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 ◆ 2017
24. B.B. Saha
“Fundamental and application aspects of adsorption cooling and desalination”, Invited Seminar, Independent University, Bangladesh, 11 December 2017
23. B.B. Saha, K. Thu
“Theoretical development on adsorption fundamentals and cycles for improved performance”,20th International Mathematical Conference, Keynote Lecture, Paper No. P130, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 8-10, 2017
22. A. Pal, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“Effect of adsorbent layer height on instantaneous adsorption capacity”, Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2017, pp. 26-29, Fukuoka, Japan, November 29, 2017
21. M.A. Islam, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“Specific heat capacity of mesoporous silica gel for adsorption heat pump applications”, Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2017, pp. 26-29, Fukuoka, Japan, November 29, 2017
20. M L Palash, S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“Study of In-situ and Ex-situ Porosity of Mesoporous Silica Gel”, Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2017, pp. 26-29, Fukuoka, Japan, November 29, 2017
19. K. Marzia, S. Jribi, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama
“Performance investigation of finned tube type adsorber for different fin specifications”, Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2017, pp. 26-29, Fukuoka, Japan, November 29, 2017
18. M.A. Islam, S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“A Quantitative Approach to Analyze Total Equivalent Warming Impact (TEWI) for Supermarket Refrigeration System in Japan”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 97-100, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017 (Best Presentation Award)
17. M.M. Younes, I.I. EL-sharkawy, A. Elnaby Kabeel, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“Thermo-physical Properties of Silica Gel Consolidated Composites Using Polyvinylpyrrolidone as Binder for Adsorption Cooling Applications”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 103-104, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017
16. M. Muttakin, S. Mitra, N.M. Utami, K. Thu, K. Ito, B.B. Saha
“CFD modelling to study the influence of activation energy and domain size on adsorption dynamics”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 105-108, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017
15. K. Marzia, S. Jribi, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama
“Heat and mass transfer simulation of ethanol adsorption onto activated carbon packed heat exchanger”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 121-124, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017
14. A. Pal, S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha
“Improved adsorption uptake of ethanol and CO2 onto biomass based activated carbons”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 125-126, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017
13. F.H.M. Azahar, A. Yabushita, A. Harata, B.B. Saha, K. Thu
“Study on the Isosteric Heat and Its Effect on the Adsorption Systems for Various Sorption Pairs”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering and Sciences, pp. 153-158, Fukuoka, Japan, October 19-20, 2017
12. A. Pal, S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha,
“Enhanced CO2 adsorption onto biomass based activated carbon”, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2017 (ISHPC2017), Paper No. AD-YR1-1147, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-10, 2017.
11. K. Thu, N. Takeda, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, T. Maruyama, S. Maeda, T. Kawamata,
“Experimental Investigation on the Performance of an Adsorption System using Maxsorb III + Ethanol Pair”, , International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2017 (ISHPC2017), Paper No. AD-HM-1161, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-10, 2017.
10. M L Palash, S. Mitra, S. Harish, K. Thu, T. Nishiyama, K. Takahashi, B.B. Saha,
“An Approach for Quantitative Analysis of Pore Size Distribution of Silica Gel Using Atomic Force Microscopy”, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2017 (ISHPC2017), Paper No. AD-YR1-1156, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-10, 2017.
9. M. M. Younes, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A.E. Kabeel, A. Pal, K. Thu, B.B. Saha,
“Thermo-Physical Properties of Silica Gel Composites for Adsorption Cooling and Desalination Applications”, International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2017 (ISHPC2017), Paper No. AD-MA-1141, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-10, 2017.
8. B.B. Saha, S. Mitra and K. Thu,
“Next generation environmentally benign adsorption system for Polygeneration application”, International Conference on Polygeneration, pp. 73-74, Keynote Lecture, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 23-26 May 2017.
7. S. Mitra, M. Muttakin, K. Thu and B.B. Saha,
“A numerical study on the influence of adsorption heat exchanger geometry on its system performance”, International Conference on Polygeneration, pp. 83-84, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 23-26 May 2017.
6. B.B. Saha, S. Mitra and K. Thu,
“Next generation environmentally benign adsorption system for Polygeneration application”, International Conference on Polygeneration, pp. 73-74, Keynote Lecture, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 23-26 May 2017
5. S. Mitra, M. Muttakin, K. Thu and B.B. Saha,
“A numerical study on the influence of adsorption heat exchanger geometry on its system performance”, International Conference on Polygeneration, pp. 83-84, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 23-26 May 2017.
4. S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha and P. Dutta,
“Modeling the effect of heat source temperature on the performance of two-stage air cooled silica gel + water adsorption system”, Energy Procedia, Vol. 105, pp. 2010-2015, 2017.
3. K. Thu, B.B. Saha, S. Mitra and P. Dutta,
“Modeling and simulation of mass recovery process in adsorption system for cooling and desalination”, Energy Procedia, Vol. 105, pp. 2004-2009, 2017.
2. S. Mitra, A. Pal, K. Thu and B.B. Saha,
“Transient numerical study of novel composite adsorbent for cooling applications”, 2nd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC), April 2–5 (2017), Las Vegas, USA.
1. K. Thu, B.B. Saha, S. Mitra,
“Progresses in Adsorption Desalination and its Hybrids”, Mini-symposium on Micro/nanoscale Transport Phenomena and Energy-related Technologies 2017, 21 March 2017, Fukuoka, Japan (Invited).
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 ◆ 2016
22. B.B. Saha, S. Mitra and K. Thu,
“Theory, Design and Applications of Thermally Powered Adsorption Systems”,
The 7th BSME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Keynote Lecture, Dhaka, 22-24 December 2016.
21. M.L. Palash, S. Mitra, S. Harish, K. Thu and B.B. Saha,
“Topographic analysis of silica gel imaged with atomic force microscopy”,
The 18th Cross Straits Symposium on Energy and Environmental Science & Technology, pp. 47-48, Shanghai, China, December 4-6, 2016
20. K. Marzia, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Green financing for approaching towards sustainable energy development in Bangladesh”,
Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 45-46, 1 December 2016.
19. A. Pal, S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha, H.S. Kil, S.H. Yoon and J. Miyawaki,
“Mangrove based activated carbon: Synthesis and characterization”,
Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 47-48, 1 December 2016.
18. M.A. Islam, B.B. Saha, S. Jribi, K. Thu, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption isotherm and kinetics of ethanol onto powder and consolidated activated carbon”,
Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 75-76, 1 December 2016.
17. B.B. Saha,
“A multiscale approach to analyze adsorption systems for carbon-neutral technology”,
Proceedings of the 2nd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering Sciences, Keynote Lecture, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x, 14 October 2016.
16. M.A. Islam, B.B. Saha, S. Jribi, K. Thu, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption isotherms and kinetics of ethanol onto powder and consolidated activated carbon”,
Proceedings of the 2nd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 21-24, 14 October 2016.
15. S. Alrsheedi, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, T. Miyazaki, K. Thu, S. Jribi, I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Performance investigation of MOF-ethanol based adsorption cooling cycle”,
Proceedings of the 2nd International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 29-32, 14 October 2016.
14. S. Mitra, K. Thu, B.B. Saha, P. Dutta,
“Modeling the effect of heat source temperature on the performance of two-stage air cooled silica gel + water adsorption system”,
The 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, October 8–11(2016) Beijing, China.
13. K. Thu, B.B. Saha, S. Mitra, K.J. Chua,
“Modeling and simulation of mass recovery process in adsorption system for cooling and desalination ”,
The 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, October 8–11(2016) Beijing, China.
12. T. Mkiyazaki, J. Miyawaki, T. Ohba, S.H. Yoon, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Study toward high-performance thermally driven air-conditioning systems ”,
International Conference on Engineering, Science and Nanotechnology 2016, AIP Conference, 3–5, August, 2016, Solo, Indonesia, doi: 10.1063/1.4968250.
