Publications

2020

B. Dehghan, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Performance analysis of three absorption heat pump cycles, full and partial loads operations, ICBCHPET 2020: International Conference on Building Cooling, Heating and Power Engineering and Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2020.
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Self-adapting double and triple-lift absorption cycles for low-grade heat driven cooling, 113 (2020) 206–218.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2020.01.009
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

B. Dehghan, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Seasonal performance assessment of three alternative gas-driven absorption heat pump cycles, Journal of Building Engineering, 31, 2020.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101434
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

B. B. Babak Dehghan, L. Wang, M. Motta, N. Karimi, Modelling of Waste Heat Recovery of a Biomass Combustion Plant through Ground Source Heat Pumps- Development of an Efficient Numerical Framework, 2020.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114625
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2019

M. Aminyavari, M. Aprile, L. Pistocchini, M. Motta, Modelling and experimental validation of an in-tube vertical falling film absorber with counter flow arrangement of solution and gas, International Journal of Refrigeration (ISSN 0140-7007), volume 100, pp. 72-82, 2019.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

M. Aprile, R. Scoccia, A. Dénarié, P. Elguezabal, B. Arregi, District power-to-heat/cool complemented by sewage heat recovery, Energies 12(3),364, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en12030364
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Aree: District Heating and Cooling, Energy efficient buildings

 

A. Dénarié, M. Muscherà, M. Calderoni, M. Motta, Industrial excess heat recovery in district heating: Data assessment methodology and application to a real case study in Milano – Italy, Energy 166, pp. 170-182, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.153
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Area: District Heating and Cooling

 

A. Dénarié, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Heat transmission over long pipes: New model for fast and accurate district heating simulations, Energy 166, pp. 267-276, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.186
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Area: District Heating and Cooling

 

J. Famiglietti, C. Proserpio, P. Ravaglia, M. Ceconello, LIFE The Tough Get Going project: improving the efficiency of the PDO cheese production chains by a dedicated software. In LeNS conference. Design Sustainability for all, Mexico City, 2019.
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Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

F. Fattori, L. Tagliabue, G. Cassetti, M. Motta, Enhancing power system flexibility through district heating – potential role in the Italian decarbonisation, IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Genoa, Italy, 11-14th June 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EEEIC.2019.8783732
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Area: Energy Scenarios

 

S.C. Shandiz, A. Denarie, G. Cassetti, M. Calderoni, A. Frein, M. Motta, A simplified methodology for existing tertiary buildings’ cooling energy need estimation at district level: A feasibility study of a district cooling system in Marrakech, Energies 12(5),944, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en12050944
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Area: District Heating and Cooling

 

E. Zanetti, M. Aprile, R. Scoccia, M.Motta, L. Mazzarella, M. Zaglio, J. Pluta, Building hvac retrofitting using a pv assisted dc heat pump coupled with a pcm heat battery and optimal control algorithm, CLIMA2019, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/201911104041
Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

E. Zanetti, M. Aprile, R. Scoccia, S. Garone, M. Motta, L. Mazzarella, Energy saving potentials of a centralized hybrid heating system via adaptive model predictive control in a Northern Italy residential building, BS2019, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2019.210631
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Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

E. Zanetti, M. Aprile, D. Kum, R. Scoccia, M. Motta, Energy saving potentials of a photovoltaic assisted heat pump for hybrid building heating system via optimal control, Journal of Building Engineering, 2019.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100854
Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

2018

M. Aprile, T. Toppi, S. Garone, M. Motta, STACY – A mathematical modelling framework for STeady-state simulation of Absorption Cycles, International Journal of Refrigeration, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.12.019
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

A. Dénarié, M. Calderoni, M. Aprile, Multicriteria Approach for a Multisource District Heating, “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions. Results of SSPCR 2017 within the book series “Green Energy and Technology”, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44899-2_2
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Area: District Heating and Cooling

 

J. Famiglietti, M. Guerci, C. Proserpio, P. Ravaglia, M. Motta, Development and testing of the Product Environmental Footprint Milk Tool: a comprehensive LCA tool for Dairy products, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.142
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Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

A. Frein, M. Muscherà, R. Scoccia, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Field testing of a novel hybrid solar assisted desiccant evaporative cooling system coupled with a vapour compression heat pump, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.10.168
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling Systems

 

A. Frein, M. Motta , M. Berger , C. Zahler, Solar DSG plant for pharmaceutical industry in Jordan: Modelling, monitoring and optimization, Solar Energy, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.07.072
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

R. Scoccia, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Absorption and compression heat pump systems for space heating and DHW in European buildings: Energy, environmental and economic analysis, Journal of Building Engineering 16, 94–105, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2017.12.006
Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

