Prof Savvas Tassou

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Director of the Institute of Energy Futures / Professor / Theme Leader for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies

Room: Michael Stirling 257 (Institute of Energy Futures); Elliott Jacques 087d (CSEF)
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266865
Email: Savvas.Tassou@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (1st Class Honours) Mechanical Engineering - University of Westminster
  • PhD Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Westminster, 1982. Thesis titled `An Investigation of the Criteria to Give Optimum Performance from a Variable Capacity Heat Pump'.
  • MBA Master of Business Administration - University of Westminster, 1987.
  • CEng Chartered Engineer, 1983.
  • MIMechE Corporate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1983.
  • MASHRAE Member of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, 1989.
  • MIIR – Member of International Institute of Refrigeration
  • MIOR -

Academic Career

  • 1978 - 1981 Research Assistant - University of Westminster.
  • 1981 - 1986 Lecturer in thermofluids and energy - University of Westminster.
  • 1986 to date - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Thermodynamics and Building Services Engineering - Brunel University London.
  • 2001 - 2004 Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2004 to date. Head of School of Engineering and Design

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Environmental control systems for buildings – both active and passive technologies (Refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump systems, heat recovery, systems driven by renewable sources).
  • Development and application of modelling techniques and control strategies for the thermal design, performance prediction and control of refrigeration and HVAC equipment.
  • Food refrigeration including supermarket refrigeration and environmental control systems and unitary equipment.
  • Energy systems including tri-generation and renewable energy technologies.
  • Heat transfer and heat exchangers.
  • Wastewater filtration.

Current Research

  • Heat and Mass Transfer in CO2 refrigeration Systems, A&N Shilliday & Company Ltd, and the EPSRC.  Doctor of Engineering Programme, EngD (2007-2012) £125000.
  • Sandpit-Integration of active and passive indoor thermal environment control systems to minimise the carbon footprint of airport buildings. Funded by the EPSRC   EP/H004181/1  (Oct 2009-Sept. 2012). £746,200. Brunel Lead Partner with Loughborough,,  De Montfort, City, and the University of Kent.
  • Optimising Thermal Energy Recovery, Utilisation and Management in the Process Industries – OPTITHERM. Funded by the EPSRC, EP/GO59799/1, (Oct. 2009-Sept.2012), EPSRC funding  £511,628. Brunel (lead), with Newcastle University and Northumbria University. 
  • Integrated thermal energy storage in food refrigeration equipment for energy and CO2 emissions reduction, Funded by Defra: Total cost of project £823376, Funding from Defra £395776, April 2010-September 2013.

Previous Research

  • Development and implementation of energy efficient technologies and business practices for the refrigeration of food-Consortium project funded by DEFRA (June 2006 – May 2009). Total value of project £1,052,833. Value to Brunel £250,516. (July 2006 – June 2009)
  • Integration of tri-generation and CO2 based refrigeration systems for energy conservation in the food industry. Funded by DEFRA and 15 Industrial partners (April  2007 – October  2010). Total value of project £682,350. Value to Brunel £337,600.
  • Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Food Retailing – Investigation of the application of the PAS 2050 methodology to food distribution and retail, Funded by DEFRA, (December 2007-June  2009) £72,000.
  • Investigation of the Application of the PAS 2050 methodology to assess the GHG emissions from service industries. Funded by DEFRA, (July 2008-June  2009), £20,000.

Teaching

  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Building services design
  • Energy Systems

Publications

Journal Papers

(2013)  Wu, H. , Tassou, SA. , Karayiannis, TG.  and Jouhara, H. , Analysis and simulation of continuous food frying processes, Applied Thermal Engineering 53 (2)  : 332- 339

(2013)  Suamir, IN.  and Tassou, SA. , Performance evaluation of integrated trigeneration and CO2 refrigeration systems, Applied Thermal Engineering 50 (2)  : 1487- 1495

(2012)  Kythreotou, N. , Florides, G.  and Tassou, SA. , A proposed methodology for the calculation of direct consumption of fossil fuels and electricity for livestock breeding, and its application to Cyprus, Energy

(2012)  Panayiotou, G. , Kalogirou, S.  and Tassou, S. , Design and simulation of a PV and a PV-Wind standalone energy system to power a household application, Renewable Energy 37 (1)  : 355- 363

(2012)  Lu, W.  and Tassou, SA. , Experimental study of the thermal characteristics of phase change slurries for active cooling, Applied Energy 91 (1)  : 366- 374

(2012)  Gowreesunker, BL. , Tassou, SA.  and Kolokotroni, M. , Improved simulation of phase change processes in applications where conduction is the dominant heat transfer mode, Energy and Buildings 47 353- 359 Download publication

(2012)  Suamir, IN. , Tassou, SA.  and Marriott, D. , Integration of CO2 refrigeration and trigeneration systems for energy and GHG emission savings in supermarkets, International Journal of Refrigeration 35 (2)  : 407- 417

(2012)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , The impact of geometric structure and flow arrangement on the performance of CO2 evaporators in multi-deck medium temperature display cabinets, International Journal of Refrigeration 35 (1)  : 142- 149

