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Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Zhou, J., Ma, X., & Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y. (2020). Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management, 207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112515

Effective cooling of the photovoltaic can enhance electrical conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic system. The combination of photovoltaic and thermoelectric generator provides unique advantages because of their complementary characteristics. In ad... Read More about Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe.

Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Fan, Y. (2020). Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances. Energy Conversion and Management, 205, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112422

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd A consequence of the integration of photovoltaic module and thermoelectric generator is the presence of thermal contact, which affects the heat transfer in the hybrid system. Thermal and electrical contact are inevitable in a ther... Read More about Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances.

Building integrated thermoelectric air conditioners—a potentially fully environmentally friendly solution in building services (2019)
Journal Article
Ma, X., Zhao, H., Zhao, X., Li, G., & Shittu, S. (in press). Building integrated thermoelectric air conditioners—a potentially fully environmentally friendly solution in building services. Future Cities and Environment, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.5334/fce.76

© 2019 The Author(s). The refrigerants used in conventional vapor-compression air conditioning systems have detrimental effects on the global environment. Phasing-down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants for HVAC equipment over the next 20 years has... Read More about Building integrated thermoelectric air conditioners—a potentially fully environmentally friendly solution in building services.

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.

Preliminary experiment on a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system in summer (2019)
Journal Article
Li, G., Shittu, S., zhou, K., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Preliminary experiment on a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system in summer. Energy, 188, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116041

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Compared with the PV electricity generation, the hybrid Photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) can generate more electricity due to its ability to utilize a wider solar spectrum than the PV. The PV-TE employing micro-channel heat pip... Read More about Preliminary experiment on a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system in summer.

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.

Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power (2019)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power. Journal of power sources, 428, 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.099

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. In this study, a segmented asymmetrical thermoelectric generator (SASTEG) is numerically investigated to optimize its electrical performance and mechanical reliability under transient and steady state conditions. The thermal and... Read More about Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power.

A statistical model for dew point air cooler based on the multiple polynomial regression approach (2019)
Journal Article
Akhlaghi, Y. G., Ma, X., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., & Li, J. (2019). A statistical model for dew point air cooler based on the multiple polynomial regression approach. Energy, 181, 868-881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.213

Swift assessment of evaporative cooling systems has become a necessity in practical engineering applications of this advanced technology. This paper bypasses details of the performance process and pioneers in developing a statistical model based on t... Read More about A statistical model for dew point air cooler based on the multiple polynomial regression approach.

Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles (2019)
Journal Article
Li, G., Diallo, T. M., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Shittu, S., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Wang, Y. (2019). Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles. Energy, 179, 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.040

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd For a solar collector with a heat pipe, the tilt angle is an important factor which has a direct impact on the orientation (surface azimuth angle) and affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the collector. Th... Read More about Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles.

Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe (2019)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Ma, X., & Yu, M. (2019). Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management, 193, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.055

Thermal management of photovoltaic cells is an essential research objective for increasing the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic. Flat plate heat pipe is a passive cooling device capable of effectively reducing the solar cell temperature. The... Read More about Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe.

Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance (2019)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Ayodele, E. (2019). Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 109, 24-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.023

Effective thermal management of photovoltaic cells is essential for improving its conversion efficiency and increasing its life span. Solar cell temperature and efficiency have an inverse relationship therefore, cooling of solar cells is a critical r... Read More about Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance.

High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator (2019)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator. Energy Conversion and Management, 184, 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.01.064

Annular thermoelectric generators can eliminate the thermal contact resistance formed due to geometry mismatch when flat-plate thermoelectric generators are used with round shaped heat source or heat sink. Therefore, in this study, the numerical simu... Read More about High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator.

Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric (2019)
Journal Article
Li, G., Shittu, S., Ma, X., & Zhao, X. (2019). Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric. Energy, 171, 599-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.057

The optimization of the thermoelectric (TE) device geometry is one of the significant ways to improve its efficiency and power output. However, the complex relationship between the Photovoltaic and the thermoelectric device necessitates the need for... Read More about Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric.

Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, G., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Ma, X. (2019). Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system. Energy, 171, 566-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.049

This paper presents a combined analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array applicable to a solar-powered rural house space heating system. This array, compared to the traditional one-to-on... Read More about Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system.

Thermoelectric generator performance enhancement by the application of pulsed heat power (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Thermoelectric generator performance enhancement by the application of pulsed heat power. https://doi.org/10.11159/ffhmt19.146

Thermoelectric generator (TEG) is usually studied under steady state heating conditions however, the use of pulsed heat power could significantly enhance its performance. Therefore, this paper presents a numerical investigation of the thermal and ele... Read More about Thermoelectric generator performance enhancement by the application of pulsed heat power.

Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect (2018)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect. Renewable energy, 130, 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.07.002

This study investigates the optimum geometry for maximum efficiency of a hybrid PV-TE uni-couple using Finite Element Method. COMSOL Multiphysics is used to solve the 3-Dimensional heat transfer equations considering thermoelectric materials with tem... Read More about Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect.

Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler (2017)
Journal Article
Xu, P., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Fancey, K. (2017). Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler. Applied energy, 203, 761-777. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.095

This paper presents an experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler which, by employing a super performance wet material layer, innovative heat and mass exchanger and intermittent water supply scheme, has achieved a signific... Read More about Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler.

Micro-encapsulated phase change material (MPCM) slurries: characterization and building applications (2017)
Journal Article
Qiu, Z., Ma, X., Li, P., Zhao, X., & Wright, A. (2017). Micro-encapsulated phase change material (MPCM) slurries: characterization and building applications. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 77, 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.001

© 2017 Micro-encapsulated Phase Change Material (MPCM) slurries, acting as the heat transfer fluids or thermal storage mediums, have gained applications in various building thermal energy systems, significantly enhancing their energy efficiency and o... Read More about Micro-encapsulated phase change material (MPCM) slurries: characterization and building applications.

Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications (2016)
Journal Article
Xu, P., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Fancey, K. S. (2016). Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications. Building and Environment, 110, 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.10.003

© 2016 Indirect evaporative cooling, by using water evaporation to absorb heat to lower the air temperature without adding moisture, is an extremely low energy and environmentally friendly cooling principle. The properties of the wet channel surface... Read More about Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications.

Experimental investigation of a solar driven direct-expansion heat pump system employing the novel PV/micro-channels-evaporator modules (2016)
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Qiu, Z., Ma, X., Zhao, X., Zhou, J., Du, Z., Ji, J., & Yu, M. (2016). Experimental investigation of a solar driven direct-expansion heat pump system employing the novel PV/micro-channels-evaporator modules. Applied energy, 178, 484-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.063

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd This paper aims to investigate a solar driven direct-expansion heat pump system employing the novel PV/micro-channels-evaporator modules, in terms of its solar thermal, electrical and overall efficiency, as well as coefficient of... Read More about Experimental investigation of a solar driven direct-expansion heat pump system employing the novel PV/micro-channels-evaporator modules.