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Nigeria’s legal responses to climate change obligations (2022)
Thesis
Izoukumor, N. Nigeria’s legal responses to climate change obligations. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7856248

This thesis set out to analyse the effectiveness of the Nigerian legal mechanisms (laws, policies, regulations, and institutions) to achieve the international climate change obligations stemming from the UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreemen... Read More about Nigeria’s legal responses to climate change obligations.

Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects (2022)
Journal Article
Luo, X. J., & Oyedele, L. O. (2022). Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects. Energy and Buildings, 258, 111830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.111830

Novelty: Climate change has significant impacts on building energy performance. A novel life cycle optimisation strategy is developed for determining optimal retrofitting solutions for office buildings with climate change effects taken into considera... Read More about Life cycle optimisation of building retrofitting considering climate change effects.

A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon (2022)
Journal Article
Luo, X., & Oyedele, L. (2022). A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon. Machine Learning with Applications, 7, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mlwa.2022.100257

A self-adaptive deep learning model powered by ranking selection-based particle swarm optimisation (RSPSO) is developed to predict electricity load in buildings with moving horizons. The main features of the load prediction model include its self-ada... Read More about A self-adaptive deep learning model for building electricity load prediction with moving horizon.

A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment (2021)
Journal Article
Luo, X. J., & Oyedele, L. O. (2021). A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment. Journal of Building Engineering, 43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102934

A novel data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach is proposed for building retrofitting. The innovation points include big-data information, integrated retrofitting design, and life-cycle optimisation through a comprehensive assessment of the econ... Read More about A data-driven life-cycle optimisation approach for building retrofitting: A comprehensive assessment on economy, energy and environment.

A wicked higher education problem: Climate emergency requires brave leadership (2020)
Journal Article
Marco, E. (2020). A wicked higher education problem: Climate emergency requires brave leadership. Buildings & Cities,

The B&C special issue EDUCATION & TRAINING: MAINSTREAMING ZERO CARBON raised three challenges: How can education and training be rapidly changed to ensure the creation of zero-carbon built environments? How can this transition be implemented success... Read More about A wicked higher education problem: Climate emergency requires brave leadership.

Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source (2020)
Journal Article
Nouri, H. (2020). Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source. Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory, 20(4), 410-424

In order to follow the standard recommendations of the electrical energy quality (IEEE519) on the distribution network, the active filter have responded to these recommendations, which require that the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) must be less tha... Read More about Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source.

Redressing harmful environmental practices in the Nigerian petroleum industry through the criminal justice approach (2020)
Journal Article
Brown, C. T., & Okogbule, N. S. (2020). Redressing harmful environmental practices in the Nigerian petroleum industry through the criminal justice approach. Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, 11(1), 18-55. https://doi.org/10.4314/jsdlp.v11i2.3

The discovery and continued exploitation of crude oil in Nigeria with its many advantages, has exposed the Nigerian environment to several forms of pollution and degradation. Consequently, extensive harm has been done to the human and natural environ... Read More about Redressing harmful environmental practices in the Nigerian petroleum industry through the criminal justice approach.

Potential regions in the Persian Gulf to deploy offshore floating photovoltaic systems (2020)
Journal Article
Vali, M. S. H., Gupta, N., Goh, K., & Umar, T. (2020). Potential regions in the Persian Gulf to deploy offshore floating photovoltaic systems. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 173(3), 94-100. https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.19.00061

Generating energy by means of renewable sources is a vital strategy for all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Photovoltaic (PV) systems in the GCC have been a primary choice among renewable sources due to regional weather and high levels... Read More about Potential regions in the Persian Gulf to deploy offshore floating photovoltaic systems.

A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., You, J., Santoro, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta, 353, Article 136388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136388

This work is presenting for the first time the use of inexpensive and efficient anode material for boosting power production, as well as improving electrofiltration of human urine in tubular microbial fuel cells (MFCs). The MFCs were constructed usin... Read More about A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells.

Challenges towards renewable energy: An exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region (2020)
Journal Article
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M., & Opoku, A. (2020). Challenges towards renewable energy: An exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 173(2), 68-80. https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.19.00034

Considering the importance of energy for social and economic development, access to clean, affordable and reliable energy has been adopted as one of the United Nations sustainable development goals that all countries aim to achieve by 2030. However,... Read More about Challenges towards renewable energy: An exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region.

Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Obata, O., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species. Scientific Reports, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60626-x

This work presents a small scale and low cost ceramic based microbial fuel cell, utilising human urine into electricity, while producing clean catholyte into an initially empty cathode chamber through the process of electro-osmostic drag. It is the f... Read More about Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species.

Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder. Applied Energy, 262, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114475

The chemical energy contained in urine can be efficiently extracted into direct electricity by Microbial Fuel Cell stacks to reach usable power levels for practical implementation and a decentralised power source in remote locations. Herein, a novel... Read More about Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder.

Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells (2020)
Journal Article
Salar-García, M. J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 451, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227741

The need to find a feasible alternative to commercial membranes for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) poses an important challenge for the practical implementation of this technology. This work aims to analyse the influence of the internal structure of low... Read More about Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells.

Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Obata, O., Jose Salar-Garcia, M., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations. Bioelectrochemistry, 133, Article 107459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2020.107459

© 2020 The Authors In order to improve the potential of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) as an applicable technology, the main challenge is to engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales and to test how the prototypes withstand th... Read More about Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations.

For politics, people, or the planet? The political economy of fossil fuel reform, energy dependence and climate policy in Haiti (2019)
Journal Article
Perry, K. K. (2020). For politics, people, or the planet? The political economy of fossil fuel reform, energy dependence and climate policy in Haiti. Energy Research and Social Science, 63, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.101397

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The uneven effects of the climate crisis and the need for decarbonization by reducing fossil fuel exploitation and eliminating subsidies create critical trade-offs and tensions for low-income developing countries. Recent reform of... Read More about For politics, people, or the planet? The political economy of fossil fuel reform, energy dependence and climate policy in Haiti.

Marimo machines: Oscillators, biosensors and actuators (2019)
Journal Article
Phillips, N., Draper, T. C., Mayne, R., & Adamatzky, A. (2019). Marimo machines: Oscillators, biosensors and actuators. Journal of Biological Engineering, 13(1), Article 72. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13036-019-0200-5

Background The green algae balls (Aegagropila linnaei), known as Marimo, are large spherical colonies of live photosynthetic filaments, formed by rolling water currents in freshwater lakes. Photosynthesis therein produces gas bubbles that can attach... Read More about Marimo machines: Oscillators, biosensors and actuators.

The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., & Ebgu, C. (2017). The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Futures (245-251)

Oman, like other Arab gulf countries, depends on oil and gas to produce electricity. However, these resources are not guaranteed to last forever and constitute one of the energy security issues in the country. This article explores the potential of u... Read More about The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman.

End-of-life decision making for onshore wind and solar farms in Great Britain. Research findings and recommendations
Report
Windemer, R. (2021). End-of-life decision making for onshore wind and solar farms in Great Britain. Research findings and recommendations

In the context of a global transition to decarbonise the energy system and meet NetZero targets, expanding energy output from renewables is increasingly important. However, space for renewable energy infrastructure is limited and existing wind farms... Read More about End-of-life decision making for onshore wind and solar farms in Great Britain. Research findings and recommendations.