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Volume 11, 2016

Notice: As of 2014 and for the forthcoming years, the publication frequency/periodicity of WSEAS Journals is adapted to the 'continuously updated' model. What this means is that instead of being separated into issues, new papers will be added on a continuous basis, allowing a more regular flow and shorter publication times. The papers will appear in reverse order, therefore the most recent one will be on top.

Volume 11, 2016

Title of the Paper: Modeling a Direct Contact Heat Recovery Process from Molten Salt Droplets in Various Gases for Thermochemical Hydrogen Production

Authors: Samane Ghandehariun, Marc A. Rosen, Martin Agelin-Chaab

Abstract: The copper-chlorine cycle for hydrogen production is based on thermochemical water decomposition. Heat recovery within the cycle is necessary for high efficiency, and significant heat recovery can be achieved by cooling and solidifying the molten salt exiting the oxygen reactor step of the cycle. Heat can be recovered from the molten salt by breaking the molten stream into smaller dispersed droplets. A predictive model is developed here for direct contact heat recovery process from molten salt using various gases such as nitrogen, helium, argon and air. As CuCl may react with water vapor in the presence of oxygen, inert gases are considered as alternative coolants for the direct contact heat recovery process. It is observed that heat transfer is better for helium than the other gases considered.

Keywords: hydrogen, thermochemical water decomposition, direct contact heat transfer, molten salt

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #9, pp. 72-78

Title of the Paper: LQ Digital Control of Coupled Liquid Level Equal Atmospheric Tanks – Design and Simulation

Authors: Vladimír Bobál, Stanislav Talaš, Marek KubalĨík

Abstract: The flow coupled liquid level control systems are extensively used e. g. in chemical processes and refineries in the petrochemical industry. These processes are characterized by high-order dynamic behaviour or large time constants and time-delays. Time-delays (dead time) are mainly caused by the duration needed to transport mass, energy or information. In many cases time-delay is caused by the effect produced by the accumulation of a large number of low-order systems. One of the possibilities to control such processes is their approximation by lower-order model with time-delay. The contribution is focused on the design of the control of a set of equal liquid cylinder atmospheric tanks. The designed digital control algorithm is based on approximation of high-order process by a second-order model with time-delay. The controller algorithms use the digital modification of the linear quadratic (LQ) Smith predictor (SP). The LQ criterion was combined with pole assignment principle. These algorithms were successfully verified in simulated conditions in the MATLAB/SIMULINK programme environment.

Keywords: Set of atmospheric tanks, Flow liquid level control, Time-delay system, Smith predictor, LQ digital control

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #8, pp. 62-71

Title of the Paper: Heat Transfer by Forced Convection from a Vertical PCM Plate

Authors: Martin Kolacek, Stanislav Sehnalek

Abstract: The article describes the possibility to obtain stored energy from PCM materials by using forced convection. The PCMs are very popular in many different applications for temperature stabilization of the microclimate inside buildings. The acceleration of releasing the stored energy is important for discharging cycle, which is very difficult to achieve because of the supercooling effect. Forced convection was used as an option for speeding-up the energy release. It is important to know some of the simple relations in fluid dynamics and boundary layer analysis to understand the forced convection heat transfer. Thermal imager was used for visualization of stored energy release. The paper also focuses on boundary layer with forced convection and the flow visualization around the surface of the vertical plate. It is possible to use the stored energy within several cycles. This energy can be used in various ways, such as a device with intermittent heating and cooling equipment. The aim is to develop a device which can be used for cooling or maintaining steady thermal conditions.

Keywords: Phase change materials, heat transfer, forced convection, natural convection, thermal imager

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #7, pp. 56-61

Title of the Paper: The Simulation of the Water Temperature Rising Using ARIMA Models

Authors: Dana Halmova, Pavla Pekarova, Jan Pekar, Katarina Kucarova

Abstract: The methodological approach to measuring the water temperature was historically developing. The economic importance of knowledge on flowing water temperature and thus the responsibility of the observer for the proper and reliable measurements has been known for over a century. In Slovakia, the water temperature in streams is measured according to sectorial technical environmental standards (Measurement of water levels, water temperature and ice phenomena on the surface flows) of 2005. Water temperature plays a key role from environmental, biochemical as well as chemical point of view. Increase in water temperature, e.g. during extreme and long-lasting heat waves and drought, can cause undesirable chemical and biochemical reactions. In the study we have focused on water temperature simulation in twenty one streams in the Slovak part of the Morava River basin. The aim was to assess the impact of the expected air temperature increase to a temperature rise of water in the streams. While processing the data, we used the time series of the average daily water temperature in selected gauging stations in the Morava River basin and the average daily air temperature measured in Bratislava-airport, for the period 2006–2011. Scenarios of extreme monthly air temperatures at the Bratislava-airport were compiled based on statistical analysis of daily air temperatures during 1951–2011. Extreme water temperatures were simulated based on a scenario of air temperature using several ARIMA models (Autoregressive Integrated models of Moving Averages). Results of the simulations show, that for increasing the maximum air temperature by 1°C, the water temperature may be increased by 0.7–0.9°C, depending on the model used.