2017

M. Aminyavari, M. Aprile, T. Toppi. S. Garone, M. Motta, A detailed study on simultaneous heat and mass transfer in an in-tube vertical falling film absorber, International Journal of Refrigeration 80, 37–51, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.04.029
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Dénarié, M. Calderoni, M. Muscherà , Technical, Financial and Urban Potentials for Solar District Heating in Italy, “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions. Results of SSPCR 2015” within the book series “Green Energy and Technology”, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44899-2_2
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Area: District Heating and Cooling

 

M. A. Fumagalli, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, Monitoring experience of three fuel driven absorption HP systems, 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherland, 2017.
Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

S. Garone, T. Toppi, M. Guerra, M. Motta, A water-ammonia heat transformer to upgrade low-temperature waste heat, Applied Thermal Engineering 127, 748–757, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.08.082
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

M. Guerci, C. Proserpio, J. Famiglietti, M. Zanchi., G. Bilato, Carbon footprint of Grana Padano PDO cheese in a full life cycle perspective, Conference on LCA food 2016. Dublin, Ireland, 2017.
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Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

F. Lanati, M. Benini, M. Motta, L. Tagliabue, Confronto tra i principali scenari energetici nazionali prodotti nel biennio 2014-15, “Decarbonizzazione dell’economia italiana. Scenari di sviluppo del sistema energetico nazionale” (RSE Colloquia), 2017.
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Area: Energy Scenarios

 

L. Pistocchini, S. Garone, M. Motta, Air dehumidification by cooled adsorption in silica gel grains. part II: theoretical analysis of the prototype testing results, Applied Thermal Engineering (ISSN: 1359-4311), volume 110, pp. 1682-1689, 2017.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

P. Ravaglia, J. Famiglietti, M. Motta, Certificare la sostenibilità per creare valore aggiunto, Edagricole Nuova Generazione, 2017.
Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Performance assessment of a double-lift absorption prototype for low temperature refrigeration driven by low-grade heat, Energy 125 287-296, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.02.052
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

M.R. Virdis, M. Gaeta, M. Benini, M. Motta, L. Tagliabue, ll Gruppo di Lavoro sugli scenari e la metodologia adottata, “Decarbonizzazione dell’economia italiana. Scenari di sviluppo del sistema energetico nazionale” (RSE Colloquia, Editrice Alkes), 2017.
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Area: Energy Scenarios

 

2016

M. Aprile, R. Scoccia, T. Toppi, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Modelling and experimental analysis of a GAX NH3-H2O gas-driven absorption heat pump, International Journal of Refrigeration 66 (2016) 145-155, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.02.008
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

M. Aprile, T. Toppi, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Analysis of gas-fired NH3-H2O generator with cross flow gas burner, Applied Thermal Engineering 93, 1216-1227, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.10.088
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

M. Calderoni, Libro bianco 3 chapters, Storie di Cooperazione Politecnica, 2016.
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Dénarié, M. Calderoni, K. Nourrice, S. Acerbis, Solar and biomass for Italian communities: analysis of two case studies, Proceedings International Solar District Heating Conference, 2016.
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Aree: District Heating and Cooling, Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

J. Famiglietti, S. Caserini, Approfondimento metodologico: viaggi, Ministero dell’Ambiente (MATTM) , 2016.
Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

T. Osório, P. Horta, M. Larcher, R. Pujol-Nadal , J. Hertel, D. W. van Rooyen, A. Heimsath, S. Schneider, D. Benitez, A. Frein, A. Dénarié, Ray-Tracing Software Comparison for Linear Focusing Solar Collectors, Proceedings of SOLARPACES 2015 conference, 2016.
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

L. Pistocchini, S. Garone, M. Motta, Air dehumidification by cooled adsorption in silica gel grains. part i: experimental development of a prototype, Applied Thermal Engineering (ISSN: 1359-4311), volume 107, pp. 888-897, 2016.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

L. Pistocchini, S. Garone, M. Motta, Porosity and pressure drop in packed beds of spheres between narrow parallel walls, Chemical Engineering Journal (issn:1385-8947) vol. 284 (pp.802-811), 2016.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

F. Tadiello, L. Tagliabue, M. Motta, Deep decarbonisation of the Italian energy system based on renewable energies: a technical analysis, SISC Annual Conference. Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target. Cagliari, October 19-20, 2016.
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Area: Energy Scenarios

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Numerical investigation on semi-GAX nh3-h2o absorption cycles, International Journal of Refrigeration 66 (2016) 169-180.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.02.009
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

 

2015

A. Alongi, R. Scoccia, M. Motta, M. Mazzarella, NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CASTLE OF ZENA ENERGY NEEDS AND A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRIC AND GAS DRIVEN HEAT PUMP, ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.012
Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

