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Dr. P. Gandhidasan

Professor    
   
Contact Information
   
Office Bldg-22 Room-211      
Office Phone 966-3-860 2950      
Fax 966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)      
Email pgandhi@kfupm.edu.sa      
Websites Personal Page      
         
Education      
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1979.      
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India, 1972.      
B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering), Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India, 1970.      
         
Courses Taught
ME 203 Thermodynamics I
ME 204 Thermodynamics II
ME 315 Heat Transfer
ME 316 Thermofluids Lab
ME 432 Internal Combustion Engines
ME 439 Solar Energy Conversion
ME 539 Solar Energy Utilization
 

Research Areas

Desiccant Technology, Solar Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer
   
Representative Publications  

Papers in Internationally Recognized Refereed Journals

  •  Gandhidasan, P., Sriramulu, V. and Gupta, M.C., "The Rate of Mass Transfer in a Solar Regenerator," Letters in Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 4 (1977), pp.185-192.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Sriramulu, V. and Gupta, M.C., "Transient Response of a Solar Regenerator," Applied Scientific Research. Vol. 34 (1978), pp.259-271.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Sriramulu, V. and Gupta, M.C., "Buoyancy Effects in a Solar Regenerator," Solar Energy. Vol. 22 (1979), pp. 9-14.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Sriramulu, V. and Gupta, M.C., " A Solar Regenerator for Absorbent Solutions," Indian Journal of Technology. Vol. 17 (1979), pp. 345-347.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Sriramulu, V. and Gupta, "Heat and Mass Transfer in a Solar Regenerator," The Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol. 21 (1981), pp.59-64.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Thermal Performance Predictions and Sensitivity Analysis for a Parallel Flow Solar Regenerator," Trans. of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Vol. 105 (1983), pp. 224-228.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Theoretical Study of Tilted Solar Still as a Regenerator for Liquid Desiccants," Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 23 (1983), pp. 97-101.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Comparative Study of Two Types of Solar Regenerators for Liquid Absorption Dehumidification System," ASHRAE Transactions. Vol. 90 (1984), pp.78-84.

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  • Gandhidasan, P. and Ramamurthy, K.N., "Thermal Behaviour of Hollow Cored Concrete Slabs," Applied Energy. Vol. 19 (1985), pp. 41-48.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Kettleborough, C.F. and Ullah, M.R., "Calculation of Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients in a Packed Tower Operating with Desiccant-Air Contact System," Trans. of ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Vol. 108 (1986), pp.123-128.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Ullah, M.R. and Kettleborough, C.F., "Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer Between a Desiccant-Air System in a Packed Tower," Trans. of ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Vol. 109 (1987), pp. 89-93.

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  • Ertas, A., Gandhidasan, P. and Luthan, J.J., "Feasibility study of Ammonia-Water Vapor Absorption Heat Transformer," Trans. of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Vol. 109 (1987), pp. 96-100.

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  • Ullah, M.R., Kettleborough, C.F. and Gandhidasan, P., "Effectiveness of Moisture Removal for an Adiabatic Counterflow Packed Tower Absorber," Trans. of ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Vol. 110 (1988), pp. 98-101.

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  • Gandhidasan P. and Ramamurthy, K.N., "Thermal Performance Analysis of Pneumatic Structures," Energy - The International Journal. Vol. 13 (1988), pp. 413-419.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Simplified Model for the Behaviour of a Roof-Spray Cooling System," Applied Energy. Vol. 34 (1989), pp. 69-77.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Analysis of a Solar Space Cooling System Using Liquid Desiccants," Trans. of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Vol.112 (1990), pp. 246-250.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Reconcentration of Aqueous Solutions in a Packed Bed: A simple Approach," Trans. of ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Vol. 112 (1990), pp. 268-272.

 

  • Gandhidasan, P., Ertas, A. and Anderson, E.E., "Review of Methanol and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as Alternative for Transportation Fuels," Trans. of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Vol. 113 (1991), pp. 101-107.

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  •  Gandhidasan, P. and Mohammed, R.C., "Concentration of Liquid Foods using Desiccants - An Experimental Study," International Journal of Energy Research. Vol.17 (1993), pp. 203-215.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Thermodynamic Analysis of a Closed-Cycle, Solar Gas-Turbine Plant," Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 34 (1993), pp. 657-661.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Performance Analysis of an Open-Cycle Liquid Desiccant Cooling System Using Solar Energy for Regeneration," International Journal of Refrigeration. Vol. 17 (1994), pp. 475-480.

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  • Gandhidasan P. and Al-Farayedhi, A.A., "Solar Regeneration of Liquid Desiccants Suitable for Humid Climates," Energy - The International Journal. Vol. 19 (1994), pp. 831-836.

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  • Ertas, A., Gandhidasan, P., Kiris I. and Anderson, E.E., "Experimental Study on the Performance of a Regeneration Tower for Various Climatic Conditions," Solar Energy. Vol. 53 (1994), pp. 125-130.

