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2020

An experimental study on performance and emission characteristics of an IDI diesel engine operating with neat oil-diesel blend emulsion

Hossain, A. K., Refahtalab, P., Omran, A., Smith, D. I. & Davies, P. A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Renewable energy. 146, p. 1041-1050 10 p.

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Microscopic characteristics of biodiesel – Graphene oxide nanoparticle blends and their Utilisation in a compression ignition engine

Nagaraja, S., Rufuss, D. D. W. & Hossain, A. K., 9 Jul 2020, In : Renewable energy. 160, p. 830-841 12 p.

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2019

Ideal performance of a self-cooling greenhouse

Davies, P. A. & Zaragoza, G., 25 Feb 2019, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 149, p. 502-511 10 p.

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Inland surface waters in protected areas globally: Current coverage and 30-year trends

Bastin, L., Gorelick, N., Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Dubois, G., Fortin, M. J. & Pekel, J. F., 17 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 1, e0210496.

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Off-grid desalination for irrigation in the Jordan Valley

Abu Ali, H., Baronian, M., Burlace, L., Davies, P. A., Halasah, S., Hind, M., Hossain, A., Lipchin, C., Majali, A., Mark, M. & Naughton, T., 15 Nov 2019, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 168, p. 143–154 12 p.

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2018
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Brine utilisation for cooling and salt production in wind-driven seawater greenhouses: Design and modelling

Akinaga, T., Generalis, S. C., Paton, C., Igobo, O. N. & Davies, P. A., 15 Jan 2018, In : Desalination. 426, p. 135-154

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Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale

Kissling, W. D., Ahumada, J. A., Bowser, A., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., García, E. A., Guralnick, R. P., Isaac, N. J. B., Kelling, S., Los, W., Mcrae, L., Mihoub, J. B., Obst, M., Santamaria, M., Skidmore, A. K., Williams, K. J., Agosti, D., Amariles, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bastin, L. & 16 others, De Leo, F., Egloff, W., Elith, J., Hobern, D., Martin, D., Pereira, H. M., Pesole, G., Peterseil, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Schmeller, D. S., Segata, N., Turak, E., Uhlir, P. F., Wee, B. & Hardisty, A. R., 1 Feb 2018, In : Biological Reviews. 93, 1, p. 600-625

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Effects of nanoparticle-enhanced phase change material (NPCM) on solar still productivity

Dsilva Winfred Rufuss, D., Suganthi, L., Iniyan, S. & Davies, P. A., 10 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 192, p. 9-29

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Measuring β-diversity by remote sensing: A challenge for biodiversity monitoring

Rocchini, D., Luque, S., Pettorelli, N., Bastin, L., Doktor, D., Faedi, N., Feilhauer, H., Féret, J. B., Foody, G. M., Gavish, Y., Godinho, S., Kunin, W. E., Lausch, A., Leitão, P. J., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Vihervaara, P., Wegmann, M. & 1 others, Nagendra, H., 6 Aug 2018, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 8, p. 1787-1798 12 p.

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2017

Anticipating species distributions: handling sampling effort bias under a Bayesian framework

Rocchini, D., Garzon-Lopez, C. X., Marcantonio, M., Amici, V., Bacaro, G., Bastin, L., Brummitt, N., Chiarucci, A., Foody, G. M., Hauffe, H. C., He, K. S., Ricotta, C., Rizzoli, A. & Rosà, R., 15 Apr 2017, In : Science of the Total Environment. 584-585, p. 282-290 9 p.

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Low mass fraction impregnation with graphene oxide (GO) enhances thermo-physical properties of paraffin for heat storage applications

Dsilva Winfred Rufuss, D., Iniyan, S., Suganthi, L. & Davies, P. A., 10 Sep 2017, In : Thermochimica Acta. 655, p. 226–233 8 p.

