Serkan Abbasoglu

Serkan Abbasoglu
Cyprus International University · Department of Energy Systems Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Serkan Abbasoglu currently works at the Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Cyprus International University. Serkan does research in Renewable Energy Systems.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - March 2016
Cyprus International University
Position
  • Vice President
October 2009 - August 2015
Cyprus International University
Position
  • Head of Department
October 2008 - September 2009
Cyprus International University
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (52)
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The Covid-19 pandemic has been affective throughout every sector globally. Northern Cyprus economy depends on mostly tourism and the education sectors which announced closure after the hit of Covid-19. On the other hand, the island is highly dependent on unsustainable fossil fuels, but there is gradual increase in the installation of Photovoltaic s...
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Evolution from fossil fuel sources to environmentally friendly and sustainable energy sources is one of the key aspects of the energy transition goal. On the other hand, Solar Photovoltaic systems are the most promising and improving technologies in the energy market However, it is well known that the performance of PV panels decreases in the proce...
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As an effective means of providing power to remote and off-grid areas of developing countries, where rural electrification problems are most common, hybrid renewable energy systems are considered. HOMER simulated and configured wind turbine, photovoltaic, battery bank, and converter for the electricity demand of the Mander rural community, which ha...
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Despite the research that has been conducted on biogas production from different waste materials through the anaerobic digestion process, there are still limited studies on their application for thermal systems. This paper presents an energetic and exergetic analysis of a multigeneration system comprising a micro-gas turbine, an organic Rankine cyc...
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It is commonly recommended to incorporate diesel generators into distributed hybrid renewable energy systems (HRESs) to lower the system's total cost and make the generated electricity affordable. Due to the environmental and economic issues associated with fossil fuel use, biomass power technologies (BPT) appear to be an attractive alternative to...
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Purpose This paper aims to review the current state of energy efficiency in North Cyprus and the extent to which this supports small island sustainable tourism development, together with related policy implications. Design/methodology/approach Documentary analysis is used to evaluate energy efficiency studies in North Cyprus. Findings Results of...
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The study evaluated the effects of nanoparticle mixture ratios on the thermal performance of a flat plate collector (FPC) fitted with a torque stirrer operating with Al 2 O 3-ZnO/water nanofluid. Al 2 O 3 and ZnO nanoparticles with an average size of 29 and 70 nm, respectively, were used to synthesize Al 2 O 3-ZnO/water nanofluid at 1∶1 (50% by vol...
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Nanofluids are known to have immense potential for heat transfer applications because of their unique ther-mophysical properties when compared to the conventional heat transfer fluid. Predicting the thermophysical features like thermal conductivity has posed a challenge to their application. This article addresses some of the challenges posed in th...
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Solar thermal collectors are systems that allow for the use of solar energy in thermal applications. These collectors utilize a heat transfer fluid to transport absorbed solar radiation to applications where they are needed. Scientists in a bid to improve the conversion efficiency of solar collectors have suggested different collector designs and i...
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Hybrid nanofluids are better heat transfer fluids than conventional nanofluids because of the combined properties of two or more nanoparticles. In this study, the thermal conductivity of Al2O3–ZnO nanoparticles suspended in a base fluid of distilled water is investigated. The experiments were conducted for three mixture ratios (1:2, 1:1 and 2:1) of...
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Hybrid nanofluids are gaining a wide range of applications due to their reported improvement in heat transfer properties. This study presents an experimental investigation into the specific heat and viscosity of Al2O3-ZnO water hybrid nanofluids at three mixture ratios. The specific heat and viscosity measurements are taken over different temperatu...
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In a drive to increase the yield of renewable energy production globally. There is a need to take advantage of the abundance of solar energy resource available for energy production. However, one of the limitations to solar energy is that it is intermittent in nature. Hence, the need for accurate solar radiation prediction and forecasting is instru...
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In this study, a solar assisted multi-generation system is presented. The exergy and energy performance analyses are the objective of this research. The multi-generation system consists of two Rankine cycles, two absorption cycles and a hot water tank. Solar parabolic trough collectors are used to generate thermal energy from the Sun which in turn...
