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  • The effects of lithium sulfur battery ageing on second-life possibilities and environmental life cycle assessment studies 

    Wolff, Deidre; Canals Casals, Lluc; Benveniste Pérez, Gabriela; Corchero García, Cristina; Trilla Romero, Lluís (2019-01-01)
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    The development of Li-ion batteries has enabled the re-entry of electric vehicles into the market. As car manufacturers strive to reach higher practical specific energies (550 Wh/kg) than what is achievable for Li-ion ...
  • Shear crack pattern identification in concrete elements via distributed optical fibre grid 

    Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2019-12)
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    An experimental methodology to obtain the shear cracking pattern in concrete elements is presented. The method is based on the use of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) connected to an Optical Backscattered Reflectometer ...
  • Sustainability assessment of trenches including the new eco-trench: a multi-criteria decision-making tool 

    Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Pardo Bosch, Francesc; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-11)
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    Narrow trenches are a common technique for the installation of utility pipelines of small diameter. Theexcavated soil is not always appropriate as landfill and, in those cases, an appropriate soil from some-where else (ex. ...
  • A probabilistic-based approach to support the comfort performance assessment of existing buildings 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2019-11-10)
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    Building performance is focused on maintaining and increasing sustainability while enhancing occupants' comfort levels. Occupants' comfort depends on uncertain, interrelated personal, social and building factors. However, ...
  • Individualized sustainable and cost optimal energy retrofitting solutions for the existing office building stock 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Puig Engel, Ariadna; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (Instituto de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico para a Construção, Energia, Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, 2019)
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    Formulating cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy retrofitting strategies for the existing building stock is a complex task due to the heterogeneity of this sector. The aim of this paper is to present an ongoing ...
  • Respirometric study of optical brighteners in textile wastewater 

    Salas Olivares, Héctor Manuel; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; López Grimau, Víctor; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03)
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    Optical brighteners (OBs) are colorless fluorescent dyes, widely used in industry to improve whiteness in materials. Nearly 80% of all OBs in the market are derivatives of stilbene. They absorb the near-ultraviolet light ...
  • Towards sustainable business models for electric vehicle battery second use: a critical review 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Christodoulou, Ioannis; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Amante García, Beatriz (2019-09)
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    A global mass market adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is still hindered by the high costs of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Repurposing degraded EV batteries in second use applications holds the potential to reduce ...
  • Testing the effects of gentle vibrotactile stimulation on symptom relief in fibromyalgia 

    Pujol, Jesús; Ramos López, Daniel; Blanco Hinojo, Laura; Pujol, Guillem; Ortiz Valencia, Héctor; Martínez Vilavela, Gerard; Blanch Rubió, Josep; Monfort Faure, Jordi; Deus Yela, Joan (2019-06-14)
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    Sensory disturbances in fibromyalgia extend beyond nociception. It has been proposed that imbalance in the mutual competition between painful input and non-painful sensory activity may, to a significant extent, account for ...
  • 2005-2017 Ozone trends and potential benefits of local measures as deduced from air quality measurements in the north of the Barcelona metropolitan area 

    Massagué Obradors, Jordi; Carnerero Quintero, Cristina; Escudero, M.; Baldasano Recio, José María; Alastuey, Andres; Querol, Xavier (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2019-06-05)
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    We analyzed 2005–2017 data sets on ozone (O3) concentrations in an area (the Vic Plain) frequently affected by the atmospheric plume northward transport of the Barcelona metropolitan area (BMA), the atmospheric basin of ...
  • Fiber optics for load testing 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2019)
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    This chapter presents the application of fiber optic sensor technology in the monitoring of a load test. First, the description of the fiber optic technology is described with main emphasis in the case of distributed optical ...
  • Impacto en la salud, socieconómico y ambiental de las medidas para incentivar la reducción del uso del vehiculo privado por los trabajadores 

    Cremades Oliver, Lázaro Vicente; Gómez Yepes, Milena Elizabeth (2019)
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    Es cada vez más evidente que el creciente consumo de combustibles fósiles a nivel mundial es actualmente el mayor responsable de la contaminación atmosférica en todo el planeta y, como consecuencia, de la alteración del ...
  • A text-mining approach to assess the failure condition of wind turbines using maintenance service history 

    Blanco Martínez, Alejandro; Marti Puig, Pere; Gibert, Karina; Cusidó Roura, Jordi; Sole Casals, Jordi (2019-05-23)
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    Detecting and determining which systems or subsystems of a wind turbine have more failures is essential to improve their design, which will reduce the costs of generating wind power. Two of the most critical failures, the ...

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