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  • POWER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN MICROGRID USING CUSTOM POWER DEVICES   Order a copy of this article
    by Prajith Prabhakar, Vennila Rajesh 
    Abstract: Abstract Power quality may be caused when maximum AC loads consume reactive power. Distribution STATCOM is a custom power device (CPD) which is used to control the flow of reactive power in the Micro grid. Compensation of reactive power and the other power quality issues are being analyzed with the help of Model Predictive control (MPC) algorithm. The detailed modeling and simulations of MPC with DSTATCOM are presented and implemented along with necessary equations in the MATLAB simulink using the simpower systems tool boxes.
    Keywords: Keywords — Power Quality; Reactive power control; Microgrid; predictive control; DSTATCOM.rnrn.

  • MULTI - OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION OF MAHUA OIL TRANSESTERIFICATION USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY AND GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS   Order a copy of this article
    by R.R.Neela Rajan, R. Rajesh 
    Abstract: A mathematical model for the transesterification of Mahua oil was developed at five different process parameters such as catalyst concentration, methanol to oil ratio, reaction time, stirrer speed and extraction temperature. A three - level five factorial Box Behnken - Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was employed to design the experiment. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) of experimental results at 95% confidence level showed that catalyst concentration and methanol to oil ratio were significant process parameters in the transesterification process and the predicted values were quite close to the experimental values, thus, validating the credibility of the model. The Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) was employed to optimize the process parameters for minimizing the viscosity of transesterified mahua oil and maximizing the yield of mahua oil biodiesel.
    Keywords: Mathematical model; Transesterification; Mahua oil; Process parameters; Box – Behnken - RSM; Analysis of variance; GRA; Yield and Viscosity.

  • IMPROVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IN UTILITY SECTOR THROUGH TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION   Order a copy of this article
    by Sanjay Mohapatra 
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to perform an empirical study of factors which determine the improvement of operational efficiency in utility sector. After numerous literature review, the variables that affect operational efficiency were identified which are common across different utilities.All the stake holders were interviewed. The interview was taken using a structured questionnaire, which contained questions mainly on Likert scale. The data was collected from 15 villages and 3 urban areas. Data from 222 respondents was collected, out of which 52 respondents were domestic rural consumers, 50 respondents were domestic urban consumers, 50 respondents were non-government employees, 60 of the respondents were government employees and 10 respondents were expert to the utility The data collected was divided into two sets, the first data set contained data pertaining to rural and urban domestic consumers and the second set contained data pertaining to government employee, non-government employee and experts. The analysis was then done separately for the two sets of data. Thereafter the collected data was analysed using Exploratory factor analysis technique in SPSS. The factors which came out during the exploratory factor analysis were used to perform confirmatory factor analysis by drawing a model in SPSS AMOS. From the analysis, the factors which are most important in determining the operational efficiency of the utility was determined for the two sets of data separately. It was found out that Process re-engineering and reducing AT&C losses are the most important factors that determine operational efficiency. The research was conducted considering certain factors which were conjured to have a role in determining the operational efficiency of a utility. Certain other factors of significance might not have been taken into account. The research was carried out with the responses from the people through a random sampling belonging to a particular region or geography. The scenario might vary with respect to other geographies. Due to time constraint, the sample size was also limited. A greater sample size should be taken to find out the real factors which determine the operational efficiency.
    Keywords: Operational Efficiency; Domestic rural consumers; Domestic urban consumers; Government employees; Non-government employees; Experts; Exploratory factor analysis; Structural equation modelling; Confirmatory factor analysis.

  • Identification of influencing factors for the selection of RLSP using DEMATEL method   Order a copy of this article
    by Robin Divahar S, Sudhahar C, Karthikeyeyan L M, Edwin Raja Dhas J 
    Abstract: The selection of Reverse Logistics Service Provider (RLSP) can bring economic benefits. Considering the current development of reverse logistics in manufacturing, process and domestic appliances industries, this paper proposes a set of factors influencing selection of service provider and uses a DEMATEL method to establish relation matrixes reflecting the relationships among those factors. The interaction among the criteria is analyzed before arriving at a decision for the selection of RLSP. The research enables better understanding of the complex relationships of the key attribute in the decision making environment and improves the reliability of the decision making process.
    Keywords: Reverse Logistics Service Provider (RLSP); DEMATEL; Decision Making Expert (DME).

  • Design and Analysis of Compact T Shape Slotted Patch Antenna for 4G WiMAX Applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Sreeja T.K, Jayakumari J 
    Abstract: A novel single band microstrip patch antenna design is introduced for WiMAX/LTE applications. The proposed antenna has a compact size of 2.7
    Keywords: 4G Antenna; Microstrip Antenna (MSA); ADS; WiMAX; LTE.

  • FROM A LITERATURE REVIEW TO A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICE USING INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) NETWORK   Order a copy of this article
    by Sanjana Mohapatra, Ajit Kumar, Sanjay Mohapatra 
    Abstract: There has been significant interest in integration of Internet Of Things (IOT) and healthcare both in academic and corporate world. This can be seen from the fact that number of conferences held and number of special issues in journals that have been published. To establish further in this domain, the purpose of this research is two folds. First it does literature review in healthcare and IOT from 151 papers published from 1998 to 2016. Second, it summarizes findings from literature review in two parts. In the first part, it identifies the antecedents that impact both affordable quality healthcare and developing an enterprise network for IOT. In the second part, it integrates factors that affect both affordable healthcare with IOT. The results of this research will be useful for both practitioners and academicians as the paper discusses how to design a IOT based healthcare network that will reduce cost of healthcare while preventing chronic diseases. The paper also shows the limitations of the present research while describing stimuli for further research.
    Keywords: Internet of Things; IOT; Affordable healthcare; Conceptual Framework.