11. Animesh Pal, Bidyut Baran Saha, Hyun-Sig Kil, Jin Miyawaki, Seong-Ho Yoon, Sourav Mitra, Kyaw Thu, Takahiko Miyazaki, Shigeru Koyama,
“Adsorption uptake of ethanol onto WPT and Mangrove-derived ACs”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-007, Pages: 39-40, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016. (Best Paper Award)
10. Md Amirul Islam, K. Srinivasan, Bidyut Baran Saha, Kyaw Thu,
“Assessment of Total Equivalent Warming Impact (TEWI) of supermarket refrigeration in Japan”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-064, Pages: 169-170, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
9. Kyaw Thu, Jayaprakash Saththasivam, Bidyut B. Saha, Shigeru Koyama, Kian J. Chua and Kim C. Ng,
“Performance Evaluation of a Mechanical Vapor Compression Chiller at Elevated Chilled Water Temperatures”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-068, Pages: 177-178, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
8. Ahmed A. Askalany, Bidyut Baran Saha,
“Maximum available COP of Adsorption cooling system based on refrigerant”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-101, Pages: 253-254, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
7. Hyun-Sig Kil, Animesh Pal, Bidyut Baran Saha, Isao Mochida, Koji Nakabayashi, Seong-Ho Yoon, Jin Miyawaki,
“Preparation and ethanol adsorption properties of activated carbons from biomass for adsorption heat pumps”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-119, Pages: 289-290, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
6. Rifat A. Rouf, K.C. Amanul Alam, Bidyut B. Saha, K. M Ariful Kabir,
“Three Bed Solar Adsorption Cooling with Silica gel-Water Pair for ”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-128, Pages: 307-308, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
5. Ahmed A. Askalany, Stefan K. Henninger, Mohamed Ghazy, Bidyut B. Saha,
“Improving thermal conductivity of activated carbon as adsorbent using metallic fillingsrdquo;,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-138, Pages: 331-332, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
4. K. M Ariful Kabir, K.C. Amanul Alam, M. M. A. Sarker, Rifat A. Rouf, Bidyut B. Saha,
“The effect of Heat Recovery on the Performance of Solar Adsorption Cooling System”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-145, Pages: 345-346, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016.
3. Kashif Irshad, Khairul Habib and Bidyut Baran Saha,
“Evaluation of thermal comfort in building assisted with a novel thermoelectric air duct and photovoltaic system”,
Proceeding of the IVth International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2016 (IMPRES2016), Paper No. IMPRES2016-157, Pages: 371-372, Taormina, Sicily, Italy, 23-26 October 2016. 
2. A. Pal, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption characteristics of consolidated adsorbents + ethanol pairs”,
Proceedings of the 8th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and air Conditioning (ACRA2016),
Paper No. ACRA2016-099, Taipei, Taiwan, 15-17 May 2016. 
1. S. Jribi, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, S. Maeda and T. Maruyama,
“Performance investigation of a finned tube adsorber employing activated carbon- ethanol pair”,
Proceedings of the 8th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and air Conditioning (ACRA2016),
Paper No. ACRA2016-107, Taipei, Taiwan, 15-17 May 2016. 
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 ◆ 2015
1. K. Thu, B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Adsorption systems for engineering applications and cracking the bottleneck for improved performance”,
Invited Lecture, Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 1-8, November 27, 2015.
2. A. Pal, H.S. Kil, B.B. Saha, S.H. Yoon, T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama and J. Miyawaki,
“preparation and characterization of activated carbon from waste Palm trunk by chemical activation with KOH for adsorption cooling application”,
Proceedings of International Forum for Green Asia, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 69-72, November 27, 2015.
3. K. Uddin, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and  S. Koyama,
“Alternative technology for cooling”,
3rd International Conference on Green Energy Technology (ICGET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, DOI:10.1109/ICGET.2015.7315114, September 11, 2015.
4. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption characteristics of ethanol on surface treated activated carbons and phenol resins for adsorptive cooling/refrigeration”,
Keynote Lecture at the IX Minsk International Seminar “Heat Pipes, Heat Pumps, Refrigerators, Power Sources”, Minsk, Belarus, September 07-10, pp. 81-88, 2015.
5. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng, N. Ghaffour, W.G Chun,
Recent Development in Thermally-Activated Desalination Methods: Achieving an Energy Efficiency less than US$0.5/m3,
The International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse Aug 30-Sep 04, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.
6. S. Jribi, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Transient simulation of finned tube type adsorber employing activated carbon-ethanol as adsorbent-refrigerant pair”,
The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015), Yokohama, Japan, Paper ID: 105, August 16-22, 2015.
7. F. Jerai, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, S. Maeda, T. Onda, T. Maruyama,
“Optimum cycle time for one bed activated carbon-ethanol pair adsorption cooling system”,
3rd International Workshop of Heat Transfer for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control (IWHT 2015), Paper No: 1215, October 16-19 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.
8. I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto promising adsorbents for adsorption cooling applications”,
The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015), Yokohama, Japan, Paper ID: 188, August 16-22, 2015.
9. M. Sultan, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Optimization of adsorption isotherm taxonomy for open-cycle desiccant air-conditioning applications”,
The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015), Yokohama, Japan, Paper ID: 516, August 16-22, 2015.
10. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, K.J. Chua, K.C. Ng,
A True Primary Fuel Cost Apportionment Method for Dual-purpose (power+desalination) Plants: an Exergetic Approach,
The International Desalination Association New Horizons for Desalination, May 17-19, 2015, Santa Margherita, Portifino, Italy.
11. M.W. Shahzad, K.C. Ng, K. Thu,
An Improved Primary Fuel Cost Apportionment Method for Co-generation (Power & Desalination) Plants: An Exergetic Approach,
The 11 Saudi International Water, Electricity and Power Generation Forum (WEPOWER), April 14-15, 2015, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
12. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
High Grade Water from Low Grade Energy: A Hybrid Desalination System Theoretical and Experimental Investigation,
The 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2015), March 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
13. N. Ghaffour, Y.-D. Kim, K. Thu, G.L. Amy, T. Leiknes, K.C. Ng,
Innovative thermal-membrane hybrid desalination system driven by solar energy,
WWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Orlando – FL, USA, Mar 2015.
14. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption cooling fundamental and applications”,
Keynote Lecture at the International Conference on Polygeneration 2015, Chennai, India, February 18-20, 2015.
15. K.C. Ng, A. Li, K. Thu, M.W Shahzad,
Advances in Low Energy Desalination and Cooling Technologies: Adsorption Desalination (AD) and AD hybrids driven by waste heat and solar energy,
International Conference on Polygeneration Technologies for Smart Cities, Feb 18-20, 2015, India.
16. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Thermal Hybrid Desalination System (MEDAD): An Experimental Investigation,
International Conference on Desalination Technology and Engineering, 27-31 Jan, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.
17. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Recent Desalination Developments for Energy Efficiencies Bench-Mark Less than US$0.5/m3: Hybridization of Adsorption Cycle with Multi-Effect Desalination,
International Water Summit (IWS2015), Jan 19-22, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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 ◆ 2014
1. S.J. Oh, K. Thu, M.W. Shahzad, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng,
Experimental Study of a Laminar Flow Solid Desiccant Dehumidifier driven by a Low Temperature Heat Source,
7th  International Meetings of Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT), November 26-27, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2. M.W. Shahzad, K.C. Ng, K. Thu,
An Improved Cost Apportionment for Desalination Combined with Power Plant: An Exergetic Analyses,
7th International Meetings of Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT), November 26-27, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3. F. Jerai, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Experimental investigation of adsorption cooling system: ethanol-activated carbon powder (ACP) pair”,
Proceedings of the 16th Cross Straits Symposium on Energy and Environmental Science and Technology, pp. 265-266, Jeju, Korea, November 13-15, 2014.
4. A. Pal, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Experimental investigation of consolidated adsorbents/ethanol pairs for cooling application”, 
Proceedings of the 16th Cross Straits Symposium on Energy and Environmental Science and Technology, pp. 267-268, Jeju, Korea, November 13-15, 2014.
5. K. Marzia, M. Bannai, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Feasibility of solar energy for air conditioning in Chitradurga, India”,
Proceedings of the 16th Cross Straits Symposium on Energy and Environmental Science and Technology, pp. 269-270, Jeju, Korea, November 13-15, 2014.
6. K. Thu, Y.-D. Kim, M.W. Shahzad, K.C. Ng,
Progresses in Adsorption Desalination Technology and its Hybrids,
32nd Conference on ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization, (CAFEO 32), Nov 10-13, 2014, Yangon, Myanmar.
7. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng,
A Hybrid Desalination System (MED+AD) Operation on Solar Energy,
32nd Conference on ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization, (CAFEO 32), Nov 10-13, 2014, Yangon, Myanmar.
8. A. Li, K.C. Ng, H. Ridgway, K. Thu, M.W. Shahzad,
Molecular dynamic modeling on a novel zeolite,
The 6th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems, Singapore, 2014.
