CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

PUBLICATIONS

2013

1Garach DV, Dirker J and Meyer JP; Heat transfer and pressure drop in microchannels with different inlet conditions for water in the laminar and transitional flow regimes, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2012), Malta, pp. 763 - 770, 16 - 18 July 2012.
2Meyer JP, Dirker J, Olivier JA and Garach DV (keynote); The influence of different types of inlets on heat transfer of tubes in the transitional flow regime, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 100 years of Energy, Strength and Precision, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Pune, Paper nr: ICAME-2013/K3, 29 - 31 May 2013.
3Selinga, C, Scenarios for peaking CSP system in South Africa in a short term. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
4Kotze, J, Simulation and testing of a latent heat thermal energy storage unit with metallic phase change materials SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
5Heller, L, Dual-Pressure Air Receiver Cycle for Direct Storage Charging. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
6Malan, K, Model based open-loop correction of heliostat tracking errors. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
7Lutchman, S, On Using a Gradient-based Method for Heliostat Field Optimisation,. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
8Lutchman, S, A Comparison of Heliostat Field Optimisation Methods and a Simplified Heliostat Field Analysis Tool. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
9Musango JK, Brent AC, 2013. Application of a new framework for energy technology sustainability assessment: Results from survey. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Porto Alegre, Brazil. (April)
10Musango JK, Brent AC, Bassi AM, 2013. Development of the South African Green Economy Model (SAGEM). International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, USA. (July)
11Musango JK, Brent AC, Pretorius L, Müller H, 2013. Tutorial on the application of a systems approach to technology sustainability assessment (SATSA): the case of biodiesel production development. International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ISDRC), Stellenbosch, South Africa. (July)
12Meyer, I, 2013 : Resource Assessment of the Agulhas Current to determine Feasibility for Marine Energy Extraction. Energy Post Graduate Conference (NRF), 11-14 Aug 2013 Stellenbosch, South Africa.
13Adriaan J. Meyer and Johannes L. van Niekerk, 2013 Towards a verified DNI map for South Africa: Part 1. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA
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2012

1Kotze, J.P., Erens, P.J., Von Backström, T. W., Evaluation of a latent heat thermal energy storage system using AlSi12 as a phase change material. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
2Kotze, J.P., Erens, P.J., Von Backström, T.W., NaK as a primary heat transfer fluid in thermal solar power installations. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
3Meyer, A.J., The South African REFIT: Solar Resource Assessment Options for CSP Developers. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
4Gauché, P., Pfenninger, S., Meyer, A.J., Von Backström, T.W and Brent, A.C., Modeling Dispatchability Potential of CSP in South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
5Gauché, P., Von Backström, T.W., and Brent, A.C., A Value Proposition of CSP for South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
6Harper, P.J., Von Backström, T.W., Fluri, T.P., and Kröger, D.G., TRNSYS Modeling of a 100MWE Hybrid Combined Cycle Concentrating Solar Power Plant. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
7Meyer, A.J., The South African Refit: Solar Resource Assessment Options for Solar Developers. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
8Gauché, P., Von Backström, T.W. and Brent, A.C., A Value Proposition of CSP for South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
9Walker, G., Von Backström, T.W., and Paul Gauché., A Method of Increasing Collector Aperture in Linear Fresnel Solar Concentrators at High Zenith Angles. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
10Kotze, J.P., Von Backström, T.W., and Erens, P.J., NaK as a Primary Heat Transfer Fluid in Thermal Solar Power Installation SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
11Okou, R., Sebitosi, A.B., Khan, A., Barendse, P., Pillay, P. Design and Analysis of an Electromechanical Battery for Rural Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa. 2012 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting.
12Kimera, R., Okou, R., Sebitosi, A.B., Awodele, K. A concept of dynamic pricing for rural hybrid electric power minigrid systems for sub-saharan Africa. 2012 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
13Baloyi, H., Chiyanzu, I., Marx, S. Algae Liquefaction, Poster presentation, SAIChE conference, 16-19 September 2012, South Africa
14Meerholz A., Brent A.C., 2012. Assessing the sustainability of wastewater treatment technologies in the petrochemical industry. IEEE International Technology Management Conference, 387-392, Dallas, Texas.
15Du Clou, S., Brooks, M.J., Lear W.E., Sherif S.A. and Khalil E.E., Pulsed ejector cooling systems, AIAA International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012.
16Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Thermodynamic optimization of an integrated design of a small-scale solar thermal Brayton cycle, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 36, No. 11, pp. 1088 - 1104, 2012.
17Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum performance of the small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle at various environmental conditions and constraints, Energy, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 42 - 50, 2012.
18Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle for Pretoria, South Africa, Proceedings of the 1st Southern African Solar Energy Conference, SASEC 2012, Stellenbosch, paper number ST7, 21 - 23 May 2012
19Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle for Pretoria, South Africa, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (ES2012), San Diego, paper no: ES2012-91135, 23 - 26 July 2012.
20Garach DV, Dirker J and Meyer JP; Heat transfer and pressure drop in microchannels with different inlet conditions for water in the laminar and transitional flow regimes, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2012), Malta, pp. 763 - 770, 16 - 18 July 2012
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2011

