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Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness (2020)
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Cooper, E., Zheng, X., & Wood, C. J. (2020). Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness. Building and Environment, 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)
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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, 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)
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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, 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)
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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, 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 simulation study on performance improvement of solar assisted heat pump hot water system by novel controllable crystallization of supercooled PCMs (2020)
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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)
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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)
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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, 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.

Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness (2019)
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Zheng, X., Zu, Y., Cooper, E., Gillott, M., Tetlow, D., Riffat, S., & Wood, C. (2019). Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness. Future Cities and Environment, 5(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5334/fce.66

A pulse pressurisation technique is developed and utilised for determining building leakage at low pressure, based on a "quasi-steady pulse" concept. The underlying principle of the technique is to subject the building envelope to a known volume chan... Read More about Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness.

Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation (2019)
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Almaneea, A., Alharbi, A., & Boukhanoui, R. (2019). Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation. Energy and Buildings, 196, 61-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.012

The work presented in this paper investigates design, computer modelling and testing of a sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system for space air conditioning in buildings. The target application of evaporative cooling technology is particu... Read More about Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation.

A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers (2019)
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Gan, G. (2019). A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 11, 365-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2019.04.013

Heat transfer takes place simultaneously with moisture transfer in unsaturated soil and the transport processes interact with a ground heat exchanger (GHX) installed for a ground source heat pump. This paper presents a numerical methodology to produc... Read More about A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers.

CFD multiphase modelling of the acetone condensation and evaporation process in a horizontal circular tube (2019)
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Mohammed, H. I., Giddings, D., Walker, G. S., & Power, H. (2019). CFD multiphase modelling of the acetone condensation and evaporation process in a horizontal circular tube. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 1159-1170. https://doi.org/10.1016...asstransfer.2019.02.062

With increasing demands on energy efficiency, the use of low grade waste heat using vapour absorption refrigeration systems (VARS) are receiving renewed interest. One idea is to use the combination of acetone and zinc bromide as the salt solution, wh... Read More about CFD multiphase modelling of the acetone condensation and evaporation process in a horizontal circular tube.

Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation (2019)
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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 about Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation.

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 about Cross-linked Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni networks as binder-free electrodes for high performance supercapatteries.

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 about A comprehensive review for solar tracking systems design in photovoltaic cell, module, panel, array, and systems applications..

Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system (2016)
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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, https://doi.org/10.1016...lthermaleng.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 about Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system.

Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings (2016)
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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, https://doi.org/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 about Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings.

Achieving low voltage half electrolysis with a supercapacitor electrode (2013)
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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.