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Experimental study of liquid to air membrane energy exchanger (LAMEE) performance by measuring its temperature fields (2019)
Journal Article
Chu, J., Chen, Z., Bai, H., & Zhu, J. (2019). Experimental study of liquid to air membrane energy exchanger (LAMEE) performance by measuring its temperature fields. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 10, 163-168. doi:10.1016/j.tsep.2019.01.005

Many studies have already been conducted to assess liquid to air membrane energy exchanger (LAMEE) performance by numerical and experimental methods. However, the LAMEE temperature field is still an unknown area due to the operation difficult. In thi... Read More

Performance evaluation of a membrane-based flat-plate heat and mass exchanger used for liquid desiccant regeneration (2018)
Journal Article
Bai, H., Zhu, J., Chen, Z., Chu, J., & Liu, Y. (2018). Performance evaluation of a membrane-based flat-plate heat and mass exchanger used for liquid desiccant regeneration. Applied Thermal Engineering, 139, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.05.011. ISSN 1359-4311

Liquid desiccant dehumidification system has gained much progress recently for its considerable energy saving potential without liquid water condensation. Within the system, regeneration is of great importance since diluted desiccant solution after d... Read More

State-of-art in modelling methods of membrane-based liquid desiccant heat and mass exchanger: a comprehensive review (2018)
Journal Article
Bai, H., Zhu, J., Chen, Z., & Chu, J. (2018). State-of-art in modelling methods of membrane-based liquid desiccant heat and mass exchanger: a comprehensive review. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 125, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.04.100. ISSN 0017-9310

Air dehumidification is of vital importance in building air conditioning and production safety. Semi-permeable membrane module is a novel heat and mass exchanger, which separates the air and liquid desiccant to overcome desiccant droplet carry-over p... Read More

Optical design of compact linear Fresnel reflector systems (2017)
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Zhu, J., & Chen, Z. (in press). Optical design of compact linear Fresnel reflector systems. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 176, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2017.12.016. ISSN 0927-0248

Compact linear Fresnel reflector (CLFR) system employing multiple receivers is promising with better optical performance and cost effectiveness compared to linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) system, especially for applications with limited ground availab... Read More

Parametric analysis of a cross-flow membrane-based parallel-plate liquid desiccant dehumidification system: numerical and experimental data (2017)
Journal Article
Bai, H., Zhu, J., Chen, Z., & Chu, J. (2018). Parametric analysis of a cross-flow membrane-based parallel-plate liquid desiccant dehumidification system: numerical and experimental data. Energy and Buildings, 158, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.018. ISSN 0378-7788

Operating parameters of a membrane-based parallel-plate liquid desiccant dehumidification system are investigated in this paper. The liquid desiccant and air are in a cross-flow arrangement, and separated by semi-permeable membranes to avoid carry-ov... Read More

Performance testing of a cross-flow membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification system (2017)
Journal Article
Bai, H., Zhu, J., Chen, Z., Ma, L., Wang, R., & Li, T. (2017). Performance testing of a cross-flow membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 119, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.03.058. ISSN 1359-4311

A membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification system is one of high energy efficient dehumidification approaches, which allows heat and moisture transfers between air stream and desiccant solution without carryover problem. The system performanc... Read More

Performance assessment of a membrane liquid desiccant dehumidification cooling system based on experimental investigations (2017)
Journal Article
Chen, Z., Zhu, J., & Bai, H. (2017). Performance assessment of a membrane liquid desiccant dehumidification cooling system based on experimental investigations. Energy and Buildings, 139, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.046. ISSN 0378-7788

A membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification cooling system is studied in this paper for energy efficient air conditioning with independent temperature and humidity controls. The system mainly consists of a dehumidifier, a regenerator, an evapo... Read More

Experimental study of a membrane-based dehumidification cooling system (2016)
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Chen, Z., Zhu, J., Bai, H., Yan, Y., & Zhang, L. (2017). Experimental study of a membrane-based dehumidification cooling system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 115, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.10.153. ISSN 1359-4311

Membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification has attracted increasing interests with elimination of solution droplets carryover problem. In this study, a membrane-based hybrid liquid desiccant dehumidification cooling system is developed, which i... Read More

Effect of resistive load on the performance of an organic Rankine cycle with a scroll expander (2016)
Journal Article
Zhua, J., Chen, Z., Huang, H., & Yan, Y. (2016). Effect of resistive load on the performance of an organic Rankine cycle with a scroll expander. Energy, 95, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2015.11.048. ISSN 0360-5442

An experimental investigation is performed for an organic Rankine cycle system with different electrical resistive loads. The test rig is set up with a small scroll expander-generator unit, a boiler and a magnetically coupled pump. R134a is used as t... Read More

Cafestol extraction yield from different coffee brew mechanisms (2012)
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Zhang, C., Linforth, R. S., & Fisk, I. D. (2012). Cafestol extraction yield from different coffee brew mechanisms. Food Research International, 49(1), doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2012.06.032. ISSN 0963-9969

The extraction yield of cafestol from roast and ground (R&G) coffee beans was evaluated using brews prepared by four brewing mechanisms (boiled, Turkish, French Press and Mocha Pot). The cafestol content of the R&G coffee and the resulting brews was... Read More