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A Novel Policy to Optimize Energy Consumption for Dairy Product Warehouses: A Case Study

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Community College, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Hafr Al Batin, Hafr Al Batin 39524, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd 8915818411, Iran
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Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
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Environmental Assessment and Technology for Hazardous Waste Management Research Center, Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
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Department of Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty 050040, Kazakhstan
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Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
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Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM), Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Academic Editors: Amir Ebrahimi-Moghadam, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi and Marc A. Rosen
Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2445; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052445
Received: 27 December 2020 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 16 February 2021 / Published: 24 February 2021
Worldwide energy supply is mostly reliant on fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide emissions have caused many negative environmental issues like climate change, air pollution, and energy security. An important alternative to this hazard is substituting the fossil fuel-based carbon energy sources with renewable energy sources. Passive strategies, which are devised to provide thermal comfort in buildings are examples of how to use renewable energies. For this study, a dairy product warehouse in the city of Yazd in Iran was thoroughly investigated. The main goal of this study is to introduce different scenarios, then identifying them based upon optimization of energy consumption. Another main purpose of the present study is to maximize the use of passive energy to meet the cooling needs of a dairy products warehouse in the studied area. Underground temperature is lower than the surface in summer, also it is higher in winter. Therefore, this property of soil is investigated by using nine different scenarios at different heights for constructing underground warehouse for storing dairy products. Clearly, different renewable tools like wind turbine, wind catcher, solar chiller, and different roof designs by Savanah grass, roof pond are also investigated. At first, the cooling load of the warehouse is calculated separately for each season. Then, according to the energy load values obtained, the nominated scenarios are investigated. The results of the comparisons show that the construction of a warehouse at a depth of 3 m from the ground with a green roof covered with Savannah grass helps achieve the best degree of reduction in the cooling power. View Full-Text
Keywords: passive technique; underground warehouse; dairy products; green roof passive technique; underground warehouse; dairy products; green roof
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Almutairi, K.; Esfahani, E.M.; Mostafaeipour, A.; Issakhov, A.; Kaewpraek, C.; Techato, K. A Novel Policy to Optimize Energy Consumption for Dairy Product Warehouses: A Case Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2445. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052445

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Almutairi K, Esfahani EM, Mostafaeipour A, Issakhov A, Kaewpraek C, Techato K. A Novel Policy to Optimize Energy Consumption for Dairy Product Warehouses: A Case Study. Sustainability. 2021; 13(5):2445. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052445

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Almutairi, Khalid, Elham M. Esfahani, Ali Mostafaeipour, Alibek Issakhov, Chila Kaewpraek, and Kuaanan Techato. 2021. "A Novel Policy to Optimize Energy Consumption for Dairy Product Warehouses: A Case Study" Sustainability 13, no. 5: 2445. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052445

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