Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Powell, D., Ebrahimi Khabbazi, A., and Bilton, A.M., “Design of a Pico-Hydro Turbine-Generator System for Self-Powered Electrochemical Water Disinfection Devices,” Accepted to Renewable Energy, 2017.
  2. Freire-Gormaly, M., and Bilton, A. M., “Experimental Quantification of Intermittent Operation and Interventions to Improve Membrane Life in Community-Scale Solar Powered Reverse Osmosis,” Desalination, 2017.
  3. Cherukupally, P., Hinestroza, J.H., Bilton, A.M., and Park, C.B.; “Acid-Base Polymeric Foams for Adsorption of Micro-Oil Droplets from Industrial Effluents,” Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 51, No. 15, pp. 8852-8560, 2017.
  4. Freire-Gormaly, M., and Bilton, A. M., “An experimental system for characterization of membrane fouling of solar photovoltaic reverse osmosis systems under intermittent operation,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 72, pp. 54-63, 2017.
  5. Elasaad, H., Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., Duayhe, O. and Dubowsky S., “Field Evaluation of a Community Scale Solar Powered Water Purification Technology: A Case Study of a Remote Mexican Community Application,”Desalination, Vol. 375, pp. 71-80, November 2015.
  6. Bilton, A. M., and Kelley, L. C., “Design of power systems for reverse osmosis desalination in remote communities,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 55, No. 10, pp 2868-2883, 2015.
  7. Bilton, A. M., and Kelley, L. C., “Design of Power Systems for Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Remote Communities,” Desalination and Water Treatment, 2014.
  8. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “A Computer Architecture for the Automatic Design of Modular Systems with Application to Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 136, No. 10, 2014.
  9. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “A Computer Architecture for the Automatic Design of Modular Systems with Application to Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 136, No. 10, pp. 101401-1 – 101401-13, 2014.
  10. Bilton, A.M., Lee, S.J., and Dubowsky, S., “The Kinematic Control of Hyper-Redundant Binary Actuated Compliant Systems with Application to Solar Mirrors with Experimental Validation,” submitted to the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2013.
  11. Siddiqui, M.U., Arif, A.F.M., Bilton, A.M., Dubowsky, S., and Elshafei, M. “An Improved Electric Circuit Model for Photovoltaic Modules based on Sensitivity Analysis,” Solar Energy, Vol. 90, pp. 29-42, April 2013.
  12. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “The Modular Design of Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems – Making Technology Accessible to Non-Experts,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 51, pp. 702-712, July 2012.
  13. Bilton, A. M., Wiesman, R., Arif, A. F. M., Zubair, S. M., and Dubowsky, S., “On the Feasibility of Community-Scale Photovoltaic Powered Reverse Osmosis Systems for Remote Locations.”Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 3246-3256, December 2011.
  14. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Dubowsky, S., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis – Feasibility and a Pathway to Develop Technology,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 31, pp. 24-36, July 2011.
  15. Bilton, A., Ishijima, Y., Lichter, L., and Dubowsky, S. “A Sensor Architecture for the Robotic Control of Large Flexible Space Structures.” The Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 287-310, April 2007.

Journal Papers Submitted

  1. Freire-Gormaly, M.,and Bilton, A.M., “Optimization of Solar-Powered Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems Considering Membrane Performance from Intermittent Operation,” Submitted to Applied Energy, 2018.
  2. Rehman, D., Freire-Gormaly, M.,and Bilton, A.M., “Techno-economic Feasibility of a Hybrid Osmotic Power Electrodialysis Desalination System for Village-Scale Use in India,” Submitted to Desalination, 2017.
  3. Mahmudov, K., Mahmoud, A., Sur, S., Cruz, F.C.,and Bilton, A.M., “Design of a Wind-Powered Aeration System for Small-Scale Aquaculture in Developing Countries,” Submitted to Renewable Energy, 2017.

