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Demir H.,Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
International Journal of Refrigeration | Year: 2013

A microwave assisted zeolite-water adsorption heat pump system was designed, manufactured and investigated experimentally. The influence of operation time of microwave oven on performance of the adsorption heat pump was studied. The performance criteria: coefficient of performance, specific cooling power and volumetric cooing power, were calculated for the designed and tested adsorption heat pump system. The regeneration of adsorbent bed was achieved very rapidly (35 min) by using microwave heating system. The poor thermal conductivity of adsorbent did not affect the periods of isosteric heating and isobaric desorption processes. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. All rights reserved.

Inhibition of the corrosion of mild steel in 1.0 M HCl solution by a Schiff base compound named 2-[(4-phenoxy-phenylimino)methyl]-phenol (APS) was investigated at different temperatures (25-55 °C) using electrochemical measurements. The inhibition efficiency increased as APS concentration and temperature increased. It was found that adsorption for APS on mild steel complies with the Langmuir adsorption isotherm in all studied temperature. Thermodynamic parameters (ΔGads, ΔHads and ΔSads) for APS adsorption on mild steel were found out and discussed at each temperature. Time dependency of mild steel in 1.0 M HCl solution in the absence and presence of APS was also studied. The surface morphology of mild steel was examined via SEM analysis. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Ugur F.A.,Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
Radiation protection dosimetry | Year: 2013

The activity level and possible radiological impacts of naturally occurring radionuclides on the health of workers and members of the public, as a result of utilisation of blast furnace slag (BFS) samples as a substitute for aggregate in road construction were investigated by using a gamma-ray spectrometer and potential exposure scenarios given in Radiation Protection 122. The mean activity concentrations of the (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K in BFS samples were found to be 152.4, 54.9 and 183.1 Bq kg(-1), respectively. These values are compared with typical values measured in BFS samples from the European Union countries, which are 270, 70 and 240 Bq kg(-1) for (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K, respectively. The values of radium equivalent activity index calculated for BFS samples were within the recommended safety limits. The highest total annual effective doses evaluated as 0.9 and 0.4 mSv y(-1) for members of the public and workers, respectively, were lower than the annual limit of 1 mSv y(-1).

Demir H.,Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
Applied Thermal Engineering | Year: 2013

The heat transfer problem of an adsorption heat pump during the regeneration of adsorbent bed was investigated numerically. A numerical analysis of the heat and mass transfer in an adsorbent bed during an adsorption heat pump cycle, achieved with both conventional and microwave heating, was successfully simulated. The influence of the microwave heating on the performance criteria of an adsorption heat pump was investigated. The distributions of temperature, pressure and adsorbate concentration of adsorbent bed through the radius of the bed were analyzed. The Clausius-Clapeyron diagram was constructed for both cases. The period of the cycle was improved by about 20% with the microwave regeneration, since the period of the isobaric desorption process for a microwave heated cycle was enhanced by 51% relative to the period of the isobaric desorption process for a conventional heated cycle. The COP for the microwave heated cycle was improved by 61% according to the conventional heated cycle. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The criticality problem for one-speed neutrons in a uniform finite slab is studied in the case of a combination of forward and backward scattering with linearly anisotropic scattering using UN method based on the Chebyshev polynomials of second kind. The effect of the linear anisotropy on the critical thickness of the slab is investigated. The critical slab thicknesses are calculated by using Marshak boundary condition for various values of the anisotropy parameters and they are presented in the tables. In comparison to the results obtained by other methods, the results of this study are in compatible with the former ones. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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