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Urban Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Urban Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Housing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Urban, Planning and Transport Research     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
European Urban and Regional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Urban Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Urban Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Housing, Theory and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Disasters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Urban Studies Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cities and the Environment (CATE)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
The Urban Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Urban Affairs Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Housing Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Urban Policy and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Current Urban Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Urban Planning and Design Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Urban Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Landscape Journal : design, planning, and management of the land     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Land Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
URBAN DESIGN International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Town Planning and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Urban Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Town and Regional Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Environment, Space, Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Town Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cities People Places : An International Journal on Urban Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Urban Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Research in Urbanism Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
UPLanD - Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bhumi : The Planning Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urban Land     Free   (Followers: 3)
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Land     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urban     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
A&P Continuidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Town Planning and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African Journal of Geomatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Urbanisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Brussels Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ager. Revista de Estudios sobre Despoblacion y Desarrollo Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Storia Urbana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Metrópole     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Den Gamle By : Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Landscape Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternativa. Revista de Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Glocality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Raumforschung und Raumordnung / Spatial Research and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
Rural & Urbano     Open Access  
Ciudades     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Landscape Studies     Open Access  
Yhdyskuntasuunnittelu     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for boligforskning     Open Access  
Kart og plan     Open Access  
Vitruvian     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
Psychological Research on Urban Society     Open Access  
Jurnal Arsitektur Lansekap     Open Access  
RUA     Open Access  
tecYt     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengembangan Kota     Open Access  
ZARCH : Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista Empresa y Humanismo     Open Access  
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
Produção Acadêmica     Open Access  
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Urban Science     Open Access  
Scienze del Territorio     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Pampa : Revista Interuniversitaria de Estudios Territoriales     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
International Planning History Society Proceedings     Open Access  
Territorios en formación     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística     Open Access  
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Vivienda y Ciudad     Open Access  
Cordis : Revista Eletrônica de História Social da Cidade     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
Territorio     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription  
Territorio della Ricerca su Insediamenti e Ambiente. Rivista internazionale di cultura urbanistica     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território     Open Access  
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios     Open Access  
International Journal of E-Planning Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Urbano     Open Access  
Territorios     Open Access  
Quivera     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Territoire en Mouvement     Open Access  
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Métropoles     Open Access  

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  • Designing Ecological Floating Wetlands to Optimize Ecosystem Services for
           Urban Resilience in Tropical Climates: A Review

    • Abstract: Floating wetland systems potentially can provide a diverse set of ecosystem services that collectively improve urban resilience. Despite the growing studies and use of floating wetlands in temperate and subtropical climates, the design of floating wetlands in tropical climates is still understudied. This paper therefore aims to identify the research gaps in landscape planning and synthesize the design typology that can be applied to tropical urban conditions. The purpose of this research is i) Identify opportunities and challenges in applying floating wetland systems for landscape planning and design, ii) synthesize the design typology that can be applied to urban tropical climate conditions and iii) demonstrate the application of ecological wetland principles for the built environment. This research uses a mixed methods approach by including both a narrative review based on 67 peer-reviewed articles as well as case studies from tropical climates. The review captures the challenges and opportunities of designing ecological floating wetlands in terms of multifunctional usage, site limitation, cost effectiveness, social benefit, and ecological habitat creation. For design typology of floating wetlands in a tropical climate, we discuss design components based on size, floating mat types, structures and materials, planting design, and additional technology. While the first case study showcased a design for an ecological floating wetland, the second case study illustrates how mathematical modeling can guide sizing and performance assessment in planning floating wetland implementation. Ecological floating wetlands can provide a positive impact to the urban environment under tropical conditions, but the main research gaps include an incomplete understanding of contaminant uptake rates associated with different plants, required maintenance of the systems, plant robustness, and community appreciation. Published on 2023-02-28 09:31:04
  • Comparison of Energy Production Between Fixed-Mount and Tracking Systems
           of Solar PV Systems in Jakarta, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Most of the electrical energy demand is consumed by urban activities. One of the renewable sources that can be used by urban communities is solar energy through photovoltaic (PV) systems. The amount of energy produced by a PV system is directly affected by the level of irradiation received by PV modules. Conventional PV systems are commonly installed with a fixed-mount system where the angle of incidence of radiation on solar modules changes over time. Solar irradiation would be optimum received by solar modules if the angle of incidence is kept at zero degrees, i.e., radiation is perpendicular to the surface of the modules. This condition can be achieved by employing a solar tracker system for solar modules. This paper studies the comparison of the energy output of PV systems between fixed-mount and without solar tracking in the urban area of Jakarta, Indonesia. The studies are carried out using Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) online simulation tools. The objective of the study is to compare and figure out the specific energy output between the optimized fixed-mount installation (without a tracking system) with solar tracking. In general, the results showed that the specific energy output PV system of a fixed-mount PV system in Jakarta is about 1379 kWh/kWp per year, while for the system with a solar tracking system, the specific energy production is about 1672 kWh/kWp. The information found is expected to be a useful reference for the development and promotion of solar energy, particularly in Indonesia. Published on 2023-01-25 10:19:00
  • Using Green Roofs for Social Housing to Improve Energy Consumption in New
           Cities. (An Applied Study of Social Housing in Egypt’s New Cairo City)

