Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 11, November 2018, Pages 2644-2657.

This research presents the implementation of a flexible solar flow battery device which holds the potential to accelerate large-scale deployment of solar technologies, providing off-grid electrification to remote locations, developing SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 1 (no poverty).
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Energy Reports, Volume 4, November 2018, Pages 357-369.

The efficiency and power output of a PV module decreases at the peak of sunlight due to energy loss as heat and this reduces the module power output. To combat this, the authors propose a multi-concept cooling technique and evidence the increased productivity, furthering SDG 7.
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Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 136, Nov 2018, Pages 508-515.

This content contributes to SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).This article discusses the importance of combined biophysical and socio-economic sciences sharing knowledge with management communities, improving coral reef resilience in the face of global climate and ocean change.
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Marine Policy, Volume 96, Oct 2018, Pages 204-212.

The United Nations SDG 14.1 (life below water) urges the world community to take action to reduce marine pollution by 2025. This study aims to raise awareness about the ubiquitous distribution of macro-plastic debris found in the deepest marine trenches.
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Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 137, Oct 2018, Pages 314-315.

This article provides an opportunity to reflect on whether natural resource use, as viewed through the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus lens, provides a useful basis for guiding integrated environmental management. Addressing and contributing to SDG 15 (life on land), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
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Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 137, Oct 2018, Pages 214-228.

To advance SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 7 (clean energy) and 15 (life on land), this article specifically focuses on co-production and optimization of food and energy systems within the constraints of ecological sustainability. Specifically, it highlights how the role of nature and ecosystem services could be incorporated in engineering design.
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Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 42, October 2018, Pages 22-37

Advancing goals 3 and 7, this article develops roadmaps to transition 53 towns and cities in the US, Canada and Maxico to 100% clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to alleviate pollution's health and climate impacts.
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 94, October 2018, Pages 49-68.

Advancing goal 7, this paper assesses the key process strengths and limitations in microalgal biofuel production by reviewing the methods of biomass harvesting and lipid extraction that are currently available, along with the conditions that are favourable for lipid accumulation and the yield variations from different microalgae speices.
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Energy and Buildings, Volume 180, Sep 2018, Pages 51-71.

A sensitivity analysis showed that policies should focus on increasing natural gas tariffs, carbon taxation, investment subsidies or combinations of these routes to encourage sustainable heating within built environments, contributing to SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).
Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2008-2010.

This article develops SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) whilst contributing to SDG 12 and SDG 13 (responsible production and climate action). The expanding tools in the chemist’s toolbox of designed surfactants allows biomimicry at the molecular level. Now enabled to better mimic the natural world, future chemistries have the potential to be greener and more sustainable.

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