M. Aprile, T. Toppi, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Experimental and numerical analysis of an air-cooled double-lift NH3-H2O absorption refrigeration system, International Journal of Refrigeration 50, 57-68, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.10.018
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Dénarié, M. Calderoni, M. Muscherà, R. Borsatti, Potential of solar district heating in Italy – Analysis of four case studies, Proceedings of International Solar District Heating Conference, 2015.
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Area: District Heating and Cooling, Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Frein, A., Aprile, M., Muscherà, Scoccia, R., M. Motta, A CONTINUOUS COMMISSIONING ANALYSIS AND ITS APPLICATION TO A NEW INSTALLED SOLAR DRIVEN DEC SYSTEM COUPLED WITH HEAT PUMP, Energy Procedia, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.145
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

L. Tagliabue, Modellazione di riciclo, riuso e recupero energetico nelle analisi del ciclo di vita dei prodotti: un confronto fra le equazioni disponibili nella normativa tecnica, Ingegneria dell’Ambiente (Vol.2, n.3), 2015.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14672/ida.v2i3.353
Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

L. Tagliabue, J. Famiglietti, S. Caserini, M. Motta, M. Zanchi, Carbon footprint of Italian eating habits: how consumer food choices might lead to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, EXPO 2015 Conference. LCA for Feeding the Planet and Energy for Life. Stresa, Italy, 2015.
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Area: Life Cycle Assessment

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Modeling and experimental validation of a tube-in-tube refrigerant cooled absorber, Applied Thermal Engineering 80, 374-385, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.01.073
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

2014

M. Aprile, T. Toppi, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Modeling and Characterization of a Tube-in-Tube Refrigerant Cooled Absorber, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Washington, USA, paper 36, 2014.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

C. Bongs, M. Kleinstuck, B. Niengorg, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, P. Robinet, Seasonal Performance Simulation of an Air Sourced Gas Absorption Heat Pump, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Washington, USA paper 113, 2014.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Frein, M. Calderoni, M. Motta, Solar thermal plant integration into an industrial process, 2014.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.130
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Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

L. Pistocchini, S. Garone, M. Motta, FLUID DYNAMICS OPTIMIZATION OF A NOVEL ISOTHERMAL ADSORPTION DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SOLAR DRIVEN APPLICATIONS, ENERGY PROCEDIA (ISSN: 1876-6102), Volume 48 (pp. 628- 637): Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2013), 2014.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Motta, C. Bongs, Seasonal performance calculation and transient simulation of a newly developed 18 kW air-source water-ammonia gas heat pump for residential applications, 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2014.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

T. Toppi, M. Aprile, M. Guerra, M. Motta, Experimental characterization of a newly developed air-source water ammonia gas absorption heat pump for residential applications, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Washington, USA, paper 71, 2014.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

2013

R. Best, J. M. Aceves, S. Islas, P. Manzini, , I. Pilatowsky, , R. Scoccia, , M. Motta, SOLAR COOLING IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY IN MEXICO: A CASE STUDY, APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 2013.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2011.12.036
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

A. Yahia, T. Toppi, M. Aprile, P. N. Melograno, A. Mauro and M. Motta, Experimental characterization of an innovative low temperature driven dual lift water ammonia absorption cycle, Microgen III, Napoli, Paper 150, 2013.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

T. Toppi, L. Mazzarella, Gypsum based composite materials with micro-encapsulated PCM: experimental correlations for thermal properties estimation on the basis of the composition, Energy and Buildings 57, 227-236, 2013.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.11.009
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Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

2012

M. Aprile, R. Scoccia, M. Motta, MODELLING AND CONTROL OPTIMIZATION OF A SOLAR DESICCANT AND EVAPORATIVE COOLING SYSTEM USING AN ELECTRICAL HEAT PUMP, 2012.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.11.057
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Area: Energy efficient buildings

 

M. Calderoni, M. Aprile, S. Moretta, A. Aidonis, M. Motta, Solar Thermal Plants for Industrial Process Heat in Tunisia: Economic Feasibility Analysis and Ideas for a New Policy, Energy Procedia, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.11.153
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

2011

L. Pistocchini, M. Motta, PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INDIRECT DRY-COOLING SYSTEMS WITH WATER BUFFER STORAGE FOR CSP PLANT, 19th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentrating Technologies. 20/9/2011 – 23/9/2011, Granada, Spagna, 2011.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

L. Pistocchini, M. Motta, FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN INNOVATIVE DRY-COOLING SYSTEM WITH PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER MULTI-MW SIZE SOLAR PLANT, JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING (ISSN:0199-6231), 133, pp. 31010-1- 31010-8, 2011.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems

 

2009

M. Aprile, M. Motta, L. Pistocchini, PARABOLIC TROUGH COLLECTOR DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE LIFT SOLAR COOLING APPLICATIONS, Otti 2009 3rd International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning. 30/09/2009 – 02/10/2009, Palermo , Italia, 2009.
Area: Renewable Heating and Cooling systems