Paris Pasqualin

Paris Pasqualin
University of Birmingham · Dept of Civil Eng

PhD student

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Introduction
PhD student at University of Birmingham working on cooling and desalination technologies for greenhouse applications. Specialised in dynamic modelling and optimisation of complex systems using TRNSYS and MATLAB-Simulink software.
Additional affiliations
September 2021 - November 2021
Red Sea Farms
Position
  • Visiting Student
Description
  • Visiting PhD student at Red Sea Farms for a three-month collaboration. Red Sea Farms specializes in building greenhouses in hot and water-scarce areas. Calculated cooling demands of a 2050 m^2 greenhouse, collected on-site data, simulated four cooling technologies, i.e. LDAC, ventilation, evaporative cooling and air conditioner by utilizing Matlab-Simulink and TRNSYS software. Found the set of operating conditions able to maximize the percentage of time in the optimal temperature and relative
September 2020 - November 2021
University of Birmingham
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD student at University of Birmingham working on cooling and water conservation in desert greenhouses. - 02/2021 - 05/2021, Tutored 25 students as a post graduate teaching associate of the LI Integrated Design Project 2 course.
Education
February 2018 - July 2018
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • Master Thesis
October 2016 - September 2018
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Energy Engineering
October 2013 - September 2016
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Energy Engineering

Publications

Publications (4)
Article
Liquid desiccant air conditioning (LDAC) has been proposed for greenhouse cooling. LDAC achieves lower temperatures than conventional evaporative cooling while also allowing closed air recirculation which has advantages over open ventilation. However, liquid desiccant regeneration is challenging and energy intensive. A novel multi-stage nanofiltrat...
Article
Liquid desiccant air conditioning (LDAC) is an emerging technology able to maintain optimal growing conditions in self-sustained greenhouses powered by solar energy. However, the regeneration of the liquid desiccant (LD) is a bottleneck in LDAC. This study investigates six desalination technologies – membrane distillation (MD), reverse osmosis (RO)...
Conference Paper
Multistage systems using low-rejection (low–r) membranes, such as nanofiltration (NF) or low salt rejection reverse osmosis (LSRRO), have been proposed as a solution to decrease the energy consumption of conventional reverse osmosis (RO) desalination for potable water production. But multistage low–r systems can also be used in liquid desiccant (LD...
Thesis
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The subject is to employ an adsorption chiller to heat and cool two identical single family buildings. Its target is the creation of a dynamic model of a solar hot water system (SHWS) which includes a 3D model of the buildings, a dynamical model of the adsorption chiller and an automatic control system. The energetic and economic evaluation of the...

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