The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.
This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.
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- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Solar assisted absorption cooling cycles for reduction of global warming: A multi-objective optimization approach
This work addresses the use of absorption cycles combined with solar energy for reducing the green house gas (GHG) emissions in the cooling sector. The problem of satisfying a given cooling demand at minimum cost and environmental impact is formulated as a bi-criterion non-linear optimization problem that seeks to minimize the total cost of the cooling application and its contribution to global warming. The latter metric, which is assessed following the principles of life cycle assessment (LCA), accounts for the impact caused during the construction and operation of the system. The concept of Pareto optimality is employed to discuss different alternatives for reducing the contribution to global warming that differ in their economic and environmental performance. We also analyze the effect of taxes on CO2 on the economic and environmental performance of the system. The capabilities of the proposed approach are illustrated through a case study that addresses the design of a solar assisted ammonia-water single effect absorption cooling system with 100 kW of cooling capacity considering Barcelona weather conditions. We show that reducing the contribution to global warming considering the current energy prices and taxes on carbon dioxide emissions is technically viable but economically not appealing. We also discuss the conditions under which reducing the CO2 emissions could become economically attractive. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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