    • Abstract: Green roofs are an effective way to solve many environmental problems. New cities in Egypt have recently suffered from increasing energy consumption as a result of increasing construction density resulting from population growth, which has decreased green spaces in Egyptian cities. This paper aims to improve the energy consumption of cooling and heating energy in social housing in new urban cities in Egypt, reduce high temperatures inside and outside building, and decrease the urban heat island effect. To achieve these aims, the study suggests a method that is based on modifying the traditional roof of residential construction in Egypt by converting it to a green roof. An integrated analysis model including a strategy shows the environmental and climatic benefits of using green roofs to provide the external outdoor temperature of social housing buildings. The result revealed that green roofs, which are used by 50% of green roofs in traditional buildings, were shown to be efficient in reducing annual energy consumption by 12% and decreasing the average temperature inside buildings by 2.44°C, whereas the average temperature outside was reduced by 3°C. Published on 2023-01-12 09:41:18
  • A Study of Strategic Plans of Sustainable Urban Development for
           Alexandria, Egypt to Mitigate the Climate Change Phenomena

    • Abstract: Existing cities are difficult to reconfigure due to their population density and congested highways, which have a detrimental effect on the environment and human health. Sustainable urban development essentially improves people’s quality of life, preserves human health, and mitigates the global consequences of the climate change phenomena. As a result, there is a demand for sustainable cities, which are metropolitan areas powered by cutting-edge technology. This study looks at the subject of sustainable urban planning and how to apply all of the latest innovative solutions to Alexandria’s public transit systems. It focuses on the development of Alexandria as a platform for a high quality of life through a strategic urban plan that gives a future vision for reducing traffic congestion and pollution. This study offers a feasible solution to the city’s traffic problems through the use of smart infrastructure and innovative mobility solutions. The suggested sustainable design is based on the city’s green belt and new axes to establish new traffic channels that will alleviate congestion and solve the city’s traffic concerns. This plan is regarded as an important approach to a strategic urban plan for Alexandria’s transformation into a sustainable metropolis. Published on 2023-01-04 10:15:35
  • Hybrid construction technology, towards a mix that satisfies the
           requirements of the 21st century: state of the art and future prospects

