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A novel concentrated solar power system using cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators (2017)
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Li, J., Gao, G., Pei, G., Li, P., Su, Y., Ji, J., & Riffat, S. (2017). A novel concentrated solar power system using cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators. Energy procedia, 142, 386-394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.061

A novel direct steam generation solar power system is proposed based on steam screw expander, cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle (SORC) and two-stage accumulators. The high temperature accumulator (HTA) enables smooth power conversion and stores the... Read More about A novel concentrated solar power system using cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle and two-stage accumulators.

Comparison of hydrodynamic loading models for vertical cylinders in nonlinear waves (2017)
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Mockute, A., Marino, E., Lugni, C., & Borri, C. (2017). Comparison of hydrodynamic loading models for vertical cylinders in nonlinear waves. Procedia Engineering, 199, 3224-3229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.09.329

This paper introduces a comparison study between various hydrodynamic loading models in highly nonlinear waves and discusses its first phase - comparing Morison equation and Rainey corrections on a fixed cylinder in regular steep waves. In this study... Read More about Comparison of hydrodynamic loading models for vertical cylinders in nonlinear waves.

Performance study and comparative analysis of traditional and double-selective-coated parabolic trough receivers (2017)
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Yang, H., Wang, Q., Huang, X., Li, J., & Pei, G. (2018). Performance study and comparative analysis of traditional and double-selective-coated parabolic trough receivers. Energy, 145, 206-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.12.126

Based on the simulated non-uniformity solar radiation flux distribution of the absorber by the Soltrace software using the Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method, an innovative parabolic trough solar receiver that employs two solar selective coatings with diff... Read More about Performance study and comparative analysis of traditional and double-selective-coated parabolic trough receivers.

Numerical investigation and experimental validation of the impacts of an inner radiation shield on parabolic trough solar receivers (2017)
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Wang, Q., Yang, H., Huang, X., Li, J., & Pei, G. (2018). Numerical investigation and experimental validation of the impacts of an inner radiation shield on parabolic trough solar receivers. Applied thermal engineering, 132, 381-392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.12.112

Conventional parabolic trough solar receivers are widely used to harvest heat energy at temperatures ranging from 400 °C to 550 °C. However, high temperatures cause excessive heat loss in solar receivers. Two types of novel solar receivers with an in... Read More about Numerical investigation and experimental validation of the impacts of an inner radiation shield on parabolic trough solar receivers.

A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), 11932-11941. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More about A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends.

A novel mixing mechanism in sinuous seafloor channels: Implications for submarine channel evolution (2017)
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Dorrell, R. M., Peakall, J., Burns, C., & Keevil, G. M. (2018). A novel mixing mechanism in sinuous seafloor channels: Implications for submarine channel evolution. Geomorphology, 303, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.008

Previous experimental studies of density currents in sinuous seafloor channels have almost exclusively studied hydrodynamics either by considering time independent, instantaneous, flow measurements or by compiling time-averaged flow measurements. Her... Read More about A novel mixing mechanism in sinuous seafloor channels: Implications for submarine channel evolution.

Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions (2017)
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Yentekakis, I., Goula, G., Kampouri, S., Betsi-argyropoulou, I., Panagiotopoulou, P., Taylor, M., …Lambert, R. (2018). Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions. Catalysis Letters, 148(1), 341-347. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-017-2233-z

The effect of the morphology of Ir particles supported on γ-Al2O3, 8 mol%Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ), 10 mol%Gd2O3-doped CeO2 (GDC) and 80 wt%Al2O3–10 wt%CeO2–10 wt%ZrO2 (ACZ) on their stability on oxidative conditions, the associated metal–support in... Read More about Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions.

Novel 3D sequence stratigraphic numerical model for syn-rift basins : analysing architectural responses to eustasy, sedimentation and tectonics (2017)
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Barrett, B., Hodgson, D. M., Collier, R., & Dorrell, R. (2018). Novel 3D sequence stratigraphic numerical model for syn-rift basins : analysing architectural responses to eustasy, sedimentation and tectonics. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 92, 270-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.10.026

Syn-rift clastic sedimentary systems preserve a complicated stratigraphic architecture that records the interplay of tectonics, eustatic sea level and storage and routing of sediments. Previous conceptual models describe and explain changes in deposi... Read More about Novel 3D sequence stratigraphic numerical model for syn-rift basins : analysing architectural responses to eustasy, sedimentation and tectonics.

Experimental study of organic Rankine cycle in the presence of non-condensable gases (2017)
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Li, J., Gao, G., Li, P., Pei, G., Huang, H., Su, Y., & Ji, J. (2018). Experimental study of organic Rankine cycle in the presence of non-condensable gases. Energy, 142, 739-753. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.10.054

Non-condensable gases (NCGs) are inevitable in organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system, and they have adverse impacts. A small-scale ORC test platform using scroll expander and R123 was constructed to investigate the NCGs effect. The expander backpressure... Read More about Experimental study of organic Rankine cycle in the presence of non-condensable gases.

Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., …Pope, E. L. (2017). Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons. Science Advances, 3(10), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700200

Seabed-hugging flows called turbidity currents are the volumetrically most important process transporting sediment across our planet and form its largest sediment accumulations. We seek to understand the internal structure and behavior of turbidity c... Read More about Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons.

