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A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century (2020)
Journal Article
Badiei, A., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Xiao, X., Li, J., …Li, G. (2020). A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 132, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110132

This paper presents a comprehensive review on developments and advances of Solar Assisted Heat Pump technology reported in 21st century. Combination of thermal and photovoltaic solar collectors with heat pumps has been widely used in recent decades f... Read More about A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century.

Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump (2020)
Journal Article
Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Li, G., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., …Ma, X. (2020). Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump. Applied energy, 275, 115323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115323

An efficient low-carbon system is proposed to meet the heating and cooling demands of rural houses in cold regions. Mini-channel solar panels incorporating a novel multiple-throughout-flowing loop are used for heat collection, whilst a vapour injecti... Read More about Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump.

Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Tang, X., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Badiei, A. (2020). Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions. Energy, 202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117742

This study presents a detailed three-dimensional numerical investigation of the optimum thermoelectric geometry in a hybrid concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system under varying weather conditions. Four different thermoelectric leg geometries... Read More about Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions.

Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems? (2020)
Journal Article
Badiei, A., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Zhao, X., Li, J., Yi, F., & Wang, Z. (2020). Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?. Energy Conversion and Management, 213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112886

This paper presents a whole building energy modelling work incorporating a state-of-the-art indirect evaporative cooling system. The model is calibrated and validated with real-life empirical data, and is capable of representing actual performance of... Read More about Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?.

A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins (2020)
Journal Article
Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Badiei, A., Zhao, X., Aslansefat, K., Xiao, X., Shittu, S., & Ma, X. (2020). A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins. Energy Conversion and Management, 211, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112772

This study is pioneered in developing digital twins using Feed-forward Neural Network (FFNN) and multi objective evolutionary optimization (MOEO) using Genetic Algorithm (GA) for a counter-flow Dew Point Cooler with a novel Guideless Irregular Heat a... Read More about A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins.

Experimental analysis of defrosting and heating performance of a solar‐assisted heat pump integrated phase change energy storage (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Li, G., Wang, Y., Zhang, F., Badiei, A., Lu, T., …Zhang, Y. (in press). Experimental analysis of defrosting and heating performance of a solar‐assisted heat pump integrated phase change energy storage. International journal of energy research, https://doi.org/10.1002/er.5076

This paper investigates a novel solar‐assisted heat pump integrated phase change energy storage system. The defrosting performance of this system was studied experimentally and the results were compared with two traditionally used methods: reverse cy... Read More about Experimental analysis of defrosting and heating performance of a solar‐assisted heat pump integrated phase change energy storage.

Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Myers, S. (2020). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, 151, 137-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.007

In order for a solar heating system to provide heat immediately after sunrise, a fast response is needed to the heat demand of a serviced space. The majority of existing solar heating systems have a slow response time due to the large volume of water... Read More about Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems.

Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data (2019)
Journal Article
Badiei, A., Allinson, D., & Lomas, K. J. (2019). Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data. Energy and Buildings, 203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109431

This paper describes a new method to swiftly model the dynamics of heating energy demand and indoor air temperatures of houses and housing stocks. The Reduced data Energy Model (RdDEM) provides a cost-effective alternative to steady-state modelling b... Read More about Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data.

Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression (2019)
Journal Article
Akhlaghi, Y. G., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Badiei, A., Cattaneo, M. E., & Ma, X. (2019). Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression. Energy and Buildings, 202, 109406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109406

Swift performance assessment of dehumidification systems, in design stage and while operation of the system is of substantial importance for commercialization and wide implementation of this technology. This paper presents a novel statistical model,... Read More about Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression.

A Novel Mathematical Model of the Solar Assisted Dehumidification and Regeneration Systems (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Badiei, A., & Zhao, X. (2019, August). A Novel Mathematical Model of the Solar Assisted Dehumidification and Regeneration Systems. Paper presented at The 18th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies: Sustainable energy towards the new revolution

This paper introduces a state-of-the-art modelling technique to investigate the performance of solar assisted dehumidification and regeneration cycles. The dehumidification/regeneration system investigated in this study employs a solid adsorbent bed... Read More about A Novel Mathematical Model of the Solar Assisted Dehumidification and Regeneration Systems.


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