Optimization of a Hybrid Wind-Pv-Diesel Standalone System: Case Chlef, Algeria
In this work, an attempt is made to design an optimal
wind/pv/diesel hybrid power system for a village of Ain Merane,
Chlef, Algeria, where the wind speed and solar radiation
measurements were made. The aim of this paper is the optimization
of a hybrid wind/solar/diesel system applied in term of technical and
economic feasibility by simulation using HOMER. A comparison
was made between the performance of wind/pv/diesel system and the
classic connecting system.
Chlef-Algeria, Homer, Renewable energy, Wind-pvdiesel
Batch and Continuous Packed Column Studies Biosorption by Yeast Supported onto Granular Pozzolana
The removal of chromium by living yeast biomass immobilized onto pozzolana was studied. The results obtained in batch experiments indicate that the immobilized yeast on to pozzolana is a excellent biosorbent of Cr(V) with a good removal rates of 85–90%. The initial concentration solution and agitation speed affected Cr(V) removal. The batch studies data were described using the Freundlich and Langmuir models, but the best fit was obtained with Langmuir model. The breakthrough curve from the continuous flow studies shows that immobilized yeast in the fixed-bed column is capable of decreasing Cr(VI) concentration from 15mg/l to a adequate level.
Biosorption, yeast, chromium, kinetic biosorption, fixed biomass