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The nature and age of Mesoproterozoic strike-slip faulting based on Re-Os geochronology of syn-tectonic copper mineralization, Assynt Terrane, NW Scotland (2020)
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Holdsworth, R. E., Selby, D., Dempsey, E., Scott, L., Hardman, K., Fallick, A., & Bullock, R. (in press). The nature and age of Mesoproterozoic strike-slip faulting based on Re-Os geochronology of syn-tectonic copper mineralization, Assynt Terrane, NW Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2020-011. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-011

Influence of Coriolis force upon bottom boundary layers in a large‐scale gravity current experiment: Implications for evolution of sinuous deep‐water channel systems (2020)
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Davarpanah Jazi, S., Wells, M., Peakall, J., Dorrell, R., Thomas, R., Keevil, G., …Valran, T. (in press). Influence of Coriolis force upon bottom boundary layers in a large‐scale gravity current experiment: Implications for evolution of sinuous deep‐water channel systems. Journal of geophysical research. C, Oceans, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015284

Oceanic density currents in many deep-water channels are strongly influenced by the Coriolis force. The dynamics of the bottom-boundary layer in large geostrophic flows, and low Rossby number turbidity currents, are very important for determining the... Read More about Influence of Coriolis force upon bottom boundary layers in a large‐scale gravity current experiment: Implications for evolution of sinuous deep‐water channel systems.

Optimization and performance analysis of a solar concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric (CPV-TE) hybrid system (2020)
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Rejeb, O., Shittu, S., Ghenai, C., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Bettayeb, M. (in press). Optimization and performance analysis of a solar concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric (CPV-TE) hybrid system. Renewable energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.02.007

This work presents, for the first time, a statistical model to forecast the electrical efficiency of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system (CPV-TE). The main objective of this work is to analyze the impact of the input factors (product of s... Read More about Optimization and performance analysis of a solar concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric (CPV-TE) hybrid system.

Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe (2020)
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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.

Pulse propagation in gravity currents (2020)
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Allen, P. A., Dorrell, R. M., Harlen, O. G., Thomas, R. E., & McCaffrey, W. D. (in press). Pulse propagation in gravity currents. Physics of Fluids, 32(1), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5130576

Real world gravity current flows rarely exist as a single discrete event, but are instead made up of multiple surges. This paper examines the propagation of surges as pulses in gravity currents. Using theoretical shallow-water modeling, we analyze th... Read More about Pulse propagation in gravity currents.

Dunes in the world’s big rivers are characterized by low-angle lee-side slopes and a complex shape (2020)
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Cisneros, J., Best, J., Van Dijk, T., Paes De Almeida, R., Amsler, M., Boldt, J., …Zhang, Y. (2020). Dunes in the world’s big rivers are characterized by low-angle lee-side slopes and a complex shape. Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0511-7

Dunes are a ubiquitous morphological element in all rivers that possess bed material grain sizes ranging from sands to gravels 1. Sediment transport associated with dunes occurs through dune migration 1-4 and by sediment suspension linked to large-sc... Read More about Dunes in the world’s big rivers are characterized by low-angle lee-side slopes and a complex shape.

Individual-based model of juvenile eel movement parametrized with computational fluid dynamics-derived flow fields informs improved fish pass design (2020)
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Padgett, T., Thomas, R. E., Borman, D., & Mould, D. (2020). Individual-based model of juvenile eel movement parametrized with computational fluid dynamics-derived flow fields informs improved fish pass design. Royal Society Open Science, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191505

European eel populations have declined markedly in recent decades, caused in part by in-stream barriers, such as weirs and pumping stations, which disrupt the upstream migration of juvenile eels, or elvers, into rivers. Eel passes, narrow sloping cha... Read More about Individual-based model of juvenile eel movement parametrized with computational fluid dynamics-derived flow fields informs improved fish pass design.

Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances (2020)
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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.

Hydrological/Hydraulic Modeling-Based Thresholding of Multi SAR Remote Sensing Data for Flood Monitoring in Regions of the Vietnamese Lower Mekong River Basin (2019)
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Hong Quang, N., Tuan, V. A., Thi Thu Hang, L., Manh Hung, N., Thi The, D., Thi Dieu, D., …Hackney, C. R. (2020). Hydrological/Hydraulic Modeling-Based Thresholding of Multi SAR Remote Sensing Data for Flood Monitoring in Regions of the Vietnamese Lower Mekong River Basin. Water, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010071

Sub-arctic river bank dynamics and driving processes during the open-channel flow period (2019)
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Lotsari, E., Hackney, C., Salmela, J., Kasvi, E., Kemp, J., Alho, P., & Darby, S. (in press). Sub-arctic river bank dynamics and driving processes during the open-channel flow period. Earth surface processes and landforms, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4796

There is growing concern that rapidly changing climate in high latitudes may generate significant geomorphological changes that could mobilise floodplain sediments and carbon; however detailed investigations into the bank erosion process regimes of h... Read More about Sub-arctic river bank dynamics and driving processes during the open-channel flow period.

