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    Pilot plant and their rule in chemical industries

    , Article CHISA 2006 - 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, 27 August 2006 through 31 August 2006 ; 2006 ; 8086059456 (ISBN); 9788086059457 (ISBN) Babazadeh, F ; Haddadi, A. M ; Kazemini, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    With regard to petrol, petrochemical and chemical industries extension in Iran and with regard to growth of agreements in these field and huge investment payments for different engineering activities and technology transfer, we need to evaluate each of these projects essentially and scientifically to reach the success. For this purpose we need to investigate the chain from science to market. On of the middle cycle of the chain are pilot plants, which have key rule for success of project. In this work after introducing pilot plant and explanation of their aims and characteristics, we allude the rule and situation of pilot plant for getting technology and transfer in chemical industries and... 

    Identification and qualification of health, safety and environmental risks on construction of projects in Iranian petroleum industry

    , Article Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Volume 4, 2012, Pages 3301-3310 ; Volume 4 , 2012 , Pages 3301-3310 ; 9781622768004 (ISBN) Mohammadi, P ; Heshmati, E ; Sharif, H ; Ahmadian Fard Fini, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Iran is engaged in a long-term program to improve and strengthen its position among producers of petroleum in the world. In this regard, many projects are planned and executed in different fields related to oil and gas industry. Prior to investment in new projects, it is essential to understand and manage major corporate risks and their related consequences. Due to nature of petroleum industry, Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) issues are associated with such projects and have always been matters of concern. This paper directs readers towards the integrated HSE approach from concept to affect project construction phase. The process of oil production includes exploration, extraction and... 

    The impact of customer knowledge on the organizational performance: a system dynamics approach

    , Article Kybernetes ; 2021 ; 0368492X (ISSN) Bidgoli, S. D ; Owlia, M. S ; Isaai, M. T ; Sharif University of Technology
    Emerald Group Holdings Ltd  2021
    Purpose: The purpose of this research was to model the impact of customer knowledge on the performance of organization with a focus on information technology industry. Furthermore, it is intended to analyze the effect of customer knowledge investment on the performance measures, by reviewing investment policies. Design/methodology/approach: The relationship between customer knowledge and performance measures was specified using literature review and grounded theory method. The system dynamics approach was then applied to analyze the impact of the customer knowledge on the performance measures. Findings: This study provided a dynamic model on the causal relationship between customer knowledge... 

    Effect of financial and technical uncertainty on distribution network reconstruction project selection

    , Article IET Conference Publications ; Volume 2013, Issue 615 CP , 2013 ; 9781849197328 (ISBN) Mostafavi, M ; Eini, B. J ; Mehrabi, A ; Naghdi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Distribution companies are pressurized into investing in many projects for ensuring customer satisfaction and increasing their profitability. There are a lot of feasible projects that may help companies to improve their services, but resources for accomplishing them are limited. Therefore, financial subjects are crucially important for related decision making and budget allocation is a bone of contention between different departments of companies. Project net present value (NPV), which depends on investment, expected annual profit, interest rate and inflation rate, is realistic criterion of project economic value. Interest rate and inflation rate are not predefined coefficients.... 

    Iran's oil development scenarios by 2025

    , Article Energy Policy ; Volume 56 , 2013 , Pages 612-622 ; 03014215 (ISSN) Abbaszadeh, P ; Maleki, A ; Alipour, M ; Maman, Y. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Energy resources in Iran consist of the fourth largest oil reserves and the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. At present, due to political reasons, the investment trend does not go over well. Based on the Fifth Development Strategy, Iran needs $200 billion of investment in the country's first industry (i.e. oil), and given the objectives of the perspective document, the country needs more than $500 billion investment during the next 15 years. This paper examined Iran's energy status. Afterwards, oil future scenarios which developed by Research center of Iranian parliament, have been analyzed. Then four scenarios that express different modes of production and consumption are... 

    Dynamic interactions of TGC and electricity markets to promote wind capacity investment

    , Article IEEE Systems Journal ; Volume 6, Issue 1 , 2012 , Pages 46-57 ; 19328184 (ISSN) Hasani Marzooni, M ; Hosseini, S. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper proposes a time simulation model for long-term wind capacity investment decisions in the presence of electricity market and tradable green certificate (TGC) market. Investment decisions and wind capacity development are fundamentally based on incentives gained from both these markets. In TGC market, the tradable certificates are issued to renewable generation companies for each megawatt-hour of electricity generation. Distribution companies are obligated to support fraction of their electricity consumptions from renewable sources. The dynamics of prices in both markets are simulated in a system dynamics model to trace the dynamics of wind capacity investment. Such a decision model... 

    A multistage model for distribution expansion planning with distributed generation in a deregulated electricity market

    , Article Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B: Engineering ; Volume 34, Issue 3 , 2010 , Pages 275-287 ; 10286284 (ISSN) Porkar, S ; Abbaspour Tehrani Fard, A ; Poure, P ; Saadate, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Distribution systems management is becoming an increasingly complicated issue due to the introduction of new technologies, new energy trading strategies and a new deregulated environment. In the new deregulated energy market and considering the incentives coming from the technical and economic fields, it is reasonable to consider Distributed Generation (DG) as a viable option for systems reinforcement in competition with voltage regulator devices, to solve the lacking electric power supply problem and meet the load growth requirements with a reasonable price as well as the system power quality problems. The problem of optimal placement and size is formulated in two stages; minimization of... 

    Subsidy and natural resource curse: evidence from plant level observations in Iran

    , Article Resources Policy ; Volume 52 , 2017 , Pages 90-99 ; 03014207 (ISSN) Rahmati, M. H ; Karimirad, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Using plant level panel data of manufacturing firms in Iran from 2003 to 2013, we test the Dutch disease predictions, including the impact of a rise in oil prices on intensive and extensive margins of trade. Our findings indicate that during periods of high oil prices domestic currency appreciates, but contrary to resource curse theories, domestic firms export more, and new firms enter foreign markets. We reconcile this paradox by proposing a new channel, which we call “subsidy disease.” Despite rising oil prices, the government of Iran kept domestic energy prices at low levels, which increased the implicit subsidy accruing to energy intensive firms. In effect, these firms gain a competitive... 

    Industrial energy management systems and energy-related decision-making

    , Article Energies ; Volume 11, Issue 10 , 2018 ; 19961073 (ISSN) Sa, A ; Thollander, P ; Rafiee, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    MDPI AG  2018
    Transitions is today’s debate in almost all topics both in academia and practice. Energy transitions among others, have received relatively more attention, due to the global demand for increasing energy efficiency and lowering environmental impacts. In recent decades, energy management systems, through implementing energy management programs and related practices within industrial companies, have played a vital role in enhancing industrial energy efficiency performance levels. However, still there are problems at very first step of energy management program installation, which is decision-making. Despite market and non-market failures, lack of information, inadequate knowledge, the... 

    Multi-objective planning model for integration of distributed generations in deregulated power systems

    , Article Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B: Engineering ; Volume 34, Issue 3 , 2010 , Pages 307-324 ; 10286284 (ISSN) Soroudi, A. R ; Ehsan, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents a long-term dynamic multi-objective model for distributed generation investment. The proposed model optimizes three objectives, namely active losses, costs and environmental emissions and determines the optimal schemes of sizing, sitting of DG units and specially the dynamics of investment over the planning period. The Pareto optimal solutions of the problem are found using a GA algorithm and finally a fuzzy satisfying method is applied to select the optimal solution considering the desires of the planner. The solutions of Pareto optimal front are analyzed to extract general useful information for planners about the appropriate DG technologies and placement schemes. The...