Adsorption heat pumps for providing coupled heating and cooling effects in olive oil mills

Elnekave M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.32, no.6, pp.559-568, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.1365
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-568
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The olive oil mill wastewater presents serious environmental threats. In this study, adsorption heat pumps utilizing zeolite coatings were proposed for olive oil mills as a helping tool for the treatment of wastewater, as well as for providing a cooling effect, which may especially be useful to prevent thermal deterioration of the olive oil. The performance of a heat pump using two adsorbers operating with waste heat was determined for different operating conditions. It was established that a sufficiently high amount of olive oil wastewater might be treated in such a system when a suitable source of waste heat is used for heating the adsorbers of the heat pump. Copyright (C) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.