RESEARCH LINES Numerical Methods and Technologies for Energy and Environment
Research Topic Principal Investigator
Numerical methods for energy efficiency analysis and design of buildings and urban areas. J. Cipriano
Evaporation methods for fresh water production. Computational methods for analysis and preservation of biosphere in ocean and coastal areas. P. Arnau

Holistic evaluation of disaster risk at different levels.

M. L. Carreño
Relevant Publications

Martí J. and Heras M.R.
Dynamic physical model for a solar chimney,
Solar Energy, Vol. 5, pp. 614-622, 2007

Cipriano X., Carbonell J. and Cipriano J.
Monitoring and modelling energy efficiency of municipal public buildings: Case study in Catalonia region,
International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol 28, pp. 3-18, 2009

Cipriano J. and Cipriano X.
Conclusions in energy efficiency, thermal comfort and the impact of social characteristics in retrofitting of residential buildings: Case study in social housing district in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona,
Air International Review, 31, AIVC, May 2010

Codina R., Baiges J., Pérez D. Collados M.
A numerical strategy to compute optical parameters in turbulent flow. Application to telescopis,
Computers & Fluids, Vol. 39 (1), pp. 87-98, 2010

Arnau P., Fava S, Oñate E., Jiménez J. and Piazzese J.
Development and application of decision support systems for environment monitoring.
MAMERN11: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical Modelling in Environment and Natural Resources, Saidia (Morocco), 2011

Martí J.
Reduced hydraulic retention times in low-cost tubular digesters: two issues,
Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 35 (10), pp. 4481–4484, 2011

Cristiano F., Fava S., Arnau P. and Oñate E.
Study of mesoscale convective clouds formation from satellite’s data analysis.
Data flow from Space to Earth: Applications and Interoperability. International Conference, Venice, Italy, ESA, 2011.

Martí J. and Cipriano J.
Design methodology for low cost tubular digesters,
Bioresource Technology, Vol. 108, pp. 21–27, 2012

Perrigault T., Weatherford V., Martí J. and Poggio D.
Towards thermal design optimization of tubular digesters in cold climates: A heat transfer model,
Bioresour Technol., Vol. 124, pp. 259–268, 2012

Arnau P., Oñate E., Hanganu A.
System and method for desalinating seawater.
Saudi Arabia/GCC, National Phase. Application number: 112 33 0608, June 2012

Garmendia E. and Gamboa G.
Weighting social preferences in participatory multi-criteria evaluations: A case study on sustainable natural resource management,
Ecological Economics, Vol. 84, pp. 110-120, 2012

Lodi C., Bacher P., Cipriano J. and Madsen H.
Modelling the heat dynamics of a monitored test reference environment for building integrated photovoltaic systems using stochastic differential equations,
Energy & Buildings, Vol. 50, pp. 273–281, 2012

Bloem J.J., Lodi C., Cipriano J. and Chemisana D.
An outdoor test reference environment for double skin applications of building integrated photovoltaic systems,
Energy and Buildings, Vol. 50, pp. 63–73, 2012

Danov S., Carbonell J., Cipriano J. and Martí J.
Approaches to evaluate building energy performance from daily consumption data considering dynamic and solar gain effects,
Energy & Buildings, Vol. 57, pp. 110–118, 2013

Cipriano J., Houzeaux G., Chemisana D., Lodi C. and Martí-Herrero J.
Numerical analysis of the most appropriate heat transfer correlations for free ventilated double skin photovoltaic façades,
Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 57 (1-2), pp. 57-68, 2013

Marín A., Martínez-Baños P., Vendrell M., Pitarch C. and Arnau P.
Implementación de técnicas de restauración ambiental para disminuir el impacto ambiental de los puertos.
Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente, (Conama 2014). 24-27 november Madrid, November 2014

Ravera F., Scheidel A., dell’Angelo J., Gamboa G., Serrano T., Mingorría S., Cabello V., Arizpe N. and Ariza P.
Pathways of rural change: an integrated assessment of metabolic patterns in emerging ruralities,
Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 16 (4), pp. 811-820, 2014

Terradas-III G., Pham C.H., Triolo J.M., Martí-Herrero J. and Sommer S.G.
Thermic model to predict biogas production in unheated fixed-dome digesters buried in the ground,
Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 48 (6), pp. 3253-3262, 2014

Mingorría S., Gamboa G., Martín-López B. and Corbera E.
The oil palm boom: socio-economic implications for Q’eqchi’ households in the Polochic valley, Guatemala,
Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 16 (4), pp. 841-871, 2014

Martí J., Chipana M., Cuevas C., Paco G., Serrano V., Zymla B., Heising K., Sologuren J. and Gamarra A.
Low cost tubular digesters as appropriate technology for widespread application: Results and lessons learned from Bolivia,
Renewable Energy, Vol. 71, pp. 156–165, 2014

Martí J, Alvarez R., Rojas M.R., Aliaga L., Céspedes R. and Carbonell J.
Improvement through low cost biofilm carrier in anaerobic tubular digestion in cold climate regions,
Bioresource Technology, Vol. 167, pp. 87–93, 2014

Martí J., Alvarez R., Cespedes R., Rojas M.R., Conde V., Aliaga L., Balboa M., and Danov S.
Cow, sheep and llama manure at psychrophilic anaerobic co-digestion with low cost tubular digesters in cold climate and high altitude,
Bioresource Technology, Vol. 181, pp. 238–246, 2015

Cipriano J., Mor G., Chemisana D., Pérez D., Gamboa G. and Cipriano X.
Evaluation of a multi-stage guided search approach for the calibration of building energy simulation models,
Energy & Buildings, Vol. 87, pp. 370–385, 2015