Mr Alan Foster


NameMr Alan Foster
Job titleSenior Research Fellow
Organisational UnitMechanical Engineering and Design
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-7990 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

Small-scale demonstrator of a cold thermal store for liquid air energy storage

Damas, A, Negro, D, leducq, D, Dallais, A, Alvarez, G, Brown, T, Evans, J and Foster, A (2020). Small-scale demonstrator of a cold thermal store for liquid air energy storage. 6th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Nantes, France 26 - 28 Aug 2020 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Air infiltration control to reduce hygiene hazard in refrigerated food processing and storage facilities

Moerman, F., Fikiin, K., Evans, J. and Foster, A. (2020). Air infiltration control to reduce hygiene hazard in refrigerated food processing and storage facilities. in: Holah, J., Lelieveld, H. and Moerman, F. (ed.) Hygienic Design of Food Factories, 2nd edition Woodhead Publishing.

Energy mapping of large refrigerated warehouses co-located with renewable energy sources across Europe

Fikiin, K., Mazzucchelli, P., Foster, A., Evans, J., Akterian, S., Alvarez, G., Leducq, D., Hoang, M., Garcia, G., Varga, L., Truckell, I. and Brown, T. (2019). Energy mapping of large refrigerated warehouses co-located with renewable energy sources across Europe. ICR 2019: The 25th IIR International Conference of Refrigeration. Montreal, Canada 24 - 30 Aug 2019 doi:http://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.1790

The impact of retrofitting doors on performance of a retail display cabinet

Brown, T., Foster, A. and Evans, J. (2019). The impact of retrofitting doors on performance of a retail display cabinet. 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Montreal, Canada 24 - 30 Aug 2019 doi:http://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.0280

Design and application of a novel cold chain pallet using a phase change material

Liu, G., Junzhang, W., Xie, R., Evans, J. and Foster, A. (2019). Design and application of a novel cold chain pallet using a phase change material. 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Montreal, Canada 24 - 30 Aug 2019 doi:10.18462/iir.icr.2019.0306

Design of Multi-temperature Cold Storage Vehicle and Analysis on Temperature Field in Vehicle

Liu, G, Wu, J, Foster, A, Xie, R, Tang, H and Qu, R (2019). Design of Multi-temperature Cold Storage Vehicle and Analysis on Temperature Field in Vehicle. Nongye Jixie Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery. 50 (4), pp. 309-316.

Supermarket Energy Use in the UK

Kolokotroni, M, Mylona, Z, Evans, J, Foster, A and Liddiard, R (2019). Supermarket Energy Use in the UK. Energy Procedia. 161, pp. 325-332.

Design and no-load performance test of GU-PCM2 temperature controlled phase change storage refrigerator

Liu, G, Wu, J, Foster, A, Xie, R, Tang, H, Zou, Y and Qu, R (2019). Design and no-load performance test of GU-PCM2 temperature controlled phase change storage refrigerator. Nongye Gongcheng Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering. 35 (6), pp. 288-295.

Technological options for retail refrigeration

Foster, A, Hammond, E, Brown, T, Maidment, G and Evans, J (2018). Technological options for retail refrigeration. Paris International Institute of Refrigeration/ London South Bank University.

Numerical study of airflow and temperature distribution in a loaded cold store

Coldrey, P, Moureh, J, Alvarez, G, Leducq, D, Foster, A, Youbi-Idrissi, M, Damas, A and Evans, J (2018). Numerical study of airflow and temperature distribution in a loaded cold store. FOODSIM' 2018. University of Leuven Research Centre, Ghent, Belgium 08 - 12 Apr 2018 pp. 60-67

Modelling of liquid air energy storage applied to refrigerated cold stores

Negro, D, Brown, T, Foster, A, Damas, A, Tovar Ramos, JE and Evans, J (2018). Modelling of liquid air energy storage applied to refrigerated cold stores. 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC 2018). Beijing, China 06 - 08 Apr 2018 IIR. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2018.0027

Financial viability of liquid air energy storage applied to cold storage warehouses.

