- 651.
  4. A Fudholi, K Sopian, M H Yazdi, M H Ruslan, M Gabbasa, and H A Kazem, “Performance analysis of solar drying system for red chili”, Solar Energy (ISSN: 01425919), Vol. 99, 2014, pp 47- 54.
  5. M. Khoukhi, “Variation of Thermal Conductivity of Polystyrene Insulation Material under different Operating Temperatures”, 7th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Application, Marrakesh- Morocco, May 6-8, 2014. 
  6. M. Khoukhi, “Investigation of the Impact of Operating Temperature on Thermal Conductivity of Polystyrene Building Insulation Material and its Effect on the Envelope-Induced Cooling Load”, First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, Doha- Qatar, February 24- 26, 2014. 
  7. Hasan Mousa, Productivity of small desalination units, workshop on water & Energy, Muscat- Oman, March 23, 2014. 
  8. Al-Azri, N., “Pinch Technology for Large Scale Engineering Applications”, The Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology (ACEAT). Osaka- Japan, October 15-17, 2014.
  9. Zurigat, Y. H., Al-Rawahi, N., and Al-Azri, N., “Solar absorption cooling: the potential and the obstacles”, Second International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment, Sharjah- UAE, February 12-13, 2014.
  10. Al-Azri, N., “Algorithmic procedure for heat integration using pinch technology”       International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Optimization, Muscat- Oman, January 5-9, 2014.
  11. Al-Ismaili A.M,  Irrigation water production via a system of solar stills-cum-greenhouse evaporative cooler,  Journal of Agriculture Machinery  Science, Vol. 10, 2014, pp. 79-82.
  12. Al-Ismaili A.M, Irrigation water production via a system of solar stills-cum-greenhouse evaporative cooler, 12th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, Cappadocia - Turkey, September 3- 6, 2014.

 

2013

  1. H. Mousa and M. Abu Arabi, “Desalination and Hot Water Production Using Solar Still Enhanced by External Solar Collector, Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 51, 2013, pp. 1296- 1301. 
  2. M. Khoukhi, “The Use of Desiccant Cooling system with IEC and DEC in hot-humid Climates”, International Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 107- 111. 
  3. M. Khoukhi, “A Study of Desiccant-based Cooling and Dehumidification System in hot-humid Climate”, International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing (IJMMM), Vol. 1, 2013, pp. 191-194. 
  4. Al-Azri, N., Zurigat, Y. H., and Al-Rawahi, N., “Selection and assessment of passive cooling techniques for residential buildings in Oman using a bioclimatic approach”, The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 10, pp. 53- 65. 
  5. Al-Azri, N., Zurigat, Y. H., and Al-Rawahi, N., “Development of bioclimatic chart for passive building design”, International  Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 32, pp. 713- 723. 
  6. M T Chaichan, K Ibrahim, H A Kazem, H S Aljibori and U A Hussain, “Novel Design of Solar Receiver in Concentrated Solar Power System”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Advances in Engineering (IJMRAE), Vol. 5, No. I, 2013, pp. 211- 226.
  7. Al-Badi, M. H. Al-Badi, “Future Prospects of Residential Solar Water Heating System in Oman”, The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, Osaka- Japan, June 6- 9, 2013, pp. 92-99. 
  8. M. Khoukhi and M. Tahat, “Effect of Operating Temperatures on Thermal Conductivity of Polystyrene Insulation Material: Impact on Envelope-Induced Cooling Load”, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia, November 26- 28, 2013.
  9. M. Khoukhi, “A Study of desiccant-based cooling and dehumidification system in hot-humid climate”, The 2nd International Conference on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics Technologies (FDTT 2013), Istanbul- Turkey, March 15- 16, 2013. 
  10. Al-Rawahi N., Zurigat Y., Al-Azri N., “Analysis of Solar Radiation on Horizontal and Inclined Surfaces for Six Different Locations in Oman”, 24th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM ’13), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- Canada, June 2- 6, 2013. 
  11. K Sopian, P Ooshaksaraei, A Fugholi, R Zulkifli, S H Zaidi, H A Kazem, “Performance characterization of single-path and double-path air-based bifacial photovoltaic thermal solar collector”, 2nd International Conference on Energy Systems, Environment, Antalya- Turkey, October 8-10, 2013, pp. 42-47. 
  12. A Fudholi, A Ibrahim, M Y Othman, M H Ruslan, H A Kazem, A Zaharim, K Sopian, “Energy and Exergy Analyses on Water based Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Collector with Spiral Flow Absorber”, 2nd International Conference on Energy Systems, Environment, Antalya- Turkey, October 8-10, 2013, pp. 70-74.

 

2012

  1. H. Al-Badi, M. H. Al-Badi, "Domestic Solar Water Heating System in Oman: Current Status and Future Prospects", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, 2012, pp. 5727- 5731. 
  2. M. Khoukhi and N. Fezzioui, “Thermal Comfort Design of Traditional Houses in hot-dry Region of Algeria”, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 1- 9. 
  3. A. H. Al-Badi and M. H. Albadi, “Domestic solar water heating system in Oman: current status and future prospects”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, October 2012,  pp. 5727- 5731. 
  4. M T Chaichan, K Ibrahim, and H A Kazem, “The Effect of Variable Designs of the Central Receiver to Improve the Solar Tower Efficiency”, Research Inventy: International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 1, 2012, pp. 56-61. 
  5. M T Chaichan, and H A Kazem, "Thermal Storage Comparison for Variable Basement Kinds of a Solar Chimney Prototype in Baghdad - Iraq Weathers", International Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, 2012, pp. 12- 20. 
  6. Mousa Abu-Arabi and Hasan Mousa, "Research on Desalination and Hot Water Production Using Solar Energy in Jordan", International Conference on Renewable Energy Desalination, Tunis, June 11-12, 2012. 
  7. H. Mousa and M. Abu Arabi, "Desalination and Hot Water Production Using Solar Still Enhanced by External Solar Collector", Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy, Barcelona- Spain, April 23-25, 2012. 
  8. M. Khoukhi and Shahad Abbas Jassim, “Feasibility of using desiccant cooling system in hot-humid region”, Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC 2012), Shanghai- China, March 27- 29, 2012. 
  9. Al-Azri, N., Zurigat Y., Al-Rawahi, N., “Development of bioclimatic chart for passive building design in Muscat-Oman”,  International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’12), Santiago de Compostela- Spain, March 28-30, 2012.

