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Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. (2024)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C., SUJATHA, D., PANDA, S.K. and FAISAL, N.H. [2024]. Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. Engineering reports [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12836

This review aims to present a critical overview of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin film preparation methods, structure–property relationship and its application in humidity sensing. A range of passive and active humidity sensors with thin films (based on... Read More about Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review..

Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., SOMAN, A., HORRI, B.A. and CAI, Q. 2023. Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. In Proceedings of the 34th Thermal and fluid analysis workshop 2023 (TFAWS 2023), 21-25 August 2023, Maryland, USA. Washington: NASA [online], article number TFAWS23-ID-7. Available from: https://tfaws.nasa.gov/tfaws23/proceedings/

Technologies behind electrolysis cells for hydrogen production are making progress in terms of portability, cost reduction, performance enhancement, prolonged operation, and integration in stacks and with existing power infrastructure. The solid oxid... Read More about Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., MCCLOSKEY, A., MATHUR, R., NGUYEN, D.T., FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., LLAVORI, I., MURPHY, A., TIWARI, A., MATTHEWS, A., AGRAWAL, A. and GOEL, S. 2024. Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. Mechanical systems and signal processing [online], 208, article number 111030. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2023.111030

Thermal spraying, an important industrial surface manufacturing process in sectors such as aerospace, energy and biomedical, remains a skill intensive process often involving multiple trial runs impacting the yield. The core research challenge in dig... Read More about Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing..

Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential. (2023)
Journal Article
BLAIKIE, L., WELGAMAGE DON, A., FRANZEN, X., FERNANDEZ, C., FAISAL, N. and KONG THOO LIN, P. [2023]. Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential. Waste and biomass valorization [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-023-02292-4

Waste by-products such as pot ale are abundantly produced during the whisky distillation process and are conventionally used as livestock feed, however a significant proportion continues to require land and sea disposal. Here, the novel potential of... Read More about Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential..

Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FAISAL, N.H. and GOEL, S. 2023. Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 32(8), pages 2763-2777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-023-01663-6

Acoustic emission is a sensing technique that offers the potential benefit for its use as an in situ monitoring tool for a wide range of manufacturing processes. This work attempts to highlight the robustness of using acoustic emission (AE) data for... Read More about Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition..

A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams. (2023)
Journal Article
POIRIER, K., LOTFI, M., GARG, K., PATCHIGOLLA, K., ANTHONY, E.J., FAISAL, N.H., MULGUNDMATH, V., SAHITH, J.K., JADHAWAR, P., KOH, L., MOROSUK, T. and AL MHANNA, N. 2023. A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams. Desalination [online], 566, article 116944. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2023.116944

Desalination is an energy intensive process requiring adequate pre- and post- treatment. The novelty of this paper is that it jointly reviews the technologies for pre-treatment, desalination and post-treatment and bridges the gap between them while c... Read More about A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and KUMAR, A. 2023. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 1st IUT (Islamic University of Technology) International conference on mechanical, material and production engineering 2023 (IUT-ICMMPE 2023), 21-22 July 2023, Gaziput, Dhaka.

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes. (2023)
Journal Article
OKOLIE, O., LATTO, J., FAISAL, N., JAMIESON, H., MUKHERJI, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2023. Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes. Heliyon [online], 9(7), e17918. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17918

Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) in comparison to other pipes have proven beneficial features due to its flexibility which includes being fit for purpose, lightweight and no corrosion. However, during the manufacturing of TCP which involves the co... Read More about Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes..

Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear. (2023)
Journal Article
ALI, O., AHMED, R., TOMA, F.-L., BERGER, L.-M., MATTHEY, B., FAISAL, N. and AHMED, K. 2023. Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 32(7), pages 2028-2053. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-023-01597-z

Suspension thermal spraying is an emerging coating technology that enables the deposition of dense-structured ceramic coatings. As wear resistance is a main application field of alumina (Al2O3) coatings, this study aimed to evaluate the dry reciproca... Read More about Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear..

Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
NEWLANDS, B., HORGAN, M. and MINSHULL, H. 2023. Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. Presented at the 4th International conference on health monitoring of civil and maritime structures (HeaMES 2023), 12-13 June 2023, [virtual event].

This paper proposes a novel sensor-based instrumented monitoring system for the specific detection of corrosion at the CUI interface. Electrochemical Testing (ET), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and E... Read More about Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing..

Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. e-Journal of nondestructive testing [online], Special Issue NDE-Nuclear-2023: proceedings of the 2nd Non-destructive examination in nuclear international conference (NDE in Nuclear 2023), 27-29 June 2023, Sheffield, UK, article number 28270. Available from: https://www.ndt.net/search/docs.php3?id=28270

Acoustic emission (AE) is used to monitor conditions of various structures across many industrial sectors, including containment vessels or storage tanks of nuclear materials. Periodic monitoring, inspection and analysis of structure conditions can h... Read More about Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure..

Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
FAISAL, N., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A. and HOSSAIN, M. 2023. Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. Presented at the 5th International conference on structural nano composites 2023 (NANOSTRUC 2023), 24-26 May 2023, Nicosia, Cyprus: [virtual event].

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. The aim of this review is to... Read More about Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., AMINI HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 36th Scottish fluid mechanics meetings, 24 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

High temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis (HTSOSE) is an efficient and ecologically-friendly method of hydrogen production through conversion of the water substance into hydrogen and oxygen, using the heat and electrical energy. The HT SOSE is... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
RAJENDRAN, V., MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., BALOGUN, Y., KURUSHINA, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. Presented at the 2023 Scotland's hydrogen economy and the chemical sciences, 23 May 2023, St Andrews, UK.

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. Overall assessment based on t... Read More about Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B.A., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 2023 All-energy and dcarbonise conference, 10-11 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

Developing electrolyser cells with enhanced hydrogen production and their scalable manufacturing can play an important role in enabling not only eco-friendly development but also cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable opportunities. Thermomechanic... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. Presented at the 2023 All things hydrogen conference (ATH23) [online], 14 March 2023, Aberdeen, UK. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/56ut5jjb

The hydrogen production is an active area of the innovation and development in the perspective of the next decade, with the relative dominance of the alkaline, proton exchange and solid oxide (SO) technology. The gradual maturity of the latter techno... Read More about Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser..

Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. Corrosion engineering, science and technology [online], 58(3), pages 281-321. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1478422X.2023.2180195

Detecting and monitoring of corrosion is one of the major challenges in insulated metallic structures, or structures with one or more than one interface. This review paper aims to consolidate scattered literature on laboratory system-based corrosion... Read More about Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities..

Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. (2023)
Thesis
KUKHA HAWEZ, H.R. 2023. Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987869

Fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs play a significant role in the world economy and energy markets. Fluid injection (normally water) forces the hydrocarbons out of the reservoirs. Geomechanics, externally applied stress on the rock, play a significant... Read More about Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and SOMAN, A. 2022. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 4th International conference on energy and power 2022 (ICEP2022), 11-13 December 2022, Dhaka, Bangledesh: [virtual conference].

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
OKOLIE, O., NJUGUNA, J. and FAISAL, N. 2022. An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe. Presented at 2022 Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering 2022, 21 November 2022, Edinburgh, UK.

Composite pipes are increasingly being used as an alternative solution to conventional metal-based pipes. This development is in response to significant corrosion failures with the metallic pipes and enables better decision making especially for the... Read More about An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe..