Publicacions resultants de projectes de recerca finançats pel Horitzó 2020 de la Unió Europea, recollides en el Projecte OpenAIRE (Open Access Infraestructure for Research in Europe) que promou l'accés obert a Europa. [Més informació] Horitzó 2020 és el nou programa de finançament de la UE per a la recerca i la innovació, s'executa des del 2014 fins al 2020. [Més informació]

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  • Empirical equations for viscosity and specific heat capacity determination of fatty acids 

    Ferrer, Gerard; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Palacios, Anabel; Solé Garrigós, Aran; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Phase change materials (PCM) used in thermal energy storage (TES) systems have been presented, over recent years, as one of the most effective options in energy storage. Saturated fatty acids are one of the most used PCM ...
  • Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests 

    Liang, Jingjing; Crowther, Thomas W.; Picard, Nicolas; Wiser, Susan; Zhou, Mo; Alberti, Giorgio; Schulze, Ernst-Detlef; McGuire, A. David; Bozzato, Fabio; Pretzsch, Hans; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Paquette, Alain; Hérault, Bruno; Scherer-Lorenzen, Michael; Barrett, Christopher B.; Glick, Henry B.; Hengeveld, Geerten M.; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan; Pfautsch, Sebastian; Viana, Helder; Vibrans, Alexander C.; Ammer, Christian; Schall, Peter; Verbyla, David; Tchebakova, Nadja; Fischer, Markus; Watson, James V.; Chen, Han Y. H.; Lei, Xiangdong; Schelhaas, Mart-Jan; Lu, Huicui; Gianelle, Damiano; Parfenova, Elena I.; Salas, Christian; Lee, Eungul; Lee, Boknam; Kim, Hyun Seok; Bruelheide, Helge; Coomes, David A.; Piotto, Daniel; Sunderland, Terry; Schmid, Bernhard; Gourlet-Fleury, Sylvie; Sonké, Bonaventure; Tavani, Rebecca; Zhu, Jun; Brandl, Susanne; Vayreda, Jordi; Kitahara, Fumiaki; Searle, Eric B.; Neldner, Victor J.; Ngugi, Michael R.; Baraloto, Christopher; Frizzera, Lorenzo; Bałazy, Radomir; Oleksyn, Jacek; Zawiła-Niedźwiecki, Tomasz; Bouriaud, Olivier; Bussotti, Filippo; Finér, Leena; Jaroszewicz, Bogdan; Jucker, Tommaso; Valladares, Fernando; Jagodzinski, Andrzej M.; Peri, Pablo L.; Gonmadje, Christelle; Marthy, William; O’Brien, Timothy; Martin, Emanuel H.; Marshall, Andrew R.; Rovero, Francesco; Bitariho, Robert; Niklaus, Pascal A.; Alvarez-Loayza, Patricia; Chamuya, Nurdin; Valencia, Renato; Mortier, Frédéric; Wortel, Verginia; Engone-Obiang, Nestor L.; Ferreira, Leandro V.; Odeke, David E.; Vasquez, Rodolfo M.; Lewis, Simon L.; Reich, Peter B. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016)
    The biodiversity-productivity relationship (BPR) is foundational to our understanding of the global extinction crisis and its impacts on ecosystem functioning. Understanding BPR is critical for the accurate valuation and ...
  • PCM for improving polyurethane-based cool roof membranes durability 

    Pisello, A. L.; Fortunati, E.; Fabiani, Claudia; Mattioli, S.; Dominici, Franco; Torre, Luigi; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Cotana, F. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Thermal Energy Storage systems are acknowledged solutions frequently used for reducing indoor thermal fluctuations by behaving as thermal buffer. In this view, phase change materials (PCMs) are included into building ...
  • Review on system and materials requirements for high temperature thermal energy storage. Part 1: General requirements 

    Gasia, Jaume; Miró, Laia; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    High temperature thermal energy storage offers a huge energy saving potential in industrial applications such as solar energy, automotive, heating and cooling, and industrial waste heat recovery. However, certain requirements ...
  • Green facade for energy savings in buildings: The influence of leaf area index and facade orientation on the shadow effect 

    Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Coma Arpón, Julià; Sol i Felip, Salvador (Elsevier, 2017)
    To “green” building envelopes is currently one of the most promising ways to provide energy savings in buildings and to contribute to the urban heat island effect mitigation. The shadow effect supplied by plants is the ...
  • Vertical greenery systems for energy savings in buildings: a comparative study between green walls and green facades 

    Coma Arpón, Julià; Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Burés, Silvia; Urrestarazu, Miguel; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2017)
    During the last decade, vertical greenery systems are increasing their presence in building designs, providing several urban ecosystem services. One of them is the potential to provide energy savings in buildings, which ...
  • Epigenetic profiling to classify cancer of unknown primary: a multicentre, retrospective analysis 

    Moran, Sebastian; Martínez Cardús, Anna; Sayols, Sergi; Musulén, Eva; Balañá, Carme; Estival Gonzalez, Anna; Moutinho, Cátia; Heyn, Holger; Diaz Lagares, Angel; Castro de Moura, Manuel; Stella, Giulia M.; Comoglio, Paolo M.; Ruiz Miró, Maria; Pazo Cid, Roberto; Antón, Antonio; Lopez Lopez, Rafael; Soler, Gemma; Longo, Federico; Guerra, Isabel; Fernandez, Sara; Assenov, Yassen; Plass, Christoph; Morales, Rafael; Carles, Joan; Bowtell, David; Mileshkin, Linda; Sia, Daniela; Tothill, Richard; Tabernero, Josep; Llovet, Josep M.; Esteller, Manel; Matias-Guiu, Xavier (Elsevier, 2016)
    Cancer of unknown primary ranks in the top ten cancer presentations and has an extremely poor prognosis. Identification of the primary tumour and development of a tailored site-specific therapy could improve the survival ...
  • Meteorological conditions and site characteristics driving edible mushroom production in Pinus pinaster forests of Central Spain 