 

2011

  1. M. Khoukhi and S. Maruyama, “Temperature and Heat Flux Distributions through Single and Double Window Glazing Nongray Calculation”, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 2, 2011, pp. 21- 26. 
  2. Al-Rawahi, N., Zurigat, Y.H. and Al-Azri, N., “Prediction of hourly solar radiation on horizontal and inclined surfaces for Muscat, Oman”, The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 8, pp. 19- 31. 
  3. Al-Rawahi N., Zurigat Y., Al-Azri N., “Applications of Different Models for the prediction of hourly solar radiation on horizontal and inclined surfaces”, 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM ’11), Vancouver- Canada, June 5- 9, 2011.

2010

  1. H. Mousa, M. Abu-Arabi, M. Al-Naerat, R.Al-Bakkar, Y. and A.Khattab, “Solar desalination by indirect Heating”, International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems, Vol. 1, 2010, pp. 29- 32.

 

  1. M. Khoukhi, H. Eissa and S. Maruyama, “Thermal Performance of a Solar Heating System under Japanese Climate Conditions”, International Journal of Energy and Technology, Vol. 2, 2010, pp. 1- 10.

 

  1. H.Mousa, Mousa Abu Arabi, Manar Al-Naerat, Remah Al-Bakkar, Yasmeen Ammera, and Amira Khattab, "Solar Desalination by Indirect Heating", 5th International Ege Energy Symposium and Exhibition (IEESE-5), Pamukkale University, Denizli- Turkey, June 27- 30, 2010.

 

  1. Al-Rawahi N., Zurigat Y., Al-Azri N., “Prediction of Hourly Solar Radiation on Horizontal and Inclined Surfaces Using Daily Averaged Global Radiation Data”, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing, Muscat- Oman, December 13-15, 2010.

 

 

  1. Tahat M., Al-Azri N., “Experimental Investigation of Evaporative Air Cooling System performance”, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing, Muscat- Oman, December 13-15, 2010.

2009

  1. H. Mousa and M. Abu Arabi, “Theoretical Study of Water Desalination by a falling Film Solar Unit” ,Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 12, 2009,p. 331. 
  2. M. Abu Arabi, H. Mousa and R. Sameeh, “Solar Desalination Unit with Falling Film”,Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 3, 2009, pp. 58- 63. 
  3. N. Fezzioui, M. Khoukhi, Z. Dahou, K. Ait-Mokhtar and S. Larbi, “Bioclimatic Architectural Design of Ksar of Kenadsa: South-west Area of Algeria Hot and Dry Climate”, Architectural Science Review, Vol. 52, 2009, pp. 221- 228. 
  4. N. Fezzioui, M. Benyamine, Z. Dahou, B. Draoui and M. Khoukhi, "Analysis and thermal simulation of the traditional housing in the south west of Algeria: hot and dry climate", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Abu Dhabi- UAE, January 12- 14, 2009.

2008

  1. H. Mousa and M. Abu Arabi, "Theoretical and experimental study of water desalination by a falling film solar unit", ChemEng08, Birmingham- UK, October 28-30, 2008.

2007

  1. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama and S. Sakai, "Non-gray Calculation of Plate Solar Collector with Low Iron Glazing taking into account the Absorption and Emission with a Glass Cover", Desalination,  Vol. 209, 2007, pp. 156- 162. 
  2. N. Enteria, H. Yoshino, R. Takaki, A. Satake, A. Mochida, M. Khoukhi, R. Yoshie, T. Mitamura and S. Baba, "The Experimental Works and some Parametric Investigations of Thermally Activated Desiccant Cooling Systems", Proceedings of Clima 2007 Wellbeing Indoors, Helsinki- Finland, June 10-14, 2007.

 

2006

  1. M. Khoukhi, "Non-grayRadiative and Conductive Heat Transfer in Single and Double Glazing Solar Collector Glass Covers", International Journal of Thermal Sciences,  Vol. 45, 2006, pp. 579-585. 
  2. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama, A. Komiya and M. Behnia, "Flat-plate Solar Collector Performance with Coated and Uncoated Glass Covers", Heat Transfer Engineering Journal, Vol. 27, 2006, pp. 46-53. 
  3. M. Khoukhi and S. Maruyama, "Theoretical Study of Solar Water Collector taking into account the Absorption and Emission within the Glass Layer", Solar Energy,Vol.80, 2006, pp. 787-794. 
  4. M. Khoukhi, “New Theoretical Approach of Flat plate Solar Collector Considering the Glass Cover as a Participating Media Subjected to Solar and Thermal Radiation”, Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, June 2006, pp. 33-43. 
  5. M. Khoukhi and S. Maruyama. “Combined NongrayRadiative and Conductive Heat transfer in Single and Double Glazing Solar Collector Glass Covers Subjected to Solar and Thermal Radiation”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Al-Ain, UAE, January 3- 6, 2006.
  6. M. Khoukhi, H. Yoshino, A. Mochida, N. Enteria, R. Takaki, A. Satake, R. Yoshie and T. Mitamura, “Study of the conventional twin rotor desiccant cooling system. Part 1: Experimental set up”, Summary of Technical paper of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan, September, 2006.
  7. N. Enteria,H. Yoshino,A. Mochida, M. Khoukhi, A. Satake, R. Yoshie and T. Mitamura, “Study of the conventional twin rotor desiccant cooling system. Part 2: Modeling and parametric investigation”, Summary of Technical paper of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan, September, 2006.

2005

  1. M. Khoukhi and S. Maruyama, "Theoretical Approach of Flat Plate Solar Collector with Clear and Low-iron Glass Covers taking into account the Spectral Absorption and Emission within Glass Covers Layer",  Renewable Energy, Vol. 30, 2005, pp. 1177- 1194.

