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Researcher: Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)

Fields of Research

Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Engineering
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Mechanical Engineering
Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Engineering Instrumentation
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Water Treatment Processes
Microtechnology
Materials Engineering
Functional Materials
Computational Heat Transfer
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Synthesis of Materials
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Physical Chemistry of Materials
Building Science and Techniques

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Residential Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Energy Services and Utilities
Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen)
Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Solar-Thermal Energy
Renewable Energy
Energy Systems Analysis
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Climate and Climate Change
Management of Gaseous Waste from Energy Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Hydro-Electric Energy
Energy
Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
Industrial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Geothermal Energy
Tidal Energy
Environment
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
Energy Transformation
Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Wind Energy
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Machinery and Equipment
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Nervous System and Disorders
Scientific Instruments
Fabricated Metal Products
Expanding Knowledge in Technology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparative evaluation of different heat-recovery schemes as applied to a two-bed adsorption chiller; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
A comparative study of thermal behaviour of a horizontal and vertical shell-and-tube energy storage using phase change materials; Applied Thermal Engineering
A desalination plant
A modified zone model for estimating equivalent room thermal capacity; Frontiers in Energy
A thermogravimetric analyzer for condensable gas adsorption under subatmospheric conditions; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Absorption Cooling: A Review of Lithium Bromide-Water Chiller Technologies; Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering
Adsorption measurements of Methane on Activated Carbon in the temperature range 281- 343 K and pressures to 1.2 Mpa; Journal of Chemical Engineering Data
Adsorption refrigerator
An adsorption chiller driven by thermoelectricity; International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference
Analysis of a single-effect mechanical vapor compression desalination system using water injected twin screw compressors; Desalination
Apparatus and method for desalination
Apparatus and method for desalination
Application of geothermal absorption air-conditioning system: A case study; Applied Thermal Engineering
Application of Titania compounds in dyesensitized solar cells; 15th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2012)
Aspects of simulation of the multi-bed, regenerative adsorption chillers; International seminar on Thermally Powered Sorption technology
Benign Synthesis of Anatase (TiO2) Nanoparticles under continuous flow; 15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/5th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry
Carbon nanofibres from fructose using a light-driven high-temperature spinning disc processor; Chemical Communications
Cold climate energy production; Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013
Comparison of energy use assessment for office buildings in China among China building codes, LEED and HKBEAM; 5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration
Compressed air energy storage: thermodynamic and economic review; 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Desalination plant
Development and field test of a high-temperature heat pump used in crude oil heating; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Development of a high temperature heat pump for heat recovery in dyeing industry; The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
Development of a high temperature spinning disc reactor synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles; 5th International Conference on Advance Materials and Nanotechnology
Development of a water-injected twin-screw compressor for mechanical vapor compression desalination systems; Applied Thermal Engineering
Direct-heat use for Australia; Australian Geothermal Energy Conference
Direct-heat use of Australia; Western Australian Geothermal Energy Symposium
Economic rationalization of energy storage under low load diesel application; Energy Procedia
Economics of low load diesel for maximum renewable energy penetration; 1st International Conference on Energy and Power (ICEP2016)
Effects of geometric parameter on energy storage performance in a shell-and-tube latent heat energy storage system; 7th International Conference on Compressors and Refrigeration
Effects of lubricating oil on the performance of a semi-hermetic twin screw refrigeration compressor; Applied Thermal Engineering
Energy assessment of office buildings in China using China building energy codes and LEED 2.2; Energy and Buildings
Evidence for hydrothermal convection in the Perth basin; Australian Geothermal Energy Conference
Experimental analysis of an air-source transcritical CO2 heat pump water heater using the hot gas bypass defrosting method; Applied Thermal Engineering
Experimental and numerical characterization of natural convection in a vertical shell-and-tube latent thermal energy storage system; Sustainable Cities and Societies