1Marx, A, Mutepe, RD, Brandling, J and Van der Gryp, P, 2011. "Production of Ethanol from sweetstem sorghum and tropical sugar beet for a rural community." Oral paper, 19th European Biomass Conference, Berlin, Germany, 6-10 June 2011.
2Amigun B, Musango JK, Mehlwana M, Brent AC, 2011. Multi criteria analysis for sustainability assessments of electricity generation systems in a rural community in South Africa. International Conference: Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply, Berlin, Germany.
3Brent AC, Peach WD, Stafford W, 2011. Development of the Sustainable Technology Balance Sheet (STBS) – A generic method to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies. World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), Linköping, Sweden.
4Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2011. Proposal of a framework for the selection of renewable energy technology systems in Africa. World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), Linköping, Sweden.
5Pretorius MW, Brent AC, 2011. A research agenda for emerging solar technologies in developing countries: A roadmap for South Africa. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Miami, Florida.
6Musango JK, Brent AC, Amigun B, Pretorius L, Müller H, 2011. Technology sustainability assessment of biodiesel development in South Africa: A system dynamics approach. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Miami, Florida.
7Brent AC, Mokheseng MB, Amigun B, Tazvinga H, Musango JK, 2011. Systems dynamics modelling to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies in developing countries. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 143, Energy and Sustainability, Alicante, Spain.
8De Wet, A.L. and Gauché P., A Domestic Solar Water Heater Testing Facility for Southern Africa, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
9Meyer, A.J. and van Niekerk, J.L., Road map for the Deployment of Concentrating Solar Power in South Africa, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
10Kotze, J.P., von Backström, T.W., Erens, P. J., A combined latent Thermal Energy Storage and Steam Generator Concept using Metallic Phase change materials and Metallic Heat Transfer fluids for Concentrated Solar Power, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
11Gauché, P., von Backström,T. and Brent, A.A, Modeling Methodology for Macro Decision Making – Emphasis on the Central Receiver Type, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
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2010

1J. C. Bekker and H. J. Vermeulen, "Implementation of Double-Fed Induction Machine as a native C-Code S-Function Simulink model", 19th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2010), Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 January 2010.
2A. Stegmann, M. J. Kamper, "Economic and efficiency evaluation of different battery charging wind generator systems", Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC), WITS (Johannesburg), January 2010.
3Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Heat transfer and pressure drop inside tubes with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Seminar 77 (Advanced: Recent Advances in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow), Orlando, Florida, 23-27 January 2010.
4Mouzouris M. and Brooks M. J., "Construction of a Composite Material Solar Concentrator for High Heat Flux Applications", 8th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, AIAA, Nashville, July 2010.
5Du Clou S., Brooks M.J., Bogi B., Lear W.E., Sherif S.A. and Khalil E., "Modeling of Transient Ejector Performance with Application to a Pulse Refrigeration System", 8th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, AIAA, Nashville, July 2010.
6M.P. Ntuli, J. Dirker and J.P. Meyer, "Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Coefficients in Concentric Annular Ducts", 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010, Czech Republic, Prague, 28 August – 01 September 2010.
7Kritzinger K. and Sebitosi B., 2010, "The Insurance Industry as a Solar Water Heater Driver in the Commercial and Domestic Markets in South Africa", Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy Conference, Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, 10-12 August 2010.
8Heun MK, van Niekerk JL, Swilling M, Meyer AJ, Brent AC, Fluri TP, 2010. Learnable lessons on sustainability from the provision of electricity in South Africa. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2010, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
9Musango JK, Brent AC, 2010. Assessing the sustainability of energy technological systems in Southern Africa: A review and way forward. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cairo, Egypt.
10Musango JK, Amigun B, Brent AC, 2010. Understanding the implication of investing in biodiesel production in South Africa: a system dynamics approach. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Seoul, Korea.
11 Brent AC, Peach WD, 2010. Development of the Sustainable Technology Balance Sheet (STBS): A generic method to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies. Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, Cape Town, South Africa.
12Brent AC, Pretorius MW, 2010. An analysis of the industrial and commercial opportunities to utilise concentrated solar thermal systems in South Africa. Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, Cape Town, South Africa.
13Maulbetsch, J.S.,DiFilippo, M.N., Owen, M. and Kröger, D.G., Wind Effects On Air-Cooled Condensers For Power Plant Cooling, Proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC14, Washington, DC, USA, August 8-13, 2010.
14Kuhn, M, von Backström, T.W. and Fluri, T.P., The Influence of Tip Clearance Effects on the Performance of Solar Chimney Turbines, International Conference on Solar Chimney Power Technology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 28-30 September 2010.
15Von Backström, T.W. and Fluri, T.P., Solar Chimney Turbine Layout and Design Considerations, International Conference on Solar Chimney Power Technology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 28-30 September 2010.
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2009