2004

  1. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama, S. Bosi, A. Komiya and M. Behnia, “A New Simple Approach for calculating the Optical Constants of a Clear Glass Window from 0.19 to 5 m”, 29th Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario- Canada, August 23-25, 2004.
  2. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama and S. Sakai, “Non-gray calculation of Plate Solar Collector with Clear and Low Iron Glasses Taking Into Consideration the Absorption and Emission with Glass covers”, The 8th Arab International Solar Energy Conference and Regional World Renewable Energy Congress, University of Bahrain- Bahrain, March 8-10, 2004.

2003

  1. Al-Lawati, A. Atsu and J. Jervase, “Monthly average daily solar radiation and clearness index contour maps over Oman”, Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), Vol. 44, 2003, pp. 693- 707.
  2. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama, S. Sakai and M. Behnia, "Combined Non-grayRadiative and Conductive Heat Transfer in Solar Collector Glass Cover", Solar Energy, Vol.75, 2003, pp. 285- 293.
  3. Abu-Arabi, M.K., Zurigat, Y.H., Al-Hinai, H. and Al-Hiddabi, S. (2003), "Modeling and performance analysis of a solar desalination unit with double-glass cover cooling,"Desalination J., Vol. 143, 2003 pp.173-182. 
  4. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama and S. Sakai, “A Simple Method for Calculating the Optical Constants of a Clear Glass Window Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer”, The 24th Japan Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Okayama- Japan, October 6-8, 2003.
  5. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama and S. Sakai, “Non-gray Radiative and Conductive Heat Transfer Analysis of an Absorbing Emitting Solar Water Collector Glazing”, 40th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Hiroshima- Japan, May 28-30, 2003.
  6. Abu-Arabi, M.K. and Zurigat, Y.H., "Comparison of year round performance of two types of double glass cover solar stills",  International Conference on RES for islands, tourism & water desalination, Crete- Greece , May 26-28, 2003.

2002

  1. Al-Hinai H., Al-Nassri M.S., and Jubran B.A., “Parametric investigation of a double-effect solar still in comparison with a single-effect solar still”, Desalination J,  Vol. 150, 2002, pp. 75-83. 
  2. Zurigat, Y.H., Al-Hinai, H., and Jubran, B.A., "Energy Efficient Building Strategies for School Buildings in Oman," Int. J. of Energy Research, Vol. 27, 2002, pp. 241-253. 
  3. Al-Hinai, H. Al-Nassri, M. and Jubran, B., “Effect of climatic, design and operational parameters on the yield of a simple solar still”, Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier Science, Vol. 43, 2002, pp. 1639-1650. 
  4. M. Khoukhi, S. Maruyama, S. Sakai and M. Behnia, “Combined Nongray Conductive and Radiative Heat Transfer Simulation of a single Window Subjected to Solar and Thermal Radiation”, Solar Harvest Conference, Newcastle- Australia, November 27-29, 2002.

1999

  1. Childs, W.D. Dabiri, A.E., Al-Hinai, H. and Abdullah, H.A., “VARI-RO Solar-Powered Desalting Technology”,Desalination, Elsevier, Vol. 125, 1999, pp. 155-166.

1997

  1. B. Abu-Hijleh and H. Mousa, “Water Film Cooling Over the Glass Cover of a Solar Still Including Evaporation Effect” ,Energy, Vol. 22, 1997, p. 43.

1996

  1. D. Semmar, A. Harhad and M. Khoukhi, “Numerical Modeling of Laminar Flow on Mixed Convection in the Sloping System”, Second Conference on Engineering of Proceeding, Jerba- Tunisia, April 22-25, 1996.
  2. M. Khoukhi, A. Sadoud and M. Ouzzane, “Study and Development of Temperature Regulator for Electrical Make up Intended for Solar Water Heating System”, National Scientific Meeting on Energy, Algiers- Algeria, June 29-30, 1996.
  3. Ouzzane, H. Makhlouf, A. Hamid and M. Khoukhi, “Performance Study of a Collective Solar Water Heating Installation”, National Scientific Meeting on Energy, Algiers- Algeria, June 29-30, 1996.

1995

  1. MM Sourour and Al-Hiddabi Saif, "Solar energy simulation studies; in the sultanate of Oman", International-Journal-of-Power-and-Energy-Systems. Vol.15, 1995, pp.8-22.
  2. Al-Hinai, H.A. and Al-Alawi, S.M., “Typical Solar Radiation Data for Oman”, Applied Energy, Elsevier Science, Vol. 51, pp. 273-284.
  3. M. Khoukhi and D. Lafri, “Thermal Performance Study of Collector Array of a Collective Solar Installation Having 800 liters Capacity”, Seventh International Meeting on Heat Transfer, Marrakech- Morocco, April 3- 6, 1995.

1994

  1. Lafri, M. Ouzzaneand M. Khoukhi, “Effect of the Natural Convection on the Forced Circulation in Solar Water Heating System”, Second International Meeting on Energetic Physics, Bechar- Algeria, November 8-10, 1994

 

 

  


 

2015

 

  1. S. Al- Saadi, M. Krarti, "Evaluation of Optimal Hybrid Distributed Generation Systems for an Isolated Rural Settlement in Masirah Island, Oman", Distributed Generation & Alternative Energy Journal, Vol. 30, 2015, pp. 23- 42.
  1. M.A. Chowdhury, W.X. Shen, N. Hosseinzadeh and H.R. Pota, “A review on transient stability of DFIG integrated power system”, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering,16 June 2015. [Article in Press, Published on-line]
  2. P. Bayart, B. Reul and M. H. Albadi, "Wind to power the city of Duqm: the need and opportunities for storage for enjoying the full benefits of an energy transition", Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition, Muscat- Oman, May 19- 21, 2015.
  3. M. I. Masoud, “Fully Controlled 5-phase, 10-Pulse, Line Commutated Rectifier” Elsevier, AEJ Journal, Vol. 54, No. 4, December 2015, pp. 1091- 1104. 

 

2014

 

  1. A.H. Al-Badi, M. H. Albadi, A. Malik, M. Al-Hilali, A. Al- Busaidi, S. Al-Omairi, “Levelized Electricity Cost for Wind and PV-Diesel Hybrid System in Oman at Selected Sites”, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 7, 2014, pp. 96-102.

