Tetouan, Morocco

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University is a public university in Tetuan, Morocco, with a branch in Tangier. The university includes the following faculties and schools.In Tetuan: Faculty of science National School of Applied science, Tetuan Campus Polydisciplinary FacultyIn Tangier: National School of Applied science, Tangier Campus Faculty of science and TechnologyThe National Schools and the faculty of science and technology deliver a state engineering degree . The other faculties deliver either a Bachelor or a Master degree. Wikipedia.

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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-9.1 | Award Amount: 1.17M | Year: 2013

Research & Innovation cooperation between the EU and MPC areas is a critical factor for the development of a Common Knowledge and Innovation Space, in order to jointly tackle important global challenges. The Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Societal Challenge is not only an EUs critical priority towards H2020 for making the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system but is also essential for MPC countries due to energy challenges they face especially because of increasingly scarce resources, increasing energy needs and climate change. Current technology innovations and trends on the technology pillars of RES Microgrids, RES Desalination and Energy Efficient interventions in buildings are crucial for tackling the above challenges. MARE project will bring together actors from the whole value chain of innovation (RTOs, Intermediaries, Business Parks, Clusters and SMEs) in order to foster cooperation for bridging the gap between research and innovation in the EUROMED area, towards the three technology pillars. MARE will perform a set of activities which aim to assist the market uptake of research results, improve competencies and mutual learning of organisation from both areas and finally identify fields on potential STI Cooperation between Member States and MPC counties under the H2020 and bi-regional programmes. Emphasis will be given to enhancing the Common Knowledge and Innovation Space between EU and MPC and to supporting partnerships between Member States and MPC countries through market uptake of research results for global competitiveness and reach of new markets.

Pinero Garcia F.,University of Granada | Ferro Garcia M.A.,University of Granada | Azahra M.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University
Atmospheric Environment | Year: 2012

This paper focuses on 7Be concentration in the atmospheric surface aerosols of the Spanish city of Granada, in the southern Iberian Peninsula. We analyze the effects of meteorological conditions in the geographical zone over the period 2005-2009. A prediction model is suggested to describe the behaviour of atmospheric aerosols containing 7Be. The model was applied from January to May 2010 and shows that temperature, relative humidity and precipitation are the meteorological factors responsible for the behaviour of atmospheric aerosols. The statistical significance of the results was 99%. This study helps understanding of the atmosphere of Granada as well as the climate variables responsible for transportation and deposition of atmospheric aerosols. Moreover, in case of a massive release of radionuclides into the atmosphere, the results of this study will help predict behaviour in this city and other continental areas with a similar climate. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP-SICA | Phase: ENV.2011.4.1.4-2 | Award Amount: 4.20M | Year: 2011

MEDINA is designed to enhance Northern African Countriess monitoring capacity of their coastal areas ecosystems, including fish stocks resources, and consequently their capacity to implement environmental policies, conventions and protocols. In response to this Call for proposal and supported by a strong European partnership, MEDINA focuses on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. The plan to enhance those States monitoring capacity relies on a scientific and technology transfer approach, starting from the solid European experience in Mediterranean coasts management and active participation across GEO activities and Communities of Practice. MEDINA plans to achieve its objectives by implementing and demonstrating a set of five thematic pilot case studies, based on the requirements identified during the projects initial phase. Relevant data include satellite earth observations (EO), in-situ monitoring networks, airborne and ground survey information as well as socio-economic data, ecological analyses and national and regional cartographic datasets. Data availability to all parties will be ensured through the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI). Existing software components for data access, processing and modelling will be adapted to requirements gathered within MEDINA and integrated in the GCI. MEDINA will exploit the GCI capabilities populating its registries and complying with the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. In agreement with the GCI System of Systems philosophy, MEDINA will build on existing National capacities -represented in the project by key actors in ICZM- completing and advancing them, where necessary. MEDINA will mobilize such resources by assembling them in a dedicated e-infrastructure. Addressing user requirements, a set of specific tools will complete the platform to advance the scientific knowledge.These tools will enable MEDINA to assess the status of the coastal ecosystem, including fish stocks and marine habitats.

