AZoCleantech - Help/FAQ's
What is AZoCleantech?
AZoCleantech is a knowledge tool that is intended to provide the science, engineering and design community worldwide with a continuously updating source of all the information they need to make an informed decision on the implementation or acquisition of Clean Technology.
Either through "static" mediums i.e. the knowledge base of articles and news items or through "dynamic" forms i.e. the community of experts.
Due to the collaborative publishing approach that has been adopted, AZoCleantech is totally free to access and is focused on the requirements of industrial end-users of Clean Technology.
Who generates the AZoCleantech articles and news content?
Although we have a team of "in house" content generators and aggregators, our worldwide network of AZoCleantech experts and partners also provide large amounts of AZoCleantech's content.
How is AZoCleantech funded?
AZoCleantech is financed by the site owner AZoM.com Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, Australia).
Where is AZoCleantech based?
AZoCleantech operates out of offices in Sydney Australia. Please see the contact us page for further details.
Who are the AZoCleantech experts?
An AZoCleantech expert is someone with expertise in a particular sector of Clean Technology, who has demonstrated to the AZoCleantech team that their Expert Status has been recognised in some form by the wider scientific or industrial community.
How do I become an AZoCleantech expert?
If you feel you have something to add or give to the Clean Technology community then email [email protected]. If at any stage you have any questions not covered by the on-line form, feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Once you have been registered as an AZoCleantech expert your profile will be listed alongside the technical articles that are relevant to your area of expertise. You will then be one click away from people who are interested in transferring your technology, your expertise or services.
Do I get paid for being an AZoCleantech expert?
In the true spirit of freedom of information, openness and collaboration which AZoCleantech endeavours to represent, you decide if you get paid for being an AZoCleantech expert. What this means is that once you become an AZoM Expert and we have listed your expert profile, you decide how you wish to be contacted in relation to your area of expertise and if you want to be paid for answering questions.
You can also decide how much or how little you want to charge for your answers. As it is free for bona fide academic experts to list with AZoCleantech, all we ask is that if you do charge fees at the end of every quarter you forward to us 10% of your gross Expert Fees. Alternatively, you can pay a $200 annual listing fee and then all your fee income is yours. This is the mechanism that applies to non-academic, full time consultants or industry experts, i.e. you pay a $200 listing fee and then you decide if you want to charge anything for your "expert services".
I represent a Supplier of Clean Technology; can I become an AZoCleantech expert?
Employees or the representatives of Clean Technology Related companies, consulting organisations or similar bodies can become AZoCleantech experts. The only cost to you is the payment of a US$200 listing fee. Contact us for further details at [email protected]. Once you have been registered as an AZoCleantech Expert your profile will be listed alongside the technical articles (up to three) that are relevant to your area of expertise. You will then be one click away from people who are interested in transferring your technology, your expertise or services.
How do I list my company alongside AZoCleantech articles?
It is very simple to list your company as a key supplier or key service provider.
Conduct a few searches on AZoCleantech to view the types of articles that relate to your technology, products or services. Then send us an e-mail at [email protected] indicating the types of keywords you wish to use to ensure AZoCleantech visitors find you.
We will then conduct a free of charge analysis for you to provide you with complete listings of the content that relates to your organisation and your selected keywords and the costs involved for listing alongside 10, 20 or a specific number of articles.
Finally, we need to produce a supplier profile - a mini-website on your organisation and your activities which will run alongside all of your selected articles - you simply provide a word document with this information or we can build your supplier profile from your web site or company brochure, again this is a free service.
What are the benefits of listing as a Key Supplier?
AZoCleantech is a huge free access knowledge resource of Clean Technology related information, articles, case histories, news, new product releases and technical briefs. As such it is a very attractive destination for the millions of engineers, scientists and designers who are online worldwide.
In addition, the novel search and keyword structure used by AZoCleantech means that when a visitor is searching for a solution to a problem they do not need to know anything about Clean Technology - they simply type into the applications search box their application. The search results then reveal educational and informative content with key suppliers and service providers listed alongside.
Equally, end users can find Clean Technology information that relates specifically to their industry. For example, assume you are a designer of medical devices and you wish to find out what Clean Technology related news has an impact on your industry sector. Simply click the news tick box, input "medical" in the industries search box and up comes news items which relate to the medical device industry - as a supplier you are then one click away from an enquiry.
What form of content is suitable?
Any form of content that will help to educate the wider science, engineering and design community of the benefits of using Clean Technology is acceptable.
Typically this will be a review article that provides a little background on a particular sector of Clean Technology and then concentrates on examples of typical applications. However, AZoCleantech also welcomes shorter contributions, news items or even photographs or graphics, which add to the AZoCleantech content quality.
Please remember that AZoCleantech is heavily focused on providing examples of how Clean Technology can be used and not the fundamental science behind the technology.
To submit email [email protected].
How do I benefit by submitting content?
AZoCleantech has a very wide audience reach of engineers, designers and scientists who use AZoCleantech for very specific Clean Technology information search and retrieval. Consequently, if you submit content to AZoCleantech you can guarantee that unlike traditional print media, your article will be seen by people who are directly interested in you area of expertise or product. If you are a full time academic, you can also offer to provide your consulting services by listing for free as an AZoCleantech Expert alongside your article or case history.
How do I search AZoCleantech?
AZoCleantech provides the site visitor with a range of search options. These options include a global search, which as the name suggests searches all content for word matches on the headline text, the article summary, keywords and tradenames. The search function also includes search boxes for applications and industries. All of these search functions can be used in conjunction with each other.
How does the application search work?
Every article or news story that is within the AZoCleantech knowledge base is keyworded in relation to the significant applications. This keywording can never be exhaustive or complete but it is intended to provide the site visitor with guidance on the major applications. The applications search is intended to make it easy for the non-Clean Technology specialist to find information on Clean Technology solutions for their application or similar applications. To make it even easier to find your application or an application similar to the one you seek, we have also included a page that lists the current real time list of all of the applications currently covered on the site.
How does the industry search work?
The industry search function is intended to allow site visitors to locate materials information on materials that have a significant impact in particular industry categories. The industry categorisation is based on the US Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system 1987, modified to suit the nature of the AZoCleantech site. The structure (detailed on the industry page) is also a hierarchical structure in that one can search at increasingly detailed industry levels. For example, two typical industry sectors are:
- Manufacturing, Industrial Machinery, General, Pumps, 3561
- Manufacturing, Industrial Machinery, General, Bearings, 3562
Typing into the industry box, "bearings" would locate all content that has a significant impact on the "bearings" industry sector. However, typing in "Industrial Machinery" would find content in Pumps, Bearings and several other industry sectors. Equally, the coding number at the end of the classification can also be used as a short form mechanism for locating the industry sector material information. A more detailed explanation is provided on the industry page.
What is the idea behind the Article and News check boxes?
If you check the article box, your chosen search parameters will focus on the encyclopaedia article type of material information. Checking the News box only, will focus the search on News and New Product information. Obviously, checking both boxes will provide all information available in Article and News formats.