(2011)  Tassou, SA. , Ge, Y. , Hadawey, A.  and Marriott, D. , Energy consumption and conservation in food retailing, Applied Thermal Engineering 31 (2-3)  : 147- 156

(2011)  Pouloupatis, PD. , Florides, G.  and Tassou, S. , Measurements of ground temperatures in Cyprus for ground thermal applications, Renewable Energy 36 (2)  : 804- 814

(2011)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , Performance evaluation and optimal design of supermarket refrigeration systems with supermarket model "SuperSim", Part I: Model description and validation, International Journal of Refrigeration 34 (2)  : 527- 539 Download publication

(2011)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , Performance evaluation and optimal design of supermarket refrigeration systems with supermarket model “SuperSim”. Part II: Model applications, International Journal of Refrigeration 34 (2)  : 540- 549

(2011)  Kythreotou, N. , Tassou, SA.  and Florides, G. , The contribution of direct energy use for livestock breeding to the greenhouse gases emissions of Cyprus, Energy 36 (10)  : 6090- 6097

(2011)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , Thermodynamic analysis of transcritical CO₂ booster refrigeration systems in supermarket, Energy Conversion and Management 52 (4)  : 1868- 1875

(2010)  Tassou, SA. , Lewis, JS. , Ge, YT. , Hadawey, A.  and Chaer, I. , A review of emerging technologiesforfood refrigeration applications, Applied Thermal Engineering 30 (4)  : 263- 276

(2010)  Panayiotou, GP. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Tassou, SA. , PEM fuel cells for energy production in solar hydrogen systems, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering 3 (3)  : 226- 235

(2010)  Ge, YT. , Tassou, SA.  and Hadawey, A. , Simulation of multi-deck medium temperature display cabinets with the integration of CFD and cooling coil models, Applied Energy 87 (10)  : 3178- 3188 Download publication

(2010)  Panayiotou, G. , Kalogirou, S.  and Tassou, S. , Solar hydrogen production and storage techniques, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering 3 (2)  : 154- 159

(2010)  Kythreotou, N. , Tassou, SA.  and Florides, G. , The production of biodegradable waste inCyprus, Waste Management 30 (7)  : 1431- 1432

(2010)  Theodorou, S. , Florides, G.  and Tassou, S. , The use of multiple criteria decision making methodologies for the promotion of RES through funding schemes in Cyprus, A review, Energy Policy 38 (12)  : 7783- 7792

(2009)  Shilliday, JA. , Tassou, SA.  and Shilliday, N. , Comparative energy and exergy analysis of R744, R404A and R290 refrigeration cycles, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 4 (2)  : 104- 111

(2009)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , Control optimisation of CO2 cycles for medium temperature retail food refrigeration systems, International Journal of Refrigeration 32 (6)  : 1376- 1388 Download publication

(2009)  Zhao, CY. , Lu, W.  and Tassou, SA. , Flow boiling heat transfer in horizontal metal-foam tubes, Journal of Heat Transfer 131 (12)  : -

(2009)  Tassou, SA. , De-Lille, G.  and Ge, YT. , Food transport refrigeration – approaches to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts of road transport, Applied Thermal Engineering 29 (8-9)  : 1467- 1477

(2009)  Ge, YT. , Tassou, SA.  and Chaer, I. , Modelling and performance evaluation of a low-temperature ammonia–water absorption refrigeration system, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 4 (2)  : 68- 77

(2009)  Ge, YT. , Tassou, SA. , Chaer, I.  and Suguartha, N. , Performance evaluation of a tri-generation system with simulation and experiment, Applied Energy 86 (11)  : 2317- 2326

(2009)  Sugiartha, N. , Tassou, SA. , Chaer, I.  and Marriott, D. , Trigeneration in food retail: an energetic, economic and environmental evaluation for a supermarket application, Applied Thermal Engineering 29 (13)  : 2624- 2632

(2008)  Zhao, CY. , Tassou, SA.  and Lu, TJ. , Analytical considerations of thermal radiation in cellular metal foams with open cells, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 51 (3-4)  : 929- 940

(2008)  Sugiartha, N. , Chaer, I. , Marriott, D.  and Tassou, SA. , Combined heating refrigeration and power system in food industry, Journal of the Energy Institute 81 (4)  : 185- 190

(2007)  Tassou, SA. , Chaer, I. , Sugiartha, N. , Ge, YT.  and Marriott, D. , Application of trigeneration systems to the food retail industry, Energy Conversion and Management 48 (11)  : 2988- 2995

(2006)  Lu, W. , Zhao, CY.  and Tassou, SA. , Thermal analysis on metal-foam filled heat exchangers. Part I: Metal foam filled pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49 (15-16)  : 2751- 2761

(2006)  Zhao, CY. , Lu, W.  and Tassou, SA. , Thermal analysis on metal-foam filled heat exchangers. Part II: Tube heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49 (15-16)  : 2762- 2770

