Submitted manuscripts (under review)

3. Masoud Ahmadi, Behnam Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Role of surface texture in moisture removal rate and energy efficiency of liquid-desiccant-based air dehumidifiers”, Applied Energy, under review, 2021. (PDF version)

2. Rasoul Bayaniahangar, Ikechukwu Okoh, Kashif Nawaz, Joseph Cesarano, Sajjad Bigham, “Toward extreme HTHP energy systems: leakage characterization of ceramic 3D-printed modules”, Additive Manufacturing, under review, 2021. (PDF version)

1. Behzad Ahmadi, Joseph Cesarano, Kashif Nawaz, Nikolas Ninos, Sajjad Bigham, “A high-performance lung-inspired ceramic 3D-printed heat exchanger topology for high-temperature energy applications”, Applied Thermal Engineering, under review, 2021. (PDF version)

Highlighted news:

  • March 2022: Energy-X and its industry partner were selected for a NASA grant to work on life support systems of the International Space Station (ISS). Under this project, the team will develop next-generation Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) systems with controlled pressure drop, tailored flow path, minimized void spaces, good heat management, high mechanical and chemical stability, and optimized structures with high mass transfer.
  • Feb. 2022: Energy-X received the Wood Next Fund Grant. This water grant was awarded to boost the R&D efforts on our American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize.
  • April 2021 - Energy-X is selected to receive the second phase of the "American-Made Challenges: DOE Solar Desalination Prize". Special thanks to the students involved and our collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rackam, and Artic Solar Inc. The funding allows us to advance a novel sorption-based desalination technology for the ZLD treatment of high salinity brines by solar thermal energy. The contest is sponsored by the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Thanks for the support!​ (Link)
  • Oct. 2020 - Energy-X team is selected to receive the "American-Made Challenges: DOE Solar Desalination Prize" for innovation. Working on the next stage of the prize, the team in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an industry partner aims to develop a solar-driven zero liquid discharge (ZLD) desalination technique to treat high salinity brines in a promising energy-efficient and economic manner. (Link)
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