Laboratory for Thermal energy conversion systems
Welcome to TECS Lab
In TECS lab, we are actively working on thermal energy conversion systems. The key research areas include heat pumps (mechanical & chemical), heat engines (ORCs), evaporative coolers (M-cycle) and desalination (thermal) systems. We develop and investigate adsorbent materials (activated carbon & composites), thermophysical properties, adsorption isotherms & kinetics, thermodynamic models and system simulation of adsorption heat pumps. For mechanical vapour compression systems, we measure the thermophysical properties of NEXT-generation refrigerants (being members of NRXT-RP center, I2CNER), conduct cycle performance and the equation of state (EOS).