Louajari M.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University | Mimet A.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University | Ouammi A.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University | Ouammi A.,University of Genoa
Applied Energy | Year: 2011

Solar refrigeration represents an important application of solar energy due to the excellent matching between the high sunshine and the refrigeration needs. Solar adsorption refrigeration devices are among the significant techniques used to meet the needs for cooling requirements. Several solar refrigeration systems have been proposed and are under development such as sorption systems including liquid/vapor, solid/vapor absorption, adsorption, vapor compression and others. The purpose of this paper is to identify the influence of a cylindrical adsorber on the performances of a solar adsorption refrigerating machine. The adsorber heated by solar energy contains an activated carbon-ammonia pair; it is composed by many cylindrical tubes welded using external fins. A model based on the conservation equations of energy and mass in the adsorber has been developed and well described. Using real solar irradiance data as well as many initial conditions, the model computes for each point and in the considered time interval during the day, the temperature, the adsorbed mass, the pressure inside the adsorber and the solar performance coefficient (COP). The results show that the optimal diameter of the adsorber with fins is greater than the one without fins. Moreover the mass cycled in the case of an adsorber equipped with external fins is more significant than the one without fins, and the maximal temperature reached in the adsorber with fins attains 97 °C while in the adsorber without fins reaches 77 °C. Thus, the performances of the solar adsorption refrigerating machine with an adsorber equipped with fins are higher than the machine without fins. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Azzouz A.,University of Jaén | Souhail B.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University | Ballesteros E.,University of Jaén
Journal of Chromatography A | Year: 2010

A semi-automatic flow-based method for the simultaneous determination of 9 pharmaceuticals and 3 hormones in water samples in a single analytical run is proposed. The analytes were retained on a solid-phase extraction sorbent column and 1 μL of the eluate analysed by gas chromatography in combination with electron impact ionization mass spectrometry in the SIM mode. The sorbent used, Oasis-HLB, pro-vided near-quantitative recovery of all analytes. The proposed method was validated with quite good analytical results including low limits of detection (0.01-0.06 ng L-1 for 100 mL of water) and good lin-earity (r2 >0.993) throughout the studied concentration ranges. The method provided good accuracy (recoveries of 85-103%) and precision (between-and within-day RSD values less than 7%) in the deter-mination of the pharmaceuticals and hormones in tap, river, pond, well, swimming pool and wastewater. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Jarroudi M.E.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University
Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik | Year: 2010

We study the homogenization of an incompressible viscous flow in a porous medium with double porosity. We derive a macroscopic model with local Navier-Stokes system in the large cavities, Darcy law in the thinner porous rock, and a contact law between the two. We use Γ-convergence methods associated with multi-scale convergence notions in order to get this limit law. We exhibit a critical ratio between the two scales of the pores. © 2010 Springer Basel AG.

This paper presents a modeling and optimization investigation of a solar driven adsorption cooling system working with activated carbon-methanol pair. It deals with the effect of internal fins on the thermal behavior of the adsorber and on the system performance. A two-dimensional model describing the coupled heat and mass transfer in the adsorbent bed and energy balance in the main components of the solar collector is presented. Furthermore, a simulation code based on alternating direction implicit method is developed. This model has been validated by experimentation data. The analysis of the thermal behavior of adsorbent indicates that heat and mass transfer within the adsorbent is enhanced by increasing the number of fins. The simulation results show that, under the climatic, operating and design conditions of the system, the solar coefficient of performance is roughly invariant with changes in number of fins. The results indicate also that the thermal coefficient of performance is improved by increasing the number of fins. However, it is found that there is an optimal range of number of fins varying from 15 to 20 that allows obtaining an optimal performance; the corresponding range of fin spacing is found to be between 4 and 5.2cm. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

