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Reports

Journal papers

Rivero Pacho, A. M. and Critoph, R. E. (2015). Wall contact thermal resistance and bulk thermal conductivity in activated carbon for adsorption generators, Heat Transfer Research, 46(2), pp. 179-193.

Rivero Pacho, A. M., Critoph, R. E. and Metcalf, S. J. (2015). Study of thermal conductivity and geometry wall contact resistance effect of granular active carbon for refrigeration and heat pumping systems, Heat Transfer Engineering.

Hasan, A., McCormack, S. J., Huang, M. J., and Norton, B. (2014). Energy and cost saving of a photovoltaic-phase change materials (PV-PCM) system through temperature regulation and performance enhancement of photovoltaics, Journal of Energies, 7(3), 1318-1331.

Hasan, A., McCormack, S. J., Huang, M. J., and Norton, B. (2014). Characterization of phase change materials for thermal control of photovoltaics using differential scanning calorimetry and temperature history method, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, 81, 322-329.

Conference papers

A.M. Rivero Pacho, R.E. Critoph, S.J. Metcalf, M. van der Pal (2016). AMMONIA – CARBON ADSORPTION CYCLE REFRIGERATORS, HEAT PUMPS AND THERMAL TRANSFORMERS, 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference, Edinburgh.

A.M. Rivero Pacho, S.J. Metcalf, R.E. Critoph (2016) ALTERNATIVE MONOLITHIC/COMPOSITE CARBONS FOR ADSORPTION GENERATORS,  Heat Powered Conference, Notthingham.

Steven J. Metcalf, Robert E. Critoph, Angeles M. Rivero-Pacho (2016) PERFORMANCE MAP OF AN AMMONIA-CARBON ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP, Heat Powered Conference, Notthingham.

Robert E. Critoph, Steven J. Metcalf, Angeles M. Rivero-Pacho (2016) SIMULATION OF ADSORPTION GENERATORS FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE, Heat Powered Conference, Notthingham.

Angeles M. Rivero-Pacho, Robert E. Critoph, Steven J. Metcalf (2016) Alternative monolithic/composite carbons for adsorption generators and simulation for optimal performance,  Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems, Taormina, Italy.

MINIĆ, I., HEWITT, N., HUANG, M. J. and RAMIREZ M. (2015). Design of phase change thermal energy stores (PCM-TES) for residential heat pump applications. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

HEWITT, N., HUANG, M. and RAMIREZ, M. (2015). High temperature heat pumps for seasonal thermal energy storage and district heating systems. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

WILSON, C., SHAH, N., HEWITT, N. and HAUNG, M. (2015). Considerations for the use of heat pumps with combined thermal storage as a DSM tool in a domestic retrofit setting. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

HUANG, M. J. and HEWITT, N. J. (2015). Performance of underfloor heating system with phase change covering materials. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

SHAH, N., HUANG, M. and HEWITT, N. (2015). Diesel engine heat pump performance analysis for a domestic retrofit application. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

Francis, C., Davies, G., Evans, J., Maughan, P., Sherwood, J. and Maidment, G. (2015). Modelling and development of sustainable refrigerated road transport systems. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

Foster, A., Orlandi, M., Brown, T. and Evans, J. (2015) Use of phase change materials in retail display cabinets to reduce the effect of defrosts. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

Revesz, A., Chaer, I., Thompson, J., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M. and Maidment, G. (2015). Interactions of ground source heat pumps with nearby underground railway tunnels in an urban environment. In: ICR2015: The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan.

Eames, P. C. (2014). Predicted charging and discharging of a latent heat thermal energy storage system linked to a solar thermal collector system. In: Eurosun, Aix les Bain, France.

Huang, M. J. and Hewitt, N. J. (2014). Air source heat pump application in residential buildings. In: World Renewable Energy Congress 2014 (WREC 2014), Kingston University, United Kingdom.

Huang, M. J., Hewitt, N. J. and Wang, Y. (2014). The energy conservation potential of using phase change materials as thermal mass material for air source heat pump driven underfloor heating system in a building. In: 13th International Conference of Clean Energy ICCE 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

Critoph, R. E. (2014). An approach to second law analysis of adsorption heat pumps. In: International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, University of Maryland, US.

Rivero Pacho, A. M., Critoph, R. E. and Metcalf, S. J. (2014). Intrinsic thermal conductivity and wall contact resistance effect in granular active carbon generators. In: International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, University of Maryland, US.

Metcalf, S. J., Rivero Pacho, A. M. and Critoph, R. E. (2014). Development of a Carbon-Ammonia Adsorption Gas-Fired Domestic Heat Pump. In: International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, University of Maryland, US.

Rivero Pacho, A. M., Critoph, R. E. and Metcalf, S. J. (2013). Study of thermal conductivity and geometry wall contact resistance effect of granular active carbon for refrigeration and heat pumping systems. Proc. of the Intl. Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Engineering Systems, ISBN978-4-88757-173-0.

Latest progress

Click here to view the latest update of the work carried out by our research team presented in our last Advisory Board in October 2017 at Loughborough University.

Advances in Heat Exchangers for Heating and Cooling

On the 8th March the SIRACH Network will visit the Kelvion research and development laboratory in Fareham for an event that will focus on advances in heat exchangers for heating and cooling.

The visit will include a tour of the state-of-the-art testing facility which includes testing equipment such as an air flow test rig, an inner calorimeter room, an environmental test chamber, as well as a connected, smaller air flow test chamber to enable testing of heat transfer coefficients.

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