Experimental investigation of an adsorption desalination plant using low-temperature waste heat; Applied Thermal Engineering
Experimental investigation of an electro-adsorption chiller; 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Experimental investigation of silica gel - water adsorption chillers with and without a passive heat recovery system; International Journal of Refrigeration
Experimental Investigation of the Adsorption Characteristics of Silica Gel + Water Systems; International Congress of Refrigeration
Experimental investigation of the adsorption of NH3 on silica gel-based adsorbents; 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Experimental investigation of the optimal heat rejection pressure for a transcritical CO2 heat pump water heater; Applied Thermal Engineering: Design Processes Equipment Economics
Experimental investigation on a capillary tube based transcritical CO2 heat pump system; Applied Thermal Engineering
Experimental Investigation on a novel four-bed adsorption chiller; Transactions of the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Experimental Investigation on a novel four-bed adsorption chiller; Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air conditioning
Experimental investigation on the performance of a twin-screw expander used in an ORC system; Energy Procedia
Experimental study of performance improvement of a four-bed adsorption chiller by using heat-and-mass recovery; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Experimental study of the chimney effect in a solar hybrid double wall; Solar Energy
Experimental study of the gas engine driven heat pump with engine heat recovery; Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Experimental study on the performance of a vapor injection high temperature heat pump; International Journal of Refrigeration
Geothermal air conditioning: typical applications using deep-warm and shallow-cool reservoirs for cooling in Perth, Western Australia; IJSMDO: International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Glaciothermal power generation in cold climate regions; Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE
Growth of La2CuO4 nanofibers under a mild condition by using single-walled carbon nanotubes as templates; Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Heat transfer mechanism in solar thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials; 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Science (SEES2016)
High-yield synthesis of silicon carbide nanowires by solar and lamp ablation; Nanotechnology
How heat & Mass recovery strategies impact the performance of adsorption desalination plant: theory and experiments; Heat Transfer Engineering
Improving the COP of a two-bed adsorption chiller via a passive regeneration scheme; Proceeding of ACRA 2004
Investigation of no load diesel technology in isolated power systems; IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Investigation of the effect of geometric and operating parameters on thermal behavior of vertical shell-and-tube latent heat energy storage systems; Energy
Investigation of the optimal intermediate water temperature in a combined r134a and transcritical CO2 heat pump for space heating; International Journal of Refrigeration
Investigation on the adaptivity of the transcritical CO2 refrigeration system with a capillary; International Journal of Refrigeration
Investigation on the isotherm of silica gel + water systems by using TG and volumetric methods; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Light-driven high-temperature continuous-flow synthesis of TiO2 nano-anatase; Chemical Engineering Journal
Low grade heat driven multi-effect distillation technology; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Low load diesel perceptions and practices within remote area power systems; 2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST)
Low-grade waste heat driven desalination technology; IJSMDO: International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Methane desorption and adsorption measurements on activated carbon in 281343 K and pressures to 1.2 MPa; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Modeling and performance study of a water-injected twin-screw water vapor compressor; International Journal of Refrigeration
Modeling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller; 5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration
New pool boiling data for water with copper-foam metal at sub-atmospheric pressures: experiments and correction; Applied Thermal Engineering
No load diesel application to maximise renewable energy penetration in offgrid hybrid systems; Cigre Session 2016
Numerical and experimental investigations of electronic evaporative cooling performance with a coiled channel; Applied Thermal Engineering
Numerical investigation of a horizontal axis tidal turbine; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Numerical investigation of heat transfer mechanism in a vertical shell and tube latent heat energy storage system; Applied Thermal Engineering
Numerical investigation on screw rotor deformation and influence on volumetric efficiency of the twin-screw multiphase pump; Applied Thermal Engineering
Numerical simulation and optimisation of automotive air-conditioning and defrosting ducts; 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2013)
Numerical study of the Joule-Thomson cooler; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Numerical study on the Hampson type J-T cooler; Purdue Conference
Olive pomace requirements for small combustion applications in Western Australia: Experimental and modelling analysis; 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Optimal Use of Geothermal Resources; International Association of Hydrogeologists Annual Groundwater Seminar