El Fadar A.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University
Energy | Year: 2016

Adsorption cooling is regarded as one of promising clean technologies since it constitutes a rational way for the use of low-grade thermal energy (industrial waste, excess production, etc.) and renewable energy sources. The current paper provides fresh ideas on the relevant issues associated with the intermittence and low performance, which are considered among the main drawbacks of solar-driven adsorption cooling systems. Its primary aim is to design and analyze a solar continuous adsorption cooling system whose design consists mainly of combining a two-tank thermal energy storage system with two adsorbent beds. The operating process is based on storage of excess thermal energy, supplied by means of a solar parabolic trough concentrator, and on its subsequent recovery for producing an additional amount of cold. The simulation results indicate that, under the system conditions (design, working and weather), the solar coefficient of performance and daily cooling production are considerably improved when a latent heat storage unit is integrated with the system. The study reveals also that, thanks to this novel process, the number of refrigeration cycles achieved per day could be significantly increased, which means that the intermittence disadvantage could widely be overcome. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: REGPOT-2009-2 | Award Amount: 1.12M | Year: 2009

Europe and MPC possess a good potential of well trained researchers in the field of brain function and dysfunction in disease. However, neuroscience remains poorly represented in collaborative projects amongst the Mediterranean and European countries. Yet, as the MPC access to the status of developed economies, they face severe health burden of brain dysfunction in relation with developmental issues, education, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, mental and addictive disorders. It is thus crucial for the MPC to invest in this theme of research. In this context, NUROMED aims at supporting MPC research institutions infrastructure and potential development in brain research. The project, built on existing collaborations and local networks, gathers a strong human potential from 23 Universities and research centres and complementary expertise in basic and clinical neuroscience. More precisely, the objectives are to promote and improve: (1) twinning between centres of excellence in the EU and the MPC; (2) recruitment, training and secondments in MPC centres; (3) transfer of knowledge and know-how to the MPC research centres; (4) physical research infrastructure in MPC centres. Focusing on 4 major relevant societal issues (neurodegenerative and mental diseases, neuroplasticity, adaptation to environmental stress and brain imaging), where cooperation with EU research entities can help increase the human potential and physical infrastructure in MPC, NUROMED will pave the way to the creation of solid links amongst institutions in MPC and Turkey, and to step up Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the field of Neurosciences. In parallel to the implementation of specific activities, NUROMED will also improve the participation of the MPC to the FP7. Finally, the project is expected to have broader impacts on other key EU policies as it contributes to the fulfilment of the neighbourhood policy, as well as the international aspect of the European R&D policy.

Rharrabe K.,Abdelmalek Essaadi University
Journal of insect science (Online) | Year: 2010

Using pure phytoecdysteroids isolated from Ajuga iva (L.) Schreber (Lamiales: Lamiaceae) and Silene nutans L. (Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae), plants known for their high ecdysteroid content, a study was carried out on the effects of ingestion of four different phytoecdysteroids (20-hydroxyecdysone, polypodine B, ponasterone A and makisterone A) on the growth and development of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae when added at a concentration of 200 ppm in their diet. The experiments clearly showed the susceptibility of P. interpunctella to phytoecdysteroid ingestion. The toxicity of phytoecdysteroids manifested itself by a decrease in larval weight, induction of cannibalism and an increase of mortality, together with disruption of development. The severity of the phytoecdysteroid effect on P. interpunctella depended on the structure of the molecule. The results demonstrate that the minimal structural differences existing between these four phytoecdysteroids significantly affected their toxicity toward P. interpunctella. Makisterone A was the most toxic of the four compounds towards P. interpunctella larvae. In conclusion, phytoecdysteroids ingestion evokes disruptive growth effects on P. interpunctella. This work supports a role for phytoecdysteroids in plant defence against phytophagous insects.

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