1Sager, STM. A. Khan, P. Barendse, "Development of a Lab-Based Wind Turbine Emulator and its Implementation", SAUPEC 2009, Stellenbosch, 28-29 January 2009.
2Stegmann, A, Kamper, MJ, "Design aspects of medium power double rotor radial flux air-cored PM wind generators", IEEE Energy Conversion and Conference Expo, San Jose, USA, 19-24 September 2009, pp. 3634-3640.
3J. H. J. Potgieter, A. N. Lombard, R. J. Wang, M. J. Kamper, "Evaluation of a permanent magnet excited induction generator for renewable energy applications", Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, pp. 299-304, January 2009, Stellenbosch.
4Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Pressure drop inside a smooth tube with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime for water cooled at a constant wall temperature, Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT7), Krakow, Poland, pp. 1265-1272, 28 June – 3 July 2009.
5Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Heat transfer characteristics os smooth circular tubes with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime, Proceedings of the 14th IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Conference, Stellenbosch, paper number OP05, 1-3 December 2009.
6Görgens J.F. (2009). "Developing Opportunities for Commercial Production of Second Generation Biofuels in Southern Africa". IEA Biofuels and Bio-energy Meeting, 26-28 August 2009, Vancouver, Canada. (Oral presentation).
7Joubert J.R. and Van Niekerk J.L., 2009, "Recent Developments in Wave Energy along the Coast of Southern Africa", European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC).
8Musango JK, Brent AC, Bassi A, 2009. South African energy model: A system dynamics approach. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
9Haywood LK, de Wet B, von Maltitz GP, Brent AC, 2009. Development of a sustainability assessment framework for planning for sustainability for biofuel production at the policy, programme or project level. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
10Barry M-L, Steyn HS, Brent AC, 2009. Selection of renewable energy technologies in Africa: The case of efficient stoves in Malawi. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
11Lotz M, Brent AC, 2009. Towards a comprehensive Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) approach for biodiesel. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
12Van Zyl-Bulitta VH, Amigun B, Brent AC, 2009. Towards a SADC model to assess financing options of renewable energy technologies. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
13Brent AC, 2009. The principles of sustainability science to assess alternative energy technologies. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Orlando, Florida, USA.
14Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2009. Selection of renewable energy technologies in Africa: The case of bio-gas in Rwanda. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Orlando, Florida, USA.
15Taviv R, Brent AC, Fortuin H, 2009. An environmental impact tool to assess national energy scenarios. Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Environment, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 39, 612-617, Chandigarh, India.
16Brent AC, 2009. The principles of sustainability science to assess and promote alternative energy technologies. International Conference on Sustainability Science, Tokyo, Japan.
17Allen, K.G., Kröger, D.G. and Fluri, T.P.: Thermal Energy Storage In A Rock Bed, Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2009: Renewable Energy Shaping our Future, pp. 864 – 875, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11-14 October 2009.
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2008

1Joubert J.R., 2008, "An Investigation of the Wave Energy Resource off the South African Southwest Coast", 2nd IASTED African Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2008).
2Zieleniewski M, Brent AC, 2008. Evaluating the achievable benefits of extending technologies for uneconomical coal resources in South Africa. 25th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
3Brent AC, Resenga SW, 2008. Towards an improved technology transfer approach for end-of-pipe technology solutions in the South African energy sector. Conference of the South African Institute of Industrial Engineering, Magaliesburg, South Africa.
4Brent AC, Rogers DEC, 2008. Sustainability science and technology management: The case of renewable energy technologies. 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi, India.
5Brent AC, Rogers DEC, 2008. Prioritising assessable sustainability performance indicators to manage renewable energy technologies in remote areas of Africa. 10th World Renewable Energy Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
6Engelbrecht C, Brent AC, 2008. Towards modelling macro influencing factors to address South African energy challenges: A focus on electricity demand and climate change. Portland International Conference of Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Cape Town.
7Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2008. Determining the most important factors for sustainable energy technology selection in Africa: Application of the focus group technique. Portland International Conference of Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Cape Town.
8Mabuza LOK, Brent AC, Mapako M, 2008. The management of renewable energy technologies in remote areas of Africa: Towards a framework for sustainable technology transfer. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Dubai.
9Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2008. Determining the most important factors for sustainable energy technology selection in Africa: Application of the Delphi technique. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Dubai.
Fluri, T.P. and Von Backström, T.W., Cost Optimization of Solar Chimney Power Conversion Units, 1st International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, Eurosun 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-10 October 2008.
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2007

1Griffen, G., "The development of a biofuel evaluation laboratory (production and engine testing) with special emphasis on biodiesel", Research & Development Conference, Hotel School, Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Chemical Engineering CAPUT 2007: 1.
2Mabuza LOK, Brent AC, Mapako M (2007). The transfer of energy technologies in a developing country context – Towards improved practice from past successes and failures. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 22, 237-241.