 

  1. M.A. Chowdhury, W.X. Shen, N. Hosseinzadeh and H.R. Pota, “Quantitative assessment and comparison of fault responses for synchronous generator and wind turbine generators based on modified transient energy function”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 8, July 2014, pp. 474- 483.

 

  1. M. A. Chowdhury, N. Hosseinzadeh, and W. X. Shen, “Dynamic validated model of a DFIG wind turbine”, Int. J. of Renewable Energy Technology, Vol. 5, 2014, pp.372- 393.

 

  1. A. Malik, M. Al Badi, A. Al Kahali, Y. Al Nabhani, A. Al Bahri, H. Al Barhi, “Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects Using Multi-Criteria Approach”, IEEE 2014 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose- California, Oct. 10-13, 2014.

 

2013

 

  1. S. Malik and C. Kuba, “Power Generation Expansion Planning Including Large Scale Wind Integration: A Case Study of Oman”, Journal of Wind Energy, Vol. 2013, 2013, 7 pages.

 

  1. M. A. Chowdhury, W. X. Shen, N. Hosseinzadeh, and H.R. Pota, “Comparative study on fault responses of synchronous generators and wind turbine generators using transient stability index based on transient energy function”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 51, Oct. 2013, pp. 145- 152.

 

  1. M. A. Chowdhury, W. X. Shen, N. Hosseinzadeh, and H.R. Pota, “A novel aggregated DFIG wind farm model using mechanical torque compensating factor”, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 67, March 2013, pp. 265- 274.

 

  1. S Q Al-Asadiand and H A Kazem, “Feasibility Study of Photovoltaic/Wind/Battery Hybrid System for Oman”, Engineering Science and Technology (ESTIJ), Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 466- 470.
  2. H A Kazem, and T Khatib, “A novel numerical algorithm for optimal sizing of a photovoltaic/wind/diesel generator/battery microgrid using loss of load probability index”, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2013, 8 pages.

 

  1. M. A.Chowdhury, W. Shen, I. Hijazin, N. Hosseinzadeh, and H. Pota, “Impact of DFIG wind turbines on transient stability of power systems – a review”, The 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2013), Melbourne- Australia, June 19- 21,  2013.

 

  1. H. Al-Badi, M.H. Albadi, A. S Malik, M. Al-Hilali, A. Al-Busaidi, S. Al-Omairi,   "Development of a cost model for assessment of wind and solar power in Oman", in the Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2013), Cape Town- South Africa, February 25- 28, 2013, pp. 700- 704.

 

  1. S. Malik and C. Kuba, “Strategic Planning of Power Supply in Oman Including Wind Energy Considerations”, IEEE Africon 2013, Mauritius- East Africa, Sep. 9-12, 2013.

 

2012

 

  1. Al-Yahyai, Y. Charabi, A. H. Al-Badi, and A. Gastli, “ Nested Ensemble NWP Approach for Wind Energy Assessment”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 37, 2012, pp. 150-160.

 

  1. H. Al-Badi, M. AL-Toobi, S. AL-Harthy, Z. Al-Hosni,   A. AL-Harthy,”Hybrid Systems for Decentralized Power Generation in Oman”, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol.31, 2012,pp. 411- 421.

 

  1. Al-Yahyai, Y. Charabi, A. Gastli and A. H. Al-Badi, ”Wind Farm Land Suitability Indexing using Multi-Criteria Analysis”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 44, 2012, pp. 80- 87
  2. Al-Badi and H. Bourdoucen,” Feasibility analysis of renewable hybrid energy supply options for Masirah Island”, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 5, Aug 15, 2012, pp. 244- 251.

 

  1. Jervase and A. Al-Lawati, “Wind energy potential assessment for the Sultanate of Oman”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier), Vol. 16, April 2012, pp. 1496- 1507.

 

  1. AHM Shamsuzzoha, Andy Grant , Joe Clarke, " Implementation of renewable energy in Scottish rural area: A social study", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, 2012, pp. 185- 191.

 

  1. A. Chowdhury, N. Hosseinzadeh, and W. X. Shen, “Smoothing wind power fluctuations by fuzzy logic pitch angle controller”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 38,February 2012, pp. 224- 233.

 

  1. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Comparative Study on Impacts of Power Curve Model on CF Estimation of Pitch-regulated Turbines,” The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 9, June 2012, pp. 36- 45.

2011

 

  1. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Comparative Study on Impacts of Wind Profiles on Thermal Units Scheduling Costs”, IET- Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 5, January 2011, pp. 26- 35.

 

  1. A.H. Al-Badi, “Wind Power Potential in Oman“, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 30, 2011, pp.110- 118.

 

  1. H. Al-Badi, “Hybrid (Solar and Wind) Energy System for Al Hallaniyat Island Electrification”, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 30, 2011, pp. 212- 222.

 

  1. Al-Yahyai, Y. Charabi, A. H. Al-Badi, and A. Gastli,” Wind Resource Assessment Over Masirah Island Using Numerical Weather Prediction Models”, International Renewable Energy Congress, Hammamet-Tunisia, December 20- 22, 2011.

 

  1. S. AL-Saadi, M. Krarti, "Hybrid Distributed Power Generation for an Isolated Rural Settlement in Masirah Island, Oman", ASME (Ed.) ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Washington, DC- USA, 2011.

 

2010

 

  1. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Optimum Turbine-Site Matching,” Energy, Vol. 35, September 2010, pp. 3593- 3602.
  2. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “New Method for Estimating CF of Pitch-regulated Wind Turbines,” Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 80, September 2010, pp. 1182- 1188.
  3. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Impacts of Wind Power Variability on Generation Costs: an Overview”, The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 7, June 2010, pp. 24- 31.
  4. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Overview of Wind Power Intermittency Impacts on Power Systems”, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 80, June 2010, pp. 627- 632.
  5. A.H. Al-Badi, H. Al-Badi, ” Wind Power Cost Assessment in Oman “, The 5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics And Applications, Taiwan, June 15- 17, 2010, pp. 634- 638. 
  6. AS Malik, HN Al-Jabri, FN Al-Farsi, TS Al-Ma’mary and MK Al-Khadhuri, “Technoeconomic Study of Wind Energy Potential and Prospects in Oman”, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2010), Vancouver- Canada, November 12- 18, 2010. 
  7. HN Al-Jabri, FN Al-Farsi, TS Al-Ma'mari, MK Al-Khodhouri and AS Malik, “A study of wind energy prospects in Oman”, 2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition (EnergyCon), Manama- Bahrain, Dec. 18- 22, 2010.

