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Design of mobile band subsurface antenna for drainage infrastructure monitoring (2019)
Journal Article
See, C. H., Kosha, J., Mshwat, W. A., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Ong, F. L., McEwan, N. J., & Excell, P. S. (2019). Design of mobile band subsurface antenna for drainage infrastructure monitoring. IET microwaves, antennas & propagation, 13(13), 2380-2385. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2019.0243

This paper presents an underground subsurface wireless sensor for drainage infrastructure water level monitoring. It operates from 800 to 2170 MHz to cover the required GSM850/900, GSM1800/1900 and UMTS bands. The system consists of a wideband antenn... Read More about Design of mobile band subsurface antenna for drainage infrastructure monitoring.

Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading (2019)
Thesis
Jeffrey, M. Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2086186

This study has been undertaken to research the impact of shading on a large scale solar PV site at 56° latitude north, this is the first site in the UK at this latitude, consisting of 2500 solar panels across a 5 acres. As solar altitude decreases ob... Read More about Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading.

Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Saint, R. M., Pomponi, F., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. I. (2019). Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 172(3), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00068

Passive solar systems are often designed primarily with efficiency in mind, and research efforts are concentrated towards gaining an increase in performance. However, due to the multiple materials used, their manufacturing processes, a lifespan that... Read More about Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK.

Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2018, November). Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens. Paper presented at 5th World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology, Edinburgh, Scotland

The detection of waterborne pathogens mainly relies on sample processing. This process concentrates large volume of water to very small volume that can be used under microscopes. The current approved concentration techniques are slow, very expensive,... Read More about Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens.

Waste-composition-dependent HBM model parameters based on degradation experiments (2018)
Journal Article
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., & McDougall, J. (2021). Waste-composition-dependent HBM model parameters based on degradation experiments. Environmental Geotechnics, 8(2), 124-133. https://doi.org/10.1680/jenge.18.00014

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the hydro-biochemical-mechanical (HBM) processes during degradation is investigated first through experiments and subsequently via modelling. Thr... Read More about Waste-composition-dependent HBM model parameters based on degradation experiments.

Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle (2018)
Journal Article
Doyle, A., & Muneer, T. (2018). Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0144598718806458

With the introduction of electric vehicles in the automobile market, limited information is available on how the battery’s energy consumption is distributed. This paper focuses on the energy consumption of the vehicle when the heating and cooling sy... Read More about Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle.

Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies (2018)
Journal Article
Gul, M., Kotak, Y., Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2018). Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies. Energies, 11(11), 2881. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11112881

In the absence of ground reflected radiation measured data, an average albedo value of 0.2, which describes the reflective properties of the bare ground is generally used. The variation of albedo based on different foreground surfaces and under diffe... Read More about Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies.

Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system (2018)
Journal Article
Kolhe, M., Adhikari, S., & Muneer, T. (2019). Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system. Applied Energy, 233-234, 403-411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.012

This paper explores the use of electric car roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) powered ventilation for cabin heat management/ventilation. A fully-functional Renault Zoe electric car has been used for performance evaluation of parked electric car ventila... Read More about Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system.

A case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman. (2018)
Journal Article
Honnurvali, M., Gupta, N., Goh, K., Umar, T., & Nazeema, N. (2019). A case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman. IET Renewable Power Generation, 13(2), 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2018.5457

To meet the increase in peak electricity demand and to reduce fossil fuel emissions in Oman and as an initiative taken by the government, by 2030, 15% (3000 MW) of the total energy mix (20,000 MW) should be generated from renewable energy resources l... Read More about A case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman..

Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems (2018)
Journal Article
Tan, W. C., Saw, L. H., Thiam, H. S., Xuan, J., Cai, Z., & Yew, M. C. (2018). Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 96, 181-197

Fuel cells and solar energy are promising candidates for electricity generation. It is forecast that fuel cells and solar power systems will play an important role in reducing the greenhouse gas footprint and replacing fossil fuels. Therefore, the li... Read More about Overview of porous media/metal foam application in fuel cells and solar power systems.

Thermal Performance through Heat Retention in Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters: A Review (2018)
Journal Article
Saint, R. M., Garnier, C., Pomponi, F., & Currie, J. (2018). Thermal Performance through Heat Retention in Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters: A Review. Energies, 11(6), 1615. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11061615

Solar thermal systems are a long-standing technology that is receiving increased attention, in terms of research and development, due to ambitious climate change targets and the need for renewable energy solutions. Integrated collector-storage solar... Read More about Thermal Performance through Heat Retention in Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters: A Review.

Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues (2018)
Journal Article
McDougall, J., Fleming, I., Thiel, R., Dewaele, P., Parker, D., & Kelly, D. (2018). Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues. Waste Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.04.013

Landfill reclaimed soil here refers to largely degraded materials excavated from old landfill sites, which after processing can be reinstated as more competent fill, thereby restoring the former landfill space. The success of the process depends on... Read More about Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues.

Current Error Based Compensations for VSC Current Control in Weak Grid for Wind Farm Applications (2018)
Journal Article
Givaki, K., Chen, D., & Xu, L. (2019). Current Error Based Compensations for VSC Current Control in Weak Grid for Wind Farm Applications. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 10(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2018.2820386

A novel current control strategy is proposed for voltage source converter connecting to weak grid using conventional current vector control with additional current error based voltage angle and magnitude compensations. For connecting to very weak AC... Read More about Current Error Based Compensations for VSC Current Control in Weak Grid for Wind Farm Applications.

Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater (2018)
Journal Article
Garnier, C., Muneer, T., & Currie, J. (2018). Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater. Renewable Energy, 126, 281-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.041

Integrated collector storage is a long established simple low cost solar water heater configuration combining the solar collector with a storage tank into a single unit. Previous studies have shown the potential of integrated collector storage solar... Read More about Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater.

Field Based Photovoltaic Power Degradation Rates In Oman-Case Study (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shaik, M., Gupta, N., & Goh, K. (2018). Field Based Photovoltaic Power Degradation Rates In Oman-Case Study. In World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2017)

Due to increase in demand for electricity usage all around the GCC there has been emphasizing on the usage of alternative sources of energy i.e. using solar, wind and ocean etc. on the other side accurate prediction of power delivery is crucial for e... Read More about Field Based Photovoltaic Power Degradation Rates In Oman-Case Study.

Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates (2018)
Journal Article
Bridle, H., Kerrouche, A., & Desmulliez, M. (2018). Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates. Matters, https://doi.org/10.19185/matters.201712000007

Waterborne pathogens represent a major concern for human and animal health making monitoring of water essential to prevent outbreaks. Sample preparation is critical to assess a spatio-temporally representative volume of water and identify pathogens p... Read More about Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates.

Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., & McDougall, J. (2017). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2), Leeds, UK 2017

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MSW are interdependent and is investigated first through an experiment and subsequently... Read More about Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan.

Parked Electric Vehicle’s Cabin Temperature Management Using Photovoltaic Powered Ventilation (2017)
Journal Article
Kolhe, M., Muneer, T., & Adhikari, S. (2017). Parked Electric Vehicle’s Cabin Temperature Management Using Photovoltaic Powered Ventilation. Energy Procedia, 142, 343-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.054

District heating networks are commonly addressed in the literature as one of the most effective solutions for decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector. These systems require high investments which are returned through the heat... Read More about Parked Electric Vehicle’s Cabin Temperature Management Using Photovoltaic Powered Ventilation.