Tidal resource and interactions between multiple channels in the Goto Islands, Japan (2017)
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Waldman, S., Yamaguchi, S., O'Hara Murray, R., & Woolf, D. (2017). Tidal resource and interactions between multiple channels in the Goto Islands, Japan. International Journal of Marine Energy, 19, 332-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijome.2017.09.002

The Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, contain three parallel channels that are suitable for tidal energy development and are the planned location for a tidal energy test centre. Energy extraction is added to a 3D numerical hydrodynamic mode... Read More about Tidal resource and interactions between multiple channels in the Goto Islands, Japan.

Input-variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations (2017)
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Fernández, R., & Garcia, M. H. (2017). Input-variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations. Water Resources Research, 53(9), 8105-8119. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016wr020249

A methodology to assess input‐variable sensitivity for sediment transport relations is presented. The Mean Value First Order Second Moment Method (MVFOSM) is applied to two bed load transport equations showing that it may be used to rank all input va... Read More about Input-variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations.

Thermodynamic comparison and dynamic simulation of direct and indirect solar organic Rankine cycle systems with PCM storage (2017)
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Alvi, J. Z., Imran, M., Pei, G., Li, J., Gao, G., & Alvi, J. (2017). Thermodynamic comparison and dynamic simulation of direct and indirect solar organic Rankine cycle systems with PCM storage. Energy procedia, 129, 716-723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.103

A thermodynamic comparison between a novel direct solar ORC system (DSOS) and indirect solar ORC system (ISOS) is carried out in this study. A phase change material (PCM) heat storage unit is integrated with both systems to ensure the stability of po... Read More about Thermodynamic comparison and dynamic simulation of direct and indirect solar organic Rankine cycle systems with PCM storage.

A numerical and experimental study of micro-channel heat pipe solar photovoltaics thermal system (2017)
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Modjinou, M., Ji, J., Li, J., Yuan, W., & Zhou, F. (2017). A numerical and experimental study of micro-channel heat pipe solar photovoltaics thermal system. Applied energy, 206, 708-722. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.221

A novel micro-channel heat pipe array incorporated with crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar photovoltaic/thermal system (MHP-PV/T) was designed and constructed by the authors. The proposed design configuration combined c-Si solar cells and wide micro-ch... Read More about A numerical and experimental study of micro-channel heat pipe solar photovoltaics thermal system.

The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum (2017)
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Taylor, M. The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum. (Thesis). Aston University. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1356923

The selective transformation of furfural, a biomass platform molecule, was studied on Pt based heterogeneous catalysts and model single crystal surfaces. Hydrogenation reactions were carried out at pressures ranging from ultra-high vacuum to 20 bar.... Read More about The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum.

Performance study of a novel solar solid dehumidification/regeneration bed for use in buildings air conditioning systems (2017)
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Yang, W., Wang, W., Ding, Z., Wang, Z., Zhao, X., & He, S. (2017). Performance study of a novel solar solid dehumidification/regeneration bed for use in buildings air conditioning systems. Energies, 10(9), 1335. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10091335

In this paper, a novel solar solid dehumidification/regeneration bed has been proposed, and its three regeneration methods, i.e., simulated solar radiation regeneration, microwave regeneration, and combined regeneration of the microwave and simulated... Read More about Performance study of a novel solar solid dehumidification/regeneration bed for use in buildings air conditioning systems.

Reply to Discussion on ‘Tectonic and environmental controls on Palaeozoic fluvial environments: Reassessing the impacts of early land plants on sedimentation’ Journal of the Geological Society, London, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-063 (2017)
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Santos, M. G., Mountney, N. P., Peakall, J., Thomas, R. E., Wignall, P. B., & Hodgson, D. M. (2017). Reply to Discussion on ‘Tectonic and environmental controls on Palaeozoic fluvial environments: Reassessing the impacts of early land plants on sedimentation’ Journal of the Geological Society, London, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-063. Journal of the Geological Society, 174(5), 950-952. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-031

We thank Davies et al. (2017) for their comments and welcome the opportunity to further discuss the role of early land plants in fluvial environments. Critically, Davies et al. (2017) note that although testable hypotheses exist for the possible role... Read More about Reply to Discussion on ‘Tectonic and environmental controls on Palaeozoic fluvial environments: Reassessing the impacts of early land plants on sedimentation’ Journal of the Geological Society, London, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-063.

Energy saving potential of a counter-flow regenerative evaporative cooler for various climates of China: Experiment-based evaluation (2017)
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Duan, Z., Zhao, X., Zhan, C., Dong, X., & Chen, H. (2017). Energy saving potential of a counter-flow regenerative evaporative cooler for various climates of China: Experiment-based evaluation. Energy and Buildings, 148, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.012

© 2017 Recently there has been growing interest in regenerative evaporative coolers (REC), which can reduce the temperature of the supply air to below the wet-bulb of intake air and approach its dew-point. In this paper, we designed, fabricated and e... Read More about Energy saving potential of a counter-flow regenerative evaporative cooler for various climates of China: Experiment-based evaluation.