(2005)  Rueda, E. , Tassou, SA.  and Grace, IN. , Fault detection and diagnosis in liquid chillers, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering 219 (2)  : 117- 125

(2005)  Tassou, SA.  and Grace, IN. , Fault diagnosis and refrigerant leak detection in vapour compression refrigeration systems, International Journal of Refrigeration 28 (5)  : 680- 688

(2005)  Bellas, I.  and Tassou, SA. , Present and future applications of ice slurries, International Journal of Refrigeration 28 (1)  : 115- 121

(2005)  Grace, IN. , Datta, D.  and Tassou, SA. , Sensitivity of refrigeration system performance to charge levels and parameters for on-line leak detection, Applied Thermal Engineering 25 (4)  : 557- 566

(2005)  Tassou, SA.  and Bansal, PK. , Special issue on new developments in refrigeration systems, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering 219 (2)  : i- iii

(2003)  Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Design and construction of a LiBr-water absorption machine, Energy Conversion and Management 44 (15)  : 2483- 2508

(2003)  Tassou, SA.  and Xiang, W. , Interactions between the environment and open refrigerated display cabinets in retail food stores - Design approaches to reduce shopper discomfort, ASHRAE Transactions 109 PART 1 299- 303

(2003)  Pappas, TC.  and Tassou, SA. , Numerical investigations into the performance of doorway vertical air curtains in air-conditioned spaces, ASHRAE Transactions 109 PART 1 273- 279

(2002)  Kalogirou, SA. , Florides, G.  and Tassou, S. , Energy analysis of buildings employing thermal mass in Cyprus, Renewable Energy 27 (3)  : 353- 368

(2002)  Bellas, J. , Chaer, I.  and Tassou, SA. , Heat transfer and pressure drop of ice slurries in plate heat exchangers, Applied Thermal Engineering 22 (7)  : 721- 732

(2002)  Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Measures used to lower building energy consumption and their cost effectiveness, Applied Energy 73 (3-4)  : 299- 328

(2002)  Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Modelling and simulation of an absorption solar cooling system for Cyprus, Solar Energy 72 (1)  : 43- 51

(2002)  Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Modelling, simulation and warming impact assessment of a domestic-size absorption solar cooling system, Applied Thermal Engineering 22 (12)  : 1313- 1325

(2002)  Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Review of solar and low energy cooling technologies for buildings, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review 6 (6)  : 557- 572

(2002)  Efstathiades, A. , Tassou, S.  and Antoniou, A. , Strategic planning, transfer and implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). Development of an integrated process plan, Technovation 22 (4)  : 201- 212

(2001)  Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC. , Evolution of domestic dwellings in Cyprus and energy analysis, Renewable Energy 23 (2)  : 219- 234

(2001)  Tassou, SA. , Datta, D.  and Marriott, D. , Frost formation and defrost control parameters for open multideck refrigerated food display cabinets, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 215 (2)  : 213- 222

(2001)  Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, L. , Natural environment and thermal behaviour of Dimetrodon limbatus, Journal of Thermal Biology 26 (1)  : 15- 20

(2001)  Grace, IN.  and Tassou, SA. , Simulation of the performance of alternative refrigerants in liquid chillers, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 215 (4)  : 429- 441

(2001)  Ge, YT.  and Tassou, SA. , Simulation of the performance of single jet air curtains for vertical refrigerated display cabinets, Applied Thermal Engineering 21 (2)  : 201- 219

Conference Papers

(2010)  Wu, H. , Jouhara, H. , Tassou, SA.  and Karayiannis, TG. , Analysis of energy use in crisp frying processes, 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, SEEP2010 Conference 100- 107 Download publication

(2009)  Suamir, IN. , Tassou, SA. , Hadawey, A. , Chaer, I.  and Marriott, D. , Investigation of the performance characteristics of an ammonia-water absorption chiller in a trigeneration system arrangement, Heat Powered Cycles Conference

(2009)  Ge, YT. , Tassou, SA. , Chaer, I.  and Suguartha, N. , Performance analysis of a combined cooling heating and power system, , UECTC'09 - Proceedings of 2009 US-EU-China Thermophysics Conference - Renewable Energy

(2008)  Tassou, SA. , Marriott, D. , Chaer, I. , Sugiartha, N.  and Suamir, IN. , Trigeneration - a solution to efficient use of energy in the food industry, Institute of Refrigeration Proceedings 2007/2008

(2006)  Tassou, SA. , Chaer, I. , Sugiartha, N.  and Marriott, D. , Application of trigeneration systems to the food retail industry, , ECOS 2006: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Vols 1-3 1185- 1192

(2001)  Xiang, W. , Tassou, SA.  and Kolokotroni, M. , Heating of church buildings of historic importance with direct gas-fired heating systems, , ASHRAE Winter Meeting CD, Technical and Symposium Papers 505- 512

Book Chapters

(2008)  Tassou, SA.  and Ge, Y. , Reduction of refrigeration energy consumption and environmental impacts in food retailing. In: Klemeš, J. , Smith, R.  and Kim, J-K.  eds. Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing. Woodhead Publishing

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