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Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050 (2020)
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Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Aslansefat, K., Zhao, X., Sadati, S., Badiei, A., Xiao, X., …Ma, X. (2021). Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050. Applied energy, 281, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116062

The empirical success of the Artificial Intelligence (AI), has enhanced importance of the transparency in black box Machine Learning (ML) models. This study pioneers in developing an explainable and interpretable Deep Neural Network (DNN) model for a... Read More about Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050.

The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels (2020)
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Duran, S., & Coulthard, T. J. (2020). The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels. Scientific reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75080-y

There is widespread evidence across Mars of past flows in major channel systems as well as more than one palaeo ocean level. However, evidence for the timing of channel flows and ocean levels is based on geographically diverse sources with a limited... Read More about The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels.

Tackling fuel poverty through household advice and support: Exploring the impacts of a charity-led project in a disadvantaged city in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ramsden, S. (2020). Tackling fuel poverty through household advice and support: Exploring the impacts of a charity-led project in a disadvantaged city in the United Kingdom. Energy research & social science ERSS, 70, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101786

This article explores the impacts of a charity project which aimed to help people vulnerable to fuel poverty improve their energy efficiency and reduce energy costs, through providing energy monitors and advice at a household-level. The research make... Read More about Tackling fuel poverty through household advice and support: Exploring the impacts of a charity-led project in a disadvantaged city in the United Kingdom.

Modeling the geomorphic response to early river engineering works using CAESAR-Lisflood (2020)
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Ramirez, J. A., Zischg, A. P., Schürmann, S., Zimmermann, M., Weingartner, R., Coulthard, T., & Keiler, M. (2020). Modeling the geomorphic response to early river engineering works using CAESAR-Lisflood. Anthropocene, 32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2020.100266

Landscape Evolution Models (LEMs) simulate the movement of water and sediment over the landscape. Although much progress has been made in the development of LEMs, few have been tested in rivers subject to anthropogenic impacts that produce high energ... Read More about Modeling the geomorphic response to early river engineering works using CAESAR-Lisflood.

Impact of dams and climate change on suspended sediment flux to the Mekong delta (2020)
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Bussi, G., Darby, S. E., Whitehead, P. G., Jin, L., Dadson, S. J., Voepel, H. E., …Nicholas, A. (2021). Impact of dams and climate change on suspended sediment flux to the Mekong delta. The Science of the total environment, 755(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142468

The livelihoods of millions of people living in the world's deltas are deeply interconnected with the sediment dynamics of these deltas. In particular a sustainable supply of fluvial sediments from upstream is critical for ensuring the fertility of d... Read More about Impact of dams and climate change on suspended sediment flux to the Mekong delta.

Effect of Nutrient Enrichment and Turbidity on Interactions Between Microphytobenthos and a Key Bivalve: Implications for Higher Trophic Levels (2020)
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Hope, J. A., Hewitt, J., Pilditch, C. A., Savage, C., & Thrush, S. F. (in press). Effect of Nutrient Enrichment and Turbidity on Interactions Between Microphytobenthos and a Key Bivalve: Implications for Higher Trophic Levels. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00695

© Copyright © 2020 Hope, Hewitt, Pilditch, Savage and Thrush. Benthic diatoms are a high-quality food resource providing essential fatty acids to benthic grazers. Different stressors may alter the proportion of diatoms and other microalgae and thus c... Read More about Effect of Nutrient Enrichment and Turbidity on Interactions Between Microphytobenthos and a Key Bivalve: Implications for Higher Trophic Levels.

Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels (2020)
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Vitale, A. J., García, M. H., Fernández, R., Vitale, A., Parker, G., & Garcia, M. (in press). Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1780489

We present an experimental analysis of hydraulic roughness variations due to changes in alluvial cover in a mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channel with larger bedrock roughness than alluvial roughness. Three sets of experiments were conducted in a... Read More about Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels.

Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step (2020)
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Kyriakou, G., Cheah, K. W., Yusup, S., How, B. S., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., …Uemura, Y. (2020). Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 5(9), 1682-1693. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0re00214c

Herein, for the first time, we demonstrate a novel continuous flow process involving the application of tetralin as a hydrogen donor solvent for the catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel-like hydrocarbons, using an efficient and stable carbon... Read More about Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step.

Landscape evolution of the Wenchuan earthquake-stricken area in response to future climate change (2020)
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Li, C., Wang, M., Liu, K., & Coulthard, T. J. (2020). Landscape evolution of the Wenchuan earthquake-stricken area in response to future climate change. Journal of hydrology, 590, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125244

The Wenchuan earthquake caused rapid and gradual changes to the local geomorphology in the earthquake-stricken area. Extreme rainfall events can have strong impacts on local geomorphic evolution and alter the risks of subsequent geohazards and floodi... Read More about Landscape evolution of the Wenchuan earthquake-stricken area in response to future climate change.

Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution (2020)
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Heijnen, M. S., Simmons, S. M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Talling, P. J., Clare, M. A., …Hughes Clarke, J. E. (2020). Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution. Nature communications, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16861-x

Submarine channels are the primary conduits for terrestrial sediment, organic carbon, and pollutant transport to the deep sea. Submarine channels are far more difficult to monitor than rivers, and thus less well understood. Here we present 9 years of... Read More about Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution.

The nature and significance of rift-related, near-surface fissure fill networks in fractured carbonates below regional unconformities (2020)
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Hardman, K., Holdsworth, R. E., Dempsey, E., & McCaffrey, K. (2020). The nature and significance of rift-related, near-surface fissure fill networks in fractured carbonates below regional unconformities. Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-074

Hosted in carbonate and crystalline basement rocks below regional unconformities, fissure-fill networks are a widely recognized, but relatively little described near-surface phenomenon (< 1-2km). Faults and fractures in otherwise tight Devonian carbo... Read More about The nature and significance of rift-related, near-surface fissure fill networks in fractured carbonates below regional unconformities.

Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump (2020)
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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, 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.

Wireless E-Nose Sensors to Detect Volatile Organic Gases through Multivariate Analysis (2020)
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Rahman, S., Alwadie, A. S., Irfan, M., Nawaz, R., Raza, M., Javed, E., & Awais, M. (2020). Wireless E-Nose Sensors to Detect Volatile Organic Gases through Multivariate Analysis. Micromachines, 11(6), 597. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11060597

Gas sensors are critical components when adhering to health safety and environmental policies in various manufacturing industries, such as the petroleum and oil industry; scent and makeup production; food and beverage manufacturing; chemical engineer... Read More about Wireless E-Nose Sensors to Detect Volatile Organic Gases through Multivariate Analysis.

A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents (2020)
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Smith, G., Rowley, P., Williams, R., Giordano, G., Trolese, M., Silleni, A., …Capon, S. (2020). A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents. Nature communications, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16657-z

Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are a life-threatening volcanic hazard. Our understanding and hazard assessments of these flows rely on interpretations of their deposits. The occurrence of stratified layers, cross-stratification, and bedforms in... Read More about A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents.

Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed (2020)
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Ramírez-Mendoza, R., Ramírez -Mendoza, R., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L. B., Amoudry, L. O., McLelland, S., …Vezza, M. (2020). Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed. Renewable energy, 159, 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.133

The extraction of power from the flow of water has become an important potential source of clean energy. In spite of significant interest in the interaction between energy extraction devices and water currents, comparatively little work has focused o... Read More about Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed.

Efficient preservation of young terrestrial organic carbon in sandy turbidity-current deposits (2020)
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Hage, S., Galy, V. V., Cartigny, M. J., Acikalin, S., Clare, M. A., Gröcke, D. R., …Talling, P. J. (2020). Efficient preservation of young terrestrial organic carbon in sandy turbidity-current deposits. Geology, 48(9), 882-887. https://doi.org/10.1130/G47320.1

Burial of terrestrial biospheric particulate organic carbon in marine sediments removes CO2 from the atmosphere, regulating climate over geologic time scales. Rivers deliver terrestrial organic carbon to the sea, while turbidity currents transport ri... Read More about Efficient preservation of young terrestrial organic carbon in sandy turbidity-current deposits.

Effects of Polyester Microfibers on Microphytobenthos and Sediment-Dwelling Infauna (2020)
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Hope, J. A., Coco, G., & Thrush, S. F. (2020). Effects of Polyester Microfibers on Microphytobenthos and Sediment-Dwelling Infauna. Environmental Science and Technology, 54(13), 7970-7982. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c00514

Microfibers often dominate sediment microplastic samples, but little is known about their ecological effects on benthic organisms and functions. Polyethylene terephthalate) (PET) microfibers were added to 36 sediment chambers at six concentrations (0... Read More about Effects of Polyester Microfibers on Microphytobenthos and Sediment-Dwelling Infauna.

Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation (2020)
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Aladbrabalameer, H., Taylor, M. J., Kauppinen, J., Soini, T., Pikkarainen, T., & Skoulou, V. (2020). Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4(7), 3764-3772. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0se00155d

Defluidisation as a result of reactor bed agglomeration is a global challenge associated with the gasification of lignocellulosic biomass waste, specifically its high inorganic content. The use of conventional water leaching has been scrutanised for... Read More about Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation.

Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux (2020)
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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.