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In this study, a solar assisted multi-generation system is presented. The exergy and energy performance analyses are the objective of this research. The multi-generation system consists of two Rankine cycles, two absorption cycles and a hot water tank. Solar parabolic trough collectors are used to generate thermal energy from the Sun which in turn...
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This study presents an experimental nanoparticle synthesis and the numerical analysis of a parabolic trough collector (PTC) operating with olive leaf synthesized TiO2/water nanofluid. The PTC is modeled after the LS-2 collector for various operating conditions. An analysis of the heat transfer and entropy generation in the PTC is carried out based...
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In this study, the effect of Al2O3-water and ZnO-water nanofluids, with and without ethylene glycol (EG), on the efficiency of a flat plate solar collector was investigated. Two systems were set up and the nanofluids with and without EG were examined at the same time. The volume fraction of the nanoparticles and EG were 0.25% and 25%, respectively....
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REFERENCE NO ABSTRACT ACON-01 The aim of this study was to model an air conditioning system that brings about effective cooling and reduce fossil fuel consumption with solar energy as an alternative source of energy. The objective of the study is to design a system with high COP, low usage of electricity and to integrate solar energy into AC system...
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The research aims to give a better understanding about the potential of photovoltaic plant to solve power shortage problem in Northern Iraq. A detailed investigation, performance and techno-economic analysis of PV plant installations in this region is done in this study. The objective of the study includes; investigating the best location for photo...
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The objective of this work is to design a 10kW solar vapour absorption refrigeration system to be used in northern Nigeria. It will be driven by hot water which will be generated by the help of evacuated tube solar collectors connected to the absorption refrigeration system. COP of the system was found based on selected generator and cooling water...
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Though the Middle East boasts about 45% of global crude oil and natural gas reserves, not all countries in the region are endowed with such fossil fuel potentials. Jordan is one of such country with an energy dependency of about 96%. On the other hand, Jordan has tremendous renewable energy potentials as it abounds in the solar belt with solar irra...
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The sustainable power generation industry needs a balance between efficiency and cost in order to be competitive to the more conventional energy sources (i.e., fossil fuels) to produce energy. The cost reduction will help to increase production and provide new developments in technological and manufacturing areas. In the following study, the grid c...
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The objective of this study is to evaluate renewable energy literacy among senior secondary school students in southwestern Nigeria. Nigeria is mostly dependent on fossil fuels for power generation; however, the fuel scarcity/fuel crisis witnessed in the country has made renewable energy a better option for power generation. Nigeria is a country wi...
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The energy sector of Pakistan is not well developed and it is also inadequately managed. Due to this fact currently the country is facing severe energy crisis and large share of the energy sources are consumed by automobiles. In order to contribute in solving energy crisis problem, there is a need to increase awareness of using alternate fuel for a...
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As awareness of global warming and its adverse effects as caused by human activities increases in the world, renewable energy is fast gaining popularity as a way of combating the “energy trilemma” i.e. meeting requirements for environmental sustainability, energy security and energy equity. (WEC, 2015) The sun is the primary source of renewable ene...
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The aim of this study is to review photovoltaic systems, solar water heating systems and photovoltaic-thermal system, in order to understanding the principles of operation of a hybrid PVT system. The main objective of this review is to evaluate the techno-economic performance of a hybrid photovoltaic-thermal system (PVT) and compare with that of a...
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This research evaluated and compared the performance of 10 MW PV plant (Fixed and two-axis) and 10 MW wind turbine plant installations connected to the grid in Baga, Gombe, Lafia and Benin City, regions of Nigeria for a period of 25 years. RETScreen software was used for the evaluation and comparison. The installations were compared based on some t...
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The main aim of this paper is to examine the feasibility of an Energy Audit program. LEDs are used to replace Sodium Vapor lamps and High Pressured Mercury Vapor lamps that are currently used for the street lighting system in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. 44% of the fossil fuels imported into Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is used for e...
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The objective of this study is to examine the conformity of different simulation tools in analyzing the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in countries with high solar radiation. Primarily an installed system was evaluated and the results were compared with the simulation results of 3 globally known PV software tools: pvPlanner, PVsyst, and H...