2009

  1. H. Bourdoucen, A. H. Al-Badi, “Design and Evaluation of Hybrid Stand Alone Electric System For Masirah Island”, ISESCO Science and Technology Vision, Vol. 5, 2009, pp. 40-45.

 

  1. A. Malik and A.H. Al-Badi,” Economics of Wind Turbine as an Energy Fuel Saver– A Case Study for Remote Application in Oman”, Energy, Vol. 34, 2009, pp.1573- 1578.

 

  1. Y. Himri, A. Malik, A. Stambouli, S. Himri and B. Draoui, “Review and Use of the Algerian Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 13, August- September 2009, pp. 1584- 1591.

 

  1. Himri, A. Malik, S. Himri and A. Stambouli, "Algerian Renewable Energy Projects for Clean Environment". Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling Technical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Vol. 3, Nanoscience and Technology Inst., Cambridge, MA- USA, 2009.

 

  1. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, "Wind Turbines Capacity Factor Modeling - a Novel Approach," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, August 2009, pp. 1637-1638.

 

  1. M. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, "The Role of Taxation Policy and Incentives in Wind-based Distributed Generation Projects Viability: Ontario Case Study", Renewable Energy, Vol. 34, October 2009, pp. 2224- 2233.

 

  1. M. H. Albadi, E. F. El-Saadany and H. A. Albadi, “Wind to Power a New City in Oman”, Energy, Vol. 34, October 2009, pp. 1579- 1586.

 

  1. A. Malik, A.H. Al-Badi, ”Wind Turbine as an Energy Fuel Saver – A Case Study for Remote Application in Oman”, The IEEE EUROCON 2009 International Conference, St. Petersburg- Russia, May 18- 23, 2009, pp. 605- 610.

 

  1. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Effect of Power Curve Model Accuracy on CF Estimation of Pitch-regulated Turbines”, in the Proceedings of the CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems (CIGRÉ Canada 2009), Toronto, Ontario- Canada, October 4- 6, 2009, pp. 1- 13.
  2. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Novel Method for Estimating the CF of Variable Speed Wind Turbines”, in the Proceedings of the IEEE PES 2009 General Meeting, (IEEE GM2009), Calgary, Alberta- Canada, July 26-30, 2009, pp. 1- 6.
  3. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “The Effect of Wind Profile on Thermal Units Generation Costs”, in the Proceedings of the IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exposition (IEEE PSCE 2009), Seattle, Washington- USA, March 15- 18, 2009, pp. 1- 6.
  4. M. Attwa, E. F. El-Saadany and M. H. Albadi, “Optimum Allocation of Wind Based DG in Unbalanced Rural Network”, in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Communication and Power (ICCCP 2009), Muscat- Oman, Feb 15- 18, 2009.

2007

  1. H. Albadi and E. F. El-Saadany, “Wind Power in Ontario: An Economical Valuation”, in the Proceedings of the IEEE Canada Electrical Power Conference (IEEE EPC 2007), Montréal, Quebec- Canada, October 25-26, 2007, pp. 496- 501.

2004

  1. S. Malik and A. Awsanjli, “Energy Fuel Saving Benefit of a Wind Turbine” 12th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2004, Dubrovnik, May 12-15, 2004.

2000

  1. Gastli, M. Akherraz, A. Al-Badi, "Modeling and Simulation of a Variable Speed Self-Excited Induction Generator", International Journal of Renewable Energy Engineering, Vol. 2, December 2000, (ISSN 1442-133X), pp.221-227.

 

  1. A. Sharaf, A. Gastli, "A Novel Compensation System for Standalone Wind Energy Induction Generator Scheme", Proceedings of the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering CCECE’2000, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 7-10, 2000, pp. 527-530.

1998

  1. Gastli, M. Akherraz, M. Gammal, “Matlab/Simulink/ANN Based Modeling and Simulation of A Stand-Alone Self-Excited Induction Generator”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication, Computer and Power, ICCCP’98, Muscat- Oman, December 7-10, 1998, pp. 93-98.

 

  1. A. Gastli, M. Akherraz, “Matlab/Simulink Assisted Investigation of Variable-Speed Self-Excited Induction Generator”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication, Computer and Power,  ICCCP’98, Muscat- Oman, December 7-10 1998, pp. 258-263. 

1997

  1. S. Malik and A. Wahid, “Wind energy potential in Maldives,” Second ASEAN Renewable Energy Conference, Phuket, Nov. 6-9, 1997.

1996

  1. Al-Ismaily, H.A. and Probert, S.D., "Prospects for harnessing wind-power economically in the Sultanate of Oman, Applied Energy", 55, 1996, pp. 85-130.

 

 

 


 

2016

  1. Farrukh Jamil, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Lamya Al-Haj, Mohab A. Al-Hinai, Paul Hellier, Umer Rashid, Optimization of oil extraction from waste “Date pits” for biodiesel production, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 117, 2016, pp. 264-272.
  2. Farrukh Jamil, Ala’a Al-Muhtaseb, Lamya Al Haj, Mohab Al-Hinai, Parametric study of oil extraction from phoenix dactylifera kernal (date seed) as green energy source, 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, Belfort- France, Feb 8-10, 2016.

2015

  1. Viswanadham, N., Debnath, S., Sreenivasulu, P., Saxena, S.K., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H." Nano porous hydroxyapatite as a bi-functional catalyst for bio-fuel production",RSC Advances. Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 67380-67383.

 

  1. Saxena, S.K., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H.,Viswanadham, N.,"Enhanced production of high octane oxygenates from glycerol etherification using the desilicated BEA zeolite", Fuel, Vol. 159, 2015, pp. 837- 844.