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  • Gandhidasan P. and Abualhamayel, H.I. "A Simple Analysis of Solar Desalination of Seawater," Desalination. Vol. 99 (1994), pp. 137-147.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., "Closed-Type Solar Regenerator: Analysis and Simulation," Trans. of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Vol. 117 (1995), pp.58-61.

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  • Gandhidasan, P. and Abualhamayel, H.I., "Water Recovery from the Atmosphere," Renewable Energy. Vol. 9 (1996), pp. 745-748. 

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  • Khalid Ahmed, C.S., Gandhidasan, P. and Al-Farayedhi, A.A., "Simulation of a Hybrid Liquid Desiccant Based Air-Conditioning System," Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 17 (1997), pp. 125-134.

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  • Ertas, A., Azizul, H.A.K.M., Kiris, I. and Gandhidasan, P., "Low Temperature Peanut Drying Using Liquid Desiccant System Climatic Conditions," Drying Technology. Vol. 15 (1997), pp. 1045-1060.

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  • Ertas, A., Gandhidasan, P., Kiris, I., Anderson, E.E. and Dolan, M., "Experimental Investigations on the Performance of a Packed Bed Dehumidifier for Various Climatic Conditions," Drying Technology. Vol. 15 (1997), pp. 1061-1075.

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  • Abualhamayel, H.I. and Gandhidasan, P., "A Method of Obtaining Fresh Water from the Humid Atmosphere," Desalination. Vol. 113 (1997), pp. 51-63.

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  • Khalid Ahmed, C.S., Gandhidasan, P., Zubair, S.M. and Al-Farayedhi, A.A., "Exergy Analysis of a Liquid Desiccant Based, Hybrid Air-Conditioning System," Energy - The International Journal. Vol. 23 (1998), pp. 51-59.

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  • Younus Ahmed, S., Gandhidasan, P. and Al-Farayedhi, A.A., "Thermodynamic Analysis of Liquid Desiccants," Solar Energy. Vol. 62 (1998), pp. 11-18.

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  • Syed Younus Ahmed, Gandhidasan, P. and Al-Farayedhi, A.A., "Pipeline Drying Using Dehumidified Air with Low Dew Point Temperature," Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 18 (1998), pp. 231-244.

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  • Al-Farayedhi, A.A., Gandhidasan, P. and Younus Ahmed, S., "Regeneration of Liquid Desiccants Using Membrane Technology," Energy Conversion & Management. Vol. 40 (1999), pp. 1405-1411.

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  • Gandhidasan, P. and Abualhamayel, H.I., "Analytical Prediction Model for the Performance of a Tilted Solar Still," Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Engineering Sciences, Special Issue: The Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah (1999), pp. 229-234.

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  • Al-Farayedhi,  Abdulghani  A.,  Al-Dawood, A. M. and Gandhidasan, P. “Effects of Blending MTBE with Unleaded Gasoline on Exhaust Emissions of SI Engine,” Trans. of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Vol. 122 (2000), pp. 239-247.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Al-Farayedhi, Abdulghani A. and Al-Mubarak, Ali A., “Dehydration of Natural Gas Using Solid Desiccants,” Energy – The International Journal. Vol. 26 (2001), pp. 855-868.

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  • Al-Farayedhi, Abdulghani  A., Gandhidasan, P. and Al-Mutairi, M. A., “Evaluation   of Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients in a Gauze-Type Structured Packing Air Dehumidifier Operating with Liquid Desiccant,” International Journal of Refrigeration. Vol. 25 (2002), pp. 330-339.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., “Prediction of Pressure Drop in a Packed Bed Dehumidifier Operating with Liquid Desiccant,” Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 22 (2002), pp. 1117-1127.

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  • Gandhidasan, P., Al-Farayedhi, A. A. and Antar, M. A., “Investigation of Heat and Mass Transfer in a Gauze-Type Structured Packing Liquid Desiccant Dehumidifier,” International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 26 (2002), pp. 1035-1044. 

  • Gandhidasan, P., “Parametric Analysis of Natural Gas Dehydration by a Triethylene Glycol Solution,” Energy Sources. Vol. 25 (2003), pp. 189-201. 

  • Gandhidasan, P., “Estimation of the Effective Interfacial Area in Packed-Bed Liquid Desiccant Contactors,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 42 (2003), pp. 3420-3425.

  • Al-Farayedhi, A. A., Al-Dawood, A. M. and Gandhidasan, P., “Experimental Investigation of SI Engine Performance Using Oxygenated Fuel,” Trans. of ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. Vol. 126 (2004), pp. 178-191.

  • Gandhidasan, P., “A Simplified Model for Air Dehumidification with Liquid Desiccant,” Solar Energy. Vol. 76 (2004), pp. 409-416.

 

 
 
   

 

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