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Benedetta Copertaro

Benedetta Copertaro
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Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Benedetta Copertaro is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Energy Technologies at Dalarna University. She has a grounded experience in PCM applications in refrigerated transportation systems as well as in solar heating systems. She is also involved on applied research on building design adaptation strategies to climate change. Her expertise will be extended to PCM application in buildings and their effectiveness also under future climate conditions
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - April 2020
Dalarna University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Multidisciplinary research across energy and buildings with a focus on Latent Heat Storage (LHS), Phase Change Materials technologies.
February 2017 - January 2018
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Thermal performance analysis of an Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heaters (ICSSWHs) provided by Phase Change Materials. The aims are the reduction of the night thermal losses and a better heat preservation.
January 2017 - January 2019
Universitat de Lleida
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Numerical study on the optimum PCM melting temperature for the thermal performance improvement of a refrigerated container envelope under future climate scenario.
Education
November 2013 - October 2016
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Field of study
  • Life and Environmental Sciences Curriculum “Civil and Environmental Protection”
February 2011 - July 2013
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences

Publications

Publications (24)
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Climate change is considered as one of the biggest threats that humankind is facing nowadays, with environmental, social, and economic consequences. The building sector is facing multiple climate change impacts, which is becoming more and more vulnerable. This is especially true considering that about 35% of the buildings in the European Union (EU)...
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The building provides to the occupants a shelter envelope and comfortable interior climate conditions. Starting from our ancestors, climate directly has great influence on both building design and the corresponding building’s overall energy performance. Nowadays, passive design has been getting popular again for taking advantage of the regional cli...
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The greenhouse industry is an energy-intensive sector with a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, contributing to substantial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Addressing this issue, the employment of energy-saving strategies along with the replacement of conventional energy sources with renewable energies are among the most feasible solutions. Over the l...
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The air source heat pump (ASHP) systems assisted by solar energy have drawn great attentions, owing to their great feasibility in buildings for space heating/cooling and hot water purposes. However, there are a variety of configurations, parameters and performance criteria of solar assisted ASHP systems, leading to a major inconsistency that increa...
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The COVID-19 outbreak is exacerbating uncertainty in energy demand. This paper aims to investigate the impact of the confined measures due to COVID-19 outbreak on energy demand of a building mix in a district. Three levels of confinement for occupant schedules are proposed based on a new district design in Sweden. The Urban Modeling Interface tool...
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The deployment of solar photovoltaics (PV) and electric vehicles (EVs) is continuously increasing during urban energy transition. With the increasing deployment of energy storage, the development of the energy sharing concept and the associated advanced controls, the conventional solar mobility model (i.e., solar-to-vehicles (S2V), using solar ener...
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The deployment of containers as building modules has grown in popularity over the past years due to their inherent strength, modular construction, and relatively low cost. The upcycled container architecture is being accepted since it is more eco-friendly than using the traditional building materials with intensive carbon footprint. Moreover, owing...
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As large energy prosumers in district energy systems, on the one hand, data centers consume a large amount of electricity to ensure the Information Technologies (IT) facilities, ancillary power supply and cooling systems work properly; on the other hand, data centers produce a large quantity of waste heat due to the high heat dissipation rates of t...
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The present document includes a state-of-the-art review of solar envelope systems that are already on the market or that can potentially reach that stage in a short-medium timeframe (Technology Readiness Level ≥ 4). The analysis focuses on the technological integration of such solutions in the envelope and building, but non-technical issues such as...
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This paper presents a preliminary case study of climate-adaptive designs for urban multi-family buildings at early stage, to allow thermal comfort and minimum energy use from today to the last part of 21st century. The generated future climate data combined with comfort model assessment has been proposed as a new way including future climate scenar...
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The air source heat pump (ASHP) systems assisted by solar energy have drawn great attentions, owing to their great feasibility in buildings for space heating/cooling and hot water purposes. However, there are a variety of configurations, parameters and performance criteria of solar assisted ASHP systems, leading to a major inconsistency that increa...
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Transportation of food products at controlled temperature is a critical task in the transport sector. In fact, whilst there is a need of ensuring both food quality and safety to the global population, its impact in terms of energy consumption and related CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is becoming increasingly evident. In this regard, Thermal Ene...
Conference Paper
An investigation into the effectiveness of Phase Change Material (PCM) placed near the evaporator of a cold room to maintain stable temperature in case of loss of electrical power was carried out. Specifically, an air heat exchanger consisting of aluminium containers with finned surface was filled with a PCM characterized by 5 °C melting temperatur...
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In this paper, a novel technology to improve the thermal performance of reefer container envelopes using a Phase Change Material (PCM) has been investigated. To that end, an external PCM layer was integrated with an insulated sandwich panel, in order to reduce and displace the heat flux phase caused by the external climatic conditions. The proposed...
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In the present work the performance of a cold room with a novel air heat exchanger containing PCM (Phase Change Material) was experimentally investigated. Specifically, an air heat exchanger consisting of aluminium containers with finned surface filled with PCM (5 °C melting temperature), was located near the evaporator of a cold room. The aims are...
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In the present work the performance of a cold room with a novel air heat exchanger containing PCM (Phase Change Material) was experimentally investigated. Specifically, an air heat exchanger consisting of aluminium containers with finned surface filled with PCM (5 °C melting temperature), was located near the evaporator of a cold room. The aims are...
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Due to external climatic conditions, radiation and temperature, refrigerated containers are subjected to high thermal stresses during storage in yards, warehouses, ships or during transport by rail or road. Moreover the consequent high thermal load has a great influence on both the electric and fuel energy consumption and on combined greenhouse gas...
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Integration of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) into refrigerated containers envelope is considered a potential way to minimize energy consumption and joined green house gasses emissions (CO2) into the atmosphere. In order to evaluate the thermal effectiveness of this technology and for a broader assessment, the energy behavior of a traditional refrig...
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This study describes an epidemic strain of Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) in two long-term care facilities. Assessment was focused on the spreading modalities of AB infection, the risk of acquiring the infection from colonized patients, the multidrug-resistant features, the clinical characteristics of affected patients, and the average length of hosp...