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Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution (2020)
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Heijnen, M. S., Clare, M. A., Cartigny, M. J. B., Talling, P. J., Hage, S., Lintern, D. G., …Hughes Clarke, J. E. (in press). Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution. Nature communications, 11, 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 the longes... 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. (in press). 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, 115323. 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., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L. B., Amoudry, L. O., McLelland, S., Cooke, R. D., …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.

Nocturnal pollination: an overlooked ecosystem service vulnerable to environmental change (2020)
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Macgregor, C. J., & Scott-Brown, A. S. (in press). Nocturnal pollination: an overlooked ecosystem service vulnerable to environmental change. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1042/etls20190134

Existing assessments of the ecosystem service of pollination have been largely restricted to diurnal insects, with a particular focus on generalist foragers such as wild and honey bees. As knowledge of how these plant-pollinator systems function, the... Read More about Nocturnal pollination: an overlooked ecosystem service vulnerable to environmental change.

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. (in press). 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.

The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations (2020)
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Skinner, C. J., Peleg, N., Quinn, N., Coulthard, T. J., Molnar, P., & Freer, J. (in press). The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4894

Rainfall products can contain significantly different spatiotemporal estimates, depending on their underlying data and final constructed resolution. Commonly used products, such as rain gauges, rain gauge networks, and weather radar, differ in their... Read More about The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations.

Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification (2020)
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Taylor, M. J., Michopoulos, A. K., Zabaniotou, A. A., & Skoulou, V. (2020). Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification. Energies, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102590

The fixed bed gasification of lignin rich and deficient mixtures was carried out to probe the synergistic effects between two model compounds, Lignin Pink (LP) rich in Na and Cellulose Microcrystalline (CM). Reaction conditions utilized the most comm... Read More about Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification.

Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions (2020)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Tang, X., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Badiei, A. (2020). Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions. Energy, 202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117742

This study presents a detailed three-dimensional numerical investigation of the optimum thermoelectric geometry in a hybrid concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system under varying weather conditions. Four different thermoelectric leg geometries... Read More about Analysis of thermoelectric geometry in a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric under varying weather conditions.

The effect of metal precursor on copper phase dispersion and nanoparticle formation for the catalytic transformations of furfural (2020)
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Islam, M. J., GranollersMesa, M., Osatiashtiani, A., Taylor, M. J., Manayil, J. C., Parlett, C. M., …Kyriakou, G. (in press). The effect of metal precursor on copper phase dispersion and nanoparticle formation for the catalytic transformations of furfural. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119062

The formation of copper-based catalysts ranging from nanoparticles to isolated and dimeric Cu species supported on nanophased alumina is reported and utilised for the catalytic liquid-phase hydrogenation of furfural. The materials were synthesised vi... Read More about The effect of metal precursor on copper phase dispersion and nanoparticle formation for the catalytic transformations of furfural.

Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems? (2020)
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Badiei, A., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Zhao, X., Li, J., Yi, F., & Wang, Z. (2020). Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?. Energy Conversion and Management, 213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112886

This paper presents a whole building energy modelling work incorporating a state-of-the-art indirect evaporative cooling system. The model is calibrated and validated with real-life empirical data, and is capable of representing actual performance of... Read More about Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?.

Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement (2020)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (in press). Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement. Applied energy,

Thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization are vital research areas which are being explored extensively in recent years due to significant performance enhancement achieved. However, the lack of a single review paper on this key area is a hug... Read More about Review of thermoelectric geometry and structure optimization for performance enhancement.

Intelligent IoT Framework for Indoor Healthcare Monitoring of Parkinson's Disease Patient (2020)
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Raza, M., Awais, M., Singh, N., Imran, M., & Hussain, S. (in press). Intelligent IoT Framework for Indoor Healthcare Monitoring of Parkinson's Disease Patient. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications,

Parkinson's disease is associated with high treatment costs, primarily attributed to the needs of hospitalization and frequent care services. A study reveals annual per-person healthcare costs for Parkinson's patients to be $21,482, with an additiona... Read More about Intelligent IoT Framework for Indoor Healthcare Monitoring of Parkinson's Disease Patient.

A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts (2020)
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Xu, W., Zhu, X., Bian, B., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2020). A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts. Chemistry, 2(2), 262-273. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2020017

The interaction between cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = H (C0), Et (C2), n-butyl (C4), n-hexyl (C6), has been studied... Read More about A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts.

Drainage and erosion of Cambodia's Great Lake in the middle-late Holocene: the combined role of climatic drying, base-level fall and river capture (2020)
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Leng, M. J., Nicholas, A. P., Morgan, P. R., Hackney, C. R., Langdon, P. G., Best, J. L., …Penh, D. (2020). Drainage and erosion of Cambodia's Great Lake in the middle-late Holocene: the combined role of climatic drying, base-level fall and river capture. Quaternary science reviews, 236, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106265

We provide evidence for a large-scale geomorphic event in Cambodia’s great lake, the Tonlé Sap, during the middle Holocene. The present-day hydrology of the basin is dominated by an annual flood pulse where water from the Mekong River raises the lake... Read More about Drainage and erosion of Cambodia's Great Lake in the middle-late Holocene: the combined role of climatic drying, base-level fall and river capture.

Novel acoustic method provides first detailed measurements of sediment concentration structure within submarine turbidity currents (2020)
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Simmons, S. M., Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Clare, M. A., Cooper, C., Parsons, D., …Talling, P. J. (2020). Novel acoustic method provides first detailed measurements of sediment concentration structure within submarine turbidity currents. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(5), https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015904

Turbidity currents transport prodigious volumes of sediment to the deep-sea. But there are very few direct measurements from oceanic turbidity currents, ensuring they are poorly understood. Recent studies have used acoustic Doppler current profilers... Read More about Novel acoustic method provides first detailed measurements of sediment concentration structure within submarine turbidity currents.

A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins (2020)
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Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Badiei, A., Zhao, X., Aslansefat, K., Xiao, X., Shittu, S., & Ma, X. (2020). A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins. Energy Conversion and Management, 211, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112772

This study is pioneered in developing digital twins using Feed-forward Neural Network (FFNN) and multi objective evolutionary optimization (MOEO) using Genetic Algorithm (GA) for a counter-flow Dew Point Cooler with a novel Guideless Irregular Heat a... Read More about A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins.


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