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Building simulation: an overview of developments and information sources
Abstract We review the state-of-the-art on the development and application of computer-aided building simulation by addressing some crucial questions in the field. Although the answers are notExpand
Advances in heat pump systems: A review
Heat pump systems offer economical alternatives of recovering heat from different sources for use in various industrial, commercial and residential applications. As the cost of energy continues toExpand
Experimental investigation of the performance and emission characteristics of direct injection diesel engine by water emulsion diesel under varying engine load condition
A detailed experimental study has been conducted to evaluate the effect of 10% water emulsion diesel (ED10) on engine performance and emission, and comparison is made against base diesel fuel. TheExpand
An updated comprehensive techno-economic analysis of algae biodiesel.
An updated comprehensive techno-economic analysis was conducted with optimized processes and improved cost estimations, suggesting that a single step biodiesel production process is close to commercial reality. Expand
Combustion and emissions characteristics of diesel engine fueled by biodiesel at partial load conditions
Abstract This paper investigated the performance, combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine fueled by biodiesel at partial load conditions. Experiments were conducted on a common-railExpand
New hybrid drying technologies for heat sensitive foodstuffs
Abstract Drying is an indispensable process in many food industries. The drive towards improved drying technologies is spurred by the needs to produce better quality products. Improvement in qualityExpand
ABSTRACT This review paper focuses on the recent progress made in heat pump drying (HPD). An introduction is given on the operating and working principle of the heat pump drying system. AdvantagesExpand
Achieving better energy-efficient air conditioning - A review of technologies and strategies
Air conditioning is essential for maintaining thermal comfort in indoor environments, particularly for hot and humid climates. Today, air conditioning, comprising cooling and dehumidification, hasExpand
A numerical study on premixed micro-combustion of CH4–air mixture: Effects of combustor size, geometry and boundary conditions on flame temperature
Abstract A numerical study on CH 4 –air premixed combustion in micro-combustors was undertaken by solving the 2D governing equations. The effects of combustor size and geometry, inlet velocityExpand
Energy performance of residential buildings in Singapore
Energy consumption of buildings takes up about a third of Singapore's total electricity production. In this paper, we present a pioneering study to investigate the energy performance of residentialExpand