Foster, A, Negro, D, Varga, L, Hu, Y, Fikiin, K and Evans, J (2018). Financial viability of liquid air energy storage applied to cold storage warehouses. 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Beijing, China 06 - 08 Apr 2018 IIR. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2018.0067

Benchmarking of supermarket energy consumption

Foster, A, Evans, J and Maidment, GG (2018). Benchmarking of supermarket energy consumption. 5th International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Beijing, China, 06 - 08 Apr 2018 IIR. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2018.0006

Métodos para evaluar el uso de energía en los almacenes frigoríficos para alimentos (Methods to assess energy usage in food cold stores)

Evans, J, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2015). Métodos para evaluar el uso de energía en los almacenes frigoríficos para alimentos (Methods to assess energy usage in food cold stores). FRIO CALOR AIRE ACONDICIONADO.

Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability

Fikiin, K, Stankov, B, Evans, J, Maidment, GG, Foster, A, Brown, T, Radcliffe, J, Youbi-Idrissi, M, Alford, A, Varga, L, Alvarez, G, Ivanov, IE, Bond, C, Colombo, I, Garcia-Naveda, G, Ivanov, I, Hattori, K, Umeki, D, Bojkov, T and Kaloyanov, N (2017). Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 60, pp. 96-103.

Experimentation on Air Leakage Characteristics and Key Paremeters Analysis of Refrigerated Transport Unit

Liu, G, Xie, R, Foster, A, Ruigui, Q and Li, J (2016). Experimentation on Air Leakage Characteristics and Key Paremeters Analysis of Refrigerated Transport Unit. Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery. 10 (47), pp. 302-308.

Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets

Evans, J, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets. IRHACE journal.

Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets

Evans, JA, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets. 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Auckland, New Zealand 07 - 09 Apr 2016 IIR. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2016.0042

Supermarket energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – technology options review

Evans, JA, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Supermarket energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – technology options review. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration. London 03 Mar 2016

Evaluation of Supermarket Energy Use and Emissions with Various Technology Options

Evans, J, Ge, YT, Tassou, SA, Foster, A and Maidment, GG (2016). Evaluation of Supermarket Energy Use and Emissions with Various Technology Options. Proceedings of IOR. Solihul 03 Mar 2016

Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model

Foster, A, Reinholdt, L, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Evans, JA (2015). Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model. Sustainable Cities and Society. 21, pp. 26 - 34.

Use of phase change materials in retail display cabinets to reduce the effect of defrosts

Foster, A, Orlandi, M, Brown, T and Evans, J (2015). Use of phase change materials in retail display cabinets to reduce the effect of defrosts. The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Yokohama, Japan 16 - 22 Aug 2015 International Institute of Refrigeration.

A Novel Passive Defrost System for a Frozen Retail Display Cabinet with a Low Evaporator

Foster, A, Campbell, R, Davies, T and Evans, J (2015). A Novel Passive Defrost System for a Frozen Retail Display Cabinet with a Low Evaporator. The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Yokohama, Japan 16 - 22 Aug 2015 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Rendimiento Energético Delalmacenamiento en Frío (Cold store energy performance)

Evans, J, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2014). Rendimiento Energético Delalmacenamiento en Frío (Cold store energy performance). Frío Calor Aire Acondicionado. 43.

Temperature control in domestic refrigerators and freezers

Evans, JA, Foster, A and Brown, T (2014). Temperature control in domestic refrigerators and freezers. Refrigeration Science and Technology.

