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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, 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

Investigation on the Solar Absorption Property of the Nanoporous Alumina Sheet for Solar Application (2019)
Journal Article
He, S., Zhang, Y., Yang, W., Wang, Z., Zhao, X., & Wang, P. (2019). Investigation on the Solar Absorption Property of the Nanoporous Alumina Sheet for Solar Application. Materials, 12(14), https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12142329

In order to improve the absorption performance of the aluminum sheet for solar application, the nanoporous alumina sheets with the pore diameters of 30 nm and 400 nm were prepared by the anodic oxidation method. The absorption properties of the nanop... Read More

Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power (2019)
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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

A Novel Mathematical Model of the Solar Assisted Dehumidification and Regeneration Systems (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Badiei, A., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., & Zhao, X. (in press). A Novel Mathematical Model of the Solar Assisted Dehumidification and Regeneration Systems

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

Feasibility of an innovative amorphous silicon photovoltaic/thermal system for medium temperature applications (2019)
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Ren, X., Li, J., Hu, M., Pei, G., Jiao, D., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2019). Feasibility of an innovative amorphous silicon photovoltaic/thermal system for medium temperature applications. Applied energy, 252, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113427

Medium temperature photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems have immense potential in the applications of absorption cooling, thermoelectric generation, and organic Rankine cycle power generation, etc. Amorphous silicon (a-Si) cells are promising in such... Read More

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

Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system (2019)
Journal Article
Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system. Solar Energy, 186, 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.014

Daylight plays an important role on the environmental comfort level for buildings. As for the energy consumption in the building, lighting is one of the main contributors. However, traditional building integrated solar utilization systems such as fla... Read More

Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system (2019)
Journal Article
Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system. Solar Energy, 186, 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.014

Daylight plays an important role on the environmental comfort level for buildings. As for the energy consumption in the building, lighting is one of the main contributors. However, traditional building integrated solar utilization systems such as fla... Read More

Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles (2019)
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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

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

Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance (2019)
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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

The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof (2019)
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Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof. Energy, 175, 1138-1152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.03.135

A novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window to achieve the multi-function of the electricity generation and daylighting for buildings has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterized. It’s found that the concentrating photovo... Read More

High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator (2019)
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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

Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric (2019)
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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

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

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

Frosting performance of a nanoporous hydrophilic aluminum surface (2018)
Journal Article
Yang, W., Zeng, B., Zhang, Y., He, S., & Zhao, X. (2018). Frosting performance of a nanoporous hydrophilic aluminum surface. Energies, 11(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123483

© 2018 by the authors. As an efficient energy-saving piece of equipment, an air-source heat pump can not only reduce the energy consumption required for heating, but can also reduce the pollution from fossil consumption. However, when an air-source h... Read More

Thermo-mechanical behavior assessment of smart wire connected and busbarPV modules during production, transportation, and subsequent field loading stages (2018)
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Li, G., Akram, M., Jin, Y., Chen, X., Zhu, C., Ahmad, A., …Zhao, X. (2019). Thermo-mechanical behavior assessment of smart wire connected and busbarPV modules during production, transportation, and subsequent field loading stages. Energy, 168, 931-945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.002

Thermo-mechanical loads induce stresses in photovoltaic (PV) modules, leading to crack formation. In this context, the understanding of module’s thermo-mechanical behavior is important. To investigate the thermo-mechanical behavior of smart wire conn... Read More

Study on dehumidification performance of a multi-stage internal cooling solid desiccant adsorption packed bed (2018)
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Yang, W., Ren, J., Lin, Z., Wang, Z., & Zhao, X. (2018). Study on dehumidification performance of a multi-stage internal cooling solid desiccant adsorption packed bed. Energies, 11(11), 3038. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11113038

In this paper, the solid desiccant adsorption packed bed with a three-stage internal cooling (ICSPB) has been proposed to improve the dehumidification efficiency and make a comparison with that of non-internal cooling. To investigate the performance... Read More

A study on thermal characteristic and sleeping comfort of a hybrid solar heating system applied in cold rural areas (2018)
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Zhao, D., Ji, J., Yu, H., & Zhao, X. (2019). A study on thermal characteristic and sleeping comfort of a hybrid solar heating system applied in cold rural areas. Energy and Buildings, 182, 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.10.027

A hybrid solar heating system combining a solar kang subsystem and a solar air heating subsystem for keeping indoor space within thermal comfort level has been investigated in this article for the climatic conditions of Qinghai Province (35°N 96°E)-... Read More