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An experimental study of the carbonation of serpentinite and partially serpentinised peridotites (2017)
Journal Article
Lacinska, A. M., Styles, M. T., Bateman, K., Hall, M., & Brown, P. D. (in press). An experimental study of the carbonation of serpentinite and partially serpentinised peridotites. Frontiers in Earth Science, 5, doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00037. ISSN 2296-6463

In situ sequestration of CO2 in mantle peridotites has been proposed as a method to alleviate the amount of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere. This study presents the results of 8-month long laboratory fluid-rock experiments on representative mantl... Read More

Acid-dissolution of antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite for ex situ carbon capture and storage by mineralisation (2016)
Journal Article
Lacinska, A. M., Styles, M. T., Bateman, K., Wagner, D., Hall, M. R., Gowing, C., & Brown, P. D. (2016). Acid-dissolution of antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite for ex situ carbon capture and storage by mineralisation. Chemical Geology, 437, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.05.015. ISSN 0009-2541

Serpentine minerals serve as a Mg donor in carbon capture and storage by mineralisation (CCSM). The acid-treatment of nine comprehensively-examined serpentine polymorphs and polytypes, and the subsequent microanalysis of their post-test residues high... Read More

Ni Mg mixed metal oxides for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (2015)
Journal Article
Zannotti, M., Wood, C. J., Summers, G. H., Stevens, L. A., Hall, M. R., Snape, C. E., …Gibson, E. A. (2015). Ni Mg mixed metal oxides for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(44), doi:10.1021/acsami.5b06170

Mg Ni mixed metal oxide photocathodes have been prepared by a mixed NiCl2/MgCl2 sol-gel process. The MgO/NiO electrodes have been extensively characterized using physical and electrochemical methods. Dye-sensitized solar cells have been prepared from... Read More

A hygrothermal modelling approach to water vapour sorption isotherm design for mesoporous humidity buffers (2015)
Journal Article
Sarce, F., Hall, M. R., Sangchoom, W., & Mokaya, R. (in press). A hygrothermal modelling approach to water vapour sorption isotherm design for mesoporous humidity buffers. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 211, doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.03.001. ISSN 1387-1811

This paper describes the development of a design technique using hygrothermal numerical modelling for top-down predictive design and optimisation of water vapour sorption isotherms to match any humidity buffering application. This was used to inform... Read More

Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications (2012)
Journal Article
Dawson, A. R., Dehdezi, P. K., Hall, M. R., Wang, J., & Isola, R. (in press). Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 13(4), doi:10.1080/14680629.2012.735791. ISSN 1468-0629

The paper considers extending the role of asphalt concrete pavements to become solar heat collectors and storage systems. The majority of the construction cost is already procured for such pavements and only marginal additional costs are likely to be... Read More

Investigating the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as a source of heating (2012)
Conference Proceeding
Dehdezi, P. K., Dawson, A. R., Hall, M. R., Casey, S., & Miao, F. (2012). Investigating the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as a source of heating

This paper evaluates the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as solar energy collectors with copper pipes embedded below the surfaces. Quartzite was investigated as a replacement for limestone aggregate in asphalt for thermal enhancement. Samples... Read More

Thermal, mechanical and microstructural analysis of concrete containing microencapsulated phase change materials (2012)
Journal Article
Dehdezi, P. K., Hall, M. R., Dawson, A. R., & Casey, S. P. (in press). Thermal, mechanical and microstructural analysis of concrete containing microencapsulated phase change materials. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 14(5), doi:10.1080/10298436.2012.716837. ISSN 1029-8436

This paper studies the thermal, mechanical and microstructural aspects of concrete containing different amounts of microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs). In addition, numerical simulation is carried out to study the potential application of... Read More

Enhancement of soil thermo-physical properties using microencapsulated phase change materials for ground source heat pump applications (2011)
Journal Article
microencapsulated phase change materials for ground source heat pump applications. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 110-116, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.1191. ISSN 1660-9336

Soil can be modified with Phase Change materials (PCM) in order to enhance its thermophysical properties and energy storage for ground source heat pump applications. This paper studies thermo-physical properties of soil modified with different amount... Read More

Treatment effects on the compressive strength of Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) at 7 days
Conference Proceeding
Helmi, M., Hall, M. R., & Rigby, S. P. (in press). Treatment effects on the compressive strength of Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) at 7 days

Reactive powder concrete (RPC) is produced by controlling three main factors: additives to mix composition, pre-setting application of pressure, and post-setting heating. Densification of the mortar is achieved by the application of pressure (either... Read More