9. F. Jerai, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, S. Maeda, T. Onda, T. Maruyama,
“Analysis on adsorber performance for thermally driven chillers”,
Grand Renewable Energy, International Conference and Exhibition, July 27 - August (GRE 2014), Paper No 1041, July 27 – August 1, 2014, Tokyo, Japan.
10. T. Miyazaki, I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Optimized performance of one-bed adsorption cooling system”,
15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Purdue, Paper No. 2429, USA, July 14-17, 2014.
11. K. Uddin, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Thermodynamic analysis of adsorption refrigeration cycles using parent and surface treated Maxsorb III/ethanol pairs”,
15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Purdue, Paper No. 2456, USA, July 14-17, 2014.
12. A. Askalany, B.B. Saha and K. Habib,
“Adsorption cooling system employing activated carbon/R32 adsorption pair”,
4th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2014 (ICPER2014), MATEC Web of Conference, Vol. 13, 06001, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, 3 – 5 June, 2014.
13. T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Performance simulation of adsorption refrigeration/heat pump with silica gel-water and activated carbon-ethanol combinations”,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ACRA 2014), Jeju, Korea, May 18 – May 21, 2014.
14. M. Sultan, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“A study on adsorption of water onto carbon based adsorbents”,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ACRA 2014), Jeju, Korea, May 18 – May 21, 2014.
15. I.I. El-Sharkawy, K. Uddin, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and S.K. Henninger,
“Characterization of adsorbent/refrigerant pairs for developing high performance adsorption cooling systems”,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ACRA 2014), Jeju, Korea, May 18 – May 21, 2014.
16. J. Saththasivam, Y.-D. Kim, K. Thu, K.C. Ng,
A study on the applicability of adsorption desalination cum cooling cycles in zero liquid discharge process,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
17. Y.-D. Kim, K. Thu, J. Saththasivam, K.C. Ng, G. Noreddine,
Performance evaluation of multi-stage membrane vacuum distillation: The effect of seawater-coolant feed arrangement,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
18. I.B. Ismil, A. Li, W.S. Loh, K. Thu, K.C. Ng,
A modeling and experimental study of a low-temperature application miniature pressurized adsorption chiller (PAC),
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
19. A. Li, K. Thu, M.W. Shahzad, K.C. Ng and W.G. Chun,
Improvement of adsorbent embedded heat transfer through introduction of binder,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
20. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng,
Waste heat operated hybrid (MEDAD) desalination plant: an experimental investigation,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
21. K. Thu, Y.-D. Kim, M.W. Shahzad, J. Saththasivam, K.C. Ng,
Performance Investigation of an Advanced Multi-effect Adsorption Desalination Cycle,
The 7th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May 18 - 21, Jeju, Korea, 2014.
22. B.B. Saha,
“Solar thermal powered adsorption cooling systems: Fundamental and applications”,
Invited Lecture at the First SERIIUS Series Symposium, IISc, Bangalore, India, pp. 17, April 1-2, 2014.
23. T. Miyazaki, I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Performance prediction of adsorption heat pump systems using activated carbon and R 32 pair”,
International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Paper #92, Washington, USA, March 31 – April 3, 2014.
24. Noreddine Ghaffour, Kim Choon Ng, Thomas Missimer, Gary L. Amy, K. Thu and Youngdeuk Kim,
Integrated thermal and membrane-based renewable energy-driven desalination systems, 
Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, AWWA/AMTA – March 10-13, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV.
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 ◆ 2013
1. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Challenges and opportunities of thermally powered adsorption cycles for cooling and desalination applications”,
Keynote Lecture at the 22nd National and 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, IIT Kharagpur, India, December 28-31, 2013.
2. Rifat Ara Rouf, K. C. Amanul Alam, M. A. Hakim Khan, Bidyut Baran Saha, F. Meunier, Md. Abdul Alim, K.M. Ariful Kabir,
“Advancement of Solar Adsorption cooling by means of Heat Storage”,
10th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2013, December 20-22, 2013. Organized by: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
3. M. Sultan, K. Yoshida, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama,
“Study on open cycle adsorption cooling system based on low temperature regeneration”,
Proc. of Cross Straits Symposium on Energy and Environmental Science and Technology (CSS-EEST 15), pp. 269-270, Shanghai, China, 25-26 November 2013.
4. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Thermally powered adsorption cooling: Fundamentals and applications”,
Keynote Lecture at The 6th International Meeting on Advanced Thermofluids (IMAT2013), Singapore, November 18-19, 2013.
5. T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama and B.B. Saha,
“Analytic model of a combined Adsorption Cooling and mechanical vapor compression refrigeration system”,
The 6th International Meeting on Advanced Thermofluids (IMAT2013), Paper No. 035, Singapore, November 18-19, 2013.
6. M.W. Shahzad, K. Thu, Y.C. Park, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng,
Solar Thermal Rating: A methodology for evaluating the long term performance of renewable energy systems,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
7. Azhar Bin Ismil, Li Ang, Loh Wai Soong, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Dynamic Behaviour and Performance Evaluation of a Two-Bed Activated Carbon Power + Propane Adsorption Prototype,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
8. A. Li, I.B. Azhar, K. Thu, S.M. Wakil, and K. C. Ng,
Dynamic Modeling of a Low Grade Heat Driven Zeolite – Water Adsorption Chiller,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
9. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Moawya E Masry, Kim Choon Ng,
Water Quality Assessment on Solar-Assisted Adsorption Desalination Cycle with Evaporator-Condenser Heat Recovery Circuit,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
10. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Mohammad Wakil Shahzad, Kim Choon Ng,
Advanced Multi-effect Adsorption Desalination Cycle: Numerical Simulation and Performance Investigation,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
11. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Azhar Bin Ismil, Kim Choon Ng,
Adsorption Characteristics of Water Vapor on Mesoporous Silica Gels,
The 6th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT2013, 18–19 November 2013, Singapore.
12.  B.B. Saha, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption cooling cum desalination cycles”,
11th China-Japan-Korea Symposium on Carbon Materials to Save the Earth – Materials and Devices for New Energies and Environmental Protection (CSE2013), Keynoter Lecture, Unzen, Nagasaki, November 10-12, 2013.
13. K. Uddin, I.I. El-Sharkawy, T. Miyazaki, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, H.S. Kil, J. Miyawaki and S.H Yoon,
“Adsorption of ethanol onto carbon adsorbents”,
11th China-Japan-Korea Symposium on Carbon Materials to Save the Earth – Materials and Devices for New Energies and Environmental Protection (CSE2013), Unzen, Nagasaki, Paper no. PP03, November 10-12, 2013.
14. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Muhammad Wakil Shahzad,
Progress of Adsorption Cycle and its Hybrids with Conventional MSF/MED Processes in the Field of Desalination,
IDA World Congress 2013 on Desalination and Water Reuse, Tianjin, China on October 20-25, 2013.
15. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Gary Amy, Kim Choon Ng,
A Hybrid Multi-Effect Distillation and Adsorption Cycle,
IDA World Congress 2013 on Desalination and Water Reuse, Tianjin, China on October 20-25, 2013.
16. M.W. Shahzad, K.C. Ng, K. Thu, B.B. Saha and W.G. Chun,
“Multi effect desalination and adsorption desalination (MEDAD) cycle”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-057, pp. 115-119, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
17. D. Yamashiro, I. Senaha, Y. Watabe, and B.B. Saha,
“Development of the high-speed and larger-scale-culture technology of sea algae using carbon dioxide dissolution sea water”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-116, pp. 313-316, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
18. K. Thu, Y.D. Kim, A.B. Ismail, B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Adsorption characteristics of CH4 on Maxsorb III by gravitational method”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-101, pp. 330-334, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
19. A.A. Askalany, B.B. Saha, T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama and I.M. Ismail,
“Modified linear driving force model for accurate approximation of adsorption kinetics experimental data”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-025, pp. 351-355, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
20. K. Uddin, T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama, B.B. Saha, H.S. Kil, J. Miyawaki and S.H. Yoon,
“Adsorption kinetics of ethanol onto functional activated carbons with controlled oxygen content”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-071, pp. 356-361, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
21. S.T. Oh, K. Kariya, Y. Hamamoto, B.B. Saha, H. Mori, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption of water vapor onto silica gel using innovative compact fin and tube heat exchanger”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-089, pp. 362-367, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
22. K. Habib, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, S.I. Gilani and S.A. Sulaiman,
“Study of various adsorbent-refrigerant pairs for the application of solar driven adsorption cooling in tropical climates”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-033, pp. 383-389, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
23. I.I. El-Sharkawy, H. Abdelmeguid, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and T. Miyazaki,
“Performance investigation of a solar-powered adsorption cooling system: A case study for Egypt”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-111, pp. 390-396, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
24. K.C.A. Alam, R.A. Rouf, B.B. Saha, M.A.H. Khan and F. Meunier,
“Adsorption solar cooling driven by heat storage collected from CPC panel”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013, Paper No. IMPRES2013-125, pp. 397-402, Fukuoka, Japan, September 4-6, 2013. 
25. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Won Gee Chun,
Multi Effect Distillation & Adsorption Desalination (MEDAD) cycle,
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems IMPRES2013, 4-6 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
26. Azhar Bin Ismail, K. Thu, Kandadai Srinivasan, Kim Choon Ng,
Adsorption Kinetics of Propane on Energetically Heterogeneous Activated Carbon,
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems IMPRES2013, 4-6 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
27. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Azhar Bin Ismail, Bidyut Baran Saha, Kim Choon Ng,
Adsorption Characteristics of CH4 on Maxsorb III by Gravitational Method,
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems IMPRES2013, 4-6 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
28. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Modeling and optimization of vacuum membrane distillation process,
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems IMPRES2013, 4-6 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
29. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Equilibrium adsorption isotherms of water vapor on mesoporous zeolite,
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems IMPRES2013, 4-6 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
30. T. Miyazaki, I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Study on adsorption cooling system – Fundamental to System Evaluation”,
Proceedings of International Conference on Green Energy and Technology (ICGET), Keynote Lecture, pp. 153-156, Kitakyushu, Japan, August 24-26, 2013.
31. M. Sultan, T. Miyazaki, S. Koyama and B.B. Saha,
“Consideration of solid desiccant dehumidification and air conditioning system for greenhouses in Pakistan: A feasibility study”,
Proceedings of International Conference on Green Energy and Technology (ICGET), Paper No. G11, pp. 185-190, Kitakyushu, Japan, August 24-26, 2013.
32. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Kyaw Thu, Won Gee Chun and Kim Choon Ng,
Multi Effect Desalination for Low Temperature Application, International Conference on Mechanical,
Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE '13), July 2-4, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
33. A. Li, K. Thu, W.S. Loh, I. B. Azhar, K. C. Ng,
Performance Evaluation of a Zeolite - Water Adsorption Chiller with Entropy Analysis of Thermodynamic Insight,
International Conference on Applied Energy ICAE 2013, Jul 1-4, 2013, Pretoria, South Africa.
34. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, K. Thu, Won Gee Chun, Azhar Bin Ismail, Kim Choon Ng,
An experimental test on a 3-stage multi effect distillation system,
International Conference on Applied Energy ICAE 2013, Jul 1-4, 2013, Pretoria, South Africa.
35. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, K. Thu, Chun Won Gee  and Kim Choon Ng,
3-stages Multi-effect Distillation System: Design and Experiments,
5th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids, 10-13 June, 2013, Changbaishan, China.
36. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Thomas M. Missimer and Kim Choon Ng,
Numerical Study on the Multi-Well Enhanced Geothermal Systems,
5th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids, 10-13 June, 2013, Changbaishan, China.
37. Moawya E Masry, Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng, Tahir Yapici,
Investigation Solar-powered Adsorption Desalination and Cooling Cycle,
American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE13, 9 – 13 June, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA.
38. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Noreddine  Ghaffour, Kim Choon Ng,
Performance evaluation and entropy generation analysis of a direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) system,
1st International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology, 7-10 April, 2013, Sitges, Spain.
39. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Noreddine  Ghaffour, Kim Choon Ng,
Solar-assisted multi-stage vacuum membrane distillation system: modeling and Simulation,
1st International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology, 7-10 April, 2013, Sitges, Spain.
40. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim,
Hybrid Low Energy Desalination and Cooling,
2nd O&M Water Middle East 2013, 26-27 March 2013, Dubai Dubai, UAE.
41. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Gary Amy,
Adsorption Desalination: A Low Energy Seawater Desalination Technology by Renewable Energy,
International Water Summit, 15-17 January, 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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 ◆ 2012
1. S. Jribi, M.S. Abid, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Performance investigation of an activated carbon-CO2 based adsorption cooling cycle”,
The 4th International Renewable Energy Congress, IREC2012-MSC-326/0, pp. 1440-1446, Sousse, Tunisia, December 20-22, 2012.
2. B.B. Saha, T. Miyazaki and S. Koyama,
“Study on adsorption cooling cycles based on activated carbon and low GWP refrigerant pairs”,
10th China-Japan-Korea Symposium on Carbon Materials to Save the Earth – Materials and Devices for New Energies and Environmental Protection (CSE2012), Plenary Lecture, pp. 2-6, Guangzhou, China, November 23-26, 2012.
3. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Baojuan Xi, Azhar Bin Ismail, Kim Choon Ng,
Thermophysical Properties of Novel Zeolite Materials for Sorption Cycles,
The 5th International Meetings on Advances in Thermofluids, 12–13 November 2012, Bintan Island, Indonesia.
4. B.B. Saha,
“Next generation thermally powered adsorption cooling cum refrigeration cycles”,
2nd KIER-Kyushu U. Joint Symposium on Green System and Materials, Plenary Lecture, pp. 15-16, Jeju, Korea, September 9-11, 2012.
5. S.T. Oh and B.B. Saha,
“Study on adsorption cooling systems powered by fuel cell waste heat”,
The 6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Towards the Sustainable Developments, Paper No. 2927, Xi’an, China, August 26-28, 2012 (CD-ROM).
6. A.A. Askalany, B.B. Saha and I.M. Ismail,
“Adsorption cooling system using granular activated carbon-R134a pair”,
The 6th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Towards the Sustainable Developments, Paper No. 2928, Xi’an, China, August 26-28, 2012 (CD-ROM).
7. Young-Deuk KIM, K. Thu, Kim Choon NG, Noreddine GHAFFOUR,
Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Solar-Assisted Hollow Fiber DCMD Desalination System,
The 7th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS7), July 4-6, 2012, Busan, Korea.
8. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, and Chun Won Gee,
An investigation of film evaporation correlation of saline solution at low pressures & high concentration,
The 7th International Green Energy Conference & The 1st DNL Conference on Clean Energy IGEC-DCCE, May 28-30, 2012, Dalian, China.
9. K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Anutosh Chakraborty and Kim Choon Ng,
Performance Investigation of a Waste Heat-Driven Cooling cum Desalination Adsorption Cycle,
The 7th International Green Energy Conference & The 1st DNL Conference on Clean Energy IGEC-DCCE, May 28-30, 2012, Dalian, China.
10. K. Thu, Aung Myat, Young-Deuk Kim, Anuthosh Chakraborty and Kim Choon Ng,
Performance investigation of advanced Adsorption Desalination cycle with condenser-evaporator heat recovery scheme,
Conference and Exhibition on Desalination and the Environment, 23-26 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
11. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Aung Myat and Kim Choon Ng,
Numerical Simulation of Solar Assisted Multi Effect Distillation (MED) Desalination Systems,
Conference and Exhibition on Desalination and the Environment, 23-26 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
12. Aung Myat, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim and Kim Choon Ng,
The performance investigation of a Temperature cascaded cogeneration system producing Electricity, Steam, cooling, distilled water and dehumidification,
Conference and Exhibition on Desalination and the Environment, 23-26 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
13. Aung Myat, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim and Kim Choon Ng,
Experimental investigation on the performance of a Temperature cascaded cogeneration system producing Electricity, Steam, cooling and dehumidification,
Conference and Exhibition on Desalination and the Environment, 23-26 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
14. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim,
Solar-powered Adsorption Desalination and Cooling: An Emerging Low Cost Technology for KSA,
10th Water Desalination Conference in Arab Countries, ARWADEX 2012, 8-11 April, 2012, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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 ◆ 2011
1. Anutosh Chakraborty, Kim Choon Ng and K. Thu,
Advanced adsorption cooling cum desalination cycle: A Thermodynamic Framework,
ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Energy and Water Scarcity, 11-17 November, 2011, Hyatt Regency Denver & Coloroda Convention Center, USA.
2. Aung Myat, Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu and Yound Deuk-kim,
Performance testing of waste heat-driven novel Zeolite adsorption cooling system,
9th International Conference on Clean Energy, 2-5 November, 2011, Taichung, Taipei, Taiwan.
3. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu and Youngduek Kim,
Solar Powered Adsorption Cycle: a low-cost method for cooling and desalination,
1st International Conference on Desalination and Environment: Recent Developments in Non-Reverse Osmosis Desalination and Related Technologies-ICODE 2011, 29 Oct-1 Nov, 2011, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
4. K. Habib and B.B. Saha,
“Study on solar powered combined adsorption refrigeration cycles in Malaysia”,
The 4th International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, pp. 1123-1134, Melaka, Malaysia, October 3-4, 2011.
5. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Aung Myat,
An Improved Film Evaporation Correlation for Saline Water at Sub-atmospheric Pressures,
International Meetings of Advanced Thermal fluids, October 3-4, 2011,Meleka, Malaysia.
6. Aung Myat, K. Thu, Young-Deuk Kim, Kim Choon Ng,
Performance Investigation of a Cogeneration Plant With The Efficient and Compact Heat Recovery System,
International Meetings of Advanced Thermal fluids, October 3-4, 2011 Meleka, Malaysia.
7. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu and Youngduek Kim,
Reviewing the Thermo-economics of Solar-powered Adsorption Chillers cum Desalination,
2nd Annual District Cooling Qatar Submit, 25-28 September 2011, Oryx Rotana, Doha, Qatar.
8. B.B. Saha and I.I. El-Sharkawy,
“Next generation thermally powered adsorption refrigeration cycles”,
VIII Minsk International Seminar Heat Pipes, Heat Pumps, Refrigerators, Power Sources, Vol. 1, Keynote Paper, pp. 52-63, Minsk, Belarus, September 12-15, 2011.
9. Young-Deuk Kim, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng, and Won-Gee Chun,
Comparison of Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Solar Hot Water Plants in Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore,
Proceedings of International Conference on Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration 2011, ICACR2011, July 6-8, 2011, Yongpyong Resort, Gangwon-Do, Korea.
10. Aung Myat, K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng,
Performance analysis and Entropy generation for multi-beds Adsorption Cooling system,
Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Technologies (APCSEET 2011), 10−13 July 2011, Adelaide, Australia.
11. B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Possibility and constraints of working pairs for adsorption cooling and desalination systems”,
Keynote Paper, 4th Workshop on Solar Desalination Water Treatment and Utilization, pp. 85-112, Jeju, South Korea, June 2-3, 2011.
12. B.B. Saha,
“Possibility and constraints of Ozone friendly working fluids for adsorption refrigeration and gas storage systems”,
Keynote Paper, 2nd European Conference on Polygeneration, Tarragona, Spain, March 31, 2011.
13. Kim Choon Ng, K. Thu, Young Deuk Kim,
Solar-assisted adsorption cycle for the production of cooling effect and potable water,
2nd European Conference on Polygeneration-30th March -1st April 2011-Tarragona, Spain (Keynote paper).
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 ◆ 2010
1. M. Z. I. Khan, B.B. Saha and A. Akisawa,
“Experimental study on a three-bed adsorption chiller”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 47-51, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
2. K. Habib, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Performance studies of combined adsorption refrigeration cycles”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 67-73, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
3. A.F.M.M. Rahman, T. Miyazaki, Y. Ueda, B.B. Saha and A. Akisawa,
“Optimal performance of three beds adsorption cooling system”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 79-85, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
4. S. Jribi, B.B. Saha, Y. Terao, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama, 
“Performance investigation of low GWP refrigerant based adsorption cooling cycle”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 223-230, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
5. K. C. Ng, K. Thu, A. Chakraborty and B.B. Saha,
“Investigation on thermo-physical properties of silica gel for adsorption desalination cycles”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 245-248, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
6. A. Chakraborty, K.C. Leong, K. Thu, B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Influences of adsorbent structures on adsorption cooling performances”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 249-252, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
7. K. C. Amanul Alam, B.B. Saha and A. Akisawa,
“Adsorption cooling system driven by solar collector: a case study for Tokyo solar data”,
Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2010, Research Publishing, pp. 422-426, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2010. 
8. K. Thu, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and A. Chakraborty,
“Real cost of RO desalination: A case study of the Singapore Tuas SWRO plant”,
3rd International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT 2010), Singapore, pp. 191-195, 30 November 2010. 
9. Aung Myat, K. Thu and Ng Kim Choon,
Performance Analysis of Absorption Refrigeration System (ARS),
3rd International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, 30th November, 2010, Singapore.
10. Aung Myat, K. Thu, Anutosh Chakraborty and Kim Choon Ng,
A waste heat-driven multi-bed desiccant dehumidifier (MBDD): Performance and entropy generation minimization analysis,
The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. August 24-27, 2010, Shanghai, China.
11. W.S. Loh, K.A. Rahman, A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, K.C. Ng and W.G. Chun,
“Evaluation and simulation of a waste heat-driven pressurized solid-sorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the Fifth Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2010, Paper No. 033, Tokyo, Japan, 7-9 June 2010.
12. W.S. Loh, K.A. Rahman, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, K.C. Ng and W.G. Chun,
“Sorption rate and isotherms of methane on pitch-based activated carbon using volumetric method”,
Proceedings of the Fifth Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2010, Paper No. 051, Tokyo, Japan, 7-9 June 2010.
13. K.C. Ng, K. Thu, H. Yanagi, A. Chakraborty and B.B. Saha,
“Performance analysis of a low temperature waste heat-driven adsorption desalination prototype plant”,
Proceedings of the Fifth Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2010, Paper No. 055,  Tokyo, Japan, 7-9 June 2010.
14. Aung Myat, Kim Choon Ng, Hideharu Yanagi and K. Thu,
Experimental investigation on the performance of a waste heat-driven advanced desiccant dehumidifier without moving parts,
The 5th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, June 7-9, 2010, Tokyo, JAPAN.
15. K. Thu, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty and K.C. Ng,
“Performance analysis of waste heat-driven cooling cum desalination adsorption cycle”,
9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, Paper No. 78, Sydney, Australia, April 2010.
16. K. Thu, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and A. Chakraborty,
“Overall heat transfer analysis of a heat-driven adsorption chiller”,
2010 International Symposium on Next-generation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Paper No. P07, Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 February 2010.
17. S. Jribi, I.I. El-Sharkawy, S. Koyama and B.B. Saha,
“Study on activated carbon-CO2 pair: adsorption characteristics and cycle performance”,
2010 International Symposium on Next-generation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Paper No. P19, Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 February 2010.
18. K.A. Rahman, W.S. Loh, A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Adsorption thermodynamics of natural gas storage onto pitch-based activated carbons”,
Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Gas Processing Symposium, Doha, Qatar, pp. 187-195, 10-14 January 2010.
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 ◆ 2009
1. B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“Thermodynamic modeling of isosteric heat of adsorption, specific heat capacity and minimum heat source temperature for adsorption processes”,
16th Mathematics Conference, Paper No. 16MC09-043 (Invited Paper), BUET, Dhaka, December 2009.
2. B.B. Saha, K. Thu, A. Chakraborty and K.C. Ng,
“Experimental investigation on a waste heat driven advanced adsorption desalination and cooling cycle with internal heat recovery”,
Heat Powered Cycle Conference 2009, Paper No. 910 (Keynote Paper), Berlin, September 2009.  
3. S. Jribi, I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, K. Kuwahara and S. Koyama,
“Carbon dioxide adsorption isotherm onto activated carbons”,
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Thermophysical Properties Conference, Boulder, USA, Paper ID: 402, June 21-26, 2009.
4. W.S. Loh, K.A. Rahman, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and A. Chakraborty,
“Parametric studies of charging and discharging in adsorbed natural gas vessel using activated carbon”,
The Third International Symposium on Physics of Fluids (ISPF3), Jiuzhaigou, China, 15-18 June, 2009. 
5. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha and K.C. Ng,
“On the thermodynamic modelling of specific surface area of porous adsorbents for natural gas storage”,
5th Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology, Singapore, May 25-27, 2009.
6. W.S. Loh, K.C. Ng, A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha and I.I. El-Sharkawy,
“Adsorption cooling cycles for adsorbent/adsorbate pairs at assorted operating pressures”,
Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Paper No. ACRA011, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 323-328, May 21-22, 2009.
7. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, K.C. Ng, J. He, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Transient analysis of an advanced adsorption cooling device employing copper – sputtered silica-gel and water pair”,
Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Paper No. ACRA145, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 336-341, May 21-22, 2009.
8. K. Thu, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Waste heat driven dual – purpose adsorption cycle for cooling and desalination”,
Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Paper No. ACRA182, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 342-347, May 21-22, 2009.
9. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, M. Hassan, S. Koyama, A. Chakraborty and K.C. Ng,
“Thermodynamic analysis of activated carbon – methanol based adsorption cooling cycles”,
Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Paper No. ACRA146, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 447-452, May 21-22, 2009.
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 ◆ 2008
1. S. Saha, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
”Aiding and opposing mechanisms of double diffuse mixed convection in a two-sided lid-driven square cavity”,
Proceedings of the 4th BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Paper No. 150, Dhaka, pp. 140-145, December 27-29, 2008.
2. S. Saha, A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama, “Performance study of adsorption characteristics of silica gel-water, activated carbon-n-butane systems”, Proceedings of the 4th BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Paper No. 149, Dhaka, pp. 159-164, December 27-29, 2008.
3. K. Habib, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption cooling cycle performance of activated carbon-R507A pair”,
Proceedings of the10th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering (CSS10), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 48-49, November 2008.
4. S. Jribi, B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A. Chakraborty, K. Kuwahara and S. Koyama,
“Study on activated carbon-CO2 adsorption cooling cycle”,
Proceedings of the 10th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering (CSS10), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 204-205, November 2008.
5. B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, I.I. El-Sharkawy, S. Koyama, K.C. Ng and K. Srinivasan,
“On the thermodynamics of advanced adsorption cooling devices”,
Proceedings of the 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2008), Boston, USA, Paper No. 68615, pp. 555-561, November 2008.
6. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A. Chakraborty, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Study on single-and multi-stage cooling cycles working at sub and above atmospheric conditions”,
Proceedings of the 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2008), Boston, USA, Paper No. 68616, pp. 563-570, November 2008.
7. S. Saha, G. Saha and B.B. Saha,
“Mixed convection around an adiabatic cylinder placed inside an inclined lid driven enclosure”,
Proceedings of the Seventh JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC2008), Paper No. A125, Sapporo, Japan, October 2008.
8. S. Jribi, A. Chakraborty. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Thermodynamic analysis of activated carbon-CO2 based adsorption cooling cycles”,
Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 33, pp. 63-66, Heidelberg, Germany, September 2008.
9. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, K. Habib, H. Kawada, K. Srinivasan, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Performance analysis of Maxsorb III-R507A based adsorption cooling cycle”,
Proceedings of the International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2008 (ISHPC2008), Paper No. 031, Seoul, South Korea, September 2008.
10. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Physical adsorption in Henry’s region: A thermodynamic approach”,
Proceedings of the International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2008 (ISHPC2008), Paper No. 032, Seoul, South Korea, September 2008.
11. W.S. Loh, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and A. Chakraborty,
“Thermodynamic modeling of waste heat driven pressurized adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2008 (ISHPC2008), Paper No. 036, Seoul, South Korea, September 2008.
12. M. Kumja, K.C. Ng, C. Yap, S. Koyama and B.B. Saha,
“Modeling and simulation of a novel microwave driven sorption cycle”,
Proceedings of the International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2008 (ISHPC2008), Paper No. 045, Seoul, South Korea, September 2008.
13. S. Saha and B.B. Saha,
“Numerical simulation on double diffusive mixed convection inside a vented square cavity”,
Proceedings of the 2nd International Forum on Heat Transfer (IFHT2008), Paper No. 153, Tokyo, Japan, September 2008.
14. Ng K.C., Chakraborty A., and Kyaw T.,
Adsorption Technologies for Cooling and Desalination: A Review,
The 1st International Meeting on Advances in Thermo-Fluid, August 2008, Malaysia.
15. K. Thu, Kim Choon Ng, Bidyut B. Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty, and Shigeru Koyama, and Chun WonGee,
Solar assisted Dual-effect Adsorption cycle for the production of cooling effect and potable water,
7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 2008, Seoul, Korea.
16. K.C. Ng, K. Thu and B.B. Saha,
“A novel adsorption desalination method: A test programme for achieving the 1.5 kWh/m3 benchmark”,
Paper No. IWA-413, International Water Week, Singapore, July, 2008. 
17. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Constraints of adsorption cooling cycles working at partial vacuum and pressurized conditions”,
Cryogenics and Refrigeration – Proceedings of ICCR’2008, (Keynote Paper), Shanghai, China, pp. 101-109, April 2008.
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 ◆ 2007
1. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Carbonaceous adsorbents for adsorption cooling and environmental protection”,
Carbon Saves the Earth: 5th Japan-China-Korea Joint Symposium on Carbon Materials for Energy Devices & Environmental Protection, (Keynote Paper), Beppu, Oita, Japan, November 2007. 
2. B.B. Saha, K. Srinivasan, A. Chakraborty, K. Habib, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption characteristics of Maxsorb-III + methane systems by desorption experiments”,
Proceedings of the IMECE2007 (2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition), Paper No. IMECE 2007 - 42941, Seattle, Washington, USA, November 2007. 
3. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, I.I. El-Sharkawy and K.C. Ng,
“Theoretical insight of physical adsorption for a single component adsorbent + adsorbate system”,
Proceedings of the IMECE2007 (2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition), Paper No. IMECE 2007 - 42943, Seattle, Washington, USA, November 2007.
4. K. Habib, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption isotherms of R507A on carbon based functional adsorbent”,
Proceedings of the 9th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering (CSS9), Pohang, South Korea, pp. 25-26, November 2007.
5. B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Low grade waste heat or solar energy recovery through adsorption cooling systems”,
International Seminar on Clean Energy, (Keynote Paper), Durgapur, India, October 2007. 
6. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Isosteric heat of adsorption for an adsorbent + adsorbate system”,
Paper No. ATPC2007-139, Proceedings of the 8th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, August 2007.
7. B.B. Saha, K. Srinivasan, K.  Habib, A. Chakraborty, I.I. El-Sharkawy and S. Koyama,
“Henry's law coefficients for adsorption of methane on activated carbon”,
Paper No. ATPC2007-163, Proceedings of the 8th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, August 2007.
8. S. Koyama, H. Kawada, K. Kariya, K. Kuwahara, R. Tateishi and B.B. Saha,
“Measurement of effective thermal conductivity of activated carbon fiber packed layer”,
Paper No. ATPC2007-063, Proceedings of the 8th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, August 2007.
9. S. Koyama, K. Kariya, K. Kuwahara and B.B. Saha,
“Heat and mass transfer analysis for adsorber design using activated carbon fiber/ethanol pair”,
Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Refrigeration, Paper No. ICR07-B1-1034, Beijing, P.R. China, August 2007.
10. W.S. Loh, J. He, I.I. El-Sharkawy, C. Yap, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption cooling cycles for adsorbent/adsorbate pairs at assorted operating pressures”,
Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Refrigeration, Paper No. ICR07-B1-827, Beijing, P.R. China, August 2007.
11. K. Thu, K.C. Ng, I.I. El-Sharkawy and B.B. Saha,
“Experimental testing of adsorption chiller with heat and mass recovery schemes”,
Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Refrigeration, Paper No. ICR07-E1-874, Beijing, P.R. China, August 2007.
12. M. KumJa, K.C. Ng, C. Yap, I.I. El-Sharkawy, W. Jingbao, A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Numerical and experimental investigations on a two-bed mode adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Refrigeration, Paper No. ICR07-E2-1063, Beijing, P.R. China, August 2007.
13. K. Kariya, R. Tateishi, K. Kuwahara, B.B. Saha, and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption performance of round fin and tube type adsorber employing activated carbon fiber/ethanol pair”,
Paper No. HT2007-32719, Proceedings of HT2007, 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2007.
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 ◆ 2006
1. Y. Kunugi and B.B. Saha,
“Absorption refrigeration technologies with ammonia”,
International Seminar on the Future of Heat Cascading and Energy Systems, (Invited Paper), pp. 41-58, Tokyo, December 2006.
2. B.B. Saha, and S. Koyama,
“Development and applications of adsorption technologies”,
International Seminar on the Future of Heat Cascading and Energy Systems, (Invited Paper), pp. 59-91, Tokyo, December 2006.
3. B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“Adsorption science and technology for cooling and gas storage”,
Proceedings of the 8th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Sciences, (Plenary Paper), pp. 1-4, Busan, Korea, November 2006.
4. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, A. Chakraborty, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Study on ACF/ethanol based two stage adsorption cooling cycle”,
Proceedings of the 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, Paper No. MPH-47, Sydney, August 2006.
5.  B.B. Saha, K.C. Ng, M.A. Sai, A. Chakraborty and S. Koyama,
“An experimental investigation of pool boiling for water with copper foam metal at low vacuum pressure”,
Proceedings of the 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, Paper No. BOI-54, Sydney, August 2006.
6. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, K. Kuwahara, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Determination of an improved linear driving force equation for adsorption of ethanol on activated carbon fiber”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Vol. 1, pp. 129-132, Gyeongju, Korea, May 2006.
7. A. Akisawa, M.Z.I. Khan, T. Kashiwagi, B.B. Saha and K.C.A. Alam,
“Study on a three-bed adsorption chiller with mass recovery”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Vol. 1, pp. 323-326, Gyeongju, Korea, May 2006.
8. S. Koyama, K. Kariya, I.I. El-Sharkawy and B.B. Saha,
“Adsorption of ethanol on activated carbon fiber – simulation and experimental investigation”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Vol. 1, pp. 419-422, Gyeongju, Korea, May 2006.
9.  K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Thermally-activated technologies for co-generation applications”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Vol. 1, pp. 433-436, Gyeongju, Korea, May, 2006.
10. A. Chakraborty, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Temperature entropy analysis of a solid state thermoelectric cooling device”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Vol. 1, pp. 807-810, Gyeongju, Korea, May 2006.
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 ◆ 2005
1. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, K. Kuwahara, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“An improved linear driving force approximation for ethanol adsorption on fibrous adsorbent”,
Proceedings of the 7th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Sciences, pp. 145-146, Kyushu, Japan, December 2005.
2. K. Kariya, S. Koyama, B.B. Saha, K. Kuwahara, R. Tateishi,
“Experimental study on silica gel-water adsorption system using honeycomb type reactor”,
Proceedings of the 7th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Sciences, pp. 173-174, Kyushu, Japan, December 2005.
3. B.B. Saha, A. Chakraborty, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Application of thermoelectrics for miniaturized adsorption cooling”,
The Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Vol. 1, pp. 572-580, New Delhi, India, December 2005.
4. Z. I. Khan, B. B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance investigation on mass recovery three-bed adsorption cycle”,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2005 (ICME2005), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Paper No. ICME05-TH-03, 28-30 December 2005.
5. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, K. Kuwahara, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Fundamental characteristics of adsorption cooling cycle using activated carbon fiber/ethanol pair”,
4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Paper No. EI1, Cairo, Egypt, September 2005.
6. Y. Hamamoto, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, Y. Yoshida, A. Kodama, H. Miki, S. Muramatsu, H. Suzuki, K. Kodera and T. Kondo,
“An innovative simulation for performance evaluation of desiccant cooling systems utilizing low temperature waste heat sources”,
International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Paper No. 017, Denver, USA, June 2005.
7. B.B. Saha, K. Kuwahara, S. Koyama and T. Oohara,
“Adsorption characteristics of activated carbon fiber/ethanol pair and its applicability to adsorption refrigeration system”,
International Sorption Heat Pump Conference, Paper No. 035, Denver, USA, June 2005.
8. Z. I. Khan, K.C.A. Alam, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi and B. B. Saha,
“Effect of sorption element overall thermal conductance and silica gel mass on the system performance of a re-heat two-stage adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the Heat-SET 2005 Conference, Heat Transfer in Components and Systems for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Grenoble, France, pp. 75-79, April 2005.
9. Z. I. Khan, K.C.A. Alam, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi and B. B. Saha,
“Effect of sorption element overall thermal conductance and silica gel mass on the system performance of a re-heat two-stage adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the Heat-SET 2005 Conference, Heat Transfer in Components and Systems for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Grenoble, France, pp. 75-79, April 2005.
10. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Adsorption characteristics of activated carbon fiber-ethanol pair”,
The Sixth KSME-JSME Thermal and Fluid Engineering Conference, CD-Rom, Paper No. JD.08, Jeju, Korea, March 2005.
11. H.Y. Teo, X. Wang, L. Gao, K.C. Ng, B.B. Saha and S. Koyama,
“Performance of the Hampson-type Joule-Thomson cryocooler: Simulation and experiment”,
The Sixth KSME-JSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, CD-ROM, Paper No. JD-06, Jeju, South Korea, March 2005.
12. T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, Y. Hamamoto, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, K.C. Ng and H.T. Chua,
“Development of waste-heat driven multi-bed, multi-stage regenerative adsorption chiller”,
Final report of NEDO International Research project no:2001GP001, Japan, April 2001-2004.  Also at the Proceedings of FY2001 International Joint Research Program (NEDO Grant) Conference, pp. 190-199, Tokyo International Forum, January 2005.
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 ◆ 2004
1. I.I. El-Sharkawy, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and K.C. Ng,
“Study on heat and mass transfer during adsorption of ethanol onto activated carbon fiber”,
Proceedings of the 6th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering (CSS6), Pohang, South Korea, pp. 43-44, November 2004.
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 ◆ 2003
1. T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, B.B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam and Y. Hamamoto,
“Energy policy and energy utilization trend in Japan from the perspective of sorption technology”,
Proc. of the International Seminar on Thermally Powered Sorption Technology (eds. Saha, Akisawa and Koyama), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 3-25, December 2003.
2. B.B. Saha, I.I. El-Sharkawy, S. Koyama, T. Oohara, K. Kuwahara, K. Furukawa and T. Sakoda,
“Isothermal adsorption and thermophysical property measurements of various silica gels and cu sputtered RD type silica gel”,
Proc. of the International Seminar on Thermally Powered Sorption Technology (eds. Saha, Akisawa and Koyama), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 89-99, December 2003.
3. T. Kashiwagi, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa and Y. Hamamoto,
“Energy policy and energy utilization trend in Japan”,
Proceedings of International Conference on Building Systems and Facilities Management, (Keynote Paper), pp. 194-205, Singapore, October 2003.
4. S. Koyama, K. Yasuhara, B.B. Saha, and T. Yara,
“Experimental investigation on mist formation from the cold rectangular channel in an air conditioning system”,
Proceedings of International Conference on Building Systems and Facilities Management, Single Session Paper, pp. 388-394, Singapore, October 2003.
5. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, Y. Hamamoto and K.C. Ng,
“Isothermal adsorption and thermophysical data measurement of various adsorbents for new generation adsorption cooling system”,
Proceedings of International Conference on Building Systems and Facilities Management, Single Session Paper, pp. 425-432, Singapore, October 2003.
6. K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua, X.L. Wang, T. Kashiwagi and B.B. Saha,
“Prototype testing of a novel four-bed regenerative silica gel-water adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the International Congress of Refrigeration, Washington D.C., U.S.A., Paper No. ICR0042, August 2003.
7. K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua, X.L. Wang, T. Kashiwagi and B.B. Saha,
“Prototype testing of a novel four-bed regenerative silica gel-water adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the International Congress of Refrigeration, Washington D.C., U.S.A., Paper No. ICR0042, August 2003.
8. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, J.B. Lee, T. Kashiwagi and A. Akisawa,
“Waste heat or solar thermal energy activated sorption systems in Japan”,
Proceedings of the SAREK 2003 Summer Annual Conference, Paper No. 2003-S-097, pp. 614-619, Muju Resort, South Korea, July 2-4, 2003.
9. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama and K. Kuwahara,
“Development of multi-bed adsorption chiller for low-temperature waste heat recovery”,
The 6th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Paper No. TED-AJ03-559, Hawaii, USA, March 16-20, 2003.
10. S. Koyama, H.Y. Kim and B.B. Saha,
“Flow and absorption characteristics of ammonia-water mixture in a slug flow absorber at low solution flow rate”,
The 6th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Paper No. TED-AJ03-292, Hawaii, USA, March 16-20, 2003.
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 ◆ 2002
1. S. Koyama, H.Y. Kim, and B.B. Saha,
“Local heat and mass transfer in a counter-current slug flow absorber for ammonia-water absorption heat pump system”,
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2002, Kobe, Japan, pp. 299-306, December 2002.
2. K.C.A. Alam, A. Akahira, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi, B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, K.C. Ng and H.T. Chua,
“Multi-bed multi-stage adsorption refrigeration cycle – reducing driving heat source temperature”,
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2002, Kobe, Japan, pp. 345-352, December 2002.
3. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, K.C.A. Alam, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Isothermal adsorption measurement for the development of high performance adsorption cooling system”,
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2002, Kobe, Japan, pp. 353-359, December 2002.
4. K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua, J.B. Wang, X.L. Wang, T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa and B.B. Saha,
“Experimental investigation on a novel four-bed adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2002, Kobe, Japan, pp. 371-374, December 2002.
