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3rd June 2020 : An introduction to Solar Energy : Part One : I will like to introduce the basic concepts of solar energy in a PPT presentation. The presentation consist of the basic concepts of sun to electricity including but not limited to Fermilevel,valence and conduction band,energy level etc. which will be introduced to provide quality information to the interested and already acting as "stake holders". Click here to watch the tutorial and post some feedback.

3rd June 2020 : How to measure the Reliability and Probability of Failure of Hydraulic Structures : Any design of hydraulic structure requires the approximation of reliability and probability of failure factors which are calculated based on the load and resistance offered or can be offered on a proposed hydro power dam.The following presentation tries to introduce the basic concept of calculating reliability and failure probability of hydraulic structures.

30th May 2020 : How to detect outliers from a big set of data ? Among the methods of data analysis,outlier detection is a method where abnormality/extremity within a data set is detected and removed such that a regular trend can be easily detected from the collected data set. The regular trend helps to map the goal of research with its outcome.Click here to watch the tutorial.

Water,Energy and Informatics

Last Updated on : 3rd June 2020

An introduction to Solar Energy : Part One
I will like to introduce the basic concepts of solar energy in a PPT presentation. The presentation consist of the basic concepts of sun to electricity including but not limited to Fermilevel,valence and conduction band,energy level etc. which will be introduced to provide quality information to the interested and already acting as "stake holders".
Click here to watch the tutorial and post some feedback.

5G can help in remote water monitoring
(News,Shared)In a recent article by Nicola Brittain while highlighting 10 ways to use 5G networks she explained the use of 5g in remote water monitoring. This network can facilitate in leak detection in pipelines,water use monitoring,soil moisture detection etc...She also highlights 9 other use of 5g networks in her article published in 5gRadar.
 
Smart use of Water and Energy in domestic households
(HowTo,Original) :How to optimally utilize the water supplied to domestic households such that both water and energy used in running the supply pumps can be conserved. The proposed "sensor based network of sub-tanks" can help to reduce the wastage of water and the introduction of purifier at the inlet to the pump will save energy which is otherwise wasted due to core losses of the pump...Click here to view the tutorial.Remember to give your comments.

Water and Energy Nexus

Last Updated on : 3rd June 2020

How to measure the Reliability and Probability of Failure of Hydraulic Structures
Any design of hydraulic structure requires the approximation of reliability and probability of failure factors which are calculated based on the load and resistance offered or can be offered on a proposed hydro power dam.The following presentation tries to introduce the basic concept of calculating reliability and failure probability of hydraulic structures.Click here to read the tutorial and provide some feedback.(*You can post your "Invitation to Feedback/Review" if you are a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group).

Invitation to Act as a Reviewer for a special issue of Journal of Water and Energy Nexus :
I will like to invite my readers to act as a reviewer of the articles submitted for possible publication in the special issue entitled "Optimization of Water Energy Nexus by Soft Computation and Hierarchical Decision Making Methods" in the Journal of Water and Energy Nexus.

This journal is a new journal which is published from Energy in Style Publishers.Although this is a new journal but it is not a paid or predatory journal and perform extensive peer reviews before allowing an article to be published in the journal. The abstract and keyword of the special issue can be accessed in Journal Home Page.(*You can post your "Invitation to Review" if you are a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group)

Invitation to Collaborate :
A project is proposed to look into the "Impact of Lockdown due to COVID 19 in India on amount of Water used in Thermal Power Plants".The study aims to locate the point of vulnerabilities and will analyse their sensitivity to the lock down period. It will also aim to detect the major factors which can be modulated for optimal performance of the power plant with minimum consequence to water resources of the location.PG or PhD scholars or faculty members working in the field of water and energy management or water-energy nexus or operation research can collaborate. If interested click here or you may contact the PI of the project.(*You can post your "Invitation to Collaborate" if you are a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group)

Fault Detection and Uncertainty Analysis

A newsletter about different techniques of uncertainty analysis and fault detection
Last Updated on 30th May 2020

How to detect outliers from a big set of data ?

 Among the methods of data analysis,outlier detection is a method where abnormality/extremity within a data set is detected and removed such that a regular trend can be easily detected from the collected data set. The regular trend helps to map the goal of research with its outcome.Click here to watch the tutorial and give feedback in the comments.

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Concept of Meta-heuristics

Last Updated on : 30th May 2020

Two tutorials on training the weights of Artificial Neural Network
Description : This is a presentation which introduces two new difficult training algorithms for weight updation in neural network model development.Conjugate Gradient Descent and Newton's Method was described and its application was explained in step by step manner.Click here to see the presentation.

Feedback required for another tutorial : Quasi Newton Training Algorithm for Artificial Neural Networks(QNANN)
Description : QNANN is an algorithm which are used for update of weights of the neural networks. These algorithms are also known as training algorithm and is known to be popular enough as a technique to optimize the accuracy of neural network. In this presentation the two important techniques for weight update of neural networks at the time of training.
Click here to view the tutorial and give feedback by using Contact Us link.(Select "You want to" as "Provide a Solution" from the drop-down menu of the form)(*You can post your "Invitation to Provide Feedback" in this website. However you must be a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group).

Can you provide me a feedback on the following tutorial : "Introduction to Particle Swarm Optimization"
Description : How to optimize with the help of the Particle Swarm Optimization(PSO) Technique and xlOptimizer ? This brief tutorial will help you to solve any optimization problem with the application of Particle Swarm Optimization Method and a MS Excel Addin : xlOptimizer. After a brief introduction about PSO, the tutorial show you the steps to follow for application of PSO in optimization even if you do not know any programming, with the help of xlOptimizer. (Some basic knowledge of MS Excel 2010 and later is required).
Click here to view the tutorial and give feedback by using Contact Us link.(Select "You want to" as "Provide a Solution" from the drop-down menu of the form)(*You can post your "Invitation to Provide Feedback" in this website. However you must be a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group).