Conference Papers

  1. Cherukupally, P., Nagarajaramani, K.P., Bilton, A.M., & Park, C.B. “Effect of the morphological structure of polymeric foams on the mitigation of organic contaminated water,” 33rd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, Mexico, S03-464, Mexico, Dec 10-14, 2017.
  2. Jiang, A., and Bilton, A. M., “Design of a Passive Irrigation Controller for Efficient Water Usage in Low Income Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 19-22, 2017, San Jose, CA, USA.
  3. Yamani, S., Mahmoud, A., Sur, S., Pavlov, E., and Bilton, A. M., “Long-Term Performance Estimation of Solar Aeration System for Aquaculture in the Developing World,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2017, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  4. Cherukupally, P., Bilton, A.M., Park, C.B. “Cellular polymers for oil/water mixtures separation – evaluation of process conditions,” Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 7-10, 2017.(Winner – Best Paper)
  5. Cherukupally, P., Hinestroza, J., Bilton, A.M., & Park, C.B. “Micro organic pollutants removal using a foam filter through rationally selected hydrophilic media,” Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 7-10, 2017.
  6. Freire-Gormaly, M., and Bilton, A. M., “Optimization of Solar Powered Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Systems,” CSCE Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017, May 31 – June 3, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  7. Ebrahimi Khabbazi, A., Sur, S., Mahmoud, A., Pavlov, E., and Bilton, A. M., “Design of an Innovative Solar Updraft Aeration System for Fish Ponds in the Developing World Using Thermofluidic Computational Modelling,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2016, November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  8. Sur, S., Mahmoud, A., Ebrahimi Khabbazi, A., Pavlov, E., and Bilton, A. M., “Computational Modeling and Field Evaluation of an Innovative Solar Updraft Aeration System for Aquaculture in the Developing World,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2016, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA.
  9. Cherukupally, P., Hinestroza, J.H., Farnood, R., Bilton, A.M. and Park, C.B., “Adsorption mechanisms of emulsified crude oil droplets onto hydrophilic open-cell polymer foams” 32nd Polymer Processing Society International Conference, July 25-29, 2016, Lyon, France.
  10.  Freire-Gormaly, M., and Bilton, A. M, “Degradation of Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems under Intermittent Operation,” Desalination for Energy and the Environment, May 22-26, 2016, Rome, Italy.
  11. Mahmoud, A., Nguyen, T., Pavlov, E., and Bilton, A. M., “Development of a Passive Solar-Thermal Aeration System for Aquaculture in Resource-Constrained Environments,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 8-11, 2015, Seattle, WA, USA. (Runner-up – Best Paper)
  12. Cherukupally, P., Chu, R.K.M., Bilton, A.M. and Park, C.B., “Oil diffusion properties of synthetic adsorbent for oil-water separation and collection system,” 29th Polymer Processing Society International Conference Proceedings, Sept 21-25, 2015, Graz, Austria.
  13. Freire-Gormaly, M. and Bilton, A. M, “Optimization of Renewable Power Systems for Remote Communities,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2015, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.
  14. Mahmoud, A., Quang, T.N., Pavlov, E., Bilton, A., “Development of a Solar Updraft Aeration System for Pond Aquaculture in Resource-Constrained Environments,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015, October 8-11, 2015, Seattle, WA, USA.
  15. Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Modular Design of Community-Scale Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems under Uncertainty,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2014, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  16. Bilton, A. M., and L. C. Kelley, “Design of Power Systems for Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Remote Communities,” Desalination for Energy and the Environment, May 11-15, 2014, Limassol, Cyprus.
  17. Latin, M., Nagar, Y., Aharonson, V. Bilton, A. M., Dubowsky, S., Dolittle, J., and Alon, Y. O. “Development and Evaluation of a Robotic System to Enhance Mobility of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease,” Proceedings of the Israeli Conference on Robotics, November 19-20, 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  18. Reed, E. A., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Controllable Energy Recovery for a Smart PVRO System,” Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 2013, July 9-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia.
  19. Meng, L., Bilton, A. M., You, Z., and Dubowsky, S., “Adaptive Heliostat Solar Arrays using Shape-Optimized Compliant Mirrors,” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  20. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “Inverse Kinematics for the Control of Hyper-Redundant Binary Mechanisms with Application to Solar Concentrator Mirrors,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics 2012, June 24-28, 2012, Innsbruck, Austria.
  21. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “The Modular Design of Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems – Making Technology Accessible to Non-Experts,” Proceedings of the Conference on Desalination and the Environment 2012, April 23-26, 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  22. Kelley, L. C., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Enhancing the Performance of Photovoltaic Powered Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems by Active Thermal Management,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  23. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Mazzini, F., “Design Optimization of Sustainable Off-Grid Power Systems for the Developing World,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Energy Sustainability Conference, August 7-10, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
  24. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Dubowsky, S., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis – Feasibility and a Pathway to Develop Technology,” Proceedings of EuroMed 2010, Desalination for Clean Water and Energy, October 3-7, 2010, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  25. Lee, S. J., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “On the Kinematics of Solar Mirrors Using Massively Parallel Binary Actuation,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE, August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers Submitted

  1. Walsh, R.W.,Hosseinimanesh, H., Nourbakhsh, S., Meshkahaldini, M., and Bilton, A.M., “Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Pico-Scale Francis Turbine for Self-Powered Water Disinfection Systems,” ASME Power and Energy Conference 2018, June 6-9, 2018, Orlando, FL, USA.

Book Chapters

  1. Lienhard, J. H., Antar, M. A., Bilton, A. M., Blanco, J., Zaragoza, G., “Solar Desalination,” in Annual Review of Heat Transfer, Vol. 15, New York: Begell House Inc., 2012.

Patents

  1. Dubowsky, S., Bilton, A. M., and Lee, S. J., “System for Discretely Actuated Solar Mirrors,” US Patent Application Number 12/839479, July 20, 2010.
  2. Dubowsky, S., Bilton, A. M., and Kelley, L. C., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis System with Thermal Management,” US Patent Application Number 13/032896, February 23, 2011.