Performance comparison between the combined R134a/CO2 heat pump and cascade R134a/CO2 heat pump for space heating; International Journal of Refrigeration
Performance evaluation of a capacity-regulated high temperature heat pump for waste heat recovery in dyeing industry; Applied Thermal Engineering
Performance evaluation of a solar adsorption chiller under different climatic conditions; Applied Energy
Performance investigations of an R404A air-source heat pump with an internal heat exchanger for residential heating in northern China; International Journal of Refrigeration
Performance of the Hampson-Type Joule-Thomson Cryo-Cooler: Simulation and Experiments; 6th KSME-JSME Thermal and Fluid Engineering Conference
Performance simulation of multi-bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers; International Journal of Refrigeration
Performance simulation of multi-bed silical gel-water adsorption chillers; 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants 2014
Performance study of a four-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller with the passive heat recovery scheme; Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Performance study of a twin-screw expander used in a geothermal organic Rankine cycle power generator; Energy
Performance study of an advanced adiabatic compressed air energy storage system; 1st International Conference on Energy and Power (ICEP2016)
Predicting isosteric heats for gas adsorption; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Predicting the integral heat of adsorption for gas physisorption on microporous and mesoporous adsorbents; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C
Pressurized-cycle based electro-adsorption chiller
Prototype Testing of a Novel Four-bed Regenerative Silica Gel-water Adsorption Chiller; International Congress of Refrigeration
Segregation due to motion of front of solidification in phase change materials systems and dependence with shape and dimension factors; Applied Thermal Engineering
Shear flow assisted decoration of carbon nano-onions with platinum nanoparticles; Chemical Communications
Simulation of silica gel-water adsorption chiller; International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference
Solar domestic hot water systems using latent heat energy storage medium: a review; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Temperature-entropy (T-S) Diagram for Heat-driven and Solid-state Chillers; International Congress of Refrigeration
The Mathematical Model of Gas Leakage in the Thin Passage of Compressor; International Compressors Conference
The specific heat capacity of adsorbent adsorbate system; International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference
The Western Australia Geothermal Centre of Excellence; Australian Geothermal Energy Conference
Theoretical and experimental investigation of a combined R134a and transcritical CO2 heat pump for space heating; International Journal of Refrigeration
Theoretical and experimental study on conveying behavior of a twin-screw multiphase pump; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Theoretical investigation on the combined and cascade CO2/R134a heat pump systems for space heating; Applied Thermal Engineering
Thermal analysis of a single-storey livestock barn; Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Thermal and hydraulic analysis on the flow around the motor in semi-hermetic twin screw refrigeration compressors; Applied Thermal Engineering
Thermionic and tunneling cooling thermodynamics; Applied Physics Letters
Thermodynamic methods for performance analysis of chillers; Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering Part E
Thermoelectricity driven adsorption chiller; International Conference of Thermoelectric
Transient modelling of a two-bed silica gel-water adsorption chiller; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Two bed silica gel-water adsorption chillers: an effectual lumped parameter model; International Journal of Refrigeration
Two-dimensional simulation of a cylinderical latent heat thermal energy storage system; 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants 2014
Utilization and Optimization of Diesel Generation for Maximum Renewable Energy Integration; Smart Energy Grid Design for Island Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Research Projects

5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration (ICCR2013); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
AUSTRALIA JAPAN EMERGING RESEARCH LEADERS travel to Japan; Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
Flinders Island Isolated Power System Connect: 2016 Conference; Office of Naval Research Global (ONR)
Low Load Diesel Technology Demonstration; Office of Naval Research Global (ONR)
No Load Diesel Application in Remote Power Systems; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rottnest Island Isolated Power System Connect 2017 Conference; Office of Naval Research Global (ONR)
Increasing renewable energy penetration through embedded renewable micro-grids
Investigation of lower load diesel operation and maintenance in remote area power systems
Low to no load diesel technology in isolated power systems
Development of a novel low grade heat driven desalination technology
Facility for studying the sorption properties of gases by nanostructured materials
Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence

Research Candidate Supervision

Design, Construction and Optimisation of a Scalable Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and Distribution System for Off-Grid and Hybrid Grid Connect Electricity Generation
Increasing renewable energy generation through embedded renewable micro-grids
Long-Term Performance of Tidal Turbines
Polar Renewable Energy
Solar hot water system using latent heat thermal energy storage