Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advancements Towards Sustainability of HVAC & R Systems

Ahmed Alhusseny

University of Manchester

Dr. Alhusseny has obtained his Ph.d. degree in mechanical engineering from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering-University of Manchester, UK.


Qahtan Al-Aabidy

University of Kufa

Dr. Qahtan Al-Aabidy holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and the Civil Engineering/ University of Manchester in 2018. Currently, Dr. Al-Aabidy is working as a member of the academic staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq.

Adel Nasser

University of Manchester

Dr. Adel Nasser holds an MSc degree in aeronautical and mechanical engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He worked in the UK as a staff member in the UMIST, and at the University of Salford. He also holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the UMIST, UK.


Energy Efficient Buildings PCM-Impregnated Walls Thermal Bridge Treatment Air Quality Air Filtration/Purification Air Distribution Effectiveness Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Refrigeration Smart Control Systems Noise Mitigation HVAC Cleaning/Disinfection

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Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) equipment are key elements of typical building mechanical systems to satisfy thermal and environmental conditions whether for human comfort or process applications. However, such systems typically consume the largest fraction of the energy demands for any building year-round, where they roughly account for 40-60% of the overall power consumption. So, it is not surprising that the energy efficiency effort is primarily targeted towards the HVAC&R equipment and how to make them more sustainable. In this particular context, there is currently a tendency in the building sector to reduce the energy demands by incorporating energy-efficient procedures into the design, manufacturing, installation, and operation of the HVAC&R equipment used. It has also become desirable to reduce the reliance on fossil-fuel powered systems through the increasing investment in the renewable energy resources available whether on-site or off-site.

This book aims to discuss a variety of modern advances in equipment incorporated in the HVAC&R systems, present innovative designs of such integrated elements with the desire to satisfying the comfort conditions required as well as having low fabrication and operation cost, and compactness.

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Date completed: February 18th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: March 18th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 17th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 4th 2021

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About the editor

Ahmed Alhusseny

University of Manchester

Dr. Ahmed Alhusseny has obtained his BSc and MSc in air conditioning and refrigeration engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Afterward, he worked as a member of the academic staff at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq. Dr. Alhusseny has written a Ph.D. research entitled 'Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Rotating Metallic Porous Media' at the University of Manchester. He has obtained a Ph.D. degree (May 2016.) in mechanical engineering from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering/ University of Manchester. Dr. Alhusseny is still associated with the University of Manchester as a Visiting Researcher although he has recently returned to Iraq and resumed his former employment there as a member of the academic staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the head of the Branch of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering.

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