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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)
Journal Article
Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Myers, S. (2019). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, 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.