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An Integrated Framework for Assessment of Hybrid Water Supply Systems

Mukta Sapkota, Meenakshi Arora, Hector Malano, Magnus Moglia, Ashok Sharma, Biju George, Francis Pamminger
2015 Water  
Based on "Sapkota, M.; Arora, M.; Malano, H.; George, B.; Nawarathna, B.; Sharma, A.; Moglia, M. Development of a framework to evaluate the hybrid water supply systems.  ...  The framework enables the evaluation of impacts due to change in quantity and quality of wastewater and stormwater on the existing centralized system arising from the implementation of hybrid water supply  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Yarra Valley Water (Melbourne, Australia), Melbourne Water (Melbourne, Australia) and Bureau of Meteorology (Melbourne, Australia) for providing the data  ... 
doi:10.3390/w8010004 fatcat:slh4p5szsbdbfhplqeivmvexyq

A Parametric Approach to Optimizing Building Construction Systems and Carbon Footprint: A Case Study Inspired by Circularity Principles

Muheeb Al-Obaidy, Luc Courard, Shady Attia
2022 Sustainability  
., structural system, foundation type, materials, and envelope details) and reused building materials content (i.e.,) were evaluated by the parametric analysis for four construction systems scenarios.  ...  Environmental impact analysis for timber, steel, concrete, and hybrid construction systems was conducted, following ISO 14040 and CEN/TC 350 standards.  ...  Case Study and Input Parameters The case study was selected based on an extensive case study review in the Netherlands and Belgium [17] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14063370 fatcat:erxsnco2effgbg2wj3dlrgor7y

Novel Water Retention and Nutrient Management Technologies and Strategies Supporting Agricultural Water Management in Continental, Pannonian and Boreal Regions

Miklas Scholz
2022 Water  
A new methodological framework for the sustainable management of various solutions resilient to climate change has been developed.  ...  in soils and streams for improved AGRIcultural production (WATERAGRI).  ...  Acknowledgments: The support provided by all WATERAGRI partners is acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w14091486 fatcat:r4iyvd33izckpf2dhfsxzpjsea

Pragmatic reuse for DSML development

Stefan Klikovits, Didier Buchs
2020 Journal of Software and Systems Modeling  
In this publication we present a case study of the development of the Continuous REactive SysTems language (CREST), a DSL for hybrid systems modeling.  ...  Our methodology follows a very pragmatic approach, combining the syntactic and semantic principles of well-known modeling means such as hybrid automata, data-flow languages and architecture description  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to express their gratitude towards Alban Linard and Dimitri Racordon for the lively discussions and the feedback on our research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10270-020-00831-4 fatcat:5keaddbsyrd4fm3vsy42utmini

Measuring Circularity in Food Supply Chain Using Life Cycle Assessment; Refining Oil from Olive Kernel

Amin Nikkhah, Saeed Firouzi, Keyvan Dadaei, Sam Van Haute
2021 Foods  
Therefore, this study investigated the circularity of a food waste valorization system (refining oil from olive kernel) using a life cycle assessment methodology.  ...  The global warming potential of one kg of oil produced from olive kernel was calculated to be 1.37 kg CO2eq.  ...  This study evaluated • OH generation by electron transfer from a low-cost stainless steel cathode.  ... 
doi:10.3390/foods10030590 pmid:33799718 fatcat:hbs6moyshjhwtct247tpua6gzy

Twenty Years of PRES: Past, Present and Future – Process Integration Towards Sustainability

J.J. Klemes, P.S. Varbanov, H.L. Lam
2017 Chemical Engineering Transactions  
The first 11 y were covered by the previous review presented in 2009 and for this reason, the authors focused mainly on the most recent period starting from 2009.  ...  The conference has become one of the main vehicles of spreading Process Integration into various research directions and fields of possible implementation.  ...  CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000456, funded by European Research Development Fund, Czech Republic Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, Priority 1: Strengthening capacity for quality  ... 
doi:10.3303/cet1761001 doaj:bbddadfdb73e48f9bfae24a3986cc010 fatcat:sktmk7z26rh7rkxaxgfbdsijli

Field-scale modeling of tree–crop interactions: Challenges and development needs

Eike Luedeling, Philip J. Smethurst, Frédéric Baudron, Jules Bayala, Neil I. Huth, Meine van Noordwijk, Chin K. Ong, Rachmat Mulia, Betha Lusiana, Catherine Muthuri, Fergus L. Sinclair
2016 Agricultural Systems  
This framework currently focuses on field-scale crops and pastures, but has the capability to reuse or interoperate with existing models including tree, livestock and landscape models, it uses parameters  ...  A model that is flexible enough to simulate any agroforestry system globally should be able to address competition and complementarity above and below ground between trees and crops for light, water and  ...  We appreciated comments by Chris Harwood, Daniel Mendham, and two anonymous reviewers on earlier versions of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2015.11.005 fatcat:yhfdzpa2brfplmprxwrh2qo3ri

Energy, Bioeconomy, Climate Changes and Environment Nexus

Dagnija Blumberga, Bin Chen, Alise Ozarska, Zane Indzere, Dace Lauka
2019 Environmental and Climate Technologies  
change and environment nexus.  ...  All overviewed articles are published in the Special Issue (Part I and Part II) of the Journal of Environmental and Climate Technologies.  ...  The results for space heating and domestic hot water from dynamic building simulations will be compared to actual energy bills for a general building simulation technique and a calibrated building simulation  ... 
doi:10.2478/rtuect-2019-0102 fatcat:5pfjnegux5hivbxxeqfddvmpya