 

 

  1. Hasan Mousa, Alaa Al-Muhtaseb, Abu Qdais Hani and RizqAbdAl, Experimental Investigation of Biogas Production from Wastewater Sludge, Austin Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 2, 2015, p. 1014.

 

  1. Hasan Mousa and Mohammad Al-Silwadi, "Variation in methane concentration produced from anaerobically digested vegetables", The Engineering Research Journal, Vol. 12, 2015, pp. 32- 40.

 

  1. Hasan Mousa, Arwa Obaidat, HebaBani Khaled, AyatAlwaneh, Anwar Tarawneh, Experimental Investigation of Biogas Production form Kitchen Waste Mixed with Chicken Manure, Accepted for publication in The Engineering Research Journal.

 

  1. Sandeep K. Saxena, Nagabhatla Viswanadham, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, "A novel catalytic process for the utilization of bio-acetone into green transportation fuel", 22nd National Symposium on Catalysis, Gujarat- India, Jan. 7- 9, 2015.

 

 

  1. Hasan Mousa, RizqAbdAlaal, Experimental Investigation of Biogas Production from Wastewater Sludge, Conference on Energy Challenges in Oman, Salalah,December 9- 10, 2015.

2014

  1. Obeid, F., Zeaiter, J., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H., Bouhadir, K., "Thermo-catalytic pyrolysis of waste polyethylene bottles in a packed bed reactor with different bed materials and catalysts", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 85, 2014, pp. 1- 6.

 

  1. Saxena, S.K., Viswanadham, N., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H., "Enhanced production of high octane gasoline blending stock from methanol with improved catalyst life on nano-crystalline ZSM-5 catalyst", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Vol. 20, 2014, pp. 2876- 2882.

 

  1. M Ahmad and Ala’a Al-Muhtaseb. "Path lumping kinetic model for aqueous phase reforming of sorbitol", 2nd World congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, Las Vegas- USA, October 27- 29, 2014.

 

 

  1. Malek Al-Kasrawi,Ala’a Al-Muhtaseb, E. Singsaas, "Conceptual Design of Biorefinery Process based on Omani Dates". 22nd European biomass conference and exhibition, Hamburg- Germany, June 23- 26, 2014.

2013

  1. Orozco, A.M., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H., Rooney, D., Walker, G.M. and Ahmad, M.N.M., "Hydrolysis characteristics and kinetics of waste hay biomass as a potential energy crop for fermentable sugars production using autoclave parr reactor system", Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 44, 2013, pp.1- 10. 
  2. Ghani, W.A.W.A.K., Mohd, A., da Silva, G., Bachmann, R., Taufiq-Yap, Y., Rashid, U. and Al-Muhtaseb, A.H. "Biochar production from waste rubber-wood-sawdust and its potential use in C sequestration: Chemical and physical characterization", Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 44, 2013, pp. 18- 24. 
  3. Alkasrawi, M., Abu Jrai, A.Al-Muhtaseb, A.H., "Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process for ethanol production from steam-pretreated softwood: Recirculation of condensate streams", Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 225, 2013, pp. 574- 579. 
  4. Aiouache, F., McAleer, L., Gan, Q., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H. and Ahmad, M.N., "Path lumping kinetic model for aqueous phase reforming of sorbitol", Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 466, 2013, pp. 240- 255. 
  5. Orozco, A.M., Al-Muhtaseb, A.H., Rooney, D.,  Walker, G.M.Aiouache, F. and Ahmad, M., "Fermentable sugars recovery from lignocellulosic waste-newspaper by catalytic hydrolysis", Environmental Technology, Vol. 34, 2013, pp. 3005- 3016.
  6. Hellier P, Al-Haj LA, Talibi M, Purton S, Ladommatos N, Combustion and emissions characterisation of terpenes with a view to their biological production in cyanobacteria, Fuel, Vol. 111, 2013,  pp. 670-688.

2012

  1. Hamid, H.A., Yunus, R., Rashid, U., Choong, T.S.Y., Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, "Synthesis of palm oil-based trimethylolpropane ester as potential biolubricant: Chemical kinetics modeling", Chemical Engineering Journal, Vols. 200- 202, 2012, pp. 532-540.
  2. Al-Haj, LA, Biofuels from microorganisms, Asia-Pacific Biotech News, Vol. 16, 2012, pp. 30-33.

 

 

  


 

2015

 

  1. RM. Gnanamuthu, S. Mohan, Mahmoud Al Ahmad, R. Arunachalam J. Maharaja and RohitBhagat, "Electrochemical Influence of Nano-Spherical RuO2.xH2O Thin Film on Nickel Adhesion Layer as an Anode via Short-Time Pulse Current Technique for Energy Storage in Rechargeable Batteries", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 162, 2015, A1793-A1797.

 

  1. R. Arunachalam, R.M. Gnanamuthu, Mahmoud Al Ahmad, S. Mohan, R. Pavul Raj, J. Maharaja, Nedal Al Taradeh and Ashraf Al-Hinai,"Development of nano-spherical RuO2 active material on AISI 317 steel substrate via pulse electrodeposition for supercapacitors, Surface & Coatings Technology,Vol. 276, 2015, pp. 336- 340.

 

  1. S.N. Al-Saadi, Z. Zhai, "Systematic evaluation of mathematical methods and numerical schemes for modeling PCM-enhanced building enclosure", Energy and Buildings,Vol. 92, 2015, pp. 374- 388.

 

  1. S.N. Al-Saadi, Z. Zhai, "A new validated TRNSYS module for simulating latent heat storage walls", Energy and Buildings, Vol. 109, 2015, pp. 274- 290.

 

 

  1. M. El Mankibi, Z. Zhai, S.N. Al-Saadi, A. Zoubir, "Numerical modeling of thermal behaviors of active multi-layer living wall", Energy and Buildings, Vol. 106, 2015, pp. 96- 110.

 

  1. A.S. Malik, “Economics for Sustainable Planet” In: Wei-Yin Chen, Toshio Suzuki & Maximilian Lackner (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, 2015, pp. 1- 28, Springer, USA.[book chapter]

 

  1. S.N.J. Al-Saadi, "PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS FOR AUTONOMOUS ENERGY STORAGE IN BUILDINGS", 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Hyderabad- India, 2015.

