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Experimental investigation of MOF adsorption system for ice making, freeze water desalination and cooling applications

Dakkama, Hassan Jawdat Fadhiel (2017)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This work describes the development of Metal Organic Frameworks based adsorption system for producing ice, cooling, ice slurry and potable water using a CP0-27(Ni) and potable/sea water as working pair. Also a novel vacuum based direct freezing technique has been developed in the evaporator of the adsorption ice making system. In this new technique, cooling is generated in the evaporator to produce three outputs, namely, ice, ice slurry and cooling by lowering the freezing point of water using sea salt. The ice and ice slurry are produced in the evaporator during the adsorption-evaporation process, while the cooling process is produced by circulating the water/antifreeze to be cooled in the evaporator. Moreover, the usage of seawater as refrigerant offers producing fresh water as a fourth output in the condenser.
A Single and a double bed CP0-27(Ni) MOF adsorption systems were developed to investigate the effect of this novel technique on the system performance in terms of producing of the four outputs. Compared to published literature, the proposed technology showed significantly higher Specific Daily Ice Production of 3 times those reported in literature with additional outputs of ice slurry, cooling and distilled water.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Al-Dadah, Raya and Mahmoud, Saad
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Mechanical Engineering
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Publications resulting from research:

Journal Publications
[1] Dakkama HJ, Elsayed A, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud SM, Youssef P. Integrated evaporator–condenser cascaded adsorption system for low temperature cooling using different working pairs. Applied Energy. 2017 Jan 1;185:2117-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.01.132. (Impact Factor: 7.182).
[2] Dakkama HJ, Youssef PG, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud S. Adsorption ice making and water desalination system using metal organic frameworks/water pair. Energy Conversion and Management. 2017 Jun 15;142:53-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.036. (Impact Factor: 5.589)
[3] Youssef PG, Dakkama H, Mahmoud SM, AL-Dadah RK. Experimental investigation of adsorption water desalination/cooling system using CPO-27Ni MOF. Desalination. 2017 Feb 17;404:192-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2016.11.008. (Impact Factor: 5.527).
[4] Elsayed AM, Askalany AA, Shea AD, Dakkama HJ, Mahmoud S, Al-Dadah R, Kaialy W. A state of the art of required techniques for employing activated carbon in renewable energy powered adsorption applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017 Nov 30;79:503-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.172. (Impact Factor: 8.050)

Book Chapter Publication
[1] Elsayed AM, Dakkama HJ, Mahmoud S, Al-Dadah R, Kaialy W. Sustainable Cooling Research Using Activated Carbon Adsorbents and Their Environmental Impact. InApplied Environmental Materials Science for Sustainability 2017 Jan 1 (pp. 186-221). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1971-3.ch009.

Conferences Publications
[1] Dakkama HJ, Elsayed A, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud SM, Youssef P. Investigation of cascading adsorption refrigeration system with integrated evaporator-condenser heat exchanger using different working pairs. International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE). Energy Procedia. 2015 Aug 1;75:1496-501. Abu Dhabi. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.285.
[2] Dakkama HJ, Elsayed A, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud SM. Enhancement of Cascaded Adsorption Ice-Making System Using Mass and Integrated Heat Recovery. Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network (SusTEM). 2015 Oct 20 (pp. 215-223).
[3] Dakkama HJ, Youssef PG, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud S, Al-Shohani WA. Adsorption ice making and freeze water desalination using Metal Organic Framework materials. In Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE), International Conference for 2016 Oct 20 (pp. 54-58). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ICSAE.2016.7810160.
[4] Youssef PG, Al-Dadah RK, Mahmoud SM, Dakkama HJ, Elsayed A. Effect of evaporator and condenser temperatures on the performance of adsorption desalination cooling cycle. International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE). Energy Procedia. 2015 Aug 1;75:1464-9, Abu Dhabi. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.263.

Subjects:TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7837
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