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  • Adaptive Volt-Var Control Algorithm to Grid Strength and PV Inverter Characteristics 

    Cantero, Toni; Colet Subirachs, Alba; Canals Casals, Lluc; Corchero García, Cristina; Domínguez García, José Luis; Álvarez de Sotomayor, Amelia; Martin, Williams; Stauffer, Yves; Alet, Pìère-Jean (2021-04-16)
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    The high-penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in low voltage distribution grids, mainly photovoltaics (PV), might lead to overvoltage in the point of common coupling, thus, limiting the entrance of renewable ...
  • End of electric vehicle batteries: reuse vs. recycle 

    Kotak, Yash; Marchante, Carlos; Canals Casals, Lluc; Bhavya Satishbhai, Kotak; Koch, Daniel; Geisbauer, Christian; Trilla Romero, Lluís; Gómez-Nuñez, Alberto; Schweiger, Hans-Georg (2021-04-16)
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    It is a fact that electric vehicles (EVs) are beneficial for climate protection. However, the current challenge is to decide on whether to reuse an EV battery or to recycle it after its first use. This paper theoretically ...
  • Field study on thermal comfort in nursing homes in heated environments 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (2021-08)
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    Considering the progressive population aging, the fact that old people spend around 90% of their time indoors and the high energy expenditure of heating systems, thermal comfort in nursing homes should be analysed. The aim ...
  • Online coupled regional meteorology chemistry models in Europe: current status and prospects 

    Baklanov, A.; Schlünzen, K.; Suppan, P.; Baldasano Recio, José María; Brunner, D.; Aksoyoglu, S.; Carmichael, G.; Douros, J.; Flemming, J.; Forkel, R.; Galmarini, Stefano; Gauss, M.; Kallos, G.; Moussiopoulos, Nicolas; Solomos, Stavros (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2014-01)
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    Online coupled mesoscale meteorology atmospheric chemistry models have undergone a rapid evolution in recent years. Although mainly developed by the air quality modelling community, these models are also of interest for ...
  • Innovaciones y avances en el ámbito de los pavimentos urbanos para smart cities 

    López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2017-09-01)
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    Los pavimentos pueden representar más de la mitad de la superfi cie del espacio público de las ciudades, por lo que su preservación y mantenimiento requieren de una gestión adecuada. Debido a que éstos tienen infl uencia ...
  • Sustainable and low-cost solutions for thermal and acoustic refurbishment of old buildings 

    Neri, Manuela; Levi, Elisa; Piana, Edoardo Alessio; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús; Pilotelli, Mariagrazia (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2021-04-01)
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    This paper investigates the possibility to realize solutions for buildings thermal and acoustic refurbishment by using end-of-life household materials, such as cardboard, clothes, and egg-boxes. These solutions can be ...
  • Conversion of End-of-Life Household Materials into Building Insulating Low-Cost Solutions for the Development of Vulnerable Contexts: Review and Outlook towards a Circular and Sustainable Economy 

    Neri, Manuela; Pilotelli, Mariagrazia; Traversi, Marco; Levi, Elisa; Piana, Edoardo Alessio; Bannó, Mariasole; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús (2021-04-15)
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    In a world increasingly aware of the environmental cost of the current production/ consumption model, the use of sustainable practices to reduce our environmental impact as a society becomes imperative. One way to reduce ...
  • Sustainable deployment of an electric vehicle public charging infrastructure network from a city business model perspective 

    Pardo Bosch, Francesc; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Morton, Craig; Cervera, Carles (Elsevier, 2021-08)
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    The unprecedented growth of global cities together with increased population mobility and a heightened concern regarding climate change and energy independence have increased interest in electric vehicles (EVs) as one means ...
  • Rehabilitación del firme de cuatro glorietas mediante un refuerzo delgado de hormigón (“thin Whitetopping”) 

    López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel; Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo (2021-05)
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    El presente artículo describe el proyecto y la construcción de la rehabilitación estructural del firme bituminoso de cuatro glorietas mediante la disposición de una capa de hormigón de 12 cm de hormigón vibrado con fibras ...
  • Eco-efficiency evaluation in wastewater treatment plants considering greenhouse gas emissions through the data envelopment analysis-tolerance model 

    Ramírez Melgarejo, Monserrat Guadalupe; Güereca Hernández, Leonor Patricia; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Salgado, C.D; Reyes Figueroa, A.D. (2021-05)
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    The eco-efficiency evaluation in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is used to know and improve the environmental and economic efficiency of these processes, systems, products, and services. The eco-efficiency evaluations ...
  • Building-integrated agriculture: are we shifting environmental impacts? An environmental assessment and structural improvement of urban greenhouses 

    Muñoz Liesa, Joan; Toboso, Susana; Mendoza Beltran, Angélica; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gallo, Esteban; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2021-06)
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    Urban and building systems are awash with materials. The incorporation of green infrastructure such as integrated rooftop greenhouses (iRTGs) has the potential to contribute to buildings’ and cities’ circularity. However, ...
  • El envejecimiento de las baterías de un vehículo eléctrico y cómo lo percibe el conductor 

    Canals Casals, Lluc; Amante García, Beatriz; Castellà Daga, Santiago (2016-03-01)
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    The electric vehicle is steadily entering into the automotive market. Most of these vehicles are equipped with Li-ion batteries to store the electric energy. Despite of the fast charge and the autonomy range, one of the ...

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