A Conceptual Framework to Design Green Infrastructure: Ecosystem Services as an Opportunity for Creating Shared Value in Ground Photovoltaic Systems

Teodoro Semeraro, Roberta Aretano, Amilcare Barca, Alessandro Pomes, Cecilia Del Giudice, Elisa Gatto, Marcello Lenucci, Riccardo Buccolieri, Rohinton Emmanuel, Zhi Gao, Alessandra Scognamiglio
2020 Land  
The latter is preliminarily evaluated by means of modelling simulations performed with a computational fluid dynamics and microclimate model, ENVI-met.  ...  A case study is considered, applying the framework to existing photovoltaic systems in the Apulia region (southern Italy).  ...  Practical Application of the Framework to a Case Study The proposed framework is based on several steps presented and discussed in the following subsections, taking into consideration a real case study  ... 
doi:10.3390/land9080238 fatcat:dn3bafmjgvh7fdc6eamezxvqxa

Challenges and opportunities in crop simulation modelling under seasonal and projected climate change scenarios for crop production in South Africa

Priscilla Ntuchu Kephe, Kingsley Kwabena Ayisi, Brilliant Mareme Petja
2021 Agriculture & Food Security  
We advocate a hybrid approach for obtaining input data for model calibration and validation.  ...  A constant challenge to crop model simulation, especially for future crop performance projections and impact studies under varied conditions, is the unavailability of reliable historical data for model  ...  Thus, crop simulation models require detailed soil input parameters (soil depth, soil chemical composition, and soil physical characteristic) associated with processes that limit crop growth under water  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40066-020-00283-5 fatcat:cfpue6dccvaaxesjahmwmckhdq

EMPHASIS-PREP Deliverable 2.1: Criteria list for infrastructure

Merlijn Morisse, Darren Wells, Pierre-Etienne Alary, Roland Pieruschka, Stijn Dhondt
2018 Zenodo  
The new and existing plant phenotyping platforms uses non-destructive, image-analysis based determination of the phenotype of plants and allow for a characterization of plant traits.  ...  The criteria list was developed in discussion with the plant phenotyping community and by mapping the existing and upcoming infrastructures in pan-Europe.  ...  Soil characterization includes spatialized data on its physical properties, chemical composition and water content (typically maps with a resolution of one meter).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3765459 fatcat:g4xd7ten55gmteezwkjlmfb7h4

Modelling Agroforestry's Contributions to People—A Review of Available Models

Philipp Kraft, Ehsan Eyshi Rezaei, Lutz Breuer, Frank Ewert, André Große-Stoltenberg, Till Kleinebecker, Diana-Maria Seserman, Claas Nendel
2021 Agronomy  
In this study we investigate how simulation models can help to assess and predict the role of agroforestry in nature's contributions.  ...  Therefore, we call for a community effort to connect existing agroforestry models with ecosystem effect models towards an open-source, multi-effect agroforestry modelling framework.  ...  Acknowledgments: We acknowledge the editors and reviewers for their helpful advice to improve the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy11112106 fatcat:uiitu2aoovballwcoahi7hcvce

New innovations in pavement materials and engineering: A review on pavement engineering research 2021

Jiaqi Chen, Hancheng Dan, Yongjie Ding, Yangming Gao, Meng Guo, Shuaicheng Guo, Bingye Han, Bin Hong, Yue Hou, Chichun Hu, Jing Hu, Ju Huyan (+31 others)
2021 Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English ed. Online)  
Peer review under responsibility of Periodical Offices of Chang'an University. 1 Authors contributed equally to this paper and are listed in alphabetical order of the last names.  ...  Dawei Wang (JTTE editorial board member) and written by 43 experts that from 24 universities/institutes of China, America, and Europe. Thanks for the effort of all the authors to this paper.  ...  Acknowledgments This paper is organized by JTTE editorial office and Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jtte.2021.10.001 fatcat:iddh6sybcben7bmudeqwedh4rm

New innovations in pavement materials and engineering: A review on pavement engineering research 2021

Jiaqi Chen, Hancheng Dan, Yongjie Ding, Yangming Gao, Meng Guo, Shuaicheng Guo, Bingye Han, Bin Hong, Yue Hou, Chichun Hu, Jing Hu, Ju Huyan (+32 others)
2021 Journal of traffic and transportation engineering : JTTE 8(6)  
Peer review under responsibility of Periodical Offices of Chang'an University. 1 Authors contributed equally to this paper and are listed in alphabetical order of the last names.  ...  Dawei Wang (JTTE editorial board member) and written by 43 experts that from 24 universities/institutes of China, America, and Europe. Thanks for the effort of all the authors to this paper.  ...  Acknowledgments This paper is organized by JTTE editorial office and Prof.  ... 
doi:10.18154/rwth-2022-00362 fatcat:o4m3g5rlafbh5fkry4e27xkbfu

Simple, efficient and robust techniques for automatic multi-objective function parameterisation: Case studies of local and global optimisation using APSIM

Matthew Tom Harrison, Pier Paolo Roggero, Laura Zavattaro
2019 Environmental Modelling & Software  
PEST algorithms, this study provides a narrative on how methodologies presented here could be generalised and applied to other models.  ...  calibration • CMAES resulted in the best fit but required the longest optimisation times • Log transformation of parameters generally improved calibration quality In addition to an analysis of several  ...  Acknowledgements Author contributions: MTH conceived and conducted the study, PPR and LZ supplied agronomic data; all authors contributed to writing the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.010 fatcat:hb6igt4gzrazpci2tvycfuymxm
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