Keywords: ARIMA models, water temperature simulation, Water Framework Directive, climate change

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #6, pp. 46-55

Title of the Paper: MHD Nanofluid Flow Containing Gyrotactic Microorganisms

Authors: R.Kandasamy, Radiah Muhamad

Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the bioconvection induced by the magnetohydrodynamic flow of water based nanofluid containing nanoparticles and motile microorganisms over a vertical plate. Nanofluid bioconvection is generated by buoyancy forces on the interaction of motile microorganisms and nanoparticles. The microorganisms are imposed into the nanofluid to stabilize the nanoparticles to suspend due to a phenomenon called bioconvection. The bioconvection parameters tend to decelerate the concentration of motile microorganisms depend strongly upon the chemical reaction, magnetic, buoyancy, nanofluid and bioconvection parameters.

Keywords: Bioconvection, MHD boundary layer nanofluid flow, Gyrotactic microorganisms, Brownian motion, thermophoresis particle deposition, chemical reaction

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #5, pp. 30-45

Title of the Paper: Using on Results of External Heat Exchange Local Coefficients Study for Formation of Hydrodynamic Structure of Fluidized Bed Optimal for Burning Low Grades Solids Fuels

Authors: Rafail Isemin, Dmitry Klimov, Sergey Kuzmin, Aleksandr Mikhalev, Valentin Konyakhin, Oleg Milovanov, Natalia Muratova

Abstract: The type of air entry distribution is essential in the formation of hydrodynamic structures of fluidized bed. The present study is aimed to form a hydrodynamic structure of fluidized bed optimal for burning low-grade solids fuels. In order to determine the uniformity of the fluidized bed in the bed heat exchange rate between the bed and a heat exchange member immersed therein was measured. At a first approximation, heat exchange with the member immersed into the bed imitates heat exchange between the fluidized bed and a fuel particle. It is allowed to determine that an optimal hydrodynamic structure of the bed can be formed by using a lattice supplying the major portion of air near the furnace wall. The above conclusion was confirmed by experiments using a real furnace with a fluidized bed.

Keywords: Air distribution, anthracite culm, biomass, combustion, fluidized bed, heat transfer, straw pellets

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #4, pp. 21-29

Title of the Paper: Impact of Porous Structure of the AAC Material on Moisture Distribution throughout the Cross Section of the AAC Masonry Blocks

Authors: Sanita Rubene, Martins Vilnitis

Abstract: Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is known to be a construction material with high heat insulation parameters. Therefore, it is widely used in construction where high heat insulation parameters of external delimiting constructions have to be met. However, there is a factor that has significant impact of the insulation properties of AAC. This factor is moisture content of the AAC material and its distribution throughout the cross section of the AAC masonry blocks. The moisture distribution and transfer processes depend on the pore distribution throughout the volume of the material and differ in different directions of the material volume. Therefore, the drying process of the AAC has to monitored in order to make sure that the material has reached air dry state and can reach its optimal heat insulation properties.

Keywords: moisture distribution, autoclaved aerated concrete, EIS measurements, non-destructive testing

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #3, pp. 13-20

Title of the Paper: Influence of Hydrophobic Additives on Protection Against Alkali Environment

Authors: Radka Pernicova

Abstract: Influence of hydrophobic additives on resistance to alkali environment is described in this paper. This article is focus on surface properties of vibropressed concrete connected with hydrophobicity. The aim of the testing was in description of influence of several types of hydrophobic additives, which were applied either to the interior structure or either as a coating on the surface of the element. In some cases, it was a combination of both. The article is about specific measurement of resistance against alkalis. Higher resistance to alkali and therefore better durability properties show samples with hydrophobic coating than with inner additives. All the samples with inner impregnation exceeded its permitted limits established for the alkali resistance multi-times. Measurement involves not only resistance to alkalis but also tests of frost resistance and water absorption depending on time.

Keywords: vibropressed concrete, hydrophobic additives, resistance to alkali, frost resistance

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #2, pp. 8-12

Title of the Paper: Investigation of Heat Transfer Decrement of Wall Structures Comparison of Measurements and Calculations

Authors: Akos Lakatos

Abstract: In these days, the examinations of the thermal behavior of different wall structures are so important from the point of view of reducing energy efficiency of Buildings. The mainly used thermal insulating materials are the plastic foams (expanded and extruded) and the mineral wool materials. Nowadays, the use of the ceramic based insulating paints is also spread over. Thermal parameters of buildings, such as thermal capacity, heat-loss coefficient, time constant, thermal delay, etc. are useful in the analysis of the dynamic thermal behaviour and the characterization of buildings. This paper presents measurement methods to reach the decrement factor of different building structures by using a heat flux meter and hot box method. Moreover, calculations for the investigation of the decrement factor of wall structures were also presented. Here has to be emphasized that this method can be useful as well for everyone who is about to describe and carry out thermal sizing of buildings. In this paper three types of building structures were measured. These measurements were accomplished through an inbuilt plaster/brick/plaster wall construction insulated internally with a ceramic material at the first time and externally with an Expanded Polystyrene later. The calculations were carried out on a concrete and brick based walls covered with different insulators.

Keywords: thermal decrement factor, building structures, thermal energy, brick wall, hukseflux apparatus, hot box

WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5044 / 2224-3461, Volume 11, 2016, Art. #1, pp. 1-7