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Although the total installed power in Northern Cyprus’ isolated power system is very small, nearly all it is supplied by the conventional fossil fuel fired thermal plants. The lack of indigenous fossil fuels in Northern Cyprus makes the supply of energy expensive, therefore alternative renewable energy sources are expected to play a significant rol...
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Nowadays, global warming due to fossil fuels is one of the biggest problems of humanity. The primary way to prevent global warming is to reduce the usage of the fossil fuels. At that point, using energy efficiently and producing energy from the other environmental friendly resources, are considered as solutions. The usage of Renewable Energy source...
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In this paper, we propose a reconfigurable and converged optical access network architecture with dynamic bandwidth allocation. The network proposes the co-existence of long term evolution (LTE), wireless interoperability for microwave access (WiMax) and ultra-wide band (UWB) technologies. LTE is considered for next generation mobile telephony, WiM...
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The sustainable power generation industry needs a balance between efficiency and cost in order to be competitive to the more conventional energy sources (i.e. Fossil Fuels) to produce energy. The cost reduction will help to increase production and provide new developments in technological and manufacturing areas. In the following study, the grid co...
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In many countries, although solar energy is plentiful, due to technical and economic issues, micro-scale solar energy technologies have not properly found their places in the market. The present work demonstrates the convenience of employing economic feasibility assessments together with engineering analyses before applying solar strategies during...
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This paper reviews the current state of the Photovoltaic (PV) technology and performance evaluations of fixed and tracking Photovoltaic systems in Cyprus. It is observed that the peak power value of the PV panels is over the catalogue capacities sometimes due to the higher solar radiation values. Techno-economic and environmental comparison of both...
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In this paper, the combination of concentric square loop and the Koch curve fractal geometries based microstrip antenna design for ultra wideband (UWB) applications is presented. This fractal structure is implemented on a empty square. Three progressively concentric square loop is applied inside the empty square and a full square is applied to the...
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In this paper, automotive antenna design for vehicle to vehicle communication is proposed. Antenna design is based on elliptical geometry by utilizing the self-similarity of the fractal concepts. The initiator is an elliptical shape based vertical to horizontal ratio of about 3∶1. The proposed antenna is a combination of two reproduced elliptical s...
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The influence of crystal and crucible rotations on the flow field and the radial segregation of silicon are predicted during the growth of Gex Si1-xcrystals by the Czochralski method under microgravity conditions. Time-dependent 3-dimensional numerical simulations are carried out to present the influence of several rotation rates on the radial segr...
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This paper examines the techno-economically and environmentally feasible places in Northern Cyprus to build a 10 MW Wind Farm. Therefore, feasibility of Wind Power Plants is studied as an alternative to fossil fueled power plants in this paper. Long term wind speed data for three sites, Nicosia, Morphou and Rizokarpaso, are considered and analyzed...
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The objective of this paper is to examine techno-economical and environmental feasibility of 1 MW grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at three different cities of Northern Cyprus (NC). Long term solar radiation and sunshine duration data for Nicosia, Morphou and Rizokarpaso, are considered and analyzed to assess the distribution of s...
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This project examines economically and environmentally feasible places in Turkey to build a 10 MW PV-grid connected solar photovoltaic power plant. Long term solar radiation and sunshine duration data for twenty different sites are considered and analyzed to assess the distribution of solar radiation, sunshine duration, air temperature and humidity...
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Energy sources and electricity generation and consumption of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are examined in this study. It is found that energy generation and demand increases continuously during last 10 years. Also, it is noticed that TRNC is fully dependent on imported fossil fuels. Therefore, energy efficiency is proposed as a soluti...
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A series of unsteady three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulations were carried out to examine the flow field and the radial segregation of silicon (Si) in a GexSi1−x melt during Czochralski (Cz) process. In addition to the gravity driven natural convection (buoyant convection), the effect of convection driven by surface tension on the free surface...
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In order to examine the flow field and the radial segregation of silicon (Si) in a Gex Si1-x melt with an idealized Czochralski (Cz) configuration, we conducted a series of unsteady three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulations under zero-gravity conditions. The effect of convection driven by surface tension on the free surface of the melt was incl...

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