What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents? (2019)
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Heerema, C. J., Talling, P. J., Cartigny, M. J., Paull, C. K., Bailey, L., Simmons, S. M., …Pope, E. (2020). What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents?. Earth and planetary science letters, 532, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.116023

© 2019 Seabed sediment flows called turbidity currents form some of the largest sediment accumulations, deepest canyons and longest channel systems on Earth. Only rivers transport comparable sediment volumes over such large areas; but there are far f... Read More about What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents?.

Building integrated solar concentrating systems: A review (2019)
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Li, G., Xuan, Q., Akram, M. W., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Liu, H., & Shittu, S. (2020). Building integrated solar concentrating systems: A review. Applied energy, 260, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114288

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd In the building sector, concerns towards the vast energy consumption has promoted the development of renewable energy technologies. In this regards, the solar concentration devices show a promising concept for building application... Read More about Building integrated solar concentrating systems: A review.

Scale effect on electrical characteristics of CPC-PV (2019)
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Li, G., Lu, Y., Shittu, S., & Zhao, X. (2020). Scale effect on electrical characteristics of CPC-PV. Energy, 192, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116726

Recently, the flux distribution and Photovoltaic (PV) structure optimization have been paid more attention in the design of concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) by several researchers while the scale factor is sometimes decided by the processing technolo... Read More about Scale effect on electrical characteristics of CPC-PV.

Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite (2019)
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Xiao, X., Jia, H., Wen, D., & Zhao, X. (2020). Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite. Energy, 116593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116593

HITEC salt (40 wt. % NaNO2, 7 wt. % NaNO3, 53 wt. % KNO3) with a melting temperature of about 142 °C is a typical phase change material (PCM) for solar energy storage. Both aluminum oxide (Al2O3) nanopowder and metal foam were used to enhance pure HI... Read More about Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite.

River bank instability from unsustainable sand mining in the lower Mekong River (2019)
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Hackney, C., Darby, S., Parsons, D., Leyland, J., Best, J., Aalto, R., …Houseago, R. (in press). River bank instability from unsustainable sand mining in the lower Mekong River. Nature Sustainability,

Recent growth of the construction industry has fuelled demand for sand, with considerable volumes being extracted from the world’s large rivers. Sediment transport from upstream naturally replenishes sediment stored in river beds, but the absence of... Read More about River bank instability from unsustainable sand mining in the lower Mekong River.

Towards circular economy solutions for the management of rice processing residues to bioenergy via gasification (2019)
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Vaskalis, I., Skoulou, V., Stavropoulos, G., & Zabaniotou, A. (2019). Towards circular economy solutions for the management of rice processing residues to bioenergy via gasification. Sustainability, 11(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/su1122643

An economic assessment of two circular economy scenarios of fluidized bed gasification-based systems for combined heat and power (CHP) generation, fueled with rice processing wastes, was conducted. In the first scenario, the gasification plant with a... Read More about Towards circular economy solutions for the management of rice processing residues to bioenergy via gasification.

Building integrated thermoelectric air conditioners—a potentially fully environmentally friendly solution in building services (2019)
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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.

A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity (2019)
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Wolstenholme, J. M., Smith, M. W., Baird, A. J., & Sim, T. G. (2019). A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity. Hydrological Processes, 15. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13602

The development of surface hydrological connectivity is a key determinant of flood magnitude in drylands. Thresholds in runoff response may be reached when isolated runoff-generating areas connect with each other to form continuous links to river cha... Read More about A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity.

Critical dependence of morphodynamic models of fluvial and tidal systems on empirical downslope sediment transport (2019)
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Baar, A. W., Boechat Albernaz, M., van Dijk, W. M., & Kleinhans, M. G. (2019). Critical dependence of morphodynamic models of fluvial and tidal systems on empirical downslope sediment transport. Nature communications, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12753-x

The morphological development of fluvial and tidal systems is forecast more and more frequently by models in scientific and engineering studies for decision making regarding climate change mitigation, flood control, navigation and engineering works.... Read More about Critical dependence of morphodynamic models of fluvial and tidal systems on empirical downslope sediment transport.

Comparison of Nonlinear Wave-Loading Models on Rigid Cylinders in Regular Waves (2019)
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Mockutė, A., Marino, E., Lugni, C., & Borri, C. (2019). Comparison of Nonlinear Wave-Loading Models on Rigid Cylinders in Regular Waves. Energies, 12(21), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12214022

Monopiles able to support very large offshore wind turbines are slender structures susceptible to nonlinear resonant phenomena. With the aim to better understand and model the wave-loading on these structures in very steep waves where ringing occurs... Read More about Comparison of Nonlinear Wave-Loading Models on Rigid Cylinders in Regular Waves.