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Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers (2024)
Journal Article
Luo, M., & Gan, G. (2024). Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers. Applied Thermal Engineering, 248(Part A), Article 123215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2024.123215

The thermal performance of a slinky ground heat exchanger has been investigated using a validated transient 3D model for different trench separations, installation depths, soil properties, and daily operation hours. The effect of trench separation on... Read More about Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers.

Towards sustainable urban living: A holistic energy strategy for electric vehicle and heat pump adoption in residential communities (2024)
Journal Article
Dik, A., Kutlu, C., Sun, H., Calautit, J. K., Boukhanouf, R., & Omer, S. (2024). Towards sustainable urban living: A holistic energy strategy for electric vehicle and heat pump adoption in residential communities. Sustainable Cities and Society, 107, Article 105412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2024.105412

Electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps (HPs) are key in reducing carbon emissions from transportation and domestic heating, yet their adoption may increase peak load demands on electrical networks. One of the aims of this research is to assess the po... Read More about Towards sustainable urban living: A holistic energy strategy for electric vehicle and heat pump adoption in residential communities.

SET2022 : 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies 16th to 18th August 2022, Turkey : Sustainable Energy Technologies 2022 Conference Proceedings. Volume 4 (2023)
Book
Riffat, S., & Su, Y. (Eds.). (2023). SET2022 : 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies 16th to 18th August 2022, Turkey : Sustainable Energy Technologies 2022 Conference Proceedings. Volume 4

Papers submitted and presented at SET2022 - the 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2022

An approach for energy management of renewable energy sources using electric vehicles and heat pumps in an integrated electricity grid system (2023)
Journal Article
Dik, A., Kutlu, C., Omer, S., Boukhanouf, R., Su, Y., & Riffat, S. (2023). An approach for energy management of renewable energy sources using electric vehicles and heat pumps in an integrated electricity grid system. Energy and Buildings, 294, Article 113261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113261

The demand for electricity has been increasing worldwide and it is predicted that this trend will be particularly reinforced in developing countries by the gradual electrification of the transport sector and heat generation in buildings. The energy... Read More about An approach for energy management of renewable energy sources using electric vehicles and heat pumps in an integrated electricity grid system.

Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings (2022)
Journal Article
Suhendri, S., Hu, M., Su, Y., Darkwa, J., & Riffat, S. (2022). Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings. Building and Environment, 225, Article 109648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109648

The application of radiative cooling (RC) is expanding to a diverse research field, with some current studies trying to apply RC for natural ventilation. One proposed strategy is to use RC for the enhancement of solar chimney (SC) ventilation, and th... Read More about Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings.

Daylighting performance improvements using of split louver with parametrically incremental slat angle control (2022)
Journal Article
Alsukkar, M., Hu, M., Eltaweel, A., & Su, Y. (2022). Daylighting performance improvements using of split louver with parametrically incremental slat angle control. Energy and Buildings, 274, Article 112444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112444

Different shading device systems and control strategies can be employed in different parts of a window system to perform different functions, particularly for fully glazed façades. A split louver with various improvements was proposed in this study a... Read More about Daylighting performance improvements using of split louver with parametrically incremental slat angle control.

Quantitative characterization of the effect of inclination angle on flat-plate radiative cooling performance in buildings (2022)
Journal Article
Hu, M., Zhao, B., Suhendri, Cao, J., Wang, Q., Riffat, S., …Pei, G. (2022). Quantitative characterization of the effect of inclination angle on flat-plate radiative cooling performance in buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 59, Article 105124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.105124

The environment-friendly and energy-free nature of radiative sky cooling fosters its application in buildings where a radiative cooler is usually positioned at a tilted angle. However, though the cooling capacity of various radiative cooling material... Read More about Quantitative characterization of the effect of inclination angle on flat-plate radiative cooling performance in buildings.

Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia (2022)
Journal Article
Alotaibi, S., Omer, S., & Su, Y. (2022). Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia. Electricity, 3(3), 365-395. https://doi.org/10.3390/electricity3030020

Electric vehicles (EVs) are important elements in the global strategy to tackle climate change; however, research often fails to sufficiently identify the range of barriers which affect their adoption. Taking Saudi Arabia as a case study, this paper... Read More about Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia.

Investigation on a Vermiculite-Based Solar Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Building Applications (2022)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Chen, Z., Kutlu, C., Su, Y., & Riffat, S. (2022). Investigation on a Vermiculite-Based Solar Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Building Applications. Future Cities and Environment, 8(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5334/fce.153

Industrial processes and the building sector (e.g., for space and water heating) are responsible for the majority of the total energy consumed for heat. Although fossil fuels remain to dominate the heating sector, renewable heating technologies have... Read More about Investigation on a Vermiculite-Based Solar Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Building Applications.

Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study (2022)
Journal Article
Hu, M., Zhao, B., Suhendri, Cao, J., Wang, Q., Riffat, S., …Pei, G. (2022). Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study. Energy, 251, Article 123986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.123986

Solar thermal collectors are generally unproductivity at night without sunlight. Radiative cooling, on the other hand, is another renewable technology harvesting coldness from extraterrestrial space and can effectively work nocturnally. Therefore, th... Read More about Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study.