5. B.B. Saha,
“Utilization of thermal heat for staged regeneration adsorption cooling”,
Plenary Lecture, Proceedings of the 2nd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Energy and Environment, pp. 53-54, Fukuoka, Japan, October 2002.
6. K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua, H. Yanagi, A. Akisawa, B.B. Saha and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance testing of 4-bed adsorption chiller”,
Proc. of the 7th IEA Conference on Heat Pumping Technologies, Heat Pump 2002, Heat Pumps-Better by Nature, Vol. 2 pp. 901-906, Beijing, China, May 2002.
7. B.B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam, S. Koyama and J.B. Lee,
“Design effect of different components and economic evaluation of an adsorption chiller on the system performance”,
Proceedings of the KSMTE Spring Conference 2002, (Keynote Paper), Masan, South Korea, pp. 17-22, April 2002.
8. K.C.A. Alam, Y. Hamamoto, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi and B.B. Saha,
“Performance analysis of a waste/solar heat driven adsorption refrigeration system”,
Proceedings BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 345-249, January 2002.
9. B.B. Saha, and S. Koyama,
“Sorption cooling technologies: present and future”,
Proceedings BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, (Keynote Paper), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 64-75, January 2002.
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 ◆ 2001
1. K.C.A. Alam, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance analysis of a silica gel/water adsorption chiller”,
4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol.3, pp. 229-234, December 2001.
2. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi, K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua and J.I. Yoon,
“Development of solar/waste heat driven dual-mode, multi-stage, multi-bed regenerative adsorption system”,
Proceedings of 2001 ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2001/AES-23618, New York, November 2001.
3. S. Koyama, B.B. Saha, T. Yara and K. Yasuhara,
“Mist formation of steam-air mixture in cooled parallel plates”,
Proceedings of the 3rd Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Pohang, South Korea, pp. 44-45, November 2001.
4. E. Kim, J.I. Yoon, I.S. Choi, J.D. Kim and B.B. Saha,
“Characteristics of a thermal storage tank on an under-water ice-harvesting system”,
Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2001, Ed. G.P. Celata et al., Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 2187-2191, August 2001.
5. J.I. Yoon, H.S. Lee, C.G. Moon, E. Kim, J.D. Kim and B.B. Saha,
“Heat and mass transfer characteristics of a helical absorber using LiBr and LiBr+LiI+LiNO3+LiCl solutions”,
Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2001, Ed. G.P. Celata et al., Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 2303-2308, August 2001.
6. B.B. Saha, S. Koyama, K.C.A. Alam, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Study on a two stage adsorption refrigeration cycle”,
Fundamentals of Adsorption 7, K. Kaneko et al. eds., IK International, Tokyo, pp. 942-950, May 2001.
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 ◆ 2000
1. B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi, K.C. Ng, and H.T. Chua,
“Heat driven heat pumps for the 21st century”,
Proceedings of the JSPS and NUS/NTU Seminar, Singapore, pp. 397-406, December 2000.
2. A. Akisawa, B.B. Saha, T. Kashiwagi, Y. Kunugi, K.C. Ng, and H.T. Chua,
“Integrated energy efficient supply technologies from the view of energy cascading”,
Proceedings of the JSPS and NUS/NTU Seminar, Singapore, pp. 515-524, December 2000.
3. H.T. Chua, K.C. Ng, N.M. Oo, C.H. Loke, M.A. Othman, A. Akisawa and B.B. Saha,
“Isotherm data of water vapour on the type ‘RD’ silica gel”,
Proceedings of the JSPS and NUS/NTU Seminar, Singapore, pp. 569-575, December 2000.
4. B.B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi, K.C. Ng and H.T. Chua,
“Two-stage non-regenerative silica gel-water adsorption refrigeration cycle”,
ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, Vol. 40, pp. 65-69, Orlando, November 2000.
5. K.C.A. Alam, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Effect of design parameters on the switching frequency of two bed silica gel water adsorption chiller”,
Proceedings of the 4th JSME-KSME Thermal Engineering Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 587-592, Kobe, Japan, October 2000.
6. B.B. Saha, K.C.A. Alam, A. Akisawa and T. Kashiwagi,
“Developments in adsorption refrigeration systems for heat pump applications”,
Proceedings of the 4th JSME-KSME Thermal Engineering Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 593-598, Kobe, Japan, October 2000.
7. B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, T. Kashiwagi, K.C. Ng, and H.T. Chua,
“Non-regenerative multi-stage and regenerative multi-bed adsorption cycles for low-temperature waste heat recovery”,
Proceedings of the Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21st Century, (ed. P. Cheng), Vol. 3, pp. 1145-1152, Hong Kong, January 2000.
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 ◆ Before 1999
1. K.C.A. Alam, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Numerical investigation of heat and mass transfer in a reactor of silica gel-water cooling system”,
Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 262-269, December 1999.
2. K.C.A. Alam, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Heat and mass transfer in silica gel water adsorption in plate fin heat exchangers”,
Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Refrigeration, Sydney, Paper # 492, pp. 2496-2503, September 1999.
3. B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Adsorption refrigeration cycles for low temperature waste heat recovery”,
Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Refrigeration, Sydney, Paper # 493, pp. 2504-2511, September 1999.
4. T. Kashiwagi, B.B. Saha, D. Bonilla, and A. Akisawa,
“Energy efficiency and structural change for sustainable development and CO2 mitigation”,
Proceedings of the IPCC Expert Meeting on Costing Issues, Tokyo, August 1999.
5. B.B. Saha, R. Leutz, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Environment friendly next generation energy technologies for heat pump applications”,
Proceedings of the Energy & Environment: African Developed Conference, Paper No. 7, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, August 1999.
6. B.B. Saha, R. Leutz, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Solar sorption air conditioning for the 21st century”,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems (ECOS”99), pp. 334-339, Tokyo, June 1999.
7. R. Leutz, B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Desiccant enhanced air conditioning in the climate of Japan”,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems (ECOS”99), pp. 340-345, Tokyo, June 1999.
8. H.T. Chua, K.C. Ng, A. Malek, T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, and B.B. Saha,
“A four-bed regenerative adsorption chiller design”,
Proc. of the Int. Sorption Heat Pump Conf., pp. 187-192, Munich, Germany, May 1999.
9. P. Treffinger, T. Kashiwagi, Y.T. Kang, B.B. Saha, and Y. Kunugi,
“Solar power generation with ammonia-water sorption technology?”,
Proc. of the Int. Sorption Heat Pump Conf., pp. 603-610, Munich, Germany, May 1999.
10. B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance and exergy evaluation of an advanced adsorption refrigeration cycle using intermediate cascading”,
Proceedings of Sixth International Conference of Fundamentals of Adsorption (FOA 6), Elsevier, pp. 1131-1136, France, May 1998.
11. B.B. Saha, R. Leutz, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance evaluation of adsorption refrigeration cycles for integration with a solar-absorption system”,
Proceedings of the Second International Seminar on Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 225-230, December 1997.
12. B.B. Saha, A. Akisawa, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Thermodynamic analysis of adsorption refrigeration cycles”,
Proceedings of the Thirty Second Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC-97), Vol. 2, Honolulu, U.S.A., July-August 1997.
13. T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, Y.T. Kang, and B.B. Saha,
“Next generation technologies for advanced energy conversion systems”,
Proceedings of the 1997 IAMS International Seminar on Thermal and Fluid Engineering for Advanced Energy Systems, pp. 1-12, Kyushu, Japan, May 1997.
14. K.C. Ng, H.T. Chua, K. Tu, N.M. Chong, T. Kashiwagi, A. Akisawa, and B.B. Saha,
“Performance study of LiBr-water absorption chillers: thermodynamic modeling and experimental verification”,
Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Transport Phenomena in Thermal Science and Process Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 961-965, Kyoto, Japan, 1997.
15. B.B. Saha, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Performance evaluation of advanced adsorption cycle driven by near-environment temperature waste heat - comparison with conventional cycle”,
Proceedings of the International Ab-Sorption Heat Pump Conference ’96, Vol. 1, pp. 277-284, Montreal, Canada, September 1996.
16. T. Kashiwagi, B.B. Saha, and A. Akisawa,
“Overview of newly developed thermally activated heat pump systems”,
Proceedings of the IEA HPC Workshop "Systems and Controls for Energy Efficiency", pp. 65-70, Tokyo, May 1996.
17. E. Boelman, B.B. Saha, and T. Kashiwagi,
“Three stage adsorption chiller driven by heat of 50°C”,
Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Refrigeration, Vol. IIIb, pp. 767-774, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 1995.
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