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Energy

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François Veynandt, Rapsodee Laboratory, Ecole des Mines Albi, France

Learning Outcomes 

  • Study a solar concentrator based on a portion of a parabola curve, with interesting optical characteristics. 
  • Study optical losses on a concentrating solar technology. 
  • Search for information on solar resources and agric +

Author: Mike Clifford, The University of Nottingham

This case study looks at improved cookstoves, drawing from project experiences of the organisation Practical Action, with additional input coming from The University of Nottingham. Many stoves with which people cook are fuel inefficient and a health hazard (e.g. smoke inhalation). Improving coo +

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The micro hydro in Malawi case study is based on the MEGA  - Mulanje Energy Generation Authority - project by Practical Acton.

For more details see: http://practicalaction.org/mega

 

Water, Sanitation & Waste

Author: Alistair Cook, MBA Student, Colorado State University

This case study looks at plastic recycling. The world’s production and use of plastic materials has increased hugely in the past few decades. In many economically poorer countries, the increase has been higher than the world average and waste plastics are becoming a major waste stream +

Information & Communication Technologies

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Javier Simó-Reigadas, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Since  their  conception,  IP  networks  have  been  generally  used  under  the  best-effort paradigm. Then, several QoS-aware IP network architectures were proposed in the last two  decades  by  the  IETF  and  other  actors,  being  DiffServ  the  most  succe +

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Manuel Silvestre, TEDECO (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
Susana Muñoz Hernández, TEDECO (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
Miguel Angel Rubio, TEDECO (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Take into account all the existing problems to design an appropriate solution.
Use the free software +

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Improving Health Conditions with ICTs is based on work by ONGAWA. http://www.ongawa.org/en/

 

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Authors: Celia Fernández Aller, Technical University of Madrid & Rafael Miñano Rubio, Technical University of Madrid.

The ethical and social issues are included in engineering degree programs of many universities. In the present globalized world, the impacts of the engineering profession are growing in imp +

Manufacturing & Process Industries

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Dr. Maribel Ortego, Department of Applied Mathematics III, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Enric Lloret, Civil engineer consultant, MSc in Technologies for Human Development candidate

Water,  sanitation  and  hygiene  (WASH)  are  essential for  health,  welfare  and  livelihoods. Increased  access  and  b +

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Author: Dr. Bruno Domenech, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

Electrification systems based on the use of renewable energies can provide much needed electricity to isolated communities, particularly those living in poverty in rural areas. Designs that combine wind and photovoltaic (PV) technologies as well as individual systems and microgrid +

Civil Engineering

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a rare and challenging mode of transportation: the gravity ropeway. These are mechanically powered devices that, despite their simplicity, are difficult to implement safely but make a dramatic difference to the movement of goods an +

Information & Communication Technologies

A DIFFSERV TRANSPORT NETWORK TO BRING 3G ACCESS TO VILLAGES IN THE AMAZON FOREST

Author Javier Simó-Reigadas, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Since their conception, IP networks have been generally used under the best-effort paradigm. Then, several QoS-aware IP network architectures were proposed in the last two decades by the IETF and other actor +

Water Science & Hydrology

Authors: Alison Parker, Peter Cruddas and Chris Rose, Cranfield University

This case study examines issues surrounding the management of faecal sludge, using Lusaka in Zambia as a case example. 2.5 billion people on our planet still lack access to improved sanitation – they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet (WHO and UNICEF 2014). Instead, th +

Environmental Studies, Soil Resources, Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Authors:

Mentore Vaccari, assistant professor, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Management in resource-limited Countries, DICATAM, University of Brescia, via Branze 43, 25123, Brescia (Italy).
Francesco Vitali, research fellowship, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Envir +

Agriculture & Food Technologies

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a technology that people who live in the heat and dust of North Darfur use to preserve their food. It is a clay and sand pot called a Zeer Pot. When placed in the sunshine, it uses the phenomena of evaporative cooling to cool the v +

Architecture, Building & Planning

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The concept of timberless construction is used widely across North Africa, it is an appraoch to building that makes use of the materals available and reduces the use of materials taht are not available locally, especially timber, which may be commonly used in other locations.

Practical Action has some guidlines +

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