    Mengiste Taye, Zelalem; Martínez Peña, Fernando; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio; de Aragón, Juan Martínez; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de (Elsevier, 2016)
    Integrating fungal-based ecosystem services into forest management planning and policy-making requires quantitative knowledge of the yields of fungal sporocarps and their environmental drivers. The aim of this study was ...
  • Experimental investigation of the effect of dynamic melting in a cylindrical shell-and-tube heat exchanger using water as PCM 

    Gasia, Jaume; Tay, N. H. Steven; Belusko, M.; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Bruno, F. (Elsevier, 2017)
    In the present paper, an experimental study is carried out to evaluate the effect of the dynamic melting concept in a cylindrical shell-and-tube heat exchanger using water as the phase change material (PCM) and a potassium ...
  • Numerical simulation of a PCM packed bed system: A review 

    Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    The detailed study of latent packed bed thermal energy storage (TES) system has been a great topic of interest in the literature. Experimental measurements have been conducted to analyze the performance of these systems, ...
  • Thermochemical energy storage by consecutive reactions for higher efficient concentrated solar power plants (CSP): Proof of concept 

    Cabeza, Luisa F.; Solé Garrigós, Aran; Fontanet, Xavier; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Jové, Aleix; Gallas, Manuel; Prieto, Cristina; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés (Elsevier, 2016)
    Concentrated solar power plants (CSP) combined with thermal energy storage (TES) offers the benefit to provide continuous electricity production by renewable energy feed. There are several TES technologies to be implemented, ...
  • Influence of alkaline chlorides on thermal energy storage properties of bischofite 

    Ushak, Svetlana; Gutiérrez, Andrea; Galazutdinova, Yana; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Grágeda, Mario (John Wiley & Sons, 2016)
    Brines coming from salted lakes such as that at the Atacama desert in Chile produce by-products or wastes which today are stored in the nearby from the production areas. Bischofite is one of those by-products, and therefore, ...
  • Reduction of the subcooling of bischofite with the use of nucleatings agents 

    Ushak, Svetlana; Gutiérrez, Andrea; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Fernández, Ana Inés; Grágeda, Mario; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    The use of by-products or wastes as phase change materials (PCM) in thermal energy storage (TES) systems is a good option to decrease the cost of such systems. One of the main disadvantages of PCM if inorganic materials ...
  • Experimental evaluation of a cooling radiant wall coupled to a ground heat exchanger 

    Romaní Picas, Joaquim; Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de (Elsevier, 2016)
    A building prototype was built in the experimental set-up located in Puigverd de Lleida (Spain) to study the energy performance of a radiant wall with ventilated facade cooled with a ground coupled heat-exchanger. The ...
  • Linkages between climate, seasonal wood formation and mycorrhizal mushroom yields 

    Primicia, Irantzu; Camarero Martínez, Jesús Julio; Martínez de Aragón Remírez de Esparza, Juan; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2016)
    Fungi provide important forest ecosystem services worldwide. In Mediterranean pine forests, predicted warmer and drier conditions could lead to a decline in mushroom yields. Climate is a key factor regulating both tree ...
  • Investigation on the effect of innovative cool tiles on local indoor thermal conditions: finite element modeling and continuous monitoring 

    Pisello, A. L.; Castaldo, Veronica Lucia; Fabiani, Claudia; Cotana, F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    The achievement of building indoor thermal comfort conditions with the minimum energy need represents a challenge for both designers and researchers. To this aim, the development of passive strategies, e.g. cool roofs, for ...
  • Heat retention of a photovoltaic/thermal collector with PCM 

    Browne, Maria C.; Norton, Brian; McCormack, Sarah J. (Elsevier, 2016)
    A novel PV/T/PCM system that generates electricity, stores heat and pre-heats water was characterised under outdoor conditions in Dublin, Ireland. The system design combines a PV module with a thermal collector; in which ...
  • The impact of natural ventilation on building energy requirement at inter-building scale 

    Pisello, A. L.; Castaldo, Veronica Lucia; Taylor, John Eric; Cotana, F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    Inter-building effect is responsible for affecting buildings’ primary energy requirement for heating, cooling, and lighting. Nevertheless, the impact of natural ventilation should also be considered while predicting building ...
  • Thermogravimetric study of a phase change slurry: effect of variable conditions 

    Giro-Paloma, Jessica; Valle-Zermeño, Ricardo del; Fernández, Ana Inés; Chimenos, J. M.; Formosa, Joan (Elsevier, 2016)
    Microcapsules containing Phase Change Materials (MPCM) are widely used for passive systems in energy storage. When MPCM are mixed with a carrier fluid, Phase Change Slurries (PCS) are used for heat transfer fluids in active ...
  • Use of multi-layered PCM gypsums to improve fire response. Physical, thermal and mechanical characterization 

    Serrano, Susana; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Navarro, Antonia; Haurie, Laia; Fernández, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
    The building sector is one of the highest energy consumers representing around 30% of total energy use. One of the recommendations of the IEA (International Energy Agency) to reduce energy consumption in buildings is to ...

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