 

  1. Abu Mohareb, O., Huynh, P., Al-Janabi, A., Grimm, M., Reuss, H., "Electric vehicles in the gulf region: performance and potential", SAE 2015 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan- USA, 2015.

 

 

  1. Malik, M. Albadi, A. Al Kahali, Y. Al Nabhani, A. Al Bahri, H. Al Barhi, “A methodology of ranking renewable energy alternatives using AHP and their sensitivity with respect to criteria weights”, in the Proceedings of the Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference on Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy (SASG 2015), Jeddah- Saudi Arabia, December 7- 9, 2015.

 

2014

 

  1. Z. Zhai, M.L. Abarr, S.N. Al-Saadi, P. Yate, "Energy Storage Technologies for Residential Buildings", Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 20, 2014, pp. 1- 10.

 

  1. H A Kazem, T Khatib, K Sopian and W Elmenreich, “Performance and feasibility assessment of a 1.4kW roof top grid-connected photovoltaic power system under desertic weather conditions”, Energy and Building EB (ISSN: 03787788), Vol. 82, 2014, pp. 123- 129.

 

  1. Malik, M. Albadi, A. Al Kahali, Y. Al Nabhani, H. Al Barhi and A. Al Bahri, "Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects Using Multi-Criteria Approach", in the Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2014), Silicon Valley, San Jose, California- USA, October 10- 13, 2014, pp. 1- 6.

 

  1. H. Baluyan, B. Joshi, A. Al-Hinai, and W. Woon, “Automatic Rooftop Detection Using a Two-stage Classification”, IEEE 16th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim2014), Cambridge University, London- UK, March 26- 28, 2014.

 

2013

 

  1. H. Al-Badi, “Pre-Feasibility Study of Stand-Alone Hybrid Energy Systems for Applications in Eco-Houses”, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 6, Feb. 11, 2013, pp. 48-54. 
  2. H. Baluyan, B. Joshi, A. Al-Hinai, and W. Woon, “Novel Approach for Rooftop Detection using Support Vector Machine”, ISRN Machine Vision, Vol. 2013, 2013, 11 pages. 
  3. S.N. AL-Saadi, Z.J. Zhai, "Modeling phase change materials embedded in building enclosure: A review", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 21, 2013, pp. 659- 673. 
  4. Al-Hinai, A. Al-Badi, E. Feilat, M. Albadi, " Efficiency Enhancements of Electric Power System and Economic Analysis- Practical Case Study", Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 5, 2013, pp. 183- 190. 
  5. H A Kazem, and T Khatib, “Techno-economical assessment of grid connected photovoltaic power systems productivity in Oman”, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 61- 64. 
  6. T Khatib, K Sopian, and H A Kazem, “Actual performance and characteristic of a grid connected photovoltaic power system in the tropics: A short term evaluation”, Energy Conversion and Management, (ECM, ISSN: 0196-8904), Vol. 71, 2013, pp. 115- 119. 
  7. H A Kazem, T Khatib, and K Sopian, “Sizing of a standalone photovoltaic/ battery system at minimum cost for remote housing electrification in Sohar, Oman”, Energy and Building, Vol. 6C, 2013, pp.108- 115. 
  8. Z.J. Zhai, M.L. Abarr, S.N. AL-Saadi, P. Yate," ENERGY STORAGE FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS: REVIEW AND ADVANCES",  APEC Conference on Low-carbon Towns and Physical Energy Storage, Changsha- China, 2013. 
  9. K Sopian, A Ibrahim, A Fudhol, M Y Othman, M H Ruslan, H A Kazem, “Experimental Studies on Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Collectors with Different Absorber Design”, 2nd International Conference on Energy Systems, Environment, Antalya- Turkey, October 8-10, 2013, pp. 50- 54.

 

2012

 

  1. S. Malik, “Sustainable Development: Ecology and Economic Growth” In: Wei-Yin Chen, John Seiner, Toshio Suzuki & Maximilian Lackner (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation, 2012, pp. 197-233, Springer, USA.[book chapter]

 

  1. H A Kazem and M T Chaichan, “Status and Future Prospects of Renewable Energy in Iraq”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review (RSER, ISSN: 1364-0321), Vol. 16, 2012, pp. 6007- 6012.

 

  1. H. Al-Badi, ”Hybrid Energy Systems for Applications in Eco-Houses”, 2012 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC 2012), Shanghai- China, March 26- 28, 2012.

2011

  1. Al-Badi, M. Albadi, A. Al-Lawati and A. Malik,  “Economic perspective of PV electricity in Oman”, Energy - The International Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 36, January 2011, pp. 226- 232.

 

  1. M. Albadi, A. Al-Badi, A. Al-Lawati and A. Malik, “Cost of PV electricity in Oman”, 2011 IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, UAE, February 2011.

2008

  1. S. Al-Saadi, I.M. Budaiwi, "Passive Cooling Strategies for Improved Thermal Performance of Residential Buildings in Hot-Humid Climates", SET2008-7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Seoul- Korea 2008.

 

  1. A.S. Malik, T. Izhar and F. Al Mata’ni, “Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Power Generation by Direct Load Control in Industrial Sector of Oman”, 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering 2008 (ICEE'08), Lahore, Pakistan, March 25-26, 2008.

 

  1. A.S. Malik, “Discounting the Future – A Need for a Fresh Look”, SysCon 2008 – IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal- Canada, April 7-10, 2008.

 

  1. A.S. Malik, “Mitigating the environmental impact of power generation by demand-side management in power sector of Oman” SysCon 2008 – IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 7-10, 2008.

2007

  1. S. Al-Saadi, I. Budaiwi, "Performance-based envelope design for residential buildings in hot climates", Proc. Building Simulation, 2007, pp. 1726-1733. 
  2. A.S. Malik, “Impact on power planning due to DSM in commercial and government sectors with rebound effect – A case study of central grid of Oman” Energy, Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2007, pp. 2157-2166. 
  3. F.S. Al Mata’ni and A.S. Malik, “Load Management in Industrial Sector and its Impact on Power Planning – A Case Study of Oman” International Conference on Communication, Computer and Power, ICCCP’07, Muscat- Oman, February 19-21, 2007.