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Nanoparticles Enhanced Phase Change Material (NPCM) as Heat Storage in Solar Still Application for Productivity Enhancement

Winfred Rufuss, D. D., Iniyan, S., Suganthi, L. & Davies, P. A., 19 Dec 2017, In : Energy Procedia. 141, p. 45-49

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Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of SES36 fluid on nanoporous surfaces obtained by electrophoretic deposition of Al2O3

Song, G., Davies, P. A., Wen, J., Xu, G. & Quan, Y., 27 Dec 2017, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 141, p. 143-152

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Performance analysis of power, desalination and cooling poly-generation system using parabolic trough solar collectors

Kerme, E. D., Orfi, J. & Davies, P., 1 Jan 2017, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 61, p. 262-273 12 p.

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Performance evaluation of reverse osmosis (RO) pre-treatment technologies for in-land brackish water treatment

Khanzada, N. K., Khan, S. J. & Davies, P. A., 16 Mar 2017, In : Desalination. 406, p. 44-50 7 p.

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Protected areas in the world's ecoregions: how well connected are they?

Saura, S., Bastin, L., Battistella, L., Mandrici, A. & Dubois, G., May 2017, In : Ecological Indicators. 76, p. 144-158 15 p.

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Repurposing a deep learning network to filter and classify volunteered photographs for land cover and land use characterization

Tracewski, L., Bastin, L. & Fonte, C. C., 18 Sep 2017, In : Geo-Spatial Information Science. 20, 3, p. 252-268 17 p.

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Scenario-driven roadmapping for technology foresight

Hussain, M., Tapinos, E. & Knight, L., 1 Nov 2017, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 124, p. 160-177

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Techno-economic analysis of solar stills using integrated fuzzy analytical hierarchy process and data envelopment analysis

Dsilva Winfred Rufuss, D., Raj Kumar, V., Suganthi, L., Iniyan, S. & Davies, P. A., 26 Nov 2017, In : Solar energy. Early online

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2016

A conceptual framework for understanding resilience of construction SMEs to extreme weather events

Wedawatta, G. & Ingirige, B., 5 Sep 2016, In : Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 6, 4, p. 428-443 16 p.

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A cost-effective steam-driven RO plant for brackish groundwater

Mudgal, A. & Davies, P. A., 2 May 2016, In : Desalination. 385, p. 167-177 11 p.

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A desalination system with efficiency approaching the theoretical limits

Davies, P. A., Wayman, J., Alatta, C., Nguyen, K. & Orfi, J., 2016, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. Latest articles

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A simple remote sensing based information system for monitoring sites of conservation importance

Szantoi, Z., Brink, A., Buchanan, G., Bastin, L., Lupi, A., Simonetti, D., Mayaux, P., Peedell, S. & Davy, J., 23 Mar 2016, In : Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.

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A virtual species set for robust and reproducible species distribution modelling tests

Garzon-Lopez, C., Bastin, L., Foody, G. & Rocchini, D., Jun 2016, In : Data in Brief. 7, p. 476-479 4 p.

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Biophysical characterization of protected areas globally through optimized image segmentation and classification

Martínez-López, J., Bertzky, B., Bonet-García, F. J., Bastin, L. & Dubois, G., 21 Sep 2016, In : Remote Sensing. 8, 9, 19 p., 780.

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Combustion of fuel blends containing digestate pyrolysis oil in a multi-cylinder compression ignition engine

Hossain, A. K., Serrano, C., Brammer, J., Omran, A., Ahmed, F., Smith, D. I. & Davies, P. A., 1 May 2016, In : Fuel. 171, p. 18-28 9 p.

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Construction and experimental study of an elevation linear Fresnel reflector

Nixon, J. D. & Davies, P. A., 23 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. 138, 3, 10 p., 031001.

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Disaster risk reduction infrastructure requirements for South-Western Bangladesh: perspectives of local communities

Wedawatta, G., Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. & Parvez, A., 2016, In : Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 6, 4, p. 379-390 12 p.

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Heat and mass transfer in membrane distillation used for desalination with slip flow

Orfi, J., Loussif, N. & Davies, P. A., 1 Mar 2016, In : Desalination. 381, p. 135-142 8 p.

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Liquid desiccant dehumidification and regeneration process to meet cooling and freshwater needs of desert greenhouses

Lefers, R., Bettahalli, N. M. S., Nunes, S. P., Fedoroff, N., Davies, P. A. & Leiknes, T., 19 Apr 2016, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. Latest article

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Solar pond powered liquid desiccant evaporative cooling

Elsarrag, E., Igobo, O. N., Alhorr, Y. & Davies, P. A., May 2016, In : Renewable and sustainable energy reviews. 58, p. 124-140 17 p.

