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  • Nonlinear model predictive controller for water wasting reduction in open-channel irrigation systems 

    Conde Méndez, Gregory; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Quijano Silva, Nicanor (2023)
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    In open-channel irrigation systems (OCIS), most of the water is lost by seepage and leaks. However, the reported control strategies for OCIS are not focused on leaks and seepage minimization. Therefore, aiming to contribute ...
  • Modelling and operation strategy approaches for on-site hydrogen refuelling stations 

    Cardona Rubio, Pol; Costa Castelló, Ramon; Roda, Vicente; Carroquino, Javier; Valiño Garcia, Luis; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Serra, Maria (Elsevier, 2023-09-01)
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    The number of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) in circulation has undergone a significant increase in recent years. This trend is foreseen to be stronger in the near future. In correlation with the FCEVs market increase, ...
  • State machine-based architecture to control system processes in a hybrid fuel cell electric vehicle 

    Molavi, Ali; Husar, Attila Peter; Hjortberg, Hampus; Nilsson, Niclas; Kogler, Markus; Monreal, Juan Sanchez; Eldigair, Yousif; Serra, Maria (Elsevier, 2023-07-20)
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    This paper presents the development and implementation of a system supervisory controller in a hydrogen-based fuel cell electric vehicle. The controller's primary function is to ensure the safe control of the fuel cell ...
  • Leak detection and localization in water distribution networks: review and perspective 

    Romero Ben, Luis; Alves, Débora; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Duviella, Eric (2023-01-01)
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    In this paper, leak detection and localization in water distribution networks will be reviewed. In particular, the paper presents the evolution of the methods from model-based towards data-based approaches, listing, ...
  • Canceling output disturbances in observer design through internal model filters 

    Cecilia Piñol, Andreu; Astolfi, Daniele; Bin, Michelangelo; Costa Castelló, Ramon (2024-04)
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    This work proposes a redesign method for nonlinear observers to reduce the effect of a particular class of output disturbances. Specifically, it is considered a disturbance composed of a term generated from a known system ...
  • Electric vehicle charging station based on wind energy: evaluation of the power profile for vanadium redox flow batteries estimation 

    Fornaro, Pedro; Puleston, Thomas Paul; Puleston, Paul Federico; Battaioto, Pedro; Costa Castelló, Ramon; Serra, Maria (2023-09-14)
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    This paper considers an electric vehicle charging station based on the combination of a wind turbine, as a primary power source, and a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), as an energy storage system. The latter plays a key ...
  • Model predictive control of water resources systems: A review and research agenda 

    Castelletti, Andrea; Ficchì, Andrea; Cominola, Andrea; Segovia Castillo, Pablo; Giuliani, Matteo; Wu, Wenyan; Lucia, Sergio; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; De Schutter, Bart; Maestre Torreblanca, José María (2023)
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    Model Predictive Control (MPC) has recently gained increasing interest in the adaptive management of water resources systems due to its capability of incorporating disturbance forecasts into real-time optimal control ...
  • Distributed nash equilibrium seeking in strongly contractive aggregative population games 

    Martínez Piazuelo, Juan Pablo; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Quijano Silva, Nicanor (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023-10-02)
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    This paper addresses the problem of distributed Nash equilibrium (NE) seeking in strongly contractive aggregative multi-population games subject to partialdecision information. In particular, we consider the scenario where ...
  • A new nonlinear observer for liquid water estimation in fuel cells 

    Cecilia Piñol, Andreu; Astolfi, Daniele; Costa Castelló, Ramon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023-12-06)
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    Fuel cells are electrochemical devices with some internal variables that cannot be measured, but have to be monitored in real-time. That is the case for the liquid water inside the fuel cell catalyst layer. This motivates ...
  • Experimental control of a methanol catalytic membrane reformer 

    Cifuentes López, Alejandro; Serra, Maria; Torres Cámara, Ricardo; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-11-06)
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    A simple proportional integral (PI) controller with scheduled gain has been developed and implemented in a catalytic membrane reactor (CMR) to obtain pure hydrogen from a methanol steam reforming process. The controller ...
  • SoC estimation in lithium-ion batteries with noisy measurements and absence of excitation 

    Martí Florences, Miquel; Cecilia Piñol, Andreu; Clemente León, Alejandro; Costa Castelló, Ramon (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-11-28)
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    Accurate State-of-Charge estimation is crucial for applications that utilise lithium-ion batteries. In real-time scenarios, battery models tend to present significant uncertainty, making it desirable to jointly estimate ...
  • Vanadium redox flow battery capacity loss mitigation strategy based on a comprehensive analysis of electrolyte imbalance effects 

    Puleston, Thomas Paul; Serra, Maria; Costa Castelló, Ramon (2024-02)
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    Electrolyte imbalance is the main cause of capacity loss in vanadium redox flow batteries. It has been widely reported that imbalance caused by vanadium crossover can be readily recovered by remixing the electrolytes, while ...

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