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Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Nicoletti, E. (2022, August). Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins. Paper presented at International SEEDS Conference 2022, University of the West of England, Bristol and online

As the climate crisis requires lowering carbon emissions on multiple fronts, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) can reduce buildings’ reliance on energy from fossil fuels by supplying them with electricity generated from a renewable source. In... Read More about Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins.

Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Umar, T. (2022, March). Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production. Presented at International Conference on Energy Conservation and Efficiency (ICECE), Pakistan

The adverse impact of the energy production from fossil fuels is now well recognised globally. Likewise, reduction in emissions is the key to tackle climate change issues and achieve environmental sustainability. Therefore, the move towards renewable... Read More about Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production.

Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms (2021)
Journal Article
Greenman, J., Gajda, I., You, J., Mendis, B. A., Obata, O., Pasternak, G., & Ieropoulos, I. (2021). Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms. Biofilms, 3, Article 100057. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioflm.2021.100057

Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) represent a wide range of different biofilm-based bioreactors that includes microbial fuel cells (MFCs), microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) and microbial desalination cells (MDCs). The first described bioelectrical b... Read More about Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms.

Electrosynthesis, modulation, and self-driven electroseparation in microbial fuel cells (2021)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., You, J., Mendis, B. A., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2021). Electrosynthesis, modulation, and self-driven electroseparation in microbial fuel cells. iScience, 24(8), Article 102805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102805

Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) represents a sustainable platform that converts waste into resources, using microorganisms within an electrochemical cell. Traditionally, MES refers to the oxidation/reduction of a reactant at the electrode surface wi... Read More about Electrosynthesis, modulation, and self-driven electroseparation in microbial fuel cells.

Are the impacts of wind energy reversible? Critically reviewing the research literature, the governance challenges and presenting an agenda for social science (2021)
Journal Article
Windemer, R., & Cowell, R. (2021). Are the impacts of wind energy reversible? Critically reviewing the research literature, the governance challenges and presenting an agenda for social science. Energy Research and Social Science, 79, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102162

The extent to which the impacts of renewable energy development might be reversible is an important dimension of debates about environmental acceptability, magnified in significance by the sector's rapid expansion and the inexorable ageing of facilit... Read More about Are the impacts of wind energy reversible? Critically reviewing the research literature, the governance challenges and presenting an agenda for social science.

Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria (2020)
Journal Article
Mokhtara, C., Negrou, B., Settou, N., Bouferrouk, A., & Yao, Y. (2021). Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46(75), 37564-37582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.10.069

Integrating sector coupling technologies into Hydrogen (H2) based hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) is becoming a promising way to create energy prosumers, despite the very little research work being done in this largely unexplored field. In thi... Read More about Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria.

A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings (2020)
Book Chapter
Mokhtar, C., Negrou, B., Settou, N., Bouferrouk, A., Yao, Y., & Messaoudi, D. A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings. In Springer Proceedings in Energy (371-378). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6595-3_48

In this paper, an optimal design of a grid-connected PV-battery-hydrogen hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) at a University campus in Ouargla, Algeria is carried out. To achieve this goal, geographical information system (GIS), CAD software and mu... Read More about A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings.

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, Article 5533. 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.

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.

Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation (2020)
Journal Article
Obata, O., Salar-Garcia, M. J., Greenman, J., Kurt, H., Chandran, K., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation. Journal of Environmental Management, 258, Article 109992. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109992

The Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology harnesses the potential of some naturally occurring bacteria for electricity generation. Digested sludge is commonly used as the inoculum to initiate the process. There are, however, health hazards and practic... Read More about Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation.

Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting (2019)
Journal Article
Cristiani, P., Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Pizza, F., Bonelli, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting. Frontiers in Energy Research, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00119

© Copyright © 2019 Cristiani, Gajda, Greenman, Pizza, Bonelli and Ieropoulos. In the present work different prototypes of floating MFCs have been tested in anoxic water environments of wastewater plants in Italy, over a period of 3 years. Several con... Read More about Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting.

Solar shimmer (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
Nicoletti, E., & Castronovo, A. (2018). Solar shimmer. [Solar Artwork]. Exhibited at Media Architecture Biennale. 13 November 2018. (Unpublished)

Case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Honnurvali, M. S., Gupta, N., Goh, K., Umar, T., Kabbani, A., & Nazeema, N. (2019). Case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman. IET Renewable Power Generation, 13(2), 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2018.5457

To meet the increase in peak electricity demand, reduce fossil fuel emissions in Oman, and as an initiative taken by the government, by 2030 15% (3000 MW) of the total energy mix (20,000 MW) should be generated from renewable energy resources. It is... Read More about Case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman.

Briefing: Towards a sustainable energy: The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2018). Briefing: Towards a sustainable energy: The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 171(7), 329-333. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00001

Oman, like other Arabian 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 paper explores the potential of... Read More about Briefing: Towards a sustainable energy: The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman.

Geothermal energy resources in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2018). Geothermal energy resources in Oman. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 171(1), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.17.00001

Oman's oil and gas reserves are comparatively low relative to those of other Gulf Co-operation Council member countries. This article explores the potential of using geothermal energy resources for electricity generation in Oman. Geothermal energy is... Read More about Geothermal energy resources in Oman.

Study of photovoltaics (PV) performance degradation analysis in Oman (2017)
Journal Article
Honnurvali, M. S., Gupta, N., Goh, K., Umar, T., & Nazeema, N. (2017). Study of photovoltaics (PV) performance degradation analysis in Oman. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development, 6(2), 334-343. https://doi.org/10.20533/ijsed.2046.3707.2017.0043

The demand for electricity usage is increasing all around the globe. As an alternative and clean source to produce electricity there has been an emphasis on the usage of renewable energies. Sultanate of Oman has also taken an initiative by 2030 that... Read More about Study of photovoltaics (PV) performance degradation analysis in Oman.

The potential of biomass for electricity regeneration in Oman (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., & Egbu, C. (2017). The potential of biomass for electricity regeneration in Oman. In G. Aouad, A. Al‐Hajj, & C. Egbu (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Futures (245-151)

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 o... Read More about The potential of biomass for electricity regeneration in Oman.

Solar Shimmer (2017)
Physical Artefact
Nicoletti, E., & Castronovo, A. (2017). Solar Shimmer. [Solar Artwork]. The Fire Station Artist in Residence, Doha

Inspired by motifs recurring in Bedouin textiles, Solar Shimmer is a kinetic screen that displays a vibrant, geometric pattern created with solar energy and discarded plastics. The physical ‘pixels’ forming the pattern consist of colourful solar-powe... Read More about Solar Shimmer.

Rooftop solar photovoltaic energy: A case study of India (2017)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2017). Rooftop solar photovoltaic energy: A case study of India. Nanomaterials and Energy, 6(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.1680/jnaen.16.00002

Photovoltaic (PV) devices generate electricity directly from sunlight through an electronic process that occurs naturally in certain types of materials called semiconductors. The electrons in these materials are freed by solar energy and can be induc... Read More about Rooftop solar photovoltaic energy: A case study of India.