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A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, S. R., Beardmore, J., Gillott, M., Boukhanouf, R., & Walker, G. (2018). A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation. Energy Procedia, 153, 295-302. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.10.011

Reducing building energy consumption is important to achieve sustainable development, as a result, there is a need to investigate better energy systems with well-designed management infrastructure. At the Creative Energy Homes, a low-temperature heat... Read More

Design and performance analysis of a regenerative evaporative cooler for cooling of buildings in arid climates (2018)
Journal Article
Boukhanouf, R., Amer, O., Ibrahim, H. G., & Calautit, J. K. (2018). Design and performance analysis of a regenerative evaporative cooler for cooling of buildings in arid climates. Building and Environment, 142, (1-10). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.06.004. ISSN 0360-1323

Evaporative cooling has been considered a low energy consumption process that often is associated with displacement ventilation and passive cooling strategies of buildings. While significant energy savings can be accrued from using evaporative coolin... Read More

Improving thermal performance of existing UK district heat network: a case for temperature optimization (2017)
Journal Article
Tunzi, M., Boukhanouf, R., Li, H., Svendsen, S., & Ianakiev, A. (2018). Improving thermal performance of existing UK district heat network: a case for temperature optimization. Energy and Buildings, 158, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.11.049. ISSN 0378-7788

This paper presents results of a research study into improving energy performance of small-scale district heat network through water supply and return temperature optimization technique. The case study involves establishing the baseline heat demand o... Read More

A system design for distributed energy generation in low temperature district heating (LTDH) networks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Jones, S., Gillott, M. C., Boukhanouf, R., Walker, G. S., Tunzi, M., Tetlow, D., …Sumner, M. (2017). A system design for distributed energy generation in low temperature district heating (LTDH) networks

Project SCENIC (Smart Controlled Energy Networks Integrated in Communities) involves connecting properties at the University of Nottingham’s Creative Energy Homes test site in a community scale, integrated heat and power network. Controls will be dev... Read More

Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system (2016)
Journal Article
Boukhanouf, R., Alharbi, A., Ibrahim, H. G., Amer, O., & Worall, M. (2017). Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 115, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.12.119

The paper presents computer modelling and laboratory experiment results of a sub-wet bulb temperature indirect evaporative cooling system for space cooling in buildings. The prototype employs hollow porous ceramic water containers as wet media materi... Read More

Demonstrating a novel configuration of FPSE prototype working at medium temperature range (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Ghozzi, S., & Boukhanouf, R. (2016). Demonstrating a novel configuration of FPSE prototype working at medium temperature range

Numerous FPSE designs have been demonstrated, tested and maybe commercially produced for different applications since Beale had invented the first design of the FPSE. The proposed design of FPSE is intended to operate at atmosphere pressure and low h... Read More

Experimental investigation of a novel heat pipe and porous ceramic based indirect evaporative cooler (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Amer, O., & Boukhanouf, R. (2016). Experimental investigation of a novel heat pipe and porous ceramic based indirect evaporative cooler

The paper presents laboratory test results of an integrated heat pipe and ceramic tube based evaporative cooling prototype for air conditioning in buildings. The cooler integrates durable porous ceramic tubes as water saturated media materials and he... Read More

Simulation and experimental investigation of thermal performance of a miniature flat plate heat pipe (2013)
Journal Article
Boukhanouf, R., & Haddad, A. (2013). Simulation and experimental investigation of thermal performance of a miniature flat plate heat pipe. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2013, doi:10.1155/2013/474935. ISSN 1687-8132

This paper presents the results of a CFD analysis and experimental tests of two identical miniature flat plate heat pipes (FPHP) using sintered and screenmesh wicks and a comparative analysis and measurement of two solid copper base plates 1mmand 3mm... Read More