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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.

Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Xuan, Q., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Cui, Y. (2020). Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux. Energy, 199, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117433

Optimization of segmented solar thermoelectric generator for power output enhancement has been well researched however, the mechanical reliability study of such devices is usually neglected. In addition, assumed heat flux distribution or uniform flux... Read More about Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux.

Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2020). Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement. Applied energy, 268, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115075

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization are vital research areas which are being explored extensively in recent years due to significant performance enhancement achieved. However, the lack of a single review paper on th... Read More about Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement.

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.

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.

Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material (2020)
Journal Article
Shittu, S., Li, G., Xuan, Q., Xiao, X., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Akhlaghi, Y. G. (2020). Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material. Applied thermal engineering, 173, https://doi.org/10.1016...lthermaleng.2020.115206

Transient and non-uniform heat flux from solar concentrators can affect the performance of solar thermoelectric generators, which generate electricity from concentrated solar radiation. Therefore, this paper presents a detailed three-dimensional stud... Read More about Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material.

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., & Akhlaghi, Y. G. (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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

Solar Thermoelectric Technologies for Power Generation (2019)
Book Chapter
Li, G., Ma, X., Shittu, S., & Zhao, X. (2019). Solar Thermoelectric Technologies for Power Generation. In X. Zhao, & X. Ma (Eds.), Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies for Solar Heating, Cooling and Power Generation. Green Energy and Technology (341-371). Springer (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17283-1_10

© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Thermoelectric power generation (TEG) is the most effective process that can create electrical current from a thermal gradient directly, based on the Seebeck effect. Solar energy as renewable energy can provide... Read More about Solar Thermoelectric Technologies for Power Generation.

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.

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

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 electrical performanc... Read More about Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power.

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.


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