2006

  1. A.S. Malik, A. Al-Khrousi, M. Al-Hindi and Y. Al-Mahrouqi, "Demand-Side Management Energy Saving Potential in Commercial and Governmental/Institutional Sectors and its Impact on Power Planning – A Case Study of Central Grid of Oman", 2nd International Green Energy Conference, Oshawa, June 25-29, 2006.

2003

  1. J. Jervase, A. Al-Lawati and A. Dorvlo, “Contour maps for sunshine hours and ratios for Oman using radial basis function generated data”, Renewable Energy (Elsevier), Vol. 28, January 2003, pp. 487- 497.

 

  1. A.S. Malik and C.U. Sumaoy, “A case study of local integrated resource planning”, Energy, Vol. 28, July 2003, pp. 711-720.

2002

  1. A. Dorvlo, J. Jervase and A. Al-Lawati, “Solar radiation estimation using artificial neural networks”, Applied Energy (Elsevier), Vol. 71, May 2002, pp. 307- 319.

2001

 

  1. A.S. Malik, “Modeling and economic analysis of DSM programs in generation planning,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 23, May 2001, pp. 413-419.

 

1998

  1. S. Malik, “Simulation of DSM resources as generating units in probabilistic production costing framework”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 13, No. 4, November 1998, pp. 1528-1533.

1999

 

  1. A.S. Malik, “Dynamic generating costs in DSM planning,” Energy, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 1-8.

1997

 

  1. A.S. Malik and A. Badar, “An assessment of reduced cycling cost of thermal units, due to DSM, in integrated resource planning”, International Power Engineering Conference, IPEC 97, Singapore, May 22-24, 1997.

 

  1. A.S. Malik and B.J. Cory, “Impact of DSM on energy production cost and start-up and shut-down costs of thermal units,” IEE International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM-97, Hong Kong, Nov. 11-14, 1997.

 

  


 

2015

  1. M.A. Chowdhury, W.X. Shen, N. Hosseinzadeh and H.R. Pota, “Transient stability of power system integrated with doubly fed induction generator wind farms”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 9, 2015, pp. 184- 194.

 

  1. Ravikumar, A. Al-Hinai, and A. Feliachi, “Coordinated Control of Distributed Energy Resources to Support Load Frequency Control”, the Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 105, November 15, 2015, pp. 918- 928.

 

  1. Smart Grid”, Dawood Al Abri, Arif Malik, Mohammed Albadi, Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Yassine Charabi. Chapter in Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Pp. 1-3-, 29 April 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-14408-5, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6431-0_78-1. [book chapter]

 

  1. Malik, M. Al Badi, A. Al Kahali, Y. Al Nabhani, A. Al Bahri, H. Al Barhi, “A methodology of ranking renewable energy alternatives using AHP and their sensitivity with respect to criteria weights”, Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference on Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy (SASG 2015), Jeddah- Saudi Arabia, December 7- 9, 2015.

 

  1. Y. Al-Jabri, N. Hosseinzadeh, R. Al-Abri, and A. Al-Hinai, “Voltage stability assessment of a microgrid”, 8th IEEE GCC Conference, Muscat- Oman, February 1- 4 , 2015.

2014

  1. D. Al Abri, A. Malik, M. Albadi, Y. Charabi , N. Hosseinzadeh, “Smart Grid: An Intelligent Network to Support a Green Energy Future”, Springer, 2014. [book chapter]

 

  1. Hosseinzadeh and P. Wolfs, “Battery Time of Discharge Setting for Maximum Effectiveness in a Distribution Smart Grid Application”, 3rd Int. Conf. on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, Milwaukee- USA, October 19- 22, 2014.

2013

  1. S. Malik and M. Bouzguenda, “Effects of smart grid technologies on capacity and energy savings- a case study of Oman”, Energy, Vol. 54, June 2013, pp. 365- 371.
  2. H A Kazem, “Harmonic Mitigation Techniques Applied To Power Distribution Network”, Advances in Power Electronics, USA, January, 2013, Vol. 2013, 10 pages.

2012

  1. M. Farahani, N. Hosseinzadeh and M. Ektesabi, “Comparison of fault-ride-through capability of dual and single-rotor wind turbines”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 48, December 2012, pp. 473- 481.

2011

  1. M. Bouzguenda, A. Gastli, A.H. Al-Badi, T. Salmi, ”Solar Photovoltaic Inverter Requirements for Smart Grid Applications”, IEEE-PES Conference in Middle East on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Saudi Arabia, December 17-20, 2011.

 

  1. H A Kazem, "A Comparative Evaluation of Active and Passive Waveshaping Methods for AC-DC Converter", Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE, ISSN: 1682-0053), Vol. 10, Winter-Spring February, 2011, pp. 41- 44.

 

  1. Malik and M. Bouzguenda, “Smart Grid Capacity and Energy Saving Potential- A Case Study of Oman”, IEEE PES ISGT Middle East Conference, Jeddah- Saudi Arabia, December 17- 20, 2011.

 

  

2013

  1. Al-Lawati , “A novel method for optically monitoring pv tracking systems inclination using wavelet transforms and neural networks”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 13, December 2013, pp. 173- 180.

 

 

 

2015

  1. MojtabaGhodsi, “Optimization of Mover Acceleration in DC Tubular Linear Direct-Drive Machine Using Response Surface Method”, International Review of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 10, 2015, pp. 492-500.

2014

  1. MojtabaGhodsi, Hamid Rajabzadeh, Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Nader GarjasiVarzeghani, Amer Al-Yahmadi and Abdullah Ozer, “Development of Gasoline Direct Injector Using Giant Magnetostrictive Materials”, The3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2014), Milwaukee- USA, 2014.
  2. MojtabaGhodsi, Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Abdullah Ozer, Amer Al-Yahmadi and MehranNodariZadegan “Design, Sensitivity Analysis and Fabrication of DC Linear Direct-Drive Motor (LDDM)”, The3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2014), Milwaukee- USA, 2014.