    • Abstract: Reinforced concrete is currently the most used material in construction, posing a significant environmental concern as GHG emissions and problems related to durability and recycling. Therefore, governments have started to encourage the usage of traditional buildings which offer interesting advantages. However, due to poor mechanical and technical performance, as well as a lack of regulations and know-how their usage is limited. The research work carried out on eco-materials has improved their mechanical performance as well as their water resistance. Despite the importance of this study, it is clear that the proposed ecological models cannot yet compete with modern constructions in terms of mechanical performance, rate of construction and economic efficiency. To combine the advantages of these two construction methods: the modern one with its better mechanical performance and economic efficiency, and the traditional one with its insulating power, ecological and bioclimatic aspects, it is proposed to investigate the aspects of the concept “hybrid building technology” which is less polluting, competitive and capable of reducing the impact of the construction on the environment. This article’s goal is to define the concept of hybrid construction technology via an analysis of two modern construction trends: sustainable construction techniques and reinforced concrete buildings. Furthermore, the article discusses several hybridization techniques in the building sector and offers some examples of hybrid construction technology models. Future prospects and recommendations for developing a hybrid building research field are also provided. As a conclusion, this third way in construction will allow for good outcomes in the reconciliation of construction, economics, and man with the environment. Published on 2022-12-08 10:27:54
  • The Building Stock in the City of Dubai: A Survey Methodology

    • Abstract: In 2003, new building regulations were introduced in the city of Dubai. In 2012, the municipality requested a survey of every building that existed prior to that year. This paper documents the method used for this significant undertaking, not performed by any other large city. The survey was conducted using a combination of Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled photography and field visits. Multiple images were taken of every street, resembling progressive film imagery, with every building recorded multiple times in the image sequence. The location-tagged images were superimposed on a city map and compared to historical satellite maps of the city from Google Earth history timelines. Whenever the photographic data was not enough to adequately classify a building, field visits were conducted. That was necessary for around 10% of the city structures. The fieldwork was conducted by two teams, each comprising two engineers, and took four weeks to complete. The results showed that, in 2003, there were around 37,000 buildings in the city. Of those, almost 89%, were low-rise (1–2 floors) and largely single-unit residential houses. Nearly all buildings were found to be built after the mid-1980s, and in very good structural condition. The system described in this paper may be applied to any other large-scale city building survey. Published on 2022-11-29 11:32:34
  • The Other Side of the Urban Densification ‘Coin’: Impacts on Social
           Sustainability in Redeveloped Urban Sprawled Communities in United Arab

    • Abstract: Urban sprawl has been a persistent sustainability impediment caused by its associated low urban density that led to heavy reliance on private cars. To overcome this problem, urban densification, as a sustainable planning approach, has been widely advocated. Al Ain, one of the most affected cities by urban sprawl in the United Arab Emirates, has recently adopted an urban densification process through its Al Ain Plan 2030 and started applying it by 2010 in a pioneering redevelopment project in Bida Bin Ammar neighborhood. This research aims at studying the impacts of the applied urban densification measures and tools on social sustainability in this neighborhood. The research adopts a qualitative case study method utilizing field observations as the main source of primary data collection, while the analysis of CAD drawings, census data, land-use plans, and Google Earth maps forms a secondary source of data for this study. Based on the results of the study, it is concluded that urban densification through its two applied measures, the Intensification and the Infill Development, have enhanced social sustainability in Bida Bin Ammar neighborhood but with various degrees of success for each of the social sustainability principle and indicators. While mixed use and accessibility principles have been partially enhanced in the study area, density, mobility, social capital, quality of life, sense of belonging, and safety and security have been weakly enhanced. Accordingly, a proposed set of guidelines have been initiated to inform decision-makers in the city, and maybe in other cities in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf region, to help them revise the applied urban densification process in a way that helps achieve more socially sustainable urban communities. Published on 2022-10-10 11:15:33
  • Efforts and Barriers Shifting a City Region Towards Circular Transition
           – Lessons from a Living Lab from Pécs, Hungary