Methods to assess energy usage in food cold stores

Evans, JA, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2014). Methods to assess energy usage in food cold stores. 3rd IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London 23 - 26 Jun 2014 International Institute of Refrigeration. pp. 150-157

Novel Aerofoils used for Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Temperature Performance for Multi-Deck Refrigerated Display Cabinets

Foster, A, McAndrew, P and Evans, JA (2014). Novel Aerofoils used for Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Temperature Performance for Multi-Deck Refrigerated Display Cabinets. Proc. of 3rd IIR International Conference on the Cold Chain and Sustainability. Twickenham, UK 23 - 25 Jun 2014 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Use of heat pipes to improve temperature performance of a chilled refrigerated display cabinet

Foster, A, Orlandi, M and Evans, J (2014). Use of heat pipes to improve temperature performance of a chilled refrigerated display cabinet. 3rd IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Twickenham, London, UK 23 - 25 Jun 2014 International Institute of Refrigeration. pp. 117-124

Specific energy consumption values for various refrigerated food cold stores

Evans, JA, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2013). Specific energy consumption values for various refrigerated food cold stores. Energy and Buildings. 74, pp. 141-151.

Assessment of methods to reduce the energy consumption of food cold stores

Evans, JA, Hammond, E, Gigiel, A, Foster, A, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K and Zilio, C (2013). Assessment of methods to reduce the energy consumption of food cold stores. Applied Thermal Engineering. 62 (2), pp. 697-705.

Cold store energy performance

Evans, JA, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2013). Cold store energy performance. 2nd IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Paris, 2013. Paris 02 - 04 Apr 2103 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Freely available cold store energy models

Evans, J, Foster, A, Zilio, C, Corradi, M and Reinholdt, L (2013). Freely available cold store energy models. 2nd IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Paris, 2013. Paris 02 - 04 Apr 2013 International Institute of Refrigeration.

A novel PCM thermo siphon defrost system for a frozen retail display cabinet

Evans, J, Foster, A, Campbell, R and Davies, T (2013). A novel PCM thermo siphon defrost system for a frozen retail display cabinet. 2nd IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Paris, 2013. Paris, France 02 - 04 Apr 2013 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Initiatives to reduce energy use in cold stores

Foster, A, Zilio, C, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Scheurs, M, Bond, C, Houska, M, Van Sambeeck, T and Evans, J (2013). Initiatives to reduce energy use in cold stores. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration.. Solihull 07 - 07 Mar 2013 Institute of Refrigeration.

Air cycle combined heating and cooling for the food industry

Foster, A, Brown, T, Gigiel, A, Alford, A and Evans, JA (2011). Air cycle combined heating and cooling for the food industry. International Journal of Refrigeration. 34 (5), pp. 1296-1304.

Mathematical Modelling Of Air Cycle Systems For Combined Heating And Cooling

Brown, T, Foster, A and Evans, JA (2011). Mathematical Modelling Of Air Cycle Systems For Combined Heating And Cooling. The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Prague, Czech Republic 01 - 01 Aug 2011 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Three-dimensional effects of an air curtain used to restrict cold room infiltration

Foster, A, Swain, MJ, Barrett, R, D apos Agaro, P, Ketteringham, LP and James, SJ (2007). Three-dimensional effects of an air curtain used to restrict cold room infiltration. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 31 (6), pp. 1109-1123.

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling to retail display and storage of food

Foster, A, Evans, J and James, SJ (2006). Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling to retail display and storage of food. CHISA 2006 - 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering. Prague, Czech Republic 27 - 31 Aug 2006 Czech Society of Chemical Engineering.

New apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples

Foster, A, Ketteringham, LP, Purnell, GL, Kondjoyan, A, Havet, M and Evans, JA (2006). New apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 19-26.

The use of CFD to improve the performance of a chilled multi-deck retail display cabinet

Foster, A, Madge, M and Evans, JA (2005). The use of CFD to improve the performance of a chilled multi-deck retail display cabinet. International Journal of Refrigeration. 28 (5), pp. 698-705.

Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples

Foster, A, Ketteringham, LP, Swain, MJ, Kondjoyan, A, Havet, M, Rouaud, O and Evans, JA (2005). Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 7-18.

Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples

Foster, A, Ketteringham, LP, Swain, MJ, Kondjoyan, A, Havet, M, Rouaud, O and Evans, JA (2005). Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 7-18.
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