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Dr. saleh mohamed omer abughres

أ. د. صالح محمد أبوغريس هو احد اعضاء هيئة التدريس بقسم الهندسة الميكانيكية والصناعية بكلية الهندسة. يعمل أ. د. صالح محمد أبوغريس بجامعة طرابلس كـأستاذ منذ 1981-01-01 وله العديد من المنشورات العلمية في مجال تخصصه>


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Performance Assessment of a Solar-Powered Absorption System in Libya

Abstract During the last years there has been an increasing consciousness of the environmental problems, created by the use of fossil fuels in electrical power generation consumed by converting cooling systems. In addition, the use of common working fluids (refrigerants), with their ozonedepleting and global warming potential, has become a serious environmental problem. This underlines the need to implement advanced, new concepts in building air-conditioning. The most common global type of thermally driven technology to produce chilled water is absorption cooling. For air-conditioning applications, absorption systems commonly use the water/lithium bromide or ammonia/water as working pair of fluids. The objective of this study is to establish a fundamental basis for further research and development within the field of solar cooling. In this study, an overview of possible systems for solar powered refrigeration and airconditioning systems will be presented. The concept of the ‘Solar Cooling Path’ is introduced, including a discussion of the energy source to the collector. Brief information and comparisons of different absorption refrigeration cycles are also presented. A solar-driven absorption refrigeration system has been selected as a case study for a further detailed investigation. A low temperature heat source can be used to drive the absorption refrigeration cycle, making the system suitable for integration with solar thermal collector. The Transient System Simulation program (TRNSYS) and Engineering Equation Solver (EES) simulation tools are used to model and analyze the performance of a solar-driven absorption refrigeration system. Analysis of the absorption cycle system is initiated by steady-state analysis. A modeling of single effect water/lithium bromide absorption cycle was constructed to study the effect of the operating variable on the system performance and to determine the optimum operating conditions for the absorption cycle. This model was developed by Engineering Equations Solver program (EES). In practice, the ambient conditions and solar radiation are not constant. Therefore, a dynamic analysis is useful for determining the characteristics of the system during the entire year, and dimensioning the important components of the solar collector subsystem, such as storage tanks and collector area. The overall solar absorption cooling system has been simulated by the TRNSYS program with a typical meteorological year file containing the weather parameters for the capital of Libya, Tripoli. Finally, a parametric study was carried out to investigate the influence of key parameters on the overall system performance of solar absorption cooling system and hence to improve and optimize the system design. Results from the parametric optimization indicated that with an area of 130m2 of flat plate collectors with an inclination of 32° and 3.5m3 of storage tank is achieved to cover the demand of air conditioning of a 35kW absorption chiller.
إبراهيم محمد علي الطويري (2011)
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A detailed survey of just-in-time implementation status within Libyan cement industry, and its implication for operations management

This paper investigates in detail the current status of the implementation levels of JIT key-factors and their sub-elements within the cement industry within Libya, and its implication for management within the said industry. A survey methodology has been applied in this detailed investigation using an intensive questionnaire and one-to-one interviews of the correspondent organizations. Based on the analysis of the survey findings, the results show that the implementation status of the JIT key-factors and their sub-elements are found to be in the modest levels across all the surveyed organisations, thereby indicating to opportunities for eliminating waste and improving the value chain. This paper has also pointed to crucial areas where the senior management body within this industry need to take immediate actions in order to achieve an effective and successful implementation of JIT systems. The paper also makes a contribution by providing an insight into what extent the JIT key-factors and their sub-elements are understood and implemented within the key Libyan manufacturing industry arabic 19 English 113
Rajab HOKOMA, Hala Mansour Amaigl(5-2019)
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This paper identifies the most affecting factors that enhance the quality of the decision making process within some Libyan oil and gas companies. Based on the developed questionnaire along with the literature review, the analysis showed that it is a challenge to processing the proper procedure for making decisions. However, most decision makers are found to be focusing on using simple tools for making their decisions, whereas, lacking of an effective communication network during making decisions are considered with a negative impact on making the proper decisions within most surveyed companies. Furthermore, it was found that, the procedures for making decisions within most surveyed companies could be considered as the most crucial for improving the quality of the decision making processes, followed by the used tools and techniques, whereas, communications as a factor influencing the processes of making decisions is found to be at the lowest level throughout the entire decision making processes. arabic 15 English 98
Rajab HOKOMA, Hanan Zawam Aburas(3-2018)
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