    • Abstract: A Circular Economy is usually seen as achieving ‘zero waste’ and closing the material flow loops. However, multiple governance, economic, legal, socio-spatial, cultural, and behavioural barriers may easily hamper the transition. This study summarises the lessons learned from the waste flow analysis and living lab (LL) of a case study from the H2020 REPAiR project. It shows how the results of a waste flow analysis created for an urban area can help decision-makers to co-create new place-based eco-innovative solutions and hence shift the city towards circularity. At the same time, during the living lab process, it became clear that the decision support method alone is not enough to co-create or co-design new innovations, in addition the regulatory environment and the peculiarities of governance may also present multiple obstacles. The centralised governance in Hungary and the centralisation tendency in waste management and secondary resource use hamper efficient local resource management. The work in the LL showed that a centralised governance structure hinders not only the co-creation of new solutions but also the transfer of good practices from other peri-urban areas. This is important because a society that is generally less innovative and less developed at the beginning of sustainability transition is innovating for the first time via the transfer of eco-innovative solutions. Our paper shows that the governance structure of a given spatial unit (i.e. a city region) may be a significant factor in the successful or unsuccessful adoption of good practices and for the circular transition, as may system adaptability, the level of local technological development, the level of integration of actors, strategies, interests, and policy interventions. Published on 2022-09-13 10:09:25
  • A Review of Domed Cities and Architecture: Past, Present and Future

    • Abstract: The goal of architecture is changing in response to the expanding role of cities, rapid urbanization, and transformation under changing economic, environmental, social, and demographic factors. As cities increased in the early modern era, overcrowding, urbanization, and pollution conditions led reformers to consider the future shape of the cities. One of the most critical topics in contemporary architecture is the subject of the future concepts of living. In most cases, domed cities, as a future concept of living, are rarely considered, and they are used chiefly as “utopian” visions in the discourse of future ways of living. This paper highlights the reviews of domed cities to deepen the understanding of the idea in practice, like its approach in terms of architecture. The main aim of this paper is to provide a broad overview of the need for domed cities in the face of pollution as one of the main concerns in many European cities. As a result, the significance of the reviews of the existing projects is focused on their conceptual quality. This review will pave the way for further studies in terms of future developments in the realm of domed cities. In this paper, the city of Celje, one of the most polluted cities in Slovenia, is taken as a case study for considering the concept of Dome incorporated due to the lack of accessible literature on the topic. This review’s primary contribution is to allow architects to explore a broad spectrum of innovation by comparing today’s achievable statuses against the possibilities generated by domed cities. As a result of this study, the concept of living under the Dome remains to be developed in theory and practice. The current challenging climatic situation will accelerate the evolution of these concepts, resulting in the formation of new typologies, which are a requirement for humanity. Published on 2022-09-07 11:25:18
  • Investigation on a Vermiculite-Based Solar Thermochemical Heat Storage
           System for Building Applications

    • Abstract: Industrial processes and the building sector (e.g., for space and water heating) are responsible for the majority of the total energy consumed for heat. Although fossil fuels remain to dominate the heating sector, renewable heating technologies have been lately widely deployed. Thermochemical energy storage (TES) can be a promising advanced technology in addressing the mismatch between renewable energy supplies and the end-user’s demand. In this paper, a novel Vermiculite-based Solar Thermochemical Heat Storage (VS-THS) system was proposed for domestic space heating applications, which could also overcome the intermittency challenges and realise long-term solar energy storage. A small-scale prototype was set up to evaluate the energy storage performance of the proposed system using a patented ChainStore panel to accommodate vermiculite-based composite. The unique design of the ChainStore arrangement offers great heat and mass transfer and good flexibility for system resizing in the case of varying the building energy demand. Due to the low regeneration temperature (63 °C) and high energy storage density (253.8 kWh/m3) of the vermiculite-based adsorbent impregnated with MgSO4 and CaCl2, it was chosen as the THS composite in the experiments. The experimental results showed that the proposed VS-THS is feasible for domestic space heating, with the highest space heating supply temperature of 37.6 °C, and the system COP in the reaction process is 7.9–10.4. In addition, the results also demonstrate that the composite of vermiculite impregnated with MgSO4 and CaCl2, with a good water adsorption performance. This proposed concept of VS-THS could be sized for different building applications. Published on 2022-05-27 10:58:48
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