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Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation (2019)
Journal Article
Ab Ghafar, N., Gadi, M., & Adam, M. (2019). Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation. Energy and Environment, doi:10.1177/0958305x18813684

Nowadays complex atrium design is becoming popular in city skylines that bring natural lighting to create more pleasant indoor nvironment. Atriums with complex skylight design and lack of knowledge in building thermal performance in relation to tran... Read More

Cross-linked Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni networks as binder-free electrodes for high performance supercapatteries (2018)
Journal Article
Tang, N., You, H., Li, M., Chen, G. Z., & Zhang, L. (2018). Cross-linked Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni networks as binder-free electrodes for high performance supercapatteries. Nanoscale, 10(44), 20526-20532. doi:10.1039/c8nr05662e

The heterogeneous Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni electrode is constructed by appropriately adjusting the time-dependent hydrothermal and electrodeposition process. A hybrid device exhibits 39.7 Wh kg-1 in specific energy and 365.3 W kg-1 in specific power, with... Read More

A comprehensive review for solar tracking systems design in photovoltaic cell, module, panel, array, and systems applications. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A., Yousef, A., Soliman, A., & Ismail, I. (2018, June). A comprehensive review for solar tracking systems design in photovoltaic cell, module, panel, array, and systems applications. Poster presented at 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018 IEEE 45th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

This paper presents a comprehensive review on solar tracking systems and their potentials on Photovoltaic systems. The paper overviews the design parameters, construction, types and drive system techniques covering myriad usage applications. The perf... 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

Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings (2016)
Journal Article
Tunzi, M., Østergaard, D. S., Svendsen, S., Boukhanouf, R., & Cooper, E. (2016). Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings. Energy, 113, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.07.033

This study presents a method to adapt existing hydronic systems in buildings to take advantage of low temperature district heating (LTDH). Plate radiators connected to double string heating circuits were considered in an optimization procedure, based... Read More

Achieving low voltage half electrolysis with a supercapacitor electrode (2013)
Journal Article
Peng, C., Hu, D., & Chen, G. Z. (2014). Achieving low voltage half electrolysis with a supercapacitor electrode. Energy and Environmental Science, 7(3), 1018-1022. doi:10.1039/c3ee43817a

Half electrolysis consists of a single faradaic reaction and a supercapacitor electrode. The electrolytic product is only produced at the faradaic electrode and the low voltage electrolysis is highly energy efficient.