A multi-vector community energy system integrating a heating network, electricity grid and PV production to manage an electrified community (2022)
Journal Article
Han, M. E., Alston, M., & Gillott, M. (2022). A multi-vector community energy system integrating a heating network, electricity grid and PV production to manage an electrified community. Energy and Buildings, 266, Article 112105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112105

Electrification in energy supply–demand plays a critical role in domestic heating and road transport, delivering an electrified community to reduce carbon emissions. This solution, however, places a significant power demand increase on the distributi... Read More about A multi-vector community energy system integrating a heating network, electricity grid and PV production to manage an electrified community.

Factors Leading to High Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings in Saudi Arabia (2021)
Journal Article
Alyami, M., & Omer, S. (2021). Factors Leading to High Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Advances in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 8(2), 12-16

In developing countries like Saudi Arabia, the experience of a rapid rate of urbanisation and ‎ infrastructure expansion, especially with respect to buildings is immense. The role of buildings is even more ‎ important as they account for around 80% o... Read More about Factors Leading to High Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings in Saudi Arabia.

Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness (2020)
Journal Article
Cooper, E., Zheng, X., & Wood, C. J. (2021). Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness. Building and Environment, 188, Article 107459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107459

Motivated by intentions of avoiding large net fluid flow and enabling a more practical airtightness test for large buildings, a low-pressure Pulse pressurisation technique was developed for measuring building airtightness at pressures that are consid... Read More about Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness.

On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers (2020)
Journal Article
Zheng, X., & Wood, C. (2020). On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers. Energy and Buildings, 226, Article 110380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110380

The leakage characteristics of a building can be described by a leakage-pressure relationship, which sometimes is referred to as flow-pressure relationship. This relationship provides the leakage rate through the building envelope when it is subject... Read More about On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers.

Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors (2020)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Li, J., Su, Y., Wang, Y., Pei, G., & Riffat, S. (2020). Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors. Energy, 203, Article 117873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117873

Solar-driven organic Rankine cycle (s-ORC) power generation is a promising technology with thermal storage for flexible operation to meet domestic variable electricity demand. A satisfactory efficiency of this technology can be obtained only at mediu... Read More about Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors.

Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model (2020)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Erdinc, M. T., Li, J., Su, Y., Pei, G., Gao, G., & Riffat, S. (2020). Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model. Energy, 202, Article 117723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117723

This study presents a scroll expander modelling methodology for small scale power generation systems by combining scroll geometry and semi-empirical model. Although the semi-empirical model is quite popular, its dependence on several experimentally-d... Read More about Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model.

A Review on the Potential of Electric Vehicles in Reducing World CO2 Footprints (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Alotaibi, S., Omer, S., & Su, Y. (2022). A Review on the Potential of Electric Vehicles in Reducing World CO2 Footprints. In Open Science Index, Transport and Vehicle Engineering. , (570-578)

The conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) based vehicles are a threat to the environment as they account for a large proportion of the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. Hence, it is required to replace these vehicles with m... Read More about A Review on the Potential of Electric Vehicles in Reducing World CO2 Footprints.

A simulation study on performance improvement of solar assisted heat pump hot water system by novel controllable crystallization of supercooled PCMs (2020)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Zhang, Y., Elmer, T., Su, Y., & Riffat, S. (2020). A simulation study on performance improvement of solar assisted heat pump hot water system by novel controllable crystallization of supercooled PCMs. Renewable Energy, 152, 601-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.01.090

Domestic hot water (DHW) has a significant share in building’s energy consumption. In order to reduce this consumption, various solutions have been proposed such as controlling the system in an efficient way, using renewable sources and using phase c... Read More about A simulation study on performance improvement of solar assisted heat pump hot water system by novel controllable crystallization of supercooled PCMs.

Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, T., Yan, Z. W., Wang, L. Y., Zheng, W. J., & Su, Y. H. (2020). Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system. Solar Energy, 197, 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.019

Loop thermosyphon (LT) is usually introduced to overcome the freezing and corrosion problems associated with the conventional solar water heating (SWH) system. Compared with the conventional SWH system, the LT-SWH system possesses a lower nighttime h... Read More about Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system.

Utilising carbon dioxide for transport fuels: The economic and environmental sustainability of different Fischer-Tropsch process designs (2019)
Journal Article
Cuéllar-Franca, R., García-Gutiérrez, P., Dimitriou, I., Elder, R. H., Allen, R. W., & Azapagic, A. (2019). Utilising carbon dioxide for transport fuels: The economic and environmental sustainability of different Fischer-Tropsch process designs. Applied Energy, 253, Article 113560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113560

© 2019 The Authors Producing fuels and chemicals from carbon dioxide (CO2) could reduce our dependence on fossil resources and help towards climate change mitigation. This study evaluates the sustainability of utilising CO2 for production of transpor... Read More about Utilising carbon dioxide for transport fuels: The economic and environmental sustainability of different Fischer-Tropsch process designs.