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A low-cost aeroponic phenotyping system for storage root development: unravelling the below-ground secrets of cassava (Manihot esculenta) (2019)
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Montoya-P, M. E., Selvaraj, M. G., French, A. P., Atanbori, J., & Pridmore, T. (2019). A low-cost aeroponic phenotyping system for storage root development: unravelling the below-ground secrets of cassava (Manihot esculenta). Plant Methods, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-019-0517-6

Background Root and tuber crops are becoming more important for their high source of carbohydrates, next to cereals. Despite their commercial impact, there are significant knowledge gaps about the environmental and inherent regulation of storage roo... Read More

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. (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

Becoming Chapels and Everyday Congregations: How the Repair and Maintenance of London’s Wesleyan Chapels Illustrates Their Communities’ Everyday Practices and Experiences (1851–1932) (2019)
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Slatter, R. (in press). Becoming Chapels and Everyday Congregations: How the Repair and Maintenance of London’s Wesleyan Chapels Illustrates Their Communities’ Everyday Practices and Experiences (1851–1932). Journal of Design History, https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epz032

This article uses archival references to maintenance and repair to approach nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Wesleyan chapels and their material contents as ‘becoming’ things. Reflecting on the material changes that made the maintenance or rep... Read More

CNN-Based Cassava Storage Root Counting using Real and Synthetic Images (2019)
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Atanbori, J., Montoya, M., Selvaraj, M. G., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. P. (in press). CNN-Based Cassava Storage Root Counting using Real and Synthetic Images. Frontiers in Plant Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01516

Cassava roots are complex structures comprising several distinct types of root. The number and size of the storage roots are two potential phenotypic traits reflecting crop yield and quality. Counting and measuring the size of cassava storage roots a... Read More

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies (2019)
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Mahajan, S., Kamal Gupta, K., Rana, R., Brown, M. J. I., Phillipps, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., …Wang, L. (in press). Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2993

We use multi-wavelength data from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey to explore the cause of red optical colours in nearby (0.002 < z < 0.06) spiral galaxies. We show that the colours of red spiral galaxies are a direct consequence of some en... Read More

An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method (2019)
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Hibbert, S., Welham, K., & Zein, S. (2019). An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method. SN applied sciences, 1(11), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1457-5

The production of energy and chemicals from waste biomass is an attractive alternative by comparison with first generation biofuels and fossil feedstocks. This paper investigates oil extraction from spent coffee grounds (SCG) by means of an advanced... Read More

Repository Version Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions (2019)
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Gibbs, D., & Yu, Z. (in press). Repository Version Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions. Urban studies,

This paper aims to understand the role of green entrepreneurs in urban sustainability transitions. We propose an analytical framework combining transition approaches and green entrepreneurship from a relational lens. It includes four processes: emerg... Read More

Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya (2019)
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Ngamsom, B., Wandera, E. . . A., Iles, A., Kimani, R., Muregi, F., Gitaka, J., & Pamme, N. (2019). Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya. Analyst, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01808e

We report the rapid detection (20 min) of Streptococcus agalactiae, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) employing on-chip magnetic isolation of GBS based on immiscible filtration assisted by surface tension (IFAST), followed by detection of the isolated GBS... Read More

Multifaceted Characterization And In Vitro Assessment Of Polyurethane-Based Electrospun Fibrous Composite For Bone Tissue Engineering (2019)
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Jiang, H., Mani, M. P., & Jaganathan, S. K. (2019). Multifaceted Characterization And In Vitro Assessment Of Polyurethane-Based Electrospun Fibrous Composite For Bone Tissue Engineering. International Journal of Nanomedicine, Volume 14, 8149-8159. https://doi.org/10.2147/ijn.s214646

Introduction: Recently several new approaches were emerging in bone tissue engineering to develop a substitute for remodelling the damaged tissue. In order to resemble the native extracellular matrix (ECM) of the human tissue, the bone scaffolds must... Read More

Experimental investigation of the vertical upward single and two-phase flow pressure drops through gate and ball valves (2019)
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Zeghloul, A., Bouyahiaoui, H., Azzi, A., Hasan, A., & Al-sarkhi, A. (2020). Experimental investigation of the vertical upward single and two-phase flow pressure drops through gate and ball valves. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 142(2), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044833

This paper presents an experimental investigation of the pressure drop through valves in vertical upward flows. Experiments were carried out using a 1¼" (DN 32) ball and a gate valve. Five opening areas have been investigated from fully open to the n... Read More

Dynamic reliability assessment of flare systems by combining fault tree analysis and Bayesian networks (2019)
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Kabir, S., Taleb-Berrouane, M., & Papadopoulos, Y. (in press). Dynamic reliability assessment of flare systems by combining fault tree analysis and Bayesian networks. Energy Sources, Part A, https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2019.1670287

Flaring is a combustion process commonly used in the oil and gas industry to dispose flammable waste gases. Flare flameout occurs when these gases escape unburnt from the flare tip causing the discharge of flammable and/or toxic vapor clouds. The tox... Read More

Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers (2019)
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Merkel, K., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Piecek, W., & Mehl, G. H. (2019). Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers. The Journal of chemical physics, 151(11), 114908. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5114824

Wide band dielectric spectroscopy of bent-shaped achiral liquid-crystal dimers 1′′-n′′-bis(4-cyanobiphenyl-4′-yl) n-alkanes (CBnCB n = 7, 9, 11) has been investigated in a frequency range 0.1 Hz–100 MHz using planar-aligned cells of sample thicknesse... Read More

Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog (2019)
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Sanchez, E., Rodríguez, A., Grau, J. H., Lötters, S., Künzel, S., Saporito, R. A., …Vences, M. (2019). Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog. Genes, 10(10), 733. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10100733

In the anuran family Dendrobatidae, aposematic species obtain their toxic or unpalatable alkaloids from dietary sources, a process known as sequestering. To understand how toxicity evolved in this family, it is paramount to elucidate the pathways of... Read More

Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates (2019)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., & Binks, B. P. (in press). Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science,

Following the resurgence of interest in particle-stabilised or Pickering emulsions recently, the preparation of capsules from such templates has become feasible. We review some of the recent activity in this area and focus on both the methods used to... Read More

Automated dynamic thermal simulation of houses and housing stocks using readily available reduced data (2019)
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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

A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin (2019)
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Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., Goddard, N. J., & Gupta, R. (2019). A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin. Analyst, 144(20), 6048-6054. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01421g

This proof-of-principle study demonstrates the feasibility of a leaky waveguide (LW) aptasensor, where aptamers were immobilised in a mesoporous chitosan waveguiding film for the detection of thrombin. This work has demonstrated that aptamers immobil... Read More

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals (2019)
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Ghazali, M., Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Carpenter, A. I., Murray-Dickson, G., Di Muri, C., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals. Biological Conservation, 238(October 2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108225

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding can identify terrestrial taxa utilising aquatic habitats alongside aquatic communities, but terrestrial species' eDNA dynamics are understudied. We evaluated eDNA metabarcoding for monitoring... Read More

Statistical investigation of a dehumidification system performance using Gaussian process regression (2019)
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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