Remote Sensing and GIS

Last Updated on 27th May 2020

Terminology and Basic Questions About GIS
One of my old slide-share post. This chapter tried to highlight the various terminologies and related questions commonly asked about GIS technique.This material has depicted the basic definition and simple explanations about various topics related to GIS and Remote Sensing. The difference between various coordinate systems,shape file and vector file etc. most asked questions related to GIS were included in the text.Here is the link for the slide share presentation.Click me.

How to select a "photo editing software" ?
Photo editing software is a tool to edit your photos. Often it is required to either resize or transform the image format or convert the same into different colour of the image.Many people use such software to enhance their photos for better presentability. Some use it for fun and some other will use it to send specific message. Nowadays such software are also used for different image processing related research works also. As usual there are many alternatives and it is often a difficult task to select the best out of them. Following points can help you in this regard:....Read the complete article in our blog.

Make your filter SMART

Last Updated on 24th May 2020

How to reduce your room temperature without any AC or other cooling machines ?

You can reduce the temperature of your room if you have the following :

1.An Aquarium full of fish and live plants

2.Silica Gel

3.Dwarf Bamboo Tree

When you put the above three items in your room just under the window, room temperature will be reduced drastically .....Read the complete article.

Invitation for Collaboration : Impact of Lockdown and Urbanization on Water Filter Production

The "Impact of Lockdown and Urbanization on Water Filter Production" can be one of the most important topic of research related to water reuse in the coming decade. According to Falkenmark's Water Stress Indicator,a region is said to be water scarce if per capita water availability is less than 5000 cubic m. Again availability of water will imply not only the quantity but also the quality of water available. The water must be qualitatively suitable for consumption.Otherwise, it will not be added to water resources potential of a region.

In the last few years due to large scale and rapid urbanization, there is an immense stress on the "available water"....Read the complete invitation.(*You can post your "Invitation to Collaborate" if you are a paid subscriber of this portal or paid member of the Water,Energy and Informatics Group)

Hydro-Energy Feed

Last Updated on : 19 Apr 2020

"Hydropower lowest- cost of electricity in the World" :
(Shared,Facts)
Hydropower has high upfront cost.But low maintenance cost. "The global weighted average cost of electricity from hydropower projects in 2018 was US$0.047 per kWh, making it the lowest-cost source of electricity in many markets" (IRENA 2019).More such facts.

New Journal from Elsevier : Energy and Climate Change
(Shared,CFP)
A new journal "Energy and Climate Change" was launched by Elsevier. The scope of the journal is "wide range of areas of energy and climate related fields that apply to the science and technology, as well as economics and social sciences".Editor in Chief : Leon E. Clarke and  Yi-Ming Wei. If you are interested to submit a paper,click here.

An in-depth tutorial on Hydro-power
(Shared,Howto)
A simple but in-depth tutorial on hydro-power is prepared and uploaded by  Keith Vaugh of STEM Education & Design at MAGVA Design. The tutorial is exhaustive and self-explanatory.It includes all the related topics of a course in hydro-power. You can find the tutorial by clicking this link.

Hydro-Geeks

Last Updated on : 09 Feb 2020

Water Consumption Indicator 
(Apps,Dev by BP)
A new apps to approximate your water use and to understand whether you are using more than required...Click here to Access the App.

Climate Change Indicator 
(Apps,Dev by BP)
As all of you know that climate is changing with time..whether you believe it or not. Although not all the areas of the World is equally affected but some places are already facing the wrath of the extreme climates due to the change in regular pattern of the local climate. How much change can be observed in your place...Calculate by yourself...Click here.

Agri-Automation

Last updated on : 27th Sept 2019

Solution to pesticide problem : Using Ducks to function as pesticide. See the video shared from World Economic Forum and found in Linkedin. Click here to access the video.

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Dr.Mrinmoy is actively working in sustainable use and management of water and energy resources.He has keen interest in water-energy nexus,use of informatics in water and energy management.He have authored more than 10 books and 25 papers from international publishers and SCIE journals.He is the founding editor (hon) of this ezine and presently works as Assistant Professor in National Institute of Technology Agartala.
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The technological advancement has upgraded the living standard of the burgeoning population but their basic needs remains unsatisfied.
Due to uncontrolled extraction of the natural resources and advancement of technology has induced massive amount of need for energy.
As a result to extract energy, forests are destroyed resulting in desertification which become indicative by the rising temperature of the World.This rising temperature or global warming is identified to be the one of the reason why the demand for energy has also increased.However conventional energy sources are finite thus under high stress.
As a consequence,innovating new concepts which will ensure our society to be energy sustainable is urgently required.On the other hand global warming induced climate change has imbibed scarcity of water which has only been aggravated with the ever-growing population and large scale destruction of natural resources.To prevent this situation some novel but sustainable solutions are required.
The newsletter "Innovate for Sustainability" tries to provide a platform to those innovators who are constantly working for innovative solution to the most significant problem of this century : the optimal management of water and energy resources.This publication will share latest developments,news and views,ideas for innovations,tutorials,apps and special features on topics which can help to develop sustainable solutions.Available scholarship and funding opportunities from this field is also included.This newsletter is published at an monthly basis in both print and online mode.Against this subscription the customer will receive six copies of the newsletter in the next six months.
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