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Solar stills: a comprehensive review of designs, performance and material advances

Dsilva Winfred Rufuss, D., Iniyan, S., Suganthi, L. & Davies, P. A., Sep 2016, In : Renewable and sustainable energy reviews. 63, p. 464-496 33 p.

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Spatial ecological complexity measures in GRASS GIS

Rocchini, D., Petras, V., Petrasova, A., Chemin, Y., Ricotta, C., Frigeri, A., Landa, M., Marcantonio, M., Bastin, L., Metz, M., Delucchi, L. & Neteler, M., 18 May 2016, In : Computers and Geosciences. In press

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The sensitivity of mapping methods to reference data quality: training supervised image classifications with imperfect reference data

Foody, G. M., Pal, M., Rocchini, D., Garzon-Lopez, C. X. & Bastin, L., 1 Nov 2016, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 5, 11, 20 p., 199.

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Uniform design for the optimization of Al2O3 nanofilms produced by electrophoretic deposition

Song, G., Xu, G., Quan, Y., Yuan, Q. & Davies, P. A., Jan 2016, In : Surface and coatings technology. 286, p. 268-278 11 p.

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2015

A micro industry with closed energy and water cycles for sustainable rural development

Sen, P. V., Sen, P. K., Hegde, S., Singh, S. N., Mukhopadhyay, A., Singh, P., Davies, P. A., Berry, R., Dey, P. K. & Engineer, C., 11 Jun 2015, In : Procedia Engineering. 105, p. 36-45 10 p.

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Concentration polarization model of spiral-wound membrane modules with application to batch-mode RO desalination of brackish water

Qiu, T. Y. & Davies, P. A., 15 Jul 2015, In : Desalination. 368, p. 36-47

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How good are citizen weather stations? Addressing a biased opinion

Bell, S., Cornford, D. & Bastin, L., Mar 2015, In : Weather. 70, 3, p. 75-84 10 p.

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Low-temperature organic Rankine cycle engine with isothermal expansion for use in desalination

Igobo, O. N. & Davies, P. A., 2015, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 55, 13, p. 3694-3703 10 p.

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Solar thermal decomposition of desalination reject brine for carbon dioxide removal and neutralisation of ocean acidity

Davies, P. A., 1 Mar 2015, In : Enviromental Science. 1, 2, p. 131-138 7 p.

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Usability of VGI for validation of land cover maps

Fonte, C. C., Bastin, L., See, L., Foody, G. & Lupia, F., 2015, In : International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 29, 7, p. 1269-1291 23 p.

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2014

A near real-time water surface detection method based on HSV transformation of MODIS multi-Spectral time series data

Pekel, J-F., Vancutsem, C., Bastin, L., Clerici, M., Vanbogaert, E., Bartholomé, E. & Defourny, P., Jan 2014, In : Remote sensing of environment. 140, p. 704-716 13 p.

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Estimation of transportation battery second life for use in electricity grid systems

Strickland, D., Chittock, L., Stone, D. A., Foster, M. P. & Price, B., Jul 2014, In : IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 5, 3, p. 795-803 9 p.

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Evaluation of vulnerability factors for cyclones: the case of Patuakhali, Bangladesh

Kulatunga, U., Wedawatta, G., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., Sep 2014, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 9, p. 204-211 8 p.

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Integrating skills profiling and purchasing portfolio management: an opportunity for building purchasing capability

Knight, L., Tu, Y-H. & Preston, J., Jan 2014, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 147, Part B, p. 271-283 13 p.

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Lessons from natural disasters, tsunami-affected Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(SMEs) in Sri Lanka

Dasanayaka, S. W. S. B., Wedawatta, G. & Sardana, G. D., 30 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Shinawatra University. 1, 3, p. 1-22 21 p.

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Putting policy initiatives into practice: adopting an “honest broker” approach to adapting small businesses against flooding

Ingirige, B. & Wedawatta, G., 2014, In : Structural survey. 32, 2, p. 123-139 17 p.

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